In “Stick a Fork In Him” news, a third alleged sexual harassment victim has spoken out against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It’s always interesting to hear Democrats like Cuomo and their defenders suddenly discover the importance of due process and not believing a charge without evidence, even if it comes from a woman, when they are the ones being accused.
You might think that this latest accusation doesn’t sound like much, but that never stopped anyone from weaponizing such charges against Republicans. Still, I refuse to be hypocritical. Whenever such charges are made, one person’s word against another, whether they involve Democrats or Republicans, my stance remains the same: the accuser should have the right to be heard with respect, and the accused has the right to a presumption of innocence until proven guilty.
That even applies to Andrew Cuomo. I don’t want him to have to resign over sexual harassment allegations that have yet to be proven. I want him to resign because he’s a terrible Governor whose policies, lies and cover-ups killed a lot of people.
On that subject, he’s hardly the only Democratic Governor who sent COVID-19 patients into nursing homes, exposing the most vulnerable Americans to the coronavirus. Here are four others. And note that they include those who imposed some of the most draconian measures on their citizens in the name of stopping the spread of COVID.
Bonus: that story also has quotes from Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who was vilified by the media and accused of turning his state into a morgue for refusing to shut down the economy and impose an ironfisted lockdown. In retrospect, he was proven correct, as Florida has a far better COVID death record than New York, despite having a larger and older population.
Referring to the early, flawed computer models that predicted millions of deaths, DeSantis said he was also being pressured to send elderly COVID patients back to nursing homes to make room in hospitals. But he said, “I looked at a lot of those models…and I didn’t think that they were worth the paper they were printed on. They were based on flawed assumptions. They were not being validated in real time by what we were observing on the ground in Florida. So I said, ‘You know what? If I have to build field hospitals all across the state, I will do that before I send these patients back into nursing homes and endanger all these elderly people.'”
Maybe that’s a natural advantage Republicans have over Democrats: we’ve learned not to believe every hysterical claim and doomsday computer model prediction we read.