February 27, 2020

“Wow, That Trump Can Do Anything!” Dept: About 3,000 people in the Taft Houses public housing project in New York’s East Harlem neighborhood were without water for three days due to two water main breaks. And who is responsible for that? Donald Trump, apparently.

Mara Gay of The New York Times editorial board retweeted the news story, sarcastically adding, “But make America great again, right?” When users pointed out that New York State and City are both run by Democrats, Gay stood her ground, snarking back, “Public housing is a federal program, thanks.”

Users were quick to diagnose Ms. Gay’s advanced case of Trump Derangement Syndrome and to point out that public housing is a federal program administered by states and cities, and Taft House is under the umbrella of the New York City Housing Authority.

It's daft enough to blame the problems of a city housing project on Trump, but let me go a little further. The problem wasn’t caused by the housing project; it was caused by the two broken water mains that service the housing project. Those are definitely the full responsibility of Mayor Bill DeBlasio and his lopsided liberal city government. And the problem is hardly limited to the water mains serving the housing project. In fact, New York City is notorious for water pipes held together by ancient rust and fervent wishes.

Here’s a story from February 11th about a broken water main flooding the Lower East Side. It notes that this is the sixth flood from a broken water main in Manhattan in less than a month (in January, a broken water main shut down the subway.) It includes some great photos and videos from all the many flooded streets. Sorry, no picturs of water-skiing pizza rats.

And here’s a New York Times story from February 12th, headlined, “Water Mains Are Bursting All Over New York; Can They Be Fixed?” Maybe they should ask Trump to fix them; he was the one who finally fixed the skating rink that sat around broken for 10 years.

Know what all those broken water mains have in common? They’re all the responsibility of the far-left city government that has all the time in the world for thinking up new ways to impose “social justice” and reduce CO2, but apparently little interest in such boring concerns as policing crime, reducing homelessness, picking up the garbage and replacing decrepit infrastructure.

And yet, they not only blame Trump for their failures to do their own jobs, they also blame him for not taking climate change seriously enough. They claim that because of Trump, New York City may be under water in a hundred years. News flash: with these incompetent political hacks in charge, New York City is already under water, and climate change has nothin’ to do with it.

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  • Jean Primrose

    02/28/2020 11:29 AM

    Democrats blame EVERYTHING on President Trump instead of solving the problems that they are elected to do!

  • Caroline Anthony

    02/28/2020 10:46 AM

    I'm getting numb to their craziness. What can be done 'stead of turning numb?

  • Maureen Innis

    02/27/2020 01:44 PM

    Dear Governor, what a great article. It came to me that they ought to let President Trump fix those water mains ("what have they got to lose?" except votes maybe). I'm still waiting for the corona virus to be blamed on him, but it probably already has - I just haven't seen the "story" since I never watch the liberal media. I was listening to Rush Limbaugh this morning, and the "media" said he blamed the corona virus on the deep state. Of course he never said that, but at least they are admitting there is a deep state. And, for all the discouraged people who say the democrats and their ilk have gotten away with their crimes, I say, just be patient. It takes a lot of time to build a case that will result in jail time. I also remember a Rush Limbaugh show where someone called in with the same frustrations, and cited the fact that General Flynn, Paul Manafort, and Roger Stone were arrested and tried quickly, and why couldn't the same be done for the real criminals. Rush wisely said, because what they did in the arrests and quick convictions was wrong, and for it to be done lawfully, according to our Constitution takes time.