Comeback kid Andrew Cuomo needs to show real remorse for his many, many sins

Former governor. Andrew Cuomo has laid the groundwork for a political comeback — most likely a run for mayor — by criticizing current voters over New York’s woes.

But the ex-governor oneself bears great responsibility for these problems. If anyone wants to take him seriously, they have to pay.

Don’t hold your breath.

Last week, Cuomo joined the former governor. David Paterson criticizes his fellow Democrats over their handling of crime, the refugee crisis and congestion pricing.

Days earlier, in a column in the Post, he railed against today’s “politics,” claiming they were “driven by the extreme activists.”

Today, however, “is a time of serious problems that require comprehensive solutions.”

Hmm: I guess when he was governor the problems might not have been as serious as he was routine gave in to the extremists. Recall:

  • He described himself as a “student lobbyist” and pushed hard for teacher accountability – only to back down when the teachers’ unions outmaneuvered him and threw the kids in front of the bus.
  • He pushed through a climate bill that is driving up electric bills, endangering the power grid, and mandating hated lifestyle changes (no more gas stoves!) and expensive infrastructure changes. It will do little to slow global warming, but the green extremists love it.
  • He helped enforce the congestion pricing system, which also won’t do much to climate change or While this relieves traffic congestion, people who lack public transportation need money to pay for public transportation that serves others.
  • He bowed to radical pro-crime progressives by signing law reforms — cashless bail, Raise the Age — that led to a 33% increase in serious crime in the city since 2019.
  • He ordered devastating, overly broad lockdown rules during the pandemic And – most unforgivably – ordered nursing homes (which housed the most vulnerable) to accept COVID-positive patients, leading to hundreds of unnecessary deaths.

Will Cuomo stand by it? any of this? Ha!

Sure, he’s against congestion pricing now — but only, as he put it in the post, because this isn’t the “right time” for it. (Translation: If I go for it now, it could hurt my comeback chances.)

He laments the rise in crime, but how would he reverse, or at least fix, all the damaging reforms that bear his fingerprints?

Will he admit the damage his crazy climate law is causing?

Restore the psychiatric beds he cut and funded to make it easier to get violent mentally ill people off the streets?

What if he owned up to the failure of his lockdowns and his deadly nursing home order?

Apologies and vows to do better aren’t enough – he has to do it mean It.

Unless he can visibly show that he has learned all his lessons, a Cuomo comeback would only mean more tragedy for New York.

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