Is it protected?
Sure, Chris Cillizza. It’s now protected so that you can mock Andrew Cuomo on #MeToo points however maybe not a lot on his dealing with of nursing house COVID-19 sufferers. Up till at the least a month in the past, Cillizza’s CNN Community was additionally concealing the coverup by New York governor Cuomo of the nursing house deaths.
Though Cillizza, after months of stonewalling on the topic, now feels protected sufficient to go after Cuomo it’s simple to neglect that final yr he adored Cuomo and his COVID routine. After all, his fairly gentle contact mockery of Cuomo stays largely confined to the #MeToo which you’ll be able to see in his Wednesday missive, “Andrew Cuomo lays out his survival blueprint.”
Mainly Cillizza mocked Cuomo’s sensitive feely excuses by itemizing them. Not precisely a tough hitting exposé which is comprehensible when contemplating Cillizza’s previous glorification of Cuomo reminiscent of will be seen on this embarrassing fanboy video final April.
A month earlier than, on March 24, 2020, Cillizza additionally carried out a public show of awe in “Everyone needs to see Andrew Cuomo’s inspiring words on the fight against coronavirus.”
“New York loves all of you. Black and white and brown and Asian and brief and tall and homosexual and straight. New York loves everybody. That is why I like New York. It all the time has, it all the time will. And on the finish of the day, my mates, even when it’s a lengthy day, and it is a lengthy day, love wins. At all times. And it’ll win once more by this virus. Thanks.”
That’s an elected official standing up and reminding us that we have been in dangerous conditions earlier than and the best way we have all the time persevered is by sticking collectively, keep in mind that all of us have much more in widespread than we have now that differentiates us. That solely by understanding we’re all on this collectively — wholesome, sick, outdated, younger, well being care employee, politician, no matter, will we get by it. That there’s all the time a lightweight on the finish of the tunnel even when we won’t all the time see it. And that getting there will not be simple, however we are going to get there.
That’s management. That’s empathy in motion. That’s what we’d like.
After all, no public gushing over Andrew Cuomo by Cillizza is full with out the compulsory slam concerning the Massive Unhealthy Orange Man.
Trump cares deeply about Trump. What he perceives pretty much as good for him is what he’s inclined to do. Andrew Cuomo, in his phrases on Tuesday, is providing one other path: To consider in all of us, figuring out that by defending the least amongst us we’re exhibiting ourselves and the world how America fights and wins these hardest of battles.
The distinction between the 2 visions is startling.
Sure, the distinction between the 2 is definitely startling however I do not assume Cillizza meant it as a praise for Trump on the time.