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Union leader calls Cuomo a "moron" and a "monkey"
« on: February 03, 2014, 04:56:45 AM »
Union leader calls Cuomo a “moron” and a “monkey”

Posted by Joseph Spector • January 29, 2014 • 5:15 pm


The head of the state’s largest public-employees union called Gov. Andrew Cuomo a “moron” and a “monkey” today at a rally near the Capitol.

Danny Donohue, president of the Civil Service Employees Union, teared into the Democratic governor over cuts to the public workforce and the closure of mental-health facilities and unions.

“Today should be the hue and cry to the governor and with the support of our friends, that we, the people of this state, are sick and tired of being had by this moron,” Donahue said to cheers from the crowd, which included lawmakers and union members.



Cuomo, who is seeking a second term this year, has been at odds with the public unions since he took office in 2011. He had contentious labor negotiations in his first year that led to salary freezes for two years.

Cuomo has also limited the state workforce to help the state deal with budget deficits. And now he wants to use any surplus to fund a property-tax freeze and other initiatives, pledging to keep state spending to less than a 2 percent increase.

Donohue called it “bull—-” that Cuomo fought to try to keep 200 jobs at a General Electric plant in the North Country, saying Cuomo continues to cut public services.

“When he says New York is open for business, for some people. And to be honest about it, and I’ll end with this, the state is open for business: monkey business. And it’s Mario Cuomo’s son, Andrew, which is the biggest monkey we got,” Donohue said.

Donohue wasn’t alone in ripping Cuomo.

Former Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco, R-Schenectady, knocked Cuomo for a lack of transparency, calling it a government run by a dictator.

“In darkness, democracy dies,” Tedisco said. “Ladies and gentlemen, this has been government in darkness, government by fiat, government by coercion — a government that you would see in a state where they have a dictator, a totalitarianism state.”

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Re: Union leader calls Cuomo a "moron" and a "monkey"
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 05:36:49 AM »
Holy Grammar, Batman!
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Re: Union leader calls Cuomo a "moron" and a "monkey"
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 06:36:39 AM »
Holy Grammar, Batman!

Since when is grammar of importance to unions?
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Re: Union leader calls Cuomo a "moron" and a "monkey"
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 06:38:34 AM »
Since when is grammar of importance to unions?

Grammar is VERY important! They may be fat and violent lugs, but they all love their Grammar.
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Re: Union leader calls Cuomo a "moron" and a "monkey"
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2014, 06:41:19 AM »
Grammar is VERY important! They may be fat and violent lugs, but they all love their Grammar.

Kelsey "Grammar?" :silly:
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Re: Union leader calls Cuomo a "moron" and a "monkey"
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 10:43:33 AM »
Grammar is VERY important! They may be fat and violent lugs, but they all love their Grammar.

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Re: Union leader calls Cuomo a "moron" and a "monkey"
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2014, 12:31:02 PM »
Yep, that's good ol' Danny Donohue. If you want a stereotype of the typical white Democrat, that's what you'll get: big, Irish, belligerent, and one of the biggest union hacks this side of the Mason-Dixon Line.

He's on TV commercials every now and then and is never a stranger to the microphone.
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Re: Union leader calls Cuomo a "moron" and a "monkey"
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2014, 12:56:57 PM »
He did get one thing right, though. If Andrew had another brain, it would be lonely.
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Re: Union leader calls Cuomo a "moron" and a "monkey"
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2014, 01:14:13 PM »
He did get one thing right, though. If Andrew had another brain, it would be lonely.

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Re: Union leader calls Cuomo a "moron" and a "monkey"
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2014, 09:52:13 PM »
It doesn't matter how bad their grammar may be -- come election day, how many union guys from New York you gonna find pullin' the lever for a Republican candidate?

Forgeddaboutit!

Aside: this year the gun issue and the NY SAFE Act could change things. Better hope the Pubbies find someone to take the big swings at Herr Cuomo, grammar be damned !!


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