As someone mentioned earlier today on Twitchy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has actually been in lockstep with President Trump during much of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, those with TDS would much rather watch Cuomo brief the nation and say pretty much what Trump has already said.
Washington Post columnist Katrina vanden Heuvel gives away the game pretty early in this tweet, which asks if Cuomo is the leader the Democratic Party desperately needs — what about Democratic front-runner and presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden? Doesn’t he count? We all know the answer to that one.
Opinion: Can Andrew Cuomo become FDR? https://t.co/L1ZBjvcVv1
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 31, 2020
Andrew M. Cuomo is having quite a moment. Using the bully pulpit that the first Gov. Roosevelt, Theodore, made famous, the current governor of the Empire State hopes to emerge as our era’s equivalent to the second Gov. Roosevelt, Franklin. It’s an astounding, complex transformation brought on by the coronavirus crucible, and the nation is transfixed.
The pandemic is Cuomo’s Great Depression. Unlike our juvenile president, Cuomo has been clear, compassionate and inspiring these past weeks. He has taken the words of Franklin Roosevelt to heart (and to Twitter): “The news is going to get worse and worse before it gets better and better, and the American people deserve to have it straight from the shoulder.”
The nation is transfixed by what? Cuomo’s nightly hits on CNN with his little brother? We’ll give credit where it’s due; Cuomo’s doing a pretty good job with a terrible situation. But the next FDR? Who’d even want that?
FDR rounded up Japanese Americans and put them in concentration camps out of racist fear and xenophobia.
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) April 1, 2020
now you want him to build concentration camps too?? How much free time you think the guy's got? https://t.co/8ElRGD0ZxH
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) March 31, 2020
finally we're gonna get yankees fans in camps https://t.co/JqUICVyfw4
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) April 1, 2020
The only thing FDR and Andrew Cuomo have in common is locking up minorities
— Richard Jing (@swish_le) March 31, 2020
— Jeff Smith (@Jeffsmith5084) March 31, 2020
Wtf? How can anyone even entertain this stupidity. Man these tabloid outlets are getting worse and worse every day.
— Julie Smith ? (@JulieSmithM) April 1, 2020
These mfs think they're gonna nominate someone nobody voted for
— Gallifreyan Jedi (@JediofGallifrey) March 31, 2020
Answer: No. Next question?
— Karen Bethany James Winn (@bethanyjameswin) March 31, 2020
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— Chris (@Rimer_Chris) March 31, 2020
are you kidding me
— windsurfing with Sting in Montserrat (@alexjs85) March 31, 2020
— I just want people to have healthcare (@TigerFa85032963) March 31, 2020
That was easy.
— Chris H ?️? (@Chris_H_Politic) March 31, 2020
— Christos Ioannou ? (@christos_ioa) April 1, 2020
Absolutely not. Stop asking. https://t.co/4r1Q8e8ZEp
— Lee ? Carter (@carterforva) April 1, 2020
I’d say Millard Fillmore is his ceiling https://t.co/kKw7FuHiW0
— Trillbilly Workers Party (@thetrillbillies) March 31, 2020
— Viva la revolución? (@SwayslandJordan) March 31, 2020
Stop trying to make Cuomo happen. https://t.co/LSZMtCsFhX
— Sema #GeneralStrike (@_SemaHernandez_) April 1, 2020
Is it just us, or does vanden Heuvel seem kind of desperate to find someone who’s not Biden to become the face of the party before November?
Narrative shifting: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is starting to sound a lot like Donald Trump on opening up the economy https://t.co/FlnhXZFi65
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 27, 2020