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#1 User is offline   pepperonikkid 

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  Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:53 AM

The Race to Get Trump in New York Courts




https://www.americanthinker.com
By James W. Lucas
September 10, 2018



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New York Stateís attorney general can investigate and prosecute the businesses and charities of Donald Trump based there, beyond the reach of presidential pardons. Four Democrats are fighting for the opportunity to lead the legal charge. Faced with a choice of a white woman, a white gay guy and two black women, all only marginally qualified, which Democratic candidate for New York attorney general should a progressive Democrat support?

The field also is a colorful illustration of the Democratic Partyís rapid march to the left.

With the primary Thursday, the race is still considered competitive. Part of the reason is that, despite their identity diversity (a white woman, a white gay man and two black women), the candidates are all in lockstep on policy issues, and all are equally only marginally qualified. Where these four facially diverse candidates all sit on policy tells a lot about where the Democrats are locally and nationally as we move into the 2018 elections.

Briefly, the four candidates are (alphabetically):

  • Leecia Eve, currently a Verizon executive but formerly an aide to Hillary Clinton,
  • Letitia James, the New York City public advocate,
  • Sean Patrick Maloney, a US congressman representing a Hudson Valley district, and
  • Zephyr Teachout, a law professor at Fordham, perhaps best known for her primary challenge against Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2014 and her memorable name (the gift of hippie parents).


The latter three are considered competitive. Ms. James has the endorsement of the state party, Governor Cuomo and many unions, Representative Maloney has the most money, and Professor Teachout has the endorsement of both the New York Times and the New York Daily News as well as many prominent progressives.

The Democratsí field is wide open because the previous occupant, Eric Schneiderman had to resign due to sex abuse allegations. But he had turned the office into a forward battalion of the anti-Trump resistance. In addition to bringing or joining numerous lawsuits with other Democrat state attorneys general against a wide range of Trump administration policies, Schneiderman had used his position in the Presidentís home state to launch investigations against Trumpís businesses and charitable foundation.

Should Trump use pardons to stymie federal criminal actions, New York state criminal prosecutions may still be possible, or so declare all the candidates.

This use of the office was paramount in the primary candidatesí debate at John Jay College in Manhattan. The candidates vied to declare their unyielding opposition to the President from New York City. So predominant was this theme that, at one point, the moderators asked what other policies the candidates would pursue beside opposition to Trump. (Nonetheless Zephyr Teachout could not resist repeating that that was her top priority.)

To be fair, there were other issues that all the candidates all agreed on. They would be unrelenting in their actions against business, especially Wall Street and real estate developers. They vowed to carry forward the anti-Wall Street crusade that got Eliot Spitzer the nickname, ďthe sheriff of Wall Street.Ē Spitzer parlayed his service as state attorney general into a successful run for the governorship, a post he occupied until resigning in a prostitution scandal. (That their most prominent Democratic predecessors had both been credibly accused of abusing women was never explicitly addressed in the debate.) And all agreed that they would fight the pervasive corruption in the (Democrat-controlled) state government, which has seen over 30 officials prosecuted or forced to resign. Governor Cuomoís nonchalance in the face of these scandals was mentioned only briefly, but Ms. James did seem uncomfortable about his endorsement. Interestingly, the moderators did not ask how the candidates would respond to the obvious question of the general election, which is wouldnít electing a Republican be a good response to Democrat corruption?


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 12:17 PM

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This is SO typical of the mindless left: "Should it be a white woman or a gay man or a black woman...?"

Aaarrrggghhh!!! It's none (or all) of the above. It should be WHOEVER is the most QUALIFIED. Period. It doesn't matter what gender, race, sexual preference, etc. The article openly states that all those being considered are only "marginally qualified". Hey, here's a novel idea: Why not somebody who's qualified, without regard to gender/race/sexual preference?

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 07:26 AM

View PostMontyPython, on 10 September 2018 - 12:17 PM, said:

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This is SO typical of the mindless left: "Should it be a white woman or a gay man or a black woman...?"

Aaarrrggghhh!!! It's none (or all) of the above. It should be WHOEVER is the most QUALIFIED. Period. It doesn't matter what gender, race, sexual preference, etc. The article openly states that all those being considered are only "marginally qualified". Hey, here's a novel idea: Why not somebody who's qualified, without regard to gender/race/sexual preference?

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It was the author who characterized the candidates in this manner, and the "marginally qualified" designation is the authors opinion only. .
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Posted 11 September 2018 - 02:30 PM

View PostLadybird, on 11 September 2018 - 07:26 AM, said:

It was the author who characterized the candidates in this manner, and the "marginally qualified" designation is the authors opinion only. .

In the meanwhile, an anonymous op-ed writerís content is fact! Itís not opinion and itís not an unknown personís opinion only. Itís FACT!
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Posted 11 September 2018 - 06:12 PM

View PostLadybird, on 11 September 2018 - 07:26 AM, said:

It was the author who characterized the candidates in this manner, and the "marginally qualified" designation is the authors opinion only. .

And that's your take away this? The author's opinion on their qualifications. Yet you mention nothing about of all of them chomping at the bit to get elected to the position, so they can go after any Trump related organization, based on their political opposition to him, and not any evidence of wrong doing. Abuse of power must be something you approve of.
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Posted 11 September 2018 - 08:32 PM

View Postzurg, on 11 September 2018 - 02:30 PM, said:

In the meanwhile, an anonymous op-ed writerís content is fact! Itís not opinion and itís not an unknown personís opinion only. Itís FACT!


You know, with all the use that Ye Olde Double Standard is getting everywhere, and I do mean everywHERE, you'd think it would have fallen apart by now.
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