rachelforshee
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rachelforshee
Apr 27 2018
59

Prince Edward County in VA kept their public schools closed while the county and state handed money to private schools for whites from 1959 to 1964. It took a SCOTUS ruling smacking down the state funding of the private schools to get them to vote to re-open them.

Apr 16 2018
5

I mean she’s better than Cuomo (at least her positions are) but this just reeks of more of how we’re devaluing political service and what it takes to do jobs like Governor, etc. Read more

Apr 16 2018
5

My biggest concern is whether she sees NY as something more than NYC. A lot of the state needs help and as an Upstate resident I’ll have to see a genuine interest from her in promoting programs that improve the state as a whole before deciding anything.

Apr 16 2018
15

What I find really annoying about this campaign is the lack of an actual plan. I’ve been to her website, and it is all the standard progressive talking points (references to income inequality, tax breaks to the ultra rich, austerity budgets, DACA, etc.) without a plan of how to change it.

Reminds me of a certain Read more

Apr 16 2018
24

Well, yeah, plenty of people have run for positions (and won!) for which they are not qualified. That doesn’t mean it’s a good thing.

Apr 16 2018
21

On the flipside, I give you Jesse Ventura in Minnesota.

But those are pretty unfair as they aren’t Cynthia. I think she should be judged on her own merits, and her occupation is just a single point that shows that she should, at the very least, be able to memorize her stump-speech. But that data point should be pretty Read more

Apr 16 2018
22

This is all well and good and I have no doubt she’s smart and a respectable activist, but it seems like she’s campaigning for New York City and not NY State.

Apr 16 2018
8

Howard Stern ran for governor of New York for a laugh, got scared he was winning in some polls and dropped out. Name recognition is the bane of our politics today, qualified diverse experienced people are out there but they weren’t in Sex and the City so they can’t get any political push.

Apr 16 2018
33

Yeah, I was also motivated after the 2016 election. You know what I did? Volunteered with my local Democratic precinct, sought a city council committee appointment, wrote Postcards to Voters, joined the board of a local nonprofit. Read more

Apr 16 2018
7

“She used her celebrity to draw attention to the issue as well as the organization by positioning herself explicitly as a concerned parent, thereby establishing her political savvy.” Read more

Apr 16 2018
13

I think Cynthia Nixon is probably a good person with whom I likely agree on the vast majority of policy issues. But, has she ever (and I mean ever) held a job at any level of government in any capacity before, elected or otherwise? Has she ever held an executive position in any capacity anywhere, where she was Read more