Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hitler on the Hudson. Sounds like a Mel Brooks Broadway play.

“We’re told basically to shut up and vote, and that’s what this is all about,” said McLaughlin, who voted against the gun bill, referring to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.“Hitler would be proud, Mussolini would be proud of what we did here, Moscow would be proud, but that’s not democracy.” (DN) ******************* “Hitler on the Hudson”. Sounds like a Mel Brooks Broadway play. Hitler’s right-wing hoodlums burned the Reichstag legislative building, and the Führer blamed a communist left-winger. It was the Nazi terrorist act that began the end of parliamentary democracy. Is McLaughlin insinuating that Gov. Cuomo may set fire to the Capital and the legislative office building? And this after years of re-construction work on the Capital. McLaughlin also has his history wrong. Hitler and Mussolini were not equals. By the mid-30ies, Mussolini was the puppet guided by the puppet master Hitler. The GOP Assembly minority, led by Jim Tedisco, wants to be a player at the Capital, but they are marginal players in the Albany political game. That will not change in most of our life times. The call for a Constitutional amendment to end the use of “message of necessity” will take a long time to become reality. Voters are not likely to be able to vote on the GOP amendment before 2016. Tedisco and his GOP caucus are playing with us.

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