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Thursday, October 23, 2003

Andy Cuomo slams Democrats: "bloodless, soulless and clueless"

I would've put clueless first on the list, but that's just me
I thought this was rather hopeful. At least it's a break from the monotony of Bush bashing. Too bad it's not likely to strike a chord with voting Democrats (see "Strange but true," below, yesterday).
NY Post October 22, 2003 -- ALBANY - In a scathing rebuke to his own party, Andrew Cuomo is charging that Democrats are "lost in time," often appear "bloodless, soulless and clueless," and have "fumbled" their role in the post-9/11 world.

What's more, Cuomo is praising President Bush "for recognizing the challenge of 9/11 and rising to it."

Cuomo's startling observations - which often read like a Republican attack on the Democratic Party - appear in Crossroads: The Future of American Politics, a just-published Random House book for which the former federal housing secretary and unsuccessful Democratic gubernatorial hopeful served as editor.

"Democrats lost elections in 2000 and 2002 because we were lost in time," wrote Cuomo, son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo, in a 24-page essay. "We expressed no clear vision for the future.

"We had become the party of fear instead of the party of hope - spending more time warning what Republicans would take away rather than we did on what Democrats had to offer," he continued. . .

Cuomo's most serious charge was that Democrats "fumbled the seminal moment of our lives - the terrorist attacks of 9/11." Democrats, he said, "have failed to approach the problem with the urgency or comprehensiveness that it demands."
I sure did like his dad.