The New York Times has reported that a new player on the block may be roiling up the action in that state’s governor’s race. It claimed a Dem, popular former Long Island Congressman, Steve Levy is about to enter the race……as a Republican! He already has received support from Rudy Guiliani and former governor, George Pataki.
Republican headquarters is in a snit. So, there may be a civil war before all is settled.
I hope not. Steve Levy is reported to be a strict fiscal conservative. There are a lot of Democrats like that….but I’d bet the cringe centers on the social issues parts of the governorship such as gay marriage, abortion, cross dressing, cohabitating with group therapists, national holidays for the native bluebeetles….whatever and whereever the bizarre from university might invent.
Although I am strongly against gay marriage, nothing in American contemporary culture is more dangerous to its being than the advance of Obama’s Marxism. Reports are that this man, Steve Levy is a devoted fiscal conservative. Nothing and no one in life are perfect. I would support legally recognized gay unions, but never should such unions be considered the same as marriage, the institution society supports to best raise its children. Many in some conservative circles might expel me from there ranks. I would remain a conservative even though I would believe such narrowness of thought and deed is hurtful to the American conservative agenda.
America’s primary internal enemy is Marxism. The country has many, many other troubles as well, but they aren’t as potentially destructive to the soul of the nation. Besides, the tradition of a two party system has been part of the good fortune why we have the fortune called the United States of America. Its citizens from whatever gangs of society they represent, are supposed to compromise all the way up the political ladder of success. When compromise fails, tyranny is allowed in the door……..or their is catastrophe….or worse, both.
Third parties give us Al Franken. Third parties make the Democrats more fanatically leftwing by luring moderates away to split their votes between the other two more conservative contestants.
Yet, I can understand the frustration when so many politicians turn traitor to principle. I admit to my own limits. There have been a few Republicans who have kept me from donating money to the RNC…..Arlen Specter, Lincoln Chaffee, Chuck Hagel, and Olympia Snow come to mind…..Susan Collins is a probable…..Yet look at those two girls….standing side by side with the many real conservatives to oppose Obama’s takeover of the American Health Industry. I am growing to like them more every day. Yet, I can’t trust them.
The following comes from an article in today’s New York Times:
“Mr. Levy, 50, the Suffolk County executive, said he wanted voters to see him as “Scott Brown II,” referring to the Massachusetts senator who pulled off an upset against a heavily favored Democrat in January. “There really seems to be a void out there that I can fit perfectly,” Mr. Levy said, describing Albany’s political culture as a “cesspool.”
“We’ve got to clean house, tear that place down and build it back in a cleaner, more efficient manner,” he added.
A spokeswoman for Mr. Levy, Rene Babich, said late Wednesday that Mr. Levy would announce in a news conference in Albany on Friday that he was seeking the Republican nomination for governor.
His candidacy could touch off an intraparty battle with former Representative Rick A. Lazio, a Republican who has been running since September but has failed to attract much enthusiasm or financial support.
Mr. Levy’s move put the Lazio campaign on the defensive on Thursday. It hit back against Mr. Levy, attacking his record on fiscal policy — his signature issue — as too liberal for the Republican Party. The campaign also released a list of prominent Republicans supporting it, including former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and former Gov. George E. Pataki, who will serve as honorary co-chairmen of the Lazio campaign.
A spokesman for the campaign, Barney Keller, said he felt Mr. Levy’s entrance into the race as a Republican would not damage Mr. Lazio’s chances of becoming the party’s nominee”.
Comment: There is no history that Mr. Lazio is a winning campaigner, that he can charm the voters in New York to beat Andrew Cuomo. If I thought the political marriage between Steven Levy and the state and national Republican leadership would be a good bet for a winner, I’d have to go for that bet……
New York, lie Massachusetts is a much diseased state when it comes to politics. A candidate with halitosis, is better than a candidate with no breath at all.
Maybe we can encourage Dennis Prager to spread his clarity to Mr. Levy.