New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been praised to the moon and back by Leftists for his impeccable leadership during the pandemic. He is the knight in shining armor who rode in atop a white stallion and saved New York from a catastrophic COVID-related doomsday event.
How do they know this? Well, because he gave entertaining and “informative” daily briefings. They were so entertaining, in fact, that Cuomo has just won an Emmy for his daily stage productions during the height of the national lockdown.
The International Emmy’s announced that “Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York will receive this year’s International Emmy® Founders Award, in recognition of his leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world.”
Texas Representative Dan Crenshaw quipped: “I think the International Emmys are confusing ‘highest death count’ and ‘putting COVID patients back into nursing homes’ categories with the ‘best performance’ category.”
Cuomo even took it upon himself to pen a book on the lessons he has learned from responding to the health emergency. I haven’t read the book, but I am assuming he doesn’t actually take responsibility for sending COVID-positive seniors back to nursing homes, which resulted in thousands of elderly deaths,
Fox News reported, “Titled ‘American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,’ the book purportedly offers ‘intimate and inspiring thoughts of a leader at an unprecedented historical moment,’ according to its Amazon description. The website adds that ‘American Crisis is a remarkable portrait of selfless leadership and a gritty story of difficult choices that points the way to a safer future for all of us.’”
According to worldometers.info, through November 22 New York had suffered 34,233 deaths from COVID-19, 13,000 deaths more than any other state.
The now-infamous senior death order read: “No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”
National Review pointed out that “New York’s authorities were reassuring the public to go on as normal until well past the point where the coronavirus had spread pervasively throughout the community. They had let languish the city and state stockpiles of emergency equipment. Most disastrously, Cuomo and New Jersey governor Phil Murphy both ordered nursing homes to take back patients who tested positive for the virus, unleashing catastrophic death tolls in both states’ nursing-home populations.”
Cuomo’s decision to send COVID-positive seniors to their nursing homes was an unmitigated disaster, yet he is held up as the gold standard of COVID management.
Liberal elitists live in their own world of imagination. They pat each other on the back for doing things that would get most of us fired. But as long as a person is woke, it’s all cool…even if you sent thousands of seniors to their deaths. As long as the woke mob is satisfied, it’s all good with them.
Congrats on your Emmy Win, Andrew! You deserve it….