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NY POST: "It seems the state is to have no representation in the Senate whatsoever."

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand must go, (More evidence to the continuing saga.)

From Wednesday’s New York Post:

Jelly-brand dummies up
Posted: December 23, 2009
What’s up with unelected Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand? She can’t protect New York from the ill effects of Obama Care, and then refuses even to talk about it.

Gillibrand?

Jelly-brand is more like it.

Both Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Paterson say ObamaCare will be a financial nightmare for the Empire State.

But when The Post’s Charles Hurt asked Gillibrand to reconcile her enthusiasm for the plan with their deep concerns, she ducked.
(…)
It’s clear that Schumer’s ambitions at Senate leadership have blinded him to New York’s needs.

But what is Gillibrand’s excuse?

It seems the state is to have no representation in the Senate whatsoever.

Obamacare is a disaster for bankrupt New York State, and yet its two senators, Schumer and Gillibrand, hold no town hall meetings and vote against the interests of their constituents.

Rush Limbaugh said the other day–don’t call your Congressional representatives and don’t write. They’re not listening to you. The phone is off the hook. The letters won’t be read. YOU DON’T MATTER TO THEM!

What would change Schumer’s and Gillibrand’s votes? Would they vote against Obamacare if New York State were to lose one billion dollars a year? Two billion dollars? Three billion dollars? Is there some point where they actually say, enough’s enough, this stinks for the people who elected me?

Is New York State a representative democracy or a tyranny of Democrat kings?

Wednesday’s New York Times points out that, without Giuliani running, the NY GOP is a complete mess:

New York G.O.P. Lacks Big Name for 2010 Slate
By DAVID M. HALBFINGER
Published: December 22, 2009
America’s Mayor is out. But take heart, New York Republicans — Larchmont’s mayor could get in.

It has come to this for the party of such electoral lions as Rudolph W. Giuliani, George E. Pataki and Alfonse M. D’Amato: a rookie Democrat, Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand — largely unknown to the public and unloved by some in her own party — faces her first election to the seat in November. But Republicans have been unable to land a marquee name to run against her.

So far, the only hopefuls to surface in opposition to Senator Gillibrand are Michael Balboni, a former state senator from Long Island; Bruce A. Blakeman, a former Nassau County legislator who ran for comptroller in 1998 but was defeated 2 to 1 by H. Carl McCall; and Elizabeth N. Feld, the mayor of the village of Larchmont (population 6,567), who was trounced in a State Senate race in 2008.
(…)
“It tells you the Republicans don’t have a bench,” said Douglas Muzzio, a professor of public affairs at Baruch College. “What they have is a couple of over-the-hill, aging, former major leaguers who don’t want to go through the rigors of the game. And Lazio was a nobody when he was a somebody.”

Ouch!

DISCLOSURE, AGAIN: I was born in NYS and went to college and law school there. I ran unsuccesfully for Manhattan Borough President in 2005. In 2006, I moved to Texas to raise a family. Texas Governor Rick Perry made an invitation to blue state Republicans and my wife and I took him up on it. New York (city and state) is a textbook example of how a great Empire State and a world-class city can fall so far and so fast, greased by corrupt politicians who always get elected.

The way back is not to back RINOs like Dede Scozzafava or long-faded stars like George Pataki.

The way back is PRINCIPLES.

Advocate a state constitutional convention.

Make a Contract for New York.

When I ran for Manhattan Borough President, I wasn’t allowed to speak to a single person on Mayor Bloomberg’s staff. There were a few Pataki holdovers and RINOs, and that was all. There wasn’t one single policy meeting for the Manhattan GOP candidates to discuss a strategy.

New York needs Republican principles more than ever. People will vote for those principles.

As I’ve pointed out here several times, both Schumer and Gillibrand are lapdogs to Obama on the terror trials, against the people’s wishes yet again. Friday’s New York Post has an opinion on that, too–from a Minnesota Congresswoman:

Stop the KSM trial
If prez won’t, Congress must
By MICHELE BACHMANN & ANDREW C. MCARTHY
Posted: 2:24 AM, December 23, 2009
There is no justifying the Obama administration’s decision to grant a civilian trial to Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four other 9/11 plotters who carried out the deadliest act of war ever committed on US soil. President Obama must not grant the worst of war criminals the same constitutional rights enjoyed by the nearly 3,000 US citizens they massacred on 9/11. If he won’t reconsider, Congress must act.

Why didn’t someone from the NY GOP write this?

Michael Steele, are you there? Do you think your New York DOA strategy is working? There are many rich Republicans still in New York. Why give them nothing? Why should they still be Republicans?

An Obama/ACORN?SEIU lapdog like Kirsten Gillibrand must go. She can be defeated by REPUBLICAN PRINCIPLES. Develop them!

“It seems the state is to have no representation in the Senate whatsoever.”

It’s sad.

But true.