Andrew Cuomo vs. Chris Cuomo; Who Is Really Fredo?

Dr. Michael Morrongiello
Author/Publisher: theboisterousseas.blog


Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo present a very interesting question when you look at the big picture; which one is really Fredo, given their competence?

Chris Cuomo threatened to throw a man down the stairs for calling him Fredo, a reference to the character brilliantly played by the late John Cazale in Godfather 1 and 2. Fredo was easily the dullest of his three brothers, and as a result, he was given menial tasks in the Corleones’ vast criminal empire. I’m Italian-American and proud of it, but calling someone Fredo is calling them stupid, bumbling and incompetent; it is not an ethnic slur. Since the Fredo affair I’ve been thinking: which Cuomo brother is the biggest bumbler? Who’s really Fredo? It’s a close call.

Andrew Cuomo

Fredo Corleone: “I can handle things.  I’m smart and I want respect.”  Like running New York State, Andrew?

Astonishingly, both Cuomos claim that calling them Fredo is smearing their Italian heritage. They’re the sons of a former governor, presidential hopeful and scions of one of New York’s most powerful families. One is a CNN anchor, the other New York’s governor. They both whine like victims. If that’s not Fredo-level stupidity, I don’t know what is.

Let’s look at Andrew Cuomo’s record as Governor. Upstate NY has been hemorrhaging people since 2010. The grim numbers show that 43 of the 50 upstate counties have lost population since the last census.

Cuomo had a chance to jump-start the upstate economy, but he banned gas development. Fracking would have brought billions of dollars into Upstate. Pennsylvania produces 20% of the nation’s natural gas, second only to Texas. Imagine the cash tidal wave flooding into that state. That could have been us. But instead of being a net exporter of gas, we are an importer. Our dollars flow out but in Pennsylvania, dollars flow in. Cuomo looked prosperity in they eye and said no, thank you. This should go down in history as one of the dumbest executive decisions in the history of executive decisions.

Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo banned fracking, rendering the vast natural resource that is natural gas unusable. Natural resource development has been a source of prosperity throughout history. Steuben County NY is a stone’s throw from Tioga County PA. But while Tioga County prospers because of fracking, Steuben County withers, in no small part because fracking is banned. He gambled and chose poorly, for all of us.

Cuomo’s economic development plan is a joke. Cuomo “invested” $15 million in the Central New York Film Hub. It was sold last month for $1. Soraa LED reneged on a $90 million factory near Syracuse funded by us, the taxpayers. But don’t worry, the State Senate “invested” $15 million more to lure another company to the factory.

New York State’s jobless rate lags behind the national average of 4.1 percent at 4.7%. In 55 of the 57 counties outside of New York City the jobless rate rose from 2016 to 2018. Then there’s the Buffalo billion. Cuomo “invested” $750 million of our hard-earned money to create 3,000 jobs. So far the jobs created stand at 700. Cuomo spent $600 million for a factory for a company called Ams AG. They bailed on the deal. Job growth in the counties outside of New York city was a puny 1% from 2010 to 2016, but from 2016 to mid-2019 job growth slowed even more, to 0.5%

Like that great philosopher Forrest Gump said, “stupid is as stupid does.” By the Gump standard, Governor Andrew is really stupid.

Andrew Cuomo

One Cuomo brother screws up New York State, the other brother makes a hash of television journalism, but the question remains, who’s Fredo?

Chris may be adding to the low ratings and joke status of CNN, but you can turn off CNN. Sadly, Andrew’s governorship has no off button for New Yorkers. The mute button offers relief from Andrew’s noise, but not from his policies. By the sheer the weight of impact, the hands-down winner of Who’s Fredo is Andrew, and the joke is on us.

Editor’s Note: Michael Morrongiello authored the very first post on NaturalGasNOW more than six years ago. He also has a blog of his own now called theboisterousseas.blog.

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One thought on “Andrew Cuomo vs. Chris Cuomo; Who Is Really Fredo?

  1. Andy had the opportunity to improve hydraulic fracking to the point there were no issues with it and that it would pass NY already rigorous water regulations.
    What he hasn’t counted on the number of American Indian tribes that could simply buy land and do gas exploration without NY’s blessing provided that they obeyed Federal regulations.
    Ironically, it was the Andy’s doing that reversed the Sherrill decision so now “checkerboarding” is allowed when he made the “land claims deal”.

    Face it, groups like the senecas and the oneidas are out for business, and the gas business is good.

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