So, I'm in NY and my governor is being accused of sexual harassment.
Look. Whether or not he's guilty of it, that's secondary.
I'm gonna explain it real quick, so have a seat.

A thread.

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Andrew Cuomo is the son of Mario Cuomo, who was governor here in the 90s. Whatever. Set that aside for a moment.
Know what's the hottest thing on the NY news? #TrumpFraud.
Because the Manhattan DA has indictments in store for that whole "clan".

2/
If Andrew Cuomo was the harassing sort, I promise you: we would've heard about it a lot earlier.
So I find it funny that we're hearing about this JUST! as #trumptaxes finally got turned over to the Manhattan DA's office.

Tell me it's not related and I got a bridge for you.

3/
You may also ask if it's related to Cuomo having authorized COVID patients to be sent to nursing homes.
A horrid decision, yes.
No different than the same ones made in TX and other states as the pandemic was first breaking.
Nothing that warrants SH accusations surfacing now.
4/
NYC is blue. The rest of NY is varying shades of purple, and redder in some regions more than others. NY's GOP does NOT like having Cuomo wielding emergency powers.
Whatever he has or hasn't done, Cuomo saved NY when it came to the virus, overall.

5/
It could've been MUCH!! worse here in NYC. Our citywide death toll was under 1%. Yes, it was a horrible overload on the medical system, but with people's vigilance, governor and mayor's efforts (I'm giving @NYCMayor credit where it's due), we are in a MUCH! better place now.
6/
So right now, all those "sexual harassment" (quotations for a reason) accusations are surfacing? When the fraud case against the Fanta Fascist is coming to fruition?

Yeah, pardon me if I don't believe a syllable of this.

This is all a very familiar playbook.

7/
How so?

Two words: AL FRANKEN.

I never forgot how Franken was railroaded out of the Senate on a bogus sexual harassment accusation. He resigned voluntarily, and this did enormous damage to the Dems as a whole. Turns out... he was innocent of SH.
Guilty of bad taste, sure.

8/
But again: HE WAS INNOCENT.

What happened was very simple: the GOP weaponized the Dems' compassion for victims, us generally wanting to believe victims of harassment, us wanting women to be treated better, etc. against us.

And they succeeded at this.

Why?

9/
Because we still haven't learned to question someone's motivations.
Because we believe victims without once checking on who's PLAYING victim.
How many folks stood behind Amber Heard? And how many saw right through her?

Depp's career is in shambles tho, because of her lies.

10/
So is Franken's, because the GOP decided to take what makes us reasonably decent people and use it against us.

This is a HUGE! reason why I unfollowed Amy Siskind and ECM. They mobilized the mob that took down Franken.

I handed in my feminist card that day.

11/
Very simply because I refuse to just follow the mob and demand resignation WITHOUT SEEING A SHRED OF ACTUAL EVIDENCE. If that makes me a "bad feminist", then fuck it, I'm not a feminist.

What's happening to Cuomo now is THE EXACT SAME SHIT THAT HAPPENED TO FRANKEN.

12/
Like, identical.
The "harassment" is maybe a few drunk comments at a wedding, if they're not made up completely.
At the same time, the country's biggest fraud case is being handled by the Manhattan DA.

It's not a coincidence. No way you can make me believe it.

13/
Now, what happens if Cuomo steps down?
One, we might get Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul as governor. I don't know much about her politically, but she is a reasonably decent human being.

But then there's the possibility of an emergency election.

And that's where the trouble begins.
14
Two of the Fanta Fascist's pals want to be in the governor's seat in NY.
What will they do if either of them gets there?
Pardon the Fanta Fascist of NYS crimes.

Seriously, folks. Look at the longer game of things. It's none of it about sexual harassment. NONE.

15/
It's all about getting that squirrel-headed bastard clear of prosecution and in line to pull a Grover Cleveland.

THAT is what the GOP is doing.

All that y'all are doing by focusing on the sexual harassment is handing that victory right to them.

STOP. GETTING. PLAYED.
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A thread.

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This should be encouraged by all and any means necessary.

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