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You’ve undoubtedly heard of this character earlier in the year when it was revealed that Carl Paladino had sent racist and raunchy emails out to friends and associates.
So, the Tea Party fully endorsed Carl Paladino, yet they claim there’s not a racist bone within the Tea Party. Think again Teabaggers…
So let’s find out more about this “Tea Party Favorite”, Carl Paladino:
The CS Monitor describes him this way:
Call Carl Paladino, the Republican candidate for New York governor, “an angry man.”
Mr. Paladino, an upstate real estate developer, spits out tough statements. In one of his campaign ads, he promises to “clean out [the state capital of] Albany with a baseball bat.” He wants to cut taxes by 10 percent within six months of taking office. And he would settle the controversy over the proposed Islamic center in lower Manhattan by having the state take over the property by eminent domain. Continue…
Al D’Amato, Ed Koch And Carl McCall Vs. Carl Paladino » NY Daily News
No, the three NY1
Wiseguys have no problem with the idea of Republican Carl Paladino
becoming governor of New York — other than the fact that in an open letter released today, the trio calls Paladino every name in the book.
They write that in the GOP primary between Paladino and vanquished Rick Lazio, “anger overcame reason and enabled a fringe element to choose the Republican nominee.The end result was the selection of Mr. Paladino, a divisive figure simply not fit to lead this great
Other thoughts from the letter, which you can peruse for yourself below:
“Mr. Paladino practices a destructive brand of politics that will divide our state.”
On Paladino’s “Dignity Corps,” which he said would provide the indigent with training in job skills and “personal hygiene”: “That type of hateful comment has no place in our discourse, dehumanizing the poor and playing off of despicable racist ideas.”
“He has portrayed himself as an anti-government crusader, while embodying the very worst of Albany’s pay-to-play culture.”
Read for yourself: http://www.scribd.com/doc/37503935/KochMcCallDAmatoOnPaladino
So…my thinking is that Paladino will not have an easy ride, trying to secure the race to be Governor of NY State. He has a formidable opponent in Andrew Cuomo, the son of former NY mayor, Mario Cuomo.
More on Paladino:
In April 2010 WNY Media published emails it claimed were sent by Paladino. The alleged emails showed a video clip of African tribesmen dancing that characterized the video as “Obama Inauguration Rehearsal.” and President Obama and Michelle Obama as a pimp and prostitute that have been described as racist. Other emails that WNY Media claims Palidino sent portrays bestiality and Miss France having intercourse. Campaign manager Michael Caputo initially stated that the authenticity of some of the e-mails in the past could not be verified, but that Paladino had sent “off-color” and “politically incorrect” emails in the past. WNY Media has been accused in the past of forging e-mails pertaining to another scandal. Paladino later acknowledged that some of the e-mails were authentic, but denied that he originated any of them, saying that he was “somewhat careless” about forwarding them to others. The state of New York was attempting to terminate their binding contracts and leases with Ellicott Development because of the accusations, though it was later discovered that they could not legally do so, and the state will be forced to honor the contracts.
Paladino says that he plans to use interpretations of the Constitution of the State of New York to declare a fiscal state of emergency, which he will then use to freeze compensation of state, municipal and school employees and cut the state budget by 10 to 20 percent. He proposes closing off welfare services to those who come from out of state to receive benefits, by placing a minimum residency requirement of one year before anyone can claim state benefits. He seeks to cut the state’s Medicaid budget by nearly 30%, or $20 billion both by making significant cuts to benefits as well as requiring identification, fingerprints and drug testing in order to receive benefits. Continue…
Rachel Maddow summarizes Paladino’s past:
Today on CNN he discussed “Ground Zero” with Rick Sanchez: