The New York Times endorsed Antonio Delgado yesterday. It came as no surprise, but it’s still a significant boost and spotlight from the newspaper of record. Flailing Faso and his supporters will doubtless dismiss it as an endorsement from an insignificant radical socialist fake-news tabloid since they are desperate to smear and lie about anything associated with Delgado and the Democrats.
The article provides excellent summaries of Delgado’s positions on key issues and Faso’s gutter attacks.
Mr. Delgado backs a public option to allow people under age 65 to opt into Medicare, and legislation to lower premiums and deductibles. He supports abortion rights and common-sense gun safety reforms like expanded background checks. In a district in which Democrats and Republicans roughly balance out, he’s gotten some Republican support, including the endorsement of former State Senator John Dunne, a leading New York Republican for decades.
Mr. Delgado’s opponent has largely supported the Trump agenda, including voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Just as troubling, Mr. Faso has failed to condemn race-baiting attack ads against Mr. Delgado, run on the incumbent’s behalf by congressional leadership political action committees. Those ads highlight Mr. Delgado’s brief career as a rapper, in which he tackled issues from poverty and inequality to racism and the war in Iraq. Their purpose is clearly to suggest to white voters that, because Mr. Delgado is black, he is dangerous.
Faso supporters on social media have done little to trumpet Faso’s votes in Congress since most of his votes cast him in a bad light. Instead they point to the strong economy as proof that the Trump “agenda” is working despite the fact that the economy is on almost the exact trend-track started under Obama in 2008. That Faso has anything to do with the strength of the economy is laughable.
Faso supporters are also continuing to try to shame Democrats from nearby districts who come here to canvass, which is laughable. If Republicans were busing in from elsewhere, Faso and his Trumpers would welcome them with open arms. But all of the energy and motivation is coming from the Democrats, and that’s what has the Trumpublicans terrified.
Once again, there are MANY opportunities to phonebank and/or canvass TODAY in the following towns:
- Dover Plains
- Hoosick Falls
- New Paltz
- Pleasant Valley
- Red Hook
- Stone Ridge
Times and places can be found at this link:
Let’s keep working hard to Fire Feckless Faso and elect Antonio Delgado…