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Downfall parody of Cuomo mirrors reality

Posted: February 17, 2013 at 10:15 am   /   by

By now, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has become known, and infamous, across the nation, for his anti-gun rant (which almost certainly doomed any hopes he may have had for higher office) and for the draconian and wildly unpopular gun law he rammed through in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.

He is infamous and disliked enough that he has joined the ranks of people for whom there is at least one Downfall parody. This one isn’t the funniest example of this now-iconic mode of parody, but it is amusing, and it contains within it a decided note of truth.

Pay special attention to the repeated mentions of trying to keep the NY SAFE Act hidden from the people, and then check out the article below.

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As it turns out, art is simply imitating life here:

NY Democrat begs Republican to keep gun confiscation proposal from public

Recently, the state of New York passed one of the toughest gun control laws in the country, but according to GOP Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, Democrats wanted to confiscate guns and magazines. Worse yet, one Democrat pleaded with McLaughlin to keep the proposals from the public, the Commentator reported on Sunday.

“Here it is,” McLaughlin wrote on his Facebook page. “This is the video where I was asked to keep the Democrat proposals for the NY SAFE Act away from the public. This list was given to me by a colleague and it is not confidential.”

“And by the way, I would recommend not to have that list shared because it really has the capacity to dampen the enthusiasm for compromise,” a Democratic legislator said on the video.

“Well, it sure does when we talk about confiscation of assault weapons,” McLaughlin said in response.

McLaughlin described the list of rejected proposals as “an attack on the 2nd amendment” and said Democrats “clearly wanted to dismantle the work of the Founding Fathers.”

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Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.
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Downfall parody of Cuomo mirrors reality