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 Conservative activist and consultant Nelson Warfield produced the “Prince Andrew” TV spot below for a group called New Yorkers For Growth. With the likely GOP nominee Rick Lazio still trying to get warmed up, this marks an early whack at Andrew Cuomo, the state attorney general and likely Democratic candidate for governor, for not investigating charges involving the state Working Families Party’s kinky and allegedly opaque organizational model. WFP is a particular focus of right-wing concern these days because, with labor-union financing, it is regarded as the most aggressive New York street operation tied to the Democratic Party -- and it has overlap with the lefty-flavored efforts of Acorn. From the perspective of what rightward politics deems PC, of course, WFP and Acorn are run by the anti-capitalist ghost of Leon Trotsky. Thus the “bad people” line in the ad.

Of course, if WFP were as genuinely radical as the hype it sometimes enjoys or endures, it might not be considered likely to back Senators Schumer and Gillibrand or Cuomo – and might show some more separation from New York’s majority party, the Democrats. So while some will call the WFP the tail wagging the dog, it’s more likely that as in everyday life, the dog wags its own tail. Anyway, here’s the video:


 

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"Prince Andrew" from New Yorkers for Growth on Vimeo.