by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.
A ballot is not simply a piece of paper. It is a bullet. It involves plots and sub-plots. To understand a ballot, a voter must be able to connect the dots and think outside the box. A voter must bring a knowledge of history and Machiavellianism into the polling booth. The ballot must be studied long and hard and intensely before November 2, 1010.
1. What does it mean that a voter must be able to connect the dots? A voter must have a complete knowledge of the Cuomo family. It is life and death. Personally, Alton Maddox was disbarred during the Cuomo administration and during the “Day of Outrage”. Mario Cuomo said that his wish was for Rev. Al Sharpton’s body to have hit the third rail.
2. What does it mean to think outside the box? The ballot is a minefield and it involves distractions and these distractions are on the ballot for a reason. In short, your eyes must be wide-angle lenses to correctly read the ballot.
3. What is the common thread between the 1982 “white primary” involving Mario Cuomo and Ed Koch and the 2010 general election between Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino? They were both Mutt and Jeff routines designed to scare so-called “minority voters” away from Koch in 1982 and away from Paladino in 2010 and into the hands of a Cuomo.
4. What is the purpose of a Mutt and Jeff routine? The white knight can later say that a so-called “minority voter” was not voting for the white knight but against his opponent. In short, Mario Cuomo did not owe Blacks anything. This was Mario Cuomo’s explanation for selecting an all-white cabinet in 1982. History will repeat itself in 2010. Carl Paladino is “Archie Bunker” and a co-conspirator.
5. What was Koch’s motive in 1982? No mayor of the 51st state will abandon Gracie Mansion and run for governor of the Empire State. See, for example, John Lindsay and Michael Bloomberg.
6. What is Carl Paladino’s motive in 2010? Carl Paladino’s empire is based on government contracts. As a “minority” partner in the Cuomo administration, Carl Paladino will reap huge government benefits.
7. What will happen if history repeats itself in 2010? In 1982, Black voters, in every assembly district, gave more votes to Mario Cuomo than they did to their own assemblypersons. In the white assembly districts, this would have been abnormal behavior. Thus, Mario Cuomo proceeded to disrespect both the Black assemblypersons in New York City and Black voters.
8. Did Black voters in Buffalo behave like the Black voters in New York City? No. The Black voters in Buffalo gave more votes to Arthur Eve than they did to Mario Cuomo. Thus, Eve became the leading Black in the New York Assembly.
9. What is the urban agenda of Andrew Cuomo? He has the same agenda as his father. As head of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton years, homelessness for Blacks became a major problem. The seed for predatory lending was planted during the Clinton administration. Mario Cuomo used housing funds earmarked for poor Blacks and Latinos to honor Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. to, instead, build more prisons. This was Mario Cuomo’s solution for homelessness.
10. Why should Blacks and Latinos vote for the Freedom Party? Whites will have ten political parties on the gubernatorial ballot in 2010. Without the Freedom Party, Blacks and Latinos would have had zero presence at the “Last Supper”. This means zero political leverage in order to put the brakes on Cuomo abuses. In 1982, Andrew Cuomo was his father’s chief advisor. In 2010, Mario Cuomo will be his son’s chief advisor.
Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471