By Duncan Smith

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York continues to prove that some of the dumbest, least self-aware people in America belong to the Democrat Party.

After locking down his state for more than a year, along with a healthy assist from fellow Democratic dummy Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, Fredo’s brother is now betting businesses and companies to return to their high rises in the Big Apple because (get this) ‘local businesses are suffering.’

Fox Business reports:

In a virtual meeting with the Association for a Better New York, Cuomo said that while remote work, like remote schooling, was OK in the short term, people need to return to being in person.

“Remember, we have to get people back and we have to get people back in volume. If you were to see a 15% decline of people coming back to New York City, that would have a devastating impact on the commercial market,” Cuomo said.

“We need people coming back,” he repeated later on. “Say to your workforce, 'By Labor Day, everyone is back in the office.'”

“We need that volume to support the restaurants and the shops, the services,” Cuomo continued. “It’s not just about your business. It’s about all the spinoff effect economic activity that your workers bring to the surrounding community.”

Fox Business reminds:

This comes almost eight months after Cuomo faced criticism for shutting down indoor dining in New York City in December after they had previously reopened at limited capacity. The governor cited an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, even though the state had released contract-tracing data that showed bars and restaurants accounted for just 1.43% of COVID-19 cases in the three months ending that November.

The New York City Hospitality Alliance released a statement at the time pointing out that Manhattan, which has the most restaurants in the state, had a positivity rate of 2.7%, while other counties were far higher, such as Albany with 7.2%, Westchester with 6.0%, and Suffolk with 6.2%. Despite those numbers, only New York City’s restaurants were shut down for indoor dining.

A month later he reversed himself. 

“We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass,” he said Jan. 11. “The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.”

Republicans in his state noticed.

So let me get this straight..when Republicans have been saying this that means they are science deniers trying to kill people, but when @NYGovCuomo finally says this today then he is a genius who should write another book about his incredible leadership?” Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., tweeted. “Did I get that right?”

“Brilliant strategist… it’s incredible that no one thought of this months ago!” Donald Trump Jr. joked in response. 

Perhaps the only people dumber at less self-aware than Cuomo are the lame brain New Yorkers who continue putting him in office.

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