Peruse Mike Long's remarks in Seth Lipskey's column in the New York Post on April 24, 2014 --- What an example of a pathetic piece of venality posing as "evolved" thinking
Here's how New York State Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long came right out and said what he thought about throwing over the U.S. Constitution and over two hundred years of American history: “It was clear to me that both Democrats and Republican candidates, the only time they came to New York was to get money [sic].... The time has come that every vote should count, every candidate should be forced to campaign in every nook, corner, and crevice in the entire country.... ” (See "Cuomo embraces risky popular vote campaign' by Seth Lipsky, 4/23/14 [http://nypost.com/2014/04/23/cuomo-embraces-risky-popular-vote-campaign/]; appearing in NY Post of 4/24/14 as "NY Pols Embrace Risky Vote Scheme").
Do Long's remarks sound un-American to you ? They do to me. And why did Mike Long say all this un-American bilge --- more important, why did he help push this noxious bill through the NYS legislature ? It's obvious. Read what he said again. Mike Long "evolved" in order to force the national GOP to come into New York State and pay-off Long and his political shakedown operation, The New York State Conservative Party.
Here's what Long is really saying in the Lipsky column --- both Democrat and Republican candidates should not be allowed to come into New York only to get money for their national campaigns. The time has come that every candidate should be forced to campaign in a place like New York so that national Republicans would be subjected to the same Conservative Party shakedowns as New York State Republicans.
If you read everything that Seth Lipsky had to say about all this, you'll see that Long and his Conservative Party types are now openly aligned with Andrew Cuomo and the far left of the Democratic Party in doing an end-run around the U.S. Constitution and the way that we have elected U.S. Presidents from the very beginning of this constitutional republic. To drive home the point, Seth Lipsky specifically included the quasi-Marxist Working Families Party in his list of Long's new allies. Once upon a time, we'd call those kinds of allies fellow travelers, now they're all just evolved thinkers.
It's clear that Seth Lipsky doesn't like it; and, if you haven't noticed yet, neither do I.