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No More Nattering Nabobs of Negativism?

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No More Nattering Nabobs of Negativism?

I was recently reminded of the great term that was coined by William Safire when he was a speech writer for Spiro Agnew and the Nixon administration -- nattering nabobs of negativism.   I thought it would be great to use it so that I could point out how such recent and upcoming events as Spring having sprung, the Triple Crown season arriving, our horses hitting the track, would all serve as a great counter to all the negative people we meet and see on a daily basis.   Well, blah, blah, blah - guess what happens?  The arrogant, smug, and now apparently crooked leader of NYRA has opened up the franchise to investigation by a Governor who was just looking for a reason to take control of all gaming in the State.   Not only does Cuomo want to take control of gaming, he has no interest whatsoever in the racing game itself, rather his priority is the money that will be generated from casino gaming.   If he has to trod over thousands of farm owners and workers, race track operators and their employees, as well as owners and breeders, so what?   If the breathing room that was negotiated when NYRA resolved ...

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