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The NYC Republican comeback: We need a competitive GOP with strong ideas to help the city thrive

The NYC Republican comeback: We need a competitive GOP with strong ideas to help the city thrive
That awful video of a group of Queens Republicans laughing and shimmying, maskless, in a conga line at their Christmas gala, was an apt metaphor for the status of New York City Republicans. The local party should sober up, quit dancing around and get serious about living up to its obligation to help lead our city in 2021 and beyond.

That awful video of a group of Queens Republicans laughing and shimmying, maskless, in a conga line at their Christmas gala, was an apt metaphor for the status of New York City Republicans.Even though Republicans are badly outnumbered in New York, they have an important role to play in an otherwise deep blue city.“I’m hoping the party will have some kind of resurgence in 2021” in New York City, Republican consultant Robert Hornak told me recently.On the economy, New York has long reneged on Democratic promises to streamline regulatory and licensing hurdles that make it hard to start and operate restaurants and other small businesses in our town.

Instead of radiating responsibility out from the NYPD, maybe we need to hire cops with a psychology background.Just like we have a street crimes unit, maybe we need an emotionally disturbed persons unit.

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