Nicodemo “Comes Out” As a Political Fraud Wrapped In the Self-Denial of Purple
Nicodemo’s Unstudied and Self Imposed Quagmire
The Hezitorial Over Nicodemo’s Vacuous Political Expression
YONKERS, NY — July 1, 2018 — Anthony Nicodemo has been Yonkers’ Saunders Trades and Technical High School’s head basketball coach for the past 9 years and social studies teacher for the past 13 years. He prides himself for being openly gay. While he may be honest about his sexual orientation today, he is less so about his party affiliation. By coming out definitively as gay today rather than the ambiguous bisexual definition acceptable during society’s yesteryears is anathema to his denying his longstanding Republican Red roots claiming to now be donned in the Blue color defining Democrats. Which begs the question of how Nicodemo can profess being Blue when he has been Red for so many years as attested by his most recent party affiliation designating him to now be a recently registered Democrat. Did Nicodemo label his sexuality as bisexual at one time until gay became more acceptable? Does Democrat suggest a winning hand? Is that why Nicodemo leans Blue today?
Sexual ambiguity may become more clearly defined by maturation and experience, becoming more honest and less self deluding over time, aided by acceptance of the gay lifestyle by a more tolerant society. While self delusion is a personal state of being, exacting a toll on the individual, deceitfully changing party affiliation for the sake of a resurgent and exuberant political dogma, the presumed upswing of the Democrats in Blue, is the antithesis of one’s past, and takes advantage of those unfamiliar with Nicodemo’s earlier days. It is evident that Nicodemo has no ethical issues or concerns over his taking advantage of an unsuspecting electorate unaware of his deceitful political catharsis.
So Nicodemo is coming out as a “fake” Democrat when all who know him believed he was an “honest” Republican. Is that what he means when donning a T-shirt that states #BeTrue?
Nicodemo chastises his opponents vying to represent the various neighborhoods comprising almost all of Yonkers within the 90th Assembly District on political terms, that is Republicans v. Democrats. Perhaps Nicodemo believes Democrats are the up-and-coming political party of choice this year eclipsing Republicans in the upcoming November 2018 General Elections. While he may be astute regarding his political acumen in this regard, the outcome will be decided by the voters in the coming months. Can the electorate feel secure with the ambivalence that defines Nicodemo: “bisexual” when it suited him; “gay” as it became acceptable? Will Nicodemo next define himself as “transgender”?
Can an engaged electorate cast their ballot for a candidate ambiguous over who he is and what he believes in?
While Nicodemo has issues that he believes resonate with those awaiting to vote for a New York State Assemblymember to AD90, he does not define how he intends to get state funding for Yonkers Schools other than noting that funding is an issue. He mentions stricter gun laws, but does not define how he intends to gain leverage toward “his claimed” intended outcome. He postulates human and LGBT rights, dropping concern and compassion for what should be the LGBTQ community, the Q representing those attest to being “Queer” or Questioning who they are, while he does not speak to the larger question of human rights and how he intends to bring society to the point where the “disparate” populations that define themselves as Yonkersites are treated inequitably. He mentions the term “education” as if it were a buzzword. Well then, what about education? Another of his “major” issues is fighting for unions and organized labor, but he does not explain how to fight for unions and labor. Does he even know anything regarding the issues he professes are pertinent to him? If the issues he claims to be pertinent are so, how can he campaign on unexplained, undefined, buzzwords that are not descriptive of anything, much less his ability to explain the issues, and even less so to suggest any remedy on any issues he asserts are important. He doesn’t even explain that.
Nicodemo’s lack of integrity, built on a shaky foundation of buzzwords is the chicanery that defines the political swamp. Alas, the definition alluded to by Nicodemo’s ill defined explanation of who he is, what he believes, and why anyone should even consider casting their ballot in his favor detracts from any redeeming factors he brings to the table other than perhaps his capacity as a basketball coach.
Yonkers has suffered neophytes content on on the job training while Yonkersites suffer their lack of capacity and worse, their ineptitude. Should Nicodemo be sincerely interested in guiding the City of Yonkers toward better days, contemplating how and when and where he must focus his efforts may cajole him to consider putting off his “dreams” a few years hence until he gains some gravitas in capacity and definition overall.