Ed Driscoll

Obama to New York: Drop Dead!

The New York Post revives a classic headline from a crosstown rival in their latest op-ed:

Obama to New York: Drop dead.

That was the message Team Obama sent — loud and clear — yes terday in slashing anti-terror funding for the city.

But what do you expect?

The local congressional reps — Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer and Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney, etc. — have been such lapdogs for President Obama (at New York’s expense), why wouldn’t his team feel free to hang the city out to dry?

Under the plan, the feds will slice Gotham-area funds for transit and port security by $53 million — 27 percent.

Never mind what happened less than two weeks ago — when a terrorist parked a ticking bomb smack in the heart of Times Square.

Never mind that the city suffered far more than anywhere else on 9/11 — and today remains Target No. 1 for jihadists.

As the Post concludes:

How ironic: These Dems are supposed to have some sway over their party-mates in the White House. Yet Team Obama is taking New York for granted — and New York’s reps seem helpless to do much about it.

Which makes you wonder: What good are they to New York, anyway?

Speaking of which, more New Yorkers discover who the rubes were.