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Cuomo Backtracks: 'It Is Fine' to Be Anti-Gun Control, Anti-Choice
weekly standard ^ | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 01/21/2014 7:44:53 AM PST by Morgana

New York governor Andrew Cuomo came under fire for criticizing pro-life and pro-Second Amendment citizens of his state -- and saying "that is not who New Yorkers are."

Their problem is not me and democrats, their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives, who are right to life, pro assault weapon, anti-gay, is that who they are? Because if that is who they are, and if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York. Because that is not who New Yorkers are.

Now his office is backtracking and insisting that the governor said "'it is fine' to be anti-gun control, and anti-choice – as he respects both positions."

And they're attacking the New York Post for highlighting Cuomo's extreme comments. "The Post can allow any person they want to publish in their paper but if they are to retain any credibility they cannot be entirely reckless with facts and the truth."

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; banglist; cuomo; cuomoextremist; cuomoquote; footinmouth; gun; guns; liberalfascism; nevermind; newyork; prolife
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1 posted on 01/21/2014 7:44:53 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

As long is you aren’t in his kingdom.


2 posted on 01/21/2014 7:46:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Morgana

Cuomo is one of those rare characters....who would never carry any state outside of NY. His speeches are mostly one-star, and I can’t think of any original concepts that he’s ever come up with. If you had to pick an absolute loser of a guy to go national (besides Christie).....this is the guy.


3 posted on 01/21/2014 7:47:22 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Morgana

4 posted on 01/21/2014 7:48:23 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Morgana

The newspaper made me say it. How lame is that. What a douchy doucherson.


5 posted on 01/21/2014 7:48:23 AM PST by onona (The entitlement army doesnÂ’t vote for candidates, they vote for gravy.)
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To: Morgana

I think we need a tax-payer Constitutional Amendment. It should address situations where people reside in one jurisdction and work in another and are subjected to INCOME tax in the area in which they reside. THOSE people should be allowed ot vote in BOTH jurisdictions. New York City is full of commuters who truck into the Rotten Apple every day, work their butts off, and then go home. They pay taxes in both places.

If they were allowed to VOTE in both places, the social maggots who live in these blighted urban areas would fine their votes CANCELLED by working people who would vote out Demogogues like Cuomo and DeBlasio.


6 posted on 01/21/2014 7:50:56 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Morgana

*** Now his office is backtracking and insisting that the governor said “’it is fine’ to be anti-gun control, and anti-choice – as he respects both positions.” ***

Bull. Liberals will tell you who they are, just so long as you listen. Cuomo just told New Yorkers what they should already know. The left doesn’t respect the views of the right, when it comes to the 2nd amendment and abortion.

Given enough time in power, the left will silence you. Tolerance is not one of the left’s virtues, (if they have any at all).


7 posted on 01/21/2014 7:50:57 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: onona

I sense he may have hired Tawana Brawley as his press secretary!


8 posted on 01/21/2014 7:51:10 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Morgana

Governor Cuomo probably thought, as a Democrat, he would get a pass from the media since they are of like minds. Guess you were wrong Andrew. It looks like somebody wants to run for president and now he’s in CYA mode.


9 posted on 01/21/2014 7:52:12 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: Morgana

Interesting that his apologies now say he didn’t mean to attack people who are “anti-choice,” but his actual attack focused on people who are “right-to-life.”

Guess he didn’t want to call attention to that original phrasing, which was even worse and more revealing.


10 posted on 01/21/2014 7:52:24 AM PST by livius
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To: pepsionice

You don’t think he has Oval Office Dreams? I know I would never vote for him?


11 posted on 01/21/2014 7:52:32 AM PST by lee martell
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To: Morgana
Awfully nice of him to allow the subjects to have their own secret opinions, just so long as they don't elect anyone to state office or print their opinions in the newspaper. Am I allowed to say my opinions out loud, or does my free speech only extend to the three pounds of my brain tissue and no farther?
12 posted on 01/21/2014 7:53:07 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Morgana

Why doesn’t he ban MuslimS from NYC- they’re violently anti-gay and female rights...


13 posted on 01/21/2014 7:53:23 AM PST by 4Liberty (Mr President 'If you Like your college transcripts...can we see them?')
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To: onona

Is this supposed to be a “kerryesque” backtrack/apology? You know the one. “I’m sorry that you aren’t intelligent enough to understand what I said.” “The reporter misquoted me.” “The reporter wrote it out of context.” “I never said THAT.” “We welcome all types of people and their ideas here.”


14 posted on 01/21/2014 7:53:40 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Morgana

I do not need Cuomo to interpret for me what he said. Cuomo is just another tin-horn socialist dictator wannabe. his mouth outran his ability to hide his true self in this instance.


15 posted on 01/21/2014 7:54:58 AM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: Morgana
Notice how he said "Anti-Choice" instead of Pro-Life.

Scumbag.

16 posted on 01/21/2014 7:56:00 AM PST by red-dawg
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To: Morgana

Yes, but it’s not “fine” to be a tyrant.
Sic semper tyrannis


17 posted on 01/21/2014 7:57:07 AM PST by thorvaldr
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To these people, NY state is NYC (and it’s immediate suburbs), Ithaca and downtown Buffalo. The rest of the state does not exist.


18 posted on 01/21/2014 7:57:47 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Morgana

New York of 2014 sounds an awful lot like Germany of the 1930’s.


19 posted on 01/21/2014 7:59:52 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Morgana
"Listen, I'm a politician which means I'm a cheat and a liar, and when I'm not kissing babies I'm stealing their lollipops. But it also means I keep my options open."


20 posted on 01/21/2014 8:00:19 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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