Skip to comments.New York about to become conservative-free? (To be a New Yorker is to hate conservatives)
Posted on 01/21/2014 6:04:46 AM PST by bestintxas
New York's Governor Cuomo really stepped in it this weekend when discussing his views on the state of the GOP:
"Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves," he said. "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's who they are and they're the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that's not who New Yorkers are."
Cuomo can walk this statement back all he wants, but the fact is, when liberals speak off the cuff and let their guard down -- without the protection that comes from teleprompters and prepared speeches -- they speak their true beliefs. Does anyone doubt that Cuomo would prefer to govern New York (or this country) unencumbered and unimpeded by conservative dissent? Is there any doubt that most left-wingers dream of a utopian paradise without a conservative thorn in their collective sides?
Like it or not, this reeks of totalitarianism-in-training. I'm not one to pull analogies out of the air willy-nilly, especially regarding something as serious as the Holocaust and the German Reich, but this statement by Cuomo is about as odious and ominous as it gets.
Juden raus. Judenrein. Judenfrei. Das Juden Problem. The Jews had no place in Germany (or Europe or the world, for that matter), because that's not who the Germans were. They didn't share the same value system or culture or place in the hierarchy of man, as the Germans. Germany's problem was simply the Jews themselves, much as the problem Cuomo is referring to is the conservatives themselves. The Conservative Problem. Conservative Free. Cleansed of Conservatives. Conservatives Out!
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Meanwhile, those looking for the goodies that De Blasio intends to hand out will flock to NY. Soon, the state will look like Detroit, hopelessly in debt.
This is why we are a great nation of individual states: The forefathers were wise to see that individual states should have the freedom to decide how they should treat their citizens, who are free to leave for another place if they so choose.
The only danger we have is the creeping feds taking over of rights reserved for the states. Once they have control, people have lost their freedom to move as their only choice would be the difficult task of moving out of the USA.
The South was very correct in fighting for the rights of States to preserve the fundamentals of the Constitution which limited the role of the federal govt to certain activities, preserving those unspecificed to the auspices of the states.
We need to continue this fight in order to preserve liberty.
BTW, my belief is that the citizens of states who allow those like Cuomo to destroy their wellbeing will ultimately rebel and throw out these types in order to regain their prosperity.
This will be fun to watch. NY folding like an accordion. . . .
Just wondering, has Cuomo done any backtracking on these comments?
Cuomo Backtracks: ‘It Is Fine’ to Be Anti-Gun Control, Anti-Choice
Conservatives should sue the state of New York like the homosexuals sue the cake makers.
Didn’t really harm Obama when he berated those who “cling to their guns and religion”. Or when he talked about “spreading the wealth”.
This won’t hurt Cuomo either. Seems like nothing Democrats say will be held against them.
I'm going to be very interested to see how many conservatives actually do leave. If the crazy taxes haven't driven you out is this really going to? I suspect there with be lots of Hannity-esque posturing and little actual result.
The Cuomo family seems to have a history of hate speech to their fellow Americans. It is the problem with political families. Like the royals taking about their serf’s.
Unfortunately it isn’t realistic. People may be conservatives and they work for a company and that is where their job is.
Sure, sell house, move somewhere else...anyone seen new jobs lately other than gov’t ones???
It would be nice though so when things get beyond bad in NY, there is no one to blame...though it still will be Bush’s fault.
Cuomo Backtracks: It Is Fine to Be Anti-Gun Control, Anti-Choice
Just don’t speak your stupid beliefs here and give us your money.
My Christian conservative sister in Upstate NY has stopped asking me when I was coming back to NY and is looking at places here in AZ. :-)
Thanks, I figured he would, but a tiger doesn’t change his stripes.
Will the last taxpayer leaving New York please turn off the lights.
You’d think a state that has disarmed itself would keep it’s hate of the red states on the down-low.
"No Andy, when I said 'he couldn't cut the
mustard" on my cooking show, I didn't mean you."
This is news?
All the same hate the Nazis enjoyed without the entrapment's of any bad feelings.
But don't be the least bit fooled, they want to hate...they need to hate.
Hating you is something they must do because its the great elixir to assuage their guilt.
Now they have a legal and acceptable way to live their hate through political cleansing of all non Marxists, and they don't have to be concerned about being accused of ethnic cleansing like extermination of the Jews.
So its all Politically Correct to Hate in America now.
What is that old movie? Was it ‘Escape from New York’?
I love that word “choice”. Why not call it what it is? The “choice” is for a mother to take the life of her own child or allow them to be born.
In all the chances I've had over the years, I'm so glad I didn't already buy Manhattan. I look so much forward to soon be able to buy it when it goes back down to $24.
Buy low, sell high!
“I’m going to be very interested to see how many conservatives actually do leave. If the crazy taxes haven’t driven you out is this really going to? I suspect there with be lots of Hannity-esque posturing and little actual result.”
Sure, Rush and Glenn Beck postured their way elsewhere.
Anybody see a pattern here? http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennagoudreau/2013/02/07/the-states-people-are-fleeing-in-2013/
An Electoral downgrade is the upside
Great idea. They should do a huge class action lawsuit for being an oppressed minority.
Sean Hannity to Leave New York After Andrew Cuomos Anti-Conservative Rant
No, he meant that we all need to be rounded up, put into slave camps and gasses with Zyclon B when we cease to be useful.
Glenn Becks Open Letter to Gov. Cuomo: Are We Welcome in New York?
Jan. 20, 2014 3:21pm
Dear Gov. Cuomo:
In light of your comments this past Friday, in which you declared that those extremist conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault weapon, anti-gay have no place in the state of New York, we would humbly request a written explanation as to whether or not we are welcome to do business in this state. For many of our employees are pro-life and believe strongly in the Second Amendment. All of us will stand with any group being discriminated against.
But if we are not welcome, we will leave.
To give you some background on who we are and what we believe, Mercury Radio Arts and TheBlaze Inc. is a multimedia news, opinion and entertainment company, dedicated to delivering high-quality programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through our Mercury One non-profit organization, we have also raised and given away for emergency relief over $14 million since its inception.
We were the first responders to Coney Island during Superstorm Sandy, not the federal government and not the state government, but Mercury One. We are good neighbors. We employ approximately 200 people in the State of New York and well over 300 people nationally from Washington D.C. to Dallas, Texas.
Our organization creates jobs for hundreds of people in your state, and provides news, opinion, entertainment and a helping hand for millions of people across this country. Are our contributions, tax dollars, and genuine goodness as citizens not welcome here?
Read all at:
Exactly what I thought. Imagine conservatives leaving, en masse, to less populated liberal states.... Or going to shore up battleground states like Virginia or Florida.
For that matter, leave California, too, guys....Let’s turn New Mexico and Colorado around.
The last productive citizen to leave the state of NY just needs to remember to turn the light out.
My hope is that every last conservative DOES leave NY.
"Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad."
I was wondering when they would correct his accidental reference to “pro-lifers”. Anti-choice, now that’s more like it...
Stuck with the job for now, but as soon as am able, I am one GMF.
Well, fortunately, a state governor saying something this hateful will have lots of traction with the national media. I’m sure they will spend weeks examining this from every angle and leaving no stone unturned.
His comment is intolerant in the least and borders on Hitler-esque once given some thought. Yes the taxes suck and the cities drive the politics, but rural NY is decidedly conservative.
There are two New York’s - 50 miles or so radius around Manhattan, and upstate NY.
I’m waiting to hear from the upstaters...........
My Wife and I were going to visit some wineries in the Finger Lakes region this year. That ain’t going to happen!
We had an offer to visit NYC and were really considering going. Then, Mr Commie Mayor got elected. That, and their Guv’s anti-conservative statements have changed our minds. Why take TX $$ to NY?
I think the more realistic course would be that this is some kind of last straw moment for some business that was already on the fence!!
Cuomo doesn’t know his own state very well.
Or, like most democrats, doesn’t give a damn about anyone who doesn’t support their liberal/socialist utopia.
Many of the small towns upstate are as conservative as any in the country and the people are as patriotic, independant and self supporting as you will find anywhere.
They are just outnumbered and overwhelmed at election time by the Democrats’ Free S**T Army.
If it wasn’t for Noo Yawk City and a few other welfare centers New York State would probably be a Red or Purple state politically.
“You misunderstood/distorted my remarks” is not a backtrack, it’s a misdirect.
Ask Cuomo if conservatives should sew a yellow star on their cloths so other New Yorkers can easily identify them?
Liberal elite haters clustered in New York... relishing the death of infants. Must be charming.
To the productive, conservative New Yorkers: Come to Texas!
“His comment is intolerant in the least and borders on Hitler-esque once given some thought.”
No. It doesn’t BORDER on Hitler-esque it IS Hitler-esque. Absolutely and in fact.