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New York about to become conservative-free? (To be a New Yorker is to hate conservatives)
am thinker ^ | 1/21/14 | Sally Zelikovsky

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; billdeblasio; chirlanemccray; cuomo; newyork; newyorkcity
Absolutely best thing to happen. NY will now have lots of productive citizens leave who will leave for other places to live and be warmly received by states like Texas.

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.

1 posted on 01/21/2014 6:04:46 AM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas
"Absolutely best thing to happen."

This will be fun to watch. NY folding like an accordion. . . .

2 posted on 01/21/2014 6:08:03 AM PST by DeaconRed (GOD: Please send us one more Ronald Reagan. Soon. Thanks Deacon Red. PS It ain't Christie. . .)
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To: bestintxas

Just wondering, has Cuomo done any backtracking on these comments?


3 posted on 01/21/2014 6:08:27 AM PST by Fair Paul
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To: Fair Paul

Sure has...

Cuomo Backtracks: ‘It Is Fine’ to Be Anti-Gun Control, Anti-Choice

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/cuomo-backtracks-it-fine-be-anti-gun-control-and-anti-choice_775187.html


4 posted on 01/21/2014 6:10:42 AM PST by mikemoose (Pray for the Unborn)
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To: Fair Paul
Just wondering, has Cuomo done any backtracking on these comments?

From what I've read, yes. I think he's trying to say that he MEANT that conservatives couldn't get elected by the moderate voters of NY.
5 posted on 01/21/2014 6:12:36 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: bestintxas

Conservatives should sue the state of New York like the homosexuals sue the cake makers.


6 posted on 01/21/2014 6:13:15 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: bestintxas

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.


7 posted on 01/21/2014 6:14:07 AM PST by randita
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To: bestintxas
NY will now have lots of productive citizens leave who will leave for other places to live and be warmly received by states like Texas.

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.

8 posted on 01/21/2014 6:14:58 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Fair Paul

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.


9 posted on 01/21/2014 6:15:28 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: bestintxas

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.


10 posted on 01/21/2014 6:16:15 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: mikemoose

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.


11 posted on 01/21/2014 6:17:32 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: bestintxas

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. :-)


12 posted on 01/21/2014 6:17:39 AM PST by CPOSharky (If a libtards lips are moving...)
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To: mikemoose

Thanks, I figured he would, but a tiger doesn’t change his stripes.


13 posted on 01/21/2014 6:19:32 AM PST by Fair Paul
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To: bestintxas

Will the last taxpayer leaving New York please turn off the lights.


14 posted on 01/21/2014 6:19:43 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: bestintxas

You’d think a state that has disarmed itself would keep it’s hate of the red states on the down-low.


15 posted on 01/21/2014 6:21:47 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: All

"No Andy, when I said 'he couldn't cut the
mustard" on my cooking show, I didn't mean you."

16 posted on 01/21/2014 6:22:11 AM PST by Liz
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To: bestintxas
To be a New Yorker is to hate conservatives)

This is news?

17 posted on 01/21/2014 6:24:48 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: bestintxas
Political cleansing.

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.

18 posted on 01/21/2014 6:24:49 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: DeaconRed

What is that old movie? Was it ‘Escape from New York’?


19 posted on 01/21/2014 6:27:19 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: mikemoose

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.


20 posted on 01/21/2014 6:30:39 AM PST by jersey117
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To: bestintxas
Conservative Free. Cleansed of Conservatives. Conservatives Out!...

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!


21 posted on 01/21/2014 6:30:53 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Straight Vermonter

“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/


22 posted on 01/21/2014 6:31:30 AM PST by bestintxas (Obamacare = Obamascrewed)
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To: bestintxas

An Electoral downgrade is the upside


23 posted on 01/21/2014 6:31:57 AM PST by Clay+Iron_Times (The feet of the statue and the latter days of the church age)
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To: Irenic

Great idea. They should do a huge class action lawsuit for being an oppressed minority.


24 posted on 01/21/2014 6:32:00 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: bestintxas

Sean Hannity to Leave New York After Andrew Cuomo’s Anti-Conservative Rant

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2014/01/20/Hannity-to-Flee-High-Tax-New-York-for-Florida-or-Texas


25 posted on 01/21/2014 6:34:47 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: mmichaels1970

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.


26 posted on 01/21/2014 6:35:35 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: tgusa

Glenn Beck’s Open Letter to Gov. Cuomo: Are We Welcome in New York?

Jan. 20, 2014 3:21pm
Glenn Beck

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:

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/gov-cuomo-are-we-welcome-in-new-york/


27 posted on 01/21/2014 6:35:43 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: bestintxas

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.


28 posted on 01/21/2014 6:37:20 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: bestintxas

The last productive citizen to leave the state of NY just needs to remember to turn the light out.


29 posted on 01/21/2014 6:42:23 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: DeaconRed

My hope is that every last conservative DOES leave NY.


30 posted on 01/21/2014 6:48:05 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: bestintxas
Look into Cuomo's eyes. That is the look of a half-crazed greedy egotistical politician. He has a bad record. He will have a grim future.

"Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad."

31 posted on 01/21/2014 6:49:43 AM PST by Rapscallion (Had enough? Let me know.)
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To: mikemoose

I was wondering when they would correct his accidental reference to “pro-lifers”. Anti-choice, now that’s more like it...


32 posted on 01/21/2014 6:53:45 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Straight Vermonter
I'm going to be very interested to see how many conservatives actually do leave.

Stuck with the job for now, but as soon as am able, I am one GMF.

33 posted on 01/21/2014 6:54:05 AM PST by onona (The entitlement army doesnÂ’t vote for candidates, they vote for gravy.)
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To: bestintxas

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.

Bueller?


34 posted on 01/21/2014 7:10:02 AM PST by Rinnwald
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To: bestintxas
personally - born and raised in western NY finger lakes region and I'll be damned if I let some slack pol dictate who can and can't stay.

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.

35 posted on 01/21/2014 7:14:46 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: bestintxas

There are two New York’s - 50 miles or so radius around Manhattan, and upstate NY.

I’m waiting to hear from the upstaters...........


36 posted on 01/21/2014 7:20:04 AM PST by Arlis
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To: CPOSharky

My Wife and I were going to visit some wineries in the Finger Lakes region this year. That ain’t going to happen!


37 posted on 01/21/2014 7:22:24 AM PST by tom paine 2
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To: bestintxas

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?


38 posted on 01/21/2014 7:24:15 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

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!!


39 posted on 01/21/2014 7:26:05 AM PST by ontap
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To: bestintxas

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.


40 posted on 01/21/2014 7:27:16 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: bestintxas


41 posted on 01/21/2014 7:37:43 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: mikemoose

“You misunderstood/distorted my remarks” is not a backtrack, it’s a misdirect.


42 posted on 01/21/2014 7:46:23 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: bestintxas

Ask Cuomo if conservatives should sew a yellow star on their cloths so other New Yorkers can easily identify them?


43 posted on 01/21/2014 7:48:00 AM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: bestintxas

Liberal elite haters clustered in New York... relishing the death of infants. Must be charming.


44 posted on 01/21/2014 7:58:51 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: DeaconRed
This will be fun to watch. NY folding like California
45 posted on 01/21/2014 8:07:58 AM PST by pfflier
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To: bestintxas

To the productive, conservative New Yorkers: Come to Texas!


46 posted on 01/21/2014 8:09:32 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Revelation 911

“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.


47 posted on 01/21/2014 9:40:25 AM PST by TalBlack
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