Skip to comments.NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Agrees with Gov. Cuomo; 'Extreme' Conservatives Not Welcome in NY State
Posted on 01/26/2014 7:19:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) might disagree with Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on a tax hike on wealthy residents of the city to pay for universal pre-kindergarten, but says Cuomo is 'absolutely right' about at least one thing 'extreme' conservatives are not welcome in New York State.
Cuomo recently came under fire for recent comments declaring 'extreme' pro-life, anti-gay, pro-assault weapons conservatives are unwelcome in the state but Mayor de Blasio defended the comments as 'absolutely right' after delivering a speech before the U.S. Conference of Mayors Thursday.
""I think he was absolutely right to say what he said I agree with Gov. Cuomo's remarks," said de Blasio according to the New York Post.
"I interpret his remarks to say that an extremist attitude that continues the reality of violence in our communities or an extremist attitude that denies the rights of women does not represent the views of the people of New York State," he noted.
"We all understand there's a right to free speech. I wouldn't disagree with that right, nor would Gov. Cuomo," he added.
In his controversial comments Cuomo said a "schism" existed in the state Republican Party which reflected a larger split among the party in Washington, D.C., and it was causing a lot of damage. He then declared that: "conservative Republicans have no place in the state of New York, because that's not who New Yorkers are."
According to a transcript of his comments made to Susan Arbetter on 'The Capitol Pressroom' Cuomo noted:
"You have a schism within the Republican Party. They're searching to define their soul, that's what's going on. Is the Republican Party in this state a moderate party or is it an extreme conservative party? That's what they're trying to figure out. It's a mirror of what's going on in Washington. The gridlock in Washington is less about Democrats and Republicans. It's more about extreme Republicans versus moderate Republicans.
You're seeing that play out in New York. The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act it was voted for by moderate Republicans who run the Senate! Their problem is not me and the 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'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."
The comments prompted FOX News host and New York State resident Sean Hannity to declare that he would leave the state and take all of his money with him.
If you don’t wear a swastika or hammer and sickle, they want you out.
Maybe they should just pin a gold star on conservatives so they can be easily identified in the Empire State.
Has Hannity moved out yet?
RE: Has Hannity moved out yet?
I heard him on his show a week ago. He and his wife have decided to move, but they have contractual obligations till 2016. There are also employees that will be displaced if they just up and left, so they’re trying to make it less painful to them as possible ( possibly help them move to their own eventual destination ).
The show I heard had Texas and Florida governors Rick Perry and Rick Scott vying with each other to have Hannity move to their state. Of course, both states have ZERO income tax.
Deal. New Yorkers not welcome in the South.
I hope Hannity doesn’t wait too long. Watch NY pass some sort of tax rule penalizing any resident of the state who moves out.
Well I say extreme communists are not welcome in the United States of America.
Of course no one gives a rat’s ass what I say, or what DeBlasio and Cuomo say for that matter.
Governor Perry would LOVE to recruit some more of the Gun Manufacturers from NY that would move to Texas.
It is great to get conservative celebrities, but BUSINESSES, THAT is something to get excited about.
We do need a Brass and Bullet manufacturer here in Texas. The firearms industry is a cluster industry. They do better where there are support segments of the industry near by.
Does that mean I should not visit NYC?
Tis whole pile of crap started with the FBI false attack on the Hutteree Militia, and the left has been muscling it ever since , and now after 5 years of periodic wiffenpoofing
frem left wing dingbats, we cannot even stand having red necks in New York state. We are personna non grata.
What a laugh. These left libtards think they can be fascists now, little coercive utopian thugs. Well lets see if they have the resolve. They want our country? Let them bleed for it.
Not one conservative will be run out of New York, unless the lefty pols want to bleed for it.
Does anyone have any idea of what New York produces that I can boycott? Other then crazy pols I can’t think of a thing.
I hate to say this, but to conservatives in that state, you’ve just been warned. It sucks, but you need to leave as right now, not many have your backs (at least not many easily and “in time” to save you). C’mon over here to PA and lets get rid of the leftists in this state and we’ll mount a counter-offensive in 10-20 years against that state. For now, it needs to fester of it’s own diseases without you fine people suffering.
Good point, so we know who NOT to shoot.
Someone needs to remind these idiots that capitalism is what built NY ... not liberalism and handouts.
Hannity does NOT have to be in that state to do his show. He has enough money and capital to build his own (private) communications network and those people would not be displaced physically.
RE: Does that mean I should not visit NYC?
You’re welcome to visit and spend your money here.
Just don’t live and vote here. That’s what they mean by you’re not welcome.
Does anyone have any idea of what New York produces that I can boycott?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Simple, ALL Conservitaves move out of new york and watch the state go frigging broke paying out to ALL the Leaches that remain and live of off EBT/Welfare/zero phones/etc.
Jeez when I was 5 or 6 we lived in NJ and Dad worked in Downtown nyc. I went in with Him one Saturday to the office. I’m looking around thinking to Myself “Why in the heck would ANYBODY want to be or live in this Hellhole?”
I still have the same opinion.
I wish that the NY “extreme conservatives” would move to Flori-duh Real Soon Now!
What we have so far, is the NY extreme LIEberals moving here, and they have imported the very voting pattern that screwed up NY!
C’mon NY Conservatives! We need y’all down here before November, 2014!
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