Gov. Cuomo has a message for conservative Republicans — you don’t belong in New York.
Cuomo said Friday that members of the GOP with “extreme” views are creating an identity crisis for their party and represent a bigger worry than Democrats such as himself.
“Their problem isn’t me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves,” the governor said on Albany’s The Capitol Pressroom radio show.
“Who are the they? Right to life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay — if that’s who they are, they have no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
[Editor’s note: Supporting traditional marriage is not anti-gay and pro-life is not an oddity which is what Cuomo is implying. I guess you could say he is telling Catholics to leave NY]
He added that moderate Republicans, such as those in the state senate, “have a place in their state.”
Cuomo hammered Republican activists whose views he said were out of step with the majority of New Yorkers and said the Republican party has to back moderates to have any hope of winning seats in this fall’s elections.
“You have a schism within the Republican Party,” Cuomo observed. “They’re searching to define their soul. That’s what’s going on …It’s a mirror of what’s going on in Washington.”
Listen to the following audio clip:
The IRS, under the Obama Administration, systematically targeted conservative Americans who spoke out against Obama’s leftist policies.
The governor of New York has basically told conservatives to get out of New York. That’s a pretty frightening thing to hear coming from an elected official directed at American citizens.
This is exactly how the hatred towards Jews started in NAZI Germany. A select group of people were singled out as unacceptable due to their religious beliefs. Now a group of people are being targeted due to their political beliefs.
The hair on the back of my neck stood up when I heard Cuomo telling conservatives they are not welcomed here! I have lived longer in New York than Cuomo has been alive! This is America and I will live any damn place I want to live!!!