Democrat Governor from New York Andrew Cuomo made controversial remarks toward conservatives on a radio interview with WCNY host Susan Arbetter.
Governor Cuomo, referring to the conservatives, stated, “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 Governor Cuomo’s office are in full crisis mode, trying to redirect the heavy fire they’ve received since that radio interview incredibly stating, “The governor did not say that.”
Cuomo’s office conveyed that the governor stated in the interview “it is fine” to oppose gun control measures, to be anti-abortion, and adding “he respects both positions.”
In the radio interview he went on a rant about conservatives,”You have the Republican Party searching for identity; they are searching to define their soul. That is what is going on. It is the Republican Party that is it a moderate party or is it a conservative party? Their problem is not me and democrats, their problem is themselves.”
According to Cuomo’s office his remarks have been taken out of context.
The governor didn’t seem to understand that the Republican Party, unlike the Democratic Party, emphasizes individual thought based upon a set of principles. Unlike the monolithic-thinking Democratic Party, conservatives view party politics much like a marriage. That is, if there are no arguments or disagreement within a marriage, then there is something wrong with that marriage.
Cuomo, who has aspirations of running for President, particularly if Hillary Clinton does not, is finding himself alone in his defense. Not a single liberal wouldn’t denounce the governor’s comments as pure intolerance. However, as was the case with Phil Robertson just weeks ago, it would appear that progressivism, in practice, is just that.