Governor Andrew Cuomo D-NY is really no different than your standard run of the mill Democrat. He’s not considered to be a big thinker, and is certainly not considered to have statesmen gravitas, or even to be particularly honest. He has basically built his career on the reputation of his father. Having said that, he’s really no better of worse than most. He’s just common.
Which is to say, he’s a liberal who is not afraid to be obviously hypocritical if it serves his needs. Evidently Monday was a day in which intellectual honesty wasn’t a consideration for His Honor. As The Blaze reports, Cuomo was in Manhattan on Monday and his remarks got some attention on Twitter: (The Blaze)
“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) was in Manhattan on Monday speaking about the importance of the “Raise the Age” initiative, a movement seeking to abolish laws in New York and North Carolina that require any minor who is 16 or 17 to be charged as an adult in criminal cases. During his speech, Cuomo’s official Twitter account tweeted some of the quotes from his speech. One particular quote, however, got some unwanted attention. “The answer is unity. The answer is love. The answer is compassion. That’s what made New York, New York,” Cuomo’s account tweeted.”
As The Blaze reports, “The line was highlighting the importance of equality in the criminal justice system and that New Yorkers should be united in love and compassion. But the tone was quite a bit different from what he’s previously said, especially when talking about conservatives.”
The problem? The Blaze explains:
“In 2014, Cuomo said that conservatives who are “extreme” by being pro-life, pro-Second Amendment or against same-sex marriage “have no place in the state of New York,” according to the Washington Times. So naturally,”
This de facto expulsion of Americans still concerned and convinced of the righteousness of the pro-life position, the constitutional soundness of the second amendment, and the moral value of traditional marriage, is now the Democrat standard. Howard Dean, former Democratic Party Chairman was quoted recently while speaking to this exact issue: (Wash Times)
During a March 2 segment of the program, MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough observed, “Those were guys that you just couldn’t beat in the South when you weren’t running too far left on guns, on God, on abortion, on all of these other social issues. Can the Democratic Party ever have a big enough tent to have people who were progressive on economic issues and conservative on social issues in their party again? He asked Mr. Dean.
Mr Dean’s answer is eerily similar to Gov. Cuomo’s answer:
“No. Because the young generation isn’t that way,” Mr. Dean, a former Vermont governor replied. “I think the old left/right is an anachronism. It exists in Washington. It exists in the media. Young people don’t think that way. “They are not ideological,” Mr. Dean added. “They are extremely interested in social justice, so we are never going back to maybe making compromises on abortion.”
While recent polling does suggest attitudinal permissiveness toward gay marriage, it does not reflect that same permissive attitude toward abortion. As a matter of fact, most Americans have opposition to abortion. (Real Clear Politics)
Abortion may be a women’s issue, but not in the way that the media and some politicians would like us to believe. Far from seeing abortion as a sacrosanct right to be defended, the overwhelming majority of women in this country want abortion restricted, and don’t want it funded by tax dollars. A majority also think it is morally wrong and that it causes more harm than good to women in the long run. Such a statement isn’t guesswork, or based on anecdotal evidence. It is a fact, proven by the newly released survey on abortion from The Marist Poll. As it has for past nine years, this annual poll on abortion in America, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, again shows just how extreme and outside the mainstream that abortion advocacy, and the resistance to restrictions, really is. If politicians really want to show that they trust American women, then they should follow the advice of the overwhelming majority of us and restrict abortion in meaningful ways. This means supporting the president’s action to ban funding of abortion internationally, which is supported by 83 percent of women, and same percentage of all Americans.”
It seems safe to surmise the liberal progressive Socialist Democratic Party now wants to loudly clarify their opinion of those deplorable bitter clingers who are unwelcome inside the big rainbow tent. But, when they need to trot out their love and inclusiveness tripe in order to attempt to achieve yet another liberal agenda, hypocrisy be damned, hey: laissez les bons temps rouler.