My family emigrated from Italy to the United States at the turn of the century and settled in Brooklyn, NY.
Mom and Dad met, married, and after five of six children were born, moved to Long Island where one more sister was born. The whole immediate family was born, raised and contributed mightily to the economy of New York State.
Now after 50 + years of living, working, raising children and paying exorbitant taxes, my siblings and I find out from the governor that, none of us, including most of our spouses, and pretty much all of our children, are welcome in the state where we were born and raised.
Why? Because according to Andrew, the son of former Governor Mario Cuomo, a man the late radio talk show host Bob Grant called a “sfaccimme,” Christian, conservative, pro-life, pro-traditional marriage and Second Amendment adherents “have no place in the state of New York.”
During a recent radio interview, Andrew, who clearly has not taken inventory of the Democrat Party lately, expressed the opinion that thanks to conservatives the Republican Party is divided.
Mr. Cuomo said it this way:
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.
In other words, Andrew would rather people Barack Obama defined as “bitter clingers” pick another state, pack up and relocate.
Then, after realizing that his expressing his true feelings cause a backlash, Andrew backtracked claiming words that were very clear to understand were “distorted.”
In an attempt to ice over the steaming pile of hateful rhetoric that spewed forth from his progressive orifice, Mr. Governor followed up his remarks with an open letter to the New York Post where he feebly attempted to explain himself.
The letter said that when he said “extreme conservatives… have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are,” what he really meant was that “an extreme right candidate cannot win statewide because this is a politically moderate state (either moderate Republican or moderate Democratic).”
Sorry to say, but that excuse, Mr. Governor, is absolute hooey!
“In the same response [during the radio interview], the governor went on to say ‘it is fine’ to be anti-gun control, and anti-choice — as he respects both positions.”
Based on his attempt at explaining his faux pas, Cuomo must be learning well from live-in lover “Semi-Homemade” Sandra Lee. By mixing 70 percent pre-packaged products and 30 percent fresh items, Sarah made a career for herself passing off boxed food as home cooking.
In like manner, Cuomo is now trying to pass off his statement as something it is not by mixing together 30% untruth and 70% outright lies.
Yeah sure, the son of the “sfaccimme” claims to “respect both positions.”
But if not for the loss of tax monies, Andrew Cuomo would probably prefer if extreme right New Yorkers took their guns, babies, and heterosexual marriages and went to live somewhere else.