When somebody says of a modern-day politician that he or she was a champion of tolerance, that’s just a euphemism for they accomplished nothing.
In the wake of the death of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, that’s exactly what he accomplished.
Obama on Thursday praised former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo as an “unflinching voice for tolerance, fairness and opportunity.”
Further Obama said Cuomo was “a determined champion of progressive values…also a voice for dignity and inclusiveness.”
Cuomo did nothing but “act the part.” He was a wonderful progressive, a code word for communist.
In a speech he gave in September 1984, titled “Religious Belief and Public Morality: A Catholic Governor’s Perspective,” Cuomo put compared good Catholics to politicians and attorneys, as he condoned killing innocent children:
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“I do not speak as a theologian; I do not have that competence. I do not speak as a philosopher; to suggest that I could, would be to set a new record for false pride. I don’t presume to speak as a “good” person except in the ontological sense of that word. My principal credential is that I serve in a position that forces me to wrestle with the problems you’ve come here to study and debate.”
“I am by training a lawyer and by practice a politician. Both professions make me suspect in many quarters, including among some of my own co-religionists. Maybe there’s no better illustration of the public perception of how politicians unite their faith and their profession than the story they tell in New York about “Fishhooks” McCarthy, a famous Democratic leader on the lower East Side, and right-hand man to Al Smith.
“Fishhooks” the story goes, was devout. So devout that every morning on his way to Tammany Hall to do his political work, he stopped into St. James Church on Oliver Street in downtown Manhattan, fell on his knees, and whispered the same simple prayer: “Oh, Lord, give me health and strength. We’ll steal the rest.””
“The Catholic public official lives the political truth most Catholics through most of American history have accepted and insisted on: the truth that to assure our freedom we must allow others the same freedom, even if occasionally it produces conduct by them which we would hold to be sinful.”
“We know that the price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that they might some day force theirs on us.”
Is it any wonder that Cuomo’s son Andrew Cuomo, currently the sitting Governor of New York said not long ago that “right to lifers” are not welcome in New York.
Cuomo and the Democrats ARE Fishhook! All they do is STEAL!
I “crap” you not, here is what is shown as the highlights of Cuomo’s life and career:
Born: June 15, 1932, in Queens, New York
Graduated: St. John’s University and St. John’s law school
1972: Mediates public housing dispute in Forest Hills
1977: Runs unsuccessfully for New York City mayor, losing to Ed Koch
1982: Beats Koch in race for governor. Re-elected in 1986, 1990
1984: Address to Democratic National Convention raises his national profile
1988, 1992: Stays out of presidential race despite calls for him to run
1994: Loses bid for fourth term to Republican George Pataki
2014: Last appearance on election night in November, when he joined his son Andrew on stage to celebrate Andrew’s re-election as governor.
It doesn’t take much to be canonized as a Democrat, that’s for sure! With that record it’s surprising the man was never PRESIDENT!
Cuomo’s career was a success when measured by how he set himself and his sons up for power and wealth.