Cuomo: Pro-life people have “no place in the state of New York”

posted at 7:31 pm on January 17, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

Forty-eight percent of Americans and all priests and nuns are no longer welcome in the Empire State, according to its governor. Delivering a monologue on Republicans with all the hyperbole of an MSNBC anchor and none of the charm, Cuomo offered this:

You have a schism within the Republican Party. … They’re searching to define their soul, that’s what’s going on. Is the Republican party in this state a moderate party or is it an extreme conservative party? That’s what they’re trying to figure out. It’s a mirror of what’s going on in Washington. The gridlock in Washington is less about Democrats and Republicans. It’s more about extreme Republicans versus moderate Republicans.

… You’re seeing that play out in New York. … The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act — it was voted for by moderate Republicans who run the Senate! 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.

If they’re moderate Republicans like in the Senate right now, who control the Senate — moderate Republicans have a place in their state. George Pataki was governor of this state as a moderate Republican; but not what you’re hearing from them on the far right.”

He at least uses the liberal pejoratives for those who are pro-2nd Amendment and oppose gay marriage. “Right to life” he uses as if it’s offensive on its face. As Life News notes, he leans heavily on the President Barack tactic to simply declare everyone who disagrees with your positions in the slightest “extreme,” even if many of those people are your constituents. But how extreme is the pro-life position, even in a blue state like New York? Unlike, say, gay marriage, the polling on abortion restrictions, particularly second and third trimesters, regularly and overwhelmingly favors the more conservative position.

Cuomo spent much of 2013 trying to pass a Reproductive Health Act that moved the opposite direction of abortion legislation in states like Texas and North Carolina. He took from the Dr. Gosnell’s House of Horrors story that, hey, who shouldn’t be able to perform abortions, huh? The legislation, which was stuck into a broader Women’s Equality Act, stalled in the Senate because of its abortion provisions and under strong fire from the state’s bishops, who apparently are also no longer welcome in New York.

One 2013 poll, commissioned by the Chiaroscuro Foundation found, just as in the rest of the country, though many consider themselves pro-choice, they are very open to restrictions to abortion in the second and third trimesters and think abortions are already accessible enough in their state. A few of the questions lean on the prejudicial, but the bent of the electorate is clear:

The findings conclude that an overwhelming majority of New Yorkers support sensible restrictions on abortions, with eighty percent (80%) opposing unlimited abortion through the ninth month of pregnancy and seventy-five percent (75%) opposing changes in current law so that someone other than a doctor can perform an abortion.”

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Bmore on January 19, 2014 at 9:40 AM

When are liberals going to admit that their goal is to decimate the birth rates of minorities?

Meremortal on January 19, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Clearly, the Governor of New York wants Pro-Life folks to leave his state. So, move South. Heck, New York needs less representation in Congress anyway.

olesparkie on January 19, 2014 at 10:41 AM

You can come to Florida, but remember its still Florida, dont try and change into NY beach, I got alot of friends from NY here that love it. But then I occassionally hear the “why cant you do “X” like its done in New York?”. I answer “cause you guys have proven you suck at it doing “X” 1st”. :P

ninjacoastie on January 19, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Cuomo: Pro-life people have “no place in the state of New York”

I’ll be generous and not misconstrue this hyper-partisan bigot’s inflammatory remarks as advocating for his own death.

locomotivebreath1901 on January 19, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Cuomo: Pro-life people have “no place in the state of New York”

But pro-death people do!

Meremortal on January 19, 2014 at 1:53 PM

So, if anyone from outside the hyper-progressive state of NY would like to share their “emotions” with our darling Cuomo, I shall provide a list of NY towns, corresponding zips and telephone area codes and prefixes. A NY address is required to contact him. Just add any ol’ street address, 24 Oak St. for example, and complete the phone number with any four numbers that you like, this will allow you to easily complete the required fields on the contact form. You will need to enter a email addy, I just use a free email account that I have for this express purpose.

After filling in the required fields on the form, PLEASE feel free to let Cuomo know exactly how you feel about his remarks!

Afton – 13730, area code (607) 693 –

Alden – 14004, area code (716) 937-

Batavia – 14020, area code (585) 345 –

Canandaigua – 14424, area code (585) 396 –

Deerpark – 12729, area code (845)

GrandeMe on January 19, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Oops – Deerpark tele prefix is 856.

GrandeMe on January 19, 2014 at 2:08 PM

A Socialist Statist with a Final Solution?

Keep voting democrat!

Murphy9 on January 19, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Pro-life people may not have a place in New York,but I guarantee these baby killers have a special place in hell!

redware on January 19, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Turds shouldn’t be governors either, but sometimes that’s just the way it goes, eh Super Mario.

gordo on January 19, 2014 at 8:29 PM

A 3.5B renovation of LaGuardia Airport was just announced. Will Catholics be allowed to use the airport Governor?

diogenes on January 19, 2014 at 9:29 PM

The Molech Party

Cuomo is just whoring for the 2016 nomination of it.

PappyD61 on January 20, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Cuomo is nothing more than an untalented, unimpressive despot.

The state is losing population and businesses under his governorship and his lack of leadership is the reason.

Cuomo has indeed taken a page out of Barack Obama’s book. He has tried to trade on the states former glory, ultimately destroying it and seeks to turn people against each other as a distraction for his misdeeds.

Cuomo does not value life or liberty. He despises it and tries to hide that contempt from the voters.

Cuomo passed the so-called SAFE Act in the middle of the night, in collusion with legislators to keep the people’s voice from being heard. Now he calls people’s personal freedom to choose life over death or perhaps to voice their opinion against gay marriage- “extreme”?

What is “extreme” are government servants who believe themselves to be kings and the weakling, conformist voters that continue to elect them. New York is no longer a state- it is a fiefdom.

Marcus Traianus on January 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM

This Governor wants the White House so bad he can taste it and is playing every card trick to get him there.

mixplix on January 21, 2014 at 9:17 AM