Cuomo: I guess you extremist pro-lifers can profess your views in New York after all

posted at 12:41 pm on January 21, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo claims that his extemporaneous attack on supposedly “extreme” Republicans got “distorted” by the New York Post. Of course he respects the pro-life and gun-rights Republicans! They just “have no place in New York.”

Oops — there I go, distorting Cuomo again by quoting him, emphasis mine:

You’ve seen that play out in New York, their SAFE act, 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 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 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.

In my column for The Week, I note that these positions are not anywhere as “extreme” as Cuomo argues:

The anti-gay remark, it should be noted, applies to Republicans who hold the same position on same-sex marriage as Barack Obama did until the middle of 2012. And according to most polls, the abortion position is hardly extreme, especially among Republicans. Cuomo is certainly free to consider these positions incorrect and argue for his own positions. Instead, he told the press that he felt those political positions were in essence illegitimate for public consumption.

This is part of a recent trend toward exclusion and blacklisting that used to be … bad. At least, I remember when the entertainment industry lectured us for decades that blacklisting over political and personal beliefs was about as un-American as it gets. These days … not so much:

However, the outrage industry swung into action almost as soon as GQ hit the publish button. Instead of debating [Duck Dynasty star Phil] Robertson on the merits of his argument, or at least on the presentation of 1 Corinthians, people demanded that Robertson get fired for what is basically mainstream Christianity — and the kind of provocative speech that got Robertson hired in the first place. Amazingly, A&E at first buckled under the pressure, announcing that Robertson was indefinitely suspended. That is, Robertson was suspended until A&E viewers made their displeasure known by tuning out. When it became clear that the economics of the situation favored inclusion rather than exclusion, A&E reversed course and reinstated Robertson without losing a frame of Duck Dynasty production.

Now let’s turn our eyes to California, which will hold its gubernatorial election in November. Incumbent Democrat Jerry Brown already has a challenger — Tea Party conservative Assemblyman Tim Donnelly. Donnelly cut an amusing bilingual web ad with Maria Conchita Alonso, best known for her star turn in Moscow on the Hudson. Alonso provided snarky Spanish-language translations for Donnelly’s arguments, including “We’re screwed.”

Cutting an ad for a Tea Party candidate, however much tolerance that exchange displayed, was a bridge too far in San Francisco. Alonso had been cast in a production of The Vagina Monologues, which Alonso would have performed in Spanish. When her producer discovered her support for Donnelly, Alonso lost her job. “We really cannot have her in the show, unfortunately,” producer Eliana Lopez told a local TV station. “Doing what she is doing is against what we believe.” She’s out of work because she endorsed a Republican.

Unfortunately, the blacklist lesson taught by the entertainment industry for so long doesn’t appear to have sunk in for the entertainment industry, but they’re not alone, either. On the opposite coast, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared anti-abortion and gun-rights Republicans not just wrong,but persona non grata. Incensed by Republicans running against his SAFE Act — which was so badly written that it had to be immediately amended to keep from disarming the police and pretty much everyone else — declared opposition to the law “extreme,” and worse.

That’s not to say that this impulse is limited to the Left. We’ve seen plenty of demands from the Right for progressives to get fired over outrageous remarks, too … but those don’t seem to work as well. Besides, the hypocrisy of this occurring in the entertainment industry — especially in Alonso’s case — and the extreme rhetoric coming from a sitting governor that tells mainstream opposition that they have no business in the political mix are both something new, and worth challenging.

Sean Hannity says he can’t wait to get out of New York now:

“Now I want to tell you something – I was born and raised in New York,” Hannity said. “I want you to know that and I can’t wait to get out of here. I really can’t. I don’t want to pay their 10-percent state tax anymore. I live in the second-highest property taxed county in the entire country in Nassau County. I can’t wait to sell my house to somebody who wants it. I can’t wait to pay no state income tax down in Florida or Texas. I haven’t decided yet, but I’m leaning Florida because I like the water and I like to fish.”

“Gov. Cuomo, I’m going to leave and I’m taking all of my money with me – every single solitary penny,” he added. “And by the way governor, because I work here – there’s a whole bunch of people that work for me and benefit because I do two shows. And I guess maybe some of them will be out of work, governor. I’m sure you’ll take care of them.”

Glenn Beck made the same threat, and these declarations serve the effort well to hold Cuomo accountable. I’m not so certain that packing bags for friendlier pastures would be the best response, though. There are lots of good reasons to leave, but Cuomo should be the least of those described above. While it’s not terribly attractive to stay in New York, an exodus of conservatives would mean ceding the field to Cuomo and his angry, immoderate governance. We need to be missionaries in the field, not retreating back to the fortresses.

Update: My colleague Peter Weber at The Week disagrees that Alonso’s firing was a form of blacklisting — although he does agree that it was “dumb”:

Hounding Alonso to quit the production was dumb, though. Debra Saunders at the San Francisco Chronicle is right that while her critics have every legal right to boycott the show and Lopez would have had the right to fire Alonso, “in a tolerant society that values open debate, critics don’t go after someone’s acting career because they want to muzzle her point of view.” Saunders is also correct to note that on the issue at hand, immigration, Alonso’s views aren’t as conservative as Donnelly’s.

It’s also a little self-defeating to try to limit the audience for any production of The Vagina Monologues — the show’s powerful message against sexual abuse and domestic violence and for women’s empowerment only has an impact if people see it, and the more viewers of whatever political persuasion, the better for the people trying to get that message out. Alonso tells Kelly that the play is “fun,” but it’s a message she obviously believes in, too.

But Saunders — and Ed Morrissey, and The American Conservative‘s Rod Dreher, and a bunch of less persuasive conservative writers — are wrong to try to make this out as some sort of reverse “Hollywood blacklist.” It’s not. It’s local activism — the same sort “Miami groups did when artists perceived as pro-Castro wanted to perform in Miami,” notes Lydia Chávez at Mission Local.

The attempt to fire Robertson wasn’t “local activism,” though, and while the effort in Miami was debatable, it also wasn’t aimed at a widespread domestic political movement, either. Nor was it in Cuomo’s case. Be sure to read all of Peter’s essay, and mine too.

Update: Michael Gerson writes that James Madison is spinning in his grave:

Academic liberals tend to regard universities as “our place,” in which others may stay as long as they behave. Now Cuomo has applied this attitude to the whole of the Empire State. From a provost, this is a violation of academic freedom. From a government official, it is an attack on genuine pluralism.

Cuomo is clearly frustrated with opposition to elements of his social agenda (his abortion rights expansion bill was blocked last summer). His life would be easier without a vocal minority of critics. So he is telling various Catholic bishops and priests, Republican politicians and conservative groups that their opinions are outside the norms of state politics. Cuomo has reached an advanced stage of political polarization: regarding one’s democratic opponents as unfit for democracy. I imagine the feeling will now (in some quarters) be returned. And so the spiral continues — sometimes leftward, sometimes rightward, ever downward.

While James Madison would not be surprised, he would not approve. “In all cases where a majority are united by a common interest or passion,” he warned, “the rights of the minority are in danger.” A majority, he argued, can easily become a “faction,” seeking “illicit advantage.” This is dangerous in a democracy, not only because the rights of individuals are important but also because diversity of opinion balances factions against each other. Madison hoped that U.S. leaders would help check the passions of factions rather than inciting them for political advantage, so that “reason, justice and truth can regain their authority over the public mind.”

Cuomo speaks in Albany; Madison spins at Montpelier.

And now Cuomo is spinning, too, trying to argue that he didn’t say what he said.


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What percentage of children do think should be born to single mothers? 95% or what? I hope you don’t call yourself “pro-family”, because you aren’t.

thuja on January 21, 2014 at 2:56 PM

How about all of them. Thank you for acknowledging that the life inside of a woman is a person.

JAGonzo on January 21, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Only in your fantasy did I suggest a fetus is a person. I think that idea is insane.

thuja on January 21, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Cuomo. No. You leave.

FlameWarrior on January 21, 2014 at 3:33 PM

I hope you don’t call yourself “pro-family”, because you aren’t.

thuja on January 21, 2014 at 2:56 PM

No one is really pro-family unless they strongly oppose no-fault divorce.

Marriage died as a meaningful institution when the “Hey, it’s nobody’s fault I’ve decided I’m not going to honor my vows” people managed to redefine it.

Now it’s just another way for government to discriminate for and against people to hand out goodies to buy votes.

Further redefinition shouldn’t have surprised anyone. More is yet to come.

fadetogray on January 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM

the only thing more annoying than hannity is to have his audio automatically play when I open the page. Come on…what’s next, flashing text?

tlynch001 on January 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM

thuja on January 21, 2014 at 3:29 PM

I was going off what you typed. Quit trying to pull a Cuomo.

JAGonzo on January 21, 2014 at 3:36 PM

thuja on January 21, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Between 22-25 weeks it is viable outside the womb.

Zomcon JEM on January 21, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Bmore on January 21, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Pray tell, how?

Al in St. Lou on January 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Rush Limbaugh moved out of NY a long time ago. I would expect Hannity and Beck not just to move their lips alone….

psychocyber on January 21, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Beck moved to Texas a long time ago—at least that’s what he stated on his Fox News show.

Al in St. Lou on January 21, 2014 at 4:26 PM

What Gov. Andrew Cuomo said is just plain un-American.

He is a disgusting bigot for claiming that people who hold political views which differ from his, “have no place in the State of New York.” And, his statements are significantly worse than they would be coming from some other intolerant lefty bigot, precisely because he is the Governor. As such, he personally embodies the authority of the State.

As a matter of fact, his statement declaring such a high level of intolerance for people who merely hold differing political views seems to me to be a pretty solid basis for impeachment of the Governor, given his sworn obligation to uphold both the NY State and Federal Constitutions.

Notice that he did not limit his disparaging remarks to those who physically act out in some way on the basis of their political views — the three specified ones which are different than his.

For one example, many people believe as a matter of personal religious conviction that abortion is fundamentally wrong. What Cuomo said was that if you merely believe that, and express that view point, you are not welcome in the State of New York! Yet the State of New York has some of the strongest constitutional guarantees regarding individual religious liberty of any State in the United States!

Note that he did not limit his disgraceful comments to commenting about persons who committed or undertook what he (or other law enforcement officials) might think are unacceptable acts taken as a consequence of their beliefs. What he said was that merely holding and expressing such beliefs was enough in his mind for he and his followers to conclude that the person was persona non grata in the Empire State!

In part, the NY State Constitution provides:

§3. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed in this state to all humankind; and no person shall be rendered incompetent to be a witness on account of his or her opinions on matters of religious belief . . . (etc.)

and

§11. No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of this state or any subdivision thereof. No person shall, because of race, color, creed or religion, be subjected to any discrimination in his or her civil rights by any other person or by any firm, corporation, or institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of the state. (my emphasis added)

As the Governor, Mr. Cuomo officially speaks for the State, and for the people of the State. His disgraceful statements fly in the face of those and other constitutional guarantees, and they can plainly be seen as threatening declarations against anyone who holds such religious views — i.e., by openly telling them that they have no place being in the State of New York!

I honestly never thought I’d see the day that a Governor or President would so openly declare such a high level of intolerance for the mere holding and/or expression of political views. Seems to me the liberals in this country have come full circle from the days when they so freely accused virtually everyone in sight of being a bigot of one form or another.

That man is an out-and-out thug.

Trochilus on January 21, 2014 at 5:04 PM

We need to be missionaries in the field, not retreating back to the fortresses.

“And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town.” – Matt. 10:14

While it’s not terribly attractive to stay in New York, an exodus of conservatives would mean ceding the field to Cuomo and his angry, immoderate governance.

It wouldn’t be our problem at that point. Let NY destroy itself like CA is. We’ve tried warning them, they have no interest in listening.

ncconservative on January 21, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Gee, thanks, Cuomo.

I don’t even like to think about your state. You communist jackasses are ruining the state. Enjoy detroit 2.0.

dogsoldier on January 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Well, there goes any shot Cuomo had at the White House. This is like Mitten’s “47%” remark on steroids.

Doughboy on January 21, 2014 at 1:24 PM

The worst trouble he’ll face is from the progressives, for backing away from his original comment. They were all peeing their onesies in excitement over the fact that the governor was “finally standing up to them“. As far as they’re concerned he caved to the “Tealiban”, and they will be enraged.

Gator Country on January 21, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Cardinal Dolan announced that he is moving St. Patrick’s Cathedral to NJ, just for spite.

But he realized it would make more sense to just ex-communicate Andy.

And it would speak volumes, without costing a dime.

Wander on January 21, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Cuomo lives in a bubble.

CWchangedhisNicagain on January 21, 2014 at 5:51 PM

We need to be missionaries in the field, not retreating back to the fortresses.

The way Lot stuck around Sodom.

de rigueur on January 21, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Cardinal Dolan and other church officials have no credibility by their continued cowardice. Cuomo, Pelosi, Biden et al must all be publicly excommunicated and more. The hatred and demagoguery will only get worse with the continued acquiescence and appeasement of this noxious behavior antagonist to church teaching.

I am a lifelong catholic.

matthew8787 on January 21, 2014 at 6:32 PM

You know you can turn that off very easily and never be bothered by it ever again, right?

Bmore on January 21, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Okay, I’ll bite. How do you do that? (If the answer begins with “install Linux”, don’t bother posting…)

shoutingboy on January 21, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Go *Fc7K yourself

TX-96 on January 21, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Yes New Yorkers, please stay put. The rest of the nation hates you.

Mr. Arrogant on January 21, 2014 at 7:05 PM

If it were not for rampant hypocrisy, the libs would have nothing at all.

GarandFan on January 21, 2014 at 7:21 PM

While it’s not terribly attractive to stay in New York, an exodus of conservatives would mean ceding the field to Cuomo and his angry, immoderate governance. We need to be missionaries in the field, not retreating back to the fortresses.

Go right ahead, Ed.

As for me and my house, I will not abide an evil ruler (a ruler anointed by God to dispense justice) as long as I have the means to flee his sword.

AH_C on January 21, 2014 at 7:27 PM

…where is libfreeorgan?…declaring that Andy Cuomo has a pretty mouth!

KOOLAID2 on January 21, 2014 at 7:51 PM

and the extreme rhetoric coming from a sitting governor that tells mainstream opposition that they have no business in the political mix are both something new, and worth challenging.

It is not new in history. It is because he felt safe making the comment

Cuomo lives in a bubble.

CWchangedhisNicagain on January 21, 2014 at 5:51 PM

This is the real story. Cuomo felt safe making the remark. He adjusted only when there was pushback. The pushback is limited even now.

Bloomberg had been treating New Yorkers like eunuchs for a long time. No big Gulps. No trans fats. Calories must be displayed . No salt shakers. People gripe, but most go along. They just finished a mayoral campaign of sex freaks and marxists. The New Mayor is trashing opposition, declaring victory for the Red Guard. First things first: free the Horses in Central Park.

Cuomo was riding this wave. He retreated in words, but I doubt he will change his political decisions. The majorities are so huge, except for tourism, he would not have apologized. NYC is one of the main landing pads for wealthy Chinese looking to hide cash. Cuomo doesnt need the ones he told to get lost. Borders, nation – old. Globalosm, majority – rule. With those metrics Cuomo can get the numbers to not have to say he is sorry

entagor on January 21, 2014 at 8:08 PM

No one is really pro-family unless they strongly oppose no-fault divorce.

fadetogray on January 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Agreed.

After that there was no sustainable status quo, and defending “the way things happen to be now” was as meaningful as defending the status quo of a building that’s been decisively undermined. You can let it continue to collapse or intervene to prop it up and re-establish some foundations; “let it stand as it is” is not an option.

David Blue on January 21, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Why does Cuomo hate babies?

…and think of all the little unborn ones.

Sure sounds a lot like a WAR ON WOMEN!!!

PappyD61 on January 21, 2014 at 8:24 PM

I’m a libertarian and i work in hollywood. I know that there’s no way my family could survive if others knew my political beliefs. It’s difficult because there are so many outspoken progressive who call themselves liberal but they are more intolerant than anyone I’ve ever met. I’ve never heard the n-word spoken so much than out of the mouths of self professed liberals. And the 0.01% elite that criticize the 1% yet I’ve seen these people fire others like personal assistants for getting sick or having a family member die and having to leave town for a week.

That is why I never call progressives liberal. There is nothing liberal about them.

dougless on January 21, 2014 at 8:39 PM

This how the Indians punished the colonists too: by moving away.

David Blue on January 21, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Is Cuomo a Liberal? Of course he is!! So Liberals believe what Cuomo does? Of course they do!! Most Liberals don’t say what Cuomo said, but they really do think it. I’m sure Cuomo would like a legislature made up of only Democrats so he could do what Obama did, in his first 2 years. I, for one believe, if there’s any way to get republicans elected in New York, it’s to allow Liberals to pass their agenda. Of course I could be wrong and New York could end up like California, but the point is liberal policies are not good, sound policies.

The pity is, my daughter lives in New York and she and my grandchildren will have to suffer through this. Oh well, they can always move closer to home, that would make mama happy.

bflat879 on January 21, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Like Hannity said on Greta this evening, people are sick and tired of the taxes and the regulations (and corruption and mismanagement I would add) in NYC and they’re leaving in droves. NYC is going to be the next Detroit. Stuff it, Cuomo.

scalleywag on January 21, 2014 at 9:11 PM

That’s not to say that this impulse is limited to the Left. We’ve seen plenty of demands from the Right for progressives to get fired over outrageous remarks, too … but those don’t seem to work as well.

Ed and his stupid attempts to always be even handed is at it again. He should rename himself Bill O’Reilly. The Right doesn’t do this nearly as much as the Left, and much of what the Right does is based on efforts to hold the Left to their own standards.

besser tot als rot on January 21, 2014 at 9:11 PM

While it’s not terribly attractive to stay in New York, an exodus of conservatives would mean ceding the field to Cuomo and his angry, immoderate governance. We need to be missionaries in the field, not retreating back to the fortresses.

I dunno, Ed. Sometimes it’s better to choose battles/hills to die on wisely and cut losses. A bunch of solid conservatives moving to other parts only strengthens the area they move to.

Let NY fall. It’s good to have a strong example of poor liberal policies and ideology.

kim roy on January 21, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Start the exodus. Let the little shit beg.

Bmore on January 21, 2014 at 9:27 PM

shoutingboy on January 21, 2014 at 6:32 PM

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Bmore on January 21, 2014 at 9:31 PM

I find Cuomos remarks al the more insane when juxtaposed to all those…

Come to New York….a great place for business..

blah, blah, blah TV ads….and then spewing this rot.

Twana on January 21, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Al in St. Lou on January 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Lolz! Sorry Al for the slow response. See above.

Bmore on January 21, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Just escape New York snake plisken was right

jaywemm on January 21, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Hannity didn’t even ask father Martin why the church will not excommunicate cuomo for advancing public policies inimical to Catholic Church teaching. More cowardice and appeasement.

matthew8787 on January 21, 2014 at 10:16 PM

The Right doesn’t do this nearly as much as the Left, and much of what the Right does is based on efforts to hold the Left to their own standards.

besser tot als rot on January 21, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Your second point is more important.

The right is so whipped that if all its calls to fire people were heeded leftism would only dominate more consistently.

David Blue on January 21, 2014 at 10:39 PM

With an invitation like that, how could anyone resist?

flataffect on January 21, 2014 at 10:49 PM

While it’s not terribly attractive to stay in New York, an exodus of conservatives would mean ceding the field to Cuomo and his angry, immoderate governance.

And when all the lefties are in there, we build a wall with razor-tape and futuristic cops on the wall, with helicopters and assault weapons that patrol the harbor, and mine the harbor; and we put Isaac Hayes in charge of them. Then…The President, played by Donald Pleasance, has his plane crashed on Manhattan (by a lefty freak, of course)…and Lee Van Cleef sends Kurt Russell to go get the President out.

Only this time, On accident, “Snake” runs out of time, and in a weird “Failsafe” crossover, Henry Fonda and Larry Hagman nuke NYC, just to show the Russians that we’re sorry, and didn’t really mean it. …Thereby destroying all the lefties in NY Prison.

Somebody get me Michael Bay on the phone… Or John Carpenter, if Bay’s not available.

a5minmajor on January 21, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Armenians have no place in Turkey (Enver Pasha, 1915)

Intellectuals have no place in Russia (Vladimir Lenin, 1919)

Jews have no place in Germany (Adolph Hitler, 1933)

Ethiopians have no place in Ethiopia (Benito Mussolini, 1935)

Republicans have no place in Spain (Francisco Franco, 1936)

Capitalists have no place in China (Mao Tse-Tung, 1945)

Christians have no place in North Korea (Kim Il Sung, 1948)

Khmer have no place in Cambodia (Pol Pot, 1975)

Kurds have no place in Iraq (Saddam Hussein, 1988)

Christians have no place in North Korea (Kim Jong Il, 2001)
…………………
Conservatives had no place in New York (Andrew Cuomo, 2014)

and the beat-down goes on

TimeOnTarget on January 21, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Progressive Liberals are all about ‘tolerance’…until they are in control…then they seek to put an end to freedom of speech, seek to force everyone to adhere to their views, and seek to ban or completely exterminate any views other than their own.

easyt65 on January 21, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Unless there’s footage of this jackass engulfed in a belching fireball of ever-brightening flames….screaming as he’s charred like a burnt marshmallow………

PLEASE Refrain From EVER Posting This Yapping Pap Smear of Protoplasm – EVER!!

williamg on January 22, 2014 at 2:30 AM

It should be noted that Cuomo was speaking of Republican candidates in the state, not citizens. He was saying they can’t win in the state.

He’s a leftist jerk and was being insulting, but he never said right to life or conservative people have no place there.

What he said is certainly bad enough and deserving of ridicule and rebuke. But taking words out of context to put a different meaning to them is what the left does, it is not what we do. And we should not start.

Adjoran on January 22, 2014 at 2:33 AM

Can someone please explain what “anti-gay” means?

the_souse on January 22, 2014 at 3:03 AM

Good, his little jihad failed … now it’s okay for pro life supporters to live alongside of anti life libtards!
Leftists are a disturbed bunch.

kregg on January 22, 2014 at 6:39 AM

We need to be missionaries in the field, not retreating back to the fortresses.

Did you ever see Escape from New York?

And, if you want to go all missionary, swing through and hold revival meetings in Chautauqua during the summer. That used to be a bit thing, back in the day. Perhaps it can be revived… if you are doing the missionary bit you can preach to them and still not live amongst them. Explain, in exquisite detail what it is like to live WITHOUT high taxes and WITHOUT government trying to tell you what to do. You can’t do that coming from NY but you can after having moved from it – these are the people to be missionaries: they speak the language in a way only the Natives can appreciate. Once you get a solid community and movement going, THEN you can think about that living amongst them bit.

I left the People’s Republic of New York and if you want to live there to preach to the natives all I have to say is: you first.

And make sure the Polish Mafia doesn’t turn you into smoked kielbasa, OK?

ajacksonian on January 22, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Attention, Donald Trump – run and beat this classless governor. Should be easy picking.

Amazingoly on January 22, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Cuomo is an idiot.He really stepped into it with Hannity
7,000 posts over at Breitbart.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2014/01/20/Hannity-to-Flee-High-Tax-New-York-for-Florida-or-Texas

rodguy911 on January 22, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Only in your fantasy did I suggest a fetus is a person. I think that idea is insane.

thuja on January 21, 2014 at 3:29 PM

fe·tus

/ˈfētəs/

noun

noun: fetus; plural noun: fetuses; noun: foetus; plural noun: foetuses

1.

an unborn offspring of a mammal, in particular an unborn human baby more than eight weeks after conception.

Cherokee on January 22, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Can someone please explain what “anti-gay” means?

the_souse on January 22, 2014 at 3:03 AM

It means you don’t loudly celebrate daily the fact that a few twisted men get their jollies sticking their thingies in other guys’ butts.

CurtZHP on January 22, 2014 at 7:50 AM

While it’s not terribly attractive to stay in New York, an exodus of conservatives would mean ceding the field to Cuomo and his angry, immoderate governance. We need to be missionaries in the field, not retreating back to the fortresses.

Rather than being “a missionary in the field” I’ll choose the Clint Eastwood make my day dirtbag method. Its all the hard left understands. Anything else is seen as weakness which the left always expoloits.They only respect a force greater than theirs.

rodguy911 on January 22, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Hannity should move to Michigan or Ohio, they need jobs and more conservatives in the state would actually have a chance of making a difference in electoral votes and many local elections.

Boudica on January 22, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Hannity should move to Michigan or Ohio, they need jobs and more conservatives in the state would actually have a chance of making a difference in electoral votes and many local elections.

Boudica on January 22, 2014 at 8:14 AM

He’s sick of the cold weather and already has a second home in SW Fla.
Plues he likes Saltwater fishing. SW Fla. infested with old people and more and more third worlders.The economy of SW Fla.has been down for some time as well.
He will wind up in Texas. Its the future for conservatives.
Fla. sucks big time. Wasn’t alwsy like that but it is now.

rodguy911 on January 22, 2014 at 8:29 AM

It should be noted that Cuomo was speaking of Republican candidates in the state, not citizens. He was saying they can’t win in the state.

He’s a leftist jerk and was being insulting, but he never said right to life or conservative people have no place there.

Adjoran on January 22, 2014 at 2:33 AM

That is not true. You’re just repeating the liberal talking points. He was talking about citizens and just like the Commie in Chief calls anyone who doesn’t agree with his fascist policies an extremist.

Buttercup on January 22, 2014 at 8:42 AM

“Click. Now you’s can’t leave.”

SAMinVA on January 22, 2014 at 8:45 AM

You can profess your views, for now. Finished it for him.

Kissmygrits on January 22, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Only in your fantasy did I suggest a fetus is a person. I think that idea is insane.

thuja on January 21, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Flat-earther thuja denies science. A simple DNA test proves YOU are the one insane.

dominigan on January 22, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Only in your fantasy did I suggest a fetus is a person. I think that idea is insane.

thuja on January 21, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Well, you did call it a child, and placed it in the context of a mother and a family, all prior to its birth.

The Schaef on January 22, 2014 at 9:11 AM

What percentage of children do think should be born to single mothers? 95% or what? I hope you don’t call yourself “pro-family”, because you aren’t.

thuja on January 21, 2014 at 2:56 PM

So now being a single parent is suddenly a bad thing, after decades of trying to condition society to accept it as noble and inspiring, a la Wendy Davis (allegedly)?

After decades of marginalizing the institution of traditional marriage, now suddenly a child needs a mother and a father.

If you think I am going to have any sympathy for your position based on the notion of abortion as a salve for single parenthood, you’ve got a long wait ahead of you; progressives dug this grave and mocked conservatives for questioning whether there might be a better use for shovels.

The Schaef on January 22, 2014 at 9:19 AM

So cuomo is a typical liberal fascist.

deportation of any who disagree with the offical govt policy.

no dissent allowed.
so much for the party of tolerance and diversity

dems show zero tolerance at any who diversify, no debate its insults and banishments.

just another rich liberal fasist its his way or the highway.

what will he demand next from new yorkers
they stand up and give a salute of seig heil when he enters a room?

sniffles1999 on January 22, 2014 at 10:40 AM

TimeOnTarget on January 21, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Here are a few more:

Kulaks (i.e., “those who oppose us”) have no place in Russia, or the Ukraine (Josef Stalin, 1929)

Ukrainians have no place in the Ukraine (Josef Stalin, 1930-32)

Trochilus on January 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Schmuck.

mojo on January 22, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Cuomo has no place being governor of New York State. He is another mental midget from Queens put into power by his father and coddled by president Clinton.

His wikipedia article says:

“Some believe that (his HUD leadership) helped lead to the current subprime mortgage crisis”

Yes, the biggest national financial reverse in history.

Why is he in charge of anything?

virgo on January 23, 2014 at 1:28 AM

What he really means is that you can stay if you contribute more to our tax revenues than an Ethiopian taxi cab driver.

NoPain on January 23, 2014 at 1:32 AM

“We need to be missionaries in the field, not retreating back to the fortresses.”

Wrong. When your home is turned into a crap-hole by politicians and fuzzy thinking liberals, get out.

Starve the beast, still the best answer.

We can pick up the pieces and make fortunes rebuilding only AFTER they collapse.

These liberal strongholds can’t be overwhelmed by voting at the ballot box, but only by voting with the feet.

Meremortal on January 23, 2014 at 10:18 AM

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