In a recent statement, Cuomo suggested that conservatives “have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed his support of that sentiment during his appearance at the U.S. Conference of Mayors this week.
“I stand by that 100 percent,” he said, contending that he understood Cuomo’s “remarks to say that an extremist attitude that continues the reality of violence in our communities or an extremist attitude that denies the rights of women does not represent the views of New York State.”
Of course, the gun control policies he supports are contributing to community violence; and the demand for looser abortion laws is denying the right of millions of potential women to ever enter the world. Such facts, however, only complicate de Blasio’s tenuous argument against conservative values.
In typical leftist fashion, he resorted to vitriolic rhetoric meant to encourage a visceral hatred of those on the political right.
Speaking as though he represents the views of all New York residents, he lambasted conservatives by saying that “the people in New York State and the people of New York City reject extremist views against a woman’s right to choose and in favor of the proliferation of guns in our society.”
While it is true that he was elected after running a campaign based on the truly extremist values of his socialist past, millions of New Yorkers disagree with the prevailing leftist culture within the Empire State.
After Cuomo’s comments, numerous prominent conservatives – and countless other patriotic Americans – began to consider the feasibility of moving to a more welcoming state. Now that de Blasio has gone on record to reaffirm those intolerant views, one can only imagine even more houses will be up for sale in conservative neighborhoods across the state.
–B. Christopher Agee
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