Updated at 6:35 pm ET
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s comment that “right to life” Republicans – as well as those he says are “pro-assault weapon” and “antigay” – have “no place in the state of New York” was not an isolated epiphany. It is part of an increasingly unhidden intolerance by liberals for conservatives, intolerance that has been stoked by . . . well guess who?
I’m not sure Cuomo would have made such a remark if the new boundaries of liberal intolerance had not been set clearly by President Obama. The president, as you are probably aware, has referred to conservatives as “extremists;” as “enemies” of Hispanics; suggested their polices are discriminatory and that they’re happy to keep the poor in their place while further enriching the rich; don’t care much about children being shot up in school; and so forth.
Meanwhile, he’s tolerated a vice president who asserted that Republicans wanted to put African Americans back in chains. The new, expanded territory of acceptable incivility toward conservatives has been clearly marked, you might say, by the president.
Why treat such people as if they should be allowed to continue their evil ways in the great state of New York? It only stands to reason that they must be shown the door. Cuomo was merely expressing the opinion, and the hostility, that characterizes baseline liberal thinking about conservatives.
Send the to Mississippi with the rest of the wingnuts!
“Because, that’s not who New Yorkers are,” as the good governor said.
Cuomo’s New York is just the local outlet of Obama’s America. For conservatives, it’s becoming a very inhospitable place.
UPDATE: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Cuomo was “absolutely right” to say what he did.
The first point is, we represent our people. And Governor Cuomo’s right and I believe I am on firm ground in saying, our people–the people of New York state and the people of New York City–reject the extremist views against a woman’s right to choose and in favor of the proliferation of guns in our society. And I stand by that 100 percent.
So de Blasio doesn’t represent conservatives in New York City. Can they stop paying taxes?