“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…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…” – Governor Andrew Cuomo
It’s funny. The Left has some kind of complex about conservatives. They prattle on and on about how tolerant they are, but in the end, they posses about as much tolerance as the guys who flew into the twin towers. They don’t respect conservatives. This makes sense—I don’t respect liberals in terms of their perspective, but I do respect them as people. This is where conservatives and liberals differ—well, and everywhere else. While conservatives see the person behind the political views, liberals just see the enemy.
Yes, New York is predominantly Democrat, but four out of ten New York voters are Republican. Approximately 59% of New York’s voters are registered Democrats, and 39% are Republican. Out of the Republican voters, I would wager that a solid 20% of them are conservatives, in the sense that they would identify with tea party values. Given that, Gov Cuomo has just insulted one out of every five New Yorkers.
Imagine the reverse scenario. Imagine Governor Bobby Jindal saying that people with liberal values (I use that word lightly) have no place in the state of Louisiana. There would be outrage. Protesters would flood the streets outside the Governor’s mansion, every pundit on MSNBC and CNN would be talking about it, and the president would probably have something nuanced and brilliant to say about it. Granted, the combined viewership for CNN and MSNBC is approximately 42 people, but my point remains.
Governor Cuomo has no place saying what he said, but it doesn’t matter, because it’s understood that liberals can say whatever they want. They can say anything their little dark hearts desire because their enemy (conservatives, for those of you who aren’t following) are not human. They don’t see people; they see evil, wretched filth that needs to be exterminated.
I suppose using the phrase “little dark hearts” means that I just violated my own point about conservatives and liberals, but that’s just a gimme. Also—and this is directly to the esteemed Governor of New York—I live here now. You’re lucky enough to host one of the most vocal, grumpy conservatives in your fine state. Nice to meet you.