FLASHBACK: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Explains NY Values: Conservatives Not Welcome!

Andrew Cuomo

“New York values” is at the top of the news today (shocker) after the national media — dominated by New York media — is butthurt over Ted Cruz’s shot against New York-based billionaire Donald Trump.

Cruz recently accused Trump of having New York’s very liberal values, which at least on some issues (universal healthcare, donating $330,000 to Democrats — Pelosi, Reid, Biden, Kerry, Anthony Weiner, etc.) is simply inarguable.

At Thursday night’s GOP debate, Donald Trump pulled the 9/11 sympathy card, trying to say that Cruz was somehow attacking New York City’s spirit following the Islamic terrorist attacks that took down the Twin Tower, quite a stretch — not to mention a very low blow — because Trump knows that Cruz was in no way talking about anything that had to do with 9/11.

But of course, the New York media took Trump’s bait and even leftist NY Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo hopped on the bandwagon, calling for Cruz to apologize, claiming that Cruz — a principled constitutional conservative — is somehow “anti-American.”

Andrew Cuomo must have forgotten — or doesn’t realize — that not long ago he presented his own anti-American values — values that are no doubt shared by many other “progressive” leftists in the New York.

Exhibiting his so-called “New York values,” Cuomo said in January of 2014, that conservatives were not welcome in his state and that the only people welcome were those who were anti-Second Amendment rights, anti-life, and anti-marriage between one man and one woman.

Specifically, the intolerant, bigoted and hateful Andrew Cuomo, elected by New Yorkers, explained exactly what “New York values” are — the same values that Ted Cruz is against:

“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.”

At the GOP debate last night, Ted Cruz explained the “New York values” he was referring too, and they are precisely those Democrat Gov. Cuomo was vehemently defending.

Ted Cruz explained:

“There are many, many wonderful, wonderful working men and women in the state of New York. But everyone understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal or pro-abortion or pro- gay-marriage, focus around money and the media.

And — and I would note indeed, the reason I said that is I was asked — my friend Donald has taken to it as advance playing Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”, and I was asked what I thought of that.

And I said, “well, if he wanted to play a song, maybe he could play, ‘New York, New York’?” And — and — you know, the concept of New York values is not that complicated to figure out.

Not too many years ago, Donald did a long interview with Tim Russert. And in that interview, he explained his views on a whole host of issues that were very, very different from the views he’s describing now.

And his explanation — he said, “look, I’m from New York, that’s what we believe in New York. Those aren’t Iowa values, but this is what we believe in New York.” And so that was his explanation.

And — and I guess I can — can frame it another way. Not a lot of conservatives come out of Manhattan. I’m just saying.”

The last sentence is a shot of Donald Trump’s head-snapping recent attacks against Cruz’s Christianity and heritage, telling his rally attendees that “not a lot of evangelicals come out of Cuba, in all fairness.”

Cuomo’s anti-conservative, anti-welcome mat caused Glenn Beck to move his new media businesses out of New York to Texas and is enjoying getting out of the liberal tax hell of New York, where people need politicians to tell them how much soda they can drink and whose largest city, New York is governed by freedom-hating communist Bill de Blasio (aka: Warren Wilhelm, Jr.), who was apparently elected on the same “New York values” that elected Cuomo.

Donald Trump knows exactly what “New York values” Ted Cruz is referring to and they have nothing to do with 9/11 or any other tragedy.

It is shameful that Trump would use that tragedy to score a cheap political point, instead of sticking to real issues that matter.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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