New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has sent out a message to all those butthurt over the historic win of Donald Trump over corrupt, liar Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States. He is telling all those who feel the need to find a safe space from Trump’s presidency to relocate to New York because, I guess, nothing screams safety, security, and freedom than a big government nanny state and high taxes. (Of course, I’m being facetious.)
In an email to the New York State Democratic Committee, Cuomo not only attacked President-elect Trump but also pushed the notion to make New York a safe haven for all. (Perhaps he has forgotten that New York is still part of the United States, though if they wanted to secede like people in California are threatening with Calexit, “flyover country” probably wouldn’t object.
“As New Yorkers, we have fundamentally different philosophies than what Donald Trump laid out in his campaign. So let me be absolutely clear: If anyone feels that they are under attack, I want them to know that the state of New York – the state that has the Statue of Liberty in its harbor – is their refuge.”
“Whether you are gay or straight, Muslim or Christian, rich or poor, black or white or brown, we respect all people in the state of New York.”
“It’s the very core of what we believe and who we are. But it’s not just what we say, we passed laws that reflect it, and we will continue to do so, no matter what happens nationally. We won’t allow a federal government that attacks immigrants to do so in our state.”
It looks like Cuomo needs to be reminded of two things.
First, there is a difference between legal vs. illegal immigrants. Although the left always attempts to conflate the two and argue that people are not illegal, the fact of the matter is disobeying immigration laws is criminal activity. Therefore, those who enter the country legally have the legal right to be here and those who enter the country illegally do not. It’s really quite simple.
Second, although Cuomo is now attempting to portray himself and his state as welcoming, tolerant, and a “safe space” for all, that is not the message he shouted from the rooftops in January 2014. At that time, he sent a loud and clear message that if you were what he deemed to be an “extreme conservative” and were pro-Second Amendment, pro-life, and pro-traditional marriage then you were not welcome in New York.
“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.”
So, which is it, Cuomo?
Oh, I know which it is. Whatever message will best allow you to be politically expedient, manipulative and divisive is what you will spew from your hypocritical mouth.