Sunday, January 19, 2014

INTOLERANCE REARS ITS UGLY HEAD — Governor Cuomo wants to define which kinds of Republicans have a place in New York — Cuomo says the conservative Republicans need to ask themselves if they can “SURVIVE” in New York

Cuomo isn’t the disease, Cuomo is a symptom  —  some call it “being liberal” –  others say “progressive”  –   still others only say “Democrat” 

A CALL TO ARMS  —  The New York State Republican Party needs a New York State Republican Militia  —  and the National Republican Party needs an NRA (National Republican Army)

It was widely reported yesterday and Friday that New York’s Governor made some very noxious remarks for widespread distribution. The Blaze put the story out there like this:  “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a radio interview that if ‘extreme conservatives’ are ‘right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay,’ then ‘they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are’....  ‘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 if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are’.” (See “NEW YORK GOV. ANDREW CUOMO: SOME CONSERVATIVES ‘HAVE NO PLACE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK’ by Dave Urbanski, 1/18/14, The Blaze []).

The NY Governor made his remarks during a radio interview with Susan Arbetter on “The Capitol Pressroom” Friday morning; and Cuomo made his controversial statementss in the context of what he chose to portray as a “schism” between moderate and “extreme conservative” Republicans both in New York state and around the country. However, Cuomo’s most ominous quote was not as widely reported as some of the lines that did make the headlines.

The Governor’s statements about conservative Republicans were obnoxious enough, but Cuomo underlined his mail-fisted posturing by telling conservatives to “figure out if your extreme conservative philosophy can survive in this state and the answer is no.”  He didn’t ask if we thought the conservative philosophy would “flourish” or “succeed”  —  Cuomo was asking us to think about whether conservatives and their conservative philosophy would “survive” anywhere in New York.

Too many will focus only on Andrew Cuomo and the fact that he made these remarks at this time. True social conservatives know that the recent comments are just a reflection of a socio-political pathology that has plunged this country in a culture war that is multi-generational. Alien (un-American) notions that were pushed by the Comintern in the 30s, 40s and 50s were adopted by Democrats who called themselves “liberals” in the 50s and 60s, and lately they have posed as “progressives” so as to submerge, blend-in and become confused with a more traditional brand of Americans from early in the 20th Century. Cuomo is symptomatic of the pathology, he isn’t the pathology itself.  By whatever name it goes, this pathology is a disease that needs to be battled just like Cancer, TB, Small Pox or AIDS. Certainly in needs to be battled by all conservative Republicans  —  by whatever means are available, locally, statewide and nationally.

That part of what the so-called “Democrat” Cuomo said that addressed the survival of conservative Republicans in New York  was nothing less than a thinly veiled threat of persecution, prosecution, and yes, even execution. It would have made any Fascist, Nazi or Commie thug proud in any one of their Twentieth Century European, Asian, African or New World regimes.

For any proud American patriot, who happens to be a conservative Republican living in New York, this should be seen as more than a thuggish threat or alarming hyperbole  —   it should be seen and heard as an actual ALARM. Look at the coverage of Andrew Cuomo’s statements in The Blaze  — see the whole context of the article  —  read some of the hundreds of comments that followed; and ask yourself this: “Is this moment in history a personal CALL TO ARMS ?”

There are countless firearms  —  pistols, shotguns, rifles, carbines and others  —  that are still legal to obtain and own in New York State, even with the NYS  S.A.F.E. law on the books. All conservative Republicans need ask themselves if they need to arm themselves for their own good and survival. That would certainly not be what Andrew Cuomo wants you to “take away” from his radio interview  —  but who cares what he thinks. Imagine if gun purchases soared even more since he made his remarks on Friday than they did after passage of his anti-gun laws.

Maybe, Andrew Cuomo needs to think about this again. Remarks like the ones that he made on Friday, are exactly what might lead the extremist conservative Republicans to push the New York State Republican Party to sponsor a New York State Republican Militia.  —  And then, who knows, maybe the National Republican Party might see it as its historic mission to establish a National Republican Army (NRA) in the 21st Century. Now, there’s a couple of ideas that need to be explored....


Anonymous said...

Last I checked, the first amendment was designed to assure that every political and religious point of view has a "place" in this country. Just the idea of him being a potential candidate in 2016 is enough to make your skin crawl.

Anonymous said...

If the Dems are tired of Hillary, and dont forget they were tired of her 8 years ago, than Cuomo is the alternative.

Galewyn Massey said...

Shortly after the broadcast, a Governor’s spokesperson made a slight clarification of the "on air" remarks made by Mr. Cuomo. According to the Buffalo News, “Cuomo officials later said that the governor’s remarks were not aimed [at] the general population who are on the far right of the political spectrum - just the candidates. They noted that the governor in the interview said it is “fine” if conservative Republicans are opposed to abortion rights, opposed to gun control measures and are opposed to gay marriage rights and are “anti-gay,” but that their positions are out of step with 70 percent of New Yorkers.” (See “Cuomo: No place in New York for ‘extremist’ conservative politicians” by Tom Precious, 1/17/14, Buffalo News []). It should also be noted that during the broadcast Cuomo said, “Moderate Republicans have a place in this state,” making note of the fact that he had cut deals with such moderates Republicans in the state senate on an assortment of social and fiscal matters during the last three years.

Anonymous said...

The Daily News version of Governor Cuomo's comments on the radio seemed to have cleaned up his overall presentation and it certainly didn't play up that " 'extreme conservatives' have no place in the State of New York" part of his quotes.

Galewyn Massey said...


Glenn Blain’s Daily News’ version of Governor Cuomo’s Friday radio interview seems tepid compared to many of the others, making Cuomo sound more professorial than pontifical. However, though not emphasized, he did mention that Cuomo used the phrase “if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York....”

In large part, Blain’s coverage of Cuomo’s broadcast quotes looked like this: “Cuomo, speaking on public radio’s ‘The Capitol Pressroom’ show, framed the coming election as less a battle between himself and the Republicans and more a contest for which wing controls the GOP. *** ‘They’re searching to define their soul,’ Cuomo told host Susan Arbetter. ‘Is the Republican Party in this state a moderate party or is it an extreme conservative party. That is what they are trying to figure out.’ *** Cuomo seemed happy to inflame those tensions, noting more than once that it was moderate Republicans in the Senate who helped him approve an agenda that included gun control and gay marriage. *** ‘Who are they?’ Cuomo said about the Republicans. ‘Are they these extreme conservative, right to life, pro assault weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are, and if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York. Because that’s not who New Yorkers are. If they are moderate Republicans, like in the Senate right now, who control the Senate - moderate Republicans have a place in this state’ ....” (See “Gov. Cuomo Says Extreme Conservatives Have No Future In New York” by Glenn Blain, 1/17/14, Daily News/ Daily Politics Blog []).

Galewyn Massey said...



Nick Reisman in a post on a blog covering statewide politics did his best to give Governor Cuomo a second bite at the apple by reprinting the Governor’s “Open Letter” to the NY Post ( See “Cuomo Administration Releases Letter On ‘Extreme’ Conservatives Comments” by Nick Reisman, 1/19/14, YNN/ State of Politics []). The letter reads as follows:
“The New York Post distorted Governor Cuomo’s words yesterday, saying that the Governor said ‘conservatives should leave New York.’ The Governor did not say that, nor does he believe that. *** If you read the transcript (below), it is clear that the Governor was making the observation that an extreme right candidate cannot win statewide because this is a politically moderate state (either moderate Republican or moderate Democratic). *** In the same response, the Governor went on to say ‘it is fine’ to be anti-gun control, and ‘anti-choice’ – as he respects both positions. *** The Post can allow any person they want to publish in their paper, but if they are to retain any credibility they cannot be entirely reckless with facts and the truth.”



Jack Reylan said...

Gays and liberals, not swans, are the invasive species. Spray DDT to kill the bedbugs and roaches that infest Manhattan minds. When we were allowed to smoke, TB and bedbugs got fumigated. Parasite Manhattan residents, like Washington DC and exconvicts should not be allowed to vote, unless they want to vote in Europe. Move all the parasite universities to Manhattan and tax all college degrees and net present value of rent control to reduce our property taxes. Require a valid driver license for any employment. Double tax any parasite not working for profit. Build and join rail hubs at Woodside and West Farms to bypass Manhattan. Liberate Long Island City and Brooklyn from over a century of 1898 Tamanend oppression. Move UN, missions, residences to Governor’s Island surrounded by gators. Anyone who shops at Whole Foods must consume at least one of their own organs weekly. Apartment dwellers must consume any vermin found on their premises. Turn Central Park into a smelly green waste processing facility. Firebrand the forehead of anyone having an abortion. Access in and out of subway stations should only be by firepole.