Mayor Bill de Blasio is completely OK with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s controversial remarks that “extreme” conservatives – those who are politically active pro-lifers, publically seek to protect the exercise of second amendment rights, or are politically supportive of traditional marriage – “have no place in the state of New York.”
American-style democracy is threatened in New York by Left-wing ideologues now in power at the top — The democratic rights of most conservatives and conservative Republicans is now directly under attack by New York’s two highest elected officials of the so-called “Democratic Party” — Democratic rights of all threatened
According to a post in the Politicker blog yesterday, “Mayor Bill de Blasio today defended Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has come under endless criticism from conservative pundits after telling a local radio station that “extreme conservatives, who are right-to-life, pro-assault weapon, anti-gay … have no place in the state of New York.” (See “Mayor de Blasio Defends Gov. Cuomo on ‘Extreme Conservatives’ Controversy” by Jill Colvin, 1/23/14, NY Observer/ Politicker [http://politicker.com/2014/01/mayor-de-blasio-defends-gov-cuomo-on-extreme-conservatives-controversy/]). According to a transcript provided by the mayor’s office to Politicker, after giving remarks to the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C this morning, deBlasio said that he shared the governor’s sentiments as follows: “Well I agree with Governor Cuomo’s remarks....”
Another report put it this way, DeBlasio told reporters gathered at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. on Thursday that he stands behind Cuomo and his anti-conservative extremist remarks 100%. In response to a question by the article's author, Kerry Pickett, DeBlasio answered as follows: “The first point is, we represent our people and Governor Cuomo is right and I believe I’m on firm ground in saying our people, the people in New York State and the people of New York City reject extremists views against a women’s right to choose and in favor of the proliferation of guns in our society. And I stand by that 100 percent.” (See “DE BLASIO BACKS CUOMO: WANTS CONSERVATIVES TO GET OUT” by Kerry Pickett, 1/23/14, Breitbart/ Big Government [http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/23/De-Blasio-Backs-Cuomo-100-Percent]).
De Blasio made a small verbal concession that “we all understand there’s a right to free speech. I wouldn’t disagree with that right and neither would Governor Cuomo.” However he immediately put that concept deep in doubt by asserting that any exercise of that “free speech” could put you on the wrong side of New York “values.” DeBlasio clearly expressed his view of the governor’s remarks like this: “I think [Cuomo is] saying that the attitude of those who want to continue the status quo on guns or want to challenge and deny the right to choose does not reflect the values of New Yorkers. He was absolutely right to say what he said.”
We now have the spectacle of the two of the highest elected officials in the State of New York speaking out against the effective exercise of political rights by a significant segment of their constituencies. Although these threatening remarks were directly aimed at those described as "extremist conservatives," the rights of all citizens in the State of New York have been put under a cloud by these doctrinaire ideologues, neither of whom seem to understand the import of the Bill of Rights in these United States.
If we can’t rely upon the Mayor of this City and the Governor of this State to respect our rights as a free people, upon whom can we rely ?