The clear statements of Gov. Andrew Cuomo that conservatives are "right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay" and "have no place in the state of New York, because that's not who New Yorkers are" and Mayor Bill de Blasio's declaration that pro-life "does not represent the views of the people of New York" clearly show that New York's political leaders see a huge divide between New York values and conservative values. Here's what the editors of the New York Post had to say:
But the prize for the most blatantly hypocritical response goes jointly to Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio.
Both men on Friday demanded Cruz apologize to the people of New York — with Cuomo accusing him of “demonizing” those he disagrees with and polarizing voters so as to “make it impossible to govern.”
Besides, he argued, what Cruz said is “not even true about New York: We have a significant Conservative Party and movement,” and Cuomo has to “deal with them every day.”
Hah! Two years ago, Cuomo himself denounced conservatives as “right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay.”
“Extreme conservatives,” said the governor, “have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
De Blasio was quick to say amen: “I agree with Gov. Cuomo’s remarks,” he said, adding that anyone who is pro-life “does not represent the views of the people of New York.”
That all sounds pretty much like what Ted Cruz was saying about “New York values” being at odds with conservative ones.
And declaring that people who think a certain way “have no place in the state of New York” sure sounds like rank “demonizing” to us. Not to mention that it goes way, way beyond anything Ted Cruz had to say.