NY Governor Cuomo displayed ignorant arrogance with his recent comment: “Extreme conservatives have no place in New York”. Had he only said “extremists”, it might not have been so bad, but his idea of an extremist applies only to conservatives and he made that perfectly clear.
Protecting un-born children, respecting the 2nd Amendment, and believing in traditional marriage are unacceptable and extremist views to Cuomo. His lame explanation that he was only referring to political candidates doesn’t make it any more palatable because elected politicians are supposed to represent all constituents – and many hold those views.
This is a top-down flow of the political arrogance president Obama exudes and it will now permeate Cuomo’s king-like reign. Obama’s refusal to compromise, his demonization of the opposition, and his disrespect for the law flooded his entire administration and it is reaching city and state levels. Cuomo proudly displayed it, convincing more than just the rich that it’s time to leave NY.
Former NY City Mayor Bloomberg displayed this self-righteous attitude as does newly-elected mayor de Blasio who now views his election as a “mandate” to repudiate Bloomberg’s policies. For many, Obama legitimized treating an election as a “mandate” to do whatever one wants and it is becoming standard. This is especially true for many liberal politicians who have pompously convinced themselves that their views are the most popular views of “the American People”.
It seems our entire government is infected with a top-down attitude that works against the common good. Changing leadership is the only remedy, and that can begin in November. Please vote wisely.
David J. Hentosh
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