NY Post's Dicker: Cuomo Slams Conservatives to Court Leftist Democrats

Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 03:30 PM

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's comments that extreme conservatives should leave the Empire State were "some of the most extraordinary comments I have ever heard an American politician say," New York Post State Editor Fred Dicker says.

Dicker, state editor and columnist for the New York Post, discussed Cuomo's comments about conservatives and the controversy it has unleashed in Empire State politics with George Marlin, guest host of "The Steven Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"Not since the Vietnam War era where anti-war protestors were often told to go to Russia or the equivalent have we heard anything like that," Dicker told Marlin.

"Or down South, during the battle against segregation – 'If you don't like it here, go back up north, we don’t want you blank-lovers down here.' It was an amazing statement."

Earlier this month, Cuomo stunned conservatives when, during a radio interview, he discussed the war within the GOP the between conservatives and moderates.

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"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 is who they are, and if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York because that is not who New Yorkers are," Cuomo said.

"The governor's very worried about the left flank of his party, the Democratic Party. The New York City elections last November were sort of an ideological coup over modern New York State history where social Democrats or worse . . . [are] taking over the city of New York," Dicker said.

"The governor sees it happening in his state. He's looking over his left shoulder as he runs for reelection this year and I don't think he wants the new mayor, Bill de Blasio, to outflank him.

"So he was trying to earn additional bonus days with left-of-center Democrats — but in the process, he damaged himself badly and turned himself into the poster boy of liberal intolerance."

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