New York governor Andrew Cuomo came under fire for criticizing pro-life and pro-Second Amendment citizens of his state -- and saying "that is not who New Yorkers are."
Their problem is not me and democrats, their problem is themselves. 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.
Now his office is backtracking and insisting that the governor said "'it is fine' to be anti-gun control, and anti-choice – as he respects both positions."
And they're attacking the New York Post for highlighting Cuomo's extreme comments. "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."
Here's the full statement:
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.
The son of a mass shooting victim is advocating that government do "something about gun violence"--and he's emailing Americans on behalf of Barack Obama's spinoff noprofit, Organizing for Action. Here's the email from Sami Rahamim, sent from the address firstname.lastname@example.org and with the subject line "I'm doing this for my dad":
Karl Marx summed up Communism as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This is a good, pithy saying, which, in practice, has succeeded in bringing, upon those under its sway, misery, poverty, rape, torture, slavery, and death.
The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, said Thursday morning that "people of faith" should come together to fight for gun control against the "gun lobby." In his opening remarks at a press conference on gun control organized by California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, Hall spoke about the influence of the so-called gun lobby in Washington. "Now, everyone in this city seems to live in terror of the gun lobby," Hall said. "But I believe the gun lobby is no match for the cross lobby." Watch the video below:
It was inevitable that after the massacre in a Colorado movie theater, the matter of gun control would come up and that the president would weigh in on the subject. And, according to this report by Michael A. Memoli in the Los Angeles Times, he has:
Patrick Gaspard, the executive director of the Democratic National Party, announced on national television that President Barack Obama "continues to support the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban."
Judge Frank Easterbrook, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, is known for two things: First, he writes some of the crispest, liveliest opinions that the federal bench has seen in decades. Second, he has absolutely no tolerance for nonsense. Both of these traits were on display yesterday, in the Seventh Circuit's newest opinion in NRA v. Chicago.
The NRA was certainly tempted to endorse Harry Reid, as TWS reported, in order to keep a gun-control backer like Chuck Schumer or Dick Durbin from becoming Senate Majority Leader, but the gun-rights group is announcing today that it will not endorse Reid in his re-election bid in Nevada. Why not?