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POSTED: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 1:35pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 2:00pm

The Examiner reports, while speaking with Susan Arbetter on "The Capitol Pressroom" radio show Friday morning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a very controversial remark.

He basically said "extreme" conservative Republicans are not welcome in his state. Cuomo said, "You have a schism within the Republican Party, they're searching to define their soul."

Isn't that nice for him to care about the Republican party?

Cuomo went on to say that "schism" can be seen in his home state. In a nutshell, he said moderate Republicans are welcomed in his state, but conservatives were not.

Let me say this again, the governor of a state said moderate Republicans who may agree with him are ok, but conservatives were not welcomed in New York. If I were a conservative in the state I would be furious with someone telling me I'm not welcomed in my own home state.

Conservative radio host Sean Hannity has said that's it, he's done, he's moving out. I'll bet the guv sure likes all that tax money he gets from conservatives because we all know he's not giving that back.

Of course, once the chips hit the fan, he says he was misquoted.

But, this is what he said:

"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 extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York.''

Can you imagine if Rick Perry said no liberals were welcomed in Texas? Can you imagine the 'storm of you know what' that would happen? Our state is open to everyone. Yep, we have difference in opinions, but, black, white, brown, gay, straight, liberals and conservatives, all have a place at the ballot box.

I guess Governor Cuomo is that arrogant and thinks, like some have said, the state of New York is his play toy.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can e-mail me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Native Texan,
They just took a few pages out of the progressive playbook, that's all.

Sheila,

Where does it leave us... TEA PARTY!

Hope for change in 2014. Let's put the democrats out in the cold.

Deaf,
As a native Texan and independent conservative, I have been silent and let Don, Town Idiot, and pete run roughshod over this site long enough. I believe in respecting opposite view but this is way past the level of tolerance.

Town Idiot , this is for you.
if you do not like Texas, there are four direction that will take you out of the State, One direction, South will take you out of the United States. pick one , hopefully south and leave. I would strongly suggest that you buy a compass

The people of New York are moving out in large numbers. Glen Beck moved to Texas a few years ago, and he loves it. Hannity should do the same. Why pay a state and municipal income tax in a state where you aren't wanted?
I disagree with Deaf, Republicans brought us the Patriot Act, and The TARP bailout. There is no two party system when both dogs in the fight are owned by the same donors.

@ Dave, I couldn't agree more with your dog fight comparison, but what I want to know is; if both parties are (basically) the same then, where does that leave the American citizen?

out in the cold, thats where.

But pete, none of those 'republicans' you mentioned told the yankees to get out of Texas cause they were not like us.

And none of them lied under oath about their affair "I didn't have sex with that woman" nor got on TV and swore to the American people while telling a lie (and BOTH Obama and Clinton did that.)

Vitter, Sanford, weiner (aka "carlos danger"), newt gingrich (3-time married "good" Catholic example?) and countless other grown and married men...ALL repub/t-swillers...I know everyone can dig up Democratic men who have strayed, but I would suspect the "score" is probably 10 to 1 to the detriment of repub legislators. Would seem that the holier-than-thou party has a very real problem keeping it zipped up or acting within the law...repubs do have a corner on outrageous rhetoric, though!

As more and more of NY citizens leave their state trying to find jobs Cuomo is just trying to drum up some jingoism, in a state sense, by saying for all those that liberals hate to leave the state.

Anything he can to stop his yankee base from moving to Texas and other places where there are jobs.

Hope for change in 2014. Lets turn Congress over to Republicans and Tea Party folk since Democrats have wrecked so much.

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