Even in a liberal bastion like New York City, which after was liberal enough to vote a socialist into office as mayor, political moves come with a cost. You can’t please one group without displeasing another. Bill de Blasio is finding this out the hard way.
De Blasio announced last month that he’s boycotting the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, set to run up Fifth Avenue March 17, in solidarity with homosexuals, who are prohibited from carrying banners, waving signs or wearing lapel pins that identify their sexual persuasions. Public Advocate Letitia James will be a no-show. Any City Council member who dares march won’t wave a city government sign, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito decreed.
Last Friday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed his inner fascist when he declared that conservatives who oppose abortion and support the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms are “extremists” who “have no place” in his home state.
Fine. Maybe conservatives should respond with a bit of economic muscle. Since Cuomo doesn’t like conservatives, maybe his state can try to get along without our money and our business.
Despite their blather about “tolerance” and “open-mindedness,” the fact remains that liberals are the most intolerant people on earth. The recent suspension of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson proves that. In fact, one can reasonably argue that the only difference between modern American liberals and the communists who ran the former Soviet Union is their native language.
Robertson did the unthinkable — he honestly expressed his Christian views when asked about homosexuality. And for that, A&E suspended him.