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Come to Pennsylvania, and Help Us Save It

Governor Cuomo notes that you’re not welcome in New York. That’s fine by me. I do my best to stay out of New York. I didn’t think there would be any way to make New Jersey seem welcoming in comparison, but Cuomo has accomplished it:

“You have a schism within the Republican Party. … They’re searching to define their soul, that’s what’s going on. Is the Republican party in this state a moderate party or is it an extreme conservative party? That’s what they’re trying to figure out. It’s a mirror of what’s going on in Washington. The gridlock in Washington is less about Democrats and Republicans. It’s more about extreme Republicans versus moderate Republicans.

… You’re seeing that play out in New York. … The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act — it was voted for by moderate Republicans who run the Senate! Their problem is not me and the 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’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.

If they’re moderate Republicans like in the Senate right now, who control the Senate — moderate Republicans have a place in their state. George Pataki was governor of this state as a moderate Republican; but not what you’re hearing from them on the far right.” – Andrew Cuomo

You heard the man. Get out, and take your tax dollars with you. Come to Pennsylvania, and help us fight so that we don’t have to deal with our own Andrew Cuomos in a few years (she might end up being called Governor Allyson Schwartz, or Kathleen Kane). We need gun loving New Yorkers in the Keystone State. But if you come, come prepared to fight. We have our own ninnies here, and Bloomberg has been digging in our backyard for some time already.

18 Responses to “Come to Pennsylvania, and Help Us Save It”

  1. SPQR says:

    These are the typical Democratic rhetoric, if you hold an opinion held by nearly half of the populace, or even more, you are an “extremist”.

  2. Ttl says:

    Be careful what you ask for. Many folks fleeing the oppression of a blue state don’t come to fight for freedom but rather paradoxically and thoughtlessly start the process of recreating the conditions they fled in the first place.

  3. mike says:

    Oh, YEAH. What PA needs are more NY transplants, so they can vote for the same leftists that screwed up NY. Good plan.

    We’ll get a bunch of squishy gun owners who are vehemently opposed to 7 round magazine limits because “Really, 10 is really the right number.” These people are like vampires. They can only hurt you if you invite them into your home. So maybe don’t do that.

    Instead of “Come to Pennsylvania, and Help Us Save It”, a better post would have been “Hey NYers, Stay The #%^$ Out” or “Hey NYers, I Bet You’d Really Like New Jersey”. Something more helpful to PA’s future..

    They get exactly the governments they voted for, then after they destroy the host they flee to someplace new and repeat the process until there’s no place else to go. Yeah, just what PA needs.

    • Keep in mind that a big part of New York’s population did NOT vote for the idiots in charge in Albany. Many of them voted for county governments that have vigorously opposed the SAFE Act. If those people move to Pennsylvania, you may have some valuable allies.

      • mike says:

        Right, until they demand we stop fracking because cheap energy makes Al Gore cry. Or maybe they’ll take issue with me keeping an “unfair” amount of my income that really should to fund the public welfare, “underpaid” teachers, or state pensions more.

        You’re trying to argue that “Some of those cancer cells might be good for you!” Perhaps, but I’ve seen what that cancer has done to other states.

        • Sebastian says:

          If you took the NYC metro area out of NY it would be a red state. The folks that would move specifically for the gun issue aren’t going to be part of the problem.

          • AndyN says:

            I hear that a lot, then I see things like this…
            http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/Senate/2012/NY

            I’m inclined to believe you’re correct that people who’d move specifically for the gun issue aren’t among the 72% of the voters who sent Gillibrand to DC. The problem is, Cuomo is attacking a wide range of interests, and I’d be willing to bet that he’ll chase off more pro-life and anti-marriage equality New Yorkers than pro-gun New Yorkers. Those people aren’t necessarily going to help the cause. I’d even go so far as to guess that most people who are REALLY committed to 2nd Amendment advocacy and put it at the top of their priority list when voting probably gave up on NY and left long ago.

            • mike says:

              Yeah, wow. Must be that “new red” the Boehner/Schumer wing of the GOP keeps pushing.

            • RP says:

              This might be even more instructive https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/NYSen10Counties.png

              Our pal Chuckie took 59 of 62 counties in 2010. After taking 61 of 62 in 2004.

              There are genuine patriot gun owners in NY. And I’d love to have them in PA. But I’d wager there are even more progressives who happen to own guns.

            • “Cuomo is attacking a wide range of interests, and I’d be willing to bet that he’ll chase off more pro-life and anti-marriage equality New Yorkers than pro-gun New Yorkers. Those people aren’t necessarily going to help the cause. ”

              There is a pretty strong correlation between pro-life, and anti-gay marriage voters and pro-gun. They aren’t libertarians, but if you insist on that standard, you are going to be all by your lonesome at election time.

              • mike says:

                So the pattern is that when someone here doesn’t share your views on social issues, you accuse them of being a Libertarian absolutist.

                Got it.

    • Mat says:

      Plus NJ and now Maryland

    • moral DK says:

      There are lots of common-sense conservatives that are pro second amendment in NY and they’re just sick over what’s happening up there. Drive through western or central NY and count the “repeal the safe act” signs. They are all over. It’s too bad the moonbat liberals have taken over the state. Now all you have to do is sort out which ones can migrate south. Good luck.

  4. Clay says:

    I wouldn’t live in New York if they paid me. They can keep their urban hipster douche bag values and I’ll stay in Dixieland. And as for cuomo, he can take his social democrat views and shove them up his ass.

  5. Zermoid says:

    Gotta love that Liberal acceptance of differences……

    • HappyWarrior6 says:

      It’s more, “I’ll tolerate you until it threatens my way of life.” And, I’m still waiting on seeing how ending murder of innocents threatens liberals, other than and end to the flow of abortion dollars to be made and given to politicians.

      But these are the same people who rather enjoy assigning personhood to guns, since to them take on a mind of their own when they are acquired, legal or otherwise. At some point voters who actually support constitutional rights will have a hard decision to make. Money (lifestyle) or freedom, but not both.

  6. Cymond says:

    After 2.5 years in California, my wife and I are desperately looking to move back to the east, and hopefully southern PA. I am so sick of this nanny state, the sky-high rent, wacky restaurants (but no country cookin), and being stranded 2,500 miles from family.
    Don’t worry about us bringing any wacky California ideas, the only things here I’ll miss are my veterinarian, the weather and the very well positioned street signs (it’s a pity the highways are so poorly arranged).

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