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Andrew Cuomo shocks crowd, says America 'was never that great'

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posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:03 PM
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I live in Upstate New York and many people around these parts don't think Andrew Cuomo is that great either. Seems like he makes stops up where I live, just for the photo ops. I think the remark he made during a bill-signing in New York, will cause a backlash, not only with Republicans, but with members of his own party as well.


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have just handed Republicans a ready-made campaign ad for his rumored 2020 presidential bid – by declaring Wednesday that America “was never that great.”



“We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” Cuomo said, to an awkward blend of gasps and chuckles.



Within hours, his spokeswoman tried walking it back. “The Governor believes America is great and that her full greatness will be fully realized when every man, woman, and child has full equality. America has not yet reached its maximum potential,” Cuomo's press secretary, Dani Lever, said in a statement.



Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro said America, “with its imperfections, has always been great” and called on Cuomo to apologize. “This governor is so determined to distract voters from his failed policies and corrupted administration that he’s willing to dismiss the steady, determined march of the American people, making and remaking the greatness of America. Mr. Cuomo owes the nation an apology,” he said in a statement. “He should be ashamed of himself."

www.foxnews.com...

You won't see an apology from Cuomo...his ego is just as big, if not bigger, than Trumps.




posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:13 PM
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Well looks like the Dem leaders dislike America as much
or more than Russia.

He needs to get out, step down how unpatriotic and disgusting.



posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:16 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny


Does the New York governor have a plan to Make America Great, for the first time in its history?

Maybe Cuomo should talk to Michelle Obama. She was able to get over her life-long inferiority complex.



posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:21 PM
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There was a series about a newspaper once, great show, called the newsroom. If anyone can link that speech that would be great, xbox has no copy and paste.


Just seems appropriate for hypocrisy.


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posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: shawmanfromny


Does the New York governor have a plan to Make America Great, for the first time in its history?

Maybe Cuomo should talk to Michelle Obama. She was able to get over her life-long inferiority complex.


Well, the Democratic party has been here since 1828.

Perhaps the best way to make America great is to get rid of that party.




posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

well, the bar has been set as far as excuses for "mis-speaking". If you say it, you own it. I don't mind holding Trump to that standard, and I'll be damned if it won't apply to all.



posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:24 PM
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originally posted by: Jonjonj
There was a series about a newspaper once, great show, called the newsroom. If anyone can link that speech that would be great, xbox has no copy and paste.


Just seems appropriate for hypocrisy.


👍





Was once, and can be again is the message.




posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:33 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: Jonjonj
There was a series about a newspaper once, great show, called the newsroom. If anyone can link that speech that would be great, xbox has no copy and paste.


Just seems appropriate for hypocrisy.


👍





Was once, and can be again is the message.




Thank you. It is a wonderful scene.



posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny


Here is his brother Chris whom works for CNN justifying violence against people THEY think deserve to get harmed.




posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:38 PM
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Define "Equality".




posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:42 PM
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Depends on what you mean by "great". It's certainly been less than great to a lot of people both inside and outside its borders throughout its history. Of course it's been great for some people. Not so much for, say, American slaves, citizens of third-world dictatorships whose rulers were cozy with American business, and the residents of Hiroshima.



posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:45 PM
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a reply to: BiffWellington

Tru dat yo.

Go look up the definition of "great", peeps, now In what way possible hasnt the US been the pinnacle of greatness?

HINT: "Great" doesnt mean "good".



posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:48 PM
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originally posted by: BiffWellington
Depends on what you mean by "great". It's certainly been less than great to a lot of people both inside and outside its borders throughout its history. Of course it's been great for some people. Not so much for, say, American slaves, citizens of third-world dictatorships whose rulers were cozy with American business, and the residents of Hiroshima.


Odd that our bottom 10% of the population lives better than the top 10% of most countries.

But hey! 10 out of 10 homeless people say this place sucks!




posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:49 PM
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Here we go again they are poised to grab defeat out of the jaws of victory. The democrats destroyed themselves last election and it looks like that trend will continue.



posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:51 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: BiffWellington
Depends on what you mean by "great". It's certainly been less than great to a lot of people both inside and outside its borders throughout its history. Of course it's been great for some people. Not so much for, say, American slaves, citizens of third-world dictatorships whose rulers were cozy with American business, and the residents of Hiroshima.


Odd that our bottom 10% of the population lives better than the top 10% of most countries.

But hey! 10 out of 10 homeless people say this place sucks!



Why is that odd? We're the richest country in the world. And I guess if we're defining greatness as wealth, then we are relatively great compared to much of the world. As I said, I depends on what you mean by great.
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posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 05:58 PM
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I suppose it all depends on what you think makes a place great.

The thing about the US is that it let people mostly do what they would do in order to succeed or fail on their own. A lot of folks don't like that because it means they won't succeed to the degree they would like and it means that necessarily, some will fail.

But on the flip side, it also means that some who might otherwise have been stuck dirt grubbing in a mud hut in some tyrant's rice paddy could make it and create an astounding innovation because he or she is able to realize that here rather than be shackled to dirt-grubbing because that's what all the previous generations of his or her family have done.



posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 06:03 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
I suppose it all depends on what you think makes a place great.

The thing about the US is that it let people mostly do what they would do in order to succeed or fail on their own. A lot of folks don't like that because it means they won't succeed to the degree they would like and it means that necessarily, some will fail.

But on the flip side, it also means that some who might otherwise have been stuck dirt grubbing in a mud hut in some tyrant's rice paddy could make it and create an astounding innovation because he or she is able to realize that here rather than be shackled to dirt-grubbing because that's what all the previous generations of his or her family have done.


Yep. Certainly better than many places in that regard.



posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

You've stumbled onto the holodeck. You want the library, two doors down. Happens all the time.

BTW: Better not let the captain see you with that beer..
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posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 06:12 PM
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Odd that our bottom 10% of the population lives better than the top 10% of most countries.


Willing to bet there are no numbers to prove that.



posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 06:13 PM
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originally posted by: BiffWellington
Depends on what you mean by "great". It's certainly been less than great to a lot of people both inside and outside its borders throughout its history. Of course it's been great for some people. Not so much for, say, American slaves, citizens of third-world dictatorships whose rulers were cozy with American business, and the residents of Hiroshima.



It's fascinating, somehow the enemies, or at least the non-friends of America somehow deserve more recognisance than plain old American peeps.

Truly fascinating.



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