When I read the headline ‘Andrew Cuomo says America was never great’, I laughed because I genuinely thought he lost his marbles. The way Americans love their country such a statement must be followed by a political obituary.
However, I carried on reading his full remark: “We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged,” Cuomo added. “We will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping of women, 51% of our population, is gone, and every woman’s full potential is realized and unleashed and every woman is making her full contribution.”
So it seems everyone on the right is going to ignore his full comments and just focus on one part and frame it as though Cuomo literally said ‘death to America’. This is the political landscape in 2018 ladies and gentleman, there is no need for context when the lie is more entertaining.
Nothing Cuomo said was wrong, America hasn’t been great for anyone especially women, and if you refute that then you are part of the problem.
What is upsetting to see, is Cynthia Nixon, Cuomo’s opponent in the primaries perpetuating this false narrative. Surely as a budding politicians she knows how it feels for your words to be taken out of context.
“I think this is just another example of Andrew Cuomo trying to figure out what a progressive sounds like and missing by a mile,” the activist and “Sex and the City” the actress told NY1 on Wednesday.
I think this outrage to Cuomo’s statements speaks to America unfaltering patriotism that even when things in America’s past haven’t been great everyone ignores it because the conversation is a painful one.
So well-done America you continue to stick your fingers in your ears like a child and scream “I can’t hear you”.