Right wing outrage alert! Right wing outrage alert!
The reaction from Conservative con men over Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying that extremist conservative politicians would have no home in New York has been swift and very funny.
Sean Hannity leads the pack of confidence men and their faux outrage by saying he's sick of paying NY taxes and he's going to pull out and leave NY for maybe the very hot and wet state of Florida. The poor baby's fee-fees were hurt.
But that hasn’t placated outspoken conservatives like radio host and Fox Newser Sean Hannity, who told his radio audience on Monday afternoon that he plans to flee for Florida or Texas.
“I want you to know that and I can’t wait to get out of here,” he said. “I really can’t. I don’t want to pay their 10 percent state tax anymore. I live in the second-highest property-taxed county in the entire country in Nassau County. I can’t wait to sell my house to somebody who wants it. I can’t wait to pay no state income tax down in Florida or Texas.”
He added: “I haven’t decided yet, but I’m leaning Florida because I like the water and I like to fish.” [Note: Hannity did once declare he loves Panama City.]
The radio host then addressed the New York governor directly: “Gov. Cuomo, I’m going to leave and I’m taking all of my money with me – every single solitary penny.”
I guess he's having a hard time living off his twenty million dollar Fox News salary. I'm very confident saying this. New York would be a better place without a fool like Hannity.
Oh, lookie here. Glenn Beck is begging to take him to Texas.
Beck put his two cents in Tuesday on his Twitter account: #SeanHannity come down to Dallas. The blaze has studios for you here. We also have fish and water!
I'd say that's a match made in heaven and they didn't even need Christian Mingle to hook up.
Update: You must read Charles Pierce post on this story. He takes apart George Bush's wordsmith, Michael Gerson and the NRO's K-Lo over their strawmen comparisons.
The conservative capacity for driving nails into their own palms may well be limitless. The latest dictator to place these stout yeopersons under the heel of his nicely cobbled boots is Andrew Cuomo, prince regent of New York. (Let us note right here that I don't have much use for Cuomo The Younger, who has a tendency to throw headfakes with social issues, making nicey-nice to the base, while slow-dancing with the hedge-fund class. Our story continues.) The other day, Cuomo gave a radio interview in which he made the unremarkable point that the kind of Republican who wins elections in, say, Alabama, likely would have something of a tough row to hoe in New York...read on