New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo went into overdrive to recant his casual observation that “America was never that great,” but maybe he needn’t have bothered.
A new poll from Rasmussen Reports indicates that a surprisingly high percentage of Democrats share the view that America “was never that great.”
Cuomo recently made those comments to a room full of people at a bill-signing event, drawing audible gasps and awkward laughter from the crowd.
“We’re not going to make America great again,” Cuomo said, taking a shot at President Trump’s famous campaign slogan. “It was never that great.”
While a vast majority of voters disagree with the anti-American sentiment, one in five Democrats agrees.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) August 20, 2018
According to the Rasmussen poll, 67% of all likely voters disagree with Cuomo’s statement, while 17%, in general, agree and another 16% are undecided.
Democrats are clearly weighing the poll down here, as they consistently do with other polls about patriotism, but their mainstream party leaders agree in this case. That is the problem.
In just the last few weeks, contenders for the White House in 2020 have said:
- Cory Booker – “There’s things that are savagely wrong in this country.”
- Bernie Sanders – “There is something fundamentally immoral and wrong about (America).”
- Elizabeth Warren – The American law enforcement system is “racist” from “front to back.”
Amazingly, on the heels of his un-American comments, Cuomo accused President Trump of being un-American.
“It’s un-American for this president to be spreading the division among us when it was his job to bring unity to all of us,” the man who once told conservatives to leave his state said.
Trump countered by daring Cuomo to run against him in 2020, a far less likely scenario now that the governor committed political suicide in front of mainstream and independent voters.
“He called me and said I will never run for president against you,” Trump claimed. “But maybe he wants to.”
“Please do it. Please do it. Please! He did say that. The one thing we know, they do say anybody that runs against Trump suffers. That’s the way it should be,” he added.
RNC spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany recently told Fox News that voters will hear more “anti-American, pro-socialist rhetoric” from the Democrats’ debate stage in 2020.
She accused some in the party of “destroying the very fabric of our country” with their anti-American comments.
It will be interesting to see how that message is received at the polls.
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession