You would expect that as we approach the midterms you’d think politicians would reach out to Americans in order to win their votes.
Democrats instead demonize Republicans, Trump’s supporters and Florida Gov. supporters. Ron DeSantis. It’s not exactly the best way of getting votes. As we reported, Charlie Crist — who is running against DeSantis in Florida in the governor’s race — told DeSantis supporters that he didn’t want their vote. Then Joe Biden attacked Trump supporters, saying he didn’t respect MAGA Republicans — millions of Americans — and proceeded to say they were angry, violent, and semi-fascist. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre doubled down on it, claiming that MAGA Republicans were fascist — attacking democracy, trying to take away voting rights and freedoms. Just complete delusional propaganda. Are these the unifiers they claim to be? It’s hard to get more divisive.
Add New York Governor. Kathy Hochul is a crazy train tactic that appears to attack Republicans in New York.
NY Governor Kathy Hochul Tells Trump & Supporters to Leave the State 😂🤡
“Get out of town because you do not represent our values. You are not New Yorkers.” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/5PlM3Jkwl4
— ☢️ Ultra Nuclear MAGA KC 3.0 🇺🇸 (@KCPayTreeIt) August 26, 2022
“And we are here to say that the era of Trump, and Zeldin and Molinaro, just jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong, ok? Move out of the city. You must get out of the city. Because you do not represent our values. You are not New Yorkers,” Hochul said Monday.
Great way to insult millions of New Yorkers by telling them that they aren’t New Yorkers, just because they don’t share her radical political views. You’re right, Gov. Hochul, Republicans don’t share your hateful “values.” When you want to kick people out of the state who don’t agree with you, that’s sounding pretty dictatorial to me.
Hochul now claims she is only speaking about Trump, Zeldin and Molinaro. That is a lie.
New York has many residents who have sense and are fleeing the city because it’s a terrible place to live. However, encouraging people to move is dangerous and can cause division. New York wouldn’t be able to pay its lost taxes if they didn’t.
.@KathyHochulTo republicans, Get out the state
Who are these extremists?
Who are the fascists, you ask?
Are there any intolerant people? https://t.co/O0xea7wgMh
— Mémé Is Back 😘🇺🇸 (@menina_anjo74) August 26, 2022
Rep. Lee Zeldin, a Republican from New York, was her opponent in the race for the governorship.
Kathy Hochul should be thrown out of office at November 8. I won’t be moving. Born and raised in New York, I have been a New Yorker all my life. I will fight for the survival of our state from the power-hungry and arrogant Governor. pic.twitter.com/xQaGHJvIC9
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) August 26, 2022
The state Republican Party responded to Hochul’s comments.
“This year we must send Kathy Hochul and the Democrats a giant message that we aren’t going anywhere. Not only are we NOT leaving, we’re going to take our state back from the corrupt, disastrous Democrats who are destroying New York,” the email said.
Indeed, this was similar to what happened when the former governor was disgraced. Andrew Cuomo was critical of conservatives, and he said that they should leave New York. Democrats don’t tolerate this.
What’s going on here is not a normal political attack on opponents, but an attack demonizing Republican voters, invalidating their views as radical when indeed it’s the Democrats who are being radical, including with tactics such as this.