I’ll admit, watching left-on-left crime is a favorite pastime of mine. And it doesn’t get much better than this.
In his new memoir, All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life, Governor Cuomo took a shot at the liberal, tax the rich wing of his party. In other words, his base.
Via the New York Times:
He has sharp words for what he calls the “extreme left of the Democratic Party,” those who “speak of punitively raising taxes on the rich and transferring the money to the poor,” and try to “demonize those who are very wealthy.”
In 2011, Cuomo and legislative leaders reached a deal that created “a higher tax bracket for the highest-income residents.” It was a deal that one labor leader credited to the Occupy movement and one in which he exclaimed, “Albany is taxing the rich to create jobs.”
Still, Cuomo’s popularity amongst liberals is weak, as evidenced by little-known Zephyr Teachout, a liberal occupier’s dream, garnering nearly 35% of the vote in the Democrat primary.
So with that, extreme leftists everywhere let out a gasp as they read that Cuomo had belittled their efforts to tax success. Salon runs off a littany of things they consider Cuomo’s “center-right track record.”
The Daily Kos was slightly less diplomatic, asking Cuomo “Which side are you on?”
For good measure, they also added a nice “f*** you” to their analysis.