The entire right-o-sphere has attacked New York governor Andrew Cuomo for saying this about Republican candidates for office in his state:
Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives, who are right to life, pro assault weapon, anti-gay, is that who they are? Because if that is who they are, and if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York. Because that is not who New Yorkers are.He's talking about Republican candidates' electability, and not about whether ordinary citizens with these beliefs should stay in the state or leave -- but Republicans have chosen to deliberately misinterpret his words.
However, what if he'd actually meant what Republicans claim he meant? What if he'd meant that individuals with those beliefs should leave the state? He'd be pilloried by the right, of course. However, if he were a Republican and said something like that about liberals, you wouldn't hear a peep from these same true-conservative defenders of pluralism.
Let's go back to last March:
... At last weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference, [Iowa congressman Steve] King ... suggested that liberals who don’t share his view of American exceptionalism ... should either leave the country, or move to Detroit or Chicago.
"So that's what I ask of all of you: join me in restoring the pillars of American exceptionalism," he said. "And for those who think that the kind and gentle language of self-deportation is what cost the presidency, I would suggest to the leftists that have deconstructed the rule of law, America's pillars of American exceptionalism, cities like Detroit and Chicago, either go live in those enclaves that you've constructed, or you go ahead and self-deport. We've got a country to restore together."
Breitbart which is horrified by Cuomo's words, thought that was just brilliant. If any right-wingers complained, I don't recall. Do you?