LETTERS: What about Cuomo’s remarks about America?

LETTERS: What about Cuomo’s remarks about America?



What about Cuomo?

Editor:

Recently Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York opined that “America was never that great.” Cuomo was offering his personal take on President Trump’s “Make America Great Again.” This story and quote from a man who has been mentioned as the Democrat Party’s possible standard bearer in the 2020 election has received scant coverage in the media.

Are we to believe that a country that produced many of the world’s most renown inventors, scientists, doctors, and statesmen was never a great nation? A country that was instrumental in the defeat of Nazi Germany was never a great nation?

>f F<A country that has aided the poor, treated the sick, both home and abroad, was never a great nation? A country that put a man on the moon was never a great nation? A country that has provided the highest living standard for the most people of any country in the history of the world was never a great nation?

Of course Andrew Cuomo is only one person, so maybe his views don’t reflect the Democrat Party as a whole. I would like to think that, but I have yet to see even one prominent Democrat repudiate Mr. Cuomo for his remarks, or even try to distance themselves from him.

When I think of great Democrat leaders of the past like presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, or John F. Kennedy; I am quite certain that they would have been offended by Gov. Cuomo's remarks.

This leaves me with just one question: Is it the belief of today's Democrat Party that America was never a great nation? I would like to see a Democrat politician at any level of government address this question, but I won't hold my breath waiting.

George Stowell, Wallingford


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