Governor Andrew Cuomo may have sky-high approval ratings in the Empire State, but one particular Tennessean is very unenthused with his policy positions on guns and abortion. To wit, Charlie Daniels, known for his fiddle-fueled number one country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” took his frustrations to Twitter today, unleashing a barrage of complaints against New York’s top executive.
“Since the passing of Rowe v Wade [sic] America has aborted 55 million unborn human beings,why is President Obama and Governor Cuomo not concerned?” Mr. Daniels asked, for example, referring to the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision today.
But it was on the topic of guns that Mr. Daniels–a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association–appeared to be most upset. Mr. Cuomo, of course, recently pushed gun control legislation through Albany.
“Governor Cuomo’s gun rant sounded like Dick Vitale calling a basketball game,” Mr. Daniels said of Mr. Cuomo’s animated January 9th State of the State speech. “Governor Cuomo- liberalism on steriods. Hurry up and get something passed before everybody catches on to just how dumb and useless it is.”
Mr. Daniels’ anti-Cuomo advocacy seems to have sprung up as a result of the State of the State speech. Search results show his tweets about the governor began Saturday when he started posting a number of hypothetical situations as a challenge New York’s new gun laws that restrict assault weapons and high-capacity magazines with more than 7 bullets.
“But Governor Cuomo what if there are eight people robbing the bank?” Mr. Daniels asked on Sunday. “Governor Cuomo can us folks in Tennessee have all those spare bullets? Maybe we can get Al Gore’s plane to come pick them up.”
While on Saturday, he pondered, “Wonder what Governor Cuomo can ban to stop people from pushing other people off subway platforms.”
For his part, Mr. Cuomo has passionately defended the new laws, arguing the new policies will save lives in New York and inspire the rest of the country to follow its lead.