Salena Zito calls out Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his snarky “thoughts and prayers” tweet

We’re not sure exactly when it happened, but the Left collectively decided to assail anyone — especially Republican politicians — who offered “thoughts and prayers” in the immediate aftermath of a school shooting or similar tragedy. They want action, not empty platitudes, and they certainly don’t want your “prayers.”

So New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo knew exactly what he was doing when he said he’d keep the NRA in his thoughts and prayers after the organization said it was facing a financial crisis thanks to Cuomo.

The National Rifle Association is blaming New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a financial crisis that it claims will force it to shut down some of its operations.https://t.co/0e16ob6V0V

— NPR (@NPR) August 4, 2018

If the @NRA goes bankrupt because of the State of New York, they’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.

I’ll see you in court. https://t.co/9en4Xmu2qD

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 4, 2018

See you in court? This is the same guy who says he’s going to sue if the Supreme Court reverses Roe v. Wade.

New York Post reporter Salena Zito offered a gentle reminder that thoughts and prayers actually mean things to people of faith.

When you say “thoughts and prayers” but the sentiment behind it is a gimmick—sort of insults people of faith https://t.co/iRUg0ghGhW

— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) August 6, 2018

not to mention people of cognition

— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) August 6, 2018

We’re sure Cuomo and his followers thought his tweet was pretty clever, but he sure was being dismissive by treating prayer like a joke.

Truth. Refreshing. Every. Single. Time.

— 1984RightNow (@toddkmyers) August 7, 2018

Yeah, sort of does. I thought this country was founded on religious freedom?!

— Britt (Lesser) Larsen (@brittlesser) August 7, 2018

He is perfectly aware of that. The insult is deliberate, intentional.

— DHM (@DHMrs) August 7, 2018

Of course. He is wicked.

— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) August 7, 2018

The governor doesn’t care if he insults people of faith ma’am. @NYGovCuomo

— Sheryl {Doc and Wyatt’s mom} 🙏🏻🇺🇸✝️ 🐾🐾 (@sav01) August 7, 2018

From the party that had to have Antonio Villaragosa fudge a voice vote at their convention to avoid stripping reference to God from platform, this is a feature, not a bug

— NRAider (@AiderNr) August 7, 2018

We remember that — a voice vote drowned out by boos.

An insidious statement by an insidious politician

— Charlie Kendall (@charliekendall) August 7, 2018

Like anyone needed more proof he’s a condescending petulant little man.

— Keith Best (@keithalanbest) August 7, 2018

Sort of? This is straight up bigotry from @andrewcuomo and the left.

— HOT TAKE🔥🔥🔥 (@eastbyright) August 7, 2018

Thoughts and prayers are for people like my 93 year-old mother. Hospitalized following stroke. 🙏

— David Lewis 🎸🏥 (@David_T_Lewis) August 6, 2018

“When you say ‘thoughts and prayers’ but the sentiment behind it is a gimmick—sort of insults people of faith”
It’s a Cuomo family tradition, begun by Mario. He wouldn’t allow the death penalty in NY because of his faith, but abortion couldn’t be restricted because of his faith.

— Gumlegs (@Gumlegs) August 7, 2018

Is it really so bad to offer thoughts and prayers in the wake of a tragedy, before there’s even been a count of casualties? Guess so:

We owe families of gun violence victims more than prayers.

Tell your senators to act on gun violence prevention: https://t.co/v0defjTptE

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 20, 2016


Related:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo in solidarity with the pope on the death penalty, abortion not so much https://t.co/okZgaumwM8

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 3, 2018

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