Alabama Governor Extends Invitation To New York Conservatives

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made news last week when he said that conservatives don’t belong in New York. Alabama Governor Dr. Robert Bentley responded by telling us to “come on down,” according to Yellowhammer News.

“In Alabama we strongly support and uphold our great U.S. Constitution on which our nation and our states were founded,” Bentley told Yellowhammer. “The Constitution serves to protect individual Freedoms. Among them are those guaranteed in the Second Amendment, which protects the right of the people to keep and bear Arms. We will protect the Freedoms of individuals and welcome any one or any company to Alabama to discover as so many have, that we are a pro-business state filled with good, hardworking people.”

Bentley also encouraged tourists thinking about their next travel destination to consider what Alabama has to offer.

“Alabama has so much for people to enjoy, from our warm sunny beaches to our beautiful lakes and rivers,” Bentley said. “We’re proud of the cultural diversity that makes our state so unique, and we welcome New Yorkers and anyone to experience for themselves what makes our state so great.”

Back in New York, it appears that a lot of New Yorkers were already leaving, even before Cuomo encouraged them to.

migration study conducted by United Van Lines found that 61 percent of their New York clients in 2013 were moving to other states. That’s the third highest percentage in the country. (Read More)

By the time Mr. LC and I can retire and relocate Governor Cuomo will be long gone from Albany, but no doubt his policies will live on. So we’ll certainly keep Alabama in mind. Besides getting away from what Cuomo calls the “progressive capital” of the nation, by then we’ll probably be ready for a respite from one of the snowiest places on earth.

H/T Independent Review Journal

Update: Well, it looks like Sean Hannity is going to grant Cuomo’s wish and leave New York. He was talking maybe Florida or Texas, but maybe he can be convinced to go to Alabama instead.