By Dave Andrusko
Some might say it would be over the top even to mention it. But I wouldn’t. However I will keep it relatively brief.
By now, probably 95% of the American citizenry knows that pro-abortion CNN host and anchor Chris Cuomo went absolutely ballistic when a guy called him Fredo, the name of the weak, under-achieving Corleone son from “The Godfather.”
A first response might be that the man was trying to get Cuomo’s goat, although he says he honestly thought Cuomo’s first name was Fredo. If you’ve ever watched Cuomo for more than a day or two, you know getting his goat is easy-peasy. He does not tolerate differences of opinion well, or at all.
The irony is no one who has watched Cuomo for more five minutes would have any doubts he believes he is the smartest person in the room. In love with the sound of his own voice, Cuomo, son of the late New York governor Mario Cuomo, and brother of the current governor of New York, is insufferable, even by network standards.
Which is why suggesting he is a dummy brings out the ugliest side in a man whose temper can reach a boil in a nanosecond. The video of Cuomo’s profanity-laced response shows a man close to being completely out of control.
From our single-issue perspective, his smug, self-assuredness is of interest only because when it comes to abortion, Cuomo simply is unable to make even the simplest distinctions, let alone honestly consider the science underlying the unique individuality of each of the youngest members of the human family.
He has been dismantled more than once by the likes of pro-life Sen. Mario Rubio. Cuomo’s pretend “we can’t know when life begins” was an embarrassment to his side.
In a debate over another topic that sidled its way over to abortion, Matt Schlapp made a key distinction that Cuomo was (and is) unwilling or unable to grasp: that there can be and is a policy/political debate over abortion but that the science is clear. The life of each individual human being (not life in general) begins at fertilization.
But unlike the man in the video, at least Cuomo didn’t threaten to throw either Sen. Rubio or Matt Schapp down a flight of stairs