astorinocpacAndrew Cuomo gave a “terrifying” State of the State address.

He sounded more like Leon Trotsky giving the “most anti-business speech ever” in the state’s history.

And he’s “an extreme liberal con artist.”

Those were the charges thrown out by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino at the Convservative Party’s annual political action conference in Colonie on Monday morning, in which the 2014 candidate for governor reaffirmed his consideration of another run in 2018.

“Am I considering it? Absolutely I am,” he said after a question from the audience, which led to applause.

The speech was of the red meat variety of the Conservative Party and comes as he faces a potential challenge from other Republican candidates for the gubernatorial nomination, including Carl Paladino, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Rep. Chris Gibson and Rockland County Executive Ed Day.

His remarks, given at the Radisson Hotel outside of Albany, ratcheted up the rhetoric against Cuomo, who has emphasized issues in recent months friendly to the liberal base of the Democratic Party, including a minimum wage increase to $15.

“He’s just an extreme liberal and another extreme liberal con artist,” Astorino said. “Everything makes sense again: This is what happens with liberals over time. They can dress in polka dots, but eventually the stripes come through.”

And he took aim at “liberal Republicans” as well.

“It doesn’t just happen with Democratic liberals,” Astorino said. “It happens with Republican liberals, too — even the closet variety.”

Speaking with reporters after the speech, Astorino insisted the remarks weren’t aimed at a potential rival. Gibson, who retires from Congress at the end of the year, has staked out more moderate positions on social issues than Astorino.

“This is not unlike the speeches I’ve given in years past here and I believe it,” Astorino said. “The state is going in the wrong direction. I made that case in ’14 and not enough people heard. I made that case in 2005 in Westchester and not enough people heard until everything caught up with the times.”

But the address was very much aimed at the audience, whose party has sought to keep Republicans to the right in an ever increasingly Democratic-dominated state. No Republican has won statewide without support from the party in recent history and the last GOP candidate to win statewide was George Pataki’s third-term bid in 2002.

Astorino’s address was squarely aimed at liberals. Referring to Cuomo’s State of the State address given last month, Astorino said the political left is ruining the country.

“There on stage was really not the enemy of this country,” he said. “It wasn’t Andrew Cuomo, but leftism itself: an ideology that threatens to take this country down.”

Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi on Twitter batted away Astorino’s criticism, comparing him to Triumph, the insult comic dog.

Astorino faces re-election for the county executive post in 2017 and said on Monday he intends to seek another term.