by William Teach | January 16, 2016 7:24 am
But not in the way you thing
(CBS NY) Amid heat from both sides of the aisle following his comments about “New York values” during Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate. Ted Cruz issued an apology – but not for his remarks. (snip)
“You’re right. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio have all demanded an apology, and I’m happy to apologize. I apologize to the millions of New Yorkers that have been let down by liberal politicians in that state,” Cruz said.
People are learning just how brilliant Cruz actually is, and why he was a national debate champion while at Princeton, much less a successful lawyer. Donald Trump should probably have thought twice before going Birther on Cruz.
Cruz then attacked Cuomo’s policies, including the governor’s stance against hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, and in favor of same-sex marriage rights, abortion rights and gun control.
Remember, Cuomo said of Conservatives who are pro-life and pro-2nd Amendment back in 2014 “They have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
Cruz went on to attack Mayor de Blasio for a variety of policies and controversies, including the mayor’s stance in favor of limiting charter schools.
“I apologize to all of the African-American children, whom Mayor de Blasio tried to throw out of their charter schools that were providing a lifeline to the American dream,” he said.
“I apologize to all the cops, and the firefighters and 9/11 heroes who had no choice but to stand and turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio, because Mayor de Blasio over and over again stands with the looters and criminals rather than the brave men and women in blue,” Cruz said.
Mr. Cruz is not particularly concerned with New York City as a voting base, despite sending out a fundraising email to get money out of the NYC Republicans. He knows the city is going to vote Democrat, as it always does. He can’t lose what he never had. But, he might make a bit of a dent in the support the Independents throw towards Democrats, as he gets them to think about the policies supported by Democrats. And, this will apply to other major Democratic Party run cities across the country. He could pick off Independents and Blue Dog Democrats if he makes it to the General Election, which gives him a better chance of winning close states.
Todd Starnes writes of NY Values
He was referring to the permissive New York values celebrating public debauchery that would make the citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah blush. Just ask the families from the Heartland who’ve been accosted by topless women in Times Square.
Remember Occupy Wall Street — turning public parks into human cesspools – people defecating on police cars? He was talking about those values, too.
Along with the values that propelled citizens into the streets to justify violence against police officers.
Senator Cruz was talking about the values that banned churches from public spaces and relegated Christians to second class citizens.
As he also points out, these same Democrats in their big cities refer to the rest of the country as “flyover country”, which is not said as a compliment. They referred to the areas that voted for George W. Bush as Dumbf*ckistan and Jesusland, among others. I don’t remember any of the news media having a conniption fit over that. Do you?
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