Friday, January 15, 2016

Ted Cruz Apologizes to New Yorkers (for what they have to endure)

The clear statements of Gov. Andrew Cuomo that conservatives are "right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay" and "have no place in the state of New York, because that's not who New Yorkers are" and Mayor Bill de Blasio's declaration that pro-life "does not represent the views of the people of New York" clearly show that New York's political leaders see a huge divide between New York values and conservative values. Here's what the editors of the New York Post had to say:
But the prize for the most blatantly hypocritical response goes jointly to Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio.
Both men on Friday demanded Cruz apologize to the people of New York — with Cuomo accusing him of “demonizing” those he disagrees with and polarizing voters so as to “make it impossible to govern.”
Besides, he argued, what Cruz said is “not even true about New York: We have a significant Conservative Party and movement,” and Cuomo has to “deal with them every day.”
Hah! Two years ago, Cuomo himself denounced conservatives as “right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay.”
“Extreme conservatives,” said the governor, “have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
De Blasio was quick to say amen: “I agree with Gov. Cuomo’s remarks,” he said, adding that anyone who is pro-life “does not represent the views of the people of New York.”
That all sounds pretty much like what Ted Cruz was saying about “New York values” being at odds with conservative ones.
And declaring that people who think a certain way “have no place in the state of New York” sure sounds like rank “demonizing” to us. Not to mention that it goes way, way beyond anything Ted Cruz had to say.


MAX Redline said...

Yep, Cruz delivered a blistering "apology" to those clowns, and a well-deserved one. He is not someone to be messed with, as he can return a better intellectual response every time. DB & C are just your basic Democratics; accusing others of doing what they do all day long.

On a side note - I just received a notification that Obusmax is now following my blogs Twitter feed. Interesting....

T. D. said...

Congratulations! You deserve more than that. Your blog is the most interesting of any I read. No one else has the breadth even if some of them have similar good insight.

I was listening with my folks to a replay of part of the debate and noted some of Cruz's quick humor that I had missed before like saying that he would make Trump his VP and if he loses the natural citizen case, Trump could become president. Heh.

MAX Redline said...

Heh. Thanks, TD, I just try not to be too boring.

Cruz comes up with some great ripostes, which is why the establishment types can't stand him. Somehow, I don't see him losing the natural citizen thing; there's a lot of history backing him. Obama might have....

T. D. said...

Interesting I ran across a piece on why Obama's mother's citizenship was not an impediment to questioning his citizenship. From Jim Geraghty of National Review:

"Rumor one: Obama was born in Kenya. Rather unlikely, as it would require everyone in his family to lie about this in every interview and discussion with those outside the family since young Obama appeared on the scene. However, if it were true, it would probably raise a major question of “does he qualify as a natural-born citizen”? If Obama were born outside the United States, one could argue that he would not meet the legal definition of natural-born citizen under because U.S. law at the time of his birth required his natural-born parent (his mother) to have resided in the United States for “ten years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 16.” Ann Dunham was 18 when Obama was born – so she wouldn’t have met the requirement of five years after the age of 16."

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