Apparently, Ted Cruz’s comment about “New York Values” has sent New Yorkers into full-on pearl-clutching, fainting-couch hysteria.
- Larry Kudlow: “Mr. Cruz is disqualified for being president. Disqualified. Disqualified. Hang it up!”
- Bill de Blasio: ““I am disgusted at the insult that Ted Cruz threw at this city and its people.”
- Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller whines petulantly: “There’s plenty of other ways to skewer liberal elites without antagonizing an entire region and an entire demographic.”
- Bill Kristol’s Weekly Standard called it, “a clumsy attempt at dog-whistle politics.”
- Governor Andrew Cuomo — who famously stated that pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment conservatives were not welcome in his state — also pitched a snit: “Not only is what he said anti-New York. It’s anti-American.”
- ABC News went out and found a clutch of New Yorkers who were traumatized by Ted Cruz’s remarks. “It’s insulting for anyone to make a derogatory comment about New York values. I think we pride ourselves on being a place of diversity and equality.”
- New York Daily News: Drop Dead Ted!
- Donald Trump’s Twitter has gone to DefCon1 on Cruz. Mostly invoking 9/11, which is pretty tawdry, even for Trump.
Google news lists over 9,000 articles about Ted Cruz’s “New York Values” remark. Saturday Night Live (a late-night comedy show on NBC for any readers born after 1985) devoted a sketch to it.
And all along we were supposed to believe you guys were tough?
First of all, people who elected Bill de Blasio, Anthony Weiner, Chuck Schmer, Andrew Cuomo, Hillary Clinton, and Michael Bloomberg to office have no reason to complain when someone says their values are way more to the left than those of most Americans.
New Yorkers actually banned guns and big sodas… tell us again how mainstream they are compared with the rest of America?
I guess New Yorkers just aren’t emotionally equipped to handle the disdain they constantly dish out toward “Flyover Country.”