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Monday, April 11, 2016

No, George Will, it is the DC Values we abhor

George Will, whose ventures from the nation's capital are limited to the occasional paid speech, decided to lecture America on what it thinks. To wit, Americans do not have New York Values.

Via Real Clear Politics:
GEORGE WILL: I don't think the New York values hurts [Cruz] in New York because he's really not trying to win New York, either now or in November. He's trying to pick up delegates. That's why he went to a Dominican-Chinese restaurant, you have to love this country, Dominican-Chinese restaurant at the most Democratic district in the country in the Bronx where Mitt Romney got 3% of the vote last time. Why did he go there? Because each of the 27 districts in New York gets three delegates. He can pick them up along the way and hold Mr. Trump below 75 delegates and have a success.
About New York Values, he was not saying New York firemen are any less brave than New Mexico firemen. That is not the point. 9/11 is not the point. He was saying I'm campaigning in a city which last September the City Council voted to honor Ethel Rosenberg, the traitor who with her husband Julius sold out United States secrets to Stalin. This is a city in which the mayor spent part of his youth working for the Sandinistas. There are New York political values and they're not shared by the rest of country.
Hmm. So because the mayor is a Sandinista, New York Values are un-American.

New York is a great state and New York City is the best city in America. Its murder rate is 4.0 per 100,000 people. Washington DC's is 15.9. Another place where we need more New York Values is Washington DC.

One more thing that longtime Washingtonians like Ted Cruz (yes folks, most of his adult life has been in Washington, not Texas) and Will do not get is that in New York City, the best buildings are built by capitalists.

Oh the horror of those New York Values.

7 comments:

  1. The pundit class is clueless. They try to express an idea and end up tied in a verbal knot. It would be humorous if not so pathetic. - Elric

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  2. You notice nobody else picked up on it at the time.

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  3. I think you guys are getting way too sensitive about everything. If you're starting to defend NY and the constant parade of nanny-staters they send to Washington (thus representing NY's values) maybe things have gotten more out of hand than I thought.

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  4. "...last September the City Council voted to honor Ethel Rosenberg, the traitor who with her husband Julius sold out United States secrets to Stalin. This is a city in which the mayor spent part of his youth working for the Sandinistas. There are New York political values and they're not shared by the rest of country."

    I don't agree with GW very often, if ever, but I agree with him on this one. As a BoSox fan, I intensely dislike the NYY. With little effort, I can extend that same feeling towards the current radical-chic mayor of NYC.

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  5. I'm against the New York values of the NYT and electing Democrats. I think those are the values Cruz is against.

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  6. The Republicans have been preaching to us for I don't know how long about broadening our base and appealing to those outside the party. Reagan was the last Republican to carry New York, and he was nominated against the will of the establishment, who wanted GHWB. Now we have another guy who could carry the state in the fall and they are literally trying to steal the nomination from him. These people have some real pathologies of mind.

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    1. Doc, maybe Trump is bringing in some of the old Reagan-democrat types, but if the Trumpkins keep alienating everyone else by calling them GOPe and Cuckservatives, it's not going to matter.

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