The junior Texas Senator is getting destroyed in New York, and it's his own fault.
Remember that time Ted Cruz voted against helping New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy? New Yorkers remember. And when Cruz’s home State of Texas got hit with devastating floods, how did New Yorkers react? They sent help to Texas, of course. That didn’t stop Ted Cruz from hating New Yorkers. Instead, he kept piling the hatred up, again and again.
Cruz has called New Yorkers baby-killing, un-American heathens, dirty illegal immigrants whose “New York Values” are what’s wrong with America. He has made it clear that he thinks they deserve to suffer and die from God’s punishment in the form of the Sandy Hook hurricane, and the rest of America shouldn’t help them.
Then, after mouthing off about how evil New Yorkers are, Cruz tried to capitalize on 9/11 and use it as a springboard for why he thinks America should blanket a portion of the world in fire. He wants to use that tragic day to justify why we should kill countless numbers of actual babies as opposed to the imaginary ones he says New Yorkers kill. Regardless of how you feel about how we deal with ISIS, this is not the way.
This has led to a pushback against Cruz that has never been seen before. No other candidate in recent history is truly hated by an American State like Ted Cruz is hated by New York. There is no way for someone to be President after insulting and alienating such a large and important part of the country as Cruz has done repeatedly.
He is so disliked in New York that a fellow Republican, Congressman Peter King, said New Yorkers would have to be out of their minds to vote for him. He is even so disliked that the heat is way down on Donald Trump for once. That’s YUGE!
We’re not just seeing resistance from politicians either. High school students in the Bronx actually chased the Cruz campaign away from a speaking engagement he was going to do for them. Funny how Ted talks so tough about how he’ll crush ISIS when he runs from high school students in The Bronx.
Well, okay, to be fair to Cruz, ISIS would run from high school students in The Bronx too. Ain’t hardly anyone that can handle high school students from The Bronx except other high school students from The Bronx.
But the point is, Ted Cruz actually has the gall, after everything he’s said and done about New Yorkers, to act surprised and hurt by any pushback. The real surprise is that he’d even come to New York in the first place.
Think about it. Let’s say you repeatedly insult someone, call them the worst things imaginable, advocate that nobody help them out when they’re in trouble, and then exploit a personal tragedy they’ve gone through to make yourself look like a tough guy. Now, imagine the reception you’ll get if you go to their house and ask them for money so you can continue saying this awful stuff about them. How do you think that’s going to go?
Hate begets hate. History has taught us that time and time again. Ted Cruz’s reception in New York is a perfect microcosm of that concept. Yet even though Cruz is so loathed and easily performing the poorest of all Presidential Candidates in that State, he has no reason to fear for his safety.
Cruz still gets to walk around acting like he’s welcome, singing traditional Passover songs with Jewish bakers in Brighton Beach. He’s finding out that New York Values are something he should take on himself. Not that he’s ever going to recant or anything. An apology wouldn’t save him in the Empire State, anyway. New Yorkers will take their revenge upon him at the ballot box.
If you’re going to be President of the United States of America, you need to be more than just a one-dimensional anti-immigrant, hypocritical, self-aggrandizer, using your religion to justify your bigotry. And you had better not piss off New Yorkers. The road to the White House goes through New York. Ted Cruz has only himself to blame that his road will probably end there.