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Cruz pwned by Daily News

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Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 15, 2016 at 1:41 pm

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  1. People who complain about de Blasio — well, Cruz is correct that NYers are socially liberal.


    January 15, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    • The majority of “real Americans” favor abortion, Social Security and Medicare. They are tough on crime, illegal immigration, and affirmative action. So are most NYers. Most of the stupid liberals in NYC are young whites who come from suffocating backgrounds in red states to act out some fantasy, for as long as the money holds out.

      Cruz destroyed his candidacy in one self-inflicted wound. Stick a fork in him, he’s dead. Maybe zombie dead, but dead.


      January 16, 2016 at 9:45 am

      • The majority of New Yorkers who live in high status Manhattan are all liberal (the Republican types who live on the Upper East Side could care less, and insulate themselves from their riches).

        When Cruz is speaking of NY values, he is referring to the elite playground of “Manhattan” and the NAM minions in NY who follow their Democratic trail.

        Proles are dumb, and proles who elect Cruz is beyond dumb. A Republican who thinks anyone who graduated from Columbia University is inferior, because he came out of Princeton and the Harvard, doesn’t have the average working class chump in mind. When he thinks of NY values, his cognitive processes are running the wheel about his elite rivals on the lefty spectrum.


        January 16, 2016 at 10:59 am

      • . Most of the stupid liberals in NYC are young whites who come from suffocating backgrounds in red states to act out some fantasy, for as long as the money holds out.

        Most SWPL Transplants in NYC are of prole background? Who knew?

        Lion must be surprised to know that a few attorneys I’ve encountered in a BIGLAW firm, came from states like Oklahoma and Texas.

        So far this year, I’ve met 5 individuals in NYC, who hail from Birmingham, Al. And many transplants, especially those in SWPL Brooklyn, are Midwesterners, because that part of the world is one boring sh*thole, not that NYC is all that exciting.

        I love your ending statement – for as long as the money lasts!!!


        January 17, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      • And maybe NY values isn’t so bad after all. NYC would be a lot cheaper if these transplants stay in their nooks, because the entire country would emulate NY values.

        There is no need to be a carpetbagger!


        January 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm

  2. The Daily News is a liberal paper. It wants Trump as the nominee because it believes he’ll lose to a Democrat in November/ But it’s not so sure about Cruz. Notice how it told Cruz to go back to Canada. Sounding “nativist” is always OK when a liberal does it to a white person. But the News isn’t going to get the effect it wants with this. NY State was not going to go Republican anyway. Are we supposed to believe the swing states will go blue because New York was (supposedly) insulted?


    January 15, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    • Upstate NY is not the same as NYC. I was once at a scholarly conference and we had 2 professors visiting from Buffalo, who were teaching at a SUNY school. There was a professor who teaches at Columbia and I was able to observe his high status condescension towards them.


      January 15, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      • That was about the quality of the school, not its location. They probably wouldn’t have condescended to Cornell professors even though that is upstate. They would have condescended to professors from a similarly ranked school to SUNY Buffalo that was in an urban area.


        January 16, 2016 at 8:16 am

      • Tarl — Professors from lower tier schools are symbolic of the prolier status of the institutions in which they represent. The way they look, the way they dress and speak, and most important, their credentials. Columbia University would only hire professors with elite credentials.


        January 16, 2016 at 11:11 am

      • And Tarl – the reason why Occupy Wall Street imploded. This is a glaring example:

        A wealthy brat (who is usually White) attends NYU and is supposed to sympathize with a racial minority (NAM) who attends a public college, when it comes to the rising costs of higher education. — well, well, well, according to OWS, we live in a classless society without status whoring and racial hierarchy.


        January 16, 2016 at 11:41 am

      • Professors from lower tier schools are symbolic of the prolier status of the institutions in which they represent.

        Often, but not always. Many professors at lower-tier schools are graduates from elite schools. Just ask Lion — I bet lots of his professors at ASU went to Harvard and Yale. This is another reason why you don’t want to go to a non-elite grad school; most of the jobs at non-elite schools are taken by graduates of elite schools (and then a lot of other jobs are of course taken by NAM / female graduates of non-elite schools).

        “He and his colleagues found, as the paper puts it, a “steeply hierarchical structure that reflects profound social inequality.” The data revealed that just a quarter of all universities account for 71 to 86 percent of all tenure-track faculty in the U.S. and Canada in these three fields. Just 18 elite universities produce half of all computer science professors, 16 schools produce half of all business professors, and eight schools account for half of all history professors.

        While elite universities, with their deep resources and demanding coursework, surely produce great professors, the data suggest that faculty hiring isn’t a simple meritocracy. The top schools generate far more professors than even just slightly less prestigious schools. For example, in history, the top 10 schools produce three times as many future professors as those ranked 11 through 20.”


        January 16, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      • Professors at state schools graduated from elite schools, and they make sure their own children attend those elite schools and not the state school they work at (forgoing the free tuition for children of professors).

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 16, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      • Thanking you for elaborating!

        My grad school of choice would only be McGill in Montreal, and Columbia University in NYC. Location and prestige (despite my dislike of NY social values like Ted Cruz) are the 2 most important things. Easy access to good food and amenities are important. I only recommending people to pursue a good life (unlike Yakov, with his trade-speak for proles).

        It must be a trickling down effect, where the lowest of the proliest schools have faculty members who graduated from the proliest schools in the mid tier range above it. So a professor teaching at a very low tier public college has credentials from a mid tier private school.


        January 16, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      • “It must be a trickling down effect, where the lowest of the proliest schools have faculty members who graduated from the proliest schools in the mid tier range above it.”

        Actually, the very proliest of the prole schools, the open admission online universities catering to vets and ghetto kids, tend to hire their own graduates exclusively. They don’t want the outside world to know what goes on (or doesn’t) at these places and their own students are culled not for intelligence but stupidity, the dumber the better, because they won’t catch on to the scam until it is too late. As long as the government is paying the bills . . .

        Just wait until you meet one of these folks in a professional setting someday (and odds are you will), it will blow your mind.


        January 16, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    • Lion – Your blogroll buddy, Pumpkin face, equates this cover on the daily news with NYC’s culture of vulgarity and rudeness — symbolic of Guidos, namely Joe Pesci and Mr. Saturday Night Live. Homegrown Jews are equally as rude, and so are the Irish. Just oafish in their unique ways.

      But now, New York City has been defined by polite, yet phony SWPL transplants, who instead walk on the Hollywood lane of Stars, they walk the concrete pavements of Manhattan. They could care less of Cruz and his opinions of NY or Lady Liberty with her middle finger.


      January 15, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      • Joe Pesci reminds you of Donald Trump with his gesticulating arms, which is prole:


        January 15, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    • 100 percent positive Cruz would get creamed by Hillary. Although I like him well enough, he is extremely “hateable”, especially to white women. He won’t do any better amongst working class whites than Romney and will if anything do even worse amongst college educated whites. He is almost as hated by the establishment as is Trump. Basically Cruz gives you all of the bad things about Trump and none of the good things, from an electoral perspective.

      I guarantee you the NY Post would prefer Cruz to Trump. Go to any left wing website and see the way that they are melting down about Trump.

      You are so blinded by your dream of increasing America’s black population by 10s of millions that you are missing what’s right in front of you.

      Otis the Sweaty

      January 15, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      • This is the NY Post on Cruz’s comments of NY:


        January 15, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      • Was this comment directed at me? I never said I was interested in increasing the American population with ANY race of people. And why would I want more NAMS in America? No one who posts on this blog wants that to happen.

        Trump really ticked me off with what he said about Cruz. We have Trump on film several years ago talking about having “New York values.” He knew perfectly well what Cruz meant by that statement. He just knows the media will let him get away with this performance of pretending to be offended because they enjoy a good political battle. I’d like to give Trump that middle finger that is on the front page of the Daily News!. If we want a socially liberal New Yorker we can elect Hilary. This New Yorker is voting for Cruz.


        January 15, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      • Cruz’s remark about New York was indeed a sneering, moralizing insult. It’s clear that Cruz looks down on people he doesn’t think are as smart as him or whatever. Trump doesn’t look down on any Americans, even those he disagrees with on important issues.

        Cruz is like that smart kid in class that no one likes while Trump is like the class president that everyone wants to hang out with.

        Andrew E.

        January 15, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      • Mary: I love you but we both know that you want 10s of millions of more blacks. It’s called being “pro life”.

        I’m with you, I think abortion is murder. I think it’s evil. The difference between us is that I also know that if we don’t have abortion we are going to have 10s of millions of more black people and almost as many more hispanics. Add in all the extra white trash that we’d also be getting and the future isn’t looking too bright for America in a pro life dystopia.

        On Cruz: I am sure you must know plenty of conservative white women who can’t stand the guy. Women seem to really hate him, even though you personally like him.

        I like Cruz and you certainly have every right to support him, but don’t pretend that the media wouldn’t prefer Cruz to Trump. They hate Cruz but they hate Trump more.

        Otis the Sweaty

        January 15, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      • I see your point about abortion. Otis. And truthfully, abortion is not my #1 issue as a social conservative – it’s sexuality/family. I would gladly sacrifice the abortion issue if it meant my side could prevail on social issues in general. I suspect that deep down many other socons feel the same way even if they don’t express it publicly.

        You do realize that you just expressed platonic love for a “stupid Christian” (your favorite phrase, it seems!) I guess if this could happen then Donald Trump really could become the nominee!

        I know that Cruz doesn’t come across a likeable. But I really want a genuinely conservative president – a real socon, not a “God bless America” type like Reagan. The Gipper gave us Anthony Kennedy on the court – the deciding vote in favor of gay marriage. Even the conservative movement suffered a leftward drift on moral issues.


        January 15, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      • You do realize that you just expressed platonic love for a “stupid Christian”

        I love Evangelical Christians. The only Christians I hate are Arab Christians and that is a racial thing, not a religious thing (I’m Jewish).

        When I criticize “stupid Christians” it is 90 percent of the time in reaction to evangelicals who do things like support Ben Carson, who I revile. As frustrated as I have been, and as threatened as I’ve felt, by the depth of Ted Cruz’s support, at the end of the day I still like the guy. The support that evangelical’s showed for Ben Carson though was both infuriating and unforgivable. It was months ago and I’m still angry about it.

        I don’t hate Evangelical Christians, but I am extremely frustrated about how they put Christianity identity politics above white identity politics. In 2016 America, EVERYTHING is about race. The only people who don’t see that are Evangelical Christians.

        As for the SoCon stuff, you kinda lost me because other than abortion, what is there to be socially conservative about? Even most young Evangelicals support gay marriage according to polls. I can’t really think of any other issues.

        If you want my personal opinion on gay marriage it is this: it is an impossibility. Two men is not a marriage, no matter what the government says. For me, civil unions would have been the best solution but I recognize the politics is the art of the possible and gay marriage is not a hill that I am willing to die on. Two guys getting “married” doesn’t effect my life; flooding the country with immigrants, however, has a dramatic and horrible effect on my life.

        Otis the Sweaty

        January 16, 2016 at 12:36 am

      • ” I would gladly sacrifice the abortion issue if it meant my side could prevail on social issues in general”

        Then you are a total fake. If you really believe abortion is murder, you don’t compromise on it.


        January 16, 2016 at 9:47 am

    • Blue is Democratic; Red is Republican


      January 15, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      • That was something the media arbitrarily decided in 2000. Before that, Dems were Red and Republicans Blue.

        I think Democrats should be called Red because they are Reds (i.e., communists).


        January 16, 2016 at 9:44 am

  3. Darn! There go Cruz’s NY electoral votes!

    Mike Street Station

    January 15, 2016 at 1:55 pm

  4. Yes, it doesn’t seem to me that SWPL NY values are all that different from Canadian values. It is a good zinger, though.


    January 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    • Really? Values of the French Quebecois don’t seem all that Canadian to me, or New York, for that matter. The entire Anglosphere is prole.


      January 15, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      • The entire Anglosphere is prole.

        Says the guy who idolizes hispanics and muslims. You can’t have it both ways.


        January 15, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      • Aren’t they very lazy in Quebec?


        January 15, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      • There are plenty of “rednecks” outside of Montreal in Quebec. Some of my best friends from Quebec will readily admit it.


        January 15, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      • I call them laidback instead of lazy.

        Low class Quebecois loiter around Old Montreal, chanting all day long, for an exclusive French Speaking province, and an all White kingdom. What’s wrong with that?


        January 15, 2016 at 6:13 pm

  5. Cruz was just pandering hard to Southern Evangelicals, trying to make Trump seem like a city-slicker who can’t relate to them. It’s not going to work.


    January 15, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    • Right. Trump is basically being criticized by the elites for acting like a southerner which, I suspect, most southerners recognize. Cruz trying to make him an effete New Yorker isn’t going to work. BTW – didn’t people once call Italians the southerners of the North?


      January 16, 2016 at 5:01 pm

  6. And every time Trump goes off like that he grabs a small share of the black vote. They love that “big man” persona.

    … and they certainly won’t turn out in big numbers if a stiff like Bernie is the Democratic candidate.


    January 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm

  7. “Cruz pwned by Daily News” I don’t get your headline. Cruz suggested that New Yorkers are vulgar, and the Daily News just proved his point. I’m a New Yorker for Trump, but the DN cover is an embarrassment. Then again, the DN’s covers are often embarrassing.

    Nicholas Stix

    January 15, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    • Thats what the stupid media isnt getting- they dont see how anyone could possibly dislike NYC.

      Well this attack does play in Iowa and South Carolina, where the elections actually are, where you know candidate are trying to get votes. You think some Iowa farmer cares what Sheldon Silver and the Daily News think?

      Reminding voters that Trump is part of the vulgar NYC culture does Cruz a lot of good in these contests.
      It might hurt him in the NY primary, but oops that one isnt any time soon.

      Lion of the Turambar

      January 16, 2016 at 9:08 am

  8. I find that cover very funny in a way that the Daily News probably doesn’t realize. Are they saying that the giving people the middle finger is a New York City value? Because to me, giving people the middle finger is quintessentially New York.

    Rand Paul giving the middle finger over his exclusion was petty. Will he refuse to endorse the Republican in the same way Ron Paul refused to endorse Romney?


    January 15, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    • Ron Paul was right to not endorse Romney. First of all, Romney rigged the game against Paul. Now Romney was correct to do so, as Paul is a huge douche, but you can’t expect Paul to endorse him after that.

      Also, Paul is an anti war zealot. He hates war as much as we hate immigrants. I would never endorse a pro immigrant candidate and I wouldn’t expect Paul to endorse a pro war candidate like Romney.

      And say what you will about Obama but he has probably been the greatest foreign policy President in US history.

      Otis the Sweaty

      January 15, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      • “And say what you will about Obama but he has probably been the greatest foreign policy President in US history.”

        Are you stupid or something? He has been one of the worst, and not just because he’s done nothing good, but he committed many own-goals that were totally unnecessary.

        (1) Libya has been a total disaster and there was no reason to intervene. There was a strong man and stability and then we bombed away the power structure. It is now a completely failed state, and a base for ISIS. It has become the source of a flood of refugees to Europe.

        (2) All of the Syria problem is at Obama’s feet. The endless millions flooding into Europe… ISIS, all the medieval ways to murder, the return of slavery to the world, the slaughter of Christians, the iconoclastic destruction of every building and object worth anything there…
        This is all at Obama’s feet because he kept acting like the US would support rebels to knock of Assad, another strong man.

        Russia emerged as the source for stability amid America’s conspicuous absence.

        (3) Obama also caused ISIS by letting the Sunnis get crushed in Iraq and then pulling out completely. The disempowered Sunni power structure became the center of ISIS. Iraqis now flood into Europe.

        (4) We have all this renewed tension with Russia, ostensibly because of the Ukraine, but mainly because of World War G, as Sailer calls it.

        (5) Almost all of our foreign policy in Africa has consisted of us trying to shove homosexuality down their throats, because our understanding of them is apparently nil. Trust with most African nations is badly damaged over this.

        (6) We have bullied Israel and emboldened the Islamists thereby.

        (7) With Egypt, we encouraged the overthrow of a stable leader and then backed the terrorist Islamists before the Egyptian military realized America is insane, gave us the finger, and took their country back for civilization.

        Did we do anything good? Most of our foreign policy efforts lately have been related global warming, which is very good, because it is totally pointless. The more this administration wastes time, the better.

        Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?


        January 15, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      • Obama got us out of Iraq and Afghanistan. He achieved a modicum of detente with Iran and Cuba. As horrendous a mistake as Libya was he was pushed into it by the Europeans. He handled Ukraine and Syria poorly but much better than Romney would have.

        Otis the Sweaty

        January 16, 2016 at 12:42 am

      • I read this at 4:30 this morning while drinking my coffee. Had the shit coming out my nose with your Obama plug at the end. I’ve got to ask Otis. Does the lack of oxygen on the moon make one delusional?

        K.l. Asher

        January 16, 2016 at 5:56 am

      • “Obama […] has probably been the greatest foreign policy President in US history.”

        Care to expand on that comment? Jefferson I thought was pretty good on the foreign policy front, what with the Louisiana Purchase from France and his winning the First Barbary War against Muslim pirates and slavers.

        Mark Caplan

        January 16, 2016 at 7:34 am

      • Obama got us out of Iraq and Afghanistan. He achieved a modicum of detente with Iran and Cuba. As horrendous a mistake as Libya was he was pushed into it by the Europeans.

        So, the greatest foreign policy President in history, for values of “greatest” that include (a) cutting and running in Iraq and Afghanistan — actions that required no great skill; (b) totally gratuitous, abject surrender to two countries that continue to despise the United States; (c) totally gratuitous destruction of a regime with which his predecessor had actually achieved detente.

        How can anyone not understand how awesomely awesome this is compared with, say, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, or Reagan?


        January 16, 2016 at 10:03 am

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  10. What is Trump’s purpose with all these huge rallies? Simply lining up voters for the coming primaries and eventually the general election? Sure, but much more I think. He’s creating his mandate to govern. Endearing himself to the broad middle 65% of the electorate that are not ideologues as well as law enforcement and armed forces.

    Some people are saying the media haven’t even really begun on Trump yet since it’s not down to Hillary and Trump yet which is true. But neither has Trump really begun his general election campaigning. Today we saw that he rented a movie theater in Iowa and gave away free tickets to see the new jingoistic Benghazi film. Now imagine Trump holding several large rallies next October with days/weeks to go until the election that are simulcast via the internet to multiple locations across the country with hundreds of thousands participating at at a time. The possibilities are legion. Let’s see.

    Here’s a comment I posted at another site relating the prospects of Trump affecting real change if he gets elected:

    “All this stuff about how President Trump can’t touch the permanent government because blah, blah, blah. Trump is changing all the rules. Paying attention to the campaign at all? If he needs to he’ll persuade Congress to pass a law giving him plenary authority to hire and fire whomever he chooses throughout the entire federal bureaucracy. And once he gets in another Clarence Thomas or two into the Supreme Court the disparate impact lawyers can go pound sand and the people will love Trump for it. Because the people love Trump.”

    Andrew E.

    January 15, 2016 at 6:54 pm

  11. Cruz can win New Hampshire and New Jersey and Connecticut and Maine, as can Trump. The Daily News is an embarrassment. The people who work there know that but it is not something they admit to each other. They have a good sports section but sports is such a small part of the real world that saying a paper has a good sports section is like saying a restaurant always has fresh mayonnaise. Anyway, both the Daily News and the Post should be ashamed of their frequently vulgar cover pictures. They should learn self-respect.

    howitzer daniel

    January 15, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    • Daily News proved Cruz’s point. Cruz can use this in his favor.


      January 16, 2016 at 10:03 am

  12. Don’t water Trump down with an establishment running mate. Nor a minority or female. Trump/Cruz is still the strongest ticket. After the primaries it will be found that technically Cruz would be eligible. After that they can make amends. And I predict that they will.


    January 16, 2016 at 9:35 am

  13. The Daily News is a leftist rag. It bashes every conservative it can. Cruz will use that cover as a badge of honor.


    January 16, 2016 at 9:55 am

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