I Hate New York Values

BY Herschel Smith
6 years ago

Donald Trump calls Ted Cruz’s remarks about “New York values” disgraceful.  Even Rich Lowry says “It’s hard to exaggerate how good Trump’s New York answer was: No politician in either party could do it better.”

Oh sure it is, and the exaggeration was virtually ubiquitous last night in the media coverage, much of it coming from New York.  As for New York values, I cannot carry a weapon in New York.  In fact, I cannot legally own the magazines I currently do for my guns because of the so-called SAFE act, upheld with rulings from New York judges that utilize tactically ridiculous arguments such as the law making it more difficult to engage in spray-firing from the hip.

As for federal judges in New York, they have upheld New York’s gun laws on numerous occasions, and the people of New York, despite some good folk in the countryside, are beholden to the big city, and continue to vote in totalitarians like Michael Bloomberg, Bill de Blasio and Mario and Andrew Cuomo.

Don’t be deceived.  We know all about how the effete, New York elitists look down their collectivist noses at conservatives.  Andrew Cuomo can even tell conservatives that they have no place in New York and need to leave, and most Manhattanites never skip a beat.  As long as the great, unwashed masses who tote guns, attend church and get their hands dirty on a regular basis stay “out there” somewhere, truck in food and goods, and vote for politicians who will continue to enable the world financiers in New York to play their high stakes gambling games, the world is right.

But it’s not right, not really, and the unwashed masses aren’t as ignorant as you think.  As I’ve said before, I don’t feel one iota of brotherhood with Manhattanites, not in ideology, not in theological views, and only barely in language.

Trump comes from a background of liberalism.  He is only new to gun rights, he has always been and continues to be in favor of a single payer health care system, and continues to believe that TARP and bailout were good ideas.  For the record, I hate New York values.


Comments

  1. On January 15, 2016 at 6:49 pm, Gary Griffiths said:

    While Trump certainly handled Cruz’s comments well within the context of the debate, I’m leery of his “New York Values.” If he is the next President, it is hard to imagine him overcoming the screams and outrage of the NY liberals to sign a national reciprocity bill, should the Republican Congress pass one. While he is definitely preferable to Hillary or Bernie, (So is Dan Scratch!) I personally trust Ted Cruz to sign pro-2nd Amendment legislation over the caterwauling of the Looney Left.

  2. On January 15, 2016 at 7:27 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    I understand and agree with your sentiment, but let me ask you something. So the issue of New York values comes up, and the Donald invokes what has become a jingoism, i.e., 9/11. What the hell does 9/11 have to do with New York values? Can anyone tell me? Is he seriously suggesting that only firefighters in New York would have responded to trouble, while firefighters everywhere else would have ignored calls or help? If not that, then what? What the hell was he talking about?

  3. On January 15, 2016 at 8:17 pm, Gary Griffiths said:

    Agreed that the 9/11 reaction has nothing to do with “New York” values, You’ve got to admit, though, that Trump was adroit in deflecting Cruz’s attack by invoking the sympathy we as a nation felt for the victims of 9/11 and the admiration of the heroism of their first responders.

  4. On January 15, 2016 at 11:47 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    Hmm … whatever you say. I just remember thinking, “What the hell does that have to do with anything being discussed?”

  5. On January 16, 2016 at 7:55 pm, Haywood Jablome said:

    Actually, it was very typical Trump. It had nothing to do with the issue at hand, went for people’s emotions, and was red meat for his disciples and completely stupid to the rest of us.

  6. On January 16, 2016 at 10:20 pm, Duke_Digger said:

    Since Trump didn’t draw a race card he could play, he threw down his 9-11 card. I seem to recall hearing new yarkers telling the candidates in 2012 not to play that card, ever.

  7. On January 15, 2016 at 7:38 pm, Phil Ossiferz Stone said:

    I do not for an instant believe Trump is a Constitutional conservative nor a Bible-believing Christian. And yet — to borrow a quote from another turbulent period in our history — we cannot spare this man. He fights.

  8. On January 16, 2016 at 8:08 am, Frank_in_Spokane said:

    Sure he does.

    For Trump.

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