Friday, January 15, 2016
Ted Cruz Disses NYC
At last night's debate, Senator Ted Cruz got put in his place by Donald Trump over a characteristically culture war sneer at "New York values". It really reminded me of Sarah Palin's 2008 comments on "real America" (for which she ended up apologizing). It's sort of a weird way to talk about values that has always rankled me. Does Cruz really think small towns in red states have one set of values (church, mom, apple pie) and then there's coastal big cities doing some whole other stuff (orgies and Satan-worship)? I'd say it isn't helpful to write off that many voters who happen to live in NYC and environs, but you know? He might just be calculating those aren't his voters, anyway.