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This is How You Give an Apology: Watch as Ted Cruz “Apologizes” for His “New York Values” Comments

Ted Cruz Destroys his Competition during Latest GOP Debate
Written by Onan Coca

 

“Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio have all demanded an apology, and I’m happy to apologize. I apologize to the millions of New Yorkers who have been let down by the liberal politicians in that state.”

Recently Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to attacks from his GOP presidential opponent, Donald Trump, by reminding everyone of something Trump said not too long ago.

“I’ve lived in New York City and Manhattan all my life. So, you know, my views are a little different than if I lived in Iowa — perhaps.”

Cruz used this line to remind voters that Donald Trump is a very recent convert to conservatism (if he’s actually converted at all) and so his assault on Cruz is laughable. Now Cruz has faced backlash from the mainstream media and liberals in New York who are upset about the backhanded use of their values in the race. In response, Senator Cruz did what he’s been doing for months and used the situation to continue building up his campaign; he issued the best apology ever given by a politician running for office.

Here’s what he said:

Ted Cruz offers an extended "apology" to those offended by his criticism of "New York values," but rather than back down…

Posted by CNN Politics on Friday, January 15, 2016

“Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio have all demanded an apology and I’m happy to apologize. I apologize to the millions of New Yorkers who have been let down by liberal politicians in that state. I apologize to the hard working men and women of the state of New York who have been denied jobs because Gov Cuomo won’t allow fracking. Even though there had been many high-paying jobs just south in Pennsylvania, New Yorkers are denied the ability to provide for their families. I apologize to all of the pro-life and pro-marriage and pro-Second Amendment New Yorkers who are told by Governor Cuomo that they have no place in New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are. I apologize to all of the small businesses who have been driven out of New York City by crushing taxes and regulations.

I apologize to all of the African-American children who Mayor de Blasio tried to throw out of their charter schools that were providing a lifeline to the American dream. And I apologize to all of the cops and the firefighters and 9/11 heroes who had no choice but to stand turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio, because Mayor de Blasio over and over again stands with the looters and criminals rather than the brave men and women of blue.

But I do have good news to the good people of New York…

I believe 2016 is going to be an election like 1980, and help is on the way. People are waking up, and just like millions of New Yorkers, they’re fed up with policies that don’t fight for the working men and women of this country but instead further the elite liberal views that have taken this country down a path that is not working.” 

Ouch. That is fantastic politicking and just like “low energy” stuck to Jeb Bush, I think “New York values” could end up being a big problem for Donald Trump over the next few months.

Here’s the relevant portion of that Donald Trump interview with Tim Russert where Trump explains his liberal views on gay marriage, gays in the military, abortion and various other issues.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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