So, perhaps Ted Cruz is just a run of the mill idiot, but now he's messing with the wrong people.
In his latest, "I am an idiot, let me prove it" move, Cruz told the Howie Carr radio show, "I think [Trump] may shift in his new rallies to playing 'New York, New York' because Donald comes from New York and he embodies New York values," Cruz said on the show Tuesday. According to the New York Post, "The comment wasn't intended as a compliment."
Slamming Donald Trump for being a New Yorker? Does that cow patty from Canada even know what it's like to be a New Yorker? There is a real reason why the slogan goes, and Sinatra sang, "If I can make it there, I'm gonna make it anywhere", folks, that's not just a song, that's a fact.
Do you know what it takes to live here in New York City? Well, for one, it's freezing in the winter, blistering hot in the summer. It is outrageously expensive, and what would get you a mansion in any other part of the country, has you barely living in a prison sized cell with indoor plumbing.
The streets are fast, and no one cares who you are.
You have to fight for your place. You need to be sharp and have street smarts.
Everything we do here, from shlepping our kids around, to getting them into schools, to carrying groceries, is ten times harder than it is anywhere else. Just getting around requires multiple, buses, trains, walking, expensive taxis. New York gives no hand outs. New York waits for no one.
New Yorkers don't care for excuses.
We live under a constant terror threat, and we don't care.
We are some the toughest, most resilient people in this country.
New Yorkers work hard... because they have to. We survive.
Why do we stay then? Well, we have the most beautiful ethnic diversity in the land, we have the greatest opportunities if you're willing to put in the time... and we never give up.
You want to make it here? You'd better have thick skin and sharp elbows.
Are those the "'values" you're talking about? Or is slacking more your style, Mr. Cruz?
EVERYONE, and I mean EVERYONE, from the bodega owners, to the moguls, to the ladies who clean houses, the fast food workers, the stay at home moms, the cab drivers, to the halal cart vendors... have MADE IT... simply because they are here. They could be someplace sunny, warm, and half the price... but they choose to be in what I consider the best city in the world.
I have seen many talented people come with big dreams to give New York a try, only to go back to someplace easier.
So, Ted Cruz, my disillusioned friend.. .you wouldn't last in New York for a New York minute. You simply don't have the moxie, the wit, the street smarts or the fortitude to have what it takes. Nice try, pal. As a New Yorker by way of Florida... thanks for the compliment.