Evangelical Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Deletes #NewYorkValues Tweet: “I’m Happy To Apologize”…

A few minutes after sending his fourth campaign donation request of the day (01/15/16) to residents in New York, Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz sent out the following tweet  containing the graphic below:

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, New York Governor Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio #NewYorkValues “I’m happy to apologize“.

A few minutes later, he deleted it:

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332 Responses to Evangelical Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Deletes #NewYorkValues Tweet: “I’m Happy To Apologize”…

  1. Josh says:

    I have no problem w/ Mr. Cruz’s tweet above. I have concerns w/ Mr. Cruz but the above tweet is not one of them.

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  2. RINOKiller says:

    I smell burned maple leafs.

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  3. PremAmerica says:

    Cruz and his supporters (especially Beck and Levin) know that they got their butt handed to them in a sling (forgive my French) on the NY Values question during the debate. They also know that no amount of post-mortem spinning can undo the damage that Donald Trump did in those 60 seconds. But they seem completely unable to understand why Trump devastated them so easily. And why all of their stridence will totally fail to redeem Cruz.

    There is a poser called “Scherado” on this thread who uses words like “obscene” “mangled” “DNA” and “indefensible” to pretend that his argument is somehow more nuanced and rational. But it isn’t.

    Cruz used the phrase “NY Values” to impute that Trump somehow shares the same values as DeBlasio, Cuomo and others. That is the ESSENSE of the Alinsky tactic.

    Trump simply pointed out that the Values of the Firefighters, the Police, the Construction Worker, William F. Buckley, Rudy Guiliani, Sam Alito, and Antonin Scalia are ALSO NY Values. Without saying it Trump persuaded EVERYONE WATCHING that those were HIS Values!!!

    It was a DEVASTATING turn of phrase against a planned attack by Cruz. Trump’s genius caused Cruz’s Alinsky tactic to boomerang. And the fireworks are still ongoing.

    If you don’t believe me, just listen to the desperation in the words and voices of Cruz supporters.

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    • Sanj says:

      Yup!!!!

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    • phil fan says:

      scherado has been on other threads here vehemently supporting Cruz with idiotic,hostile and alinsky type comments. I think it’s actually Levin

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    • Great analysis of not only why the Cruz statement backfired, but why Cruz did it in the first place. I’ve tried to come up with words for why his tactic failed, with no luck, but you’ve described it perfectly, because you see why Cruz did it in the first place.

      I’m not sure why Cruz didn’t see the huge risk here. Even as a flyover type, I still have a certain love for NY that transcends politics – and Cruz is undoubtedly more wise to right-coast ways than I am. I’m tempted to believe that he got snookered by the same people who advised him to change his e-mail and (deliberately using the word here) junk-mail marketing tactics in ways that lost hard-core, high-info/high-discernment supporters like us. And for what? Sadly, in exchange for high-liquidity supporters that could get his numbers up fast and evaporate to “somebody” else just as quickly.

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  4. Sanj says:

    Corey tweeted this out a little while ago which is why I’m reposting :

    This New York Times story could not have come at a worse time for Sen. Ted Cruz, who had already been knocked off-balance by Donald Trump, is falling in his must-win state of Iowa and is being attacked as a slick politician who won’t level with voters.

    As Ted Cruz tells it, the story of how he financed his upstart campaign for the United States Senate four years ago is an endearing example of loyalty and shared sacrifice between a married couple.

    “Sweetheart, I’d like us to liquidate our entire net worth, liquid net worth, and put it into the campaign,” he says he told his wife, Heidi, who readily agreed.

    But the couple’s decision to pump more than $1 million into Mr. Cruz’s successful Tea Party-darling Senate bid in Texas was made easier by a large loan from Goldman Sachs, where Mrs. Cruz works. That loan was not disclosed in campaign finance reports.

    This is a big problem for any candidate, but a bigger one for Cruz than most. Here’s why:

    He is still indebted to Goldman. Goldman, among other things, employs hundreds of workers on H-1B visas. Cruz used to advocate a huge increase in the number of H-1B visas, without, of course, saying he was on the hook to Goldman. Now, of course, Cruz wants to end H-1B visas. Maybe he should have taken out a loan from a bank that employed more Americans.
    He didn’t simply “forget” to file the disclosure; he made up a self-reverential story to go with it. Can we take anything he says at face value?
    He is facing several highly skilled candidates who don’t like him to begin with.
    Trump is going to have a field day with this one. It is certainly a more solid reason than his birther hooey on which to disqualify Cruz.
    Cruz’s campaign is built on the populist, anti-establishment narrative. That is how he won his Senate race in the first place and why it was a good reason for him to conceal the loan at a critical time in that race. As a GOP Senate staffer put it, “It’s amazing that this guy can rail against crony capitalism when he is one of its biggest beneficiaries.”
    It is hard to say this is an oversight. Cruz, he never tires of telling us, is a crack lawyer. The law is crystal clear. Voters can surely draw the inference that he wanted to hide the loan. Saying this all got reported later when his seat was won is hardly an excuse. It’s evidence that Cruz was hiding the ball when it mattered to his election.
    This is precisely the sort of slick, dishonest conduct he accuses professional politicians of undertaking. Recall his answer in the debate in November when asked about bailing out banks: “The truth is, the rich do great with big government. They get in bed with big government. The big banks get bigger and bigger and bigger under Dodd-Frank and community banks are going out of business. And, by the way, the consequence of that is small businesses can’t get business loans, and it is that fundamental corruption that is why six of the 10 wealthiest counties in America are in and around Washington, D.C.”

    But Cruz got his loan, thanks to the sort of special access he decries. That’s the essence of cronyism — Cruz gets his money when he is in a pinch, but ordinary employees, customers and shareholders will get no help from him.

    Oh, it was not just Goldman. The Times report says that “in the first half of 2012, Ted and Heidi Cruz obtained the low-interest loan from Goldman Sachs, as well as another one from Citibank. The loans totaled as much as $750,000 and eventually increased to a maximum of $1 million before being paid down later that year. There is no explanation of their purpose.” Citibank was another Wall Street firm tied up in the housing disaster.
    This all feeds into Trump’s argument that he is not beholden to anyone, unlike greedy politicians.
    Cruz is going to spend more news cycles defending himself when he wanted to be firing up his troops and attacking others.

    The GOP is lucky to find this out now. Imagine what would happen if the party nominated someone with this to go up against the Clinton attack machine. It’s one more reason not to nominate someone with such a thin public record who has never been thoroughly vetted.

    J

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  5. Sanj says:

    The sad thing for Cruz, he could have continued his “draft in Trump’s slipstream” strategy for quite a while longer, but he went after Trump’s mom in the debate during the NBC issue when the audience was very pro Cruz/Rubio/Bush. Trump, like most, is fiercely protective of his family and Ted broke bad. Trump has begun the tsunami of attacks which will be relentless, on TV, FB, Twitter, radio, web and has the audience to destroy the 1st term Canadian senator with zero accomplishments and zero friends. All that will be left is the smug face before it too puffs away into a wisp of smoke

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  6. MVW says:

    Tweets:
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 2h2 hours ago
    Wow! Ted Cruz received $487K in campaign contributions, $11M from a NY hedge fund mogul, & $1M low int. loan from Goldman Sachs. Hypocrite
    and,
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 2h2 hours ago Maryland, USA
    Is this the New York that Ted Cruz is talking about & demeaning? (with horrific picture of World Trade Center debris and heroic firemen)

    Devastating Tweets which Cruz had an opportunity to do a heartfelt apology, but instead did a ‘wise guy’ double down. And no Iowans will appreciate the wit, and Cruz can’t grasp that, yet. The Cruz campaign has imploded.

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  7. moogey says:

    Has anyone seen or heard an FEC resolution as to why Cruz’s PAC funded Fiorina’s PAC back in June? It seems to me that Mr. Cruz and the people that support him seem to have a problem providing “Descriptions” on Federal Filing Reports.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/09/25/whoopsie-federal-elections-commission-opens-inquiry/

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    • Interesting. This whole cross-support of “the stiffs” thing just strikes me as machiavellian, but with no smoking gun of what they’re up to, it can’t really be called out. I hope that the strategy becomes enragingly obvious before the election, and preferably before the Iowa primary.

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      • moogey says:

        I posted on a different thread that I think the media timeline is being accelerated because of Donald Trump. The media is aware of all the deceit, but they were holding off on reporting until the “right moment.” However, now that the information is starting to come out, it will be interesting to see where the media goes with the information.

        I too, am hoping that something blows up on Ted Cruz before the Iowa primary. I, myself, personally dislike politicians that use “religious piousness” to cover for unethical and self-serving purposes.

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  8. Backspin says:

    A vote for cruz is sure to lose.

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  9. charliewalksonwater says:

    i didnt know anything about Rafael Cruz father, (twice divorced) but an acquaintance told me to search Benny Hinn (spit) and Rafael Cruz. I am shocked. My opinion of Hinn (spit)and Mike Murdoch (spit) types is lower than my opinion of congress. Seems that Cruzs co-founder was the shylock Hinns (spit) wife. These tv prosperity preachers are the bane of civilized men. They are lower than lawyer/politicians and used car salesmen. (my apologies to used car salesmen, but they know what i mean). I’ve decided America needs a wall and an economy first, before it needs another Jr. Senator, especially one who comes from that union.

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  10. I find it odd that in Ted Cruz’ hometown TEXAS that Bestiality is LEGAL like in ISLAM, even in Iowa is often ignored and only a simple misdemeanor, whereas in New York it is ILLEGAL and FORBIDDEN. Bestiality is an ABOMINATION. I think we can agree that no one state owns SIN. Cruz is a hypocrite in need of repentance.

    “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” [Matt 7:5]

    http://www.allthingscrimeblog.com/2013/07/16/bestiality-is-legal-in-the-same-states-that-ban-same-sex-marriage/

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  11. Pentheus says:

    Cruz sends me multiple donation request emails per day.
    Trump sends me campaign updates – and he was the only one to send me a Christmas card!

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