Dear New York Republicans:
Ever since Sen. Cruz used the phrase “New York values” during a Republican debate, I’ve been reading that large numbers of New York Republicans who support Trump are doing so because they cannot get over the psychic pain flowing from Ted Cruz’s statement. I cannot believe that this is true.
That is, I don’t believe that New York Republicans have morphed into the same type of special snowflake now occupying college campuses throughout America. Indeed, if that delicate sensibility characterizes the once stalwart conservative movement, our nation is in dire shape and cannot be saved.
Here’s what I think is happening: Those people who claim both to be Republicans and to have been so damaged by Ted Cruz’s words that they must vote Trump are lying. These people are either Democrats who are messing with conservatives or they are Trump supporters who are embarrassed to admit that they affirmatively embrace Trump and, instead, find it less embarrassing to blame Cruz’s words for a purely political decision.
New Yorkers are accounted to be some of the sharpest people in America. Whether they hail from the Big Apple or the parts upstate, we know that they talk fast, think fast, and pride themselves on their pragmatism. In other words, they are people who can distinguish a short-hand rhetorical device from an actual insult.
In regards to that short-hand rhetorical device. true conservatives fully understand what Sen. Cruz meant with those words. He didn’t mean the New Yorkers who rallied together for 9/11. Instead, he meant: