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Fri Apr 15, 2016, 07:56 AM

New York Republicans Ignore Ted Cruz at GOP Gala

New York Republicans Ignore Ted Cruz at GOP Gala

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/new-york-republicans-ignore-ted-cruz-gop-gala-n556381?cid=sm_fb

NEW YORK A stunningly distracted crowd of hundreds of Republicans almost entirely ignored Ted Cruz's speech at the New York City GOP gala on Thursday night, instead chattering at their dinner tables, standing and taking selfies. Several casually left the dinner altogether.

The crowd's stark disregard for Cruz's remarks followed months of controversy over Cruz's suggestion in January that Donald Trump has "New York values."

"I haven't built any buildings in NYC," Cruz started off his remarks, waiting for a brief moment for a potential audience laugh that never came. At Cruz's peak applause points, he received acknowledgement from likely no more than two dozen attendees at a time.

On television, viewers watching Cruz's remarks heard cringe-worthy audio from the Manhattan ballroom, punctuating what those in the room experienced. Cruz was not helped by problems with the audio output sent to the cameras, causing broadcast listeners to hear Cruz straining to speak over the din of dishes, silverware and table chatter with few cheers.

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Reply New York Republicans Ignore Ted Cruz at GOP Gala (Original post)
Miles Archer Apr 2016 OP
FLPanhandle Apr 2016 #1
2naSalit Apr 2016 #6
elljay Apr 2016 #13
classykaren Apr 2016 #9
sofa king Apr 2016 #14
HughBeaumont Apr 2016 #2
DetlefK Apr 2016 #5
malaise Apr 2016 #3
classykaren Apr 2016 #10
TheCowsCameHome Apr 2016 #4
HughBeaumont Apr 2016 #7
Paladin Apr 2016 #8
Myrina Apr 2016 #11
2naSalit Apr 2016 #15
rurallib Apr 2016 #12
2naSalit Apr 2016 #16

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 07:58 AM

1. If only everyone else would ignore him too.

I hate that bastard and he is getting support by being the "anti-Trump" candidate even though he is 10 times worse than Trump.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:47 AM

6. And worse

will be his over inflated ego when he manages to lose his ass to the Democrat but will be lauded as the savior of the Republican party.

The best thing would be for him to slink back under his slimy rock and stay there... even his kids can't stand him and I can imagine his wife is prbably waiting for this campaign to end so she can file for divorce.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 10:09 AM

13. Let us hope so

Because the latest CBS poll has Hillary barely ahead of him by 3 points, which may even be within the margin of error (Bernie is comfortably ahead). Cruz will gain support as the Republican machine gets behind him. It will be easier for a Republican to vote for him even if s/he finds him loathsome if the Democratic candidate is one whom they perhaps dislike more than any other Democrat.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:18 AM

9. True

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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 10:32 AM

14. Oh, they will ignore him, all right.

This sounds like a small thing, but it is already being writ large in Cruz's book:

Ted Cruz has violated the rules of comity in the Senate.

I know what you're thinking: why in the hell would Republicans care about courtesy and consideration for others? They haven't publicly shown such behavior since Richard Nixon.

But privately, it counts for a lot, maybe even everything in the Senate. Jesse Helms was an asshole, and as a result never got a bill of his own passed in thirty years.

Whatever Ted Cruz has been doing behind the scenes at the Senate suggests that he has already been similarly ostracized.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/dead-ted-bounce

Violating comity is what triggered the nuclear option in 2013, which has FUBARred Republican plans to control the judiciary. It forces a-hole Senators to build their own self-sustaining campaigns, term after term. Nobody stumps for them, nobody asks them to sign on to populist bills that make people happy, they don't get Christmas cards, and other Senators do not lend qualified staff members or donor networks to their national campaigns.

Basically, by being a knuckledragger, Ted Cruz has guaranteed that his campaign will be run by knuckledraggers. His donors are knuckledraggers, his supporters are knuckledraggers, and so on. He will never be able to properly react to the curveballs that Democratic Senators would throw at him in support of either one of the very accommodating Senators who are in the same race right now. They will make him look like an asshole in the Senate, they'll make him look like an asshole on the campaign trail, they'll make him look like an asshole everywhere he goes.

And the only people who vote for him will be the assholes who didn't fall for Donald Trump--basically nobody. If he wins the nomination (and Trump doesn't go third party) some Democratic elector is going to have to defect and vote for George Washington to protect that President's clean-sweep electoral victory.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:14 AM

2. The Republicans don't have much of a menu.

Well, not that they ever HAVE, but come on.

You got a four-time bankruptcy filer who thinks the country should be run like a for-profit corporation.

You got a horrible governor who takes credit for things enacted in the Ted Strickland era and thinks austerity and granny starving are great ideas.

And then there's TwistTed, the admitted theocrat.

NY Repubs aren't into the "Gawd, Geighs and Gunz" rhetoric of the Heartland and the South. They just want to hear "lower my taxes and don't investigate my offshore havens". It's no wonder TwisTed's bullshit falls on deaf ears there.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:46 AM

5. Yeah, the Republicans drove out all their moderates.

Their 2012-team was so much of a clown-show that they compromised on the blandest, most boring guy they could find.


Remember the run-up to 2012?
"Oh, shit. I hope the Republicans don't run Portman. Portman would siphon so many democratic voters. We will lose if the Republicans nominate Portman."
In the end, Portman turned out to be too moderate and never got past single-digits in the polls.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:17 AM

3. Good

Fuck Cruz

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:24 AM

10. And the horse he ran in on.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:18 AM

4. Hahaha. Poor Ted. The worst of the worst.

Even his imaginary friends hate him.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:54 AM

7. I notice this morning that he's been on CNBC Squawk Box for an unusually LONG time.

STILL on. For like, the past hour, pushing his VAT nonsense and tax reform bullshit.

Laissez-fail Joe Kernen probably has a boner because he's pretty much taken over this interview while the more moderate Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin are just nodding, waiting for this to be over.

FUCK this guy's creepy.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:59 AM

8. Serves the evil little bastard right. (nt)

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:25 AM

11. Please clap.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 10:40 AM

15. Ding Ding Ding!!!

Love it!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 09:50 AM

12. Know what else, Teddy? I've heard New Yorkers can be quite rude to people they hate

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 10:53 AM

16. And this video is abou

how this zealot got into office in the first place. Rachel is one of the best people to analyze this for us...

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/new-scrutiny-on-cruz-after-wisconsin-win-660542531978

Tells us an entire library about the candidate and why he is not even remotely qualified to hold any office... aside from his skewed too far toward religious views.

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