Back in January, I wrote a post on Ted Cruz' New York Values crack. In light of the fact that Ted Cruz won zero delegates from New York and lost to non-candidate Ben Carson in some counties, I figured I'd revisit that subject. Texan and blogroll member Nasreen Iqbal, in a comment on Monday's post, noted that Ted Cruz has pretty much been a big no-show regarding the needs of New Yorkers:
In other news, I have survived Houston's third major flood in less than a year. After the last one - last Memorial Day - Sentaor Cruz stood behind and verbally supported our mayor in asking for federal disaster assistance. He had opposed that for Hurricane Sandy, a storm with the good sense to hit a place other than Texas.
Yep, Ted Cruz opposed federal relief after Superstorm Sandy, while asking for federal relief after flooding in his home state. He also voted against the Zadroga Act, which sets aside funds for the medical expenses of 9/11 first responders who were exposed to a toxic cloud that Republican Christine Todd Whitman insisted was safe. New Yorkers never forget, so Cruz was pretty much DOA from the get-go in New York, even with his recent stupid ads running against Bill De Blasio.
An integral ingredient of New York values is our support for each other when the chips are down. If you fuck with one New Yorker, you fuck with all of this. Ted Cruz, in a very real sense, fucked with New Yorkers in need with his votes against federal aid paid for with taxes which New York pays to Washington in excess of monies received.
New Yorkers help each other, we also help others, such as Texans... you don't see any of our senators blocking federal aid to states with GOP representatives. Once again, I'll take our New York values over anything that creepy sociopath Ted Cruz espouses.