Contributor Post Created with Sketch. New Cruz Ad Ties Trump to De Blasio

 

Ted Cruz will have a tough time besting Donald Trump in his home state of New York, but his new ad packs quite a punch.

Cruz is also taking the attack on De Blasio to the radio:

Watching Cruz’s analytical, data-driven campaign take on New York City’s mayor makes me wonder how bad De Blasio’s approval rating must be among the Empire State’s GOP primary voters.

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  1. Roberto, Crusty Old Timer LLC Member
    Roberto, Crusty Old Timer LLC Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    de Blasio is a good target:

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s approval rating fell to its lowest level since taking office, with 35% of voters describing his job performance as excellent or good, a Wall Street Journal-NBC New York-Marist poll showed Thursday…

    A majority of registered voters, 51%, believe New York City is headed in the wrong direction, a slight improvement from last fall when 55% said the city was headed in the wrong direction, the poll showed.

    With only four days left it is likely too late to significantly shift numbers however these last minute efforts could conceivably keep Trump under 50% which would be a win.

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    • April 15, 2016, at 3:12 PM PDT
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  2. Marlowe Inactive

    Roberto:With only four days left it is likely too late to significantly shift numbers however these last minute efforts could conceivably keep Trump under 50% which would be a win.

    It’d be nice, but I don’t trust this state. Most of the conservatives in this state aren’t even in the GOP.

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    • April 15, 2016, at 4:17 PM PDT
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  3. Gary Robbins Reagan

    I hope that it works. Trump is a nightmare.

    Keeping Trump below 50% is the highest priority; it would make it almost impossible for Trump to get a 1,237 delegate majority on the first ballot.

    Trump will “win” in New York State, but if his margin is under 50%, he will not pick up the delegates he desperately needs.

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    • April 15, 2016, at 4:17 PM PDT
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  4. RightAngles Member

    They’re good ads though.

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    • April 15, 2016, at 4:32 PM PDT
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  5. Metalheaddoc Member
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    Just to state my bias up front: I am not a #neverTrump guy, and prefer Cruz to Trump. But those are brutally good ads. DeBlasio is an albatross and well hung if attached to Trump. Full Credit to Cruz on those ads. I don’t think even the deplorable scumbag Chuck Schumer would be as effective as an albatross ad DeBlasio. Has Ted gotten a Giuliani endorsement yet?

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    • April 15, 2016, at 5:06 PM PDT
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  6. nyconservative Member
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    outstanding ads for sure but sadly it appears Trump will win the state easily with more than 50%….I live in Manhattan and sometimes feel like the only true conservative in the city!..yes there are others who will vote GOP in the city but few who view the world the way Cruz does or believe strongly in limited gov’t and freedom and a strong national defense……

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    • April 15, 2016, at 5:10 PM PDT
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  7. Marion Evans Inactive

    The Post’s endorsement of Trump today was comical.

    Should he win the nomination, we expect Trump to pivot — not just on the issues, but in his manner. The post-pivot Trump needs to be more presidential: better informed on policy, more self-disciplined and less thin-skinned.

    That’s like saying, boy, he sure is awful if he doesn’t “pivot”.

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    • April 15, 2016, at 5:31 PM PDT
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  8. Roberto, Crusty Old Timer LLC Member
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    Marion Evans:The Post’s endorsement of Trump today was comical.

    Should he win the nomination, we expect Trump to pivot — not just on the issues, but in his manner. The post-pivot Trump needs to be more presidential: better informed on policy, more self-disciplined and less thin-skinned.

    That’s like saying, boy, he sure is awful if he doesn’t “pivot”.

    An endorsement that is almost the definition of a backhanded compliment, Trump will be a great President once he becomes someone else? Being the full Trump is precisely how he has gotten as far as he has, certainly an odd endorsement since it is predicated on him becoming something he is not.

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    • April 15, 2016, at 6:53 PM PDT
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  9. J. D. Fitzpatrick Member
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    Metalheaddoc:Just to state my bias up front: I am not a #neverTrump guy, and prefer Cruz to Trump. But those are brutally good ads. DeBlasio is an albatross and well hung if attached to Trump. Full Credit to Cruz on those ads. I don’t think even the deplorable scumbag Chuck Schumer would be as effective as an albatross ad DeBlasio. Has Ted gotten a Giuliani endorsement yet?

    Add Giuliani to the list of those seduced by the vision of Caesar.

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    • April 15, 2016, at 6:55 PM PDT
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  10. J. D. Fitzpatrick Member
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    Those were awesome ads. I love the tactic of campaigning against an unpopular mayor. And excellent musical choices for each.

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    • April 15, 2016, at 6:57 PM PDT
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  11. TKC1101 Inactive

    J. D. Fitzpatrick: Add Giuliani to the list of those seduced by the vision of Caesar.

    Rudy Giuliani is a man of singular accomplishment. He has turned around a great city and navigated it through a crippling tragedy. I place him right up there with Reagan in actual American Politicians of True Value and Worth.

    I severely doubt he has been ‘seduced’ by anyone or thing. He has known Mr Trump for a long time and I respect his opinion.

    When you can list anything close to Mayor Giuliani’s accomplishments and experience, then your opinion of him might carry some weight.

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    • April 15, 2016, at 10:45 PM PDT
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  12. Marion Evans Inactive

    Roberto:

    Marion Evans:The Post’s endorsement of Trump today was comical.

    Should he win the nomination, we expect Trump to pivot — not just on the issues, but in his manner. The post-pivot Trump needs to be more presidential: better informed on policy, more self-disciplined and less thin-skinned.

    That’s like saying, boy, he sure is awful if he doesn’t “pivot”.

    An endorsement that is almost the definition of a backhanded compliment, Trump will be a great President once he becomes someone else? Being the full Trump is precisely how he has gotten as far as he has, certainly an odd endorsement since it is predicated on him becoming something he is not.

    It’s totally absurd. Should we vote for Bernie on the hope that he will “pivot” away from his decades of socialism? What is the point of a campaign if it isn’t the real person?

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    • April 16, 2016, at 6:24 AM PDT
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  13. Marion Evans Inactive

    TKC1101:

    J. D. Fitzpatrick: Add Giuliani to the list of those seduced by the vision of Caesar.

    Rudy Giuliani is a man of singular accomplishment. He has turned around a great city and navigated it through a crippling tragedy. I place him right up there with Reagan in actual American Politicians of True Value and Worth.

    I severely doubt he has been ‘seduced’ by anyone or thing. He has known Mr Trump for a long time and I respect his opinion.

    When you can list anything close to Mayor Giuliani’s accomplishments and experience, then your opinion of him might carry some weight.

    Wait, so a criticism of an accomplished person is irrelevant unless the person making that criticism is equal in his accomplishments? I take the other view: all opinions are needed and should be judged on their merits, not on the credentials of the speaker.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 6:27 AM PDT
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  14. HVTs Inactive

    Marion Evans:

    Roberto:

    Marion Evans:The Post’s endorsement of Trump today was comical.

    Should he win the nomination, we expect Trump to pivot — not just on the issues, but in his manner. The post-pivot Trump needs to be more presidential: better informed on policy, more self-disciplined and less thin-skinned.

    That’s like saying, boy, he sure is awful if he doesn’t “pivot”.

    An endorsement that is almost the definition of a backhanded compliment, Trump will be a great President once he becomes someone else? Being the full Trump is precisely how he has gotten as far as he has, certainly an odd endorsement since it is predicated on him becoming something he is not.

    It’s totally absurd. Should we vote for Bernie on the hope that he will “pivot” away from his decades of socialism? What is the point of a campaign if it isn’t the real person?

    There’s also a backhanded compliment to Cruz in all this . . . the Post is basically saying “Vote Trump ‘cuz that other guy won’t fold like a Marshmallow the way Trump will.”

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    • April 16, 2016, at 6:59 AM PDT
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  15. HVTs Inactive

    Marion Evans:

    TKC1101:

    J. D. Fitzpatrick: Add Giuliani to the list of those seduced by the vision of Caesar.

    Rudy Giuliani is a man of singular accomplishment. He has turned around a great city and navigated it through a crippling tragedy. I place him right up there with Reagan in actual American Politicians of True Value and Worth.

    I severely doubt he has been ‘seduced’ by anyone or thing. He has known Mr Trump for a long time and I respect his opinion.

    When you can list anything close to Mayor Giuliani’s accomplishments and experience, then your opinion of him might carry some weight.

    Wait, so a criticism of an accomplished person is irrelevant unless the person making that criticism is equal in his accomplishments? I take the other view: all opinions are needed and should be judged on their merits, not on the credentials of the speaker.

    This is why ad hominem arguments will never go away . . . “Unless you’ve been elected President (Senator, Congressman, whatever) your criticism of my policies (votes, etc.) is meaningless. Go away.”

    The appeal to incumbents of this argument is rather obvious.

    Fortunately, it doesn’t hold up well. Just ask Eric Cantor. Voters appear to understand that they don’t have to be a doctor before deciding if they feel well.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 7:08 AM PDT
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  16. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    I approve of these ads, with one caveat. I’m disappointed to learn that Ted Cruz apparently supports Stop & Frisk. For someone who is a constitutional conservative, I don’t know how he squares Stop & Frisk with the 4th amendment. Do limited-government conservatives really believe cops should be able to search people with zero probable cause?

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    • April 16, 2016, at 8:06 AM PDT
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  17. Larry Koler Inactive

    Randy Weivoda: cops should be able to search people with zero probable cause?

    I don’t think the probable cause is zero.

    Before Rudy NY was a semi war zone and so different rules apply.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 8:22 AM PDT
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  18. HVTs Inactive

    Larry Koler:

    Randy Weivoda: cops should be able to search people with zero probable cause?

    I don’t think the probable cause is zero.

    Before Rudy NY was a semi war zone and so different rules apply.

    Exactly. There is a probable cause standard*; the police are empowered to search once it’s been met and they are accountable for their decision to employ this tactic. It survived 4th Amendment challenges precisely because it employs probable cause.

    Leftists hate it because it defies their ‘criminals are really victims’ narrative. Non-white criminals are victims of racism, even if it’s non-white cops employing the tactic. Thus Bernie attacks Hillary for past use of the term “super predator” because “it’s racist.” It was black leaders who wanted the super predator laws Bernie objects to, but that doesn’t matter. You see, Bernie doesn’t live in the neighborhoods where super predators victimize the innocent. It’s rather easy to be a Progressive purist in Burlington, VT.

    Non-white criminals are not victimizers but victims; therefore the rest of us don’t deserve protection from them. Wanting protection is just a manifestation of white privilege, so get over it.

    *it’s probably better to call it “reasonable suspicion” (which was upheld by the Supreme Court) as “probable cause” has a specific legal definition applied to gaining an arrest and/or search warrant. The popular understanding of ‘probable cause’ is what’s under discussion here.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 8:46 AM PDT
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  19. BuckeyeSam Inactive

    Terry v. Ohio (only one dissent) has been around since 1968. It prescribes a “reasonable suspicion” standard for a limited pat-down search.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_v._Ohio

    Stop the pearl clutching.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 8:56 AM PDT
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  20. Larry Koler Inactive

    HVTs: Wanting protection is just a manifestation of white privilege, so get over it.

    This is so true such that even non-whites who want protection are considered Uncle Toms or sellouts of some kind.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 9:04 AM PDT
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  21. HVTs Inactive

    Larry Koler:

    HVTs: Wanting protection is just a manifestation of white privilege, so get over it.

    This is so true such that even non-whites who want protection are considered Uncle Toms or sellouts of some kind.

    It all comes down to a very simple formulation: if you want to fundamentally transform a society, you first have to breakdown its mechanisms of social control.

    That means, first and foremost, breaking down the family. Then traditional values and mores (largely acquired through family life).

    Then you focus on the means of enforcing the standards you’ve overthrown; hence policing and criminal justice procedures generally are de-legitimized at every step, from initial contact, to arrest, to trial, and on through incarceration.

    Every element is provably racist if any identifiable “disparate impact” can be correlated to race (itself a category subject to manipulation—cf. “white Hispanic”). Thus, to leftists, non-whites aren’t in jail at higher rates because of proportionally higher criminality. They are in jail because of racism. Progressives have settled upon a non-disprovable thesis.

    Interestingly, it matters not by whom, or under what political party’s rule, the criminal justice system is overseen (see headlines from Chicago this week re: racist policing there).

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    • April 16, 2016, at 9:33 AM PDT
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    • April 16, 2016, at 10:58 AM PDT
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  23. J. D. Fitzpatrick Member
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    TKC1101:

    When you can list anything close to Mayor Giuliani’s accomplishments and experience, then your opinion of him might carry some weight.

    Should I trot out this reasoning when you express your opinion of any major historical figure, whether politician, artist, statesman, or philosopher?

    If you haven’t written a tome of the length of Das Kapital, do you have no right to criticize the book? If I haven’t started a major world religion, am I not entitled to criticize the beliefs of Jesus and Mohammed?

    You might have a point if I were criticizing RG’s decisions as mayor, a position that I have never held. But I am not. I am criticizing his decision about whom to vote for. As a regular voter, I have a great deal of experience in this matter. As an reader of literature and an observer of human nature, I have a great deal of experience in discerning motives.

    I’ll stand by what I said, thank you very much. And I suggest you give some credit to the argument I’ve laid out here, unless you want to have people telling you that any criticisms you might have about, say, George W. Bush don’t carry any weight because you don’t have his accomplishments.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 1:30 PM PDT
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  24. DialMforMurder Inactive

    Fantastic Ad! Great music, which suits the mood of current voters.

    Its clear that Ted Cruz is trying to take the conservative message to hostile territory, that’s where new voters are to be found.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 5:16 PM PDT
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  25. ParisParamus Member
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    I will trod out to my voting place here in DeBlasio’s neighborhood of Park Slope Brooklyn and be one of the few souls who doesnt vote for Sanders or Felony. Cruz will get my vote.

    Will Cruz get any NY delegates? Even if he doesn’t, the plucky campaign he’s running here is impressive.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 9:32 PM PDT
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  26. TKC1101 Inactive

    Marion Evans: Wait, so a criticism of an accomplished person is irrelevant unless the person making that criticism is equal in his accomplishments? I take the other view: all opinions are needed and should be judged on their merits, not on the credentials of the speaker.

    I did not deny the opinion, I said that because of Mayor Giuliani’s achievements, it did not carry weight with me. Anyone can throw a rock. Just as the writer offered an opinion on Rudy, I offered an opinion on their statement. Dish it out, take it. I would certainly trust his opinion on the subject of endorsement more than the writers. They, of course can say what they want about anybody.

    Is the right now resorting to speech controls and correctness of criticism? Any statements you make are unquestionable? If you say Giuliani was wrong, expect to get some pushback. Based on his achievement and proven judgement, I disagree with your assessment. I believe his experience in this matter exceeds yours by a great deal. You may disagree.

    You cannot escape criticism and disagreement with this kind of argument. If I say your assessment is wrong because the actions of the person you criticize are more informed than yours, that is a fair criticism of your opinion.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 11:19 PM PDT
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  27. TKC1101 Inactive

    J. D. Fitzpatrick: I’ll stand by what I said, thank you very much. And I suggest you give some credit to the argument I’ve laid out here, unless you want to have people telling you that any criticisms you might have about, say, George W. Bush don’t carry any weight because you don’t have his accomplishments.

    You can say whatever you like. If you are forecasting the future , as you were, your opinion is open to criticism as opposed to those better informed. , those of people with more experience, judgement and personal knowledge.

    If you or I criticize someone about a past action, where the facts and consequences are laid out, that is a totally different matter.

    Your assessment of the endorsement by Giuliani was entirely a forecast of future events. I posit that a person of more personal knowledge, experience and judgement will be a better guide to the accuracy of the forecast of future event s than the statement you made.

    I value Giuliani’s opinion far more than yours. I stand by that.

    And your strange warning about ‘some people telling me” was a bit strained. I have had some people here telling me a lot of things, a fair amount of which was utter drivel.

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    • April 16, 2016, at 11:43 PM PDT
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  28. BrentB67 Inactive

    Randy Weivoda:I approve of these ads, with one caveat. I’m disappointed to learn that Ted Cruz apparently supports Stop & Frisk. For someone who is a constitutional conservative, I don’t know how he squares Stop & Frisk with the 4th amendment. Do limited-government conservatives really believe cops should be able to search people with zero probable cause?

    I agree this is troubling.

    The problem is that data tends to support stop and frisk.

    A better way to approach it is supporting liberalizing gun laws in NYC so a greater portion of the citizenry can protect themselves rather than relying on the police and over empowering them.

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    • April 17, 2016, at 3:38 AM PDT
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  29. HVTs Inactive

    BrentB67:

    I agree this is troubling.

    The problem is that data tends to support stop and frisk.

    A better way to approach it is supporting liberalizing gun laws in NYC so a greater portion of the citizenry can protect themselves rather than relying on the police and over empowering them.

    Supportive of concealed carry as I am, I’d still much rather have trained professionals disarming bad guys and getting them off the streets. There’s no reason we can’t do both, BTW. But the most important thing is to empower our police officers with training and political top-cover. They should know how to do Stop & Frisk the right way, and also know that their political masters and the public at large is highly supportive of them using this tactic.

    It would be nice to have a politician actually get out ahead of the Left for once. I’d like to hear one say: “We are giving our police officers the training they need and they will be—as they always are—held accountable for their actions. But they have to make hard decisions very quickly, so let’s just accept right now it won’t always go perfectly. So what? That doesn’t mean Stop & Frisk isn’t contributing enormously to our number one goal: keeping law abiding citizens safe from violent criminals.”

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    • April 17, 2016, at 7:00 AM PDT
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  30. Profile Photo Member

    Do you support the reelection of John McCain as Senator from Arizona?

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    • April 17, 2016, at 8:42 AM PDT
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