WASHINGTON, January 13, 2018: Author John Updike said the “true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.”
And Frank Sinatra crooned his praise of the city that made him “king of the hill, top of the heap.”
Objectivist philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand said she would
“give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline… What other religion do we need? And then people tell me about pilgrimages to some dank pesthole in a jungle where they go to do homage to a crumbling temple, to a leering stone monster with a pot belly, created by some leprous savage… Let them come to New York, stand on the shore of the Hudson, look and kneel.”
During the 2016 GOP presidential debate, Sen. Ted Cruz said,
“there are many, many wonderful, wonderful working men and women in the state of New York, but everyone understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal or pro-abortion or pro-gay, focus around money and the media.”
The following day, the front-page headline in the New York Daily News screamed the equivalent of the Bronx Cheer,
“Drop Dead, Ted.”
In response, Donald Trump said,
“New York values were on display for all to see in the aftermath of 9/11 – a strike at the heart of our city and our nation. In our darkest moments, as a city, we showed the world the very, very best in terms of bravery and heart and soul that we have in America.”
Suffice it to say, New Yorkers seem predisposed to view their teaming metropolis as the center of the universe. Everywhere else is, well, an unsavory armpit.
Democratic leaders who met with President Trump to discuss immigration issues, claim the proud New Yorker and nation’s chief executive disparaged Haiti and basket-case African states as “sh**holes.”
Democrats may not say it out loud, but they certainly view anyplace outside of Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City – God-fearing, gun-clinging “fly-over country” – as backward sh**holes.
Meanwhile, President Trump denied he made the comments, saying,
“The language used by me at the DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] meeting was tough, but this was not the language used,” he said via Twitter. “What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA.”
As the Trump-Russia “collusion” narrative tumbles like a house of cards, it’s far more believable that desperate Democrats would lie about Trump’s remarks in an attempt to distract us from a booming stock market, tax cuts, business expansion, rising wages, and steady job creation.
Going forward, this puts Democrats into something of a deep, deep political sh**hole.