Ted Cruz is spewing more lies by the day, Linda Stasi says. Here are some of her favorite tall tales he’s told to Americans.
Ted Cruz thinks he’ll get away with hating all 8.4 million of us New Yorkers like he hates hopeless refugees, of which his father was one. This, while he’s got his hand in our NY pockets. But he won’t.
And Ted might think we’ll fall for the bull he’s spreading like manure about those he says aren’t 110% American — which a lawsuit contends he himself is not. But he won’t.
Ted Cruz is selling bull—t as though it’s Grade A beefsteak with so little regard for not just New Yorkers but the rest of America because he believes we’re all stupid enough to buy it and worse, eat it.
Here then, are Texas Ted’s top lies:
Ted’s Texas Bulls— #5
Ted wants to ban Syrian refugees, and deport illegal immigrants.
Grade A Truth # 5
Ted’s refugee father Rafael, who fought alongside Fidel Castro, bribed his way into this country, was granted political asylum, got a green card, ungratefully moved to Canada, became a Canadian citizen, and had a son, Canadian-born Ted.
Ted’s Texas Bulls— #4
Ted said: “There are not a lot of Conservatives coming out of Manhattan.”
Grade A Truth #4
Ted said this while on the stage of the Fox Business Network, a subsidiary of Fox News, the most conservative, influential cable news network — which is headquartered in Manhattan.
Ted’s Texas Bulls— #3
Ted is so anti-gay that he proposed overturning gay rights in D.C. and is 100% against gay marriage.
Grade A Truth #3
In April, Ted was hosted at a dinner by the gay Manhattan hotel tycoons Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner, owners of the city’s gay Out Hotel and accepted accepted a $2,700 donation from Resiner.
Ted’s Texas Bulls— #2
Ted is anti-Wall Street; aligned with the Tea Party over the housing collapse and the government bank bailout.
Grade A Truth #2
Ted’s wife, Heidi, is a managing director at Goldman Sachs (currently on leave), which took a $10 billion government bailout! Cruz earned a million bucks a year from his law firm, and the Cruzes took low-interest loans from Goldman Sachs and Citibank that he failed to report.
Ted’s Texas Bulls— #1
“New York City (values) are socially liberal or pro-abortion or pro-gay marriage, (and) focus around money and the media.”
Grade A Truth # 1
NYC is socially humane and human-driven, success-oriented (as are all Americans) and media aware, because we are proudly the media capitol of the world. Duh.
And Texas Ted’s not averse to New York dough. He’s just sent out a letter begging New Yorkers for more, and has collected $11,459,058 from the super pac of Robert Mercer (from the Nassau/Suffolk area) and $486,795 in donations from the rest of New York, including $266,251 from the metro area. No bull, Ted: Give it back.
Don’t count on it. The guy’s as disingenuous as he is despicable.
You can’t make chateaubriand out of cowpies any more than you can make chicken salad out of chickensh-t.
So from New York to Texas Ted: Screw you and the horse you rode in on. Yeehaw!
RUDY GETS FISHY
Rudy Giuliani took time out from talking about 9/11 to chow down at Arno’s the other night. He sat down right next to his one-time nemesis, Carmine Russo — who, along with his dad and uncle, once ran the Fulton Fish Market and Carmine’s restaurant — and author David Black.
Giuliani had been hellbent-and ultimately successful — in closing the market, as Russo had been hellbent on preserving it.
Black says, “Carmine went up to Rudy, shook his hand and said, ‘I just wanted to shake the hand of the man who closed the Fulton Fish Market.’”
But it ain’t over ’til the fat lady zings. Black and Russo are working on a TV series about the market and chances are good Rudy G won’t look like the good G man.
HE’S A CHIP OFF OL’ MICK
It was déjà vu all over again. On Friday night, Mick Jagger, 72, was in New York City pretending it was ’73, with his son, James, 30, looking 20, for the premier of Mick’s HBO series, “Vinyl,” which stars Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano and Olivia Wilde. And, oh yes, James.
The relentlessly watchable series, which Mick created and produced with Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter, is about the record industry during the city’s most explosively creative time, the early seventies — when punk, grunge and glam rock were germinating. Ironic that the premier took place the very week when Mick’s partner in glam, David Bowie, died.
Looking very much like his dad, James plays an English rocker. Father and son attended both the premier and the afterparty at Cipriani, with walls done up like grungy New York City circa 1973. In all, a fantastic time warp.
Who wasn’t there? James’ newly minted millionaire mom, Jerry Hall and her fiancee Rupert Murdoch.
STRAIGHT OUTTA A CLUE
Hollywood claims to be the most liberal piece of real estate on planet earth.
After all, the grand, glorious and glamorous residents have bent over backwards to break gay, sexist and racial stereotypes — after creating them for decades, have they not?
Sure. And now, Oscar voters have finally gotten past their need to give out Oscars to black actors for portraying black people suffering for being black, and women suffering for being hookers without makeup or worse, for being gay killer hookers without makeup — they’re finally doing what they do best: Giving white actors awards for being white like them.
Once again, no black actors were nominated for an Oscar. OK, African-Americans don’t need to be nominated just for the sake of diversity, but this year black actors were brilliant in “Straight Out of Compton” “Creed,” and “Beasts of No Nation” just for starters.
Not since Rob Lowe danced with the furniture have the Oscars been Snow White.
TRUMP STAYS THE HIL OUT OF THIS ONE
On Thursday night, Hillary Clinton said on “The Tonight Show,” that Donald Trump “is a lot more obsessed with me than I am with him.”
Clearly the show tapes at 5 p.m., or she would have known that he didn’t show much obsession with her at the GOP debate which was held later that night.
The object of The Donald’s obsession was the one and only Ted Cruz. Who knew he was the kinda guy to go Cruzin’?
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