@swaltz1 – Wow, Trump’s “NY” attitude has rubbed off on you, hasn’t it? You sound just like him.
May 4, 2016 at 11:33pm
@READRIGHTTHERE – You don’t have to vote for an idiot to vote for your party – take a stand and do a write in!
May 4, 2016 at 11:32pm
@SouthWillNotRise – And you are one of Trump’s “useful idiot” subjects. Those of us who support Cruz saw the warnings well ahead of time, avoided voting simply out of revenge and anger, and knew we were standing up for someone instead of simply voting for the lesser of two evils. You and many other Trump supporters are no better than the Obama camp, resorting to immature commentary to silence us and to make yourselves look tough.
May 4, 2016 at 11:24pm
@DSMike – I’m sorry…he is just that. I truly wish he wasn’t, but he is. He and Hillary are two sides of the same coin.
May 4, 2016 at 11:22pm
@Culpeper – Best to stand up for what you know is right – you’re not alone! I’d rather do that, so I’ll be writing in Cruz. My conscience will be clear knowing I didn’t take a ride on the Long Black Trump Train that has a destination to nowhere.
May 4, 2016 at 11:16pm
Forget it – cannot vote for Trump. Just because there is a convenient little (R) in front of his name doesn’t mean he’s the real thing. He’s a phony. This was one year where there happened to be a few principled candidates and we had the chance to vote FOR something instead of against something. Cruz happened to be the best one of this bunch, but boy did alleged Republicans mess up this time. Cruz will be my write-in vote, and I suspect many more out there will be doing the same.
I feel sorry for you - trapped in a cage of your own logic - you must be miserable.
 May 4, 2016 at 11:11pm
Oh, what a tangled web we weave – now that Trump seems to be the nominee, the picture doesn’t look so pretty, does it? Didn’t think he’d get that far, did you?
 May 4, 2016 at 7:03pm
It was obvious for quite a while, sadly.
 May 4, 2016 at 7:02pm
Kasich was a waste of skin in this election – nothing more than someone riding or hiding under someone else’s coattails while kissing their feet.
 May 4, 2016 at 7:01pm
@sledgehammer44 – Look in the mirror and say your words to yourself. Trump is an arrogant narcissistic adulterer – he loves POWER. Look at his attitude – you, sir (or madam), are nothing more than a subject to him – actually, more like a doormat that he would wipe a soiled shoe on before kicking you aside.
 May 4, 2016 at 6:38pm
@clearthinkernow – 32 here – Heck, I remember being in kindergarten and knowing who George Bush and Michael Dukakis were lol! We used to learn history – not quite sure how much of it was the progressive version, but I actually don’t think it was very much in the ’90s (and that was in the NYC public school system). Additionally, I’m fortunate to have a family that believed learning history was important, so much so we sometimes visited historical sites while learning about them in school, to make that history come to life. I can’t say I know the Constitution in and out, but I know what it is and stand up for it. We’ve all grown up to be conservatives.
Your niece needs to broaden her mind a bit and stop being a robot (I hope you don’t mind my saying this) – I hope she comes around. Oh, and if she needs to learn a little about the Constitution, below is a link that might help her out – loved this for almost as long as I can remember:
@Lalo – Congratulations on your citizenship and welcome! Thank you for your patriotism, and much happiness to you and your wife =).
[-2] May 4, 2016 at 6:12pm
Well-written article once again, Matt. When I recall the feeling of despair back in 2012 while watching the news and seeing state after state swing toward Obama, last night was actually worse. Back then, there was a chance that things might get better if Romney won. Well, not much really changed, but this time we had (and still have in some way) a candidate who stood up more for the Constitution than anyone else in the field…and blew it!
For those of you who put Trump on a pedestal and allowed him to shout slogans and talking points at you without any real plan, for those of you who were so angry with the state of the country that you let your anger and naivety get the better of you – you’ve been had. You’ve been deceived. Or you’re just plain ignorant. Many of you (again, many, not all) became those who you claimed to despise. You’re no better as a whole than Obama supporters – you’re worse, as the warning signs were there this time…and you blew it.
What’s more amazing is how many folks here claim to be Christian and despise New York and our “values” – not only did you push one of the most notorious NYC residents toward the nomination, but you pushed someone who is anything but a real Christian (adulterer, OK with abortion) there!
Maybe this country has to hit rock bottom, but never did I think it would come from within my own party. I’ll stay a Republican though so I can vote in a primary for true conservatives – felt proud to vote Cruz, and will still write him in.
 May 4, 2016 at 5:50pm
I will write in Cruz!
 May 4, 2016 at 5:31pm
No! Bring it here – hey, people have to eat, don’t they? The more money the chain makes, the more they can donate to organizations of their choice – happy to support them.
 May 4, 2016 at 5:29pm
I’ve passed by that Chick-fil-A a couple of times and it’s packed each time – I’m surprised that de Blasio took THAT long to try to go after it. As I saw those crowds I would wonder how many of them are really aware of where this restaurant stands. Well, now, I’ll just have to make a trip there! At least I won’t get sick from the sight of de Blasio eating food there.
 May 4, 2016 at 1:01am
@OGBlackman – Nope…I’ve grown up in a strong intelligent family, who taught me that an insult (even a poor attempt at one) from an idiot is a compliment.
 May 4, 2016 at 12:51am
@chikonabike – Same here! At least my conscience will be clear.
May 4, 2016 at 12:50am
Yeah…really mature with such limited vocabulary, small brains, and blinders.
 May 4, 2016 at 12:49am
@Keres – Don’t sit out they election – take a stand and write in Cruz! Just do it – at least you will still have done your part.