Keep Pittsburgh’s name out of your seditious mouth


“In my house, if my 5-year-old daughter says something she knows to be false, she gets a spanking,” says Ted Cruz.

‘Keep Pittsburgh out of your mouth’: Steel City to Ted Cruz over Paris Climate Accord barb

First published in PennLive, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 20210122

A Tweet by Sen. Ted Cruz using Pittsburgh to blast President Joe Biden’s immediate executive order for the U.S. to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord has some Steel City residents steaming.

The main message from these climate-change-minded Pittsburghers to the conservative Cruz of Texas: “Keep our city out of your mouth, Senator.”

Here is a Pittsburgh political backlash in a series of tart tweets:

First, the Cruz tweet that tied the global Paris accord to Biden favoring Parisians over Pittsburghers:

That ignited the backlash from Pittsburgh, with blowback hotter than a blast furnace:


Blunt, too, befitting the city’s blue-collar roots:

And tough. Always tough:

Others blasted the Republican Cruz seizing upon an outdated image of tech-and-medical-savvy Pittsburgh, which hasn’t been bellowing smoke from steel mills in decades:

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  1. It has been about 7 years or so, but the entire area smells of sulphur, and the Allegheny River is no where near clean south of Pittsburgh, so the greenest city is a very generous stretch of the imagination. Pa frackers recently have fought to dump fracking fluid in the Allegheny just south of the NY border, before the river takes a turn and flows back across the NY border and through the res there. Cruz is an idiot, but Pittsburgh is not the greenest city of even Pennsylvania, let alone the US. I’d like to see some water samples off the banks of Fort Duquesne.

  2. Ted Mking Cruz is a populist and conspirator of the worst kind. Not forgetting an ar**-licking Trumpist!
    What has Parisian got to do with the Paris Climate Agreement? Absolutely NOTHING! Will he blame Texan if it the agreement was agreed and signed in Texas??
    Hope he face justices for his involvement in the Hill insurrection.

    • 💯! But don’t play along with the hijacking of that word!

      It was started by some the poorest people: sharecroppers.

      pop·​u·​list | \ ˈpä-pyə-list \

      1: a member of a political party claiming to represent the common people
      especially, often capitalized : a member of a U.S. political party formed in 1891 primarily to represent agrarian interests and to advocate the free coinage of silver and government control of monopolies
      2: a believer in the rights, wisdom, or virtues of the common people.

  3. The hypocrisy of these charlatans knows no bounds.
    He gets $174,000 a year or $669 a day to be on paid sick leave but wants you to believe that providing paid sick leave to anyone earning $7.25 an hour or $15,080 a year is Socialism ….
    The entire republican party is like that.

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