Skip to comments.Bill and Liu win runoffs [ChiCom-connected candidate, John Liu, is new NYC Comptroller!]
Posted on 09/30/2009 5:44:52 AM PDT by ETL
John Liu easily won last night's runoff election for city comptroller and Bill de Blasio routed rival Mark Green in the public advocate contest -- victories that handed a major boost to the Working Families Party in its first foray into citywide races.
Both races produced clear winners within 30 minutes of the polls closing at 9 p.m. A mere 228,000 ballots were cast, a record low.
COMPLETE ELECTION RESULTS:
Liu, who will oversee the city's $80 billion pension system, cruised into history as the first Asian-American to win a citywide election, beating Brooklyn Councilman David Yassky, by 56 percent to 44 percent, with 100 percent of precincts reporting.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
ACORN front group (Working Families Party-WFP) backs ChiCom-linked candidate in today's New York City comptroller runoff
Epoch Times and New York Times
Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:19:20 AM by ETL
From the New York Slimes (Times)
Sept 15, 2009...
With 100 percent of the vote counted, unofficial results showed that Mr. Liu had captured 38 percent of the vote, just short of the 40 percent he needed to win outright. Mr. Yassky took 30 percent, and Councilwoman Melinda R. Katz of Queens finished third, with 20 percent. David I. Weprin, a councilman from Queens, was fourth.
The results set up a contest between two men who, over the course of the campaign, projected sharply different images to voters. Mr. Liu, a former actuary and an immigrant from Taiwan, struck a populist tone, from his home neighborhood of Flushing to Chinatown, where voters embraced him as a trailblazer, and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where several black leaders endorsed him.
Mr. Liu, who ran with the backing of several major labor unions, would become the first Asian American elected citywide if he prevails in a runoff on Sept. 29.
At a rally on Tuesday night, Mr. Liu said, This campaign has been about making history, but it has also been about putting New York City back on track.
New York Times, Sept 15, 2009:
Protesters hold eye-catching boards that condemn city Comptroller candidate John Liu. (Helena Zhu/The Epoch Times)
New York City Candidates Linked to Chinese, North Korean Regimes
Matthew Robertson & Matt Gnaizda
Epoch Times Staff & NTDTV Staff
Sep 13, 2009
NEW YORKAt a rally on the steps of City Hall last week, New York residents expressed concern that two New York City political candidatesJohn Liu and John Choehave connections with communist regimes.
John Liu has been a city council member representing New Yorks Flushing area since 2001. This year, he is running for city Comptrollerthe position that oversees the citys finances, including its $60 billion budget.
Spokesman for the Christian Democracy Party of China, David Lu, says John Liu appears to be cultivating a relationship with the Chinese consulate.
China's United Front and John Liu's Connections
By Charlotte Cuthbertson
Epoch Times Staff
NEW YORKAs residents in New York gear up for the local elections, an unseen force may be hard at work.
City Comptroller candidate John Liu has a friendly relationship with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organizations and former Canadian diplomat Brian McAdam says New Yorkers should be concerned.
Wherever there is a Chinese community, the [Chinese Communist Party] CCP is going to try and infiltrate, if they haven't done so already, McAdam said.
City Councilman John Liu is vying for the New York City comptroller job, with the primary elections on Sept. 15..."
Again from the New York Slimes (Times)...
(of course no mention of John Liu's communist connections or that the "Working Families Party" is a Marxist front group for ACORN)
Young and Active, the Working Families Party Shows Muscle in the Primaries
NEW YORK TIMES, September 16, 2009
JULIE BOSMAN and KAREEM FAHIM
Much to the chagrin of candidates like Mr. Gioia, the still relatively little-known 10-year-old party [Working Families Party] had dispatched a small army in the weeks before the primary, selling voters on its candidates in the mayoral, City Council, public advocate and comptroller races.
Organizers knocked on 227,928 doors and talked to 62,112 voters, a party official said. On Tuesday, more than 350 workers were stationed throughout the city, most working for a day rate of $100.
Their efforts resulted in the partys best electoral showing yet. In the public advocates race, the Working Families endorsed Bill de Blasio, a city councilman from Brooklyn. Coming from behind, he forced Mark Green into a runoff on Sept. 29, even though Mr. Green was the presumed front-runner based on pre-election polls and had already held the position.
In the comptrollers race, the [Working Families Party] party backed John C. Liu, a councilman from Queens, who won 38 percent of the vote..."
Young and Active, the Working Families Party Shows Muscle in the Primaries:
From David Horowitz's
PROFILE: WORKING FAMILIES PARTY
* Front group for ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now)
* Functions as a political party in New York State and Connecticut, running or cross-endorsing candidates for local, state, and federal office
An outgrowth of the socialist New Party, [Working Families Party] WFP was created in 1998. According to a 2000 article by the Associated Press, its objective was (and still is) to "help push the Democratic Party toward the left." In pursuit of this goal, WFP runs radical candidates in state and local elections. Generally, WFP candidates conceal their extremism beneath a veneer of populist rhetoric, promoting bread-and-butter issues designed to appeal to union workers and other blue-collar voters, Republican and Democrat alike.
PROFILE: NEW PARTY (NP)
* Marxist political coalition
* Was active from 1992-1998
* Endorsed Barack Obama for Illinois state senate seat in 1996
Co-founded in 1992 by Daniel Cantor (a former staffer for Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign) and Joel Rogers (a sociology and law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison), the New Party was a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials -- most often Democrats. The New Party's short-term objective was to move the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of new Marxist third party.
Most New Party members hailed from the Democratic Socialists of America and the militant organization ACORN. The party's Chicago chapter also included a large contingent from the Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition of former Maoists, Trotskyists, and Communist Party USA members.
The New Party's modus operandi included the political strategy of "electoral fusion," where it would nominate, for various political offices, candidates from other parties (usually Democrats), thereby enabling each of those candidates to occupy more than one ballot line in the voting booth. By so doing, the New Party often was able to influence candidates' platforms. (Fusion of this type is permitted in seven states -- Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina, and Vermont -- but is common only in New York.)
Though Illinois was not one of the states that permitted electoral fusion, in 1995 Barack Obama nonetheless sought the New Party's endorsement for his 1996 state senate run. He was successful in obtaining that endorsement, and he used a number of New Party volunteers as campaign workers.
In 1996, three of the four candidates endorsed by the New Party won their electoral primaries. The three victors included Barack Obama (in the 13th State Senate District), Danny Davis (in the 7th Congressional District), and Patricia Martin, who won the race for Judge in the 7th Subcircuit Court. All four candidates attended an April 11, 1996 New Party membership meeting to express their gratitude for the party's support.
The New Party's various chapters similarly helped to elect dozens of other political candidates in a host of American cities.
One of the more notable New Party members was Carl Davidson, a Chicago-based Marxist who became a political supporter of Barack Obama in the mid-1990s.
In 1997 the New Party's influence declined precipitously after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that electoral fusion was not protected by the First Amendment's freedom of association clause. By 1998 the party was essentially defunct. Daniel Canto and other key party members went on to establish a new organization with similar ideals, the Working Families Party of New York.
Obama - file 41: Obama Was a New Party Member-Documentary Evidence
By Trevor Loudon October 23, 2008
We have so many friggin idiots here in New York City, it’s depressing.
Another reason why Upstate needs its own state.
THIS IS WHY YOU HAVE TO VOTE IN PRIMARIES AND OFF- YEAR ELECTIONS!!!
YOUR VOTE IS WORTH 100 TIMES MORE BECAUSE SO FEW PEOPLE VOTE
The WH messing with another state/local election...
And a ping to you, backhoe, for the ACORN tie-in :)
Communist Ties Become Issue in NYC Politics
William F. Jasper August 6, 2009
Lobbyists for Communist N. Korea & China Worming Way into Big Apple Politics
William F. Jasper, August 5, 2009
The best thing about this run-off victory is that we will likely never hear from Mark Green ever again.
Thanks for the link. Will check it out.
You’re welcome :) Thanks for the thread!
"Mr. Liu, a former actuary and an immigrant from Taiwan, struck a populist tone, from his home neighborhood of Flushing to Chinatown, where voters embraced him as a trailblazer, and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where several black leaders endorsed him."
New York Times, Sept 15, 2009:
New York City Councilman John Liu (at the podium) at a news conference on the steps of
City Hall, opposite the Brooklyn Bridge, 5 October 2008.
BTW: That's "ex"-Black Panther Charles Barron standing beside John Liu. Yet another democrat communist from New York...
Charles Barron: "My immediate response is 'take off the ex,' because Im still a Panther at heart. And Im proud to be a Panther because the Black Panther Party fed children breakfast. It had a clothing drive for struggling people in our communities. It led the research drive around sickle cell anemia, a rare blood disease peculiar to black people. As far as the guns and the actions with the police, that wasnt even a major part of our program. That was for self-defense against police brutality."
From the Maoist Internationist Movement:
[1960s/original] Black Panther Party [BPP] Archives (newspaper collection)
From the article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROES
"On May 1st, May Day , the day of the gigantic Free Huey rally, two of Alioto's top executioners vamped on the brothers from the Brown Community who were attending to their own affairs. These brothers, who are endowed with the revolutionary spirit of the Black Panther Party defended themselves from the racist pig gestapo.
Pig Joseph Brodnik received his just reward with a big hole in the chest. Pig Paul McGoran got his in the mouth which was not quite enough to off him.
The revolutionary brothers escaped the huge swarm of pigs with dogs, mace, tanks and helicopters, proving once again that "the spirit of the people is greater than the man's technology."
To these brothers the revolutionary people of racist America want to say, by your revolutionary deed you are heroes, and that you are always welcome to our camp."
Source: Maoist Internationist Movement
Article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROS (May 11, 1969):
District Office Address
718 Pennsylvania Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11207
District 42 - Council Member - Democrat
Council Member Charles Barron has been a community activist for 25 years. He has extensive experience on the local and national levels. In 1969, in need of a vehicle to express his desire for justice, Barron joined the Harlem branch of the Black Panther Party. After his Black Panther experience, he attended New York City Community College, now known as New York Technical College, where he obtained an Associate's Degree. He then attended Hunter College where he acquired his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with a minor in Elementary Education.
In 1979, Barron joined the National Black United Front (NBUF) and became the founding chairperson of NBUF'S Harlem Chapter. Shortly thereafter, he was appointed Chief of Staff to the Reverend Herbert Daughtry, chairperson of the National Black United Front. From 1982-87 he served as Secretary General of African Peoples Christian Organization (APCO). He traveled across the United States visiting many college campuses, churches, prisons and communities organizing around international, national and local issues.
Thanks for the link to that excellent article on ACORN and their front group, Working Families Party (WFP) ...
“The purpose of ACORN/SEIU is to destroy Americas economy so their massa Barack can re-build us into a socialist plantation. The latest attack from these anti-capitalist, anti Americans is very serious, very scary.
ACORN/SEIUs new attack has surfaced in New York City, but this is what will be coming to your town. Get ready to fight it NOW!
New Yorks Council has joined the fight against America. Taking its marching orders from ACORNs front group the Working Families Party (WFP), the Council is about to pass a law compelling even small businesses to offer paid sick leave to all workers. Companies with over nine employees must offer 9 paid sick leave days and even single worker firms must offer 5 paid sick days.”
FWIW: Charles Barron is also reportedly a “Man’s Man,” if you catch my drift.
I had the distinct pleasure of throwing a couple of 'Working Families Party' punks off my property last week. They were canvassing for some reason, I didn't give them the chance to get to it. I used my Dirty Harry look (I've got a good one) My twenty-two year old daughter thought it was funny as hell. My eight year old thought it was 'awesome'. I told him, that's what you do with commies...throw them out.
For those outside NY and CT, WFP is the local political armm of ACORN.
The problem with LI that it has shifted from Tax-loving RINOs to Tax-Loving Dems over the past 20 years. What POs me is that for YEARS the “Conservative Party” endorsed candidates in the tax-raising, patronage machine that was the Nassau County GOP.
I believe it will merely hasten the time when the lights go out in NYC (HT: “Atlas Shrugged”)
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