Skip to comments.Bill de Blasio: the Left's Nutty Professor Transforming New York into a Giant Political Petri Dish
Posted on 01/20/2014 8:42:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Bill de Blasio swept into office on a pledge to transform New York's 'tale of two cities' by ending income inequality, raising taxes on the evil 1%, doling out free or reduced-cost housing for poor and working-class residents, and establishing that all-important job-creating engine, pre-kindergarten education.
But just three weeks into his tenure as mayor of America's biggest city, the man born Warren Wilhelm in Manhattan 52 years ago has already raised hackles with his many detractors -- and even some of his staunchest supporters.
First, despite campaign pledges of bipartisanship and unity, his 1 January inauguration was filled with vitriol and venom. Calypso singer Harry Belafonte, oddly given a prime speaking role, served up some gruel as he derided the city for its "deeply Dickensian justice system." Newly appointed "public advocate" Letitia James brought a living prop on stage: a 12-year-old girl who, she said, was there highlight child hunger....
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Can’t wait for the implosion, pass more pop corn please! Conservative New Yorkers, if there are any left, need to beat feet outa there! Pronto!
Nothing exposes the idiocy of leftist ideas quite like watching them implemented with gusto.
The “mayor” formerly known as Warren Wilhelm. Good luck New York!
Exactly right. Anyone with a brain knows this train is going to end up off the tracks, and who doesn’t like a good trainwreck? In the end, de Blasio will probably end up doing more damage to the liberal progressive cause than a truckload of Sean Hannity bobbleheads could in a decade.
Good. Let them try every looney ProgTard policy they can. We can use New York as a kind of Zoo or Reservation, where the idiots demonstrate just what happens when they actually get power.
It’s starting to remind me of the late 70s, when Liberals had overwhelming majorities after Watergate and they instituted so many policies that were bad, that to this day they have to run from the label and the only way they could get elected was to wear the mask of being “ moderate” . Once again they have let the mask slip, and we can see them full on in all their “Progressive” glory.
To paraphrase Sam Kinison, why don't you give her a sandwich, it's not like you're not standing right next to her.
Sending NYC further backwards. It’s always been a petri dish for progressives (took over the mass transit system per the Communist Manifesto, drove manufacturing out in the 50s and 60s with their plethora of public programs), but something tells me that they’re actually going to plumb the depths of squalor this time.
It will fail miserably, and liberals will say it failed because De Blasio wasn’t far enough to the left.
It’s pop some corn, pour your fav beverage, sit back and watch time. This is gonna be something else!
I plan to enjoy watching the residents of NYC get raked over the coals by this guy.
There are a couple of glaring errors in this piece. Not that I disagree with the author in general about the communist DeBlasio, but Letitia James was elected Public Advocate, not appointed; and the current governor is Andrew “evil eyes” Cuomo, not his father former gov. Mario “faccia brutta” Cuomo. (Curtis Sliwa’s nicknames for them both.)
New York's really got it made now. With a mayor like de Blasio and a governor like Cuomo, what could possibly go wrong?
his scam will fail like all leftist scams, but it will not end the never-ending supply of leftist "reformers" who promise to make all things right with the "poor and oppressed." You can bet Harry Belafonte and ilk do not live among the poor and oppressed.
That’s an odd combination of given names for an Italian guy, his ancestors must have lived up near the Austrian border ;)
Starting off in a low-key voice smiling at the crowd
"Hey all you poor New Yorkers. You know why you're poor? (voice suddenly changing into Kinison shouting volume) BECAUSE MOST OF YOU ARE STUPID LAZY PARASITES!!!! THAT'S WHY YOU'RE POOR YOU BUNCH OF EFFING WORTHLESS LEECHES!!! (voice change back to calm Kinison.)Thanks folks, and remember to vote for me on polling day. Bye."
isn’t it true that only 22% of the eligible voters actually voted for Warren?.....
I hope he’s 100x worse than Nazi Bloomberg ever hoped to be. You own it now, NY’ers!
Why did New Yorkers elect this nut job? Have New Yorkers gone beyond stupid?
Weiner took himself out of the running.
It is sort of like sitting back in front of the TV watching for the count down to start for a Space Shuttle launch. In this case it will be implosion.
Cities are the scourge of society not the center of civilization many think. Cities are where all the problems begin, all the money flows, all the major corruption is, where all the major crime is and where the majority of liberals live and the entitlement crowds flock to.
I’ll take small town rural America any day.
Somehow, just your phrasing of that answer is hilarious!
The other ones were worse.
Why was that? That's the real question.
"The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79."- Douglas Adams (1952-2001), Mostly Harmless
Interesting factoids regarding New York -- New York City has a lower median per capita income than New York State.
Wyoming has a higher per capita income than New York.
I think de Blasio may be grossly overestimating the size of the herd of sheep he has to shear.
I suppose those figures don’t include non-taxable government benefits?
I'd guess not -- but the sheep are already being pretty closely shorn pay for all of New York's generous social benefit programs. New York states's residents have the highest total tax burden of Obama's 57 states -- New York City's taxes are the highest in the state.
I'm only surprised that Atlas hasn't shrugged in New York. Yet.
This experiment is going to be interesting to watch -- from the other side of the Hudson River. (Probably safest to watch it from a bunker a thousand miles away.)
We need a Constitutional Amendment to deny the vote to anyone who has accepted any Gov’t welfare within a year prior to the election. Elsewise the collapse will be swift and catastrophic.
You ask why did New Yorkers elect this nutjob?
Easy — De Blasio’s son has an Angela-Davis-style afro, and New Yorkers thought that looked fresh.
I think some Dem’s are actually going to regret not having Anthony Weiner as mayor before this is over.
I'd have voted for him just to hear him rant. Can you imagine his SOTU message?
This 1981 movie comes to mind -