Skip to comments.Bloomberg Rips Mayoral Frontrunner De Blasio's Campaign as 'Racist'
Posted on 09/07/2013 8:15:49 PM PDT by chessplayer
As of right now, Bill de Blasio is the man to beat in the race to be the next mayor of New York City. The latest polls put him at 43%, which is enough to avoid a run-off in the Democratic primary, and it is widely believed that whoever wins the Democratic primary will sail into office. For the most part, sitting mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has stayed out of the race, but in an extensive interview with New York Magazine the term-limited Independent ripped de Blasio's campaign as "class-warfare and racist":
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If a candidate stated that they would charge Bloomberg with abuse of power I bet they would win.
He's a jerk.
I was about to ask which "he" you refer to. But if he's Bloomin'idiot's chosen, we're talking two peas in a pod.
Sorry.I should have been more clear.
1)He’s not Bloomberg’s choice and will most likely win the nomination from Christine Quinn, who is Bloomberg’s choice.
2)The commercial isn’t racist. He shows his family in the commercial, like every other politician.
3)Bloomberg’s still a jerk.
Dante’s dad will be the next mayor of NYC.
Bloomingidiot, working for the other side, as always — free publicity, paints Pubbies as racists for calling a campaign by a man in a biracial marriage and the children therefrom as racist. Thanks chessplayer.
[snip] De Blasio has been a vocal opponent of Citizens United, the January 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision which overturned portions of the 2002 McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act. He argued that corporations should not be allowed to buy elections, and launched a national campaign of elected officials to reverse the effects of the court decision...
The Democratic primary consists of 9 candidates including big names such as Council Speaker Christine Quinn, former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner and, former New York City Comptroller and nominee for Mayor in 2009 Bill Thompson. Early polls following the entrance of Weiner into the race in April showed De Blasio in fourth or fifth place.
Despite this poor starting position, de Blasio was able to gain the endorsements of many major Democratic clubs such as the Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan as well as New York City’s largest trade union, SEIU Local 1199. Celebrities such as Alec Baldwin and Sarah Jessica Parker have also given endorsements. Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and U.S. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke have also thrown in their endorsements. By August, Harry Belafonte and Susan Sarandon endorsed de Blasio.
De Blasio gained media attention during the campaign when he and a dozen others, including City Councilman Stephen Levin, were arrested for protesting the closing of Long Island College Hospital. Fellow Democratic mayoral hopefuls Anthony Weiner and City Comptroller John Liu were also at the protest but stayed in the background to avoid arrest. De Blasio and Levin were released a few hours later with a disorderly conduct summons.
Over time, de Blasio began to move up in the polls and a mid-August poll showed him taking the Democratic lead for the first time. and reached 43 percent in a Quinnipiac poll released September 3. [/snip]
Alongside His Family, Bill de Blasio Denounces Bloomberg Comments
posted on September 7, 2013 at 3:47pm EDT
“Twenty years ago, my dad did not know he was running for mayor and did not seek to marry a black woman to put on display,” says the frontrunner’s daughter, Chiara.
Well, every broken clock in the junkyard is right twice a day, and Bloomberg has a valid point on this one. DiBlasio is the most leftist NYC mayoral candidate among the left-leaning field in the 'Rat primary, as can be seen by the Hollywood celeb endorsements he has gotten.
In this instance, I believe that Bloomberg is teed off about DiBlasio using his black teenage son sporting a big Afro hairdo as campaign ad prop, while DeBlasio promotes his biggest issue: staunch opposition to Bloomberg's police "stop and frisk" policy. The racial undertow for DeBlasio's ad is pretty obvious. He's saying that nice black teens like his son are frequently innocent victims of the Bloomberg policing policy.
Bloomberg has already announced that if Joe Lhota wins the GOP primary this Tuesday, he will endorse Lhota vs. the Democrat primary winner, likely DiBlasio, in the general election in November.
Is that kid wearing a wig? He looks like something out of a 1975 JJ Walker sitcom.
Thompsons’ race is get racist also. He now has a black voiceover of a young man saying something to the fact of “It’s time for US to have our side heard” I always thought he was an underdog, but with this latest last minute change of policy, who knows what will happen. If they take Di’Blasio as the lead because he has a son and wife that are black, they would surely prefer to have the real deal Thompson. I never thought he was or would turn racist, but it sounds that way right now with the latest ad. I think once Quinn gets knocked out, it’s really gonna get nasty.
There haven’t been many polls of the GOP primary that I’m aware of but Lhota has a large lead in the most recent one.
The other Republican, Catsimatidis, appears to be a Bloomberg clone. I wonder why Bloomie doesn’t support him.
Sorry, I'm not that familiar with JJ Walker. But it's definitely a retro '70s Afro hairdo. Despite the term "Afro," even some kids who weren't black wore them back then, like TV's Juan Epstein (the "Puerto Rican Jew") on the famous sitcom, "Welcome Back, Kotter."
JJ Walker was pretty much at the same time as Epstein - maybe a few years later or earlier. Poor old Epstein - my high school musical comedy friend - got burned by Hollywood and died very early and in poverty. Sad, but true.
Rudy has put out a half-hearted ad on Lhota. Pretty pathetic. Catsimaditis is so offputting that the NY Times (which I hate) said: clean up Gristedes and then we’ll talk about NYC.
Bloomberg and Catsimatidis seem to have some similarities: Both are self-made gazillionaires and Cats seems to be a ROC (Republican of convenience), just like Bloomberg was when first ran for NYC Mayor back in 2001. Cats seems to have had a lot of Democrat pals in earlier years, including Bill Clinton and David Dinkins. But Bloomberg may be officially neutral in this Republican primary out of deference to Rudy Giuliani, who is Lhota's top backer now, just as the then outgoing Giuliani was an important factor in Bloomberg's initial race in 2001.
I've heard that Bloomberg will officially endorse Lhota this week if Lhota wins the GOP primary as expected. Don't know whether a formal Bloomberg endorsement will work more to Lhota's advantage or disadvantage in the general election.
I don't agree with you on that. Why do you say that the Giuliani ad is pathetic? Lhota is kind of Giuliani's protégé in this race and there's no doubt that Rudy has been supporting him from the get-go, regardless of what any of us may think about Lhota's RINOishness.
I’m just talking about the ad which starts out that Lhota has been lied about. I thought he should have extolled Lhota achievements. But I guess as the former head of the MTA, he has nothing to brag about.
I think what Bloombird said was that if De Blasio wins the primary, he will vote for Lhota.
Have see a Cats... Ads on TV. Have not seen Lhota ads. Of course I live on LI but we usually get all NYC ads.
Good campaign slogan! Actually, believe it or not, there hasn't been a mayor of NYC elected on the 'Rat line since Dapper Dave Dinkins in 1989. So maybe it should be, "if you want to return to the bad old days of Dinkins, vote Democrat." But then that would considered "racist" in some circles, I'm afraid.
Earth Wind and Fire called, they want their old hairpieces back ;)
So change that to “If you want to return to the days before Rudy, vote Democrat.” Leave the negative references implied.
Please excuse Juan’s absence. Signed, Epstein’s mother.
Funny thread. New York City is voting to see which complete scumbag gets to push the flush handle.
Yes, I vaguely seem to remember that note. LOL!!!
Those offended would still call it "racist" because it's about the only way they can oppose it. And if they did go ballistic opposing that slogan, you could expect a full-fledged local MSM feeding frenzy to aid their cause, so much so that it would end up being a national cause celebre for the 'Rats.
This might be something they’d try, but it wouldn’t work. First of all, everything in the current cycle is overshadowed by Anthony’s Weiner flipping off reporters, and Spitzer the sociopath losing his revival bid, Syria and the senior swimmer lady, Prince Edward’s reality show, and other stupid stuff. The LSM can’t just conjure up a feeding frenzy at will; all the stars and planets must align for a feeding frenzy to happen, and the sharks are stuffed on too much junk food to get up an appetite at present. Second, the perpetually offended would have scant material to go on. They do want to go back to the days before Rudy, and they will vote Democratic. I think they’ll predict that the slogan will backfire, and snigger oh-so-smugly, ‘til the election results start coming in. There’s not enough there to translate into sufficient angry chimp noises (there, now that’s a phrase that they’d get upset about, if DiBlasio had used it). There’s also the fear of sounding like a jack-ass, which is what happens when you try to make a feeding frenzy out of a molehill and the sharks aren’t biting it.
As to your last point, since when does the MSM have fear of sounding like jackasses when cheerleading for a lefty candidate and/or knocking a relatively conservative one? They have absolutely no shame.
With regard to the Weiner and Spitzer foibles, those would be ancient history by the time the general election rolls around in November (from their vantage point), as might be some or all of the other stuff you mentioned.
So if the GOP candidate Lhota issues any statement warning of an impending disaster should NYC return to the bad old pre-Giuliani days (i.e., the Dinkins regime), there's no reason that the MSM couldn't play the race card against him, especially now when then Dem candidate will be either a black man or a white guy married to a black wife with two black kids who try to look and act black.
But there are very good reasons. When Weiner, Spitzer, etc., are ancient history, so will the slogan be. You can’t have a feeding frenzy over leftovers. The MSM often does make a jackass of itself, which is why they have an aversion to it, and choose their targets with care, and if it doesn’t take off right away, they drop it. Don’t fool yourself that they are idiots. They are when it comes to dictating public policy, understanding complex situations such as the Middle East, the environment, and the criminal justice system. But that’s not their area of expertise. They are experts and even geniuses of a sort when it comes to manipulating the public. My proof, the fact that they do it so often, and make so much money at it, despite being idiots on the very subjects concerning which they are manipulating the public. So the statement as I formulate it will not lead to a feeding frenzy. It doesn’t mention Dinkins by name, and could just as well refer to Ed Koch, Abe Beam or John Lindsay. So there goes the race card. By the time they make the case for the race card, people will no longer remember what they’re talking about, and they’ll be on to Prince Edward potty training his little heir apparent too soon, or a zoo animal giving birth, or some other MSM-type thing.
As for your statement that the MSM "are experts and even geniuses of a sort when it comes to manipulating the public," I can only buy that to a certain extent. Apparently, the American people are getting turned off increasingly by the MSM, as demonstrated by the plummeting network and lefty cable TV news ratings and waning circulations of the likes of the New York Slimes and the WaPo. You can get a sense of schadenfreude when you look at the Slimes' stock price chart.
Who knew Bloomberg can stand on a principle we can all admire?
Yeh. They’ve been caught at it so often, they don’t dare go out on a limb too far anymore. Which is why, as you say, they’d have to be desperate to do that. They may be geniuses at mass deception, but mass deception has its laws of physics, too, just like any other field, and geniuses are powerless against those laws of physics. They can find loopholes in them, which is what geniuses do that amazes people so, but they can’t outright defy them.
I’ll reserve my schadenfreude for when the New York Slimes goes into receivership, when I’ll celebrate by wiping my ass on the masthead of the edition where they finally confirm the reports of their insolvency.