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Wednesday, September 07, 2005


Republicans Are for Opposing - No, Really

Bloomie's bedfellows
A month ago, The Times ran an article about Hillary Clinton strategist Howard Wolfson’s radical call to arms entitled "One Democrat Draws a Line: Republicans Are for Opposing."

Well, duh. Right? No. Sadly, the lesson needs to be reiterated in New York City where many New Yorkers who would like to consider themselves Democrats nevertheless support Mike Bloomberg for Mayor.

First it should be stated that if Wolfson means what he said, he should get his boss Senator Clinton to endorse Freddy Ferrer… or, better, have President Clinton go shaking hands in Harlem with Ferrer. Why? Because while I may not be a Ferrer supporter, I am a good Democrat. Are the Clintons good Democrats? Shelve that discussion for later.

Look, primaries are rough, but New York primaries contain the especially pernicious possibility of a run-off – a dream come true for any incumbent. It’s like getting the two wounded dolts who just barely survive a circular firing squad to face each other and joust to the death.

And then the winner of that matchup gets to take on a bottomless campaign war-chest.

Lately in New York elections, run-offs have been all too common. In a city with many ambitious politicians, vacancies for elected office have always brought out more than enough candidates. Racial, ethnic and religious tensions have been inflamed in many of the contests. In short, they’re a mess.

I don't like him, but I believe Ferrer has the best chance to beat Bloomberg because Bloomberg will be beaten by someone who can draw out Mayor Mike’s major weakness: that he’s out of touch with outer-Borough New York life. To those who have tried to explain the sanctity of voting one’s conscience, I say: There’s no god, fight Republicans.

Party discipline is paramount when your party is out of power. When affiliated voters vote, they are participating in the election with a partisanship above that of independent voters. You enter an election as a member of a party to win the election.

Is that Howard Wolfson and me pushing the envelope or is it common sense?

And for those of us who would like to take back the reins of the party and rebuild a new model of political participation, Wolfson says it well:

"Democratic donors at all levels, I think, understand the importance of party and institution building, and I know that we need to do a better job in these areas to compete with Republicans.

But I would hope that our friends understand that this applies here in New York City as much as it does anywhere else in the country."

Do our friends understand?

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At 6:43 PM, Blogger Tim said...

**The Clintons are the nicest and most liberal Republicans I've ever seen.**

 
At 8:48 AM, Blogger Samantha said...

Indeed they are. Hillary will have no traction with the netroots if she doesn't divorce herself from this DLC garbage.

She needs to say, "I was lied to by Bush." How hard is it to say that?

Otherwise, she and Lieberman will have to hire a staffer to follwow them around mopping up the blood of thousands that drips from their hands.

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger f said...

Considering how badly blood stains, those staffers will have to use a "blood of innocents" cleanser on their poor hands.

The French in Algeria used Gin and Hashish to clean the blood from thher hands but for former members of the CPA and Lieberman staffers I might suggest Special K or Morphine.

That'll take care of those blood stains.

 
At 3:42 PM, Anonymous Leo said...

It seems quite remarkable to me that I keep hearing about Bloomberg that is out of touch while Ferrer keeps coming back every four years proposing nothing but additional taxes "to make schools better" and pretty much nothing else. Bloomberg came from modest roots, excelled in college and became a successful banker and then businessman and built one of the most successful companies based in New York. That is the kind of people we need here in this town.

 
At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Tony said...

What the hell does it matter that Bloomberg came from a crummy town and later became rich?

A lot of people did that. Should Ted Turner should be our Mayor? C'mon.

If you think Ferrer wants only to "make schools better" by raising taxes, you're probably not paying very close attention.

I can't help you there. I can only suggest that you read more.

 
At 12:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's not the most liberal of Democrats. But he's not a Republican. Give me a reason not to vote for him. I haven't heard one good reason not to vote for him.

 
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At 4:08 PM, Blogger f said...

Greg Sargent makes the case in The American Prospect for why liberals who like Mike should vote for Freddy anyway.

 
At 4:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is Bloomberg a Democrat?

How is the closure of homeless shelters during a homeless epidemic considered Democratic?

How is presiding over 1.8 million uninsured New Yorkers Democratic?

How is cutting NYPD rookie pay down to 25,000 Democratic?

How is not repealing the Urstadt Law Democratic?

How is cutting $20 million from the arts Democratic?

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How is vetoing legislation that provides funding for emergency sontraceptives in NYC clinics Democratic? (yet NARAL endorsed him)

MYTH: "Bloomerg was a lifelong Democrat."
FACT: Bloomberg's first time in public office was in 2002, when he became mayor of NYC. A Republican mayor.

Bloomberg may have been a registered Democrat all his life, but he did not start making policies until 2002. And his policies of cutting and slicing, despite the human consequences, is quite Republican.

Before 2002 he had never endorsed a Presidential Candidate on national television. When given the opportunity, he told America to vote for George W. Bush.

Interestingly enough, Republicans dislike him too, because Bloomberg also raised many taxes higher than almost any other mayor in NYC history, as well as trampled on a lot of private property owners' rights.

Talk about the worst of the Right AND the Left.

 
At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two years ago at Union Square on my way home from work, I happened upon a random gathering of people as a young student spoke softly against the war and Bush policies. It was not a rant but more a call that “something is wrong”. His mistake was using a megaphone (non-electronic) so as to be heard above the traffic. People were listening. Suddenly about 60 police cars from all sorts of precincts descended upon us and demanded he stop…citing his illegallity: using a megaphone without permit.

Anyway they dragged him away into a police car even though a crowd of us tried to prevent it. We were threatened with arrest and jostled and shoved away.

There was no mention what happened to him…

This incident left me shaken and I’ve been paranoid since then when I see a gathering of police officers especially in Union Square. I don’t believe they are protecting anyone but are looking to menace only. \

I am not voting again for Mayor Bloomberg because of the above incident.

 
At 9:04 PM, Anonymous Na-dog said...

When Mayor Bloomberg spoke at the GOP Republican National Convention, he said this:

"And we [New Yorkers] showed that our dreams, like our liberties, will never be lost to violence or hate."

Perhaps in denial of the 1000 protesters who were being arrested for the sake of George W. Bush's PR spin?

Mayor Mike:
"I want to thank President Bush for supporting New York City and changing the homeland security funding formula and for leading the global war on terrorism.
The president deserves our support.
We are here to support him.
And I am here to support him."


I can't vote for that.

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