…and that makes a lot of sense. Bloomberg would drain votes from the Democrats like nobody’s business. The GOP? Not so much. Man has a name for pettiness.
PS: The reality, of course, is that in a three person race where the Democrats were split into two rival factions the GOP candidate would just simply win. Just like in 1968, really. But then, Dan Pfeiffer has a vested interest in pretending that the Democrats would get 60%+ of the vote in a two-man 2016 race, instead of about, oh, 48% or so.
A dirty secret behind Hillary Clinton’s lead in the Democratic presidential race is the lack of a credible challenger. Despite rising voter disgust over sordid revelations about the Clinton Foundation, there is no appealing alternative. The situation led some disgruntled Democrats to push Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run, an effort that folded yesterday. But now comes word of a bid to entice another big-name challenger, and this one is far more intriguing.
It aims to get former Mayor Michael Bloomberg into the race.
The gun thing will absolutely wreck him in the general election, of course. But it would just as absolutely make him golden with the Democratic base, and that’s the (heh) primary consideration.
The state’s highest court on Thursday refused to reinstate New York City’s controversial limits on sales of jumbo sugary drinks, exhausting the city’s final appeal and dashing the hopes of health advocates who have urged state and local governments to curb the consumption of drinks and foods linked to obesity.
Sorry if that sounds full of a certain weary contempt for Mike Bloomberg and his endless quest to tell people what to do. Then again, that’s exactly how I feel, so perhaps that’s the reaction I wanted to publicly show anyway. All I know is, this shouldn’t have had to end up being handled in court. We would have gotten faster results if enough people had committed to dumping their Big Gulps over Mike Bloomberg’s head every time Bloomberg appeared in public.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticized New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his gun control ads, labeling them ineffective.
“Frankly, I don’t think Bloomberg’s ads are effective,” Schumer told TIME Magazine in a report posted Thursday. “The Mayor of New York City putting ads against people in red states is not going to be effective.
Before you watch the video below, I invite you to first get a glass of something nice – why not? It’s Friday afternoon; the sun is over the yardarm somewhere – so that you may properly enjoy this next bit from Jake Tapper. He’s reporting on the strange inability of Barack Obama and Mike Bloomberg to publicly understand the difference between an automatic and a semi-automatic weapon:
But it might help the advocates of gun control if – in their advocacy for stricter measures – they seemed more familiar with what, exactly, they’re trying to ban. – Jake Tapper, CNN.
The funny part is? Jake’s not even a conservative. For all I know, he’s an advocate for more gun control. It’s just that he’s just not an idiot.
…I say ‘alas’ because I wanted the judge to present his judgement by taking out a extra large Coke, drinking the whole thing down in one shot while staring at Nanny Bloomberg – and then burp ferociously in the mayor’s face.
OK, that wasn’t going to happen. It probably shouldn’t have happened. It’s highly immature of me to want it to happen.
PS: If you are advising a GOP candidate or politician, make damned sure that he or she gets on camera taking a swig from a Big Gulp, makes a toast in the general direction of NYC, and cheerfully declaims “Stay thirsty, my friends.” STAT.
Mayor Bloomberg was booed yesterday as he walked in the annual St. Patrick’s Parade in the hurricane-ravaged Rockaways.
The jeers grew so loud toward the end of the Queens parade that mayoral candidate and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn appeared to break away from the mayor to march separately.
Smart woman. I don’t know how much that’s going to help her – or hurt her, come to think of it – but personally I wouldn’t want to be in the same parade as that interfering pinch-faced killjoy, either.
Moments later, a white woman leaned down to address his daughter. “Have you eaten in two days?” she asked.
Mr. Ossy surged with outrage. Power was out, yes, and nights were cold for sure, but Mr. Ossy, a taxi driver proud of the long days he works to earn money for his family, was insulted by the suggestion that his daughter was not well cared for.
The New York Times decided to title the article “Helping Hands Also Expose a New York Divide.” I suggest that next time it instead try this headline:
IT’S BEEN THREE DAMNED WEEKS AND THE POWER’S STILL OUT.
Mayor Bloomberg has snubbed Borough President Markowitz’s impassioned plea to bring the National Guard to Hurricane Sandy-scarred Brooklyn — arguing that approving the Beep’s request would be a waste of federal manpower and turn the borough into a police state.
“We don’t need it,” Mayor Bloomberg said on Wednesday during a press update on the city’s ongoing Hurricane Sandy cleanup. “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”