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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:45 PM

What do you think of Mayor Michael Bloomberg?

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/11/13/bloomberg_ramps_up_political_donations.html

November 13, 2012

Bloomberg Ramps Up Political Donations

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg "spent upwards of $9 million of his own money in the final ten days of the 2012 campaign in support of candidates who shared his views on gun control and political moderation, a sizable sum that portends how the billionaire envisions his life outside of the mayor's office after his third term concludes in 2013," the Washington Post reports.

Said aide Howard Wolfson: "This is just the beginning. On issues like guns and education, Mike Bloomberg is poised to play an even bigger role in advancing a mainstream agenda and influencing elections."

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Reply What do you think of Mayor Michael Bloomberg? (Original post)
babylonsister Nov 2012 OP
Drunken Irishman Nov 2012 #1
zbdent Nov 2012 #2
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #3
Princess Turandot Nov 2012 #4
amborin Nov 2012 #5
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #6
amborin Nov 2012 #7
VirginiaTarheel Nov 2012 #8
Zoeisright Nov 2012 #9
Fire Walk With Me Nov 2012 #10
pnwmom Nov 2012 #11
Mr.Turnip Nov 2012 #12
Pupper78 Nov 2012 #13
Cosmocat Nov 2012 #14

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:34 PM

1. Indifferent.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:43 PM

2. Opportunist at best ...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:48 PM

3. Another twit with too much money

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:56 PM

4. I can't stand him..

plus, his view of political 'moderation' is the support of Scott Brown: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021601193

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:00 PM

5. he's excellent on gun control; also good on smoking laws; has other good ideas, too; also has some

really bad ideas; the sports arena was horrible; remarks re: Eliz Warren, ghastly; some very good, some very bad

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Response to amborin (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:02 PM

6. Bloomberg is anti-labor and anti-worker in general...most importantly

Bloomberg is implacably opposed to a Living Wage ordinance, saying it would be excessive government interference...as if intervening in the menu choices of restaurants isn't meddling.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:09 PM

7. yes, he's a source of many very bad ideas and positions; however, i admire his anti-gun stance

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:34 PM

8. He has done more for marriage equality than any politician except Obama

He literally has donated millions to the cause

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:31 AM

9. Rich, spoiled, opportunistic creep.

Never would have won if it hadn't been for 9/11.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:07 AM

10. He called the NYPD his "private army".

 

It's no wonder he's been the most brutal against Occupy as he made his money on Wall Street, and "friends" may have called in favors, or he simply wants to squash them out of existence. His pet Kop, Winski, was video'd saying he didn't need a reason to arrest anyone, that he'd let the judge sort it out. Over the last year+...photos of bloodied faces, women groped, terrified people of all ages, civil rights violations so bad they caused human rights coalitions to call him to task, and which filled "enemy" nations such as Russia and Iran with glee as their state television channels carried it all (as of course opposed to the American media who still don't have much of a clue about Occupy whatsoever).

Then months ago he banned donations to soup kitchens and homeless shelters because nutritionists couldn't measure salt content, IIRC. This may still be in effect during Sandy relief efforts.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:50 AM

11. He totally blew it on Hurricane Sandy.

On the Saturday night before, he said it would be less serious than Hurricane Irene and announced that he'd turned down FEMA help so the help could go to places that weren't as well prepared as NYC. And then afterwards, he wanted to run the marathon through Staten Island, till he got too much blowback.

I think that's why he made the sudden endorsement of Obama -- to distract everyone from his poor handling of everything.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:54 AM

12. Bad Nanny.

Good on guns and gays and not much else.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:04 AM

13. I like him

As a New Yorker and a liberal Democrat, I certainly disagree with Bloomberg on some issues, but he is a fantastic model for what the "loyal opposition" should look like. I realize he's (I) and not (R), but he's as close to what I'd call a moderate Republican that there is.

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Response to Pupper78 (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:10 AM

14. Good and bad with him

I get where some don't like him, I get a vibe from him like that, too.

BUT, I like that he is one of the VERY few high level politicians in this country who are not either a wet noodle democrat or a totally controlled republican.

It's good to have ANY pol who has some variation to their positions on issues.

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