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Mon Jan 19, 2015, 02:58 PM

Will Bill de Blasio teach liberals that liberals with a spine win?

source: Daily KOS

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is the liberal that all liberals should mimic. He is sticking to the liberal values that got him elected by an overwhelming 73 percent of the vote. He refuses to attenuate his stance on social justice even as sects within the New York City Police Department are attempting to coerce him into doing so. He remains the stiff-spine liberal that takes no crap.
De Blasio clearly was never going to be a hero to NYPD’s rank-and-file leadership. He campaigned in support of a more inclusive department and to rein in stop-and-frisk policing. The NYPD leadership could not quite frame him as an anti-law-and-order liberal because he broke away and supported certain policing methods many liberals were apprehensive about. He did not want to end stop-and-frisk or "broken windows" policing outright—he wanted to use those policies as tools when necessary. This meant, of course, less racial profiling and much less harassment for the sake of showing police authority.

The NYPD rank-and-file leadership thought they got their moment with de Blasio’s comment after police officer Daniel Pantaleo choked Eric Garner to death, which can be read below the fold.

Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/18/1358172/-Will-Bill-de-Blasio-teach-liberals-that-liberals-with-a-spine-win

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abakan Jan 2015 OP
muntrv Jan 2015 #1
Dawson Leery Jan 2015 #2
unrepentant progress Jan 2015 #3
abakan Jan 2015 #4
BrotherIvan Jan 2015 #5
abakan Jan 2015 #6
rhett o rick Jan 2015 #7
libdem4life Jan 2015 #8

Response to abakan (Original post)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 03:01 PM

1. I thought Alan Grayson and Bernie Sanders would do that.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 03:03 PM

2. kick

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 03:13 PM

3. Will Bill de Blasio teach liberals the difference between liberals and neoliberals?

There. I fixed your headline for you.

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Response to unrepentant progress (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 03:17 PM

4. Not my headline...It belongs to Daily KOS

Just because I posted it does not mean I wrote it.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 03:46 PM

5. I like my Democrats with a big helping of spine

Warren, Sanders (yeah I know), Jerry Brown, de Blasio. Like it a lot. Maybe the end of the Obama era will usher in the Democrats With Spine era. I'm good with that.

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Response to BrotherIvan (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 04:05 PM

6. I agree...

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 04:44 PM

7. de Blasio isn't teaching liberals a thing. He is a good example for those "centrists" or whatever

 

they are calling themselves today, that getting a backbone might help them in their battles with Republicans. In the last election Centrist Democrats were afraid to run on Pres Obama's few progressive achievements. Their campaigns relied on "we aren't as bad as the Republicans".

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 05:44 PM

8. Yes...agree with the spine thing. I just worry about the small plane concept. Great family.

 

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