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BIG QUESTION: IS VLADIMIR PUTIN REALLY AN OBAMA ADVERSARY OR IS THIS KABUKI THEATRE TO FOOL THE AMERICAN PUBLIC LIKE WRESTLING?

NEW YORK JOKE: BILL de BLASIO IS THE FIRST DEMOCRATIC MAYOR IN NEW YORK IN 20 YEARS?

What a joke. New York’s current Mayor, Michael Bloomberg is a progressive socialist democrat who found that he could “cut the line” and avoid a contentious democrat primary by stepping out as a republican. He may have been a registered republican, but he was, at the very least, a moderate RINO (Republican In Name Only) and his actions mark him as a progressive socialist democrat. Or, a holier-than-thou billionaire who knows what is best for the rest of New York. He is personally isolated from the public policy decisions he makes and is relatively unaccountable to anyone.

How Bill de Blasio is Making History in the New York Mayoral Race -- NYC Democratic Primary voters appear to be taking the steps to make de Blasio the first Democratic mayor in New York in 20 years.

So, what is going on in New York City? What explains the rapid ascent to the top of the Democratic primary polling heap by Bill de Blasio, NYC’s Public Advocate? Is it his multi-racial family? Is it that liberals always do well in New York among Democratic primary voters? Is it that his main rival, Christine Quinn, totally mishandled the Paid Sick Days, as Ginia Bellafante suggested in the Saturday New York Times and let her base drift away? And, most importantly, does it have any broader meaning for American politics?

No doubt it’s a combination of factors. It always is. But here’s something that should make progressive-minded voters cheer, as it validates a bedrock belief of the practical American left: namely, that if voters actually hear our ideas clearly and consistently articulated by a credible candidate, they like what they hear.

At this writing, it is of course impossible to say with any certainty what will happen in Tuesday’s primary. Perhaps more  African-American voters will return to Bill Thompson,  former city comptroller. Perhaps enough  women and gays will scramble  back to Christine Quinn, the telegenic Speaker of the City Council who was the front-runner for a very long time. Most likely, there will still be a run-off, as the 40% barrier is a pretty high one in a 5-way race. But I like de Blasio’s chances in both rounds, and there’s every reason to think he will be the next Mayor of New York.

History in the Making

In this most important national race for progressives since last year’s Elizabeth Warren Senate victory in Massachusetts, NYC Democratic Primary voters appear to be taking the steps to make de Blasio the first Democratic mayor in New York in 20 years.

And when you factor in Ed Koch’s mostly conservative 12 years, it is only the four years of David Dinkins, between 1990 and ’94, that there has been anyone close to a progressive in City Hall since 1977. You have to go back to the era of John Lindsay during the 1960’s to find a candidate with the potential to reach voters across race and class, as de Blasio is showing he can. And of course this is driving the Bloomberg people absolutely crazy, as they publicly trash de Blasio for being Lindsay redux.

Read more at: How Bill de Blasio is Making History in the New York Mayoral Race | Alternet

Bottom line …

New York’s elected officials – especially those who are progressive socialist democrats – are corrupt and their policies are self-serving and promote the largest of the destructive special interests, the unions, and organized crime. – Wait – they appear to be the same thing in New York.

-- steve


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