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Mayor Bloomberg Endorses Obama for Re-Election

Discussion in 'OBOB General Politics Forum' started by Fish and Bread, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Fish and Bread

    Fish and Bread Dona nobis pacem

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    Michael Bloomberg Endorses Obama For Reelection

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  2. Brooklyn Knight

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    Are we seriously going to make threads about who's endorsing who?

    And Bloomberg endorsing Obama you see as...positive?
     
  3. Wolseley

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    Bloomberg endorses Obama. What a surprise. [​IMG]

    Brooklyn, my friend---how are you making out, brother? Did the storm hit you bad? Everything else going okay with you?

    Just letting you know that you're still in my thoughts and prayers. :)
     
  4. TheOtherHockeyMom

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    Well, I've seen posts and threads about Lorenzo Lamas, Donnie and Marie and Rob Schneider endorsing Romney, not to mention Meatloaf, so I think Bloomberg's endorsement is at least as worthy of discussion.

    I don't know much about Bloomberg as mayor, it's been a long time since I was a Jersey Girl, but I do think his reason of Obama being the better choice to combat climate change was worth noting.

    Now, I kind of disagree. For those who think climate change is a major crisis (such as people directly affected by it), Romney is not a great option, as he doesn't even see fit to mention it on his website.

    But, it comes down to that same third party discussion. Obama is also pretty weak on climate change, compared to Jill Stein, the only candidate who really makes it a part of their platform. So,as with so many other issues, do you vote for the lesser of two evils or vote for a candidate that one agrees with?
     
  5. Jeffwhosoever

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  6. Fish and Bread

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    Bloomberg is the mayor of the largest city in the nation. He originally got elected to that office as a Republican. New Yorkers re-elect him by large margins every four years, and he's considered by many of the people of the city to be one of the better mayors in New York City history, an expert at city management.

    In the past, he's been critical of Obama, and this I believe may well mark his first endorsement of a Democratic for President of the United States. He did not endorse Obama the last time, or anyone, and previous to that I think he endorsed Republicans. This is a surprise, and a very big deal.

    Even this economically conservative guy is behind Obama, because he is seeing first hand how well Obama is managing the fallout from Hurricane Sandy, and he understands that global climate change is getting to the point where it's costing lives and damaging our cities.

    Now, if you're going to ask me, am I personally a fan of Michael Bloomberg? The answer to that question is no. I'll never forget the horrible elitist things he said against the Occupy Wall-Street protesters, and the actions he ordered the New York City police he take against him. This guy is not on my Christmas card list. But, you know, that's sort of the point- even he is endorsing Obama, because it's clear to him that Obama is the best choice in this election. Obama is bringing a lot of people together who are not necessarily his natural political allies, because of his core competence, accomplishments, and willingness to reach across political lines for the good of the nation.
     
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  8. Brooklyn Knight

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    Good. Can't complain. Thankfully, my neighborhood wasn't hit that bad; just some flooding in a few areas close to the river.

    Might want to look at some of the recent threads created by Fish and Bread.

    It's not just him; it's becoming a joke.



    Um...

    I know what you're trying to say, but even with that said, so what?


    Might want to look at that little spiel he pulled when he wanted to run for a third-term and the outcry that followed. Then, look what he did when he got elected.

    Most of the things he's done, Giuliani did before him...and even then, he's botching it up; look at the increase in prices, the raising of taxes, the firing of city employees, the cold stance he has with some unions (I'll meet him halfway with regards to unions: some of that was indeed warranted).

    He's your typical NY politician: when things don't go your way, you change political parties, and when you get caught doing something wrong, you try to play it down as much as possible.

    Go ask Weiner, Rangel, Spitzer, Monserette, Paterson, Espada Jr. (And his son) and every crooked, lying, conniving NY politician on both the federal and state level.

    So, yeah, you keep preaching to the empty choir how one goofball endorsing Obama is a good thing. Just don't be surprised when other New Yorkers laugh at you.
     
  9. Fish and Bread

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    I think for folks who follow politics and political endorsements, this qualifies as a pretty significant one. If you don't care about endorsements in general, I suppose you wouldn't care about this one either. However, this is the political sub-forum, so I figured some folks would be interested in some political news. :)

    I do think that an independent economic conservative like Bloomberg endorsing a Democratic President is noteworthy. It's not once of those stories like "The Republican Governor of some state endorses the Republican candidate for President"- well, yeah, that's going to happen. But when an independent powerful elected official in the biggest city in the country endorses someone unexpectedly, I think that's worth a thread. And of course it's in a different category than an actor or a singer endorsing a politician, where those folks don't really have any particular expertise in government or politics (Though if we're going there, I'd say Bruce Springsteen has been a pretty good campaigner for Obama).

    I'd also say him highlighting and recognizing the role of global climate change in the disaster that just hit his city, and basing his Presidential endorsement in large part on that, is significant. The global climate change deniers are losing the battle, because people see global climate change right in their backyards and neighborhoods. It's becoming obvious. And it's becoming a significant problem that is costing lives and money.

    I'm not going to disagree with you there. Like I said, Bloomberg's harsh reaction to Occupy Wall-Street would ensure he wouldn't get my vote for anything, and I'm not necessarily a huge fan of his other policies either. But that's part of the thing here- this guy isn't exactly a liberal, and he's definitely not a Democrat, but he endorsed Obama anyway. That speaks well of Obama, I think, that he is getting endorsements from a lot of leading independents who held elected office as Republicans. Lincoln Chaffae (Who I do like) and Charlie Crist (Who I'm ambivalent about) also.

    You know, I always liked Anthony Weiner. I know that's not something that would play well to a crowd or make me popular. He's probably one of the least popular guys on the planet right now. But I enjoyed a lot of the speeches he gave and supported a lot of his policy positions. Clearly, he had a bit of a problem with the women and the Internet, and was unfaithful (at least in spirit) to his beautiful intelligent wife, which speaks poorly of him in a lot of ways, I can't defend that, but as a politician and a congressperson, personal life aside, I liked the guy.
     
  10. Brooklyn Knight

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    Pretty significant one? Bloomberg?! The joke and a half?

    He's New York flip-flopper. What political banner hasn't he raised?

    A tragedy, but this isn't the first hurricane to hit NJ/NY nor will it be the last.

    When it hits Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas (And I'm not even going to bring up the Caribbean), that's just Mother Nature; when it comes along more North..."see, global warming!!"


    I liked that he fought diligently for the First Responders Bill and berated almost every Republican that stood against it. What I don't like, however, is that he still kept a straight face saying that nothing happened when more evidence kept piling on that he sent photos to multiple parties, with one of them possibly being underage.

    There was another NY politician who did something similar; republican congressman from NY - forgot his name. However, he sent 1 photo of himself and that was only him without a shirt.

    He still had the common decency to remove himself from his political position.

    Those other politicians I listed, look them up. It goes to show you that sad state of affairs in NY.
     
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