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Posted: 11/7/2001 7:54:30 AM EDT
(1) Is this finally a shift in the liberal landscape of NYC? (2) Or was it the money and endorsement from Gulliani? (3) How is it possible in a 5:1 ratio environment for the election of a Republican? (4) Could Hillary possibly be next? (5) Am I just daydreaming?
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 8:00:09 AM EDT
As far as I know, Bloomberg is a RINO -- Republican In Name Only. He's a long time liberal who switched parties to run as a Republican because he didn't want to bother with the Democratic primary.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 8:06:13 AM EDT
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True, but he won't be hiring all of those democrat, socialist, bureaucrats that were lined up waiting to join the Green Administration. The plus side: See this as a defeat for Schumer, McAuliffe, the Clintons and the DNC. They all did their best to try to get Green in. The negative: Sharpton is now seen as more powerful. He will be perceived as having the power to deny any democrat city hall, without his blessing.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 8:09:25 AM EDT
1) Doubtful... Bloomberg is more of a McCain Republican than a Reagan Republican. 2) DING! WE HAVE A WINER! 3) See #2. 4) I pray to God that she's next. But political memories are short, and only time will tell if people remember what a self-serving bitch she really is when she's up for re-election. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 8:14:54 AM EDT
Sharpton didn't like Green? Fascinating, that I did not know.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 8:19:08 AM EDT
People need to remember that Mark Green is (was[:)]) an insufferable prick. Most people hate(d[:)]) him. A whiner and a complainer. They will try to say that It was the endorsement, and they will say he bought the race. Green was an ass, that's why he lost.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 8:25:58 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Shazbat: Sharpton didn't like Green? Fascinating, that I did not know.
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During the run-off/primary, Green ran an add where he criticized his HISPANIC opponent, Fernando Ferrer. He suggested that his opponent's ties to Sharpton made him a bad choice for NYC. He quoted a NYTimes editorial that referred to Ferrer as, "...borderline irresponsible". Sharpton cried, "Racism!" (any criticism of a person of color is racist, after all) The black Vote still went for Green, however, the Hispanic vote went Bloomberg.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 8:36:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy: True, but he won't be hiring all of those democrat, socialist, bureaucrats that were lined up waiting to join the Green Administration.
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however, he will be hiring all of those republican, socialist, bureaucrats that are lined up waiting to get their hands on that gubment power. so what is the difference?? nicht, nada, none.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 8:38:17 AM EDT
You don't see the difference, huh? Now there's some keen political insight.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 8:45:52 AM EDT
socialism is socialism no matter what kind of face you want to put on it.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 8:47:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy: People need to remember that Mark Green is (was[:)]) an insufferable prick. Most people hate(d[:)]) him. A whiner and a complainer. They will try to say that It was the endorsement, and they will say he bought the race. Green was an ass, that's why he lost.
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Green was still pretty close for someone who was an ass that everyone hated. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 8:47:54 AM EDT
...so every elected/appointed politician is a socialist?
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 8:50:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas: Green was still pretty close for someone who was an ass that everyone hated. God Bless Texas
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...In NYC a Republican can squeak into office ONLY if everyone hates the democratic candidate. 5:1 democrat majority.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 8:53:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy: You don't see the difference, huh? Now there's some keen political insight.
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Well, considering he's a liberal "Republican," I highly doubt he's going to fill the city offices with staunch conservatives. Do you disagree? Just because someone calls himself a Republican doesn't mean he's a conservative. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 8:58:39 AM EDT
nope, you are a socialist if you support socialist ideas (i.e. advocate and support redistribution by force)--which is most of the political populace. it is really just that simple. it is straight-up deductive definition.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 9:48:58 AM EDT
Oddball wins the slow post award. [beer] Registered since 11/00 and only _3_ posts! Back to OT... MA has a Republican governor, and has had a repub in that office for a few years now, and the administration is just as bureaucratic and messed up as ever. The *one* accomplishment that was vaguely useful that comes to mind was reducing the income tax rate, and that was a ballot initiative.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 2:05:59 PM EDT
I think what screwed Green was his arrogant pronouncement that He would have done a better job than Guiliani in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. When you have people across the political spectrum praising Rudy, pissing in the cornflakes like that can only be counterproductive.JMHO.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 6:27:19 PM EDT
(1)No (2)Yes, mostly (3)see #2 (4)It's possible. The only place in NY that voted for her as senator was NYC, 1 county on LI, and a small handul of counties upstate. (5)Yes Bloomberg is an NYC republican, which means he's on par with most democrats, i.e Maccain.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 6:33:55 PM EDT
in NY the center of the political spectrum is so far left that the people to the right of this center, who call themselves republicans, are about even with the left of the rest of the country
Originally Posted By Renamed: As far as I know, Bloomberg is a RINO -- Republican In Name Only. He's a long time liberal who switched parties to run as a Republican because he didn't want to bother with the Democratic primary.
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Link Posted: 11/7/2001 6:36:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By arbob: I think what screwed Green was his arrogant pronouncement that He would have done a better job than Guiliani in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. When you have people across the political spectrum praising Rudy, pissing in the cornflakes like that can only be counterproductive.JMHO.
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I used to work for a guy like that, and looks surprisingly like Green. He's now retired at a young age with a heart condition. I like to call him up in the middle of the night and yell "BOO!" [}:D] God Bless Texas
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