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De Blasio easily wins Democratic nomination for NYC mayor, sets sights on general
Politico ^ | 09/14/2017 | By GLORIA PAZMINO

Posted on 09/14/2017 10:11:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled one step closer to re-election on Tuesday night, coasting to the Democratic nomination by easily defeating a handful of little-known challengers who struggled to gain traction for their criticisms of the mayor and his administration.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, de Blasio led the field with 74.6 percent of the vote, according to preliminary Board of Election data published on Tuesday.

The easy victory comes four years after de Blasio, a former City Councilman and public advocate, vaulted to prominence by winning a crowded Democratic primary on a left-leaning message of fighting income inequality, improving police community relations and building affordable housing.

De Blasio echoed that theme in a victory speech on Tuesday night before laying out a loose agenda for his second term.

“We’ve got more to do. I’ve seen up close the challenges too, I’ve seen the ways we still need to build a fairer city and I’m not going to stop until we build that fairer city for every New Yorker,” de Blasio said to a crowd of roughly 200 supporters at Roulette, a concert hall in downtown Brooklyn.

The mayor, introduced by his wife Chirlane McCray, revisited some accomplishments of his first term, including universal pre-K and continued drops in crime.

De Blasio, who has struggled to define his national profile as he seeks to position himself as a foil to President Donald Trump, made no mention of the president or his Republican challenger Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis.

Despite calling the primary win a “resounding victory” he encouraged supporters to continue volunteering their time and donating their money to his campaign.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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KEYWORDS: deblasio; mayor; nyc
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1 posted on 09/14/2017 10:11:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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From USA TODAY:

De Blasio explained to a friendly interviewer that the obstacle to economic progress is private property:

What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property. I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be. I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community, that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs. And I would, too. Unfortunately, what stands in the way of that is hundreds of years of history that have elevated property rights and wealth to the point that that’s the reality that calls the tune on a lot of development….

Look, if I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed. And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents. That’s a world I’d love to see, and I think what we have, in this city at least, are people who would love to have the New Deal back, on one level. They’d love to have a very, very powerful government, including a federal government, involved in directly addressing their day-to-day reality.

This is mind-boggling. The mayor of the world’s financial center, the hub of American and global capitalism, thinks that the obstacle to progress is private property, the institutional system that has brought billions of people around the world out of back-breaking poverty. Thinks that politicians should determine where building should be built and “who gets to live in it.” Thinks that the people of enterprising New York City have a widespread impulse toward socialism and comprehensive, coercive central planning.

Mayor de Blasio says he’d like to have the power to determine what happens on every piece of land in the city. Other leaders have had such power, in the Soviet Union and China and Venezuela, and those systems did not produce progress. Or even toilet paper.

2 posted on 09/14/2017 10:13:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve never questioned my decision to leave NY but only whether I’ve moved far enough south.


3 posted on 09/14/2017 10:15:39 AM PDT by MountainWalker
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To: SeekAndFind

How come the Forces of Darkness are allowed to take over two of my favorite places, California and New England including NYC?


4 posted on 09/14/2017 10:16:07 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: SeekAndFind
NYC is becoming a hive of scum and villainy and seems beyond redemption. If this is what the Marxist subjects truly want, let them have it, but all productive enerprises and the financial markets need to move out.
5 posted on 09/14/2017 10:18:12 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: MountainWalker

I’ll 2nd that!


6 posted on 09/14/2017 10:18:39 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Next thing you know, 'ol Jed's a millionaire)
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To: SeekAndFind

New Yorkers show once again why they don’t deserve freedom, and why we don’t want them befouling our locales with their statist politics


7 posted on 09/14/2017 10:20:22 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: SeekAndFind

NYC = EU! Suicidal!


8 posted on 09/14/2017 10:24:19 AM PDT by Harpotoo
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To: SeekAndFind

Comrades, score another win for the People’s Republic of New York!!!

/s/

IMHO


9 posted on 09/14/2017 10:24:28 AM PDT by ripley (ually to)
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To: SeekAndFind

Comrades, score another win for the People’s Republic of New York!!!

/s/

IMHO


10 posted on 09/14/2017 10:24:29 AM PDT by ripley (ually to)
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To: SeekAndFind

That tells me that the Democrat Party and their base in NYC is insane...........................


11 posted on 09/14/2017 10:24:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: SeekAndFind

He wants to be president. He is even worse than hillary or bammy. He is an arrogant America-hating marxist.


12 posted on 09/14/2017 10:29:03 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Freedom of speech: a fond memory of something that went away 30 years ago.)
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To: I want the USA back

Question: Will the Republican party nominate a sacrificial lamb?


13 posted on 09/14/2017 10:37:15 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: SeekAndFind

NYC is practically majority 3rd world imports plus the liberal Jewish democrat devotees. They love their Wilhelm and they deserve him too. I’m a former NY’er and glad to live away from that overwhelming ripoff by leftists.


14 posted on 09/14/2017 10:37:42 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: SeekAndFind

The turnout was ridiculously low, as Nicole Malliotakis pointed out.

Even the other main Democrat, Sal Albanese (who is the Independence Party nominee), would be better than Comrade DeBloodio. But Malliotakis, the Republican-Conservative candidate, is the best choice.

(I just hope this doesn’t wind up looking like John Lindsay’s re-election.)


15 posted on 09/14/2017 10:41:39 AM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Only their self-aggrandizement matters.)
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To: MountainWalker

Never had ANY desire to live there or even to go there. Now,I have even less. DeBlasio could screw up a free lunch;& most likely will.


16 posted on 09/14/2017 10:42:57 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: MountainWalker

Never had ANY desire to live there or even to go there. Now,I have even less. DeBlasio could screw up a free lunch;& most likely will.


17 posted on 09/14/2017 10:43:11 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m still in NYC. 3rd generation. Grandparents escaped famine and no jobs in Ireland. They were grateful for the USA. I am too. But, not NYC. It’s time to escape this place. Unfortunately, my grown kids like it here. They can visit me anytime they want.


18 posted on 09/14/2017 10:52:47 AM PDT by wattsgnu
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To: oldtech

NYC has become a dumping ground for the nation’s freaks and kooks and the city electorally overwhelms the rest of the state. I still have some relatives there just waiting for retirement so they can split.


19 posted on 09/14/2017 10:53:38 AM PDT by MountainWalker
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To: SeekAndFind

Fewer than fourteen percent of eligible Democratic voters turned out and he got 74.6 percent of those votes. So a little over 10 percent of Democrats are responsible for giving him the nomination and probably keeping this maggot in office. That means 96 percent of NYC Democrats are stupid enough to be okay with that.


20 posted on 09/14/2017 10:55:40 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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