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Bloomberg Endorses Obama, Citing Climate Change
NY Times ^

Posted on 11/01/2012 5:06:36 PM PDT by matt04

In a surprise announcement, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday that Hurricane Sandy had reshaped his thinking about the presidential campaign and that as a result he was endorsing President Obama.

Mr. Bloomberg, a political independent in his third term leading New York City, has been sharply critical of both Mr. Obama, a Democrat, and Mitt Romney, the president’s Republican rival, saying that both men have failed to candidly confront the problems afflicting the nation. But he said he had decided over the past several days that Mr. Obama was the best candidate to tackle the global climate change that the mayor believes contributed to the violent storm, which took the lives of at least 38 New Yorkers and caused billions of dollars in damage.

“The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York City and much of the Northeast — in lost lives, lost homes and lost business — brought the stakes of next Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief,” Mr. Bloomberg wrote in an editorial for Bloomberg View.

“Our climate is changing,” he wrote. “And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it may be — given the devastation it is wreaking — should be enough to compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.”

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2012; bloomberg; obama; sandy

1 posted on 11/01/2012 5:06:41 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

I really thought that there was a lowest attainable IQ.

Then there was Boomdork.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 5:09:35 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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3 posted on 11/01/2012 5:11:08 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: matt04
"Mr. Bloomberg, a political independent"

A 1% 'Rat retard he is.

4 posted on 11/01/2012 5:11:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: matt04

I always thought he was goofball. This “confirms” it.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 5:12:09 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: LibFreeUSA

A whiny arrogant global elitist


6 posted on 11/01/2012 5:18:18 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: matt04

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood a while in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One two! One two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
He chortled in his joy.

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.


7 posted on 11/01/2012 5:18:24 PM PDT by Calusa (‘We’re going to have that person arrested.....that did the video,” said Hillary Clinton.)
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To: matt04

Bah. He did it wrong. BUSH is the fault of Sandy.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 5:20:21 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: matt04
Doomberg endorses Barry -- Wow I was on pins and needles wondering which way he'd throw his support!</s>

One dictator endorses another ...nothing to see here ... move along

9 posted on 11/01/2012 5:38:42 PM PDT by YankeeReb (The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” B.H. 0bama)
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To: matt04

Really, this is no surprise. Bloomberg has been only playing us, but his actions have long exposed him for those of us watching and not making excuses for him. Gun control, paternalistic large sugar drinks limits, and much more;

This is a Bloomberg coming out party.

He doesn’t have to hide it any more.

He is a liberal and he supports democrats.

It is done.


10 posted on 11/01/2012 5:41:19 PM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: matt04

Bullshit.

Bloomie can claim in the future that it was because of G.W. that he backed O - NOT the real reason [which is that he agrees with all of O’s economic, foreign, and social policies] ...


11 posted on 11/01/2012 5:42:51 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Paladin2

Mayor Hypocrite makes a carbon footprint with a 12,500-sqft NYC townhouse, a private jet and a summer home http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/04/bloomberg.html.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 5:55:18 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

SILENCE SERF!!!

You will ride your bike and pay your carbon credits for the CO2 you exhale, and you will like it! What do you think you are anyway? (other than a lowly serf)

-sarc- LOL


13 posted on 11/01/2012 6:10:20 PM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: matt04

Where to start. First, wasn’t it a relatively mild hurricane season? Next, there is no climate change action for Obama to take when China is building a coal plant each day. Only a fool thinks a single storm was caused by climate change. This just shows you how foolish NYC limousine liberals react to life’s events.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 6:12:35 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: matt04

I’m glad he endorsed Obama. Somehow it would have left a dung taste in my mouth had that flaming liberal endorsed Mitt Romney. I had much rather he stayed on his side of the fence.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 6:13:35 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: matt04

It’s amazing a retard like this can own a multi-billion dollar media empire.

Record unemployment, economy in the shitter and this idiot is worried about the weather and thinks Obama can change it.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 6:14:27 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: matt04
Use resources to prepare for the inevitable climate change. Throughout Earth's history the only constant in climate is CHANGE. Where ever you are living right now has at one time been part of the ocean floor AND covered in hundreds of feet of ice at some other time in history. Long before man as we know him walked the Earth, the climate changed on this Planet hundreds of times.
17 posted on 11/01/2012 6:24:06 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Da Coyote

must’ve got too much salt water in his sucking head wound...what a dope.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 7:36:08 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: ronnie raygun

I’ll drink a 32 oz. Coke to that!


19 posted on 11/01/2012 7:40:11 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: matt04

20 posted on 11/01/2012 8:34:18 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: matt04

Nurse Bloomberg really is an idiot.

HHC’s husband


21 posted on 11/01/2012 8:43:08 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: matt04
To Mayor DUH,

When you build a community, town, city, or even a home right on a coast line there is likely odds it will be hit by a catastrophic storm. North Atlantic in a storm rage can best be described as Bering Sea East and every bit as belligerent & unforgiving in nature. This just happened to be one of those type of major storms. Nothing more nothing less. Best thing to do is stay out of it's path.

Natural occurrences have many times over more to do with how storms hit and how temperatures increase or decrease than mans so called Carbon Foot Print or man made climate change urban legends. I see this endorsement for Obama as nothing more than a power play. There is a significant number of persons wanting to rule their own little section of the world. Man has no more to do with the Global Climate Change than drinking a 32 Ounce Coke.

Sea Walls are our friend Mr Mayor. Perhaps more Breaks in key places should have been built? Or perhaps a Mandate from your office ordering the storm away would have worked better /sarcasm.

Perhaps it is often wiser to plan ahead, plan for disaster, reduce risk by building critical infrastructure higher above sea level. Ports like Norfolk Virginia have been hit by canes for years. Critical portions of your city's transportation system is built underwater. What did you think would happen?

The Sea respects no one mayor not even Thee.

22 posted on 11/01/2012 10:25:36 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe
The most unfortunate reality smacking these folks is their false sense of security. "This only happens in the South" is a common theme.



23 posted on 11/01/2012 10:34:49 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress
I've seen North Atlantic Waves break over a flight deck. I think it was in late 1979 we were about 500 miles from one and it wasn't no picnic even on a carrier.

Actually there's a place in Norfolk up in the tip of Ocean view created by a hurricane the name escapes me now. With natural warm sea currents, The swamps of the coast, and Chesapeake Bay feeding the storm, and the Arctic front moving down pushing warm air into it, that was just a perfect storm. I'm near Knoxville. Mt LeConte got over 32 inches of snow from this. Temps in Knoxville dropped over 30 degree high in a day.

I feel bad for the ones suffering through it. Not even East Tennessee is exempt from catastrophic floods and my parents live about 25 feet elevation from a creek bottom. They've been lucky and they understood the risk.

People scream Global Warning and man caused climate change and forget relative recent history in the 1800's where the nation had no summer due to a distant volcano. Now that is a serious threat science and planners need to work on and plan national survivability for rather than this insane junk science. The natural disasters will always be worse.

24 posted on 11/01/2012 11:06:12 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe

You’re darn right their close if their near first or second creek. If they live near Little River it has been a bear of late, just wait until 3ft of snow comes rushing down.

Go ahead and take a new trip up top, it’s quite beautiful this time of year.

Global Warming is nothing more than diversion of taxpayer funds to make politicians rich and powerful. Meh.

Get ready for one heck of a snowy winter.

Stay safe.


25 posted on 11/01/2012 11:19:28 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

Oh I remember the 82 Worlds Far Floods real well. LOL They put the power panels for the Canadian Pavillion right above the creek. I worked there as part of the maintenance crew. The Electrican and I had to put on waders to go down and cut the power.


26 posted on 11/01/2012 11:23:41 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe

Life is very hard to imitate. I won a big elephant for my girl at that fair! LOL

Glad you didn’t come across 480 in those waders!

Go have a good time and see if that sunsphere has opened for dinner again!


27 posted on 11/01/2012 11:32:11 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

Our creek has rose over the road twice last year. Thankfully, Lord obama has all the answers. with a few spells and a motion of the hand, he will end the climate shift and return the seas to their rightful place. And, my creek will remain in it’s banks. Thank you Lord Barry for intervening....


28 posted on 11/02/2012 10:08:41 AM PDT by BluegrassCardinal
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