Skip to comments.De Blasio visited Communist USSR in college
Posted on 11/04/2013 1:31:37 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Bill de Blasio toured parts of the communist Soviet Union as the Cold War raged, The Post has learned.
The Democratic mayoral candidate who is enjoying a huge lead over Republican Joe Lhota coming into Tuesdays election was back in the USSR in 1983 while a student at NYU.
It was the same year that President Ronald Reagan referred to the countrys regime as The Evil Empire.
De Blasios trip also occurred five years before he went to Nicaragua in support of the Marxist Sandinista regime there to distribute food and medicine during its civil war. At the time, the US government opposed the Sandinistas, which had received weapons from the Soviets and supplies from Cuba.
The trips show de Blasios fascination as a young man with the workings of leftist and communist countries. He also honeymooned in Cuba.
While de Blasio has discussed and defended his work in Nicaragua, he has said nary a word about going behind the Iron Curtain.
De Blasio listed the trip on a résumé from the 1990s. Under travel, he said he visited West Africa, Europe, Israel, Puerto Rico, USSR.
A de Blasio campaign spokeswoman confirmed that her boss went to the United Soviet Socialist Republic as a student in 1983.
When he was a presidential scholar at NYU, Bill attended an annual trip that took him to Lithuania and Russia. In other years, he traveled along with other presidential scholars to Spain, Israel and Senegal, said de Blasio spokeswoman Lis Smith.
He went in 1983, when they were still a part of the USSR.
The de Blasio campaign declined to comment further when asked why he went on the trip or what he learned from it.
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Bill Clinton went to Russia and Obama traveled to Pakistan before they were President, so move along — nothing to see here. /sarc
So did I. I went to Moscow and Leningrad in 1986.
Well, that should indeed help to get votes in NYC.
Walter and Victor Reuther, founders of the UAW, worked in auto plants in Russia in the 30s to learn the socialist system.
It’s a common bond of “progressives”
The population of New York will see nothing wrong with this.
It’s a majority of people whose roots are in the third world. And they see nothing wrong with government control of pretty much everything. As long as government’s main function is to hand out stuff.
So this is just a resume enhancer for him. He’s down for La Raza, seize the property of the filthy finca owners!
Once he’s elected, NYC will be a nightmare where you have to move around only during daylight hours in large groups within a year.
Is there any sort of clearinghouse site I can find with this type of info re: mayoral race?
The city needs to prepare for the next Dinkins style crime wave because that is exactly what it is going to get with this psychopath as mayor.
Oops, he just went up another 5 points....
Vladimir Putin has his agent in NYC now...
The fact that he is a Commie at heart will give him an even larger margin of victory in the Peoples Republic of NY.
The guy is as commie as it gets but that doesn’t mean it won’t stop the masochists in NYC from effing themselves in the butt again. They like it. It’s like Bloomberg:They complain and complain about Bloomberg being a freakin’ tyrant then they vote him for a 2nd term then they complain and complain that he is tyrant then they vote him in a 3rd term.
I am convinced there are 100s of these guys around the country. Some make it into high office, some sit on boards of foundations, many sitting on corporate boards-—all awaiting the revolution they’ve been reared, raised, educated and prepared for—
Did he complete their apprenticeship program over there?
Has the average New York City Voter ever met a Communist Politician that they didn’t like?
With Commie Obama in the White House, the NYC voter must be planning on getting a lot of our tax dollars!
This is great investigative journalism by the New York Post to uncover De Blasio’s trip to the Soviet Union.
Bloomberg kept the crime rate at a historic low, and the City's budget balanced. I fear de Blasio will not do either.
Ladies and Gentlemen of NYC: Your new police commissioner -
DeBlasio is the fruit of extending First Amendment rights to avowed enemies of America.
His head should have been on a pike a long time ago.
So, who would voluntarily live in NYC?