Skip to comments.De Blasio Is Elected New York City Mayor (Victory for Squeegeemen)
Posted on 11/05/2013 10:25:42 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
Bill de Blasio, who transformed himself from a little-known occupant of an obscure office into the fiery voice of New Yorks disillusionment with a new gilded age, was elected the citys 109th mayor on Tuesday.
His landslide victory, stretching from the working-class precincts of central Brooklyn to the suburban streets of southeast Queens, amounted to a forceful rejection of the hard-nosed, business-minded style of governance that reigned at City Hall for the past two decades and a sharp leftward turn for the nations largest metropolis.
Mr. de Blasio, the citys public advocate, defeated Joseph J. Lhota, a former chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
It was the most sweeping victory in a mayors race since 1985, when Edward I. Koch won by 68 points, and it gave Mr. de Blasio what he said was an unmistakable mandate to pursue his liberal agenda.
My fellow New Yorkers, today, you spoke out loudly and clearly for a new direction for our city, Mr. de Blasio, a 52-year-old Democrat, said at a raucous party in Park Slope, Brooklyn, at which his teenage children danced onstage and the candidate greeted the crowd in English, Spanish and even a few words of Italian.
Make no mistake: The people of this city have chosen a progressive path, and tonight we set forth on it, together.
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The people of this city have chosen a progressive path, and tonight we set forth on it, together.
Let the looting begin!
I wonder if his wife will go back to being a lesbian. What a freakish family. Yep, they’re real Progressives.
NYC declared a “brain free zone”.
8 oz sodas not far behind.
New York city, the new Detroit of our times thanks to bloomberg and now little screaming commie de blasio.
“amounted to a forceful rejection of the hard-nosed, business-minded style of governance”
Sounds about right for the economic capital of a bankrupt planet.
Fun City is back, baby!
How long will it take the Adult Bookstores and Porn Theaters to take over Times Square again?
Advice to tax wary Liberal NYC residents...don’t move to TN. Its hot. Very Hot. We get tornados. We get ice storms. We are on the New Madrid earthquake fault and could be hit with magnitude 9+ earthquake soon.
Also alot of citizens carry guns. So scary!
NYC was already on a "sharp leftward turn". This is more like:
<...”New York city, the new Detroit of our times”...>
Agree.....that’s one nasty city, especially when you compare it with the major cities worldwide. It’s lost it’s appeal because it’s so outdated....and dirty.
Going to get worse too.
Lovecraft called it a dead city back in the twenties.
He’d have nightmares of epic proportions over it now.
Taxes go up, crime goes up, mayor will blame...everyone but himself.
It’s going to get “educational”, much like the dinkins years.
Lovecraft, Newy York, August, 1925
Comrade Bill is now in charge.....
Yup, that’s the one.
I remember watching an episode of Law and Order back in the 90s complaining that since Guiliani cleaned up Times Square and now the poor prostitutes didn’t have a place to live.
Bloomturd isn't a leftist? Oh, right. He's a "Republican". /facepalm
Progressive path = socialist path.
That won’t happen. Too much is invested in the modern times square.
The outer boroughs will be hit, and there will be a deterioration of parts of Manhattan as the police will be handicapped.
Homelessness, drugs, violent crime, and disinvestment will trend up for years now. Safety, business, property values, and quality of life will erode—most dramatically in Manhattan. Upper East Side liberals will discover that being unarmed victims runs counter to their ideology.
Great title! Unfortunately, I often drive into Manhattan and while they have been back on the Jersey side for a couple of years, I can’t wait for their return when I come out of the Holland Tunnel!
ON THE ROAD TO SERFDOM - 73% OF NEWYORKERS PUT THEIR DESTINY IN THE HANDS OF A COMMUNIST
Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it. - John Adams, Letter to Abigail Adams, 1777
When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws dont protect you against them, but protect them against you - when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - you may know that your society is doomed. AYN RAND
Excellent quote and fits so much of our society besides NYC. Wish it would fit on my tag line.