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De Blasio Is Elected New York City Mayor (Victory for Squeegeemen)
New York Times ^ | November 5, 2013 | By MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN

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 York’s disillusionment with a new gilded age, was elected the city’s 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 nation’s largest metropolis.

Mr. de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, defeated Joseph J. Lhota, a former chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

It was the most sweeping victory in a mayor’s 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.”

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: deblasio; newyorkcity
De Blasio will make the streets safe again for human vermin.
1 posted on 11/05/2013 10:25:42 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee
From the article:

The people of this city have chosen a progressive path, and tonight we set forth on it, together.

Uh-oh.

2 posted on 11/05/2013 10:30:14 PM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Looking backward to these days again, thanks to Warner Wilhelm.
3 posted on 11/05/2013 10:31:08 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: imardmd1

Let the looting begin!


4 posted on 11/05/2013 10:31:31 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I wonder if his wife will go back to being a lesbian. What a freakish family. Yep, they’re real Progressives.


5 posted on 11/05/2013 10:31:36 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

NYC declared a “brain free zone”.

8 oz sodas not far behind.


6 posted on 11/05/2013 10:33:54 PM PST by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

New York city, the new Detroit of our times thanks to bloomberg and now little screaming commie de blasio.


7 posted on 11/05/2013 10:35:10 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“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.


8 posted on 11/05/2013 10:35:24 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Fun City is back, baby!


9 posted on 11/05/2013 10:38:36 PM PST by Argus
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To: Argus

How long will it take the Adult Bookstores and Porn Theaters to take over Times Square again?


10 posted on 11/05/2013 10:39:48 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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!


11 posted on 11/05/2013 10:41:12 PM PST by RginTN
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To: RginTN
The only worse thing than a Yankee is a Yankee pulling a U-Haul.
12 posted on 11/05/2013 10:45:06 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
New York Detroit.
Shouldn't take long at all.
13 posted on 11/05/2013 10:56:38 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
a sharp leftward turn for the nation’s largest metropolis.

NYC was already on a "sharp leftward turn". This is more like:

14 posted on 11/05/2013 11:46:44 PM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Darksheare

<...”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.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 11:52:31 PM PST by caww
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To: caww

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.


16 posted on 11/06/2013 12:03:03 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare
Yes, I think you're right..it will get worse now....the fog of decay will eventually engulf it....and this Progressive Mayor will move it right along...while he floods the democrats purses with any wealth that is left there to get...


17 posted on 11/06/2013 12:10:18 AM PST by caww
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To: caww

Taxes go up, crime goes up, mayor will blame...everyone but himself.
It’s going to get “educational”, much like the dinkins years.


18 posted on 11/06/2013 12:22:58 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare
. . . At a small shop I bought a dime composition book; & having a pencil & pencil sharpener (in a case, which SH gave me) in my pocket, proceeded to select a site for literary creation. Scott-Park . . . was the place I chose; & there, pleasantly intoxicated by the wealth of delicate un-metropolitan greenery & the yellow & white Colonialism of the gambrel-roofed Scott house, I settled myself for work. Ideas welled up unbidden, as never before for years, & the sunny actual scene soon blended into the purple & red of a hellish midnight tale--a tale of cryptical horrors among tangles of antediluvian alleys in Greenwich Village--wherein I wrote not a little poetick description, & the abiding terror of him who comes to New York as to a faery flower of stone & marble, yet finds only a verminous corpse--a dead city of squinting alienage with nothing in common either with its own past or with the background of America in general.

Lovecraft, Newy York, August, 1925

19 posted on 11/06/2013 12:44:24 AM PST by Kennard
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Comrade Bill is now in charge.....


20 posted on 11/06/2013 12:58:51 AM PST by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN)
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To: Kennard

Yup, that’s the one.


21 posted on 11/06/2013 1:12:00 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


22 posted on 11/06/2013 1:12:31 AM PST by gattaca ("If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
...a sharp leftward turn for the nation’s largest metropolis.

Bloomturd isn't a leftist? Oh, right. He's a "Republican". /facepalm

23 posted on 11/06/2013 1:26:46 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Progressive path = socialist path.


24 posted on 11/06/2013 3:45:56 AM PST by driftless2
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To: tcrlaf

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.


25 posted on 11/06/2013 3:52:24 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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.


26 posted on 11/06/2013 4:52:27 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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!


27 posted on 11/06/2013 5:40:40 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SC_Pete

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 don’t 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


28 posted on 11/06/2013 10:11:46 AM PST by Dqban22
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To: Dqban22
“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 don’t 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.

29 posted on 11/06/2013 10:19:03 AM PST by CedarDave
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