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WashPost: Bill de Blasio wins mayor’s race in New York, ushering in new era of liberal governance
Wash Post ^ | Phillip Rucker

Posted on 11/05/2013 10:34:21 PM PST by tcrlaf

Bill de Blasio overwhelmingly was elected mayor here Tuesday, becoming the first Democrat to lead New York in 20 years and ushering in an era of activist liberal governance in the nation’s largest city.

In early returns Tuesday night, de Blasio was soundly defeating Republican Joe Lhota, a protégé of former mayor Rudy Giuliani.

De Blasio campaigned on a mantle of progressive change following Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s 12 years in office, highlighting what he saw as “a tale of two cities.” The moneyed Manhattan elite have had their mayor, he argued, and now the 46 percent of New Yorkers living at or near the poverty level need one of their own.

De Blasio’s administration will be a laboratory of sorts for modern progressivism — testing whether an anti-establishment activist can effectively manage a sprawling municipal government and lessen growing inequality between the rich and poor.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bankruptcy; bluezones; deblasio; detroit; malaise; nyc; nycmayor
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Goodbye, New York. Detroit is coming to you on a speeding Subway now.

All those with the means to get the hell out, should do so as soon as possible.

This is going to make the Dinkins Days look like the prosperous god-old-days.

1 posted on 11/05/2013 10:34:21 PM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

I pity New Yorkers , those of whom voted against this piece of pig excrement . I agree , all good folks should get out , abandon ship. Let it descend into 3rd world rathole status .
Put a fence around it and call it good .


2 posted on 11/05/2013 10:36:55 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: tcrlaf
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3 posted on 11/05/2013 10:38:44 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: tcrlaf

Good.

NYC deserves what’s coming to them.

Hope he raises NYC taxes 400% and makes it illegal to eat hamburgers and pizza.

F NYC and its people.

We have paid a steep, steep price to defend that city.


4 posted on 11/05/2013 10:39:17 PM PST by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Sounds like very few of them voted against this communist pos. Didn’t have any plans to ever go to ny again. Feel bad for the few conservatives that are stuck there for one reason or another.


5 posted on 11/05/2013 10:39:49 PM PST by rktman (Let sleeping wives lie.)
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To: tcrlaf

They still don’t understand that Detroit was not a fluke but the canary.


6 posted on 11/05/2013 10:40:24 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: tcrlaf

Compost commenters predicting ruin for New York. Well, at least they see the future.


7 posted on 11/05/2013 10:44:20 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: tcrlaf

“De Blasio campaigned on a mantle of progressive change following Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s 12 years in office, highlighting what he saw as “a tale of two cities.””

It was the best of times, soon it will be the worst of times.


8 posted on 11/05/2013 10:44:26 PM PST by DemforBush (Leave the gun, take the catnip toy.)
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To: NoLibZone

Nuke the site from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.


9 posted on 11/05/2013 10:46:24 PM PST by Antihero101607
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To: Antihero101607

Do you think the WashPost has ever used the term “conservative governance”?


10 posted on 11/05/2013 10:48:33 PM PST by GeronL
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To: NoLibZone

>> We have paid a steep, steep price to defend that city.

Surely you’re not referring to 9-11.


11 posted on 11/05/2013 10:48:49 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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>> De Blasio campaigned on a mantle of progressive change

What’s next, bestiality?


12 posted on 11/05/2013 10:49:46 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: tcrlaf

If they think there’s inequality between rich and poor now, just wait until the progressives really get in gear.


13 posted on 11/05/2013 10:54:54 PM PST by Argus
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To: tcrlaf

The only uncertainty about NY now is: Communist, Shariah or both?


14 posted on 11/05/2013 10:56:14 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: tcrlaf

Wondering if DeBlasio will order missiles and troops for the Thanksgiving day parade this year? Maybe even wear one of those dear leader jackets, to show New Yorks strength to its capitalist enimies and stuff.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 10:59:45 PM PST by barmag25
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To: tcrlaf
yeah...I could care less anymore....let them have want they want....

may all their dreams come true......the joke's on them....

16 posted on 11/05/2013 11:02:54 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Gene Eric

The troofers are claiming that the democrat’s opponents were the ones behind 9.11.

In fact, there is plenty of evidence - now - pointing to Obama’s people and Obama himself having a finger in 9.11.


17 posted on 11/05/2013 11:03:11 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: NoLibZone

gee I wonder if he’ll tax those stinking stagehands who make $450,000 a year.....


18 posted on 11/05/2013 11:03:38 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Argus; All

“If they think there’s inequality between rich and poor now, just wait until the progressives really get in gear.”

I’m beginning to believe that Solzhenitsyn was right, that the only way you can bring people out of the darkness of Socialism, and it’s ever-optimistic feel-good propaganda, is to make them live through it.


19 posted on 11/05/2013 11:11:30 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: ToastedHead
Copied that image. Thank you.
20 posted on 11/05/2013 11:14:42 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: tcrlaf

He’s going to use Karl Marx’s ideas to help the middle class?

That’s not going to work.


21 posted on 11/05/2013 11:17:47 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: LeoWindhorse; firebrand; neverdem; Tabi Katz; ELS; Coleus; Exit148; rmlew; Clemenza; Yehuda; ...
I pity New Yorkers , those of whom voted against this piece of pig excrement . I agree , all good folks should get out , abandon ship.

Looks like a new, frightening era is about to begin in New York City. I remember the city in the 1970s. I hope it doesn't regress to the hell hole it was back then...

22 posted on 11/05/2013 11:19:49 PM PST by nutmeg (ObamaCare: Yet another disaster brought to you by the democRATic party)
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To: tcrlaf
I only wish the wealthy liberals who destroy cities and states by funding and voting in liberals were forced to stay and endure the consequences of their votes. Instead, they will depart, like locusts who have devastated an area and have nothing left to consume. They will then swarm to an area in which sensible economic policies have created jobs and wealth, vote in liberals, and the cycle continues.


23 posted on 11/05/2013 11:21:50 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Hardraade

“The only uncertainty about NY now is: Communist, Shariah or both?”

Because of “tolerance” and “diversity”, why not both???


24 posted on 11/05/2013 11:54:30 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: tcrlaf

It will take a while for that freight-train of failure to pick up speed, but once it gets going again...


25 posted on 11/06/2013 12:16:55 AM PST by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: tcrlaf

“Liberal Governance” is on its last legs. Good luck, Bill. You’ve been elected on the wrong side of history.


26 posted on 11/06/2013 12:18:14 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: tcrlaf

I look for states to start breaking up ala WV / VA.


27 posted on 11/06/2013 12:28:57 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: NoLibZone

We have?


28 posted on 11/06/2013 12:31:31 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: tcrlaf

“Liberal governance”? Like saying Hitler’s election in Germany was “ushering in a new era of non-militant governance”.

Leave it up to the Wash Post to coverup for a hardcore communist like DeBlasio and his avowed commie wife.


29 posted on 11/06/2013 12:34:28 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: LeoWindhorse

All the good folks left a long time ago
Degenerate animals can fight it out in the concrete jungle, and the Wall street crooks can leave too if the commies try to get too nuts


30 posted on 11/06/2013 12:39:02 AM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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and lessen growing inequality between the rich and poor.

When will the GOP ever get around to debunking this misleading and foolish charge?

The ONLY time the gap between the rich and the poor is NOT growing is when the economy is in decline. Period. Easy example:

You're rich (congrats!), and I'm poor. You have $100 million. I have $100.
By ObamaLaw2015, we MUST invest in exactly the same way. For easy numbers, lets use a 10% rate of return.
After one year, you have $110 million. I have $110.

The "gap" between us grew by just under $10 million... even though we did EXACTLY the same thing!

The ONLY ways for this gap to shrink would be if vast amounts were taken from you evil rich guys, so much so that you gain nothing, or even start losing overall... or if we were both losing at the same rates (total economic decline).

Again, let the Right be VERY clear: The ONLY way the gap can shrink is for the "rich" to never gain a dollar, or for everyone to start losing money together... and in nether system can America's economy stand for very long... and this is what the Left is openly advocating for!!!!

31 posted on 11/06/2013 12:46:05 AM PST by Teacher317 (Obama is failing faster than I can lower my expectations.)
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To: tcrlaf

I’m beginning to believe that Solzhenitsyn
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I believe in Alexander. The first one that breaks through my door gets an axe to the brain. Hopefully it will make them all think of going to work the next day.


32 posted on 11/06/2013 12:49:48 AM PST by o-n-money
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To: tcrlaf

Back to the 1970s!


33 posted on 11/06/2013 12:54:15 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: LeoWindhorse

“I pity New Yorkers , those of whom voted against this piece of pig excrement .”

I stopped pitying them when they let Bloomberg have a third term (by amending the laws); they should have voted him out. They reap what they sow...


34 posted on 11/06/2013 3:07:55 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Teacher317

That gap has actually been growing since the start of the industrial revolution. And you are correct...the only way to stop the gap is to stop growing the economy. What the gap-agenda people really are arguing for is a complete communist system.


35 posted on 11/06/2013 3:44:49 AM PST by driftless2
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To: tcrlaf

When so the squeegee men start showing up at the Lincoln Tunnel when I’m commuting back to New Jersey?

All I know is that like the last time, the stupid Noooyawkas will move to New Jersey when they realize the horror show that NYC will become and then vote for the same kind of people here.


36 posted on 11/06/2013 4:07:11 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: tcrlaf

Because Nanny Big Gulp Bloomberg just wasn’t liberal enough...


37 posted on 11/06/2013 4:07:34 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: LeoWindhorse

NO! Let them stay, these assholes ruin every city with their evil political views then up and leave and flock to nice red states with lower crime and taxes only to start ruining everything there as well.
These leftest bastards are like locusts. Let them STAY in NYC and live with their mistake.


38 posted on 11/06/2013 4:11:58 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: tcrlaf

The exodus will begin now.


39 posted on 11/06/2013 4:45:47 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: tcrlaf

Noo Yawkers who miss the David Dinkens era will be happy with their new choice for mayor.


40 posted on 11/06/2013 4:50:54 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: tcrlaf

41 posted on 11/06/2013 5:02:47 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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Bill de Blasio overwhelmingly was elected mayor here Tuesday, becoming the first Democrat to lead New York in 20 years

I disagree.

42 posted on 11/06/2013 5:54:10 AM PST by wbill
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To: tcrlaf

For everyone in NYC who wanted higher taxes and less law enforcement, enjoy what you wished for. For those who didn’t, get out while you can still sell your house for more than $1.


43 posted on 11/06/2013 7:47:54 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery.)
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They still don’t understand that Detroit was not a fluke but the canary.

Bump

44 posted on 11/06/2013 8:06:43 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Obama is a proven liar.)
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To: tcrlaf

How long before the hookers, queers and druggies take Times Square over again??

Over the past 10 years I’ve taken several very nice overnight trips into the city. I don’t expect to be doing that again.


45 posted on 11/06/2013 8:30:57 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: tcrlaf

Um... Bloomberg might have had an “R” next to his name, but it was for show only.

From what I’ve seen of Bill, he doesn’t need a “D” next to his name... He needs a Hammer and Sickle.

NYC’s conversion to the next Detroit will now shift into high gear.


46 posted on 11/06/2013 8:34:27 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: KosmicKitty

Again, one gets the Government they deserve. If the people of New York city and Virginia wish to live as animals. that is their privilege.


47 posted on 11/06/2013 8:35:03 AM PST by sport
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To: tcrlaf

New Yorkers didn’t vote for a progressive who wants to close the income gap. They voted for a 6’5” handsome blond guy who has an interracial family and has convinced people he is Italian.

NYC has an income gap because it is made up of of Wall Street and the people who service it. It’s the only city like that. We already have the highest combined tax rate in the nation (state, city, federal combined) and de Blasio is going to try to make that worse, not to mention property taxes and sales taxes.

Thanks, dummy Democrats.


48 posted on 11/06/2013 8:57:15 AM PST by firebrand
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To: ToastedHead

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


49 posted on 11/06/2013 9:33:22 AM PST by Dqban22
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To: Eagles6
>>I look for states to start breaking up ala WV / VA.

That happened during (and because of) the War Between the States. But for that, there'd be 49 States in the Union ... and only one Virginia.

50 posted on 11/06/2013 9:41:40 AM PST by NorthMountain
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