Skip to comments.5 Things Most New Yorkers Don't Know About Bill de Blasio
Posted on 12/31/2013 7:44:00 AM PST by YankeeReb
New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio has captured the attention of both constituents and political rivals by campaigning against racial profiling by the police and being a vocal proponent of fiscal egalitarianism in the country's wealthiest city. However, there are several aspects of the City Hall hopefuls personal life that remain unknown to many New Yorkers.
1. He's a Red Sox fan.
The New York Yankees have historically kept a tight grip on City Hall, claiming numerous mayors as tried-and-true pinstripes fans, but the mayoral candidate with strong chances of winning the seat confessed to being a devout Boston Red Sox fan earlier this year. Although de Blasio was born in Manhattan and spent an extensive amount of his academic and professional life in New York City, the son of Italian immigrants was raised in Cambridge, Mass. and continues to support his childhood team.
2. He has three different legal names.
Many politicians with high prospects of running for office take pride in name recognition and brand themselves by repetitively using a particular part of their name for marketing slogan. De Blasio, on the other hand, has changed his name three times, in a way that represents his personal and familial evolution. The mayoral hopeful was born Warren Wilhelm, Jr. in 1961, legally changed his name to Warren de Blasio-Wilhelm in 1983, and changed it again in 2002 to Bill de Blasio.
3. He supported democratic socialism as a young activist.
Most candidates who run for political posts in the post-Cold War United States avoid being associated with groups that promote alternative, non-traditional schools of political thought, but de Blasio has distinguished himself for his left-leaning outlook. The Democratic candidate, who distributed food and medical supplies to war victims for 10 days during the Nicaraguan Revolution, ...
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They couldn’t care less. He was elected with over 75% of the vote. NY I is doomed.
1 - He's a Commie
2 - He's a Commie
3 - He's a Commie
4 - He's a Commie
5 - He's a Commie
What is the author’s evidence that New Yorkers didn’t know these facts prior to the election? I would assert most New Yorkers knew most if not all of these facts and liked this Marxist more for it.
Regarding #1 to # 5: They knew it and voted for him anyway. They will get what they deserve.
I would opine that they did not care. Even if they knew, they would have still voted for him.
Western New York needs to seperate into its own state
6. He’s afraid of horses.
"What have I done?!"
moment, like "Colonel Nicholson" played by "Alec Guinness" in one of my favorite movies, "The Bridge on the River Kwai".
What next? Philly fans being kind and supportive to Cowboys fans?
Yes, but that won’t stop them from voting for commies over and over and over again.
(You are right he is communist..Read this there are several news articles about him..He is also Obama man..Obama indorsed him..)
Bill de Blasio, the Obama-backed Democrat progressive poised to become New York Citys mayor, is under attack by Rupert Murdochs tabloid empire, his supporters are charging. Its a reference to the New York Post examining the candidates ties to the Nicaraguan Solidarity Network, a Communist-front organization that still supports the Marxist regime in Nicaragua headed by Communist Sandinista Daniel Ortega.
In fact, however, it was The New York Times that originally disclosed de Blasios fondness for the foreign revolution in Nicaragua, in a major piece that shocked even some liberals. The Times article revealed de Blasios pro-communist activities and his prediction back in 1991 that Islam would become a major political force.
Combined with de Blasios anti-police views, including his announced desire to can the tough New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, the revelations are worrying New Yorkers concerned about terrorism coming back to the city in a major way. The September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorist attacks in the city killed nearly 3,000 people. Years before that, the Cuban-backed Puerto Rican terrorist group, the FALN, carried out numerous terrorist bombings in the city, including an attack on Fraunces Tavern in 1975, which killed four people
They don’t know anything about anything.
Who cares about them.
I was getting ready to offer New Yorkers some sympathy. But then I thought, “Why should I do that. They knew very well what they were getting into when they elected this lunatic.”
Best of luck. You’re gonna need it.
A striking resemblence to BHO in so many was:
1) name changes
2) mysterious origins
3) radical past
4) inter racial family
As a NY’er, for the mayor of NY City to public insist he is a Red Sox fan means he is an ASSH*LE. How about just saying nothing?
Everyone knows the Yankees are a huge part of NYC’s history, and this loser is just slapping NY’ers in the face.
# 6...He will help reduce the tourist industry...we were thinking if a visit in near future...will wait until a real American is in charge
Its no longer 1975. When this lunatic bankrupts New York, Congressional Republicans are not going to tax themselves to bail out New York City again.
7. He looks like the demented moyl in that episode of Seinfeld
Problem we have here in NYC is many of the dopes that vote wouldn’t care less that he’s a communist, even if they knew what it meant.
Historian Ron Radosh describes de Blasio as: (a) a far left radical whose ancestors are the New Left and the Communists; and (b) a bona fide red diaper baby who, like many of his generation ... kept his parents ... pro-Communist politics not far from his heart. Both de Blasios parents were far leftistsmost likely, members of the Communist Party USA or some of its numerous front groups. His mother, Maria de Blasio, worked in the early 1940s at the Office of War Informationa U.S. government agency staffed largely by pro-Soviet leftists who depicted the USSR in a positive light.
In 1983, while he was still at NYU, Bill de Blasio toured parts of the Communist Soviet Union. This was a period of significant Cold War tension between the United States and the USSR, as the Soviets were attempting to permanently solidify their nuclear superiority over the U.S. Notably, de Blasio at one time served as an organizer with the anti-nuclear, anti-American organization Physicians for Social Responsibility.
De Blasio took his first job in 1984 with the NYC Department of Juvenile Justice. Three years later, having recently earned a masters degree at Columbia Universitys School of International and Public Affairs, he was hired to work as a political organizer by the Quixote Center (QC), a Maryland-based, Catholic social-justice organization with Marxist leanings.
In 1988 de Blasio, an ardent supporter of Nicaraguas Marxist Sandinista governmentwhich was backed by the Soviet Union, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and Yasser Arafats Palestine Liberation Organizationjoined a number of his QC colleagues in a ten-day trip to Nicaragua to help distribute food and medicine to people who had been affected by the violent revolution that was raging there. (The Reagan administration, meanwhile, was giving financial and military aid to the Contras, who were seeking to overthrow the Sandinista regime.)
Upon returning home from Nicaragua, de Blasio began working for a New York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care in Central America. Continuing, moreover, to support the Sandinistas in whatever way he could, he joined the Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York, an organization that held meetings and fundraisers on their behalf. De Blasio also subscribed to the Sandinista partys newspaper, Barricadda.
He continues to speak admiringly of the Sandinistas to this day, lauding the humble and really inspirational blend of youthful energy and idealism that they brought to the task of trying to figure out what would [make their society] work better. Im very proud to have been deeply involved in a movement that rightfully thought U.S. policy toward Central America was wrong-headed and counter-productive and not in line with our values, de Blasio said in September 2013. Im proud to have been involved in the effort that was challenging that.
In 1989 de Blasio served as a volunteer coordinator for the NYC mayoral campaign of Democrat David Dinkins. Following Dinkins victory, de Blasio became an aide in City Hall.
When asked in 1990 to describe his political views, de Blasio replied that he was an advocate of democratic socialism. In the mid-nineties, he served as executive director of the New York branch of the New Party, a pro-socialist, ACORN-affiliated entity to which Barack Obama likewise belonged.
In 1994 de Blasio managed New York Congressman Charles Rangels re-election campaign. When de Blasio married former lesbian activist Chirlane McCray that same year, the couple honeymooned in Fidel Castros Cuba, in violation of the U.S. ban on travel to that country.
How did this guy go so long without being mayor of NYC???
New York City's median household income is $51,865 and per capita income is $31,661. The comparable figures for New York State are $57,683 and $32,104 respectively. Across the river, the comparable figures for New Jersey are $71,637 and $35,928.
New York City contains a small golden island that can be a very nice place to live (if you have a lot of money), but "wealthy city" is a kind of oxymoron, even for New York.
One thing I'm fairly confident of is that Bill de Blasio will leave office with a bigger mess in New York City than they have right now.
Thanks YankeeReb. I’m sure the complete idiots who voted for him will whine about this:
Bill de Blasio On Horse-Drawn Carriage Industry: “It’s Over”
NY Daily News | December 30, 2013 | Erin Durkin
Posted on 12/31/2013 10:05:50 AM by george76
Move the Stock Exchange to Dallas.
You left out one.
He’s a commie.
They knew, they didn’t care.
At least Rudy G. was a bonafide Yankee fan. Bloomers was a fan of himself. Under de Blahzero they will make Caracas, Venezuela the sister city.
That may well be what happens when he decides that what that city needs is a dollar-a-share tax on NYSE transactions for every last share traded.
It's bad enough that most LoInfo's think "Communist" means "More Free Stuff".
The worst part is that now days most of them are right.
The posts here are refreshing. I’m so tired of the claim that poor unsuspecting voters are duped by politicians.
Only New Yorkers would politicize baseball. From De Blasio to Doris Kearns Goodwin, they abhor the “rich” Yankees while lauding the “working class” Dodgers, Mets and, of course, the Red Sox. Stupid is as stupid does.
NYC is Marxist-laden.
New York you’re so screwed.
Precisely. They knew this stuff (except the part about the Sox) going in. He's a perfect fit, and the city is about to meet Hell in a Handbasket.
This brings up a critical fact about lesbianism which the "gay rights" movement will never reveal publicly: The majority of lesbians do in fact change sexual orientation, some quite a number of times in their lives.
Lesbianism is NOT a mirror image of male homosexuality at all. While the causes of male homosexuality are not well known and it could very well be that at least some male homosexuals have no control over their life style, most lesbians have had heterosexual relationships at some time in their lives. Lesbianism is often a transient, rather than permanent behavior, most commonly triggered by a relationship with an important male figure (not necessarily a lover, and possibly a close relative) going so terribly awry, that male companionship is shunned and female intimacy is preferred. But this is commonly not a permanent phenomenon, and it's very common for such a woman to revert to the more natural heterosexual lifestyle when the trauma of the earlier experience has dissipated with time.
So in reality most lesbians can't make the claim that their homosexuality is genetically programmed and they can't change sexual orientation. Their preferred political strategy is to hop aboard the male homosexual bandwagon (male homosexuals being much more numerous) and echo their talking points, and in doing so, being even more disingenuous than their male counterparts.
I say this as a former NYer, and a Yankees fan forever.
In saner times, point 1 would have been enough to disqualify him in most voters’ minds.