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5 Things Most New Yorkers Don't Know About Bill de Blasio
PolicyMic ^ | September 30, 2013 | Ramiro S. Fúnez

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 hopeful’s 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: billdeblasio; deblasiowilhelm; newyork; newyorkcity; nicaragua; nycmayorelect; warrenwilhelmjr
In addition, his wife was a lesbian activist in the past, but supposedly did the impossible and changed sexual orientation.

http://gothamist.com/2012/12/07/do_you_care_that_public_advocate_de.php

1 posted on 12/31/2013 7:44:01 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: YankeeReb

They couldn’t care less. He was elected with over 75% of the vote. NY I is doomed.


2 posted on 12/31/2013 7:46:01 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: YankeeReb
5 Things Most New Yorkers Don't Know About Bill de Blasio

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


3 posted on 12/31/2013 7:49:24 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: YankeeReb

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.


4 posted on 12/31/2013 7:49:57 AM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: Iron Munro

Regarding #1 to # 5: They knew it and voted for him anyway. They will get what they deserve.


5 posted on 12/31/2013 7:52:05 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Iron Munro

I would opine that they did not care. Even if they knew, they would have still voted for him.


6 posted on 12/31/2013 7:56:28 AM PST by sport
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To: YankeeReb

Western New York needs to seperate into its own state


7 posted on 12/31/2013 8:00:14 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: YankeeReb

6. He’s afraid of horses.


8 posted on 12/31/2013 8:01:10 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: YankeeReb
The People of New York are going to have a ...

"What have I done?!"

moment, like "Colonel Nicholson" played by "Alec Guinness" in one of my favorite movies, "The Bridge on the River Kwai".

9 posted on 12/31/2013 8:01:36 AM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: Puppage
Did 75% of NYC voters vote in a Red Sox supporter?

What next? Philly fans being kind and supportive to Cowboys fans?

10 posted on 12/31/2013 8:03:20 AM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: Falcon4.0

Yes, but that won’t stop them from voting for commies over and over and over again.


11 posted on 12/31/2013 8:04:31 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Iron Munro

(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 City’s mayor, is under attack by “Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid empire,” his supporters are charging. It’s a reference to the New York Post examining the candidate’s 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 Blasio’s fondness for the “foreign revolution” in Nicaragua, in a major piece that shocked even some liberals. The Times article revealed de Blasio’s pro-communist activities and his prediction back in 1991 that Islam would become a major political force.

Combined with de Blasio’s 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

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/communists-defend-democrat-nyc-mayoral-candidate/


12 posted on 12/31/2013 8:05:39 AM PST by PLD
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To: YankeeReb

They don’t know anything about anything.

Who cares about them.


13 posted on 12/31/2013 8:06:03 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: YankeeReb

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.


14 posted on 12/31/2013 8:10:53 AM PST by upchuck (My Internet addiction is so bad... it's alt of ctrl.)
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To: YankeeReb

A striking resemblence to BHO in so many was:

1) name changes
2) mysterious origins
3) radical past
4) inter racial family


15 posted on 12/31/2013 8:11:24 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: YankeeReb

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.


16 posted on 12/31/2013 8:13:29 AM PST by PGR88
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To: YankeeReb

# 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


17 posted on 12/31/2013 8:17:33 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: YankeeReb

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.


18 posted on 12/31/2013 8:18:16 AM PST by allendale
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To: bigbob

7. He looks like the demented moyl in that episode of Seinfeld


19 posted on 12/31/2013 8:19:13 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: allendale

Wanna bet?


20 posted on 12/31/2013 8:19:16 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Iron Munro

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.


21 posted on 12/31/2013 8:20:50 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: YankeeReb
Excerpt from David Horowitz’s DiscoverTheNetworks.org...

“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 Blasio’s parents were far leftists—most 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 Information—a 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 master’s degree at Columbia University’s 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 Nicaragua’s Marxist Sandinista government—which was backed by the Soviet Union, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and Yasser Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization—joined 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 party’s 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.” “I’m 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. “I’m 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 Rangel’s re-election campaign. When de Blasio married former lesbian activist Chirlane McCray that same year, the couple honeymooned in Fidel Castro’s Cuba, in violation of the U.S. ban on travel to that country.”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2592

22 posted on 12/31/2013 8:23:28 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: YankeeReb

How did this guy go so long without being mayor of NYC???


23 posted on 12/31/2013 8:24:14 AM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: YankeeReb
"in the country's wealthiest city."

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.

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html#

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.

24 posted on 12/31/2013 8:27:36 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3106897/posts


25 posted on 12/31/2013 8:30:38 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: YankeeReb
N.Y.’s New Mayor Active Supporter of Brutal Communist Regime
Judicial Watch ^ | December 4, 2013
26 posted on 12/31/2013 8:33:29 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: YankeeReb

Move the Stock Exchange to Dallas.


27 posted on 12/31/2013 8:34:41 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Iron Munro

You left out one.

He’s a commie.


28 posted on 12/31/2013 8:37:21 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: ZULU

They knew, they didn’t care.


29 posted on 12/31/2013 8:37:46 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ETL

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.


30 posted on 12/31/2013 8:43:09 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: blueunicorn6

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.


31 posted on 12/31/2013 8:51:22 AM PST by VideoPaul
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To: ETL
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.

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.


32 posted on 12/31/2013 9:09:41 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: YankeeReb

The posts here are refreshing. I’m so tired of the claim that poor unsuspecting voters are duped by politicians.


33 posted on 12/31/2013 9:12:19 AM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: YankeeReb

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.


34 posted on 12/31/2013 9:15:07 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: sport
Even if Because they knew, they would have still voted for him.

NYC is Marxist-laden.

35 posted on 12/31/2013 9:26:46 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: YankeeReb

New York you’re so screwed.


36 posted on 12/31/2013 9:33:14 AM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: Puppage
They couldn’t care less.

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.

37 posted on 12/31/2013 9:35:46 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: YankeeReb; ml/nj; WhiskeyX; Impy; Grandma Conservative; firebrand; juliej; cajungirl; sickoflibs; ..
In addition, his wife was a lesbian activist in the past, but supposedly did the impossible and changed sexual orientation.

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.

38 posted on 12/31/2013 10:34:39 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: YankeeReb
Number One alone should disqualify him. What the heck where NYers thinking?

I say this as a former NYer, and a Yankees fan forever.

39 posted on 12/31/2013 10:44:51 AM PST by JoeA (JoeA / Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est)
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To: YankeeReb

In saner times, point 1 would have been enough to disqualify him in most voters’ minds.


40 posted on 12/31/2013 5:48:21 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: YankeeReb
They forgot something:


41 posted on 12/31/2013 5:52:12 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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