Skip to comments.Ed Koch: I'm Backing Independent Lieberman
Posted on 08/08/2006 9:16:58 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002
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>>Principled Democrats usually end up being much like Zell Miller. <<
Nutty in their old age? I'm not saying Zell isn't useful to the Republican party but he's not exactly the model of the convert they want.
That's an interesting point, and one that perhaps we can draw an analogy to today's events in Connecticut. Koch was the incumbent Mayor of NYC during its decline and then lost the Democratic primary to one David Dinkins, who then won the general election and then exacerbated said city decline to levels so low that even the 5-to-1 Dem electorate had had enough and threw Dinkins out of office after one term ... electing Rudy by a squeaker but electing him nonetheless, and then re-electing him 4 years later in a landslide ...
I wonder if this has any bearing in what is going on with the Dems currently in Connecticut ?
>>electing Rudy by a squeaker but electing him nonetheless, and then re-electing him 4 years later in a landslide ...
I wonder if this has any bearing in what is going on with the Dems currently in Connecticut ?<<
Is there a Rudy in the wings?
NY's decline pretty much bottomed out in the mid- to late 1970s. Koch pretty much put down the groundwork to re-build the city into what it's becoming. That included, solidifying relationships with financial community, real estate folks and media conglomerates.
So, during the later period in the Koch administration you see the rapid decline of manufacturing in NYC, closing of SROs, and all kinds of deals surrounding Times Sq. A lot of tearing down, a lot of debrise. The middleclass is pretty effectively swept out of the city, more homeless on the streets, etc. etc.
Dinkins was a one-term mayor. the machinery was already in place and humming along by the time Rudy stepped into the picture.
Compared to Howard Dean or Nancy Pelosi, Zell Miller and Joe Lieberman are Rush Limbaugh "Ditto Heads"
---Not Christmas for the jew-hating democrats in USENET reading about Koch's support. They're not liking that at all. LOL---
What an anti-Semitic pesthole! I had no idea.
He didn't read the fine print when he signed up as a Democrat, did he?
>>Compared to Howard Dean or Nancy Pelosi, Zell Miller and Joe Lieberman are Rush Limbaugh "Ditto Heads"<<
on political positions, you are right... on stability, Zell is closer to Dean.
Therefore this endorsement proves the moonbats' point.
In Connecticut? I dunno /laughs ... I know nothing about CT except that it's a state to travel thru in order to get to the ski slopes of VT and NH :)
This is the best posible result for the Reps. The Rep has no chance. Will Joe still caucus with the dems? Depends on how the campaign goes.
Yet he was NYC's Clown Prince..
Great mayor. Read the funny papers to kids on the radio...
Yes, my friend, you are right on the money. The Democrat "Traitor/Treason" Party has now officially become the ANTI-ISRAEL, ANTI-AMERICAN JEW hating party. Any American Jew that votes Democrat needs their head exmined.
I'd tend to agree but then add that it got much worse during the 80's, eventually completely 'bottoming out' during the Dinkins era ('89 to '93) ... the guy (Dinkins) just simply didn't have a grip on anything of any consequence of any kind, in effect he was ineffective and weak ... (but he loved his Tennis games!) ...
The time was ripe for a tough guy like Rudy to come in and clean things up ... which he did, not totally, but effectively ...
So I guess what I'm saying here, (to go back to our original thread exchange), is to give Rudy some credit for being a real NYC guy and a real NYC Mayor
The Dems have a problem - it's called the Kook fringe of their party.
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