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Bloomberg Leaves Republican Party (Breaking)
WCBS-TV | 06/19/07 | WCBS-TV New york

Posted on 06/19/2007 3:13:48 PM PDT by StatenIsland

Mayor Michael Bloonberg has announced that he is leaving the Republican Party, and will continue his Mayoralty as an Independent.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; goodriddance; nycmayor; rino; surprisesurprise; unity08; whodathunkit
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To: StatenIsland

I wonder if we could convince him to change citizenship.


51 posted on 06/19/2007 3:21:56 PM PDT by Nachoman (I can't help the way I think.)
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To: samadams2000
Hilary just dropped her left nut.

Oh My!

52 posted on 06/19/2007 3:22:01 PM PDT by Afronaut (Press 2 for English - Thanks Mr. President !)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Rich people in the US all immediately turn into Socialists if not downright Marxists. I’ve never understood why this is the case. But look at people like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, etc., and you’ll see that they support leftist causes straight down the line.


53 posted on 06/19/2007 3:22:03 PM PDT by livius
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To: TomGuy

**Maybe he will take the big-business country-club Republicans with him.**

We can only wish.


54 posted on 06/19/2007 3:22:04 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (The Republican party of today is the Whig party of 1856.)
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To: So Cal Rocket

Bloomberg was a card carrying Democrat in New York who couldn’t get on the party’s ticket so he bought the Republican side and ran with his money. He’ll siphon more from Hillary the B**ch than he will from any Republican. Bloomberg has no national base and not a prayer with a conservative.


55 posted on 06/19/2007 3:22:05 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: So Cal Rocket

No, I think he’s a John Anderson, 1980 model.


56 posted on 06/19/2007 3:22:37 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: So Cal Rocket
He’s going to be the Ross Perot of 2008, giving us a Clinton Presidency.

Not necessarily. He is definitely a liberal. The areas of the country that he will gain support from would be the northeast and possibly liberal pockets in the west, like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. He will have little or no support from the south and fly over country.

He just might grab more votes from the Dim than the Republican candidate.

Keep in mind that the last few elections, be they national or statewide, have been decided by just a few percentage points. Bloomers only needs to pull a few percentage points more of Dims then Republicans to completely screw up the election for Dims.

57 posted on 06/19/2007 3:22:54 PM PDT by technomage (The true Conservative politician will win every time.)
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To: TomGuy

> Maybe he will take the big-business country-club Republicans with him.

I hope so. Then they’ll take the cheap labor amnestistas.


58 posted on 06/19/2007 3:22:57 PM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: StatenIsland

When was he a republican? Oh yes! When it was convenient to him.


59 posted on 06/19/2007 3:23:14 PM PDT by billhilly (My former tag line.)
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To: blitzgig

I don’t know about that.

The MSM will trumpet the “former Republican” line enough that a few moderate Pubbies dissatisfied with the nominee just might vote for him.


60 posted on 06/19/2007 3:23:17 PM PDT by RockinRight (Our 44th President will be Fred Dalton Thompson!)
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To: StatenIsland

Looks like the blowhard is running for prez.


61 posted on 06/19/2007 3:23:18 PM PDT by GiveEmDubya (Just say no to shamnesty)
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To: So Cal Rocket
He’s going to be the Ross Perot of 2008, giving us a Clinton Presidency.

Ross Perot didn't 'give' us anything. President Bush didn't run a strong enough campaign to convince some to vote for him. Contrary to 'conservative' thought, it's not the responsibility of the citizenry to blindly vote for anyone with the right letter by their name. It is the responsbility of the candidate to represent his constituency and win their vote

62 posted on 06/19/2007 3:23:18 PM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: StatenIsland

5 gets ya 8 says I.


63 posted on 06/19/2007 3:23:52 PM PDT by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha (Smoke clears and Fred Thompson is President))
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To: zeugma
It's the only way the PTB can get Hillary in. I've been waiting for this one. It was as predictable as the sunrise.

This isn't 1992. Trust me, the only 3rd party candidates who are going to run are the liberal/moderate squishy types who are going to hurt the Dim more than the GOP. I don't think there'll be a conservative 3rd-party candidate unless the base is stupid enough to vote for Rudy McRomney in the primaries.

64 posted on 06/19/2007 3:24:05 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: livius

“Rich people in the US all immediately turn into Socialists if not downright Marxists. I’ve never understood why this is the case. But look at people like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, etc., and you’ll see that they support leftist causes straight down the line.”

It’s because leftists are more apt to kiss their(Gates,etc) asses and worship them than do people on the right.


65 posted on 06/19/2007 3:24:24 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (The Republican party of today is the Whig party of 1856.)
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To: r9etb
“He’d siphon more votes from Hillary than from the Republican candidate.”

That depends on what topics he campaigns on. If he hits the correct Republican notes, he can siphon votes. That’s just what Perot did- a careful triangulation of several hot buttons for Republicans and poison pills for Democrats, and Billy Jeff won with 48% (or something) of the vote.

It requires MSM complicity, but that should be no problem.

66 posted on 06/19/2007 3:24:38 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: StatenIsland

This guy was on the West Coast yesterday trying to enlist the Mayors of SF and LA in his gun confiscation schemes.


67 posted on 06/19/2007 3:24:58 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: samadams2000

“Hilary just dropped her left nut.”

She got rid of Bill...?


68 posted on 06/19/2007 3:25:03 PM PDT by StatenIsland
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To: GiveEmDubya

This is going to be HUGE news tomorrow in the NYSlimes, NewsWeak,on CNN, Larry King, Softball,er,,,,nevermind. Pin drop.


69 posted on 06/19/2007 3:25:18 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: StatenIsland

He left it long ago.


70 posted on 06/19/2007 3:25:22 PM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: livius

I guess.

Perhaps people who earn their money in petroleum are different. (Then again, there is Arman Hammer — but he got rich by being a communist.)


71 posted on 06/19/2007 3:25:37 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: StatenIsland
News travels fast these days.

This idiot left the GOP back before there was a GOP.

72 posted on 06/19/2007 3:25:55 PM PDT by Radix (Claim 10 dependents on your W-2 and have the Gov't struggle to make ends meet.)
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To: StatenIsland

There is no longterm political news that is worse for the Republican Party than this.


73 posted on 06/19/2007 3:25:57 PM PDT by Mister Politics (www.misterpolitics.com)
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To: So Cal Rocket
He’s going to be the Ross Perot of 2008, giving us a Clinton Presidency.

Won't people have to actually vote for him?
74 posted on 06/19/2007 3:26:04 PM PDT by elizabetty (Perpetual Candidate using campaign donations for your salary - Its a good gig if you can get it.)
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To: StatenIsland

Uh, he only joined the Party so he could stand out from the crowded dem field.

the GOP only let him do it because they care more about an “R” being elected then principles.

Guess Bloomberg now wants to pretend to be above both parties becaus no one like either of them. If he had guts, he would run as the liberal Democrat he is.


75 posted on 06/19/2007 3:26:11 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: So Cal Rocket
He’s going to be the Ross Perot of 2008, giving us a Clinton Presidency.

You give him way too much credit.

76 posted on 06/19/2007 3:26:11 PM PDT by wysiwyg (What parts of "right of the people" and "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?)
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To: StatenIsland

He had to do it. He got too tired of waiting for the party to ask him to leave.


77 posted on 06/19/2007 3:26:47 PM PDT by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: StatenIsland
Run, Bloomberg, Run!

Hitlery must be pissed. Another liberal, like Nader, to siphon off votes from her loon liberal base.

78 posted on 06/19/2007 3:26:57 PM PDT by MCH
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To: StatenIsland

New York media level republicans are every single one of them a little bit weird. It must be something in the water.


79 posted on 06/19/2007 3:27:05 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain And Proud of It! Those who support the troops will pray for them to WIN!)
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To: DBrow

He won’t hit the correct Republican notes. He’s at least as liberal as Her Heinous, and not shy about it. Pop some popcorn and enjoy. The Dems chances in ‘08 just got a lot worse.


80 posted on 06/19/2007 3:27:14 PM PDT by LadyNavyVet
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To: So Cal Rocket

What makes you think he’d siphon more votes from Reps then he would from dems?


81 posted on 06/19/2007 3:27:21 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: billbears

This month’s NRA magazine says Bloomberg has set aside $1 Billion to run for president. Okay, so what. He’s still a liberal Democrat, Bloombert is so anti-gun it’s unbelievable and a lot of blue collar democrats voted against Al Gore because he was anti-gun. After Gore’s failed presidential run both Bill Clinton and Al Gore said stay away from the gun issue and Bloomberg can’t.


82 posted on 06/19/2007 3:27:40 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Bloomie will hurt Hildabeast rather than help. He’ll peel off just enough New England libs and put NY in serious play, perhaps enough that the right Republican can win there.

I think you're right. Bloomberg is a full on liberal, and he'll steal more dem votes. I do think that he's done a great job with the WOT (War on Trans fats)

83 posted on 06/19/2007 3:27:45 PM PDT by Minipax
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To: samadams2000

Yeah, the Chrissy Mathews types will play this up as some kinda loss for the Bush administration...which of course is nonsense.

I’d like to see a few more go.


84 posted on 06/19/2007 3:28:00 PM PDT by kjo
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To: So Cal Rocket

>> He’s going to be the Ross Perot of 2008, giving us a Clinton Presidency.

He’ll hurt the Left more than the Right.


85 posted on 06/19/2007 3:28:01 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: StatenIsland

Let’s see, perfect scenario would be Bloomberg running as an Independent and Nader running too. That should tilt the scales in the Republican candidate’s favor.


86 posted on 06/19/2007 3:28:08 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: HEY4QDEMS
As if he ever was a Republican.

There is no real Republican Party in NYC. The Dem party is hard-left, so the moderate Dems run as Republicans

87 posted on 06/19/2007 3:28:55 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Open Season rocks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymLJz3N8ayI)
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To: So Cal Rocket

That may work the other way.He is a lib remember.


88 posted on 06/19/2007 3:29:01 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: samadams2000
Hilary just dropped her left nut.

LOL!!

89 posted on 06/19/2007 3:29:21 PM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: Nachoman

Now way does NYC Bloomberg take away enough Southern votes from Republicans to tip the states to the Dems. Ross Perot had that advantage.


90 posted on 06/19/2007 3:29:31 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: RockinRight

“I don’t know about that. The MSM will trumpet the “former Republican” line enough that a few moderate Pubbies dissatisfied with the nominee just might vote for him.”

Even in such a case, Bloomberg’s real support will still come from dissatisfied Northeastern liberals. Because of his record and his policy views, he’ll still draw off more Democrat votes than Republican votes, and he could seriously cut into Hillary’s base.


91 posted on 06/19/2007 3:29:35 PM PDT by blitzgig
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To: r9etb
He’s going to be the Ross Perot of 2008, giving us a Clinton Presidency

Doubtful. He'd siphon more votes from Hillary than from the Republican candidate.

I hope (and THINK) you're right. But the guy's got something up his sleeve. I wonder what it is if not as a third party spoiler candidate.

92 posted on 06/19/2007 3:30:30 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: Nomorjer Kinov

If Fred Thompson gets the repubican nomination and Hillary gets the dem nomination, this hurts Hillary more than Thompson right?


93 posted on 06/19/2007 3:32:14 PM PDT by Delacon
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To: MeanWestTexan

I have a relative who is the widow of someone who earned his money in petroleum and she is the most lefty of lefties. Of course, she’s in her 80s, lives in a 2 million dollar apartment, has help, and is well meaning and totally clueless. In other words, a typical lefty.


94 posted on 06/19/2007 3:32:26 PM PDT by livius
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To: StatenIsland

Wasn’t Bloomie a Democrat before he went to the Republican party?


95 posted on 06/19/2007 3:32:27 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: StatenIsland
These NYC mayors are real strong Conservative Republicans....don't cha know.....


96 posted on 06/19/2007 3:32:49 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Larry Lucido

Good call....he does sound like a John Anderson Lib-Indy. Although Reagan would have won easily over Carter without Anderson winning 8% of the vote...but it did make Reagan’s win much bigger


97 posted on 06/19/2007 3:33:05 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Illegal Alien Amnesty Is Anti-American)
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To: StatenIsland

Run, Bloomers, Run.

The left’s Ross Perot.


98 posted on 06/19/2007 3:33:19 PM PDT by pissant
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To: StatenIsland

Addition by subtraction.


99 posted on 06/19/2007 3:33:45 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: So Cal Rocket

No sir. He will only get left wing votes.


100 posted on 06/19/2007 3:33:55 PM PDT by pissant
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