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I don't.

His time as governor was an exercise in class distinction and privilege.

If this was the 1950s or 60s, he would be a Republican, a part of the East Coast establishment known as Rockefeller liberals.

What means is they wouldn't be opposed to social programs in principle, but wouldn't have much interest in making them work really well. In fairness, a lot of Dems (and esp. LBJ) wanted to get the bill out of the door, and then forget about it. You simply can't do that with big programs. They always need work.

IOW, do we want someone who is basically Republican? The Establishment, regardless of label, has (during my life) been strongly opposed to Progressive reform. IOW, his core concern is still about class privilege, in my distinctly unhumble opinion. (IMUO)

From where I sit, he's a big step in the wrong direction. Still, tons better than Trump, but among the candidates, I put him in the least desirable category with Gabbard, Yang and Biden.

His being there is going to suck support from Biden, and the others like him. I'm worried this could make a barroom free for all more likely. That could damage the chances of winning the actual election.
#15050816
late wrote:My bad, he was mayor.


You go on this long, hysterical rant about someone and you didn't even know what office he held.

It's not "my bad". It's "I don't know what the fuck I'm whining about, I just know I have to whine because I'm a lib."

This is why intelligent people laugh at libs. All too often you and your uneducated ilk will post about things without the benefit of actual knowledge of the topic. You offered such insight into the man, but you're so obviously clueless as to who the man actually is.

At the end of the day, it's good for a few laughs, but nothing more...
#15050818
BigSteve wrote:
you didn't even know what office he held.



I made a mistake.

You've got a few thousand you need to fess up about.

Btw, I was a regular reader of the NYT during that era. As well as the New Yorker and NYRB.
#15050827
Finfinder wrote:
Very telling though that the Liberals are scared of Bloomberg



You misunderstand.

The campaign is a winnowing process. We should be down to 5 or 6 by now.

With the field getting larger, it looks more and more like a long, bruising fight that could hurt the party's chances in the general election.
#15050828
late wrote:You misunderstand.

The campaign is a winnowing process. We should be down to 5 or 6 by now.

With the field getting larger, it looks more and more like a long, bruising fight that could hurt the party's chances in the general election.


And you don't understand no one believes any of the candidates can beat Trump including you, or why would the field be getting larger.

Hillary 2020
#15050831
Finfinder wrote:
And you don't understand no one believes any of the candidates can beat Trump including you, or why would the field be getting larger.



Because a dead cat would have a real chance of beating Trump.
#15050833
Finfinder wrote:Failed Troll ............... Bloomberg was mayor and Bernie Sanders is also a Rich guy from NYC....that and De Blasio. :lol:


With all due respect, isn't Bloomberg's net worth ($58 billion) some 20,000 times more than either Sanders and De Blasio (each of them $2.5 million)?
#15050838
Patrickov wrote:
With all due respect, isn't Bloomberg's net worth ($58 billion) some 20,000 times more than either Sanders and De Blasio (each of them $2.5 million)?


I agree Bloomberg is beyond rich but don't you agree with the hypocrisy of Bernie Sanders who is richer than 99.99% of his minion supporters?


late wrote:Because a dead cat would have a real chance of beating Trump.


No that is what is hilarious you keep talking about a "blue wave" you are misreading the charts that what is called "a dead cat bounce".
#15050841
late wrote:I made a mistake.

You've got a few thousand you need to fess up about.


You couldn't just say "I fucked up". You had to take a swipe at me.

Well, fuck that. The fact of the matter is that you don't know what the fuck you're talking about. You wanted to present yourself as being able to offer some insight on who Bloomberg is, when the truth is you didn't even know what office he held.

Please let me know what mistakes I've made and failed to "fess up" to. I'll try my best to weasel out of responsibility as you have here...
#15050850
BigSteve wrote:
You couldn't just say "I fucked up".

I'll try my best to weasel out of responsibility as you have here...



Unlike you, I admit it when I make a mistake.

Your politics is a fractal mistake .

Btw, I have a historical biography of Robert Moses. Go ahead, google him. Want to talk about Tammany Hall? How about the NYC draft riots in the Civil War? They were the biggest riots in American history.

Not that you would study Moses, but you really can't understand it without reading Cities and the Wealth of Nations.
#15050859
late wrote:The campaign is a winnowing process. We should be down to 5 or 6 by now.

With the field getting larger, it looks more and more like a long, bruising fight that could hurt the party's chances in the general election.

Awwww... bless your little heart. It also has to do with the fact that Wall Street has shut off the financial spigot to the Democrats for embracing socialism. The DNC is effectively broke, while Trump is breaking fundraising records.

late wrote:Because a dead cat would have a real chance of beating Trump.

Which should tell you a lot about the quality of the Democratic slate of candidates.

late wrote:Btw, I have a historical biography of Robert Moses. Go ahead, google him. Want to talk about Tammany Hall? How about the NYC draft riots in the Civil War? They were the biggest riots in American history.

Not that you would study Moses, but you really can't understand it without reading Cities and the Wealth of Nations.

Can you explain how this relates to the topic at hand? As a small child, I read the entire Hardy Boys series of books from the profits from my paper route. However, that has nothing to do with the OP.
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