If the recent announcement that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threw his hat in the presidential ring took you off guard, do not be alarmed. His decision to campaign for the Democratic Party’s nomination is as out of touch as his NYC administration.
Mayor de Blasio represents the most extreme and dysfunctional form of liberalism on the political landscape today. So, he should fit right into the crowded field of more than 20 hopefuls.
The good news or everyday Americans are that as the Democrat primaries unfold, voters are likely to discover just how far removed politicians such as de Blasio and others are from regular life. None of the Democrat hopefuls have come to grips with the reality that their policies and attitudes are the problems, not the solution. That being said, these are three things you should know about NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.
1: De Blasio Does Not Respect Law Enforcement
Before the 2018 elections, it was debatable which major city’s mayor was most hated by law enforcement, Chicago’s Rahm Emmanuel or de Blasio. With Emmanuel off the ballot, so to speak, de Blasio has earned the top spot.
The New York mayor has repeatedly made national headlines over his anti-police policies and the ensuing conflict with the men and women who comprise the thin blue line. The 58-year-old career politician was quick to side with liberals and criminals over police after taking office in 2014. He was highly critical of the effective “stop and frisk” policy that allowed officers to exercise discretion. Although stop and frisk empowered law enforcement to utilize their street knowledge and effectively reduced crime, de Blasio criticized the police.
New York’s police union blamed de Blasio for the unprovoked murders of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. The upstart mayor had reportedly leveled inflammatory remarks that many believe prompted resentment and violence. Officers turned their backs on the mayor when he arrived at the hospital while the fatally wounded pair where being treated. Those sentiments ran through the rank-and-file and all the way to the very top in the city’s police unions.
“There’s blood on many hands tonight,” police union official Patrick Lynch said. “That blood on the hands starts at the steps of City Hall in the office of the mayor.”
Officers have repeatedly protested de Blasio by turning their backs to him at public gatherings.
2: NYC Worker Unions, Others Fighting De Blasio
The Democratic candidate recently appeared on Good Morning America hosted by former Bill Clinton crony George Stephanopoulos. Consistent with the biased liberal media, de Blasio was offered a series of puff questions designed to help his political profile.
“Working Americans deserve better and I know we can do it because I’ve done it here in the largest, toughest city in this country,” de Blasio reportedly said.
Despite the rigged nature of the format, New Yorkers formed outside chanting “liar.” And, labor unions have followed him in protest over his anti-working American positions. Since pushing forward with his presidential nomination bid, labor organizations chastised de Blasio as anti-worker in Iowa and South Carolina.
“Bill de Blasio is an elitist, New York City corporate Democrat fauxgressive, masquerading around South Carolina as a progressive,” Transport Workers Union president John Samuelson reportedly said. “De Blasio takes frequent trips to key political regions to promote his brand of phony progressivism, but the reality is he’s anti-worker.”
The Transit Workers Union points out the NYC subway system is in disrepair, and the organization is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars targeting de Blasio in states where he campaigns.
3: De Blasio is a Tax-and-Spend Extremist
Despite suffering among the highest taxes in the nation, New Yorkers have seen a rise in crime, a decline in services, and an infrastructure disaster. The tragedy may not be that Democrats like de Blasio see a need to raise taxes as much as that hard-earned money goes to waste.
“There’s plenty of money in this world. There’s plenty of money in this country. It’s just in the wrong hands,” de Blasio said in his candidacy video announcement. Right after that, his limo crosses the Brooklyn Bridge.
Like other tax-and-spend liberals, de Blasio consistently pushes to raise taxes. He tends to target businesses and high earners despite the proven fact that such regressive taxation hurts working Americans. Businesses create jobs, and wealthy Americans invest in companies. The issue was thoroughly proven after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act helped create a stunning economic resurgence.
Often called “Big Tax Bill” in New York circles, the mayor’s understanding of economics and job creation is to the left of people like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren, and Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. Working Americans just can’t afford to go backward just so the likes of de Blasio can stand on our shoulders and call himself tall.
~ Patriotic Freedom Fighter