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February 23, 2009

They want their Republican candidates to be Republican. Crazy!

New York Young Republican Club (the independent one, obviously) disses Bloomberg:

Last night, the president of the New York Young Republican Club, Daniel Peterson, sent a letter to the five Republican Party chairmen for each of the NYC boroughs asserting that the NYC GOP should not endorse Mayor Michael Bloomberg for a third term nor permit him to run on the Republican Party line.

The organization argues that Mayor Bloomberg has not demonstrated a sufficient commitment to urban Republican principles, such as fiscal responsibility and personal liberty, and has impeded the growth of the party city-wide after pledging to encourage it. According to Peterson, Republican support for Bloomberg has not aided the party’s development in the past, and continued support would send the message that the Republican Party cares more about a candidate’s checkbook than his conservative credentials.

Posted by Karol at 04:13 PM |
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As well they should. I just want that hack to go away for ever. Did you see Bloomie refer to the drunk guy who won 2.3mil from the MTA. Bloomberg thought people should exhibit a little more personal resposibility. That, coming from the guy that can’t get out of my lungs and my stomach, was absoultely priceless. The country’s biggest nanny just realized there’s something to personal responsibilty… ha. I hope he rots.

Posted by: elana at February 23, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Ha! Four words “Bush Paulson bailout plan” Republicans have ceded all claim to “smaller government” and/or “fiscal responsibility.” As for Bloomberg he’s the same dude he’s always been, you guys chose to look the other way for two elections, what’s the difference now.

Posted by: nds at February 24, 2009 at 9:12 am

Nds is spot on on both the GOP and Bloomberg. Having said that, it is nice to see the independent NYYRC standing up for conservative principles-just as long as none of their members run again for Public Advocate as a Democrat. :)

Posted by: Von Bek at February 24, 2009 at 9:40 am

I don’t understand your argument nds.
Most Republicans are appalled by the behavoir of big government republicans in Washington and New York. It was big government (aka big regulation) Republicans that got us to where we are and now Democrats want to create even bigger gov’t and more regulation to sink us even further.
Did the GOP lose its way?
But to continue down the path towards socialism will end America as we know it. We must reverse course, return to the smaller gov’t conservatism that we espouse as our founding principles. IT starts by rejecting Mayor Bloomberg and to reject all forms of big gov’t regardless of which party it is coming from.

Posted by: daniel at February 24, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Are you sure that’s what they want? They seemed okay with W and McCain until the point they seemed to become not rep enough. Is being in power with a guy you’re not totally happy with better than being out of power but fielding your best (and most rep) guy?
What will reps do if the voters think you are ‘too rep’, and stop wanting to elect reps?
n.b. genuine questions from an interested outsider.

Posted by: bryan at February 24, 2009 at 8:02 pm

What is too Republican?
That doesn’t make sense.
The Republican Party, like the Democratic Party, like any party, is made up of a whole pool of different individuals.
The 2008 Presidential race saw something like 11 Republican aspirants and 9 Democrat aspirants. Each one had their own different qualities. In the end, you get a candidate that you either whole-heartedly support or you get someone who you believe is better than the other guy and you will only care when you go into the voting booth.
Why am I explaining this? I’m sure you know all this.
The argument the NYYRC is making is basically Bloomberg is not for us this year. He has shown he won’t represent the Republican Party and if we are to have a “two-party system” we should field a candidate that is more center-right than the other guy.

Posted by: daniel at February 24, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Does this mean Catsi-aww screw it, I’m not even attempting to spell his name-isn’t going to run for mayor, or is he going to force a primary?

Posted by: Gerard at February 24, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Bloomberg is to Republican as foie gras is to steak; both can be rich and fatty, but only includes a diet of force-feeding to ensure maximum yield of what is basically a waste-processing function.

Posted by: Mark Poling at February 25, 2009 at 12:25 am

Catsimatidis will not run against Bloomberg in a Primary. If Bloomberg is shunned by the 5 county chairs and all fully support Cats in a 3-way race, he may run (but still has reservations of going against Bloomberg’s operatives. Remember, he has a lot of dirty-democrats in his campaign). Let’s wait a few more hours to see what happens. The “screening” is this morning.

Posted by: daniel at February 25, 2009 at 9:50 am

By “too rep”, I meant not appealing to the voters, but very on message with the rep party. I suppose this was a bad way of saying this, because being on message should get you elected.

Posted by: bryan at February 26, 2009 at 8:57 am

The Party of Nixon, Dole, Giuliani, Bloomberg and McCain is a disgrace. It died this year because it betrayed its members. Anyone who supported these clowns should be thrown out of the party. These are the angry talk radio bigots who stand for nothing.

Posted by: Mike Sentrin at March 6, 2009 at 8:58 pm
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