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July 17, 2009

After awhile, being stuck in a bad relationship is your own fault

In 2001, Mike Bloomberg decided to run for mayor. He looked at a crowded Democratic field, with four candidates of varying prominence, and then looked at the Republican field with one Herman Badillo. The choice was clear. He would become a Republican! Despite the fact that he was a Democrat.

Then, when the Republican brand started to falter and King Bloomberg decided, despite the people’s wishes, that he would have a third term, he changed his party status to Independent.

I can hate him for all these things but at least he’s got some savvy. Who are the dummies endorsing him and giving him their party line on which to run? Why, it’s Republicans! The man totally uses us whenever we fit his needs and yet I have a lot of Facebook friends who head various GOP groups in NYC who are so proud when their group endorses Bloomberg. SUCKERS!

Yesterday, Bloomberg decided to endorse a Democrat in a contentious race in Queens. How sad is this:

After much uncertainty, the Queens Republicans gave Bloomberg their Wilson-Pakula endorsement this spring. And at a county party dinner just days afterwards, the mayor strongly praised [GOP candidate Dan] Halloran, leading some in the room to believe an endorsement for the GOP candidate would be forthcoming.

Halloran said he was disappointed, but held out hope that if Vallone does not end up winning the nomination, the mayor would endorse him in a general election.

“I would say that there’s an excellent chance that the mayor would come on board,” said Halloran, who has gained the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party lines.

So, if his first choice doesn’t make it the Republican candidate is wishin’ and hopin’ and prayin’ that Bloomberg will endorse him.

And these are the sad state of affairs of the Republican party in NYC. We support a guy who refuses to call himself a Republican in the hope he’ll look our way when it matters. But the guy who won’t call himself your boyfriend is always open to leaving the party with another girl, mostly because he can. It’s probably too late for this advice but don’t be the sucker waiting up all night for his call, NYC GOP.

Posted by Karol at 12:01 PM |
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Karol, Dan H is playing it safe. This is politics after all. You cross the emperor and it’ll be off with your head. Dan is a great GOP candidate and once he gets elected, you will see an amazing conservative in the city council who will fight for the basic principles that we hold deer.
Secondly, well, I’m sure you are aware and have published this.
You should do some reporting on the dirty tricks being done by the emporer’s operatives in Queens. There are many. Bloomberg is undermining everything about the GOP and the GOP sits back and whines. This is exactly the dirty tactics we foresaw and emphatically pleeded our party leaders to avoid issuing the GOP line to the mayor.
Unfortunately, even if all five county chairs stood their ground and said ‘no’ it is still a vote by the five county executive committees. Apparently the democratic process was implemented and the leaders foolishly decided to grant a W-P to the mayor.
BTW, The mayor has challenged all citywide conservative party candidates. Not that it should matter because unfortunately, the CP has no intentions of remaining a viable party in NYC, but it would be nice to see CP candidates on the ballot. Nice guy, isn’t he?

Posted by: daniel at July 17, 2009 at 1:08 pm

We should sue the county executive committees in a class action to recover a share of the money they pocketed in return for the endorsement.

Posted by: Oschisms at July 17, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Hey, I think I got a lawyer for that! ;-)

Posted by: Karol at July 17, 2009 at 2:15 pm

This isn’t so much “supporting a Democrat” as it is “supporting a power broker family.” As soon as I saw the name “Vallone” I was surprised anyone thought Bloomberg would endorse anyone else.
Forget it, Karol. It’s Chinatown.

Posted by: Charles at July 17, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Why should we be surprised that Bloomberg would endorse a Democrat? After all, that is what he is – and a “liberal” one at that (is there any other kind, these days?) Dan Halloran is a great candidate and I am praying for him to win. The GOP’s allowing Bloomberg the line is truly disgraceful.

Posted by: AliceL. at July 19, 2009 at 4:29 pm

The poor little lambs.
How could anyone be surprised by this? Were there really GOP district leaders expecting something more? They have themselves to blame. My club, the NY Young Republican club, took a stand early and hard. We knew what was going to happen. So the joke is not on us.

Posted by: daniel at July 20, 2009 at 12:01 pm

You guys do know that your conservative bright boy is a pig-slaughtering heathen right? Check it out. Christ is leaving the Republican Party!

Posted by: Thomas at August 27, 2009 at 11:39 pm
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