Thursday, June 21, 2007

Bloomberg

Tom Harkin gives him a nice smackdown today that is thoroughly justified. Look, I don't care that he has occupied space, the center-left, that no longer exists in the Republican Party.

It is very simple. He switched to the GOP before his run for Mayor of New York from being a Democratic stalwart simply because he couldn't win in a Democratic primary, but could buy the race once he got the GOP nomination--a much easier feat. Of course, he still gave somewhere around $7 million to Bush's Republican machine during 2004. In other words, Bloomberg was all too happy to screw us all and support Bush, a man with whom he ostensibly agreed with about 5% of the time, when it was in his political interest to do so.

Now he realizes he can't win in a GOP primary for President. So once again, let the party-switching begin. And the record-breaking spending, which bought him his career in New York. He spent what, $100 million in New York? So what might he spend nationally, $700 million?

Just another obnoxious, self-interested billionaire. Can't he find a stupid reality show and leave us alone? (h/t my pal Ali Savino)

3 Comments:

At 4:53 PM, Anonymous barkleyg said...

A very harsh critisism of how Bloomberg views American politics.
You have the guts to say the obvious.
Bloomberg ain't stupid. He will not tie himself nationally with his sinking Republican Party.
Too many strong candidates on the Democratic Party side, and he is an ex-ex Dem and an ex-Repug running against True Americans- lifetime Democrats( a little Schlotzman in there).

Only thing left is an I bid, and you have to be a multi-billionaire to be able to finance your campaign. Oh, Bloomberg is a billionaire!

This is not a dis on Bloomberg as a good candidate; it is how a smart man would look at his situation and know going in the I way is the only way.

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger Fernando said...

Cliff,

First, Thank you for giving us all that time on Sam's show on Sunday. You did a great job. Even with all that time, you brought up more than I could take in. Had to hear it several times to get any clue.

I hope you are the only one on the panel every time you are on that show.

Bloomberg is a Nader. That's all there is to it. No matter what he spends, he'll get it back.

 
At 9:05 PM, Anonymous John Aravosis' Neighbor Barbara said...

WHEN, oh when, will these egoists understand that an Independent WON'T BE ABLE TO GOVERN SQUAT???

Remember Jesse Ventura? He didn't understand that he had to deal with a Legislature made up of Democrats and Rethugs. None of them had any loyalty to him.

An Independent will have trouble getting anything through Congress.

Simpletons. All of 'em.

 

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