Why did NYC choose a Mayor like Bill De blasio?
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June 23, 2020 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #1875846HaimyParticipant
Why would a city like NY choose an incompetent person to lead them? Any reason to be optimistic that the next Mayor will be more qualified? Why is it so hard to find an effective person to lead a city of over 8 million people?June 24, 2020 12:51 am at 12:51 am #1875914msParticipant
blindly democraticJune 24, 2020 12:58 am at 12:58 am #1875921
With the very notable exception of the election and assumption of office by America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani, ever since Ed Koch left office New York has gotten a worse mayor than the one he replaced in every transfer of power.June 24, 2020 8:55 am at 8:55 am #1875991akupermaParticipant
A liability of a democracy (small “d”) is that the voters sometimes make bad choices. Note that in World War II, in which the losers entered into what turned out to be a hopeless suicidal war, the three Axis powers were all led by democratically elected leaders (and one continued to have free elections even during the war). The fact the most of New York is still standing indicates that De Blaso would be worse.June 24, 2020 10:59 am at 10:59 am #1876022lowerourtuition11210Participant
Similar to the old saying about a prosecutor indicting a “ham sandwich”, all one generally needs to be elected Mayor of NYC is a (D) after his name and some previous name recognition in public service.June 24, 2020 11:01 am at 11:01 am #1876039Someone in MonseyParticipant
It goes beyond incompetence. De Blasio is a leftist and leftists have flowery rhetoric. More than that, they’re unparalleled liars. They promise everyone utopia and people want to believe in a world where everything’s sweet like candy, so they vote for it, not understanding that it’s impossible.
There are two underlying reasons why people vote this way – they’re either unintelligent and can’t discern the difference between good sense and foolishness and so are easily swayed by these leftist Svengalis, or they never take the time to look at things as they are, so as to perceive what’s appropriate for society’s well-being. It usually takes a severe shock to get a leftist voter to change his mode of thinking.June 24, 2020 11:54 am at 11:54 am #1876060
Y’all know the old saying — A conservative is a liberal who got mugged.June 24, 2020 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm #1876073
Because the Republicans who ran against him were far worse.June 24, 2020 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm #1876225MosheFromMidwoodParticipant
It is worth noting that just four months before the election, De Blasio polled at around 5%. New Yorkers are so far left that apparently they took a liking to him once he showed how far left he is. He has been a terrible mayor and sadly there does not appear anyone on the horizon who will prove to be much of an improvement once he is out of office by the end of his second, disastrous term.June 24, 2020 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm #1876277☕️coffee addictParticipant
“Because the Republicans who ran against him were far worse“
It can’t be that a college professor sounds like this it has to be an impostor
Are you saying the democrat primary when deblasio was running (either first or second time) was unopposedJune 25, 2020 11:01 am at 11:01 am #1876462chymeeParticipant
Amongst other reasons is because he promised to abolish the Gzeirah of M’Bpeh & B”H succeeded, though I do appreciate that he’s a leftist which doesn’t contribute much to societyJune 25, 2020 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm #1876493
Like I said, De Blasio is overall an Oheiv Yisroel despite being a deep leftist. (See, I can recognize this attribute in people other than the President and Republicans.) The mayor is bad for the city overall but has been good, generally, on religious issues.
That said, the next mayor will be much worse in all regards. Y’all will be wishing De Blasio had a third term.June 25, 2020 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm #1876727☕️coffee addictParticipant
The mayor is an oheiv yisrael?
What planet are you from?
Telling Frum families to leave the park while demonstrators are a few feet away
Talking down to Reuvain Borchardt at simple questions
Not doing anything to stop blacks punching Frum yidden
Deblasio is an oheiv his office and he used the Jewish vote to get there
With ohavim like deblasio who needs enemiesJune 26, 2020 1:27 am at 1:27 am #1876829
No he had divided opposition in the primary. Which he won because of strong support from Borough Park and Crown Heights.June 26, 2020 1:27 am at 1:27 am #1876830
A rare example where I agree with Joseph.June 26, 2020 1:28 am at 1:28 am #1876831
“Why would a city like NY choose an incompetent person to lead them?”
He actually has had successes: Ferries, building more housing, universal preK, lowest homicide rates in over 70 years.
One might better ask, “Why would a country like the United States choose an incompetent person to lead them? “Trump has had one failure after another and no successes.”June 26, 2020 1:28 am at 1:28 am #1876832
The Axis powers did not have Democratically elected leaders during WW2.June 26, 2020 1:28 am at 1:28 am #1876839
Protecting metzitzah be peh, ensuring that yeshivot can continue to ignore secular education mandates and funneling money to frum causes.
Those are what your community leaders deem important.
If you don’t like that you might want to consider another community. I am modern orthodox rather than a part of thg e Yeshiva world so we aren’t bound to listen to our leaders in non-halachic matters but I think I am a minority here.June 26, 2020 9:39 am at 9:39 am #1876939commonsaychelParticipant
@charlie hall, you forgot to write he hugged Avi Weiss as one of the things he did for the Frum community.
Besides Mitzizah he did nothing for the Frum community, the blocking the education report was a quid pro quo for something he wanted from Felder.
The mayor does not allocate a dime its all from the City Council, so he didn’t “funnel money” to any group.June 26, 2020 11:19 am at 11:19 am #1876973
De Blasio was previously the city councilman for part of large frum neighborhoods. He has a history of helping Yidden on religious and financial issues.June 26, 2020 4:45 pm at 4:45 pm #1877057
I just looked up the polls from the 2013 primary. The ne poll, by Marist, in May 2013 had De Blasio at 12%, not under 5%. Quinn was ahead with 24% and Weiner was second with 19%. De Blasio seems to have won by picking up most of Weiner’s support.
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