Bitter de Blasio thinks there should be a parade in his honor

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The good mayor would be way more popular if it wasn’t for you-know-who.

From NY Post: Mayor Bill de Blasio claims he’s running the city so well, “you’d assume they’d be having parades out in the streets” — and insisted he’d be more popular if it weren’t for “the time in history.”

“When I think about how crime’s gone down for four years, graduation rates up, test scores are up, more jobs than ever in our history — I think, ‘Wow, just that quick profile, any candidate anywhere would want it,’ ” he boasted to New York magazine.

“You’d assume they’d be having parades out in the streets. But that’s not the time in history we’re living in,” he added.

De Blasio’s job approval rating plummeted over the summer to a 50 to 42 percent margin, according to a Quinnipiac University survey released in late July.

New Yorkers are split — 46 percent to 46 percent — on whether he deserves a second term, the poll found.

The mayor admitted he had made “missteps” and had “insufficiencies as a communicator” — but said New Yorkers were simply taking out their frustrations with the current economic climate on their leaders.

“The Great Recession, specifically, but really the decades of people being economically stagnant, deeply affected people’s views, understandably,” de Blasio said. “And the increased cost of living around here.”

Seemingly responding to a Post report about him being a bully of a boss, the mayor took issue with criticisms of his “management approach.”

“You don’t achieve all those things without managing the hell out of the situation,” de Blasio said.

As for the investigations into his campaign fundraising, Hizzoner said “everyday New Yorkers” are far more concerned with the issues that affect their lives.

“Some political insiders, maybe they’ve come to certain conclusions,” he said. “But for everyday New Yorkers? They didn’t see anything wrong, and they’re right, because there wasn’t anything wrong.

But the vast majority of New Yorker voters — 78 percent — believe he should raise his own money to pay for the lawyers who represented him during the probes — and not take the funds from taxpayers, the Quinnipiac survey found.

De Blasio initially said he would raise the $2 million to cover his legal bills, then announced in June he would have the city taxpayers pay for it.

Asked whether the New York Times was determined to prove he was corrupt, de Blasio declared, “I think there are some in the media who are having trouble letting go.”

He pushed back against media reports about his regular jaunts to his old gym in Brooklyn — again saying regular New Yorkers just don’t care. The trips from Gracie Mansion to the Park Slope YMCA require two gas-guzzling SUVs.

“Everyday people do not raise that concern to me, ever,” de Blasio said. “If the worst you can say about someone is he goes to the gym, that’s a pretty good situation in today’s world.”

The mayor directed some of his media ire squarely at The Post, saying it is primarily to blame for the “tabloid culture” that got Donald Trump elected president.

He said The Post and its parent company, News Corp., “provided Trump not only the platform but the language and the approach.”

“He riffs off them, they riff off him,” de Blasio said.

The mayor predicted that the backlash against Trump, whom he called “spoiled” and “profoundly racist,” would be the “death knell for tabloid journalism.”

“They’re not going to be around too much longer, in my opinion, but for a brief and sad moment, that negative, hateful, divisive tabloid culture, the same culture that vilified the word liberal, effectively, became too ascendant. It’s now crashing on the rocks,” he said.

De Blasio also addressed his ongoing feud with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, conceding that some of their beef was personal. “I’m saying some of this is structural, some of this is ideological, some of this is just naturally what happens when people disagree on an issue,” the mayor explained.

“Yeah, we do have a long personal relationship, and that’s a component.”

The mayor declined to discuss whether he would endorse Cuomo for re-election.

“I’m talking about this year. I’m in a mayoral election this year,” he said. “That’s what we’re talking about.”

DCG

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24 responses to “Bitter de Blasio thinks there should be a parade in his honor

  1. For once I agree. All the way to the gallows!

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  2. I just wish the voters of New York City would see the light and send this Bozo packing. Just the fact that he forced the taxpayers to pay his legal bills is outrageous. What more do they need to make a sound decision for their city?

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  3. What a delusional narcissist!

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  4. Yeah, sure.

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  5. The ONLY parade Kaiser Wilhelm deserves is one to the New York State Psychiatric Hospital at Creedmore!!!
    HEY, JERK: Parade yourself off the Empire State Building!!!

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    • Probably ought to watch comments like that-if he does reach the ground without benefit of an elevator,you could get arrested for telling him to do it.
      Of course,by saying JERK,it MIGHT be hard to prove HE was the one you were talking to,unless they took it in context,which the Courts fail miserably at.

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  6. Actually, I think komrade de Blowhard actually does deserve a parade.

    He should be frog-marched to the nearest airport and given a one-way ticket to North Korea.

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  7. This incubus of a Mayor overturned the will of over a 100,000 NY’ers demanding a new 9/11 investigation. His gang claimed they had more important things to be concerned about. F this scumbag and his treasonous bootlick arseholes.

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  8. DeCommio is the perfect mayor for that cesspool in NY.

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  9. Really? ….. A Parade Mr. Mayor? ………. How About A Perp Walk!
    *** New York officers turn their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio

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  10. IT’S OVER NYC MAYOR BILL DEBLASIO FACES CRIMINAL CHARGES! HE DOES SOMETHING SICKENING AS REVENGE!

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  11. Yeah, hey should have a parade when he goes to jail!

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  12. Here’s the entire article at NY Rag — He and the mode of questioning by the interviewer is denigrating to President Trump:
    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/09/bill-de-blasio-in-conversation.html

    Here’s one Q&A about DACA:
    You’ve been a consistent voice in support of DACA.Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: an Obama policy that gives work permits to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. The president seems to be moving toward canceling it and deporting hundreds of thousands of people. Will you scrub the IDNYC database to protect Dreamers?
    “On all new IDs, since the beginning of the year, we do not keep paperwork that could provide any pertinent information on someone’s origins. On the previous iteration of IDNYC, we did, for a time-limited period, keep that backup with the intention to destroy it, and we still intend to destroy it. There’s a court case going on right now that we are confident we will ultimately win, and then we will destroy the information. We have to keep a very basic amount of information, like a copy of the card, for obvious reasons. But we’re not keeping anything that would be problematic to a child under DACA.”

    Here’s the Q&A on property:
    In 2013, you ran on reducing income inequality. Where has it been hardest to make progress? Wages, housing, schools?
    “What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property. I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be. I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community, that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs. And I would, too. Unfortunately, what stands in the way of that is hundreds of years of history that have elevated property rights and wealth to the point that that’s the reality that calls the tune on a lot of development.

    I’ll give you an example. I was down one day on Varick Street, somewhere close to Canal, and there was a big sign out front of a new condo saying, “Units start at $2 million.” And that just drives people stark raving mad in this city, because that kind of development is clearly not for everyday people. It’s almost like it’s being flaunted. Look, if I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed. And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents. That’s a world I’d love to see, and I think what we have, in this city at least, are people who would love to have the New Deal back, on one level. They’d love to have a very, very powerful government, including a federal government, involved in directly addressing their day-to-day reality.”

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