They’re High, All Right

New Yorkers have ‘sky high’ expectations for new mayor: poll – Yahoo News Canada

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Yorkers are largely optimistic about the city’s future as Bill de Blasio prepares to be sworn in as the next mayor on January 1, according to a poll released on Monday.

De Blasio, who will take over from Mayor Michael Bloomberg and will be the first Democrat to lead the city in two decades, won a resounding victory in November after campaigning to confront economic inequality, improve police and community relations and expand access to city services like pre-kindergarten.

Two-thirds of city voters say they are hopeful about de Blasio, while nearly six in 10 voters think he will change New York for the better, the poll by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion showed.

“Coming off a huge election victory, expectations are sky high for what Bill de Blasio will do for the city as mayor,” Lee Miringoff, the poll’s director, said.

New Yorkers who commonly pride themselves on their big-city sophistication, demonstrate once again just what monumental rubes and chumps they really are.  They swallow Hillary, Spitzer, Obama, and now DiBlasio, and will be just as amazed as always when DiBlasio turns out to be an even bigger disaster than Obama.

But, you know, lefties are easy to bamboozle.  Otherwise, they wouldn’t be lefties.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


They’re High, All Right — 2 Comments

  1. Bloomberg used to identify as Democrat, but changed to the Republican slot when he won Mayor of NY in 2001. He is merely a Democrat opportunist. He officially changed back to Democrat in 2007, but ran in 2009 as an Independent on the Republican ballot line.
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    Unfortunately, NY’ers see labels as reality. They think they are now throwing out a controlling, stupid Republican, and embracing a caring, intelligent Democrat (de Blasio). That was after they embraced Bloomberg in 2001 as a “Republican” after rejecting the Democratic administration before him.

    They are bouncing around between deceiving Democrats and outspoken (communist) Democrats.

    Winston Churchill: “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing, after they’ve tried everything else.” In NY, they are in the process of trying everything else.

    • They seem quite likely, at this point, to continue with the “everything else” theme for a rather long stretch to come, too.

      Noo Yawkers seem to have a near-infinite capacity for tolerating the sort of lunacy and near-lunacy in city/county politickin’ that virtually all large cities fall heir to, at least for brief periods – NYC’s endurance in that area is rivalled by only a handful of other U.S. municipalities; Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, perhaps Philadelphia and St. Louis…

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