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Sun Jan 2, 2022, 03:36 PM

Why do so many New Yorkers hate Bill De Blasio?

I don't get it

Someone please explain

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Reply Why do so many New Yorkers hate Bill De Blasio? (Original post)
RFCalifornia Jan 2022 OP
IbogaProject Jan 2022 #1
dem4decades Jan 2022 #2
DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2022 #5
Polybius Jan 2022 #22
MustLoveBeagles Jan 2022 #3
Me. Jan 2022 #11
RFCalifornia Jan 2022 #4
Me. Jan 2022 #10
Earth-shine Jan 2022 #17
Me. Jan 2022 #19
LisaM Jan 2022 #6
aeromanKC Jan 2022 #7
electric_blue68 Jan 2022 #8
Danmel Jan 2022 #9
wellst0nev0ter Jan 2022 #12
cinematicdiversions Jan 2022 #13
progressoid Jan 2022 #15
Polybius Jan 2022 #23
delisen Jan 2022 #14
Me. Jan 2022 #20
Polybius Jan 2022 #24
MicaelS Jan 2022 #16
Celerity Jan 2022 #28
fescuerescue Jan 2022 #18
Polybius Jan 2022 #21
ARPad95 Jan 2022 #25
thesquanderer Jan 2022 #26
brooklynite Jan 2022 #27

Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 03:39 PM

1. Sleazy real estate champion and heavy Parking Tickets

Sleazy real estate champion and heavy Parking Tickets.

Parking enforcement went crazy under him and Bloomberg.

Closet pot head. Never took much stand for decrim or legalization.

They have been building mega towers everywhere.

Emnent Domain overreach.

Fake liberal. Total conservative grifter.

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Response to IbogaProject (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 03:41 PM

2. Is the new guy better or worse?

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 03:48 PM

5. Eric Adams is well to DeBlasio's right.

New Yorkers can fill in the blanks.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:56 PM

22. Thank God

Can't really find anyone to his left.

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Response to IbogaProject (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 03:44 PM

3. I noticed he likes to punch down too

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 04:36 PM

11. Don't Like Him

he's going to have problems because he's not s smart as he thinks he is. THe inept beginning of his first press conference doesn't bode well.

This post is referring to adams, replied to the wrong post.

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Response to IbogaProject (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 03:48 PM

4. Yeah but we have that kind of stuff going on in all our cities

London Breed here in SF is guilty of most of those things and although we don't especially like her, we don't hate her either

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Response to IbogaProject (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 04:33 PM

10. THe Buildings Are Both Ugly & Empty

plus ruining the skyline

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Response to Me. (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 06:50 PM

17. "Ruining the skyline" -- They said that about the Twin Towers when they went up.

They said it again when the towers went down.

People hate change.

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Response to Earth-shine (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:24 PM

19. THey Also Block Once Wonderful Views And Shade THe Sun

HOw silly to think this is just about change rather than poor planning

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 03:49 PM

6. He did nothing to support small businesses.

I don't think Adams will, either.

When he said "New York is back", I don't think he means the New York of Gem Spa and mom and pop stores and bodegas. He wants to be paid in Bitcoin (as if the city is set up for that). I have a bad feeling about him. More chains, fewer local businesses, more luxury apartments owned by foreign investors sitting empty.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 03:57 PM

7. Convenient punching bag

Everybody is on nerves and wants someone to complain about and blame for their personal troubles.

But with that being said, something tells me the new guy will be much worse policy wise. He seems to be a GOP mole. We'll see.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 04:12 PM

8. He did do some good things...

He was disappointing in a bunch of ways.

But he also got Universal Pre-K done. BBB now has that included in it.

From the NY Daily News (that also cited his failures)

"Over his eight years as mayor, de Blasio successfully pushed to freeze rents on rent-regulated apartments, provided free legal representation to tenants against landlords, afforded paid sick leave to workers and created a municipal identification card, IDNYC."

Not a real fan of the skinny extra tall skyscrapers, though IDK if he could have really stopped him.

As for Adams...he wasn't my first choice.
I hope he'll do well. Don't like the bit coin stuff.

We'll see.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 04:15 PM

9. He is arrogant and out of touch

I do appreciate good stricter standards for Covid and prefer going out to eat in the city (I live in the burbs) but he wasn't great.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 04:59 PM

12. He clearly was bored with being mayor

 

This was obvious with his presidential run

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 06:06 PM

13. He attacked children for being too smart eliminating their schools

 

He let rapists and robbers out of the jails without bail

He flooded the upper east side with the mentally ill (See Rick Moranis)

He was Chicago corrupt

He wanted to defund the police during a crime surge caused by his policies

He closed down the Ghostbusters

He thought he was his hero Raul Castro

He didn't show up to one fire.

The Jets

Clearly looking at the list above he was a secret Republican who loved The Patriots and the Cowboys.

He ate pizza with a fork and knife and complained it wasn't vegan and deep dish.

Since he was a secret Republican/ Communist, I ask the mods to allow this well-researched list to stand.




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Response to cinematicdiversions (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 06:11 PM

15. Ya gotta put a big sarcasm emoji on that

Somebody might think yer serious.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:59 PM

23. I believed it until he said "He closed down the Ghostbusters"

Even then I was like "Huh?"

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 06:09 PM

14. NY has avoided voting for qualified female candidates in favor of showboating males for decades.

Maybe they will finally modernize and get a female mayor after more “macho magic” over the next few years.
Let’s start to measure the success of our cities on how well the typical residents and typical families live and thrive not just stars and international billionaires and white collar thugs.

New York has so much going for it, I hate to watch its rich continue to build themselves up upon the misery of its poor and middle class.

I confess I expected little from De Blasio.

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Response to delisen (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:25 PM

20. "Macho Magic"

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Response to delisen (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 3, 2022, 12:03 AM

24. Ruth Messinger ran and got the Democratic nomination in 1997

Rudy Giuliani beat her 57.7% to 40.5%. That remains the biggest whooping a Democratic candidate for Mayor in NYC has gotten in modern history. I still don't know how she lost by so much.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 06:24 PM

16. As a non-New Yorker.....

Has there been a Mayor people did not dislike?

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 3, 2022, 09:34 AM

28. Fiorello La Guardia

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 07:41 PM

18. Because they are secret republicans.


Who don't know what is good for them.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:55 PM

21. Speed cameras

I hate them.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Mon Jan 3, 2022, 12:07 AM

25. As an upstate New Yorker, I have no opinion on Mayor De Blasio. Going to New York City is like

going to another state. Actually, we go through 2 other states, PA and NJ, to get to NYC. It's so removed from my area.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Mon Jan 3, 2022, 09:05 AM

26. I think the on-going feud with Andrew Cuomo didn't serve either of them well. (n/t)

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Mon Jan 3, 2022, 09:26 AM

27. He didn't want to be Mayor...

He saw it as a platform to promote himself as a national voice for progressive policies, but never lived up to them.

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