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New York - NYC Papers Say Shame On De Blasio And Inauguration Day Speakers Over Disingenuousness Towards Bloomberg, City, And Fellow Citizens

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ormer U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) offers his hand to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) after acknowledging him in his speech during the inauguration ceremony for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in New York on January 1, 2014. Reutersormer U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) offers his hand to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) after acknowledging him in his speech during the inauguration ceremony for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in New York on January 1, 2014. Reuters

New York, NY - Two of New York City’s major daily newspapers are slamming new Mayor Bill de Blasio and his roster of progressive inaugural day speakers over the disingenuousness they projected Wednesday, not only towards outgoing mayor Michael Bloomberg, but at the city and their fellow New Yorkers, as well.

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In the NEW YORK POST (http://bit.ly/1bBSxcP), Michael Goodwin writes that while Bloomberg, over the course of his twelve years, “provoked in me admiration and anger, passionate support and dismissive ridicule…never once did I feel sorry for him—-until yesterday.”

“Mayor bill de Blasio and his entourage of ‘progressives’ were as cold as the weather. Shame on them,” Goodwin writes of the speeches that, one after another, painted New York as a decisively divided city, with the ‘haves’ holding dictatorial rule over the ‘have nots.’

In the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS’ (http://nydn.us/1dcZvWM) op-ed, Joshua Greenman notes that before delivering a “prayer for the success of a mayor who says he wants to unify New York,” Sanitation Department chaplain Rev. Fred Lucas “called this city of 8.3 million people a ‘plantation.’”

“If that’s what New York City is, some of us are slaves; some of us, slave owners. Which are you, fellow citizen?” asks Greenman.

Greenman writes that “the grim tone was echoed by speaker after speaker,” all the way down to a “youth poet laureate who pitted people in brownstones (many of whom live down the street from de Blasio) against people with brown skin.”

Both papers note that it wasn’t until the second-to-last speaker of the day, former President Bill Clinton, that someone momentarily suspended the Bloomberg and New York City bashing long enough to acknowledge the many successes and improvements Bloomberg delivered over the course of his tenure.

“He leaves the city stronger and healthier than he found it,” Clinton said of the outgoing mayor.

Goodwin writes that “Bloomberg did so much more than that, yet had he been a scoundrel, he wouldn’t have been treated with less respect. By the end, I no longer felt sorry for Bloomberg. I envied him. He was getting out of town.”


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 Jan 02, 2014 at 10:28 AM Anonymous Says:

If he would have left after the two legal terms, the reception would have been much different. That is a fact.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 10:32 AM Anonymous Says:

Too late New Yorkers you elected these communists and third worlds so eat what you cooked.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 10:43 AM SandmanNY Says:

These are the "progressive" messages of Socialists, comrades. In their world, all are equal - as in equally poor while the leaders must have better provisions to bear the burden of leadership. Welcome to Amerika. Keep up the silence. That's their hope.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 10:55 AM ShatzMatz Says:

There will be a time in the very near future when we will be reminiscing about the Bloomberg days and wishing for him to have run for a fourth term. The demise of our city starts today.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 10:55 AM Anonymous Says:

The liberal attitude is if your a minority you automatically deserve to have everything handed to you on a silver platter. And if your a non minority and have been successful it's bc your greedy and unfair. To call any city in the most democratic country in the world a 'plantation' is preposterous. How can you take anything they say seriously??

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 11:29 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Too late New Yorkers you elected these communists and third worlds so eat what you cooked.

Please note; Washington did the same thing when a new President came in.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 11:30 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

If he would have left after the two legal terms, the reception would have been much different. That is a fact.

Definitely.
The "plantation" remark is race baiting and should have been disowned by the new mayor.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 11:33 AM volfie Says:

Bravo-numbers 1-5 you really get it.DiB and his 3rd world entourage are going
to bleed this city dry with new communist social programs redistributing the wealth
of the working classes to the parasites.No longer will NY be the BIG APPLE-
Welcome to the RED WATERMELON !

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 11:52 AM ProminantLawyer Says:

Things will be better in Brooklyn. the streets will be clean from the snow. policemen wont be needed to patrol. its a better new day. Eyes can see it now!

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 11:52 AM Liepa Says:

I'm not the biggest fan of Bloomberg but DiBlasio and Co. have pretty big shoes to fill before they can even begin to denigrade the previous administartion.
Because talk, especially from politicians, are indeed cheap!

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 11:53 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Too late New Yorkers you elected these communists and third worlds so eat what you cooked.

I agree, President Bush was treated in the same way 5 years ago. You can change it in November.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 11:58 AM puppydogs Says:

Reply to #4  
ShatzMatz Says:

There will be a time in the very near future when we will be reminiscing about the Bloomberg days and wishing for him to have run for a fourth term. The demise of our city starts today.

I am doing that today

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 12:08 PM Anonymous Says:

Success means nothing to progressives if you are white. If you are white you don't deserve to enjoy your toil and efforts- no, you must give up huge portions of your income, spread the wealth, and give it those who don't bother to pay attention in high school, don't go to college/trade school, have a menial day job and wonder why they are poor.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 12:10 PM Nobody Says:

That is progressives - they have no class or grace. It gets in the way of their politics.

And unfortunately some people think that they have a problem with have and have-nots. They don't, they just want to make sure they are on the "haves" side.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 12:26 PM Non-New Yorker Says:

Stop complaining and go back to your plantations so that the cotton gets picked on time.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 12:33 PM yonasonw Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Too late New Yorkers you elected these communists and third worlds so eat what you cooked.

I respectfully suggest that you talk to some Yidden who lived under Communism before you through around that lablel so inaccurately. You remind me of leftists who are prone to throwing the label "Nazi" at those to their right. Both you and they cheapen the real horrors that those "isms" inflicted on their victims.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 12:39 PM yonasonw Says:

Reply to #3  
SandmanNY Says:

These are the "progressive" messages of Socialists, comrades. In their world, all are equal - as in equally poor while the leaders must have better provisions to bear the burden of leadership. Welcome to Amerika. Keep up the silence. That's their hope.

You mix your metaphors my unlearned friend...AmeriKa with a "K" is German, and usually associated with leftist accusations that their opponents are really Naziis...your sarcastic use of comrade is typical of a right wing accusations that their opponents are really Socialists...heard ad nausiously on this website. (Ain't that right, Leo?) That makes you a confused malcontent!

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 01:25 PM Rachel W. Says:

And he didn't do it for money ... Never took a salary. So in essence he did us a favor. Recipients of favors are known to acknowledge their benefactors by throwing stones at them. Mayor Bloomberg is hardy and won't suffer any ill effects. Besides, history will treat him right.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 01:32 PM Haimov Says:

He is going to be like Obama, blame previous administration for all the City problems.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 01:40 PM Haimov Says:

You can see Bloomberg is upset. He would not take his glove off the shake Clinton hand.
Big mistake Mr. President, no money are coming from Bloomberg to your foundation.
My advice to Bloomberg: get yourself a younger and better looking girlfriend and enjoy life.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 02:23 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #19  
Haimov Says:

He is going to be like Obama, blame previous administration for all the City problems.

YOU CAN CHANGE IT IN NOVEMBER. MAKE SURE YOU VOTE & VOTE THEM OUT.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 03:08 PM DemsBeBabies Says:

Reply to #16  
yonasonw Says:

I respectfully suggest that you talk to some Yidden who lived under Communism before you through around that lablel so inaccurately. You remind me of leftists who are prone to throwing the label "Nazi" at those to their right. Both you and they cheapen the real horrors that those "isms" inflicted on their victims.

Actually, you should speak to Russian ex-pats. They will tell you explicitly that Progressivism IS Communism repackaged. communist Russia didn't start with gulags.
And Nazis are a product of the American LEFT. you need to learn your political theories. In Europe, where government is entirely socialist, the left is Communist, and the right is nationalist, hence Russia/China, etc or peoples this and peoples that, and the Nazis were the Nationalized socialist party. SOCIALIST, both found ONLY on the left. yes nationalism in US is found predominately on the right, but not as socialist, but quite the opposite, as American Exceptionalism. We are the exception, that we have FREEDOM & LIBERTY as inalienable G-d given rights!!

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 03:02 PM YITZCHOKLEVI Says:

The article uses the word "disingenuousness". My understanding of that word is "lacking in sincerity".
While I was not a big fan of Bloomberg, I would say that yesterdays ceremony was "classless" and rude.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 03:54 PM Anonymous Says:

bloombergs legacy is proof of the adage "too much of a good thing is no good"
all his laws metzitza bpeh etc that irked the city were enacted during his last infamous term

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 04:40 PM Haimov Says:

The Rev. is correct. The City is Plantation.However, it is upside down Plantation.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 07:05 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
ShatzMatz Says:

There will be a time in the very near future when we will be reminiscing about the Bloomberg days and wishing for him to have run for a fourth term. The demise of our city starts today.

STARTED WITH THE ELECTION OF THE LEFTIST COMMUNIST. Too many New Yorkers think you can get something for nothing and elected this skum and I repeat SKUM

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 07:31 PM Anonymous Says:

I have a few black friends and don't see them for the color of their skin. However, DeBlasio being married to a black needs to make all the excuses in the world for it and that definitely defines his politics.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 07:35 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #18  
Rachel W. Says:

And he didn't do it for money ... Never took a salary. So in essence he did us a favor. Recipients of favors are known to acknowledge their benefactors by throwing stones at them. Mayor Bloomberg is hardy and won't suffer any ill effects. Besides, history will treat him right.

I beg to differ. He didn't need to take a salary as his fortune increased by BILLIONS of dollars during his 12 long years in office. His rich pals got all sorts of sweetheart deals.

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 Jan 02, 2014 at 07:44 PM bigwheeel Says:

Reply to #9  
ProminantLawyer Says:

Things will be better in Brooklyn. the streets will be clean from the snow. policemen wont be needed to patrol. its a better new day. Eyes can see it now!

Your English is improving (Compared to the way it was.) But you haven't learned yet to use proper punctuation. Like Periods, Commas and Apostrophes.
Yet there is hope. You might even one day learn to Spell your username correctly. Keep it up.

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 03:14 AM UkrainianJewish Says:

Reply to #16  
yonasonw Says:

I respectfully suggest that you talk to some Yidden who lived under Communism before you through around that lablel so inaccurately. You remind me of leftists who are prone to throwing the label "Nazi" at those to their right. Both you and they cheapen the real horrors that those "isms" inflicted on their victims.

I have lived under the Commies for 30 years, and I find nothing wrong in comment #2.

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 Jan 03, 2014 at 03:25 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #17  
yonasonw Says:

You mix your metaphors my unlearned friend...AmeriKa with a "K" is German, and usually associated with leftist accusations that their opponents are really Naziis...your sarcastic use of comrade is typical of a right wing accusations that their opponents are really Socialists...heard ad nausiously on this website. (Ain't that right, Leo?) That makes you a confused malcontent!

There is basically no difference between the left-wing Communist-style socialists and the Nazionalsozialisten aka Nazis. They both are Socialist movements, and the only reason of them fighting one another is their mutual competition for a leading role in the general socialism. By the way, it is the reason why both the Communist and the Nazi parties, attributes, propaganda etc. is banned in some normal countries.

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