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Title: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: mystery-ak on May 15, 2019, 06:14:26 PM
Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
by Joseph Simonson
 | May 15, 2019 06:08 PM



New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce his run for the White House tomorrow, joining 22 other Democrats in an increasingly crowded primary race.

A campaign spokesperson confirmed the event to NBC News, ending months of speculation about whether de Blasio would jump into the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/bill-de-blasio-to-announce-2020-presidential-campaign-thursday (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/bill-de-blasio-to-announce-2020-presidential-campaign-thursday)
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: libertybele on May 15, 2019, 06:21:15 PM
Lord, God in heaven, please help us.  De Blasio has the $$ and the corrupt connections to get the DEM nomination.
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: Bigun on May 15, 2019, 06:27:09 PM
 :bigsilly: :bigsilly: :bigsilly: :bigsilly:
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: IsailedawayfromFR on May 15, 2019, 06:47:46 PM
One more for the carnival ride around the country.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdiwUHAVQAAkzeZ.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: jafo2010 on May 15, 2019, 07:45:09 PM
DeBlasio will not do that well.  Jeb Bush had over $100 million in his coffers, and he did not make it to first base.  DeBlasio will do better than many in the clown car, but he will not be there at the end of the line.  He is espousing that they have the New Green Deal in New York.  That will not get him far at all.

He brings nothing to the table. In 2020, Trump will once again set the issues, and they are securing our border from illegal alien invasion, strengthening our military, making our so called partners carry more of their fair share, which they still are not doing.  Germany is contributing about half, and they are the richest nation in Europe!

I think healthcare will get discussed halfway through 2020, because more people will have experienced the vagaries of Obamacare, more will have seen loved ones die prematurely because of the policies of Obamacare, and thus more people will be angry with the remaining legacy of the worst president in USA history, Barack Obama.

Trump has to lead the Republicans to voting victories in the House and the Senate, with 60+ senators being Republican.  Either he gets the majorities he needs, or it will be four years of gridlock.  I think that should be a major plank on his campaign too.  Give me the voting majorities I need to affect the change needed within this country. He gets that, America is being made great again.  The Democommies wish to destroy this country as the socialists did in Vennezuela.
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: LottieDah on May 15, 2019, 08:45:55 PM
Picture this:  the homeless  camping out in the Rose Garden and the White House lawn.
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: corbe on May 15, 2019, 08:49:36 PM
   And to think I thought 17 Republican Presidential candidates in 2016 was insane, the dems have outdone us, again. Looking forward to the final five or so when the long knives come out. 
   Unless Trump is caught with a live boy or a dead Russian girl, he's got this, IMHO.
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: Fishrrman on May 15, 2019, 09:13:11 PM
I sailed wrote and posted a pic:
"One more for the carnival ride around the country."

Hey... is that tall guy in the middle named "Jeb"...?
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: libertybele on May 15, 2019, 09:30:15 PM
   And to think I thought 17 Republican Presidential candidates in 2016 was insane, the dems have outdone us, again. Looking forward to the final five or so when the long knives come out. 
   Unless Trump is caught with a live boy or a dead Russian girl, he's got this, IMHO.

Under ordinary circumstances, I'd agree with you that Trump's got this, but never, ever, under estimate the corruption of the left.
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: Right_in_Virginia on May 16, 2019, 07:57:29 AM
Bill de Blasio announces 2020 White House run, joining crowded field
Fox News, May 16, 2019

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday morning that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, saying President Trump "must be stopped."

De Blasio is the 23rd Democrat to officially announce a bid for the White House and the second this week following Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s announcement on Tuesday.

The second-term mayor’s central platform will be “working people first.”

“Doesn’t matter if you live in a city or a rural area, a big state, small state. Doesn't matter what your ethnicity is. People in every part of this country felt stuck or even like they're going backwards,” he said in his announcement video posted online.

De Blasio took direct aim at Trump, calling him a “bully,” adding that “I know how to take him on.”


More:   https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nycs-de-blasio-announces-2020-white-house-run-joining-crowded-field (https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nycs-de-blasio-announces-2020-white-house-run-joining-crowded-field)

Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: Applewood on May 16, 2019, 08:02:01 AM
Oh boy!  Another commie, nanny state candidate on the Dem side.  Just what this country needs.    *****rollingeyes*****
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: Right_in_Virginia on May 16, 2019, 08:12:09 AM
What does it say when no one's interested enough to post the announcement video on YouTube?   :pondering:
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: Right_in_Virginia on May 16, 2019, 08:13:51 AM
(https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/front-3.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=780)
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: Gefn on May 16, 2019, 08:14:16 AM
No comment.

I just need a chart or excel spreadsheet to keep all these candidates straight. I don’t think I’ve ever seen over 20 plus people announce before.
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: corbe on May 16, 2019, 08:23:27 AM
   Did the FEC change the rules about spending left over campaign funds?
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: mountaineer on May 16, 2019, 08:36:23 AM
Quote
...  "I will take on the wealthy. I will take on the big corporations. I will not rest until this government serves working people. As mayor of the largest city in America, I've done just that.”

The mayor’s main platform will be “working people first.”

He touted his accomplishments of raising the minimum wage, paid sick leave, comprehensive guaranteed health care, and free pre-K. ...

According to a newly released Quinnipiac University poll, 76 percent of registered NYC voters think de Blasio should stay out of the race, with 47 percent believing a run will be bad for the city--and that's across all demographic groups.
More at Townhall (https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2019/05/16/de-blasio-enters-race-n2546428)
Democrats always claim to be for the working person, but whenever they take control, jobs disappear.   :shrug:
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: Gefn on May 16, 2019, 08:50:19 AM
@corbe

Miss Cleo says she sees a future poll for all the candidates
🔮
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: Night Hides Not on May 16, 2019, 09:24:08 AM
How come the LBGTWXYZers have never forgiven him for turning a lesbian into a soccer mom?
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: aligncare on May 16, 2019, 09:56:06 AM
Oh boy!  Another commie, nanny state candidate on the Dem side.  Just what this country needs.    *****rollingeyes*****

It’s much worse than just his policy positions. He’s a lazy ass incompetent and corrupt as all hell.

This announcement is all about attracting more donors and Benjamin’s. If he actually won an office that involved showing up and doing actual work, he would run screaming from the room.
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: mountaineer on May 16, 2019, 09:58:39 AM
How come the LBGTWXYZers have never forgiven him for turning a lesbian into a soccer mom?
Well, at least she's an utterly corrupt, thieving soccer mom.
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: dfwgator on May 16, 2019, 10:19:24 AM
(https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/front-3.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=780)

Yeah, but you frickin' New Yawkers still elected him mayor.
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: Night Hides Not on May 16, 2019, 10:35:34 AM
Yeah, but you frickin' New Yawkers still elected him mayor.

With all due respect gator, I doubt any Briefers from NYC voted for Herr Wilhelm.
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: Applewood on May 16, 2019, 11:59:49 AM
It’s much worse than just his policy positions. He’s a lazy ass incompetent and corrupt as all hell.

...

I think that applies to most, if not all, of the candidates for any office.  And I say that about Republicans as well as Democrats.  They all make promises to us serfs, but once they get into office, they don't do jack for us. 

And corrupt?  Well, yeah.  And it starts with all those Benjamins acquired during the campaign to which you alluded.  Once they get into office, it's corruption on steroids.  Government as a whole is fraught with corruption just because that's the way it is set up.  So many opportunities to swindle and steal.  None of our elected officials are really interested in fixing  the problem.  They don't want to lose their cash cow.
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: aligncare on May 16, 2019, 12:15:39 PM
Yeah, but you frickin' New Yawkers still elected him mayor.

Abysmally low turnout launched many a political career of incompetency.

Still, after eight years of Giuliani’s strong and transformative leadership followed by twelve years of Bloomberg—who didn’t try to tinker with Giuliani’s success, so the city continued humming along for a generation—it’s hard to see how that dope de Blasio got re-elected.

Oh, yeah... the democrat machine owns this town: The group-think Capital of America.
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: dfwgator on May 16, 2019, 12:17:29 PM
With all due respect gator, I doubt any Briefers from NYC voted for Herr Wilhelm.

It was directed more at the readers of the New York Post.
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: Once-Ler on May 16, 2019, 12:46:56 PM
No comment.

I just need a chart or excel spreadsheet to keep all these candidates straight. I don’t think I’ve ever seen over 20 plus people announce before.
22 at last count, but it took 25 seconds to post this so a couple more may have announced since I started this sentence.  But no candidate has proclaimed the 2020 democratic platform more succinctly.  Trump "must be stopped."
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: ABX on May 16, 2019, 05:22:31 PM
There is an old Indian saying. If you close your eyes and listen carefully to the wind, you can hear a democratic candidate enter the race.......

....woooooosh.. there it is again...
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: GtHawk on May 16, 2019, 06:09:19 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2evynlt.jpg)
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: IsailedawayfromFR on May 16, 2019, 06:40:34 PM
I sailed wrote and posted a pic:
"One more for the carnival ride around the country."

Hey... is that tall guy in the middle named "Jeb"...?
Possibly.

And the guy on the right whose pants legs are mixed up is likely the mayor from Indiana
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: Right_in_Virginia on May 16, 2019, 07:09:49 PM
Here's the full announcement video: 

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHDhsPyJzvk#)



Stronger audio here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHDhsPyJzvk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHDhsPyJzvk)



Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: mountaineer on May 17, 2019, 10:10:39 AM
No One Likes You, Bill De Blasio
May 16, 2019 By Madeline Osburn   

Before New York Mayor Bill de Blasio even officially announced his presidential bid on Thursday, New Yorkers were already pleading for him give up his White House ambitions.

De Blasio, who has been mayor of America’s largest city since 2014, is now one of the 25 Democratic candidates seeking a presidential nomination, despite the lack of support from his own constituents. His approval rating sits at 42 percent, and an April poll found that 76 percent of New York City voters did not want de Blasio to run for president ...

While one would think his socialist policies, such as universal pre-k and the New York City Green Deal, would make him popular among his progressive-leaning constituency, he is consistently mocked for blunders and disingenuous attempts to relate to the working class. ...

Each morning, the mayor insists on traveling from his mansion on the Upper East side with a police escort to work out at the YMCA gym in Park Slope. In April, a concerned citizen hung a flyer at the Y with the disclaimer, “By entering these premises you agree not to run for President of the United States in 2020 or in any future presidential race. You agree to focus solely on your current job here in New York City, which you are not excelling at.”

And while these complaints may seem trite, there are plenty of other more weighty accusations against de Blasio for corruption, bribery, waste, rising homelessness, and public housing scandals under his watch. ... More at the Federalist (https://thefederalist.com/2019/05/16/no-one-likes-you-bill-de-blasio/)
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: mountaineer on May 17, 2019, 10:13:19 AM
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...  Dig this from a 2013 New York Times profile: “Bill de Blasio, then 26, went to Nicaragua to help distribute food and medicine in the middle of a war between left and right. But he returned with something else entirely: a vision of the possibilities of an unfettered leftist government.”

Unfettered leftist government pretty much sums up de Blasio’s time in office as mayor. And it is awful. We need the rest of the country to shoulder some of this nonsense and madness. I’ll give you a few examples of de Blasio’s unfettered leftist government.

One of his first signature acts as mayor was to weaken restrictions on public urination. This perhaps suggests a potential campaign slogan: “De Blasio 2020, If You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go.” The result has been a more fragrant city, around every which corner some fine fellow may be relieving himself.  ...

But there are other issues beyond micturition. De Blasio has his own Green New Deal, and it’s a doozy. Big Bill says Gotham will be “The first of any major city on the Earth to say to building owners, ‘You’ve got to clean up your act, you’ve got to retrofit, you’ve got to save energy, If you don’t do it by 2030 there will be serious fines, as high as $1 million or more for the biggest buildings.” That’ll stick it to those building owners who wouldn’t dare pass the cost along to New Yorkers trying to rent or buy apartments that already cost more than most McMansion mortgages. ...

America, will you please take our mayor? You’d be doing us a really big favor. Please join us in this. Please make Bill de Blasio the next president of the United States. He can do less damage there, I promise.
Read full article at the Federalist (https://thefederalist.com/2019/05/16/why-im-endorsing-bill-de-blasio-for-president/)
Title: Re: Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday
Post by: The Ghost on May 17, 2019, 10:17:29 AM
The motley cast of characters running for the Democrat nomination for president are so far to the left that collectively they look like a police lineup in any socialist country.