George Will: In 3 Years, New Yorkers Will Be ‘Begging for Return’ to Pre-De Blasio NYC
by Noah Rothman | 10:16 am, January 5th, 2014 video
During a panel segment on Fox News Sunday, conservative columnist George Will was asked if he believed, as some commentators have suggested, that the election of Bill de Blasio to mayor of New York City indicated a resurgence of liberalism. While Will said that he was not sure that it does, he hopes that this is the case because there is no better messenger for conservative principles than liberals in government.
“There’s nothing better for American conservatism than periodic examples of untrammeled liberalism,” Will submitted.“Lyndon Johnson, after 1964, had huge majorities in Congress, had his way. Republicans won five of the next six and seven of the next nine presidential elections,” Will continued. “Let him have his way in New York City and let people see what happens.”
He noted that the city’s public sector unions have been kept in check for the last 20 years by moderate mayors, but the new mayor and his “supine” city council are likely to reverse that trend.
“I give him three years and people will be begging for a return to something else,” Will concluded.
Watch the clip below via Fox: