Bloomberg on Obama Endorsement: “Gay Rights, Environment More Important than Economics”

In the midst of ignoring Staten Island and sulking over the cancellation of his marathon, Mayor Michael Bloomberg sat down with The Nation to discuss a variety of topics including his endorsement of Obama.

Explaining that endorsement, Bloomberg said that he endorsed Obama “not because I’m thrilled with him, but to me, choice, gay rights, the environment are the real issues, more important than economics. I spoke to him last night, and I told him, ‘Don’t make any mistake, my criticism of your economic policies still stands.’”

The mayor who couldn’t be bothered to care about the little people in the outer boroughs, also couldn’t be bothered to care about their jobs. Not when the holy trinity of liberal 1 percenter politics, gay rights, abortion and green tech are involved.

It’s telling that even a consummate liberal like Bloomberg could not even begin to defend Obama’s economic policies. It’s why every major New York City paper, from the New York Observer down to the Daily News and Newsday endorsed Romney on purely economic issues. Dissenting was the New York Times, the newspaper, which like Bloomberg, puts abortion, gay rights and the environment ahead of pesky jobs.

The old split of guns or butter has given way to a new split of gay marriage or butter. It’s no longer Republicans who vote on social issues, but Democrats who care more about whether gays can marry and carbon credits, than about whether working families will have food to put on the table.

The economic debate has been won by Romney. But the social fanatics would rather have a bankrupt America with a recycling bucket and an abortion clinic on every block than an America where people have enough to eat. And that is the decision that ordinary people will have to consider.

Bloomberg has the luxury of considering his social hobbies more important than economics. Do you?

  • Mary Sue

    Given what just happened in New York, this is pretty callous of Doomberg. The Holy Trinity of Lefty Priorities trumps people actually having JOBS? Not surprising since Doomberg is a Doom-bot, but if anybody listening to him has any brains they'll see him for what he is and turf him as mayor when he's up for re-election. Bring back Giuliani! Hell, Ed Koch was better than this!

  • Neoperson

    Imagine that, millions unable to find jobs to earn a living and this pathetic excuse for a mayor is worried about sex perverts with special rights. Environment is important, but with 7 billion people on the planet and people like bloombut leaving a footprint 100 times bigger than average, he should consider living like the rest of us. Mayor, drive a prius, and live in a 900 sq ft abode.

    • Mary Sue

      Oh not only the environment! What is really sending NY over the brink is those over-16 oz sodas! [/sarcasm]

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Oh not only the environment! What is really sending NY over the brink is those over-16 oz sodas! [/sarcasm]"

        He's actually very smart. He knows the fat people will buy 2 16 oz sodas, and this will lead to more balanced exercise with each arm lifting equal weight. 32 oz is so unhealthy because then normally the other hand carries only a hamburger or something, which never has the right balance…in pre-consumption weight.

        Don't forget about healing the oceans! Obama promised, and he always delivers, sooner or later…(!?)

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com adinakutnicki

    Billionaire Bloomberg unabashedly intones – the gay agenda, and other leftist social issues, supplants economic devastation. In other words, the fact that people are homeless, or on the verge of losing their jobs, means nothing to him – as long as gays and other left wing causes are implemented! Perverse.

    To wit, leftist dogma is the same world over – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/01/leftist-dogma

    Bloomberg is a vile creature.

  • Truthsayer

    I can almost agree with Gloomberg, er, Bloomberg, but from a different perspective. We shouldn't sacrifice true morality on the altar of the almighty dollar. And thinking people have known for centuries that homosexual activity is immoral, and a bad legal precedent to boot. Let's progress, not go back thousands of years to Sodom.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Bloomberg said that he endorsed Obama “not because I’m thrilled with him, but to me, choice, gay rights, the environment are the real issues, more important than economics."

    We've got to stop the gay persecution! They're being killed daily in numbers that stagger the imagination. If we don't care about the "gay holocaust," how can we care about anything so paltry as the economy? Is it right to murder and persecute anyone just because of what they do with their genitals and how they want to insist that you smile when they tell you stories about their sex lives?

    Wake up people! We can save the economy once we know gays are safe to have sex when they want without fear of persecution. Don't you dare show any tension in your face when you hear about blow jobs in gas station toilets. If you do, you're clearly a bigot.

    And if that wasn't enough, we need to give Obama more time to do what he said he'd do with the oceans and stuff. Go green power!!!

  • Larry D Nachman

    I assume that Bloomberg’s commitment to the environment will lead him to give up his private plane and those solo jaunts to the Caribbean. Maybe he will even fly coach and get acquainted with some of his constituents.

  • Lady_Dr.

    Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, plus Obama's policies – with any luck this sorry example of a human being with be booted out of office.

    Although today I spoke to a friend who left Chicago 30 years ago. She is nearly 60 and she told me that her mother always said that New Yorkers were the worst people in the world. I believe it – they are hated in Florida by the real Floridians.

  • Pat

    <<Bloomberg has the luxury of considering his social hobbies more important than economics. Do you?>>

    I do. Rights go before economy. Fanatics exist on both sides. Do you really think evangelical extreme would vote ANY socially liberal official, regardless what economic program he or she has ? Then just check how they voted during Republican primaries. China has now mostly liberal economy, Chile during Pinochet junta did too. Would you like to live there ? I certainly don't . Therefore I support Obama exactly for the same reasons Bloomberg did.