This may well be what the election comes down to. Union Reagan Democrats who ought to know better and do.
John Jackson, 35, was heading home to Marine Park. He planned on stopping by his local polling place to vote on his way.
“But I’m torn about this election,” he said.
“I think Bill de Blasio is better for my union, but I think he’s a communist. De Blasio’s better for my work, but Lhota’s better for the city.”
Welcome to Brooklyn, folks.
Turnout has been light due to the polling showing leftist candidate Bill de Blasio far ahead. Exit polls are showing the predictable idiocy.
Overall crime is not high on voters’ agendas today. Only 15 percent chose it as the most important issue, compared to 38 percent who chose jobs and unemployment.
When choosing which quality in a candidate mattered the most to them, 34 percent of city voters said they wanted a candidate who shared their values, and 30 percent said they wanted change. Experience ranked last on voters’ priority lists.
The economy may be important, but there’s only so much that the Mayor of New York City can do about that. Bloomberg has already done a pretty good job of attracting business to the city. Lhota might be able to do a better job. Bill de Blasio obviously won’t be doing that.
So what exactly is this “jobs and the economy” nonsense. If you’re voting for someone whose platform is free stuff to be paid for by someone else, good luck finding those people and their jobs.
And if you want someone who shares your values of supporting Communist church burners and synagogue bombers, no experience necessary, take a good look at Detroit.
The union members partying at The Armory and licking their lips at all the money they’re going to ripoff when Bill de Blasio gives them everything, should look at Detroit too where the unions sucked their share of blood and now are having their retirees dumping into ObamaCare and their pensions put on the chopping block.
When a parasite kills the host, the parasite dies too.