Bloomberg Bemoans Special Interests in DC, Threatens to Punish Senators Who Won’t Do What He Says

Michael-Bloomberg NRA

Fresh from buying three local elections, Bloomberg is going national with the same tactics. He’s spending a whole bunch of money to influence the political process while bemoaning the control that special interests have over politics.

By special interests, Bloomberg means the NRA, which has nearly 5 million members. That’s more than 10 times the number of people who voted for him in the last mayoral election. (The fact that in a city of 8 million, a little over a million could even be bothered to come out and vote says it all.) It’s also 100 times more than his 50,000 vote margin of victory against a stalking horse candidate who barely bothered to campaign.

But let’s raise the curtain on Michael Bloomberg, Man of the People, fighting the millions of NRA supporters with millions of dollars.

Today’s vote is a damning indictment of the stranglehold that special interests have on Washington, Bloomberg says. But Senators doing what millions of voters want is hardly a special interests stranglehold. It’s democracy.

A creepy billionaire trying to tell Senators to ignore their own voters with a blizzard of negative ads on the other hand is an attempted, but failed special interest strangehold.

More than 40 U.S. senators would rather turn their backs on the 90 percent of Americans who support comprehensive background checks

If the 40 senators really thought that the 90 percent figure was compelling, they wouldn’t have voted that way. What Mayor Mike is really angry about is that they turned their back on him and his cash.

The only silver lining is that we now know who refuses to stand with the 90 percent of Americans – and in 2014, our ever-expanding coalition of supporters will work to make sure that voters don’t forget.

I’m sure that’s really terrifying and all, but considering that Bloomberg barely managed to buy his last election in New York City by 50,000 votes, his grand coalition isn’t as big as he thinks it is.

  • JAL

    Another control maniac, such as Pelosi, Feinstein, Reid, Obama and a huge list of others. They want power and money and they are scared of the general public owning guns. The reason the second amendment to the constitution was put there buy the founders of this country was to make sure tyrannical "leaders" like those named above cannot take over the country.

    That crime goes down with an armed public is no longer an opinion, it is a fact. We the people elect representatives, to reflect our interests. When they no longer represent us we vote them out, assuming we vote and study their responses and positions on the issues we care about.

    I for one cannot stand the grandstanding of Bloomberg who claims to represent the country but only represents a small fraction of the country, crime ridden and corrupt City of New York. He should literally clean up his own front yard.

  • Toni_Pereira

    "and in 2014, our ever-expanding coalition of supporters will work to make sure that voters don’t forget."

    Hopefully, they won't forget his clownish stunts.

    • dan

      It may do us some good, to have him remind people of his, um, position; maybe people will reward those MB would punish. Many of us won't forget, but many others will.

      • Toni_Pereira

        Soda-haters, i suppose…

  • Looking4Sanity

    Bloomberg must have quite an army of heavily armed security guards to think it prudent to publicly strong-arm U.S. Senators. One word for you, Nanny Bloomberg…Chappaquiddick.

    • kafir4life

      Wasn't Chappaquiddick the battle that the democrat party won in the war on women, under the watchful (or is that bloodshot) eyes of General Teddy Kennedy, the Lion of the Senate?

      • Looking4Sanity

        Indeed it was, but it was "Admiral" Kennedy…being a naval battle and all. Now you know why they call those big old limousines "boats"! If Nanny Bloomers isn't careful, he might just get the Natalie Wood treatment.

  • Mary Sue

    And Bloomberg has the power and the right to punish senators under WHAT state or federal statute? Oh yeah, that's right. NONE of them.

    • Toni_Pereira

      Listening to his idiocies is a worse torture than waterboarding.

    • Ted

      Mary Sue he is Bloomberg. He can try to do whatever he wants. He is playing G_D. A you not aware that he has a G_D complex?

  • gee59

    I keep on hearing this 90% figure without any facts to support it. Who inventing this claim? Where is the documentation for it?

    The leftists seem to believe that the United States Constitution is something to go around when it doesn't support their view point. Petitioning the government happens to be one of those rights, just like keep and bear arms.

    • Polly

      I wonder what the polls showed for and against slavery, back just before the Civil War. Perhaps we could have avoided that war entirely if only President Lincoln had announced the results of that poll–whatever they were. Surely the entire population would have happily abided by the polls' decision.

      And for the record, I don't believe that "90% support restricting gun rights" number everyone seems to be quoting. If 90% were indeed supporting the amendment (or even cared a whit!), no NRA arguments would have swayed those senators.

      • JacksonPearson

        The senators were swayed by their constituents, and re election;
        and reminding them of: "shall not be infringed."

      • gee59

        Polly I agree – what is worse is that it isn't an amendment. I would fight an amendment tooth and nail – but they seem to think that if they pass a law that is against the very wording of the Constitution, that somehow it is legal.

        If they want to amend the Constitution – well there is a procedure spelled out in the Constitution on how to do it. They amended the Constitution before and then passed another amendment to remove the prior amendment (prohibition). Let them follow the law instead of attempting to subvert it.

  • Bloomberg Sucks

    Quiet to all of you. Bloomberg just outlawed negative comments and anything else that makes him look bad. Anyone that disobeys will be used for private jet fuel. Now back to your caves poor people.

  • Moishe Pupick

    Th., 04/18/13

    Nanny Bloomberg is oh-so concerned that New Yorkers are consuming too many soft drinks, but he has no hesitation whatsoever about lobbying for the construction of a mosque at Ground Zero. How did this putz get elected anyway?

  • AlgerHiss

    Can you imagine how awful the garbage citizen of NYC is that votes for this trash? And that same bunch of animals will probably vote, with glee, for Anthony Weiner.

    If you live in NYC, you are truly a piece of human debris.

  • MadBag

    Let me get this straight — it is evil for the NRA to spend money to influence elected officials, but it is totally okay for a single man to spend money to influence elected offficials. Must be a liberal!

    • Polly

      You don't understand. The NRA doesn't care about Americans. Nanny Bloomberg cares so much it hurts. He hates curtailing your rights, but it's for your own good.

      Oh sure, the NRA gives all those gun-safety classes and all, but that's just so they can sell more guns. . . hey, wait a minute; does the NRA sell guns?

  • JacksonPearson

    So If I have the story correct, NYC Mayor Bloomturd is threatening federal officials?
    NOUN – terrorism 'te-ur,ri-ism:
    "The calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear"

    Meaning, he's a home grown terrorist!