The Rise and Fall of New York

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Steve Buscemi Endorses Bill de Blasio For Public AdvocateTwenty years ago, New York’s long nightmare ended with a Giuliani victory over Mayor Dinkins. Now the nightmare returns as former Dinkins staffer and terrorist supporter Bill de Blasio will begin wrecking the city where Dinkins and his Democratic predecessors left off.

Bill de Blasio vowed to undo Giuliani’s reforms and turn back the clock on fighting crime and terrorism. Giuliani’s victory was a wake-up call to Democrats that one of the more dangerous cities in the country had rejected their liberal soft-on-crime policies that had made it unlivable. Bill de Blasio’s victory tells them that soft-on-crime is popular again.

Welcome back Michael Dukakis.

Part of the reason is that New York City has changed. The city’s politics have traditionally been middle class. Even Democratic politicians identified with the storeowner in Brooklyn, the fireman in Staten Island and the auto body mechanic in Queens.

Bill de Blasio breaks with that tradition. The former Warren Wilhelm Jr. did pick a name that opens more political doors for him among working class voters, but other than that his causes, building more housing projects, banning carriage horses in Central Park and ending police surveillance of Muslim terrorists are a grab bag of bad ideas from his two bases; liberal yuppies and welfare voters.

The middle class voters in Queens pleading with Joe Lhota to protect them from Bill de Blasio’s red plague are part of the older New York; that city of gruff accents but kind hearts, loquacious taxi drivers and busybody tenement grandmothers that appears so often on television and in movies that even most New Yorkers still confuse it with reality… even though it hardly exists now.

Bill de Blasio, with his Park Slope digs, represents the city’s new Yuckie overlords, yuppie hippies with Subarus, six- figure salaries, leftist politics and Whole Foods reusable bags full of tofu for the kids. It was only a matter of time until the college kids who moved to the city to slum and protest before finding profitable work formed alliances with minority community groups that would allow them to take over.

The Yuckies would probably have moved somewhere else if Giuliani hadn’t made the city safe for their kids. Bloomberg made things worse because he moved the city deep into debt with the dirty deals that he struck with local power brokers and activists. These deals let a cold fish with an arrogant personality win three elections while putting the city on the hook for his payoffs.

Bloomberg wasn’t stupid. He knew that the money had to come from somewhere. Like so many other urban mayors, he focused on attracting the young and the wealthy who would buy things and pay taxes. He understood how precarious the situation was when he warned that there were 40,000 taxpayers keeping the city afloat. Unfortunately the very people he was attracting were also the likeliest to sink it.

Like Obama’s successes, Bill de Blasio’s victory is a defeat for the middle class and a big win for the alliance between wealthy young liberals and welfare voters. It’s not the first time that happened in the city’s political history, but Red Bill makes John Lindsay look like Ronald Reagan.

It was Ronald Reagan who said that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. A single generation is how long it takes for experience to be lost. Many of the New Yorkers who struggled in the bad city of the 70s and 80s have gone elsewhere. They write to me about the troubles they endured in those days. The new New Yorkers are younger and have never lived in that other bad city.

New York’s Black population is declining and its Latino and Asian populations are rising. White flight has nearly reversed as an older middle class continues to drift away while a wealthier younger generation of whites spreads up into formerly dangerous neighborhoods like Harlem and Williamsburg.

Gotham is starting to look more like California with large Asian and Latino populations and small wealthy white elites, trendy industries and a real estate bubble temporarily funding welfare programs and union sweetheart deals that carry with them an unsustainable debt.

Joe Lhota might have been a credible candidate in 1993; but in 2013, New York is safe enough that no one but the older members of the middle class took his warnings about crime seriously. He may have a shot at a comeback in 2017 when the city has grown tired of four disastrous years of Bill de Blasio, the way that it was exhausted after four terrible years of De Blasio’s former boss, David Dinkins.

But then again he may not.

The Reagan Democrats who can catapult a New York Republican to victory, are politically outnumbered by the Yuckies, who came to the city to slum and decided to force the rest of the city to slum with them, and by minority welfare voters greedily fighting to protect their freebies.

Bill de Blasio’s landslide comes from minority votes. A New York Times/Siena College poll toward the end of October showed that he was only up to 55 percent among white voters. It’s the 90 percent support from Black voters and 76 percent support from Hispanic voters that give him his ridiculous lead.

Lhota’s best numbers are in Brooklyn where there are still enough working class voters to make an impact and his worst numbers are in the Bronx and Manhattan. The linkage between the Bronx, New York’s Detroit and its future under Bill de Blasio, and Manhattan is the new wealthy-welfare coalition.

Finally the old muscular tradition of urban journalism has made way for tabloids that are the Huffington Post in print form. Many New Yorkers were barely aware that there was anyone but Bill de Blasio in the race. A few weeks before the election between a quarter and a third of New Yorkers had not heard enough about Lhota to have an opinion about him. Those same people probably couldn’t have named Andrew Cuomo’s opponent in the governor’s race.

New York media outlets have begun ignoring the existence of Republican candidates. When they can’t ignore them, they smear them and destroy them. Many of those who voted for Bill de Blasio not only did not know about his support for Marxist terrorists who burnt and bombed synagogues and churches, but were barely aware that there was even another choice in this election.

Media boycotts of the opposition are turning New York City elections into Soviet elections where there is only one choice.

Bill de Blasio’s victory isn’t an endorsement of his program, but of the manipulation of the political system by the powerful special interests bringing the city to the brink of bankruptcy and of the short memories of city residents voting in more of the same two decades after the Dinkins nightmare ended.

New York City’s meteoric rise from the slums was a national story. Its descent back to the slums will be local crime coverage.

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  • American Patriot

    All I can say is that I hope that the damage he causes in the four years that he’s in office is reversible. We survived Dinkins (barely) and we’ll hopefully survive Herr Wilhelm DeBlasio.

  • Naresh Krishnamoorti

    Look on the bright side. In three years, real-estate values will have plummeted to such an extent, that you will probably be able to buy most of the commercial buildings in Williamsburg for a few thousand dollars. Wait and sit on them. When New York recovers (which it will, unless the whole of America goes belly up), your property will be worth billions.

  • truebearing

    And another Communist wins an election on the votes of minorities who don’t understand a damn thing about economics.

    • Rocky Mountain

      They understand all right. Its the economics of the government give away.

      • gerry

        Yes until there is nothing to give away,like in Detroit.

        • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

          Soon all urban centers will be Detroit, non-white, and Third World in every sense. Question is-where will the middle class, or what’s left of it find refuge?

          • puciferaneous

            The ultimate white flight will be from the US.

          • Rocky Mountain

            But where to go? Next thing you know we’ll be the ‘illegal immigrant’ problem in another country. But if all those coming here illegally can literally overwhelm us socially, economically, institutionally etc. I guess we can put our noses to the immigration grindstone and create something new.

          • JohnG911

            The ultimate white flight is white extinction by means of interracial marriage and abortion. Whites aren’t having enough children to support their race.

          • Fritz

            That’s a curious statement since the majority of abortuaries happen to reside in black neighborhoods, which is where the vast majority of their clientele comes from.

          • Drakken

            White flight will be to the center of the US.

          • Rocky Mountain

            There are some nice places in Wyoming but a bit short of water. There’s only room for a finite number and lets build an infrastructure that can sustain us as quick as possible.

        • JohnG911

          Then they simply move on to the next Detroit.

      • Thomas

        Once they are in FULL control, those that voted for them will be thrown away like yesterdays news.

      • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

        But not productivity or Adam Smith and capitalism.

      • Templar On Right

        They are part of what I call the GMC (Give Me Candy) crowd who will do and vote for anyone willing to give them their next govt fix.

    • 20pizzapies

      No , elections are won by the votes of the MAJORITY >and the majority understands the waste /loss of $20 billion due to Tea Party PARTISAN GOVT.SHUTDOWNS . They also know the wisdom of NOT DESTROYING the economy in order to “fix it ” .
      Suck it up Tea Party .

      • Hank Rearden

        LOL – do you live in New York? Rudy changed the world. He even showed Libs like you how to manage a multi-ethnic multi-class community and make EVERYBODY comfortable on the streets, in the subways, in the entire city.

        No way that the public can hold itself harmless this time. They were showed that a modern American city IS governable – considered impossible by the elites before Rudy and Broken Windows – and now, in the full flush of knowledge and experience, the New York public has voted overwhelmingly to destroy the city.

        Harry Truman said never to lose faith in the American public. On days like the election of deBlasio, that is very very tough.

        • Michael Garfinkel

          Haven’t you noticed? This is not the same public that Harry Truman knew?

          • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

            Yes. A few shades darker, lazier, ignorant, anti-white, and hate everything this nation was or was founded on.

        • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

          I lost faith long ago.

      • Omar

        Are you happy that an Occupy Wall Street politician is now going to be the next mayor of New York City. Well, I’m not, because Sandinista strongman Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua (Ortega is Warren Wilhelm Jr.’s puppeteer) has emerged victorious over New Yorkers in yesterday’s election fiasco. OWS activists, Communist totalitarians, criminals and their supporters are finally getting their horrible wishes come true after 20 years of stability in the city. Are you happy that the pro-Communist totalitarian OWS movement will finally take NYC back to the abyss? I’m not. If the Tea Party ran New York, the city would be a lot more stable than it is going to be in a few months.

        • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

          No doubt. But the Tea Party wouldn’t have a chance in a city that hates freedom and the rule of law, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, Caucasians, Western civilization, and anything that makes life worth living.

      • alericKong

        Destroying the economy, like creating a multi-trillion dollar treasury bond time bomb which grows ever larger each day, to fund the much needed programs of preschool and more housing projects?

        Government was funded. Obama and Reid sent out storm troopers so they could kick cancer patients of their healthcare.

      • JamesJ

        You must be one of the Ivy League elites or else you’re cheering for your own demise.

      • Drakken

        Here we have it, liberalism in plain sight and on full display, dumber than a bag of hammers and these idiots are allowed to vote.

        • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

          Our Founders opposed mass suffrage for that very reason.

      • Rob Hobart

        Idiot continues to rant.

      • MeanieHead

        The problem with your rant is that it is void of any real facts. First of all, the TEA Party didn’t shut down the government. Obama and Reid did. As you know, they both carry a big D by their names. Do some research. You’ll find out neither the TEA Party nor the Republicans shut the government down. Your boys throwing big baby tantrums did. Quit acting like Obama and place the blame where it belongs… on the Democrats.

        • gerry

          Some people love lies and not only repeat them,but also peddle them.These vare the same people who believe that Obama heard nothing while for 20 years,he was listening to the tirades of his mentor the good Reverend Wright.These are the same people who believe that Benghazi was caused by the video.These are the same people who believe that you can keep your health plan etc etc…A real gem!Priceless.

          • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

            He learned his lessons well.

        • 20pizzapies

          Enjoy your delusions and watch as the Tea party candidates get picked off one by one , they own the shutdown .

          • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

            Liberty was the big loser-as it always is to ‘progress”. I wonder if we will have any freedom left within a generation?

          • Fritz

            Are you still taking about that? Well nobody else is. I suppose you still think people are talking about the 2000 election too. You clowns are the ones who are going to own something the next election cycle, it’s called Obamacare. That is if you can manage to survive the next gang war coming to an urban neighborhood near you.

        • nomoretraitors

          The majority of what comes out of leftist mouths is devoid of any facts

      • TenMegaton

        Go tell it to your lofo freeschitt army comrads.

        • 20pizzapies

          Oh , in addition to be ing a wet behind the ears scrub , you’re also a chickenhawk punk . My Army “comrads ” ?? You couldn’t shine their shoes punk .

      • nomoretraitors

        I’m sure your 20 pizza pies are paid for by food stamps.
        Go troll on MSNBC, the National Memo or one of dozens of other liberal sewers out there

        • 20pizzapies

          The “Twenty pizza pies “relates to the day my company left Vietnam for Seattle Washington . There were ten of us who made it through and our first wish upon touchdown in the USA was to find the closest pizza joint and order 20 pizza pies . Too bad you’re such an assuming imbecile .

          • nomoretraitors

            Sorry but I don’t consider anything you say to be reliable.

            Like I said, go troll the liberal sewers if you don’t care for the perspective here

          • 20pizzapies

            And what gives you the idea that I give a rats arse what you consider reliable ?

          • 20pizzapies

            You’re a scrub , still wet behind the ears .

      • truebearing

        You nit wit, the Tea Party didn’t shut anything down. They don’t control a single branch of government.

        The money lost during the PARTIAL shutdown was because Obama and Reid refused to compromise on Obamacare, and now multiple Democrats, not to mention Left wing journalists, are calling for the same thing that Republicans wanted. Looks like the Tea Party and the Republicans were right.

        Obama is the one destroying the economy, but not to fix it. He’s destroying it because he’s still stuck on a failed 19th Century ideology that only knows how to do one thing: destroy what works.

        Obama destroyed health care — one sixth of the economy — supposedly so he could fix it. It is a disaster, as the Right predicted. I guess he doesn’t have the wisdom to not destroy a health care system that worked infinitely better than his giant, steaming, POS. Suck that up, Commie.

        • 20pizzapies

          If Obamacare turns out to be a bust , the people will yank it , not schmucks like you .
          I don’t particularly care for Obamacare , because it got watered down , it should be a ONE PAYER SYSTEM , which will eventually be the case in this country . Obamacare will be rejected and then all the idiots [ including those like you ] will start again at ZERO , and a ONE PAYER SYSTEM will result . But people like you and the rest of your sorry lot would rather the Insurance Companies keep bending you over and shoving a steel spike up your butts by raising rates and rising costs 30% every 2 or 3 years .But how can schmucks like you be expected to be cognizant of those facts .?

    • Drakken

      Wait until the whole house of cards collapses, then your going to see chaos, panic and disorder, frankly speaking, let them rot in the misery of their own making..

      • lessthantolerant

        I agree, let us all hope that the American economy collapses within the next two years. the ensuing chaos and riots will afford major opportunities for hunting and eradicating Parasite nation and its liberal supporters.

        • Cold_Drake_80

          Nice bit of code there. We all know what you want is race war which reveals you to be just another white supremacist psychopath. Gotta love tools like you who are so bigoted and stupid you can’t even keep to party line.

          • lessthantolerant

            Code? Do you mean that feral youth and crime are related to race? My but you are a racist.

            But then, we all know liberals are the worst racist on the planet.

          • Cold_Drake_80

            Nice try. You were the one hoping for a collapse of this country so you could start murdering people.

          • lessthantolerant

            Silly lib, I hope for collapse so that opportunity to rid America of cancerous growth is not the same as murdering people. I don’t consider liberals people anyway.

          • Rocky Mountain

            The problem is a lot of “silly libs” would get murdered (oh sorry, succumbed to ‘opportunity’) simply because they don’t think the same and I know who would take the opportunity. And BTW, I am not a liberal, progressive, communist, or America-hater but this kind of talk is not the kind that could make a bad situation any better.

          • Cold_Drake_80

            I already knew that psychopath. You really are that stupid aren’t you?

          • lessthantolerant

            Poor sensitive liberal, you will be fun to hunt.

          • Cold_Drake_80

            In reality I’m sure your biggest physical accomplishment is to balance a beer on your bloated gut.

          • Rocky Mountain

            I understand that we have a problem with feral youth but you might be surprised to find out that white feral youth present a real problem in the UK and perhaps other European cities.

          • Drakken

            They are not as much of a problem as the non white variety.

          • Rocky Mountain

            I don’t have any numbers and you may be right which I concede but an article about 9 months ago or so in one of the UK papers I read reported on the state of affairs in a single city – Glasgow – which was flat out nasty.

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            I agree. I wouldn’t even think about race if the Left would stop bringing it up …

          • nomoretraitors

            Gotta love the tools in NYC who voted to take NYC back to the bad old days. Enjoy your soaring crime rate, d-bags!

        • Rocky Mountain

          Things may be bad but wishing for something like that is just plain crazy. Even if things came to that the backyard revolutionaries that would temporarily run things really wouldn’t be any improvement.

        • Privacy Matters

          TRAITOR.. How can you wish that o your country because you hate “liberals” ppl like you scare me.. i bet you would take the enemy’s side just to get a point across that is scary .

          • lessthantolerant

            You sadly do not understand what phase we are in. America weakens everyday while Parasite nation grows. As long as our economy is able to provide revenue for the politicians the cancer will continue spreading.
            Americas only hope is complete reversal of her fortunes to begin ridding ourselves of the cancerous liberalism.

      • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

        They deserve it. They made their bed, now lie in it.

        • ongelofelijk

          Consult with Billary, their senator!

    • Alleged Comment

      Once again a communist takes advantage of dumb-down minorities much to their own hurt.

      • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

        Serves them right.

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      Or anything else of value. Third Worlders I call them.

    • BS77

      Automaton robot Democrat voters, entitlement addicts and leftist nut jobs must be celebrating……

    • govsurveillance

      they don’t understand or care a whit about freedom or liberty either and more than willing to give up both for a santa claus government.

  • American1969

    Well, when the city of New York goes to hell because they elected a communist, they’ll have only themselves to blame.

  • v

    This country is now a third world country where the large majority of the electorate only wan to hear one thing: what more and when will I get my government freebies. This attitude has a great deal to do with the education of today’s generation. This is not only localized, it’s on a national level. To think that in Virginia won by the women voters, who were mostly concerned about their birth controls and condoms shows us where this society is heading, downward and fast.

    • 20pizzapies

      You should move to Russia with Snowden .

      • Omar

        To do what? Spy on ordinary Russians who want to end neo-Communist rule (which has been around since 2000 with Putin’s first rise to the Russian presidency) in their country? That is actually Snowden’s new job. What a hypocrite.

      • Rob Hobart

        You should STFU.

        • 20pizzapies

          GFY

          • Major

            Wow…a real fugazy, eh?

          • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

            Need a bar of soap?

          • 20pizzapies

            I guess the STFU that I was replying to doesn’t count huh ? Take that soap and stick it where the sun don’t shine , you moron .And so you don’t feel left out – GFY too.

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      Me, myself, and I are the new American un-holy trinity. Maybe these gals will birth control and abort their society out of existence.

    • Alleged Comment

      That is why you NEVER TAX PEOPLE. This is how they STAY IN POWER. Repeal all tax laws and this problem goes away.

      How you say? People have to now work to support themselves at all levels or STARVE! Don’t worry, with this system there will be plenty of jobs to go around.

  • Rocky Mountain

    “only up to 55 percent among white voters” I would still say that is a thumping.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      It’s not good, but it’s not the 73-24 landslide the papers are bragging about.

  • chan chan

    Bye bye, New York. It was nice knowing you. Speaking to relatives who grew up there through the seventies, they are desperately sad about what will now happen. I only hope that they throw the commie bum out in four years (a lot of damage can happen in that time), but look what happened with Barry…

  • The March Hare

    Almost leaves you speechless.

    • 20pizzapies

      That’s a good thing . Is it a promise ?

      • Drakken

        Ah yes, the libtard mantra of free speech for thee, but not for the rest of you.

      • Rob Hobart

        No. But you can shut up any time, troll.

        • 20pizzapies

          that’s right and I choose not to , so suck it up ducky.

  • cheechakos

    My sympathy to New Yorkers who live in the real world. You are in for a bumpy ride.

    The media no longer pretends it isn’t biased and misleading. It simply excludes anyone and anything that doesn’t fit it’s progressive socialist democratic agenda.
    An example ; The History Channel is remaking Roots ; a work of art in fabrication, plagiarism and historical revisionism. It fits their fantasy of history,nutures their guilt and anger and makes them feel superior to their ancestors.

    The yuckies were educated in our liberal dominated system. They have no problem with allowing the media to lie to them. Give them a few stories about social justice to debate, pop culture gossip, evil republicans to blame for every ill ; don’t threaten their income ,and they are satisfied.

    Toss the ghetto dwellers a few stories to stir their simmering anger,blame evil republicans for everything, keep feeding them free money,and they are satisfied.

    De Blasio fulfills their personal needs. They have little interest in anything beyond their myopic view and pittance of experience

    • Privacy Matters

      are you serious thats like saying the holocaust never happened and schindlers list wwas FAKE.. it is a remake of what happened in germany to garner sympathy and extort the germans soe more.. .. you are NASTY type of bigot.. i love this..all of you animals will be maaaadddddd hahahahahah..your race baiting is exactly why people hate you…you basically said blacks are ghetto dwellers and allow the media to lie to us.. please please respond and go toe to toe with me live on youtube.. please..

      • UCSPanther

        Your race card is over the limit. Pay down the balance and try again.

        • Major

          Not until he covers up his swastika tats!

          • Privacy Matters

            im a female mixed and well versed well traveled with a few days to myself and scourning the web..i was tryig to understand yall but now i see wha you are about.. hate bigotry and more hate.. then you accuse meof hate.. take a look at what you people post and thumbs up at… you dont value humanit unless its jewish/ is that why it bothers you so much? i am far from anti semetic..i am just pointing out as parallel..i can easily say poot your kkk hood back on.. it jus hit you where it hurts because youre jewish.. you hate when anyone questions you but you can spew hatred left and right… look at what was writen first then come holler at me.. YOU started it with saying slavery was fake..

          • UCSPanther

            This one’s for you, you loudmouthed harpy. I know why feminists vote democrat, and that’s so they can get more free stuff:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi3HVNdIYGo

        • Privacy Matters

          when you cant respond with facts you bring race into it.. you tarted the race card talking about roots.. i ended it ppulling YOUR card and you dont like it.. now piss off you racist bigoted clown

          • UCSPanther

            If that is the best you can come up with, you lost long ago.

            I’ll enjoy watching the decline and you, not me will be paying for it…

      • Drakken

        Silly libtard, I can’t wait until reality punches you in the face, enjoy it future Darwin Award winner.

      • Habbgun

        Did you say so we can extort the Germans some more. Our liberal seems to have a wee touch of the neo-nazi about him. Drug-addled left wing white trash. What would we do without it.

      • Rob Hobart

        Pathetic.

        • Major

          And too typical.

      • MeanieHead

        You lose the debate because you throw the race card too much. Try bringing something to the table besides whining about your race, your victimhood, your lack of whatever it is you think white people have that you don’t have.. Sorry, you will elicit absolutely ZERO white guilt from me.

  • Ed FDNYRetiree

    As deep into the muck NYC has descended, the lowlifes, criminals, savages, and human sponges de Blasio will attract spell its doom.

    Worse, because this ‘worse than death’ leftist will essentially hobble police and offer zero defense against MUSLIM TERROR, another attack WILL come.

    It’s just a matter of when, how, and where.

    NYC liberal morons (excuse the redundancy), like the morons who elected Obama, have learned nothing.

    FREE STUFF WINS!

    • 20pizzapies

      Yea like ALL THE FREE STUFF YOU FDNY RETIREES GET , you effing hypocrite !
      My cousin’s a retired Captain and gets more money and percks than most people working for a living .

      • Daniel Greenfield

        Because he did work for a living. The housing projects De Blasio wants to build are full of people who haven’t worked in generations.

        • Privacy Matters

          of course i expect this kind of rhetoric from idiotic bigots like you..then person you replied to said WORKING people ..idiots like you who know nothing but have the loudest voices.. after seeing ppl say the tea party will keep nyc in line i couldnt contain the laughter and the unease about how you guys are actually serious.. I once lived in public housing and met and knew so many wonderful people who work..do you really think the city has the budget to paythe rent for every single person who lives in nycha? idiot.. it is LOW INCOME housing.. i am now extremely successful in real estate and see how many ppl living in regular buildings many white jewish and irish tenants paying no damn rent on section 8 in brooklyn..and scamming the govt with false disability claims and medicaid frauds but dressed in the finest.. but thats ok as long as it is non black or latin. just say I HATE PPL OF COLOR EXCEPT MAYBE ASIANS AND BE TRUE TO YOUR FEELINGS .. OWN IT

          • Daniel Greenfield

            I’ve seen very few working class people in housing projects. I have seen families who don’t work for a living. I’ve stood in line behind them at the supermarket while they stock up on ice cream cakes with EBT cards. I’ve seen them go from government clinic to government food to government housing. I’ve seen them standing in line for their checks at the bulletproof check cashing place.

            The one thing I haven’t seen them do is work except when it’s census time or some local community group, again funded by government grants, is handing them money to sign up people or to take a survey.

          • 20pizzapies

            You’ nothing more than another Tea party parrot Greenfield , you know nothing of what you’re saying . Go sit outside one of the projects in the five boroughs , especially around the end of the day , and you’ll see how many work for a living . They just don’t hold good jobs that pay enough for an apartment WHERE YOU LIVE , you’re showing your ignorance of the subject.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Their job is going downstairs every morning to buy a pack and a scratch off.

            Then they spend a few hours in front of the TV, yell at the kids, stride around the hood slowly and then do some basic grocery EBT shopping, head home, more TV, more yelling, cook EBT food, more TV.

            Rinse, repeat.

          • 20pizzapies

            You’re a walkin’, talkin’ ,cliché guy Greenfield . A tea party cliché guy . I believe you’ve lived a sheltered life away from reality . And that’s too bad , you don’t have very wide horizons . You’re very good at stereo-typing the people you think you hate though .

          • iluvisrael

            I lived in the east village of NYC across the st. from a project. The quietest time of day was weekday mornings between about 7 and 10 am, the time most people go to work. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY exited that building at those times, but every night it was party time with boom boxes and teenagers with their babies out on the street.

          • 20pizzapies

            What were you doing home ?

          • iluvisrael

            I taught at a college. When I lived in in Western Queens, I jogged many mornings by a city project on the east river and it was the same thing – absolutely dead in the morning hours. That’s what happens to many on the gov’t dole; it becomes generational – a cycle.

          • Privacy Matters

            lies i used to live in nycha and i hated the morning because the elevators would always be packed …there was admittedly the noise at night from the teens ad it is annoying but that was mainly in the summer

          • Privacy Matters

            these people cannot handle the truth they are mean and evil.. like that expression that states demons walk among us.. some are willfully ignorant like the firefighter scumbag.. I am so embarrassed for this country if this is what we can produce.. it bothers me to the core that good men and women are subject to their vitriol and hate with ZERO facts aside from name calling and downing the poor.. with such nasty bigoted blanket statements..i can feel the anger and im just on the computer!! Imagine the negativity they give off

          • Major

            Yup…then they get “Earned” income tax credits on top of that.

          • Privacy Matters

            i know you are lying because ebt food stamps you have to have 35 hrs of work with proof and pay stubs you cant cant get ebt without showing income for snap or Medicaid welfare is a whole other story.. and noone gets welfare checks since like forever it is issued on the card you liar if they are inthe check cashing it is to cash checks from work or somethng not to collect welfare. many are on public assistance but are made to work for it 35 hrs minimum to collect 200 bucks a month foodtamsp the assistance they get vs work for 35 hrs makes no sense..what they get in a month is equal to a normal person’s weekly pay or bi weekly depending on what you do…noone is living large like you state…who on earth can afford to live on low wages like that? yall are just sick and evil..

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            The voters in Detroit just elected the first white Mayor in 40 years. It took the remaining voters in Detroit to realize that voting based on racial affinity doesn’t help.

            Keep eating your 20 pizzas. Your coronary arteries will have their revenge.

          • Rob Hobart

            You would be laughable if you weren’t so consumed with hatred.

          • MeanieHead

            This is where your party of bigots is WRONG about the TEA Party. The TEA Party is not made up of only white people. I think that’s an Obama (who really does hate white people despite being 50% white) issue. So, no one in the TEA Party is going to say “I hate people of color…” because they don’t. Why don’t you Democrats stand up and say “I hate white people…” instead and let us laugh at you some more.

          • blackbastard

            I do.

            So does the rest of the world

          • Privacy Matters

            WHO IS THE REST OF THE WORLD IF NOT PEOPLE OF COLOR YOU IDIOT.. YOU CANT REBUTT SO YOU TROLL.I AT LEAST RESPECT YOUR HONESTY VERSUS THE OTHERS TRYING TO LIE ABOUT IT.. THEN YOU WONDER WHY PEOPLE HATE YOU SO MUCH..

          • Major

            I really like Alan West and Red Foxx…does that count?

        • 20pizzapies

          Riiiiiiight Greenfield , and you know that huh ? EVERYONE in the projects NEVER worked for generations ? Go get your head screwed on straight Greenfield .

        • trickyblain

          How can something that someone “wants to build” be full of anything?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            It’s not as if there’s a shortage of existing examples.

      • Ed FDNYRetiree

        Eat your liberal heart out!

        • Privacy Matters

          what does liberal have to do with you being a mooch and getting perks? funny how the red states are the most on welfare and people like you who if it wasnt for this being a liberal city that gives a shit about the FDNY would have nothing because your ilk want the fdny to be privatized and getting zero perks.. be grateful you asshole..why dont you show who you are so we know who was dealing with our safety and check your record and see if you sabotaged anyone that needed help just because the city is liberal.. i dont trust ppl like you..

        • 20pizzapies

          Go choke on your sausage and Irish beer , you’re a civil service free loader whose played all the games , done all the tricks ,screwed the city for 30 years , and now that you’re sitting on your pile of extorted NYC cash and bennies, you’re gonna gripe those who never had it as good as you , and pee on everyone else . Gimme a break civil service fat cat , I come from Rockaway ,I know the whole FDNY game ,and the fast track for family , if New Yorkers knew what a sweet package you guys got through your UNION they’d probably throw rocks at you . And the “disability game ” is the best , get that pension , then come down to Florida and work construction. You’d best serve yourself by shutting your pie hole and enjoy what you screwed NYC out of .

          • Habbgun

            Are they not treating you too well at the Democratic club? Feel cheated? Feeling that other people play the game better but you’ve got no choice but to vote DeBlasio and kiss more tuchas? Got your number 20pizzapies. Got your number.

          • 20pizzapies

            Oh you do huh ? Gee a mindreading clairvoyant !!! That runs pretty good among Teabags . The last democrat I voted for was McGovern , and I’ve been a registered Independent since I got my first voter card . Is there anything else you think you know dimbulb ?

          • Drakken

            Did you have any children that lived? I hope not. We can’t afford any more stupid people.

          • 20pizzapies

            Your family gene pool dead-ended with you .A good thing for humanity .

          • Major

            Yes I do want to know…do you like your teabags shaved or a tad rough?

          • 20pizzapies

            Wouldn’t know about that , but I’m sure you do . You must be the recipient .

          • Major

            Come on eggplant fess up…we know you’re on the down low, since you use the phrase so readily. You like them rough and scratchy on your chin and your bar stool upside down , don’t you?

          • Major

            McGovern wasn’t a democrat as they used to be….he was an SDS’r and the favorites of the anarchists and the smelly hippies. Charlie Manson voted for him too.

          • 20pizzapies

            Go get your history straight numbskull . Your boy Horowitz led the cheering section for SDS while writing for Ramparts magazine .
            I doubt you were even around in those days . McGovern had nothing to do with SDS . McGovern was a WW2 combat veteran and an honest man . You’re just too stupid to have known about him . He was against the war in Vietnam and chicken hawks like you hated him .

          • Major

            Chicken hawk? You little puke….I have 22 years in the Corp and dedicated service to my country…just like your NY Fire Captain. Email me at majorfire@yahoo.com and we’ll get a real chance to chat…dipstick and hopefully meet up.

          • 20pizzapies

            I sincerely doubt that . Most phony vets are nothing more than chicken hawks , I guess that goes with the territory eh ? I did my job 1968- 1971 4thID/4th Engr.Batt . Dragon Mountain Camp Enari Pleiku . I know a phony when I hear one .

          • Major

            Thanks for your service. Mines a bit later.

          • Major

            Your 4th Division has quite a distinguished history. I don’t fight with other vets…period. I do salute you, “grunt”.

          • 20pizzapies

            Ditto , my respects back at ya .

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            You left out that when mcgovern ran for President, he won only one state. He was REJECTED by the country.

            Hey, your doorbell rang. More pizzas to stuff into your fat face.

          • 20pizzapies

            McGovern knew the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was total B.S. [McNamara admitted it himself in his octogenarian years . ]I knew it before I went over as did many GIs . McGovern was a WW2 combat vet , Army Air Corps and holder of the Distinguished Flying Cross . Americans were duped into expanding the war , they were duped on the progress of the war by the CIA and Westmoreland ,until the Tet Offensive woke everyone up to what McGovern already knew .Ellsberg blew it wide open with the Pentagon Papers . McGovern was a better American than people like you will ever be .

          • Habbgun

            You are old enough to have voted for McGovern and you write like a twenty year old methhead? You must be right. I am a dim bulb. This I could not have conceived of.
            Poor you. Enjoy the future only someone like you can create.

          • 20pizzapies

            Thanks for saving me the trouble , your self classification is in agreement with my conclusions . Now run along and try to read a newspaper or a history book, so you may learn something and not make a fool of yourself again .

          • Habbgun

            Let’s follow the flowchart. Assumption was that a McGovern voter from that era could at least write and write well. We think they were misguided and not illiterate. Obama voters are illiterate but not misguided. They do what the cadre tells them to do quite well. I didn’t think McGovernites write like meth-heads. Now I know otherwise. Please direct me to the history books so I can learn when you guys got into crack and lost the power of speech. Was that after you blacked out?

          • 20pizzapies

            Oh what a total shiiithead you are ! You deserve to be left to wallow in your ignorance . And who n the heck are the ” we ” you refer to ? You and your likeminded cretins , pretending to be patriots ? The more you open your mouth , the more of your ignorant mind that you expose bubbles to the surface . Unfortunately you are not a-typical of tea party morons .
            Direct you ? I wouldn’t dirty my hands touching you . Go do something you’re obviously not familiar with -reading a history book .

          • Major

            Hey Eggplant…about 345 of them are no longer collecting pensions are they? Remember that?

          • 20pizzapies

            You’re an A-hole , I knew two of them and one was family you brainless idiot . I do not minimize their great sacrifice , I simply object to an overfed , overpaid FDNY retiree living high on the hog and criticizing others . But what else could be expected from a Teabag moron like yourself to cite such a statistic in the framework of this discussion ?

          • Major

            “I simply object to an overfed , overpaid FDNY retiree…”

            Nah…you don’t minimize and ridicule their sacrifice…you just resent it.

          • 20pizzapies

            That’s a foolish statement . I resent no one’s sacrifice . Just fat cats who now that they have theirs ,start pisssing on others . I’m well acquainted with the FDNY subculture , yes they put their lives at risk , they also tear NYC a new arsewhole .

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Sounds like you are ANTI-UNION.

          • 20pizzapies

            Why ? Are you pro-Union all of a sudden ? I’m anti-fat-cat whiners .

          • Privacy Matters

            they dont like the truth on this site..

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        Jealous?

      • James Edward

        You’ve got nerve.

        Heaven forbid that one of your public employee union guys would be able to think for himself.

        Speak on Ed.

      • Rob Hobart

        The standard false response of dishonest Lefties. Boring and tiresome.

      • MeanieHead

        The word is perks. P E R K S sheesh. The reason your cousin gets money and perks after he retired is because he earned them. He worked. People who don’t work don’t deserve perks. People who lay around like slugs on a leaf don’t earn anything. Did your mother give you an allowance and expect nothing from you? If she did, she did you no favors.

    • 20pizzapies

      FREE STUFF WINS ? LOLOL….YOU OUGHTA KNOW !

  • bike mike

    If this was not so serious, it would be fun to watch. Don’t worry, when the 40000 move out, those townhouses can be converted to low cost housing. You can house several families in one townhouse. Good bye New York, rest in peace.

  • Michael Garfinkel

    I see Wilhelm has already made opening remarks about the value of the “Collective.”

    Decline is never pretty, but this decline, with its accompanying cultural and political decay, has become truly ominous.

    • 20pizzapies

      Yea , it’s time for you to leave ……it’s warm in Venezuela

      • Michael Garfinkel

        Thanks for illustrating my point.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        It’s hotter where yugo chavez is.

      • UCSPanther

        I thought you lefties liked Venezuela. Why have us ruin Hugo Chavez’s legacy by forcing common sense down there?

      • Rob Hobart

        More drivel from an idiot.

      • MeanieHead

        Venezuela is almost as left as you can get without falling over. Do you ever do any research or do you just lap up the slobber that Obama splashes to his brain-dead fans?

        • 20pizzapies

          No , it’s fascist like you teabaggers . You’d enjoy it there . Dress for warm weather now .

          • Drakken

            Son, your dumber than a bag of hammers and should have been strangled at birth, please do humanity a favor, don’t breed, we can’t afford to pass on the stupid gene.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            fascist? In order to be a FASCIST you have to be a SOCIALIST.

            That’s why the n a z i s called themselves National SOCIALISTS.

          • 20pizzapies

            Oh really ? What then was Moussilini and his regime ? And Franco of Portugal ??

          • Drakken

            Let me guess? your an effing dago wop right? Franco was of Spain doofus.

          • mmercier0921

            The leftards actually believe the apparatus they paid to construct will be used against their perceived political enemies.

            Won’t the be pleasant ly surprise d… when the meet the

    • Drakken

      Let the leftist rot in their own filth of their own making, you can’t fix what they have broken, we are going to have to start from scratch after they crash our way of life into the ground, and hopefully we get it right this time.

  • 20pizzapies

    Tea Party candidates are dropping like flies , Republican over Tea party in Alabama , the same in New Jersey , Dems in NYC , and Cuccinelli soon to crash and burn in Virginia .
    “my way or the highway “…..hits the highway .
    So Tea Party , keep on screaming BENGAAAAAAAAAZZZEEEEE and SHUTDOWN.

  • Jason

    Sad, but not unexpected that a communist terrorist becomes the mayor of New York.

    I predict a reversal in fortune soon enough for the Democrats in New York. 24 years is a long time for any party to be in power, and the Democrats were bound to win one election eventually. People aren’t stupid however, and once the stop and frisk policy and surveillance stops, and terrorism and crime replace them, people will realise. Blacks and other minorities are the greatest victims of crimes (fair enough, perpetrators too), and all that is needed is a clear message of why Republicans are better than the Democrats. Clear and concise. Crime will go up, and anti crime policies will be more popular, and the balance will return.

    Sure, there may be the elitists, but that’s only a small fraction of the population. If the message can be conveyed effectively, the Democrats dont have a chance. That has been the main problem with right wing politics, disunity.

    • Habbgun

      I can only wish but it won’t happen. You are mistaking Giuliani for real change. Yes he did a lot of great things but the real ugly corruption in NYC and Albany stayed in place. The political machine let him do the dirty work for them in cleaning up the streets and then came out in full bloom. It wasn’t so much hibernating but coming out from under a rock and sunning themselves. The corruption is what jazzes these trolls. They either get a piece or fantasize they do. Most are just pathetic fantasists. If there is a break and a Democrat isn’t elected so what. The machine is still in place.

      Actually this could be for the best if we really start pushing back. This is a test of strength with a commie mayor in charge. Make his life and his supporters a living hell, start breaking up the political machines and have real convictions where ill-gotten fortunes are confiscated and pensions lost and we’ve won. If we become ungovernable in the way they think we should be governed then its a pure test of strength. Win a test of strength you’ve won. Lose you get up and try again.Ruin De Blasio but more important ruin the corrupt machine.

    • Michael Garfinkel

      Are you sure that “people aren’t stupid?”

      There’s an awful lot of evidence to the contrary.

  • 20pizzapies

    In this country , people vote their minds …..don’t like it ? Move to Russia .

    • gerry

      Well lots of of wealthy people are moving,but not to Russia.Same thinhg happened with Detroit,the museum city.We now see the result.Some vote with their minds,and I don’t mind,and some vote with their feet.

    • alericKong

      What’s in the typical Democratic voter mind:

      Brown all the way down

      Yes, my name’s Tony Romo
      Death to America

      Representing the Somalian national, ACORN identity thief, and Moslem terrorists constituencies the Democratic slimebag political machine relies on every election.

    • tagalog

      Yes, and in this country, people also speak their minds. Don’t like it? Move out of here and go where you choose.

    • JamesJ

      They vote for other people’s money

    • Rob Hobart

      Is that what you said when Bush was re-elected? Somehow I doubt it.

  • 20pizzapies

    Tea Party candidates are dropping like flies , Republican over Tea party in Alabama , the same for New Jersey , Democrat for NYC Mayor , and Cuccinelli bites the dust in Virginia .
    “my way or the highway ” …..hits the highway . So go ahead Tea Party , keep on screaming BENGAAAAAAZZZZZEEEEEE and SHUTDOWN .
    Americans are fed up with ya .

    • Omar

      Your Occupy Wall Street fan club is now going to rule New York again. New York is going to be a mess in a few months thanks to the radical left and their supporters like you. Quit blaming the Tea Party for everything.

    • alericKong

      Democrats can only win by spending international criminal’s George Soros billions to lie about their opposition and steamroll over any dissent.

      Spending sparse resources to build more housing projects and gimmicks like universal preschool continues the road to ruin.

      The same people who champion the middle class continue to devalue our savings only for their own selfish motives like maintaining their corrupt hold on power and becoming a celebrity.

      Pretty soon it’s going to take a full QE payment of $85 billion to buy your 20 pizzas.

    • JamesJ

      “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, period!”

    • UCSPanther

      Then I’ll go John Galt on you and enjoy the decline. And you’ll be paying for my lifestyle…

    • Habbgun

      You know you might as well stop this I know you are but what am I style of trolling and lurking. They don’t need you any more. They’ve won and stolen everything their was to steal. You’re a latecomer. For bucket crappers like you Occupy wasn’t a show of solidarity and a protest but a rehearsal for the rest of your white trash leftist lives. Bucket crappers can’t build a website and they can’t properly run a city. They can comment until no one cares. And no one does.

    • Drakken

      I am sitting here actually laughing at the stupidity uttered from your libtarded mind. I say let you libtards get exactly what you want, and then live with the results, but don’t expect the rest of us to go along with it.

    • Rob Hobart

      Utterly mindless drivel.

  • 12banjo

    The crime will come back, and fast! I remember when nobody went to NYC as a tourist, it was considered a third-world hellhole. I’m going to be laughing as stories come out of the Jon Stewart writers getting mugged…

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      I won’t be vacationing there any time soon-or ever.

  • StavrosLi

    To call this sophomoric agitprop is unfair to sophomores everywhere. Hysteria is so unseemly.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Go back to bankrupt Greece.

    • Rob Hobart

      Non-responsive name-calling is the standard Lefty troll method. Unimpressive as usual.

  • rbla

    New Yorkers one big ace up their sleeve – Andrew Cuomo; son
    of the sfacim (hat tip Bob Grant) who is a lot more pragmatic than his father.
    Andrew may have been one of the principal movers behind the housing crisis but
    he has lately steered a more middle of the road course. He is trying to
    position himself as a “moderate” Democrat and aspires to higher
    office. He is also shrewd enough to realize that New York State rises and falls
    with New York City and if things go to hell there the splatter will take down
    his political career. I can easily see him calling Dumblasio in for a “come
    to Jesus” moment if the deterioration becomes too obvious. Dumblasio might
    even find himself removed or pushed aside the way Carey dealt with Beame.

  • poetcomic1

    How much worse can it get? Already, the union school bus drivers cost more per child than if the city just sent each child to school in a taxi.

  • tagalog

    DiBlasio’s mayorship will be characterized by one of two things: 1. DiBlasio will develop a totalitarian attitude toward running the city, pushed into that (or so he will claim) by runaway degradation, or 2. he will be so lax that the city will fall into 1970s-style chaos.

    The only solution will be to get him out of office either by voting him out or recalling him.

    But New Yorkers (at least the Manhattan types) really enjoy being perverse, so they might fall in love with him, while the people of the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn suffer from the depredations of rampant lawlessness.

    • mmercier0921

      Management of highly complex structures is… complex.

      Nothing can be what it appears to be.

  • Infidel4Ever

    New York is a microcosm of what’s happening to the Nation. Decency and common sense are out, style over substance is in.

    • mmercier0921

      I work in dozens of municipalities every week. Dozens. Don’t remember where I was yesterday… no idea where I go today.

      I find that the elite communists differ from the blighted communities only in mechanism… The elites kill with lawyer; the poor, with knives, guns, or whatever is at hand.

      The most civil people are within the middle. Honest at heart, and fair…

      There are more of these people than most know of.

      They lay low, and simply…. live honestly.

  • Omar

    This is horrible, yet not so surprising. Warren Wilhelm, Jr. has won the mayoral race in New York City, as the candidate of Sandinista despot Daniel Ortega has emerged victorious over the candidate of New Yorkers, Joe Lhota. While Wilhelm will continue most of leftist libertarian Michael Bloomberg’s policies (despite how Wilhelm describes his policies [he falsely claims that his policies will be a "break" from the Bloomberg years, as well as the lies about his "tale of two cities" narrative -thus ripping off the famous 19th century British novelist Charles Dickens' famous novel], he has voted with the incumbent mayor almost 98 percent of the time and is just as obsessed with banning large sodas as the incumbent) , the few Bloomberg policies that Wilhelm will not support are essential to keeping NYC safe and stable. The people who are going to be hurt most by Wilhelm’s extremist politics are the poor and minorities. Democrats, particularly radicals like Wilhelm, have a monopoly over those voters because they have successfully used scare-tactics to convince poor and minority voters that Republicans are out there to harm them, when that is clearly not the case. While stop-and-frisk is not perfect, it has been very successful in keeping crime low in the city. Today is indeed a sad day, as Daniel Ortega’s puppet will soon take the great city of New York down to the abyss within a few months. The best thing for New Yorkers to do is to engage in non-cooperation with the incoming Wilhelm administration. Then, by 2017, New Yorkers will have another chance to restore their great city to its rightful glory.

  • fsy

    Can Brooklyn secede? I have 2 children (and their families) there.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Parts of it maybe. But secede to what?

      • tagalog

        Long Island?

        • quousque

          Geographically speaking Brooklyn is part of Long Island; so is Queens. But the real crux of Daniel Greenfield question is: there is no escape. Not for the red tinted map denizens of Brooklyn as a part of De Blasio fiefdom, nor there is another for the denizens of THESE United States as inhabitants of O’s empire.

  • Trappedincalifornia

    There is a much better life after leaving places like NYC. My husband & I fled San Francisco recently. We sold our Victorian last summer & our vacation house in the vineyards is in escrow. We moved near a very cosmopolitan southern city in a red state. What a joy it is to live again with polite people who understand basic financial concepts & promote rational thought & good management in their state.

    We don’t miss the mathematically challenged, delusional Progressives of CA one bit. For us it was overwhelmingly the best course of action, but be aware you will not be welcome if you bring your voting mistakes of the past with you.

    • Nixys

      The flood of people out of California is accelerating. I just wish they would leave their liberal economics behind them, but many of them are so stupid that they truly do not understand the pattern of cause and effect between their voting patterns and their state bankrupting itself.

      • mmercier0921

        Understanding of causality was the first thing the marxists eliminated from early education.

        We live surrounded by a generation that can not replace a headlight.

  • Jane Wegener

    New York on its way to becoming Detroit. Lowest information voters in history.

  • PhillipGaley

    Wow! What a piece of work, . . . he really lays it out, . . .

  • mtnhikerdude

    The Left never learns. They would have voted for Hitler if he had a “D” after his name. There will be chaos and blood in three more years . We are being morphed into a third world Nation. Un Americanism is the new chic for the Left .
    A man with a name and idealism as un American as a name and policy can be was elected for a second term. How do you spell “DOOMED”.
    It is spelled Barack Hussein Obama .

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    I saw some of de blasios campaign commercials. His commercials featured his son sporting a large Afro and his daughter with flowers growing out of her head looked like THEY were running for Mayor.

    de blasios commercials demonstrate that Racial Profiling works.

  • Wolfthatknowsall

    He worked, and now he’s retired. What in this scenario don’t you understand?

    • Habbgun

      He understands fine. It just ruins his illusion of being a streetfighter with a smartphone to hear about someone like a fireman who braves fire. They give the same treatment to cops and veterans and obviously the they I’m talking about includes Obama.

      • Privacy Matters

        idiot i am a she and no illusion i live in nyc baby and i know that firemen live off my taxes..but according to him who is benefiting from my hard work i am a mooch because I am not white, myt father is a professional and no affirmative action either… youre under the illusion that is is only faces of color… and I will question his ethics because if he can say what he says then I can see him not being ethical and not helping a person based on his preconceived notions I worked my way into living in one of nyc most desirable zip codes..I have challenged many of you hateful beings to youtube debate me live, I can afford to do so since I work for myself and dont have to answer to a boss who migt worry about his rep, i can prove what i say and debate without partisan bias.. can you? what treatment am i giving him aside from correcting his bigoted statement. Also what illusion? i know he was a firefighter and many cops are racist too.. many people talk to me not knowing I am half black.. and say the darnest things.. so spare me the bullshit..you just want jim crow back and it wont happen.

        • Habbgun

          Actually what I want is the worst ideas of Europe, fascism and communism not to be repeated here. Not liking ideas out of the white European nations because they lead to World War and genocide is not racism.

          You are are just a smaller version of Obama. Sucking up and getting your ideas and lust for power from you white side because they lead to submission over others and playing victim because of a thin black epidermal layer over a really bad soul.

        • Habbgun

          Oh and one other thing. When you have as big a mouth to your socialist Euro-masters as you do to us I’ll be impressed. You see a white leftist and you guys pucker and fawn. I believe left wing white trash is still trash. You believe an Occupier crapping into a bucket is bringing wisdom from on high….coward.

    • Privacy Matters

      idiot..we know he worked he made a BLANKET STATEMENT and I called him on it.. you cant see past partisan bullshit and make assumptions because youre a typical red thinking loser..i try to respect all points of view and try to see where you are coming from but am constantly confronted with ignorace racism and bigotry at its finest from total dimwits.. i am not into labels because i dont firmly believe in leftist ideals or right wing ideals fully.. they both have valid points but your side tends to be so hateful for no reason.. read who he said .. now change the words to jewish or white and make him a black guy and see how tolerant of his opinion you would be.. you wouldnt because not all white people are racist not all firemen thank God are like HIM.. imagine if I saw an anti semite posting that he was a fireman with blanket staements..do youthink i would trust him to fight a fire in crown heights? no fucking way..and i would look into him to see if he sabotaged ppl too..

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        If the gentleman in question was black, you are actually of the opinion that I would want to deny him his retirement rights?

        Also, what gives you the right to cast aspersions on my intelligence? Where have you read anything that would make you think that I am an “idiot”, or argue at the level of a “dimwit”. You follow that by implying that I come from a position of “racism”, “bigotry” … need I go on?

        Nothing that I said was deserving of your rant.

        It is my opinion that you need to take a good look in the mirror … if you can take it … and see where all the negative attitudes in this “discussion” are coming from …

  • AreaMan66

    I, for one, believe the election of Di Blasio will make NY safer from terrorists and other assorted haters of America.

    They may be evil but they are not stupid. They’ll leave NYC alone because with the election of Di Blasio they know the city is in the hands of one of their own.

    As an intellectual compatriot of the leftist, anarchists, terrorists that hate America…Di Blasio will legally and methodically destroy the city of NY.

    Just my theory.

    • Ergo

      terrorists love a soft target. closing your eyes and ears and curling up in a fetal position isn’t going to discourage them.

  • Sharps Rifle

    I can’t see it. ANYTIME an Islamomarxocrat tacks center it’s a ruse. Their party is Marxist, and let’s be honest: Scratch a ‘rat, find a Communist. Wilhelm is the true face of his party, as is O’vomit.

    • mmercier0921

      They booted the Birch society.
      We saw them coming.

      Schandenfreud

  • Drakken

    If you didn’t notice because libtards like you don’t understand facts to save their lives, those red states with the most welfare, are from the major cities in those states and can you bloody well guess what ethnicity they are? Keep up the great work at tearing down western civilization as we know it.

    • James Edward

      Laziness is not confined to any “ethnicity”, nor is liberalism.

  • jansuzanne

    Having paid no attention to the NYC elections (other than to know that my vote for NYC mayor would have been Lhota, and De Blasio would win by a landslide) I did find a surprise at last night’s mayoral speech…and I instantly saw why it didn’t matter what was said to voters about De Blasio’s political background because he was certain to win. He and his family truly represent the voters of NYC. They are a very hip, interracial family with a celebrity-like persona who believe in a progressive (or more likely, communist) agenda where “It takes a village to raise a child”…just what NYC is about after 12 years of Bloomberg.

  • ganymede1

    I’m a typical middle class New Yorker, and New York is probably the best run city in the country, especially considering the financial mess coming out of 2008. Bloomberg will go down as one of the better, and certainly the wealthiest mayor we ever had. He’s basically a well-intentioned gazillionarie and we’d be in much better shape if more of his fellow kleptocrats were like him, but that’s obvoiously not the case.Over 80% of the registered voters here are Democrats, including the majority of white citizens, and we are not brainwashed or looking for ‘freebies’. Like everything else that works in our country, rightwingers hate New York, although a lot of the 1% financing our ridiculous class war live here. The reason DiBlasio was overwhelmingly elected is because we’ve had enough nonsense from the right. Republicans and Conservatives and, of course, the Tea Party have nothing to offer the average American and the results show in New York City and elsewhere. It’s a shame the rightwing continues to pursue this rearguard battle which they can’t win through honest elections despite all their money, gerrymandering and voter suppression..

    • Rob Hobart

      That’s a collossal load of tripe. And proof of what complete idiots you liberals really are.

    • chhelo

      Wallow in the results. Whatever you do don’t come to Texas.

    • MProblem

      See the classic retardation of the liberal. Because Bloomberg ran the city well, the libtard assumes that De Blasio will do the same. The libtard laughably assumes that nothing will change. It’s the same retardation that shows when they argue that we don’t need so many prisons, now that crime is down.

    • quousque

      “Middle class” New Yorker is NOT “the average American” to whom the Tea Party is offering their alternatives. The $5000 to $7000 a MONTH rent is going rate on the upper East Side, isn’t it? Try to covey that concept to a poor shlub form the flyover country, where $35000 annual profits from the ma and pa corner store is considered a good income.

      • Major

        And for 600 square feet too.

    • Drakken

      You hear that sound libtard? That is the sound of business moving to business friendly states taking their tax revenue with them and a hearty eff you, so good luck with that.

    • http://www.theantiliberalzone.com/ Gunny G Alz

      (cough) BULLSH*T! (cough)

      With NYC so far in debt and you think it is “probably the best run city in the country,” leads me to believe that you’re a crackhead.

    • Omar

      The main reason why Wilhelm won the election is because he and his Occupy Wall Street fanatics have scared and intimidated people into voting for the city Democrats by spreading lies and propaganda about Republicans, conservatives and the Tea Party. It is left-wingers like you who control and exploit poor and minority communities for the sole purpose of political gain. Left-wingers like you support Communist totalitarian regimes as well as Islamist regimes. Wilheplm is a radical Communist, not some moderate politician who. He will bring New York back to the abyss when he takes office as mayor. It will be the left’s fault that the city will go back to the mess that it was over 20 years ago. Because of Wilhelm, the radical left will rule New York again.

    • Out2Sea

      May you reap what you have sown………………

  • Habbgun

    Did anyone order a hate filled Lefty with a side of fries? We’ve got a hate filled lefty with a side of fries. Who’s paying? Probably a wrong order. Can we send it back?

    • Major

      And definitely two french fries short of a Happy Meal!

    • 20pizzapies

      No hate here , just taking note of yours .You know , “those people ” you Tea tards talk about all the time

  • operanerd1986

    Back in the glory days of 1975, when crime was rampant, the NYC Council for Public Safety printed a brochure called “Welcome to Fear City: A Survival Guide for Visitors to the City of New York.” It includes such helpful tips as “Remain in Manhattan”, “Avoid public transportation”, and “Do not walk.” You can see it here: http://untappedcities.com/2013/09/17/1970s-anti-tourist-guide-to-nyc-welcome-to-fear-city/. It’s pretty funny.

  • lessthantolerant

    New York city is the model for future Americans. Relegated to third world status where Parasite nation feeds off the teat until the body is dead.
    Hope to see New Yorkers suffer greatly from their stupidity.

    • chhelo

      Less,

      We should take up collections and buy buss tickets to send our Hispanics from Red States to NYC. Lets dump them where they belong.

      • lessthantolerant

        love the idea, but we need to get the government to do grants, that will draw them faster. Ever seen a turd in the yard? Flies flock to it.
        Welfare, housing and other government largess in cities is the turd.

      • Ergo

        hawaii does it with it’s homeless

  • lessthantolerant

    Let’s hope you get mugged and seriously injured early after New York becomes the new Detroit.

    • Major

      Or retreat to a gun free zone?

      • lessthantolerant

        there is no such thing, criminals will always gain access to guns.

    • puciferaneous

      it took 50 years for Detroit to become what it is now. It wasn’t just one mayor

      • lessthantolerant

        You are correct, but is was all democratic mayors and democratic rules. Welcome to reality.

  • Donald J DaCosta

    “Media boycotts of the opposition are turning New York City elections into Soviet elections where there is only one choice.” The same could be said for the national elections.

    • Rob Hobart

      Yep.

  • Rob Hobart

    More venomous idiocy. Are you Lefties even capable of an intelligent argument? All signs point to no.

    • Privacy Matters

      wheres the venom? me saying i work? me pointing out bigotry and racism? and questioning a firefighter who calls my race moochers yet i am forced t pay taxes for HIM?! are you crazy.. then again look at the page im on and the words you use.. lefties.. how cute.. how about rational.. only dumb irrational half wits take on labels like that.. i am neither left or right i just go with whats rational sane and fair and I NEVER and I can proudly say that, NEVER judged a person based solely on their race.. not after being biracial and seeing winners an losers on both sides not after living in ny and seeing who i least expect based on YOUR assessment to be on welfare.. you cant rebut the facts.. red staters are oon public assistance more because of circumstances.. and I dont care if they get it.. if they need it why not?! i dont mind.. these are very families who send their kids to go to war the same families who have working class roots that made this country and are now down on their luck due to a gamble on the housing market.. so please keep your vitriol to yourself..

  • MeanieHead

    And no one in their right mind trusts a person like you who would welcome communism with open arms like a lost love. You’re sick. Go to Cuba.

  • Bert

    Perhaps the concept of democracy itself is not all it is cracked up to be.

  • gerry

    You should be rushing to Detroit,tthe Museum City needs help.Where are the liberals,the compassion champions?

  • Daniel Greenfield

    When… or if

  • Bernadette de Wit

    Radical Chic and Mau-mauing the Flak Catchers revisited.

    • tagalog

      Before that, The Amboy Dukes.

  • Boots

    The real question is can de Blasio successfully drive the financial industry out of New York when he gets his tax increases? I see more business emigration from NYC in the not so distant future for the same reasons we took our business out of California six and a half years ago.

  • Major

    Not at all…they have to blame Bush or the Tea Party, you know…the old mantra and strawman. I’ve included a mug shot of 20pizzas to get an idea of what they look like.

  • Alleged Comment

    An ignorant communist decides to take advantage of ignorant minorities with the traditional consequences of insanity.

    What is that? REPEAT FAILURES.

  • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

    Well New York-you made your bed (back to the 60s and 70s), now lie in it. And I won’t be vacationing or living there any time soon-or ever. You can have your Third World rat hole.

    • Major

      Can’t we all just, get along?