Bloomberg: “I Have Earned My Place in Heaven”


Maybe I haven’t sorted through enough interviews, but I can’t recall a conservative billionaire saying something that ridiculously entitled and arrogant.

Bloomberg, who doesn’t appear to particularly believe in G-d, assumes that he has bought his way into heaven with his liberal campaigns. It’s the sort of cartoon capitalist attitude that the left often assigns to the right and yet is so much more characteristic of the left…

“If [Bloomberg] senses that he may not have as much time left as he would like, he has little doubt about what would await him at a Judgment Day. Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

I’m sure he really does think that. That’s the disturbing part.

Bloomberg really does believe that the world revolves around him. You could see why he actually thought that he might be VP or even President.

Or why he was so flummoxed when Obama didn’t offer him anything. This is a portrait of an egomaniac with no sense of reality.

I don’t think he understands that after three terms, most of the city he ran hates him, and that De Blasio’s win was in no small part due to his running as the anti-Bloomberg.

“They say, ‘We don’t care. We’re going to go after you,’ ” he said of the N.R.A. “ ‘If you don’t vote with us we’re going to go after your kids and your grandkids and your great-grandkids. And we’re never going to stop.’ ”

Who exactly is we? Bloomberg’s foundation? His cryogenically frozen head?

Mr. Bloomberg’s blueprint reimagines the way gun control advocates have traditionally confronted the issue. Rather than relying so heavily on television ad campaigns, Mr. Bloomberg will put a large portion of his resources into the often-unseen field operations that have been effective for groups like the N.R.A. in driving single-issue, like-minded voters to the poll

The plans call for a restructuring of the gun control groups he funds, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. They will be brought under one new umbrella group called Everytown for Gun Safety.

So instead of many fake front groups… one front group with a really lame name.

Unfortunately since Bloomberg rarely ventures out of northeastern mansion territory, he has no clue what the rest of the country thinks like.

He was also dismissive of skeptics who might question whether he could ever build an organization that rivaled the N.R.A. And he seemed unaware of, or unwilling to acknowledge, the ways in which his own persona — of a billionaire, Big Gulp-banning former mayor of New York — could undercut his efforts, especially in rural, conservative states.

“I don’t know what your perception is of our reputation, and mine, the name Bloomberg around the country,” he said. But every place he goes, he added, “You’re a rock star. People yelling out of cabs, ‘Hey, way to go!’ ”


  • darnellecheri

    Wow and wow. I don’t know which issue to comment on here. His belief, or rather unbelief system, or the ego system he lives in. HRC was literally bewildered when someone threw a shoe at her in Vegas. She said, “Did someone really throw a shoe at me?” I don’t think Obama and his ilk are aware of how much half of this country dislikes him/them. I don’t know if it is their narcissism or if they are shielded from reality by their goons. It brings back to my mind the picture of Ceausescu in 1989 when the Romanians shouted, “Down with Communism!” He was literally frozen with shock that the crowds disagreed with him. He could barely move. There is no pleasant end for the proud narcissist. They just bring a lot of unpleasantness on the rest of us.

  • retired

    When is he leaving?I’ll come over & help him pack his things.

  • kelstar :)

    “Who is we?” Actually, in the original NYT article you’ll see that he still meant to be quoting the NRA. He wasn’t talking about himself going after the NRA. Just thought I’d point that out.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      you’re right, but then he goes on to say,

      He added: “We’ve got to make them afraid of us.”

      • Nabukuduriuzhur

        Bloomberg is in that class of people in rebellion against God in just about every aspect of his life, but somehow seems to think that God will let him into heaven because of his works and “intentions”.

        Christ spoke about such people, as recorded in matthew 7. There is no way that a person so totally devoted to evil like Bloomberg is going to get to heaven. Indeed, no person who does not accept Christ is going to go to heaven. Our righteousness is simply not enough.

        Bloomberg, if he doesn’t repent and accept the free gift of Salvation that God extends to all people is going to be like the man in verses 11- 14 below:

        “22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.
        4 “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything
        is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’
        5 “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business.

        6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

        8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.

        9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’

        10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
        11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless.
        13 “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

        14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.””

        The parable addresses several things, but God invites EVERYONE to be Saved. But they have to do it on His terms. He provides all that is necessary, as shown by the providing of wedding garments for the banquet. In 11-14, a man tries to come to the banquet on his own terms. And is thrown into hell.

      • Nabukuduriuzhur

        Re: the last comment.

        Seriously, is there any way to get your computers to stop censoring comments without a reason to?

        It truly gets old writing something up, then having it have to be “approved”, meaning it is not posted.

      • Drakken

        The 2nd Amendment issue is truly the ISSUE of modern times that will be the literal straw that broke the camels and the left’s back, the more the left pushes for gun control, the more they disenfranchise the average American and a backlash against it will ensue. Conn and NY are prime examples of where the aim of gun control has now made the establishment scared out of their minds for the people are not obeying them. I just wonder what Il Duece will do when the folks of NY tell him they aim to misbehave.

  • 12banjo

    Takes my breath away, this narcissist…

  • Bill Cervetti

    Are you sure this wasn’t Bloomberg’s attempt to write about himself for TheOnion? How easily these otherworldly narcissists parody themselves.Bloomberg even lacks the sense of irony that would allow him to appreciate that he was replaced by someone already more unpopular than he was…he paved the way for “My Kingdom for a Horse” DiBlasio.

  • $36085093

    Heaven is probably a place where people don’t mind how much soda you drink, are not impressed with how much material wealth you acquired, which celebrity you met and which citizen you disdained while calling yourself a public servant.

    It is a place where truth reigns and not bribery couched as activism.

    The joke is on little Mikey. For the likes of him Heaven will seem a whole lot like hell.

  • Nabukuduriuzhur

    “21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” Matthew 7:21-23

  • UCSPanther

    I’ll bet Bloomberg doesn’t even care about gun control. It is just another worthless campaign to pad his overbloated ego.

  • trickyblain

    Maybe I haven’t sorted through enough interviews, but I can’t recall a conservative billionaire saying something that ridiculously entitled and arrogant.

    – D. Greenfield

    I refer you to the late Rev. Moon:

    I served the famous professors and scholars, and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them. Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me.

    The whole world is in my hand, and I will conquer and subjugate the world.

    I gave all the individuals in the world cause to kneel down in front of me.

    The time has come when the whole world must be concerned about me. From now on, American Christianity must follow me.

    Jesus Christ is trying to follow me, my footsteps, all the way. He stayed in Paradise, because he did not marry. But I gave him marriage. Don’t you want to meet the wives of Buddha, Confucius and Muhammad? They sent letters of gratitude to me from spirit world. They pledge that even if their religion disappears, they will follow me. Can you imagine anyone in this world claiming to have married those past saints? The rings I prepared for their marriage cost a great deal per couple. Did I do that because I am crazy?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      No Moonies don’t qualify. Try a current conservative US donor like the Koch Brothers.

    • UCSPanther

      I have a very low opinion of Rev. Moon. He was an egotistical cult leader who was both a very smooth liar and a major hypocrite. He may have suckered the Republicans, but they were merely a stepping stone for his ambitions.

      Democrats who laugh at the Republicans for letting themselves get fooled by Moon should realize that they were taken by a cult leader in San Francisco who in the end, was much, much worse than Moon: Jim Jones.

  • Veracious_one

    of course his idea of heaven is the meth clinic on 84th st….

  • Boogie’s Daddy

    The Bible says that we are saved “by Grace, through Faith….LEST ANY MAN SHOULD BOAST ! How does your faith triangulate with the Bible and your mouth, Bloomberg?

  • jakespoon

    It’s easier for a camel to go thru the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Did you ever hear that Mr.Mayor? If you’re not even sure there is a God,you probably better take an ice chest with you when you go. Remember; HYDRATE…HYDRATE,

  • carpe diem 36

    heaven is the only place he earned. on earth he is nothing but a jerk.

  • Wolfthatknowsall

    Obviously, he doesn’t realize that you can’t EARN your way into heaven. You can’t pay your way in, either …

  • Brian_R_Allen

    Bloomberg: says has earned his place “in Heaven”

    ‘Cept by way of some redeeming turnaround, make that Nirvana …. maybe.

    No way an unrepentant fascist totalitarian will ever know G-d’s Good Grace.

    Brian Richard Allen

  • A Z

    Mr Bloomberg must have missed a sermon or two or several. We are not saved by doing x number of works. We are saved by grace. If we are good works will naturally flow. There is a difference.

    “Are we saved by grace or works?”

    Ephesians 2:8, 9; Romans 3:20, 28; Galatians 2:16 and James 2:24; Matthew 19:16-21

  • Anukem Jihadi

    It’s even more impressive when you consider that Jesus said “Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”