As the campaign rolls on, however, Democratic voters will learn more about Bloomberg’s actual record. The mass incarceration in black and brown communities that resulted from police practices he put in place as mayor; the preemptive arrests he authorized of people who sought to protest the 2004 Republican convention in New York (for which the city had to pay hefty fines for false arrests); his defense of Wall Street bankers in the wake of the 2008 financial panic (he termed the fines levied against banks for misconduct “outrageous”) — these are just some of the many Bloomberg policies and positions that should give Democrats pause. … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: Bloomberg is not the candidate to take on Trump. Here’s why
If Democrats steal the nomination from Sanders and throw it to Bloomberg on the second ballot – along with his billions and his baggage – how will they convince Sanders supporters to stay on board in the wake of what unfolded in 2016 with Hillary Clinton and the Democrat National Committee colluding against Sanders? … [Read more...] about David Bossie: Desperate Dems face dilemma: Embrace flawed Bloomberg and his billions, or seek to destroy him?
We’ve seen the likely battle lines already. After a tape emerged showing Bloomberg saying that the elimination of redlining (which made it easier for minority borrowers to qualify for mortgages) was at the heart of the 2008 fiscal crisis, Warren surfaced a 2005 video of herself cautioning that growing income inequality (which was not as big an issue then) was likely going to result in an enormous growth of mortgage defaults (that is, the fiscal crisis). … [Read more...] about Arnon Mishkin: At Democratic debate in Las Vegas, expect a battle between Bloomberg and other candidates
To the editor: Now the Democrats’ special grievance brigades are trotting our their purity tests, all to sabotage Bloomberg’s campaign. Strange, they didn’t try to sabotage Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and other great leaders who, while flawed, possessed the critical leadership skills that the country desperately needed at crucial junctures. … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor: George McGovern in 1972 is a cautionary tale for Bernie Sanders supporters
As the Nevada caucus approaches, the number of Democrats on the debate stage has fallen to just six candidates on the stage. This Wednesday, Biden, Warren, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, and Sanders will be joined for the first time by former NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg. Who do you think will have the best performance? … [Read more...] about Calling All Patriots: Who Is Going To Win The Wednesday Democratic Debate?