It’s not him, it’s you. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg confessed to New York Magazine that his flagging popularity on the Left comes down to him, a “fiscal conservative,” being “too liberal for the liberals.” Liberals, you see, always promise more than they can deliver, whereas Bloomberg always delivers, even if it means bypassing the electorate for their own good. Sure, none of his nanny state edicts, such as the smoking ban and the large sugary drinks ban, would has passed a vote, but now that living healthy is the law, “Everybody loves it!”
@joshgreenman. Sounds like Bloomberg might be smoking pot in city hall, which would be too liberal for liberals thing.
— Glenn Mann (@yourdamnnews) September 7, 2013
It's funny how people who are self-described as "fiscal conservatives and social liberals" tend to be the least libertarian people.
— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) September 7, 2013
Bloomberg is just pissed that a liberal is finally taking over & won't do stupid shit like regulate cup sizes & randomly detain brown people
— YeaYouRite (@YeaYouRite) September 7, 2013
In his interview, Bloomberg also took a swipe at mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, accusing him of running a “racist” campaign based on class warfare and “using his family to gain support.” (He recently made his son’s mighty afro part of his platform, urging New Yorkers to “Go with the ‘fro.”)
To Bloomberg, de Blasio is "using his family to gain support," and that's racist. But didn't Obama "use" his family? Bush? Giuliani?
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) September 7, 2013
Bloomberg says it’s racist just to feature one’s mixed-race family in ads. But one’s all-white family, presumably… http://t.co/r8sWzAojQ3
— Marc Barnhill (@MarcBarnhill) September 7, 2013
De Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, wasn’t about to let that accusation stand, nor was daughter Chiara.
@MikeBloomberg, enough of the patriarchal thinking. I am not property or a tool to be used or controlled. Stop the sexism!
— Chirlane McCray (@Chirlane) September 7, 2013
Chiara de Blasio: "20 yrs ago my dad did not know he was running 4 mayor & he did not seek to marry a black woman to put her on display."
— Jennifer Fermino (@jfermino) September 7, 2013
Don’t let the door hit you.
New York's Bloomberg says mayoral hopeful de Blasio's campaign is racist. De Blasio's jealous rivals beg Bloomberg to call them racist, too.
— Victor Laszlo (@Impolitics) September 7, 2013