Oof. Hurricane Sandy must’ve flushed out Bloomberg’s brain. Yesterday, he was busy putting gun control in Florida ahead of disaster victims in his city. Today, it’s all about how President Obama can fix climate change — to save future disaster victims:

Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be – given this week’s devastation – should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.

But we can’t do it alone. We need leadership from the White House – and over the past four years, President Barack Obama has taken major steps to reduce our carbon consumption, including setting higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks. His administration also has adopted tighter controls on mercury emissions, which will help to close the dirtiest coal power plants (an effort I have supported through my philanthropy), which are estimated to kill 13,000 Americans a year.

Voters, you have a major decision to make. Who’s the right man for the job?

One sees climate change as an urgent problem that threatens our planet; one does not. I want our president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics.

Perhaps Mayor Bloomberg could start by managing the risk in his own city.

So, what does all this mean for our country? Piers Morgan, for one, thinks the endorsement is huge:

Huge. Huge! Everyone might as well just go home — Obama’s officially a lock. Poor Romney’s no longer gonna be able to count on the reliably red state of New York.

Meanwhile, conservatives aren’t impressed with Nanny B.’s politicizing of Sandy and problems with prioritizing:


Guess what, Mayor Bloomberg: Americans have more pressing issues on their minds.

But, but, climate change! Rising waters! We need a leader who can fix it! This we know, because Mayor Bloomberg tells us so!



WaPo columnist Ezra Klein has an interesting take on the endorsement. He sees it as, more than anything else, a strategic move:

  • Steve_J

    Like he was going to endorse anyone else.

    • Jim Wafwot

      Exactly. In other news, scientists announce that, amazingly, water is wet and fire is hot.

      • https://twitter.com/johnmark19 bruce mercer

        yeah they are

    • EEKman

      He actually wasn’t going to endorse anyone, but Sandy made him realize what was important.

      • BJ001

        Climate change is going to happen no matter what. The climate has been changing back and forth since earth began.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Well that changes everything. Now I am DEFINATELY voting for Romney.

    • Jim Russell

      Gutsy call by Bloomers. If it weren’t climate change it would be some other excuse. Real reason is it’s pol suicide NOT to endorse Dem in NYC.

      God I wish this character still had a real job.

      • Zanshi

        Other than to be dictator of New York City for life?

  • kate_middleton

    I guess this will sway Kathleen Parker’s vote. But she was probably voting for Obama anyway.

    Huge? Haha. Piers Morgan makes me laugh.

    Bloomberg needs to get his priorities in check.

    • Kate

      Yep it’s huge- like NYC’s political persuasion was ever a doubt.

  • Zane Henry

    I just have to wonder what this little homunculus’ problem is, exactly. Sends his goons to other states to try and make illegal gun purchases, tries to assasinate the “Big Gulp” and now he’s trying to dust off that old fraud of AGW. And we’re the ones politicizing tragedy?

    Mayor Nanny needs to shut his talk hole.

  • Kate

    I love when the MSM refers to him as an “independent” or “former Republican.” The man has NEVER been a Republican- he’s just an ass in elephant’s clothing. (pun intended!)

    • Steve_J

      He’s been a Democrat, been a Republican, and now an Independent but never especially relelvant

      • Kate

        He may have called himself a Republican (to run unopposed in the mayoral primaries), but he sure never acted like one!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

      He’s also a very wealthy “ass in elephant’s clothing”. So why should he care about unemployment? Doesn’t bother him any. No, in his warped mind it’s all about pretend global warming.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/pjcitro Paul J. Citro

    These are our liberal lefty lemmings without the mask, sickening isn’t it. He endorses Obummer on climate change not anything else.

  • soJa

    Officially jumped the shark (well ok he had already done that)

    Billions$$ in tax payer funded initiatives for global warming have been an abject failure:
    From miniscule green jobs creation, to funding now bankrupt green energy companies, to climate research that has us nowhere closer to actually knowing anything tangible on the subject, to funding other countries to build up their own green energy programs; with absolutely no oversight which resulted in zero reuslts and questions if the money was even spent on what it was meant for.
    Disgraceful, but hey, lets do it more! Screw trillion dollar deficits, keep the money flowing!

  • http://twitter.com/AUBraves AUBraves

    Bloom sent $1.5 million to Florida for a campaign to aid a Democrat in unseating a freshman Republican congressman. Good to see how he wants to have every state run under his rule. Doesn’t he know that people in his state need leadership and funds there? He is so out of touch it’s pathetic.

  • http://twitter.com/stupid_republic Stupid Republic

    He may say climate change, but I’m sure that Nanny Bloomberg also supports Obysmal’s stances on fascism, nanny-statism, and totalitarianism.

    • EEKman

      Uh Fascist is an extreme right wing position. Will you lunatics make up your mind. Obama is right wing now? What are you if Obama is right wing?

      • ForTheRepublic

        We know this because the totally un-biased history books in our totally un-baised public school say so, right? I mean, in Oklahoma, our histroy books say that Hugo Chavez was a fantastic thing to happen Latin America.


  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    So why hasn’t Bloomhilda switched all of NYC over to solar and wind powered electricty yet?

    • cfcscott1905

      Bloomhilda?!? LMAO… That’ll teach me to read you comments while drinking my Pepsi Max….

  • Emjay Graykat

    Mayor Milquetoast Pantywaste endorses Obama. it’s HUGE!

  • Emjay Graykat

    He’s just making up for the fact he told Obama to piss off after the prez called him begging for a photo op.

  • cfcscott1905

    Years of being forced to purchase suits from Baby Brooks Bros. has finally taken it’s toll on ol’ Bloomers. He’s such a power mad control freak thousands of mental patients are turning in their Nepoleon costumes to jump on the Bloomberg Bandwagon!

    “Short people got no reason to live…” — Randy Newman

  • lonestar

    This twit needs to make up his mind, is climate change or large sodas or salt the biggest thread to our existence.

  • sb36695

    Vote Republican for Recovery.
    Vote Democrat for Depression.

    • EEKman

      Forbes did an article about a great book called Bulls Bears and the Ballot box that did academic research over several years that proved the exact opposite to be true.

      • sb36695

        There is more to the economy than the stock market.

  • https://twitter.com/johnmark19 bruce mercer

    climate changes all the time and we cannot do anything to stop it. sooo how, is that a game changer.?

  • ceemack

    Log off from Twitter, Ezra. Mommy says it’s time for dinner.

  • Owen007

    Centrist agenda? Sure sounds like a liberal agenda instead. As for saying climate change causes hurricanes? Odd how ever single act of weather is caused by climate change, huh? And yet not as odd as Klein thinking that climate change will somehow resonate with voters more so than the economy.

    • EEKman

      We are having 100 year storms every 2 years…

  • Gallatin

    Don’t worry New York we’ll take care of what you should have taken care of years ago. When bloomberg runs for president we will send him home with his tail between his legs. And we’ll do that driving our SUVs, drinking our 72 ounce mega sodas, salting up our fries as we head to the gun range for some recreational fun.

    • $92510698

      That was great.

    • EEKman

      Yeehaw Jesus!

      • Gallatin

        Yes and Jesus will be there as well.

  • Rob Stevely

    Oh great I guess NY will go to Obama now.

  • soJa

    Do’nt forget the part where New York wants the fed to cover ALL costs from sandy. Might have factored in a bit.

  • Conservaguy

    This endorsement is HUGE! Well, for those who are idiots.

    • EEKman

      New York City is the most densely populated city in the country. It is the heart of the American economy. It attracts the most intelligent among us. Bloomberg is a highly respected Independent. His endorsement does mean something. So does Colin Powell’s endorsement, so does The praise Chris Christie is giving the President. it shatters Romneys argument that Obama can’t work across the isle to get things done.

      • Gallatin

        Wow, you are delusional.

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    He wants a job as one of Mrs. Obama’s Food Nazis, you guys!

  • Timothy Noonan

    It is truly amazing that folks still deny, despite volumes of objectively collected data, that humans have contributed to the warming of our planet that has changed our climate. How many “once in a century’ storms and floods do you deniers need to get through your think skulls?

    • soJa

      Climate-change, (and more to the point), humans effect on climate-change, is still a highly debatable topic. It is nowhere near being conclusive, that is, unless you stand to make a profit or just like to look at information from whichever side of the debate you prefer to be on. Don’t be so obtuse.

      • EEKman

        No it is not debatable. it’s fact. The evidence is overwhelming you just aren’t paying attention to it. Facts are not opinions, they are true whether you believe them or not.

        • Gallatin

          Nope, global warming isn’t a fact. Yes it is highly debatable. Please tell me about your carbon footprint.

      • Timothy Noonan

        Astute. The literature does not agree with you.

        • soJa

          Dishonest. There is literature that agrees with me. The case isn’t closed because you say so (I know your ego can’t admit this).

    • TitaniumEagle

      Then why, over the past sixteen years, has there been a trend of global cooling? Oh, MSNBC probably doesn’t tell you that. The reality is that using one hundred years to make assumptions about all of history and the climate patterns of Earth is absurd, and most _credible_ scientists agree with that. I agree with curbing pollution, but I’m more concerned about toxic waste than carbon dioxide.

      • Gallatin

        Don’t argue with the tool, because global cooling is also global warming. Hurricanes during hurricane season is global warming, snow in the winter is global warming, rain in April is global warming, 90 degree days in July are the result of global warming.

        • Timothy Noonan

          Keep hugging that bible of yours, it will feed you, hydrate you, cure you, and anything you want to make up along the way.

          • soJa

            Keep hugging your science journal, it will solve all of life’s problems and be there for you when you die. Getting closer to that every day I might add, good luck fren.

      • Timothy Noonan

        My friend, I read the peer-reviewed journals and the analysis of data from nearly every article indicates our planet is warming and our climate is changing. What is truly amazing is people will believe some book that was written to be the word of a god without a shred of evidence to support the prose before they believe analysis of objectively collected data. Sad.

        • soJa

          What is truly silly is someone who deifies science and considers anything printed in a journal as infallible, non-negotiable, undeniable fact. Science get its wrong time and time again, and again, and again. I can see says the blind man.
          Climate change caused by humans is a debatable topic. To say otherwise is dishonest.

        • TitaniumEagle

          Not really. I believe in scientific evidence, and I consider myself agnostic. Atheism, however; is a joke to me. The same book that religious people accept with limited or no proof, you dismiss with limited or no proof. Don’t give me any of that crap about ‘the world’s clearly more than 5000 years old.’ You only know that because of science, and if the Bible happens to be true, then there’s no reason that God couldn’t have created the Earth to appear to nonbelievers as any age as He would have liked.

          I’m not saying I agree with that, just that if you’re going to dismiss the Bible without any real proof you might as well consider yourself religious.

          As far as the scientific evidence ‘for’ global warming. Seriously? Scientists have been collecting evidence for a SIGNIFICANTLY smaller amount of time than the world has existed. Many scientists agree that the Earth has natural heating and cooling cycles independent of human activity, and to me that’s evidenced (but not proven) by the cooling we’ve seen over the past 1.5 decades.

        • Gallatin

          By objective data do mean the hockey stick graph? Please tell me about your carbon footprint.

      • Timothy Noonan

        My friend, I read the peer-reviewed journals and the analysis of data from nearly every article indicates our planet is warming and our climate is changing. What is truly amazing is people will believe some book that was written to be the word of a god without a shred of evidence to support the prose before they believe analysis of objectively collected data. Sad.

  • Pontiac Pete

    Jealous Bloomberg is terrified that Christie is going to steal all the Sandy Candy.

    It’s all about the money folks – climate change is a great red herring though.

  • TitaniumEagle

    Yes, yes, climate change! Y’know, the cooling trend we’ve seen for the past sixteen years. Or using one-hundred years of [mostly fabricated] evidence to generalize across either thousands or billions (depending on what you believe) of Earth’s history. Who cares about unemployment, the national debt, the repeated budget deficits, our ambassador or apologizing for America? Obama 2012 for the environment!

  • Dave Silva

    thinking climate change is man made at this point means the only place you belong is an insane asylum.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    Hey Ezra. That is EXACTLY why conservatives do NOT like or vote for centrists. Thank you for summarizing it nicely for us. I, for one, hate squishy ‘leaders’.

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      You’re giving Ezra (who once said that Obama lecturing us was acceptable because he was “like God, above us” — seriously) way, way too much credit. That’s the most twisted logic I’ve ever seen. Bloomberg brought up climate change to throw the lefty MSM something to talk about to change the conversation from faulty generators, looters, and dumpster diving.

      • Frustrated Teacher

        I think you misunderstood (my tongue was firmly planted in cheek when I typed it). In laying out his case for Bloomberg, he has made an incredibly dubious list at the very end and all of them are reasons why most Centrists are squishy idiots. “The centrist agenda, as defined by Bloomberg: all Bush tax cuts expire,
        act on climate change, pro gun control, pro choice, pro gay marriage—”. the first 2 would decimate our economy even more than Obama has, the second violates the 2nd Amendment, and the last 2 are against Judeo-Chrstian morals.

        • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

          Sorry — intent gets lost via message boards sometimes.

  • Guest

    blessed are the poor in spirit

    • soJa

      You sir, are a moron. Grats, I guess.

    • Lady 12

      I seem to recall that God used people who aren’t considered believers to accomplish good things for him. Cyrus the Great comes to mind… Isaiah 44:28-45:4

  • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

    Notice how they don’t call it “global warming” anymore but have neatly changed it to “climate change” and everybody pretends it was always called “climate change.” I say b.s. — call them out on it.
    Furthermore, I’ve always found it fascinating that the same people who claim the Constitution is a “living, breathing, changing” document are the same ones who fail to recognize that the EARTH is a “living, breathing, changing” organism — with or without people populating it.

    • Gallatin

      Amen, I refuse to use the words “climate change” if I do I say it sarcastically. The clown parade started with “global warming” so that is what I stick with.

  • $92510698

    How about those big generators brought out for the marathon but not for the common people in the dark, freezing. You know what, to say you s**k, really doesn’t cover what an unfeeling, political @ss you are.

  • Bob Richards

    Gee, Obama might win New York now.

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    what planet has this Klein person been living on?? Out of touch totally!!

  • rant stocks

    When the hell is Bloomberg’s mayorship ends,NY would be better off without him….it’s called socalism