Can you BELIEVE the nerve of this totally racist and out of bounds campaign ad?

Sep 09 2013 Published by under Anger

context.

12 responses so far

  • sciencedude says:

    You are being sarcastic, correct?

  • drugmonkey says:

    sarcastic? about what?

  • DJMH says:

    No no dude, what was racist was de Blasio's marrying a lady of color in the first place. Original sin, amirite? Bloomberg cannot wrap his head around that one. I mean, why would anyone do such a thing????

  • dsks says:

    I think all Bloomberg is trying to say is that he totally doesn't mind mixed race marriages just so long as they keep it behind closed doors and don't try to jam their life style choices in his face via savvy, timely, and emotive campaign ads like this.

    He's saying the race thing is so pre-Obama, and that it's cheap to bring up that old, gnarled chestnut about the fact that black folk are much more likely to get their collars felt by The Law than white folk. Just because it's still true, doesn't mean it's not a boring topic that distracts New Yorkers from tackling Bigger Issues... like the appropriate size of a large soda at the drive-thru.

  • drugmonkey says:

    Seriously though, I think it is clear that Bloomberg is royally pissed that this guy is running against the Bloomberg era and heavily criticizing him. So he struck out in a flailing anger and may have regretted it as soon as he said it. Hence the "oh I'm not calling de Blasio racist" bit.

    Nevertheless I DO think it is revealing that Bloomberg believes any suggestion that his policies for profiling young brown and black men might be a violation of civil liberties is not quite cricket.

    Screaming "racism" when you are called on what are, in point of fact, your own racially biased beliefs and / or political positions has become the stock in trade of the right wing.

    Kind of like screaming "class war" when you are called on your policies that continue to damage the poor, working and middle classes so that the rich can get richer. Which, of course, billionaire Bloomberg also did although it seemed that was in response to a leading question from the reporter.

  • Bashir says:

    That afro makes me wistful.

  • drugmonkey says:

    Because you expect him to bust out the Huey Freeman political analysis?

  • sciencedude says:

    So how big can an afro get before it starts to sag? He must have some great hair products.

  • DJMH says:

    +1 Boondocks!!

  • physioprof says:

    I can't remember who or where, but someone on the Internet was speculating that because Bloomberg despises Christine Quinn (this is well-established fact) he was saying all this crazy shitte to make sure that Deblasio wins the dem primary. At which point he will be the next mayor.

  • drugmonkey says:

    Hasn't it been forever since the last Dem Mayor? What's different now that this class-warrior race traitor will win?

  • becca says:

    Oh, so #POC4culturalenrichment is ok when it's your own kid? Good to know.

Leave a Reply