Friday, September 28, 2007

Michael Bloomberg Is My Republican-of-the-Week!

This lifelong member of the Democratic Party decided in 2001 to run for mayor as a member of the Republican Party.

Michael Bloomberg had a long and excellent career as an entrepreneur in the field of financial software and data services. A lifelong member of the Democratic Party, he decided to run for New York City's mayor as a member of the Republican Party in 2001. With a huge spending advantage, Bloomberg won by a margin of 2%.

Tuesday night, during an interview with Tom Brokaw at Cooper Union, Mayor Bloomberg suggested the United States was in the same difficult position as the British in the Revolutionary War - facing a determined band of insurgents. This comparison occurred to him when he visited his mother recently and was driving through Lexington, Mass., where a scrubby group of farmers rose up against a well-trained militia more than 200 years ago.

Attacking the Bush administration, he said,
We're the British. I'm not suggesting the motives are the same. But I'm just pointing out that this was an insurgent kind of attack on trained, disciplined, uniformed soldiers who fought in a rigorously planned way. And we're trying to adjust to that. . . we're in big trouble . . . Somebody's got to pull it out. There is an arrogance and willingness to go it alone that quite understandably I think doesn't play well around the world.
For demanding more analytic reporting of the news from Occupied Iraq, Michael Bloomberg is Friday's Redeemable Republican of the week.

11 Moderated Comments:

Blogger skip sievert said...

An organization called Unity08 has no formal ties to Bloomberg, but it is preparing for the arduous process(read money)of getting a ballot line in all 50 states and plans to hold a nationwide, Internet nominating process for an independent candidate next spring. Don't be surprised if the name selected is Bloomberg.

Ross Perot could not buy the election previously, but this Billionaire is much smoother, he bought the New York election, and America sometimes wants a big Daddy figure, and this guy is that.

Would Fred feel intimidated in a debate with the current King of New York ?
He could be sent back to central casting.
Of course Bloomberg, while not a creative person(can make money though), and a reputed control freak in general, knows the system, that means this rich rich guy can make lots of twists and turns, and may be seen as someone who can bail out the American economy.
He is just another Globalist first man though.

9/28/2007 07:06:00 AM  
Blogger Indicted Plagiarist said...

Portrait of an "insurgent": Khitam Bahir, aged 51, says she was shocked when her 24-year-old son Mustafa (not his real name) became an insurgent:

“I no longer recognise my son since he turned into an insurgent. He used to be a very popular, easy-going and modern person but now he has changed completely. He has decided to fight US-troops, even if he is killed. I’m desperate because I didn’t raise my son to be a fighter. At home we gave him love and tenderness, good food, education, health care. His siblings always considered him the most lovely person in our family. He left home in November and is living with other fighters but I don’t know where. Sometimes he drops me a line, saying that he is happy and has helped in an attack. It just breaks my heart and makes me cry.”

IRIN

9/28/2007 07:26:00 AM  
Blogger M.D. said...

He's far saner than any candidate now in the race, but we do not need another CEO-type in the White House.

9/30/2007 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Trig said...

I hate to be your bubble-buster, Virgil, but Bloomberg abandoned the Republican party in the late spring of this year.

9/30/2007 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Trig said...

This right here pretty much sums of the republican party: In 1981, during the first year of Mr. Reagan’s presidency, the late Lee Atwater gave an interview to a political science professor at Case Western Reserve University, explaining the evolution of the Southern strategy: “You start out in 1954 by saying, ‘Nigger, nigger, nigger,’ ” said Atwater. “By 1968, you can’t say ‘nigger’ - that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now [that] you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things, and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites.”

9/30/2007 02:40:00 PM  
Blogger Non-Partisàn said...

Trig's right, I believe. I think Hizzonor the Mayor considers himself an independent at this stage.

10/01/2007 08:38:00 AM  
Blogger M.D. said...

Trig's right, I believe. I think Hizzonor the Mayor considers himself an independent at this stage.

Does this mean Vigilante has to come up with two Republicans next week?

10/01/2007 05:11:00 PM  
Blogger GetaLife-ReadUrNews said...

Dont'cha think Vigil's done his duty this week? After all, the only good Republican is an ex-Republican.

10/01/2007 05:53:00 PM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

I fess up to having known about the Bloom being off the GOP's rose when I published. It's just 'hard work' finding real Republicans to stand up once a week in my pages. I need help. Nominations are always open.

10/02/2007 09:10:00 AM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

To be perfectly fair about it, I think M.D. should be tasked to come up with a couple of members of the non-Democraptic wing of the Democratic party.

10/02/2007 08:33:00 PM  
Blogger M.D. said...

There is only one member of the non-Democraptic wing of the Democratic party: Russ Feingold.

So... it would have to be him every Friday.

From the Democraps, I would nominate Kerry and Kennedy (from my old home state) because they have called for an investigation into Ciara Durkin's death.

10/04/2007 06:02:00 PM  

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