Thursday, November 1, 2012

#BusybodyBloomberg meddles in FL elections while NYC drowns

Rep. and Mrs. Webster
Congressman Dan Webster is one of the nicest people you might ever hope to meet, anywhere. In the cutthroat world of politics, he really stands out. I haven't confirmed it, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't even step on ants on the sidewalk.

I cannot for the life of me figure out why he always seems to attract the most unhinged and crazy attacks during his campaigns.

In 2010, Webster faced off against the vile Alan Grayson (who's still playing a similarly nasty game this year in a new district), but fortunately prevailed at the ballot box. This year, his Democrat opponent Val Demings and her allies picked up right where the Grayson playbook left off, running false and nasty attack ads against Webster.

Before running against Webster, Demings had served as Orange County Sheriff, where she reached a certain level of infamy after her service weapon was stolen from her police car. Exhibiting a startling lack of self-awareness, this former law enforcement officer who was incapable of controlling her own gun likes the idea of telling you how you should control your guns.

Never mind that Hurricane Sandy has left the city he is supposed to be governing with large areas under water, looting problems, gas shortages, and a frightening array of health concerns.

Forget the crippling damage to NYC's public transit systems. Oh no, forget the actual disaster happening all around, forget the the fact that our nation's largest city is literally drowning right now, let's screw with Florida's elections!

Of course, I guess this shouldn't be surprising from one of the worst nanny-state meddling politicians in recent American history. Bloomberg is, after all, the same goofball who wants to outlaw large sodas. [Insert mind-numbingly obvious comment that anyone can just buy two sodas to get around this ridiculous rule here.]

Webster's campaign manager, Kirsten Borman, posted the perfect response to Bloomberg's meddling on her Twitter account last night:

Nicely played, Kirsten.

Hey, Mayor Bloomberg, you’ve still got millions of residents out of power and a city under water in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Don’t you have better things to do than meddle with Florida’s 8th congressional district race? Floridians and New Yorkers alike are shaking their heads.
RedState had a great write up as well:
With New York having the some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, and Billionaire Bloomberg being famously pro-gun control, New York is quickly becoming a playground for the cannibals who prey on the helpless...
As looters begin to prey on New York’s residents, it’s a shame that they don’t have the same rights as Florida’s citizens currently have to protect their lives and property.
However, if Michael Bloomberg has his way, the next time a hurricane ravishes Florida, Floridians may be just as vulnerable as New Yorkers are to the vermin who loot in times of crisis.
I remember what Florida was like after our state was smacked by four hurricanes in a row in 2004. It took  weeks to clear away trees so people could drive down their own streets. Generators are fine for a few hours or even a day or so, but difficult to manage as a full time power source for a family. How many New Yorkers even have generators? People are packed in at a higher density in NYC than anywhere in Florida, making the situation much more dire.

dare any journalist in New York City to ask Mayor Bloomberg if he'd bothered to consider spending any of that money in his own city. Let's see how everyone is doing in Lower Manhattan after a week of no power and limited transportation. I bet the residents could come up with a lot of helpful ways to spend a million bucks. You could literally buy a a million bottles of water, for starters.

Bottom line: Bloomberg is now facing what will be the biggest challenge of his time in office, and he's going to have to come up with some solutions, and fast. Just making everyone carpool isn't going to cut it. He needs to have his full concentration on the task ahead of him, and not worry about who some people a thousand miles south feel like electing to Congress.

We started a hashtag last night, #BusybodyBloomberg, so if you're on Twitter, please join in the fun.

Please go to, and sign up to volunteer or donate what you can to the campaign to help Webster fight off Bloomberg's ridiculous busybody meddling in this race.

1 comment:

  1. Nanny Bloomberg is awful and can't even manage NYC properly. We really don't need his "help" here!


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