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Friday, November 08, 2019

[The move by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg] to file in the Alabama primary would be a first step toward a presidential bid, which he has not officially decided on.

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He says he hasn't made his mind up, but he has. He's running to stop Warren, but he'll split moderates from Biden.

#1 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-11-07 06:00 PM | Reply

The only thing that can stop a bad New York billionaire is a good New York billionaire!

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-11-07 06:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Bloomberg has the worst Napoleonic Complex in history. His motto should be "I am your Ruler. You don't deserve a say in your own life."

#3 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2019-11-07 06:15 PM | Reply

I bet Howard Schultz is doing a Charles Foster Kane room demolition right at this moment.

#4 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-11-07 06:20 PM | Reply

Oh yes, please, run!

#5 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-11-07 06:37 PM | Reply

#2

And if they are both bad....?

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-11-07 06:45 PM | Reply

Michael "Beyond Carbon" Bloomberg will bring back the focus to the issues Americans are most concerned about: global warming and banning Big Gulps.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-07 06:53 PM | Reply

@#6 ... And if they are both bad....? ...

I'm somewhat familiar with both, being in the NYC metro area.

While Mr Bloomberg has his faults, compared to Pres Trump, he is nearly an saint. Of course, Pres Trump has dragged that bar very, very low. Oh so very low.

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-07 07:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I'd vote for a bag of ---- over Donald Trump

#9 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-07 07:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#9 You did. She lost.

#10 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2019-11-07 07:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

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Why Do Billionaires Keep Presenting Themselves as America's Great New Hope?
www.commondreams.org

In a time of massive inequalities, though, where people feel disillusioned and powerless, billionaires can present themselves as the only ones with the resources and independence to get things done.

The problem is, billionaires are generally pretty bad people, and certainly can't be trusted to reliably champion the interests of the working class.

Steyer, despite his public embrace of environmentalist and progressive causes, was heavily invested in private prisons and even fossil fuel companies.

In 2014, the New York Times reported that "Mr Steyer's fund, Farallon Capital Management, has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into companies that operate coalmines and coal-fired power plants from Indonesia to China." For years, his company also "invested heavily in the Corrections Corporation of America, the nation's largest private prison firm".

Steyer's investments were so controversial that at one point, Yale students protested the way Steyer was using their university's endowment.

This is so often the way with these "good billionaires."

Warren Buffett, portrayed as kind and grandfatherly, was unapologetic when it was exposed that a company he owned was giving predatory loans to mobile home owners.

Michael Bloomberg not only has a record of crude sexism, but his solution to the New York City homelessness crisis was to buy the homeless one-way tickets out of town.

Bloomberg was clear on whose interests he served, saying "If we could get every billionaire around the world to move here it would be a godsend." The 60,000 homeless people his administration left behind might disagree.

Billionaire candidates often run promising to fix the very problems that their own existence created in the first place.


Make the world a better place, tax billionaire douchebags at a 90% pace.

#11 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-11-07 07:54 PM | Reply

This guy will generate less grassroots support than Steyer. No one wants him in this race. He does not appeal to the GOP base as he is a globalist billionaire that made his money by being a financial middleman. The Dems are fearful of him as their sole viable candidate now is Warren with Biden all but out of the campaign. If he runs 3rd party, it ensure a Trump victory - if he doesn't run, Trump will win anyway. The Dem problem is they don't have a good candidate (or platform) so Bloomberg does nothing to change that equation.

#12 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-11-07 10:52 PM | Reply

If he runs 3rd party, it ensure a Trump victory - if he doesn't run, Trump will win anyway.

Here is a different view:

If Bloomberg runs 3rd party, he is going to siphon off those repub Never Trumpers that couldn't vote for Warren. Not a big problem because Dems don't need their votes to win. Dems just need them to not vote for Trump.

If he runs 3rd party, he will siphon off some moderate dems that couldn't bring themselves to vote for Warren. However, I think that the number of moderate dems voting for Bloomberg will be very small; to small to effect the outcome because the VAST majority of dems want Trump out of the WH.

If he doesn't run, Never Trumpers will either not vote or hold their noses and vote for Warren. With the Never Trumper votes unavailable to Trump, Warren will win in battleground states because Trump's margin of victory in those states was razor thin in 2016.

The challenge for dems is to get equal or better turn out amongst their base relative to their 2016 turn out performance. Since dems do a sorry job of speaking to the specific issues facing people of color during campaigns, the only way of turning them out in large numbers is to have a person of color on the ticket.

Either way, there is a populist movement of the left; just as there is on the right. The movement on the right elected Trump and the movement on the left will push Warren or Sanders to the top of the dem ticket. Populists on the left and right have a lot in common wrt financial issues. The system is rigged. Moderates know this and will do all they can to preserve the status quo.

#13 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2019-11-08 05:36 AM | Reply

"The Dem problem is they don't have a good candidate (or platform) so Bloomberg does nothing to change that equation."

The Dems have a great platform but the media elites don't want Americans to hear about it, if they do Warren will win in a landslide. Families would safe thousands of dollars per year on health insurance and billionaires would be paying for it. It's a win/win!
Ira Goldberg is too dishonest to admit that even he would enjoy saving that kind of money because he is so dedicated to his right wing puppet masters but think about it Ira, that money would change your pathetic life.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2019-11-08 06:31 AM | Reply

Bloomberg won't effect the election either way.

#15 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-11-08 01:33 PM | Reply

I'd vote for a bag of ---- over Donald Trump

#9 | POSTED BY HAMBURGLAR AT 2019-11-07 07:46 PM | FLAG:

So has your Mom filed yet?

#16 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-11-08 01:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The Dems have a great platform but the media elites don't want Americans to hear about it,#14 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2019-11-08 06:31 AM | REPLY | FLAG

Classic!

#17 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-11-08 01:46 PM | Reply

So has your Mom filed yet?

#16 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

You make a good point.

Donald Trump has taken the maturity, prestige, and ethics of the Republican Party about as low as they can go. I, mistakenly, thought they could not possibly go any further.

But, he has not yet resorted to "your mom" type insults. I guess that is the final frontier for him to appeal to the Idiocracy. He is probably keeping that in reserve.

#18 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-11-08 01:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Donald Trump has taken the maturity, prestige, and ethics of the Republican Party about as low as they can go. I, mistakenly, thought they could not possibly go any further.
But, he has not yet resorted to "your mom" type insults. I guess that is the final frontier for him to appeal to the Idiocracy. He is probably keeping that in reserve.

#18 | POSTED BY GTBRITISHSKULL AT 2019-11-08 01:54 PM | FLAG:

Sorry, I will try to keep up with your maturity and open mindedness.

#19 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-11-08 02:06 PM | Reply

#18 Glad that you think "I'd vote for a bag of --- over Donald Trump" is a sign of maturity.

#20 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-11-08 02:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

It's nice to see someone finally enter the race who will stick up for our underrepresented billionaire class. It was starting to look like Trump had that market cornered.

#21 | Posted by JOE at 2019-11-08 02:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Your Mom jokes still make me laugh from time to time. And voting for a bag of --- over Donald Trump is a sign of maturity.

#22 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-08 02:25 PM | Reply

Christ no. Please take it from me, the only person here, apart from Klifferd maybe, who had to deal with him for 12 years on the back of 8 years of Giuliani... just no.

In his defense though, the guy can definitely speak in coherent sentences so all other things being equal...

#23 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-11-08 02:27 PM | Reply

Corporate Panic Candidate.

#24 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-11-08 02:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

He does not appeal to the GOP base as he is a globalist billionaire that made his money by being a financial middleman.

#12 | Posted by iragoldberg

The GOP base doesn't care how you got your money. If you're rich they think you must be smart and good.

Currently they passionately support a moron who inherited his money, had his daddy bail out all his failing businesses, and laundered money for russians.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-11-08 02:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hope this helps. Here's a picture of Bloomberg with Jeffrey Epstein's girlfriend.

i.redd.it

#26 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-11-08 03:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Bloomberg is like a hand grenade tossed into this race and right between Biden's feet, who will be the most damaged if Bloomberg manages to make the debates.

On the plus side, this virtually silences that idiot Steyer, who no longer is the richest man running for POTUS.

Most of my friends and clients in NYC echo Hagbard's sentiments and hate Bloomberg almost as much as they hate Trump, which is saying something.

#27 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-11-08 04:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

ANOTHER Democrat Rich White Guy

#28 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-11-08 05:16 PM | Reply

Bloomberg is like a hand grenade tossed into this race and right between Biden's feet, who will be the most damaged if Bloomberg manages to make the debates.

#27 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Awesome ~

Go Bernie!

#29 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-11-08 05:22 PM | Reply

If bloomberg wants to save america, just buy fox news and fire the liars.

#30 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-11-10 12:46 AM | Reply

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