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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Andrew Yang faced criticism over his debate-stage comments about people with mental illness on Thursday as the New York City mayoral candidates sharpened their focus on public safety during the race's final days. Yang said during Wednesday's Democratic primary debate, the final matchup before next week's election, that he wanted people with mental health problems off the streets -- comments that several of his rivals blasted as insensitive.

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"he wanted people with mental health problems off the streets"

That would be most of us, at one time or the other.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2021-06-17 11:20 PM | Reply

He should face criticism for such a idiotic remark.

Unfortunately, being in the NYC TV area, I've been subject to far too much of the NYC mayoral race insanity.

On the other hand, it will be good to see Mayor De Balsio become fmr Mayor De Blasio. In my view, he was in way over his head.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-18 11:27 AM | Reply

And this is why dems lose.

The screaming woke mob cares more about making sure no ones feelings are every hurt anywhere than winning over swing voters.

#3 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-18 11:34 AM | Reply

#3 huh? he obviously didnt care, what feelings.

#4 | Posted by ichiro at 2021-06-18 12:22 PM | Reply

"We have the right to walk the street and not fear for our safety because a mentally ill person is going to lash out at us."

"Full context here was mental illness is behind half of anti-Asian hate crimes," he said on Twitter. "We need to get them compassionate, comprehensive care " and not let them languish on our streets."

"Everyone agrees that people who are struggling with mental illness on our streets should be in better, more caring environments where they can get what they need," he said.


What's wrong with what he's saying?

#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-06-18 12:39 PM | Reply

@#5 ... What's wrong with what he's saying? ...

He is singling out the mentally ill because they commit some of the crimes.

What about the other half of the crimes committed against Asian-americans? He implies they should go unpunished while focusing on the mentally ill.

I think his comment would be better if it were... "We have the right to walk the street and not fear for our safety because a person is going to lash out at us." That covers all the people lashing out at Asian-americans, and not just targeting the mentally ill.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-18 12:56 PM | Reply

More reason Dems are never able to take the initiative in politics or anything else. Too much handwringing about not offending Anyone Ever. Repubs don't give a ---- about giving offense and they usually don't just get away with it, it helps them to win elections.

#7 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-06-18 02:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#3 huh? he obviously didnt care, what feelings.

#4 | Posted by ichiro

And now he's being punished for it, and the dems are making themselves look like unreasonable crybabies, which makes swing voters vote for republicans.

Wokeness is the dem's biggest obstacle to winning over swing voters.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-18 02:21 PM | Reply

You need to actually live in NY for a hot minute before you think you can be mayor. Andrew Yang is a dope.

#9 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-06-18 02:32 PM | Reply

@#7 ... More reason Dems are never able to take the initiative in politics or anything else. Too much handwringing about not offending Anyone Ever. ...

I don't fully agree.

The attacks on Asian-americium in NYC rose significantly (over 200%) when fmr Pres Trump started on his "China virus" thing.

So yeah, the Republicans don't seem to care about offending people, they also do not seem to care about the consequences (sometimes deadly) of what they say.

Words do have consequences.



#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-18 03:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He is singling out the mentally ill because they commit some of the crimes.

Yes. But. Aren't shooting sprees carried out by the "mentally ill"?

Don't we admonish Reagan for shutting down mental healthcare facilities.

Aren't a portion of homeless people mentally ill?

He wasn't calling people names.

He was identifying people in society with mental illness who don't receive adequate care.

That was my take. Based on the article.

If you heard what he said in real life and have a different interpretation. I'm open the hear.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-06-18 03:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"We have the right to walk the street and not fear for our safety because a person is going to lash out at us."

Yes. But. What's the solution to this vague and constant threat?

His opponent suggests putting more police on the streets.

Is that the solution?

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-06-18 03:25 PM | Reply

He is singling out the mentally ill because they commit some of the crimes.

To expand a bit more.

I don't believe he was saying all mentally ill people commit crime or that all crimes are committed by the mentally ill.

Although. At a certain level. In order to commit a crime, you're not entirely sane either.

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-06-18 03:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Words do have consequences.

#10 | Posted by LampLighter

And being the word police has consequences too - like chasing away moderate voters and losing elections.

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-18 03:30 PM | Reply

Word police?

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-18 03:33 PM | Reply

"We have the right to walk the street and not fear for our safety because a person is going to lash out at us."

No we don't.
The Second Amendment guarantees that we are always at risk from a crazy person with a gun.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-18 03:35 PM | Reply

The Second Amendment guarantees that we are always at risk from a crazy person with a gun.

That's why everyone needs one. Only a crazy person with a gun can stop a crazy person with a gun.

#17 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-06-18 03:37 PM | Reply

@#14 ... And being the word police has consequences too - like chasing away moderate voters and losing elections. ...

Yeah, but :word police" is not as binary as your comments try to portray it as being.

Typically, I do not like the so-called "word police."

But, as with most labels, a binary concept is forced upon a non-binary problem, resulting in minor infractions being thrown out with the major infractions.

#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-18 03:52 PM | Reply

@#11 ... He was identifying people in society with mental illness who don't receive adequate care. ...

If that is what he was trying to do, then he did it poorly because he tagged those needing help as being criminals.

#19 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-18 03:54 PM | Reply

he tagged those needing help as being criminals.

Unfortunately, some are.

And they do need help.

But not by throwing more cops at the issue.

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-06-18 04:16 PM | Reply

Word police?

#15 | Posted by snoofy

Your cluelessness about this spells doom for our party.

#21 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-18 04:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Again, what are you referring to?

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-18 04:29 PM | Reply

@#20 ... Unfortunately, some are. ...

Yup.

But not all are.

... And they do need help. ...

I do agree with that part of his message. I just think he could have been a lot clearer in what he meant.

Tying those with mental illness with attacks on Asian-americans is counterproductive. To me it looks like he tried to conflate two issues NYC faces when it may have been best for his message to keep them separate, as I think his message on each individually is good.

#23 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-18 04:30 PM | Reply

SpeakSoftly, I just don't see how this is "Word Police."

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-18 04:57 PM | Reply

SpeakSoftly, I just don't see how this is "Word Police."

#24 | Posted by snoofy

The whole professional enraged lefties who try to ruin people's careers for using the wrong pronouns or hurting this or that group's feelings. The PC police. The word police. The woke police. The crybabies that make us look horrible.

The ones obama warned us about.
thehill.com

You should learn about them. Because swing voters DEFINITELY know about them and hate them.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-18 05:03 PM | Reply

We should start all announcing our 'pronouns' every time we post a comment.

- Moder8 (He him his these that those it it's aint)

#26 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-06-18 05:51 PM | Reply

#23

I believe the question was about Asian hate crimes and he was trying to tie his position on mental health treatment to it so he could get that position out there. (That's my take not saying I'm right)

Unfortunately he did it very poorly and it hurts him with a segment of voters, I don't know if that segment was likely to vote for him anyway as a lot of the comments I have seen were along the lines of "If we needed one more reason to hate Yang" not "Man I kind of liked Yang but now I'm questioning him". I guess we will see.

#27 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-06-18 05:59 PM | Reply

"The whole professional enraged lefties who try to ruin people's careers for using the wrong pronouns or hurting this or that group's feelings."

SpeakSoftly,
Give me an example of someone whose career was ruined this way.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-18 06:22 PM | Reply

"You should learn about them. Because swing voters DEFINITELY know about them and hate them."

So the dichotomy you're setting up here is woke voters are no longer supporting Wang. For me to get behind this idea, they'd have to shift their votes to someone who is better with pronouns or whatever it is that got Wang in trouble. (Yes I'm going to keep calling him Wang. To troll the libs.)

Has that actually happened?

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-18 06:35 PM | Reply

Give me an example of someone whose career was ruined this way.

#28 | Posted by snoofy

Maybe al franken could think of a few for you.

#30 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-18 07:00 PM | Reply

Al chose to resign. So, you should be blaming him, for not fighting back. Or, you should be happy he resigned, since you don't think he should have resigned, his resignation shows he was too weak to fight. Someone who isn't so Woke can take his spot.

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-18 07:25 PM | Reply

Al chose to resign. So, you should be blaming him, for not fighting back. Or, you should be happy he resigned, since you don't think he should have resigned, his resignation shows he was too weak to fight. Someone who isn't so Woke can take his spot.

#31 | Posted by snoofy

He was run out on a rail by the woke meetoo mob who declared due process is no longer given if you're not woke enough.

#32 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-18 07:32 PM | Reply

Run out on a rail my ass. A lot of people wanted him to stay and fight. He chose the high road.

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-18 07:40 PM | Reply

In my opinion, anyone who uses the word "Woke" should be killed. But that's just me.

#34 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-06-18 07:45 PM | Reply

Run out on a rail my ass. A lot of people wanted him to stay and fight. He chose the high road.

#33 | Posted by snoofy

The woke mob was so insane he realized it might cost the dems votes if he didn't just vanish. Kristen Gillibrand was their primary headhunter. And all the dems were too afraid of losing the woke mob votes that they didn't stand up and defend him.

The trial-by-twitter-mob woke babies are the reason he's gone.

#35 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-18 07:56 PM | Reply

"The trial-by-twitter-mob woke babies are the reason he's gone."

I think you give them too much credit... Unless of course that's how you feel about the #MeToo movement in general. Because this was also at the time of the #MeToo movement was really gaining steam. My perception is that his resignation was taking a bullet for the team.

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-18 08:06 PM | Reply

He should have stood proud. Admitted no wrongdoing and basically acted like Ralph Northam when he was accused of blackface. He should have stood tall and brazened it out.

Dems are such wimps. They make me sad.

#37 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-06-19 02:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

He should face criticism for such a idiotic remark.

Why?

If they're living on the streets and suffering from legit mental health issues wouldn't you want to see them housed and treated?

#38 | Posted by jpw at 2021-06-19 12:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He implies they should go unpunished while focusing on the mentally ill.

No he doesn't.

Statements like this are so woke they're asleep.

#39 | Posted by jpw at 2021-06-19 12:16 PM | Reply

Oh, he better apologize.

#40 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-06-19 12:41 PM | Reply

I think you give them too much credit... Unless of course that's how you feel about the #MeToo movement in general. Because this was also at the time of the #MeToo movement was really gaining steam. My perception is that his resignation was taking a bullet for the team.

#36 | Posted by snoofy

That was my point. The woke mob is shooting at the dems - hurting the dems and helping elect repubs.

#41 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-19 04:10 PM | Reply

#41 Dems could enact anything they want. One guess why they wont.

I voted Democrat all my life, back when it stood for the working class and middle. You know, the deplorable racists.

Good job wrecking Gallup on race relations, comrade. news.gallup.com

#42 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-06-19 04:26 PM | Reply

Trump destroyed race relations, as your chart clearly indicates, though he managed a slight bump (historically still below normal) with his election. That clearly didn't last. Or are you unable to read the years on the bottom axis?

What happened between 2013 and 2015, of course, was the increased attention on the killings of black men by police, and the number that were captured on video. That resulted in protests and that woke up some white folk. "Oh gee. I guess things aren't as good as we thought!"

I'm middle class and I am not a deplorable racist. I sure as hell am not a poor aggrieved white dude looking to blame someone else for my problems or lot in life. I own my life, my decisions, and the results, and I am quite pleased.

#43 | Posted by YAV at 2021-06-19 04:41 PM | Reply

I voted Democrat all my life, back when it stood for the working class and middle. You know, the deplorable racists.

Good job wrecking Gallup on race relations, comrade. news.gallup.com

#42 | Posted by HeliumRat

So now you're in the cult that takes away things from the working class so they can give tax cuts to corporations and the rich. Sure that makes sense.

#44 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-19 05:27 PM | Reply

back when it stood for the working class and middle. You know, the deplorable racists.

That's not the deplorable racists.

If you have to lie, you've already lost.

#45 | Posted by jpw at 2021-06-19 05:40 PM | Reply

"The woke mob is shooting at the dems - hurting the dems and helping elect repubs."

How does Andrew Wang getting called out for, well anything, help Republicans win?

#46 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-19 05:59 PM | Reply

It sure sounds like you are demanding "The Woke" adopt Saint Reagan's Eleventh Commandment.

#47 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-19 05:59 PM | Reply

#46 Dude, you said Wang.

#48 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-06-19 06:19 PM | Reply

Yav, Obama and Holder knew all about Systemic Racism and never said a damn thing. For eight years. And that makes them more white Supremacist than MLK and his preachy "color-blind society".

#49 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-06-19 06:23 PM | Reply

#49 - ---- off.

#50 | Posted by YAV at 2021-06-19 06:37 PM | Reply

#50 I love when you insane Nazi wacko's have no defense for your racism at all....

May I quote from the original 1974 paper where the term "White Privilege" was first coined? Of course I can:

#17: I can talk with my mouth full and not have people put this down to my color.

#51 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-06-19 07:56 PM | Reply

Honestly, you have to read the whole WP thing. It's so retarded it's awesome: projecthumanities.asu.edu

This is what they are talking about when they talk about your White Privilege. No, seriously. Read it dude.

#52 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-06-19 07:59 PM | Reply

In a 1942 edition of Modern Review magazine, Ramananda Chatterjee accused Winston Churchill of hypocritical policy positions, in his support, as Chatterjee viewed it, of racial equality in the UK and US but not in British India; "Mr Churchill can support white privilege and monopoly in India whilst opposing privilege and monopoly on both sides of the Atlantic."[30] In 1943, during World War II, sociologist Alfred McClung Lee's Race Riot, Detroit 1943 addressed the "Nazi-like guarantee of white privilege" in American society:


White Americans might well ask themselves: Why do whites need so many special advantages in their competition with Negroes? Similar tactics for the elimination of Jewish competition in Nazi Germany brought the shocked condemnation of the civilized world.[31]

en.wikipedia.org

#53 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-19 08:00 PM | Reply

#52

The ignorance and arrogance just drips off of you with most every post.

#54 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-06-19 08:06 PM | Reply

#53 That's really good of you snoofy. You managed to find something completely out of historical context, like "inoculating the blankets with small-pox" in an era when that meant to attach a sprig of one vine to another. Wait a century for germ theory.

You morons really crack me up. Race meant what country you where from, like being English or French. It wasn't until the indisputable science of "The Pyramid of the Races" that we even got the term Caucasian!

#55 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-06-19 08:47 PM | Reply

The elephant only wants you to see things the lens of race, gender, and power. This time. It'll be something else next time.

#56 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-06-19 08:53 PM | Reply

The ignorance and arrogance just drips off of you with most every post.

He's nothing but tedious mendacity.

#57 | Posted by YAV at 2021-06-19 09:42 PM | Reply

How does Andrew Wang getting called out for, well anything, help Republicans win?

#46 | Posted by snoofy

For the millionth time - the left getting super upset about the words people say makes moderate voters hate the left and vote for the right.

#58 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-19 09:48 PM | Reply

"For the millionth time - the left getting super upset about the words people say makes moderate voters hate the left and vote for the right."

Sure seems like you're the one who's tired of hearing about it.

I can't really imagine all that many moderate voters outside of New York care much about what happens in the New York Mayoral democratic primary.

You, on the other hand, are intent on maintaining this victim narrative at the hands of woke liberals.

#59 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-19 10:02 PM | Reply

"the left getting super upset about the words people say"

I've yet to actually hear any of these words. But since you have: Let's hear what some of these super upset leftists had to say about Andrew Wang!

#60 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-19 10:03 PM | Reply

I can't really imagine all that many moderate voters outside of New York care much about what happens in the New York Mayoral democratic primary.

You, on the other hand, are intent on maintaining this victim narrative at the hands of woke liberals.

#59 | Posted by snoofy

This becomes a national story and adds to the narrative that drives moderate voters to the right.

I want to win elections so I pay attention to what makes swing voters vote for republicans. You should too. Wokeness is our number 1 problem.

#61 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-20 12:34 PM | Reply

"I want to win elections so I pay attention to what makes swing voters vote for republicans."

So then what made swing voters vote for Biden?
Nobody was woke in 2020? Come on.

#62 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-20 12:47 PM | Reply

what made swing voters vote for Biden?

Trump.

#63 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-06-20 01:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So then what made swing voters vote for Biden?
Nobody was woke in 2020? Come on.

#62 | Posted by snoofy

Just because trump was awful doesn't mean people like wokeness.

Trump won't be on the ballot every time. When it's normal republican vs woke crybabies, the swing voters are going to vote for normal republicans.

#64 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-21 12:09 PM | Reply

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