Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer campaigned for and passed laws targeting the clients of street walkers as well as the prostitutes themselves. It turned out Eliot Spitzer was “Client 9” at a whorehouse emporium and was eventually snared by his own curse in a drama as old as the Oedipus Rex drama from ancient Greece. Spitzer is not the only fool that runs for office on purity of purpose and hope and change and transparency but all along they are screwing the public.
Enter New York Mayor Bill De Blasio – the new King of the DailyKooks. We have warned before about getting too close to this one and our warnings will only get louder. De Blasio is supposed to be the new everyman taking care of the everyman. De Blasio is supposed to be the opposite of plutocrat billionaire ex-mayor Bloomberg but it was Bloomberg that at least for show occasionally took the subway partially to work.
The story begins with Bill De Blasio taking a tactic from Barack Obama and blaming others for his inadequacies and blunders. De Blasio blamed the weather service instead of taking responsibility for his decision to keep schools open during a recent snowstorm. Obama blames the staff or someone else. De Blasio chose to blame the weather service. Former jolly ex-fat man Al Roker blasted DeBlasio for lying:
“Following criticism from even the teachers union, De Blasio accused the National Weather Service of underestimating the amount of snowfall there would be overnight on Thursday. [snip]
“Long range DiBlasio forecast: 1 term” [snip]
“How dare @NYCMayorsOffice @NYCSchools throw NWS under the school bus. Forecast was on time and on the money”
De Blasio blamed the weather service for a bad/late forecast. When Roker noted that the forecast was correct and on time DeBlasio attacked Roker. How Obama is that?
Political cronies protected by De Blasio? Check.
Then came the truckload of troubles chauffeured by De Blasio himself in a way only Eliot Spitzer can fully appreciate:
“De Blasio jaywalks as he preaches road safety
He talks the talk — but won’t walk the walk.
Mayor de Blasio, who has been lecturing about pedestrian safety since he stepped foot in City Hall, strolled across a Brooklyn street against the light Friday in a blatant jaywalking violation.
Hizzoner was gabbing on his old-school flip-phone as he slowly made his way across 11th Street on Sixth Avenue in Park Slope — and his NYPD detail faithfully jaywalked with him.
A Post reporter caught the foot faux pas on video a day after de Blasio’s SUV was filmed blowing through two stop signs in Queens and twice going 15 mph over the speed limit.“
Jay-walking is a time honored tradition in New York City. Rudy Giuliani tried to stop the practice but even the police turned their heads rather than take on pedestrians exercising their jay-walking prerogatives. But if you are going to be preaching about traffic safety and other humbug shouldn’t you be most observant of the law? For De Blasio it is an Obama style “Do as I dictate, not as I do.”
Speeding through streets after lecturing citizens of the need to drive slower under the heel of lower speed limits was not the end of the De Blasio hypocrisy. Jay walking with the phone at his ear like a teenager or happy go lucky young person (or as Michelle Obama calls them “knuckleheads”) after preaching traffic safety to the masses did not end the lies nor the hypocrisy. De Blasio tried the transparently mendacious “security protocols” excuse. De Blasio claimed to be helpless about the speeding violations because the decisions are made by his security people and not himself. It must have been the security detail that forced him to jaywalk too.
Speeding through streets, disregarding signs, disdainful of speed limits, jaywalking while talking on the phone – all while dictating to others about following lower speed limits and traffic safety – was just the set-up. The plutocrat is dead, long live the plutocrat:
“De Blasio’s predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, reminded his drivers to follow the rules of the road and made a vow not to speed through the streets with lights and sirens unless he was rushing to an “enormous emergency.”
The new mayor has made pedestrian safety a key objective of his administration. On Tuesday, he laid out a sweeping “Vision Zero” initiative to end traffic deaths that includes lowering the city speed limit to 25 mph.
De Blasio was then hit by an on-coming truck driven by himself:
“Bill de Blasio Refuses to Take ‘Speedgate’ Questions Despite Vow
Despite repeatedly promising this morning that he’d take questions about the controversy surrounding his caravan breaking multiple traffic laws, Mayor Bill de Blasio shut down questions on the topic at an unrelated press conference this evening.
Before walking away as reporters shouted questions at him, Mr. de Blasio read a brief statement referring to NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton’s earlier comments defending the conduct of the mayor’s security detail. [snip]
His aides further declined to take questions on the issue.
This morning outside his home, Mr. de Blasio also refused to answer questions about the controversy, which involved his caravan running multiple stop signs and going up to 15 miles per hour over the speed limit just days after announcing a new push to lower traffic speeds across the five boroughs. At the time, however, he vowed to take off-topic questions at this evening’s event.
“We’ll have a press conference later on and we’ll have a chance later on to talk to you about a variety of issues including … anything else you want to ask about,” he assured.
“You can ask all the questions you want,” he added as he was pressed. “You can ask any other questions you like … You can ask any and all questions.”
Eliot Spitzer hypocrisy alert!: New “progressive” mayor replaces billionaire mayor – acts more like a plutocrat than the billionaire – issues calls for new laws he won’t follow – refuses to answer questions about the hypocrisy and inconsistencies – promises to answer “any and all” questions – refuses to answer questions.
New York Big Media might be a bunch of snoozers protective of Barack Obama and ready-willing-able-happy to attack Republican Chris Christie on a regular basis but the De Blasio imperiousness got to even these knuckleheads-chuckleheads-numbskulls. They took to twitter to react to his imperial high lord mayor of the new York:
“As @BilldeBlasio left Blue Room without taking questions, disbelieving reporters shouted after him. Press aides refusing to talk further.
Michael Howard Saul: Reporters pushed out of West Wing of City Hall. Angry mob. Reporters saying they have never seen something like this.
Andrew J. Hawkins: Did anyone clock de Blasio’s speed as he dashed out of the Blue Room?
Colby Hamilton: Wow. De Blasio just bolted out of the presser, refusing to answer qs about his security details traffic scandal.
Azi: Yes, mayor who vowed transparency & was credited with having a grt campaign communication strategy is ducking reporters & refusing to talk
Danielle Tcholakian: The speeding itself may be a non-story, but not taking questions makes the issue about transparency and access, two things he promised.
Michael Powell: Man up time for new mayor? Mayor de Blasio looking not ready for prime time in response to relatively easy stuff
Gloria Pazmino: Bill de Blasio has thrown gasoline into this fire.. The City Hall press corps won’t take finger off the dial now.
Clyde Haberman: BdB’s press strategy seems to be to go out of his way, not even 2 mos. into his term, to smugly alienate those covering him.
Chester Jesus Soria: @BilldeBlasio’s campaign page on transparency and reform is a great read: http://bit.ly/1eeFHm6
Casey Seiler: Someone needs to take away @BilldeBlasio’s apparently well-read copy of “Mismanaging Bad Press for Dummies.”
Grace Rauh: Reporters are shocked de Blasio just walked out of here without taking questions. This just means the story will linger.
Dana Rubinstein: I don’t get the press strategy. Does he think reporters won’t have the same questions on Monday? Isn’t it better to bury it on a Friday eve?
Bob Hardy: A great moment in City Hall transparency: Why bother holding press conferences if you only take questions that you want to hear?
Michael Barbaro: Not taking off-topic question is not really an option with the NYC press corp, as de Blasio is about to discover
Celeste Katz: Quite seriously, who concluded it was a good idea for the mayor to literally walk away from that Q&A?
In short: Give De Blasio an Ex-Lax cupcake ’cause he’s full of sh*t.
When we read the comment “Yes, mayor who vowed transparency & was credited with having a grt campaign communication strategy is ducking reporters & refusing to talk” we thought of someone else who promised transparency, ran a tight campaign communications shop and now imperiously refuses to answer questions. Now who could that be?
#Speedgate and questions about hypocrisy, transparency and lies won’t go away because New York City Big Media won’t let them go away. When we read the comments about how the press corps is now challenged and won’t take this sitting down and shutting up we wondered “Where is this attitude by Big Media when it comes to Barack Obama???”
Imagine if Big Media relentlessly asked questions of Barack Obama and his many failures and lies. Imagine if just this past week Big Media asked why Obama has been silent, too busy golfing last weekend, about Venezuela – as an American enemy and rogue government is on the run – but when it is American allies in trouble (think Mubarak) Obama demands they be removed. Imagine if this week Big Media asked Obama why he demanded Mubarak be destroyed then remained silent when Mubarak was imprisoned – then when Muslim Brotherhood Morsi did worse than Mubarak Barack Obama was silent but protested when Morsi was imprisoned – then Obama demanded Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood be consulted as Egypt transitions. Imagine if Big Media relentlessly asked Barack Obama why he remained silent while the Ukraine burned and Russia temporarily triumphed over the West? Imagine if Big Media relentlessly pursued the Obama lies about ObamaCare and the ceaseless loop of failure. Just imagine.
For now a Big Media relentlessly seeking the truth from liar Barack Obama remains to the imagination not in the real American nation.
Mayor Bill De Blasio deserves a dozen Ex-law cupcakes because he is full of sh*t. Treacherous Boob Barack Obama and Big Media deserve at least a twelve tier Ex-lax cake because they all full of sh*t. It’s time for a purge.