Sunday, January 24, 2016

Michael Bloomberg-- MUCH Richer Than Herr Trumpf-- Offers A Billion Dollars For The White House


Bloomberg and Snyder-- two peas in a pod

If Bernie wins the nomination, he may have two opponents, New York billionaire Herr Trumpf, pretending to be a conservative, and New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg, pretending to be a liberal. The Clinton staff is excited because most of them will seamlessly migrate right into Bloomberg's campaign the minute Hillary loses, as is looking more and more likely. And Bloomberg is already talking about putting a billion dollars of his own money into a bid to buy the White House. Yesterday, Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman reported for the NY Times that Bloomberg has a team drawing up plans for an independent run based on his disgust with Herr Trumpf, his shock that Hillary has turned out to be such a dud of a candidate... and his fear of a Bernie Sanders presidency that doesn't pay due deference to the billionaire class. Uber-corrupt Democratic Party slimeballs, Ed Rendell, a Clinton surrogate, and John Podesta, Hillary's campaign chairman, have already announced that if Bernie is the Democratic nominee, they will back Bloomberg. And Hillary expects Bernie supporters to get behind her if she's the nominee?

Bloomberg is the same age as Sanders and a few years older than Trumpf and, like them, the New York grandchild of refugees from Eastern Europe. He's flip-flopped from Democrat to Republican to independent but he's another self-centered billionaire around whom his world revolves. He made his fortune cheating people on Wall Street, where Salomon Brothers paid him $10 million to leave the company. His net worth is over $40 billion and he's the 7th richest person in America, the 13th richest in the world.

Politically, Bloomberg is best known as a mediocre, self-aggrandizing, anti-union mayor of New York City who bought the office for $73 million (and then spent $78 million of his own money on his reelection 4 years later). Bloomberg had New York's term limits law changed so he could buy himself a third term, this time being caught financing the GOP illegally through shady donations to front groups. He went on to finance Rick Snyder's gubernatorial campaign in Michigan, leading to the poisoning of that city's children. It's an apocryphal Mike Bloomberg story. Bloomberg will buy every Democratic political whore and every Republican political whore on the market after Clinton and Bush implode and the picture they are already beginning to construct has no relation to reality whatsoever. But that's what billions of dollars can do for you! He'd make a marginally better president than Trumpf. But neither billionaire is remotely fit to hold public office.

Just last week Bernie was noting the 6th anniversary of the Citizens United decision by reminding his supporters that "Super PACs-- a direct outgrowth of the Citizens United decision-- are enabling the wealthiest people and the largest corporations in this country to spend unlimited amounts on elections."
Let’s be honest and acknowledge what we are talking about. We are talking about a rapid movement in this country towards a political system in which a handful of very wealthy people and special interests will determine who gets elected or who does not get elected. That is not what this country is supposed to be about. That was not Abraham Lincoln’s vision of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

The need for real campaign finance reform is not a progressive issue. It is not a conservative issue. It is an American issue. It is an issue that should concern all Americans, regardless of their political point of view, who wish to preserve the essence of the longest standing democracy in the world-- a government that represents all of the people and not a handful of powerful and wealthy special interests.

...My vision for American democracy is a nation in which all people, regardless of their income, can participate in the political process, and can run for office without begging for contributions from the wealthy and the powerful. While other politicians will make you the same promise, I am the only candidate running for the Democratic nomination who does not have a super PAC. And I am the only one who is telling the truth about the corrupting influence of Wall Street bankers and the obscenely wealthy in our elections.

We have to create a political revolution where working Americans come together to say they have had ENOUGH of the billionaire class buying our elections to enrich themselves while everyone else gets poorer. More than ever, we need a president who has a firm commitment to the American people-- and no one else.
Haven't we had enough of the Kochs and the Adelsons, the Rick Snyders, Michael Bloombergs, Donald Trumpfs, the Clintons and the Bushs? What about electing the best among us, instead of the worst... for a change? By the way, a Bloomberg leaker (who used to work for Hillary before calling her the "c" word when she didn't pay him and now works for Bloomberg) has told confidants that their internal polling shows a Bloomberg 3rd party run would take away more voters from Herr or Cruz than from Bernie... which makes sense: Bernie vs the two billionaires.

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At 6:14 AM, Blogger TeddyPartridge said...

I really cannot imagine this happening -- THREE New Yorkers seek the presidency, really? -- without a robust Talibangelical fourth candidate in the general election. Maybe Santorum, maybe Huckabee, maybe John Hagee? Or perhaps Franklin Graham or Joel Osment? Pastor Rick™ Warren? Clearly the Dominionists will rally around a Real American to oppose the plethora of New Yorkers.

With any luck,none of the four candidates will achieve an Electoral College majority, and the House can pick Speaker Paul Ryan as our 45th president. That might happen, right? (And by luck, I don't mean good luck).

At 8:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1860 anybody?

At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Dameocrat said...

is there a link to your claim that Podesta committed to supporting Bloomberg. That is much more explosive than Rendell. Podesta is Clinton's campaign manager and the ceo of the main Democratic Thinktank.

At 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see more about Bloomberg's support of Rick Snyder. Could this make him an accessory to the poisoning of Flint?

At 6:17 AM, Anonymous ap215 said...

Bloomberg is also the same guy who started Gentrification having all those small business companies replaced with high rise condos & ridiculous high rent demands from those greedy landlords i pass.


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