He is a clown, clownier than Andrew Yang.
NYC DLers: Please Don't Vote for Eric Adams for Mayor
|by Anonymous||reply 335||8 hours ago|
Racist Homophobic Cop
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/15/2021|
He has my vote!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/15/2021|
What's the problem with Yang?
Who are YOU voting for Opie?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/15/2021|
Don’t worry. I wasn’t going to.
Popular backpack, indeed.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/15/2021|
I'm sick of Wall Street guys running for Mayor like it's a hobby to try--like Yang and McGuire
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/15/2021|
The media want Adam or Wiley. The media get what they want. Adams will probably win.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/15/2021|
R5, Yang never worked in finance.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/15/2021|
R7, "Wall Street" is a catch-all term for businessmen.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/15/2021|
Stringer is the most qualified but he's a bore
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/15/2021|
I hope he’s not a black SUPREMACIST.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/15/2021|
This is the only candidate who will be truly able to lead NYC.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/16/2021|
R3 I'm voting Dianne Morales as my #1, Scott Stringer as my #2 and Maya Wiley as #3. To make sure Adams isn't the nominee, Yang is my #4. I don't have a fifth option.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/16/2021|
Let me also remind you all that the idiots voting for Eric Adams are voting for a third term of de Blasio, but possibly even worse since Adams is more corrupt.
[Quote] De Blasio, a political operative by trade, also [bold] expressed a preference for Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, [/bold] questioned the veracity of Andrew Yang’s healthy lead in the polls and asked the union presidents if they would join forces in the race, the people said.
[Quote] “He said he liked Eric’s story,” said one person, referring to the biography Adams frequently shares on the campaign trail: The Black son of a single mother who grew up in poverty and was beaten by police officers as a teenager before becoming a cop himself. [bold] Adams and de Blasio share a political base in Central Brooklyn and the borough president is one of the few politicians who has avoided piling on the mayor during the low points of his tenure. [/bold]
So one more reason not to vote for him and choose Yang over Adams.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/16/2021|
DeBlasio is probably the LAST white mayor of NYC.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/16/2021|
Andrew Yang all the way!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/16/2021|
Hey New Yorkers,
If you idiots had any common sense, you would see all the good things Democrats have done for NY in the past year and not vote Democrat at all. However, you don’t so you’ll just vote for another bad Democrat, and of course you’ll pick somebody based on identity politics.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/16/2021|
I know Adams well -- he is a remarkable man who make a good mayor. He has his flaws like any other politician but he's quite good on important issues, he's very gay friendly (obviously), and above all, he hires extremely smart and talented people to work with him.
Yang, on the other hand, is basically a Trump-like narcissist who's only interested in his own career. He couldn't care less about issues other than those that give him headlines for his opinions on them.
Stringer, the third choice,, is actually a very decent fellow who would probably make the best mayor of them all. He has, however, all the charisma of a 9th grade wonk.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/16/2021|
Eric Adams is a big too GHETTO for my taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/16/2021|
1) Kathryn Garcia . She's actually worked in city government, has a history of getting shit done, and is liberal without being woke. I really wish she was getting more attention.
2) Shaun Donovan. I like his ideas and he also seems progressive without being super woke. I also think his connections to federal government could be valuable now when the city needs so much help.
3) Scott Stringer. He knows city government better than probably any of the candidates. His lack of personality and super woke agenda are strikes against him for me, though.
4) Andrew Yang. I'm not sure he knows what the hell he's doing, but at least he'll be a cheerleader for New York and the city could certainly use some positive energy right now. And hopefully he'd hire good people around him.
5) Eric Adams. I'm not really a fan, but at least he knows the city and will be more immune to the super woke brigade who will call any else a racist when they don't get what they want.
Beyond that, I have no time for either Maya Wiley or Dianna Morales. Wiley seems like a hugely unpleasant person and when I've seen her interviewed she has no concrete ideas and just says everything is worth looking into or important to consider. Her work with DeBlasio is also a major strike against her for me. Dianne Morales was recently asked why she was qualified to be mayor and lead with the fact that she's an Afro-Latina woman from Brooklyn. Um, that's not a qualification to be mayor and I don't need identity politics running the city. While she has more ideas then Wiley, whenever she's asked how she'd fund them she says "with the money we'd get from defunding the police." Crime is up in the city, so making defunding the police a top priority right now is pretty fucking unappealing to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/16/2021|
This is the type of shit Bill Cosby used to say before he was criminally convicted of rape. Just saying.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/16/2021|
Quiz to see how your views align with the candidates:
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/16/2021|
Eric Adams is a lightweight who benefited from the economic boom in Brooklyn.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/16/2021|
Typical that DLers would not like Adams given, you know, his, well, um, color....
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/16/2021|
R23: it’s not his color, it’s the aggressive toxic masculinity and homophobia endemic to black culture/men of Adams’s generation. Fuck that and Fuck Adams. And fuck his racism towards Asians and other non black minorities.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/16/2021|
Maya Wiley is basically a communist. She is for having people who don't work live in luxury condos paid for by the working suckers. She wants NYC taxpayers to pay out reparations to all black folk. She has almost no white people working on her campaign. She is not the best choice, but vote who tickles your heart dears.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/16/2021|
At this point any of them would be an upgrade.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/16/2021|
Maya Wiley will be a continuation of DeBlasio's shitty policies. The city is doomed.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/17/2021|
Yang is the only one who makes me feel hopeful and positive. The rest are just angry, entitled hacks. Well the high-profile ones. I don't know about less-known ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/17/2021|
[Quote] Typical that DLers would not like Adams given, you know, his, well, um, color....
Or maybe because he's a corrupt clown who hangs out with homophobes like Tracy Morgan. How about that?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/17/2021|
At least DeBlasio will be history and spend the rest of his life in hell for destroying a once great city.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/19/2021|
R24 & r29, it's his color.........
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/19/2021|
He seems like trouble. If he found that much bad stuff in his kid’s room just over the course of a short video, what else could be in there??
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/19/2021|
Like I said, Democrats are destroying U.S. cities/states with their SJW/woke bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/19/2021|
Andrew Yang is TRASHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/19/2021|
The media want Adams or Wiley. Look at all the attack pieces on Yang. They want him out.
The media get what they want.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/19/2021|
R33 spare us and just say the N word like your thinking.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/19/2021|
Some guy asked Yang a bunch of questions as he was walking by him, seemingly friendly, and then his last question was "Do you choke women?" and Yang, already in a middle of a friendly smile and nodding along, continued doing so as he was passing the guy, in the way you do to a crazy person on the street, and the media turned it into "Yang Laughs at Misogynistic Joke". Fucking crazy shit, but it works.
Wiley's in the bag. The Times demands Wiley. And in NYC's Dem primary, only Dems can vote, so I fully expect the Times to get its way.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/19/2021|
Oh lol just out in the last hour.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/19/2021|
hey i like Adams just for calling out saggin'! if he wants to hate on us fags and other minorities just to get the black community straightened out, that's fine by me
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/19/2021|
As with all elections, people need to focus on not wasting their votes and picking the least objectionable candidate.
If I thought a 50 year old white guy had a chance right now, I'd probably vote for Shawn Donovan.
However, as that would not yield meaningful results, I'd want to make sure someone NOT objectionable actually gets elected, which means picking the least objectionable of the leading candidates - so Andrew Yang.
Maya Wiley is a non-starter.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/19/2021|
People tossing lazy, pointless insults like "woke" and "SJW" are so sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/19/2021|
Yang wants to buy a political office and it's looking like he'll get away with it, which is frightening. Running New York City post-COVID isn't a starter job.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/19/2021|
R42, he's not that wealthy. Under $5 million.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/19/2021|
I like Garcia, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/19/2021|
Yang has zero experience. He's just a guy who used the media to get a lot of attention by running for president. There's absolutely no reason to vote for him unless it's a protest vote against the other candidates.
Adams may be tone-deaf at times and his positions often change but at least he knows the city well. He also hires really smart people and has an excellent staff.
The others are out of contention now. Poor Scott Stringer. He's been waiting all his life to be mayor. Not going to happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/19/2021|
Yang has never voted in a mayoral election. He left Manhattan to spend the worst of the pandemic in his home in the Hudson Valley. Also, his whole give $1000 to every adult idea isn’t relevant in NYC. His only qualifications are he’s on tv a lot and that he’s pals with Joe and Kamala.
Yang is currently leading the polls but I remain skeptical. I know, you just know the next mayor is going to be black.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/19/2021|
R35 They'll be perfectly happy with Ray McGuire.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/19/2021|
Take whatever that loon Krystal Ball says and do the opposite! Always!
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/19/2021|
MSNBC hates Yang, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/20/2021|
Nice endorsement. Along with Martin Luther King III.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/20/2021|
Huge endorsements for Maguire from Jay-Z and Diddy.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/20/2021|
It’s racism by non-Black races against Black people that needs to be dealt with as harshly as possible because that’s the only kind there is.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/20/2021|
The hits just keep on coming. I really do believe that Ray McGuire is going to box Eric Adams out in terms of key support in the Black community, making them not the decisive voting bloc this election cycle. Either Yang is going to win, as the polls predict, or Dianne Morales or Scott Stringer will pull off an upset victory.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/20/2021|
Even the New York Compost acknowledges that Dianne Morales could pull off an upset, contrary to what some of you here believe.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/20/2021|
No more White mayors for NYC.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/21/2021|
The fact that Carlos Menchacha, who is considered a more left leaning lawmaker, is coming out for Yang indicates that he's going to get the progressive vote on the 3rd or 4th choice slot to stop Eric Adams if necessary.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||04/22/2021|
Ryan Grim, a reporter for the Intercept, posted this snarky tweet attacking Black Lives Matter protestors in Brooklyn the other night, saying they aren't helping their "faction" in the mayoral race. People presumed he was talking about the left flank of the Democratic party. There's just one problem with that.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/22/2021|
This is the opinion of the #2 polling candidate in the race, Eric Adams. So, if anything, this actually hurts him and not the supposed "left" Ryan thinks the protestors represent. The left punching will end up backfiring by taking out the most conservative candidate in the race LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/22/2021|
I like him.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/22/2021|
Crime and public safety are polling as one of the most important issues to voters. Racial injustice is polling much lower. That's not good news for Maya Wiley or Dianne Morales who have built their entire campaigns around defunding the police and racial justice.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/22/2021|
The Times has yet to hammer everyone hard. They want Wiley. They're just waiting for the right time to release the hit pieces.
Wiley is going to be mayor. The Times demands it.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/22/2021|
R29 I was going to comment on how much he sounds like Tracy Morgan.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/22/2021|
If it’s Yang, God help us.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/22/2021|
Maya Wiley: Big Bird 2.0
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/22/2021|
He seems very moderate and stable.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/22/2021|
Yeah, and the Times endorsed Quinn in 2013. And endorsed Warren and Klobuchar during the election. Their opinions are irrelevant.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/22/2021|
R29 that’s enough, thank you!
|by Anonymous||reply 67||04/22/2021|
R66 is correct. There was a time when Times endorsements were important, and they still can be for lesser elective offices that no one follows. But for the big ones, the Times no longer has any impact.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||04/22/2021|
People are okay with wokeness as long as they are safe and their property is secure. Once their mom gets sucker-punched in broad daylight on the UWS, they care about police and bail reform.
Nobody has forgotten about what happened in this city last summer.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||04/22/2021|
Oh come fucking on, Yang. WTF? Don't give this election to Adams. Our city can't afford it.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||04/22/2021|
Businessmen should not be in government.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||04/22/2021|
I like Kathryn Garcia too R19.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||04/24/2021|
Eric Adams would be better than Yang. He has actual experience in city and state government. As a black former cop he’ll be tough for the woke crowd to deal with.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||04/24/2021|
If Yang wins - that’s too bad and I’m scared how the rest of the country will vote in 22 and 24.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||04/24/2021|
Seventy-five posts in and no appearance by the Veganism Is a Mental Disorder Troll?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||04/24/2021|
^ I'm sure she's not voting for Eric Adams then, so that's a relief at least.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||04/25/2021|
Going on Fox News should be an immediate disqualifier for being the mayor, so of course this applies to Eric Adams.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||04/25/2021|
The “empowered criminal” - that’s what Datalounge is so strongly for.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||04/25/2021|
Andrew Yang, the former presidential candidate and current front-runner, has positioned himself as the city’s ultimate cheerleader in the race, and he has made accelerating the reopening of the city a central plank of his messaging. Scott M. Stringer, the city comptroller, describes a series of crises facing New York and promises to be a progressive mayor who will “manage the hell out of the city.”
Maya Wiley, a civil rights lawyer who is particularly focused on matters of racial justice, often urges a “reimagining” of a more equitable city following the pandemic. And Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, suggests that public safety is a prerequisite for progress and speaks often of his experience as a Black former police captain who pushed for change within the system.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||05/01/2021|
How come no one likes Kathryn Garcia? I don't live in NYC but she sounds a lot better than some of the alternatives.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||05/01/2021|
I live in NYC and I've never even heard of her, R80. Only yesterday, I found out Scott Stringer was running. How many people are running? Jesus. I know at least five. I can't keep up.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||05/01/2021|
Eric Adams is right. Disbanding the plainclothes unit was a mistake. It’s ok to go on Fox and tell the truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||05/01/2021|
I went down the rabbit hole on these candidates after the odd accusation against Stringer (not sure I buy it, but are we allowed to question credibility anymore?):
The biggest problem is that none are close to perfect. That shouldn't be a problem (who is perfect?), but with Yang and McGuire beholden to corporate interests, and Adams being a worse deBlasio (and in the police pocket, to make him even worse), it's pretty imperative the Dem voters figure out who to get behind.
I think Stringer was who I was about to get behind (he's probably the most experienced and least likely to try and spend too much money on grand initiatives), but this takedown seems geared to get him out of the way. Morales and Garcia seem to have no visibility while Maya Wiley sucks up the spotlight (and the oxygen out of the room). Shaun Donovan seems interesting, but a bit bland (not that bland should be a problem--have we learned nothing from Trump?).
Worse, they all seem alike. Take one of those quizzes, and it'll rank the candidates for you, but your Top 6 may be within 5 points of each other. They have similar policies, and that's making it harder to prevent the cult of Yang from happening. (Ironically, Yang was 5th in my quiz results, but there is something so repellent about him--smells like the cult of personality/Trump all over again).
|by Anonymous||reply 83||05/01/2021|
Is he leading yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||05/01/2021|
Yang is a homophobe.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||05/01/2021|
Adam’s lives near my mother and is a great man.
The OP is that racist Edwin obsessed freak who keeps getting red tagged
|by Anonymous||reply 86||05/01/2021|
Adams is a vegan who cares about health and animals -- that's a kind of weird character trait for a politician (Corey Booker is similar). As a result, Adams actually has a kind of empathy and kindness that's rare in someone running for mayor. He wrote a very good book about health just recently -- again, unusual for a political, who generally just write about themselves and their remarkableness.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||05/01/2021|
Is Kathryn Garcia growing in the polls at all?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||05/01/2021|
My mother and Adams live on the same block. He’s wonderful. She likes him a lot and says he’s very kind and respectful. He has a nice car.
Yang is a homophobe. Only self hating gay Republicans would vote him.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||05/01/2021|
R80: She’s from DeBlasio land.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||05/01/2021|
Yang has been exposed as a homophobe and his response was “how can I be homophobic? I employ gay people”.
Similar to the I have black friends shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||05/01/2021|
Why would you want this Yang dude now? Why not Eric Adams? Why do have people vote for the flashy empty suits—why not substance and someone who’s actually worked in government for years and years?
|by Anonymous||reply 92||05/01/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 93||05/01/2021|
R92 because OP hates black people. Yet lives in NYC. And is a transplant.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||05/01/2021|
[quote]People are okay with wokeness as long as they are safe and their property is secure. Once their mom gets sucker-punched in broad daylight on the UWS, they care about police and bail reform.
Lick that boot, boy.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||05/01/2021|
[Quote] Why not Eric Adams?
This whole thread has provided tons of examples on why [italic] not [/italic] to vote for Eric Adams? Here's just one more reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||05/01/2021|
R96 still not seeing a reason to not vote for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||05/01/2021|
Unfortunately people like to vote for celebrities, or whatever Yang is.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||05/01/2021|
Yang is a homophobe
|by Anonymous||reply 99||05/01/2021|
[Quote] The OP is that racist Edwin obsessed freak who keeps getting red tagged
LOL Of course you're Officer Edwin. No wonder all of your posts haven't been showing up for me in this thread. It would make sense that a homophobic cop would support his fellow homophobic cop.
[Quote] Adam’s lives near my mother and is a great man.
That's nice, but he's not a great man and just because you choose to ignore all the evidence to the contrary doesn't change that fact.
Also, more reasons not to vote for Adams.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||05/02/2021|
Weird that OP etc. keeps trolling against Eric Adams, posting constant negative stuff about him, but nothing negative about the others. Yes Adams has his issues, but so do the others, and for the most past, worse than Adams'.
Seems like Yang's people have discovered the DL and are using it to promote their little homophobe.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||05/02/2021|
^ This is a thread on Eric Adams and why he is awful, but see R70.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||05/02/2021|
If you have the stench of the de Blasios. you have no chance in hell. Maya has no chance. Even Dems won't support her knowing she'll just be diB 2.0.
We don't want to pay in a city where the homeless and criminals have the run of the place.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||05/02/2021|
R103 then leave
|by Anonymous||reply 104||05/02/2021|
Adams is the next mayor. The media decide the election — not the mindless voters.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||05/02/2021|
As long as it’s not Yang.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||05/02/2021|
R104, I don't have to leave. I'm allowed to expect my city NOT to go to shit on behalf of the homeless and criminals.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||05/02/2021|
R107 your city?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||05/02/2021|
R108, are you really so fucking desperate to come for me that this is how you're going to do it? Yes, I'm clearly the first person in history to refer to the place I live as "my city" or "my neighborhood" or "my town or "my state."
God, you're weak. Won't play along.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||05/02/2021|
R109 where did you grow up?
|by Anonymous||reply 110||05/02/2021|
Bring back porn to Time Square!
|by Anonymous||reply 111||05/02/2021|
And not since I was a little kid in the 80s have I had homeless come to the car windows trying to get money. Since BdB, you cannot get off a god damned exit where there's a stop light and not have homeless come to the windows for money. At least in the 80s, they were squeegee guys and they'd clean your windows. These assholes just stand there waiting for you to give in. And during a pandemic no less.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||05/02/2021|
Eric Adams is the candidate of choice for Tucker Carlson. Yet another reason not to vote for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||05/07/2021|
r113 Disqualifying for Adams.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||05/07/2021|
I like Eric Adams! I donated to Garcia, time I donate to Adams.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||05/07/2021|
Adams as a black man isn't intimidated by the "woke" crowd. That's the only thing Carlson really likes about him.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||05/07/2021|
At this rate, the people saying they like Eric Adams are coming out as nazis and will be put on ignore by me. No difference between the two.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||05/07/2021|
I liked Eric Adams before Tucker Carlson. Don't lump me in with that guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||05/07/2021|
Pretty thorough profile of him in the Times today. He’s clearly focusing on campaigning in Brooklyn and Queens.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||05/07/2021|
Good for him. I wish we has normal Democrats here in Michigan.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||05/07/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 121||05/07/2021|
The endorsement from Carlson will work in his favor.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||05/07/2021|
Re Fucker Carlson's support of Eric Adams -- here's Adams' tweet about it:
"I don’t want or need the support of Tucker Carlson, or anyone else who perpetuates racist, anti-immigrant propaganda."
Good for him. Suck on Carlson.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||05/07/2021|
Whoops. Left out the "it" above. Please don't suck on Carlson.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||05/07/2021|
R112: Yes, Bill DeBlasio PURPOSEFULLY put the homeless on the exit ramp to get YOU. You ridiculous freak. I will never understand the DeBlasio Derangement Syndrome from people on here. Last opinion poll had 50% of the city approving of the job he was doing. I guess online people just hate him for weird nebulous reasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||05/07/2021|
[quote]How come no one likes Kathryn Garcia? I don't live in NYC but she sounds a lot better than some of the alternatives.
I didn't know much about her but she's actually pretty great. Take the quick posted above.
She's now my #2 choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||05/07/2021|
Adams is a freak. He goes to the grand opening of an LGBT seniors housing project and slams it for not being inclusive (of whom?). Suggests it will provoke neighbors to violence.
Any gay person who votes for this loon is an idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||05/07/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 128||05/07/2021|
[quote]At least in the 80s, they were squeegee guys and they'd clean your windows. These assholes just stand there waiting for you to give in. And during a pandemic no less.
Real New Yorkers don't drive.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||05/07/2021|
Kathryn Garcia has been the subject of profiles in both the Times and the New Yorker recently. I really suggest people look into her as she is very very qualified despite her unfortunately low name recognition.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||05/07/2021|
Don’t be scared by low name recognition! Donate to her campaign!
|by Anonymous||reply 131||05/07/2021|
When is the primary? Isn't it next month? I wouldn't want to be peaking now.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||05/07/2021|
NY primary - June 22nd
|by Anonymous||reply 133||05/07/2021|
Maya Wiley is an opportunist who hates white people and is only where she is because of Mrs. DeBlasio and Al Sharpton. A vote for Maya is a vote to disband the NYPD and let the felons run the city.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||05/07/2021|
R134 thanks. I will be voting for her now
|by Anonymous||reply 135||05/07/2021|
Maya Wiley will give the power back to the people and not continue the sellout to corporations.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||05/08/2021|
Maya Wiley is an airhead who will be a worse mayor the Bill Db.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||05/08/2021|
Maya Wiley= DeBlasio 2
|by Anonymous||reply 138||05/08/2021|
The NYT clearly wants Eric Adams to be the next mayor of NYC. Everyday they publish a NEGATIVE article about Yang and yesterday they published a GLOWING article about Eric Adams.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||05/08/2021|
R138 is correct.
And honestly, who the fuck cares what the NY Times wants? They don't decide elections, as R66 correctly pointed out. I hope that Richard Spencer and Trump come out to endorse Adams next. It will sink him.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||05/08/2021|
It its true that the NY Times has surprisingly little sway in NY politics any more. It's due to a combination of newspapers being increasingly irrelevant in our times, the perception that they're out of touch with the real world, and in the Times' case, the sort of (older) people who care about politics will probably never forgive the Times for cheerleading the Iraq ware. Remember the execrable Judith Miller? Finally, the Times has so many jokes working for its, from Maureen Down to Thomas Friedman, that no reasonable person could really care who they endorse when they can't even pick good people for their own staff.
That said, Adams is probably gong to win -- he has the best ground game and that still counts for a great deal in getting out the vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||05/08/2021|
^War. Not ware.
Damn the lack of editing feature on this site.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||05/08/2021|
R139 I would hardly call that NYT article about Eric Adams “glowing."
|by Anonymous||reply 143||05/08/2021|
I am voting for Adams
|by Anonymous||reply 144||05/08/2021|
[Quote] It may not help that Mr. Adams has had a history of embracing divisive figures, aligning himself with Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader, and the ex-boxer Mike Tyson after his 1992 rape conviction. Mr. Adams has also faced several ethics probes during his career, including one that questioned his role in allowing a politically connected company to gain a casino franchise at Aqueduct Racetrack.
[Quote] His switch to the Republican Party in the following years, while Rudolph W. Giuliani was mayor and the party controlled the State Senate, seemed opportunistic; he explained then that “if you take a look at some of the concepts of the Republican Party, you’ll see that many of them are our values.”
Glowing endorsement, really.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||05/08/2021|
Sounds perfect for New York. Is anyone really qualified?
|by Anonymous||reply 146||05/08/2021|
Don, Jr. could have a real shot against these bozos.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||05/08/2021|
Don Junior couldn’t beat Curtis Sliwa.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||05/08/2021|
The Times endorses Kathryn Garcia.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||05/10/2021|
Hey NYC Taxpayers: Go Woke, Go Broke!
|by Anonymous||reply 150||05/10/2021|
R149 The kiss of death for Garcia. Almost assured she won't get the nomination now.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||05/10/2021|
Adams is pro-cop. I like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||05/10/2021|
If Adams runs the city like he runs Brooklyn, we are in trouble. Crime is worsening in the nice neighborhoods like Park Slope and Williamsburg. I honestly care more about crime in the areas where taxpayers live more than the ghetto neighborhoods that don’t bring in any revenue.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||05/11/2021|
R153 Adams doesn’t actually “run Brooklyn.” Borough presidents don’t really have that much power.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||05/11/2021|
What is the role of the borough president?
|by Anonymous||reply 155||05/11/2021|
Eric Adams still won't say what he will do to get the guns off the streets, he has no idea, in spite of his brief time in law enforcement. He seems more opportunist than leader.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||05/11/2021|
Good overview of the borough president position
|by Anonymous||reply 157||05/11/2021|
Thanks R157. That was informative and shows how much waste is in our government.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||05/12/2021|
Eric Adams and Maya Wiley both feel that blaming whites for everything is the key to winning and election. Eric does not like white men and Maya doesn't seem to like anyone white. Sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||05/12/2021|
Maya is EXTREMELY woke.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||05/12/2021|
[quote] Let me also remind you all that the idiots voting for Eric Adams are voting for a third term of de Blasio
NYC deserves another term of deblasio
They do. They voted his stupid, fucking ass in TWICE. The city is full of people without an ounce of common sense. You all need to learn the hard way
|by Anonymous||reply 161||05/12/2021|
I would not mind Kathryn Garcia as mayor.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||05/12/2021|
I like her. I want to see her as mayor because mayor of NYC could lead to great things.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||05/12/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 164||05/12/2021|
Oh kween. Stop. ^
|by Anonymous||reply 165||05/12/2021|
R159 -- I am a white man who has worked for Eric Adams and I can tell you that he does not hate white men. He's one of the warmest and kindest guys I have ever met, and he's that way toward everyone. Just a truly sweet guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||05/12/2021|
But would be a sucky mayor
|by Anonymous||reply 167||05/12/2021|
Absolute shit choices. The lot of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||05/12/2021|
Ms. Garcia is starting to look like someone I will vote for. She may be woke like some of the others, but she balances it out with being pragmatic. Running the Sanitation System of NYC is not a place where a lot of the woke hang out in their career, so she knows what hard work means and that most people should work, even if it is picking up trash before getting their govt money. It keeps them busy during the day and tired and night and out of trouble most of the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||05/13/2021|
Garcia is woke?
|by Anonymous||reply 170||05/13/2021|
How perfect Garcia would be for NYC, since she's used to dealing with garbage.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||05/13/2021|
Garcia is liberal, but I wouldn't describe her as particularly woke. In the NYTimes interview she describes herself as a "practical progressive." Her answers back that up too. For example:
Q: But your first-term goal is to house 50 percent of that street homeless population. Why is it acceptable for 50 percent of the street homeless population to still be homeless at the end of your first term?
A: I believe that this is what is achievable in terms of looking and digging into the numbers of what I can get produced in the first term.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||05/13/2021|
Garcia is hands-down the most qualified candidate of the bunch. Unfortunately she doesn't have celebrity status in NY politics.
I'm planning on putting her on my preferred list.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||05/13/2021|
^ That's the benefit of ranked choice voting, by the way. You get to put your preferred candidate first and then put someone in down the line who is more likely to win. It allows people to vote for who they want without the fear of wasting your vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||05/13/2021|
The first mayoral debate is tonight. I'm curious to see how it goes.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||05/13/2021|
How did it go?
|by Anonymous||reply 176||05/14/2021|
NY Times scores:
Eric Adams 6.2/10
Shaun Donovan 4.8/10
Kathryn Garcia 6.7/10
Raymond J. McGuire 6.0/10
Dianne Morales 6.0/10
Scott M. Stringer 6.2/10
Maya Wiley 7.3/10
Andrew Yang 6.3/10
Maya Wiley wins!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 177||05/14/2021|
^ That's from this.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||05/14/2021|
Here's a summary.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||05/14/2021|
Maya Wiley was the most articulate speaker. Too bad her policies are looney and she'd be even worse than DeBlasio.
Eric Adams and Andy Yang were the best overall. Since Datalounge seems to hate Eric Adams, he's obviously the best candidate and my vote goes to him.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||05/14/2021|
I wasn't impressed by Wiley. She's a good speaker and was articulate in making jabs at other candidates, but I don't think she made a good case for why she should be mayor. I actually thought Morales did a better job of articulating a progressive vision for the city, even if most of what she said isn't really achievable. Adams was better than I expected, particularly on defending the role of police, but he really needs to keep his ego in check. Maguire, Stringer, and Garcia were all fine, but didn't seem to say very much. Though of the three, Garcia had the most detailed plans (unsurprisingly). Yang was underwhelming as usual and for someone with a big idea during the presidential election, seems to have very few concrete ideas for the city. Donovan was just embarrassingly bad. He rambled on about his past experience with Obama at every turn, but didn't say a single thing about what he'd do as mayor. And he was woefully underprepared for the obvious questions about his dad's PAC donations.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||05/14/2021|
Go Maya Rudolph!!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 182||05/16/2021|
Donovan was my choice but then he slipped up to say the average cost of a home in Brooklyn is 1 hundred grand.
That figure is what homes SHOULD cost but do not since around 1996. The slipup exposed him as a carpet bagger who isn't attuned to the city.
Scott Stringer was a guest on WNYC two weeks ago, he had to spend 20 minutes discussing the sexual harassment accusations. This is why people just resign when they are accused, it's a distraction.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||05/16/2021|
Garcia also gets the Daily News endorsement
|by Anonymous||reply 184||05/16/2021|
More reasons not to vote for Eric Adams. It seems that now that Adams is the frontrunner, the gloves are about to come off.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||05/17/2021|
R185 I’ve said it before but I would just never trust a former police officer, period. The mentality, the corruption, the list goes on. That’s not how we make safety a priority (and obviously defund the police isn’t either)
|by Anonymous||reply 186||05/17/2021|
Adams or Wiley, R186? You're getting a black mayor, so which one will it be?
|by Anonymous||reply 187||05/18/2021|
R187 A lot of the posters here have insisted that the media would push for a Black mayor, but with the exception of the fascist NY Post, all the papers have supported Garcia. It's not a shoo in at all that we'll get one, no matter how much they try to coerce the public.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||05/18/2021|
Yang is calling for Adams to be investigated for his campaign financial violations that are similar to de Blasio's. This will drive home the fact that Adams is just de Blasio 2.0.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||05/18/2021|
I've said it before and now again: I've worked with Adams closely on several projects and he is not in the slightest bit homophobic. He's always been supportive of me and any other gays in his organization. He's a very kind man --a vegan who cares about animals as well as people -- and he would make a good mayor.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||05/18/2021|
More reasons not to vote for Adams. Refusing to accept the results of an election is Trumpian behavior that must be condemned widely.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||05/23/2021|
Maya Wiley is another Lori Lightfoot, RUN RUN RUN away from this crazy lady who is part of the DeBlasio corruption team.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||05/23/2021|
Look what your current mayor is doing instead of dealing with the crime and health issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||05/25/2021|
More Trump supporters support Eric Adams. Let's not, NYC.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||05/27/2021|
Yang is 100% right here:
[Quote] Speaking to supporters, Yang said Mayor Bill de Blasio has been working behind the scenes to help Adams get elected. "Eric Adams is not going to say a word about Mayor de Blasio squandering our resources," Yang said. "Eric Adams is business as usual and New York City needs a new kind of leadership, and that's why I'm going to beat Eric Adams at the polls."
|by Anonymous||reply 195||06/01/2021|
Eric Adams is thuggy and corrupt. He's just getting what he can.
I have a friend in business who does corporate liaison work with government agencies. When dealing with Eric Adams he openly asked how one can work around laws.
He says the quiet part out loud at least.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||06/01/2021|
R195 exactly. Why are NYers insistent on making the same mistakes over and over
|by Anonymous||reply 197||06/01/2021|
No one ever accused New Yorkers of being smart when it comes to political choices, R197. " Follies" casting - sure. Electing good representatives - no.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||06/01/2021|
It's becoming more obvious that Eric Adams is who de Blasio is backing, even if it's only off the record. If the race comes down to Yang and Adams, DLers should vote for Yang, period.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||06/02/2021|
Here's an idea: let's not vote for either of them.
Garcia deserves major consideration, but virtually any other candidate is better than Adams or Yang.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||06/02/2021|
^ That's the UFT position and it's a stupid one. Is there a chance Garcia could come out on top? Sure. However, it's very unlikely that she's going to do so. The winner is going to have to pull together a diverse coalition of voters in order to stake out victory in our ranked choice system. Garcia's appeal is very limited. Without stronger Black and Latino support, she stands no chance of winning, no matter how competent she purports herself to be. Unless someone rallies at the last second, it's going to come down to those two, so voters should have one of them as their top 5 to fend off the other one. In my view, Yang is the better option, even if he isn't the ideal option. So, he's my #5 choice and he should be everyone else's here as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||06/02/2021|
I know you all hate Maya Wiley, but this is a strong ad.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||06/02/2021|
Maya is for Defunding the police and letting Undocumented Vote. Caveat emptor.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||06/02/2021|
I thought Yang was ovah. DL said so.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||06/02/2021|
R203 Is the ad wrong? No. It speaks for itself.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||06/03/2021|
R203 - You mean Wiley wants to let ILLEGAL immigrants vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||06/03/2021|
Donovan. Stringer, or Yang, pls.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||06/03/2021|
R196 has a "friend" who knows that Adams works around laws.
That's just crap. I do work with Adams, and he's a thoroughly decent and good man. Hardly perfect, and sometimes you barely understand what he's trying to say, and he can often give the impression he's miles away in his head - but he is as honest, or more so, than any other politician I've ever worked with. (I will say that if you live on the Upper West Side, you have a chance to vote for the most honest politician in the country, as far as I can tell -- Gale Brewer).
Also, as a gay man, I've never worked with a politician for whom my gayness was completely irrelevant (ie: it wasn't just that it didn't matter, he never once tried to use it to his advantage politically).
|by Anonymous||reply 208||06/03/2021|
maya is now playing the mom card.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||06/04/2021|
I like Adams enough. We need some law and order in the Big Apple. It ain’t happening the way we are going at the moment.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||06/04/2021|
That’s good to hear, r208. There’s something holding me back with Adams. I’ve been leaning towards Garcia, but Adams seems like the total package.
I also like Brewer. She shows up for everything, she’s a goddamn workhorse and I get the feeling that she really serves the people of this city, rather than her own self.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||06/04/2021|
This is one of the best threads I've ever started because it has allowed me to find and put on block a whole list of reich wing trolls. Topics like this are like moths to a flame for trolls.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||06/04/2021|
Yang hits out of the park here.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||06/04/2021|
Eric Adams chickens out of the upcoming debate. Pussy ass bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||06/08/2021|
R214 because he’s a fucking corrupt POS. Haven’t we had enough of that?
|by Anonymous||reply 215||06/08/2021|
Evidently not, according to the polls.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||06/08/2021|
Adams is a Black former policeman and former Republican. If anyone can bridge the gap between the Black community and the cops in NYC it's him.
I'm voting on that alone.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||06/08/2021|
I was originally supportive of Adams, but the more I read about and see of him, the less inclined I am to even include him in my top 5. After 4 years with the orange POS, all of the corruption allegations and his general condescending attitude toward his critics aren't something I want to deal with. I really hope it goes to Garcia.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||06/08/2021|
Every time I sour on Adams, he pulls me back. This time, it’s because he slaps at Maya Wiley living in a neighborhood with private security patrol. Calls her a hypocrite.
Hot damn, that’s a good one. Because it is.
But generally, I think he has a hot temper and lacks impulse control.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||06/08/2021|
The Yang bros, probably none of whom live in New York City, are really at it going against Adams.
Only makes me want to vote for Adams even more.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||06/08/2021|
I only voted for him as my second choice but Yang does have a nice ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||06/08/2021|
Meanwhile, which neighborhood does Eric Adams really live in? Who knows!
|by Anonymous||reply 222||06/08/2021|
He doesn't even live in the state he wants to run as mayor. What the fuck is he even doing in this race? Drop the fuck out, Eric.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||06/08/2021|
definitely not maya wiley.
she wants to defund the police 👮♀️
|by Anonymous||reply 224||06/08/2021|
[quote]He doesn't even live in the state he wants to run as mayor.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||06/09/2021|
R223's grammar is a good indication that he's either a Russian bot of some sort, or a mentally challenged Yang-bro.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||06/09/2021|
Eric Adams is pulling a reverse Bloomberg. He's a Republican but no R is getting elected Mayor in NYC after the Orange Afterbirth, so he's running in the Democratic primary. If he gets the nomination, I expect one or even more of the defeated candidates to run in November on different ballot lines. Remember, the November election is still First Past the Post, and you can run on multiple ballot lines due to electoral fusion. The Democratic primary is not the end of this. It's only the beginning.
Oh, and Andrew Yang sucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||06/09/2021|
I honestly wish Hillary would run. And I'm not even a huge fan, but she'd be better than any of these fools running.
I hate everyone running
|by Anonymous||reply 228||06/09/2021|
I have no problem with voting for Adams. But then I'm a former Republican who switched to the Democrats under Trump. I purposely vote in the primaries for the most conservative candidate. You guys need me to save your asses from you extremely active left wing.
Buttigieg in the last presidential primary if you must ask.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||06/09/2021|
Eric Adams has pathetic, corrupt surrogates making excuses for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||06/09/2021|
Laurie Cumbo is a corrupt city council person who represents Brooklyn despite living in Staten Island. She and the city are being sued for millions for using her power to arrest a critic of hers at Medgar Evans College and having her suspended, despite no violation of the university's rules. This is the type of person you should expect to be employed in an Eric Adams administration. This is why you should not rank him at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||06/09/2021|
Eric Adams just recently had his surrogates violently attack protestors who showed up to a campaign rally to protest his desire to privatize public schools. Very dangerous man. Don't rank him on your ballot.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||06/09/2021|
I wasn't sure who to vote for, but now I'll be sure to vote for Adams. The fact that the Datalounge De Belasio-loving-mob doesn't like him is all I need to know. Thanks, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||06/09/2021|
The more the Yang-bros pour on their Adams-hate, the more DLers are going to vote for Adams.
Hey bros, you're being way too obvious. Try a little subtlety,
|by Anonymous||reply 234||06/09/2021|
R233 - Typical bright NY voter, which is why you regularly have abortions as political leaders.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||06/09/2021|
I live in Chicago and I got my ballot by mail to vote in the NY election and the CA election too. I LOVE mail in voting.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||06/09/2021|
He seems perfect for New York:
It was a curious start to the political career of Eric Adams, now Brooklyn’s borough president and one of the top contenders for mayor of New York City. Adams has led a more peripatetic political life than most: he has been, at times, a strident Farrakhan supporter and a registered Republican, a gadfly reviled by the establishment and a canny backroom operator. In the years since defending Farrakhan, Adams has forged strong relationships with Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community.
Last month, Adams garnered several days of citywide news coverage for declaring certain New Yorkers should “go back” to Iowa and Ohio, implying out-of-towners were responsible for the city’s rapid gentrification. Last week, he raised eyebrows again when he promised he would forego his security detail if elected mayor, and carry his own gun.
His remarks drew criticism and introduced many New Yorkers beyond Brooklyn to the Adams approach to messaging, which has remained remarkably consistent despite his roving ideology.
“He took pleasure, then as he does now, in shocking people,” said Andrew Kirtzman, a political consultant and author who covered Adams as a journalist in the 1990’s.
Adams told the News that he believed Democrats had failed the black community and “there are a large number of closet black Republicans in the city, and if you take a close look at some of the concepts of the Republican Party, you’ll see that many of them are our values.”
In 1999, Adams was self-identifying as a “conservative” Republican. The allegiance to the GOP ended in the new millennium, when Adams, back in the Democratic fold, secured the support of party power brokers to run for an open State Senate seat in 2006. Facing nominal opposition, Adams easily won.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||06/09/2021|
R236 is currently one of the morons looking for "bamboo."
I'm actually embarrassed for you if you legitimately believe in voter fraud. If you're just mocking them, good job.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||06/09/2021|
R235 He's not a typical NY voter. He's a MAGAT. He's on my ignore troll list.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||06/09/2021|
The rights against searches and seizure are protected by the 4th Amendment, not the 1st Amendment.
What a jackass!
|by Anonymous||reply 240||06/09/2021|
That video r232 posted is an older Asian woman moving another woman’s sign and then the woman. It wasn’t very violent.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||06/09/2021|
^ Thats not how the protestor would describe it.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||06/09/2021|
Which candidate wants to keep NYC safe by supporting the NYPD?
Which candidate wants to keep the city’s economy solvent by eliminating welfare programs that attract deadbeats from all over the country while simultaneously taxing the working class out of the city?
Which candidate wants to end political corruption and waste?
If the Democratic Party offers a candidate like that, he’d get my vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||06/10/2021|
R237- STOP pitching
|by Anonymous||reply 244||06/10/2021|
^ Who the fuck would want to support the NYPD? They are awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||06/10/2021|
R243 That's basically a Republican candidate. No one wants that here.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||06/10/2021|
"That's basically a Republican candidate. No one wants that here."
Then the city should have a Republican mayor, since the Dems have done such a great job.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||06/10/2021|
Adams is that Republican candidate and he needs to win. Wiley is second place today, after AOC 's endorsement.
Wiley would be the death of New York City.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||06/10/2021|
R247 No more Republicans. They have done enough to ruin the country for one lifetime.
I hope this scandal finally sinks Adams for good.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||06/10/2021|
Honestly, I'm mostly sick of seeing fat and obese NYPD. Why are there no enforced guidelines for these hippos?
|by Anonymous||reply 250||06/10/2021|
Watch the debate at 7:00 tonight. I’ve got my popcorn ready.
Maya Wiley is a sneaky cunt. Sneakier than Adams and that’s saying something.
I’m voting Garcia first because she’s that white trash coworker who gets shit done.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||06/10/2021|
Yang graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, attended Brown University and Columbia Law School and is entitled to a full tuition refund. He's not intelligent or articulate.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||06/10/2021|
The Post says to vote for Adams.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||06/10/2021|
The NYPD may be lazy fat slobs, but the criminals are worse. Maybe we should have a mayor who will whip the PD in to shape. I’m tired of blatant law breaking in this city. I pay a couple hundred thousand in income taxes and around 30K in property taxes every year. I get very little in return.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||06/10/2021|
I always said Rudy's greatest accomplishment was forcing the police to go from working 5% of their time on duty to 30%.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||06/10/2021|
Does Yang think he's too good to first start by being on city councils?
I've had enough of these arrogant assholes who immediately punch above their weight. Go fucking run for Borough president, you tourist shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||06/10/2021|
Anybody but Wylie but I do find Adams kind of charming.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||06/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 258||06/10/2021|
Wiley is beautiful and glamorous. She doesn't have a good speaking voice. DeBlasio is an attention whoring loud mouth but he speaks well and at ease in public.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||06/10/2021|
Maya Wiley is as glamorous and beautiful as a Women’s Studies professor can possibly be, with her Eileen Fisher wardrobe and abalone shell earrings.
It’s a stiff competition who makes my flesh crawl harder; her or Stringer. They’re creepy as fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||06/10/2021|
Adams and Yang seem like nicer people. Who knows how good they’d be as Mayor?
|by Anonymous||reply 261||06/10/2021|
Is Kathryn Garcia a smoker?
|by Anonymous||reply 262||06/10/2021|
Adams is at the debate. Wiley won't pledge to let police keep carrying guns!
As someone said on DL, she's the creepy Women's Studies professor who wants to be mayor.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||06/10/2021|
Wiley's speech patterns are extremely annoying. She overemphasizes words for no reason and usually sounds like she's lecturing a 4 year old.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||06/10/2021|
[quote]Maybe we should have a mayor who will whip the PD in to shape
If that were only possible. The PD, in many ways, has more power than the Mayor.
[quote]Adams is that Republican candidate and he needs to win. Wiley is second place today, after AOC 's endorsement
That Eric Adams totally lives in the city ... and that's totally not his son's apartment ... stunt soured me on him for good. If he's pulling that con now I can only imagine what he'll do when he has real power.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||06/10/2021|
[Quote] The PD, in many ways, has more power than the Mayor.
The mayor is in on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||06/11/2021|
R264, female politicians have to be very very careful about their voices. Voices are overlooked. And perhaps it’s sexist of me, but I don’t care. (I am a woman.)
Women in power have to strike the right balance. Any hint of scolding or patronizing, and they alienate people. I don’t think those people even realize what they’re reacting to. If I could give any advice to any female politician, I’d encourage them to work with a voice coach to modulate their voice.
Wiley also has a southern twang that I find especially grating. Bitch, you’re not a New Yorker.
And to be fair, Stringer’s voice makes my flesh crawl. I have a visceral reaction to him. He’s a creep.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||06/11/2021|
Anyone but Wiley!
|by Anonymous||reply 268||06/11/2021|
Eric Adams wants to continue remote learning with teachers teaching 300-400 students at a time. Pure insanity! Don't rank Adams.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||06/11/2021|
Agree OP he’s a corrupted and racist homophobe. He’s done nothing impressive
|by Anonymous||reply 270||06/11/2021|
Eric Adams tried to deflect from his bullshit idea and claim he meant 30-40 kids per teacher, rather than 300-400, but that's [italic] still [/italic] too many. Don't vote for Adams.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||Last Sunday at 1:38 PM|
Also found an Adams boosting DLer on Twitter LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||Last Sunday at 1:38 PM|
Voted for Garcia #1, then Stringer (who's boring and non-telegenic), the Wiley, Donovan (anyone but Adams) and ok, Yang (again to override Adams).
|by Anonymous||reply 273||Last Sunday at 1:42 PM|
Aside from her voice, Wiley pisses me off because she always talks about her two kids but never mentions their father. You know the guy she lives with and who pays the bills for the private security in Brooklyn. He doesn’t’ exist I guess because he’s rich, white and Jewish.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||Last Sunday at 1:47 PM|
I wouldn't vote for this guy, but TBH, posts like this one make me want to run out and vote for him just to spite OP. It's like those "If you don't like and share this, you hate everyone with cancer" posts my great-grandmother posts on Facebook.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||Last Sunday at 1:54 PM|
Interesting how much DL hates Adams, the moderate black with actual governing experience.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||Last Sunday at 3:01 PM|
former Republican now Democrat come lately, besides being black, too
|by Anonymous||reply 277||Last Sunday at 3:02 PM|
[quote]Interesting how much DL hates Adams, the moderate black with actual governing experience.
I'm usually the person posting this sort of thing on other threads but a lot of people, including black people, dislike Adams off of Datalounge. His policies on policing, his 300-400 kids in a classroom and his response (lie) to whether or not he lives in NYC put a lot of people off.
The real problem is that the media didn't decide to really investigate him until basically "the last minute" after they spent so much time ripping apart Yang.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||Last Sunday at 3:51 PM|
If you want safety, vote Adams or Garcia or Yang.
do NOT VOTE Wiley or Morales, they want to DEFUND the police.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||Last Sunday at 4:42 PM|
Also, Manhattan District Attorney is crucial for public safety. Liz Crotty is the ONLY one who wants some law and order around this town. And she’s family.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||Last Monday at 3:33 AM|
actually Tali Fahredian Weinstein (however you spell it) is probably the smartest and the toughest on crime while also being fair.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||Last Monday at 9:27 AM|
R281 and clearly has the most money behind her. Her commercials are on every 5 seconds. I haven’t even seen anyone else’s.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||Last Monday at 9:42 AM|
Tali is smart as a whip, but she’s out of touch with real people. Her “I received death threats when I was pregnant” doesn’t sway me. Her husband is a bazillionaire and she’s a pampered princess.
Crotty grew up in Stuy town and gets it. I’ve been on her town halls and I like her policies. Admittedly I don’t know anything about Tali’s, even though I see her ads nonstop.
Tali is my #2, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||Last Monday at 10:28 AM|
My husband has been campaigning outside a Manhattan polling place (not for a mayoral candidate). He said, among the women he’s spoken with, they are overwhelmingly voting for Garcia. But that’s not a scientific poll or anything. We think it’s because they’re worried about public safety and she’s not all “DEFUND! EMPTY RIKERS!”
|by Anonymous||reply 284||Last Monday at 10:32 AM|
Eric Adams is faking living in the city. He wants to bring back stop and frisk which didn't even work! Crime kept falling after deblasio got rid of it. And he thinks kids should be in 400 person Zoom classes. He's bad at this. Eric Adams is don't rank for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||Last Monday at 10:34 AM|
I already voted for Adams and I'm happy I did it, bitches!
|by Anonymous||reply 286||Last Monday at 11:55 AM|
Adams seems dimwitted and not very bright; that, coupled with corruption accusations, eliminates him from my list.
I'm a Yangster.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||Last Monday at 12:43 PM|
It looks like Adams is going to win. And he deserves to win as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||Last Monday at 12:58 PM|
The ANGRY black man deserves to win?
|by Anonymous||reply 289||Last Monday at 1:00 PM|
Does de Blasio have to blatantly come out and say he's supporting Adams or is this enough for you all to get it? Don't rank Adams if you want to avoid a third term of de Blasio.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||Last Monday at 4:11 PM|
This will end in tears (for NYC).
|by Anonymous||reply 291||Last Tuesday at 3:09 AM|
Why would DeBlasio back Adams?
|by Anonymous||reply 292||Last Tuesday at 3:38 AM|
He wants to claim his place as the greatest of mayors and knows that Adams will be destroyed by scandal.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||Last Tuesday at 5:43 AM|
The thing is to be telling your friends that, regardless of which unwinnable candidate they rank first, they put Garcia second or third (and ahead of Adams and/or Yang). Garcia can easily win this election, but people need to understand this system is as much about who they don't rank/rank low as it is first choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||Last Tuesday at 6:33 AM|
R294, wait what?
Ranked choice is absolutely bullshit. I’m putting Garcia first and that’s it.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||Last Tuesday at 6:38 AM|
Garcia and Wiley are best. I can't imagine putting Adams top. He's a fool.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||Last Tuesday at 6:39 AM|
Ranked choice is about eliminating extremists from getting in; Trump, for example, would never have won the Republican primaries 5 years ago with ranked choice because so many voters would have left him off ballots, and some other centrist would have, by the last round, passed him.
I'm also putting Garcia first, but I'm trying to tell my friends insistent on voting for Stringer or Wiley that they should be ranking Garcia high behind them (cause that's how ranked choice works once your preferred candidate is eliminated).
|by Anonymous||reply 297||Last Tuesday at 6:45 AM|
Voter turnout is low so far. Bad news for Yang and good news for Wiley. Manhattan also has the highest amount of voters, which is good news for Garcia, though Brooklyn is catching up. Absentee and election day votes will tell a more complete picture, but I have a feeling Adams will lose once all the votes are ranked.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||Last Tuesday at 10:20 AM|
Eric Adams is so salty over that Matt Skidmore account on Twitter doing damage to his campaign, that he's filing a pathetic campaign violation complaint against Yang for it. Desperate loser.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||Last Tuesday at 10:22 AM|
[quote]Eric Adams is faking living in the city. He wants to bring back stop and frisk which didn't even work! Crime kept falling after deblasio got rid of it
Your logic is spurious. Stop and Frisk did in fact work as crime wen down a ton. The fact that it kept going down after DeBlasio stopped it doesn't mean it didn't actually work. In fact, it coudl mean that it worked so well that that it had a pervasive impact long after it was initially being done.
And while everyone loves to say how it was "racist," the facts are that poverty/crime is associated more with Black and Latino neighobrhoods so that is the reason more black and latino people were stopped, because they lived in high crime/poorer areas.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||Last Tuesday at 10:39 AM|
R298- You say Adams will lose. But who will win?
|by Anonymous||reply 301||Last Tuesday at 11:27 AM|
Adams has the same shady connections to NYC real estate as Trump did. Him being black doesn't make him a saint. I mean he's making the same appeals to 'law and order' that republicans do. With Yang at least NYC gets a bit of a fresh start.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||Last Tuesday at 11:33 AM|
Adams will pull big in Brooklyn. Older Blacks and the Democratic machine there will work for him. I got an old Black lady (she had the voice) phoning me the other for Adams. I told I already voted for him. Those numbers look pretty good for Adams.
I'm mixed race, Native and white but am an eldergay and vote like an old Black person on the whole. Did support Buttigieg as gay but was very happy Joe got the nod.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||Last Tuesday at 1:02 PM|
[quote] The fact that it kept going down after DeBlasio stopped it doesn't mean it didn't actually work.
Well, they found some guns and drugs. Sure. It could be you weren't listening to WNYC as much as I was. NYPD was doing hundreds of thousands of totally random stops. There was crazy number crunching at the height of this suggesting EVERY black man in the city between 20-40 in a 2 year period was stopped randomly an average of 1.33 times by the police. That's not community relations, ok?
|by Anonymous||reply 304||Last Tuesday at 3:12 PM|
I might not have that stat exactly right here's one "Stop-and-frisk peaked in 2011, when NYPD officers made nearly 700,000 stops."
|by Anonymous||reply 305||Last Tuesday at 3:17 PM|
Yeah and it worked. Crime went down.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||Last Tuesday at 4:08 PM|
Whomever you choose, you'll hate that person within a couple of months, and we'll be subjected to numerous DL threads about what's wrong with that person.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||Last Tuesday at 4:11 PM|
R307 All the candidates suck. It's just that Eric Adams sucks the most.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||Last Tuesday at 4:51 PM|
I hope it's not Maya.
Eric is so stupid, he wants 1 teacher to teach 300 to 400 students! And then he claimed he said, "30-40". But he told another news outlet 300-400. He tells bold face lies.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||Last Tuesday at 6:46 PM|
He's gonna be useless like dinkins
|by Anonymous||reply 310||Last Tuesday at 6:47 PM|
Big jump in early voting today, the most so far since it started. 21,000 people in a day. Brooklyn has now surpassed Manhattan in votes, which is alarming. The other boroughs have abysmal turnout. Please consider voting early if you haven't already. Not only will it make it more likely that the city will keep it, but it will help to bump out Adams who has a strong ground game in turning out the vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||Last Tuesday at 7:14 PM|
Someone pointed out some good news at least. Manhattan's big turnout per capita may be a big boost for Garcia when the rankings are done, even if Eric Adams leads in the initial results.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||Last Tuesday at 7:18 PM|
NYT says Blackx are torn as to whether to vote Adams or Wiley when 40+% are voting Adams and 11% for Wiley. Four times as much, hardly torn. 70 % Black New Yorkers against defunding the police. The Times is a shit rag.
I just convinced a friend of mine to vote Adams cause "that's the one Black voters are supporting."
Suck it, bitches!
|by Anonymous||reply 313||Last Wednesday at 2:45 AM|
Useless like Dinkins. Not useless like Deblasio. Interesting comparison.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||Last Wednesday at 4:21 AM|
R314 De Blasio got his start in Dinkins' administration. Dinkins is the reason we have de Blasio in the first place. The uselessness permeated from one failed mayor to the next.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||Last Wednesday at 6:06 AM|
Dinkins should have been called STINKINS
|by Anonymous||reply 316||Last Wednesday at 6:07 AM|
We need someone who cares more about New York City than his own political gain. Of course defunding the police, taxing businesses out of the city, giving homeless free housing in tourist areas are all terrible for the city, but that’s what sells.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||Last Wednesday at 6:33 AM|
Defunding the police does not sell in NYC.
|by Anonymous||reply 318||Last Wednesday at 6:56 AM|
Are you referring to light-skinned blackx or dark-skinned blackx, R313?
|by Anonymous||reply 319||Last Wednesday at 7:09 AM|
De Blasio goes out publicly to bat for Eric Adams, albeit subtley.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||Last Wednesday at 9:53 AM|
Vote for the deBlasio stooge!
|by Anonymous||reply 321||Last Wednesday at 10:13 AM|
It's been reported Mayor Bill is supporting Eric which is reason enough not to vote for him,
|by Anonymous||reply 322||Last Wednesday at 10:40 AM|
Adams will bankrupt NYC.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||Last Wednesday at 4:26 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 324||Last Wednesday at 4:50 PM|
I wonder if de Blasio's supposed backhanded endorsement is meant to sink Adams.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||a day ago|
R325, that endorsement puzzles me, too. Makes no sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||19 hours ago|
He's either trying to undermine Adams or perhaps more likely he's just an ass clown who makes no sense. I tend actually toward the second as he thought he could be president. Fucking ass clown de Blasio.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||19 hours ago|
Garcia beats Adams in this poll when the rankings are done. This is the best we can hope for at this point.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||14 hours ago|
2 of the 3 recent polls show Garcia coming out on top. Hopefully this is enough to stop Adams.
|by Anonymous||reply 329||14 hours ago|
I voted for Stringer, Wiley and Garcia. I should have put Yang after, just in case. Anyone but Adams, who is really a repub.
|by Anonymous||reply 330||14 hours ago|
Tell your friends to rank Garcia high (even if she's not their first choice). That's how we'll prevent Adams (or Yang) from happening (and the bonus: we may get a good mayor out of the deal).
|by Anonymous||reply 331||14 hours ago|
R331- I'll cross my fingers that Garcia wins.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||11 hours ago|
García needs a more polished look, the orange hair is distracting.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||11 hours ago|
Really damning article on Eric Adams.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||9 hours ago|
[quote] Yeah and it worked. Crime went down.
And it kept going down even when they got rid of it altogether. Kinda my point. Turning NYC into a police state wasn't the best approach IMHO.
|by Anonymous||reply 335||8 hours ago|