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NYC DLers: Please Don't Vote for Eric Adams for Mayor

He is a clown, clownier than Andrew Yang.

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by Anonymousreply 3358 hours ago

Racist Homophobic Cop

by Anonymousreply 104/15/2021

He has my vote!

by Anonymousreply 204/15/2021

What's the problem with Yang?

Who are YOU voting for Opie?

by Anonymousreply 304/15/2021

Don’t worry. I wasn’t going to.

Popular backpack, indeed.

by Anonymousreply 404/15/2021

I'm sick of Wall Street guys running for Mayor like it's a hobby to try--like Yang and McGuire

by Anonymousreply 504/15/2021

The media want Adam or Wiley. The media get what they want. Adams will probably win.

by Anonymousreply 604/15/2021

R5, Yang never worked in finance.

by Anonymousreply 704/15/2021

R7, "Wall Street" is a catch-all term for businessmen.

by Anonymousreply 804/15/2021

Stringer is the most qualified but he's a bore

by Anonymousreply 904/15/2021

I hope he’s not a black SUPREMACIST.

by Anonymousreply 1004/15/2021

This is the only candidate who will be truly able to lead NYC.

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by Anonymousreply 1104/16/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1204/16/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 1304/16/2021

DeBlasio is probably the LAST white mayor of NYC.

by Anonymousreply 1404/16/2021

Andrew Yang all the way!

by Anonymousreply 1504/16/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1604/16/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1704/16/2021

Eric Adams is a big too GHETTO for my taste.

by Anonymousreply 1804/16/2021

My 5:

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 Anonymousreply 1904/16/2021

This is the type of shit Bill Cosby used to say before he was criminally convicted of rape. Just saying.

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by Anonymousreply 2004/16/2021

Quiz to see how your views align with the candidates:

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by Anonymousreply 2104/16/2021

Eric Adams is a lightweight who benefited from the economic boom in Brooklyn.

by Anonymousreply 2204/16/2021

Typical that DLers would not like Adams given, you know, his, well, um, color....

by Anonymousreply 2304/16/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2404/16/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2504/16/2021

At this point any of them would be an upgrade.

by Anonymousreply 2604/16/2021

Maya Wiley will be a continuation of DeBlasio's shitty policies. The city is doomed.

by Anonymousreply 2704/17/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2804/17/2021

[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?

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by Anonymousreply 2904/17/2021

At least DeBlasio will be history and spend the rest of his life in hell for destroying a once great city.

by Anonymousreply 3004/19/2021

R24 & r29, it's his color.........

by Anonymousreply 3104/19/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3204/19/2021

Like I said, Democrats are destroying U.S. cities/states with their SJW/woke bullshit.

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by Anonymousreply 3404/19/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3504/19/2021

R33 spare us and just say the N word like your thinking.

by Anonymousreply 3604/19/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3704/19/2021

Oh lol just out in the last hour.

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by Anonymousreply 3804/19/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3904/19/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4004/19/2021

People tossing lazy, pointless insults like "woke" and "SJW" are so sad.

by Anonymousreply 4104/19/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4204/19/2021

R42, he's not that wealthy. Under $5 million.

by Anonymousreply 4304/19/2021

I like Garcia, too.

by Anonymousreply 4404/19/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4504/19/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4604/19/2021

R35 They'll be perfectly happy with Ray McGuire.

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by Anonymousreply 4704/19/2021

Take whatever that loon Krystal Ball says and do the opposite! Always!

by Anonymousreply 4804/19/2021

MSNBC hates Yang, of course.

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by Anonymousreply 4904/20/2021

Nice endorsement. Along with Martin Luther King III.

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by Anonymousreply 5004/20/2021

Huge endorsements for Maguire from Jay-Z and Diddy.

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by Anonymousreply 5104/20/2021

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 Anonymousreply 5204/20/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 5304/20/2021

Even the New York Compost acknowledges that Dianne Morales could pull off an upset, contrary to what some of you here believe.

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by Anonymousreply 5404/20/2021

No more White mayors for NYC.

by Anonymousreply 5504/21/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 5604/22/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 5704/22/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 5804/22/2021

I like him.

by Anonymousreply 5904/22/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 6004/22/2021

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 Anonymousreply 6104/22/2021

R29 I was going to comment on how much he sounds like Tracy Morgan.

by Anonymousreply 6204/22/2021

If it’s Yang, God help us.

by Anonymousreply 6304/22/2021

Maya Wiley: Big Bird 2.0

by Anonymousreply 6404/22/2021

He seems very moderate and stable.

by Anonymousreply 6504/22/2021

Yeah, and the Times endorsed Quinn in 2013. And endorsed Warren and Klobuchar during the election. Their opinions are irrelevant.

by Anonymousreply 6604/22/2021

R29 that’s enough, thank you!

by Anonymousreply 6704/22/2021

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 Anonymousreply 6804/22/2021

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 Anonymousreply 6904/22/2021

Oh come fucking on, Yang. WTF? Don't give this election to Adams. Our city can't afford it.

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by Anonymousreply 7004/22/2021

Businessmen should not be in government.

by Anonymousreply 7104/22/2021

I like Kathryn Garcia too R19.

by Anonymousreply 7204/24/2021

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 Anonymousreply 7304/24/2021

If Yang wins - that’s too bad and I’m scared how the rest of the country will vote in 22 and 24.

by Anonymousreply 7404/24/2021

Seventy-five posts in and no appearance by the Veganism Is a Mental Disorder Troll?

She's slipping.

by Anonymousreply 7504/24/2021

^ I'm sure she's not voting for Eric Adams then, so that's a relief at least.

by Anonymousreply 7604/25/2021

Going on Fox News should be an immediate disqualifier for being the mayor, so of course this applies to Eric Adams.

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by Anonymousreply 7704/25/2021

The “empowered criminal” - that’s what Datalounge is so strongly for.

by Anonymousreply 7804/25/2021


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 Anonymousreply 7905/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 8005/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 8105/01/2021

Eric Adams is right. Disbanding the plainclothes unit was a mistake. It’s ok to go on Fox and tell the truth.

by Anonymousreply 8205/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 8305/01/2021

Is he leading yet?

by Anonymousreply 8405/01/2021

Yang is a homophobe.

by Anonymousreply 8505/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 8605/01/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 8705/01/2021

Is Kathryn Garcia growing in the polls at all?

by Anonymousreply 8805/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 8905/01/2021

R80: She’s from DeBlasio land.

by Anonymousreply 9005/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 9105/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 9205/01/2021

Go yang!

by Anonymousreply 9305/01/2021

R92 because OP hates black people. Yet lives in NYC. And is a transplant.

by Anonymousreply 9405/01/2021

[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.

Lick it.


by Anonymousreply 9505/01/2021

[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.

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by Anonymousreply 9605/01/2021

R96 still not seeing a reason to not vote for him.

by Anonymousreply 9705/01/2021

Unfortunately people like to vote for celebrities, or whatever Yang is.

by Anonymousreply 9805/01/2021

Yang is a homophobe

by Anonymousreply 9905/01/2021

[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.

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by Anonymousreply 10005/02/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10105/02/2021

^ This is a thread on Eric Adams and why he is awful, but see R70.

by Anonymousreply 10205/02/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10305/02/2021

R103 then leave

by Anonymousreply 10405/02/2021

Adams is the next mayor. The media decide the election — not the mindless voters.

by Anonymousreply 10505/02/2021

As long as it’s not Yang.

by Anonymousreply 10605/02/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10705/02/2021

R107 your city?

by Anonymousreply 10805/02/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10905/02/2021

R109 where did you grow up?

by Anonymousreply 11005/02/2021

Bring back porn to Time Square!

by Anonymousreply 11105/02/2021

Brooklyn, R110.

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 Anonymousreply 11205/02/2021

Eric Adams is the candidate of choice for Tucker Carlson. Yet another reason not to vote for him.

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by Anonymousreply 11305/07/2021

r113 Disqualifying for Adams.

by Anonymousreply 11405/07/2021

I like Eric Adams! I donated to Garcia, time I donate to Adams.

by Anonymousreply 11505/07/2021

Adams as a black man isn't intimidated by the "woke" crowd. That's the only thing Carlson really likes about him.

by Anonymousreply 11605/07/2021

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 Anonymousreply 11705/07/2021

I liked Eric Adams before Tucker Carlson. Don't lump me in with that guy.

by Anonymousreply 11805/07/2021

Pretty thorough profile of him in the Times today. He’s clearly focusing on campaigning in Brooklyn and Queens.

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by Anonymousreply 11905/07/2021

Good for him. I wish we has normal Democrats here in Michigan.

by Anonymousreply 12005/07/2021

we *had...

by Anonymousreply 12105/07/2021

The endorsement from Carlson will work in his favor.

by Anonymousreply 12205/07/2021

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 Anonymousreply 12305/07/2021

Whoops. Left out the "it" above. Please don't suck on Carlson.

by Anonymousreply 12405/07/2021

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 Anonymousreply 12505/07/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 12605/07/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 12705/07/2021

Kathryn Garcia.

by Anonymousreply 12805/07/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 12905/07/2021

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 Anonymousreply 13005/07/2021

Don’t be scared by low name recognition! Donate to her campaign!

by Anonymousreply 13105/07/2021

When is the primary? Isn't it next month? I wouldn't want to be peaking now.

by Anonymousreply 13205/07/2021

NY primary - June 22nd

by Anonymousreply 13305/07/2021

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 Anonymousreply 13405/07/2021

R134 thanks. I will be voting for her now

by Anonymousreply 13505/07/2021

Maya Wiley will give the power back to the people and not continue the sellout to corporations.

by Anonymousreply 13605/08/2021

Maya Wiley is an airhead who will be a worse mayor the Bill Db.

by Anonymousreply 13705/08/2021

Maya Wiley= DeBlasio 2

by Anonymousreply 13805/08/2021

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 Anonymousreply 13905/08/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 14005/08/2021

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 Anonymousreply 14105/08/2021

^War. Not ware.

Damn the lack of editing feature on this site.

by Anonymousreply 14205/08/2021

R139 I would hardly call that NYT article about Eric Adams “glowing."

by Anonymousreply 14305/08/2021

I am voting for Adams

by Anonymousreply 14405/08/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 14505/08/2021

Sounds perfect for New York. Is anyone really qualified?

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by Anonymousreply 14605/08/2021

Don, Jr. could have a real shot against these bozos.

by Anonymousreply 14705/08/2021

Don Junior couldn’t beat Curtis Sliwa.

by Anonymousreply 14805/08/2021

The Times endorses Kathryn Garcia.

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by Anonymousreply 14905/10/2021

Hey NYC Taxpayers: Go Woke, Go Broke!

by Anonymousreply 15005/10/2021

R149 The kiss of death for Garcia. Almost assured she won't get the nomination now.

by Anonymousreply 15105/10/2021

Adams is pro-cop. I like that.

by Anonymousreply 15205/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 15305/11/2021

R153 Adams doesn’t actually “run Brooklyn.” Borough presidents don’t really have that much power.

by Anonymousreply 15405/11/2021


What is the role of the borough president?

by Anonymousreply 15505/11/2021

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 Anonymousreply 15605/11/2021

Good overview of the borough president position

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Thanks R157. That was informative and shows how much waste is in our government.

by Anonymousreply 15805/12/2021

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 Anonymousreply 15905/12/2021

Maya is EXTREMELY woke.

by Anonymousreply 16005/12/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 16105/12/2021

I would not mind Kathryn Garcia as mayor.

by Anonymousreply 16205/12/2021

I like her. I want to see her as mayor because mayor of NYC could lead to great things.

by Anonymousreply 16305/12/2021

Like jail?

by Anonymousreply 16405/12/2021

Oh kween. Stop. ^

by Anonymousreply 16505/12/2021

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 Anonymousreply 16605/12/2021

But would be a sucky mayor

by Anonymousreply 16705/12/2021

Absolute shit choices. The lot of them.

by Anonymousreply 16805/12/2021

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 Anonymousreply 16905/13/2021

Garcia is woke?

by Anonymousreply 17005/13/2021

How perfect Garcia would be for NYC, since she's used to dealing with garbage.

by Anonymousreply 17105/13/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 17205/13/2021

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 Anonymousreply 17305/13/2021

^ 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 Anonymousreply 17405/13/2021

The first mayoral debate is tonight. I'm curious to see how it goes.

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How did it go?

by Anonymousreply 17605/14/2021

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 Anonymousreply 17705/14/2021

^ That's from this.

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Here's a summary.

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by Anonymousreply 17905/14/2021

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 Anonymousreply 18005/14/2021

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 Anonymousreply 18105/14/2021

Go Maya Rudolph!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 18205/16/2021

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 Anonymousreply 18305/16/2021

Garcia also gets the Daily News endorsement

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by Anonymousreply 18405/16/2021

More reasons not to vote for Eric Adams. It seems that now that Adams is the frontrunner, the gloves are about to come off.

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by Anonymousreply 18505/17/2021

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 Anonymousreply 18605/17/2021

Adams or Wiley, R186? You're getting a black mayor, so which one will it be?

by Anonymousreply 18705/18/2021

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 Anonymousreply 18805/18/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 18905/18/2021

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 Anonymousreply 19005/18/2021

More reasons not to vote for Adams. Refusing to accept the results of an election is Trumpian behavior that must be condemned widely.

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by Anonymousreply 19105/23/2021

Maya Wiley is another Lori Lightfoot, RUN RUN RUN away from this crazy lady who is part of the DeBlasio corruption team.

by Anonymousreply 19205/23/2021

Look what your current mayor is doing instead of dealing with the crime and health issues.

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by Anonymousreply 19305/25/2021

More Trump supporters support Eric Adams. Let's not, NYC.

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by Anonymousreply 19405/27/2021

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."

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by Anonymousreply 19506/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 19606/01/2021

R195 exactly. Why are NYers insistent on making the same mistakes over and over

by Anonymousreply 19706/01/2021

No one ever accused New Yorkers of being smart when it comes to political choices, R197. " Follies" casting - sure. Electing good representatives - no.

by Anonymousreply 19806/01/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 19906/02/2021

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 Anonymousreply 20006/02/2021

^ 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.

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by Anonymousreply 20106/02/2021

I know you all hate Maya Wiley, but this is a strong ad.

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by Anonymousreply 20206/02/2021

Maya is for Defunding the police and letting Undocumented Vote. Caveat emptor.

by Anonymousreply 20306/02/2021

I thought Yang was ovah. DL said so.

by Anonymousreply 20406/02/2021

R203 Is the ad wrong? No. It speaks for itself.

by Anonymousreply 20506/03/2021

R203 - You mean Wiley wants to let ILLEGAL immigrants vote.

by Anonymousreply 20606/03/2021

Donovan. Stringer, or Yang, pls.

by Anonymousreply 20706/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 20806/03/2021

maya is now playing the mom card.

by Anonymousreply 20906/04/2021

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 Anonymousreply 21006/04/2021

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 Anonymousreply 21106/04/2021

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 Anonymousreply 21206/04/2021

Yang hits out of the park here.

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by Anonymousreply 21306/04/2021

Eric Adams chickens out of the upcoming debate. Pussy ass bitch.

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by Anonymousreply 21406/08/2021

R214 because he’s a fucking corrupt POS. Haven’t we had enough of that?

by Anonymousreply 21506/08/2021

Evidently not, according to the polls.

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by Anonymousreply 21606/08/2021

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 Anonymousreply 21706/08/2021

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 Anonymousreply 21806/08/2021

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 Anonymousreply 21906/08/2021

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 Anonymousreply 22006/08/2021

I only voted for him as my second choice but Yang does have a nice ass.

by Anonymousreply 22106/08/2021

Meanwhile, which neighborhood does Eric Adams really live in? Who knows!

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by Anonymousreply 22206/08/2021

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 Anonymousreply 22306/08/2021

definitely not maya wiley.

she wants to defund the police 👮‍♀️

by Anonymousreply 22406/08/2021

[quote]He doesn't even live in the state he wants to run as mayor.

Oh dear.

by Anonymousreply 22506/09/2021

R223's grammar is a good indication that he's either a Russian bot of some sort, or a mentally challenged Yang-bro.

by Anonymousreply 22606/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 22706/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 22806/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 22906/09/2021

Eric Adams has pathetic, corrupt surrogates making excuses for him.

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by Anonymousreply 23006/09/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 23106/09/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 23206/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 23306/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 23406/09/2021

R233 - Typical bright NY voter, which is why you regularly have abortions as political leaders.

by Anonymousreply 23506/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 23606/09/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 23706/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 23806/09/2021

R235 He's not a typical NY voter. He's a MAGAT. He's on my ignore troll list.

by Anonymousreply 23906/09/2021

The rights against searches and seizure are protected by the 4th Amendment, not the 1st Amendment.

What a jackass!

by Anonymousreply 24006/09/2021

That video r232 posted is an older Asian woman moving another woman’s sign and then the woman. It wasn’t very violent.

by Anonymousreply 24106/09/2021

^ Thats not how the protestor would describe it.

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by Anonymousreply 24206/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 24306/10/2021

R237- STOP pitching

by Anonymousreply 24406/10/2021

^ Who the fuck would want to support the NYPD? They are awful.

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by Anonymousreply 24506/10/2021

R243 That's basically a Republican candidate. No one wants that here.

by Anonymousreply 24606/10/2021

"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 Anonymousreply 24706/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 24806/10/2021

R247 No more Republicans. They have done enough to ruin the country for one lifetime.

I hope this scandal finally sinks Adams for good.

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by Anonymousreply 24906/10/2021

Honestly, I'm mostly sick of seeing fat and obese NYPD. Why are there no enforced guidelines for these hippos?

by Anonymousreply 25006/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 25106/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 25206/10/2021

The Post says to vote for Adams.

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by Anonymousreply 25306/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 25406/10/2021

I always said Rudy's greatest accomplishment was forcing the police to go from working 5% of their time on duty to 30%.

by Anonymousreply 25506/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 25606/10/2021

Anybody but Wylie but I do find Adams kind of charming.

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by Anonymousreply 25806/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 25906/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 26006/10/2021

Adams and Yang seem like nicer people. Who knows how good they’d be as Mayor?

by Anonymousreply 26106/10/2021

Is Kathryn Garcia a smoker?

by Anonymousreply 26206/10/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 26306/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 26406/10/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 26506/10/2021

[Quote] The PD, in many ways, has more power than the Mayor.

The mayor is in on it.

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by Anonymousreply 26606/11/2021

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 Anonymousreply 26706/11/2021

Anyone but Wiley!

by Anonymousreply 26806/11/2021

Eric Adams wants to continue remote learning with teachers teaching 300-400 students at a time. Pure insanity! Don't rank Adams.

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by Anonymousreply 26906/11/2021

Agree OP he’s a corrupted and racist homophobe. He’s done nothing impressive

by Anonymousreply 27006/11/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 271Last Sunday at 1:38 PM

Also found an Adams boosting DLer on Twitter LOL.

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by Anonymousreply 272Last 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 Anonymousreply 273Last 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 Anonymousreply 274Last 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 Anonymousreply 275Last Sunday at 1:54 PM

Interesting how much DL hates Adams, the moderate black with actual governing experience.

by Anonymousreply 276Last Sunday at 3:01 PM

former Republican now Democrat come lately, besides being black, too

by Anonymousreply 277Last 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.

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by Anonymousreply 278Last 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 Anonymousreply 279Last Sunday at 4:42 PM

R279, agree.

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 Anonymousreply 280Last 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 Anonymousreply 281Last 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 Anonymousreply 282Last 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 Anonymousreply 283Last 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 Anonymousreply 284Last 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 Anonymousreply 285Last Monday at 10:34 AM

I already voted for Adams and I'm happy I did it, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 286Last 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 Anonymousreply 287Last Monday at 12:43 PM

It looks like Adams is going to win. And he deserves to win as well.

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by Anonymousreply 288Last Monday at 12:58 PM

The ANGRY black man deserves to win?

by Anonymousreply 289Last 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.

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by Anonymousreply 290Last Monday at 4:11 PM

This will end in tears (for NYC).

by Anonymousreply 291Last Tuesday at 3:09 AM

Why would DeBlasio back Adams?

by Anonymousreply 292Last 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 Anonymousreply 293Last 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 Anonymousreply 294Last Tuesday at 6:33 AM

R294, wait what?

Ranked choice is absolutely bullshit. I’m putting Garcia first and that’s it.

by Anonymousreply 295Last Tuesday at 6:38 AM

Garcia and Wiley are best. I can't imagine putting Adams top. He's a fool.

by Anonymousreply 296Last 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 Anonymousreply 297Last 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.

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by Anonymousreply 298Last 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.

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by Anonymousreply 299Last 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 Anonymousreply 300Last Tuesday at 10:39 AM

R298- You say Adams will lose. But who will win?

by Anonymousreply 301Last 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 Anonymousreply 302Last 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 Anonymousreply 303Last 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 Anonymousreply 304Last 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 Anonymousreply 305Last Tuesday at 3:17 PM

Yeah and it worked. Crime went down.

by Anonymousreply 306Last 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 Anonymousreply 307Last Tuesday at 4:11 PM

R307 All the candidates suck. It's just that Eric Adams sucks the most.

by Anonymousreply 308Last 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 Anonymousreply 309Last Tuesday at 6:46 PM

He's gonna be useless like dinkins

by Anonymousreply 310Last 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.

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by Anonymousreply 311Last 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.

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by Anonymousreply 312Last 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 Anonymousreply 313Last Wednesday at 2:45 AM

Useless like Dinkins. Not useless like Deblasio. Interesting comparison.

by Anonymousreply 314Last 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.

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by Anonymousreply 315Last Wednesday at 6:06 AM

Dinkins should have been called STINKINS

by Anonymousreply 316Last 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 Anonymousreply 317Last Wednesday at 6:33 AM

Defunding the police does not sell in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 318Last Wednesday at 6:56 AM

Are you referring to light-skinned blackx or dark-skinned blackx, R313?

by Anonymousreply 319Last Wednesday at 7:09 AM

De Blasio goes out publicly to bat for Eric Adams, albeit subtley.

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by Anonymousreply 320Last Wednesday at 9:53 AM

Vote for the deBlasio stooge!

by Anonymousreply 321Last Wednesday at 10:13 AM

It's been reported Mayor Bill is supporting Eric which is reason enough not to vote for him,

by Anonymousreply 322Last Wednesday at 10:40 AM

Adams will bankrupt NYC.

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by Anonymousreply 323Last Wednesday at 4:26 PM

Garcia. Period.

by Anonymousreply 324Last Wednesday at 4:50 PM

I wonder if de Blasio's supposed backhanded endorsement is meant to sink Adams.

by Anonymousreply 325a day ago

R325, that endorsement puzzles me, too. Makes no sense.

by Anonymousreply 32619 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 Anonymousreply 32719 hours ago

Garcia beats Adams in this poll when the rankings are done. This is the best we can hope for at this point.

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by Anonymousreply 32814 hours ago

2 of the 3 recent polls show Garcia coming out on top. Hopefully this is enough to stop Adams.

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by Anonymousreply 32914 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 Anonymousreply 33014 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 Anonymousreply 33114 hours ago

R331- I'll cross my fingers that Garcia wins.

by Anonymousreply 33211 hours ago

García needs a more polished look, the orange hair is distracting.

by Anonymousreply 33311 hours ago

Really damning article on Eric Adams.

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by Anonymousreply 3349 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.

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