Michael Bloomberg Suggests Elizabeth Warren is a Socialist, Will Bring Back USSR

Michael Bloomberg’s worst nightmare

WTF?! NYC Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg gave an interview to The New York Times on Friday in which he criticized both President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Today, the Caucus blog reports that Bloomberg also had a few choice words for Elizabeth Warren, who is running to unseat Bloomberg’s chosen candidate Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown. Check this out:

“What I’ve tried to do is find liberal middle-of-the-road Republicans and Democrats. In the Senate, Scott Brown, who single-handedly stopped the right-to-carry bill. You can question whether he’s too conservative. You can question, in my mind, whether she’s God’s gift to regulation, close the banks and get rid of corporate profits, and we’d all bring socialism back, or the U.S.S.R.

Really? I’d say Bloomberg’s policies are a lot more reminiscent of the Soviet Union than Warren’s, e.g. stop and frisk and his violent crackdown on Occupy Wall Street.

Bloomberg claims he supports Scott Brown because Brown is for gun control.

“The biggest reason the mayor is supporting Senator Brown is the senator’s help on one of our biggest gun issues: opposing concealed-carry reciprocity that would let people with gun permits from rural states like Arkansas and Kentucky carry hidden handguns in New York City,” Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser told the New York Times.

But Scott Brown has an “A” rating with the National Rifle Association, supports concealed carry laws, and opposes bringing back the assault rifle ban. Elizabeth Warren supports most gun control policies and wants to renew the assault weapons ban. I think we all know why Bloomberg supports Senator Brown (R-Wall Street), don’t we.

This is an open thread.

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23 Comments on “Michael Bloomberg Suggests Elizabeth Warren is a Socialist, Will Bring Back USSR”

  1. Delphyne says:

    Bloomberg and his pal Kelly need to be kicked to the curb. How the people of NYC tolerate him is beyond me, Having lived in California for so long and being back in NJ for 9 years, I am horrified at what people in NYC tolerate with Bloomberg. He is unbelievable.

    • bostonboomer says:

      That stop and frisk policy of his is totally racist. It’s sickening, but what can you expect from a city that also put up with Rudy Giuliani?

    • dakinikat says:

      He protects the interests of Manahattan and Wall Street.

      • RalphB says:

        If Wall St was an honest marketplace, I would put money that half the people there couldn’t run a successful business. Most would probably go straight into the toilet, where they belong.

  2. bostonboomer says:

    Mitt Romney and women

  3. HT says:

    Huh? Just Huh. amazing the transference going on here. To quote Yoda, speechless I am. And why would he come out an support Brown – never mind, like supporting like.

  4. bostonboomer says:

    Daniel Ellsberg has the same point of view on voting for Obama that I do–Romney would be the same or worse on human rights, drones, torture, spying, etc., but Romney would be

    much worse, even catastrophically worse, on a number of other important issues: attacking Iran, Supreme Court appointments, the economy, women’s reproductive rights, health coverage, safety net, climate change, green energy, the environment.

    I told him: “I don’t ‘support Obama.’ I oppose the current Republican Party. This is not a contest between Barack Obama and a progressive candidate. The voters in a handful or a dozen close-fought swing states are going to determine whether Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are going to wield great political power for four, maybe eight years, or not .”

    As Noam Chomsky said recently, “The Republican organization today is extremely dangerous, not just to this country, but to the world. It’s worth expending some effort to prevent their rise to power, without sowing illusions about the Democratic alternatives.”

  5. NW Luna says:

    “bring socialism back”

    Huh? We had socialism before? Bloomberg is an idiot.

  6. RalphB says:

    I’m glad to see this happen. The prosecutor behind this miscarriage of justice may actually wind up behind bars himself before it’s done. That would be justice.

    American Statesman: State Bar files ethics suit against Morton prosecutor

    A State Bar of Texas disciplinary commission has filed a lawsuit accusing former Williamson County District Attorney Ken Anderson of violating his duty as a lawyer by intentionally withholding favorable evidence from Michael Morton, who served almost 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

    If the allegations are found to be true after an as-yet unscheduled civil trial, Anderson — now a state district judge in Georgetown — faces punishments that could include a public reprimand, disbarment or the loss of his law license for a set amount of time. Anderson has denied any wrongdoing.
    [...]
    Anderson’s civil trial will be held in Williamson County. The lawsuit was assigned to District Judge Kelly Moore of Brownfield, who has six months to hold a trial, though extensions may be granted. State law requires that disciplinary trials be handled by a judge from outside the immediate area.

    Anderson also faces a court of inquiry, set to begin in December, on allegations that he violated state criminal laws by withholding favorable evidence from Morton. Rarely used, courts of inquiry allow the judiciary to act like a grand jury to determine whether laws have been broken.

  7. RalphB says:

    balloon-juice: We’re gonna need a bigger meteor

    Time to call it a day for our so-called civilization:

    Mitt Romney will be participating in his own political version of Monday Night Football when he faces off against President Obama in their final debate of the campaign cycle. But on Sunday morning, Mr. Romney took a break from debate preparation to make a stop at a gridiron of a different sort — a flag football beach face-off between members of the news media and members of Mr. Romney’s staff.

    There aren’t enough guillotines to deal with this problem, IMHO.

  8. Fannie says:

    Take us to Germany, the most prosperous manufacturing country in the world.