Michael Bloomberg Suggests Elizabeth Warren is a Socialist, Will Bring Back USSRPosted: October 21, 2012 | Author: bostonboomer | Filed under: #Occupy and We are the 99 percent!, 2012 elections, U.S. Economy, U.S. Politics | Tags: assault weapons ban, communism, concealed carry, Elizabeth Warren, gun control, Michael Bloomberg, occupy Wall Street, Scott Brown, socialism, stop and frisk |23 Comments
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.
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.
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?
He protects the interests of Manahattan and Wall Street.
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.
Mitt Romney and women
Shadow of a doubt…wonderful!
Oh my! I literally laughed out loud!!
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.
He endorsed Brown in July, I think. What a hypocrite!
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
Huh? We had socialism before? Bloomberg is an idiot.
No kidding. A billionaire idiot.
Money never made anyone any smarter, just more dangerous.
Personally I wish someone would just bring socialism 😉
lol. I wish that too.
Actually though we could argue this country has a socialist streak with social security and Medicare and other social services–which the right wing (both on the GOP side and the dem side) are ever more trying to roll back and undermine and privatize–but it is in denial and thinks socialism is only for the *littler* guy who is stealing from you.
We actually have socialism for the corporations and the robber barons. SS is small change and at least was once paid for.
Well yes that too, we have that kind of socialism in…lemons.
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
balloon-juice: We’re gonna need a bigger meteor
Yes, and we’re going to have ancient Republican Bob Shieffer as substitute referee.
Take us to Germany, the most prosperous manufacturing country in the world.