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  •  Yup. Good marketing works. (1+ / 0-)
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    Remediator

    I predict that we will see the same Progressive resentment against De Blasio in a few years that we now see with Obama. Not that their policies are awful (with the exception of the example I just gave regarding the Board of Health, which is the kind of nonsense I expect from the anti-science Right),  but in his career he has not been the great crusading force that people think he is.

    •  I would imagine, though, that all (2+ / 0-)
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      mconvente, stevenaxelrod

      the Democratic mayoral primary candidates are focused on the next 6 days.

      Politicians are political.  They're more or less free to present themselves as populists or tough-on-crime crackdowners or love-it-or-leave-it pseudo-patriots, etc.

      De Blasio is drawing very significant support from progressives en route to what may be a 40-plus percentage win next Tuesday evening. When he's drawing support at that level, it's hard to tell the people whose votes he gets that they don't know what they're doing.

      And it appears that Bloomberg's shadow is darkly cast over Christine Quinn.  It just doesn't feel as if she can step clear of it.

      •  Bloomberg is clearly hurting Quinn (0+ / 0-)

        somewhat unfairly.

      •  Quinn is also getting hammered for not saving (0+ / 0-)

        a Catholic hospital in her city council district. When it failed it left a billion dollars in unpaid bonds, bills, salaries, and severance pay! It was the last Catholic hospital in NYC.

        Dailykos often has diaries decrying the Catholic takeover of America's healthcare system. And the concerns are legitimate! But a politician who DIDN'T step in with tax money to save a Catholic hospital is being slammed as insufficiently Progressive?

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