So Many Reasons Bloomberg Is Wrong For Us…



Democrats should be wary of embrac­ing can­di­dates like Democrat turned Republican, turned Independent, now Democrat again Michael Bloomberg.
Sure there is an urgent desire to see the back of Donald Trump, that is a fore­gone con­clu­sion. Nevertheless, the likes of Michael Bloomberg is cer­tain­ly not what the coun­try needs at this cru­cial time, and is most cer­tain­ly not what the Africa-American com­mu­ni­ty needs.
Black Democratic vot­ers can ill afford to allow their dis­gust for Donald Trump to cloud their visions and allow for the crit­i­cal mis­take of nom­i­nat­ing a can­di­date, the likes of Michael Bloomberg.

The very fact that Michael Bloomberg was a Democrat, then changed to Republican, then changed to Independent and has now sup­pos­ed­ly changed back to being a Democrat is proof enough that he has no core con­vic­tion, but that he is an oppor­tunis­tic leech who will latch onto any­thing from which he can derive a ben­e­fit.
After Barack Obama ascend­ed to the Presidency, all and sundry on the Republican side thought they could also be pres­i­dent, (you know, if the black guy can become pres­i­dent, then it can’t be that hard right)?
Wrong.…. in my Trumpiest voice.
Well in a way they may have been right to some degree, we end­ed up with Donald Trump.
And now the shoe is on the oth­er foot, now Democrats, Socialists, Turncoats, and every bil­lion­aire run­ning believe that Trump is a goof­ball and a clown, so it can’t be too dif­fi­cult to beat him.
As we have seen this cycle, many have lined up hop­ing to be the Democrat nom­i­nee, as Republicans and oth­er nut-jobs did in 2016. As in 2016, so too will they all leav­ing one. Let us hope for the sake of san­i­ty that the Democratic nom­i­nee will not be Michael Bloomberg.
The real per­ver­sion in my esti­ma­tion is not the plu­ral­i­ty of the can­di­dates who have lined up seek­ing the Democratic nom­i­na­tion. It is the fact that bil­lion­aire Michael Bloomberg believes that he can enter the race at his choos­ing and just dump mil­lions of dol­lars into adver­tis­ing and vot­ers will sim­ply bow down and anoint him the sav­ior of the Democratic par­ty, and the heir appar­ent to suc­ceed Donald Trump.
For the record, I have no prob­lem with peo­ple of means using their mon­ey to seek office. Tom Steyer did not just decide that he had a right to the nom­i­na­tion at the last moment. His has been a pro­tract­ed cam­paign, we can argue on the mer­its.

In an arti­cle, I wrote [in the link above] I talked about the affron­tery of Bloomberg attend­ing ser­vices at A R Bernard’s Christian Cultural Center(CCC), in Flatlands Brooklyn a few Sundays ago, and offer­ing up a nau­se­at­ing­ly trans­par­ent mea cul­pa to Bernard’s con­gre­ga­tion, but which was aimed at the wider black com­mu­ni­ty.
Bloomberg’s con­tin­u­a­tion of the Rudolph Guiliani stop and frisk pol­i­cy as Mayor of New York City, caused untold agony, pain, and suf­fer­ing to black and brown New York city res­i­dents, as a result of NYPD abuse of that process.
Michael Bloomberg sup­port­ed stop and frisk even after the NYPD had scaled back the pol­i­cy on its own, and even after he was long out of office.
Now that Michael Bloomberg wants to be pres­i­dent he is all of a sud­den sor­ry?
Bloomberg’s mea cul­pa on this issue, was one more iter­a­tion of his will­ing­ness to do and say any­thing as long as he can derive a ben­e­fit.
But my dis­gust was not sole­ly for Bloomberg on that Sunday morn­ing when he was allowed to take the stage at CCC, in fact, he was not the pri­ma­ry tar­get of my ire. The idea that any leader of a church, large or small, much less one which boasts a con­gre­ga­tion of forty thou­sand, would allow a Michael Bloomberg to deceive his flock, is a grave dis­ser­vice not just to the con­gre­ga­tion but ulti­mate­ly to the body of Christ.

We are well aware that politi­cians will lit­er­al­ly say any­thing to get elect­ed. Nevertheless, African-American vot­ers have to be high­ly cog­nizant of the fact that the past is pro­logue when they decide to cast their vote for a can­di­date.
I have a tremen­dous degree of mis­trust for peo­ple who say they have evolved ‘on the issue of race for exam­ple’ I believe that every one of us was born with the abil­i­ty to dif­fer­en­ti­ate between wrong and right. We have that innate [built-in], which tells us whether or not the posi­tion we are tak­ing on any giv­en issue, is the cor­rect one. Christians call it the Holy Spirit, oth­ers call it a con­science.
Michael Bloomberg was unmoved by the cries of hun­dreds of thou­sands of black and brown peo­ple who felt the full brunt of [racial­ly tar­get­ed polic­ing] on his watch.
His sum­ma­ry dis­missal of the data, even after he left office, expos­es a cyn­i­cal bil­lion­aire tech­no­crat who will do what­ev­er serves his per­son­al ends.
How does he dif­fer from Donald Trump?

It is that cyn­i­cal dis­re­gard for respect and the human­i­ty of oth­ers which caused Michael Bloomberg to say the fol­low­ing about New Jersey junior US Senator who hap­pens to be African-American.

Cory Booker endorsed me a num­ber of times, and I endorsed Cory Booker a num­ber of times,” Bloomberg said. “He’s very well-spo­ken. He’s got some good ideas. It would be bet­ter the more diverse any group is, but the pub­lic is out there pick­ing and choos­ing, and nar­row­ing down this field.”

There is a very good argu­ment to be made about Corey Booker as a legit­i­mate African-American can­di­date for pres­i­dent. That he who would endorse Michael Bloomberg, or would part­ner with the bul­ly­ing for­mer Republican Governor of his state, (Chris Christie), on some issue, cre­ates enough space to debate the pros and cons of his pro­gres­sive bona fides, or whether they even exist­ed before he decid­ed to run for the Democratic nom­i­na­tion.
But that is a ques­tion for debate between cen­trists and pro­gres­sive Democrats.
The fact that in 2019 a can­di­date for pres­i­dent would refer to an African-American, US Senator as, “very well-spo­ken”, much less a supreme­ly edu­cat­ed US Senator, demon­strates that on the crit­i­cal issues which affect black peo­ple, Michael Bloomberg is com­plete­ly dis­in­ter­est­ed.
(Corey Booker attend­ed Stanford University, where he received a BA in 1991 and then a mas­ter’s degree a year lat­er. He stud­ied abroad at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, before attend­ing Yale Law School). [w]
Bloomberg grew up in Medford, Massachusetts and attend­ed Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Business School. [w]

Michael Bloomberg is being tout­ed at some lev­els on a dai­ly basis, par­tic­u­lar­ly by white lib­er­als on pub­lic radio in the New England area as the best hope for Democrats.
What is good for white lib­er­als in New England is not good for Black peo­ple suf­fer­ing under the yoke of police oppres­sion in America’s cities and towns.
Michael Bloomberg may have been good for white lib­er­als in New York City, but just ask the aver­age black and brown New Yorker, and they will tell you of a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent real­i­ty.

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