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De Blasio’s ‘progressive’ movement falls short in Britain
By Bob Fredericks and Yoav Gonen
May 9, 2015 | 12:09am

There was another loser in Britain’s elections — Mayor de Blasio.

The British Labor Party’s humiliating defeat Friday came eight months after Hizzoner guaranteed them that they would win if they ran a progressive campaign like his own.

“Your agenda is a blueprint of what a fairer, more prosperous, stronger United Kingdom will look like. That is not only why you must win, it is why you will win!” he said in a Sept. 24 keynote speech at the left-leaning party’s conference in Manchester.

The Conservative Party swept to power in the parliamentary elections, winning a majority that returns Prime Minister David Cameron to office.

It was Labor’s worst loss in three decades, despite de Blasio saying in his keynote that “the people of the UK are ready for bold, progressive change.”

The mayor also invoked his “tale of two cities,” saying it applied to London as well as New York, while praising Labor leader Ed Miliband, who resigned his post after Friday’s loss.

“Now I’ve said that growing inequality is the crisis of our time in New York City. It’s true here, as well,” de Blasio had said.

He also threw in a dose of class warfare, bashing Conservatives for creating a “cost-of-living crisis” in the UK.
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Newt Gingrich blasts de Blasio and his ‘Liberal Contract with America’
By Newt Gingrich
May 9, 2015 | 5:00pm

New York Mayor de Blasio plans to release a “Liberal Contract with America.” He said he was inspired by the 1994 Contract with America, of which I was the lead architect, and which led to the first House Republican majority in 40 years.

I’m flattered, Mr. Mayor. But allow me to offer a few cautionary thoughts.

De Blasio is clearly trying to pressure the Democrats to move to the left. But that is the exact opposite of the Contract with America model. The purpose of the Contract was not to pick a fight within the Republican Party. It was to define a center-right majority with a platform that commanded the broad support of the American people.

Before he writes his Contract with America from the Left, Mayor de Blasio should call Ed Miliband, who resigned as leader of the British Labour Party after the party was wiped out in elections last week.

The stunning and totally unexpected victory for Prime Minister David Cameron and the Conservatives holds lessons for both Democrats and Republicans.

The historic collapse of the Labour Party and its dramatic underperformance is a warning for those who believe a “true” left-wing agenda is the key to electoral victory.

The historic collapse of the Labour Party … is a warning for those who believe a ‘true’ left-wing agenda is the key to electoral victory.

From Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s first victory in 1979, the Conservatives dominated British politics for 18 years until Tony Blair deliberately and methodically moved the Labour Party to the center and won the election in 1997. Blair was so decisive in remodeling the formerly hard-left party that historian Paul Johnson called him Thatcher’s adopted son and said he understood her policies better than her Conservative successor John Major.

The Labour Party governed from the center under Blair and was amazingly popular. After a decade in office, Blair was succeeded by Gordon Brown in 2007, who moved the party back toward the left. Hammered by the economic crisis in 2010, the Labour Party suffered its biggest loss in 79 years and Brown resigned.

Yet the lesson Labour learned from this defeat was the de Blasio lesson. Ed Miliband became leader and moved Labour toward its militant left, redistributionist, big-government base.

The result is that Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron has governed a center-right coalition that the British people decisively reaffirmed this week.

Mayor de Blasio has to come to grips with some powerful realities that will increasingly dominate American politics and government. None of them come from the left.

British Conservatives emphasized their concerns for “working Britons.” In the United States, Maine Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican, won reelection last year on similar themes.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won big in a blue state by emphasizing high taxes and the needs of working Marylanders.

Mayor de Blasio wants higher taxes and bigger governments.

Polls indicate Americans want more take-home pay and smaller government.

Mayor de Blasio wants to blame the rest of America for the Baltimore disaster. Most Americans know that the Baltimore mayor telling the police to let people have “space to destroy” is the real disaster.

Mayor de Blasio wants government to take more from some Americans to give it to others.


Most Americans want government to quit killing jobs and opportunity. They want to join in creating wealth, not in redistributing it.

It’s impossible for Mayor de Blasio to create a document in the mold of the Contract with America — ideas supported by large majorities of Americans — if it is based on far-left ideas.

In addition, the 1994 Contract with America was a very specific document committing to specific steps we promised to take.

House Republicans had already written implementing legislation for every pledge.

As President Obama taught us with the stimulus and ObamaCare, the Left can’t write its bills out in the open because the American people would repudiate them as soon as they understand them.

I look forward to Mayor de Blasio’s effort to practice the self-destruction and self-delusion of the British Labour Party, and I would be delighted to debate the merits of our conservative Contract with America compared to his Contract from the Left.

Perhaps we could charge admission for the debate and give the money to our favorite charity or nonprofit. My charity would be the American Museum of Natural History in New York — so Mayor de Blasio could help raise money for his own city by accepting the challenge.
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I believe there's a 50/50 % chance that he will be in a high place one day and have sudden uncontrollable urge to jump with out warning.
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Former NYC fire, police commissioner blasts de Blasio
By Aaron Short
May 11, 2015 | 9:30am


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Former Fire and Police Commissioner Howard Safir blasted Mayor de Blasio on Sunday for refusing to fund 1,000 new cops.

“I think Mayor de Blasio is totally wrong,” Safir told John Catismatidis on the supermarket mogul’s 970 AM radio show. “There’s even more duties required of the NYPD than before. Not providing additional cops is just not right.”

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has urged de Blasio to pay for the additional police, but the mayor did not include the request in his $78.3 billion budget this week.
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Violent crime soars, de Blasio splits town
By Aaron Short, Yoav Gonen and Michael Gartland
May 11, 2015 | 11:52pm

He’s on the road again.

As violent crime soars in the Big Apple, Mayor Bill de Blasio has far more pressing matters to deal with — touting his progressive agenda in two more out-of-state locales.

Hizzoner will be heading off Tuesday for his 11th trip outside New York in the last 12 months to address national or international issues.

After speaking in three Midwestern states last month on income inequality, de Blasio is headed to DC to unveil details of his progressive agenda.

On Wednesday, he is set to lobby with other officials for increased federal transportation funding before jetting to California to speak at two universities and raise funds for his City Hall nonprofit, the Campaign for One New York.



He’s set to spend another day in California Friday hanging out with daughter Charbroiled, a junior at Santa Clara University.

“He should stay in town a little bit more and concentrate on what’s going on in the city of New York,” said state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens). “Don’t worry about national politics; worry about taking care of the city of New York first.”

And de Blasio’s fellow Democrats worry that his far-left version of Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America” — to be presented with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and celebutard actors Susan Sarandon and Steve Buscemi on Tuesday — could deepen the political divide.

“It is so polarizing,” said one Capitol Hill Democratic aide. “It makes the minimum wage and these things harder to do when you have guys like de Blasio rolling into town and make them political left-right issues.”

Even as the mayor will be touting causes on behalf of the nation’s poor, he’ll be hobnobbing with some of its richest.

Thursday’s fundraiser in San Francisco for the Campaign for One New York will be hosted by billionaire angel investor Ron Conway, top Pinterest official Chris Dixon, Salesforce.com VP Burke Norton and Sean Parker, the billionaire founder of Napster.

“I’ve got to use the tools we have here to address income inequality and a host of other issues,” de Blasio said Monday.

“But I also have to participate in changing the national debate and changing the reality in Washington in a way that will support the people of New York City.”

While prior mayors have stumped nationally, few have done so this early into their first terms, experts say.

“His poll numbers aren’t good enough to suggest that he has the capital that he can burn with New Yorkers,” said Richard Flanagan, a political science professor at the College of Staten Island. “He risks alienating constituents back home.”
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Has the king of whiggers mayor deflakio who is also brain rinsed as he was raised up as a child with communist anti White saturated soaking wet anti Western edumacation bs gone to that **** hole gangster land donning his little cap showing allegiance to enemy aliens at a wall that was actually a wall of a Roman Army headquarter's etc. ?
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‘Broken Windows’ founder blasts policies’ ‘opportunistic’ critics
By Joe Tacopino and Shawn Cohen
May 12, 2015 | 12:57am


Broken windows theorist George Kelling speaks during the Manhattan Institute's 15th annual Alexander Hamilton Award dinner.
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The father of “broken windows” policing blasted “opportunistic critics” of the program who he claims are “deliberately misrepresenting” his ideas in pursuit of their own political agenda.

Renowned criminologist George Kelling said that his landmark policing strategy transformed the “previously hopeless New York city” into “one of the safest cities in the world” during a speech at the Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner Monday night at Cipriani in Midtown.

Kelling also warned that the current move to decriminalize low-level crimes would be a mistake and cited the transit police’s move to be lax about fare-beating in the 80s.

“The result was a disaster,” Kelling said, “with 250,000 people a day not paying their fare and chaos reigning around the turnstyles.”

The scholar was introduced by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton who said a “tidal wave” threatens to undo all the accomplishments achieved using Kelling’s policing tactic.

While he acknowledged that race problems exist in some police departments, Kelling said that broken windows policing was not to blame and said that a “necessary compact between citizens and police is fundamental to policing a democracy.”


George Kelling, left, chats with former Police Chief Ray Kelly
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De Blasio pushes ‘progressive agenda’ in Washington DC
By Geoff Earle
May 13, 2015 | 1:45am


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks about the "Progressive Agenda" on Capitol Hill.
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WASHINGTON — Mayor de Blasio spent Tuesday in DC promoting a new “progressive agenda,” leaving behind messy local issues like random hammer attacks in Union Square to surround himself with liberal Democratic lawmakers who get repeatedly outvoted in the Republican House.

“Something different is happening. It’s a movement from the grassroots. It’s an urgent call for change,” said de Blasio, as he rolled out a 13-point agenda that included a $15 national minimum wage, paid sick leave and tax reform.

De Blasio has been stymied at home on many of the issues he was championing for the nation. New York’s minimum wage is still $8.75, although he did push through universal pre-K.

De Blasio acted as emcee for the announcement, trying to guide an unruly collection of lawmakers, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, union leaders and the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Sharpton said he came because the movement was being led “by someone that all sides of the debate can trust.” But he noted police misconduct “is not on the list.”

Critics questioned if his national speaking engagements should take precedence over his duties at City Hall.
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De Blasio gets lowest approval rating of his mayoral career
By Yoav Gonen
May 12, 2015 | 6:05pm

He’s aiming to become a national spokesman for the left, but a new poll suggests Mayor de Blasio might want to pay more attention to the folks who elected him in New York City

De Blasio received the lowest job approval ratings of his mayoral career in a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday, with 44 percent of voters giving him a thumbs up compared to 40 percent who thought he was doing a lousy job.

That was a 5 percent drop from January, when the mayor a 49 percent positive rating and 40 percent negative one.

And nearly half of those surveyed —46 percent — said the mayor’s jaunts around the country were distracting him from his duties at City Hall. Forty-two percent had no problem with the trips.

“Is Mayor Bill de Blasio distracted from his day job by his role as a national liberal spokesman? New Yorkers lean yes: Some wish he’d concentrate on City Hall and almost as many applaud his outspokenness,” said pollster Maurice Carroll.

“The Mayor’s job approval hits a new low and he’s lost a lot of ground on his handling of crime and the schools, two key areas for any mayor.”

The results of the May 6 to 11 poll come on the first day of Hizzoner’s 4-day national tour that starts in Washington DC — where he’s unveiling a 13-point progressive agenda — and finishes in California, where he’s speaking at two colleges and hosting a fundraiser.

They also come after a particularly violent weekend and after a 4-week stretch that saw both shootings and the murder rate climb.

The poll found a dramatic shift in opinion since January of the Mayor’s handling of crime — with positive views dropping from 50 percent to 42 percent, and negative views rising from 41 percent to 49 percent.

The poll surveyed 969 New York City voters and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

Wiley Norvell, a mayoral spokesman, shrugged off the results.

“Polls go up and polls go down, but one thing that is certain and constant is Mayor de Blasio’s commitment to combating income inequality in New York City. It’s why he fought for paid sick-leave protections, living-wage increases, and universal pre-kindergarten for every New York family,” he said
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De Blasio traveling farther and farther away from New York
By Geoff Earle
May 13, 2015 | 10:08pm

WASHINGTON — Just like “Where’s Waldo,” you need a map to figure out where Mayor de Blasio is this week.

On Wednesday, he was in front to the US Capitol, leading 30 mayors in a press conference to push Congress to pass a bill to extend expiring transportation legislation.

On a brisk day, the mayor was nearly 15 minutes late for his own event, which left a group of about a dozen small-town mayors fidgeting until he and a few other latecomers arrived.

“It’s a painful coincidence that we stand here just hours after this crash,” he said, referring to the Amtrak disaster.

Asked about being out of town while some of his constituents were caught in the derailment — and on a day police shot a hammer-wielding madman in Midtown — de Blasio responded: “We feel obligated to go where we can make an impact for our people.”

“We’re out of town because this is where the resources are,” he added.

Earlier, de Blasio took his pitch to the TV studio, appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show.

Wednesday evening, the traveling mayor took his progressive campaign to the left coast and hopped a flight to California.

On Thursday he’ll be in Berkeley to deliver a speech at the University of California before heading to San Jose for another address at Santa Clara University.

That night, a fund-raiser will be held in San Francisco with well-heeled benefactors to his controversial “Campaign for One New York” foundation.

That was to be followed by a San Francisco treat: some downtime Friday with daughter Chiara, who goes to school at Santa Clara U.

In DC, de Blasio and fellow mayors strode the Capitol hallways and met with powerful lawmakers, including Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and minority leader Nancy Pelosi, plus top Republican committee chairmen.

The mayor also fielded questions on a brief meeting he had with President Obama. He said he expressed his concern that the issue of income inequality “is deepening.”

De Blasio began his out-of-town jaunt in DC Tuesday to roll out a new “Progressive Agenda,” which includes an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour and mandated paid family leave.

Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel appeared with the mayor, but told The Post afterward de Blasio wasn’t the leader of the progressive movement.

“Hell no. I don’t think we have a leader, that’s why we’re progressive,” Rangel said.
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