Lion of the Blogosphere

Mayor Bloomberg for president?

I think he’s just whoring for attention and isn’t serious. History shows that independent candidates don’t win.

But my mother will vote for him if he runs.

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An advantage of a Bloomberg presidency is he will issue executive orders to prevent the proles from consuming fattening foods.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 24, 2016 at 2:25 pm

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  1. If our next president has to be a billionaire from NYC who thinks he has all the answers, I’ll stick with Trump, thanks very much.

    Sgt. Joe Friday

    January 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm

  2. I’ll say one thing for Bloomberg, as a gen-u-ine globalist he would certainly help highlight Trump’s strengths. Here’s an article from NYT discussing his possible candidacy for mayor of London.

    Heard an op-ed on Sunday Morning this AM (I know, it is my GF who watches it), in favor of repealing the natural born requirement. If you can believe this, the Editorialist used the example of George Soros as one of those barred by the constitution who should not be. As one of those who might be of great service to the country in the position of president. The best unintended argument against changing the constitution imaginable.


    January 24, 2016 at 2:46 pm

  3. He’ll never run. Anyway, Trump IS the president. This is crystal clear. He cannot be stopped. The more they dis him, the more we love him. This race is over you can buy champagne or whatever your thing is. We are gonna celebrate soon.

    This country is totally insane. In Tajik civil war the Islamists had lost, so now they are trying to apply for refugee status on the grounds of religious persecution and come here! Some get in. I need a job working for INS after Trump wins. I will take a pay cut to stop this madness. Palin may be good to head the department. I like her and I think we can work well together. I want to be in charge of the former Soviet Union territory. We’ll put things in order real fast.


    January 24, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    • Same is true of many Syrian refugees – these are people who rose up against Assad and are now in a very serious predicament (which many deserve).

      Vladivostok 2000

      January 26, 2016 at 12:31 am

  4. The choice will thus be between Hillary (NY), Trump (NY) and Bloomberg (where again?).


    January 24, 2016 at 2:58 pm

  5. There’s already one New York billionaire in the race. Don’t think we need another. But maybe he would be able to clean up Times Square.

    Black Death

    January 24, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    • The topless ladies found in Titty Square, near where Lion resides, lays squarely on the blame of Bloomberg. His administration was behind the layout of Times Square, like a suburban pedestrian mall within an urban megapolis, that attracts all kinds of vermin pimping for $$$.


      January 25, 2016 at 4:09 pm

  6. “An advantage of a Bloomberg presidency is he will issue executive orders to prevent the proles from consuming fattening foods.”

    could that be a problem for bonefish grill?


    January 24, 2016 at 3:36 pm

  7. And he’ll make sure proles and NAMs, stay where they belong. The downside is that proles wanting to get away from dysfunctionalism, will have a higher order to meet. One will need a very high paying job to get way from undesirables.


    January 24, 2016 at 4:07 pm

  8. In January of 2008 there was some talk of Bloomberg entering the race. John Podhoretz expressed astonishment that anyone would think Bloomberg had a prayer of ever winning the presidency. After a fairly brief paragraph of normal political analysis (normal for him, that is) he ended his post with this – and I believe this is an exact quote:

    “Come on, I mean he’s Jewish! Come on, I mean he’s too short! Come on, I mean…..Come on..!

    Gotta love that neocon intellectual brilliance!

    Seriously, though, Podhoretz was right. Also, he was the only one who accurately analyzed the Giuliani failure in 2008. He claimed Rudy’s campaign was “a clever attempt to game the system,” basically admitting that Rudy had no real constituency in the party and that his attempts to court the Christian Right were just political opportunism.


    January 24, 2016 at 4:17 pm

  9. Couldn’t someone ban thumb rings? They bug me more than fat people.

    West Coast IA

    January 24, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    • Thumb rings on women is a form of erotica arousing the senses of men, where porn models would wear them, while touching their genitalia.


      January 25, 2016 at 3:59 pm

  10. Bloomberg will insist on a third term, like he did as a mayor. So why should Obama leave?


    January 24, 2016 at 4:35 pm

  11. I think the problem for him is that he would love to be president, but he’s never had much use for partisan politics. He ran as a Republican out of sheer expediency, and became an Independent once he had no more use for the GOP. In contrast, Donald Trump has never been a team player within the Republican Party, but he has been able to stake out his own faction within the GOP by being anti-immigration.

    Eventually, I think Trump will be able to bend the GOP infrastructure to his will. Bloomberg has never had any will to either be part of a party establishment or force them to do his bidding.

    Bloomberg has a very unique shot if Trump and Sanders wins Iowa and New Hampshire. Bloomberg might be able to present himself as an umpire to both party establishments. Republicans who thought of defecting to Hillary would gladly choose Bloomberg over Sanders, while the DNC bigwigs who are less keen on socialism than on being a viable political party might defect to Bloomberg.

    In terms of popular support, Bloomberg is an antigun, pro-immigration nanny stater, so I think he would appeal to more Democrats than Republicans, especially among Democrats who are liberal on social issues (especially on guns) but very wary of socialism. I think he’d also appeal to Republicans who are turned off by Trump’s personality, those who want someone responsible. (Hell, I love Trump’s positions on immigration but I can’t say I’m comfortable with him at the helm.)


    January 24, 2016 at 4:42 pm

  12. Did you hear about Trump promoting a Nazi on Twitter?

    “Donald Trump just promoted a Nazi Twitter account that showed him gassing Bernie Sanders”

    GOP front runner Donald Trump has been accused of racism in the past, but on Friday morning, Trump retweeted a white supremacist website promoting Adolf Hitler.

    The tweet originated from an account called @WhiteGenocideTM, which is promoting a pro-Hitler movie called, The Greatest Story Never Told. The trailer for the film calls Hitler the “saviour of Europe.” The website also includes an interview with Holocaust-denier Ursula Haverbeck.

    One of the many troubling tweets from the account is an animated picture of Donald Trump dressed as a Nazi, about to gas potential Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders is Jewish.

    The Twitter account is littered with anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim rhetoric and lists its location as “Jewmerica.” Its “pinned” or featured tweet shows a man saying he is Jewish, with a yellow Star of David with the word “Jude” added on.

    Trump tweeted the image of Bush with the racist twitter handle to his nearly 6 million followers Friday morning. It’s not the first time Trump has been associated with the fascist leader of Nazi Germany who was responsible for genocide against millions of Jewish people and other groups.

    Last month, a Trump fan page attributed a quote by Hitler to Trump, inscribing the words, “As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice” on the image of Trump. The sentence was part of a 1922 speech by Hitler in Munich.

    Long before Trump hit the campaign trail, his ex-wife, Ivana, told Vanity Fair in a 1990 interview that Trump kept a collection of Hitler’s speeches on his night stand by his bed.


    January 24, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    • Carl Icahn supports Donald Trump.

      He’s Jewish.


      January 25, 2016 at 9:57 am

    • Trump’s grandchildren are Jewish.


      January 25, 2016 at 11:34 am

    • The Twitter account ….

      That is a troll site set up by a lib to make Trump suppoerters apear to be Nazis.

      Obviously. The people reacting to it probably know that and are just running the story as clickbait.

      Fake outrage.


      January 25, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      • On Twitter at least, a lot of the Nazis seem to be Trump supporters, and a lot of the Trump supporters seem to be Nazis.


        January 25, 2016 at 8:38 pm

      • On Twitter at least, a lot of the Nazis seem to be Trump supporters, and a lot of the Trump supporters seem to be Nazis.

        You’re an old feller, right? Or a bit slow?

        You seem to be having trouble with the idea of trolls, fake accounts, mobys etc.

        A little advice – when that Nigerian prince contacts you for a financial deal……….let it go!


        January 26, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      • White supremacists are pro-Trump. Which is ironic because they hate Jews, but Trump will be the most culturally Jewish president in U.S. history. (Grew up in a Jewish neighborhood, daughter is Jewish, brother was in a Jewish fraternity, half of his top executives are Jewish.)

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 26, 2016 at 9:33 pm

  13. I can’t wait to see Bloomberg having to deal with Black Lives Matter when they start raking him over the coals about stop-and-frisk in NYC. His candidacy will be immediately OVER with the Democratic Party if he doesn’t grovel before them like Hilary and Bernie, and it’s simply not in his nature to do that.


    January 24, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    • This is his biggest hurdle. The left will not turn against BLM, regardless of who they target, and Bloomberg would have to be targeted. If they don’t, it’s because he’s bought them off.

      Half Canadian

      January 25, 2016 at 12:45 pm

  14. love it, he’s got my vote


    January 24, 2016 at 5:48 pm

  15. I think he’s just whoring for attention and isn’t serious.

    He’ll get a bigger high out of attention whoring if he enters the race.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    January 24, 2016 at 5:53 pm

  16. I like the way you think. If Bloomberg limits fattening food consumption, then, at the margin, there will be more attractive prole-ish women, which is good for everybody who’s into women … even if one would never date a prolette, there’s other guys who would … some might even prefer it … so that means less competition for the attractive non-proles.

    Greg Pandatshang

    January 24, 2016 at 7:11 pm

  17. Proles will use meth and heroin instead?


    January 24, 2016 at 7:32 pm

  18. Is anybody following this Clinton/Sanders war on the left? This shit is brutal. They are really going after each other.

    It’s Trump who made this relevant by driving Hillary’s poll numbers down. Hillary completely stopped attacking Trump a few weeks ago because she realized it was hurting her in the democratic primary.

    It’s amazing.

    I really do think Trump will pick up not just a lot of black voters, but also a lot of disillusioned Bernie voters. I also think that this is the first sign that the democrats are going to fracture.

    Otis the Sweaty

    January 24, 2016 at 8:17 pm

  19. I don’t know about bloomberg but I agree about soda. I stopped drinking soda cold around christmas time. I’ve lost 8 pounds and counting (from 167 to 159) in just over 1 month. I drank 2 cans of regular coke per day for as long as I can remember. You should do a post on how terrible soda is.


    January 24, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    • I rarely drink soda. When I was working, maybe one can a week (the soda was free), but zero soda since I quit.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 24, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      • I would drink multiple cans a day in that scenario.


        January 25, 2016 at 11:10 am

      • What about soda water? Seltzer water has no sugar or calories.


        January 25, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      • I would drink that frequently, but I didn’t count it because it’s just carbonated water.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 25, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      • “Seltzer” water is indeed a very NYC term for soda water, just like “regular” slice is for plain pizza. A New Yorker who orders pizza as “cheese” slice is a carpet bagger, not a native of the city.

        It appears that there is an artisanal Jewish bakery by the East Village, surprisingly, founded by a Jewish yenta.

        Non-Kosher, so proles like Yakov don’t ruin its SWPLness for gentiles.


        January 25, 2016 at 6:11 pm

  20. My cousin, who is somewhat of a power player in New York, said Bloomberg was very serious about running as an independent eight years ago (as I recall), and that he was going to be fully on board. With that said, I seem him taking about one percent of Donald Trump’s vote.

    I believe Hillary is going to be indicted, so we’re going to have Sanders vs. somebody. All Bloomberg will do is siphon off the non-weirdo liberal vote from Sanders, thus aiding the Republican. I hope he runs.


    January 24, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    • If Hillary were indicted, the Democrats would probably love for Bloomberg to run as a Democrat. That’s probably the scenario that Bloomberg is thinking as his “in” to the Presidency. The thing is, I just can’t see Obama indicting Hillary. He wouldn’t sabotage the presumed Democratic nominee unless she fell behind Bernie and couldn’t win the nomination.

      Mike Street Station

      January 25, 2016 at 7:10 am

  21. I would despise Bloomberg as President as he is a Davos Man through and through.


    January 24, 2016 at 9:36 pm

  22. I seriously wonder if a POTUS who comes from an urban background is good for this country.

    Oh, wait…

    Socially Extinct

    January 24, 2016 at 9:42 pm

  23. Would a Bloomberg run hurt or help Hilary?


    January 24, 2016 at 10:07 pm

  24. He should just stay home and keep an eye on the daughter. She’s always falling off a horse.


    January 24, 2016 at 10:22 pm

  25. Sarah Palin should stay home and keep an eye on her oldest daughter. She keeps falling ON something, and it keeps getting her…………oh, never mind!


    January 24, 2016 at 10:36 pm

  26. Ask yourself, “What would Fussell do?” I can tell you…he would vote for Bloomberg because the guy has class.


    January 24, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    • Fussell would have moved permanently to Europe by now. He strikes me as the classic upper class white who assumes that with enough money they can always run away from multiculturalism rather than commit the social blunder of standing up for their people and country. What he would do about the recent invasion of Europe I do not know. BTW – How soon before Argentina is the whitest country in the world (1% black)?


      January 25, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      • I agree that he would be a multicult apologist but the latest Islamic migration into Germany would be too much, even for an old, liberal Ivy League prof like Fussell. I could see him barking that Angela Merkel is mad. As for Argentina, I have no idea how they pull that off but it bodes well for their long term success. I could see a lot of rich ex-pats moving there when things really get hairy.


        January 26, 2016 at 7:09 am

  27. Bloomberg is an open-borders and multicult extremist, at least as much as Hillary/Huma.

    Mark Caplan

    January 24, 2016 at 11:48 pm

  28. If he runs he would probably come in 5th. In order to come in 4th he would need to face a really weak Green candidate. Jill Stein got almost half a million votes. In order for Bloomberg to get half a million votes he would need to pick up about 400,000 from NYC alone. That means that he needs to get about 2/3 of the votes that he got in his last mayoral race, but 3/4 of them voted for his Republican line instead of the other one. So that means that he was only getting 150k for being himself, and 450k for having an R after his name.

    So the question then becomes, can he beat the Constitution party or will he fall to 5th or lower? Looking at the numbers it seems that he should have no problem taking 5th place.

    You’re not going to see a more accurate analysis of his chances than the one that I just wrote. Any scenario where he wins millions of votes is pure fantasy.


    January 25, 2016 at 12:50 am

  29. Bloomberg would never be able to ban fatty foods or soda outside NYC. It only worked there in the past because NYC lacks agricultural companies and food producers, who are very politically connected elsewhere. But in the wider US he would face great opposition from the very powerful beverage, farm/manufacturing and food lobbies.

    Even California’s farming interests would oppose him violently.

    It’s a pipe dream.


    January 25, 2016 at 9:11 am

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