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Bill de Blasio Thinks He is Mahatma Gandhi

Bill de Blasio Thinks He is Mahatma Gandhi

“There’s no leader who hasn’t had setbacks.”

https://youtu.be/bzWBIA1YrF8

There used to be a stereotype about people with delusions of grandeur believing they were Napoleon Bonaparte. In Bill de Blasio’s case, he thinks he is Edison, Henry Ford and Gandhi all rolled into one.

A recent piece in Politico by Edward-Isaac Dovere explores the failure of de Blasio’s progressive record but also lets the mask slip on the New York City mayor’s inflated sense of self:

What’s Bill de Blasio’s Problem?

The website for the Progressive Agenda Committee that Bill de Blasio launched in 2014 is now just an error message.

The mayors of Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans and Boston all declined or didn’t return several requests seeking comment on him.

Friends and allies literally roll their eyes when they hear the New York City mayor is trying to go national again, and his own aides have become experts in stalling when he asks to do more, or at throwing distractions or making up excuses for why they weren’t able to pull something together. They hate it.

They wish he would stop.

Here’s the paradox of Bill de Blasio: He’s the mayor of the biggest city in America, with now four years of a progressive record and just reelected with 66 percent of the vote, without any significant challenger, despite all the griping New Yorkers have been doing about him since Day One.

Here’s the key passage:

De Blasio bristles when presented with this failure, arguing that it’s “banal and simplistic” to expect him to fail at taking his message national now. “I want to talk to anyone who thinks that and tell them they need to start thinking more. I mean, give me a break. So every time someone tries something and it doesn’t work, it invalidates anything else they might do going forward? Tell Thomas Edison that, and Henry Ford, tell Mahatma Gandhi. How many people fell on their faces along the way trying things, experimenting with things, had setbacks? There’s no leader who hasn’t had setbacks.”

The New York Post had some fun with this:

It was also reported on FOX and Friends:

From the FOX News Insider:

Gandhi led a nonviolent civil disobedience movement that helped lead to Indian independence from Great Britain, and inspired other such movements worldwide.

He was later honored with the title Mahatma, which is Sanskrit for “great soul” or “saint.”

De Blasio lamented his level of favorability in America’s largest city, after being asked why he is not as popular as former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who started as a Republican but switched his affiliation to Independent during his tenure.

De Blasio said that, unlike his predecessor, he has not spent as much time on self-promotion, according to the New York Post.

He also said Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 election is partially due to the fact she did not heed his advice in illustrating a more progressive liberal platform on the campaign trail…

“If they had [that] they would have won. I stand by that,” de Blasio, who was Clinton’s 2000 U.S. Senate campaign manager, said.

Democratic political consultant Hank Sheinkopf, who worked with both Bloomberg and former President Bill Clinton, told the Post that “if Hillary listened to him, she’s still unlikely to have been elected president.”

“Second, he’s no Gandhi,” Sheinkopf said.

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Gandhi did have some quirks… like hated Blacks and had a thing for sleeping with young naked woman… so yes … please embrace your inner Gandhi De Blasio.

    An interesting read on the topic, from the GuardianUK:

    ‘Racist’ Gandhi statue banished from Ghana university campus:

    “Gandhi’s early writings in which he referred to black South Africans as “kaffirs” – a highly offensive racist slur – and complained that the South African government wanted to “drag down” Indians to the same level as people he called “half-heathen natives”…who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw kaffir whose occupation is hunting, and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/06/ghana-academics-petition-removal-mahatma-gandhi-statue-african-heroes

    GANDHI WAS A MISONGYNIST AND A SEXUAL PREDATOR:

    “[U]sing the women members of his ashrams in participating in his “experiments” with sexuality. These experiments were aimed at testing his vows of celibacy by putting himself in predatory closeness with women of all ages. This included sleeping, bathing, and receiving massages from them while they were naked. The women involved included young and old women in the Ashram as well as his own grand-niece..”
    https://medium.com/@dalitdiva/why-it-is-time-to-dump-gandhi-b59c7399fe66

    Racist? Pervert? No wonder hollywood made a movie glorifying him:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhi_(film)

De Blasio’s many defects are no excuse for this blatant, straw-man headline. He said nothing that indicates that he “thinks he’s Gandhi”; he just noted that that Gandhi, too, experienced failures.

I’d like to be able to refer liberals to this site for accurate, well-reasoned commentary on important events. I hope that you would not want them to go away with a bad impression.

    Charles Manson also suffered many failures; why did Warren Wilhelm Jr compare himself to Gandhi and not Manson?

    Hillary klinton also suffered failures. (She suffers nothing BUT failures.) Speaking of which, who can forget the eight years of obama?

    Hell, even hitler and stalin suffered failures.

    De blasio just might prove to be the greatest failure of them all: making him, of course, the #1 candidate as a democrat president.

What an oaf. NY deserves this moron.

De blasio is obama, without the public nose picking.

Or the treason.

But give this oaf time and opportunity.

    He’s got the same treasonous background — raised by communists — and has come closer than 0bama to displaying adherence to the enemy, working for the Sandinistas and honeymooning in Cuba.

4th armored div | December 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm

ManHatten Ghandi
Manhattan Indians (‘the hill island,’ or ‘the island of hills,’ from manah ‘island’, –atin ‘hill.’ Tooker). A tribe of the Wappinger confederacy that occupied Manhattan Island and the east bank of Hudson river and shore of Long Island Sound, in Westchester County, New York.

he sure a big Wappinger about hisself didn’t he ?
maybe and Fauxcahontas can run on the same ticket to nowhere.

Ticket to Ride
The Beatles

I think I’m gonna be sad,
I think it’s today, yeah.
The girl that’s driving me mad
Is going away.

[Chorus]
She’s got a ticket to ride,
She’s got a ticket to ride,
She’s got a ticket to ride,
But she don’t care.

She said that living with me
Is bringing her down yeah.
For she would never be free
When I was around.

[Chorus]

I don’t know why she’s ridin’ so high,
She ought to think twice,
She ought to do right by me.
Before she gets to saying goodbye,
She ought to think twice,
She ought to do right by me.

I think I’m gonna’ be sad,
I think it’s today yeah.
The girl that’s driving me mad
Is going away, yeah.

[Chorus]

I don’t know why she’s ridin’ so high,
She ought to think twice,
She ought to do right by me.
Before she gets to saying goodbye,
She ought to think twice,
She ought to do right by me

She said that living with me,
Is bringing her down, yeah.
For she would never be free
When I was around.

[Chorus]

[Repeat: x3]
My baby don’t care, my baby don’t care.
Songwriters: JOHN LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

For years there have been rumors that Gandhi drank his own urine. Many dispute this claim and, after a brief Google search, it is far from confirmed. However, this brings up the question would De Blasio limit the amount of urine one could drink if one were into drinking urine? No supersizing allowed? And would this be a good thing or a bad thing?

buckeyeminuteman | December 28, 2017 at 4:48 pm

It’s true that Gandhi didn’t drink large soft drinks. But I’m betting Warren Wilhelm does when nobody is looking.

Democratic political consultant Hank Sheinkopf, who worked with both Bloomberg
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think about that before giving any credence to bloomberg.

There’s a great quote that I can’t find with this Stupid Smart Phone, goes something like:

The more your local government talks about climate change, the less you can expect in basic services like water treatment, road maintenance etc.

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