Bloomberg Withdraws from Republican Party


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Matt King
June 19, 2007, 06:38 PM
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

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jselvy
June 19, 2007, 06:45 PM
He was a Republican?!!

I thought he was a Democrat from all that I had read of him.
Glad to have him gone.

Jefferson

ArmedBear
June 19, 2007, 06:51 PM
Good.

A political party must necessarily be a "big tent." But it needn't be THAT big.

The Republican Party does best when it brings libertarians into the fold, not liberals.

Elza
June 19, 2007, 06:59 PM
RINO!

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

orionengnr
June 19, 2007, 07:02 PM
Rudy should be the next to go.
Then McCain...

cbsbyte
June 19, 2007, 07:02 PM
He is not the only person to leave the sinking ship of the GOP. Its like Rats leaving a doomed ship after hitting a ice berg. I suspect many more conservatives and libertarians have already left the party. Now the liberals. They don't want to caught by the suction of the ship once it goes down.

ravnew
June 19, 2007, 07:04 PM
Great. Now if he would just leave NYC, I would be very, very happy!

Elza
June 19, 2007, 07:06 PM
BTW, if he does take a run at the Whitehouse be sure to encourage him! No self-respecting Republican will go near him. He might very well siphon off votes from the Dems. If we can get our NY brethren to vote for him we can take NY away from the dems as well. THAT would sting a bit.

jselvy
June 19, 2007, 07:07 PM
I'm sorry but he cannot be allowed to leave NYC for the good of the country.
Consider it a quarantine to protect the rest of the US from infection.

Jefferson

Elza
June 19, 2007, 07:11 PM
orionengnr: Rudy should be the next to go.
Then McCain...I second that!

alucard0822
June 19, 2007, 07:13 PM
WASHINGTON (CNN) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg changed his party affiliation from Republican to unaffiliated Tuesday, a move that will surely increase speculation he is considering an independent White House bid.

But Bloomberg, who has repeatedly denied he is planning a run, said in a statement his future plans haven’t changed.

“Although my plans for the future haven’t changed, I believe this brings my affiliation into alignment with how I have led and will continue to lead our City,” he said.

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Moone



I guess "unafiliated party" is present day PC speak for Facist regime, well the republican party has just been elevated to "beurocratic mess" status, if they dump Rudy, McCain and Romney, and actually support Ron Paul for once they could even reach the status of "good", or even "possible solution "

Matt King
June 19, 2007, 07:13 PM
Rudy should be the next to go.
Then McCain...

And while we're at it, Romney.

fineredmist
June 19, 2007, 07:15 PM
He was and still is a liberal democrat, he changed to Republican just before the election to run on Rudie's coat tails. He is a liberal thru and thru.

camslam
June 19, 2007, 07:16 PM
RINO... Goodbye and good riddance.

The man is an embarrassment to America, not just New York. In my dreams he would ride off into the sunset and keep to himself. To bad it is only a dream.

jeff-10
June 19, 2007, 07:17 PM
Hopefully he will be a liberal 3rd party spoiler candidate. Green party sounds about right.

1 old 0311
June 19, 2007, 07:18 PM
I saw on the business channel that it cost $75,000,000-$80,000,000 to get elected President. To a MULTI billionaire that is a drop in the bucket. He spent $25,000,000 of his own money to get elected Mayor. Be afraid of this guy kids. Be VERY VERY afraid.:eek::eek:

ConstitutionCowboy
June 19, 2007, 07:23 PM
Bloomberg started out as a Democrat, couldn't win, switched to Republican and drew in enough votes(and Republican money) to win the mayorship. Now that he's done using Republican money(probably couldn't get any more anyway), he's going to "go it alone". Let's hope he stays that way - alone.

So, yes, good riddance to bad rubbish. He's a user and abuser, only out to fulfill his ambitions.

He might be the only dolt out there worse than Herr Hillery.

Woody

rev214
June 19, 2007, 07:29 PM
he was a northeast republican, which means he was a liberal democrat...
glad he's out...unfortunately not gone from the national scene...

ArmedBear
June 19, 2007, 07:30 PM
saw on the business channel that it cost $75,000,000-$80,000,000 to get elected President.

That doesn't mean you can get elected President just by spending that money. All the losers spend it, too.:)

Be vigilant, but not afraid.

Bloomberg is VERY nearsighted. Guiliani et al at least understand that they need to try to appeal to people outside New York. Bloomberg doesn't really know that there ARE any.

Elza
June 19, 2007, 07:30 PM
woodcdi: He might be the only dolt out there worse than Herr Hillery.Good God! What a thought that is. :barf:

geekWithA.45
June 19, 2007, 07:32 PM
Bloomberg was a lifelong member of the Democratic party who joined the GOP as a flag of convenience and as a shrewd tactical move to obtain the office of Mayor of NYC.

We shouldn't'a let him in in the first place.

Incidentally, he bought the mayorship out of his own pocket, outspending his opponent 5:1.

Meathook
June 19, 2007, 07:35 PM
http://www.nysun.com/article/56809?page_no=3




Mr. Bloomberg's freewheeling question-and-answer session was peppered with the kind of provocative, blunt talk that could appeal to some voters while alienating others. "It's probably because of our bad educational system, but the percentage of people who believe in creationalism is really scary for a country that's going to have to compete in a world where science and medicine require a better understanding," he said in one such foray.

If he runs all the while calling the Christian Right uneducated it should play very well. [/sarcasim]

longeyes
June 19, 2007, 07:38 PM
He's the new breed: the people's billionaire. Just what we don't need.

Bloomberg is a party of one. It's all about him.

LAR-15
June 19, 2007, 07:38 PM
He used to be a Democrat.

aka108
June 19, 2007, 07:48 PM
Don't think it much matter what he does or where he goes. We have enough just plain sorry people in this Country today to put Hillary in the office of president.

lamazza
June 19, 2007, 08:02 PM
He withdrew so he could run as 3rd party candidate for President '08.

ohioarmedneutrality
June 19, 2007, 08:04 PM
Give the guy credit. At least he's being (somewhat) honest (now) about the fact he is not a Republican. If he were completely honest he'd be wearing a green hat with a red star along with a hammer and sickle pin on his lapel and being chauffered in a mid-1970s black Mercedes.
I hope he runs. In fact, I hope there's a five or six-way split in the presidential vote.

never_retreat
June 19, 2007, 08:07 PM
Hopefully he just goes off and dies somewhere. But I don't think we could be that lucky.

Grey54956
June 19, 2007, 08:18 PM
Let's hope he runs. He'll draw more votes from the Democrats than he will the Republicans.

RealGun
June 19, 2007, 08:36 PM
He is not the only person to leave the sinking ship of the GOP. Its like Rats leaving a doomed ship after hitting a ice berg. I suspect many more conservatives and libertarians have already left the party. Now the liberals. They don't want to caught by the suction of the ship once it goes down. - cbsbyte

That's purely hypothetical. Get some numbers. It certainly isn't apparent from recent elections.

Titan6
June 19, 2007, 08:44 PM
I sure hope he runs. That might just be enough to save the country if the repubs can get their act together and fix their issues.

Standing Wolf
June 19, 2007, 09:00 PM
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg changed his party affiliation from Republican to unaffiliated Tuesday...

Heart-breaking.

ConstitutionCowboy
June 19, 2007, 09:20 PM
I wonder if he's leaving the party of his own volition...

Woody

JohnBT
June 19, 2007, 09:26 PM
""It's probably because of our bad educational system, but the percentage of people who believe in creationalism is really scary "

Hot damn, where do I send muh money? Bloomberg for God. Oh, wait, that won't work. Nevermind.

John

longeyes
June 19, 2007, 10:08 PM
Mr. Bloomberg's freewheeling question-and-answer session was peppered with the kind of provocative, blunt talk that could appeal to some voters while alienating others. "It's probably because of our bad educational system, but the percentage of people who believe in creationalism is really scary for a country that's going to have to compete in a world where science and medicine require a better understanding," he said in one such foray.

Maybe he hasn't noticed that most people live in an electronic Middle Ages? They use--and are obsessed with--gadgets they don't understand.

gyp_c2
June 19, 2007, 10:32 PM
""It's probably because of our bad educational system, but the percentage of people who believe in creationalism is really scary "

...what the hell is creationalism ??? http://emoticons4u.com/smoking/rauch06.gif

Matt King
June 19, 2007, 10:35 PM
...what the hell is creationalism ???

Nationalistic Creationism?~ :p

gyp_c2
June 19, 2007, 10:41 PM
...maybe he meant recreationalism?
...teehee...http://emoticons4u.com/smoking/rauch06.gif

Art Eatman
June 19, 2007, 10:42 PM
I don't like him, either, but that's enough insults for one evening...

Art

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