While the media focused all of its attention on Anthony Weiner and his sexting, the DeBalsio campaign centered around a simple theme: The Tale of Two Cities. And much like his friend and ideological counterpart, Barack Obama, DeBlasio won the Democratic nomination because his rhetoric resonated with the leftists in NYC. But aside from promising universal pre-kindergarten for the city’s children by raising taxes on the ‘rich’, he offered very little insight into what his governing plans actually entail. If his past, which includes a honeymoon in Communist Cuba and support of the Sandinista movement in Nicaragua, is any indication, extremely far-left progressive policy will soon be commonplace in New York City.When DeBlasio took his vacation in Cuba, that was a violation of US Federal Law - sort of like when Barack Obama took a college trip to Pakistan which wasn't possible on a US passport.
Thanks to a FrontPage magazine article by Daniel Greenfield (Sultan Knish) I find Discover the Networks has DeBlasio as an obvious socialist. The summary they have is overwhelming. He honored Robert Mugabe, the socialist dictator who destroyed Zimbabwe. He was New York director of the socialist New Party (another Obama similarity). He's involved over and over with ACORN, the Working Families Party, SEIU, and pretty much every other socialist organization you've ever heard of - plus a bunch you haven't heard of. He has worked on the campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Charlie Rangel, David Dinkins, Clinton-Gore 2000, Although I have to say this line brought a certain puzzlement.
When de Blasio married former lesbian activist Chirlane McCray that same year, the couple honeymooned in Fidel Castro's Cuba, in violation of the U.S. ban on travel to that country.I'm sorry; he married a former lesbian activist? Does "former" modify lesbian or does it modify activist? Those words don't really go together into a coherent sentence in my mind. Maybe I live a sheltered life but it's not that she's a lesbian, it's that I don't expect lesbians to marry guys.
Today, he says he's a mix of " European social democracy, Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, and liberation theology." (liberation theology is Rev. Jeremiah Wright's background) and openly calls for higher taxes for more giveaways. Someone's law of politics was "he who advocates robbing Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul". He has the support of every Paul, every little ACORN, and every sort of socialist nut job in a city of 11 million nuts.
In January 2013 de Blasio announced his candidacy for Mayor of New York City. His campaign received endorsements from such notables as Alec Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Howard Dean, Jerrold Nadler, Barack Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon, Charles Schumer, Kathleen Turner, and many others. After de Blasio won the Democratic primary that September, it was announced that he would also be the nominee on the Working Families Party line in the general election.Much of this, BTW, is from the New York Times who published this picture of a young DeBlasio in his Sandinista days.