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Politics in Queens NY…..after Obama…..

In an NY Times piece, one gets to see in several local races

After the historic election of the countries first black biracial president if things changed in local predominately black political races…….

In Southern Eastern Queens New York…and predominately black area, which voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama (though their Democratic representative pledged to Hillary Clinton), and whose black population out earns its white population……there has been a political awaking for a group of its residents…….

These campaign works did there thing for Obama a year ago…then rallied for several new candidates in hope of deposing the entrenched (black) incumbents…..They along with their candidates spend long hours knocking on doors, shaking hands…and yes kissing babies…..

……while trying with all their rmight ……their candidates  still lost to the incumbents, in every try (though they didn’t do bad in general, garning good vote totals)……and the newly signed up voters that came to vote for Obama simply stayed home……a sobering  reality….but the campaigners are at it again…try to rally for New York City Controller William Thompson……who is being out spend in his campaign for Mayor of the city of New York by a ratio of 14 to 1…….it unlikely that he will win…….

Even being 0 and 3 should not stop these campaigner’s who have got the bug and will certainly be back to fight again for the men and women of their choice to effect ‘change’……

October 26, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg spends $85 million for a third term…….

It’s a record……Michael Bloomberg……the man who owns his own Business network….simply has maneuvered and bought a third term as Mayor of the City of New York…….he will probably spend between $110 and $140 million by November 3th, election day…….wait, here’s the kicker…the guy will have probably spend $250 million all together, for all three of his campaigns…….that’s more than most rich guys spend to become president……

Bloomberg , who is worth an estimated $16 billion, has spend 14 times what his opponent, William Thompson, the city’s Controller has ……

This is America, and no one should be stopped from using their own money and resources in a free election, it is his money….But really?……

October 24, 2009 Posted by | Media, Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why isn’t President Obama coming to New York to campaign for William Thompson against Mike Bloomberg?

Anybody know why not?………

October 7, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , | 2 Comments

Why isn't President Obama coming to New York to campaign for William Thompson against Mike Bloomberg?

Anybody know why not?………

October 7, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , | 2 Comments