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An important election in New York

In this case the selection of the Democrat candidate for Mayor of New York City from the recent primary campaign.

Whoever wins the Democrat primary will go on to win the general election, given how corrupted and useless the NYC GOP is.

As of today the winner of the race appears to be one Eric Adams and although his lead is slim in the complex ranked voting system used, it looks like it will hold.

Now while you would think that the US Left would be overjoyed at yet another Black man rising to a prominent political position in the USA you would be wrong:

According to Lisa Lerer’s latest “Political Memo” for the NYT, candidate Eric Adams, a retired police captain, has “rejected calls to defund the Police Department and pledged to expand its reach in the city.”

Wait! What? I thought Defunding The Police was all the rage among Democrats? Well it was in 2020. But then crime rates started to climb fast in those Democrat-controlled cities that had made such proclamations – and acted on them in many cases as well as making it clear that their Police were the problem rather than criminals.

But more than that, it has become apparent that the Right’s claims that this was virtue-signalling bullshit from rich, “liberal” Whites and that it would be poor POC (People of Colour) communities who would suffer the most, turned out to be right on the money.

That’s a problem because Adams’ law-and-order appeal “adds evidence to an emerging trend in Democratic politics: a disconnect between progressive activists and the rank-and-file Black and Latino voters.”

Lerer quotes Hakeem Jefferson, an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University, explaining that “The median Black voter is not A.O.C. and is actually closer to Eric Adams.”

I won’t supply the link to the disgusting New York Times original but the title of their article says it all:

Progressives’ Urgent Question: How to Win Over Voters of Color.

Awwww. All the experts have told me that the Democrats have POC in their back pocket. You can see why it is so vital for the Democrats to crank up the screams about GOP racism to eleven on the scale. You can also see why there have been recent attempts to backpedal from all this with: “No, No, We never meant to defund the police”.

They’re even trying to pin it on the GOP, but even with their MSM stenographers to help I think they went in too deep on this one to escape.

Written by Tom Hunter

June 30, 2021 at 6:00 am

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  1. Thankfully the FBI is now fully focussed on arresting dangerous criminals such as this woman, a 69 year old grandma from California who took selfies of herself in the Capitol building on Jan 6

    Case 1:21-mj-00491-RMM Document 1-1 Filed 06/23/21

    Andrei

    June 30, 2021 at 6:59 am

  2. Perhaps just perhaps the great unwashed are fighting back against ‘wokeism’ … and long may it continue.

    Don’t mean to thread-jack butdo you have you a view on the disbarring of Rudy Giuliani by the NY Supreme Court? … methinks it would be too easy to write this off as partisan politics in play. From where I sit RG appears to be the author of his own misfortune.

    The Veteran

    June 30, 2021 at 10:29 am

    • From where I sit RG appears to be the author of his own misfortune.

      Really?

      Everybody has the right to have legal representation. True/False?

      Lawyers are frequently called upon to represent clients who are the subject of public opprobrium, justified in most cases, unjustified in others.

      There was a famous case in the UK when a young mother was brutally raped and murdered in front of her toddler. The police became fixated on a particular suspect, who was arrested, charged and taken to court. The press had a field day demonizing this suspect.

      In the end his lawyers gained an acquittal but the defendants name was ruined – he was hounded for a decade and his lawyers names were mud

      But a decade after the crime was committed the real culprit was identified and it wasn’t the original suspect – the lawyers had kept an innocent man out of prison

      Free speech and the right to legal representation are two of the corner stones of a free society and the disbarring of Rudy Rudy Giuliani make a travesty of both

      Donald Trump’s great crime in the eyes of the establishment across the Western World, not only the USA is not for any thing he has done but because he came from outside the political establishment to take the top
      job.

      His appeal to the great unwashed, the deplorables in Hillary Clinton parlance, was exactly that – he was an outsider on a mission to clean up the clique that are running things – the Mr Smith goes to Washington thing

      The 2020 election is not the first disputed election in American History, that is far from unprecedented, but the efforts being made to supress discussion of it, right up to disbarring Rudy Giuliani are

      In fact the use of the FBI to identify and arrest previously law abiding citizens such as the 69 year old grandmother mentioned in my first comment is designed to intimidate those who wish to question what actually happened in 2020

      And the efforts being made to censor and intimidate those who wish to find out what actually happened should surely arouse suspicion, if there is nothing to hide why go to these lengths?

      And don’t forget that this is occurring at a time where there is major civil unrest in many cities across the land, unrest that has seen multiple deaths and property damage that runs into the billions, which is not getting the scrutiny of law enforcement who are more interested in arresting grannies who took selfies of themselves in the Capitol Building

      Andrei

      June 30, 2021 at 11:15 am

    • I may post on the subject, especially since I’m now in a position to compare it to another recent case where somebody lost their law licence.

      Besides, you can get your fill over on Kiwiblog where I see DPF is jacking off once more on the TDS of nailing every last supporter of Trump that can be found so that something like 2016 never happens again.

      Tom Hunter

      June 30, 2021 at 12:17 pm

  3. Andrei … maybe RG identified too much with his client rather than standing back and looking dispassionately at the matter at hand … OTT rhetoric sometimes bites you in the bum.

    The Veteran

    June 30, 2021 at 11:43 am

    • Maybe your dislike of Donald Trump blinds you to the truth of the matter

      One of the fundamental principles in Common Law is that the accused can face his accusers – in this case the NYS supreme court conducted these proceedings outside the presence of Rudy Giuliani who was denied the opportunity to defend himself against these trumped up charges

      But I forgot you are a closed minded establishment type who goes along with herd groupthink

      I personally think the USA is on the path to civil war and possible breakup – it looks an awful lot like the Soviet Union did in the days immediately prior to its collapse

      maybe RG identified too much with his client rather than standing back and looking dispassionately at the matter at hand

      What is the truth of the matter in hand?

      Andrei

      June 30, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    • I am inclined to agree that RG went too far in identifying with his client. It was way beyond simply representing him even with vigour.
      However, is that a reason to be disbarred? Tens of millions earnestly believe in election fraud in the last election. They haven’t been able to prove it, but they nevertheless believe it. Almost an article of faith with a large percentage of Republican activists (and a few commentators here). Obviously RG is at the core of Republican activists. In short it is his right to believe it. Provided he is not acting deliberately falsely (arguing a point he knows not to be true) his mistaken belief should not be a reason to disbar him.
      Of course his reputation is tarnished anyway (Borat, dripping dye, sounding a bit crazy) but these are not reasons to disbar him. He may get an appeal to the Supreme Court on the basis of that his exercise of free speech should not result in the loss of a state sanctioned office the nature of which is to represent views and opinions held by many tens of millions of Americans. It is effectively penalising a person because he is a passionate Republican. Individual private employers may have the right. The grant of a state sanctioned office where the duty is to represent all citizens should be immune from such a partisan attack.

      Wayne

      June 30, 2021 at 8:37 pm

  4. Tom, has the second round of voting taken place?

    adolffinkensen

    June 30, 2021 at 11:44 am

    • There is no second round of voting, Adolf. This is not like the French Presidential elections. All the votes have been cast but absentee ballots are still be added into the system.

      It’s less a “round” than “cut”.

      That system is a computer program that simply re-calculates the ballots with each new batch that arrives, eliminating each candidate with the lowest No. 1-rank-vote-total and re-distributing the votes ranked 2nd, 3rd, etc on those ballots to the other candidates. This process will continue until someone gets 50% of the total votes. If all the ballots cast had been counted on election night we would already know the result.

      As it is, the 11th lowest vote getter, Yang, has been eliminated and also the 10th, and those voters have had their 2nd choices allocated to the respective candidate. Apparently many of those were for the person who came second to Adams in the first cut, so his lead has been reduced. We’ll just have to see how many people who voted for candidates 2-9 picked Adams as their 2nd choice.

      Tom Hunter

      June 30, 2021 at 12:13 pm

  5. Tom. The Dirty Democrats are at it again.

    “According to New York City Board of Elections officials, the final results from New York City’s first ranked-choice-voting primary, a hotly contested Democratic contest, may not be tabulated until July.

    In ranked-choice voting, voters can list up to five candidates. If no candidate gets at more than 50% in the first round, voting tabulation continues in additional rounds. The candidate who places last in each round is eliminated, and those votes are shifted to the voter’s next-choice candidate.

    “The vote total just released by the Board of Elections is 100,000-plus more than the total announced on election night, raising serious questions,” Adams said in a statement Tuesday. ”We have asked the Board of Elections to explain such a massive increase and other irregularities before we comment on the Ranked Choice Voting projection.””

    adolffinkensen

    June 30, 2021 at 12:09 pm

  6. Andrei … don’t patronise me. I understand the law. If RG believes the NY Supreme Court misapplied the law then he can appeal the matter further. As for your snide remarks about me being a group establishment type incapable of original thought then clearly you don’t know me. I could respond that you take pride on being an outlier and one of those who thinks Covid is a hoax (perpetuated by the Jews) … but I won’t because I’m a nice person.

    Lighten up. Trump ain’t perfect, Biden’s certainly not perfect but both both of them are better than Putin … your poster boy. I’ll take the USA with all its many faults and imperfections over your Rodina any day of the week.

    The Veteran

    June 30, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    • You obviously don’t understand how the system works under common law

      It is an adversarial systems where the accuser and the accused argue their respective cases before a neutral judge or panel of judges in public

      In political trials such as this one the accused isn’t present, no case is laid out and the defendant has no opportunity to answer the charges, and the charges and verdict are just pronounced via press release – the sort of thing that happened during the Stalinist Terror

      Sad that you can’t see that

      I could respond that you take pride on being an outlier and one of those who thinks Covid is a hoax (perpetuated by the Jews) … but I won’t because I’m a nice person.

      Lol you made the accusation, along with the implication I am an anti Semite for good measure by “not making it”

      All of this is happening because the geriatric Establishment that rules the USA is scared of Donald Trump

      45,000 people turned out to see him at a campaign rally in Ohio over the weekend where he endorsed two candidates for the House of Representatives

      There are tectonic shifts in human affairs every eighty to hundred years – the last one was initiated by WW1 and it took twenty years, two global conflicts and an economic collapse before the new world order with new leaders to emerged

      Right now we are witnessing the next great shift, I suspect – one of the ideas up for grabs is a world ruled by a technocratic elite , that’s Jacinda Ardern’s direction. The DAVROS types are openly talking of the “GREAT RESET” which really means more power is shifted away from us and moved to them

      On the other hand is there is the concept of more self determination and power being held at a more local level.

      MAGA and BREXIT are an expressions of the later and those currently in positions of authority, comfortable in the current scheme of things are hostile to these things because they perceive they stand to loose power and influence under a more decentralized schema.

      My sense is that the center of gravity in World affairs is moving from the English speaking world to the Far East and that tired old man in the Whitehouse along with the breakdown of law and order in the cities and the riding roughshod over due process as in the case with Rudy Giuliani are all symptoms of a society in decline

      Andrei

      June 30, 2021 at 7:31 pm

  7. Reblogged this on Utopia, you are standing in it!.

    Jim Rose

    June 30, 2021 at 7:24 pm

  8. Andrei … I understand law. It’s my job. Every jurisdiction interprets the law according to its own statutes. If RG thinks the NY Supreme Court has gotten it wrong then he can appeal the decision to suspend … to date he hasn’t. RG was an exemplar as NY City Mayor; particularly his handling of 9/11 … and then he allied himself with a deeply flawed individual and it wuz all downhill.

    As for the rest … I’ve never read any criticism of Putin by you … if it has feathers, waddles and quacks then it probably is a duck …old saying … with a tad of pogrom thrown in for good measure.

    The Veteran

    June 30, 2021 at 10:03 pm


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