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Old 11-25-2014, 07:56 PM
 
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I am very confused because last I heard is that NY is deep blue politically.

But most of the social/political opinions surfaced on cd-nyc sound way more conservative than what you would hear or read in average southern states.

How come the discrepancy? Did I sense everthing so wrong?
I think its an independent. There are many views here. But looking at the mayors since the guilani, i'd have to say socially liberal, fiscally conservative, and strict on guns because of the gang violence. Bloomberg, however, would spend on infrastructure. With De blasio, i think it was a lack of competition of suitable candidates and that he was a populist and his african american family. His son's afro bought him the election.

De blasio has no vision. He doesn't care about investing in infrastructure expect cheap housing that will turn into ghettos. He's not bringing money into the city. Plus, Blacks that voted for him are still getting shot and harassed by the cops so nothing really changed for his electorate. Illegals will still get deported.

People say Obama is bad. De blasio is ten times worse.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:54 PM
 
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I think its an independent. There are many views here. But looking at the mayors since the guilani, i'd have to say socially liberal, fiscally conservative, and strict on guns because of the gang violence. Bloomberg, however, would spend on infrastructure. With De blasio, i think it was a lack of competition of suitable candidates and that he was a populist and his african american family. His son's afro bought him the election.

De blasio has no vision. He doesn't care about investing in infrastructure expect cheap housing that will turn into ghettos. He's not bringing money into the city. Plus, Blacks that voted for him are still getting shot and harassed by the cops so nothing really changed for his electorate. Illegals will still get deported.

People say Obama is bad. De blasio is ten times worse.
The MTA has budgeted money for phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway. Work on the LIRR to Grand Central Station will continue. Politicians from Brooklyn and Queens just had Queens College do a study on reactivating the Rockaway Beach LIRR and connecting it to the Queens Blvd line.

Study shows Rock Beach LIRR spur vital: Pol • TimesLedger

Many of the infrastructure deals that are done in NYC take years to develop and easily outlast terms in office. The stuff that was started under Bloomberg, both infrastructure and tax credits for major companies and developers will definitely outlast de Blasio anyway. Bloomberg knew what he was doing in his 12 years in office.

I voted for de Blasio btw because I thought Bloomberg was slimy. He overturned term limits but reinstated them so nobody after him could get a third time like he just got. So I wasn't going to vote for Quinn (who supported him on that) so I made an anti Bloomberg vote and voted for de Blasio. And no, I was not bothered by the police, both under Bloomberg And under de Blasio.
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:31 PM
 
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Come to think of it, de Blasio is instituting free city wide wi fi, at very high speeds. This is infrastructure development, a very big infrastructure development that has significant impact.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Overlook Hotel 1921
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Everyone and anyone who encounters me in real life learns my views very quickly. Very few have chosen to challenge me on them, especially in the physical sense. There is no "fear" here, that is for sure. Unfortunately far too many people do bend to the racialist, politically correct, pussification crowd all too often, this city being one big huge teeming pile of evidence to attest to it.

I had a libby neighbor once who saw me loading guns into my car for a hunting trip and told me they were going to call the cops. I just smiled, "go ahead f****t." Never heard a peep out of him again. Lefty wimp. They get scared when people aren't afraid to use "those type" of words.
Are you compensating for something?
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Currently residing in the Big Apple NYC
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Plus, Blacks that voted for him are still getting shot and harassed by the cops so nothing really changed for his electorate
You are really referring to black on black crime, right?
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Are you compensating for something?
Yes, my hatred for liberals.

I don't expect people like you to understand people like me. I certainly don't understand you guys. Whatever justification you need, have at it.
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:44 AM
 
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The political spectrum in NYC doesn't really correspond with the rest of America's.

There is no "religious right" which defines the right in much of the country. Unions are strong. Even among people with socially conservative views (of which there are many), there's a general "live and let live" attitude.

I've tried to explain to people in the Midwest that NYC isn't really "liberal" politically in relation to America, just different.

That said, this forum probably has more anti-welfare sentiment, and definitely more overt racism, than NYC in general. Not sure why.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:02 AM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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I am very confused because last I heard is that NY is deep blue politically.

But most of the social/political opinions surfaced on cd-nyc sound way more conservative than what you would hear or read in average southern states.

How come the discrepancy? Did I sense everthing so wrong?
Most of New York outside of NYC is either Republican leaning (much of upstate outside of Albany & Rochester) or trends purple (ie: Long Island). Even in NYC Staten Island has a very large Republican population as do some parts of Queens.

Simply put, because of it's large population the heavily Democratic parts of NYC skew the results of the whole state.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:30 PM
 
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Yes, my hatred for liberals.

I don't expect people like you to understand people like me. I certainly don't understand you guys. Whatever justification you need, have at it.
I certainly have had my share of disagreements with you, but given the outcome of the Congressional elections, clearly many people agree with you. Clearly the majority of people in this country agree with you.

I think unlike some people you don't give a **** about what others think so you'll directly state how you feel. I do appreciate your honesty in that.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:09 PM
 
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I've wondered the same thing. However, when I read the conservative posts in the NYC forum, they are usually rather biased, rather extreme. For instance, people were bashing DeBlasio before he had even settled into his mayoral job. So I've concluded that the Republican or Conservative posts here are wildly negative opinions that aren't at all representative.
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