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View Poll Results: Most Incompetent Mayors of the last 100 years?
Bill de Blasio (2014-) 40 47.62%
Michael Bloomberg (2002-2013) 5 5.95%
Rudy Giuliani (1994-2001) 6 7.14%
David Dinkins (1990-1993) 23 27.38%
Ed Koch (1978-1989) 6 7.14%
Abraham Beame (1974-1977) 11 13.10%
John Lindsay (1966-1973) 13 15.48%
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. (1954-1965) 3 3.57%
Vincent R. Impellitteri (1950-1953) 1 1.19%
William O'Dwyer (1945-1950) 1 1.19%
Fiorello H. La Guardia (1934-1945) 0 0%
John P. O'Brien (1933) 0 0%
Joseph V. McKee (1932) 0 0%
Jimmy Walker (1926-1932) 3 3.57%
John F. Hylan (1918-1925) 0 0%
John P. Mitchel (1914-1917) 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-28-2015, 09:01 PM
 
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Just as some persons are foaming at the mouth over Obama being POTUS a segment of the NYC electorate was *NOT* happy with David Dinkins being mayor of NYC. Unlike Obama however that group succeeded in seeing that David Dinkins only had one term in office.
obama had a easier time keeping his job......the 89 and 93 elections were close......in 93 giuliani won 51-48% and in 89 dinkins beat in a roughly 50-47 margin....
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:33 PM
 
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obama had a easier time keeping his job......the 89 and 93 elections were close......in 93 giuliani won 51-48% and in 89 dinkins beat in a roughly 50-47 margin....
Sounds like Dinkins lost the Jewish vote in his 2nd bid for mayor.
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:42 AM
 
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The problem with Guiliani is the 2 things he's most known for are completely overrated.

1.) Violent crime in NYC and America period was trending downward before he became mayor. Even cities that were not using his broken windows theory experienced declines in violent crime in the mid to late 90's.

2. 9/11. Omg he showed up, WTF was he supposed to do? Stay at home and watch sopranos? I'll never understand why mayors,governors, presidents get so much credit for being at the scene of disasters. That's what you are here for
Let's go to point one. Crime in NYC was at record highs when RG took over. Crime dropped at record levels over every major city. World leaders and American mayors flocked to NYC to listen to the late Jack Maple explain what comstat is.

On point two. Yes, RG showed up at the Twin Towers and acted like what a CEO of a city should do. Should he have acted like the Mayor of Baltimore during the riots? ( The Governor of Maryland could not get hold of her) Should he has acted like Dinkins during his two riots in office? That's where the moniker came of Dinkin's PC Lee "Outta Town" Brown came from. Say what you want of RG but he's a doer. What did Obama do with Bin Laden getting captured and killed? Every interview I see of high ranking Seals and military constantly lambaste POTUS. Guess what? As much as it kills Sean Hannity, his killing happened on Obama's watch.
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:47 AM
 
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Let's go to point one. Crime in NYC was at record highs when RG took over. Crime dropped at record levels over every major city. World leaders and American mayors flocked to NYC to listen to the late Jack Maple explain what comstat is.
crime peaked in 1990 when Dinkins took over. By 1993 crime was already on a decline. And Dinkins expanded the police force by 25% with lots of aggressive recruiting....
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:12 AM
 
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If it wasn't for Rudy Giuliani and his law & order, tough on crime approach, NYC would still be a shyt hole. Time Square would still be a gritty place full of prostitutes and porn shops. The mob in NYC would still exist and be prominent. You can thank Rudy for having the guts to be tough on crime and turn this city around for the better.

Now like at this A-hole De Blasio. This CD poll at 50% is a good representation that NO ONE likes De Blasio and his progressive policies. He is a total joke who is lucky he's mayor considering only 17% of voters went out to vote. He's 2 years into his term and people have already made up their minds on how this idiot operates. People have already sized him up and know he's a piece of shyt.

De Blasio is the polar opposite of Giuliani. He's anti-police, anti-law and order, anti-stop & frisk, a p*ssy on crime, he's anti-business, a race baiter, and by far the most divisive Mayor NYC has ever had. De Blasio is basically undoing all the positive gains Giuliani and Bloomberg did.

The overall atmosphere and gut feeling of NYC is that you feel less safe now than you did a couple of years ago despite "they" telling you crime is down under De Blasio. When you walk down the street you don't get the same vibe you had 2 years ago.
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:56 AM
 
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If it wasn't for Rudy Giuliani and his law & order, tough on crime approach, NYC would still be a shyt hole. Time Square would still be a gritty place full of prostitutes and porn shops. The mob in NYC would still exist and be prominent. You can thank Rudy for having the guts to be tough on crime and turn this city around for the better.

Now like at this A-hole De Blasio. This CD poll at 50% is a good representation that NO ONE likes De Blasio and his progressive policies. He is a total joke who is lucky he's mayor considering only 17% of voters went out to vote. He's 2 years into his term and people have already made up their minds on how this idiot operates. People have already sized him up and know he's a piece of shyt.

De Blasio is the polar opposite of Giuliani. He's anti-police, anti-law and order, anti-stop & frisk, a p*ssy on crime, he's anti-business, a race baiter, and by far the most divisive Mayor NYC has ever had. De Blasio is basically undoing all the positive gains Giuliani and Bloomberg did.

The overall atmosphere and gut feeling of NYC is that you feel less safe now than you did a couple of years ago despite "they" telling you crime is down under De Blasio. When you walk down the street you don't get the same vibe you had 2 years ago.
new york is no more dangerous now than it was under bloomberg.....heck NY is safer now than it was under giuliani...
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:29 AM
 
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crime peaked in 1990 when Dinkins took over. By 1993 crime was already on a decline. And Dinkins expanded the police force by 25% with lots of aggressive recruiting....
Decline? http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloa...en-us-city.pdf, Small increments. The biggest drops occurred during RG's two terms. BTW not a big a RG fan but have to admit he was the right mayor for that time.
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:35 AM
 
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And also people like to knock Koch but he did take on the unions with some success
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Old 09-29-2015, 03:16 PM
 
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Decline? http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloa...en-us-city.pdf, Small increments. The biggest drops occurred during RG's two terms. BTW not a big a RG fan but have to admit he was the right mayor for that time.
From 90-93 there was a noticable decline. it didnt have the massive declines like in the mid to late 90s but that chart proves the decline in crime had indeed begun and was going to keep declining....in addition to that it takes time to drmatically reduce over 2200 murders, over 100,000 incidents of robbery and burglary....keep in mind 90-93 is a 3 year span so it takes nothing short of an act of god for those numbers to go from 2200 to less than 500 in 3 years.....also remember that giuliani had 2 terms dinkins only had one (it also seems dinkins was his greatest political challenger considering giuliani won in a landslide in 1997)....And im going off strict observation of the facts and figures.....that chart proves the decline in crime and the turnaround started in the dinkins era not giuliani......


PS for anyone reading this...

I also looked at murder stats recently......for 2014 there was 333 murders reported.....do the math that yields 4.1 for every 100 000 people murdered......thats not even higher than 5.....so until that figure goes into the mid-late teens (you dont make the dangerous cities list until that number reaches between 18 and 21 per 100 000) yall need to have a seat with this whole Deblasio's bringing the city back to the crack era....
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:49 PM
 
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yall need to have a seat with this whole Deblasio's bringing the city back to the crack era....
You don't wait for the nuclear warhead to be over your city before you take action, you need to hit that missile before it takes off or it's too late
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