Posted on | January 8, 2014 | 16 Comments
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) January 8, 2014
If you thought his idealistic far-left supporters bothered to investigate the guy they elected mayor, you need to think again:
Mayor de Blasio’s ties to the Brooklyn Democratic boss he teamed up with to anoint the next City Council speaker run all the way to Hizzoner’s doorstep, The Post has learned.
Since 2012, de Blasio has refinanced both homes he owns in Park Slope through the firm where Brooklyn Democratic leader Frank Seddio formerly served as vice president — Wall Street Mortgage Bankers.
Public records show that the most recent deal came just three days after de Blasio’s primary victory on Sept. 10, when he refinanced his 11th Street home with the firm for $625,000.
In June 2012, he had refinanced another home his family owns down the block with Wall Street Mortgage Bankers for $630,000.
There is no question but that New York’s new mayor, Bill De Blasio, owes his landslide victory in the November election to the Occupy Movement.
It was Occupy Wall Street’s minions, hemmed in by thug-like NYPD officers armed with sidearms, clubs and pepper spray cans, who in 2011 abruptly changed the national conversation about capitalism, introducing the concept of “We are the 99%,” and focusing attention on the enormous enrichment of the top 1% of Americans over the past several decades, as a direct result of public policies on taxation and de-regulation.
And it was that new focus on the country’s yawning wealth and income gap that provided De Blasio with his winning campaign theme.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss:
City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito fessed up Monday, admitting she failed to disclose years of rental income she received, as first revealed by the Daily News.
The East Harlem Democrat, who is Mayor de Blasio’s choice for Council speaker, acknowledged the lapse after The News reported that several people lived in a three-unit building she owns during a period when she reported no rental income on her city ethics forms.
“This was an unintentional mistake,” her spokesman, Eric Koch, told The News on Monday night.
The resemblance between Mayor De Blasio and a comic book villain is purely coincidental, but this “self-awareness fail” raises the question: Are liberals capable of learning anything? Is there no amount of betrayal and disillusionment which can cause liberals to question whether their ideals are, y’know, ideal? How many times do liberals need to go through this process — getting fucked raw by power-hungry greedheads masquerading as egalitarian reformers — before they finally recognize that progressive idealism is the Gospel of Chumps?
Say what you will about the GOP, at least when Republicans rip you off, sell you out, stab you in the back and fuck you over, they don’t claim to be doing it in the name of “social justice.”