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#Occupy Suckers: De Blasio’s Corrupt Connections to Wall Street Exposed

Posted on | January 8, 2014 | 16 Comments

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.

Wall Street Mortgage Bankers“! Was there ever a name so perfectly calculated to epitomize everything the Left claims to hate?

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.”



16 Responses to “#Occupy Suckers: De Blasio’s Corrupt Connections to Wall Street Exposed”

  1. Socialism: Organized Evil
    January 8th, 2014 @ 10:03 am

    Well, if liberals were capable of learning anything, they wouldn’t be liberals.

    There will be no reasoning with them – they cannot be reasoned with.

  2. richard mcenroe
    January 8th, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    Liberals have learned one thing.If they all agree on the same lie they have a better chance of forcing the rest of us to live by it no matter how corrupt it is.

  3. ChandlersGhost
    January 8th, 2014 @ 11:25 am

    Thanks for the link. These stories shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. There is no bigger money-grubber than a socialist.

  4. Quartermaster
    January 8th, 2014 @ 12:40 pm

    But their intentions are pure! /sarc

  5. rmnixondeceased
    January 8th, 2014 @ 1:17 pm

    Heh. New York voters have all the awareness of feral cats in heat … as well as the intellect and morals to boot!

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  7. Sharknado
    January 8th, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    Can it get any better than this?

  8. Bob Belvedere
    January 8th, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

    To be a Leftist one has to reject all Morality.

    Therefore, any corruptions are permitted.

    They soothe what’s left of their Souls by telling themselves it’s (1) for THE CAUSE and (2) strikes a blow against THE MAN.

  9. Patrick Carroll
    January 8th, 2014 @ 9:17 pm

    I don’t know about you, but I regularly forget about the mountains of cash being generated by my Manhattan properties.

  10. K-Bob
    January 8th, 2014 @ 9:45 pm

    It’s amazing where things can go, once a man decides it’s okay to be dishonest or break the law “just in this one instance” for supposedly high moral purpose.

    Lying or cheating “for a good cause” is the gateway drug to total, Obama-like corruption. Once you justify doing that, it’s a very short step to look at the Benghazi dead as a mere distraction.

    You know this level of corruption is
    A) going to get worse in Diblasio’s administration, not better.
    B) going to be patently ignored by the leftists who think you have to break a few eggs to make a statist omelet.

  11. K-Bob
    January 8th, 2014 @ 9:46 pm

    Exactly. How often does one actually have time to dive in the money bin?

  12. Dandapani
    January 9th, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

    “getting fucked raw by power-hungry greedheads masquerading as egalitarian reformers” Ouch, that’ll leave a mark.

  13. ReformedLib
    January 9th, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

    “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?”

    Beautifully put. Whether it’s Obamacare, or “amnesty” for illegal’s it’s nothing more than a way for liberal politicians to stay in power while they fuck their voters right up the ass. I know you turned in your democratic voter card during Clinton and I’ve torn up mine during this administration. Thank Christ I have seen the error of my ways.

  14. ReformedLib
    January 9th, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

    Not true. I’m an ex-liberal. I agree though that if you’re still a liberal after the damage the current administration has caused and seems bent on continuing to cause then you have no brain.

  15. Socialism: Organized Evil
    January 9th, 2014 @ 3:33 pm

    So what changed? When did you start to question what you thought originally?

    I’m very interested in finding the psychological triggers, words, and ideas that are capable of impelling one to question liberal assumptions and ultimately draw the conclusion that many liberal notions are false.

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