I tend to call them “armchair liberals” similar to armchair athletics who criticize a baseball player for missing a hit, while they would never step up to the plate as a ball flies at them at 90mph nor be able to even do it.
And that, as Errol Louis so eloquently puts it, is what the majority of these Democrat progressive liberals do, folks like Mayor deBlasio, asshole City Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, bigger ass Public Advocate Letitia James, crooked Congressman Gregory Meeks, Big Time Forest Hills hypocrite Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, the whole SE Queens Crew and practically everyone of these hypocrite Liberal Democrats, who always want us hard working tax payers to make sacrifices, have tons of homeless shelter dumped into our areas, have poisonous waste stations dumped next to our homes, have people takes pisses outside while drinking their bagged bottle of beer in public, have tons of illegal conversions on our blocks filled with low-class slobs & run by slumlords, have yards cemented all over to park tons of cars and other bullshit, they themselves do not have in their hoods or on their blocks.
They tell us to buck up and deal with a crumbling infrastructure and the worst subway system in the world, yet not one of these fucks take the subway (or any public transportation) and deal with the numerous smelly dangerous homeless or the ghetto clowns swinging around the subway pols blasting music or the 1000 sad story bullshit from someone asking for money. But we are supposed to deal with it, just like dealing with tons of illegal immigrants crammed into a house next to us with all the garbage and noise that goes with it, but you won’t find any illegal immigrants next to them, including the Hispanic Melissa “KUNT” Mark-Viverito who likes to shake hands with Puerto-Rican terrorists.
See it is great for them to blathering on about homeless, illegal immigrants, rights of criminals and other bullshit, just as long as they don’t have to deal with them or see them or live by them
SO FUCK YOU all you KUNT POLITICIAN HYPOCRITE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS.
From The Daily News:
At least one of de Blasio’s long-shot challengers, fellow Democrat Sal Albanese, has wrapped the epithet around the mayor’s neck, no doubt mindful that the actual phrase “limousine liberal” originated in the 1969 race for City Hall, when another tall, left-leaning incumbent mayor — John Lindsay — faced a tough re-election battle.
Lindsay’s Democratic challenger, then-City Controller Mario Procaccino, channeled the resentments of a working class fed up with being excluded and insulted by what Procaccino called “the Manhattan arrangement,” a cozy constellation of business elites, university intellectuals and media titans with interlocking business, school and family relationships.
Procaccino, for instance, wanted to shore up the city’s sagging finances by imposing a stock transfer tax on Wall Street.
Lindsay, unquestionably a genuine and courageous progressive, also happened to be a WASP product of the Upper East Side, the Buckley School and Yale. He opposed the tax.
Lindsay fought off Procaccino, winning re-election on the Liberal Party line. But nearly half a century later, “limousine liberal” remains a pithy, stinging shorthand for progressives who ask the working class to put up with segregated schools, high taxes, crumbling transportation and fanciful social programs — all while jealously guarding their own perks and privileges.
As author Steve Fraser notes in a recent book by the same title, “limousine liberal” gained lasting national currency beyond New York, giving rise to similar scornful digs like “Mercedes Marxist” in working-class communities skeptical and resentful of elites who urge public sacrifice from the comfort of exclusive coop boards, gated communities, vacation homes, social clubs and private schools.
Less lecturing, more listening. Less sympathy, more shared sacrifice. Emphasis on the word “shared.”
Right now, for instance, progressives are scandalously slow-walking long-overdue efforts to desegregate the city’s schools and neighborhoods. In a city where about 70% of the schools have less than 10% white enrollment, the de Blasio Department of Education quietly released a modest 13-page plan that mostly skirts the issue, timidly leaving out the words “segregation” and “integration.”
“I don’t get lost in terminology,” the mayor said when challenged on his focus on a broader, mushy goal of fostering “diversity,” that shoehorns the core problem of racial exclusion in with poverty, English language skills and whether a student is physically disabled.
Two City Council Members, Brad Lander and Ritchie Torres, hailed the de Blasio plan as a good first step but also pointed out: “We will not break the cycle of segregation if we cannot even name it.”
Indeed. Our city perpetuates racial segregation in a multitude of different ways, only some of which de Blasio tackles in his schools plan.
Some public schools give admissions preference to families that visit the school first — a face-to-face screening process that allows school officials to quietly shape the racial makeup of the student body.
And the city’s zoned schools are rooted in discriminatory real-estate practices that have gone unchallenged for far too long.
At present, coop boards aren’t required to explain why they accept or reject applicants, leaving boards free to discriminate based on race. For nearly four years, Lander has been promoting a billthat would require coop boards to comply with Fair Housing reporting requirements by giving timely explanations of why they reject applicants.
The bill, introduced in 2014, still lacks support from the progressive mayor or the progressive City Council speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, both of whom appear afraid to incur the wrath of coop leaders.
I asked Lander what it will take to push the city’s progressives to get serious about tackling segregation in New York. “This is a moment for a much broader coalition of people to step up,” he told me. “Attacking the mayor is good fun, but the challenge is to build a serious movement.”
Great idea. Let’s see who’s serious.
Louis is political anchor of NY1 News.