Opinion| Mark Sidney| It was pretty obvious to anyone who saw Judge Judy’s opinion editorial in the USA Today in October that Mr. Nanny State himself, billionaire media mogul, Michael Bloomberg, was going to be running for President.
At the time we pointed out the likelihood of Bloomberg’s run. It seems that the wildly successful TV Judge was drafted by Bloomberg to lay the groundwork for his 2020 aspirations.
Judy’s piece appears to have been written in an effort to make it look as if Michael Bloomberg was reluctant to run, but was considering mounting a campaign, out of a sense of duty, because he was drafted by the people.
Judge Judy wrote:
“I was invited to speak at the Cambridge Union in England earlier this month, and it was an honor to meet with so many intelligent, socially involved people. During the Q&A that followed my remarks, the moderator asked my opinion about the 2020 presidential election, and I didn’t mince words. I said our American family has been fractured in recent years. We’re hopelessly divided, and a bitterly divided family cannot thrive. The only way we can begin to come together again, I said, is if Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, becomes our next president. “
“I realize Michael Bloomberg said in March that he will not run for president in 2020 (though he might be reconsidering that position, according to anonymous sources). I respect his comment — but our political landscape has changed profoundly since he made it. There is ferment on the left and the right, candidacies are rising and falling, and this has created an opportunity for Bloomberg, a man of the center, to change his mind.””
I don’t know where to begin.
I guess we can start with the idea that the man who successfully lobbied to change the law on term limits while Mayor of NYC, so that he could serve a third term, is not the one pulling this sled is hilarious.
It just goes to show you how stupid Bloomberg, and apparently Judge Judy, think the American people are. The fact that they would even try to make this look like it is some selfless act on Bloomberg’s behalf, is enough to rule out his run over of the concerns it raises surrounding his apparent lack of a grasp on reality.
As if this alone was not enough to make you question just how out of touch Bloomberg is with the average American, like you or me, look at what he has the gall to say this week:
Michael Bloomberg: “I listen to people who say, “Well we don’t want to tax the poor.” Well, we want the poor to live longer. So that they can get an education and enjoy life. And that’s why you do want to do exactly what a lot of people say you don’t want to do. The question is do you want to pander to those people or do you want to get them to live longer. And there’s just no question if you raise taxes on full sugary drinks, for example, they will drink less.”
Yeah, he said it, he meant it, and it was wonderful of him to uncloak for us, almost instantly, as perhaps the most condescending authoritarian of all the Democrat who have their hats in the ring. This is a feat in and of itself.
“When we raise taxes on the poor, it’s good because then the poor will live longer because they can’t afford as many things that kill them.”
~Nanny State Mayor Bloomberg pic.twitter.com/23p443ieg4
— Rob O'Donnell (@odonnell_r) November 28, 2019
Remember, Bloomberg ruled over NYC for 3 terms … as a ‘Republican.’ In my view, the man has only one concern, how much power he can amass. He seems willing lay down with whomever he must to achieve his ends.
In all honesty, Bloomberg seems like a nice guy, but I fear that all his success has brought with it a God complex, something which seems to be a common thread among all authoritarians.
This is America, not communist China. We are the ‘land of the free & the home of the brave.’ America was founded on the idea that ‘all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, …”
How did we get here? If Thomas Jefferson learned that taxation was being used as a weapon against the poor, under the guise of it being ‘for their own good’, I believe he would be rolling in his grave.
Freedom is the right to make choices, and most importantly, bad choices. Personally, I agree with Jefferson, not just his sentiments in the Declaration of Independence, but when he declared that “ I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”
I just pray that our ‘Department of Education’ has not poisoned the minds of young Americans against the ideals our nation was founded upon. I guess we will find out soon enough.