H.L. Mencken’s line that “democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard” comes to mind when looking at New York and Washington right now. Americans seem to need to be reminded every now and then just what high octane liberalism is like, but better if this laboratory of liberalism is confined to New York City, Illinois, Detroit, etc. We don’t deserve the lesson Obama is dealing out.
But New York definitely does, and it appears perhaps Gothamites might not be such slow learners after all. A new poll reported in Politico finds Sandinista Mayor Bill de Blasio’s approval rating has already broken below 40 percent. The New York Post’s Michael Goodwin has taken to calling him “Oblasio.” Heh.
When a politician denounces politics, you know he’s feeling the heat. When that politician is Bill de Blasio and he aims his ire at charter schools, the media and taxpayers, you know his brain is stuck in reverse.
Ending the worst week of his mayoralty — his next good week will be his first — de Blasio got poll-whacked, with his job-approval rating sinking to 39 percent. Only black New Yorkers give him even 50 percent, and he’s under a majority in each of the five boroughs, according to the Wall Street Journal/WNBC/Marist survey.
If this were a marriage, talk of divorce would ruin the honeymoon.
Things are so bad, the New York Times is already manning the ramparts with this thumbsucker lamenting that de Blasio has had his “narrative” disrupted, the poor man.
Say—do they have a recall option in the Big Apple?