Mayor De Blasio of New York City is no Rudy Giuliani.
While he may have the undying support of most New Yorkers (due only in fact that the vast majority of New Yorkers are mind-numbed Party of the Jackass zombies) De Blasio does not in fact have the support of most Americans.
De Blasio is cast in the image of some of the mayors before him, including Ed Koch, David Dinkins, and Michael Bloomberg.
Unfortunately for him, he was not cast in the image (and achievements) of former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is a legend among New Yorkers, Democrats and Republicans alike.
One other aspect of Giuliani’s legacy that De Blasio will never be able to capture or embrace is the former mayor’s ability to bond with law enforcement.
Giuliani displayed an almost preternatural ability to draw police officers to his side wherever he went. He was a huge proponent of law and order and as a NY Attorney General, took on some of the biggest mob bosses in our time…and won.
De Blasio…not so much. You may recall that President Donald Trump LOVES our boys in blue…
“President Donald Trump followed through on a campaign promise and within the first few days of being in office issued an executive order threatening to cut off federal funding to cities that didn’t revoke their ‘sanctuary city’ stance.
While some cities have followed Trump’s order, many major cities, like New York City, have become defiant, vowing to never give up their ‘sanctuary city’ status and refusing to cooperate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents seeking to deport criminal illegals.
Now, a union that represents the Big Apple’s beleaguered cops is firing back.
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In a radio interview this week, Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association in New York City, blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill for being unwilling to work with the federal authorities, The New York Daily News reported.
“Make no mistake about it, the members of law enforcement in the NYPD want to cooperate with ICE. I speak to cops every day — they want to cooperate with ICE, they want to work with fellow law enforcement agents,” Mullins said Sunday on 970-AM’s “The Cats Roundtable,” with host John Catsimatidis.
“There is a moral obligation, and as the chief law enforcement officer of the city, you yourself have to be able to follow the direction of law. We don’t get to participate in the laws that we want,” Mullins said. “That’s total lunacy.”
Damn straight. But of course, we’ve always known that while Republicans respect our law enforcement officials, Democrats loathe them.
As for de Blasio, as mayor of the largest city on the face of the Earth, you would think that the ONE group he would want to be friendly with would be the cops.
Looks as though DeBlasio has put on his donkey blinders and spit in the face of those very people who would literally take a bullet for him. Classic leftist mentality.