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New York City, which faces socioeconomic challenges similar to San Francisco's, has exciting potential right now because of the election of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who waged a long and difficult campaign based on progressive ideals and issues. By contrast, San Francisco seems stuck in the anachronistic view that catering to capitalists will somehow serve the masses.

The Mayor's Office has been a potent force for blocking progressive reforms over the last 20 years. Now is the time to place that office in service of the people.

 

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A few dozen of the "usual suspect" ne'er-do-well's protesting against people going to work in the Mission is a footnote to the hundreds of thousands of SF'ers who are doing well and support Ed Lee.

There quite simply is no mandate to change the city over and above the odd fringe group. Moreover, there is no viable candidate on the left who has any credibility or gravitas.

Has it ever occurred to you that we get mayors like Jordan, Brown, Newsom and Lee because that is what the moderate silent majority of this city want?

Posted by Guest on Jan. 07, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

The Guardian says:

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce recently gave this Board of Supervisors its highest-ever ranking on its annual "Paychecks and Pink Slips" ratings, which is surely a sign that City Hall is becoming more sympathetic to the interests of business elites than that of the average city resident.

I say, it's interesting that there is no asterisk about the CoC exempting Avalos and Campos from their ranking. Says a lot about those two progressives. If anyone knows what ever happened to the Avalos plan to create a City bank and what is happening with Campos getting a 24-bed queer homeless shelter open in his district, please share the info with me.

Posted by MPetrelis on Jan. 07, 2014 @ 10:08 pm

"New York City, which faces socioeconomic challenges similar to San Francisco's, has exciting potential right now because of the election of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who waged a long and difficult campaign based on progressive ideals and issues."

This is the second time I've read shilling for Bill de Blasio on this site. Are you sure you know who he is (as opposed to who you want him to be)?

The Democratic victory in New York and the crisis of liberalism
"De Blasio is a Democratic Party hack, a functionary in the Clinton administration who went on to manage the successful campaign of Hillary Clinton for the US Senate in New York and to seek several minor city offices as rungs in the ladder of his political career."

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/07/pers-n07.html

and

New York Mayor-Elect de Blasio’s appointments signal continuing assault on working class
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/11/blas-d11.html

Posted by Nonpartisan Guest on Jan. 07, 2014 @ 10:36 pm

Who to follow?

The Peoples Front of Judea or the Judean People's front?

Posted by local on Jan. 07, 2014 @ 11:32 pm

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