Michael Bloomberg
Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a campaign event Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Michael Bloomberg has already spent over $300 million in his race for the Democrat nomination for President.  So far. But he can’t outrun his past advocating race-based policing, something that doesn’t play will with the far left wing of the Democrat party, a significant factor in the 2020 nomination process.

Not too long ago, Mayor Mike actually said that race should determine which people get targeted for more “stop and frisk” stops by police. Clearly, advocating that cops use race-based investigative stops doesn’t really rate as particularly woke. To say the least.

The National File has a video clip of Bloomberg’s statement on radio station WOR in 2013.

Democrat presidential candidate and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said in 2013 that his city’s “Stop and Frisk” policy actually targets whites too much and minorities too little, considering anecdotal crime statistics. Bloomberg railed against a particular news service that was badgering him on the issue.

“They just keep saying, oh, it’s a disproportionate percentage of a particular ethnic group. That may be, but it’s a non-disproportionate percentage of those who witnesses and victims describe as committing the murder. In that case, incidentally, I think we disproportionately stop whites too much, and minorities too little,” Bloomberg said in a June 28, 2013 interview on WOR’s John Gambling radio program.

Somehow I suspect the average law-abiding African-American or Latino in America would have a problem with arbitrary police stops based merely on the complexion of their skin.

As they should. That’s not a very American thing to do and arguably a civil rights violation.

The former mayor’s $300 million in ads garnered him not a single vote in Iowa’s caucuses, a contest he skipped. He won’t participate in New Hampshire next week, in the Nevada caucus on the 22nd or the South Carolina primary on the 29th, either.

Instead he’s pouring all of his cash into ads designed to boost his less-than-hip image and build name recognition while the rest of the Democrats knock each other off. The plan is to then do well in the Super Tuesday primaries.

Will that work? We shall see. Las Vegas currently has him as the second most likely candidate to win the nomination behind Bernie Sanders.

Meanwhile, news like this probably won’t help.

Shades of Joe Biden. Stay tuned.

96 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t worry, we can’t hold his racist comment and disregard of the 4th Amendment against him, he isn’t running as a Republican. It’s that double standard in our current politics.

    • this guy hopes to sweep in the later stages and steal the nomination…he seems loath to expose himself to scrutiny….

      • Some have speculated that he’s counting on a race with the delegates split fairly evenly among multiple candidates. According to this idea, Bloomberg is to be the DNC establishment’s choice coming out of a brokered convention. Maybe, maybe not. But this DNC primary is pretty damn entertaining so far. Keep the popcorn coming.

  2. The democratic party is and always has been the party of the rich, racist white folks.
    they’ve managed to dupe the low iq crowd into believing the gop is that, when it is them.

    • Quote: “The democratic party is and always has been the party of the rich, racist white folks.
      they’ve managed to dupe the low iq crowd into believing the gop is that, when it is them.”

      This is SOP for democrats for decades. When they accuse republicans/conservatives of something you should take a close look at what the democrats are doing. Direct attention away from themselves onto the enemy.

      This applies to everything they do so be skeptical, very skeptical.

      • The democrats always accuse the republicans of things that the democrats are actually doing. What do all of our largest cities have in common. It’s that they all have ghettos and the are governed by democrats. Why African Americans vote for these losers is beyond me. It’s time that they start listening to president Trump when he asks for their votes. It’s like he says: WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE?

    • The coastal elites robbing the middle income band, and giving a cut of the loot to the bottom income band in exchange for their votes. Not a big enough cut to lift them out of poverty, but a big enough to keep them scared to stop voting for leftists. That’s part of it.
      The rest are unions (both private and public).

  3. I doubt Bloomberg plagiarized his campaign literature. More apt is that he gave those media outlets info and then he “took it back” for use in his campaign.

    • Also the only person who would likely get less African American votes as a Democrat would be Mayor Pete. Just a guess but he has baggage there and I don’t see how he’s going to move past that. Then again I guess money buys a lot of things in this world………..

    • Plagiarism under any other name would still smell as sweet…

      “A booklet put out by Mrs Trump bore a striking resemblance to one published under the Obama administration.

      The text and graphics of the “Be Best” booklet were nearly identical to those in the previous edition.

      The White House said that Mrs Trump had sought to used her position to “amplify” the text’s positive message.

      In 2016 Mrs Trump was accused of plagiarising parts of a speech from a 2008 address by Michelle Obama .

      After commentators picked up on very close similarities between the two speeches, Meredith McIver, a Trump administration staff member who wrote Mrs Trump’s speech, admitted borrowing from Mrs Obama.”

      It’s clear that Melania Trump appreciates Michelle Obama’s wisdom, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

      • All this proves is that Mrs. Trump needs to screen her speech writers better. Her second term in office will allow her to fine tune things.

      • “The text and graphics of the “Be Best” booklet were nearly identical to those in the previous edition.”

        On that, if it’s an updated edition of an existing document, wouldn’t one expect it to be nearly identical?

  4. WTF,wow. The Coons of Doom are fiddling with the latch.. I’d suggest you don’t plant any sweet corn this year Bumbberg

    • Bloomberg is not Trump. Trump has spent 25 years and more in the public eye. A number one hit TV show. Doing television commercials even with his ex-wife. Trump has a positive image in the General Public. Mike Bloomberg if they know who he is. Is the man who wants to take your soda drink away. And your salt shaker way.

      Trump is a “blue collar billionaire”. Because it’s blue collar people that Donald Trump made wealthy and kept employed building things. Bloomberg on the other hand is a kind of billionaire who helped people in suits get rich.

      Bloomberg is going nowhere. Just as the billionaire Steve Forbes went nowhere. When he ran years ago. Pierre Du Pont, another billionaire, went nowhere when he ran.

      It’s not about the money. Money certainly helps. But if the people don’t know you. They won’t vote for you.

      • Exactly! He has spent the money he has and seen virtually zilch in results so he doubled it. As I have been saying along as you have, it doesn’t matter how much money you have, if people don’t like you, you’re not going to get the votes.

        All these ads that Bloombag has airing that show him in slacks with a flannel shirt in his feeble attempt to look like the everyday caring Joe….what a nauseous joke. That’s not who Bloomberg really is. Bloomberg cares about BLOOMBERG and that’s it.

        No matter how bad he wants to, Bloomberg will not beat Trump in an election. The only one as I see having a prayer is Mayor Pete and I don’t think he can either. The Ds screwed themselves into having a chance in 2020.

        • You know why I really hate the guy? I’m a pilot in both rotorcraft and fixed wing and so is Bloomberg!
          He has Ratings:
          PRIVATE PILOT
          AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE LAND
          AIRPLANE MULTIENGINE LAND
          INSTRUMENT AIRPLANE
          ROTORCRAFT-HELICOPTER

          Medical Information:
          Medical Class: Third Medical Date: 4/2019
          MUST WEAR CORRECTIVE LENSES.
          NOT VALID FOR ANY CLASS AFTER 04/30/2020.
          BasicMed Course Date: None BasicMed CMEC Date: None

          Now I really hate him!

        • ” The only one as I see having a prayer is Mayor Pete ”

          Allow me to offer an alternative point of view. The only Dem in the current slop bucket that can beat Trump is… (drumroll, please)… Bernie Sanders.

          I can hear the boos, protestations and lamentations from the box seats to the bleachers, but bear with me:

          The sole reason the Dems lost in 2016 is because the voters wanted something different. The wanted it with Obama when he promised “hope and change” and then failed to deliver (on that and everything else). But the yearning didn’t go away and people still wanted something different. So ignore all that crap about racism, sexism, deplorable rubes from the fly-over states, white supremacy — all that is just the Dems desperately looking for someone other than themselves to blame. The election results came down to nothing more than Trump was something different, and Hillary was just more of the same old shit. Something different won, same old shit lost.

          Fast forward to 2020. Trump is still something different, which is why he’s held steady with his base. He’s not quite the something different that he was, but he still clears the bar. Looking over the Dem candidates we’ve got a whole roster of same old shits, and only one something different, and that would be Bernie. (Forget Liz Warren– she’s a same old shit posing as a something different, but she’s a phoney and an opportunist).

          Iowa kind of boosts this point. Iowa was a case of the same old shit Democrats pulling the same old shit fraud for the sake of nominating a same old shit candidate, Bootygig. And nobody’s really buying it.

          So Bernie is the only one that can give Donald any kind of challenge. That would be an election of something different vs. something different – an actual choice. Otherwise, its something different Donald against the same old shit Democrat, and that would just be a re-run of the 2016 election, only this time around Donald takes the popular vote as well.

          I’m not a Bernie fan by any stretch, and would not vote for him. But I do love a good horse race.

        • @Up in arms,

          There’s some merit to that argument, and there’s no denying that the complaints of the Bernie supports tend to have some distinct similarities to the complaints of Trump supporters. The two camps have radically different ideas about how to fix things, of course. But I don’t see how Sanders, who’s served in Congress since the last ice age without ever really getting anything done, can effectively position himself as an outsider. He’s gotten rich in office, just like the others.

      • we really won’t know about bloomberg until he’s exposed to the voters…he seems to be hesitant about that…one thing is for sure…nobody up on that current stage can win…

  5. Don’t expect Bloomers to win but his money can do a lot for the communist party USA candidates at all levels.

    Every conservative need to turn out to vote in November and every election.

  6. my mom, well into her nineties, loves this guy. thinks he’s wonderful. it’s no big hardship to smile and nod, but i sneak in little comments to check her enthusiasm like, “i hate his fucking guts.”
    god bless her. nobody is wrong all the time. it’s just that he’s such a cocksucker.

  7. This is stupid, worrying about and insulting the least likely to win candidate.

    The threat is his money. He knows he cannot win, winning isn’t even the point. It is about the damage he can do with his money. $300 million in already. If he keeps spending he can help other hoplophobic candidates, even indirectly. If he starts doing issue-only TV spots, no candidate named, he could do a lot of damage.

    It’s Bloomberg’s billions spent on anti-gun campaigning that is the threat, not the “candidate” himself.

  8. He’s demonstrating what he can, and is willing to do with all those BloomBucks.

    All those turfed anti-orgs, floated legi-critters, n purchased state AGs were too much on the D L for Little Bloomie to get respect from the inner parth. Doing the ops out front as part of a public “campaign” everybody knows who he is, where he is, and what be can do. 3% to 5% change in counted turn out flips elections. He can’t “win” but h’s ok being kingmaker, now annoyed that his tiny self is hidden behind the throne. Got P-Oed when Styer, Yang, n Obama joined Soros n company, as king makers, but out front, taking the credit.

  9. All the things I hear being said against Mini Mike. Are the same kinds of things. That were said about now President Trump. Right or Wrong. Never underestimate the ability of stupid people to make stupid decisions. Liberal Democrats hate President Trump more than they fear Michael Bloomberg. They will nominate Bernie Sanders if they think he can beat President Trump. They are willing to do what is necessary to Win. The Chaos that follows is just the price of regaining Power. Nothing must get in they way of Control.

    • Their problem isn’t that chaos will follow. It’s that chaos is all around them and between them and the goal. They have fractured.

      bloomberg bought the left and his money is causing a lot of the chaos as they fight amongst themselves. I would not be a bit surprised to see the democratic party fragment into at least 2 different parties after the November disaster they are walking into.

      What a rush.

      • ” I would not be a bit surprised to see the democratic party fragment into at least 2 different parties after the November disaster they are walking into. ”

        Count on it. It might not even be November. When Bernie is denied the nomination at the convention in July, he walks and takes AOC, “the squad”, and Tulsi Gabbard with him.

        • I wouldn’t count on Tulsi. She’s challenged hillary in court. She’s likely to die in mysterious circumstances before much longer.

        • And they can keep on walking, the two most likely to win the nomination are Biden and Warren, regardless of whichever one gets it, it is assured that Hillary will be their running mate. This is her back end run into the white house. And if I were Warren or Biden I would have an official food and drink tester available so I don’t get a lethal dose of whatever.

  10. Soda Hitler could spend a billion dollars and people will still not like him. He is a super rich jackass and bought his way into power in NYC. Look at his 3 bullets interview. He sounds like a moron who has no clue how anything works. He just wants people to live life how he sees fit, screw their ability to make their own choices in life. The true actions of a tyrant asshat.

  11. What a stupid subject! “Stop and frisk” refers to unconstitutional methods of enforcement of an unconstitutional law, talk about chasing down the rabbit hole!

  12. Golly when I stated(last year) “stop & frisk” was complete Nazi/totalitarianism BS I remember getting a lot of static. IF Bloomturd HAD targeted white boyz(most of you) I imagine it would have been over in a week. Every anti-midget ad should mention THIS…

  13. Qeue the “I’m not white. I’m Jewish” comments from Bloomberg. Which will make him exempt from scorn, naturally

    • He looks like a white man to me.
      (Smile)

      BTW
      I wonder if he knows there are Jewish people with dark skin, yellow skin, etc etc.

      • Your mom has to be Jewish for you to claim you are Jewish or you need a DNA test to prove it. Don’t tell the black “Jewish” people that.

        • There are Jewish people from very dark skin to very white skin. From West Africa. North Africa. East Africa many different parts of Asia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and China.

          But for some reason the white European Jews don’t want to talk about them. Even though Judaism came out of a part of the world where the folks had dark skin.

      • I wonder if Israel is aware, considering that they define Jews as an ethnic group and administer DNA tests in order to confirm Jewish heritage.

    • @RedFlagRising,
      Yeah, mebbe. But the dynamite to put on the arrows has gotten a little harder to get hold of since 9/11.
      Cooter

    • Considering that they are virtually silent a person could kill as many people in a crowd as what’s his “F” did in Vegas and they would have no idea where the arrows were coming from if it happened at night unless they realize the direction angle from the impact angle.

  14. Mr. Bloomberg is simply continuing a long tradition. White Jewish people who believe that blacks should not be armed at all. But should be taken care of by white Jews and the State.

    Those with questions can read:
    Negroes and the Gun, the black tradition of Arms, by Nicholas Johnson. 2014.

    • When other people buy up their neighborhood to “gentrify” it the residents get very angry. Can’t have angry people with guns.

  15. Trump said he too wants stop and frisk to make a come back. He even thought of sending the military into black neighborhoods to teach them a lesson.

    • This. Everyone too often sees only the color of the jersey. Those of us who are true BoR defenders and not mere partisans or “guns for me” voters truly are on our own.

      Sadly, I fully expect you to be shouted down here for that.

      • I like the truth no matter who says it. And the truth is stop-and-frisk did work. Because they were monitoring the cell phone traffic of criminals saying that they could not conduct their drug selling operations because the cops were out looking for them.

        The truth is the cops know who’s a drug dealer and who is not. The truth is that white liberals who are racist in their own mind, project that racism on to other people. These white liberals want the black criminals to go unmolested, by the police.

        Surveys have been taken in black neighborhood and found that many of the residents would like the police to shoot drug dealers dead. Because the law-abiding citizens recognize just how dangerous the drug dealers are. However the white liberals disagree about this. White liberals don’t live in black neighborhoods. White Liberals are like white Jews. Both of them want black people disarmed.

        And that is the truth.

        • One doesn’t have to be white or to hate blacks to oppose a policy that violates 4A and 5A.
          Sure, I’d like to have drug gangsters gone, but in case you forgot, the government has no more justification to shoot someone dead than you or I do (i.e., the situations where lethal force is justified).

        • to Dave
          As long as you’re honest and say that “Stop and Frisk” did work to reduce crime and catch criminals. Because it did. Now make your case to crime victims that all of it was unconstitutional. Because that is true as well. It won’t be easy to make your case to a person who has been mugged.

          The three L’s have been lying to make they case easier to crime victims.

      • “It was meant for problems like Chicago.” — Donald Trump

        And he wants the police to be militarized to enforce the drug and gun war. Got to take the guns first…

        • Did you say the same thing when Obama sent tanks, Machine guns, select fire weapons and grenade launchers to civilian police departments.???? All over the country.

  16. And without the electoral college…this is how ALL candidates would operate…
    Why waste time and money on the fly-over states when it would be California, New York, Texas and Florida that decide it?

  17. Race based policing is the only kind that makes sense. The races have vastly different crime rates so should be policed at different rates. This maximizes the effectiveness of police while minimizing the infringement of rights.

  18. I don’t care what Vegas or mainstream commentators say. Jeb was the favored, politically experienced, middle-of-the-road candidate in 2016. He spent $150M and got 3 delegates. Bloomie spending more than twice that isn’t going to guarantee any better results, especially in a socialist-leaning, anti-1%er, identity-politics balkanized party (all of which hate him). His main issue is being anit-gun, which will push away even more Dems, especially in places like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Virginia. When he announced, interviews with Demanding Moms said they supported him, but he’s not an ideal candidate and they wouldn’t vote for him. All he has going for him is that he’s not Trump and is willing to spend money. Steyer is in the same boat, but he hasn’t committed as much money.

  19. I think universal ‘stop & frisk’ on the street and universal ‘search & seizure’ at home would suit Mr. Bloomberg just fine!

  20. I mean… he’s not wrong on that point, although it’s the sort of truth that will be used against him mercilessly.

    I don’t think he was suggesting that the police should stop black people on the basis of being black but instead was making the point that it makes no sense to compare stop&frisk rates to racial demographics and expect them to be the same. Police interactions should be based on crime- stop and frisk is supposed to address suspects that are armed and dangerous. It only makes sense that a demographic group that is disproportionately represented in the figures for homicides would also be disproportionately represented in being stopped and frisked. That doesn’t mean the practice is racist- although any interaction could still be racist.

    At the time, Bloomy was concerned with tamping down the lid on crime because he wanted to maintain his mayorship of the city, and the city doesn’t like blood in the streets. I guess he should have been thinking ahead.

    • Hannibal, as I recall you are correct. the point of the entire conversation was the percentages of crime by race or ethnic group should have some bearing on the ration of the people who were ‘stopped and frisked’. When the crime in a neighborhood is committed mostly by Blacks, a larger percentage of Blacks should be stopped, when it is mostly by Whiites, mostly Whites should be stopped. And etc.

      Though to be perfectly honest, Bloomberg isn’t someone I would want to put much stock in. While he may be able to make money at business, his government leadership skills do not impress me. He wants to let people out of jail early but take guns away from innocent people (as long as he can keep his body guards). Of course de Blasio isn’t any better.

  21. I do believe his money will buy him the Democrat Party nomination. Biden is flaming out, Warren is fading, Mayor Pete has never even held a statewide office and isn’t trusted by the black community, and that Communist Sanders frightens even that old leftist Chris Mathews. So along comes Bloomberg to save the party and they will jump on him like a starving dog on a tossed out hamburger.

    Once Bloomberg has bought the nomination, he will try to rent the White House, but too many people just dislike him so much that won’t happen. If we are lucky his unlikeability and the failures of the Democrat Party will clear some of them out of DC.

  22. The constitution states if you hold a title granted by a king or queen you can not be president.On October 6, 2014, Queen Elizabeth II awarded Bloomberg as Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his “prodigious entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors, and the many ways in which they have benefited the United Kingdom and the U.K.-U.S. special relationship.” He can not legally be president.

    • The same thing applied to Obama concerning constitutional issues about his parents’ allegiance to the US but that was never even brought up. His father was a non-US citizen and his mother was a known communist who actually had been investigated by the FBI. I wonder how soon after being elected that file got destroyed?

  23. If you play identity politics, yup, you’re obviously going to run up into trouble if you propose things that disproportionately affect group X. In terms of throwing these things back at Bloomberg (Alisnky’s rules), yup it’s fun, and I certainly don’t mind doing so.

    However, this is going to be an un-PC fact: stop and frisk affects blacks more than whites because blacks disproportionately commit more crimes (assault, murder, robbery) per capita more than whites. It’s a fact and statistic, backed up by FBI data, and it’s not racist to say it. It would be unwise and unfair to cast a blanket statement that LEOs frisking more blacks than whites is “racist” because most likely the LEOs are doing these actions in areas where the crimes are being committed. Guess what? Those areas happen to be be where there’s a disproportionate amount of minorities as well! I would also wager a high proportion of the LEOs in NY are minorities themselves.

    You can debate whether it’s because of poverty causing crime, or crime causing poverty, etc etc. That doesn’t interest me. Ultimately, here’s an unpopular opinion: stop and frisk probably worked to reduce crime (it follows the Broken Window policing theory). Does it affect minorities disproportionately more than whites? Yup, but refer to who’s committing the crimes. And of course, equality of outcome is not the same as equality of opportunity. If the LEOs are not frisking shady white dudes acting suspicious, then we can talk about racism, but I suspect that’s not happening. And until them, let’s ease up on the claims of racism.

    I only bring this up because while the topic du jour is stop and frisk — and there’s definite issues with whether that’s constitutional (so far only the NY “implementation” of it has been ruled sketchy) — the mentality behind being PC in our law enforcement has consequences. Right now crime is up in NY (and most urban places run by lefties, to be sure). I live in the Bay Area, and this blue-pill mentality has equal consequences as well. BART, our version of a Subway, has refused to release security footage of robberies on their transit stops and trains. The reason? Because it will show a disproportionate amount of Latinos and Blacks committing crimes. Our government prosecutors are doing their best to have leeway over prosecuting and sentencing criminals because the optics will be unfair for minorities. SF is attempting to reform their bail system similar to NY, and even Deblasio has admitted that by doing so, it has increased crime. This is BS, and reduces the safety for every one, regardless of color.

  24. “He can not legally be president”

    Where have I heard that before? Hmm……..

    How about a recent man who went to school on a foreign student visa, who was not born in a state of the union, but was born in either Kenya(which many believe) or best case, Hawaii (which was a possession of the US and did not promise citizenship).

    These facts were swept under the rug and he was elected only because of his African roots. He did NOT have the American Black Roots, only identified because of skin color, a Pretender in the original sense of the word.

    Bloomy will get quite a few votes, we can only hope that Sanders will ruin his chances.

    • The only slavery blood he actually had came from his white mother’s ancestors. This guy is the biggest film flam artist in modern politics, almost nothing about him can be verified one way or another and that should have disqualified him. Also, how was Cruz able to run for president considering he was born in Canada if I’m not mistaken?

  25. “Mayor Mike” should have said that police stop law-abiding, legally armed citizens too much and illegally armed, violent, sociopathic criminals too little. Also, state’s attorneys in left wing run cities spend too much time trying to incarcerate the former and release the latter.

  26. I know you conservatives want to play the “leftists are the real racists and we’re the real tolerant and gentle ones” game and try to hold the left to their own standards, but no one cares. The thing is, he’s absolutely correct when you view crime statistically. That’s just reality. Deal with it, or keep displaying tolerance that you should know by now will not be reciprocated.

    I mean seriously. You’re practically begging to be frisked as well just to prove you’re not racist.

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