I’ve said a number of bad things about Los Angeles voters, but at least we only elect ineffectual narcissists like Antonio Villaraigosa and Eric Garcetti. L.A. is, after all, a provincial backwater with an inferiority complex. The same can’t be said of New York City, which never had doubts about its own greatness. Bill de Blasio is perhaps the highest expression of the Big Apple’s self-esteem so far, so it shouldn’t be any surprise that this Man of the People is a corrupt thug.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s promise to ban New York City’s iconic horse-drawn carriages could backfire, exposing what the newly-elected mayor’s critics suggest is a corruption scandal masquerading as an animal-rights crusade. Defenders of the carriage industry point to a real-estate executive who is one of de Blasio’s major campaign donors as the driving force behind the effort to abolish the carriages.
The fact that people are writing about this in conservative media circles practically guarantees that major media sources will ignore the story, in spite of how well it plays into a populist Occupy-style narrative. After all, when a wealthy megalomaniac also happens to be a Democrat, his only crime in a case like this is caring too much for the horses that will be made into dog food when the ban goes into effect.
Here’s a simple truth: for Socialists, there is nothing legitimate that doesn’t emanate from government. This is as true for work as it is for health care. And in the Worker’s Paradise, the only choices are government jobs and welfare.
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