“I thought the story clearly could have been more balanced and I thought the particular use of terminologies–I found it surprising, let’s just put it that way,” responded, Mr. de Blasio, likely referring to the paper’s mention that he had described himself back in 1990 as an advocate of “democratic socialism.”So, philosophically, he’s two parts foreign socialist and one part American socialist. Not sure I understand his beef against the Times.
“I think that article didn’t fully represent what I feel except for one passage,” he said, “that very accurately noted that one part of me is a New Deal Democrat–just an updated version of it–one part of me is probably similar to a European Social Democrat, and I’m also very deeply influenced by liberation theology, which I learned a lot about in the years I worked on Latin America.”
How long before Detroiters start sending care packages to the Big Apple? Might be a while, yet, but if New Yorkers elect this knee-jerk, parlor socialist they’re sure not casting a vote for a rosy economic future.