Friday, December 14, 2018

Michael Bloomberg Is Donald Trump With a Realistic Haircut

Michael Bloomberg has decided he wants to be President. However, he doesn't want to be bothered with all that freedom of the press nonsense, and has therefore instructed his news organization not to write about the presidential race.

“Quite honestly, I don’t want the reporters I’m paying to write a bad story about me,” Bloomberg said in a radio interview last week in Iowa, where he was paying an exploratory visit ahead of a possible 2020 bid for the White House. “I don’t want them to be independent.”

After all, that's not what he's paying them for. He's paying them to say what he wants, when he wants, how he wants, and screw the public's right to be informed. The US Constitution is for the little people, he says otherwise, and should he say otherwise, it isn't for them either. Forget about "fake news." Mike Bloomberg says there will be no news whatsoever, and if that's not good enough for you, go buy your own damn country.

This one, after all, is pretty pricey, and that's why Mike Bloomberg has his eyes on it. He deems himself a whole lot classier than Donald Trump, and figures if Trump can buy his way in, he can too. Laws are just a minor inconvenience for Michael Bloomberg. When city voters twice affirmed term limits, Michael Bloomberg went out and bought himself a one-time exception. De Blasio gets two terms, but Bloomberg got three. In Bloomberg World, that's what you call equitable.

Bloomberg likes to put down Donald Trump, because he fancies himself superior. He's not alone in that. A lot of people see Donald Trump as an amoral sociopath who wants what he wants when he wants. The difference between Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg is basically the same as the difference between Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. That ought to be scary indeed to Americans, and I'll tell you why.

Mayoral control eluded Rudy Giuliani. After all, he spent most of his term suing everyone over, oh, portraits of Jesus composed of excrement, the right to bring his mistress into the home he shared with his wife and young children, and who remembers what else? Rudy also stood up in front of God and everybody and said he ought not to abide by term limits, because he needed to keep up the morale of NYPD and FDNY. Never mind that he'd been denying them a contract for years, and that they pretty much hated his guts by then.

Bloomberg was able to accomplish what Giuliani had not, largely because he doesn't appear to be a drooling lunatic. I'd argue he may also be able to accomplish what Trump hasn't, and his open suppression of the press is well more than a clue. Trump attacks the press as fake news. Bloomberg just quietly declares there will be no news. He's Citizen Kane come to life, and imagine Citizen Kane in charge of the United States rather than Xanadu.

Another thing Bloomberg and Trump have in common is the utter lack of core beliefs. Of course, there is the Self, which they both worship, but beyond that nothing matters. If Trump or Bloomberg can run as Republicans and be successful, they don't give a golly gosh darn about why they spent most of their lives as Democrats. And if Bloomberg needs to portray himself as the anti-Trump, he'll swap his registration before you can say, "Who the hell is that guy anyway?" 

If you believe in freedom and liberty, be assured Michael Bloomberg does not. He will quietly assert himself over the country, buying everyone and everything he can that gets in his way. He won't be making juvenile assertions on Twitter. He'll hire someone to spell check. He'll do everything better and slicker than Trump

He's smarter than Trump, more devious than Trump, and therefore more dangerous than Trump. Think of all the nonsense Trump merely blathers about, and then imagine it all put into practice. That's what you're asking for if you vote for Michael Bloomberg.

So don't.
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