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The American left has a nasty habit of pretending that conservatism is somehow inherently anti-woman, anti-immigrant and anti-youth. And when a candidate like the latest potential GOP entrant into the New York mayoral race comes along, they lose all credibility.
Super liberal New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a middle aged white guy. has endeared himself to the social justice crowd with an anti-corporatism facade and attempts to restructure the city’s government to make the Big Apple a friendlier place to people committing “quality of life” offenses, such as living in the country illegally or taking a dump on the sidewalk.
While not encouraging New York cops to take so-called broken window policing to insane extremes certainly isn’t a bad thing, de Blasio’s New York certainly has its critics.
And rightly so.
No, correlation isn’t causation– but it certainly seems as though the mayor’s efforts to make NYC a better example of liberal utopia are having an opposite effect. Some even say the mayor’s policies are bringing the city slowly back to its bad old days of high crime and dirty boulevards.
Among the critics of de Blasio’s new NYC is the Trump administration, which undoubtedly would love to see the nation’s most recognizable city, and the president’s hometown, return to Republican control.
Of course in a city controlled by the liberal elites that worked overtime on behalf of Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, taking power from a liberal like de Blasio isn’t going to be an easy task.
But the GOP may have a secret weapon in the upcoming election.
As reported by New York’s Spectrum News:
After beating an Democratic incumbent in an upset in 2010, Republican Nicole Malliotakis has been serving Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn in Albany ever since. Now, she is looking to take on Mayor Bill de Blasio, if she can first win the Republican primary.
“I grew up with a strong sense of patriotism,” she said. “My parents always voted and were always very excited about being citizens and being able to contribute to the process. Especially my mother, who fled a dictatorship where they don’t have the ability to elect their leaders.”
Showing us around her Albany office, Malliotakis pointed to her sketches of Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, displayed photographs with her old boss, former Governor George Pataki, and let us know what a big fan she is of the singer Cher, whose book was neatly displayed between those about Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln.
“There’s no doubt that I’m unique,” Malliotakis said. “I’m a woman. I’m half-Hispanic. I am Greek. We haven’t had that combination in elected office in this city or state, for that matter, ever before.”
One thing Malliotakis says she will be doing less of in Albany now that she is running for mayor is late-night karaoke.
“I sing La Bamba. That’s my song. And once in a while, I’ll participate in duet with Joe Lentol of Sonny and Cher. ‘I Got You Babe,’” she said.
While Democratic colleagues stopped far short of endorsing her candidacy, many encouraged her to take on the mayor.
If she does win the GOP primary, expect the Democrats knives to come out– and expect yet another example of how the party only believes in diversity when they have the diverse candidate.