After an electronic voting glitch that counted thousands of test ballots and a voter integrity law suit, Eric Adams has emerged victorious in the Democrat Primary for New York Mayor.
The New York Post is reporting that "Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ recent victory in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary is more proof that calls to defund the police are a non-starter, even with black people, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said."
"Adams, a former NYPD captain and an outspoken proponent of increased policing to counter the city’s ongoing crime wave, edged out former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia in the June 22 primary. Clyburn insisted defund the police is a chokehold around the Democratic Party."
"Clyburn is a longtime critic of the defund the police movement. Following last year’s election, in which Democrats saw their House majority shrink, he told CNN that the party “can’t pick up these things just because they make a good headline. We need to work on what makes headway, rather than what makes headlines.” Well said. The problem is the wingnuts in the party like Bill de Blasio that are pushing the socialist agenda.
AOC is a whack job.
Everyone has seen the failure of de Blasio's policies in New York. Eric Adams won the primary because he is the closest they had to Curtis Sliwa. Adams is a former republican who opposes defunding the police. Everyone knows New York needs to address the increase in crime which is strangling its prosperity. However, funding the police isn't the only problem.
If you hire 10,000 more police but don't let them arrest criminals, then nothing will change. If you don't incarcerate criminals, then nothing will change. Addressing violent crime means addressing violent crime. That is what Rudy Giuliani did when he was mayor.
Another big concern is excessive taxation. Rasing taxes reduces tax revenue because when you raise taxes, businesses leave the State. After those businesses leave, you have less tax revenue than you did before you raised taxes. We have seen that in California.
Everyone is leaving California and moving to Republican States like Arizona, Texas and Florida where they have lower taxes. When you have low taxes, more businesses move in and you have more tax revenue than when you raise taxes. New York needs to recover financially.
I applaud Eric Adams and James Clyburn over de Blasio and AOC's insanity but what New York needs right now economically is a Republican like Giuliani. They need the whole package not just part of it. The problem with Eric Adams is that he's a Democrat. Democrats have destroyed New York City twice. The world can clearly see that.
New Yorkers aren't stupid. If you f*ck them around they will eat you for breakfast. The New York model succeeded because New Yorkers had the political will to see it through. It's been done before, it can be done again.