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Promoting City’s Spirit,
de Blasio Aims to Bring
Democratic Convention to Brooklyn

New York Times, by Michael M. Grynbaum

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Posted By:ElSid, 6/6/2014 9:51:53 PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio does not think there are enough Democrats in Brooklyn. So come summer of 2016, he is hoping to import about 35,000 more. The de Blasio administration on Friday proposed that when the Democratic Party gathers to crown its next presidential nominee, it do so in the mayor’s home borough, a cradle of the resurgent left that has morphed from a symbol of the working class into a gritty, global arbiter of cool. (Snip) And it would raise a number of intriguing angles for national Democrats, who are confronting the rise of a revived left wing that has challenged the direction of a party known for tacking to the

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New York City to experience another kink of "Fleet Week." This gives Christie a chance to play both sides of the East River.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 6/6/2014 10:14:26 PM     (No. 9876009)

To steal a line from Hillzy, I don´t see what difference it makes. The Dem candidate will cozy up to all the left-wingers no matter what.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno, 6/6/2014 10:53:46 PM     (No. 9876039)

New York City to experience another kink of "Fleet Week."
Gee Bruce, I hope they don´t run out of suppositories!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PAdiva, 6/6/2014 11:12:09 PM     (No. 9876049)

Bring on the grape koolaid! Sounds like the mayor is trying to get OPM (other people´s money) to clean up Brooklyn.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 6/6/2014 11:59:50 PM     (No. 9876062)

I gots a better idea, have it in Harlem!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 6/7/2014 5:59:01 AM     (No. 9876128)

My thought exactly. Those libtard demonrats would have to rub elbows with the unwashed that they don´t want living next to them. Oh, the horrors.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: chance_232, 6/7/2014 9:11:13 AM     (No. 9876267)

I´m all for it! Imagine the unnecessary expense! Lodging in NYC is astronomical and the cost for union labor is exorbitant.

I mean, why hold the convention anywhere else at half the cost, when you can hold it in NYC at double the cost?

Holding it in NYC will reduce DNC spending on ads by several million dollars in the general election.

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