I do. I know you're probably a troll and looking to fight, and I'm not going to argue with you. I think UPK and 3K are huge, and if he manages to open schools, he'll be my fucking hero. Also, I liked Bloomberg and think he was truly well-intentioned, but he actually made this city impossible to live in for millions of people, and I don't ever want a repeat of a "pro-business," pro-billionaire mayor.
np. I agree that UPK/3K and the universal free breakfast/lunch were major. He totally f-ed up though with schools in the time of covid (both in March and again now) and it cost lives. He seems to lack the ability to think independently, be flexible, and tries to be a people pleaser (politically motivated) and it bites him in the ass when public opinion shifts. Would not vote for him again.
I am OP and am serious, genuinely curious as to who supports him and why. I like UPK too, I was favorable for him in the beginning but then turned sour when I felt like he was out of his league in day to day management.
@anonymous That's just false. NYC closed schools the SAME DAY as SF. He just announced it 3 days later, with some pressure from Cuomo. No one was closing schools earlier, except acouple of NYC privates who closed from the 11th (a wednesday). NYC publics closed the following Monday (the 16th). It's just not true that soo many people died because of his decision
I’m sure a lot of people like him. I think he’s an inept bozo.
i'm not so sure. i wonder what his approval rate is. Seems people hate him almost as much as trump.
He and Laurie Lightfoot are the worst mayors in the history of the world.
Sadly the people who like him the most were the ones hurt hardest by his policies...the poor the underserved...
Here I think we are definitely on different pages...the number of children who have died on DeBlasio's watch due to the complete inadequacy of the Administration for Children's Services has outpaced any prior ; https://nypost.com/2019/11/23/city-blocked-investigations-of-de-blasio-richard-carranza-whistleblowers/
And the situation in public housing is simply horrifying...I have often thought that perhaps he's a closet capitalist trying to force people out of the "system" by making conditions in NYCHA housing so unbearable that its residents are forced to leave.
His nepotism in appointing his wife as head of two major, billion-dollar NYC commissions, one a miserable failure on helping the mentally ill and the other an impending risible disaster on "figuring out why minorities are disproportionately dying from COVID", outdoes any of his predecessors and makes the Trump administration where at least Jared and Ivanka don't have a BUDGET look like a meritocracy!
Then there's the Board of Education which is gradually ripping apart the Gifted and Talented track in public schools, and trying the dismantle the Specialized High School admissions system...the list of DeBlasio's ill-considered and ill-begotten choices goes on, his ludicrous run for president of the United States showcased how shockingly lacking in self-awareness he is...on the order of KJU.
And the people who use UPK are sadly the people who are in the system anyway as the rest of us managed to muddle through without a social safety net before another social welfare program. Bring on the "you had me until you trashed UPK" but guess what - yeah I'm paying for it anyway...go back to shoo-ing away the homeless from your West Side doorsteps! NIMBY all the way!
OP: Yes thanks for reminding me about the NYCHA and ACS issues. He is just not good at management and that is reflected in the deteriorating quality of life for all. But I do think UPK is wonderful, and never benefiting from it personally. But we all benefit from early childhood education and access. I wonder what's next... is there another Bloomberg in the wings or will it be a worse turn?
@Anonymous Yeah, you guys aren't plants AT ALL. Lol
"I'm just a normal NYCer who comes prepared with a scorecard, with links, of things I hate about the mayor. And--at the top of my list is concern for NYCHA residents!" Yeah, you're credible. Suspiciously similar to the anti-deblasio video played at the RNC, too!
Even Rudy Giuiliani, who is a terrible human being and was generally an awful mayor, managed to rise to the occasion in a crisis. deBlasio just doesn't have it in him.
i absolutely hate Giuliani but there was a time under his mayoral term in which NYC was absolutely thriving (Clinton also had something to do with it). Then he grew more and more authoritarian. But for a moment there NYC was at its peak