Nov 10, 2012
Michael Bloomberg, Go Home

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was blasted over mishandling Hurricane Sandy; President Barack Obama will ignore his request.

by Sandy Eller, VIN News

Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind blasted Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his mishandling of the city’s woes in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, saying the mayor has proven he is totally out of touch with the needs of his constituents and should resign.

"He has mishandled this entire crisis," Hikind told Shimon Gifter in a video interview for VIN News.

"People feel unsafe in their own homes, they are afraid to leave what is left of their houses because of the looting. Where is the mayor? What is he busy with? We changed the law to give him a third term, because he insisted that the city needed him, he was the great administrator. He has been a colossal failure. I dare him to go out to Far Rockaway or Seagate and face the people there."

Hikind took the mayor to task for his slow response to the gas crisis, wondering why it took Bloomberg a week to institute even/odd rationing at gas stations, when New Jersey adopted the policy almost a full week ago.

"Who is running the city of New York?" queried Hikind. "It certainly isn't Bloomberg."

While Hikind criticized the mayor for his inaction following last week’s storm, he further attacked Bloomberg for what he called his skewed priorities.

"What is the mayor busy with? Ensuring that people can't donate food to the homeless because he is worried about its nutritional content. Instead of spending his time helping storm victims, the mayor is busy making sure that no one brings cholent to homeless shelters."



Another blow to Bloomberg came from Washington, DC.

The White House has notified that newly reelected President Barack Obama will travel to New York on Thursday to view recovery efforts, despite Bloomberg's request not to do so.

White House press secretary Jay Carney says Obama will meet with affected families, local officials and first responders who have been dealing with the major storm, AP reported.


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1
VOTE FOR DOV HIKIND FOR MAYOR
(11/10/2012 7:11:43 PM)
2
bloomberg
hi is a disgrace
(11/10/2012 7:29:29 PM)
3
confused
is there a reason that bloomberg doesn't want the president to come??
(11/10/2012 8:24:56 PM)
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to # 3
obama just wants the picture of him doing something, he actually did nothing for the hurricane except visit NJ!

Fema is doing nothing to help anyone and the president is responsible for that!

The media will never say anything since its Obama in office, if it was a R in office he would be blasted every day.
(11/10/2012 9:05:51 PM)
5
Turf War
Bloomberg doesn't want Obama to come because it's Bloomberg's turf and Bloomberg wants to be dictator. Clear and simple.
(11/10/2012 9:09:15 PM)
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to #2
As for Dov Hikind: hard-work is just not his thing. Must be nice to be in Florida instead of coming back to Brooklyn to help his constituents.
(11/10/2012 9:10:39 PM)
7
calm down
(11/10/2012 9:21:21 PM)
8
We don't need Bloomberg
We need someone that get a salary and cares about his job and NYC!!!
(11/11/2012 1:49:17 AM)
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RABBI POTSLOWSKY
AND THERE LYES MY FRIENDS THE LESSON FOR US ALL. DON'T GET SWAYED OR ENAMOURED BY THE WEALTH OR SOCIAL STANDING OF A MAN. ITS HOW HE TREATS HUMANITY AND PARTICULAR YIDDEN THAT COUNTS!
(11/11/2012 5:19:48 AM)
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to #4
i agree with u 100%
(11/11/2012 8:23:38 AM)
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Mida kneged mida
Anyone who prevents hiders or shames any of hashems holy commandments ( such as metzitza be peh) Halacha, Le Moshe mei Sinai , will be punished accordingly through shame embarrassment public humiliation and loss of high rank. It happened to other political figures around the nations and in israel and different rabbis of the modern orthodox conservative and reform movement. Shame shame shame for not being kanayim to the commandments of Hashem and allowing a mitzva le Moshe mei Sinai to be humiliated. Well hopefully we will learn now!!!
(11/11/2012 11:37:45 PM)
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