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Eric Adams Just Another New York Democrat

A sad surprise.

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Eric Adams campaigned as a law and order Democrat and not a wacky Marxist like his predecessor. But once again the voters were hoodwinked. Writer David Marcus gives details.

Marcus: On New Year’s Eve, Eric Adams was sworn in as the 110th mayor of New York City. In the wake of his wildly unpopular predecessor, Bill de Blasio, Adams entered office with an almost unprecedented amount of goodwill from the denizens of Gotham.

But 100 days into his administration that good will is diminishing, and New Yorkers are starting to fear they simply have another woke empty suit leading them. Top among the recent complaints regarding Adams is his inexplicable decision to continue forcing toddlers in New York preschools to wear masks. This is the same mayor who is desperate to get adult workers, who are actually susceptible to severe COVID disease back in their offices. But the youngest New Yorkers at the least risk from COVID but the most from developmental issues arising from masks, he keeps muzzled.

This came on the heels of his decision to maintain the city’s workplace vaccine mandate for everyone except celebrity athletes and entertainers. Incredibly, Adams claims that he doesn’t see a double standard here. This is exactly the kind of ham-fisted, de Blasio style idiocy he was elected to stop.

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As if these COVID blunders weren’t enough, hizzoner this week decided, apropos of absolutely nothing, to weigh in on the culture war over Florida’s controversial education bill restricting instruction on sexual matters to young children. Apparently, he has put up billboards in the Sunshine State urging people to move to New York so that they can say the word “gay,” which obviously people in Florida are free to do.

In a tweet the mayor’s office claimed in New York people can say whatever they want. And yet, when a city employee crashed a press conference to complain about the mindlessness of her toddler wearing a mask, she was fired for her trouble. According to Mayor Adams, saying “gay,” especially to small children is great, but questioning his policies is out of bounds.

Adams was essentially elected to do two things – fight crime and be normal. To his credit, more of New York’s finest are policing our streets today, and yet the crime numbers continue to surge. And though he opposes bail reform that sends criminals back on our streets, he isn’t willing to spend political capital to fight it. As for normalcy, that seemed to go out the window about 10 minutes after he got the keys to the mayor’s residence at Gracie Mansion.

The actions of Adams as mayor thus far are baffling. Maybe he is trying to burnish a national reputation. After all, our last three mayors, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Bloomberg, and Comrade de Blasio all ran for president with disastrous results. If that is the current mayor’s plan, then fine. But maybe fix the city first, and get into fights with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis later.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
2 months ago

New York voters obviously jumped from the pan into the fire. 😐

Hillary
Hillary
2 months ago

Black folk can’t mange their way out of a paper bag.

T.Dayton
T.Dayton
2 months ago

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. So if you keep voting for DRats what do you really expect? What really needs to happen is a sweeping of the top 5% of every department and that certainly won’t happen with another D in.

Spike
Spike
2 months ago

Another of the ilk, the way they campaigned one puts one’s faith in him, even though a different party, but they actually seem to know right from wrong and have “HORSE SENSE!! Ordinary folks, but also a number of doctors have said that it is almost impossible to put a mask on a preschooler, and even above that age child and THEY DO NOT WORK, because they cannot keep them on properly if you manage to get one on at all. Very likely they are not the “right” kind of mask that would work even somewhat. He must know that so why does he issue an edict that these least at risk even if they get the virus will continue to require masks for now???!!! With all the millions spent, any studies done on how it affects children to have themselves and everyone else’s facial expressions covered up, including a smile!!???

Last edited 2 months ago by Spike