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"Do not lump me with the national Republicans. It’s unbecoming." - says republican

Posted by on Oct. 16, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota (R) appeared to do everything he could Tuesday to distance himself from the overall GOP.

Squaring off in the first televised debate against Democratic challenger Bill de Blasio, Lhota went on the defensive about being portrayed as a "national Republican." He claimed that his policies represent "long and hard" differences, from his pro-choice stance on abortion, to his support of gay marriage.

"Do not lump me with the national Republicans," Lhota said on WABC-TV, while pointing at de Blasio. "It’s unbecoming.”

Lhota's comments arrived as the federal government shutdown stretched into its third week, and polls continued to show the Republican Party's favorability rating on the decline. HuffPost Pollster's latest collection of 35 publicly available surveys has 55.4 percent viewing the GOP in an unfavorable light. That number has been on a steady decline since January 2012, when only 43.8 percent of folks held that negative view.

As for the race Lhota has to worry about, HuffPost Pollster's compilation of nine publicly available surveys has de Blasio holding a commanding 68 to 22 percent lead. The candidates will hold two more Tuesday debates (Oct. 22 and Oct. 29), before voters head out on Nov. 5 to the polls

 

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PamR
by Pam on Oct. 16, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Things just aren't going the way they had hoped, are they?

LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Oct. 16, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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Who?  The Tea Party?  No, things aren't.  The overall general Republican party?  Yeah, things are finally going the way they want them because there is finally a deal close at hand.  You DO comprehend that most Republicans, even in the House, have NOT been happy with what Cruz and his bunch have been doing, right?  But hey, generalize away.  And do gloat.  Some are calling for Dems to temper their gloating (with even the WH restraining itself and acknowledging nobody is a winner in this because the American people have suffered for it), but I am ALL for it -- it will make it that much sweeter when the ACA flops on it's ass -- and it will, IMO -- and the Dems have no possible avenue to blame anyone but themselves. 

Quoting PamR:

Things just aren't going the way they had hoped, are they?


 

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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Oct. 16, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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 The republican party as a whole allowed the tea bagging idiots to shut down the government...even after the had the votes to stop the temper tantrum...they didn't

John Boehner is one of the worst party leaders ever,,,,

the lowest approval rating ever recorded for a political party....

yea...they built that

Quoting LoveMyBoyK:

Who?  The Tea Party?  No, things aren't.  The overall general Republican party?  Yeah, things are finally going the way they want them because there is finally a deal close at hand.  You DO comprehend that most Republicans, even in the House, have NOT been happy with what Cruz and his bunch have been doing, right?  But hey, generalize away.  And do gloat.  Some are calling for Dems to temper their gloating (with even the WH restraining itself and acknowledging nobody is a winner in this because the American people have suffered for it), but I am ALL for it -- it will make it that much sweeter when the ACA flops on it's ass -- and it will, IMO -- and the Dems have no possible avenue to blame anyone but themselves. 

Quoting PamR:

Things just aren't going the way they had hoped, are they?

 

 

 

MsDenuninani
by Silver Member on Oct. 16, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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Honestly, no person running for office in a major city would really want to be affiliated with the National Republican Party, ever. 

Personally, I really don't think party affiliation means much for mayoral offices, generally. 

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Oct. 16, 2013 at 4:14 PM
SherryBerry106
by on Oct. 16, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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The 19 Most Revealing Documents From Bill De Blasio's Socialist Past

New York Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was a member of the Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York. A collection of their papers, which is housed at New York University, gave a glimpse of what the organization was actually like. [Ed.: I was only able to look through two of the group's boxes. Several of the other boxes were simultaneously being browsed by other news organizations.] posted on September 24, 2013 at 6:49pm EDT

 

BuzzFeed Staff posted September 24, 2013 6:49pm EDT
 

 

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19. A Bill de Blasio signed fundraising letter.

18. "George Bush Murder, Criminal, and Terrorist."

Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater Collection/Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive/Elmer Holmes Bobst Library/New York University

17. "Call: Cuba will stay free Response: Drive the Yankees to the Sea."

Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater Collection/Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive/Elmer Holmes Bobst Library/New York University

16. An entire Castro speech.

Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater Collection/Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive/Elmer Holmes Bobst Library/New York University

15. An ad for a free panel discussing "progressive alternatives to free-market capitalism."

Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater Collection/Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive/Elmer Holmes Bobst Library/New York University

14. "Contra Aid? Fuck No !"

Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater Collection/Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive/Elmer Holmes Bobst Library/New York University

13. A flyer for a conference to stop the "‘New' World Order."

Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater Collection/Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive/Elmer Holmes Bobst Library/New York University

12. A unaddressed letter asking for someone to lend their expertise to an event aiming to stop the "New World Order."

Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater Collection/Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive/Elmer Holmes Bobst Library/New York University

11. Flyer comparing Saddam's invasion of Kuwait to Israel occupying the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

 

 

 

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