All of the Democrats in the running since day one set aside their campaign differences Wednesday night to gang up on the newcomer. They all made one thing perfectly clear, progressive liberals aren’t about to trade one arrogant billionaire for another. Especially one who hung out with Jeffrey Epstein. Elizabeth Warren let out a blood-curdling war yell and led the charge for Michael Bloomberg’s scalp.
An arrogant billionaire
Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Senator called “Pocahontas” for her claim that 1/1024th Native American blood entitles her to preferential treatment, went on the warpath Wednesday night. Her poll numbers have been alarming but not yet as bad as Quid Pro Joe Biden’s. “We’re running against a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians,” exclaimed the candidate who looks like a horse-faced lesbian. “And, no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump, I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg. Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another.”
To hang onto any chance at all, she had to go on the offensive, so she picked Mike Bloomberg to offend. His past is a lot murkier than hers. The worst she ever did was set up the world’s most powerful Democrat slush fund, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Bloomberg, on the other hand, likes to throw blacks and Latinos up against the wall when he’s not making crude remarks to women. then there’s the whole sneaky way he’s trying to simply pay cash and buy the election outright.
“We are not going to beat Donald Trump with a man who has who knows how many nondisclosure agreements, and the drip, drip, drip of stories of women saying they have been harassed and discriminated against.” The nondisclosure agreements are a trick that Bloomberg learned from his pal Jeffrey Epstein. The Attorney General in the Virgin Islands is holding Epstein’s estate hostage until the lawyers agree to release Epstein’s employees from theirs so they can tell their stories. Bloomberg isn’t about to lift his. He doesn’t even want to admit how many there are. He grudgingly acknowledges two. That matches the two lawsuits against him.
Women don’t like Bloomberg’s jokes
Senator Warren grilled Bloomberg if he “would release the women who have made accusations from the nondisclosure agreements they signed, so we can hear their side of the story?” He sidestepped. “We have a very few nondisclosure agreements.” Warren snapped back “How many is that?” Bloomberg showed his political skills by answering, “None of them accuse me of doing anything other than, maybe they didn’t like a joke I told.” The audience groaned in response. The arrogant billionaire insists it’s okay because it was “consensual.” “There’s agreements between two parties that wanted to keep it quiet and that’s up to them. They signed those agreements and we’ll live with it.” Warren drew her bow. “I’m sorry, no, the question is, are the women bound by being muzzled by you? And you could release them from that immediately.”
One of those jokes comes from the dark ages of the 1990’s. At a friend’s wedding, Bloomberg allegedly told a group of female employees to “line up to give [the groom] a blow job as a wedding present.” He is known for regularly making office comments like, “look at that nice piece of ass.” He denies he told one female employee to “kill it” when she got pregnant but doesn’t dispute the rest. In his defense, he pointed to the record of female promotions in his offices. Others say that to get them required short skirts and an open mind.
Warren wasn’t buying it. “I hope you heard what his defense was: ‘I’ve been nice to some women.’ That just doesn’t cut it.” Just like her slush fund, “we need to know is exactly what’s lurking out there.”
Something Democrats can agree on
None of the candidates were happy about the $300 million he spent on television advertising which “boosted his poll numbers and landed him on the debate stage.” After getting Warren off his back, Bloomberg had to defend his “stop and frisk” proclivities. He lost touch with the crowd, seeming a little arrogant, “distant and disinterested, speaking in bland technocratic assertions.”
Bernie Sanders was feisty in the debate for a change, rubbing his first place position in everyone’s nose, but especially aiming at Pete Buttigieg. Bloomberg pinked Bernie with a comment that the socialist was unelectable. “It’s ridiculous. We’re not going to throw out capitalism. We tried that, other countries tried – it was called communism and just didn’t work.” Sanders called that “a cheap shot.” If you want a cheap shot, Bloomberg countered, “the best-known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses.” That would be Sanders.
Buttigieg really drew blood “most Americans don’t see where they fit if they have to choose between a socialist who thinks money is the root of all evil and a billionaire who thinks that money ought to be the root of all power.” He scored bonus points when he declared, “turning to someone like Mayor Bloomberg who thinks he can buy this election is no better a way to succeed than turning to somebody like Senator Sanders who wants to burn the house down. Let’s put forward somebody who’s actually a Democrat.” He also burned Bernie by referencing the Nevada culinary union, who hates his health plan. Sanders also took some heat for his aggressive “online supporters.”
Biden couldn’t get a word in edgewise. “Can I get a chance to say something? He begged. On the way off the stage, he turned to Bloomberg and sympathized, “welcome to the party, man.”