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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg Wants To Be a Kingmaker

New York City's billionaire Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has decided he wants to be a political kingmaker using his own deep pockets plus his rich friends. He's unhappy about the remarkable success of the Tea Partiers in nominating conservative candidates, and he wants to remake the Republican Party under the label Moderate. Bloomberg started off with this project by hosting a fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. That alone should disqualify Bloomberg from respectability in the Republican Party. Bloomberg also endorsed other Democrats for the new U.S. Senate. Bloomberg says his idea of how the Senate should function is the 40-year collaboration of the late Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy and Republican Senator Orrin Hatch.

New York City Mayor Bloomberg plans to finance candidates who agree with him in supporting abortion, same-sex marriage, gun control, and amnesty for illegal aliens, but keep silent about the social issues in the hope that voters won't notice these candidates' rejection of conservative principles. That is a very bad strategy because the Ronald Reagan model for victory was a coalition of active fiscal, national defense, and social conservatives. We should stick to that winning formula. We cannot fail to address questions about the social issues because they are so important to America's future.

One major social issue is support of marriage as one man and one woman, which is defined in 31 states by vote of the people, plus the federal law called the Defense of Marriage Act: DOMA. Supremacist judges have been overriding the will of the people on marriage and we can't let them get by with it. Immigration is another social issue where supremacist judges are trying to grab decision-making power away from the people. We don't want New York's Mayor Bloomberg to redesign the Republican Party.

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