• Former Mayor Bloomberg May Not Be a Socialist but He’s Also Anything But a ‘Moderate’

    Surge Summary: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is being billed by many as a moderate running in the field, but his history reveals he is anything but that: in fact, he is a big-government Leftist who also demonstrated a disturbing “tone deaf” quality concerning the particularly controversial issue of a mosque which wanted to open near the Ground Zero site not long after the 9/11 attacks.

    by Gary Bauer

    I’ve heard some people suggest that Michael Bloomberg is the “moderate” in the Democrat race, primarily because he’s defending capitalism and calling out Sanders’s socialism.  That doesn’t make him moderate.

    Bloomberg is promoting a host of big government solutions and always sides with the radical left in the culture wars.  From banning guns to Big Gulps, Bloomberg is anything but moderate.  He’s a left-wing elitist who thinks he knows best how to run your life.

    If you need any more evidence, let’s go back a few years to the great national debate over the proposed Ground Zero mosque.

    CBS News poll found that 71% of Americans opposed the construction of a mosque just two blocks from the site of the 9/11 attacks, where 3,000 Americans were murdered by radical Islamic supremacists.  Many 9/11 families led protests against the mosque.

    But Bloomberg aggressively defended the Ground Zero mosque when he was mayor of New York City.  At the time he said, “I think it’s fair to say if somebody was going to try, on that piece of property, to build a church or a synagogue, nobody would be yelling and screaming.”

    Could you be more tone deaf?!

    Actually, there was a church even closer to Ground Zero that was trying to rebuild, and it spent years fighting Bloomberg’s bureaucrats.

    And Bloomberg is still unapologetic about his support for the Ground Zero mosque.  In fact, he’s campaigning on it, even tweeting about it this week.

    By the way, another great American stepped up at the time, hoping to resolve the dispute over the mosque.  His name was Donald Trump.

    Trump offered to buy out the mosque’s investors, and he even offered a very generous 25% premium, in order to “end a very serious, inflammatory, and highly divisive situation.”

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally Posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: By Global Climate Action Summit 2018 – Michael Bloomberg, U.N. Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=81570116

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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