Another Gaffe: Bloomberg Endorses Obama, Citing “Climate Change” Leadership

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bloombergNew York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg endorsed President Obama for reelection today as a president who would take the lead on addressing climate change.

Writing in a Bloomberg View essay published Thursday afternoon, Bloomberg said the hurricane that just battered the East Coast was a reminder of the high stakes of the election.

Local governments can work to reduce their carbon footprints, Bloomberg writes, but they can’t do it alone.

“We need leadership from the White House,” Bloomberg said, “and over the past four years, President Barack Obama has taken major steps to reduce our carbon consumption, including setting higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks.”

The endorsement from Bloomberg, a political independent, was something of a surprise to many in the White House. The last public message they got from the New York mayor was that he didn’t welcome a presidential visit to the city as it recovered from super storm Sandy this week.

In a statement issued after the endorsement, Obama pledged to stand by New York “in its time of need.”

“While we may not agree on every issue, Mayor Bloomberg and I agree on the most important issues of our time,” Obama said. “Just as importantly, we agree that whether we are Democrats, Republicans or independents, there is only one way to solve these challenges and move forward as a nation — together.”

Bloomberg’s essay is Obama’s second vote of confidence in two days from an elected official outside the Democratic Party — and on the storm-ravaged coast. The president spent the day Wednesday with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, who showed Obama the damage in his state and praised his vigorous response to the disaster.

In his essay, Bloomberg said he considered a number of things when making his decision, including Obama’s support for reproductive and same gender marriage rights.

But the most pressing issue for Bloomberg following the storm is climate change, and the candidates offer a clear choice, he writes.

“One sees climate change as an urgent problem that threatens our planet; one does not,” the essay reads. “I want our president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics.”

Source: POLITICS NOW – LA TIMES

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17 COMMENTS

  1. “I want our president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics.” Like the scientific evidence that MBP causes babies dying

  2. Is this guy suffering from dimentia? It seems so!
    He’s sooooo worried about the health of the children as it relates to our hayliger Mitzva and then he gives his reason for supporting Obamba that he’s more for “their” rights – not to mention the huge amount of money he talks about hiving them! He lost it!

  3. “In his essay, Bloomberg said he considered a number of things when making his decision, including Obama’s support for reproductive and same gender marriage rights”

    Rasha Merusha! This is what you support?! If you would of been around in Noach’s time, you would of drowned along with all the wicked people!

  4. Glad to see a voice of intellectual purity in America. Bloomberg rides the waves of discipline and I think he is a fellow we should all be glad is in a place of such priority to so many people especially our fellow yidden.

  5. An endorsement from Mayor Doomberg is a dooming endorsement for Obama. Mayor Doomberg tells us that having less sugary sodas will improve our health. That having less sugar in our drinks will help prevent diabetes and help us lose weight. What a dope. Now the Mayor is telling us we have global warming and they are causing these terrible storms. In the the next sentence he is telling us that gay men and women should be allowed to marry. Thankfully he will not be mayor for very much longer and we will get a Democrat to replace with sane moral values.

  6. Maybe his beer drinking( not high in sugar but high in alcohol) is affecting clearness in thought regarding this matter and all his recent off track decisions e.g bris milah.

  7. I have no idea, but i think that more likely the cause for Sandy was NOT global warming, but rather the support of same gender “mirage” rights.

  8. Matzav: If I give you a donation, will you please buy a dictionary? “Gaffe” means an UNINTENTIONAL remark or act. You may not like Mr. Bloomberg’s endorsement of President Obama, but there’s no question that he meant it.

    Is it that hard to accept that there are intelligent, informed, patriotic, morally upright Americans who have a different take on presidential politics than you?

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