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Friday, September 10, 2010

Dinkins Endorses Espaillat Because he "looks more like us than others" -- UPDATE


Politicker New York has a story about the endorsement of Adriano Espaillat by our former Mayor David Dinkins where he says "most people in the city are going to look more like us than others and that's just a fact. It is not a bad thing. It is frankly a good thing." High praise indeed. Whatever happened to the ideal of a society in which people would not be judged by the color of their skin, but the content of their character? UPDATE: here is some fallout in the NY Post on the Dinkins endorsement. What is also interesting is that is it written by Candice Giove -- who has been a character assassin for Andy Wolf and his Riverdale Review for years -- new gig Candice or just moonlighting?

18 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that the Dinkins Administration was only a four-year footnote in the political history of our city.

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  2. This brings back all the memories of the bad old days of David Dinkins as mayor.

    So much for Mr. Dinkins's "gorgeous mosaic" of demographic diversity.

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  3. Do we really need to hear from that man again? Why don't we just revive all the crap from the time when NYC was out of control? It all blends together now: Crown Heights, the Tawana Brawley hoax, Al Sharpton, Alton Maddox Jr., C. Vernon Mason, Roy Innes, the Guardian Angles and the Morton Downey Jr. Show. I can't even remember exactly what, if anything, David Dinkins had to do with any of these because NYC was such a polarized, crime-ridden mess back then!

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  4. Crazy! Why would anyone seeking votes in Riverdale accept the endorsement of David Dinkins? Bad move Mr. Espaillat.

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  5. Who's next, Arafat's widow?

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  6. Mayor Dinkins sounds like Archie Bunker in reverse!

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  7. Little wonder he was a complete failure as mayor.

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  8. Race both propelled Dinkins to victory in 1989 and contributed to his defeat in 1993.

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  9. Bear in mind that Dinkins allowed folks to riot in Crown Heights. He's an ass.

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  10. Their race doesn't matter since they all look like a bunch of fakes.

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  11. Dinkins was the first black mayor of a major American city to be defeated in his first re-election bid. How's that going to help a candidate like Espaillat?

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  12. On the night that Mr. Dinkins lost to Mr. Giuliani in 1993, former Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton (one of Mr. Dinkins's oldest friends) said the following about the white Democrats who defected to Mr. Giuliani: "If they could have done for us in our communities what we did for them, then we would be winners tonight ... We are an extremely hurt people on this night, African-Americans."

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  13. By almost every measure, the electorate back in Dinkins's day was narrowly divided, though starkly polarized along racial lines.

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  14. Did anyone notice that Espaillat's signs in the photo emphasize his first name but downplay his Espada-sounding last name?

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  15. Mayor Dinkins should be praised for his years of service to New York City. It was candidate Giuliani's campaign that engaged in an outrageous campaign of voter intimidation and dirty tricks.

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  16. Espillat should be promoting his last name cause Pedro is gonna win.

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  17. Dinkins praised????

    I expect people to start disappearing where they sit and stand...the rapture is at hand...

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