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Bloomberg Starts Super PAC, Seeking National Influence

NY Times: Seeking to reshape a national political debate he finds frustratingly superficial, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York is plunging into the 2012 campaign in its final weeks, creating his own “super PAC” to direct millions of dollars in donations to elect candidates from both parties who he believes will focus on problem solving.

Mr. Bloomberg, a billionaire and a registered independent, expects to spend from $10 million to $15 million of his money in highly competitive Congressional, state and local races.

The money would be used to pay for a flurry of advertising on behalf of Republican and Democratic candidates who support three of his biggest policy initiatives: legalizing same-sex marriage, enacting tougher gun laws and overhauling schools.

Among those Mr. Bloomberg will support are former Gov. Angus King, an independent running for the United States Senate in Maine; State Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod, who is challenging a fellow Democrat, Representative Joe Baca of California, who the mayor believes has been weak on gun-control; and Representative Bob Dold, a Republican from Illinois who has backed gun-control measures.

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not only is Bloomy terrible for NYC

now he can be terrible across the country.

i like how his 3 fundamental points are contrary to our country and constitution. Should rename the article "communist sabateour funds collapse of former American society"

this is the type of BS that

this is the type of BS that should be illegal.

"who he believes will focus on problem solving"

yeah right. Of all people, Mr. Bloomberg focuses on everything EXCEPT problem solving. He focuses on only non-problems that is none of the governments d@mn business in the first place.

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To quote Moses: "From my cold, dead hands!"

I think this P.O.S. needs to answer for his city's regular and defended practice of violating peoples rights!

Larry in North Carolina
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men and women to not support Ron Paul!

This Dude

Is an evil minion of Satan. Bloomberg. Is that a zionist name?

skippy

So spending his own money the way he likes

(not the way you like) makes him an evil minion?

Funny that intellectual midgets like you still long for a free-society with private property and individual liberties.

There is Something

terribly wrong with you if you are not for a free society, private property rights, and individual liberties.

skippy

You are the intellectual

You are the intellectual midget if you can not see why this is wrong. Absolute stupidity.

You got it

half-baked. Yes his ideas are wrong (for us.) Yes, spending his own money to advocate wrong ideas is perfectly free speech in any free society. Libertarian principle of non-agression is not violated by him.

Our collectivists gang up since they 1) do not understand free society; 2) do not have tolerance; 3) refocus their own mental anxiety on scapegoats.

I have a feeling

that "his own money" is not really his own but money he has somehow stolen from the people of NY. He is a crook, an elitist, and a self serving piece of shit.

skippy

The way I look at it there

The way I look at it there are two things...

- If he's goten his money from the free-market, then yes who cares how he spends it.

- He's always been trying to suppress others' gun rights

Bloomberg money

was from as a free-market as possible under today's conditions. He started a private business to provide information services to other private businesses.

Compare his source of money with those of our public school teachers, police and soldiers and your first assumption is GONE.

Bloomberg spends his money on advertizing his ideas. It is part of freedom of speech. As RP mentions often - freedom of speech is not about what we agree on. Your second assumption is BUSTED.

Come-on, RP collectivists, bring those thumb downs.

NYTimes actually

printed "The money would be used to pay for a flurry of advertising on behalf of Republican, Democratic and independent candidates who support three of his biggest policy initiatives."

I wonder why "P.Au.L" decided to edit and remove "independent" for us?

I can't decide which

one is worse: Bloomberg or Guliani ...

What would the Founders do?

Lets start the rumor that

Lets start the rumor that they are brothers.

Larry in North Carolina
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men and women to not support Ron Paul!

whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

I'd like to meet the

I'd like to meet the nanny-tyrant in person so I could flip him the bird and give him a large soda for his trouble.

Anything this man does is a

Anything this man does is a disaster.

Southern Agrarian