Last week the great city of Chicago offered news that there may be hope for its salvation. Mayor Lori Lightfoot lost, finishing third in a city election that will now see a race between the top two candidates.
The fact that the city of Chicago finally has Larry Lightfoot’s disastrous policies that created one of the nation’s most lawless cities is a sign that even liberals may be tired of the same old and someone else’s playbook to blame. Her loss should make many other liberal mayors and politicians worry about their political futures.
However, if you ask the mayor of New York City, he feels that her loss is not a wake-up call for him but for the entire country. So let’s see what Mayor Eric Adams had to say to CNN about the historic loss of Lori Lightfoot.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams is warning every Democratic Party leader that crime is not a priority. https://t.co/bMx6GosA7H pic.twitter.com/8lgucsT0Bs
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) March 6, 2023
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Nothing to worry about
During CNN’s State of the Union, Dana Bosch asked Mayor Adams if he believed the loss of Lori Lightfoot was a “warning sign” for his future prospects in New York. Mayor Adams confidently replied, “On the contrary, I think it is a warning sign to the country.”
The former police officer uses his relationship with the New York City Police Department and his ability to empathize with those who keep us safe and victims of crime as a personal selling point. Mayor Adams said Ms. Unlike Lightfoot and his ilk, he’s on the ground and voicing safety from the get-go.
“Eric Adams is talking about public safety not only on the campaign trail but also in his first year.” When someone talks about themselves in the third person it’s a little hesitant.
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He continued, “I showed up at the crime scenes. I knew what New Yorkers would say. And I saw it all over the country. Then, throwing his fellow Democrat under the bus, he returned to his original point, that he was right and everyone else was wrong, saying, “I think, if anything, this really says that this is what I’m talking about. . America, we must be safe.
So how well has Mayor Adams done to keep New Yorkers safe? Let’s take a peek.
I said Democrats were wrong to lean on Eric Adams while praising his “tough on crime” message + Pelosi fired him last year as a communications specialist at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and ppl argued that the Dems weren’t. Not doing it https://t.co/qDLUz6XsDa pic.twitter.com/tFbhMS1H9T
— Olayemi Olurin (@msolurin) March 7, 2023
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Some good, some bad
Last month New York City had some interesting numbers regarding crime. Mayor Adams has little to brag about in many ways.
February saw an overall 6% drop in the major crime rate in New York City with the detailed numbers below:
- Murders are down 28%
- Rape decreased by 22%
- Thefts are down by 15%
- Robberies decreased by 11%
- Shooting is reduced by 15%
- Subway crime is down 9%
However, last month saw an increase in misdemeanor assaults, with an 8% increase on New York City streets and a 13% increase in the subway system. In addition, homelessness and the prevalence of the mentally ill in the city have business owners and residents who are free and comfortable outside in the Big Apple still very uncomfortable.
To give Mayor Adams some credit, he has spoken out on this issue in the past, describing much of the problem facing the city, once saying “We have a recidivism problem in New York, and too many people, about 2000 people over and over… catch, release, repeat in crimes. ”
“If we don’t remove them from our streets, they are going to continue preying on innocent people,” he pointed out.
Unfortunately, you can be the Democratic mayor of a major city, speak the truth about the reality of your citizens, and get trashed by your own party for it.
Eric Adams went on an insane rant today, arguing fundamentally against the separation of church and state.
It was full of gems: “When we took prayer out of the schools, the guns came into the schools.”
– Read Jackson Rising by @CooperationJXN (@JoshuaPHilll). February 28, 2023
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A Republican tool?
Leading up to last year’s midterms, Mayor Adams took a lot of heat from his own party for pointing out the obvious about crime in our country. Many said he was proposing Republican talking points, and some said if Gov. Lee Zeldin defeated Gov. Cathy Hochul, it would be thanks to Mayor Adams.
Ms. Bosch asked the mayor if the continued focus on crime would hurt Democrats and help Republicans. Mayor Adams replied, “The polls are clear. New Yorkers feel unsafe, and the numbers show that they feel unsafe.
In a stunning rebuttal and apparent acknowledgment of Lightfoot’s loss, Mayor Adams said, “Now, if we want to ignore what the everyday public is saying, that’s up to them.” Caution, Mayor Adams; I may yet start to like you.
This is not the first time in recent history that Mayor Adams has caused waves in his party for innocuous statements that any political party should back down. For example, he recently said at an interfaith breakfast, “Don’t tell me about any separation of church and state. The kingdom is the body, the church is the heart.”
Oh boy, you did it now, Mayor Adams. Don’t you know your party’s position is that the Constitution protects us from religion, it doesn’t? “You take the heart out of the body, the body dies,” he said.
My oh, Mayor Adams, you be careful; Blasting the real target of your party’s far left will get you voted out of the clubhouse.
Eric Adams has no hopes for Biden’s help with NYC’s $4B immigration tab: Official https://t.co/rTjlu0u0OS pic.twitter.com/UhyhjM6Jwo
— New York Post (@nypost) March 6, 2023
Poor Lori, what an embarrassment to be the first incumbent mayor in 30 years to lose a re-election bid. If you ask her, and believe me, the mainstream media said, the reason she lost had nothing to do with her policies.
Before Election Day, like many other prolific losers in her party, she added to her excuse by telling the New Yorker, “I’m a black woman. Let us not forget: some people, frankly, do not support us in leadership roles. You mean victims of crime and those who wish not to be victims of crime?
After she was forced to confess, a reporter asked her if she had been mistreated, to which she echoed the common tune, “I’m a black woman in America. Absolutely.” The truth is that her fall from grace had nothing to do with her gender or race.
She was bad at her job and had no real concern for the citizens of Chicago. Mayor Adams explains something Lori clearly doesn’t understand, “Mayors, we’re close – we’re close to the problem.”
The mayor speaks the truth. He continued, “…public safety is a prerequisite to prosperity, as in Chicago, New York, and many of our great cities throughout America.”
Regardless of your political, religious or socioeconomic standing in this country, his party needs to pay close attention to what he’s saying — all Americans want to be safe. If you don’t provide the illusion of safety as an elected leader, or at least guarantee it, you have a problem.
Leo Terrell praises the GA AG for his decision to charge 23 Antifa activists with domestic terrorism over the riots in Atlanta and slams NY Mayor Eric Adams for ‘all talk, no action’. pic.twitter.com/9j3HqD63Wm
— Martin Golobic (@wpww14l88) March 6, 2023
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