(Tea Party PAC) – It seems that former New York City Mayor and current Democratic presidential candidate “Mini Mike” Bloomberg has a whole lot of skeletons in his closet, and like the great rapper Eminem once said, the closet is getting cleaned out.
Bloomberg has already been trying to avert a public relations disaster after some racially charged comments he made at a talk for the Aspen Institute concerning the Stop and Frisk policy were brought back up — he made the comments in 2015 — but it seems that was just the tip of the iceberg.
Bloomberg, who has been christened “Mini Mike” by President Trump, has been in a war of words with the commander-in-chief, just as he’s been spending money like crazy in an attempt to push his 2020 presidential campaign. It seems now that folks are digging through his past and have found some rather unsavory comments about women that are now being drudged up.
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Jonathan Chait, a political columnist for New York magazine, linked in a tweet to a 2018 piece in The Atlantic that brought up years of alleged stories about Bloomberg’s disparaging comments and treatment of women.
“I think this is going to be a bigger problem for him than stop and frisk,” Chait tweeted.
Bloomberg is also going to have to answer for his treatment of women. I think this is going to be a bigger problem for him than stop and frisk. https://t.co/sSCuE5FQRQ
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) February 13, 2020
Bloomberg recently apologized for his administration’s controversial “stop and frisk” policy though he had spent years defending it. Speaking at a predominantly black church in Brooklyn last November, Bloomberg said he didn’t realize the impact the policy, which was later repealed, had on black and Latino communities.
The comments made by Bloomberg at the Aspen Institute didn’t seem to have too much of a negative impact on his presidential campagin thus far, which isn’t all that surprising. Whenever someone on the left makes a racist comment it largely gets ignored because Democrats like to stick together to some small degree and that’s why they don’t hold their own accountable for saying stuff that they would nail a Republican to the wall for daring to utter.
However, this new criticism about his comments on women may make his life much more difficult:
From The Atlantic:
What is not fully addressed in the Times article, however—and what is not fully explored in the many similar pieces that consider the current iteration of Mike Bloomberg’s presidential ambitions—is a series of stories about him, accumulated over decades, that suggests in the aggregate a distinct pattern when it comes to his treatment of women: reports of disparaging comments made about women’s bodies and appearances. Allegations of a deeply sexist work environment at the company that Bloomberg founded and, for many years, ran. Stories that linger like exhaust in the air every time Mike Bloomberg is mentioned as, potentially, the next president of the United States.
“The stories about Mike Bloomberg, though—stories, told through lawsuits and journalistic accounts, that involve allegations not of physical abuse but of more insidious manifestations of misogyny—ask broader questions about the ways electoral politics and basic morality will continue to tangle with each other as #MeToo marches onward,” writer Megan Garber said in the article.
Sarah Sanders says Bloomberg will have serious problems with Women and African Americans. She also says his language is offensive and atrocious pic.twitter.com/bbokyBmjpI
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) February 12, 2020
The real question at this point is whether or not the left will actually step up to the plate and practice what they preach. Democrats claim to be the party of equality, individuals at war with sexism and racism, who want to see a better America where everyone is treated fairly and where a person’s value is not determined by their skin color or gender.
If that’s true, they need to come out and condemn Michael Bloomberg’s comments about African-Americans and women. Doing so is called being “consistent,” which is something Democrats have utterly failed at over the last several decades and is one reason so many Americans have grown tired of them.
Democrats want to be taken seriously, that much is for sure. The only way to make it happen is to be consistent in the application of their worldview. Will they start doing that with Bloombert? Guess we’ll have to wait and find out.