Bill De Blasio: ‘I Was Very Proud to be Involved’ With Soviet-Backed Sandinistas in Nicaragua

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 at 7:51 am
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He’s very proud of the work he did on behalf of the Communist insurgents, but hates when you bring it up. It’s a right-wing smear or something. If he’s so proud, why is he whining like a little bitch now?

Democrat Bill de Blasio says it’s silly that opponent Joe Lhota is attacking him for drawing from a “Marxist playbook” due to his past as a leftist activist.

“Joe Lhota’s attacks are becoming increasingly silly,” de Blasio said. “What I’m seeing from the other side is just a classic Republican tactic, a classic right wing tactic of division. And it’s something I think the people of the city will reject. It’s just an attempt at name calling and obscuring the real issues that face this city.”

Pointing out someone is a hardcore Marxist is now a right wing tactic of division and name calling. Um, OK.

Earlier Tuesday, de Blasio defended his support of the Nicaraguan Sandinistas by comparing himself to FDR.

“I’m a progressive and I’m a Democrat and I’m very much in the tradition of Franklin Roosevelt,” de Blasio said on WPIX TV, explaining why he traveled to Nicaragua more than two decades ago to support a government the U.S. was trying to topple.

“I think U.S. policies at the time were wrong. I was very proud to be involved with that work,” he added.

So why are you sniveling about it being brought up? You can’t have it both ways. Oh, wait a minute, of course you can. You’re a Democrat.

 

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5 Responses to “Bill De Blasio: ‘I Was Very Proud to be Involved’ With Soviet-Backed Sandinistas in Nicaragua”

  1. Palooka on 25/25/13 at 9:32 am

    Sandinistas weren’t the insurgents, they were the popular, legitimate government. The Reagan funded death squads were the insurgents.

  2. Marcus on 25/25/13 at 9:56 am

    And the remaining droves of businesses that Bloomberg was barely able to keep in NYC are heading for the exits…

    This won’t end well for NYC. But they’ll get the government they want or something.

  3. David Gillies on 25/25/13 at 12:13 pm

    “the popular legitimate government”. What a sap. They are and were a disgusting bunch of socialist thugs. Why do you think a million Nicaraguans decamped to Costa Rica? The whole country is beaten down, crappy and poor on a level First Worlders can barely comprehend. $200 a month is a good income. The only buildings that have a lick of paint on them are the Sandinista political headquarters. Ortega flat-out stole the last election and in classic caudillo style he’s making a nuisance of himself by threatening incursions into Costa Rica (which has no army and is about 10x richer.) People should really educate themselves on the reality of the situation before making fatuous comments.

  4. lyle on 25/25/13 at 1:08 pm

    People should really educate themselves on the reality of the situation before making fatuous comments.

    Cretins like palooka spew ignorance proudly.

  5. Henry Mitchell on 30/30/13 at 8:26 am

    David Gillies is correct. I am married to a real honest to goodness Nicaraguan (she and her family love Ronald Reagan, as most Nicas did/do).

    The Sandinista approach is all about Ortega, the cult of personality, and throwing scraps to the party loyalists. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it . . .?

    The only thing that matters is power, and controlling wealth for themselves and their party. The poor be damned. Stupid New Yorkers.