This tool is so delusional he actually believes he has a future outside being the failed mayor of New York City, where crime is on the rise in case he hadn’t noticed.
He’s on the road again.
As violent crime soars in the Big Apple, Mayor de Blasio has far more pressing matters to deal with — touting his progressive agenda in two more out-of-state locales.
Hizzoner will be heading off Tuesday for his 11th trip outside New York in the last 12 months to address national or international issues.
After speaking in three Midwestern states last month on income inequality, de Blasio is headed to DC to unveil details of his progressive agenda.
On Wednesday, he is set to lobby with other officials for increased federal transportation funding before jetting to California to speak at two universities and raise funds for his City Hall nonprofit, the Campaign for One New York.
He’s set to spend another day in California Friday hanging out with daughter Chiara, a junior at Santa Clara University.
“He should stay in town a little bit more and concentrate on what’s going on in the city of New York,” said state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens). “Don’t worry about national politics; worry about taking care of the city of New York first.”
When you’re a famed stoner with a huge ego it’s tough to focus on your actual job. Now the best part is who he’ll be surrounded by as he makes his pitch on so-called inequality.
And de Blasio’s fellow Democrats worry his far-left version of Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America” — to be presented with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and actors Susan Sarandon and Steve Buscemi on Tuesday — could deepen the political divide.
Nothing quite says man of the people like standing next to the wealthy fake Indian from Massachusetts and two rich liberal actors. talk about out of touch. And here we actually used to have some respect for Buscemi. Oh, it gets better:
“It is so polarizing,” said one Capitol Hill Democratic aide. “It makes the minimum wage and these things harder to do when you have guys like de Blasio rolling into town and make them political left-right issues.”
Even as the mayor will be touting causes on behalf of the nation’s poor, he’ll be hobnobbing with some of its richest.
Thursday’s fund-raiser in San Francisco for the Campaign for One New York will be hosted by billionaire angel investor Ron Conway, top Pinterest official Chris Dixon, Salesforce.com VP Burke Norton and Sean Parker, the billionaire founder of Napster.
They’re all down with the struggle.