Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Bloomberg Opportunity for Conservatives

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he of the salt and 16 oz soda ban, not to mention the weapon-clip ban, presents a unique opportunity. His needless meddling in the lives of others is an excellent example of what not to do when it comes to the role of government.

It also presents the occasion to form the "Bite Me" Coalition.

Kurt Schlichter over at has this post, courtesy of Instapundit, that goes into more detail. Here's a couple of tidbits...

Who the hell is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to presume that he has a say in what I or any other American chooses to drink? Of course, the answer for any self-respecting citizen is that he has no such say, and the proper response to him and his legion of petty fascist fan boys is the suggestion that they pucker up – and I will politely decline to identify what they should kiss.
 Hmm, I'm liking what I hear.

It’s a sad commentary that the once boisterous, independent, take-no-guff New Yorker of the past has been replaced by a gutless, cowardly supplicant eager to obey the commands of whatever pint—sized potentate occupies Gracie Mansion. Back in the day, a real New Yorker would look that tiny troll in the mayor’s office in his beady little eyes and laugh, “Hey Mikey, I got your Big Gulp right here.”

These bossy snobs are getting out of hand, and it’s time to push back – hard. Besides being the American thing to do, resistance to this creeping liberal totalitarianism is a huge opportunity for conservatives.
The only reason we've lost control of our government is we've seemingly forgotten our roles as American citizens. We've also lost sight of something very important, a big part of what makes us who we are as a nation.

We have forgotten that those we elect to office work for us. They answer to us, the people who elected them, and no one else.

They're our employees, not our bosses. We tell them what to do, and we're not doing it.

Would you take any guff from an employee who didn't do what you asked, repeatedly? Certainly not. You'd sit them down and tell them what the score was. You'd tell them to straighten up, follow orders and rules or else they'd be looking for a job in the very near future.

Attitude, yeah, I got one. Whaddaboutit?