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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Wikipedia)

Michael Bloomberg Calls California a ‘Model’ for the Rest of the Country

The Democratic presidential candidate will skip early primaries to focus on California.

By Evan Symon, January 7, 2020 2:32 pm

At a press conference in Los Angeles on Monday, former New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg announced that California would serve as a model for running the country should he become president.

“I think that California can serve as a great example for the rest of this country,” said former Mayor Bloomberg at the opening of his campaigns Los Angeles headquarters.

Bloomberg noted that California’s efforts on climate change, gun control, and criminal justice reform were second to none, and that the rest of the nation should follow their lead.

Bloomberg did mention the housing crisis and the homeless crisis, as well as other issues California is currently trying to solve. But Bloomberg insisted that overall California works and that the Golden State is “something the rest of the country looks up to.”

“Bloomberg was a late entry into the Democratic race, so he didn’t get a foothold in states like Iowa and New Hampshire,” explained former political strategist Casey Larkin. “California is his line in the sand and he’s going all in on it, similar to how Rudy Giuliani always started with Florida in previous Republican primaries.”

“He’s saying this simply as a way to get California voters on his side. Notice how he specifically praised California’s gun control and their stance on global warming. He may personally believe it, but he mentioned the issues the resonate the strongest among California democrats who live in major cities. That’s who he’s going for. It’s a New York City strategy to target urban areas and miss the rest.”

“He’s also going after the bases of the other candidates, all of whom aren’t here. They’re in Iowa mostly. He wants to get a lot now to make it a surprise when they get back here and make it an early shock with to carry momentum. So it’s also a play from George McGovern’s ’72 playbook.”

Bloomberg’s efforts also directly attack President Trump, who has been vocal in his criticism of California policies including climate change and environmental issues.

Bloomberg will continue his sweep across California in the coming weeks. He has opened up several campaign offices already in places like Los Angeles and Riverside, with many more to come. He has also poured millions of dollars into a TV advertising blitz targeting people who may not know who he is.

“It’s California focused all the way,” continued Larkin. “And he’s sucking up to California. But if he does well here and goes on to campaign in other states, what will they think about his California comments? What would Southern states think of his backing of California’s gun policy? What will factory heavy states think of California’s environmental standards?”

“This is a gigantic risk pushing California’s policies on a pedestal like this. He could get California, but at the risk of a lot of other states.”

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76 thoughts on “Michael Bloomberg Calls California a ‘Model’ for the Rest of the Country

  1. There have to be thirty states that wouldn’t elect somebody from California just because they’re from California. The same would be true of somebody who wants to use California as a model for running the country.

    1. California is only the model if he is looking to kick off a civil war. Sorry the rest of the country thinks California is repulsive.

      1. Agreed. Liberal agenda has turned California into a shit hole. People leaving by the droves! The ONLY thing to model from California is what NOT to do!

      2. I am born and raised, farming family from CA. Unfortunately the metropolitan areas rule the vote. Many of us are ready to leave and have left. Just a matter of time. California was maybe a model 50 years ago but not anymore. Sad.

    2. That comment makes no sense. And everyone knows the politically stupid reside in cali…no one wants to vote for anyone from a state that causes the homeless and violence and trash to grow

  2. This guy is insane. California is a model of indecency, disarming good guys, recidivism, liberal stupidity, and financial disaster.

    1. I agree California is turning into a Third World Country!!It needs to Have Voter ID so we can vote these Democrats that have destroyed and continue to destroy our once Beautiful State!! They vote in Laws to raise taxes and never use the money for the things they are supposed to pay for! I am sick of paying taxrs for Illegals to come here and get free education and medicals treatment as well as welfare! Our Government of California does not protect our Legal citizens The wan to let illegals and prizoners to beable to vote so they can stay in offic!! They talk about free education and health care but it’s not free we the taxpayers are the ones to pay for those that don’t want o work to pay their own way they want everything handed to them!! People are leaving California in droves whos’ going to pay for all the free stuff when all the taxpayers leave for a better State!

    2. Lord Maximus Farquaad doesn’t concern himself with the pettiness of peasants and serfs… He is much too important for such mundane matters!

      1. Ed, you are right, it is pandering, a numbers game. California, the liberal part, is wasted and should be corrected. Make the Homeless in tents work for a living and abide by the law. And, perhaps Gov Newsom can get them social help if they are interested in coming out of poverty. Respectfully, Tom R

  3. Calling California and Gov. N a role model??!! Hilarious!! I guess he hasn’t seen the numbers exiting the great state! Same views should alert voters NOT to support him.

  4. He is blind and senile what s joke to point to California hotbed of crises for citizens homeless on a he streets disaster.

  5. California is a commie feces hole filled with illegals, migrants, and refugees. Most of California is so run down, and the infrastructure so broken, that it looks like a third world feces hole. This is what the Democrats are all about. The California State Legislature is filled with first generation foreigners, who want to destroy this country. They have already destroyed California!!!

    1. Isn’t that the truth they let the illegals in n year n disrespect their land they are just as stupid as he is

  6. There is hope. In April, President Donald J. Trump will announce the roll out of the state of New California. New California will be the 51st state. https://www.newcaliforniastate.com/
    And further more, no illegals, migrants, or refugees will be tolerated. The rule of law will apply in New California. The majority of land mass will belong to New California. California will dry up like an old stinky turd in the sun. California is broke from supporting these foreigners. https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=New+California&imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bizpacreview.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2018%2F01%2Fnew-California-e1516120302990.png#id=0&iurl=https%3A%2F%2Fpixel.nymag.com%2Fimgs%2Fdaily%2Fintelligencer%2F2018%2F01%2F17%2F17-new-california-map-feed.w1200.h630.jpg&action=clic.

  7. Get Bloomberg out of California he already has a satellite office in Riverside and is probably planning on doing the same thing in California that he did in Virginia which is spend 2.5 million dollars to elect all of them gun grabbers and create Civil War he should be arrested for election tampering I’m sure that Newsom called him guys when when the Virginia governor mentioned bringing in the UN are stupid California governor Newsom was all in if the UN want to Virginia he would probably tell them to come to California also the guys are freaking loser if he doesn’t get recalled the president should use the rule of the law to get rid of the whole legislature

  8. CaliforniWhat he said?
    A model of a free tent $700 million of dollars?

    Trump needs to come to Los Angeles DodgersStadium for a great rally.
    Let’s Make California Great Again.
    Demons are destroying the Golden State!

    1. For sure. He doesn’t realize that both New York and California have the greatest numbers of people leaving (escaping) their states. Mikey, you might want to figure out why.

  9. He’s hoping someone will choose him as a vice president. He’s a POS California has become a shit hole Where you can take a shit on the floor but can’t eat on a train platform. Where you can pitch a tent on someone’s property Or in front of their business and no one cares. Do drugs on your doorstep and leave the needles on the ground and get high and rob people without police bothering you or arresting you.

  10. So let’s review how California is such a great “model”. California has more bankrupt cities than any other state in the country (by percentage and total), is more than 1.5 trillion in debt and counting, 10 of the most polluted cities in the U.S. are in California, there are more beach closures from contamination of the ocean in San Diego County than the entire state of Florida, poverty rate in California is 23.9%, California is currently home to 47% of the homeless population and the cost of living continues to skyrocket, California is now rated red last of the 50 states for quality of life, with the population density creating traffic issues for HOURS, forcing people to plan around the traffic. Having been born and raised in California, I moved away to get out of the staggering punitive taxation and rapidly deterioration quality of life. GREAT model Bloomberg.

  11. The 80s rocked in Hollywood, good wages, ok rent, and the music scene was insane.
    Then Seattle grunge moved in and fucked up everything.
    Bloomski needs a healthy dose of lead poisoning.

  12. Bloomberg practically asking for a loss with this comment

    CA has become a third world country, with mentally ill and criminals roaming the streets, because of this “criminal justice reform” they get a 2 week sentence for anything that isn’t straight up murder, and are back out on the streets to terrorize more innocent people.

    I really wish we let CA become their own country, that way when they are bankrupt and begging the US for help we can tell em “you’re on your own” and let em slide, block anyone who voted to secede from migrating to the 49 states.

  13. OH GEEZ, did you hear that! He obviously ? He obviously doesn’t LIVE here. Are our exorbitant taxes, catering to illegals, Sanctuary cities signs of his agenda. I double dog dare you to vote for him!

  14. This man is joking Right? California: worst homeless problem in America.
    Water shortages every year.
    Energy shortages every year.
    Worst political environment for small businesses in the nation.
    Worst problem with wildfires in the nation (created by poor land management).
    Fine example there sir.

  15. I live in California and I can tell you first hand, democrat policies, regulations, fees, taxes, crime rates, and suppression of our freedoms are not an example to follow it is an example of failure and a warning to the rest of the nation.

  16. Not very original.

    Pelosi: ‘San Francisco Values, That’s What We’re About’ https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/11/04/pelosi-san-francisco-values-thats-what-were-about/

    Kamala Harris On Immigration: Sessions Wants To Roll Back The Clock, “California Represents The Future”

    I know I’m excited!

    YOU HAVE TO SEE IT: Data Company Creates Brown-Pinned San Francisco Poop Map In Honor Of 118,352 Piles Reported https://www.redstate.com/alexparker/2019/04/17/open-the-books-poop-map-san-francisco-118352/


    SF ranks high in property crime while it ranks low in arrests https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/philmatier/article/SF-ranks-high-in-property-crime-while-it-ranks-14439369.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=UTMSOURCE&utm_medium=UTMMEDIUM#_=_

  17. Michael Bloomberg is a damn fruit loop. There is nothing model about California.. its as lop- sided as he is. One of the, if not the worst managed state in our country!

  18. Living on California I find his words disgusting! Is he related to Newdumb and Pelosi? Is he blind to the FILTH of our state of illegals, homeless and crime? Taxes are CHASING my friends to other states, we cant even walk into a gas station or restaurant without being accosted and now someone was KILLED for not giving a homeless money. 3 times since building my house last year I’ve had to worry about fires destroying my house due to homeless people starting fires in their camps that are LEGALLY ALLOWED WHEREVER! Bloomberg you are just MONEY, you wish to appeal to the RICH ..not the citizens who face the REAL California Sh*thole!

  19. A fool confirms he is a fool when he opens his mouth. Mike needs to stay in the world that he knows about and is comfortable in. Thank God we have Trump for 4 more years until the next Trump takes over.

  20. Bloomberg is wrong!
    I am a native Californian and we are very angry at what the liberal Democrats have done to our state!
    It is a mess!
    We want our state back and we do not want the rest of the country to suffer the high taxes and lousy government we now have!

  21. “ So it’s also a play from George McGovern’s ’72 playbook.” Funny, I don’t remember any President McGovern!

  22. So someone could just walk up to bloomberg newspaper’s building main entrance and drop trou squat shit and piss and he’d have no problem with that?

  23. This guy is a total bonehead. California has gone down the toilet the past 25 years and everyone living here knows it.

  24. Bloomberg is a MORON! California is a sad state of freaks and illegals who are ruining our country. The normal people want to leave! Bloomberg is just another PUPPET for OBUMMER! Obummer plans on running things behind the scenes, which is why he bought his new home so close to the White House. He thought the fix was in the first time with Killery! Now it’s Bloomberg. And yeah, Killery for Vice President! I don’t think so! While I don’t agree with everything Trump does, I refuse to live in a society that is going to be a communist or Muslim state! Or….go back to the rule of monarchs or the rich ruling the poor where we are nothing but their slaves. Working to make THEM money! And believe me, that is EXACTLY what their plan is!

  25. California Future:
    California outlaws gas cars, requires electric cars with 50 mile range before needing a charge,
    California ignores Forest management.
    California experiences a wildfire
    California turns off electrical power due to wildfire (can’t charge your car)
    California declares mandatory evacuation (HOW? Cars can’t charge they cut off electricity!))

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