Monday, February 10, 2014

NY Magazine Really Pushing the DeBlasio Legend

Bill DeBlasio may have only been in office for about one month, but there's already a move to canonize the possible-communist. NY Magazine, which is pretty far to the left, already is testing the waters to see if the new Mayor can fill Rudy Giuliani's role as "America's Mayor."
Were they all inspired by De Blasio? No. And De Blasio himself is as much egg as he is chicken, cannily capitalizing on a trend whose roots are in the 2008 financial meltdown, Occupy Wall Street, and the rise of Elizabeth Warren. Something was already happening out there. The question, especially for national Democrats, is how wide and deep the shift is and will be. Certainly the left is investing great hope in its new hero. “Bill de Blasio is now seen as the flagship for a potential urban-policy enlightenment,” says Adam Green, a co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, the ­million-member group that was a key early fund-raiser for Warren. “If he is ­successful at making New York benefit everyday, working-class people, that could have huge ripple effects, very quickly, across the nation.”


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