11/08/2018

Say No To Nanny Bloomberg

Michelle Malkiin, Townhall

No matter how politically fractured the nation may seem, I believe that liberty-loving citizens of all ideologies can unite and agree:

Billionaire Nanny Michael Bloomberg -- the soda-taxing, gun-grabbing, snack-attacking control freak -- should keep his nose out of our lives and out of the 2020 presidential race.

On the eve of the midterms, the former New York City mayor dumped $5 million into a self-serving ad bashing President Donald Trump, promoting Democrats, decrying border enforcement and preaching about a "higher purpose" in Washington.

Bloomberg has cast himself as the great healer of the political divide, calling for us to transcend labels, "offer solutions" and "work together" with "calm reasoning" and "opened hands" instead of "hysterics," "fearmongering" and "pointed fingers."

Take your phony olive branch and shove it.

It was a hysterical Bloomberg who divisively blamed the 2010 Times Square bomb attack on "somebody with a political agenda that doesn't like the health care bill or something" -- demonizing Tea Party activists who had risen up against Obamacare -- when the real culprit turned out to be a Pakistan-born jihadist on a mission to avenge Muslims and fight foreign infidels.

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