Rabbi Dov Fischer, Esq. writes: “Whereas Warren and Sanders bear rot at their cores, Michael Bloomberg is different. He plainly is out of touch with humanity, aloof in his own celestial orbit.” He continues (abridged):
For law-and-order conservatives outside New York, it was assumed that Bloomberg’s “stop and frisk” was a variation on the “Terry stop,” based on reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. Who realized that Bloomberg’s philosophical underpinning entailed the random grabbing of young Black and Hispanic males and throwing them against the wall? In the world of solid-core Republican conservatism, racism has no place. Our social fabric is weakened and the full economic and cultural benefit of our variegated populace is denied when we fail to take advantage of every skill and resource in our society. The recently exposed recording in which Bloomberg matter-of-factly describes police throwing randomly targeted Black young fellows against the wall is appalling and disgusting. One of those boys could have been a future Ben Carson or Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain or Thomas Sowell. Yes, to the degree permitted by law, stop and frisk those who appear dangerous.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani understood that enforcing “broken-windows policing” against people perpetrating “minor” crimes properly takes that social detritus off the streets before they perpetrate worse, because the window-breakers and turnstile-jumpers and sidewalk-micturaters do not stop there. But the notion of sending the police onto the streets with instructions to grab young Blacks randomly and throw them against the wall? That is not the world for which so many hundreds of thousands of Caucasian Americans of all ethnicities gave their lives fighting for the Union during the Civil War.
Beyond the remarkable contempt Bloomberg has manifested towards Blacks and Latinos, his comments about farmers and factory workers render him utterly and udderly unfit for the presidency.
Maybe a mayor of New York City can get away with contempt for farmers, but not a president of the United States. His remarkable condescension, speaking of farmers as morons and idiots lacking “gray matter” and as too dull-witted to grasp his thoughts, is amplified by his describing contemporary farming as entailing digging a hole, dropping in a seed, and watering it. No wonder he avoided campaigning in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Nevertheless, there is a discernible difference between Bloomberg and Sanders–Warren. Sanders and Warren know better but are evil demagogues.
They eagerly have leveraged the system to become millionaires themselves without getting their fingers dirty, then have manipulated their less sophisticated acolytes to believe their mendacities. Like the bullfighter who waves a red flag that makes a bull crazy and induces it to surge straight to its death, these evil cynics wave their red flags and shout “RACIST!” to incite hate among their mobs of the Envious. It is despicable.
Bloomberg is different. He instead is so utterly out of touch that he does not even realize how condescending, arrogant, and uninformed he is.
His attitudes towards women should help close the deal.
Rabbi Dov Fischer, Esq., a high-stakes litigation attorney of more than twenty-five years and an adjunct professor of law of more than fifteen years, is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California. His legal career has included serving as Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerking for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and then litigating at three of America’s most prominent law firms: JonesDay, Akin Gump, and Baker & Hostetler. In his rabbinical career, Rabbi Fischer has served several terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, is Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, has been Vice President of Zionist Organization of America, and has served on regional boards of the American Jewish Committee, B’nai Brith Hillel, and several others. His writings on contemporary political issues have appeared over the years in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, National Review, American Greatness, The Weekly Standard, and in Jewish media in American and in Israel. A winner of an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Legal Ethics, Rabbi Fischer also is the author of two books, including General Sharon’s War Against Time Magazine, which covered the Israeli General’s 1980s landmark libel suit
The American Spectator February 21, 2020