NEW YORK, NY – The new Mayor of New York City, Democrat Eric Adams, expressed that he was not in the least surprised by the political losses seen with Democrats on election night.
Adams believed that the losses would happen because of the rank and file of the party and their support of “anarchists.”
ahhhhhh THERE’S the cop inside Eric Adams’ head https://t.co/usEr2MM766
— Ali Winston (@awinston) November 6, 2021
Adams spoke about the losses during a political conference in Puerto Rico known as SOMOS.
Adams believes the reason why fellow Democrats lost ground throughout the country was that they have seemingly embraced socialist ideals and catered to those that he refers to as anarchists. He said:
“We allowed a segment of the community to rally against a specific issue. They did a great campaign of spreading lies and propaganda and people voting in connection with that…
“I just believe we don’t have our fingers on the pulse of everyday Democrats and even in the purple areas-people who are trying to decide.
Democrats don’t want to disband police departments. They want police officers to do their job. Democrats are not against closing Rikers Island, but they also want to close the pipeline that feeds Rikers Island.”
Adams also seemingly directed comments at those in his party that has aligned themselves with, again, what he terms as anarchists. He said:
“There’s a body in our country where there’s no desire to talk. There’s an anarchist group in this country that many of us are ignoring. They’re throwing Molotov cocktails at police cars. They are trying to disrupt our way of life.”
NYC Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Urges Fellow Dems to Abandon ‘Anarchists,’ ‘Defund the Police’ https://t.co/vqmbkYN3G4
— RedState (@RedState) November 8, 2021
Adams, along with other Democrats, may be concerned that some mainstay political seats throughout the country were lost to Republican politicians on election night.
For instance, in New York City, no Republicans were ousted and they may have picked up one additional seat. The losses by the Democrats were summed up by the host of Last Week Tonight’s host, John Oliver:
“The Democrats had a rough time in Tuesday’s election. They lost the governor’s race in Virginia and nearly lost the governorship in New Jersey. But perhaps the clearest sign of just how much voters have turned on them was this…”
It’s an embarrassment to the Democratic Party to have these anarchists, marxists & communists calling the shots. Their vote on Congress against Cuba Freedom from Tyranny says it all. @ericadamsfornyc shows what real leadership looks like. https://t.co/i3TEOkF1NJ
— Maria Danzilo (@Maria4Dist6) November 6, 2021
Oliver then played a clip that showed a barely known figure in politics, Republican Edward Durr, a truck driver, oust the Democratic incumbent, Steve Sweeney, from the New Jersey Senate.
A place where Sweeney was the president.
Even more shocking was that Sweeney and his campaign spent more than $600,000 while Durr spent a whopping $2,300. After the clip, Oliver said:
“OK, I know there’s a lot to process there. But what I did not need to be told there is that the name of his vanquisher-this man-is Ed Durr…Now, this was a huge upset. And if you’re thinking, well, maybe Ed Durr simply captivated people with his unique and powerful vision of New Jersey, good luck with that argument.”
NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams blames Election Day losses on Democrats catering to ‘anarchists’ https://t.co/C96NFKE5n5
Mayor Eric Adams, is in Puerto Rico at a political summit. Any Democratic losses thru-out the country, he says, come from an anarchist-mentality that doesn’t…
— Tory Connolly (@ConnollyTory) November 6, 2021
What Oliver is getting at is already being theorized by Republican lawmakers and pundits, the people of the United States are calling them into account for going on the far left side of politics.
Something in which Adams, a former New York Police Officer, learned when he was on the campaign trail. He said:
“I was a beast on the trail. And I was able to hear-from Sunset Park to Borough Park-I saw the uniform message that ‘Eric, we want a city that is functioning and doing its job…American’s and New Yorkers are not complicated.
All they’re saying is listen, ‘We do our job and pay our taxes, pick up the damn garbage, educate my children, make sure I can go outside without someone robbing me. That’s all they want.”
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In November, Adams will have to face off against Republican Curtis Silwa to land the role of mayor in New York City – but with as high of a Democratic base that New York City hosts, Adams winning the Democratic primaries serves as almost a merely delayed win for the actual mayoral race.
Adams did face a close contender in the primaries, NYC’s former sanitation chief Kathryn Garcia, but Garcia conceded to the loss on July 7th saying that her campaign nearly broke the “glass ceiling”, an allusion to there being invisible barriers to women obtaining certain achievements professionally and socially:
“I want to congratulate Eric Adams on a well-fought campaign. This campaign has come closer than any other moment in history to breaking that glass ceiling in selecting New York City’s first female mayor. We cracked the hell out of it, and it’s ready to be broken.”
While speaking with CNN regarding his winning of the primaries, Adams said “it’s extremely exciting right now that, you know, just an everyday blue-collar worker, I like to say, is going to potentially become the mayor of the city of New York.”
The former police captain and current Brooklyn Borough President stated that his focus while in office will be to represent the “working class people” that he identifies with:
“This city is like many of our cities in America, we’re ready to finally look after working class people. And I’m going to be the mayor to symbolize that, partner with the other mayors across this country.”
Adams has been quite critical along the campaign trail when it comes to the notion of defunding the police, pointing out that the whole defund the police movement in New York City would be to the detriment of the community:
“When you start defunding, hey, the cop is no longer on your corner. That cop is no longer in your lobby. That cop is not standing outside when you leave your Broadway play. And I have never been to an event where the people were saying we want less cops. Never.”
Adams made the comments while speaking with New York Magazine back in April, recalling that he’d first heard the “defund the police” slogan when confronted by one black man that was among a group of white friends during a protest from the summer of 2020.
He recounted the exchange he had with the young black man that day while speaking with the magazine, saying he told him that these friends he was surrounding himself that were chanting to “defund the police” won’t feel the harm of what they’re advocating for – because they don’t live in that young black man’s neighborhood:
“They are not living in the community that you are living in. Go back to your community, where there is real violence, and tell me you still want to defund the police.”
The Associated Press reported that while speaking before a group of his supporters on the night of the primaries, he said that to support the value of black lives, it has to be aimed against all matters harming the black community:
“If Black lives really matter, it can’t only be against police abuse. It has to be against the violence that’s ripping apart our communities.”
With Adams’ success in the Democratic primaries for mayor of New York City, his campaign shows that while calls to defund police have been prevalent among highly vocal activists – the message clearly doesn’t resonate well when people hit the voting booth, even in majority-Democrat cities.
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