This morning, former MTA Chair Joe Lhota became the first major mayoral candidate to directly go after Anthony Weiner in a strongly-worded fund-raising pitch, perhaps providing a taste of what could be a heated general election pairing.
Thomas Lopez-Pierre’s email to developer Brian Benjamin began innocently enough. The New York City Council candidate even wished him a happy New Year.
But a few paragraphs later, Mr. Lopez-Pierre called the recipient an “uncle Tom Nigger bitch.” He berated Mr. Benjamin for being a black man fund-raising for one of Mr. Lopez-Pierre’s political rivals, Democratic district leader Mark Levine, in what has emerged as the most racially charged City Council race in the city.
“What good does it do our community (by this I mean Black and Hispanic people) to have uncle Tom Nigger bitches like you graduate from Ivy League schools if all you do is suck the cock of guys like Mark Levine?” Continue reading “Levine la Vida Loca: Uptown City Council Campaign Becomes a Circus”
President Barack Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, emailed supporters shortly before three this morning asking for volunteers and responding to Mitt Romney’s extremely narrow victory in the Iowa Caucus. Mr. Messina mocked Mr. Romney for spending “seven years” campaigning in Iowa, described the Republican party as leaderless and predicted the eventual nominee would be someone who has “embraced” the Tea Party. “GOP voters there couldn’t decisively get behind anyone,” Mr. Messina wrote. Continue reading “Obama Campaign Calls Iowa Caucus Victory For 'The Extremist Tea Party Agenda'”