NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Booed at Mets’ Opening Day, Approval Rating Down to 39 Percent

New York City's Bill De Blasio (D) has only been mayor since January 1, but his approval rating is already at 39 percent. De Blasio targeted charter schools, for example withdrawing three agreements with Success Academy schools in an apparent bit of political score-settling. His "vision zero" traffic plan earned one elderly jaywalker a beating at the hands of cops, while the mayor himself got caught jaywalking. He proposed taxi meters stop running when cab drivers speed but was caught speeding himself. So it shouldn't be a surprise New Yorkers booed "their" mayor at the New York Mets' opening day in Queens.

Video from the New York Daily News:

The Mets went on to lose 9-7 to the Washington Nationals in 10 innings.

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  • ||

    Why don't any of these Nazi fucks have any idea how to throw a ball? You'd think they'd practice a little so they don't look like Urkel.

  • From the Tundra||

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    so I just learned that the President is a southpaw. huh.

  • Kurt||

    I'm not so sure he is, judging from that throw.

  • MWG||

    Zing!

  • Jayburd||

    Um the catcher signaled for an intentional walk.

  • creech||

    I used to throw a 75mph fastball, but I don't expect any ball club wants to have a Libertarian candidate, who got less than 1% of the vote, throw out the first pitch.

  • Sudden||

    Are you a former libertarian presidential candidate?

  • UnCivilServant||

    Isn't everyone?

  • Pro Libertate||

    If I ever throw out a first pitch, I'm fucking throwing a strike or I'm not doing it at all.

  • Ron Paul's Balls||

    Urkel? Fucking despots pitch like Hawking....

  • montana mike||

    The bloom came off this rose rather rapidly. 4 more years, twits of nyc.

  • Drake||

    Has he done anything not predictable or out of line with his campaign rhetoric?

  • Paul.||

    that's why they're shocked.

  • Hyperion||

    It's the selective hearing thing. Sort of like rose colored glasses, but for the ear.

    No matter what he said, all they heard was 'And we're going to stick it to those evil rich and you're all getting free shit, whatever you want!'

  • Hyperion||

    Oh wait, that IS what he actually said...

  • Juice||

    Yeah, exactly. He's doing what he promised to do. This is what you voted for, NYC.

  • Skip||

    Lefties only keep their Communist overlords popular if they are women of color like Fake Indian Elizabeth Warren.

  • Winston||

    Hope a similar fate will happen to Olivia Chow...

  • Cytotoxic||

    I'd prefer she just doesn't get elected.

  • Winston||

    I know but I'm not getting my hopes up.

  • Cytotoxic||

    Ford's ratings are. This guy must be some kind of 3D-chess playing supergenius and we're just like pawns to him because he seems unstoppable.

  • Agammamon||

    He plays *Timecube* chess

    http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Timecube_Chess

  • Winston||

    I haven't read too much about election polls but it is still seven months away...

  • Hyperion||

    I thought he was going to usher in a new era of progressotopia in the big apple.

    What's wrong, the voters don't their new progressotopia that they voted for?

    I don't get it, I'm sure that poverty has been eliminated and that everyone received their free pony. Ungrateful peons.

  • Pope Jimbo||

    The free pony sort of loses its luster when it is banned on the second day of this guy's administration doesn't it? Now you have to pay somebody to come take it off your hands.

  • Hyperion||

    They had to ban the ponies to save the ponies.

  • AlmightyJB||

    No, they got their ponies. They were promised unicorns though.

  • seguin||

    Well, they got half of one, anyway.

    There's a pony shortage you see, but it's really the fault of the embargo.

  • Capo||

    You gotta wonder how these guys get elected and then are suddenly so unpopular.

  • Winston||

    People believe that by magic new politicians can give out more free shit and tax them less and there will be prosperity?

  • Drake||

    Like they are booing their own stupidity.

  • Hyperion||

    Don't expect them to figure that out.

  • Swiss Servator, mehr Sprüngli||

    What Drake said. Times a thousand.

  • ||

    Ha! Drake is the winner. Good one.

  • Sevo||

    Drake|3.31.14 @ 5:40PM|#
    "Like they are booing their own stupidity."

    Hey, no one told 'em those ponies shit every 15 minutes!

  • The Late P Brooks||

    No rotting vegetables?

  • LarryA||

    Not through the security scans.

  • Cytotoxic||

    Geez New York maybe you should 1) stop voting for these people 2) more importantly, vote for the people who aren't totally evil. They actually did have a real choice last election. Puts lie to the 'voting doesn't matter' nihilism from some corners here.

  • Paul.||

    Puts lie to the 'voting doesn't matter' nihilism from some corners here.

    Unfortunately, there's little way of knowing if the people booing him voted for him or not.

    Plenty of people were 'disappointed' with Obama, then turned right around and voted for him again in '12, and would probably vote again in '16 if he were running a fifth time.

    Sometimes a 'boo' just means "I love you, but please do better!"

  • Hyperion||

    Well, what else were the supposed to do? Vote for a Republican and put women and minorities back in chains?

  • Calidissident||

    Most people in New York didn't vote for him. Voter turnout was extremely low

  • Hyperion||

    Why should they vote? They've already figured out that the job of mayor is to ban large sugary drinks, and the mayor didn't get the job done. So why vote?

  • ||

    You do realize that by your own collectivist logic, you are 100% responsible for Obama, right?

    Collective guilting is for retards. Don't be retarded.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    You're guilty of being a New York asshole. Pointing out that other people are collectivists does not make me a collectivist.

  • Libertarian||

    Well then, maybe NYC can be the laboratory for the nation. Let's see how it goes, and if NYC government falls apart because no one votes, I'll feel good about not voting for President in 2016 (the choices, already dismal the last several elections, are going to be absolutely terrible in 2016).

  • ||

    Finally, a parasite public servant gets the respect he deserves.

  • Sevo||

    Il Duce did, also.

  • seguin||

    He at least had awesome headquarters.

  • Paul.||

    So... who the fuck is it that votes for these people?

  • GILMORE||

    Municipal unions

  • JWatts||

    And cemeteries.

  • Paul.||

    Unfortunately, it seems like this is the most correct answer, especially if using California as my guide.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You know, why is it that the media seems so uninterested in investigating voter fraud? It's clearly happening, and in droves.

  • Paul.||

    Something dog whistle something racism.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Investigating it? They're counting on it.

  • LarryA||

    Investigating it? They're counting on doing it.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Yankees fans, apparently.

  • SugarFree||

    Elections have consequences.

  • Paul.||

    Over the last couple decades I've vacillated between consciously not voting and voting. For the last couple of major elections, I've been in a "voting" stage.

    My ballot seems to go to a dead letter section at the post office.

    Elections have consequences.

    Which apparently means 'booing' your candidate between instances of voting for him. I think.

  • SugarFree||

    Pretty much.

  • Pro Libertate||

    They sure do. And somehow, I'm the loser each election.

  • Hugh Akston||

    And yet you keep voting. Like a retarded computer going back for one more round of Thermonuclear War.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Maybe they elected him just so they could boo him.

  • Paul.||

    Drink?

  • AlmightyJB||

    of course

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    De Blasio is fucked.

    His only route out is a terrorist attack where he grabs a bullhorn and vows revenge whilst standing on a scrap heap of bodies.

  • BigT||

    The Plug's a 9/11 truther now!

  • ||

    whilst

    Is that an affectation?

  • Pro Libertate||

    I think we've found the next President of the United States!

  • Paul.||

    Bloomberg/Christie in '16?

  • Hyperion||

    That would be too great. Combine the taxes and all the horrible policies of NJ, add in a massive ban boner, and impose it on the entire country!

  • Pro Libertate||

    I was thinking more De Blasio/Bloomberg.

  • Paul.||

    Wouldn't you want two republicans on the ticket?

    *purses lips to hide laughter*

  • Pro Libertate||

    Do they have political parties in New York?

  • Paul.||

    Yes.

    *purses lips to hide laughter*

  • LarryA||

    Politicians are always partying in NYC.

  • SugarFree||

    Warren/De Blasio: Because This Time It's A Woman's Turn

  • Paul.||

    To do what?

  • Hyperion||

    Fuck up the country even worse than their predecessor? Isn't that the job of POTUS? Cause if it's not, then someone needs to inform the next one of that fact.

  • Hyperion||

    Can't you just see all the Native Americans dancing around their teepees in celebration after the victory?

  • ||

    Doug Stanhope summed this up pretty well clear back in 2006:

    http://youtu.be/2noFZhLAVvU?t=57m28s

  • BigT||

    That's pure gold.

  • Paul.||

    I'm not sure how funny it is, but it's absolutely 100% balls on accurate within the sentiment.

  • ||

    That fucker who kidnapped that little girl in DC was found dead - probably suicide. I really wish he could have gotten just (and highly painful) punishment here on the earthly plane.

  • Paul.||

    What's this about? Link?

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

  • Paul.||

    I think I found it. The 8-yr old homeless girl? Is this going to depress the shit out of me?

  • ||

    Yeah, it's depressing. They found that shitpot of an animal, but not the little girl. That kid had no chance in life. None. It makes me so angry, because kids can become anything with the right adults in their lives. That poor little girl had nothing but apathy at best and horrible abuse at worst.

    And I don't even like kids. That's how sad it is.

  • Paul.||

    Yeah, I've been reading. This sucks ass. If she's still alive but chained up somewhere, and he was the perp, good luck finding her.

  • AlmightyJB||

    How about this fucker here. Talk about a nut punch.

    http://hotair.com/archives/201.....in-prison/

  • PapayaSF||

    Oh, I'm happy when bad guys off themselves and save the taxpayers lots of time and expense.

  • ||

    I don't think De Blasio's base is made up of people who can afford to attend a baseball game in the middle of a weekday.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    I beg to differ. City union employe have the time and the money.

  • Agammamon||

    Hell, they were probably bussed in and are getting time and a half for attending.

  • ||

    De Blasio is incredibly similar to Obama (thuggery, cronyism, the works), except he doesn't have "first black something" to help him out. Obama's unpopular too, it's just that it took longer. These superthug politicians have grown so bold that they don't even bother to hide it any more, and it would bite them in the ass except that I think less and less people are voting or just vote TEAM. However, as we've all seen, there is nothing politician assholes are better at than overreaching, so there's always that.

  • Paul.||

    Just because he has an Italian last name makes him a thug?

  • ||

    And a pizza chef. You a-stupid canoli!

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    You fucking collectivist.

  • Skip||

    Hes the first mayor married to a black ex-lesbian. Doesn't that count?

  • Hugh Akston||

    I just gained a lot of respect for Mets fans.

  • ||

    Which means I just lost what little I had for you, Hugh.

  • Winston||

    Why is Welch being retarded with the Independents post?

  • ||

    I have said it before but I will say it again. These people forgot who they are. Most Americans seem to have forgotten who they are.

    They are just the fucking hired help. We hired them to do shitty jobs that productive smart people don't have time to fool with. We are their boss and their job is to do what we tell them to do within the bounds of the constitution. Until we start firing these fuckers they won't remember their place. They have to be smacked down hard. As Voltaire said, every once in a while you have to shoot an admiral in order to encourage the rest.

    We had 70 years to watch the USSR and see what socialism looks like in practice. There is no excuse for NYC to elect this guy, none. NYC will now get what they deserve good and hard and will get no sympathy from me. Stupid, stupid fuckers.

  • Winston||

    As Voltaire said, every once in a while you have to shoot an admiral in order to encourage the rest.

    You do know that was sarcastic jibe at the British for the execution of Admiral Byng?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Byng

  • Vampire||

    “I wish we were living in an environment where I didn’t need security, I really do, but that’s not the world we live in,” de Blasio added.

    So repeal all the gun laws and registration requirements. Oh wait, only he needs guns and a security detail, and the subjects are not worthy of defending themselves. I had a friend who told me that it was so difficult to get a license to carry to protect not only his store, but his family if something were to happen.. You had to carry a lot of money, and show a "need" for a carry permit. Many permits get denied. Not long after, he wound up getting robbed at gun point, and was shot and killed. Grrrrrr.

  • RishJoMo||

    Sounds liek a plan to me dude. Wow.

    www.GotzAnon.tk

  • kmc212||

    The problem in NYC isn't just Mayor de Blasio. The City Council is a big part of the problem. They are just as bad as de Blasio.

  • Libertarian||

    Either New Yorkers are so stupid that they'll boo somebody that they just elected a few months earlier, or the politics of the average Met fan is not the politics of the average voter. Of course, these scenarios are not mutually exclusive.

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