NYC Mayor Bloomberg worries that electing Elizabeth Warren may be a step toward bringing “socialism back”

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the New York Times Friday that he worries Massachusetts Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren is so liberal that the country might be a step closer to bringing socialism back if Warren is elected.

Bloomberg, and independent who was a Democrat for most of his life before briefly becoming a a Republican in 2001 and an independent in 2007, said that while he questions that incumbent Sen. Scott Brown, who is a moderate Republican, is “too conservative,” he is ultimately supporting Brown over Warren. Brown “single-handedly stood up when we needed him to stop the right to carry on campus and in the streets of our city and our state and our country,” Bloomberg said.

Of Warren, the politician said, “You can question, in my mind, whether she’s God’s gift to regulation, close the banks and get rid of corporate profits, and we’d all bring socialism back, or the U.S.S.R.”

Bloomberg’s concern over Warren’s extremist positions on regulations is particularly humorous coming from the guy who banned large sodas because they might make people fat calling it, “the single biggest step any city, I think, has ever taken to curb obesity.” He has also called for greater regulations on firearm sales and is a vocal gun control advocate.

However, its not surprising that Warren’s alarming remarks on class warfare and taxes on the rich would irk the wealthy politician. “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody!” Warren was caught on tape saying in rant at a 2011 fundraiser.

Bloomberg, who is socially moderate and fiscally conservative, said in the interview with the NYT that he tries to find the liberal middle-of-the-road approach when it comes to politics. Although Brown is more conservative than Bloomberg, the New York politician said Brown “is certainly no crazy right-wing.”

That much is true. Brown is one of the most liberal Republicans in Congress. Brown received a 50 percent rating from American Conservative Union (ACU) in 2012, making him middle-of-the-road politician in the truest sense. And despite running on the Republican ticket in Massachusetts, Brown has made bipartisanship a focus of his campaign. Bloomberg’s use of the words conservative and Brown in the same sentence truly show just how far to the left Bloomberg (and many other Americans) view Warren.

“[H]ere’s a guy that really made a difference, and if we don’t support people like that, nobody’s going to take risks,” Bloomberg said of Brown’s bipartisan record in the U.S. Senate.

Warren and Brown’s race has been by far the most watched non-presidential race in 2012. The two are currently locked in the polls and the winner of the race is anyone’s guess. Though Brown is considered a liberal Republican, he has still enjoyed a large amount of Republican support considering the fact that a more conservative Republican wouldn’t have a fighting chance at winning a Senate seat in Massachusetts and a Warren win could be a launching pad for a 2016 run at the presidency.

Regina Conley contributed to this report.

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  1. Mrs. Warren isn’t a communist, but Mayor Bloomberg and NYPD Comissioner Ray Kelly’s NYC is. Police comitting so many illegal misdeeds knowing that Bloomberg and Kelly will have their back and let them keep their job. The NYPD is being sued left and right because people feel that it is the only recourse when the NYPD won’t discipline bad behaving officers. NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna was rewarded for pepper spraying 3 female Occupy protesters. He was given a job closer to home. The three ladies that were sprayed are suing the NYPD and Deputy Inspector Bologna over the incident. Go on Youtube, you will find videos of the NYPD violently overstepping that can be easily mistaked for videos from some parts of Europe and the Middle East. Plus, Bloomberg telling people what they can/cannot eat and drink and banning large cups of soda? NYC is a communistic Nanny State/Police State.

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