“I AM COUNTESS DRACULA. I COME TO SUCK THE BLOOD & THE LIFE OUT OF YOUR CITY”
THINK DIFFERENT – examine all the political machinations in the media with suspicion. Everything is not always what it seems.
NY Magazine placed the Vampire of the City – Speaker of the New York City Council: Christine Quinn on its cover this week. Ironically enough, Quinn was styled and posed to look like a cast member from one of the multitude of vampire television series that have been all the rage in recent years. She could have been Eddie Munster’s sister. While NY Magazine gave her what amounts to an editorial puff piece, on the cover, while nobody will ever mistake her for Ashley Greene from the Twilight series, Christine Quinn looked very much like the daughter of Count Dracula or CoUNTess Dracula (as noted by the NY Post) The only thing missing were fangs and bats swirling overhead.
QUINN’S BIZARRE ROLL OUT: Identity Politics Trap?
Think about what is going on here. It crystallized for me after the NY Post allusion to her as Mayor Dracula. While her fangs were not exposed and no bats were flying over head in the cover image, you had to wonder whether Quinn was going after the Twilight or goth vote or whether there was in fact something else to this.
It is a bizarre roll out for sure. But, Quinn is a master of identity politics. She and her team are not unsophisticated nor were they duped. Team Quinn has been preparing for this moment for several years. Quinn is trying to ‘nationalize’ her campaign and make it a cause celeb much like her lobbyist filled high profile power wedding, as her support locally erodes among the non-elite ordinary citizens of Gotham City. The master of identity politics needs the symbolism of being female and gay to deflect from a career of enabling crony capitalists who have ripped off the city of New York. So, they have courted national women’s organizations, feminine political leaders and national and regional LGBT leadership including: the Empire State Pride Agenda, Emily’s List et al etc. to support her candidacy because she is vulnerable in her own local community for compromising the LGBT community, women and turning her back on the very real concerns of middle class citizens.
ANTI-QUINN MOVEMENT IS MAINSTREAM: NOT FRINGE
The anti-Quinn movement is a mainstream political movement that is truly beginning to gain coverage, even if some political pundits attempt to marginalize its significance at this stage. It is not a fringe movement with fringe players. It is being led by Registered Democrats, including those in her own district at the heart of her Quinn’s Chelsea base which supported those who in 2009 presented a significant challenge to Quinn’s re-election effort. It includes also voters like artist Suzannah B. Troy who voted twice for Mayor Mike Bloomberg but who will not vote for Christine Quinn.
Alec Baldwin has stated that Christine Quinn is a very untrustworthy person’ and has ‘blood on her hands’. Gloria Steinem put the breaks on endorsing Quinn. Cynthia Nixon “rejected identity politics” in bypassing Quinn to endorse Bill De Blasio. Likewise, a truly diverse array of citizens and demographic groups within the Democratic Party, including Queers Against Christine Quinn, have joined in a grassroots campaign to Defeat Christine Quinn or to Vote Quinn Out: http://www.votequinnout.com
So what is going on here you ask?
PLANTING SEEDS TO IGNITE A BACKLASH?
QUINN’S NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR MAYOR: Quinn needs a national profile for her local race.
Anti-Quinn forces are being set up and this includes those in the Democratic Party as well as her potential Republican opponents. The Quinn political machine needs a crisis or an attack on her character to paint it as an assault on women or the LGBT Community to create a nationwide backlash. That will cause financial contributions pour in from outside NYC from all across this country to support the ‘victim’ who is striving to be the first female Mayor of New York City as well as the first openly gay mayor of New York City. Then her allies in the mainstream media will have their perfect narrative to install the puppet of cronyism. Ed Koch is proof we have already had a closeted one but that is besides the point. Because of Quinn he is not even dead but had a bridge already named after him (not that anyone will ever call the Queensboro Bridge – the Ed Koch Bridge). The people working for her are straight up political gangsters who know exactly what they are doing. If you need further evidence the NY Times reports: As Election Nears, Release of Quinn Memoir Does, Too. The agenda as outlined by Quinn’s editor:
“Ms. Quinn’s editor has said he expects the book to attract a national audience, with women and gay men a particular focus. . . Becoming the first female and first gay mayor of New York City are considered significant assets of her campaign.”
The Art of War is deception and timing. With Quinn nothing is by accident. Remember always: gangsters, political gangsters is who and what they are. To charges of cronyism, lack of character and integrity along with an anti-democratic agenda the Quinn campaign will remind voters:
- Christine Quinn is a woman
- Christine Quinn is a Lesbian (Gay)
- Christine Quinn is married to her partner and supports Gay Marriage
- Christine Quinn aspires to be the first openly Gay Female Mayor of New York City
This is the veil which will be used to cloud her corruption and anti-democratic agenda, which apparently should be of little or no concern to New York voters. In answer to her eroding support among your own defrauded constituents Quinn hopes to raise money from people who have not been impacted by her policies, outside her district and outside New York City who have no comprehension of your agenda but they just will identify with your identity in order to put someone with your identity in office.
It appears that New York Magazine and the NY Post got it exactly right – you are the Vampire of NYC. That is your true identity; a fangless social predator.
Furthermore, my suspicion is that Quinn’s handlers are hoping to ignite or attract vitriolic commentary against her; language that goes over the line just enough so that Quinn can pose as a victim of a “Sexist Media Campaign” against women and gays. She can frame all of her opponents as bigots, homophobic or angry leftist reactionaries who are hesitant if not afraid of handing over the keys to New York City to the first openly gay female mayor. This is her way to provide cover for her Crony Capitalist Backdoor deals with societal elites which are the primary source of her vulnerability with New Yorks democratic voters, including defrauded constituents in her own City Council District 3. Otherwise why else would ‘A Democratic Club in Chelsea Continue its War on Christine Quinn’ but to insure that the corrupt political phony does not become the Mayor of New York City? Quinn is losing appeal locally so she needs a national agenda.
NY Citizens Challenge Forces of Evil: Quinn, Duane & Rudin
CRONY CAPITALISM IS NOT CAPITALISM: It is Anti-Democratic
Consider the case of Quinn’s sponsor, crony capitalist Bill Rudin who leads the Rudin Real Estate dynasty and is head of an organization called ABNY – Association for a Better New York (for the Rudin’s only?) who was led to St. Vincent’s slaughter so he could feast on a 160 year old landmark property of a historic medical treatment facility (which was the epicenter of the AIDS Crisis and a place that once treated society’s forgotten and neglected with great humanity) for pennies on the dollar and turn it into what activist/artist Suzannah B. Troy referred to as the ‘Rudin Family Blood Condos’.
Bill Rudin: Crony Capitalist Predator?
Tom Allon, CEO of Manhattan Media, the now Republican candidate for Mayor, one who you assume might go easy on the Rudin’s and their slimy crony capitalist insider deals, slammed Christine Quinn for her backroom deal with Bill Rudin that led to the closure of St. Vincent’s Hospital and created a significant financial windfall for the Rudin family who just happen to be Quinn’s principal sponsors.
Tom Allon: Quinn & Rudin Screw the Community
Many of my own heroes in life are women. But as proof that I am human and far from perfect, even I was even tempted say she looked like COUNT Dracula (minus the ‘O’). This is precisely what Quinn and her handlers need and want to fuel her campaign. Truth is that until I began to do my research on Quinn I was ambivalent and actually thought a female Mayor would be a good idea but the Rudin deal for St. Vincent’s was the straw that broke the camel’s back for me. You do not have to go too far down the rabbit hole to know that deal stinks and they hope that New Yorkers will just look the other way at this criminal transfer if they simply put up a memorial: St. Vincents/AIDS Memorial Park and place of a few celebrities in Rudin Family Blood Condos
Quinn is deeply corrupt and an enemy of democracy and the democratic process. Don’t ever lose sight of that. Understand that identity politics and trading on her status as a gay female victim will allow her handlers to raise money for her nationally. Quinn will run a national campaign for a local office.
QUID PRO QUINN = NOT QUALIFIED TO BE MAYOR OF NYC
New Yorkers will see Quinn’s fangs if they put this bloodsucker and Crony Capitalist enabler in Gracie Mansion for Christine is more personally ambitious than she is a capable or visionary leader. Quinn has no vision or meaningful record of accomplishment in her life, political or otherwise, that would serve as a legitimate credential qualifying her to lead the greatest city in the world.
Ms. Quinn’s tenure as Speaker of the City Council illustrates and perhaps has only confirmed that she does not have the ethics, character, integrity or temperament to be the proverbial leader of New York City. Quinn has a career profile representing skill in opportunistic political graft, personal greed and pure identity politics. Simply being a gay elitist does not make Quinn a visionary of any kind. NYC needs a real Chief Executive, not a corrupt, unfit and unqualified political hack consumed with her own personal enrichment. Simply put Quid Pro Quinn’s identity politics undermine democracy and help mask, camouflage and provide cover for her her true anti-progressive and anti-democratic agenda.
Should New Yorkers be foolish enough to elevate this con-woman to the Mayoralty, it will take all of about 5 minutes before most New Yorkers wish Mike Bloomberg was serving his fourth term. Christine Quinn is not Bloomberg’s fourth term but something far worse. While I voted for Bloomberg three times, he has an independent voice and has made many decisions many which I have agreed with and others which I have disagreed with on principle. Christine Quinn on the other hand seems to operate with a moral compass that always points to self interest. Quinn has illustrated a willingness to sell out communities of average folks for an extra plate of macaroni. Lobbyists moved into her Chelsea apartment building. Real Estate families like the Rudin Management clan have bought her for less than a broker’s commission on a Chelsea Micro-Studio apartment. New Yorkers need to examine this woman’s record and insure that this in fact the ‘twilight of this particular elite’. We do not need any New Adventures for the Old Christine [Quinn]
The Anti-Quinn Grassroots Movement
Key Websites: Vote Quinn Out | Facebook: Defeat Christine Quinn | Facebook: Queers Against Christine Quinn | The Campaign to Be Mayor of NYC in 2013 | Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club – Chelsea Democratic Club
Constituent Abandonment: A Democratic Club (Jim Owles Club) Continues its War on Christine Quinn | Capital New York: Actress Cynthia Nixon endorses Bill de Blasio, Criticizes Quinn over Paid Sick Leave | Anybody But Quinn | City & State NY | Citizens Union: Council Politics Taint Discretionary Funding
Quinn Slush Fund Scandal – NY Magazine: Quinn in the Slush | NY Times: NYC Council Speaker Presides Over $4.5 Million Slush Fund | Pauline Park: Christine Quinn the NYC Slush Fund Scandal | Christine Quinn Sold Out: Quinn Slush Fund Lawsuit Update | NY Times: Christine Quinn Uses NYC Council Funds to Reward Allies | Bronx Chatter: Quinn, Seabrook & the Slush Fund Scandal
RUDIN Family Blood Condos – SATANIC LUXURY: Rudin Family Blood Condos |St. Vincent’s Hospital to Close in Manhattan | NY Times: The Decline of St. Vincent’s Hospital | Norman Siegel Calls to Mayor to Open Investigation to City Council Hospital Hearing St. Vincent’s Site | Tom Allon Slams Quinn For St. Vincent’s Closure | Suzannah B. Troy (NY Artist):NY Post Christine Quinn our Belladonna Porn Queen [Killed] St. Vincent’s Hospital
Repeal of Term Limits – Term Limits & Christine Quinn | Christine Quinn Wants to be Mayor of NYC | WSJ: City Council Speaker Defends Power to Overrule Voters on Term Limits | Boss Quinn Will Do Anything to Win to Become First Gay Mayor: insults constituent in her own district by referring to him as a no-name blogger. | NPR: Christine Quinn Never Supported Term Limits | Facebook -The Day Democracy Died: 3rd Anniversary of Quinn’s Repeal of Term Limits | NY Magazine: How Bill DeBlasio Can Defeat Christine Quinn
Character, Integrity & Temperament – The New Corrupt Adventures of Old Christine | Christine Quinn: Corrupt Democrat of the Week | The Epoch Times: Challenging Quinn A Risk For NYC Council Members | Why Quinn Must Go | The Voice of the West Village | Politicker: Christine Quinn Storms Out of Living Wage Rally
1. St. Vincent’s Hospital – Epicenter of AIDS Crisis
St. Vincent’s Hospital | AIDS Memorial Park: St. Vincent’s Hospital did not turn its back on the LGBT Community during the AIDS Crisis, quite the opposite in fact. St. Vincent’s was the epicenter of the AIDS Crisis. I am pretty sure that the entity’s compassionate policies exemplified for its care for those that nobody else would care for, destroyed its balance sheet. Yet, the humanity of the institution was not reciprocated by the liberal elites from Boss Quinn to Bette Midler of New York Restoration Project, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Susan Sarandon, Rosie O’Donnell et al etc. Perhaps they would rather have a luxury condo and toast in restoring the Continental Baths at the Ansonia or Studio 54 than fighting for a Catholic Hospital. You see, it is truly important to put in the Mayor’s Mansion, a woman who enables the corruption of NYC Insiders in backroom deals. Enabling her sponsor: Bill Rudin of the ABNY – Association For A Better New York to build luxury condos over the corpse of a Landmark medical treatment facility is critical, because its not like we have enough of them already in this town. The physicians, nurses and staff were there for the West Village Community during the AIDS Epidemic but the politically corrupt, grandstanding and annoyingly verbose, self serving and pontificating windbag - Tom Duane and his protege Christine Quinn turned their back on St. Vincent’s in its hour of need. History will show that those running St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center made a huge mistake in letting in the vultures: Rudin Management Company, Inc. For years leading up to its 2010 closing, St. Vincent’s was the target of a controversial billion-dollar luxury condo conversion plan by the Rudin real estate dynasty. Quinn’s Sponsor, Crony Capitalist Vulture Bill Rudin long had plans to develop Luxury Condo’s on the landmark site of the 160 year old hospital and chapel. With the assistance of Speaker Quinn, State Senator Tom Duane and a media campaign hatched and waged by societal elites in the shadows of society, the true vampires pulled the strings to enable Quinn’s sponsors: the Rudin clan to shutter a historic humanitarian medical institution and acquire for pennies on the dollar a landmark property of the 160 year old medical treatment facility and leaving the Lower West Side of Manhattan without a trauma hospital. Maybe someone should ask Bill Rudin who leads the Association For a Better New York whether more luxury condos for celebrities is preferable for a better New York than a critical hospital to treat its citizens in a vulnerable part of Manhattan.
2. QUINN & DUANE – LGBT Elites & Media Campaign Assisted Rudin Family in Acquiring/Stealing St. Vincent’s Hospital
Background: St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center (wiki)
The Vultures Gain Access: St. Vincent’s ‘Let’s in the Vultures’ (Rudin Management Company, Inc): For years leading up to its 2010 closing, St. Vincent’s was the target of a controversial billion-dollar luxury condo conversion plan by the Rudin real estate dynasty. As noted by the following article, the vultures initially promised something quite different then before commencing construction decided that a hospital was impractical. See: The Villager: St. Vincent’s and Rudin unveil elliptical hospital, condo tower: St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Rudin Organization last week revealed their preliminary plans for a new state-of-the-art hospital building on the west side of Seventh Ave. and for the residential redevelopment on the east side of the present hospital complex.
The Plan: DNAinfo.com: Rudin’s St. Vincents Plan Debated at City Planning Hearing | Curbed: Plans Filed For Latest Aspect of St. Vincent’s Redevelopment | Observer: Rudin’s St. Vincent Project Gets Green Light From Planning Commission | CRAINS: Last Minute Deal Saves St. Vinnie’s Redevelopment | SATANIC LUXURY: Rudin Family Blood Condos with an AIDS Memorial Park
The Luxury Condos: 130 West 12th Street
Community Outrage: Coalition For A New Village Hospital | Hospital Now: Coalition Calling for Re-establishment of a Medical Center for Lower West Side of Manhattan | Video: Community Outrage at Rudin Family, Mayor & Quinn | Senator Tom Duane Shamed on St. Vincent’s Hospital Closing | Norman Siegel Calls to Mayor to Open Investigation to City Council Hospital Hearing St. Vincent’s Site | Tom Allon Slams Quinn For St. Vincent’s Closure | Rudin Family Blood Condos
On The Memorial – NYC AIDS Memorial Park Competition | Queerty: St. Vincent’s Hospital NYC Epicenter of AIDS Crisis to Become [Rudin Built] Luxury Condos | The Villager: Should AIDS Be Part or All of Park Triangle Memorial?
AIDS History (selected): Avert: History of AIDS up to 1986 | AIDS & Politics – 1980 to 1989| PBS: 10 Films that Address the Aids Crisis | Contrarian View: Virus Myth: HIV & AIDS – In 80’s, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS | The Changing Face of Gay Men’s Sexuality in Response to AIDS
On Toasting the Elite Crony Capitalists: Oh yes, I am sure we will have a nice little Memorial and a cute fundraiser or cocktail party hosted by the Rudin’s, Quinn and all their elite friends but it will not make up for the elimination of this critical and vital NY institution.