Say no to Nanny Bloomberg

Ottawa Sun - - COMMENT - MICHELLE MALKIN Malkin is host of Michelle Malkin In­ves­ti­gates on crtv.com writemalkin@gmail.com @michelle­malkin

No mat­ter how po­lit­i­cally frac­tured the na­tion may seem, I be­lieve lib­erty-lov­ing cit­i­zens of all ide­olo­gies can unite and agree:

Bil­lion­aire Nanny Michael Bloomberg — the soda-tax­ing, gun-grab­bing, snack-at­tack­ing con­trol freak — should keep his nose out of our lives and out of the 2020 pres­i­den­tial race.

On the eve of the midterms, the for­mer New York City mayor dumped $5 mil­lion into a self-serv­ing ad bash­ing Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, pro­mot­ing Democrats, de­cry­ing bor­der en­force­ment and preach­ing about a “higher pur­pose” in Washington.

Bloomberg has cast him­self as the great healer of the po­lit­i­cal di­vide, call­ing for us to tran­scend la­bels, “of­fer so­lu­tions” and “work to­gether” with “calm rea­son­ing” and “opened hands” in­stead of “hys­ter­ics,” “fear mon­ger­ing” and “pointed fin­gers.”

Take your phoney olive branch and shove it.

It was a hys­ter­i­cal Bloomberg who di­vi­sively blamed the 2010 Times Square bomb at­tack on “some­body with a po­lit­i­cal agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or some­thing” — de­mo­niz­ing Tea Party ac­tivists who had risen up against Oba­macare — when the real cul­prit turned out to be a Pak­istan-born ji­hadist on a mis­sion to avenge Mus­lims and fight for­eign in­fi­dels.

“Words mat­ter,” the high­minded Bloomberg lec­tures Trump. But he had no prob­lem flip­pantly mock­ing gun-own­ers in Colorado Springs and Pue­blo as poor, un­e­d­u­cated hill­bil­lies who lived in back­wa­ter holes “where I don’t think there’s roads. It’s as far ru­ral as you can get.”

Snotty Bloomberg was nurs­ing mas­sive ego wounds af­ter dump­ing $350,000 into an un­suc­cess­ful ef­fort to stop vot­ers in my adopted home state from re­call­ing radical, anti-Sec­ond Amend­ment state leg­is­la­tors. The grass­roots gun rights groups were out­spent 7-to-1 by Bloomie and his min­ions — and still over­came the out­side in­flu­ence and celebrity at­tacks on our sovereignty.

So, who ex­actly are Bloomberg’s con­stituents? No, not hard-work­ing Amer­i­cans in fly­over coun­try yearn­ing for a gov­ern­ment that leaves them alone to de­cide how to run their lives, en­hance their lib­erty and pur­sue hap­pi­ness. No, Bloomberg cham­pi­ons the party of do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do­ism. He cru­sades for pub­lic transportation from the back seat of a plush SUV. He bat­tles against cli­mate change while fly­ing to Davos and Paris in pri­vate jets. He rails against junk food for ev­ery­one else while scarf­ing down Cheez-Its dur­ing me­dia in­ter­views about his trans-fat ban.

Lib­eral me­dia sup­port­ers who have touted a po­ten­tial Bloomberg pres­i­den­tial run for the past 10 years cast him as a mid­dle-of-the-road moder­ate. But how can you be a “cen­trist” when you have no cen­tre? He was a reg­is­tered Repub­li­can when it was con­ve­nient, and then a Demo­crat, and then an in­de­pen­dent, and then a Demo­crat again. He has bleated about “bi­par­ti­san­ship” at var­i­ous sum­mits and pooh-bah par­ties over the years. But his party iden­ti­fi­ca­tion is where his money is: He spent nearly $30 mil­lion on Demo­cratic House races this year alone.

Bloomberg is Chauncey Gardiner with a mega-bank ac­count and an in­sa­tiable ap­petite for us­ing his money and power to tell his fel­low hu­man be­ings what’s best for them. He wants gov­ern­ment to in­ter­fere in ev­ery as­pect of our lives, while aban­don­ing its core func­tion: pro­tect­ing our bor­ders and con­trol­ling who gets in, who stays in and who should be kicked out.

When politi­cians blovi­ate about a “higher pur­pose,” it’s time to watch your wal­lets, hide the kids and lock your doors (front, back and re­frig­er­a­tor).

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG BILL PUGLIANO/GETTY IMAGES

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