Joe Lhota’s Mayoral Campaign Goes To The Dark Side

Brooklyn Heights resident/mayoral candidate/ bicycle outlaw Joe Lhota has unleashed a new very dark campaign ad. The spot warns that a DiBlasio administration would reduce the number of cops on the street and return New York City to the bad old days of the 1970s.

Like this?

Probably more like this 70s:

But while Lhota, who is 50 points behind in current polls, has the right throw an elbow at this opponent, the use of footage of the recent motorcycle gang attack on a father and his family on the West Side seems an odd choice. Weren’t those Ray Kelly’s undercover cops seemingly joining in on the attack? Isn’t the current mayor a Republican?

On the flip side, remember the last few Democratic mayors?

What do you think?

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  • TeddyNYC

    Give me a break, Joe.

  • Heights Observer

    It’s as racist as Bill’s Afro son commercial, which means it isn’t – but everyone sees what they want. I have lived in NY for my entire life of 60 years. I remember the bad old days and I don’t want to see a return to them. The lack of specifics on crime prevention by Bill does give me pause. What, exactly, is he going to do to keep crime decreasing? It is THE most important issue in the race, make no doubt about it. Everything in the city depends on public safety.

  • Matthew Parker

    All the GOP has is fear.

  • DIBS

    Nothing worse than DeBlahsio continuously equating Lhota with the Tea Party.

  • DIBS

    Well said.

  • Reggie

    I know Bill deBlasio and am not a fan. I was planning to vote for Joe Lhota, although the whole Sandinista ridiculousness did make me pause. Ultimately, I wrote that incident off as a mistake by the desperate … now this. I also know Adolfo Carrion and don’t hold him in particularly high esteem either. Nevertheless, he will get my vote on November 5.

  • blake livey

    They are both funded and supported by the Koch Brothers. Right-wing racists and industrialist who don’t like paying taxes. The K-Bros have made billions of $$ in the stock market by the Tea Bagger’s government budget manipulations. KaChing! Are you going to vote for Joe L, and let them destroy the NYC finances too?

  • petercow

    Oh.. I get it!!! “Blah” – that’s real Algonquin Roundtable material.

  • David on Middagh

    I’m not sure which of the two candidates will keep the city on an even financial keel in the difficult years ahead. We don’t want a return to the ’70s, that’s for sure. I wasn’t living here then, but I visited. Glass in the streets. Who has the fiscal discipline, but is not completely heartless?

    I might need to see each candidate holding up a cat.

  • Claude Scales
  • Waldo

    Where is Michele Bachmann hiding in the ad?

  • DIBS


  • DIBS

    Is this your best????

  • blake livey
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  • Anticipation

    Look, as much as I hate to admit it, because DiBlasio will take us back into a Dinkins-era level of lawlessness in this city, Lhota doesn’t stand a chance in this race. He has stuck his foot down his throat so many times, it is pathetic (recall his heartless comments on the kittens, or his CitiBike ride the wrong way down a Brooklyn Heights street, not to mention on the promenade?), and despite lots of time in the periphery of public office, he has zero political skills or instincts, no charisma, and no chance against DiBlasio. It is still possible we could induce someone like a Trump to enter the race and give DiBlasio a run for his money. I suppose a fourth term for Bloomberg is out of the question, though we would be blessed if that could materialize. I’ll end on this note. If DiBlasio is elected, I am gone. Goodbye NYC.

  • mobilemann

    Conversations your wife has had with you, for 200, alex.

  • Claude Scales

    It’s hard to spot her, because her head is in its usual place.