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February 2, 2021

Would I be accused of inciting political violence if I said that New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is cutting off his nose to spite his face?

Last week, De Blasio declared that he was canceling all city contracts with the Trump Organization because Trump’s speech incited the Capitol riots (which we now know was not true: they were being planned well before Trump even gave the speech, and nothing in it was an incitement to violence.)

Being one of the worst mayors in, like, ever, De Blasio never gave a thought to the good of the city or its legal obligations under those contracts. He just wanted to flap his gums about Orange Man Bad and make headlines. Well, here’s a headline that he richly deserves, from the New York Post:

“Trump gets frozen out of operating Central Park’s Wollman Rink”

It’s about De Blasio canceling the Trump group’s contract to run the Wollman Skating rink in Central Park. But this story should really remind New Yorkers, and all Americans, of why Trump ran for President, and why so many people voted for him.

Back in the 1980s, the skating rink had been closed for years due to an advanced state of disrepair. The city’s liberal Democrat leadership wasted a pile of taxpayer money on various “studies” but were never able to fix it. Finally, Trump got fed up with the embarrassing boondoggle and volunteered to take on the job himself. He got the rink rebuilt beautifully, under budget and ahead of schedule. Seeing the waste and uselessness of those bureaucrats was one of the chief motivating factors for him deciding to go into politics and “drain the swamp.”

His company has been running the rink ever since, but now, De Blasio wants to end that contract for no other reason than political posturing over fake charges. How long do you think the rink will remain in good repair under his “leadership”? Will it soon resemble the subway cars, or the streets filled with garbage and rats, that have become symbolic of the Big Apple's steep decline since the Democrats took back the Mayor's office?

I hope that the name “Wollman Rink” serves as a sharp reminder to New Yorkers about what happens when voters let the media demonization of Republicans convince them to elect incompetent leftists who are incapable of running anything other than their mouths.


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