Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Liu finally admits he lost

From the NY Observer:

John Liu’s comeback bid is over.

The former city comptroller and mayoral candidate formerly conceded to State Senator Tony Avella this morning, acknowledging that a gap of 568 votes was too great to overcome with paper ballots.

“Public service, to me, is a calling, not a career, and this race was always about the opportunity to continue to serve our community,” Mr. Liu said in a statement. “While we may have fallen just short in the voting booth, our message resonated loud and clear – the people of this district want a true Democrat who will stand up for our progressive values and we will hold our elected officials accountable by their actions, not just their words.”

The Queens Democratic Party, led by Congressman Joseph Crowley, coaxed Mr. Liu into running in a Democratic primary against Mr. Avella earlier this year. Drawing on the support of local elected officials, a bevy of unions and a significant fund-raising advantage, Mr. Liu came last week within 5 percentages points of knocking off Mr. Avella, according to unofficial Board of Election returns.

But it was always an uphill slog for Mr. Liu in an oddly-shaped eastern Queens district where Mr. Avella, despite his alienation from the political establishment, remains popular. Mr. Avella’s win came as he crushed Mr. Liu in the heart of the district–the 26th Assembly District, including the neighborhoods of Whitestone, Bayside, Bay Terrace, Little Neck and Douglaston–by nearly 1,000 votes. Assemblyman Ed Braunstein, one of many Queens Democrats to back Mr. Liu, represents the district.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

He'll show up again...and again..and..

Anonymous said...

Every democrat in Northeastern Queens better beware because Liu with insatiable opportunism will stab them in the back and try to steal their seat without thinking twice and "Virginny" Joe Crowley and his minions will support him in their quest for the Asian vote.

Anonymous said...

:)

Anonymous said...

Now that John Liu has conceded, can the voters get a concession speech from all the electeds who backed him?

"We are sorry we endorsed him, we were only doing what County asked us to do. We know that tony Avella was the better choice."

Anonymous said...

That's strike two for Crowley, and its time for him to go as well, corrupt bully who keeps Queens in the dark ages...So long Liu, So long Crowley!

georgetheatheist said...

"progressive values" = collectivist tyranny

Anonymous said...

Check out the NY Observer picture: surrounding Liu are Assembly members Nili Rozic (25 A.D.) and David Weprin (24 A.D.). Behind him is Warren Schreiber. Why would they go against Avella? Don't they care for what's best for their own districts?

Warren ''The Cadaver'' Schreiber said...

Would someone please whisk away the flies from my decomposing head? They're now also buzzing around Liu's pate.

Anonymous said...

Nothing changed from election night, no new votes are counted.

Liu did not concede the evening of the election because he has no class.

Anonymous said...

Wake up Braunstein:

AD26 rejected Liu. I am incensed that you backed up, and it seems the 2-1 margin in your district would agree.

Anonymous said...

Warren the cadaver knows how great Tony Avella has been to the community. Warren and his community have been supported by Tony many times.

This was democratic party bullshit and everyone but Warren smelled it. Maybe he smelled it but Vallone made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Warren drank the koolaid. His soul now sits on a shelf in a jar at CM Vallone's office.

Anonymous said...

“While we may have fallen just short in the voting booth, our message resonated loud and clear – the people of this district want a true Democrat who will stand up for our progressive values and we will hold our elected officials accountable by their actions, not just their words.”

Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

Anonymous said...

"Warren drank the koolaid. His soul now sits on a shelf in a jar at CM Vallone's office."

Good to know that someone sits in the Council office. Being that nothing in this community gets done we just assumed the council office was closed just like the Vallone & Vallone law office (another sham) on Francis Lewis Boulevard.

Anonymous said...

Some Ogden Nashian poetry for Liu:

Fuck
you
Liuser

Anonymous said...

Maybe Liu and Weprin will start doing commercials for the Hair Club for Men.

Anonymous said...

Crowley is going down...Tony Avella is the leader now...real change for Queens.. Schreiber, Rozic, Vallone, Weprin, Braunstein....ghouls all of them ghouls...

Anonymous said...

Liu is a crook and a creep!

Anonymous said...

That Honest Joe Crowley would foist this person on us tells you of the contempt he has for Queens and he regards the people living here as being stupid losers.

That he almost succeeded tells us he was closer to the truth than we want to believe.

Anonymous said...

"Joe Crowley and his minions will support him in their quest for the Asian vote."

Asian vote? Asian don't vote, they donate. John Liu is just an opportunist which has lost big time.

Anonymous said...

"Asian don't vote,..."

The numbers are growing. Every Asian Senior center, adult day care center, community center and church are registering new voters and the dems are promising them gobs of $$ for their efforts.

When people donate they expect something in return and they are getting it. Quid pro quo.

Jerry Rotondi said...

Chin up, Johnny boy. Do not go grumpy on us now. You can always find a job with Creative Financial. Price Waterhouse Coopers won't have you back.

Anonymous said...

one wonders if his landlord,KON-GEN International Preschool @ 196-25 42Ave, Auburndale , will hire him as a janitor ?