Saturday, August 11, 2018

Johnny vs. Tony

From City Limits:

The two men agree on most policy issues. They both disagree, for instance, with Mayor de Blasio’s bid to change the entrance process for the city’s specialized high schools. Voters will, of course, decide what the race is about, but if the candidates have anything to say about it, the contest will come down to whether the supposed practical benefits of Avella’s having joined the IDC outweigh the allege damage that did to the chances for a Democratic senate.

Both men appeared on Max & Murphy on WBAI this Wednesday. Below are each of their interviews:


40 comments:

Anonymous said...

#1.
Johnny is the son of a crook and shady himself.
#2.
Tony has been out in the open for the benefit of his constituents.

VOTERS.....CHOOSE WHO YOU ARE WILLING TO TRUST ON THEIR PAST PERFORMANCE AND RECORD.

All else is "EYEWASH"!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately...Avella's BIG mistake was joining the IDC! Stupid move! It might just come back to bite the naive, though honest senator, on the ass. Politics is nothing but a fixed ball game. Cross the team...,and you get black balled!

Anonymous said...

I think given the chance I would support John Liu. He is less likely to go 'crazy socialist'.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, got some mail from Avella trying to buy my vote. Suddenly he's gonna fix all the issues in the district now that he has a challenger? Tony's a self serving schmuck. I don't know how he's allowed to send out stuff like that so close to an election. Just more Albany corruption. If he's done with the IDC is he gonna return their money too!?

Anonymous said...


a poorly written article by a Democrat insider. What else is new?

willie said...

I may be politically naive, but I viewed the IDC and Avella's move into it as a means to bridge the logjam of non-cooperation between dems and republicans. I think Avella is a true-hearted guy.

Anonymous said...

Crazy socialist?
Liu has had OVERSEAS Chinese interests supporting him.
Wanna make America greatly independent again? Think again about supporting Liu, "yo big dummy"!

Anonymous said...

I see the Liu trolls are busy.
DADDY JOSEPH LIU....,COVICTED ON FEDERAL BANK FRAUD CHARGES!
Great Eastern (Tommy Huangs ) Bank.
The Apple hasn't fallen that far from the rotten tree.

Anonymous said...

LMAO!๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉLiu is the pile of shit SOCIALIST! ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€and quite dangerous. He supported mainland China against the ZFalin Gong group in Dlushing. TEAD ABOUT IT! Is Liu a Communist pol?
Dunno!

Anonymous said...

Yes...when the Faliun Gong supporters took to the Flushing streets years ago...,shady Johnny Liu was on the side of China who has persecuted those folk.
If he were an enemy agent, it couldn't be worse! So...go and vote for the socialist (Communist?)!

Anonymous said...

"Liuie the liar" is what the Daily News once called him years ago. He threw his convicted campaign manager under the bus when he ran for mayor to take the heat off of him. He's the one who should have been jailed for CROOKED fund raising. Ah....but he and Tommy Huang have SOMANY local pols and officials in their pockets. "Let him off easy....lest the money trail lead to us".
His MAIN interests seem to have been in his countrymen....not ALL of his multi ethnic constituents. Go on you sheep....vote for this low down shady cur! Don't complain after you get screwed by him.

Anonymous said...

Both are change for the worse:
Avella with his "right to be forgotten" internet speech ban attempt is just as bad.
Oh and that abandond house fiasco on a quiet street were only contractors were allowed into the auction to buy it.
Now instead of some teenages smoking pot-- a big ugly box is up, the street has been "cracked" to invite nmore and street parking is near impossible and people are disghusted and want to sell

Anonymous said...

Let's play Jeapordy.

The answer is: His father went to jail for bank fraud. He took a campaign contribution from one of his father's convicted associates. His cousin is married to Tommy Huang. And two of his campaign workers, including his former treasurer, went to prison.

The question is: Who is John Liu?

If you don't know who Tony Avella is - he's the one fighting for his district (and, yes, getting his picture taken in the process). I would clone him if I could.

Anonymous said...

Contact your elected officials and Tony Avella at the same time, and see whose office works on the issue you have brought to their attention. I can assure you that it is Tony's office and staff that will be working on the problem from the moment it is brought to their attention. The other electeds...well, you know already about their inability to handle district problems.

ron s said...

How many times must someone show himself to be a low-life before he is permanently barred from running for a government post? Liu is FAR beyond that limit. He should slither back under his rock forever.

Anonymous said...

Liu is flooding the mail with his material and haven't seen squat from Avella. Latest piece indicating Tony aligned himself with GOP Trump values by his extremely stupid alliance with the IDC. If Avella loses, he deserves it! What a dumb move that was!

Anonymous said...

The Dem machine is ourt to avenge themselves by supporting Liu against who they see as a turncoat...Avella!
They've got strong power and Avella has little left in those who will TURN OUT for him. The IDC might have been his FATAL political mistake in a long career.

Anonymous said...

Avella is ready for retirement anyway. He'll collect TWO pensions...,NYS and NYC!
Not bad!

Anonymous said...

" He is less likely to go 'crazy socialist'. "

I have no idea how anyone could be THAT stupid to write that. John (Son-of-a-bank-thief) is a crazy pro-communist nut-job. "crazy socialist" would be an improvement.

Anonymous said...

ah, the Avella ass-kissers will be out in force

Anonymous said...

One of the few electeds who goes all out for his constituents vs. someone who's been found guilty of shenanigans, has never paid his fines, and supports a hostile foreign government?

That fact that it's even a question shows the corruption of Indivisible and other supposed Democratic reformists groups. They were supposed to fight against establishment Dems, not prop them up.

Anonymous said...

All the years Avella has been in office there has been little improvement seen in the district. How may bills has Avella introduced that got immediately shot down without being passed into law? Big thunder! Little rain! All show and no blow!

Anonymous said...

Phony Tony!
His district is in shambles.
And don't give us that shit that he "down zoned" northeast Queens. The NYC council did that. He never had that legal power on his own.

Anonymous said...

Liu or Abbella! Neither one's ass is worth kissing , let alone voting for. Same old crsppy choices!

Anonymous said...

The Undependent Democratic Caucus! LMAO! Republican brown misers...,phony Democrats....two timers with no spine or power. Now the rats fled from the IDC!
Double turncoats.

Anonymous said...

Avella ran away from a borough presidential and mayoral race! Real guts! Then the IDC!
I wouldn't give that incumbent ass the skin off a grape! Dump all incumbents!

Anonymous said...

I'm not voting!
Same old shit every time...,crooks and crusaders. Up yours from both ends!

Anonymous said...

For all the noise that Avella makes....please tell me what he's done that's a major improvement in northeast Queen? Hmmmmm!
Makes you wonder. BUT....no way will I support the son of a crook John Liu..,Tommy Huang's cousin!
Sigh...I guess it's Tony....again!
At least the status who remains the status qui and things don't get worse than they are.

Anonymous said...

Puhleeze! Avella knew from the get go that the IDC would NEVER have enough power to fight Albany corruption. He just wanted to remain in the spotlight! OR he was NAIVE..,which is far worse! An idealistic do little! Go tilt at a windmill!

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many Avella cheerleaders here can even vote in the Democratic primary. Avella has the support of his IDC comrades, their wealthy right wing donors and other enemies of the Democratic Party. As for rank and file Democrats, not so much.

Anonymous said...

"and supports a hostile foreign government"

You are 100% correct and it's DOUBLE TREASON. He supports the PRC and he was born in Taiwan and of course, moved to the USA when he was 5.

Anonymous said...

Liu is s political vampire. Refuses to stay dead. Put a stake through his heart in the upcoming primary....OR....watch him feast on your fine residential neighborhoods until he's bloated with your blood you put into preserving your quality of life.

Anonymous said...

Avella is as phony as Liu.
Neither did shit.
Avella tries to come off as a friend of the people...especially at his many press conferences that accomplished NADDA!

Anonymous said...

Johnny on the Tony....a new street game. Maybe I'll vote for Liu just for an upset.
Avella was a clubhouse player for his entire career which is lackluster.

Anonymous said...

Powerful pols live well. Even though they're shady they have pull to get you some crumbs.
Avella lives in a little CapeBurger house in Whitestone. Proof he has no power.
What is it with these naive Don Quixotes and their dillusions of the perfect world ?
Snake oil salesmen.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing like kissing Avellas ass and getting nothing. Kiss Liu's ass and you might get some table scraps.
That's the way politics works, like it or not.

Anonymous said...

DUMP ALL INCUMBENTS...is my rule!

Anonymous said...

Choice:
Either take poison "cure"....Liu....
or a placebo....Avella!
So the condition continues. Maybe a couple of aspirin?

Anonymous said...

Contact Tonys office? His staff are idiots!
They go through contorted motions with no problems solved. The same service you get from the opponent....NOTHING....in the end!
NEVER JUST RELY ON ANY ELECTED OFFICIAL TO BAIL YOU OUT!
BE YOUT OWN BIG MOUTH PROBLEM
SOLVER!
Remember any pol's job #1 is getting himself re-elected. Your problem is on the bottom of the list....unless it gets him press coverage.

Anonymous said...

Kiss a pols ass and he might kiss your ring. That's the way the game is played.
You can kiss Tony and Johnny til you get blowers cramps. NOTHING!