Republican Senate Nomination: Meet the Candidates

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Joe DioGuardi, David Malpass, and Bruce Blakeman, candidates for the U.S. Senate running for the nomination to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand, discuss the campaign.


Blakeman Bruce, Joe DioGuardi and David Malpass

Comments [27]

HB from Staten Island, NY

Mr. DioGuardi, who do you think are the biggest consumers of the goods that China produces? Hint: it's not the Chinese

Aug. 28 2010 09:36 PM
Dorothy from Manhattan

I have little/no regard for Schumer -- So I listened to the 2 guys running against him, one of which will get the Rep. nomination. So I'm voting for Schumer again. I won't vote for either of these nut job whackos. Bring back Everett Dirkson (or his ilk) and I'll vote Republican..

Aug. 26 2010 12:21 PM

Dear Brian, please do not allow your guests to "catapult the propaganda." The majority of the deficit growth was caused by the unpaid-for Bush tax cuts. The majority of future deficit growth will NOT be caused by Social Security, which is paid for and not broken and will not run out, but by out of control health care costs, which the CBO estimated the Health Care (Insurance) Reform Bill will eventually bring under control. These GOP candidates have made vicious, hateful slurs against Jews, blacks, and women, and you should be challenging them much harder on doing so. They are all very, very bad news, and unlike nearly all the other major GOP candidates New York has fielded and elected in the last 50 years.

Aug. 25 2010 11:51 AM
Nora Rocket from Queens

As usual, a non-apology! "I'm sorry you feel offended" and "I didn't mean for feminists to be upset," not "I'm sorry that I contributed to a culture in which women are seen as public property to be commented on freely."

Slow, accelerating, sarcastic clap for Mr. Blakeman. - and another round for Mr. DioGuardi, who wants smaller government when it suits him and more government intervention where he thinks it counts: women's bodies and homosexual relationships.

Aug. 25 2010 11:51 AM
Jay from Norwalk

Sometimes I am not sure how you do it Brian. You are a true professional to be able to keep it together when interviewing people like Bruce Blakemen. I wish I lived in NY so I could vote against this sexist Jack***. Between this guy and Lazio LI seems to bread these types.

Aug. 25 2010 11:51 AM
SuzanneNYC from UWS

If Democrats and progressive independents don't turn out to vote -- in large numers -- for the 2010 election and we get these backward looking Republican/conservative/tea party candidates in Congress, we will have no one to blame but ourselves. Vote people!

Aug. 25 2010 11:50 AM
KC from Sunnyside

Easily reinforces my already existing desire never to vote Republican.

Aug. 25 2010 11:49 AM
Phoebe from NJ

What a moron.

Aug. 25 2010 11:48 AM
licnyc from queens

Same idiotic inane talking points from the same losers who destroyed the economy, obstruct the recovery and now try to blame everyone else. I can't stomach to listen anymore. There is no substance to any of these interviews and another giant disappointment from BL show.

Aug. 25 2010 11:47 AM
Erhard from Harlem

Well matriculated nonsense so far from the republican/tea party candidates.

Aug. 25 2010 11:46 AM
Xtina from Manhattan

Why are you letting these guys repeat their Party's lies and cliches ad nauseum, without challenging anything they say?
Like, 'Obamacare', and the deficit is going to make the world end.

Aug. 25 2010 11:46 AM
The Truth from Becky

Anyone using the term "obamacare" does NOT get my vote.

Aug. 25 2010 11:45 AM

How about eliminating the income cap for social security?!

And what does Blakeman think Bush and Obama were doing when they pumped hundreds of billions into Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, AIG, BoA??? The whole idea was to pump liquidity into the private economy. DIDN'T WORK. The weatlhy heads just put the money in their own pockets.

Aug. 25 2010 11:45 AM
Colin Young from Brooklyn

Now that you've had the taxpeyer party candidate on the show, I assume you will give equal time on the show to the Green Party candidates for Senate, Colia Clark (running against Gillebrand) & Ceceile Lawrence (running againsty Schumer)

Aug. 25 2010 11:45 AM
Phoebe from NJ

If there are no sacred cows, why not halve the military budget? $330bn right there. Maybe then the US could invest in heathcare & infrastructure.

Aug. 25 2010 11:44 AM
EM from Harlem

Well matriculated nonsense

Aug. 25 2010 11:40 AM

An easy solution to having more non-career-politicians in Washington, would be to have term limits for the legislative branch!

Aug. 25 2010 11:39 AM

Driving up health care costs?

Well, Malpass is a Republican, so money-grubbing pharmaceuticals are exempt from responsibility. And money-grubbing health insurers are likewise exempt.


Aug. 25 2010 11:37 AM
Paul from Ridgewood, NJ

It's good that you gave these folks a forum here, even though most of what they say is poppycock. You can fool all of the people some of the time (etc.).

Biggest most important valid point: The health care bill is certainly junk, but IMO it's necessary junk, and should be fixed, not repealed.

Aug. 25 2010 11:37 AM

David Malpass was chief economist at Bear Stearns and we all know how well they did, so what possible reason do we have to believe that Malpass is competent to address any issue of any kind facing New York or the country?!

Aug. 25 2010 11:36 AM
Doofus from ny

eminent domain

Aug. 25 2010 11:33 AM

If David Malpass is opposed to excessive spending, does he support cuts in the military budget of hundreds of billions -- money that could better be spent directly putting Americans to work or through school or in homes.

Aug. 25 2010 11:33 AM

why does ny send so many tax $ out of the state when we are a national economic engine.

Aug. 25 2010 11:31 AM

Ugh! Abortion is a private medical health matter. If he is a devout Catholic, then he also opposes contraception and thinks women should have as many kids as God will grant them, which is a mentality from the Stone Age. Get with the times, man.

Aug. 25 2010 11:29 AM
Amy from Manhattan

If Mr. DioGuardi is in favor of nuclear power, what does he think should be done with the waste?

Aug. 25 2010 11:28 AM
JP from JP

Please ask all candidates what they think about allowing companies and special interest groups to lobby congress (everybody’s constitutional right) but make it illegal to give out any campaign finance money to any politician in public office to finally give back the government to the American people.

Aug. 25 2010 11:27 AM

"The way China is rising"???

The global warming already underway is the result of carbon emissions decades ago. Carbon takes many years to migrate up to the levels of the atmosphere where they have any effect on global warming. Blaming China for what has already happened is passing the buck or just plain xenophobia.

"Hellbent on growing without limitation if they can get away with it" -- Wow! Imagine somebody saying that about the US and the hysterical raving it would prompt among Americans. (And the US was and IS hellbent on growing. Sheesh.)

Aug. 25 2010 11:26 AM

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