Democrats ought to stay away from emails because every time they leak it exposes their true identity.
Emails revealed to the New York Post show that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is an authoritarian of a boss who threatens his subordinates with “consequences” if they don’t do his bidding.
“What do I need to get you guys to follow a direct order? Do you need to experience consequences?” he wrote in one email on Jan. 24, 2015, leaked to the Post.
“I’m not raising this again: fix it, or I will [have] no choice but to find a way to penalize people. Not my preference, but I won’t have my instructions ignored.”
The tantrum was in regards to de Blasio demanding his aides provide phonetic versions of tough to pronounce words in his talking points and speeches, according to the Post.
“This is literally the 100th time I am reminding you all that phonetic spellings require one syllable to be capitalized to indicate emphasis in pronunciation,” the maddened mayor wrote.
“I have no idea why you guys can’t get it. All of the folks in comms, speechwriting and my personal staff who looked at these remarks — it just takes ONE to catch it.”
A source within Mew York’s City Hall told the Post that the email is typical of the same bullish attitude the mayor displays in public.
“He’s condescending and arrogant,” the source, who called the mayor a “micro-manager,” said. “I’ve been in plenty of meetings with him. He’s known to kick staff out of meetings.”
“Part of it stems from the fact that he used to be [a political] operative, and he thinks he can outmaneuver his aides,” the source told the Post.
De Blasio’s email was titled, and misspelled, “Kehilath Jeshuran,” referring to the Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun synagogue.
“How can it be that none of you noticed the absence with the word Jeshurun. Work on quality control pls. Fix these remarks now pls. Example: pho-NET-ic,” the angry mayor said.
In another email in dated Feb. 6, 2015, titled “Guys, I’m fed up…” the mayor lambasted his staff again.
“I have raised the problem of inconsistency in providing phonetic pronunciation and in providing clearly delineated Spanish (with emphasis on the proper syllable) many, many times,” de Blasio wrote.
“And yet between all of you, you haven’t fix (sic) the problem, which is bluntly unprofessional.”
According to a source who worked on de Blasio’s campaign staff said the emails were typical of the mayor’s style.
“I used to talk to the guy, and he talked down to me every single time,” the source told the Post. “He would consistently speak to me in a condescending tone that was just offensive.”
Eric Phillips, a spokesman for the mayor said de Blasio “is always professional, and is a direct communicator who understandably demands a lot from the city’s public servants.”
“City government is a fast-paced, demanding environment and there’s probably a good reason these anonymous sources no longer work in City Hall,” Phillips added.
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