Ten years ago today, former Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proved once again that Democrats just can’t seem to do anything right. In a bizarre and unfortunate turn of events, de Blasio managed to drop a harmless groundhog at the annual Groundhog Day celebration in Staten Island, resulting in its untimely demise. Talk about a major faux pas, folks!
The unfortunate groundhog, named Charlotte, had the misfortune of substituting for the legendary Staten Island Chuck during the February 2, 2014, festivities. After predicting six more weeks of winter (which, by the way, was entirely predictable given the chilly February weather), poor Charlotte somehow slipped out of de Blasio’s incompetent hands and suffered “acute internal injuries” that led to her death just six days later. Talk about a groundhog day gone wrong!
When asked about this tragic incident on its 10th anniversary, the former mayor made a feeble attempt to shift the blame. He cynically stated that any event involving an “agitated animal” is bound to end badly. Well, isn’t that just typical of a socialist sympathizer? Instead of taking responsibility for his own incompetence, de Blasio tries to make it seem like the poor, defenseless groundhog was at fault. Clearly, this man lacks the moral fortitude to own up to his mistakes.
It’s Groundhog Day, so of course I texted with former NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio about that day he dropped Staten Island Chuck (RIP) pic.twitter.com/mrinoELxVt
— Kadia Goba (@kadiagoba) February 2, 2024
And let’s not forget de Blasio’s initial excuse for the mishap. He blamed his own lack of “motor skills” for dropping Charlotte. Seriously? A grown man, the mayor of New York City, can’t even hold onto a groundhog? It’s absolutely ridiculous! One can only wonder how he manages to tie his own shoelaces in the morning.
Furthermore, de Blasio had the audacity to question why an elected official should even be handling a live animal. Well, Mr. Mayor, perhaps if you had spent less time pushing your radical left-wing agenda and more time practicing basic motor skills, poor Charlotte would still be alive today. But I guess holding groundhogs isn’t exactly covered in your socialist playbook, now is it?
In contrast to this tragic episode, the real Staten Island Chuck, based on the original Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania, made an accurate prediction during this year’s celebration. Chuck, just like his legendary counterpart, foresaw an early spring. It’s a good thing we have trustworthy animals to rely on for accurate weather predictions, unlike certain mayors who can’t even hold onto a groundhog without causing its demise.
In conclusion, this grim anniversary serves as a stark reminder of the incompetence and lack of responsibility that often plagues Democratic politicians. Whether it’s dropping groundhogs or implementing disastrous policies, they continue to show us just how unfit they are for leadership. It’s time for conservatives to step up and take charge, because we can’t afford any more groundhog casualties under the watch of liberal elites.