Is Eric Adams All Talk?

Six months in, Eric Adams is facing questions about what, exactly, he’s doing to fix New York City. “I’m the mayor” is a phrase he says frequently, usually as a way to end an argument against adversaries seen and unseen.

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Danny_Ocean_11
Danny_Ocean_11
317 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Yes.

This guy loves doing photo ops more than his Job.

I have seen more headlines and photos of him at parties and photo ops than signing legislation.

spicytoastaficionado
spicytoastaficionado
191 · 7 days ago · Reddit

His polling numbers early into his tenure as mayor seem to indicate that voters feel this way.

bluelion70
bluelion70
88 · 7 days ago · Reddit

People are just now realizing this? He’s a fucking cop. Only delusional morons ever thought he would represent someone other than the NYPD.

jawndell
jawndell
70 · 7 days ago · Reddit

I don't know. I see him in awful lot of real estate friend's IG pages going to events and hobnobbing with slumlords and foreign real estate investors.

arthuresque
arthuresque
67 · 6 days ago · Reddit

He’s doing what he said he would: protecting big developers and shitting on anyone fighting for civil rights, affordable housing, climate action etc.

mowotlarx
mowotlarx
60 · 6 days ago · Reddit

I've never seen a Mayor hop to more galas, panels, openings, roundtables, press conferences etc. during the day and night than this guy. He usually has 5-8 events scheduled per day. I'm not sure how effective it is for his Mayorality, but seems pretty clear that he's trying to run for a higher office and is schmoozing as hard as humanly possible.

I'll personally never get over the fact that he went to the launch party for a Wells Fargo rent credit card. It perfectly sums up his entire being.

Newnewtownian
Newnewtownian
47 · 6 days ago · Reddit

All you need to do is see the overgrown parks, crumbling roads, aggressive driving, 20 minute emergency response times, and teacherless schools to see what he’s all about lol

A lot of it is spillover from BdB, but Adams clearly has no interest in empowering the city’s workforce

LostSoulNothing
LostSoulNothing
27 · 7 days ago · Reddit

All talk would be an improvement. He's actively making things worse through rampant corruption, cronyism and just plain bad policies

jamughal1987
jamughal1987
14 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Never qualified to be NYC mayor. I blame Trump for making all these losers believe they can have top jobs.

lawanddisorder
lawanddisorder
11 · 6 days ago · Reddit

The problem is that the entire country is in the grip of an uptick in crime and New York's Mayor isn't really in a position to make much of a difference. The things Republicans point to as leading to increased crime (bail reform, "insufficient backing of the blue") are non-factors and getting cops out of their cars to do some actual crime prevention would mean taking on the police unions. Something Adams is not gong to do.

tempizzle
tempizzle
10 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Eric Adam’s conned his way to be mayor. He’s a clown shoe.

boxingjazz
boxingjazz
10 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Yes.

And the worse part is, he’s not even particularly adept at that.

limasxgoesto0
limasxgoesto0
9 · 6 days ago · Reddit

No. That would imply that at least his talk is good. He can't get that right with all of his return to office rhetoric and doubling down on going after subway food vendors

karacocoa
karacocoa
8 · 6 days ago · Reddit

He wants everyone to return to the office, but he's never in his.

monkeysandmicrowaves
monkeysandmicrowaves
8 · 6 days ago · Reddit

No. He's mostly talk, but also an impressive amount of sheer incompetence.

BrendanRedditHere
BrendanRedditHere
7 · 6 days ago · Reddit

This is still a question? He sends out propaganda emails every week to all city staff to distract from the fact that he isn't doing shit and employees are leaving agencies understaffed left and right

ShystersGame
ShystersGame
7 · 6 days ago · Reddit

I bartended and served at several fundraising/​other type parties and events that featured the Mayor, hosted by tax-evading, ex-cons when he was just Brooklyn Borough President....I dont like the guy...I dont like the guy after seeing the company he keeps and things he's said in these intimate settings.

landdian39
landdian39
7 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Eric Adams is everything his supporters accused Andrew Yang of.

degen-69
degen-69
6 · 6 days ago · Reddit

I mean majority of idiots voted for him. I did not. Had him at 3 or 4.

savageo6
savageo6
5 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Yes, except when it allows him to make a buck. Next question.

siamkitty1
siamkitty1
5 · 6 days ago · Reddit

New Yorkers.. you made the bed, you laid on it. He gave me that “show-off, all-talk, no substance” vibe from the beginning.