With less than a month before New York City chooses its next mayor, Republican candidate and non-frontrunner Joe Lhota has begun airing attack ads portraying opponent (and Democrat) Bill de Blasio as so soft on crime—indeed, very possibly pro-crime, because why not?—that his election would deliver Gotham to its dark, stormy, vaguely apocalyptic perdition. Case in point:

[Foreboding voice] And Bill de Blasio’s response to violent biker gangs...?

[Same voice, only more incredulous] Visit motorcycle clubs and talk to bikers?

Joe Lhota, on the other hand, would never sit down with the bikers, unless they also happened to be cops.