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  • Giuliani to de Blasio: Put Cops Back in Mosques After Charlie Hebdo Massacre

    01/10/2015 7:23:41 AM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    observer.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Will Bredderman
    Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani called on current Mayor Bill de Blasio to place NYPD personnel in the city’s mosques yesterday, after Islamic extremists slaughtered the staff of the Parisian magazine Charlie Hebdo. Speaking on Fox News, Mr. Giuliani criticized his successor for ending a two decade-old policy of planting police informants in Muslim houses of worship, and urged him to again assign cops to keep tabs on the religious institutions. The former mayor argued such action was justified because the conspirators behind the 1993 World Trade Center attack met in mosques, and subsequent investigations led to arrest and the conviction...
  • Giuliani’s claim the White House invited Al Sharpton up to 85 times

    12/30/2014 8:12:53 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Devember 30,2014 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    I think you missed one very important point. He has had Al Sharpton to the White House 80, 85 times. … You make Al Sharpton a close adviser, you are going to turn the police in America against you.” In his interview on “Face the Nation,” Giuliani addressed The Fact Checker’s Four Pinocchio rating about his comment that President Obama launched a propaganda campaign that “everybody should hate the police.” That rhetoric, Giuliani had said, led to the assassination-style killings of two New York Police Department officers in Decembe
  • Political Blotter: Barbara Lee blasts those 'demagoguing' NYPD slayings

    12/30/2014 1:00:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    This is a sampling from Bay Area News Group's Political Blotter blog. Read more and post comments at www.ibabuzz.com/politics. Dec. 23 Those blaming President Obama, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio or protesters for the shooting deaths of two New York City police officers Saturday are "demagoguing the issues" and doing the nation a disservice, Rep. Barbara Lee said Tuesday. "As someone who supports nonviolence and gun safety and gun control and peaceful resolutions in Congress, I don't think there's any way any of us in the protest movement, in the progressive movement, would condone that" kind of violence,...
  • Giuliani to de Blasio: say to police that you're sorry [Unsolicited and unwelcome good advice.]

    12/29/2014 7:43:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/29/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Some unsolicited and unwanted advice yesterday from former mayor Rudy Giuliani to current mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, on Face the Nation.  Jessica Chasmar in the Washington Times: Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio owes law enforcement an apology for creating “an impression with police that he was on the side of the protesters.” “Mayor de Blasio, please say you’re sorry to them for having created a false impression of them,” Mr. Giulianisaid on “Face the Nation” Sunday. “You did create a false impression of them. Say you’re sorry. Say you didn’t realize....
  • Giuliani: O Backing Police w/Sharpton Next to Him Like Promising to Fight Mafia Next to Joe Colombo

    12/28/2014 8:24:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 28, 2014 | Patrick Brennan
    President Obama might offer plenty of praise for American police at some times, but his friendly associations with Al Sharpton and comments at other times add up to contempt for police officers, Rudy Giuliani says. Asked by CBS whether he’d recant some claims about President Obama’s anti-police rhetoric because the president has praised police often, Giuliani declined, and pointed first to the president’s frequent meetings with Sharpton. “You make Al Sharpton a close adviser, you’re going to turn police against you,” Giuliani said. “I saw this man cause riots in New York; I’ve heard his anti-police invective firsthand. To have...
  • Obama's 'propaganda' pushed people to 'hate the police,' Giuliani says

    12/22/2014 7:02:24 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 21, 2014 | By Justin Sink
    President Obama has engaged in “propaganda” encouraging people to “hate the police,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) charged a day after two city police officers were shot and killed in their patrol car by a man who posted anti-police messages to his social media account.
  • The Blame Game over Police Shootings In New York

    12/23/2014 1:48:20 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 12/23/2014 | Maureen Fiedler
    On Saturday, Dec. 20, two police officers in New York City, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, were shot dead by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a man who claimed (on social media) that his actions were a "revenge" for the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y. Brinsley had a long criminal record, 19 arrests to be exact. New reports say he shot a former girlfriend in a suburb of Baltimore, then took a bus to New York, shot the police officers as they sat in their car, and then killed himself. He has no connection...
  • Giuliani: Anti-Police Rhetoric Akin To Soviet Propaganda

    12/23/2014 11:37:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Jeffrey Poor
    On Monday’s broadcast of FNC’s “Hannity,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani decried the attacks on police, in particular regarding the Ferguson, MO Michael Brown case, because it is tied to what he called a false narrative.
  • President Giuliani, 2016? [Vanity] [Over my dead body - jimrob]

    12/22/2014 10:27:27 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 86 replies
    December 22, 2014 | CivilWarBrewing
    In the wake of recent police shootings of Brown and Garner, murder of police officers, and the overall distrust and tension fomented by DeBlasio, Sharpton, Holder, Obama, etc., primarily in New York, Giuliani has placed himself in the spotlight by speaking out against these troublemakers. His soothing yet firm demeanor is reminiscent of Ronald Reagan and could be just what America needs following a chaotic eight years of the amateur in the White House.
  • De Blasio Reaping What He Sowed

    12/21/2014 1:54:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | December 21, 2014 | Rick Moran
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is hearing it from all sides today as he pays the consequences for his ill considered remarks following the failure of a grand jury to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. De Blasio enraged police when he told a crowd of supporters in Staten Island earlier this month that he feared for his bi-racial son’s safety when dealing with the police: Chirlane and I have had to talk to Dante for years about the danger that he may face … how to take special care in any encounters he...
  • Obama's doing a much better job than most people ackowledge: Farmer

    12/21/2014 5:14:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | December 21, 2014 | John Farmer
    Politics is predictably unpredictable. So it’s no surprise that President Obama, after a hellacious 11 months, is finishing his sixth year on an unpredictably strong note. The U.S. economy is sitting up and taking nourishment, recovering nicely. Vladimir Putin, whom Republicans like Rudy Giuliani were fawning over as a “real leader” in contrast to our pusillanimous president, is gasping for air as the Russian economy sinks under the weight of Obama-led sanctions and a U.S. energy surge. Having stuck a thumb in the eye of the GOP with his immigration initiative, Obama used another digit on the Grand Old Partisans...
  • Rudy Giuliani Accuses Obama, Black Leaders Of Stoking 'Anti-Police Hatred'

    12/21/2014 11:38:04 AM PST · by Mariner · 95 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 21, 2014 | Kate Sheppard
    WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) blamed this weekend's killing of two NYPD officers on anti-police "propaganda," for which he said President Barack Obama bears some responsibility. "We've had four months of propaganda, starting with the president, that everybody should hate the police," said Giuliani during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday." "I don't care how you want to describe it -- that's what those protests are all about." Giuliani cited the nationwide protests against institutional racism and police brutality that followed the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York,...
  • Giuliani Calls for ‘Shameful’ De Blasio, Politicians to Stop the Propaganda (against police)

    12/21/2014 8:21:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 9:32 am
    In the wake of the brutal assassination of two on-duty NYPD officers, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined “Fox and Friends Weekend” to weigh in on what he thinks controversial Mayor Bill de Blasio should do to calm tensions in the city. Giuliani said that de Blasio should admit he was wrong in putting too much emphasis on police conduct, as opposed to violent crime in communities. […] “The politicians with this propaganda, separating the community from the police, are doing something that’s shameful. And they have to stop doing that.” …
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio: Rudy Giuliani ‘Fundamentally Misunderstands the Reality’

    12/07/2014 7:03:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 7, 2014 | Benjamin Bell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani “fundamentally misunderstands the reality,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said today on “This Week” in response to Giuliani’s recent comments focusing on violence within African-American communities, rather than questions over police interactions with minorities that have sparked nationwide protests. “I think he fundamentally misunderstands the reality,” de Blasio told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in his first television interview since a New York grand jury decided this week not to indict police officers in the July death of Eric Garner in Staten Island. “We’re trying to bring police and community together. There is...
  • Giuliani: Michael Brown's Death Shouldn't Have Gone to a Grand Jury

    12/01/2014 6:42:51 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 30 replies
    The Wire ^ | 11/30 | Allen McDuffee
    After days of nation-wide protesting and rioting over the grand jury decision to not indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that prosecutors shouldn't have tried to indict him in front of a grand jury in the first place. Doing so, according to Giuliani, was political theater. "I don't see how this case normally would even have been brought to a grand jury," said Giuliani, a former prosecutor, on Fox News Sunday. "This is the kind of case—had it not had the racial overtones and the national publicity—where a prosecutor...
  • Giuliani on Ferguson Federal Civil Rights Case: ‘It’s the Same Testimony’

    12/01/2014 6:46:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/01/2014 | Tim Cavanaugh
    Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani Sunday poopoohed the idea of a federal civil rights investigation of former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, noting that Attorney General Eric Holder would merely be reviewing evidence that has already been rejected by a Ferguson grand jury. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Giuliani made a funny YEEKS face before noting that “had it not had the racial overtones and the national publicity,” the case against Wilson — who shot and killed the unarmed Michael Brown during an altercation in August — would not even have been brought to a grand jury. He...
  • Giuliani Was Correct About Black-on-Black Crime

    11/25/2014 1:21:08 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 21 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 11/25 | Dominic Carter
    But I must return to my overall point that Giuliani is correct about the problem of black-on-black crime. I have to admit that my major eye-opening experience regarding this serious problem came only just recently. I sat down to do a TV interview with former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who was defending the NYPD's controversial crime-fighting tactic of "stop and frisk." That's when Kelly told me that over 90 percent of murder victims in New York City are African-American, and the person who pulled the trigger is almost always African-American. You may not like what Giuliani said...
  • Giuliani slams 'racial arsonists,' calls Ferguson grand jury's decision 'correct'

    11/25/2014 1:25:59 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/25 | Dylan Stableford
    "When the president was talking last night about training the police, of course, the police should be trained," Giuliani said. "He also should have spent 15 minutes on training the [black] community to stop killing each other. In numbers that are incredible — incredible — 93 percent of blacks are shot by other blacks. They are killing each other. And the racial arsonists, who enjoyed last night, this was their day of glory."
  • Rudy Giuliani’s Ferguson race comments blow up the internet

    11/24/2014 7:16:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    WASHINGTON POST Hotair ^ | 11/24/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Next time you invite Rudy Giuliani on the Sunday morning shows, make sure you give him the heavily caffeinated coffee, because once he gets wound up he really heads off to the races. Appearing on Meet the Press, the former Mayor was paired up with Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson to talk about race relations in Ferguson, and things got a little dicey. Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani faced immediate Web backlash Sunday morning after he asked why people protest the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown but not black-on-black crime.“Ninety-three percent of blacks are...
  • Rudy Giuliani Says White Cops Are Needed To Stop Black People From Shooting Each Other

    11/24/2014 4:15:48 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 30 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Amanda Terkel
    WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) on Sunday criticized what he described as lopsided coverage of the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, calling on the media to stop focusing on racially disproportionate police forces and pay more attention to black people killing one another. "I find it very disappointing that you're not discussing the fact that 93 percent of blacks in America are killed by other blacks. We're talking about the exception here," Giuliani said on NBC's "Meet The Press," referring to the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, in Ferguson by Darren...
  • Giuliani vs. Michael Eric Dyson: "White Officers Won't Be There If You Weren't Killing Each Other"

    11/23/2014 11:10:32 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 45 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 23, 2014 | Real Clear Politics
    (with video) Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson had a heated argument on Ferugson on Sunday's broadcast of NBC's Meet the Press. Giuliani confronted Dyson over the fact that blacks don't have mass protests when blacks kill other blacks. "But the fact is, I find it very disappointing that you're not discussing the fact that 93% of blacks in America are killed by other blacks," Giuliani said to Dyson.
  • Ted Cruz says Chris Christie would be 'another Rudy Giuliani' in 2016, report says

    10/08/2014 1:18:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | October 8, 2014 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    Despite calls by party leaders for would-be presidential candidates keep the gloves on, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is privately disparaging Chris Christie as the “Rudy Giuliani of this cycle,” to donors, according to a new Politico report that suggests a particularly nasty fight among GOP candidates is brewing even before the start of the 2016 campaign season. The report, quoting multiple sources, noted that Cruz is making the comparison to potential donors as he tries to expand his appeal beyond conservative Tea Partiers and access the easy campaign cash the flows most readily to those candidates with the highest...
  • The president who is uninterested in other people

    09/01/2014 11:10:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 31, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Some time ago I contrasted the reaction a conservative would get if he were in the same room with the two most consequential politicians of the 1990s, Bill Clinton and Rudy Giuliani. If you were in a room with Bill Clinton, he would discover the one issue out of 100 on which you agreed; he would probe you with questions, comments, suggestions; and he would tell you that you enabled him to understand it far better than he ever had before. If you were in a room with Rudy Giuliani, he would discover the one issue out of 100 on...
  • Squeegee men are back and terrorizing city streets

    08/07/2014 8:32:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 7, 2014 | Erin Calabrese, Kathleen Culliton and Bruce Golding
    They were the ultimate symbol of the lawlessness and blight of the 1980s and early 1990s — and now they’re making a comeback. Squeegee men are menacing motorists across New York City, including spots near the Holland, Lincoln and Queens-Midtown tunnels, as well as the Queensboro Bridge, The Post has learned. Residents and drivers who pass through the areas said the panhandlers are spraying and wiping windshields without permission to shake down drivers for cash. Benthins, who has also been seen with a squeegee near Times Square, was using a wadded-up copy of the amNewYork free newspaper as a rag....
  • Giuliani: Obama Lacks Executive Skills

    05/30/2014 9:32:57 PM PDT · by kingattax · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 30 May 2014 | By Wanda Carruthers
    President Barack Obama came into office lacking basic executive skills, and after six years in office has shown he does not have natural leadership capabilities to manage the country, said former Republican Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani. "He's not cut out to be an executive. He doesn't have either the background and experience or the natural skills of an executive," Giuliani told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" on Friday. "There is nothing in this man's background to suggest that he could run the most complicated organization in the world." Giuliani said that when Obama took office, he hoped he...
  • CALIFORNIA'S ELECTION; In G.O.P. Primary, the Giuliani Factor Comes Into Play

    05/14/2014 5:29:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 7, 2002 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    Political analysts called it the ''Giuliani factor,'' and in November they cited it as a chief reason Michael R. Bloomberg, a rich businessman with no experience in elective office, pulled off a stunning upset to become mayor of New York City. Yesterday political analysts were again mulling the Giuliani factor, this time to help explain how Bill Simon Jr., a rich businessman with no experience in elective office, pulled off a stunning upset to win the Republican nomination for governor of California. Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and the man whom the national Republican Party intends...
  • Giuliani Slams de Blasio, Says He Has ‘Real Disagreements’ With Mayor’s Policy

    03/27/2014 9:04:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WLNY-TV ^ | March 26, 2014
    Former Leader of NYC: 'People Are Talking About Moving Out Of The City'Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday, saying he has some “real disagreements” with the man now occupying his former desk at City Hall. As CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, de Blasio has been in office about 85 days – two weeks shy of the 100-day mark. But that is enough time for Giuliani to make a judgment – and to take the gloves off and unload on the current mayor. “I know the economy of the city is going in the wrong...
  • Rudy Giuliani among few Republicans supporting Christie during Bridgegate scandal

    01/10/2014 7:50:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/10/14 | LESLIE LARSON
    Christie, 51, leads the Republican Governors Association and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was one of the few members to stand in support with Christie, expressing her support after his press conference. Rudy Giuliani came out to support Christie on Friday and RNC Chair Reince Priebus praised Christie for his transparency.
  • Rudy Giuliani: Mafia Offered $800G to Kill Me

    11/27/2013 7:31:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/27/2013 | Drew MacKenzie
    Rudy Giuliani has claimed that the mafia in Italy put an $800,000 contract on his head while he was mayor of New York City. Giuliani, who was praised for his leadership during the 9/11 terrorist attacksy, revealed to Oprah Winfrey on her OWN cable-channel show "Oprah: Where Are They Now" that as a former prosecutor he was a target for criminals who he'd put behind bars, especially mobsters. "I don't think anybody prosecuted more mafia members than I did," said Giuliani, who was U.S. Attorney before becoming the mayor from 1994-2001. "Certainly, no one sent them to prison for the...
  • Rudy: Without Lhota, NYC Could Mirror Chicago, Detroit

    10/22/2013 3:27:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 22, 2013 | Deroy Murdock
    The man who once hired New York City mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota as his deputy recently detailed the stakes involved in the race for Gracie Mansion. Rudolph W. Giuliani told local conservatives that “We get one chance to get it right,” by electing his Republican protégé. “And if we get it wrong,” America’s mayor added, “you know what can happen. Bill de Blasio creates a sense of fear about what can happen to this city, and the fear is real. This city very easily could become another Chicago or Detroit or a combination of Chicago or Detroit.” Giuliani observed that...
  • Christie heads to Hamptons to woo GOP-elite while rivals gather in SC for Haley’s campaign kickoff

    08/21/2013 11:51:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 21, 2013 | Leslie Larson
    Chris Christie is ditching the Jersey Shore for the Hamptons this weekend to woo big GOP donors for his re-election campaign, far away from South Carolina where other star Republican governors will gather Monday to support Nikki Haley. Bill Palatucci, a longtime Bush family donor, and the New Jersey governor’s brother, Todd Christie, are hosting a Southampton soiree Saturday at the home of Clifford Sobel, an ambassador during former President George W. Bush’s administration. Tickets start at $3,800 a person. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sofia Vergara’s fiance, Nick Loeb, will also be attending....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 August 2013

    08/04/2013 5:25:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 152 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 4th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Justin Amash, R-Mich.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Michael McCaul, R-Texas; and Sen. Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.STATE OF THE UNION...
  • Why John Avlon Hates Sarah Palin

    03/29/2013 4:31:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | March 29, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Prominent among the clueless douchebags who thought Rudy Giuliani could be elected president, John Avlon by 2009 was faced with a problem: How could a pro-Obama liberal Republican hireling find work in a political environment where the Tea Party uprising demonstrated that the Charlie Crist collaborationist Vichy wing of the GOP had no natural grassroots constituency? So in 2010, Avlon co-founded the “No Labels” movement, funded by liberal donors and assigned the mission of helping Democrats destroy the Tea Party. And if Avlon’s constant smearing of conservatives as “winguts” damaged the Republican Party, so what? Nobody involved in “No Labels”...
  • Unlikely Alliance in Hevron's 'War of Graffiti'

    02/06/2013 4:13:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    ...... In the proceeding years, graffiti, against Jews and Muslims alike, has come to conceal the beauty and allure of the ancient city and area surrounding the Cave of the Patriarchs. Most of the graffiti appears on David Hamelech Street, the main street in Hevron adjacent to the Jewish community. Among the slogans appearing on almost every wall or storefront are “Death to the Jews,” “Stop the Occupation,” and various expletives in both Arabic and English. However, ten months ago, when Barak Arusi was appointed to lead the police unit in charge of the area surrounding the Jewish holy site,...
  • "Who Killed Rudy Giuliani?" (article about Ron Paul's legacy - anyone game for Rand Paul 2016?)

    11/08/2012 10:21:50 AM PST · by oneprolifewoman · 46 replies
    In January, Paul will retire from Congress. A decade ago, this would have signaled the effective end of antiwar conservatism as a meaningful political force. Today Paul leaves behind an entire wing of the Republican Party sympathetic to his views, some of whom identify explicitly as “Ron Paul Republicans,” while some do not. Justin Amash, a freshman Republican from Michigan, has already emerged as a Paul successor of sorts in the House. Like Paul, he is a constitutional stickler, refusing to vote for bills that contradict his oath to uphold the Constitution. He has pressed for an end to Bush’s...
  • Libya Becomes Central Theme At Romney Rally

    11/03/2012 8:52:36 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 11/3/2012 | McKay Coppins and Zeke Miller
    When Mitt Romney strode across the the platform Friday evening and took his place behind a podium in front of the largest crowd he's drawn this year, he sounded familiar stump speech themes of bipartisanship and economic recovery. But the parade of high-profile surrogates who opened for the candidate fixated on another, more explosive issue — one with a particular power to both animate conservatives, and frighten Romney's senior staff. For about 60 minutes before Romney took the stage, Topic A was Libya. Ever since terrorists stormed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in September — killing four Americans, including the...
  • Giuliani's FIERY Speech In Ohio (Slams the O)

    Video at link. Highlights include: THEY'RE CONTENT WITH 7.9 PERCENT UNEMPLOYMENT! THEY WERE REAL EXCITED TODAY BECAUSE UNEMPLOYMENT DIDN'T GO BACK TO 8 PERCENT. IT'S 7.9 PERCENT! THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES! THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH. THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD AND OUR GROWTH IS AT 1.2 PERCENT. HE SHOULD RESIGN! HE TOLD US HE WOULD RESIGN IF HE DID THIS POORLY. DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? DO YOU REMEMBER HE TOLD US IF HE COULDN'T GET EMPLOYMENT ABOVE 6 PERCENT HE WOULDN'T RUN FOR A SECOND TERM? HE LIED! HE HAS BEEN A DISASTER!...
  • In fiery speech, Giuliani calls on Obama to resign, faults him for Libya (at huge Ohio Romney rally)

    11/02/2012 6:54:49 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-2-2012 | Ashley Killough
    In fiery speech, Giuliani calls on Obama to resign, faults him for Libya by CNN's Ashley Killough (CNN) - Not long after taking a few seconds of silence for those affected by Superstorm Sandy, Rudy Giuliani began ripping into President Barack Obama on Friday while speaking at major campaign event for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in Ohio. The former New York City mayor delivered a series of blistering zingers against the president, rallying the massive crowd with line after line of reasons why Obama should "resign" and faulting him for "incompetence" over the Libya consulate attacks.
  • CNN host O'Brien defends Obama, as Giuliani suggests she's tied to campaign

    10/15/2012 7:50:28 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/15/2012 | By Tim Graham
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was never known for being soft on journalists during his time in office. On Monday’s "Starting Point" on CNN, Giuliani pushed back at CNN morning anchor Soledad O’Brien, who started their interview typically by offering the Obama talking points for Giuliani’s reaction. But when O’Brien started insisting that the word “cover-up” was going too far, and started asking her assistant Miguel for all the Obama transcripts, Giuliani asked, “Man, am I debating with the president's campaign? I mean, the defense of the president is overwhelming.” Giuliani simply did not believe that if the Obama...
  • Rudy Giuliani Asks Soledad O’Brien ‘Am I Debating With the President's Campaign?’

    10/15/2012 5:53:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 15, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    CNN’s Soledad O’Brien just can’t stop herself from appearing like she works for the White House rather than the supposedly most trusted name in news. This was so apparent on Monday’s Starting Point that guest Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, asked her, “Am I debating with the President's campaign?” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
  • Giuliani suggests Libya cover-up by Pres. Obama (video at link)

    10/15/2012 2:54:59 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 4 replies
    Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani tells CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that there was a cover-up by President Obama and the administration regarding Libya consulate attack. Giuliani says, “The cover-up of Benghazi, I mean, is startling.” O’Brien says, “So the White House now is basically saying the State Department dropped the ball…
  • Giuliani can run: NYC charter

    10/10/2012 9:24:35 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 22 replies
    There are (unconfirmed) whispers that Rudy Giuliani wants to run for public office again. Swirling around martinis faster than the olive is an unconfirmed — also, so far undenied — rumor. Maybe just maybe just only possibly conceivably could be who-the-hell knows for sure but Giuliani might fleetingly far-flungedly casually lightheartedly consider peut ętre think of diving back into City Hall’s waters. 1. NYC loved him. 2. He loves NYC. 3. He’s itchy to do something. 4. The field’s wide-open, and nobody’s focusing until Republicans play “Pin the Tail on Obama.” 5. Pay attention, kiddies, mother now informs you, our...
  • The pain stays, the fight goes on

    09/11/2012 3:08:46 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 11, 2012 | RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI
    In the days immediately following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many assumed that it would be difficult to lure people back to downtown Manhattan either to live or work. Today, there are more people living downtown than ever before. As people return, small businesses return to serve them. The twin towers were attacked twice by Islamic extremists. America’s financial center will always be a target. That’s what makes the resurgence of lower Manhattan all the more impressive. We have demonstrated the resiliency that’s one of the greatest defenses against Islamic extremist terrorism. Take a walk in Manhattan below Canal...
  • Giuliani Wonders Whether Biden Has ‘Mental Capacity’ for Presidency

    08/14/2012 5:01:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/14/12 | Robert Costa
    Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani told CNBC’s Larry Kudlow tonight that Vice President Biden may be unfit for office. Here’s the transcript: KUDLOW: You know, what did he say? ‘Y’all going to be put back in chains’? That almost has racial overtones, Rudy Giuliani. What’s your take on that? GIULIANI: Well, I think if it came from somebody serious maybe we’d get all excited about it. But the — I think the vice president of the United States has become a laugh line on late night television. I mean, he — I’ve never seen a vice president
  • Rudy Giuliani: Obama Friend to Israel, “Biggest Joke I’ve Ever Heard” (Video at link))

    07/27/2012 2:52:28 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 9 replies
    It depends on what your definition of friend is… If pushing policy that will ultimately endanger Israel is regarded as friendly then Barack Obama is a friend of Israel. Rudy Giuliani told THE SHARK TANK that it’s “a joke” to consider Obama as a friend to Israel....
  • Giuliani: Rubio would be best VP choice for Romney

    07/27/2012 9:13:54 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    TBO ^ | 07/26/2012 | By LAUREN MAYK
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio would be the best choice of a running mate for Mitt Romney. In an interview in Tampa with News Channel 8, the one-time presidential candidate said he was comfortable with all the potential vice presidential candidates he's heard being talked about, but thinks Rubio is "the most exciting." Giuliani said the Florida senator could help the campaign attract young people.
  • Prediction: Someone Else will Swoop in, Nab GOP Nomination (Guess who he means?)

    02/01/2012 5:08:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | February 1, 2012 | Mark Berman
    I will start this out by saying that I am usually wrong when I make political predictions (how did that Hillary Clinton-Rudy Giuliani face-off turn out in 2008?). But I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and in the off chance that I happen to be right, I just want it on the record. So here goes… Mitt Romney will not be the Republican nominee for president in 2012. Neither will Newt Gingrich. And certainly not Ron Paul or Rick Santorum. No, the Republican candidate for president will be someone who isn’t even a candidate for president right now....
  • Giuliani Knocks Romney, Praises Gingrich

    01/28/2012 8:35:27 PM PST · by KansasGirl · 94 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/28/12 | Newsmax staff
    Speaking on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe," former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani praised Newt Gingrich and criticised Mitt Romney as a flip-floppoer. “I’ve never seen a guy change his positions on so many things, so fast, on a dime, on everything,” Giuliani said about the former Massachusetts governor. “Pro-choice, pro-life. And pro-choice because somebody, a close friend, died, and he became pro-choice because this woman died of an abortion. Then he figures out there are embryos and he changes. “Then he was pro-gun control,” Giuliani opined. “Fine. Then he becomes a lifetime member of the NRA. Then he was pro-cap-and-trade....
  • Giuliani To Gingrich: "What The Hell Are You Doing, Newt?"

    "What the hell are you doing, Newt? I expect this from Saul Alinsky! This is what Saul Alinsky taught Barack Obama, and what you’re saying is part of the reason we’re in so much trouble right now," Rudy Giuliani said about Newt Gingrich attacking Romney over Bain on "FOX & Friends."
  • Giuliani says Gingrich might be better candidate than Romney

    12/13/2011 1:33:34 PM PST · by libstripper · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 13, 2011 | Danny Yadron
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Newt Gingrich may be the better presidential candidate than Mitt Romney, making him the latest high-profile Republican to try to add credibility to Mr. Gingrich’s surge in the polls. “My gut tells me right now as I look at it that Gingrich might actually be the stronger candidate, because I think he can make a broader connection than Mitt Romney to those Reagan Democrats,” Mr. Giuliani said Monday night on CNN.