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  • 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 Mayors 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 protg. And if we get it wrong, Americas 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 Haleys 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 governors brother, Todd Christie, are hosting a Southampton soiree Saturday at the home of Clifford Sobel, an ambassador during former President George W. Bushs administration. Tickets start at $3,800 a person. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sofia Vergaras 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 Avlons 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 Bushs...
  • 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 Mondays "Starting Point" on CNN, Giuliani pushed back at CNN morning anchor Soledad OBrien, who started their interview typically by offering the Obama talking points for Giulianis reaction. But when OBrien 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 OBrien 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
    CNNs Soledad OBrien just cant 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 Mondays 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 CNNs Soledad OBrien 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. OBrien 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 · 20 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 tre think of diving back into City Halls waters. 1. NYC loved him. 2. He loves NYC. 3. Hes itchy to do something. 4. The fields wide-open, and nobodys 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. Americas financial center will always be a target. Thats what makes the resurgence of lower Manhattan all the more impressive. We have demonstrated the resiliency thats 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 CNBCs Larry Kudlow tonight that Vice President Biden may be unfit for office. Heres the transcript: KUDLOW: You know, what did he say? Yall going to be put back in chains? That almost has racial overtones, Rudy Giuliani. Whats your take on that? GIULIANI: Well, I think if it came from somebody serious maybe wed 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 Ive never seen a vice president
  • Rudy Giuliani: Obama Friend to Israel, Biggest Joke Ive 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 its 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 Ive 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 isnt 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 MSNBCs "Morning Joe," former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani praised Newt Gingrich and criticised Mitt Romney as a flip-floppoer. Ive 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 youre saying is part of the reason were 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. Gingrichs 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.
  • Study Says Gingrich Amnesty Bigger Than '86 Blanket Amnesty -- Gingrich Seems to Reject

    12/02/2011 11:49:17 AM PST · by hellbender · 15 replies · 2+ views
    numbersusa.com ^ | Dec. 1, 2011 | Roy Beck
    Study Says Gingrich Amnesty Bigger Than '86 Blanket Amnesty -- Gingrich Seems to Reject 'Attrition Through Enforcement'
  • New York's high rate of disabled deaths prompts outcry

    11/19/2011 3:37:25 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | November 18, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    Bobby Schindler New York City, N.Y., Nov 18, 2011 / 10:55 am (CNA).- Reports that one in six disabled persons in New York over the last decade have died from preventable causes has drawn sharp criticism from local media and disability advocates. We are devaluing these people, Bobby Schindler of the Life and Hope Network told CNA, and we are seeing this kind of treatment rationalized and justified everyday.The New York Times outlined death reports on Nov. 5 of developmentally disabled persons throughout the last 10 years. The newspaper found that those receiving care in New York died from...
  • Rudy Giuliani (4 years ago today was the front runner. It's not over yet, folks!)

    11/16/2011 8:44:13 PM PST · by Sun · 28 replies
    conservapedia.com ^ | 2/15/11 (modified) | Staff
    Giuliani took the lead in national polls until December 2007, when he began to fall behind other candidates (snip)
  • Perry backer: Romney in a 'cult,' not a Christian

    10/07/2011 7:45:17 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 85 replies · 1+ views
    The pastor who introduced Texas Gov. Rick Perry at a conservative gathering Friday said rival presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not a Christian and is in a cult because he is a Mormon. Robert Jeffress, the senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Dallas, made similar remarks about Romney when he ran in the 2008 campaign. Event organizers at the Values Voters Summit selected Jeffress to introduce Perry, but the Perry campaign was consulted about the choice and approved Jeffress to introduce the Texas governor. Jeffress endorsed Perry at the event and introduced him as "a proven leader, a true...
  • Lindsey Graham on 2012 (McLame's lap dog pushes Rudy for VP) (Barf Alert!)

    09/17/2011 3:04:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-09-16 | Robert Costa
    (snip) Beyond South Carolina, Graham thinks the GOP should look to all corners of the country, our pretty deep pool, for its vice-presidential nominee. The Northeast, he predicts, could be the place to find a leader who balances the ticket. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, he says, would be excellent. Or, if Republicans were looking to Florida, freshman Sen. Marco Rubio, a good guy, would obviously be very helpful. Those two names, I say, are obvious. Graham smiles and floats another: Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor. I know it would create problems on the social side, he...
  • Giuliani assails Obama on terrorism [Republican Response 9/10/11]

    09/10/2011 10:16:25 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 60 replies
    YahooNews ^ | Sept. 10, 2011 | Staff
    Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, speaking for his fellow Republicans ten years after the September 11th attacks, denounced President Barack Obama's handling of national security on Saturday. Giuliani, giving the party's weekly address, notably blasted Obama's decision to withdraw some 33,000 US troops from Afghanistan by September 2012 and bring home all combat forces by 2014. "Perhaps the most dangerous impulse we've developed since September 11 is impatience demonstrated by the calls to put our armed forces on timetables," said the former mayor, hailed for his take-charge response to the attacks. ...And he blasted "the inappropriate decision-making and...
  • VIDEO: Rudy slams Bloomberg: "the microphone will not melt" if we have clergy at 9-11 Memorial

    09/09/2011 8:01:15 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/6/11 | Rudolph Giuliani
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  • Rick Perry Leads While Voters Want Sarah Palin on the Sidelines

    09/03/2011 7:24:40 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 143 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | September 3, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    A Fox News Poll unveiled late Thursday revealed that Gov. Rick Perry of Texas held a solid lead over former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. (snip) When other candidates -- including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani -- were added to the mix, Perry remained in the lead. Both Palin and Giuliani have left the door open to running for the Republican presidential nomination. Perry led that scenario with 26 percent followed by Romney with 18 percent. Palin took third with 8 percent followed by...
  • Why are we surprised with the push for pedophile rights?

    08/31/2011 3:37:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 32 replies
    LifeSitenews.com ^ | Wed., Aug. 31, 2011 | Dr. Michael L. Brown
    August 31, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Many Americans have been shocked by reports about a recent pro-pedophilia conference in Baltimore in which psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, representing institutions like Harvard and Johns Hopkins, sought to present pedophilia in a sympathetic and even positive light. But why should this surprise us? Academic articles in scholarly journals have been presenting pedophilia in a sympathetic light for years, and, as Matthew Cullinan Hoffman noted, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a report in 1998 claiming that the negative potential of adult sex with children was overstated and that the vast majority of...
  • George Pataki: This Administration Has Never Understood the Meaning of 9/11

    08/31/2011 4:07:32 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 12 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Aug. 31, 2011 | Bill Hemmer
    The White House is now defending some of its talking points over how it will mark the tenth anniversary of September 11th, namely by minimizing references to Al Qaeda in an effort to show the terror group is increasingly less relevant. A former staffer of Vice President Dick Cheney spoke out against the move, saying I think the fact that you would actually instruct government officials to speak differently about 9/11 simply based on where theyre standing is not just insulting to American audiences and to foreign audiences, but again I think its a little bit of a window into...
  • GOP big pushes Giuliani for vice prez (MEGA BARF ALERT)

    08/28/2011 8:35:50 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 2011-08-22 | Fredric U. Dicker
    One of New York's best-known Republicans is calling on pres idential hopeful Rick Perry to choose Rudy Giuliani as his running mate for next year's election. Former state GOP Chairman William Powers, a longtime Giuliani friend and a key player in his first mayoral election in 1993, told The Post that such a move by Perry could deliver key swing states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio to the Republicans. "He'd be the best No. 2 anybody in the world could pick," said Powers, who has a longstanding relationship with leading Texas Republicans like Karl Rove, former President George W....
  • Greta: The media and Governor Sarah Palin

    08/24/2011 2:32:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    GretaWire ^ | August 24, 2011 | Greta Van Susteren
    I did some research for my interview with Karl Rove for tonights ON THE RECORD at 10pm and I was surprised at all the recent articles about Karl Rove and Governor Palin. Apparently the other day he made a statement about whether she would be running or not or whether he thought she would run or something like that and the media went wild. He doesnt know if she is running only she does (and probably her family.) Anyone who cover politics or is fascinated by politics or recognizes the importance of politics, wants to know who...
  • Ten things about Rick Perry that may worry some conservatives

    08/17/2011 9:24:25 PM PDT · by TBP · 205 replies
    Chron.com ^ | August 2011 | Texas on the Potomac
    Rick Perry has counted on the staunch support of Texas conservatives during his two decades of statewide triumphs in Texas. Hes an anti-tax, anti-spending, anti-regulation, anti-Washington stalwart. Richard A. Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ.com and a leader on the right since the days of Ronald Reagan, called Perry a committed conservative whose presidential announcement brought a wave of relief to conservatives. Then why are some conservative bloggers and activists warning others on the political right about a Perry presidential candidacy? Before Republicans start salivating too heavily, it is important to examine Perry closely, says conservative talk-show host David Zublick. His conservative...
  • How much air is left? Polls are mixed on whether there's room for more GOP candidates

    08/17/2011 12:21:37 PM PDT · by martosko · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/17/2011 | Alexis Levinson
    Normally, by mid-August the presidential field would be set. But the 2012 cycle is anything but normal: Rick Perry entered the race this weekend, and he may not be the last. Paul Ryan is reportedly pondering a run. Sarah Palins bus tour is up and running again. Rudy Giuliani has said hell make a decision by September. And Karl Rove is suggesting Chris Christie could still be a welcome addition. Polling, too, suggests that several of those possible candidates could have an impact on the race. In the Daily Caller/ConservativeHome tracking poll, Chris Christie has sat at or near the...
  • Rick Perry Compares Pro-abortion Giuliani to Ronald Reagan

    08/16/2011 11:31:26 PM PDT · by South40 · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2008
    Rick Perry on Rudy Giuliani: "He's the closest thing we have to a Ronald Reagan Republican in this race". Slick-Rick apparently thought PRO-ABORTION, PRO-GAY, ANTI-GUN Rudy Giuliani was closer to President Ronald Reagan than was Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo and/or Fred Thompson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRAm_P98OoQ
  • Rick Perry's Ace in the Hole: Rudy Giuliani

    08/15/2011 10:51:07 PM PDT · by South40 · 38 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 8/15/2011 | Chris Cillizza (WaPo)
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani continues to mull the possibility of a 2012 presidential bid, but his true power in the race may come if he decides against running and instead throws his support to Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The two men are good friends, and Perry was the only Republican governor in the country to endorse Giulianis presidential campaign in 2008.
  • The Perry-Giuliani Alliance

    08/13/2011 11:48:31 PM PDT · by SUSSA · 70 replies
    Race42012 ^ | Anthony Dalke
    The two men are good friends, and Perry was the only Republican governor in the country to endorse Giulianis presidential campaign in 2008. Payback could benefit Perry on a number of fronts most notably fundraising and would likely strengthen his status as a top-tier candidate if he decides to run.First and most importantly, Giuliani has deep connections in the New York City Republican money world. (snip) Perry has never had to raise money under federal contribution limits $2,500 for the primary and $2,500 for the general election is all any single donor can give and would...
  • Poll Watch:Gallup 2012 GOP Favorability Survey Giuliani,Palin,Romney enjoy broadest popularity

    08/11/2011 4:02:18 PM PDT · by curth · 32 replies
    Race2012 ^ | 8/2/2011 | Kavon W. Nikrad
    August 2, 2011 Poll Watch: Gallup 2012 Republican Favorability Survey Ratings of 2012 Contenders Steady in July: Giuliani, Palin & Romney enjoy broadest popularity Favorability Ratings * Rudy Giuliani 70% * Sarah Palin 65% * Mitt Romney 62% * Ron Paul 50% * Michele Bachmann 49% * Newt Gingrich 48% * Rick Perry 40% * Tim Pawlenty 36% * Herman Cain 35% * Rick Santorum 31% * Jon Huntsman 22% Positive Intensity Score (Strongly Favorable minus Strongly Unfavorable) * Herman Cain +25% * Rick Perry +24% * Rudy Giuliani +19% * Sarah Palin +16% * Mitt Romney +15% * Michele...
  • Prisoner # 210-717, Kerik is one tough jailbird

    10/22/2009 6:05:09 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 7 replies · 1,146+ views
    New York Post ^ | Oct. 22, 2009 | KATI CORNELL, et al
    Big, bad Bernard Kerik wants to bunk with the regular Joes -- even if they're accused killers, rapists and muggers. The disgraced former city police commissioner yesterday refused to ask to be separated from the general population as he spent his first full day in the Westchester County jail. He's been accused of trying to taint the jury pool in his upcoming federal corruption case. So jail officials made the decision for him -- and hauled him anyway into a segregated wing reserved for cops, judges and other at-risk inmates. Kerik once was also head of the city's jails, and...
  • Bush to attend 10th anniversary of Sept 11 in NYC

    07/30/2011 2:23:04 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 43 replies
    AP ^ | July 30, 2011 | Colleen Long
    NEW YORK The ceremony at the World Trade Center site marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks will be a solemn but stately event ... President Barack Obama and Bloomberg will be joined by the leaders in charge during the 2001 attacks, including former President George W. Bush, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former New York Gov. George Pataki. Current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will also be there, he said.
  • Perry pulls into statistical tie with Romney in Gallup poll

    07/27/2011 10:49:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/27/2011 | Ed Morrisey
    Of all the potential late entrants into the Republican nomination contest, the one who gives Mitt Romney the toughest fight is Rick Perry, according to the latest Gallup poll. If Perry, Sarah Palin, and Rudy Giuliani all get into the race, Perry comes in just two points behind Romney and ahead of Palin and Giuliani, while Michele Bachmann falls to fifth place — well within the margin of error: Mitt Romney is the leader for the GOP nomination among the current field of official candidates, supported by 27% of Republicans, compared with 18% for Michele Bachmann. However, Rick Perry would...
  • Perry on Romneys Tail (The Texan Closes in On Two Polls)

    07/22/2011 9:50:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/22/2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Mitt Romney remains the frontrunner in two new polls, but Rick Perry is a close second in both polls. Results from the Fox News poll of GOP primary voters: Romney (17 percent), Perry (14 percent), Michele Bachmann (10 percent), Rudy Giuliani (9 percent), Sarah Palin (9 percent), Ron Paul (9 percent), Herman Cain (5 percent), Newt Gingrich (4 percent), Tim Pawlenty (2 percent), and Rick Santorum (2 percent). Romney has lost six percentage points since an early June Fox poll, while Bachmann has gained six points. Perry did not appear on the early June poll. If options are limited to...