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  • Giuliani on Trump: "We Might Have A Little Reagan Here," "Will Do Pretty Darn Well Tomorrow Night"

    08/05/2015 5:00:43 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 103 replies ^ | 8/5/2015 | Ian Schwartz
    In an appearance on MSNBC's Hardball Wednesday evening former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) praised Donald Trump, saying he has a little bit of Reagan in him. "First of all, he's not a Roman candle." Giuliani told host Chris Matthews. "This is a very smart guy. This is a person who is media savvy in ways that some of the other candidates aren't. And he's a lot more substantive than you realize. I've know Donald 25 years. Meaning, he understands a lot of the world issues with a lot more depth than you probably realize."
  • Mathews: Dems Don't Want To End Hiring Of Illegals Because They "Want Votes"

    07/08/2015 3:26:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | July 8,2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews said that Democrats don’t want to enforce laws on illegal hiring because they “want votes” and that the GOP won’t do so because “they want cheap labor” on Tuesday.
  • Rudy Giuliani: “The ayatollah must go” (16 minute video)

    06/14/2015 11:52:13 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 13, 2015 | Iranncr
    FRANCE, Paris: Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was a Republican candidate in the 2008 US presidential elections, spoke at a major Iran Freedom rally in Villepinte on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The event was held at Parc des Expositions exhibition center. Giuliani said: "The ayatollah must go. He and Rouhani and Ahmadinejad and all of the rest of them should be put on trial for crimes against humanity for the thousands and hundreds of thousands of people they have killed, and it is about time we stop ignoring it. Where is our decency and morality? We have...
  • Ted Cruz is finished: Laughable “strategy” that guarantees he’ll get nowhere near the White House

    06/10/2015 3:16:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Salon ^ | June 10, 2015 | Simon Maloy
    Tea Party hero's roadmap to the presidency borrows from the failed presidential runs of Ron Paul and Rudy Giuliani.It’s sometimes easy to forget that Ted Cruz is running for president. While other 2016 Republican candidates are out giving big speeches and attaching themselves to causes and making trips to Europe, Cruz has stayed relatively quiet, which is strange given that his animating purpose up to this point has been to loudly remind you that Ted Cruz exists. The biggest headlines Cruz has earned for himself lately were for a dumb joke he told about Joe Biden just after the vice...
  • Rudy Giuliani: He’s not ‘America’s mayor’ any more

    05/01/2015 7:58:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/01/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Rudy Giuliani is from a different era. He is no longer ‘America’s mayor.’ Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox News earlier this week to talk about what else, Baltimore. Giuliani, like many others who are not Obamabots, took exception to the way the authorities in that city handled the protests when they turned into full blown riots. Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made it quite clear she requested the rioters to be given “space to destroy” even though she later denied she said the plain words everyone heard. Instead of saying she misspoke, the mayor blamed...
  • Ugly: Journalist 'Debates' Conservatives on Obamacare, Things Escalate Quickly

    03/25/2015 10:00:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | March 25 | Guy Benson
    Ron Fournier is a columnist for National Journal and a cable news mainstay who served as the Associated Press' Washington bureau chief for years. In his new opinion-based role, he's worked to carve out a niche as a 'pox on both houses' purveyor of common sense, a detector of BS, a practitioner of intellectual honesty, and Chief of the Civility Police.  In that last capacity, Fournier expended much indignant energy denouncing Rudy Giuliani's acerbic commentary about President Obama's patriotism -- wrongly asserting that Obama would never say such nasty things about his political opponents.  Regardless of that particular blind spot, Fournier would likely tell you that he feels...
  • Frank Marshall Davis: Obama’s ‘Communist mentor’? (3 Pinocchios to Giuliani)

    03/23/2015 3:15:02 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    Giuliani: Well, his — his grandfather introduced him to Frank Marshall Davis, who was a Communist. Readers of The Fact Checker wanted to know if Giuliani’s comments were accurate. So we reached out to Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival, a group that seeks to expose Communist and Marxist influences. The Pinocchio Test We carefully considered the facts underlying this assertion, and the evidence is slim. We may never definitively know one way or another, but it is time to put it to rest. Three Pinocchios
  • Rudy Giuliani: Obama Is to Blame for Ferguson Police Shootings – He Sets the Tone for the Nation

    03/13/2015 8:46:00 PM PDT · by cutty · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 13, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani says President Barack Obama is to blame for the police shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, and other disturbing events because he sets the tone for the nation. ... Giuliani also says Obama should say the kinds of things comedian Bill Cosby used to say before he was accused of sexual assault, which Cosby denies. Cosby often exhorted black people to focus on education and parenting.
  • Rudy Giuliani: Ferguson officer Darren Wilson should be 'commended'

    03/13/2015 6:52:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 12, 2015 | Adam B. Lerner
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said officer Darren Wilson should be “commended” for fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, last August in Ferguson, Missouri. “A man committed a robbery, attempted to assault a police officer, and the police officer, to save his life, shot him,” Giuliani told Fox News on Thursday. “The police officer did his duty. The police officer should be commended for what he did. He did exactly what you should do.” Wilson was cleared of any charges by a local grand jury last fall. The Justice Department last week released a report on his...
  • Obama should be more like Bill Cosby, says Giuliani...

    03/13/2015 4:12:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    * In one memorable - and controversial - address Cosby suggested that people who steal are asking to get shot by the police * McDonald's beating, shooting of Ferguson police officers and protesting of NYPD Commissioner is also Obama's fault, Giuliani suggested * Fresh off a trip abroad, Giuliani contended that America is considered a 'racist' by international news networksFormer New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Thursday castigated President Barack Obama for setting a 'tone' that inspires violent behavior in America and advocated for him to emulate Bill Cosby when it comes to talking about black crime. He also...
  • Rudy Giuliani says Obama should be more like Bill Cosby, blames ...fight....on Obama

    03/12/2015 11:02:45 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 11 replies ^ | 3/12/15 | BY JENNIFER FERMINO
    Rudy Giuliani says Obama should be more like Bill Cosby, blames Brooklyn McDonald's fight, Ferguson cop shootings on Obama Just when you thought Rudy Giuliani couldn't get crazier, the former NYC mayor blamed Obama for the brutal beatdown at a Brooklyn McDonalds — and said the president should be more like Bill Cosby. Obama is ignoring “enormous amounts of crime” committed by African-Americans, Giuliani said Thursday President Obama is to blame for the brawl inside a McDonald’s in Brooklyn as well as the shooting of two cops in Ferguson. The former mayor, speaking on AM970 radio this morning, was asked...
  • Talking Heads never get ‘Who Loves ‘Ya’

    03/01/2015 10:25:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/01/15 | Judi McLeod
    There is no doubt that Obama’s posture on America has nothing to do with love, and even less with patriotism. If only talking heads of the lucrative cable television industry would do their bloviating where they do most of their off key singing: in the shower. Maybe then the rest of us wouldn’t be going about with that Tina Turner song running nonstop in our frustrated heads….‘What’s love got to do with it’. “What’s love but a second hand emotion”... When ‘America’s Mayor’, the highly esteemed and much beloved Rudy Giuliani posited that Barack Obama doesn’t love America, the resounding...
  • Facebook yanks page of 12-year-old conservative who said Obama doesn't love U.S.

    02/28/2015 6:25:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 152 replies ^ | Feb. 28, 2015
    On Friday, C.J. Pearson, a 12-year-old conservative from Georgia who posted a viral video supporting Rudy Giuliani, discovered that his personal Facebook page was locked. In an exclusive interview with on Saturday, Pearson said he received a message from someone about 6 a.m. Friday. That's when he learned his account and page had been locked for "suspicious activity." He jumped through all of Facebook's hoops, but wasn't able to recover his account. So he created a new profile to take its place. His public page was not affected, he said, however, he can no longer administer the page....
  • ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as middle-class Brit

    02/26/2015 6:12:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-26-2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as middle-class Brit By Yaron Steinbuch February 26, 2015 | 7:16am The infamous masked ISIS madman seen in gruesome videos beheading Western hostages was identified by media outlets Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi — a middle-class Briton with a degree in computer programming. The BBC reported that the Kuwaiti-born Emwazi is in his mid-20s and from West London. British authorities chose not to identify him earlier for operational reasons. “I have no doubt that Mohammed is Jihadi John,” one of Emwazi’s close friends told the Washington Post. “He was like a brother to me. . . . I...
  • MUHAMMAD: Putting Rudy Giuliani in His Place

    02/25/2015 6:23:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Informer ^ | February 25, 2015 | Askia Muhammad
    While racist xenophobes like Rudy Giuliani, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner and self-hating xenophobes like Ben Carson may not realize it yet, there is a special place reserved for them in the Land of Eternal Torment. You see, one day, many, many white people who have been duped by the anti-black coded messages that these and other Repugnican politicians throw out like swill to the swine may just come to their senses and condemn these demagogues for just what they are — greedy liars and swindlers who would just as soon see...
  • Rev. (Franklin) Graham: America is 'Morally Crumbling Within ... We Have Turned Our Back on God'

    02/25/2015 9:41:16 AM PST · by Perseverando · 32 replies ^ | February 24, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    ( – Reverend Franklin Graham said he did not know whether President Barack Obama dislikes America, as “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani stated last week, but Graham said it is true that Obama “defends Islam and chastises Christians,” denies the “religious freedoms” of those who oppose abortion and gay marriage, and added that our nation is “morally crumbling within” and that “we have turned our back on God.” “Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has taken a lot of heat from the media for his remark that he's not sure if President Obama really loves America,” said Rev. Graham in a...
  • Giuliani Dives into Sewer with McCarthyist Tactics

    02/24/2015 6:36:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Falls Church News-Press ^ | February 24, 2015 | Wayne Besen
    Rudy Giuliani entered McCarthyist territory with his grotesque personal attack on President Barack Obama’s patriotism. Speaking to a hardcore Republican crowd, New York City’s former mayor said: “I know this is a horrible thing to say. But I do not believe that the president loves America.” Giuliani is 100% right, what he said was horrible, yet he said it anyway, which makes Giuliani a horrible human being. By uttering such defamatory words he instantly went from America’s Mayor to America’s Mooncalf. While Giuliani’s insults may have thrilled the Republican base, they turned out to be baseless. The New York Times...
  • Louis Farrakhan Calls Giuliani A ‘Privileged Cracker’ & ‘Devil’ For Criticizing Obama [VIDEO]

    02/24/2015 12:39:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 23, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was more than a tad upset with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s criticism of President Barack Obama’s patriotism, saying in his Sunday sermon that Giuliani was a “privileged cracker” and a “devil.” “Giuliani says Obama does not love America,” Farrakhan said, “And instead of apologizing, they say he doubled down, he tripled down, he said, ‘I’m not taking this back. He didn’t grow up like we grew up.’” “How did you grow up, Giuliani?” asked Farrakhan. “A privileged cracker?” After that line got enormous applause, he added: “Or I should say, a...
  • Of course he Hates America (Saturbray)

    02/23/2015 10:58:44 PM PST · by bray · 9 replies ^ | 2/23/15 | bray
    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13 Why in the world would Obama care if someone accused him of hating America? After all he was basically elected on the hate America platform. He cannot point to one instance in his entire life which...
  • The Insiders: Why would anyone think Obama doesn’t love America? Plenty of reasons.

    02/23/2015 8:01:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 02/23/2015 | Ed Rogers
    Is it possible that a reasonable person could think President Obama doesn’t love America? Well, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has faced heavy criticism for saying just that, but Giuliani isn’t crazy. His thoughts are usually well-collected. He is a Republican leader, and his opinion matters. That said, his comments aren’t helpful in today’s election context, and attacking Obama is generally off-message for Republicans who want to win in 2016, but Giuliani has a right to say what he thinks.
  • Rudy Giuliani: My Bluntness Overshadowed My Message(I cannot read President Obama’s mind or heart)

    02/23/2015 8:03:09 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 63 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb. 22, 2015 | Rudolph Giuliani
    There has been no shortage of news coverage—and criticism—regarding comments I made about President Obama at a political gathering last week in New York. My blunt language suggesting that the president doesn’t love America notwithstanding, I didn’t intend to question President Obama’s motives or the content of his heart. My intended focus really was the effect his words and his actions have on the morale of the country, and how that effect may damage his performance. Let me explain. (clip)........ Obviously, I cannot read President Obama’s mind or heart, and to the extent that my words suggested otherwise, it was...
  • Obama's Mysterious Mentor "Frank" Resurfaces

    02/23/2015 7:23:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | February 23, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Yesterday’s news became big news on the Fox News Channel last week when former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani brought up the name of President Barack Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. It was almost seven years to the day when we published our seminal piece about Davis, “Obama’s Communist Mentor.” Davis was a member of the Communist Party and a suspected Soviet espionage agent. He was included in the FBI’s security index, meaning that Davis could be arrested or detained in the event of a national emergency. The FBI file on Davis documents his anti-white and pro-Soviet views,...
  • Rudy’s right. Obama loves something, but it’s not this country

    02/23/2015 5:28:04 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-23-15 | DrJohn
    And I will prove it to you. A couple of days ago Rudy Giuliani violated the 11th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Ridicule a Black President Giuliani dared to rip into Barack Obama: WASHINGTON — Rudy Giuliani has delivered a political shot-in-the-gut to President Obama, charging the president doesn’t “love America.” “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani told about 60 conservative business leaders gathered Wednesday night at the 21 Club to hear Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. According to the former mayor, Obama...
  • Freakout: The Media's Breathtaking Double Standards on Patriotism and 'Civility'

    02/23/2015 4:20:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 23, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Democrats and Republicans play by different rules because the media enforces those rules, and members of the national press tend to be liberal Democrats. During the Bush years, we were often reminded, dissent was the "highest form of patriotism." Over the course Obama's tenure, dissent became dangerous, disrespectful, un-American and quite possibly racist. When a conservative figure says something that seems to impugn or question a prominent liberal's character or love of country, "civility" SWAT teams are dispatched to knock down some proverbial doors. Such transgressions mustn't stand. But when the dynamic is reversed, the civility police are curiously off...
  • Rudy Giuliani Revealed Everything You Need to Know About Scott Walker

    02/23/2015 1:52:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | February 23, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    Scott Walker was not planning to outsource the job of defining his presidential campaign to Rudy Giuliani, a last-minute add-on to his New York speaking appearance. But that is exactly what transpired. While unplanned, Giuliani expressed a question of fundamental importance within the Republican Party, which allowed Walker to define himself unmistakably. Giuliani defends his original claim in a Wall Street Journal op-ed today. In it, Giuliani argues that Obama is “criticizing his country more than other presidents have done, regardless of their political affiliation,” and likewise fails to express “a fundamental belief in the country’s greatness and the example...
  • If Obama Loves America, Why Did He Transform It?

    02/23/2015 1:39:24 PM PST · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 23, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    eadership: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America," candidate Barack Hussein Obama said on Oct. 30, 2008, just before his election as our 44th president. Was it just rhetoric? Many no doubt thought it was, chalking it up to boilerplate election-eve hot air. But now are we seeing — some would say tragically — what he meant. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is being raked over the coals for saying he doesn't really believe the president loves America, and he probably didn't do himself or the Republican any favors by saying that. Democrats...
  • Sowell: Giuliani Versus Obama

    02/23/2015 1:14:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 24, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The firestorm of denunciation of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, for having said that he did not think Barack Obama loved America, is in one sense out of all proportion to that remark — especially at a time when there are much bigger issues, including wars raging, terrorist atrocities and a nuclear Iran on the horizon. Against that background of strife and dangers on the world stage, it may seem as if Barack Obama's feelings, or Rudolph Giuliani's opinion about those feelings, should not matter so much, especially when it is hard to know with certainty how anyone feels....
  • Rand Paul: "Mistake" to Jab at Obama's Love of America as Guiliani Did

    02/23/2015 12:06:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | February 21, 2015 | Brian Doherty, senior editor
    One of the least interesting news manias of the week has been former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani discussing his opinion that President Obama doesn't really love America (or you, or me, or him). Obama has been the very living embodiment of American government power for the past 7 years, and not too reluctant to use it against enemies, and just random citizens, both foreign and domestic—whether it comes to foreign policy, spending, taxing, regulating, and arresting. Thus, I doubt any alleged lack of love for the U.S. of A matters in any way that Giuliani or the people delighted to...
  • Farrakhan: Giuliani Grew Up A "Privileged Cracker Devil"

    02/23/2015 11:22:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 106 replies ^ | February 23, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday at Christ Universal Temple in Chicago during his annual Saviours’ Day speech, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan attacked former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his controversial comments saying Obama doesn’t love America.
  • Ranting About Rudy: Giuliani’s criticism of Obama has sparked fury—because it rings true.

    02/22/2015 10:40:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    City Journal ^ | February 22, 2015 | Fred Siegel
    Former New York mayor Rudy GiulianiÂ’s statement about President ObamaÂ’s lack of love for America has set off a firestorm of denunciation. Giuliani has been accused of racism, and he has even received death threats. Defenders of Obama have evoked everything from his grandfatherÂ’s (on his motherÂ’s side) service in World War II to the two years GiulianiÂ’s father served in Sing Sing to prove either that Obama does love America or that Giuliani has no standing to issue such criticism. The ranting has obscured the reasons why so many Americans take GiulianiÂ’s remarks to heart. Starting with his June...
  • Commentary: Hey Rudy, here are 10 ways to show you love America

    02/22/2015 9:07:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    WPIX-TV / CNN ^ | February 22, 2015 | Paul Begala, Democratic Operative
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has generated a firestorm by asserting, at a fundraiser for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, “I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the President loves America.” Of course, that’s nuts. Barack Obama’s deep and true love for our country has been a hallmark of his career. “In no other country on Earth,” he said when he was seeking the presidency, “is my story even possible.” Obama said this, it should be noted, in his masterly speech on race — an issue that is America’s most difficult and...
  • Scott Walker’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Answer

    02/22/2015 7:28:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 21, 2015 | Matt Lewis
    Does it matter if Obama is a Christian or not? No, but it matters how Republicans answer stupid questions like that.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been surging in recent weeks, and there is a sense he could be the guy to bridge the gap between the Republican establishment and the grassroots conservative base. But campaigns are crucibles, and if the last couple of days are a harbinger of things to come, heÂ’s in trouble. Could it be that the governor who fought so courageously against Wisconsin unions might not be ready for prime time on the national stage? No, IÂ’m...
  • 'No Doubt' President Obama Loves His Country, Says Sen. Lindsey Graham

    02/22/2015 6:11:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 22, 2015 | Laura Wagner via This Week
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Potential Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham has "no doubt" that President Obama loves his country, refuting comments made by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani earlier this week. “Well, I love Rudy, but I don’t want to go there. The nation’s very divided. President Obama has divided us more than he’s brought us together and I don’t want to add to that division,” Graham initially said on ABC's "This Week" today, before adding, “I have no doubt that he loves his country. I have no doubt that he’s a patriot. But his primary job as president of the United...
  • The Twilight of Guiliani

    02/22/2015 5:39:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Those of us who have lived in the NYC area going back to his tenure knew Rudy Giuliani to be a petty, controlling narcissist all along, but when put on the spot to do so he could behave himself, as he did after 9/11 when the television cameras of the world were upon him. But lately he’s been letting his True Rudy flag fly. His recent comment that he doesn’t know if the President loves America has brought on a lot of commentary about Giuliani’s sad self-destruction, It’s been a long time coming; he pretty much lost his post-9/11 glow...
  • The Greatest Mayor That Ever Lived Being Excoriated Across The Country

    02/22/2015 5:11:25 PM PST · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Google Plus ^ | February 22, 2015 | FedUp
  • David Brooks: Giuliani's Comments "Unacceptable," Incumbent Upon Republicans To Police The Party

    02/22/2015 3:40:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 21, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) JUDY WOODRUFF, PBS NEWSHOUR: At one of the Scott Walker events this week, former New York Mayor, David, Rudy Giuliani made a statement that has gotten a lot of attention. He basically — he talked about President Obama and said, “He wasn’t raised like we were,” talking to the group. He said, “He doesn’t love this country as we do.” It’s gotten a lot of attention. Do we — how big a deal is it? DAVID BROOKS: Well, it’s — you know, it’s unacceptable. You can’t say that. He doesn’t know that. It’s not true. It’s self-destructive. There’s sort...
  • CNN’s Borger Squares Off Against Issa Over Giuliani ‘Hateful’ Remarks

    02/22/2015 10:41:38 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies ^ | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Gloria Borger was rebuked by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) for the media’s obsession with Rudy Giuliani comments last week accusing President Obama of not loving America. Borger twice called the comments “hateful,” as the panel continued to refuse her prodding to attack America’s mayor. “I don’t think Rudy’s ever going to get the dust from Ground Zero out of his lungs,” Issa said. “He was there during the fall of those towers so for him to take personally a president...
  • Democrats Defend Obama’s “Tough Love” for America SATIRE

    02/22/2015 10:45:44 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    In the wake of his questioning of President Obama’s love for this country, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is catching flak from Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “This kind of comment is unwelcome and dangerous,” Schultz said. “The President is the most powerful person on the planet. Insulting him like this is tantamount to poking a lion with a stick. What can Giuliani be thinking?” “What people need to understand is that President Obama is not a ‘rah-rah’ or ‘God bless America’ type of patriot,” Schultz explained. “He’s just the only president to be completely honest...
  • President Obama Has, In Fact, Expressed Love for His Country

    02/22/2015 10:37:15 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    NYT ^ | February 22, 2015 | By Michael Barbaro and Michael D. Shear
    At the heart of the Giuliani-led critique of the president’s patriotism is the suggestion that Barack Obama has never expressed love for the United States. Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, has even challenged the media to find examples of Mr. Obama expressing such affection. Has the president done so? Yes, he has. A review of his public remarks provides multiple examples.
  • Giuliani boasts he ‘hit a nerve’ in Obama criticism

    02/22/2015 10:23:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/22/15 | Aaron Short
    Rudy is doubling down. Former mayor Rudy Giuliani acknowledged his speech criticizing President Obama’s patriotism last week “hit a nerve” but went even further Sunday denouncing the president’s foreign policy agenda. “I said it maybe 30 times before but somehow this time it hit a nerve, maybe because the president is on such defense for his unwillingness to face Islamic terrorism,” Giuliani told John Catsimatidis on 970 AM The Answer. “We need a American president more like Ronald Reagan who gave us a sense of optimism,” said Giuliani. “There’s something about his unwillingness to talk about Islamic extremist Muslims that...
  • WATCH: Black middle schooler slams Barack Obama in epic YouTube speech

    02/22/2015 9:40:40 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 18 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/22/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    President Obama may enjoy the approval of 84% of blacks, but don’t count CJ Pearson among them. Pearson, a 12-year-old middle school student in Georgia, has more informed opinions than many adults. The student posted a YouTube video yesterday in which he seeks to “applaud Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about President Barack Obama.”
  • Just like the king, the mainstream media is affronted by Rudy Giuliani’s truth telling

    02/22/2015 9:52:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/22/15 | Judi McLeod
    Are they that afraid of Obama, or merely only in the tank for him? The most telling part of the ‘Obama doesn’t love America’ Rudy Giuliani story is how the mainstream media is coming off so sanctimoniously affronted. Talking heads in some of the most surprising places (like Megyn of Fox News’ Kelly file, for example) are absolutely affronted that Giuliani put into plain words what millions of Americans are already thinking: “Obama does not love America”. Given that presidents, are after all, politicians in the first place, there have been good presidents and not so good ones over the...
  • If Giuliani’s Obama Smear Wasn’t Racist, What Was It?

    02/22/2015 9:11:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 20, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    When Rudy Giuliani accused President Obama of not loving America, was he expressing a form of racism? If not, what was Giuliani saying? I have argued, controversially to some on the left, that it is important to grapple with ideas on their own terms before merely analyzing their motivations. American conservatism is historically intertwined with white racism in such a way that nearly any conservative idea could plausibly be understood as an appeal to racism, but most of those ideas can be expressed and justified in non-racial terms, and deserve to be taken at face value. The trouble with Giuliani’s...
  • Giuliani Destroys Obama in Epic Arizona Speech, Feb 13, 2015

    02/21/2015 10:14:09 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2015 | Rudy Giuliani
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted President Barack Obama, saying in a recent speech that Israeli Prime Minster Bejamin Netanyahu is a “a man who fights for his people, unlike our president.” Guiliani’s comments came during a Feb. 13 speech on countering Islamic extremism at the Iranian-American Community of Arizona.
  • Why Rudy Was Wrong!

    02/22/2015 8:07:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | February 22, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    This past week at a private event in which many members of the GOP were in attendance former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani, said something that a vast majority of Americans have felt for several months. Many of them coming to that conclusion late in the life of the current administration, and some--far fewer--have felt Giuliani's observations for more like the duration of Obama's time in office. "He does not love America. (Obama) doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of...
  • Rudy Giuliani gets death threats for claims Obama doesn't love America

    02/22/2015 8:31:06 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 52 replies
    Daily ^ | 2/22/2012 | Charlene Adams
    Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says he is standing by his comments about President Barack Obama but has received death threats in the wake of the controversial statements. Facing criticism over his statements that the president doesn't love Obama, Giuliani says he is not withdrawing his words, even amid death threats he and his secretary received following the remarks, CNN reports. The former mayor did not say whether he contacted police about the threatening calls.
  • WATCH: Giuliani: Netanyahu Is 'A Man Who Fights for His People, Unlike Our President'

    02/22/2015 8:18:17 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 39 replies
    FOX * NATION ^ | February 13, 2015 | Washungton Free Beacon Staff
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted President Barack Obama, saying in a recent speech that Israeli Prime Minster Bejamin Netanyahu is a “a man who fights for his people, unlike our president.” Guiliani’s comments came during a Feb. 13 speech on countering Islamic extremism
  • 12-Year Old CJ Pearson Has Your Back, Rudy Giuliani....(Video)

    02/22/2015 7:49:03 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 2/21/2015 | Mockarena
    I mean, seriously. CJ Pearson is basically my favorite 12 year old. And if you missed our interview with him, check it out right here. You'll be ASTONISHED at his maturity.
  • Rudy Giuliani’s sad self-destuction: How “America’s mayor” became just another GOP sidewalk lunatic

    02/22/2015 6:20:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Salon ^ | February 22, 2015 | Jim Sleeper
    There is an important lesson here for us all: How often genuine political promise coexists with puerility and worse. White House press secretary Josh Earnest wasn’t just being diplomatic or clever yesterday when he said he feels sad and sorry for Rudy Giuliani, the former “America’s mayor” who’s been raging like a sidewalk lunatic at President Obama. There actually is something sad about Rudy’s long self-destruction, which began before his disastrous presidential primary bid of 2008. Sad, but possibly instructive to the future sidewalk lunatics among today’s Republican presidential-wannabes. Maybe you had to be with Giuliani at the start of...
  • Why Giuliani’s comments about Obama resonate with some Americans (+video)

    02/22/2015 12:41:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's DC Decoder ^ | February 21, 2015 | Jessica Mendoza
    Rudy Giuliani received a brutal backlash of criticism when he claimed on Wednesday that President Obama doesn't love America. But not everyone disagrees with the former New York City mayor. Here’s why.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) On Wednesday, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani went onstage and said that President Barack Obama does not love America. Speaking at a private dinner, Mr. Giuliani said: “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” according to Politico. “Look, this man was brought up basically in a white family, so...