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  • 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."
  • 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...
  • 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.” …
  • Rudy Giuliani Accuses Obama, Black Leaders Of Stoking 'Anti-Police Hatred'

    12/21/2014 11:38:04 AM PST · by Mariner · 61 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,...
  • Comrade de Blasio is the gift that keeps on giving if the GOP is smart enough to open the package!

    12/19/2014 9:29:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The election of Comrade Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York City has been and will continue to be, a gift to conservatives and even Republicans. From the very beginning of his adult life Comrade Bill has made it clear that he is an enemy of America. He even illegally honeymooned in Cuba. De Blasio is a socialist’s dream and has governed as a heavy handed thug ever since. What is even better is that he is on the national stage and there is no way the Democrats can hide him. Thus far he has given conservatives great starting...
  • George Will: Confounding Expectations, Giuliani Upends Assumptions

    02/19/2007 6:38:26 AM PST · by meg88 · 75 replies · 1,418+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2/18/07 | George Will
    Two Democratic presidential candidates with national campaign experience are stumbling. A Republican candidate who has run only municipal campaigns is confounding expectations, calling into question some assumptions about Republican voters. Regarding the Republican race, for many months commentators have said that when the Republican base learns the facts about Rudy Giuliani's personal life (an annulled first marriage, a messy divorce, then a third marriage) and views on social issues (for abortion rights, gay rights and gun control, in each case with limits), support for him will evaporate. But such commentary is becoming self-refuting. The insistent reiteration of it during Giuliani's...
  • Bronx Borough President Responds to Ted Cruz's Bronx Comments

    09/02/2014 11:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    New York 1 News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. fired back at Texas Senator Ted Cruz for remarks he made over the weekend about his borough. During a speech in Dallas Saturday, Cruz said he was tired of northern senators like Charles Schumer lecturing him on border security. He then added, "I understand that Manhattan is very concerned with their security with the Bronx, but it's a little bit different on 2,000 miles of the Rio Grande." Diaz Jr. responded, "This is unbecoming of him as a U.S. Senator, you know, who wants to be President of the United States—which, last I checked,...
  • Ted Cruz's Brain Trust: The Advisers Who Want To Make Him President

    11/20/2014 4:16:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    There's no official Sen. Ted Cruz presidential team — yet. But the Texas Republican is already surrounding himself with key strategists and advisers that could make his transparent White House ambitions a reality. The tea party firebrand relies on a small circle of advisers to inform his views and amplify his ultraconservative message. The inner circle breaks down into two groups: his chief advisers in the Senate office, and the chiefs of his nationally-focused political operation, which he beefed up in the summer of 2014 by hiring a crop of seasoned Republican campaign operatives. These are the key players 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...
  • De Blasio: Giuliani 'Fundamentally Misunderstands the Reality' of Race

    12/07/2014 1:02:04 PM PST · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 7, 2014 | Allen McDuffee
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday admonished former mayor Rudy Giuliani for his repeated recent comments that "responsibility is on the black community" for reducing the necessity of police officers in their communities. "I think he fundamentally misunderstands the reality," said de Blasio on ABC's This Week. "There is a problem here. There is a rift here that has to be overcome. You cannot look at the incident in Missouri; another incident in Cleveland, Ohio; and another incident in New York City all happening in the space of weeks and act like there's not a problem."
  • Rudy Giuliani: 'There was no racism in this case'

    12/04/2014 10:21:51 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 18 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/4 | The Week
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said in a Fox & Friends interview on Thursday that "there was no racism" in the case of Eric Garner. He also stated that he agreed with the grand jury's decision, saying they "reached a verdict they felt was right." "There was no racism in this case," Guiliani said. "There was no indication that if this man was a white man of the same size resisting arrest, the same thing would happen." Giuliani also criticized New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for inciting the protests over the Garner decision. He mentioned...
  • Darren Wilson Cleared By Grand Jury: Rudy, You're Needed At Ground Zero Again

    11/24/2014 7:43:55 PM PST · by IChing · 11 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 11/24/14 | Donald Joy
    The grand jury has found that there is no probable cause to charge white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, a gargantuan, drugged-out gangsta-rap thug who recorded violent rap songs about killing white cops. The grand jury was comprised of six white men, three white women, two black women, and one black man. Nine of the twelve jurors would have had to vote to indict Wilson, for him to be charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, or involuntary manslaughter. From the early stages of this case it was pretty clear that the...
  • 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.
  • Halloween: What Happens When Race, Insensitivity and Humor Smash Into Each Other

    10/31/2014 3:17:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Interro Bang ^ | October 31, 2014 | Earl Douglas
    In this so-called ‘post-racial’ era, Halloween has become a new forum to push the envelope matters pertaining to race, free speech, and being funny, or what we think is funny. We’ve seen the images of the Ray Rice costume – complete with black face and a jersey dragging around a black female doll made to resemble his wife Janay. We’ve seen the image of someone dressed as a bullet ridden Trayvon Martin. We’ve seen the Halloween front yard featuring trees with lynched effigys. I’m pretty sure that an image of a Michael Brown, Darren Wilson or Eric ray riceGarner...
  • Greenfield: The Fat Terrorist Will Sing

    10/28/2014 12:17:41 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 The Fat Terrorist Will Sing Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The protest has been held and the Death of Klinghoffer will go on. The fat terrorist will sing, the media will chant his praises and the old sad story of failed Jewish activism in America will go on. After the behind-the-scenes lobbying and the ignored letters to the editor, a protest rally fronted by two out of work Republican politicians brought more attention to the Met's pro-terrorist opera without doing anything to actually stop it from going forward. Rudy Giuliani, the protest's...
  • Protests Greet Met’s Premiere of ‘Klinghoffer’

    10/20/2014 8:42:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10/20/14 | MICHAEL COOPER
    At the Metropolitan Opera’s first performance of John Adams’s “The Death of Klinghoffer” on Monday night, men and women in evening attire walked through a maze of police barricades, while protesters shouted “Shame!” and “Terror is not art!” One demonstrator held aloft a white handkerchief splattered with red. Others, in wheelchairs set up for the occasion, lined Columbus Avenue. Political figures, including former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, joined a rally, several hundred strong at Lincoln Center, to denounce an opera that has become the object of a charged debate about art, anti-Semitism and politics. But after months of escalating protests,...
  • Bill de Blasio’s Other Party: How the Working Families party took over New York City

    01/15/2014 7:21:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2014 | John Fund
    As recently as 1998, New York State’s Republican party controlled the governorship, a United States Senate seat, and the mayor’s office in Manhattan. Today, it is greatly diminished, with its sole beachhead of influence in the state senate, where it shares a majority with four independent Democrats. In contrast, the Working Families party (WFP), a 15-year-old left-wing, union-fueled group with just 20,000 members, now holds the whip hand over much of the dominant Democratic party in New York — and is already spreading its wings to other states. The WFP not only was a major force behind Bill de Blasio’s...
  • 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...
  • Rudy Giuliani to co-host Christie's fundraiser in the Hamptons

    08/16/2013 1:41:45 PM PDT · by ZULU · 17 replies
    New Jersey Politicker ^ | August 16, 2013 | Jeff Goldman
    TRENTON — A fundraiser will be held for Gov. Chris Christie at the Southampton, N.Y., estate of former U.S. ambassador to Brazil Clifford Sobel, according to a report on NYDailyNews.com. The $3,800-per person cocktail reception on Aug. 28 will be co-hosted by Nick Loeb, the founder of Onion Crunch, and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.
  • 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...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Daydreams

    03/21/2013 11:35:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Apparently New York City's Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg whiles away his last hours in the mayor's palace daydreaming. He has been mayor for almost three terms and though his mayorship may not have been as heroic or even as effective as that of Mayor Rudy Giuliani, it has at least kept the city up to Mayor Giuliani's standards of cleanliness, law and order, and an approximation of sense of financial rectitude. So if Bloomberg is no Rudy Giuliani, at least he has done OK up until now. Now his daydreams are taking on the air of delusion. He...
  • Mika Sticks Up For Mitt!

    04/24/2012 4:13:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Come November, there's no way Mika Brzezinski will be pulling the lever for Mitt Romney. But the MSNBC co-host had some sincere praise for the Republican standard-bearer this morning. Expressing frustration with Rudy Giuliani--the latest in a string of Republicans to have offered only a tepid endorsement of Romney--Brzezinski said that when she meets with Mitt and Ann, she comes away "excited," because they're "good people" and a "good family." "What's wrong with these people? It's just ridiculous," a palpably peeved Mika said of Giuliani and others who have emitted only mild praise of Mitt. View the video here.
  • Rudy Really Doesn't Like Mitt Much

    12/15/2011 7:38:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Philosophically, you'd think Rudy Giuliani might align more closely with Mitt Romney than with Newt Gingrich. So what's behind Rudy's recent statement that Gingrich could be the stronger candidate? And why did Giuliani go on Morning Joe today to trash Romney as "elitist" and "a man without a core, a man without a substance"? Well, Rudy also reminded viewers that "I ran against him in '07, '08." And as Rich Lowry has observed, "in 2008, the other Republican candidates hated Romney." Just this morning, John Podhoretz tweeted: "Re: Rudy's attacks on Romney today. Remember: SOMETHING kept Rudy out of NH...
  • Giuliani: I'd Have Stopped Occupy Wall Street Protesters on Day One

    11/17/2011 11:33:49 PM PST · by expat1000 · 35 replies
    Newsmax via Atlas Shrugs ^ | Nov 17, 2011 | Amy Woods
    The First Amendment does not give Occupy Wall Street protesters the right to take over private property and engage in illegal activities, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says. “You have no right to pitch a tent in the middle of New York City, I’m sorry,” Giuliani said on Sean Hannity’s radio show this afternoon. “That is not the First Amendment.” President Barack Obama’s empathy for the 2-month-old movement and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s lack of action to stop it are an embarrassment to the nation and the city, Giuliani said. Giuliani’s comments came on a day when...
  • Giuliani: "Obama Owns Occupy Wall Street"

    11/04/2011 7:04:53 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | 11.04.11 | Nick Kalman
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says responsibility for the Occupy Wall Street movement rests squarely on the shoulders of President Obama. "This is a very dangerous movement, and it's ironic it's happening under a president who promised to unify us," Giuliani said. "Barack Obama owns the Occupy Wall Street movement, it would not have happened but for his class warfare." The Occupy Wall Street protests broke out in cities all over the country shortly after president Obama called for tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans.
  • 9/11: Ten Years Later

    09/11/2011 5:00:39 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    MSMB ^ | September 11th, 2011 | Rob W. Case
    It’s hard to believe that a whole decade has passed since America came under attack on that fateful morning of September 11th, 2001. Most Americans remember where they were that day. I remember being at home, asleep from working overnight, until one of my brothers woke me up and told me to quickly turn on the TV. I asked him why, and he said that “terrorists were taking over the country.” I remember being so tired and “out of sorts” that I didn’t believe him. I remember saying, “You were probably watching a movie on TV or something.” It sounded...
  • 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...
  • Sharpton Seems To Suggest An 'Ambitious' VP Giuliani Might Bump Off Prez

    08/22/2011 7:32:00 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did Al Sharpton just suggest that if Rudy Giuliani were ever to become Vice-President, the "ambitious" former Mayor of New York might try to bump off the president? It sure sounded like it. On his MSNBC show this evening, Sharpton asked Bob Shrum: "would you ever want to be president with Rudy Giuliani as the Vice-President, given his ambition?" View the video here.
  • Harris Interactive: President Obama Would Lose if Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani Was the Nominee

    07/27/2011 12:24:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Republican field problem is one of recognition - most are unknown NEW YORK , N.Y. - July 26, 2011 - By this time next summer the Republican candidate who will challenge President Obama will be known but at this point the list of candidates and potential candidates for the nomination is still far from finalized. With the "will-he-or-she-run-questions" still being asked and answered, some of the names with the highest familiarity among the general public are still not even declared candidates.Obviously because of her run for Vice President with John McCain, almost nine in ten Americans (86%) are familiar with...
  • Why Palin, Bachmann Have Plenty of Time for Their Kids

    07/27/2011 10:33:31 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 27, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    Among the many ways Sarah Palin was hit in the media during her 2008 vice presidential bid—criticism now spilling on to current presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann—was that she should forget politics and make time for her kids. GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway has an answer for those who think Palin, Bachmann, or other women with children don't have enough time to raise them while serving in public office...
  • CNN Poll: Perry near the top in GOP nomination race

    07/22/2011 5:31:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | July 22, 1011 | Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser
    As Texas Gov. Rick Perry comes closer and closer to jumping into the race for the White House, he's also close to the top of a new national survey in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination. A CNN/ORC International Poll released Friday indicates that 14 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP pick Perry as their first choice for their party's nomination, just two points behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who's making his second bid for the White House. Romney's two point margin over Perry is within the survey's sampling error. ....former New York City...
  • Giuliani to GOP: 'Get the Heck Out of People's Bedrooms'

    07/17/2011 1:39:38 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 75 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 17, 2011
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is still weighing a presidential bid, said Sunday that the Republican Party should stop focusing on gay marriage and "get the heck out of people's bedrooms." Giuliani, who personally supports civil unions but not same-sex marriage, said that he was against the recent vote in New York to legalize gay marriage in the state. But while he called that decision "wrong," he described it as a "democratic vote" and urged Republicans to move on. "I think that marriage should be between a man and a woman, but I think that the Republican Party...
  • Rudy Giuliani hints at presidential bid

    07/14/2011 12:18:03 PM PDT · by iowamark · 38 replies
    UK Daily Telegraph ^ | 14 July 2011
    Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor, has begun a string of public appearances starting in the first primary voting state of New Hampshire leading to speculation he may run again for president in 2012. Mr Giuliani, who acknowledged the flaws of his 2008 campaign, said he was not convinced that any of the declared Republican contenders could defeat Barack Obama. "These are a lot of qualified people," he said. "Do they have a good chance of winning? I don't know the answer to that." Mr Giuliani backed away from an aide's recent comment that he would decide "very soon"...
  • In Iowa, Bachmann, Paul, Palin on the Rise: Romney can't capitalize w/Huckabee, Trump, out of race

    07/13/2011 5:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | July 13, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    A poll unveiled this week from American Research Group shows that three Republican presidential candidates -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska -- are gaining serious momentum in Iowa, site of the first presidential caucus. Bachmann, who declared her candidacy in June and has been surging in polls at both the national and state levels, topped the poll with 21 percent. Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts placed second with 18 percent. Paul, who was the Libertarian candidate in 1988 and ran for the Republican nomination in...
  • Barack Obama to ask New York governor Andrew Cuomo to be his 2012 running mate for vice president

    07/04/2011 10:24:18 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 68 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/4/2011 | Fredric Dicker
    A Prominent Republican is joining a prominent Democrat in predicting that Gov. Cuomo will become President Obama's running mate for vice president next year. Former New York GOP boss William Powers, credited with playing a key role in electing Rudy Giuliani mayor and George Pataki governor, was effusive in his praise of Cuomo's successes in the just-ended legislative session, and in his prediction of the freshman governor's political future. "Andrew had a fabulous session. It was fabulous. A property-tax cap, ethics reform and, for Democrats, gay marriage," said Powers.
  • The Strategic Blunder Crown On Newt Gingriches Head

    06/23/2011 6:22:20 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-23-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Republicans, including Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani, made a "strategic blunder" by making a joke of Barack Obama's work as a community organizer, Newt Gingrich says in a new book about the radical ACORN group.It was "not helpful" for Palin and Giuliani to mock community organizing in their speeches at the 2008 Republican National Convention More at The American Spectator Gingrich is right. I don't KNOW that he's right, but I'm taking his word for it. If anyone knows STRATEGIC BLUNDERS it's this guy.... It was a STRATEGIC BLUNDER to go on a cruise while his campaign was still...
  • *Warning!* Rudy Giuliani leads new national poll *Warning!*

    05/28/2011 8:08:23 AM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 208 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/27/11 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Here we go again, Rudy Giuliani edition. A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation national poll shows the former New York City mayor atop the slow-forming Republican primary field. The survey shows Giuliani getting 16 percent of independents and Republicans, with nominal frontrunner Mitt Romney a point behind at 15 percent. Sarah Palin gets 13 percent.
  • CNN Poll: Giuliani Leads GOP Pack (Soros Alert)

    05/28/2011 8:57:19 AM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    News Max ^ | May 27, 2011 | Jim Meyers
    Back in early May, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he “can probably be talked into” running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. A new poll has done some “talking.” The CNN/(Opinion Research Corporation) survey released on Friday found Giuliani leading the pack of potential GOP candidates with 16 percent of the vote among Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP. Mitt Romney is second with 15 percent, followed by Sarah Palin (13 percent), Ron Paul (12 percent), and Herman Cain (10 percent). The other potential candidates had single-digit percentages. “Call it a sign of how...
  • Rudy Giuliani invited to Ground Zero

    05/03/2011 7:35:19 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/3/11 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    President Barack Obama has extended an invitation to Rudy Giuliani to join him at Ground Zero during his visit to the site of the 9/11 attacks on Thursday, a source told POLITICO. Continue Reading Giuliani and former President George W. Bush both received invitations. Bush declined, with one source suggesting it was to give Obama his moment. It's unclear what Giuliani will do, but the former New York mayor — who vaulted to global fame after the 9/11 terror attacks — spent part of the day on Monday in lower Manhattan near the 16-acre World Trade Center site, and has...
  • Giuliani is Leading GOP Contender If Front-Runners Drop Out

    02/03/2011 12:56:41 AM PST · by speciallybland · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 01/25/2011 | Scott Rasmussen
    So what if Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich decide not to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 or their campaigns falter in the early going? Who will the GOP turn to? That’s what Rasmussen Reports asked Likely Republican Primary voters in a new national telephone survey. Not surprisingly the best known of the eight other prominent Republicans mentioned came out on top. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani emerges as the clear leader among this group with 29% support. Tim Pawlenty, who recently stepped down as governor of Minnesota, comes in second with...
  • Giuliani: Some Tea Partiers Are “A Little Crazy”

    01/27/2011 9:35:18 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 42 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 27, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, talked Tea Party... in a lively interview with CNN's Piers Morgan that [aired] at 9 ET Monday night. Overall, the Tea Party is a "good" movement, Giuliani said, but it has also attracted "a couple of people that are a little crazy ... " As an active member of the Tea Party movement in Minnesota, I may be expected to take issue with Giuliani's assertion. However, one of the charms of the Tea Party is its defiance of expectation. I actually agree with the mayor. There are,...
  • Giuliani Eyes Presidential Bid — If Palin Runs Too

    01/21/2011 4:39:53 PM PST · by pissant · 21 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/21/11 | Dan Yadron
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he is “more likely” to run for president in 2012 if former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin makes a bid, according to snippets from an interview to air on CNN Monday night released on Twitter. “The more Republicans in which I can show a contrast, probably the better chance, the better chance that I have,” Mr. Giuliani is quoted as saying on CNN host Piers Morgan’s Twitter account. “My one chance, if I have a chance, is that I’m considered a moderate.” The implication being that Ms. Palin, a tea party favorite, is not...
  • Giuliani 'absolutely' open to 2012 presidential run

    01/21/2011 12:33:58 PM PST · by speciallybland · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said he is "absolutely" open to a run for president in 2012. Giuliani, the mayor of New York during the 9/11 terrorist attacks who ran for president in 2008, hinted more strongly that he might seek the Republican nomination to challenge President Obama's reelection. "I will take a look at 2012. It's really a question of, can I play a useful role? Would I have a chance of getting the nomination? Those are things that I'll have to evaluate as the year goes along," Giuliani said Thursday night on CNBC's "The Kudlow...
  • Page Six: Giuliani Will Run in 2012

    01/07/2011 2:21:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Look out, Sarah Palin: America's mayor is coming for you. The New York Post reports that former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has called up his top political advisers and is preparing for a foray into New Hampshire in advance of the 2012 presidential election. Anonymous sources told the Post Giuliani "thinks the Republican race will be populated with far-right candidates like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee, and there's opportunity for a moderate candidate with a background in national security." His best friends don't necessarily agree. "Even Rudy loyalists" think the idea of another run is "crazy."...
  • Rudy gearing up for DC run (Giuliani in 2012?)

    01/07/2011 8:00:10 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1:08 AM, January 7, 2011
    Confident that he'd have a chance to win, Rudy Giuliani is rounding up his top political advisers for a possible 2012 presidential run. Sources say the tough-talking former mayor "thinks the Republican race will be populated with far-right candidates like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, and there's opportunity for a moderate candidate with a background in national security." Giuliani has even scheduled a trip to New Hampshire for next month to meet with constituents in the state that failed him in January 2008, when he placed fourth in the Republican presidential primary. The problem is that even Rudy...