Skip to comments.The Quotable Rudolph W. Giuliani (the Useful Idiot Candidate----liberal to the core)
Posted on 07/14/2006 10:54:19 AM PDT by Liz
Rudy Guiliani has marched in lockstep with liberals on affirmative action, gay rights, gay marriage, gun control, school prayer, tuition tax credits, liberal immigration policies, and he's reinforced it, time and time again. Just about everytime Rudy opens his mouth, offensive liberal words come pouring out. As Mayor, Rudy put liberals in high-paid city jobs, an indication what a Rudy WH would look like. Here then is Rudy in his own words:
--The New York State Liberal Party on its endorsement of Rudy Giuliani for Mayor: "When the Liberal Party Policy Committee reviewed a list of key social issues of deep concern to progressive New Yorkers, we found that Rudy Giuliani agreed with the Liberal Party's stance on a majority of such issues. He agreed with the Liberal Party's views on affirmative action, gay rights, gun control, school prayer and tuition tax credits. As Mayor, Rudy Giuliani would uphold the Constitutional and legal rights to abortion." N.Y.S. Liberal Party Endorsement Statement of Candidate Giuliani for Mayor of New York City April 8, 1989
--On the Republican Party: "Mr. Rockefeller represented 'a tradition in the Republican Party' I've worked hard to re-kindle - the Rockefeller, Javits, Lefkowitz tradition." Rudy Giuliani told the New York Times July 9, 1992
--Village Voice Interview with Guiliani: He was asked: "What kind of Republican Is [Giuliani]? A Reagan Republican?" Giuliani pauses before answering: "I'm a Republican." Village Voice January 24, 1989
--On Attending 1996 Republican Convention: Rudy expressed his pleasure when he wasn't invited to the Republican National Convention in San Diego. "If I take three or four days off from city business, I want to do it for a substantive purpose. It didn't seem to me any substantive purpose could be served by going to the Republican convention." said Rudy. Rudy! An Investigative Biography of Rudolph Giuliani, Page 459, by Wayne Barrett
--On Barry Goldwater: Giuliani described John Kennedy as "great and brilliant. Barry Goldwater as an "incompetent, confused and sometimes idiotic man." New York Daily News, May 13, 1997
--On President Bill Clinton: Shortly before his last-minute endorsement of Bob Dole in the 1996 presidential election, Giuliani told the Post's Jack Newfield that "most of Clinton's policies are very similar to most of mine." Rudy! An Investigative Biography of Rudolph Giuliani, Wayne Barrett.
--The Daily News quoted Giuliani as saying March 1996: "Whether you talk about President Clinon, Senator Dole.... The country would be in very good hands in the hands of any of that group." An Investigative Biography of Rudolph Giuliani, Wayne Barrett.
--Revealing at one point that he was "open" to the idea of endorsing Clinton, Rudy said: "When I ran for mayor both times, '89 and '93, I promised people that I would be, if not bipartisan, at least open to the possibility of supporting Democrats." Rudy! An Investigative Biography of Rudolph Giuliani, Wayne Barrett, Page 459
---Rudy Giuliani Endorses Democratic Governor Mario Cuomo October 1994: "From my point of view as the mayor of New York City, the question that I have to ask is, Who has the best chance in the next four years of successfully fighting for our interest? Who understands them, and who will make the best case for it?' Our future, our destiny is not a matter of chance. It's a matter of choice. My choice is Mario Cuomo." Rudy Giuliani: Emperor of the City book by Andrew Kirtzman, Page 133
--Reaction to Giuliani Endorsement of Cuomo: "Once again, Rudolph Giuliani has demonstrated that liberalism is the foundation of his political philosophy. While Giuliani sold a bill of goods to trusting Republicans and Reagan Democrats that he had abandoned his roots as a McGovern Democrat, in his endorsement of Mario Cuomo, Mr. Liberal himself, he has shown his true colors. Giuliani's argument that Cuomo will be better for the city has a hollow ring to it. Perhaps Rudy wants a governor who will sign over a blank check to constantly bail out the city from its fiscal problems. Giuliani knows, as do all New Yorkers, that Cuomo's liberal policies have been an economic disaster for our city and state." "But Rudy doesn't care. He has proven he will do anything to stop the election of a conservative Republican - but he won't succeed." Michael Long, Chairman N.Y.S. Conservative Party Press Statement, October 25, 1994
--"[Quite] frankly, you have to understand the fact that Rudy Giuliani was a McGovern Democrat, he was endorsed by the Liberal Party when he ran for Mayor. In his heart, he's a Democrat. He's paraded all over this country with Bill Clinton and, in fact, he's very comfortable with Mario Cuomo. But what Rudy Giuliani wants is to be bailed out in the city, in the mess he's in, and everybody understands very clearly in politics that they struck a deal, that Mario's going to continue to be the big spender, save Rudy the options of raising taxes by pouring money statewide into the City of New York and bailing it out. Quite frankly, I predict that he will join the Democratic Party." Interview with Michael Long, Chairman N.Y.S. Conservative Party, CNN Crossfire, October 25, 1994
--On Gay Domestic-Partner Rights: "National Republicans can lump it if they don't like his new domestic-partners bill, "Mayor Giuliani said yesterday. "I really haven't thought about what the impact is on Republican politics or national politics or Democratic politics," Giuliani said. The bill he submitted to the City Council would extend the benefits city agencies must grant to gay and lesbian couples. "I'm proud of it," Giuliani said of the bill. "I think it puts New York City ahead of other places in the country." New York Daily News, May 13, 1998
--On Gay-Rights/Gay Rights Bill: Giuliani favors extended civil-rights protection for gays and lesbians. Giuliani urged, by letter, to the New York Senate Majority Leader to pass the state's first ever gay rights bill, but did it privately. "I am writing to convey my support for the current legislation to prohibit discrimination against gays and lesbians, and to urge you to allow the bill onto the floor of the Senate for prompt action." ".......It is my belief that we can penalize discrimination [against gays] without creating any potentially objectionable special privileges or preferential treatment." New York Post, June 5, 1993
--Now Rudy Giuliani has jumped on the bandwagon, pressing the state Republican Party to release a gay-rights bill to the Senate floor for a vote. Marching in Sunday's [Gay Pride] parade, he has enlisted in the struggle to destroy the family. What a perfectly abominable springboard to seek high political office. Ray Kerrison New York Post, June 30, 1993
--Giuliani said homosexuality is "good and normal." quoting Ray Kerrison New York Post, July 7, 1989
--On Gay Domestic Partnership: "I have no objection to the concept of domestic partnership," said Rudy Giuliani on Informed Sources New York T.V. Show (PBS), May, 1992
--On Abortion: Leaflets distributed by the Giuliani campaign .... said that he opposes restrictions to Federal Medicaid financing for abortions and opposes the Hyde Amendment, which is intended to deny support for that financing. New York Times, June 18, 1993.
--Rudy Guiliani on abortion: "I'd give my daughter the money for it [an abortion]."
--"I never called for the overturning of Roe vs. Wade." Rudy Giuliani, New York Newsday, September 1, 1989
--As mayor, Rudy Giuliani will uphold a woman's right of choice to have an abortion. Giuliani will fund all city programs which provide abortions to insure that no woman is deprived of her right due to an inability to pay. He will oppose reductions in state funding. He will oppose making abortion illegal. New York Times, August 4, 1989
--On Partial Birth Abortion: Mr. Giuliani has said that New York State law should not be changed to outlaw the procedure. New York Times, January 7, 1998
--On School Choice: "He doesn't support tuition tax credits and vouchers." Sandra Feldman, President of N.Y.C. Teacher's Union, 1993
--On Taxes: [Giuliani] says ruling out a tax increase is "political pandering." Newsday, August 31, 1989
--On Rudy's 2008 candidacy: "That dream of Rudy Giuliani as the man of 2008 was a fantasy created in New York City, and not something that is an accepted reality to anyone who knows the national Republican Party or even Washington Republicans," said the former White House official. "Thats the joke of this." Ben Smith, page 17 The New York Observer 12/20/2004 edition.
Conservatives may wonder why Rudy has drawn this small coterie of liberal lookalikes. Well, one of Rudy's most ardent supporters went on to opine ".....when madmen want to kill us very minute of the day and night, when a crazy Iran is about to go nuclear, when an already nuclear and lunatic North Korea is experimenting with aiming missiles at the United States, and with Americans bleeding and dying in an unfinished Iraq and Afghanistan, just maybe, one should put pushing the 'Conservative' agenda aside for a while and pick the person best suited to deal with the life and death issues of our time....."
Forget the conservatve agenda? Fat chance.
In the secluded, insular world of Rudy Fantasy Land, a vote for Rudy is a vote for endless war at home..... and abroad.
Although it's still unclear just how many of the countries listed by Rudy's supporters they would push the US into invading and occupying (over and above the trillion dollar Iraq venture, that is). Then again, they probably haven't told Rudy yet, either. Poor lapdog Rudy will have to wait until his handlers take him out for a walk on a leash.
We also know that Karl Rove is the hidden hand behind RINO Rudy Guiliani's bid for the presidency which means Guiliani would be expected to carry-out the racist immigration amnesty atrocity Rove promised to the La Raza convention recently...........in addition to RINO Rudy's agitating for gun grabbing, tax-paid abortion on demand, gay marriage, and the like.
Rudy will campaign on the slogan: "A Vote For Rudy is a Vote For Endless War At Home and Abroad."
No candidate could be more wrong for America than Guiliani.
(Thank you FReeper JLA for the excellent research.)
My My My It's time for Rudy Bashing. And you are the #1!
My My My It's time for Rudy Bashing. And you are the #1!
Did Thomas Dewey win?
Looks like fear is running rampant among the Rudy Bashers!
Regardless of all the cheap shots, Rudy at this point is the only rep candidate who is electable!
Thank you, great compliment.
Thank you, great compliment.
Wanna post it again?
Make me #2.
Happy trigger finger on that one!
WOW....you take the trophy on being a bashing idiot....
Its one thing if you don't like someone, and don't like what they stand for, but its completely another thing to expel the type of trash that you just expelled....
I shall look to make sure I NEVER read anymore of the garbage you expell....
Go figure the Rudy claque----they dismiss all of his foul-mouthed liberal rantings but one innocent remark is lacerated, and freighted with nonsensical far-out meaning. These people can't see the forest for the trees.
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I never figured you for an ignorant woman, but, alas, I was wrong.
Who knew that you were a paleo-Buchanan type?
: capable of being elected (as to public office)
LOL----oh, I dunno---with that great post, maybe you should be #1.
Rudy did a heck of a good job in NYC, opening up whole neighborhoods to civilization by cracking down on "minor" crime. This strategy often resulted not only in a great reduction in cars getting broken into, urinating in subways, etc., but also significantly accelerated the arrests of perpetrators of very major crimes, undoubtedly heading off the commission of more by the same perp. One guy stabbed a woman to death in a Park Ave. dry cleaning business early one morning; he was arrested a few hours later for jumping a subway turnstile, and police quickly realized they'd nabbed the murderer. Before Rudy, it had been literally decades since any punk had to worry about getting arrested for jumping a turnstile. The bleeding-heart leftists wailed and moaned incessantly about how unnecessarily harsh Rudy was on these poor disadvantaged people; Rudy duly ignored them.
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