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Giuliani: Obama Doesn’t Love America

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Giuliani: Obama Doesn’t Love America

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By Ali Elkin, Bloomberg News (TNS)

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker reportedly launched a tag-team attack on President Barack Obama and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a dinner in New York on Wednesday.

Speaking to about 60 people at the event, Giuliani questioned Obama’s love of country, according to Politico.

“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 said, according to Politico. “He 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 this country.”

On Fox and Friends on Thursday, Giuliani tried to clarify, saying, “He’s a patriot, I’m sure.”

“What I’m saying is, in his rhetoric, I very rarely hear the things that I used to hear Ronald Reagan say, the things that I used to hear Bill Clinton say about how much he loves America.”

After the event Wednesday, Giuliani also criticized the president’s reference to the Crusades during the recent National Prayer Breakfast and his refusal to associate terrorism with Islam.

“I thought the Crown Heights riots were a pogrom because you’re going out trying to kill Jews,” Giuliani said, according to Politico. “Why is this man incapable of saying that? You’ve got to be able to criticize Islam for the parts of Islam that are wrong. You criticize Christianity for the part of Christianity that is wrong. …What’s wrong with this man that he can’t stand up and say there’s a part of Islam that’s sick?”

Walker, a Republican who may mount a White House bid in 2016, reportedly criticized Romney’s campaign, saying he never made clear why he was the “better alternative.”

“The big thing I thought Mitt Romney’s campaign missed more than anything was we already knew the narrative that the economy was failing, and that there was a compelling case to get rid of the president,” Walker said, according to the New York Daily News.

Walker said Romney also erred in repeatedly citing the economy’s woes in states like his own, where Republican governors were in charge.”We said ‘No, the better argument in Republican-led states was to say, ‘Look how much better it got–imagine how much better it would be if you put a Republican in charge of the federal government. You could get the same thing happening there,'” Walker said, according to the newspaper.

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23 Comments

  1. Charles Rent February 20, 2015

    It’s obvious that Giuliani is willing to say anything in pursuit of political gain …

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    1. Independent1 February 21, 2015

      fortunately, I think this time, his effort for political gain may have backfired!!!

  2. FT66 February 20, 2015

    Rudy Guliani is slowly losing his bearings. Even his fellow republicans I know, don’t agree with him and think doubling down makes him look like those birthers who don’t know where is South, North, neither East where the sun rises from!

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  3. charleo1 February 20, 2015

    “He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.” Which is true. Barack Obama’s Father did not spend time in Sing Sing Prison, and was not a known enforcer for the Mob. And, unlike Rudy, Obama never changed his Party affiliation from Democrat to Republican, for political expedience. And never said of any American President, or accused any Republican, politician, of not loving his Country, or palling around with terrorists. Never has questioned their citizenship, or their religion as being any different than they claimed. Never accused Rudy of being influenced by his abusive alcoholic, Father. Or, demanded to see any of his opponents college transcripts, in an effort to discredit them. Or questioned how it was, the Son of a poor working class single Mother, and criminal Father, of first generation immigrants, could rise to the position of Mayor of New York City, without some nefarious plot at work behind the scenes. Nor, has ever accused Mr. Giuliani of attempting to use the attacks on 9/11, as a tool to broaden his name recognition, and further his own political career. Because, that would be sleazy, and classless. And it would show more integrity, if he simply stuck to the policy differences, instead of launching false personal attacks. As president Obama has said of America, that only here would his personal story have been possible. And how America is the greatest Country in the World. And how he loves his Country. How his Grandfather fought for this Country in the Great War. And how much he admired his patriotism. Of course, all Presidents say they love their Country. But all Presidents do not need to say, “In my heart I still feel, I did not trade arms for hostages, but the facts show a different thing.” Or, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky!” Things like Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton had to say. Along with their claims of loving their Country.

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    1. FireBaron February 20, 2015

      Charleo1, you really shouldn’t hold back like this. Let us know how you really feel. By the way, does anyone else remember the time Rudy, in an aim at showmanship, had the NYPD round up all the prostitutes in Manhattan and march them across the GW bridge to New Jersey? Great theater.

      1. charleo1 February 20, 2015

        Giuliani: Always a climber, an opportunist, and eternal, bitter,
        want to be.

  4. jmprint February 20, 2015

    What a slizzy slime ball, who cares what he thinks, it’s not like anybody thinks highly of this looser. He doesn’t love America, he loves what he takes from Americans.

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  5. kenndeb February 20, 2015

    It is great to finally see people speaking out and standing up to this tyrant we now have occupying our White House. More politicians need to speak the truth.

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    1. booker25 February 21, 2015

      Rudy wouldn’t know the truth if it could up and kicked him in the backside.

      1. kenndeb February 21, 2015

        I see you are another one of the Emperor’s loyal communist minions.

    2. Independent1 February 21, 2015

      Well, what you really have to do is consider the source of the comments; and when it’s from Rudy Guiliani, you totally disregard the comments because the source is so corrupt anything he says is meaningless. Rudy doesn’t even know the mean of love:

      Rudy Giuliani knows a lot about love.

      Ask Regina Peruggi, the second cousin he grew up with and married, who was “offended” when Rudy later engineered an annulment from the priest who was his best man on the grounds, strangely enough, that she was his cousin. Or ask Donna Hanover, the mother of his two children, who found out he wanted a separation when he left Gracie Mansion one morning and announced it at a televised press conference.

      And talk about not loving America – how can you take any comments about that from a man who would do everything imaginable to get out of even having to go out and defend our country:

      Rudy may have forgotten the half-dozen deferments he won ducking the Vietnam War, even getting the federal judge he was clerking for to write a letter creating a special exemption for him. And remember Bernie Kerik? He’s the Giulaini police commissioner, business partner and sidekick whose nomination as homeland security secretary narrowly preceded indictments. He then did his national service in prison.

      And when he talks about Obama not being brought up like him, WOW!! No one would want to be brought up in the totally corrupt environment that Rudy was: Thank goodness Obama wasn’t brought up in that manner:

      Giuliani went so far as to rebuke the President for not being “brought up the way you were and the way I was brought up through love of this country,” a bow no doubt to the parenting prowess of Harold Giuliani, who did time in Sing Sing for holding up a Harlem milkman and was the bat-wielding enforcer for the loan-sharking operation run out of a Brooklyn bar owned by Rudy’s uncle.

      See what I mean – you have to consider the source – and when the source is Rudy GIuliani; you have to give his comments a TOTAL PASS!!!!

      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/20/1365678/-Wayne-Barrett-lowers-the-boom-on-Rudy-Giuliani?detail=email

  6. lucimar2 February 20, 2015

    It seems that nobody in these comments is talking about what Walker had to say. But then, the reasons for not commenting go without saying. He’s a moron.

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  7. lucimar2 February 20, 2015

    Kenndeb…you must worship the three stooges Rush, Glen and Sean. You are and idiot.

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  8. Paul Bass February 20, 2015

    Giuliani is just playing to his base of bigoted, nationalistic, gun-toting yahoos, who eat up anything negative about President Obama.
    If he had anything constructive to say, he wouldn’t be mouthing nonsense sound bites.

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  9. darkagesbegin February 20, 2015

    running for something, Rudy?

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  10. robertbenefiel@att.net February 20, 2015

    Rudy is a real political pundit and everyone should listen to him regarding mounting a campaign for President. Attack the motives of your competitor and offer no specifics to improve the country. Real love of the Country, Rudy. Go back to the hole that you climbed out of and stop showing your face in public, or maybe you and Donald wish to form a team and run for President.

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  11. FT66 February 20, 2015

    Rudy thinks little and talks a lot which makes no sense at all. Suppose we say Giliuani was just only pretending during 9/11, how will he feel? This man is there to hurt the President’s feelings without knowing we can hurt his as well. Here I say it openly, Rudy, during 9/11, you were just pretending. You didn’t take everything at heart. How do you feel now? OK?

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  12. Ogbonnaya Okike February 20, 2015

    Do not blame Rudy so much. He is a very frustrated in life and as much wants to be heard.

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  13. FT66 February 20, 2015

    I am very, very annoyed with this Italian man Rudy Giuliani who thinks the Pres. doesn’t love America. Pres. Obama has been threatened many, many times than any President in American history. No one, I mean not a single person ever jumped over the gate and entered any President’s premises. But they have done it during Pres. Obama presidency. Whether he is at home or abroad and the family is left behind, Did this Mafia man Rudy Guliani heard that Pres. Obama has left his premises because of this kind of threat? If this is not loving America and its people what is it? I can’t understand this empty headed hair man. He has no respect at all to his leaders,neither thinks that he doesn’t hold any post at the moment to make him vomit such ridiculous words.

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  14. BOC February 20, 2015

    Rudy Giuliani was a political bust during and after being NYC Mayor. Lifelock anyone?

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  15. Cade Yaeger February 20, 2015

    Folks need to keep in mind that Obama’s criminal regime has zero credibility.

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    1. booker25 February 21, 2015

      Your opinion not fact.

    2. Independent1 February 22, 2015

      Based on what facts? The figments of your imagination? Or are you just one more Faux News sheeple who believes all its lies??

      Why don’t you educated us NM posters by listing all of Obama’s criminal activities.

      Is he a criminal because:

      The stock market has tripled during his 6 years recovering at least some of the money millions of us investors lost under Bush 2??

      The economy has created new jobs for 60 straight months, longer than at any other time in our history?

      Like Eisenhower and a number of other presidents since, he is trying to treat immigrants humanely?? And unlike Reagan who gave more than 3 million illegals Amnesty, he’s actually expecting them make up for having come here illegally?

      He cut the banks out of the college loan process such that hundreds of thousands more HS grads have been able to get loans?

      His administration has rounded up and deported more troublesome illegal aliens than any 1 or 2 previous presidents?

      His administration started a war on fraud in the Defense and Health Care sectors of our economy putting more fraudsters in jail and recovering more monies (billions) than any previous president?

      He’s used the fraction of the vacation time away from Washington that all the last 6 GOP presidents have used?? only around 150 days while Bush 2 used over 1,000, Reagan over 450, Bush 1 over 325??

      He’s accomplished more in 6 years than the last 5 GOP presidents accomplished in 28 years?

      And that in the process of accomplishing all that has used FAR LESS Executive Orders and other presidential memoranda than any president since 1900?

      I could go checking but have I hit it yet?? Because if you’re really looking for a ‘criminal president’, all you have to do is think back to the one that was in office just before Obama –

      a president who put a signing statement on virtually every piece of legislation he signed indicating what portions of the legislation he would not support;

      a president who was so determined to start a war with Iraq that he refused to let the CIA and FBI try to prevent an imminent attack on our homeland even though he had been warned 7 times in a little over 3 months- an attack which ended up killing almost 3,000 Americans;

      a president whose administration systematically lied about Iraq being involved in 9/11 and having WMDs, which he knew they didn’t, and yet started an unwarranted war that not only cost America 2 trillion dollars but also the lives of about 4,500 of our soldiers.

      And if this president isn’t enough, another Republican president fills the ‘criminal bill’, his name was Ronald Reagan. And if you doubt that, here’s some excerpts from an article in the Daily Kos that proves just how criminal the Reagan regime really was:

      List of Reagan administration convictions.

      Challenged by a conservative to present evidence that Reagan ran the most corrupt administration of the 20th century, I assembled this list of convicts from Reagan’s ranks.

      “By the end of his term, 138 Reagan administration officials had been convicted, had been indicted, or had been the subject of official investigations for official misconduct and/or criminal violations. In terms of number of officials involved, the record of his administration was the worst ever.”

      1. Lyn Nofziger–White House Press Secretary – Convicted on charges of illegal lobbying of White House in Wedtech scandal. The lobbying would not have been illegal had he not been White House Press Secretary.

      2. Michael Deaver, Reagan’s Chief of Staff, received three years’ probation and was fined one hundred thousand dollars after being convicted for lying to a congressional subcommittee and a federal grand jury about his lobbying activities after leaving the White House. Same as with Lyn Nofziger.

      See more here:

      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/10/17/157477/-List-of-Reagan-administration-convictions?detail=email#

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