Friday, February 20, 2015

Rudy Giuliani Goes After President Obama

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Ex-Mayor of NYC, Rudy Giuliani, had a few things to say about President Obama while campaigning for GOP candidate Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin.

From 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 during the dinner at the 21 Club, a former Prohibition-era speakeasy in midtown Manhattan. “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.”

With Walker sitting just a few seats away, Giuliani continued by saying that “with all our flaws we’re the most exceptional country in the world. I’m looking for a presidential candidate who can express that, do that and carry it out.”

On Thursday, Giuliani gave an interview to the New York Times, bringing up the President's racial background, with a white mother and white grandparents...

New York Times
In an interview with The New York Times, Mr. Giuliani dismissed the criticism and said he was describing the worldview that had shaped Mr. Obama’s upbringing.
“Some people thought it was racist — I thought that was a joke, since he was brought up by a white mother, a white grandfather, went to white schools, and most of this he learned from white people,” Mr. Giuliani said in the interview. “This isn’t racism. This is socialism or possibly anti-colonialism.”

That night, Giuliani doubled down on Fox News:

But Thursday night on "The Kelly File," when host Megyn Kelly asked Giuliani if he wished to apologize, the 2008 presidential candidate doubled down on his criticism.

"Not at all. I want to repeat it," Giuliani said. "The reality is, from all that I can see of this president, all that I’ve heard of him, he apologizes for America, he criticizes America. ... This is an American president I’ve never seen before."

Giuliani said he doesn't think Obama believes in American exceptionalism, citing the president's remarks on police tactics in the wake of the Ferguson shooting, western atrocities in the name of religion and Obama's longtime association with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a controversial Chicago pastor.

But, Kelly countered, "a lot of liberals don't believe in American exceptionalism, but that doesn't mean they don't love America."

"I don't feel it," Giuliani said. "I don't feel this love of America (from Obama). I believe his initial approach is to criticize this country, and then afterwards to say a few nice things about it."

Today the Obama White House team invented a new hashtag:

From USA Today
A White House tweet Thursday about the designation of three new national monuments carried the hashtag "#ObamaLovesAmerica."
. . . White House spokesman Eric Schultz, noting that Giuliani himself has been doing "damage control" since the comments surfaced, said that "I will say I agree with him on one thing he said ... which is that it was a horrible thing to say."

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