Rudy Giuliani, America’s most forgettable man has once again peered out from under his manhole cover. With the Siberian Express dominating national news, one might wonder why the former America’s Mayor isn’t out shoveling someone’s driveway or collecting winter coats for New York’s homeless.
The de-evolution of discourse in America has created a growing class of politician completely devoid of ideas, original or otherwise. With no solutions to offer for an expansive array of social, economic and international problems, they offer only a chunk of red meat for the similarly challenged; “It’s the black guy’s fault.”
The black guy, of course is President Barack Obama, a mixed-race abomination stubbornly occupying the White House.
In his latest attack on the President, Rudy Giuliani is going after the President’s provenance. Like we’ve heard so many times before, some deficiency in the way Barack Obama was raised makes it impossible for him to either love America or to be a good American.
According to Giuliani, the President loves neither him (Giuliani) nor me. If Giuliani is planning a run for the presidency in 2016, I hope that he doesn’t start off by trying to convince the American public that he loves them. Or me.
Also, according to Giuliani, the President wasn’t raised the way “we” were raised, and by “we” I have no idea who he means. I know that there was no one named Giuliani in my neighborhood, just as there probably wasn’t an Abrams in his.
There are miles and miles of mailboxes along rural roads running through Iowa, Nebraska and Wyoming with nary an Abrams or a Giuliani printed on any of them. Who, exactly is “we”?
I was relieved, though that Giuliani wasn’t coming after the President from a racist point of view. I know this because Giuliani said so, himself. He said that he wasn’t a racist because the President had a white mother.
Is it just me, or do you wonder if these people can hear themselves when they rant?
Politically, Giuliani’s been all over the map. In the 60’s he was a Democrat, in the 70’s he was an Independent and finally turned Republican in the 80’s. I’m not sure if that says more about the man’s ideology or his constituency. It could be that Republicans are easier to rile up over issues that aren’t really issues.
Rudy Giuliani earned a reputation as a tough prosecutor by putting Mafia don John Gotti away for life. As mayor of New York, he was credited with cleaning up the city, making it safe for law-abiding citizens.
Under Giuliani, the number of police shootings of unarmed black men in New York City was triple that of any other mayor’s administration. During that same period, there was not a single incident of an unarmed white man shot by police. Not one.
A good leader leads by example. Giuliani set the crime-fighting standard. He dealt crime a serious blow. Luckily, there were no black guys in the Mafia and Bernie Madoff didn’t have any black sons.
Giuliani made his bones as America’s Mayor after the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11. Since then, he lost the support of the New York Fire Department by using the tragedy for his own personal gain.
On FOX News, Giuliani made an emotional appeal to one of the “blondanchors ” that only he, Giuliani went through 9/11. The President, says Giuliani did not.
I think we can all agree that Giuliani co-opting 9/11 like it was his own personal burning bush puts him pretty close to the edge of darkness. He wasn’t the only one in New York at the time and he wasn’t the only one who lost friends.
I was 5,000 miles away from New York City on 9/11, but that day had a profound affect on my life, just as did the assassination of John F. Kennedy, even though I was only 12 at the time and 1,000 miles away from Dallas, Texas.
Giuliani’s attack on the President isn’t all that original, but it’s not just an insult to the President or to the office. It’s an insult to everyone.
Everyone who wasn’t raised like Rudy Giuliani. Everyone who doesn’t share Rudy Giuliani’s beliefs. Everyone who doesn’t believe that Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Palin or anyone else has the right to decide who is and who is not a real American.
Of course, I don’t know if Rudy Giuliani hates his mother or Pomeranians. My saying so is as ridiculous as his saying that the President doesn’t love America.
It could just be the crudeness of Giuliani’s personal attack on the President that makes him (Giuliani) seem like a troll doll gone mad. Then again, there’s a certain liberation that comes with blurting out whatever nonsense comes into your mind.
Mr. Giuliani, you’re a jerk. Wow! That was liberating.
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