Rudy Giuliani Reaches New Low By Claiming President Obama Doesn’t Love America

 

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During a dinner Wednesday night, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told a group of prominent Republicans that he believes that President Obama does not love America and “he wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up.” Essentially, Giuliani invoked birtherism and the crazy conspiratorial rants of Dinesh D’Souza with his remarks during the dinner, which was attended by prospective 2016 GOP Presidential candidate Scott Walker, and afterward in an interview with Politico. Based on his comments, Giuliani is selling Obama as an ‘other’ who views America as a colonial empire and it is his job to weaken the country.

The dinner was held at a ritzy Manhattan restaurant with roughly 60 guests, consisting of Walker, Giuliani, rich businessmen and right-wing media members. At a certain point, Giuliani got up and addressed the group, telling them that he did not think the President was a true patriot and loved his country.

“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. 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.”

If one were to think this would lead to Giuliani perhaps officially endorsing Walker for the GOP nomination, they’d be mostly wrong. The ex-mayor said he was looking for a presidential candidate who will constantly say that America is “the most exceptional country in the world.” He stated that whether that was Walker or any other GOP presidential candidate, he’d support and endorse them.

After the dinner, Politico caught up with Mr. 9-11 and asked him to elaborate on his comments regarding the President. Rather than back off of them or insist that he may have been a bit too harsh, Giuliani doubled down and accused Obama of believing America is a colonial empire he must stop, hearkening back to writings and comments of D’Souza and other conspiracy theorists.

“What country has left so many young men and women dead abroad to save other countries without taking land? This is not the colonial empire that somehow he has in his [head]. I’ve never felt that from him. I felt that from [George] W. [Bush]. I felt that from [Bill] Clinton. I felt that from every American president, including ones I disagreed with, including [Jimmy] Carter. I don’t feel that from President Obama.”

The frequent Fox News guest then criticized POTUS for his recent comments at the National Prayer Breakfast where he brought up atrocities done in the name of Christianity to point out that we shouldn’t paint the entire religion of Islam with the actions made by ISIL. Per Giuliani, Obama needs to be more like him, in that he takes a hard-line black and white stance on issues of religious violence.

“I thought the Crown Heights riots were a pogrom because you’re going out trying to kill Jews. 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. I’m not sure how wrong the Crusades are. The Crusades were kind of an equal battle between two groups of barbarians. The Muslims and the crusading barbarians. What the hell? What’s wrong with this man that he can’t stand up and say there’s a part of Islam that’s sick?”

If you dig deeper into these comments, you also see Giuliani pandering to the part of the Republican Party that believes that Obama is a secret Muslim who is in cahoots with radical Islamic leaders. While the former GOP Presidential candidate may not be diving headlong into birtherism, he is definitely dipping his toe into the conspiratorial waters, seeing how the water feels.

In regards to ISIL and the issues in the Middle East, the right has definitely upped the rhetoric in the past few days. It started after the prayer breakfast speech, but really got raging after State Department spokesperson Marie Harf told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that America can’t kill its way to victory against ISIL. Harf stated in that interview and others that we as a country need to look at economic and other factors to get to the root causes behind the rise of ISIL and other terror groups. Basically, “we can’t kill our way out of this war.”

Her comments have led to the typical cacophony of right-wing voices claiming the Obama Administration doesn’t get it and they are blind. Bill O’Reilly even claimed on his show that we are mired in a holy war with ISIL and the President needs to come to grips with this.  MSNBC’s Chris Hayes responded to this by telling O’Reilly that he was basically doing PR work for the Islamic State, as this is exactly what they want. I am sure we will see O’Reilly give a smug, defensive retort mentioning Hayes’ low ratings in the next 48 hours.

Thankfully, the President isn’t listening to any of this noise coming from the conservative entertainment complex.

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62 Replies to “Rudy Giuliani Reaches New Low By Claiming President Obama Doesn’t Love America”

  1. I don’t get it. This man was the mayor of the country’s biggest city. He lead NYC through the tragedy of 9/11 and what does he do now?

    He spews out the same worthless bullshit you’d expect from birthers and deranged psychopaths like that D’Souza person. You were a great man, Giuliani. Why did you sell your soul to the darkness and the evil that is Conservatism?

  2. Ghouliani a great man? Ask David Dinkens if he has any honor. He was so great he made a crook his police chief. And while we are at lets not forgot his grand decision to put his command center at the World trade towers despite it was a target a few years earlier and against the advice of people who do counter terrorism for a living

  3. I said ‘were’, dj. Doesn’t mean that he wasn’t good in the past (unless what you say about him is true. Then, I guess things would change).

    I just get the feeling that Conservatives are the ones who don’t love America. They act like they love it, but they only love money. The more money they can get and hold, the happier they are. Screw the middle class and screw the poor, for they are our slaves while we party like fucking Caligula on his giant ass party boat.

  4. And to think Queen Elizabeth “knighted” Guiliani.

    Righties talk about Pres. O’s Peace Prize. What about Mr. hateful, Guiliani.

  5. Rudy has no clue as to whats going on, he clearly believes in the fox/isil propaganda spewing from his “news” source.

  6. “The most exceptional country in the world.” to the GOP/TP is a strict theocracy where the middle-class and poor know their place which is on their knees before the greedy rich who want to suck this country dry, as well as bullying the rest of the world.

  7. Poor Queen Elizabeth who knighted Mr. hateful Guiliani. I’ll bet she wants that “Knightwood” stricken from her records book now.

  8. Rudy is SCUM, he’s about as low as anyone I know. This dipshit made it on the heels of a national tradgety. He’s such a piss poor person that he garnered 1, that’s correct ONE delegate when he ran for the Right Wing nomination in 2008. I can’t stand listening or looking at the PRrrick!

  9. You mean he’s lower than a roach Will? Dang! Being lower than a Roach, a gnat surfing across turtle dooky comes to mind.

  10. Conservatives love the “idea” of America, and they idolize it (American “exceptionalism” anyone???). But they don’t seem to like their fellow Americans very much. Too eager to send the young’uns off to war, too eager to make life more difficult for American females, too eager to discriminate against those “not like us”. They are too ready to rewrite the parts of their beloved country’s history that they don’t like, conveniently forgetting that history IS actually history — no getting around it.
    Conservatives are not terribly bright. Too many conservatives are like Giuliani — nasty and self-righteous, and only fit to be ignored. I wish the media would!

  11. That would be the same Guilliani who was
    so busy in his love nest with his mistress
    he neglected to fix the firefighters radios
    so they could communicate with others and that is why a lot of them were trapped and died in the WTC.

  12. He located the headquarters at the WTC so he could be closer to the woman who became his now wife. He moved her into the governor’s mansion, even while his wife and children were still living there. Also, he married his COUSIN the first time around!! Yeah, GREAT man alright. He will sell his soul to remain relevant and get on TV. Slime.

  13. The GOP and the “massive” amount of U.S.A. citizens who have been “deliberately” kept by the N.R.A., GOP “officials”, religious leaders, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, John Birch society, etc. (from the time of their birth), brainwashed, truly ignorant, uneducated, jobless and with absolutely “no hope’ for a future of any kind by the GOP and their corporate “Masters” policies. They will now be actively recruited (exactly like ISIL is being recruited) into religious-gangs lead by GOP NAZI militant groups. They will then attempt too physically take control of the U.S.A. just like ISIL is taking control in the Middle East. Its a set-up by the by the same folks who hosted the 9/11 events. In my opinion. GOP, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Elite 1%. In my opinion. HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN. THANKS GOP GOD!!! [WINK]

  14. GUILLIANI IS A disgusting piece of rat manure. His obvious hate for the black President (yes I said it) is psychotic. Giuliani is blinded by his hate. To say that the President doesn’t like America is a disgusting lie! And said with complete ignorance and contempt. He knows better, but, then again, what do you expect from anyone suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome. Giuliani is a sick puppy looking for attention and love in all the wrong places.

  15. You’re right about one thing, Rudy. He was not raised like you, to be a bully, to cheat on his wife, trying to hire a openly corrupt man to a very high position immediately following 9/11 to a dozen other ways in which you have been dishonest, racist, totally lacking of morals. Instead our President is a man of wisdom, integrity, honestly, unwilling to play the Washington games, who is full of compassion and love for our country, our precious military, children and the average, nose-to-the grindstone American, who had tirelessly worked for immigrants, those who have been unable to obtain health care and who had the guts and drive to truly focus on and bring justice to the man responsible for 9/11. I’m thinking that you should probably be quiet, Rudy, before your sullied and nasty reputation bites you in the rear!

  16. Obama hates America so much that this is what he did to it:

    Dow over 17,000, record corporate profits, 5% growth, best year for jobs since 1999, consumer confidence up, deficit down 60% in 2014, gas prices low, health insurance cheaper than ever ($85/month), car insurance cheaper than ever ($25/month from Insurance Panda), the 1% starting to be taxed more… all while republicans bleated about Benghazi took pointless votes to repeal the ACA, and did nothing for anybody except the top one percent.

    It turns out that Obama is indeed “the adult in the room,” and yes, the Chess Master. HRC will keep it going, any republican will screw it up. Simple as that.

    Shut up Rudy.

  17. Obama said in his speech before the United Nations in 2012 that Egyptian Coptics are Christians (“The future must not belong to those who target Coptic Christians in Egypt – it must be claimed by those in Tahrir Square who chanted “Muslims, Christians, we are one.”

    So why is the GOP so bent out of shape over Obama not initially saying the people that ISIS beheaded in Libya were Christians?

    And Obama said in that speech before the United Nations that those who decry the prophet of Islam being slandered must also decry those who deny the holocaust, and desecrate icons and statues of Jesus.

    Why does Fox News omit most of the speech that Obama gave and fixate only on where Obama says “The future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”?

  18. Ghouliani is a coward
    Asked this morning to reprise his Joe McCarthy impression from last night, Rudy Giuliani wussed out:

    Rudy Giuliani is expanding upon his remarks last night at a private dinner in New York that President Barack Obama “does not love America” ….

    “Well, first of all, I’m not questioning his patriotism. He’s a patriot, I’m sure,” the former mayor of New York said on “Fox and Friends” Thursday morning.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/rudy-giuliani-obama-loves-america-115313.html

    You said Obama isn’t really an American at all.

    Don’t try to weasel out with this I’m-sure-he’s-a-patriot crap. Own it, you gutless coward.

  19. So what has this good american said about the blacks that were burned to death in the 20th century, also buried alive or hacked to death for the color of their skin, Jess Washington was crucified and then burned to death, cut into little pieces and given out for souvenirs.
    That was at the hands of good (so called)
    americans.

  20. So….is this actually the way he feels? Or is he manipulating the crowd to get more money…..spreading hatred and division? You know, like faux news!
    Either way, trying to break our country apart, promoting hatred, lies which leads to extremists, should have consequences!

  21. Just another simple-minded right winger who self-righteously wraps himself in the flag and indignantly declares that “love of America” and patriotism are character attributes exclusive to those who share his political ideology.

  22. I’m from New York and was here on 9/11. Rudy was not the great mayor everyone perceives him to be. He was broke and about to be run out of New York in ruins until those planes brought down the towers. He tried to move his mistress in to Gracie Mansion while his wife and kids were living there. Prior to the towers coming down he was rooming with a owner of a car dealership because he actually had no money. He just happen to be here at the right time. Actually, he was the worse mayor New York has ever had. So divisive, rude, arrogant. He should not be looked at as the countries mayor. He dose not deserve that title. He won’t even make father of the year because his kids hate him. He dose not deserve a public platform.

  23. Giuliana scrapes the scum from the bottom of the barrel trying to blow the “he’s not one of us” dog whistle. What an ass.

  24. Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York on Thursday defended his assertion that President Obama did not love America, and said that his criticism of Mr. Obama’s upbringing should not be considered racist because the president was raised by “a white mother.”

    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.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/02/19/giuliani-obama-had-a-white-mother-so-im-not-a-racist/?_r=2

  25. Forget to look in the mirror again, Rudy?

    You are a disgrace to all of us decent Italian Americans who are good citizens and who love their new country!

  26. Giuliano ,you’re the anti American! You and your racist republican politics. FYI you don’t bash the President doing time of war , its called treason ! And you and your racist republican congress & Senate pals are one generation off the Mayflower ship yourself.! So shut your trap about the most caring of all modern day Presidents ever .

  27. WOW. is all I can say DJ. Wonder how Rudy would like this or some to be the introduction at his next appearance?
    Never liked Rudy thought he was a blow hard.
    But this info gave me justification on my opinion. Thank you..
    More people should know this and read it…

  28. The President loves this country. He loves it so much that he endures all the nasty remarks, nastiness from the freaky Tbaggers and Rs and has had to endure more hatred than any other President Yes, he loves America a lot.

  29. Giuliani saying that Obama does not love America is stupid. There are legitimate grounds for criticizing Obama for his constant harping on religion.

    Obama is President of the United States. He is not a religious leader. He has no business speaking for various aspects of religions.

    The Religious Right, American Catholic bishops and KKK are as fundamentalist as is ISIS. If they had similar power they too would kill anyone who didn’t believe they way they do.

    All fundamentalists are opposed to liberty. The Religious Right says “Religious freedom” gives them the right to impose their views on anyone else. The Supreme Court embraced this argument with it Greece, NY, Boston, MA anti-abortionists protesters and Hobby Lobby decisions.

    The Presidential Prayer Breakfast, the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act are attacks religious freedom. All violate the First Amendment.

  30. Though Obama probably does really love the United States, it seems to many people that he is more interested in placating the Muslim than he is in defending our interests against the very large faction of Muslims who seek to destroy us. Also, Obama was totally off base in his comments on the Crusades. There were two sides in the story of the Crusades. Then, as now, Western civilization was under attack by large and aggressive armies of Muslim invaders. The Crusades were a reasonable reaction to this. Atrocities were committed on both sides, as they often are in wars. The Crusaders were no more comparable to ISIS than were the British (or the Americans) in our Revolutionary War. Giuliani was expressing a mainstream view that we have a feckless President who lacks adequate leadership capacity. I hope our next President, either Democrat or Republican, will be much better.

  31. I just went through most of the comments, and I am not interested in a back and forth that will get no one anywhere. I just think it’s a shame that so many people have never really taken a serious interest in learning what conservatives (not Republicans but true conservatives) believe. We are nothing like anything I’ve seen described here.

  32. The fact that this site would not post my proof/reason that Obama has never loved this country just shows how much this site is not interested in the truth or intelligent debate, just partisan political pandering. Sickening

  33. The Crusades were so disgraceful that they caused the de facto split between the Eastern and Western churches (the technical schism having happened about 150 years earlier, in 1054). The Orthodox of the Near East and Middle East preferred to live under Muslim rule and just pay discriminatory taxes as opposed to having anything to do with Western Christianity.

    And I’m Orthodox of Near Eastern background.

  34. True, comparing the actions of this new supposedly Islamist organisation is flawed in that they have yet to eat anyone, such as the Crusaders did at Siege of Maarat, 1098 AD; A chronicler, Radulph of Caen wrote (in 1107, 9 years after the fact):

    “Some people said that, constrained by the lack of food, they boiled pagan adults in cooking-pots, impaled children on spits and devoured them grilled.”

    Nor have they fired the heads of their enemies into cities as a form of psychological warfare (First Crusade, 1096-1099); nor have they butchered the entire population of Jerusalem, such as on 14th July 1099 in an act the chronicler Raymond of Aguiliers described as a just and wonderful judgement of God. 70,000 men women and children butchered like animals.

    So, yeah flawed – or should I say flayed? – analogy. The problem, as Obama put it, is not solely in the hands of Islam, but in the hands of extremism. Religion can be a force for good. Mindless fanatacism is not…

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