Rudy Giuliani, The Crazy Uncle Face Of The New Republican Party

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It would be nice if Rudy Giuliani were an anomaly within the Republican Party, kind of like the crazy uncle the family keeps chained in the basement, feeding him scraps every so often. Patting him on the head when he cleans up his mess in the corner.

But no. Rudy is just another one. Seems like every time you turn around these days there’s another crazy Republican uncle doing and saying the kind of things crazy Republican uncles do. I mean, how do you rationally explain the kind of sewer filth Giuliani spewed last week when he accused President Obama of not loving America, etc., whatever, and then trying to defend himself against charges of racism by saying, essentially, that Obama wasn’t black enough to be the victim of racism…?

Yeah, well. Ahem.

Rudy’s racism and twisted patriotism (Obama isn’t the same kind of American as we white folk) has been standard fare with the Republicans ever since the President took office in 2008.  It’s what let us all know that we are about as close to a post-racial America as Giuliani is to sainthood. I mean, there are so many examples to choose from, such as that now famous outburst from South Carolina’s Republican Rep. Joe Wilson who shouted out at Obama as he addressed Congress, “You lie!” He didn’t have to add the ‘n’ word after that outburst, because anyone with ears to hear could hear the rest of the sentence without it ever being said out loud. I think Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts perhaps said it best in a piece where he challenged conservative commentator George Will’s ridiculous assertion that racism had nothing to do with the attacks being leveled against the President:

“You say race has played no role in the treatment of President Obama? Fine. What would it look like if it did?

“I mean, we’re talking about a president who was called “uppity” by one GOP lawmaker, “boy” by another and “subhuman” by a GOP activist; who was depicted as a bone-through-the-nose witch doctor by opponents of his health-care reform bill; as a pair of cartoon spook eyes against a black backdrop by an aide to a GOP lawmaker, and as an ape by various opponents; who has been dogged by a “tea party” movement whose earliest and most enthusiastic supporters included the Council of Conservative Citizens, infamous for declaring the children of interracial unions “a slimy brown glop”; who was called a liar by an obscure GOP lawmaker during a speech before a joint session of Congress; who has had to contend with a years-long campaign of people pretending there is some mystery about where he was born.”

And that’s not even including the likes of Ted Nugent, who has virtually come out and threatened to kill the President if only he had the chance (he told Obama to “suck my machine gun”), and that’s one of the nicer things he has said.

So the only thing that makes Giuliani’s verbal pollution somewhat curious is that it doesn’t seem to be in response to anything in particular except that he doesn’t like Obama. It’s not attached to any Obama policy that he’s fighting against, nor is it an early shot across the bow to try and cripple the President before he runs again in 2016 because, well, he can’t. No, this was said at a  private fundraiser in Manhattan for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who some assume may be running for President in 2016. So then why wasn’t Giuliani taking aim at Hillary Clinton? Doesn’t she pose more of a threat to Walker than Obama? Well of course she does, but Hillary Clinton is a white woman and that’s just not as much fun as racism. Just doesn’t have that same sizzle.

This is just hate for the sheer, thrilling fun of it.

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21 Replies to “Rudy Giuliani, The Crazy Uncle Face Of The New Republican Party”

  1. Last December, Giuliani faulted the president for showing too much sympathy toward people protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and that the Mayor of New York shouldn’t have had “the talk,” with his son on police targeting of Blacks. Months later, he says President Obama isn’t the same kind of American as you and me, he doesn’t love America.

    Rudy’s gone off his rocker. He’ll be remembered as a bigoted fear-monger, promulgating his party line’s message.

  2. Well they’ve already alienated African Americans, Latinos, LGBT’S, etc. They are against income equality for women and reproductive rights. Give them time they’ll go after Hillary with both barrels. They’ll ease into it and then BAM! The truly sad part is some women won’t care or are too stupid to get it.
    For now, they can still run against Pres. Obama.

  3. I don’t understand why the majority of the American electorate is not either up in arms or hysterically laughing at the Reichwing, Party of No.

    They are daily mockery of themselves.

    There is NOTHING comparable on the Left.

  4. For quite a long time now,Rudy has had no redeeming qualities. He did nothing more on 911 than any other mayor would have. But he sure took advantage of the tragic event afterward and continues to see himself as the “hero” of 911 who should have been rewarded with the 2008 presidency. We need to stop cutting him any slack and call him out for the ugly race baiting jerk that he has always been.

  5. “He did nothing more on 911 than any other mayor would have. ”

    Exactly. I’m glad somebody has finally pointed that out.

  6. look, i agree that this is hateful, spiteful and racist speech; but it wasn’t just gratuitous; i think there’s quite an agenda at almost every level on the right, to demean and degrade this president; it’s been going on too long; Guiliani was quoted in the most recent Time magazine, for god’s sake; they can’t or won’t argue/debate policy; because arguing policy would take the veneer from their right wing faux populism; so they engage in spite and ad hominem attacks.

  7. I apologize on behalf of humanity for anyone that has to be exposed to this, but the clown car roster is deep and there is much to follow. ( One just assumes a functioning mind can see this clearly, but no, somehow there are many party faithful who stare at one tree and insist there is no forest. )

  8. Brodie, what Ghouliani doesn’t realize, or refuses to acknowledge, is that the real heroes of 9-11 are/were the first responders, many of whom are now dead as a result of the risks they made that day to save others.

  9. I totally agree with you Helen. And every time he opens his ugly mouth about 911 people cringe because we know exactly who the heroes were. It still breaks my heart when I think of all the heroes of that day. America’s mayor, my ass. He lost that title years ago.

  10. As a NYer I can tell you who and what Ghouliani, as we call him, is: corrupt, amoral, deceptive, thin skinned, and exploitative. His claim to fame in the city came as a prosecutor against the mob. His personal life is shameful, his associates are highly suspect and often criminal, his children don’t speak to him, and he holds not one ounce of respect in the city. Even those who enjoy his authoritarian manner in dealing with the poor and the minorities do not like the man.

  11. I would love for there to be a black lesbian women in the white house . The unhinged haters would commit mass suicide. It would be great to watch..

  12. Flaming Asshole of the First Order. Draft Dodger from a long line of Draft Dodgers. Son of a convicted felon. The President’s forebearers served, didn’t dodge. He is a vicious racist with the morals of a butt pimple. I wish he, Karl Rove, Aaron Schock and the Koch brothers would all be arrested in a gay bathhouse orgy.

  13. Just like GW was “so loved” after 9/11 and his approval shot up, he didn’t do a single damn thing anybody else in the office would have done..

    Except he did start 2 huge wars that solved nothing. I bet Gore would have gone after Al Qaeda, but actually gone after Al Qaeda.. Not Iraq and the Taliban..

  14. A while ago Jindal said it best “Our party will never attract the really intelligent people” Then they went on to prove it! Look at the lineup for the gop presidential contenders.Most are repeat offenders, running for the money they can make by pretending to be serious. Huckerbee had a Pac that paid his relatives over $400,000 last time he ran.Palin’s Pac is STILL supporting her entire family of dimwits. I wonder when Gingrich will join the clown car group? Surely he has more books to peddle.

  15. When he made his comment about President Obama not having the same “values as him”‘ too bad someone didn’t say “like you who was raised by a convicted felon”?

    Ghouli’s glass house could be shattered by a real reporter.

  16. No longer able to ride into the national spotlight on the coattails of 911, Rudy decided to regain notoriety by jumping over a shark while on water skis.

  17. Well, then Gore would have been silly; killing terrorists is vastly less important than making sure we throw away young lives in the name of oil prices…

    Have the Republicans taught you nothing…?

  18. Perhaps we could find a third-rate airport, preferably in the South, to re-name after the former mayor of New York City, and in this way keep his name before the public.[WINK]

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