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Saturday, February 21, 2015

"He Doesn't Love You; He Doesn't Love America", Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani's he doesn't love you; he doesn't love America continues to resonate.

Politico reported

“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 event in 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.”

Speaking to the New York Times, Giuliani said his remarks weren't racist because the president had been raised by his white mother, pictured above

Huffington Post

Rush Limbaugh......
Limbaugh: Giuliani Said What I've Been Saying For Years -- "Obama Does Not Like This Country"Rush: "I'm The Guy Who's Been Saying For Six Plus Years Now ... Obama Does Not Like This Country"
Two minutes from the GOP ideology leader, and one who Giuliani has now unabashedly associated. And, Rush Limbaugh claims the increasingly zany former New York Mayor, like a spider grappling prey caught in his racist net.

"He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”

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The Daily Kos's Paleo offers background for the  meme posted above.

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. 
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.
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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.
Though Rudy cited Harold throughout his public life as his model (without revealing any of his history), he and five Rudy uncles found ways to avoid service in World War II. Harold, whose robbery conviction was in the name of an alias, made sure the draft board knew he was a felon. On the other hand, Obama's grandfather and uncle served. His uncle helped liberate Buchenwald . . . .
After working our way past the absurdity of Giuliani's classless drivel regarding President Obama's upbringing, we turn to subsequent fodder for a Giuliani psychological evaluation. In response to accurate accusations of racism as a foundation for his remarks, the inimitable candidate for a psychic evaluation dug a bit deeper. He uttered remarks grounded in racism and remarks ridiculous as as those spoken by a person suffering from severe psychosis.

Giuliani in an interview with the New York Times, went completely zany with comments he could not have developed with the assistance of a mentally competent adviser. His remarks about Obama's white mother and white "upbringing" just about rivals ;any racist remarks from the likes of David Duke or Pat Buchanan.

......speaking to the New York Times, Giuliani stood by his remarks and claimed he was attacking the president's socialist principals.   

'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,' Giuliani said. 

'This isn’t racism. This is socialism or possibly anti-colonialism.' 
Life of the mixed racist human being qualifies the child and his siblings a life without the prospect of suffering the social deficiencies of a racist? Only a true bigot or racist could conjure-up such thoughts. The statement was so wrought with an absence of logic additional comment is unnecessary.

Did you also notice Giuliani's reference to anti-colonialism (eg. Pat Buchanan and Mike Huckabee)

Buchanan's "A lesson in tyranny too soon forgotten", Patrick Buchanan, Chicago Tribune, August 25, 1977 (Section 3 page 3). Buchanan wrote with reference to Adolf Hitler.

The vision lacking in the statesmen of '37 appears lacking as well in the men of '77. Communists, pro-Communists, Western-haters appeal to Western commitments to anti-colonialism, nonintervention, majority rule, and strategic parity. But these arguments are the indentured servants of a global enterprise, which has as its objective the collapse of the West. Unlike Churchill, we cannot see the linkage between Southeast Asia and Panama, between Angola and Taiwan, between South Korea and South Africa.
What is the far-right affinity for centuries old colonialism? Do they not realize that humankind today stills suffers from the vestiges of oppression endemic to European colonialism? Is the phraseology code for whites who react with knee-jerk hatred at the very accusation of our president as an anti-colonialist? Are the words a form of laxative that induces a form of white nationalist diarrhea? Why do we never hear or read non-whites speak of an affinity for colonialism?  (The Washington Post published an interesting piece regarding Giuliani's use of anti-colonialism. The Post writer also failed to pinpoint the zany former mayor's use of the phrase.)

Giuliani's remarks have thrown yet another dark shadow across the the GOP's 2016 playing field. We have yet another noted party celebrity showing the extent to which racism and racially sprinkled code permeates all things GOP.

How about a responses to Giuliani's remarks from two GOP presidential hopefuls: Rand Paul and Scott Walker?

Scott "Moving Target non-committal" Walker

Rand "The Chameleon Misinformation" Paul

It should be noted Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined Giuliani's illogical racism. Marco Rubio took the safer high road with "Of course, the president loves America." I find it intriguing both Chris Christie and Jeb Bush have steered clear of Giuliani's "mess." 

The remarks were so egregious the White House responded. And, the words were sharp and to the point.

The White House Responds

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