Skip to comments.Giuliani Notes: Dollars for Rudy (Upcoming Fundraisers for Mayor Rudy Giuliani)
Posted on 01/28/2007 2:42:18 PM PST by PhiKapMom
January 29, 2007
A Giuliani fund-raiser will be held Jan. 29 in Pacific Palisades, Calif., at the home of Bill Simon, the 2002 Republican candidate for governor of California, costing $2,300 a person and $4,600 per couple.
January 30, 2007:
Mary Bonos campaign is sponsoring a golf event to raise funds for Giulianis committee on Tuesday, at the Rancho Mirage home and golf course of Edra Blixseth, Porcupine Creek Golf Club. Information: (310) 500-4284 or by e-mail at email@example.com
February 1, 2007:
Texas Republican contributors are being solicited to spend $30,000 for dinner with former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston Feb. 1 to finance his presidential exploratory committee. The private dinner will follow a 6:30 to 8 p.m. cocktail reception, costing $2,100 a person and $4,200 for couples.
The best-known host of Giulianis Houston event is billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens Jr., chairman of the private equity firm BP Capital Management. Also on Giulianis Texas fund-raising team are Tom Hicks, whose company owns the Texas Rangers baseball team; oil industry executive Jim Lee; and lawyer Patrick C. Oxford.
I would want the best food ever! Cannot even fathom paying $30,000 for this dinner. Noted Tom Ricks is also involved!
Some posters have forgotten that the democrats are the enemy, but I notice that Rudy haters see no difference between him and democrats.
And then tell me how someone who is more interested in political cronyism in the selection of such a critical, national security position - after the 9/11 attacks and during a time of war - is better on national security than any of the other candidates. Despite getting the reports about comms not working between FDNY and NYPD during the 1993 WTC attack, Giuliani didn't fix the situation and 8 years later found the city unprepared for the 2001 WTC attack. Tell me how that helps his image on national security and war fighting issues. I mean, if a glaring security and safety deficiency, exposed by an attack on us, is found in our national security or our armed forces, will it take President/Commander in Chief Giuliani 8 years to fix it if he even attempts to fix it?
Giuliani agreed to give the New York Stock Exchange a $1.1 Billion dollar handout (which, by the way, is equal to the entire operating budget of the New York Fire Department) but he could never find it in the budget to upgrade the FDNY and NYPD communications systems even after the original WTC attacks demonstrated their deficiencies. How does this demonstrate the way he will act as Commander in Chief when determining priorities for the military and homeland security?
In truth, the whole national security thing with Giuliani is purely myth. Yes, he's a war hawk. Just like almost every other Republican Presidential candidate right now except for Paul and Hagel. But his actual record on issues that directly pertain to how he would operate as President is not going to help him.
Law and Order: His law and order record does not go well beyond clearing the streets of squeegee men, bums, and hookers. Some tout his efforts to go after organized crime, but he lost all credibility on that when it was exposed that he'd appointed a corrupt high school dropout with mob ties to be the Commissioner of the New York Police Department. Bernie Kerik, again. Giuliani went on to strong arm President Bush into appointing Kerik to one of the top law enforcement positions in the country - the head of the Department of Homeland Security. Kerik had to withdraw his name when he was later indicted for his crimes for which he received an even later conviction. He avoided jail, but narrowly.
Giuliani also continued the 'sanctuary city' policies of enacted by his Democrat predecessors. He welcomed hundreds of thousands of criminals - illegal aliens - into his city and refused to work with the INS on enforcing immigration laws. In fact, so annoyed with the pressure that INS was putting on him to cooperate and uphold law and order, he actually sued the Federal Government to try to be able to just ignore the law and continue coddling hundreds of thousands of criminal aliens. His lawsuit failed, and failed again on appeal, but he flouted the law anyway and continued to coddle the hundreds of thousands of criminals in his city.
Appointments/Nominations to his administration:First, I'll start with two words. Bernie Kerik. We know what a great job Giuliani did at getting Bush to appoint his mobbed up, high school dropout, corrupt business partner Bernie Kerik to head the Department of Homeland Security. Giuliani earlier appointed Kerik to head the New York Police Department And we know now how that all worked out. Kerik narrowly avoided jail, but he was convicted anyway.
Giuliani, in a quid pro quo for the New York Liberal Party's endorsement and support, appointed Liberal Party Chairwoman Fran Reiter as Deputy Mayor. He also appointed Russell Harding, the son of Giuliani's close friend Raymond Harding who also chaired the Liberal Party and was one of Giuliani's closest campaign advisers, to be the City Housing Director. Russell Harding had to leave office upon being arrested by federal law enforcement and charged with conspiracy, fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, receiving child pornography, and possesing child pornography. He was using his official credit card to pay for personal items including a car, 'Sopranos' and 'Sex in the City' DVDs, and a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. He later pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 5 years in prison and forced to repay $367,000 he embezzled from the New York City.
Yes, Rudy Giuliani has a sterling record when it comes to appointing people to positions in his administration. One can only imagine the types of people he'd appoint to his administration and to the Supreme Court if given the opportunity. It would be wise not to give him that opportunity given his record.
Fiscal Conservatism: Rudy is no fiscal conservative. He's a big government Republican. Rudy got taxes cut $2.0 billion. But that only offset the $1.8 billion tax increase Mayor Dinkins signed off on a few years earlier. A modest $200 million tax cut. Rudy also froze the 12.5% surcharge on high income earners, but he didn't eliminate the surcharge. Nor did Rudy abolish the city income tax structure. Rudy also left NYCity saddled with a projected, pre-9/11 deficit of $2.0 billion and a $42 billion debt. Second largest behind the federal government. Rudy also added 15,000 new teachers to the city employment rolls, helping to increase the membership of two of America's largest liberal oraganizations. The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. Rudy also took all those savings from the cuts in welfare costs and applied them to other city welfare progarms. Really no savings whatsoever. The scope of city services wasn't reduced. In addition, Rudy almost doubled the costs of contractual outsourcing from $3.0 billion to $5.8 billion. These are just a few of the things that demonstrate that the myth of Rudy's fiscal conservatism is just that - a myth.
The Private Dinner though is $2,100.
I think they are going to see Rudy as a winner and will join the winning team. Am totally convinced he is running when you bring in these heavy hitters.
Found Cong Mary Bono's endorsement for Rudy.
Bono backing Giuliani for president in '08
The Desert Sun
January 24, 2007
Noticed the same thing! Seems I remember the same ones from 2000 and the CA Recall and look at how those turned out for the other side! :)
Please Freep Mail areafiftyone if you wish to be added to this Rudy email list.
They hold a perfect score. Batting average: ZERO.
And we intend to keep it that way! :)
Just found this on a blog following the announcement of his fundraisers. Thought you would like to see:
Im particularly interested in the attention Rudy is giving to California, which, with its many electoral votes and big-name potential donors/supporters, could begin playing a huge role in the Republican nominating process, especially if they move their primary date up to February 5th, 2008, as is planned. by Woodrow Eisenhower @ 9:08 pm, Jan 27, 2007
The arrogance is breathtaking. I read a thread wherein one or two actually posted that s/he and the anti-Rudy-pack can halt your candidate's run! FOTFLOL! Maybe those two posters are kerry and billclinton?
But, But, But nobody will vote for Rudy! LOL!
That's just for cocktails.
This fundraiser is for the high-rollers and that's fine. You can raise a lot of money that way, and the financial elite that travel in those circles would prefer to socialize among themselves at times.
It prices out those of us who are watching our budgets to put kids through college, but it's really not high on my list of priorities to hang out with the jetsetters in a social situation anyway.
I end up dealing with many of them because of my profession, and they're usually a little more poised and wear nicer watches than you and me. Otherwise, they're just the same as you, only rich. Some are annoying. Most aren't.
I hope they have a great time.
Hey Spiff - I asked you on another thread for a link to your little research there and I can see you don't have links to back up this little spam you keep posting.
So I think it's safe to say that we can disregard your post.
The FRiberals have posted another thread giving aid and comfort to an enemy of conservatism. They've pinged all of the FRiberal Rudy-Rooters too. Pinging you all to the thread.
Keep it up, Spiff. You're going to annoy the entire forum into voting for whomever you hate.
You insult everyone's intelligence when you post the same thing over and over. Like we couldn't read or remember the last time you did it, or that seeing it a billion more times will somehow change our perception.
You're like a stupid little kid. If you can't compose a new thought, don't post.
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