Skip to comments.Liberals to Choose 2008 GOP Candidate
Posted on 01/05/2006 8:00:38 PM PST by WatchYourself
One of the liberal favorites for this treatment is Rudy Giuliani who, when actually in office, constantly bedeviled the left. Up until 9/11, he was portrayed as a bull-headed, dictatorial, tin god who was insensitive to minorities and in general, a detestable bully. Sure, hes a pro-abortion, gun-grabbing, gay rights advocate, but what good was that when he was merely a mayor?
Now that they see him as a national figure, he is the epitome of all that secular liberals love; a divorced Catholic at odds with the Church over some of its most sacred public stances. But despite the fact that most conservatives would shun his candidacy like the plague, liberal pundits will nonetheless chant Rudy, Rudy, Rudy, for months to come.
Likewise, many in the media dream of reboarding the Straight-Talk Express of maverick John McCain. How they love his wry charisma, his quick wit and especially the way he wrote a new Bill of Rights for terrorists after perverting the original one to silence political free speech in the name of campaign finance reform.
Can McCain garner enough backing from those on the right to win the nomination? Given their support for most of the Bush agenda, youd think not. But again, the media think conservatives are too stupid to remember that McCain was considered so anti-Bush, he was reportedly offered the number two slot with John Kerry in 2004...
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McCain? Is that an Indian name? If not, why is he getting all of those contributions from Indians?
Giuliani would be a fine Attorney General...
Rudy would make a much better president then McCain.
McCain / Guiliani = RINO dream ticket
Rudy is a gun grabbing, illegal alien loving, corrupt scumbag. He aint gonna make it past the Michigan primary.
Your point about Rudy being anti-gun is very correct and this is something I do not like about him at all. However, he isn't corrupt and IMHO, he's not a scumbag. I've also seen no evidence that he loves illegal aliens. Please do come forth with evidence. That is, of course, evidence that isn't about Kerik's employees...no offense, but that would be lame. I'm willing to listen to ANYTHING you guys have to put forth that is fair, but please don't put forth crap like that.
2. Google "Ray Harding" and you will see what Rudy's best friends have been up to. We are all judged by the company we keep.
Rudy is a scumbag who is beloved by the media for a reason. Remember that most of his votes came from NEW YORK DEMOCRATS.
Another braindead Noo Yawk post reader I see.
The writer is delusional. Rudy has zero chances in getting the GOP nod. Dittos for McCain.
Oh you tricky thing!
Im pro-choice. Im pro-gay rights, Giuliani said. He was then asked whether he supports a ban on what critics call partial-birth abortions. No, I have not supported that, and I dont see my position on that changing, he responded.
Source: CNN.com, Inside Politics Dec 2, 1999
---Your point about Rudy being anti-gun is very correct and this is something I do not like about him at all. However, he isn't corrupt and IMHO, he's not a scumbag.---
Anyone that's a gun-grabber is a scumbag by definition. :^)
Rudy thinks a ban on partial-birth abortion (i.e. infanticide) is ridiculous.
He's a liberal period.
I think he's generally a RINO because of his stands on social issues. I guess it all depends how important that is to you. You raise good points. Not all RINOs are equal and Rudy is an extremely likable candidate. Also good patriot.
Yeah, will agree with you on that. Some people use the term RINO without the slightest clue being a RINO is not substitution for the word "Liberal". A person can be a Liberal Republican without the two being in conflict.
Why this needs to keep being repeated over and over is beyond me though. It would seem easy to comprehend.
A RINO is someone that runs as a Republican, but is loyal to the Party In name only. Note---Not loyal to conservatism in name only. That is a CINO, which Rudy is not either since he doesn't pretend to be conservative except on only a couple of issues where he can legitimate claim so.
Lindsey Graham is a CINO.
Bloomberg is a RINO. Actually, he's not even a RINO. Everyone knows he's a Democrat in N.Y.C.
Chafee, though, IS a RINO. No loyalty whatsoever to party but come election time wants the President's support that he, himself, wouldn't offer in the President's re-election bid.
I like Rudy, but I'm not voting him in the primary. However, being more Liberal then me I still will credit he's good on WOT, loyal to the Prez and Party and would be 10 times better then the Dems or McCain. Still not voting for him in the primary, still hoping a conservative Republican with a spine shows up to run.
McCain is an egotistical unstable controlling weaselly little opportunistic back stabber that I'll be damned first before ever considering him as President. I urge all Republicans running against McCain to wait until he has a Live audience the networks have to cover, then make him blow that short fuse he has similiar to Howie's famous screech. I want the little napolean exposed to America for the loose cannon he is.
The article is right though. The MSM isn't picking our candidate, neither are the Lordships in the U.S. Senate.
And, just to add, there is a reason I'm not registered as a Republican. The reason is that I won't pledge allegiance to the Republican Party. I am a conservative registered as an Independent. I have pledged allegiance to conservatism before a political party. I use the Republican Party as a means to an end.
Someone can be both a conservative and a Republican, but the dualities of loyalty often conflict and since I'm not running for office I see no point in subjecting myself to that internal conflict.
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