Skip to comments.What's Wrong With Rudy Giuliani? Just About Everything. (A List To keep Track Of)
Posted on 02/23/2007 8:20:14 AM PST by TitansAFCEdited on 02/23/2007 11:49:00 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Okay, let's start a new list. This list will include all of the issues on which Rudy Giuliani is wrong for the GOP. We have the famous Spiff/Narses list; but let's add some more known problems:
1.) Life Issues.
a.) Supports Roe vs. Wade (Called it good Constitutional law).
b.) Supports Abortion on Demand.
c.) Supports Partial Birth abortion (Has recently given NARAL talking points as an attempted recant. It is clear he still supports that right).
d.) Disagrees with Catholic Church's position that Abortion is murder.
e.) Supports taxpayer funded abortions.
f.) Supports Embryonic Stem Cell Research.
g.) Spouts-off Pro-Abortion talking points against abortion restrictions (Don't want women "put in jail").
h.) Opposes Parental Notification laws unless a judicial bypass is easily obtained (NARAL talking points which effectively nullify notification laws).
i.) Opposes Parental Consent laws.
j.) CELEBRATED anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.
k.) Celebrates Margaret Sanger as a hero.
2.) Gay Rights issues.
a.) Supports Homosexuality and Alternate Lifestyles as protected civil rights movements under the law.
b.) Opposes The Federal Marriage Amendment.
c.) Supports Gay Domestic Partnership/Civil Union laws.
d.) Opposes Defense of Marriage Act.
e.) Supports openly gay military.
a.) Supports Amnesty for illegal immigrants (calls it "earned amnesty").
b.) Opposes border fence (prefers "electronic fence" - Pro-Amnesty talking point).
c.) Opposes tougher penalties for employers of illegal immigrants.
d.) Supports creating Amnesty cities; has openly defied immigration laws.
3.) First Amendment.
a.) Supports Campaign Finance Reform.
b.) Supports Hate Crimes Legislation.
4.) Second Amendment.
a.) Supports gun confiscation.
b.) Supports Assault Weapons ban.
c.) Supports frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturers (filed one himself).
d.) Supports very strict gun registration and gun licensing.
e.) Links increased gun ownership to increased crime.
f.) Regularly uses tragedies to call for stricter gun control laws.
g.) Supports increase in FEDERAL gun control laws.
h.) Has no basic understanding of Second Amendment.
a.) Will not sign "No new taxes" pledge.
b.) Has openly called ruling out tax increases "pandering."
c.) Uses taxpayer monies to pay for Liberal Social programs, like abortion.
5.) Election Laws.
a.) Tried to thwart NY election laws to extend his tenure as Mayor.
6.) Executive Overreaching.
a.) Brought in and enforced smoking bans.
b.) Banned ferret ownership.
c.) Questionable appointments as Mayor.
a.) Believes Roe vs. Wade is good law.
b.) Believes Ginsberg is good Justice.
c.) Believes Second Amendment compels strict gun control.
d.) Believes Hate Crimes laws are consistent with First Amendment.
e.) Believes Campaign Finance Reform is consistent with First Amendment.
f.) Has very Liberal record of judicial appointments.
g.) Promises "strict constructionist" judges "like himself:" Pro-Roe, Anti-First and Second Amendment "strict constructionists."
8.) Environmental Issues.
a.) Supports "Progressive" environmental laws.
b.) Supports idea of human-caused Global Warming.
9.) Prior Endorsements.
a.) Endorsed Mario Cuomo.
b.) Endorsed by Liberal Party of NY.
c.) Refused Conservative Party compromise on Partial Birth Abortion required to get endorsement.
d.) Endorsed by NARAL.
e.) Endorsed Clinton's policies as similar to his own.
Feel free to add to the list.
Yeah bb-b-bb but he has the best chance to beat hillary, so if you are not for him then you are a rino.
Sort of puts the Kibosh on America's Mayor for America's Prez don't it?
Take heart tho. The others have "rap" sheets also.
Rudy's not alone. Startin' to wonder about all this?
You really should.
Wow, now THAT is a LIST!
80-year-old cabaret law, which regulated all bars and restaurants where patrons danced. The law, was revived by the Giuliani administration to punish nightclubs and bars without a two-year cabaret license.
What if it isn't Hillary? What if it is Gore? My dog could run and beat Gore.
Come and pile on. :^)
I don't like it, but I'll take him over Romney, if the choice came down to that.
That's a toughie. Here is what we know about Giuliani: Terrible on most everything. But, perhaps good on taxes and spending, which of course is what the GOP neglected the last 6 years. If he came out swinging hard to cut taxes and reduce spending, I could overlook all the other stuff. But, he won't.
Romney bad on everything, but there is a good chance that he was lying about it all to get elected in Mass. Some signs that beneath it all he really is a conservative. Of course, who wants to take that chance? Vote for Mitt, he's been lying all these years? Kind of a tough sell.
Giuliani has the best chance to beat any Dem candidate. The time to fight for your purist candidates is in the primaries, except this time, of course, because it is just too important this election to let the Dems win. If you don't support Giuliani now, you are a RINO.
Substitute W's name in there and look! What a fit!!
I don't turn a blind eye and deaf ear to the present occupant of the White House who is the biggest government expansionist in US history, a socialist liberal, and a pagan blasphemer to boot!
I'm voting for whoever has the best chance of beating Hillary Clinton, enough said.
I've said it before, I'll say it again:
With Republicans like this, who needs Democrats?
>>>>If you don't support Giuliani now, you are a RINO.
Then I'm a proud RINO.
I don't support any Log Cabin Republicans.
Under #6 I would add D: Tried to extend his term as mayor.
A pragmatic realist who isn't lying about his positions and intentions to appease a small but vocal minority?
Which vocal minority is that? The one that elected Reagan, the one that put the GOP in charge of the Congress in '94? Yeah, just that vocal minority that actually believes in the GOP platform.
"It is a source of never-ending irritation to liberals that Americans like to hear conservatives. Liberals are like the dog food company president who furiously demands to know why their dog food isn't selling. "We've got the snappiest jingles," he rails, "the best agronomists, the slickest advertising campaign, the best billboards, and the flashiest labels!
Why aren't people buying our dog food?"
Finally, an employee meekly explains: "The dogs don't like it."
`Slander', Ann Coulter, Chapt. 6, Samizdat Media, P. 91
The NEW platform built on mostly nothing but hating gays and abortions or the OLD platform about limited federal government?
Because we are not operating under the same GOP platform as we did under Reagan. Bush made sure to change it when he got the nomination in 2000, and for the life of me I cannot find any mention of limiting the federal government. At least Bush isn't a hypocrit, I guess.
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