Skip to comments.Revealing the Total Giuliani (MSM attempted hit piece)
Posted on 03/17/2007 9:07:56 AM PDT by FairOpinion
After first misreading his intentions and then underestimating his strength, waves of pundits are continuing to view Rudy Giuliani's lead in Republican presidential polls as some kind of giant misunderstanding.
But the fact is that the former New York mayor is the front-runner in the race and a huge new force in American politics. The time has come to stop wondering whether he's for real and start asking a far more important question: What kind of president would he be?
Giuliani is an enormously gifted man, with extraordinary accomplishments to his credit.
He has a knack for inserting himself into the center of controversy, as he did when he had Yasser Arafat thrown out of Lincoln Center, sparking an international incident. Or when he waged a culture war by attempting to pull city funding from the Brooklyn Museum of Art over an exhibit he found offensive.
A Republican in a town of Democrats, he was determined to smash a status quo that had long accepted billion-dollar deficits, deteriorating services and exploding welfare rolls as the norm. The city by then had grown so filthy, crime-ridden and politically dysfunctional that even liberal Democrats were willing to look the other way for someone who could bang some heads. They found their man in the new mayor.
To Giuliani, it seemed, the goal of saving the city was worth all the trampled reputations at City Hall and public indignities suffered in the streets. He was that rare politician who didn't care what people thought of him. No amount of pressure from civil libertarians, unions, homeless advocates or street activists could sway the mayor from his mission to make New York into a more civilized society.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Note the way they don't mention that the exhibit Rudy found offensive was the Madonna covered withe elephant dung and he didn't think public funding should be provided to a Museum exhibiting this. Sure conservatives agree with his actions.
I forgot to include the paragraph that discusses the superior RESULTS he got.
"It was often harrowing to watch, but the results were astonishing. It turned out that a mayor actually could change the life of the metropolis. Gone was the daily barrage of panhandling, public urination and car thievery that had become central to every New Yorker's life. Crime plummeted. The sense of menace that permeated the streets gradually lifted. The economic benefits cascaded: Business boomed, and minority communities left for dead for half a century started flowering."
So RUDY IS A LEADER WHO GETS RESULTS.
So was Joe Stalin.
He would do it too. :)
So you prefer FUHRER HILLARY?
She's a different dress size than Rudy.
That was an interesting article if you click through to read it all.
You get the picture of a bull in the china shop kind of guy. He gets stuff done right, but he breaks a lot of stuff in the process.
And he doesn't care about the broken stuff.
Feel the sweet embrace of authority. I guess the government is our best friend now. All will kneel.
was going to make the same comparison, but it's not fair because, of course, he is nothing like Stalin and no purpose other than antagonizing the other side is made by that statement. FDR might be a better comparison.
The point, for those of us who will fight against a Rudy nomination and not vote for him, is that leadership is not the only thing that matters. Character does. His social stances do. His past judicial appointments do.
The fact of the matter is that Rudy is a liberal, a womanizer, and possible a control freak. Just because he is our liberal does not make it better.
It's Time to "Rino" with Rudy Whiskey
Industry News, 16 March, 2007
After busting on the scene with a flash and a bang all the rage is now Rudy . Why? Because we wan't to win...really bad! We don't care about Guns, abortions or the homosexual agenda we JUST WANT TO WIN DAMNIT!
No sir, no more value votes for us! Just beating Hillary is all that matters. So drink yours today and it will help wash the taste right out of your mouth!
Rudy whiskey will make you want to throw away your guns and dress like a woman! Good Stuff!
Hey I like Rudy for the various conservative things he did for NYC but I believe this is a WP push piece written to support WP push polls.
If it ain't Tancredo or Newt, I ain't voting. I've had enough of GOP RINOS as in "Bush is the best moderate Democrat in years."
The exhibit was the Virgin Mary surrounded by small vaginas and covered with elephant dung.
May people found it offensive. POS liberal media.
Let me guess: Tastes like koolaid, right?
That isn't the case with me, so he's much less appealing.
Rudy does get some socon issues right.
Just like it.
And spare me the trite "if you don't support Rudy you support Hillary" BS. That was worn out when talking about Arnold, and it carries no weight with me.
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