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Giuliani as the GOP presidential nominee would be a dagger in the heart of the conservative movement
(From a thread) | Credit to Spiff for the chart and flashbunny for the grapics

Posted on 04/22/2007 10:45:43 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Giuliani as the GOP presidential nominee would be a dagger in the heart of the conservative movement (and a knife in the back).

The only difference in a Liberal Rudy Giuliani and Liberal Hillary Clinton is the fact of which bathrooms they select to use and there are some who are willing to even question that.

Giuliani/Clinton/Dem vs. GOP Platform Comparison
Issue
Giuliani Clinton Dem Platform GOP Platform
Abortion on Demand Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Partial Birth Abortion SupportsOpposed NY ban Supports Supports Opposes
Roe v. Wade Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Taxpayer Funded Abortions Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Embryonic Stem Cell Research Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Federal Marriage Amendment Opposes Opposes Opposes
Defined at state level
Supports
Gay Domestic Partnership/
Civil Unions
Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Openly Gay Military Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Defense of Marriage Act Opposes Opposes Opposes Supports
Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Special Path to Citizenship
for Illegal Aliens
Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Tough Penalties for
Employers of Illegal Aliens
Opposes Opposes Opposes Supports
Sanctuary Cities/
Ignoring Immigration Law
Supports Supports Supports Opposes
Protecting 2nd Amendment Opposes

Opposes Opposes
Supports bans
Supports
Confiscating Guns Supports
Confiscated
as mayor.
Even bragged.
Supports Supports
Supports bans
Opposes
'Assault' Weapons Ban Supports Supports Supports  
Frivolous Lawsuits
Against Gun Makers
Supports
Filed One
Himself
Supports   Opposes
Gun Registration/Licenses Supports Supports   Opposes
War in Afghanistan Supports Supports
Voted for it
Supports Supports
War in Iraq Supports Supports
Voted for it
Supports
Weak support
Supports
Patriot Act Supports Supports
Voted for it
2001 & 2006
Opposes Supports



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2008; electionpresident; elections; giuliani; grapics; liberal; liberalgop; rudyinadress; weasel
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1 posted on 04/22/2007 10:45:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Who do you support Jim? Did I miss it in the last thread?


3 posted on 04/22/2007 10:49:37 PM PDT by colorcountry (He Who the Son Has Set Free, Is Free Indeed)
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To: Jim Robinson

Awesome. I just hope those that make the selection do it with eyes wide open. Otherwise this country will be in a world of hurt.


4 posted on 04/22/2007 10:49:53 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Jim Robinson

NOOOO!! Not another one!! We’re still trying to finish off the last one!! :)


5 posted on 04/22/2007 10:50:24 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Better a democrat with an energized opposition than a leftist “Republican” with no opposition.)
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To: Jim Robinson

(((((STOP RUDY 2008 PING)))))


6 posted on 04/22/2007 10:51:48 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: Jim Robinson

Good to see all of that in one place!


7 posted on 04/22/2007 10:52:19 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Jim Robinson

Let’s see what positions he takes for the executive office. If he is serious about strict constructionists on the supreme court then he is a very viable choice for any conservative. How many other candidates stand a chance to win PA, OH, NJ, etc?

His personal views should not be a barrier in allowing a liberal an easy walk into the WH.


8 posted on 04/22/2007 10:52:36 PM PDT by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: Jim Robinson
There, quite simply, would no longer be a connection between conservatives and the GOP. The GOP cannot survive without conservatives but I’m not sure the corollary is true.
9 posted on 04/22/2007 10:53:07 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Jim Robinson

No knife in the back. His history shows he’s a full fledged liberal, with the exception of tax cuts. If we allow him to win, we’ll deserve the gutting we get.

Fortunately, we have some pretty good options. Starting with Hunter, Thompson and Huckabee. If they all tank, we have Brownback and Romney and Tancredo. If they tank too, we get to choose from McCain and Rudy. Zoinks.


10 posted on 04/22/2007 10:53:13 PM PDT by pissant
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To: AZRepublican

Good grief. Give us a break from idiocy.


11 posted on 04/22/2007 10:53:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: colorcountry; jimrob

Jim SHOULD be supporting Hunter.


12 posted on 04/22/2007 10:54:03 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Jim Robinson

Daggers in the heart are bad.

Folks better be watching out for the poison in the cup, too...


13 posted on 04/22/2007 10:55:14 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Laws that infringe on unalienable rights are not laws at all...they are in fact lawless edicts.)
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To: pissant; jimrob

Agreed!

Hunter.


14 posted on 04/22/2007 10:55:29 PM PDT by colorcountry (He Who the Son Has Set Free, Is Free Indeed)
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To: AZRepublican

He just repeated that abortion “is a constitutional right” two weeks ago. His version of a strict constructionist ranges from Scalia to Ginsberg. Not too promising.


15 posted on 04/22/2007 10:57:06 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
Jim SHOULD be supporting Hunter.

Until Thompson enters the race. : )

16 posted on 04/22/2007 10:57:06 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Jim Robinson

>Good grief. Give us a break from idiocy.

It’s not idiocy when considering the realities facing us in 08. I am all for dumping Rudy if I had any confidence a true conservative had a shot of wining the States that will need to be won.


17 posted on 04/22/2007 10:57:11 PM PDT by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: pissant

This is the pledge we should make:

I will do whatever I can to campaign for a conservative in the primary season, with every fiber of my conservative being.

(I swiped that from ohioWfan, and it’s an excellent slogan).

Rudy, IMHO cannot pass the test. So, I am obligated to not campaign for him, but for one of the other much more conservatives out there.


18 posted on 04/22/2007 10:57:13 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you for another good thread.


19 posted on 04/22/2007 10:57:29 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Be careful what you ask for, and even more careful what you demand. Ž)
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To: Jim Robinson
I think that's an honest assessment, but if conservatives can't put up a candidate who can actually win the general election, what good are they to the party?

Seriously--if we're thinking people like Tancredo can win in November 08 against Hillary, the party as a whole would only be doing the smart thing looking elsewhere.

20 posted on 04/22/2007 10:58:27 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Anti-socialist Bostonian, Anti-Illegal Immigration Bush supporter, Pro-Life Atheist)
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To: pissant

>He just repeated that abortion “is a constitutional right” two weeks ago.

I thought he said recently Roe was bad law?


21 posted on 04/22/2007 10:58:46 PM PDT by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: Prokopton

I’ll support just about any of them that gets the nomination, including Thompson. Until then, conservatives should be pushing the best guy forward. That is Hunter, with or w/o Thompson in the race.


22 posted on 04/22/2007 10:58:57 PM PDT by pissant
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To: All

LOL...I’m seeing Animal House, the big goof Flounder, “This is Great”


23 posted on 04/22/2007 10:59:11 PM PDT by rbmillerjr ("Message to radical jihadis...come to my hood, it's understood ------ it's open season" Stuck Mojo)
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To: Jim Robinson

Tank Rudy in the primary and forget him.


24 posted on 04/22/2007 10:59:53 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: AZRepublican

“I thought he said recently Roe was bad law?”

No, he hasn’t.


25 posted on 04/22/2007 10:59:57 PM PDT by flashbunny (<--- Free Anti-Rino graphics! See Rudy the Rino get exposed as a liberal with his own words!)
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To: colorcountry

Hunter is doing pretty well a the grassroots. I think the debates will showcase him very well.


26 posted on 04/22/2007 11:00:03 PM PDT by pissant
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To: AZRepublican

When was the last time someone won the Whitehouse while losing their own home state?


27 posted on 04/22/2007 11:00:20 PM PDT by claudiustg (I curse you, Rudy of the Giuliani!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Well done Mr. Robinson. Well done indeed.

I love flashbunnys flash cards btw.

L

28 posted on 04/22/2007 11:01:30 PM PDT by Lurker (Comparing 'moderate' islam to 'extremist' islam is like comparing small pox to plague.)
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To: FreeInWV; Reagan Man; Fierce Allegiance; EternalVigilance; B Knotts; Kimberly GG; Sun; ...

Ping to the start of more fun!


29 posted on 04/22/2007 11:01:39 PM PDT by flashbunny (<--- Free Anti-Rino graphics! See Rudy the Rino get exposed as a liberal with his own words!)
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To: AZRepublican
I am all for dumping Rudy if I had any confidence a true conservative had a shot of wining the States that will need to be won.

If all you're concerned about is winning, even if the candidate is liberal, I suggest you campaign for the Democrats, that's how they think.

30 posted on 04/22/2007 11:02:08 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Jim Robinson

You just can’t make it any clearer than that!


31 posted on 04/22/2007 11:02:13 PM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Outstanding!!!


32 posted on 04/22/2007 11:02:14 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I’m not one of those who says I would not vote for Rudy under any circumstances, should he prevail. But there are NO circumstances possible that I will support him in the primary.


33 posted on 04/22/2007 11:02:22 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Jim Robinson; SevenofNine

34 posted on 04/22/2007 11:02:25 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: AZRepublican

No, that would be Fred Thompson.


35 posted on 04/22/2007 11:03:18 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Better a democrat with an energized opposition than a leftist “Republican” with no opposition.)
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To: AZRepublican

He may have. But that would be a 180, and must have been in the last 48 hours.


36 posted on 04/22/2007 11:03:34 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

He’s a better speaker than many have led us to believe.

Honesty and integrity go a long way (to me and I hope to all conservatives.) Meaning what you say and saying what you mean.

I’m tired of panderers. I suppose it’s a good thing that Guliani isn’t pandering (at least to conservative.)


37 posted on 04/22/2007 11:03:36 PM PDT by colorcountry (He Who the Son Has Set Free, Is Free Indeed)
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To: pissant

Exactly.

There is no way he matches my criteria of someone I could back in the primary at all.


38 posted on 04/22/2007 11:04:14 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Jim Robinson

True, we are going to take a beating.


39 posted on 04/22/2007 11:04:40 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* ?I love you guys?)
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To: AZRepublican; pissant
He just repeated that abortion “is a constitutional right” two weeks ago.

I thought he said recently Roe was bad law?

You may be confusing what Rudy said with what Thompson said.

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40 posted on 04/22/2007 11:05:46 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: colorcountry

Rudy is pandering. He’s just not so good at it, when we have 8 years of his mayoral record to refute his whitewash.

I’ve yet to see HUnter tapdance or have to nuance an answer. He’s the same conservative man he was when he came to office in 1980.


41 posted on 04/22/2007 11:06:01 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Jim Robinson; B4Ranch
There's two more cards that b4Ranch didn't include in his original post, so in case anyone wants to "collect them all", here they are:


42 posted on 04/22/2007 11:06:50 PM PDT by flashbunny (<--- Free Anti-Rino graphics! See Rudy the Rino get exposed as a liberal with his own words!)
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To: Jim Robinson; HuntsvilleTxVeteran; Beagle8U; Luke21; Ingtar; dmw; DocH; wagglebee; cgk; sitetest; ..

Rudy`s got huge name recognition, but not a conservative bone in his entire body. Rudy`s a lifelong liberal. Period.

Conservatives DO NOT support big government. Rudy supports big government Republicanism. Conservatives DO NOT support gun control. Rudy supports gun control. Conservatives DO NOT support an assault weapons ban. Rudy supports an assault weapons ban. Conservatives DO NOT support abortion on demand. Rudy supports abortion on demand. Conservatives DO NOT oppose a ban on partial birth abortion. Rudy opposes a ban on partial birth abortion. Conservatives DO NOT support special rights for homos. Rudy supports special rights for homos. Conservatives DO NOT support amnesty for illegals. Rudy supports amnesty for illegals. Conservatives DO NOT support the notion that humans are a significant cause of global warming. Rudy supports the notion that humans are a significant cause of global warming. Conservatives DO NOT support Campaign Finance Reform, AKA. McCain-Feingold. Rudy supports Campaign Finance Reform, AKA. McCain-Feingold.

Conservatives with a conscience, don’t vote for liberals. Not unless they’ve sold out their principles and integrity for political expediency. Voting for the lesser of two evils only goes so far. Betraying ones conservative roots is not an option.


43 posted on 04/22/2007 11:07:53 PM PDT by Reagan Man (FUHGETTABOUTIT Rudy....... Conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Another righteous Amen brother Robinson!
44 posted on 04/22/2007 11:08:00 PM PDT by afnamvet (It is what it is)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
This is a critical moment for the GOP and its future. Will the Reagan revolution continue, or will it be relegated to an anomaly, and the GOP revert back to Rockefeller republicanism?
45 posted on 04/22/2007 11:09:03 PM PDT by pissant
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To: AZRepublican

We can’t stop you from voting for Rudy. But please don’t think of him as a conservative. He is ABOUT as liberal as Hillary.. not AS liberal.. but ABOUT as liberal.


46 posted on 04/22/2007 11:09:52 PM PDT by BigTom85 (Proud Gun Owner and Member of NRA)
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To: flashbunny
Giuliani campaign policy director Bill Simon Jr. emphasized Giuliani's preference for "strict-constructionist judges" in a letter to the editor of the National Review. Simon was writing in response to a National Review editorial that criticized Giuliani's position on public funding for abortion:

"Rudy Giuliani has repeatedly said that he will not seek to change current law as described in the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortions except in cases involving rape or incest, or where the life of the mother is at stake. And, given the opportunity, a President Giuliani would appoint strict-constructionist judges who will follow in the philosophical footsteps of Justices Thomas, Alito, and Scalia, and Chief Justice Roberts."

47 posted on 04/22/2007 11:11:59 PM PDT by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: pissant

It’s up to us, and all the other people who ought to get their butts out and working at the grassroots.


48 posted on 04/22/2007 11:12:23 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: colorcountry

You beat me to it. The number one difference between Rudy and Hillary is honesty. He’s got it and she doesn’t, plain and simple. Although I think Jim’s list of “positions” is oversimplified, and the two aren’t really anywhere near identical, even if they WERE identical on their stated positions on all issues, I’d take the honest one over the dishonest one in a second. Dispatching the unspeakably evil Clinton machine needs to be a high priority.


49 posted on 04/22/2007 11:12:41 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Jim Robinson

Might we add a series of collector cards about his record on terrorist attacks? Here is just the beginning of the research in that regard:

Daniel Pipes included Giuliani in his article about “ostriches” who denied domestic terrorism.

http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=16926

Key excerpt: Law enforcement seems more concerned to avoid an anti-Muslim backlash than to find the culprits. This attitude of denial fits an all-too-common pattern. I have previously documented a reluctance in nearby New York City to see as terrorism the 1994 Brooklyn Bridge (“road rage” was the FBI’s preferred description) and the 1997 Empire State Building shootings (“many, many enemies in his mind,” said Rudolph Giuliani). Likewise, the July 2002 LAX murders were initially dismissed as “a work dispute” and the October 2002 rampage of the Beltway snipers went unexplained, leaving the media to ascribe it to such factors as a “stormy [family] relationship.”

*****

Here’s more from Pipes on one of the pre-9/11 terrorist attacks on NY under Giuliani’s watch (which he used as a platform to call for stricter national gun control):

Ali Hasan Abu Kamal, a Palestinian gunman hailing from militant Islamic circles in Florida, took a gun to the top of the Empire State building in February 1997 and shot a tourist there. His suicide note accused the United States of using Israel as its “instrument” against the Palestinians but city officials ignored this evidence and instead dismissed Abu Kamal as either “one deranged individual working on his own” (Police Commissioner Howard Safir) or a “man who had many, many enemies in his mind” (Mayor Rudolph Giuliani).

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0702/pipes1.asp

*****

Here’s information on an earlier terrorist attack on NYC while Giuliani was mayor:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9801E2DD113AF936A35750C0A962958260

Key excerpt: The Mayor’s urgency to quash the widespread reports of a link between the shooting suspect and the well-known terrorist organization fit a pattern he established immediately after the Tuesday shootings. From the beginning, he personally took control of all briefings on the matter, often appearing with the Police Commissioner at his side, and took pains to dampen the rumors that might pit one ethnic group against another or raise the city’s level of fear.

Even now, Mr. Giuliani and the Police Department have refused to discuss the question of a motive in the van shootings, which left one student brain-dead, another in poor condition and two others with less serious wounds. Though many Hasidim say they are certain the students were shot because they are Jews, the police say they have not determined the shooting was anti-Semitic.

Yesterday morning, Mr. Giuliani met for 40 minutes with a group of Arab restaurateurs, business owners and community leaders from Brooklyn. He told them that Arabs as a group should not be blamed for the shooting, and the Arab leaders put out a statement expressing condolences to the families of the victims and noting that Arabs were instrumental in contributing information that led to Mr. Baz’s arrest.

*****

This particular attacker was linked to a hotbed of Brooklyn Islamofascism centered in Bay Ridge. But Giuliani didn’t follow up to see if there was a wider pattern of Islamofascist attacks being planned/supported/funded there — he treated the shooting as an isolated crime, tried to avoid admitting any links to terrorism, and met with leaders of Brooklyn’s Arab community. Giuliani’s record on Islamofascist attacks when he was in charge is not good.


50 posted on 04/22/2007 11:14:38 PM PDT by ellery (I don't remember a constitutional amendment that gives you the right not to be identified-R.Giuliani)
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