Skip to comments.Giuliani Continues Offensive Against Democrats In N.C Appearance
Posted on 04/27/2007 12:50:05 PM PDT by areafiftyone
(Raleigh, NC - AP, April 27, 2007) - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani continued his offensive against Democrats on Friday, saying his party is best qualified to deal with wars against poverty at home and terrorism abroad.
"I'll be darned if I'm going to concede that Democrats care more about poor people than we do," Giuliani said during his brief base-building trip to the home state of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.
Giuliani said Democratic calls for mandatory universal health care would only exacerbate the cost of care by putting the system in the hands of bureaucrats.
Democratic candidates renewed their calls for universal health care during a debate in South Carolina on Thursday, saying that a new system would help streamline costs and cover the nation's 45 million uninsured.
"They're moving toward socialized medicine so fast, it'll make your head spin," Giuliani said of the debate, adding that private competition and limits on malpractice lawsuits could help bring down the cost of care. "When we want to cover poor people, as we should, we give them vouchers."
He also echoed that call in discussing education, saying that Democrats are unwilling to reform the nation's education system with charter schools. The former New York City mayor said he struggled to reform the schools in that city.
"We weren't really able to fundamentally reform them," Giuliani said, saying he was young and naive to think he could. "They have to be (reformed) if they are going to be a ladder out of poverty."
The combative criticisms added a new chapter to Giuliani's offensive against Democrats. He drew the ire of several Democratic leaders earlier this week when he said the country needs a Republican leader to maintain safety from terrorism.
He stood by those remarks Friday, telling a conference of North Carolina conservatives that Democratic presidential candidates, most of whom want to begin timed troop withdrawals from Iraq, are "retreating in the face of this terrorist threat."
"When, in the history of war, has a nation that decides to retreat, printed up a schedule of that retreat and handed it to its enemies?" Giuliani said.
Giuliani, who served as New York City mayor during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, praised President Bush for his response to the event. Giuliani said the United States needs to continue to fight terrorism abroad and at home with "aggressive" use of military strength, the Patriot Act and electronic surveillance and interrogation.
"(Terrorists) do not respect weakness, they take advantage of weakness," Giuliani said. "They certainly respect strength."
Thank you for the post, area. We have a fighter and a winner here. In fact, we have TWO fighters and winners here: you and Rudy. Thanks again.
YOu know from my posts that I do not like RUDY. But I must admit, he is taking the fight to the real enemy’s of America.
Thank you for your post.
I respect both sides of you opinion.
Who are you supporting right now?
He’s an effective speaker, I’ll grant him that. He’s still my second-to-last choice in the primary (only McQueeg scores lower) but at least it’s good to see SOMEBODY from our side—even if he’s only marginally on our side—calling out the Rats.
Between Duncan Hunter and Rudy Giuliani - I think they are the only two who really do understand who the enemy is.
This is the old Rudy coming out. And even I have to say its about time!
Great post A51. Good to see Rudy’s still pissin’ off the rats. I hope he talks like that in next week’s debate. Rush will be impressed again.
If he sticks to his true self he will. This is the Rudy I remember from the 2004 convention and on September 11th.
These are the things that need to be said. There is no need to cower in fear of the dems. Their ideas, when they have them, are terrible. They want universal health care. Have them tell us how they are going to prevent the twin train wrecks of Social Security and Medicare first. Talk about how much we’ve spent on the War on Poverty and why throwing money at it doesn’t work. And so on...
Ask your congressional representatives this question.
Right now I am still watching, but I am more anti-Rudy.
However, that said, I statede here several weeks ago that if a Republican came out and starting attacking liberals and the traitors amoung us he would energize the Republican base and win the nommination.
So far only Rudy is really taking the fight to them and calling it what it is.
I have heard theat Hunter is saying the same things but he isn’t really saying it with no holds barred.
I for one am tired of Republicans with no balls and zero leadership skills and who are more concerned with what the liberal press thinks of them then the conservatives they claim to serve and repsect.
I like the lets give em hell tack.
So, I liek what Rudy is saying and maybe more will pick up the chant.
Give ‘em hell, Rudy.
“Between Duncan Hunter and Rudy Giuliani - I think they are the only two who really do understand who the enemy is.”
I think Fred does too, but if he is getting in he needs to start doing more than what he is doing so far, and part of that involves getting his hands dirty.
I think this is going to be one heck of an election, I hope Kerry gets in so my profile page research doesn’t go to waste.
I dn’t see myself voting for him due to his domestic politics, but I am damn glad a Republican is actually FIGHTING BACK.
Its refreshing, after the past two years of watching the Administration in effect say ‘thank you, may I have another’ to Chuckie Schumer, General Pelosi, and that moron Harry Reid.
Rudy is the only candidate who the democrats don’t have an answer for.
He will destroy Kentucky Fried Hillary on the campaign trail and in the debates. He will make her look like the fool she is.
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