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HUMAN EVENTS EDITORIAL, Aug 11, 2006

EXCERPT Rudy Giuliani was never a conservative of any kind. As Kate O’Beirne pointed out in a recent National Review analysis, Giuliani was endorsed for mayor in 1989 by the Liberal Party, which said of him: “He agreed with the Liberal Party’s views on affirmative action, gay rights, gun control, school prayer, and tuition tax credits.”

In 1992, O’Beirne reports, Giuliani said Nelson Rockefeller represented “a tradition in the Republican Party I’ve worked to rekindle—the Rockefeller, Javits, Lefkowitz tradition.”

The Republican Party is in trouble today not because it has drifted away from Rockefeller Republicanism, but because it is drifting back toward it.

The conservative vision is comprehensive. It believes in limited government, traditional values, and a foreign policy that looks at our national interests with cold, clear eyes and works aggressively to defend them. Since the Republican Party unambiguously embraced this vision with the election of Ronald Reagan as President in 1980 it has lost only one presidential election, and has become the majority party in Congress.

The one presidential election that was lost—by the senior President Bush—came after Bush had turned his back on core conservative values. In recent years, many Republicans have begun again to betray these values. That is why the GOP congressional majority is vulnerable in this November’s election.

The job of conservatives between now and then, and through the next election cycle, will be to take our party back----not to hand it over to Rudy Giuliani (or to Joe Lieberman).

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1 posted on 09/07/2008 4:26:11 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

What exactly is the point of posting this now?


2 posted on 09/07/2008 4:28:12 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Liz
Let's attack the recent GOP keynote speaker who very effectively assailed Zero. Yeah... that's real genuis /sarcasm
3 posted on 09/07/2008 4:28:46 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Liz
Man, the Free Republic servers are even slower than I thought.

WT?

5 posted on 09/07/2008 4:31:17 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Liz

When Guiliani laughed at Paul for saying government should respect limits on governmental power - that was the moment I wanted Rudy defeated so soundly he would never run again.

Now, to the extent Rudy is helpful in preventing Obama from winning, that’s great.


8 posted on 09/07/2008 4:34:13 AM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: Liz

Nice Liz, lets stir up some old issues that only divide us right now. Hes not the nominee, hes doing what he has to to help beat 0bama, so let it go.


10 posted on 09/07/2008 4:35:29 AM PDT by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: Liz
The job of conservatives between now and then, and through the next election cycle, will be to take our party back----not to hand it over to Rudy Giuliani (or to Joe Lieberman).

We handed it over to a liberal coddling, rinoistic, back stabbing, "maverick" whose past actions shun converatives and conservative values! Now, with Palin on board we have at least a chance to effect change in the Presidential canidate.

There is no doubt conservatives have to wrest control from the GOP/RNC moderates. Half a conservatvie is no conservative! McCain hit a grand slam with Palin, but it's only going to work for him if he governs like her!

11 posted on 09/07/2008 4:37:20 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Vote Conservative Repuplican!!)
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To: Liz

Well, are you going to come back and defend your reason for posting this or hide?


14 posted on 09/07/2008 4:39:26 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Liz

“This is the start of a series of threads that will be used to expose the truth about Rudy Giuliani in his own words and deeds.”

I’m confused. I didn’t know he’s running for office against Obama. Please explain.

Now if your thread read like this, it might be worth our energy:

“This is the start of a series of threads that will be used to expose the truth about Barack Hussein Obama in his own words and deeds.”


16 posted on 09/07/2008 4:40:58 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Liz

Dig this up so he won’t hold a cabinet position when McCain/Palin win? He sure helped the other night at the convention - he is far from perfect but aren’t we all?


18 posted on 09/07/2008 4:44:08 AM PDT by ReformedTreeHugger
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To: Liz

WTF?????


19 posted on 09/07/2008 4:44:45 AM PDT by UltraKonservativen (( YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!!!))
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To: Liz

I think I’m missing something.

Why?


20 posted on 09/07/2008 4:45:10 AM PDT by DB
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I’m still hoping that Fred Thompson will get into the race. Think he’ll announce soon?


25 posted on 09/07/2008 4:54:09 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Liz; Admin Moderator

Google is your friend.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1823139/posts


26 posted on 09/07/2008 4:54:22 AM PDT by RichInOC (McCain/Palin '08: And Now For Something Completely Different.)
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I don’t like Rudy either but he’s history.


28 posted on 09/07/2008 5:02:30 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If the election were today, Obama would win.........in Europe.)
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To: Liz

Why dont we wait until McCain wins before we worry about who is going to be AG?


29 posted on 09/07/2008 5:08:47 AM PDT by John Robie
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To: Liz

Liz Hanover strikes again. Need a little attention?


30 posted on 09/07/2008 5:10:08 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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Liz you were obsessing about Giuliani something fierce when he was running. The linchpin of your argument then seemed to be the same as it is now, basically that JimRob didn't like his politics therefore we should fall into lockstep because of that.

McCain/Palin is the ticket.

You need to get a life.

32 posted on 09/07/2008 5:11:36 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Sarah Palin: Babies, Guns, Jesus. HOT DAMN!)
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I get the sense that there are some on this forum who feel another purge is needed. I would however, welcome gratefully any views that would prove me wrong.
33 posted on 09/07/2008 5:12:51 AM PDT by Roccus (Someday it will all make sense............maybe.)
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So freakin' what, Liz...

We did not nominate that RINO.

All the good things about Gov. Palin notwithstanding, there is a RINO on top of the ticket who is Giuliani's equal in his lack of respect for the Constitution.

38 posted on 09/07/2008 5:27:46 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (America's never won a "war" unless the enemy was named using a proper noun.)
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To: Liz

Let’s deal with AG after McCain is President. 2006 showed the GOP what putting aside their base could do. They will remember. But this isn’t a uniting post. Liberals and Obama are still public enemy #1. If we eat our young and argue over cabinet posts before winning the election, the divisions may lead to the DEMS in office.


40 posted on 09/07/2008 5:38:27 AM PDT by nclaurel (I think therefore I vote Republican.)
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