EXCERPT Rudy Giuliani was never a conservative of any kind. As Kate OBeirne 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 Partys views on affirmative action, gay rights, gun control, school prayer, and tuition tax credits.
In 1992, OBeirne reports, Giuliani said Nelson Rockefeller represented a tradition in the Republican Party Ive worked to rekindlethe 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 lostby the senior President Bushcame 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 Novembers 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).
What exactly is the point of posting this now?
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.
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.
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!
Well, are you going to come back and defend your reason for posting this or hide?
“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.”
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?
I think I’m missing something.
I’m still hoping that Fred Thompson will get into the race. Think he’ll announce soon?
Google is your friend.
I don’t like Rudy either but he’s history.
Why dont we wait until McCain wins before we worry about who is going to be AG?
Liz Hanover strikes again. Need a little attention?
McCain/Palin is the ticket.
You need to get a life.
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.
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.