Skip to comments.The Rudy Giuliani Truth File in his own words and deeds
Posted on 04/25/2007 3:41:28 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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.
Please post all of the quotes, speeches, interview transcripts, video clips, photos, newspaper/magazine articles, reports, records, statistics, NYC budgets, NYC spending, political appointments, gun grabs, connections to the gun control lobby, lawsuits against gun manufacturers, the truth about crime reduction in NYC, private property grabs, asset forfeitures, abuses of office, individual rights trampling, constitution trampling, violations of public trust, violations of the rule of law, national security risks, failures in security preparedness prior to and after 911, corruption, graft, bribes, favors, union dealings, mob dealings, business dealings leveraged through government contracts and contacts, rainmaking for his business partners, connections to US, Middle East or South American oil and energy companies and law firms that have profited and or will profit from Giuliani's government offices especially if he becomes president, war profiteering, his personal and business finances, his train wreck of a private life and lack of character, lack of qualifications for high office, illegal alien sanctuaries, welfare for illegals, pandering to illegals/illegal alien lobby, support for the abortion and gay rights lobbies, NARAL connections and participation, past and current support for McCain-Feingold, connections and dealings with liberal officeholders or the liberal/socialist caucuses/lobbies, etc, etc, etc, that you can find.
We're primarily interested in the words from his own mouth or primary source records and reports of his deeds/misdeeds. All submissions must contain true facts with documentation and links to source documentation and a link to FR thread on the individual item if available.
We do not need to embellish the record. The ugly truth from his own liberal mouth will impeach his credibility and the reader will be able to disqualify the man from consideration for high office based solely on his own words and deeds.
Here's an example entry:
FOX News | Feb 6, 2007 | Hanity and Colmes
HANNITY: Let me move on. And the issue of guns has come up a lot. When people talk about Mayor Giuliani, New York City had some of the toughest gun laws in the entire country. Do you support the right of people to carry handguns?
GIULIANI: I understand the Second Amendment. I support it. People have the right to bear arms. When I was mayor of New York, I took over at a very, very difficult time. We were averaging about 2,000 murders a year, 10,000...
HANNITY: You inherited those laws, the gun laws in New York?
GIULIANI: Yes, and I used them. I used them to help bring down homicide. We reduced homicide, I think, by 65-70 percent. And some of it was by taking guns out of the streets of New York City.
So if you're talking about a city like New York, a densely populated area like New York, I think it's appropriate. You might have different laws other places, and maybe a lot of this gets resolved based on different states, different communities making decisions. After all, we do have a federal system of government in which you have the ability to accomplish that.
HANNITY: So you would support the state's rights to choose on specific gun laws?
GIULIANI: Yes, I mean, a place like New York that is densely populated, or maybe a place that is experiencing a serious crime problem, like a few cities are now, kind of coming back, thank goodness not New York, but some other cities, maybe you have one solution there and in another place, more rural, more suburban, other issues, you have a different set of rules.
HANNITY: But generally speaking, do you think it's acceptable if citizens have the right to carry a handgun?
GIULIANI: It's not only -- I mean, it's part of the Constitution. People have the right to bear arms. Then the restrictions of it have to be reasonable and sensible. You can't just remove that right. You've got to regulate, consistent with the Second Amendment.
HANNITY: How do you feel about the Brady bill and assault ban?
GIULIANI: I was in favor of that as part of the crime bill. I was in favor of it because I thought that it was necessary both to get the crime bill passed and also necessary with the 2,000 murders or so that we were looking at, 1,800, 1,900, to 2,000 murders, that I could use that in a tactical way to reduce crime. And I did.
Free Republic thread:
Because — like just about everyone here — I share many (not all) of its goals.
Hey, you’re either a conservative or your not. I’m not asking you to live up to any ideas whatsoever. You’ve demonstrated liberal ideas (or at least, not conservative ideas) regarding the RKBA. I don’t agree with you, so I guess that’s the end of our discussion. It could’ve ended on the first post as I suggested, because I’m not going to change and obviously you’re not changing either. End.
. . .
COLMES: Now, Roe vs. Wade -- You are pro-choice. How important is it to you as a pro-choice Republican to have a pro-choice on the court as someone...
GIULIANI: That is not the critical factor. And what's important to me is to have a very intelligent, very honest, very good lawyer on the court. And he fits that category, in the same way Justice Ginsburg fit that category.
I mean, she was she maybe came at it from a very different political background, very qualified lawyer, very smart person. Lots of Republicans supported her. I expect, and listening to Senator Nelson, I expect that John Roberts will get support from a lot of Democrats.
COLMES: Now, he is coming under fire from some Democrats for claiming they're claiming he is a partisan, that he had a behind-the-scenes role in advising the Florida attorney general during the 2000 election fight, that he gave money to the Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign...
. . .
COLMES: So it's not an issue if you've donated ... donated money to the guy whose nominated you, if you've given him money, money to his campaign, if you've worked to get him elected, behind the scenes advising the attorney general?
GIULIANI: Sure. That's be exactly the kind of person you'd think that you'd want to appoint, somebody who shares kind of your general outlook, but hasn't indicated and hasn't really predetermined most of the cases that are going to be determined by the court.
Presidents, going back to the beginning of the republic, generally appoint people on the Supreme Court that they believe agree with them. . . .
You’re putting words in my mouth. Nice try, but no cigar.
I suppose you think Jesus would be a conservative, right?
“I share many (not all) of its goals.”
Then you’re on the wrong website and you need to read this..
There is no ‘speculation’ about what FreeRepublic is about.
These are NOT your words?
“It is a Christians duty, destiny, and glory to be bound in chains, to suffer, to be humiliated and broken for the sake of the Gospel”
Please. Your utter MISUNDERSTANDING is telling.
I’m done. Preach it to someone else.
Speak for yourself. I’m changing every day. If you don’t want to change, you’re already dead. Your inability or lack of desire to think and discuss beyond your narrow little view is appalling to say the least, and a terrible example.
I apologize for trying to wrest your brain from its slumber this morning. Go back to bed.
No problem. Good night.
The adults are talking, kid. Go clean your room.
Better look in the mirror sonny.
|Giuliani speaks out about Immigration [Harvard Kennedy School of Government 1996]
| Posted by calcowgirl
On News/Activism 03/22/2007 1:08:49 PM PDT · 58 replies · 609+ views
YouTube ^ | October 10, 1996 | Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani speaks at Harvard at the Kennedy School of Government on immigration and the 1996 Welfare Reform Act on October 10, 1996. [Transcribed starting at 1:07] I don't think immigration, over the last 30 to 40 years, has been a terrible problem for America, as I tried to point out. I think immigration has worked pretty well. I think it has areas of problems. I think the federal government isn't doing enough about illegal immigration--focusing on the right people, the people that are committing crime. But by and large, I don't think the immigration system needs tremendous reforms. And...
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|Rudy Re: Rosie: "I Never Thought Of Her As An Engineering Expert" (Hugh Hewitt interviews Rudy!)
| Posted by areafiftyone
On News/Activism 04/16/2007 12:11:34 PM PDT · 39 replies · 1,189+ views
Hugh Hewitt ^ | 4/16/07
Friday, April 13, 2007Rudy Re: Rosie: "I Never Thought Of Her As An Engineering Expert" Posted by Hugh Hewitt | 6:19 PM Here's the transcript of my interview with Mayor Giuliani. The audio will be posted here later. HH: Mayor Giuliani, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show. RG: Nice to talk to you again, Hugh. How are you? HH: Good. When we talked in February, we were just getting into biography when we ran out of time. So I went to Fred Siegels book, and by the way, do you think thats a pretty good book, The Prince...
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|TRANSCRIPT: Interview with Rudy Giuliani Last Night on Hannity & Colmes
| Posted by areafiftyone
On News/Activism 04/04/2007 10:06:48 AM PDT · 104 replies · 1,143+ views
Real Clear Politics ^ | 4/4/07
HANNITY: Just a short while ago, I had an exclusive sit-down interview with the former New York City mayor and presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani. From his wife Judy to the state of America today, we covered some pretty serious issues, and here's what he had to say. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) HANNITY: Mr. Mayor, good to see you again. RUDY GIULIANI, FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY: Hi, Sean. HANNITY: First trip to Iowa? GIULIANI: Yes. HANNITY: Why did you wait so long? GIULIANI: We got started a little late. I mean, we're probably -- we're ahead of the old cycles. We're...
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|Mayor Rudy Giuliani On The Campaign Trail (Transcript of Hugh Hewitt Interview with Rudy Giuliani!)
| Posted by areafiftyone
On News/Activism 02/23/2007 4:47:17 PM PST · 225 replies · 1,812+ views
Hugh Hewitt ^ | 2/23/07
HH: Welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show, Mayor. Good to have you. RG: How are you, Hugh? HH: Im great. RG: Good to talk to you. HH: Im great. Mayor, the campaigns off to a pretty early start. Are you surprised to see Senators Clinton and Obama throwing bricks at each other this early? RG: Im surprised on both scores. I mean, I think it is off to an early start, but you know...and I think everybodys rushing to catch up, and I am surprised that it got so personal so quickly, but I think that was by accident....
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|Rudy on gun control: "You've got to REGULATE consistent with the Second Amendment"
| Posted by Jim Robinson
On News/Activism 02/07/2007 2:40:44 PM PST · 1,510 replies · 18,730+ views
FOX News ^ | Feb 6, 2007 | Hanity and Colmes
HANNITY: Let me move on. And the issue of guns has come up a lot. When people talk about Mayor Giuliani, New York City had some of the toughest gun laws in the entire country. Do you support the right of people to carry handguns? GIULIANI: I understand the Second Amendment. I support it. People have the right to bear arms. When I was mayor of New York, I took over at a very, very difficult time. We were averaging about 2,000 murders a year, 10,000... HANNITY: You inherited those laws, the gun laws in New York? GIULIANI: Yes, and...
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|Giuliani on Hannity: VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT
| Posted by Mia T
On News/Activism 02/06/2007 7:11:58 AM PST · 224 replies · 2,125+ views
YouTube, Hannity and Colmes | 2.6.07 | Mia T
Monday, February 05, 2007 Giuliani on Hannity: MUST SEE TV Part 1: Part 2: If you can't view it or are at work, click below for transcript TRANSCRIPT: HANNITY: I'm Sean Hannity. We get to our top story tonight. Earlier today former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani filed a statement of candidacy papers. Mayor Giuliani joins us for "Hannity & Colmes" exclusive. Congratulations or condolences? GIULIANI: A little of both. Mostly congratulations. It's wonderful thing to be organizing and putting together and it's very humbling to think that running for president of the united states is-- for a...
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Great thread, Jim. Nice resource. Pay no attention to the naysayers.
Now as for "reducing crime" let's look at what gun-grabbing RINO-Rooty actually did (as compared to what he wants us to think he did):
The NYC murder/crime rate "looked like" it fell through the floor during Rooty's mayoral tenure.
However, Rudy manipulated the figures by juggling the way NYC compiled crime statistics.
For instance, Rooty elevated adolescent pranks like window-breaking to the status of a crime. Since breaking windows occurs much more frequently, the stats looked lower for crimes like murder (when compared to window-breaking).
When the juggled crime stats started looking good, then-police chief William Bratton became a media darling, lionized by the NY elite, invited to all the A-list parties. Mayor Giussolini was incensed that Bratton was getting all the attention-----the little emperor summarily fired Bratton to get him out of the way.
Bratton became LA's police chief---man, if only he'd talk, what stories we'd hear about Emperor Rooty.
Fine! When armed thugs kick in your front door, you will only have God to help you and your family. Hopefully he will.
Pure conjecture. AKA - made-up stuff. :)
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
You must keep the money flowing from the gullible.
That sounds like the stuff one reads at Huff Post and Daily Kos. The Bush “regime” tries to scare us with talk of 9-11, blah blah.
New York City Mayor-elect Rudolph W. Giuliani said he advocated a "uniform licensing system with real teeth in it," including background checks, lessons, tests and required renewals every two years to "show you're stable, you're healthy, you're able to handle a gun."Chicago Tribune, Dec 9, 1993
"Anything we can do . . . that will reduce the number of weapons in the country will help cities in particular and help police officers" said Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney. Handguns should be in the hands of police officers.
With crime rising as a major political issue, President Clinton said Wednesday that he is considering tough new gun-control measures that would have been rejected in less violent times.St. Louis Post, Dec 9, 1993
He said he is looking into a plan advanced by New York Mayor-elect Rudolph Giuliani to license gun owners and register their weapons in the same way that states license drivers and cars.
And, he said, Atty. Gen. Janet Reno is being asked to make recommendations on a national licensing plan for gun dealers that would function like federal clean-air regulations, "where the state and local regulations are on top of the federal regulations and all have to be complied with."
Like car drivers, gun buyers would need to pass a proficiency test under a uniform licensing proposal President Bill Clinton is considering.The Oregonian, Dec 10, 1993
White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers said Wednesday that Clinton would ask Attorney General Janet Reno to study the idea. She said Clinton was intrigued with a suggestion by New York Mayor-elect Rudolph W. Giuliani that either the federal government or the states set up strict licensing and training programs for gun buyers.
Giuliani, a Republican who met with Clinton at the White House on Tuesday, has described his plan as "a uniform licensing system with real teeth in it, and a period where you'd have to demonstrate your capability of using a gun, and then every two years you'd have to go back and once again show that you're stable, you're healthy, you're able to handle a gun and you know what to do with it."
The administration is talking about "licensing" guns, rather than "registering" them ... But in fact, the licensing procedures under consideration would be more limiting than simple registration, since they would require prospective owners to demonstrate that they can use their guns safely, as well as to provide information on them personally.
I was commenting on the Poll Results.
“Third party,” “Write-in,” “Stay home” and “Leave blank” will definitely give us eight more years of the Clintons and a Democrat Congress.
And, one or two more Ruth Bader-Ginsbergs on the Supreme Court.