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  • Donald Trump Is The Next Barack Obama

    03/01/2016 5:37:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 138 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 29, 2016 | Angerlo Codevilla
    The difference between Donald Trump and Barack Obama amounts only to whatever difference may exist between each emperor’s set of cronies.The Obama years have brought America to the brink of transformation from constitutional republic into an empire ruled by secret deals promulgated by edicts. Civics classes used to teach: “Congress makes the laws, the president carries them out, judges decide controversies, and we citizens may be penalized only by a jury of our peers.” Nobody believes that anymore, because no part of it has been true for a long time. Barack Obama stopped pretending that it is. During the twentieth...
  • Surge in Early Balloting Shifts Florida Races (Rooty's NYC liberals switching voter registrations?)

    01/28/2008 3:53:49 AM PST · by Liz · 29 replies · 154+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | January 27, 2008 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    BOCA RATON, Fla. A flood of early ballots from Republican voters, has already exceeded the turnout in the contests in Iowa, NH and Nevada. As of Friday night, nearly 400,000 party Republicans had cast early votes, either in person or by mail......There were 3.8 million Republicans qualified to vote Tuesday. That offers a glimmer of hope to Giuliani's calculated effort to get his supporters to vote early hoping to bank a substantial number of votes before losses in other early states raised questions about his viability and his competitors arrived in the state, driving down his numbers in the polls....
  • In Matters Big and Small, Crossing Giuliani Had Price (Rudy Hits Low and Hard)

    01/22/2008 6:05:07 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 86 replies · 168+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 22, 2008 | MICHAEL POWELL and RUSS BUETTNER
    Rudolph W. Giuliani likens himself to a boxer who never takes a punch without swinging back. As mayor, he made the vengeful roundhouse an instrument of government, clipping anyone who crossed him. In August 1997, James Schillaci, a rough-hewn chauffeur from the Bronx, dialed Mayor Giulianis radio program on WABC-AM to complain about a red-light sting run by the police near the Bronx Zoo. ...That morning, police officers appeared on Mr. Schillacis doorstep. What are you going to do, Mr. Schillaci asked, arrest me? He was joking, but the officers were not. They slapped on handcuffs and took him to...
  • The Case for Rudy Giuliani

    01/22/2008 4:51:53 AM PST · by StatenIsland · 107 replies · 183+ views ^ | 1/22/08 | Dennis Prager
    Rudy Giuliani may have made a great mistake by not campaigning in New Hampshire, Nevada, Iowa and South Carolina. But between Rudy Giuliani (and, for that matter, Mitt Romney) on the one hand and John McCain on the other, there is little question as to who more embodies mainstream conservative and Republican principles. But Giuliani is not merely more of a conservative than John McCain. In fact, if it is Ronald Reagan that Republicans want, Giuliani is extraordinarily close to that venerated man. Ronald Reagan stood for two great beliefs: that big government is a big problem for a free...
  • Giuliani trailing on home ground: (WNBC/Marist - NY) poll

    01/21/2008 11:16:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 206+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/21/08 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is trailing in the race for the Republican presidential nomination even on his home turf of New York state, a new poll showed on Monday. The WNBC/Marist poll ahead of the February 5 primaries in New York showed 34 percent of registered Republicans support John McCain, compared to 23 percent for Giuliani. Among Republicans likely to vote, McCain kept his 34 percent support, while Giuliani was tied in second place with Mitt Romney at 19 percent. McCain's campaign has been boosted by wins in New Hampshire and South Carolina...
  • Senior Giuliani Campaign Staffers Forego Paychecks

    01/11/2008 8:11:00 AM PST · by Calpernia · 55 replies · 824+ views
    1010wins ^ | Friday, 11 January 2008 10:20AM
    About a dozen senior campaign staffers for Rudy Giuliani are foregoing their January paychecks, aides said Friday, a sign of possible money trouble for the Republican presidential candidate. "We have enough money, but we could always use more money,'' contended Mike DuHaime, Giuliani's campaign manager and one of those who now is working for free. "We want to make sure we have enough to win.'' At the end of December, he said the campaign had $11.5 million cash on hand, $7 million of which can be used for the primary. He disputed the notion of a cash-strapped campaign, and said...

    12/31/2007 3:16:44 AM PST · by Liz · 100 replies · 255+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 31, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE and GEOFF EARLE
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Giuliani's support here has plummeted into single digits....according to new surveys released yesterday. A Reuters poll shows the ex-mayor capturing just 8% of the vote - tied for fourth place with Thompson and Ron Paul. An MSNBC poll shows Giuliani tied with Paul for fifth place with a measly 5% of the vote - near the bottom of the pack. "Where has he been? He stopped showing up," said conservative activist Jamie Johnson, who runs a radio station. Giuliani did not air a single TV ad in Iowa, and his 15 trips here were far...
  • Giuliani Hits a Rocky Stretch as Voting Approaches

    12/24/2007 4:39:11 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 40 replies · 758+ views
    NY Times ^ | 24 December 2007 | By ADAM NAGOURNEY
    HAMPTON, N.H. Rudolph W. Giuliani has entered a turbulent period in his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, marked by what his aides acknowledge are missteps, sharp shifts in strategy and evidence that reports about his personal life have hurt his national standing. A $3 million investment in radio and television advertising in New Hampshire, a belated effort to become competitive in this state, is now viewed by the campaign as a largely wasted expenditure. A Boston Globe poll published Sunday found that support for Mr. Giuliani had dropped in New Hampshire over the past month, even before any...
  • Here's why I support Giuliani, and it has nothing to do with his response to September 11

    12/20/2007 3:42:11 AM PST · by Righting · 68 replies · 134+ views
    Here's why I support Giuliani, and it has nothing to do with his response to September 11: Rudy Giuliani eliminated street crime in New York City. The conventional wisdom said it couldn't be done, and the reasons are suspiciously similar to what the same bloviators say about the war against Islamofascism today: 1. There actually isn't a problem; if you think it's a problem, you're a racist. 2. Okay, there is a problem, but it's because of white racism; to try to eradicate the problem using barbaric force without solving the root causes is useless. 3. Okay, force can in...
  • WHY GIULIANI NEEDS A MIRACLE (go ahead, Rudy--wanna try kicking so/con Repubs to the curb, again?)

    12/18/2007 6:17:18 AM PST · by Liz · 72 replies · 123+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 18, 2007 | RICH LOWRY
    --SNIP--Giuliani is finally suffering from the natural gravitational pull of his messy personal life (as mayor, he financed a security detail for his mistress) and his ideological heterodoxy (especially on social issues) has dragged him down to a level where it is no longer an invisible force. His supporters thought that he'd bump up in the NH polls once he started advertising. But since Nov 10 he's spent more than Romney and McCain, and Giuliani's numbers have, if anything, declined slightly. Pundits speculated that the WOT was the new social issue, more important to Republicans than abortion or gay marriage.........over...
  • Giuliani, Very Open? Theres Always a First Time

    12/15/2007 10:09:01 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 15 replies · 145+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2007 | JIM DWYER
    A few years back, a man named Russell Harding held a City Hall patronage job that came with a government credit card, which he used to steal more than $250,000. Crooks happen. What kept Mr. Harding in thievery for three years was that the city government, led by his patron, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, slammed the door on the one person who sought the Harding credit card records, a reporter with The Village Voice who filed freedom of information requests. These requests were stalled until the next mayor took office and released the documents. Before long, Mr. Harding was packed...
  • RUDY HARD-PRESSED TO DEFEND GAL PAL'S SECURITY (irrational Rooty dodges compelling questions)

    12/10/2007 3:40:41 AM PST · by Liz · 45 replies · 285+ views
    MY POST ^ | By December 10, 2007 | DAPHNE RETTER and CARL CAMPANILE
    Giuliani stammered his way through a defense of tax dollars spent on a security detail for his girlfriend when he was New York's married mayor. "There were threats; they had to be responded to," Giuliani told NBC's "Meet the Press"....."Judith didn't particularly want it, but it was done because they took the view that it was serious and it had to be done this way." Giuliani has been dogged about how much his extramarital affair cost the city.
  • 9/11 Firefighters and Family Members Plot Anti-Giuliani Ad Campaign [MUST READ]

    11/18/2007 8:28:46 AM PST · by perfect_rovian_storm · 159 replies · 1,279+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 17, 2007 | TAHMAN BRADLEY
    A group of 9/11 firefighters and victims' family members with eyes on derailing Republican Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign is close to a decision on forming an entity that would run issue ads in key early nominating states. "TV made him a hero, and we'll use TV to take him down," New York Fire Chief Jim Riches told ABC News. The final decision about the formation of an outside entity will happen sometime within the next few weeks after the group finalizes its plans at a meeting scheduled for after Thanksgiving. So far, though, under Riches' leadership, the group has sought...
  • Rudy Giuliani acknowledges flaws in first TV ad [Doesn't address Kerik or reputed mob ties]

    11/15/2007 7:25:12 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 34 replies · 54+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/15/2007 | David Saltonstall
    Okay, so I'm not perfect. But I get results. That's the soft-selling pitch of Rudy Giuliani's first presidential TV ad, which will begin airing in New Hampshire Thursday, weeks after some of his Republican rivals hit Granite State airwaves. The 60-second spot dwells on Giuliani's pre-9/11 success in driving down crime and welfare rolls as mayor. But in a veiled nod to 9/11 - as well as, perhaps, his messy personal life - Giuliani argues he has faced countless trials and still gotten results. "I've been tested in a way in which the American people can look to me," Giuliani...
  • Really really really good news for the GOP

    11/14/2007 5:27:25 AM PST · by connell · 62 replies · 75+ views ^ | Christopher Cook
    By Christopher Cook Let's face it folks, the country is in a weird mood right now. The left's incessant, squalling permatantrum™ has made people unhappy, jittery, and willing to consider hating whoever and whatever the left hates. That means the GOP. So, how does this anti-GOP mood play out in 2008?It may all depend on one thing: Michael Bloomberg. There were some rumors a while back that he might make a third party run for the presidency, and in my view, that would likely spell doom for the GOP. Here's how:He's an independent, which means he could capitalize on the...
  • The Charisma Of Courage (Positive article on Rudy)

    11/13/2007 9:10:14 AM PST · by Signalman · 15 replies · 402+ views
    HughHewitt/ ^ | November 12, 2007 | Hugh Hewitt
    Louis Freeh would go on to become director of the FBI in the1990s, but back then he ran the organized crime unit under Giuliani. He said, "Rudy's security was a serious issue. "We would sit down with him and sort of give him a security plan or advise him that he ought to have a bodyguard when he traveled around," said Freeh. "He would listen to us as he always did very carefully and say, 'I don't want that. Our job here is to be U.S. attorneys and prosecutors and if we are walking around with bodyguards we are sending...
  • Rudy's Adoption Agenda and Proven Effectiveness

    11/05/2007 8:00:35 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 61 replies · 190+ views
    Townhall ^ | June 11, 2007 | By David Vitter & Theodore B. Olson
    We are conservatives who are proud to support Rudy Giuliani for president. We support Rudy because he is a strong leader -- a man of action and a man of his word. And a big part of that is his proven effectiveness -- his record of actually changing things for the better in concrete, measurable ways. A perfect example of his leadership and proven effectiveness is Rudy's record on adoption. Rudy Giuliani dramatically increased the number of adoptions in the New York City system as mayor. Adoptions skyrocketed 133% over his eight year tenure compared to the eight years before...
  • Minnesota Senator [Coleman] Backs Giuliani

    11/02/2007 9:24:27 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 11 replies · 64+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1 Nov 07 |
    Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman said Thursday he's backing Rudy Giuliani for president, throwing his support behind a fellow moderate Republican and former mayor. "The shared vision as mayor of getting things done, tied in with his strong stance on security, Rudy gets that," Coleman told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Thursday. "So you tie those two together and it's a pretty powerful combination." Coleman also called Giuliani "ultimately electable," a pitch that Giuliani has made throughout the campaign. The two men got to know each other when Coleman was mayor of St. Paul, Minn., and Giuliani was mayor...
  • Rudy a Lefty? Yeah, Right.

    10/28/2007 4:43:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 197 replies · 106+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2007 | David Greenberg
    You wouldn't know it from reading the papers, but the favorite to win the Republican presidential nomination is a confirmed right-winger. On issues such as free speech and religion, secrecy and due process, civil rights and civil liberties, pornography and democracy, this moralist and self-styled lawman has exhibited all the key hallmarks of Bush-era conservatism. That candidate is Rudolph W. Giuliani. As any New Yorker can tell you, the last word anyone in the 1990s would have attached to the brash, furniture- breaking mayor was "liberal" -- and the second-to-last was "moderate." With his take-many-prisoners approach to crime and his...
  • Giuliani's Policy Professor: Bill Simon Jr.

    10/26/2007 9:28:57 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 19 replies · 208+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2007 | Benjamin Wallace-Wells
    Starting last fall, when Giuliani first called Bill Simon and said he was running for president, Simon, 56, has been more responsible than anyone for Giuliani's policy education, and he has been the agent charged with managing the sometimes eager, sometimes awkward relationship between the former mayor of a liberal city and the conservative establishment. Well before Giuliani said publicly that he would be a candidate, Simon put him through a rolling seminar that those in the campaign called Simon University, bringing in thinkers to brief Giuliani on key issues. The result is that though many of Giuliani's campaign operatives...

    10/21/2007 5:08:27 AM PDT · by Liz · 86 replies · 106+ views
    NY POST ^ | Oct 21, 2007 | CHARLES HURT in Washington and CARL CAMPANILE in Orlando, Fla.
    Rudy Giuliani got trounced in a survey of religious voters yesterday just hours after delivering a speech in which he vowed to reduce abortions........."I come to you today as I would if I were your president, with an open mind and an open heart, and all I ask is that you do the same," Giuliani told the socially conservative Family Research Council in Washington..........Giuliani's running strong among Florida's Republican-leaning Cuban-American voters as well as transplanted northerners.
  • Giuliani Tries to Assure Conservatives

    10/20/2007 10:17:13 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 56 replies · 82+ views
    abc news ^ | 10/20/07 | JIM KUHNHENN ap
    Giuliani Tries to Reassure Religious Conservatives Worried About His Front-Runner StatusRudy Giuliani told religious conservatives Saturday they should neither fear him for his stand on issues such as abortion nor expect he would change purely for political advantage. The Republican presidential candidate cast himself as an imperfect man who has sought guidance through prayer. In a 40-minute speech received with polite applause, the former New York mayor tried to reach out to social conservatives. He said they share common ground and he invoked, as he often does, Ronald Reagan's admonition that "my 80 percent friend is not my 20 percent...
  • Giuliani: Anti-"Reagan/Bush" Then & Now (Must See!)

    10/17/2007 7:39:46 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 24 replies · 67+ views ^ | 10-17-06 | BananaRepublican (Redstate)
    ---"...Rudy was for federally funding the slaughtering of innocent unborn human beings then, a decidedly anti-"Reagan/Bush" position..."--- You MUST follow this link and watch the videos of Rudy911.
  • Giuliani's Rhetoric on Terror Contrasts With His Record

    09/24/2007 3:17:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 131+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, September 24, 2007; Page A01 | Alec MacGillis
    As Rudolph W. Giuliani campaigns for president, he rarely misses a chance to warn about the threat from terrorists. "They hate you," he told a woman at an Atlanta college. They "want to kill us," he told guests at a Virginia luncheon. The former New York City mayor exhorts America to fight back in what he calls the "terrorists' war on us" and accuses Democrats of reverting to their "denial" in the 1990s, when, he said, President Bill Clinton erred by treating terrorism as a law enforcement matter, not a war. Democrats, he said in July, have "the same bad...
  • BAD CALL BY RUDE RUDY: PUTS NRA CROWD ON HOLD FOR JUDI ("Not tonight, Rudi. My headache's back.")

    09/22/2007 3:02:39 AM PDT · by Liz · 76 replies · 139+ views
    NY POST ^ | September 22, 2007 | CHARLES HURT in Washington and CARL CAMPANILE in N.Y.
    Because of his supporting gun control as mayor, Giuliani had already entered the room with a bull's-eye on him.
  • In Sept. 11 chaos, Giuliani forged lasting image

    09/21/2007 7:02:38 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 14 replies · 142+ views
    Calm, proactive, and sympathetic, mayor shone brightly during darkest day That first tower toppled at 9:59 a.m., a billion pounds of steel and concrete and bodies raining down. Smoke billowed like thunderheads, and New Yorks mayor seemed to disappear into deaths maw. Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani was two blocks from the south tower, in an office on Barclay Street, trying to get the vice president on the phone, when his world went dark with smoke. Back at City Hall, Deputy Mayor Rudy Washington waited and wondered and dialed the governor. We really didnt know what had become of the mayor,...
  • Rudy's Gun Control Agenda

    09/19/2007 5:52:12 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 25 replies · 403+ views
    The 2007 version of Rudy Giuliani defends his past support of gun control as a necessary evil to fight crime in a big city. When pressed about his views of the Second Amendment by Sean Hannity of Fox News, Giuliani attempted to tap dance around his gun control record without alienating the 290 million people who don't live in New York City. The former mayor told Hannity that gun control was "appropriate" for the city, but that states and cities should be allowed to make those decisions locally. "So," Hannity continued, "you would support the state's rights to choose...
  • GIULIANI TO WOO NRA (gun-grabber tells NRA he's "changed")

    09/18/2007 4:49:35 AM PDT · by Liz · 129 replies · 724+ views
    NY POST ^ | Sept 18, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Rudy Giuliani, an ardent gun-control advocate as mayor, will address the NRA Friday.
  • Hillary Slayer ... (a battle Giuliani was born to fight)

    09/17/2007 5:11:52 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 75 replies · 85+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 9/17/2007 | Philip Klein
    As one of his supporters, actor Robert Duvall, might say: Rudy played this one beautifully. Last week, all Republican politicians worth their weight came out blasting for taking out a full-page ad in the New York Times smearing Gen. David Petraeus on the day he was scheduled to deliver his Iraq progress report to Congress. The outrage among conservatives only grew as leading Democrats failed to condemn the ad, Hillary Clinton questioned the general's honesty, and it was disclosed that the far left group was given a drastically reduced advertising rate in the New York Times. But while other...
  • The Risk of President Giuliani

    09/17/2007 5:58:58 AM PDT · by gridlock · 128 replies · 321+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/17/07 | Niall Ferguson
    (snip) I remember visiting the pre-Giuliani Manhattan. It was like one long episode of "Kojak." The professions then open to young New Yorkers were dealer, hood, hooker, junkie, pimp -- or bent cop. Yet by the time I moved to the city, not long after 9/11, the analysts outnumbered the psychos. "Kojak" had been replaced by "Seinfeld." A large share of the credit for that transformation belongs to Giuliani. His presidential bid is based on the notion that what worked for the world's capital city can work for the world. America, Giuliani says, must remain "on offense" to win the...
  • In Surge, Giuliani Now Tops Clinton by Seven Points

    08/16/2007 11:40:19 AM PDT · by Kuksool · 64 replies · 1,675+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 16, 2007 | Rasmussen Reports
    After being virtually tied with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for several months, Republican contender Rudy Giuliani now leads Clinton up 47% to 40% in the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. In the match-up of the frontrunners, this result marks a significant shift. For the last three months the two frontrunners have never been further apart than three percentage points. Last month, Giuliani and Clinton were separated by just a single point.
  • Giuliani: 'Leave My Family Alone'

    08/16/2007 10:07:01 AM PDT · by Saint Louis · 43 replies · 1,058+ views ^ | 08-16-2007 | Saint Louis
    DERRY, N.H. (AP) - Republican Rudy Giuliani said Thursday that people should "leave my family alone" when asked by a New Hampshire woman why the presidential candidate should expect loyalty from voters when he doesn't get it from his children. Answering questions at a town-hall meeting, Giuliani was asked why he should expect loyalty from GOP voters when his children aren't backing him. "I love my family very, very much and will do anything for them. There are complexities in every family in America," Giuliani said calmly and quietly. "The best thing I can say is kind of, 'leave my...
  • Elite Media Fears Giuliani as GOP Nominee

    08/09/2007 5:54:29 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 76 replies · 1,434+ views
    Fox News/ RCP ^ | Wednesday, August 08, 2007 | Russ Smith
    Rudy Giuliani's quest for the presidency isn't one I embrace, but the vitriol perhaps born of fear that he could win in 2008 leveled against him by the elite media and left wing magazines is surely disproportionate. As a Manhattan resident from 1987-2003, I never cared for Giuliani's constant self-aggrandizement, odd political decisions (his endorsement of Mario Cuomo in '94) and almost comical and fruitless efforts to censor artists he considered lewd and blasphemous. Those detriments, however, paled compared to his grandstanding in the late 1980s, when, as if taking direction from The New York Times, he zealously...
  • Giuliani claims centrist position

    06/29/2007 5:36:36 AM PDT · by Neville72 · 19 replies · 364+ views
    Captains Quarters | 6/29/2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Rudy Giuliani either has given up attempting to sound conservative or has forgotten that all presidential primary politics is national in today's media environment. While trying to woo Californians, Rudy claimed that he would govern in the same manner as Arnold Schwarzenegger has in the Golden State -- a promise that may not thrill Republicans in or out of California: Mayor Giuliani is telling California voters wondering what kind of president he would make that they need to look no further than their popular Republican governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. "I governed very much like your governor does," Mr. Giuliani said as...
  • Rudy Commits to Reforming Washington

    06/21/2007 9:54:06 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 53 replies · 870+ views
    While most of the Democrat and Republican Canidates are playing their political games, Rudy Giuliani is committing to the policies that other Republican canidates and politicians have abandoned. On the heels of McCain accusing us of being "anti-immigration," Trent Lott saying we are controled by talk radio and the president trying to force through the horrible immigration bill that no Americans want, it's time conervatives wake up and support Giuliani: **** Last week I unveiled my optimistic vision for the future of America. Nothing energizes people more than doing the impossible and my 12 Commitments to the American People are...
  • Conservatives for Rudy????? (Vanity)

    06/17/2007 3:28:57 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 97 replies · 1,118+ views
    Aussie Dasher | 17 June 2007 | Aussie Dasher
    THe latest Free Republic poll shows 7.8% of FReepers and Lurkers supporting Rudy Giuliani for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008. Rudy supports the killing of babies, gay marriage and massive gun 'control'. These are views he has never hidden. Can somebody - anybody - please explain to me how any conservative can support a candidate with such views? One would be too many - but 7.8%????
  • Rudy Giuliani Hounded by Radicals

    05/29/2007 2:47:40 PM PDT · by SJackson · 104 replies · 2,053+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 5-28-07
    Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani has been making fund-raising appearances in his home turf, New York City, but hes been hounded by reporters and protesters questioning him about the 9/11 attacks. A radical group in the Bronx accused him of being one of the "criminals of 9/11, according to local radio station 1010 WINS. One young woman who claimed she was a relative of a 9/11 victim confronted the Republican candidate outside a Bronx restaurant and asked him why he told [former ABC news anchor] Peter Jennings the towers would fall that day, but allowed the rescue efforts of firefighters and...
  • Ground Zero Illnesses Clouding Giulianis Legacy

    05/13/2007 7:09:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 1,342+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 14, 2007 | ANTHONY DePALMA
    Anyone who watched Rudolph W. Giuliani preside over ground zero in the days after 9/11 glimpsed elements of his strength: decisiveness, determination, self-confidence. Those qualities were also on display over the months he directed the cleanup of the collapsed World Trade Center. But today, with evidence that thousands of people who worked at ground zero have become sick, many regard Mr. Giulianis triumph of leadership as having come with a human cost. An examination of Mr. Giulianis handling of the extraordinary recovery operation during his last months in office shows that he seized control and largely limited the influence of...
  • What Happened to Giuliani's Momentum? ("Conservatives ... Will Decide the Nomination," RE: Rudy)

    05/03/2007 3:33:36 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 27 replies · 709+ views ^ | 05/01/2007 | Bill Hobbs
    Is the Rudy Giuliani campaign starting to lose momentum? Patrick Hynes, who works for John McCain's campaign, passes along a blog post at that mentions a new Cook Poll that shows Giuliani is leading McCain by 7 points. That's a decent lead, but, says blogger Matt Lewis, "McCain appears to be showing a significant upward trend." According to, the numbers represent a drop in Guiliani's lead over McCain from 17 points (34% to 17%) a month ago. I'm not surprised. It's early - waaaaaay early - in this race and no candidate should think that a big...
  • What Giuliani Has to Do

    05/01/2007 5:18:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 86 replies · 873+ views
    National Review on Line ^ | May 1, 2007 | Byron York
    Anthony Carbonetti has heard the conventional wisdom a million times. Republican primary voters may say they like Rudy Giuliani now, that wisdom goes, but once they learn his positions on abortion, gay marriage, and guns, theyll abandon the former New York mayor in a heartbeat. Carbonetti, Giulianis long-time right-hand man he was the mayors chief of staff from 1999 to 2001 doesnt buy it. Why do you think they dont know? he asks, referring to those conservative voters for whom abortion, or marriage, or guns are overwhelmingly important issues. Im of the impression that people do know. If...
  • RUDY SHIFTY ON GUNS AT N.H. FORUM (gun-grabber puckered up--pandering to all sides)

    04/25/2007 4:39:59 AM PDT · by Liz · 50 replies · 1,062+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 25, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE, Post Correspondent
    Rudy Giuliani to college kids jittery over the Virginia Tech New England College.... defended what critics call his evolving position on gun control. In the 1990s, Giuliani said, he did support an extension of a federal assault-weapons ban and stricter anti-gun enforcement on city streets. "I did use our own laws in NYC very effectively".........But he said, "I agree with the Second Amendment"..... Giuliani said federal law shouldn't bar states from adopting their own gun-control measures. "What works in NY might not work in Texas," he said.
  • 2008 Republican Presidential Primary - Giuliani 28% McCain 15% Thompson 12%

    04/24/2007 5:35:01 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 172 replies · 2,140+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 4/24/07
    Last week, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Arizona Senator John McCain both gained support in the race for the GOP nomination. This week, the top four contenders all lost ground. But, through it all, Giuliani remains on top with a double digit lead.The latest Rasmussen Reports national poll shows Giuliani with 28%, thirteen points more than McCain’s total of 15%. Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson remains undeclared but in third place with 12% support. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney remains slightly behind Thompson at 10%. The stability in the GOP competition stands in stark contrast to...
  • A-ROD $TARRING ON RUDY A-TEAM (smallest donor base includes liberals, sex therapist, hyphenates)

    04/14/2007 3:26:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 174 replies · 2,300+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 14, 2007 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and IAN BISHOP
    Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and former Mets star Keith Hernandez - both chipped in to elect Rudy Giuliani, who had $11M socked away in the bank...... (plus) Yankees owner George Steinbrenner ....former "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer, "Wedding Singer" funnyman Adam Sandler, "Dancing with the Stars" twirler John O'Hurley and actor Ben Stein......dressmaker Vera Wang, who designed Judith Giuliani's gown for their 2003 nuptials; "Sopranos" producer Brad Grey; financiers Carl Icahn, Charles Schwab and John Wren; sex expert Dr. Judy Kuriansky; diet guru Jenny Craig; and authors Mary Higgins Clark and Nelson DeMille. Islanders boss Charles Wang ....and a string of...
  • Giuliani Backs DNA Testing Of Newborns for Identification (1998 Article)

    04/09/2007 7:32:53 AM PDT · by flashbunny · 94 replies · 1,004+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 17, 1998 | BRUCE LAMBERT
    Escalating his debate with civil liberties advocates, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani said yesterday that he had "no problem" with the DNA testing and fingerprinting of all newborns, although he did not propose actually gathering such records. -snip- Asked whether the DNA samples from children in support cases should also be given to law enforcement agencies, the Mayor said: "The same way fingerprints are available, DNA should be available." He called DNA tests "a wonderful protection for the innocent and another method of catching the guilty," as well as a tool for determining paternity. When asked whether all children should have...
  • Giuliani Surmounts Expectations In N.H.

    04/04/2007 5:14:11 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 108 replies · 1,092+ views
    HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. -- The guests at Thomas and Ellen Christo 's home on New Hampshire's Seacoast on Monday night knew Rudolph W. Giuliani's history well -- his three marriages, his support for abortion rights, even recent news of a federal investigation targeting his former business partner and police commissioner, Bernard Kerik .But as Giuliani walked under red, white, and blue bunting to arrive at the first New Hampshire house party of his presidential campaign, camera flashes popped and the crowd brimmed with anticipation. When the former mayor of New York whipped off his glasses, stood in front of an...
  • Rudy's Bernie Problem

    03/31/2007 8:27:23 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 169 replies · 742+ views
    CBS News ^ | 3/31/07
    Former New York mayor and current Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani acknowledged Friday that he made a mistake by touting his former police commissioner Bernard Kerik to be President Bush's homeland security chief. "The Mayor has said repeatedly it was a mistake to recommend Mr. Kerik for DHS," Giuliani's consulting firm, Giuliani Partners, said in a statement to The Associated Press. That followed a New York Times report that Giuliani was told about Kerik's relationship with a company with suspected ties to organized crime as long ago as 2000, when he was considering Kerik for the city's top police spot....
  • PPIC California Poll - Rudy 33% McCain 19% Gingrich 14% Romney 7%

    03/29/2007 5:45:03 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 65 replies · 224+ views
    PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government, March 2007 On the Republican side, Rudy Giulliani (33%) leads in the presidential primary race, followed by John McCain (19%), Newt Gingrich (14%), and Mitt Romney (7%). Guiliani has similar support among men and women, and conservatives and others. Gingrich has more support among conservatives and men, while McCain has similar support among men and women, but less support among conservatives than others. In a national survey, Giuliani led McCain by 40 percent to 20 percent, according to the March TIME poll. To Summarize: Rudy - 33%McCain - 19%Gingrich -14%Romney - 7%Mayor Giuliani...
  • Interview with Rudy Giuliani (Larry Kudlow)

    03/27/2007 12:02:11 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 65 replies · 1,132+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 26, 2007 | Larry Kudlow and Rudy Giuliani
    GUILIANI: If you're talking about a response of government, probably what government can do best is to try to limit spending and try to bring down government spending. We haven't done that in a while. We haven't done it in a concerted way. And it seems to me that's how the federal budget can have the best impact on the private economy. And make it clear that we're going to extend the tax cuts and it's not just a temporary thing so people can look forward to long term planning. And look for other ways in which we can put...
  • HILLARY CLINTONSTAHL: clinton agitprop machine censors truth about hillary

    06/27/2005 1:11:21 PM PDT · by Mia T · 34 replies · 3,133+ views
    6.27.05 | Mia T
    HILLARY CLINTONSTAHLclinton agitprop machine censors truth about hillary by Mia T, 6.27.05 All propaganda has to be popular and has to adapt its spiritual level to the perception of the least intelligent of those towards whom it intends to direct itself. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampfjackboot thugs Biography lends to death a new terror.................................................................... Oscar Wilde.................................................................................Upstaged, clinton Recycles Tired Canard, Tries New Revisionist Tack..................... Hypocrisy abounds in this Age of Clinton, a Postmodern Oz rife with constitutional deconstruction and semantic subversion, a virtual surreality polymarked by presidential alleles peccantly misplaced or, in the...
  • CA: (Chairman Mao) Lockyer calls Arnold Austrian autocrat

    03/16/2005 8:41:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 408+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 3/16/05 | Lisa Friedman
    WASHINGTON - California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, in the nation's capital boosting his plans to run for governor, said Tuesday that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has brought an autocratic "odor of Austrian politics" to the California statehouse. "It has a little bit of the sort of odor of Austrian politics. There's a sort of arrogance of power that bothers me," said Lockyer, who has raised $11 million for his campaign. Asked if he was referring to a particular era in European history, Lockyer said, "I'm just talking about the culture - that there's a long history of autocracy. It's an elite...