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Rudy ’08: Merry Christmas

On December 20, 2007 By

Oh my. Strict constructionist judges? That’s what every kid hopes to see under the tree Christmas morning!

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Rudy’s “one hour” myth

On December 5, 2007 By

Rudy “9/11” Giuliani’s new advert puts forth a horribly false meme: that the Iranian hostages were released within an hour of Reagan’s inauguration (true) because Reagan was “tough on terror” (false).

Unfortunately for Rudy’s version of history, what actually happened was the release agreement was signed the day before the inaugural… and was negotiated by the Carter White House (led by Warren Christopher).

But why let facts get in the way of a good rant? “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”


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A town hall meeting from 2001 where Rudy shows what he’s all about.

Yeah, a Giuliani Administration would be a huge improvement over the chuckleheads we have now. (Rolleyes)

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Will pigs fly next?

Okay, I have to quickly say that I live in Virginia and our Democratic party had a great night last night – we took back control of the state senate, again emphasizing that Virginia is not really a “red” state.

Back to the subject of this post…seriously, Pat Robertson is endorsing Rudy Guiliani? What happened to all his “preaching” against gay marriage, abortion rights, etc.? Looks to me as though the thought of Hillary Clinton as president is making Robertson crazy. I guess he’s looking anywhere for someone who might be able to beat her […]

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For whom the bell tolls…

On October 2, 2007 By

The implosion of the GOP is the fruits of their own labor. They worked so hard to court the far-wingnut-right, especially the “Values Voters”, that those hardline evangelical groups feel entitled to get their ideal GOP candidate. They aren’t very happy.

In June, [Focus on the Family’s James Dobson] said: ?I cannot, and will not, vote for Rudy Giuliani in 2008. It is an irrevocable decision. If given a Hobson?s ? Dobson?s? ? choice between him and Sens. Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, I will either cast my ballot for an also-ran ? or if worse comes to worst […]

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A Nation of Bedwetters

On September 26, 2007 By

This article by Rick Perlstein perfectly underlines what a bunch of sissies we’ve been over the entire Ahmadinejad visit. I’ve made this comparison elsewhere – why can’t be behave like we did when Nikita “We will bury you” Khrushchev visited during the height of the Cold War in 1959?

Nikita Khrushchev disembarked from his plane at Andrews Air Force Base to a 21-gun salute and a receiving line of 63 officials and bureaucrats, ending with President Eisenhower. He rode 13 miles with Ike in an open limousine to his guest quarters across from the White House. Then he met […]

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No comment needed except… 1) Wow! and 2) It will be interesting to see how this story will play out alongside the presidential primary election cycle. Surely there will be a hailstorm of commentary on that over the next few days.

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Polk County judge on Thursday struck down Iowa’s law banning gay marriage and ordered the county recorder to permit gay and lesbian couples to marry.

Less than two hours after word of the ruling was publicized, two Des Moines men applied at the Polk County recorder’s office for a marriage license, and for the first time the application was accepted. The process of granting a license to marry in Iowa takes three days.

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Talk about sleeping media. Curiously not many are talking about the fact that Rudy Guiliani quit the Iraq Study Group. Apparently raising political dough was more pressing than figuring out ways to make our country and the world safer and end the mess in Iraq. Odd. Fred Kaplan over at Slate is on it:

If you don’t read Newsday, you might not know (I didn’t until this week) that Rudy Giuliani was an original member of the Iraq Study Group?the blue-ribbon commission co-chaired by James Baker and Lee Hamilton?but he was forced out after failing to show up for any […]

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Rudy might not be smoking crack. But his South Carolina Chairman can sell ya some.


Rudy and the crack slanga:

ht TPM

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According to NRO, it’s true. Rudy will stop peddling fear by continually using 9/11 for his own political gain. What else could this mean:

I am making 12 Commitments to the American People. They are intended to lift our vision from the rearview mirror to the road ahead.

OK Rudy. We’re gonna hold ya to that one. Let’s put him on the clock.

Oh, and one more thing. To go from the rearview mirror to the road ahead? You gotta lower your vision.

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Ron Paul Wins!

On May 16, 2007 By

Too damned funny:

(ht Dave at PO)

Ron Paul then comes in a close second in the end to Romney. Rudy not the frontrunner if you ask Fox News texters. I’m hearing they’ve been fumbling about trying to downplay the accuracy of their own poll all morning. Too funny.

The takeaway might be that principled positions like Paul’s stand on the war and McCain’s stand against torture are what wins over voters…not 5 year old jingoistic fearmongering screeds. Has the Rupert Murdoch liberal bias already begun to creep in?. Or maybe it’s this.

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