Rudolph Giuliani’s hot off the press comments about President Barack Obama has proven the politician to be a delusional racist. While speaking in front of a New York fundraising crowd, he tried to deliver poignant commentary on Obama’s apparent lack of patriotism, but instead said:
“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up, through love of this country.”
These are such hateful words from the former Mayor of New York which are the complete opposite of the “United We Stand” mantra that his reprehensible reputation (back in 9/11/ 2001) was salvaged by. Instead of exercising a level of common decency when discussing the President so publicly, his recent behavior issues him VIP status to the “I’m Not Racist But Say Racist Things” club. You know, the type of person that still doesn’t believe a Black people can be well-spoken.
This is also the type of person who makes such passive aggressive statements towards people of other ethnicities, cultures and lifestyles, we’re beginning to wonder how Giuliani was raised? He’s 70-years-old. He earned his Americana badge during one of the most tragic eras of the United States–9/11. The relics of a man who once stood for New York bravery was nowhere to be found in those defamatory comments and in fact has become more of a shadow of “America’s Mayor” for the last seven years.
A sea of complaints galloped his way the next day, since anyone with reading comprehension could feel the racist undertone of his comments. But his farcical outlook worsened when during a New York Times interview, Guiliani objected the notion of practicing racism due to the following reasons. “Some people thought it was racist — I thought that was a joke, since he was brought up by a White mother, a White grandfather, went to White schools and most of this he learned from White people. This isn’t racism. This is socialism or possibly anti-colonialism.” Anti-colonialism? There’s a reason why the founding fathers had a revolution.
Guiliani continues, “You should be able to comment about the president of the United States without being accused of racism when you disagree with him.” Wasn’t his previous explanation that Obama was primarily raised by the White side of his lineage? So Black or families of color teach their children to hate America? What are you talking about?
Giuliani, who ran for the Republican ticket in 2008, was rejected by his own party but still wants to be seen as a GOP team player in singing the same old song about Barack Obama. He’s held a grudge towards Obama since 2008, joining hotheads like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, always adamant to prove that Obama doesn’t deserve or couldn’t possibly be an American.
Absolutely nothing about Giuliani’s original comments even leaned close to being of comedic. What Giuliani did was mask his personal opinions and hatred towards Obama as quasi-political revelations. What would possess him to make such terrible comments and think he was enlightening us? What he did inform us on was how acrimonious he is in the head and it’s starting to seriously cloud attempts at justified critical judgment.
Guiliani disrespected our President. He’s guilty of the very thing he’s accusing Obama for–if you hate our president, you hate America. He could at least choose to be civil. From the State of the Union address to sudden press conferences on national and world events, Obama has always vouched for America as a country that deserve to be great because it’s shown in the past that it can be. Since when does knocking down the President qualify as true American pride Giuliani?
On Fox & Friends (of course), the same day as the NYT interview, Giuliani attempted to clear up what he meant, but it still felt lopsided, “Well, first of all, I’m not questioning his patriotism. He’s a patriot, I’m sure. What I’m saying is, in his rhetoric, I very rarely hear the things that I used to hear Ronald Reagan say, the things that I used to hear Bill Clinton say about how much he loves America.”
We all love America, especially those of us born and raised here. It is our home. But Giuliani doesn’t acknowledge two things: When Clinton was president, America had its tragedies, but it was in such great financial shape, the American dream was re-born even if you worked at Starbucks. Who didn’t love America in 1996?
As for Reagan, he chose to pretend that everything was okay while the crack era nearly enveloped New York City and apartheid needed his support, which he waved goodbye at. Of course Reagan loved America, from the walls of his gilded life. When it comes to Obama’s presidency in the era of ISIS, Ferguson, the capture of Osama bin Laden and massacres in France, America doesn’t need perpetual love letters. It needs leadership. We want answers. We want to be respected for doing what’s right and look like a sorry population that believes progression has already been made.
To further show that Giuliani has a dangerously racist agenda to his commentary as of late, today in an interview with Geraldo Rivera, because of course, he slammed Obama for having a Ferguson-related press conference, but not immediately having one for ISIS killing hostages, “I find it extraordinarily offensive that when a group of Coptic Christians are slaughtered, he doesn’t hold a press conference, but he holds a press conference when a man who stole a convenience store was shot by a cop. He holds a press conference for that.”
Does anything please this guy? He complains that Obama isn’t patriotic enough to his liking but when the President discussed national issues on the home front to the American people, Giuliani swerves and says he then doesn’t care about American overseas. Obama had already spoken on ISIS, choosing love over hate and differentiating those who are of Muslim faith and non-violent and extreme terrorists hiding under the extreme Islamic title.
This week, Giuliani, louder than ever before, spoke from a soapbox of White male privilege which is non-conducive to the increasing melting pot that is America. It is unfortunate that in trying to paint Barack Obama as the bad guy of politics, he made himself more than eligible as the least un-American person in America right now.
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