The New York Times reported that “While former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York has been criticized for remarks he made at a small dinner event in Manhattan about President Obama and his ‘love’ for, establishment Republicans also have questioned the reaction of the person being honored at that reception, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who is a likely Republican presidential contender in 2016.”
In the event you didn’t hear or read it, The Mayor 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.” He added: “What I don’t find with Obama — this will get me in more trouble again — is a really deep knowledge of history. I think it’s a dilettante’s knowledge of history.”
Of course this has caused a fully predictable uproar, although I don’t why it should. Giuliani is right. Obama couldn’t possibly have the same reverence for this country – and that’s not his fault.
NBC was no doubt surprised that Giuliani didn’t strike the usual republican shrinking violet pose when challenged about his comments when he said “I’m right about this. I have no doubt about it. I do not withdraw my words.” Good for Rudy!
So when asked about the Mayor’s comments Scott Walker quipped to the Associated Press “You should ask the president what he thinks about America. I’ve never asked him so I don’t know.” Walker added that “The mayor can speak for himself.”
Just as predictable as the democrat reaction, this didn’t sit well with establishment republican wimps.
Reports are that his lack of any separation from Giuliani over the comments has frustrated some senior Republicans, who said Walker was still not sure-footed on the national stage.
Well – maybe it’s time to ship off the “senior” (citizen) republicans to the retirement home, where they belong.
However, merely not commenting on the mayor’s remarks isn’t good enough.
Oh no – not good enough at all. First you must condemn his statements as being fringe and inflammatory. Then you must begin a Twitter HASTAG campaign to show you care. You don’t actually have to care – but as long as you #care, that will do.
Oh look – one was started for us. The Daily Mail reported that “The White House started the hashtag #ObamaLovesAmerica on Twitter, the hashtag was tweeted more than 50,000 times in 24 hours,” assuming they weren’t generated.
Well, that’s 50,000 people who care more than us and are undoubtedly better human beings. That’s for sure – because you know it takes a special kind of person to start a HASTAG campaign.
Until now, I had concluded that Obama didn’t love America – not like we do – but that was before I saw #ObamaLovesAmerica.
Now I know he LovesAmerica and that’s proof enough for me.
Shame on you for questioning him Rudy!
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