it’s official, Rudy Giuliani is a sell out

November 17, 2007 | Filed Under Elections 

Rudy Giuliani is the GOP front-runner for a few of reasons.

Giuliani’s pro-choice history of Rudy Giuliani is now being cast aside because Rudy Giuliani promises to appoint judges that are in line with the religious right.

“Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani Friday assured conservatives he will nominate Supreme Court justices they would find acceptable.” -CNN

Giuliani said he’d nominate justices in the model of Chief Justice John Roberts, Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

“We’re seeking to find judges to understand the important concept that judges exist to interpret the law, not to invent the law,” Giuliani said. “We believe in the rule of law, not in the rule of judges. Our constitutional principles teach us that we have to recognize the limitations on power as a way to protect our liberties.”

I can understand why the religious right is putting the kind of pressure on Rudy that he’s received. I can see why a lot of people choose to take a stand on religion, God is the most important entity in the lives of many Americans. On the other hand, I can’t understand why anyone would think that Rudy Giuliani is electable as a “stay the course” candidate. We had President Bush, we all read the news and we can see that the President’s approval ratings are terribly low. His ratings are worse than Nixon’s after he was impeached and the growing amount of Americans that want the President removed from office is higher than the numbers we saw for Nixon.

We can try and fool ourselves about the issue, but it isn’t simply President Bush’s “incompetence”. There is more there than meets the eye, his policies, his propaganda, his divisiveness, his intolerance and desire to ‘break the rules’ when he feels the ends justify the means. There are many more problems with the President, but a lot of the issues that have hampered his presidency has to do with political decisions and the GOP neo-conservative movement that doesn’t fit in with main stream America’s direction.

What do we know about Rudy Giuliani?

Rudy Giuliani has only been critical about President Bush to the extent that he “mismanaged” the war. So, basically Rudy Giuliani wants to take the war on terror and jam it up the gut of every brown foreigner that looks at us with so much as an evil eye. The frightening aspect of this attitude is that everyone outside American borders is suspicious and distrusting of America. Very few people like us now, it isn’t just the terrorists and extremists. Our allies are quietly stepping away from us and uttering obscenities under their breaths and it seems the GOP has been oblivious to this fact.

Rudy Giuliani cannot win in 2008
Even more remarkable about Rudy Giuliani is his insistence that he is the best candidate “for the job.” What job is he referring to? He isn’t running for President of 9/11, he already won that by a great margin thanks to his own pats on the back in public. What Rudy Giuliani IS running for is President of the United States. Our United States is made up of many competing interests, this is true. He’s already let his feelings be known that he thinks Democrats are “losers” and subscribes to the “defeatocrat” line of propaganda. By acting in such an extreme fashion when the majority of America registers as Democrat or Independent (75% of independent are anti-War) he’s effectively initiated a war at home. There already was a war at home over America’s future, but he has drawn the line in the sand and like some of his friends in public office, he believes “You are either with us or against us.”

As unpopular as the Iraq War has become and as angry as Americans are on a whole, I can’t see his strategy working out for him. Everything that is liberal about him and makes him appealing to the American majority he has dismissed as ‘anti-American’ even though he has traditionally supported a more moderate position. In a sense, he’s trying to do what Hillary Clinton is doing… split the vote in the middle with his liberal past and his neo-conservative viewpoints that might net him the supporters he needs come election day. The biggest hurdle that Giuliani is going to have to leap is his reputation on 9/11. It’s no secret that he wants to be a war President, but Americans and the world have seen where that gets us. We know where that is headed, and to those of us who still have our heads above our shoulders, there is no chance in hell that we’d vote for Rudy Giuliani.

Electable? Please, he has no chance, no matter what his propaganda machine at Fox News feeds the neo-con base, it’s over.

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