...In which I ask the question: "Why Rudy?"
By Bert M cordoneq... Posted in Archived — Comments (38) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
America's Mayor, as he is fondly referred to, is a republican. On Sept. 11th, Rudy won much acclaim for his heroic leadership; he cemented himself in the American political psyche. But how did he do this? The better question is, why is Rudy a Republican? And the best question yet: why are some republicans coalescing around him, propelling him to the republican nomination?
"I want public funding for abortions." - Rudy Giuliani
Many people point to Rudy's liberal social views as reasons he shouldn't be in the republican party. I won't bother listing out his various transgression - I don't want to blow my word count all at once. While Mitt Romney sees his children doing a great service to this country by helping his campaign, Rudy can't even get his children to endorse his candidacy. If the people who know Rudy won't endorse him, why should we?
"Illegal immigration is not a crime."
While Rudy may aspire to a bilingual America, I do not. Nor do many republicans or many democrats for that matter. We all know Rudy is soft on illegal immigration. Is this something we as republicans can look past? I hope not.
"Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do."
We supposedly live in the land of the free. Is this who we want leading the free world? Someone who doesn't even understand the concept of freedom? Has the republican party really become the party of the southern democrats during the cvil rights movement? A party that does not understand the concept of freedom? Martin Luther King was a republican because this party was founded in freedom and for freedom. Not, as Rudy would have it, for fascism and the expansion of the state. Check out his record in NY for more on that.
Besides not understanding freedom, he seems to have forgotten to read the second amendment, or perhaps the whole constitution. He has no respect for gun rights, a mainstay of the republican party. Are we republicans willing to elect another president who has no respect for gun rights and no understanding of the role of the president under the constitution?
I am so befuddled as to why so many republicans look to Rudy as their savior. Is it really about security? Are people so worried about Islamofascism that they think electing another RINO will put an end to the crecent terror? Are people so taken by his performance on 9/11 that they think he will vanquish Islamfascism? Please. Anyways, what did he do on 9/11 that anyone else wouldn't have done? Riddle me that, o ye Rudy-lovers.
Why is Rudy a republican? I'm still not sure. Maybe you can enlighten me.