“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.” – Rudy Giuliani
The former mayor of New York City rocked the political world the other night with a few choice words spoken at a private party that wasn’t really so private after all. Last night, he doubled down. Asked by Megyn Kelly if he wanted to apologize for his comment, Rudy G said, “Not at all, I want to repeat it.”
Needless to say, Obama supporters in and out of the media were butthurt and offended. They spent the whole day yesterday tracking down ever Republican officeholder and potential candidate to ask them what they thought of Giuliani’s remarks.
I guess the truth hurts.
Here’s the thing – Rudy Giuliani is a loose cannon. He’s always been that way, and he has a long, “colorful” history of saying stuff that gets some people upset. That’s why the media loves him.
All he did this time is say something that a lot of people think. Of course none of those people are in the media. If the media was more diverse and less insular they would realize that most people either agree with Rudy or aren’t offended by what he said.
Yesterday the Democrats unleashed a new hashtag to take advantage of the kefluffle – #ObamaLovesAmerica. They really should know better by now, because Twitter comedians immediately hijacked it and began to have fun.