Rudy Giuliani claims President Obama doesn't love America or the American people, that he was brought up not loving this country like Rudy and everyone else white apparently.
Wayne Barrett in the Daily News eviscerated Giuliani’s argument in one of the best columns I have read in a very long time.
Here’s what we know about Rudy Giuliani and love:
He got an annulment from his first wife from the best man at his wedding later a priest.
He left his second wife and the mother of his children and announced it on television before telling her he was running off with another woman. Rudy Giuliani knows a lot about love.
Judi Nathan, now his third wife, is still standing but who knows for how long.
Then there’s Rudy’s war record:
Giuliani recently told an audience in Arizona "I would go anywhere, any place, anytime, and I wouldn't give a damn what the President of the United States said, to defend my country. That's a patriot. That's a man who loves his people. That's a man who fights for his people. Unlike our President.”
As regards his desire to fight for his country Barrett points out “Rudy may have forgotten the half-dozen deferments he won ducking the Vietnam War, even getting the federal judge he was clerking for to write a letter creating a special exemption for him. And remember Bernie Kerik? He's the Giuliani police commissioner, business partner and sidekick whose nomination as homeland security secretary narrowly preceded indictments. He then did his national service in prison.”
Barrett points out some more inconsistencies in the Giuliani narrative about the way he was brought up Giuliani went so far as to rebuke the President for not being "brought up the way you were and the way I was brought up through love of this country,"
Giuliani's father Harold did time in prison for holding up a Harlem milkman and was the bat-wielding enforcer for the loan-sharking operation run out of a Brooklyn Mob store when he returned home.
As Barrett notes “he and five Rudy uncles found ways to avoid service in World War II. Harold, whose robbery conviction was in the name of an alias, made sure the draft board knew he was a felon. On the other hand, Obama's grandfather and uncle served. His uncle helped liberate Buchenwald, which apparently affected him so deeply he stayed in the family attic for six months when he returned home.
Rudy also said Obama is "more of a critic than he is a supporter of America," Giuliani was a consultant for the government of Qatar, the country his friend and FBI director Louis Freeh accused of hiding 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.’
So, when it comes to love of country, love for service, love between a man and woman, it appears Giuliani comes up very short himself.
There’s a term for that