What’s all the fuss about? All former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said this week was that the emperor doesn’t have any clothes. This has been evident for any reasonable person during the last six years.
Actually, what he said was:
“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani said during the dinner at the 21 Club, a former Prohibition-era speakeasy in midtown Manhattan. “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.”1
Where shall we begin? Regarding the President’s childhood and mentors, much has been written. It has taken an Indian immigrant, Dinesh D’Souza, to understand the key aspects of his upbringing and education leading to the President’s decision-making. I leave that research to the reader.
As with most attempts to reason with die-hard followers, we turn to history first for similar examples. In 1974, President Nixon resigned from office because of his cover-up of the Watergate break-in which others engineered. In addition to being illegal, his actions were unbelievably senseless as he was protecting an election victory which was assured. However, as the head of the executive branch of our government and as a protector of the Constitution, it was necessary that he give up his position.
The current occupant of the White House (since not naming one’s adversaries is in vogue) tried to deflect responsibility from his administration’s inactions which led to the murder of four members of our embassy in Benghazi. Unlike Nixon, he was in the latter stages of a close re-election bid where the tragedy exposed the fallacy of his campaign comments that such enemies were on the run. Were his actions illegal? I don’t know. But it is obvious that his response indicated a greater love of his aspirations over the lives of fellow countrymen.
Nixon, too, exhibited greater concern for his desire to be re-elected over what was moral. Although no one died from his actions, he had to go. It would be in the best interests of our nation if history were to repeat itself. Score one for the former mayor.
Nixon had his “enemies list” and Obama has (his) IRS target opponents of his vision for America. The former “had these enemies targeted for tax audits or trailed by private detectives, and hired the “plumbers” to stop leaks.”2 For President Obama, we have “Despite the government’s refusal to release over 800 pages of Lerner communications, some documents that have been released show that she was discussing the targeting of conservative groups with members of the DOJ two years before the IRS even admitted that its actions were improper.”3
I’ll admit, there could be a difference in these situations. Obama may not have been quite as directly involved as Nixon.4 However, this makes him innocent as crime bosses are because they don’t carry out most crimes themselves.
Almost forgot about Nixon’s famous eighteen minutes of missing tapes from the Oval Office. Sort of pales when compared to thousands of IRS emails and documents either lost, some perhaps recovered and other documents not released for proper investigations. Truly a man who loves his country.
Yes, the American public is very tired of this issue by now — and so are our checkbooks. After all, the President only “grubered” the citizenry with the well-known lies about being able to keep your insurance and that it would cost less. Forget the fact that to stop the flow of red ink to their bottom lines, employers have had to cut workers or reduce their hours. Ignore the reality that the President joined forces with a mortal enemy of his, the insurance companies (that is, big business) to promise them that they would have to cover only ¼ of their losses. He dumped ¾ of the shortfall on the duped public.5
One more thing. The misleadingly named “Affordable Health Care Act” was trumpeted from its beginning as not being a tax on the American public.6 But presto! When the Act was pleading for its life before the Supreme Court, the Court accepted the government’s argument that it was a tax.7 You only lie to the ones you love?
While campaigning in 2008, candidate Obama declared President George W. Bush to be unpatriotic because the federal deficit has increased from $5 trillion to $9 trillion during his watch.8 Our debt has doubled to $18 trillion during Obama’s administration. If Bush was unpatriotic, what does that make Obama?
There are many other examples proving Mr. Giuliani’s assessment of our President’s attitude toward the United States. We have seen executive orders to make changes to Obamacare when the only legal way to do this is through Congress. His way, not the constitutional way.
There’s the Court overruling his attempt to bypass Congress with appointments to the NLRB with when Congress was officially in session. Papa Barack knows best.
With racial tensions as they are, we don’t need Al Sharpton or Rev. Jeremiah Wright to stir things up. We can rely on our chief executive to suggest “Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago”9 or his failure to truly calm the explosive situation in Ferguson, Missouri.10 Keep this turmoil going everywhere. A frazzled citizenry can’t constantly focus on all of the attacks within our country, a la Saul Alinsky.11
Is President Obama the Anti-Christ? Not likely, but the real one would marvel at his ability to have lies accepted as truth and his masterful embellishing of half-truths.
Is President Obama a Muslim? No, even though he doesn’t follow basic Christian precepts in his governing and seems to favor Islamic political goals. Even though he ignores Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visits as well as his warnings about Iran and generally acts in a way to allow terrorism to do it wants against Israel and the western world? The President doesn’t take any religion seriously (see his references to “freedom of worship” instead of “freedom of religion”12). More importantly, it’s likely he believes the Israelis are occupying land which is not rightfully theirs, so whatever accomplishes the goal of dispersing them is OK with him.13
Does Obama love our country? Well, this week, his administration revealed to the whole world how the U.S. plans to retake Mosul… Don’t just stand there, Democrats, contact Health and Human Services for some clothes to give to our emperor before he freezes to death. Yes, Mr. Giuliani speaks the truth.
1 – “’He’s More of a Critic’: Giuliani Says Obama Doesn’t Love America’,” as seen on Fox and Friends, http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/02/19/watch-giuliani-elaborates-fox-and-friends-about-obama-doesnt-love-america-remark, 2/19/2015
2 – from “Nixon’s Enemies List,” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/bonus-video/presidents-power-nixon/
3 – “Report: Lois Lerner’s Emails Show Obama’s Justice Department Assisted IRS To Target Conservative Groups,” by Warner Todd Huston, http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/12/11/report-lois-lerner-emails-show-obama-s-justice-department-assisted-irs-to-target-conservative-groups/, 12/11/2014
4 – “Embattled IRS official Sarah Hall Ingram made 155 visits to the White House to meet with a top Obama White House official with whom she exchanged confidential taxpayer information over email…Of Ingram’s 165 White House meetings with White House staff, a staggering 155 of them were hosted by deputy assistant to the president for health policy Jeanne Lambrew, according to a June Watchdog.Org analysis of White House visitor records…The White House recently took down visitor logs recording details of these meetings, citing the government shutdown.” From”IRS, White House officials that shared confidential taxpayer info had 155 White House meetings,” by Patrick Howley, http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/10/irs-white-house-officials-that-shared-confidential-taxpayer-info-had-155-white-house-meetings/, 10/10/2013
5 — From ”Bailing Out Health Insurers and Helping Obamacare,” Jeffrey H. Anderson, http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/bailing-out-health-insurers-and-helping-obamacare_774167.html, 1/13/2014 as posted on https://cartaremi.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/fiorina-turns-dems-claim-that-the-gop-is-the-party-of-business-on-them/
6 – “But in our most spirited exchange, the President refused to accept the argument that a mandate to buy health insurance is equivalent to a tax.” From “Obama: Mandate is Not a Tax,” by Jacqueline Klingebiel, http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/09/obama-mandate-is-not-a-tax/, 9/20/2009
7 – “The basic idea of the ruling was that ObamaCare was declared a tax and not a mandate and was therefore declared constitutional.” Posted on http://obamacarefacts.com/supreme-court-obamacare/
8 — On July 3, 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama said this:
“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents — #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.” From ”Obama in ‘o8: Bush’s debt ‘unpatriotic,’” by Peter Wehner, https://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/08/24/obama-2008-bush-debt-unpatriotic/, 8/24/2011
9 – from “Remarks by the President on Trayvon Martin,” http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/07/19/remarks-president-trayvon-martin, 7/19/2013
10 – “According to Obama, the frustrations about what happened in Ferguson “have deep roots in many communities of color who have a sense that our laws are not always being enforced uniformly or fairly. That may not be true everywhere…but that’s an impression that folks have and it’s not just made up. It’s rooted in realities that have existed in this country for a long time.” [Emphasis added.]” … “President Obama had a grand opportunity to talk about the fairness of our criminal justice system, which despite its faults, is an equitable system that ensures the due process rights of those accused of breaking the law. It was an ideal time to discuss the deeper cultural, behavioral problems that exist in the black community.” From “What Obama and Holder Should Have Said About Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict,” by Hans von Spakovsky, http://dailysignal.com/2014/12/06/what-obama-and-holder-should-have-said-about-ferguson-grand-jury-verdict/, 12/6/2014
11 – from Rule #8 in “Rules for Radicals,” by Saul Alinsky, “Keep the pressure on. Never let up. Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.” Found in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_for_Radicals
12 — “Why ‘Freedom of Worship’ is Not Enough,” by Ashley E. Samelson,http://www.firstthings.com, 2/22/2010
13 – “Dinesh D’Souza on Obama’s Views of Israel, http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/952722593001/dinesh-dsouza-on-obamas-views-of-israel/?#sp=show-clips, 5/20/2011