Former New York City mayor and formerly lucid human being Rudy Guiliani was on Fox and Friends this morning. He was, sadly yet predictably, fluffing for Donald Trump and asking, in so many words, who are you going to believe, him or your lying eyes?
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday praised Donald Trump for giving the “two most substantive” speeches in recent presidential campaign history.
“I mean, those two speeches were the two most substantive — I would say historic — speeches that any presidential candidate has made in a very long time,” Giuliani told “Fox and Friends.”
On Monday, Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, delivered a national security speech in which he promised to ramp up vetting of immigrants to ensure they are not terrorists. And late Tuesday, he spoke at a rally in Wisconsin, blasting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as a bigot and promising to win over black voters.
“Consider how dangerous that was,” Giuliani said. “Going into Milwaukee in the middle of the riot and talking about law and order, but also talking about what needs to be done to help minority communities, African-American communities, poor communities, to come out of the situation that they’re in.”
“I think this is the best speech that any Republican, at least, has ever given,” Giuliani said of Trump’s address Tuesday night.
Really? Historic? I won’t say there aren’t sections on the speeches that have been professionally crafted and you nearly get the feeling that you are dealing with a normal, moderately sane person. Then it happens. When you are lulled into a false sense of security, the batsh** crazy jumps out of the closet and smacks you. For instance, this is one of the “historic” speeches:
In a series of speeches, President Obama described America as “arrogant,” “dismissive” “derisive” and a “colonial power.” He informed other countries that he would be speaking up about America’s “past errors.” He pledged that we would no longer be a “senior partner,” that “sought to dictate our terms.” He lectured CIA officers of the need to acknowledge their mistakes, and described Guantanamo Bay as a “rallying cry for our enemies.”
Perhaps no speech was more misguided than President Obama’s speech to the Muslim World delivered in Cairo, Egypt, in 2009.
In winning the Cold War, President Ronald Reagan repeatedly touted the superiority of freedom over communism, and called the USSR the Evil Empire.
Yet, when President Obama delivered his address in Cairo, no such moral courage could be found. Instead of condemning the oppression of women and gays in many Muslim nations, and the systematic violations of human rights, or the financing of global terrorism, President Obama tried to draw an equivalency between our human rights record and theirs.
His naïve words were followed by even more naïve actions.
The failure to establish a new Status of Forces Agreement in Iraq, and the election-driven timetable for withdrawal, surrendered our gains in that country and led directly to the rise of ISIS.
This is spot on. In fact, it could be culled from my posts on RedState when these events happened. Then this happens:
I was an opponent of the Iraq war from the beginning – a major difference between me and my opponent.
One more point on this: I have long said that we should have kept the oil in Iraq – another area where my judgement has been proven correct. According to CNN, ISIS made as much $500 million in oil sales in 2014 alone, fueling and funding its reign of terror. If we had controlled the oil, we could have prevented the rise of ISIS in Iraq – both by cutting off a major source of funding, and through the presence of U.S. forces necessary to safeguard the oil and other vital infrastructure. I was saying this constantly and to whoever would listen: keep the oil, keep the oil, keep the oil, I said – don’t let someone else get it.
If they had listened to me then, we would have had the economic benefits of the oil, which I wanted to use to help take care of the wounded soldiers and families of those who died – and thousands of lives would have been saved.
This is not a classic speech. This is a mixture of outright lies and idiocy covered with a patina of threadbare literacy.
We’ve said this over and over on RedState. The moment anyone endorses or supports Donald Trump, they start down the road to self-beclowning and shameless self-degradation. It doesn’t matter who they are or what they did in the past, to embrace Trump is to throw your reputation and self-respect in a 55-gallon drum filled with human feces and diesel fuel and set them ablaze while Trump smiles.