“Walking back” TRUTH
Man, oh man. Nothing makes me madder than when someone says something that is TRUE, then they “walk it back” or soften the original statement.
Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani this week said, “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.”
Aaaaaand there’s a problem with this WHY??? I’m surprised bystanders didn’t say, “Thank you Captain Obvious!”
Here’s the “walking back”…”patriot”, my *ss…..
GIULIANI: I’m not questioning his patriotism. He’s a patriot, I’m sure. What I’m saying is in his rhetoric I very rarely hear him say the things I used to hear Ronald Reagan say, the things I used to hear Bill Clinton say, about how much he loves America. I do hear him criticize America much more often than other American presidents. And when it’s not in the context of an overwhelming number of statements about the exceptionalism of America, it sounds like he’s more of a critic than he is a supporter. You could be a patriotic American and be a critic, but then you’re not expressing that kind of love that we’re used to from a president.(1)
Now, in petulant retort and in typical, prepubescent style, the Administration has started a “hashtag” on Twitter…#ObamaLovesAmerica in response to the comments…..to which I responded, “like Hitler loved the Jews”.
Words are cheap, look at actions. Like Ann Coulter said, “If Obama had purposely set out to destroy the United States, what would he do differently?” Giuliani is “dead on” correct.
C’mon Giuliani, be a man, stick to your guns!
While many Democrats attacked Giuliani’s comments, the White House had little to say publicly.
White House spokesman Eric Schultz, noting that Giuliani himself has been doing “damage control” since the comments surfaced, said that “I will say I agree with him on one thing he said … which is that it was a horrible thing to say.”