Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani recently stated he doesn't believe President Obama loves his country. But now Giuliani is back-peddling some after a media backlash.
But Rudy -- why back away from you right-on-the-mark comment? Here's just a small smattering of proof that Obama (and his wife) do, indeed, hold disdain for America.
Barack Obama: "It's embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe and all we can say is merci beaucoup, right?"
Michell Obama: "Let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm proud of my country." (after Obama won a Primary in 2008)
Barack Obama: "It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." (Obama on rural Pennsylvania voters)
Michelle Obama mocks 'The American Dream" and kids "who think it exists" AND Barack Obama boast about fundamentally transforming America."
Michelle Obama: "Because sometimes it's easier to hold on to your own stereotypes and misconceptions. It makes you feel justified in your own ignorance. That's America."
Barack Obama: 'The Cambridge Police acted stupidly ... There's a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped disproportionately by the police, and that's a fact.”
Michelle & Barack: 'All this for a flag?" (Michelle Obama mocking the flag ceremony during 9/11 commemoration, as Barack Obama nods his head in agreement.)
Angry Michelle Obama race baits on 60 Minutes: "As a black man, Barack can get shot going to the gas station." (presumably by white 'racist' cops.)
- In France, Obama told his audience that America “has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” toward Europe.
- In Prague, Obama – in true socialist fashion – pledged “with conviction” that America will “seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” In other words, destroy America’s ability to defend itself.
- In Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Obama sat passively while the Marxist Chavez handed him an American-bashing book and delivered another revile-America speech, while never once rising to defend our country.
- In Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Obama again sat passively while the Marxist Ortega blamed the United States for a century of what he called terroristic U.S. aggression in Central America, again emitting not a whisper of defense on our country’s behalf.
- In Turkey, Obama said – incredibly and inaccurately – that America was not a Christian nation.
- And in his recent trip to Mexico, Obama said that the escalating border violence was essentially America’s fault.
So, Mayor Giuliani, hang tough and don't take back your comments. If this was a court case, you would win on the preponderance of evidence.
From Fox News
Rudy Giuliani dished out some tough talk Wednesday night when he reportedly questioned President Obama’s policies -- and patriotism -- during a private fundraiser for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. But the former New York mayor clarified his comments Thursday morning on Fox News.
“What I am 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,” Giuliani said. “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 is more of a critic than he is a supporter.”
During Wednesday’s fundraiser at the upscale 21 Club in Manhattan, Giuliani told a group of 60 business executives and conservative media figures that he does “not believe that the president loves America,” Politico reported.
“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,” Giuliani said Wednesday, according to the report.
Giuliani also took Obama to task over his foreign policy decisions and public remarks the president has made about violent extremism.
His remarks quickly drew a rebuke from Democrats. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Thursday called on Republican presidential candidates to reject the comments made by Giuliani.
“Now is the time for its leaders to stop this kind of nonsense,” Schultz said.
She added, “One of the Republican frontrunners was sitting just feet away and didn’t say a word,” she said, in reference to Walker. “I would challenge my Republican colleagues and anyone in the Republican Party to say: Enough. They need to start leading.”
Schultz said that while she doesn’t often agree with her Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill, she knows “they love America.”
Calls made by FoxNews.com to Walker’s campaign were not immediately returned.