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Tom Mangan has 40 years experience writing about everything under the sun – software, high tech equipment, politics, research papers, speeches, movie reviews, and obituaries. He’s a Vietnam Veteran, who is passionate about politics and fiercely independent. You may also read his work as the Policy & Issues Examiner.
Rudi Giuliani sticks his foot in his mouth again
February 20, 2015 11:21 AM MST
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I have followed Rudi Giuliani’s political career since he and I were students at Manhattan College in New York City in the 1960s. Giuliani was a year ahead of me but he was a big man on campus and our path crossed frequently, both in class and out.
But Rudi Giuliani has a long history of saying stupid things, and Wednesday night he stuck his foot in mouth again and started chewing shoe leather big time.
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Giuliani said this at that Republican dinner, “I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the President loves America, 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.”
Where Giuliani got the idea the President Obama doesn’t love his country is beyond me, and beyond reason.
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Mangan, Thomas [MC????]
Giuliani, Rudy [MC1965]
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I can NOT let this go by.
I became a non-fan of Rudy when he became pro-choice to get elected. Divorces, several. Cheating on spouses, often. And, then taking on Ron Paul about blowback — which sunk Rudy’s political ship — as if he’d never heard of the concept. And, for long long while, he was “the ONLY Manhattan College alumni” you ever heard about. Argh!
That being said, I would point out to him and others that we can never know what is in any man’s heart. I wouldn’t judge any man by anything other than his actions. (“by their fruits, you shall know them”?)
I can understand Rudy’s frustration. It certainly does seem that BHO puts the USA down at every opportunity. And, his sense of “optics” gives the impression that he is a “trivial person”. I think his eight years have been a disaster for the USA, the world, and the black minority population that invested all their hopes in him.
I’m not sure that any politician can / could have / will set the USA back on the correct track. I don’t think the D’s or the R’s understand the terrible “slave collar” we have put on future generations with an 18T$ debt, grazillions in unfunded liabilities, and complete demoralization / debauching / demotivation of the economic engine that was once the USA.
All that being said, both Rudy and the Author seem to have forgotten some of the key lessons of Alma Mater — intellectual honesty, mutual respect, and charity.
I’ll leave it at that.
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I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1966,
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Mangan, Thomas [MC1966]
Giuliani, Rudy [MC1965]
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