CHARLOTTE, NC, February 22, 2015 – Former mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani set off a firestorm of criticism from both sides of the political aisle last week when he 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.”
Later, when challenged, Giuliani softened slightly, but he did not back down. Mark Levin, author and conservative talk show host, agreed with Giuliani saying the ex-mayor was “exactly right.”
It has long been an unwritten law of politics that even when you disagree with the sitting president, you must still respect the office. In this case however, something is different. Disturbingly different.
The presidential campaign of 2012 was unlike any other in American history. It transcended the traditional battles between Republicans and Democrats. Instead it was a war against in incumbent president who’s goals are to “fundamentally change America” versus what the founding fathers established more than 200 years ago.
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Barack Obama won in 2012, and in so doing, he brought an Islamic background and some of this country’s most liberal anti-American “intelligentsia” to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
So the question becomes, if the president of the United States chooses to lecture, demean and snub his nose at the very people he serves, then why shouldn’t the likes of Rudy Giuliani and Mark Levin stand up and refute the president’s reasoning?
If Barack Obama does not respect his position, then why should the American people respect him?
Why is it wrong to question the president’s vision for his country when virtually nothing he has done throughout his tenure is create controversy, polarize the country and lie to those who elected him?
Attorney General Eric Holder made the comment last week that the Obama administration has been “scandal free.” What he meant was that this administration has been “sex scandal free” because there have been stretches under Barack Obama when there have been so many scandals swirling around his head he has had to create new ones to cover up the old ones.
Then there is Valerie Jarrett, the senior advisor to President Obama. She has so much power over Obama that one publication referred to her as “Obama’s Rasputin.”
Jarrett is so influential in Washington that most officials in either house are scared to death of her. Jarrett was also born in Iran.
As Western Journalism wrote, “This in itself does not disqualify her (Jarrett) from advising the president, but it does open her agenda to scrutiny. There have been reports that she has been secretly negotiating with Iran on the nuclear issue, but the White House has vehemently denied it.”
Give the Obama administration’s proclivity for prevarication, why shouldn’t their denial about Jarrett’s involvement with Iran be scrutinized under a microscope?
According to the Jerusalem Post “Jerusalem officials appear alarmed at the prospect that the United States will soon strike a deal with the Iranian regime that will leave it with a ‘breakout capacity’ of months during which it can gallop toward a nuclear bomb.”
Obama fears a speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congress might reveal Jarrett’s negotiations as a matter of public awareness.
It is no secret that Obama has little regard for Israel by comparison to his apologetic loyalites to Islam. He cannot help it. It is in his DNA. It is part of who he is.
That being the case, given the president’s “in-your-face” attitude about the “goodness” of Islam, it is perfectly legitimate for people to question his allegiance to this country.
Time and again Mr. Obama has proved that his primary concern is to “look out for number one.”
Four Americans die in Benghazi, condemn the action and head for the golf course. Hurricane Sandy devastates the northeast, make a photo-op and then go to a fundraiser. Watch an American journalist get beheaded on the internet, make a statement about leaving no stone unturned to get the killers and get your bags in a golf cart.
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The pattern is so familiar it has become a routine.
Republican’s just now beginning to consider a run for president must walk softly or have the rug pulled out from under them before they take the first step.
Democrats are naturally going to be “outraged” by Giuliani’s comments and Levin’s concurrence.
For the rest of us, three cheers for them both. Somebody needs to be bold enough to speak the truth. Barack Obama thrives on controversy. The only things that delights him more than getting his opposition into an angry frenzy is teeing up for another round of golf and filling out his NCAA brackets.
We can respect the president again when he respects us.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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