- Apr 17, 2009
You should watch the video on this link.Giuliani defends Obama criticism, says president doesn't believe in American exceptionalism
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani adamantly defended Thursday his controversial criticism of President Obama, one day after saying he does "not believe that the president loves America."
Giuliani made the remarks Wednesday at a private fundraiser for Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is widely considered to be a prospective candidate for president in 2016. He added: "(Obama) 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."
The comments drew widespread criticism from Democrats and liberals.
But Thursday night on "The Kelly File," when host Megyn Kelly asked Giuliani if he wished to apologize, the 2008 presidential candidate doubled down on his criticism.
"Not at all. I want to repeat it," Giuliani said. "The reality is, from all that I can see of this president, all that I've heard of him, he apologizes for America, he criticizes America. ... This is an American president I've never seen before."
Giuliani said he doesn't think Obama believes in American exceptionalism, citing the president's remarks on police tactics in the wake of the Ferguson shooting, western atrocities in the name of religion and Obama's longtime association with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a controversial Chicago pastor.
But, Kelly countered, "a lot of liberals don't believe in American exceptionalism, but that doesn't mean they don't love America."
"I don't feel it," Giuliani said. "I don't feel this love of America (from Obama). I believe his initial approach is to criticize this country, and then afterwards to say a few nice things about it."
Giuliani, however, said he wasn't questioning the president's patriotism.
"I know patriotism. Patriots can criticize. They're allowed to criticize," he said. "But I don't hear from him what I heard from Harry Truman, what I heard from Bill Clinton, what I heard from Jimmy Carter, which is these wonderful words about what a great country we are, what an exceptional country we are."
Giuliani defends Obama criticism, says president doesn't believe in American exceptionalism | Fox News
We find it difficult to understand the US folk's psyche and many feel that the Americans act as gunslingers and as wild cowboys.
This chap Giuliani, who was a Mayor of NY and is supposed to be linked with the Mafia characterises the psyche that makes the US so 'gung ho'.
Giuliani's father was a convicted hold-up man who served time in an upstate prison and was later employed as an enforcer for a Mafia loan shark operation. When the book was first released Giuliani denied and later admitted it was true. According to the book, a number of his other relatives were also in the Mafia besides the uncles who were firemen and police officers that he proudly refers to in public speeches.
It is worth seeing the video to realise how worrisome and rather six pack intelligence devoid the American psyche is.
Yet, it is worth watching since it shows how fierce is the US nationalism that is almost brainwashed from childhood.
It is not that I like Obama, but then the Giuliani archetypal attitude does appear to be a high state of gung ho brainwashing that permeates the American psyche which they fail to realise is a systematic national subconscious wash denying individual appreciation of human and worldly worth.