Almost eight years ago, it looked like Rudy Giuliani and Barack Obama could have been going to compete for the White House.
Let's go, Obama girls.
Finally, America's mayor didn't make it through the primaries. You know, your humble correspondent probably isn't the most canonical guy who would have picked Giuliani but I would find him highly natural in the office, anyway. He's still a symbol of the mainstream America's leader who has everything that seemed necessary in those old years when I couldn't think about a single major complaint against America – these days, I have way too many.
Yes, I also think that Giuliani was the #1 person who showed his qualities as a leader after 9/11. As a leader, history turned him into a hero. He may have lost the primaries because of his highly imperfect image as a family man (be sure that the Czech voters have much more tolerance in all these matters!) or due to something else, who knows. John McCain was a lousy candidate and he is still a lousy politician but he was what the GOP finally offered.
A few days ago, during a private dinner, Giuliani said that Obama's speeches do not display the same kind of love for America that the Americans had known from the previous presidents – both Republican and Democratic ones.
During that speech and in numerous later interviews (and a yesterday's op-ed in WSJ), he clarified that Obama spends much more time by criticizing what he perceives as flaws of America than by praising its virtues. Previous presidents were different.
Also, Giualiani has pointed out, these things may be understood if you think about Obama's childhood. Barack Obama Sr came from a Muslim environment in Kenya. But the most influential mentor during Obama's childhood was Frank Marshall Davis, a top pundit in the Communist Party of the USA. As Giuliani correctly said elsewhere, these communist influences on Barack Obama were stronger than the traditional influences from the black community.
I know that these comments sound like conspiracy theories and most people who say similar things are simply nuts. But I can't help myself: Yes, I do think that the appearance and their way of thinking makes it very likely that Frank Marshall Davis was the actual biological father of Barack Obama. I can't give you any proof that would be better than what you may find elsewhere. But Davis and Obama's mother did meet in the communist movement, could have done certain things 9 months before Obama's birth, and the similarity between Obama and Davis simply looks much more obvious than the similarity between Obama and Obama Sr.
But this is not meant to be a blog post focusing on speculations. It's possible that these speculations are wrong and even if they are right, they don't really change much about the picture. Even if the basic biography is what we are told, it is very clear that Barack Obama grew up in an environment with lots of extreme left-wing activism and lots of Islam, too, and this almost certainly has implications for his thinking about the current America, too.
His close links to Islam – even if Obama isn't a full-fledged member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda's parent organization, and he may be, he has still filled the U.S. government offices with tons of members of the Muslim Organization – prevent him from clearly stating that it's the radical Islam that is significantly threatening America (and others) these days. He emits lots of fog about the identity of folks like the members of ISIS.
Even though Giuliani has just said something that – I believe – about 1/3 or 1/2 of Americans find obvious, he was immediately attacked and bombarded as a heretic. Left-wing activists (including those pretending to be conservatives) have written lots of texts intended to be character assassinations. MSNBC aired more than 10 minutes of tirades making it sound like if a critical observation about Giuliani, and not one about Obama, is at the root of this story.
Happily, at least C.J. Pearson – the 12-year-old boy from the video above (which has 300,000+ views after 2 days) – has endorsed Rudy Giuliani. Pearson could very well be ready to replace Barack Obama tomorrow. The White House has a different idea about the political qualities of the future U.S. presidents, however. So Obama chose a different black kid as the "kid president", a sycophantic boy who is proud of being able to sit in a chair.
I also agree with Giuliani that Obama is helping to establish the culture in which one cannot criticize Islam, not even for its features that are self-evidently wrong, and that's a very harmful influence of the president on the life and security of the U.S.
Giuliani has balls so he refused to apologize and instead, offered lots of additional ideas and observations to support his view, and that's exactly what he should have done (and what many others have failed to do). Nevertheless, it's sad to see that people who say similar things – that pretty much every sensible person must see as self-evident – are exposed to the harassment that Giuliani experienced in recent days (which also included lots of death threats, of course).
In this not quite friendly interview with Giuliani, Fox News' Megyn Kelly joined the Obama personality cult. Thankfully, Giuliani didn't behave like Matt Taylor after the feminists criticized his shirt.
Also, I can't get rid of the feeling that Giuliani was badly treated because of some reasons that his critics do not fully disclose. For example, a year ago, Giuliani said that Putin, unlike Obama, is what you call a leader. This is another kind of an obvious observation that has become non-PC in contemporary America.
At any rate, Rudy Giuliani is a hero again.
By the way, I was shocked to see a new complex system of web pages at BarackObama.COM, Obama's personal website. It includes the full (black) list of "deniers" in the U.S. Congress. Each of them – try e.g. this page on Jim Inhofe – starts by a few preposterous proclamations such as "asthma in Oklahoma is caused by carbon dioxide" and continues with lots of buttons by which the visitors may flood the lawmaker's inbox and Twitter account with tons of hostile, obnoxious spam.
If you register as a warrior against the "deniers", and I did, you will be getting lots of e-mail asking you for money. We often mention the Nigerian scams as an example of scams associated with Africa but I am afraid that Obama's Kenyan scams are already harming the credibility of the U.S. more than the Nigerian scams. I am pretty sure that BarackObama.COM must violate many anti-spam laws and if the law were properly and neutrally enforced, Barack Obama would have to be taken down.