Has-been former New York Mayor Rudy "Noun, Verb, 9/11" Giuliani yields to no one in his willingness to say the most vile things in his never-ending quest for attention:
“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani said during the dinner at the 21 Club, a former Prohibition-era speakeasy in midtown Manhattan. “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.”Koch brothers employee of the year Gov. Scott "Kochhead" Walker (R-Kochland) was the featured guest at the dinner attended by approximately 60 Republican plutocrats and media types. Walker just sat there like the cipher he is when Noun, Verb, 9/11 Giuliani slurred the President. (Walker still won't contradict Noun, Verb, 9/11 Giuliani. What a coward.)
Apparently, efforts by right-wingers to de-legitimatize the President, to make him the foreign Kenyan usurper of their wet dreams, refuse to die despite two electoral landslides confirming his legitimacy and authority. (If they want a real case study in political illegitimacy, they need look no farther than the 2000 election decided by the Supreme Court, in which Al Gore beat Dumbya by over 500,000 votes.) Sometimes, it's the dog whistle that's intended just for the racist dolts in the Republican base; sometimes, it's a more direct slur like Noun, Verb, 9/11 Giuliani's. But it arises from the same animus that a Democrat -- a Democrat of color, no less -- has out-smarted and beaten them time and again.
Steve Benen makes another good point about Noun, Verb, 9/11 Giuliani:
... [I]n 2015, the cheap, toxic rhetoric lingers. Unwilling or unable to engage the president on matters of policy, too many Republicans find it easier to attack the president personally, based on imaginary slights against the country.
Dear Rudy, at the height of U.S./Russian tensions, you went on national television to declare Vladimir Putin a great leader. Maybe the president isn’t the one whose patriotism needs questioning.Unfortunately, the more attention that's paid to outlandish comments like these by this pipsqueak philanderer, the more airtime he gets and the more the cycle is perpetuated. Let's just all agree he's an irredeemable a-hole and leave it at that.
UPDATE: The New York Daily News' Wayne Barrett has this devastating, epic takedown of Noun, Verb, 9/11's vile attack on Obama. A must read.