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Memo to Rudy Giuliani's Listeners: YOU ARE DUMB.
I've been waffling over the weekend about whether we, as a nation, are fucking idiots or complete fucking idiots, for having a Rudy Giuliani-inspired debate over whether Barack Obama loves America or not. I've settled on completely fucking stupid.
First and foremost, we all know that the well of goodwill Rudy earned as "America's Mayor" just because 9/11 trumped all the damage he was doing to New York City by running it ran dry somewhere around 2009. We all know it, yet for some reason, we collectively refuse to acknowledge it. Rudy is basically Donald Trump without a toupee at this point.
And no, we haven't really stopped listening to Donald Trump either, but he's at least considered crazy enough at this point that we don't have a week of coverage asking everyone what they think about what he said.
You know what I think about what Giuliani's been saying about Obama? You do. You know why? Because it's the same shit every wingnut's been saying about Obama since he won the nomination. Communist! Secret Muslim! Unamerican! Jeremiah Wright! Other! Not Like Us!
Yawn. So what if he hates America? What are you going to do about it? Not vote for him again? That's covered. Impeach him? Please. If they were going to do that they'd have pulled the trigger a year ago. Plus, not loving America is neither a high crime nor a misdemeanor, because despite appearances, Fox News isn't actually in charge of the penal code.
It's over. If Obama really is everything you've been saying about him, not only is it too late to expose him, it's too late for him to act on his secret Muslim whims, beyond the incredibly mild act of not calling the people he's blowing up "Islamic terrorists". If it makes you feel better, he's still calling the Islamic people being blown up for being next to terrorists terrorists. That should make you feel better.
There has been some discussion of whether Rudy's comments were inspired by Rudy's racism. Well, these have taken the form of "Is Rudy Giuliani racist", but that's been established. We know that. And for most of what he said, like what he said, it really doesn't matter whether it was racially motivated or not. It's all just the constant background noise of the Obama presidency at this point. But there is one aspect of Rudy's bullshit that deserves addressing. ACTUAL QUOTE TIME!
"Some people thought it was racist — I thought that was a joke, since he was brought up by a white mother, a white grandfather, went to white schools, and most of this he learned from white people. This isn’t racism. This is socialism or possibly anti-colonialism."
The original comments may or may not be racism, but claiming being raised by a white person, going to a "white" school, and learning things from white people essentially makes you white is pretty fucking racist. Especially the "white schools" part.
Also, being pro-colonialism is fucking awful. Colonialism was fucking awful. Rudy Giuliani is fucking awful, and spending all this time talking about Rudy Giuliani? I think you can figure that one out.