Giuliani’s Inane and Appalling Pandering

Giuliani’s Inane and Appalling Pandering December 23, 2014

Rudy Giuliani has joined the head of the police union in blaming those who criticize the police for anything at all for the killing of two NYPD cops. Only he has dishonestly decided, along with many others on the right, to blame Obama for it as well.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani attributed the execution-style assassination of two police officers on Saturday afternoon to the protests that broke out across the city following a grand jury’s failure to indict a police officer for killing Eric Garner.

“We’ve had four months of propaganda starting with the president that everybody should hate the police,” Giuliani said during an appearance on Fox News on Sunday. “The protests are being embraced, the protests are being encouraged. The protests, even the ones that don’t lead to violence, a lot of them lead to violence, all of them lead to a conclusion. The police are bad, the police are racist. That is completely wrong.”

Gee Rudy, could you quote something Obama has said that tells people that “everyone should hate the police”? Just one thing. Go ahead, we’ll wait. Oh, you can’t? Of course you can’t. Because you’re lying and you know it. But I’m glad we have you on record on this. So now every time a right wing anti-government extremist kills a cop — hey, I noticed you didn’t say a word about all those cases in the last year or so around the country — we can blame conservatives for it, right? And when someone kills an abortion doctor, we can blame conservatives for calling them baby killers and talking about genocide, right? And when someone beats up or kills a gay person, we can blame conservatives for constantly calling them pedophiles and saying they’re trying to destroy the country by getting married, right? You’re cool with that, right?

As for police officers, does it really need to be said that one can be — any reasonable person is — against both police misconduct and brutality AND against the killing of police officers? But no, the world must be absolutely pure black and white for these people. You’re either with the cops 100% of the time or you want to gun them all down, nothing in between. Such is American political discourse.

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