Last week that most vile of creatures slithering through American politics, Rudy “a noun, a verb and 9/11″ Giuliani, emerged from his hole once again to strike with invective at President Barack Obama. The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Glenn Kessler looked into Rudy G’s outrageous claims and awarded him “Four Pinocchios” for his McCarthyism. A look at Giuliani’s claims about Obama’s speeches.
While the conservative media entertainment complex spent last week making up shit to claim that Barack Obama doesn’t love America, a real live example of an American politician saying that “I’m ashamed of my country. I’m ashamed of my president,” has gone largely without comment from the “lamestream” corporate media, because the politician who said it is a regular guest on the Sunday morning bobblehead shows.
If a Democratic politician said this, you can rest assured that he would be the center of a media shitstorm today. But there is a media double-standard for Republican politicians. You guessed it, “If it’s Sunday, it’s John McCain.” McCain: ‘I’m Ashamed’ Of My Country, My President, Myself For Not Arming Ukraine:
John McCain on this Sunday’s Face the Nation:
SCHIEFFER: Let me talk to you a little bit about Ukraine. It sounds like things are getting even worse there. How do you read what’s happening there and what do we need to do now?
MCCAIN: I believe that the German chancellor and the president of France legitimized for the first time in 70 years the dismemberment of a country in Europe. It’s shameful.
Vladimir Putin has not paid any price. Even the cease-fire was violated until he achieved his objective of that vital rail link. He will pull back some now, and the next will be Mariupol, so that he can establish a land bridge to Crimea.
And, honestly, it’s terrible. The Ukrainians aren’t asking for American boots on the ground. That’s not the question here. They’re asking for weapons to defend themselves. And they’re being slaughtered. And their army is — military is being shattered.
This is a shameful chapter. I’m ashamed of my country. I’m ashamed of my president and I’m ashamed of myself that I haven’t done more to help these people. It is really, really heartbreaking.
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SCHIEFFER: Well, I will say this, Senator. I have known you for a long, long time, interviewed you many, many times. I have never heard you say, I’m ashamed of my country, which you just said.
MCCAIN: And I’m ashamed of myself.
SCHIEFFER: Senator, it’s always good to have you. Thank you so much for coming. And we will talk to you later.
MCCAIN: Thank you.
First of all, Bob Schieffer is way past his prime. He should have retired years ago (he’s 77 years old). Does CBS have some kind of employed for life policy, like the old dudes on 60 Minutes had who died with their boots on? Time for new blood already.
Rudy Giuliani’s comments questioning Obama’s love of country were the “hot topic” on all the Sunday morning bobblehead shows. John McCain served up a beach ball over the plate, and old Bob couldn’t even get his bat off his shoulder. Because “If it’s Sunday, it’s John McCain.” Special rules.
The Beltway “McMedia” is truly a pathetic thing to behold.
And what about you, Rudy G? Are you gonna let McCain get away with that?
rudy was a vietnam war draft dodger so I doubt he will attack mccain. Also unlike President Obama’s grandfather a world war 2 normandy veteran, rudy’s father was also a world war 2 draft dodger! As convicted felon organized crime member he told his draft board convicted felons were ineligible for the draft!