Uproar as Mayor Rudy Takes On Obama and Megyn Kelly

Rudy got it right.

Jack Engelhard,

Jack Engelhard
Jack Engelhard
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The man who should be our president said something provocative about the man who is our president.

Rudy Giuliani said he does not believe that Obama loves America.

He has never been shy about speaking his mind, this man who saved New York City while he was mayor from 1994 to 2001.

You will recall that after the 9/11 attacks, 3,000 dead at the hands of mostly Saudi Islamist terrorists, Mayor Rudy turned down a $10 million pledge from Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. The check, to help the town recover, came with a price too high for Mayor Rudy.

Talal suggested that American support for Israel made those terrorists do what they did. Rudy declined the money and the lecture.

“I entirely reject that statement,” Mayor Rudy said back then, loudly and clearly. “There is no moral equivalent for this (terrorist) act.”

Fast forward to a couple of days ago and here’s Mayor Rudy again speaking plain English:  

“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. 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.”

Oh brother…and here came an avalanche of tweets trashing Mayor Rudy for saying what he thinks and what a few others may have in mind.

First to be shocked – shocked, shocked, I tell you – was Debbie Wasserman Schultz. This is the lady who heads the Democrat National Committee.

These are the people who gave us Barack Obama. 

Debbie Schultz, who is always outraged at whatever Republicans have to say, was outraged again. Imagine a man refusing to bow to our beloved leader.

Next day or so Mayor Rudy showed up on Fox News with Megyn Kelly, given a chance to take back or soften what he dared to say. I don’t know what got into our gal Megyn. Why take the quarrelsome approach to the only political hero we have left from either political party?


Love of country is not built from facts. It’s an emotion you have or you don’t. It can’t be explained.
As our man Rudy kept doubling down on his original remarks about Obama, Megyn kept peppering him with questions that, I believe, drove him near tears. This was a man speaking truly from the pain in his heart. Kelly, who has a law degree, kept badgering the witness. She demanded facts to support his position against Obama.

Love of country is not built from facts. It’s an emotion you have or you don’t. It can’t be explained. Love of any kind can’t be defined.

This was a “Kelly Moment” too far.

Mayor Rudy mentioned Obama’s many ties to the Radical Left from boyhood on. He asked how Obama could love America after listening to Reverend Wright for 17 years – the same preacher who preached hate against America from Sunday to Sunday. Megyn challenged this. Maybe Obama wasn’t there every Sunday.

Oh come on, Megyn! Please!

If you think like Mayor Rudy, you have to be concerned about what’s coming these next two years, especially if you are Jewish and even if you are Christian. If you trust Mayor Rudy’s instincts, you have to wonder why so many White House invitations go to Muslim leaders while Jewish and Christian leaders are absent.

Or is it that Obama loves America, but only in bits and pieces, those parts that suit his politics?

If you cheer Mayor Rudy for standing tall against the world, ditto Editor Jay Garfield along these eye-opening pages.

As for the conspiracy theory that has Megyn and the entire Fox network changing tunes because of Arab oil money – nonsense.

But it is true that Prince Talal, yes, here he is again, owns a chunk of Fox Broadcasting.

Talal owns a piece of everything. Nearly all major news organizations are part of a global system that curries strange and corrupting alliances.

It’s been reported that this Prince of a guy, Talal, exercises shareholder influence over Rupert Murdoch. But Murdoch is solidly pro-Israel and through Roger Ailes, who runs the operation, Fox News remains the go-to network for friends of America, friends of Israel, friends of truthful journalism. Fox News is the lonely exception.

This observer is still high on Megyn Kelly.

She never goes soft on Radical Islam (or anything!) On that topic she has been courageously outspoken.

We trust Megyn Kelly even after this one time when she got it wrong on Mayor Rudy, who got it right on President Obama.

Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. The new thriller from the New York-based novelist, The Bathsheba Deadline, a heroic editor’s singlehanded war on terror and against media bias. Engelhard wrote the int’l bestseller Indecent Proposal that was translated into more than 22 languages and turned into a Paramount motion picture starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. Website: www.jackengelhard.com




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