Giulianaphobia

by Infidelesto on October 14, 2007 · View Comments

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It’s interesting to see so many fellow conservatives fearing a Giuliani presidency.  I know this whole abortion issue is so important, but it’s irrational to say “I won’t vote for Giuliani if he gets the nomination” and “conservatives deserve a Hillary if they nominate Giuliani”.

So you’d rather have a Hillary? Yea that makes sense.  This irrational self-defeatism sounds like rhetoric from any good anti-war leftist.

By threatening a third party candidate over the abortion issue they are forgetting about the implications of a Democratic landslide as well as ignoring the fact that Giuliani has openly stated many times that he would appoint a Scalia, Thomas type to the Supreme Court.  Not that it really matters to them though.  Here’s an interesting from The Corner for those who fear a Giuliani Presidency: by Deroy Murdock “It’s wrong for the right to be Rudyphobic” via LGF

What do Giuliani’s Religious Right detractors really fear he will do about abortion? If he can overcome their suspicions, secure the GOP nomination, and win the White House, do Giuliani’s critics actually believe he would squander that victory and enrage the GOP base by pushing abortion? Do his foes honestly think Giuliani would request federal abortion funding in violation of the Hyde Amendment he says he supports or appoint activist Supreme Court justices, rather than Antonin Scalia- and Clarence Thomas-style constitutionalists, as he says he would?

Having kept or exceeded his mayoral promises on taxes, spending, crime, welfare, and quality of life, why would he break his presidential promises on such a signature GOP issue? What kind of bait and switch do Giuliani’s foes truly worry he will attempt?

The contrast between Giuliani and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, could not be sharper. She would appoint pro-abortion justices and lower-court judges. These jurists also would be softer on crime, racial preferences, unions, and eminent-domain abuse than Giuliani’s would be.

Hillary Clinton also would take President Bush’s embryonic stem-cell program and expand it in every direction. If Giuliani does not padlock it, he at least would be more sympathetic than Clinton to privatizing it. If America must banish embryos to Petri dishes, let Lilly, Merck, and Pfizer do this. It is inconceivable that Hillary Clinton would shift anything from Washington to the private sector, especially America’s “greedy, wicked” pharmaceutical companies.

Religious Right leaders should study Giuliani’s entire socially conservative record, not just the “socially liberal” caricature of it that hostile commentators and lazy journalists keep sketching.

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  • Robert B.

    Although I do not care for Rudy’s stance (no, not wide) on gun control, line-item veto, abortion, immigration amnesty, etc., not voting Republican next year would give the White House to a radical socialist. All that requires me to get out and vote, holding my nose or not, is the thought “Madam President.”

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