Monday, October 19, 2009

Rudy Giuliani, fearmonger

It's just Rudy being Rudy, the anti-FDR*, playing to the culture of fear like he has throughout his political career:

Raising the specter of a return to higher crime and greater anxiety, former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani warned on Sunday that New York could become a more dangerous city if Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is not re-elected in November.

Mr. Giuliani did not mention Mr. Bloomberg's Democratic challenger, William C. Thompson Jr., by name. But during the first of two campaign events alongside Mr. Bloomberg, he said that not long ago many parts of the city were gripped by "the fear of going out at night and walking the streets."

He "cleaned up" New York by turning it into his own police state, he ran for the Republican nomination last year as a quasi-fascist authoritarian, and he has milked 9/11 to serve his own right-wing agenda (including a penchant for torture), not to mention his own personal, political, and profiteering ambitions.

Obviously, he's still at it.

* Instead of "we have nothing to fear but fear itself," it's "we have everything to fear, because there is terror everywhere, and so we should all be very afraid and vote Republican." So classy, so uplifting, the so-called "Mayor of America.")

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