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January 12, 2012

Rudy Giuliani On Those "Occupy Republicans"

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Today on Fox and Friends, Rudy Giuliani weighed in on Gingrich and Perry - calling them "Occupy Republicans":

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who ran for President in 2008 and dipped a toe in the waters of the 2012 contest, professed himself "shocked" by Newt Gingrich 's attacks on Mitt Romney 's private-sector career during a "Fox and Friends" appearance this morning.

Giuliani asked, "What the hell are you doing, Newt? I expect this from Saul Alinsky! This is what Saul Alinsky taught Barack Obama, and what you're saying is part of the reason we're in so much trouble right now."

Giuliani broadened his criticism to include the attacks on Bain Capital launched by both Gingrich and Texas Governor Rick Perry, who he described as "a very close friend of mine." "I'm shocked at what they're doing," said Giuliani. "It's ignorant and dumb. It's building something we should be fighting in America, ignorance of the economic system, playing on the dumbest, most ridiculous ideas about how you grow jobs." He characterized the attacks on Romney's private sector career as "unfair and bad for the Republican Party."

Keep in mind that Perry endorsed Giuliani in '08 and that Giuliani has previously spoken highly of Gingrich as a candidate. So, in other words, in his mind Gingrich and Perry have crossed the line and are indeed sounding more like Alinskyites of the Occupy movement than like Republicans

On the other hand, as for how well the intensive training of Mitt Romney (learning how to defend himself and capitalism), i.e., Perry and Gingrich attacks, as a defender of capitalism is going ... clearly, not so well.

Related: Perry backer bails over Bain attacks (Barry Wynn, along with a handful of other previously neutral South Carolina moneymen, will publicly endorse Romney on Thursday)

Posted by Hyscience at January 12, 2012 10:06 AM

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