Rudy Giuliani, speaking at a Scott Walker fundraiser, with Walker present:
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.
Now we get to see whether Scott Walker is a man or not.
The smart money is on “Not.”
Footnote This came the same day as the Tweeted comment of another right-wing heart-throb, Dinesh D’Souza, saying of the President “You can take the boy out of the ghetto … ”
No, it’s not reasonable to hold everyone in a political movement liable for the comments of everyone else in that movement. But there’s a pattern here. At some point, RepublicanÂ office-seekers have to either disown the racism that plays so well to the party base, or own it.
[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]