Former New York City mayor and 2008 presidential primary flop Rudy Giuliani is basking in all the attention he's gotten since saying
that "I do not believe that the president loves America" because "He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country." Basking, and offering ridiculous explanations
of how totally not racist those statements were:
“Some people thought it was racist — I thought that was a joke, since he was brought up by a white mother, a white grandfather, went to white schools, and most of this he learned from white people,” Mr. Giuliani said in the interview. “This isn’t racism. This is socialism or possibly anti-colonialism.”
Rudy, Rudy, Rudy. If you're going to claim you're not being racist, you first have to start by using an actual dog whistle instead of whatever it was you used in the "loves America" comments, because maybe you thought that was a dog whistle, but people could totally hear it. Then, you have to do better than "but his mother was white." It's a funny thing, but turning to completely racially based logic is about the least convincing possible way to rebut charges of racism.
Predictably, "I wasn't talking about race, because race race race" is totally working for the Fox News crowd:
Rudy doubts @BarackObama love of country...do U doubt as well? do u think his honesty hurts GOP? @foxandfriends 1866408-7669
Well trolled, Rudy! You've staved off having your complete irrelevance noticed and acted on for yet another presidential cycle.