March 23rd, 2010
10:10 AM ET
5 years ago

Rudy Giuliani says Obama can't fool him

 Rudy Giuliani takes aim at President Obama.
Rudy Giuliani takes aim at President Obama.

(CNN) - Sitting in the stands above a rain-soaked field at Yankee Stadium Monday, Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said the president is not making good on his promise to make jobs the number one priority of his administration.

While guest-hosting CNBC's "Closing Bell," Giuliani said of the president that "jobs is not his No. 1 priority. He wouldn't have passed this bill if jobs was his No. 1 priority. He would've spent the last year working on jobs. My No. 1 priority when I was mayor of New York City was bringing down crime. I know what a No. 1 priority is – so he can't fool me that jobs is his No. 1 priority."

Giuliani went on to criticize House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congress saying, "This was an ideological act by the Congress yesterday, not a sensible health care decision."


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soundoff (136 Responses)
  1. Aspen Professor

    Rudy ole boy, why do you have such a surprised look on your face? We threw you bums out of Congress in 2006, and in 2008 we threw more of you out of Congress and added the White House.

    Ever since then, the GOP has lied, turned into the NO Party, become arrogant, brought no cure to the health care mess in America, sreamed in Congress, bought and paid for the Tea Party idiots who are now screaming for "revenge", bricks are being thrown threw windows of a Congresswoman (cowardly act that), spitting and screaming the 'N' word at a black Congressman, screaming "homo" at Barney Frank.

    What is next? Will you fools be buying machine guns, digging fox holes, and 'hunkering down'? Is it any wonder that Americans told you to get lost when Taxes were cut for the top 1% and a war started with no exit strategy chasing imaginary WMD and a Al Quida that did not exist in Iraq? Even an Accounting 101 student knows that you can not incur costs (of a war) and not raise taxes to pay for it.

    March 23, 2010 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  2. IKHAN

    Well,well!
    Who speaks.
    A person of no moral or political stature.

    March 23, 2010 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  3. Katherine

    GOP wake up. We are not all ignorant rednecks who run around with tea bags stappled to our hats. Rudy, you can't fool me into believing you care about middle class Americans, their unemployment plight and people dying because of insurance profits. Doctors should decide treatment for patients, not insurance CEOs. During the Bush years big business and banks ran this country into the ground with their profiteering. The GOP has blocked every issue that Obama has tried to pass and they think we are so stupid we don't know what the issues are. The GOP focuses on abortion and gay rights because they have nothing else to say or offer our country. Lets not forget the Iraq war and the president who lied to us about weapons of mass destruction........

    March 23, 2010 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  4. joe mett

    Rudy, please find something constructive to do. You have become too much of a loser presidential candidate who is in constant audition to be a relevant national politician!!!

    You simply do not have the personality which anybody wants to follow to the political mountain top.

    March 23, 2010 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  5. Russ

    Boy, not that's a laugh. And Giuliani, you can't fool us either. When you cross dress.......we still know what a fool you are. Nobody really listens to you anymore. You are irrelevant.

    March 23, 2010 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  6. CHRISTIAN CRUSAIDERS MUST GO

    And neither will you fool us, Guilianni.

    Can you spell CORRUPTION? It's name is Rudy!

    Yeah, love those FAMILY VALUES that the Rethugs run on.

    DON'T STAND IN THE WAY OF PROGRESS.

    YOU'LL BE LEFT BEHIND

    March 23, 2010 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  7. Brink

    That's because of the magnitude of a fool that Giuliani is. Other than being the mayor of 9/11 and scamming free Yankee tickets, what's on this guys resume for the last ten years except political failures and disparaging remarks.

    March 23, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  8. Ruth

    Rudy you ARE a fool.

    March 23, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  9. MC

    That's right – you can't fool Guiliani, but he can fool himself.

    He was a democrat, an Independent and now a Republican. He's been married three times. He pushed Bernard Kerik for head of Homeland Security – Kerik is now in jail.

    Yep, Guiliani sees all, knows all – he doesn't change his mind or get confused. HE CAN'T BE FOOLED, but neither can we.

    March 23, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  10. maude

    Rudy, a President has to be able to "walk and chew gum at the same time." george bush is not President any more (Thank God). Giving medical coverage to the folks coming to the emergency room for routine medical help, is smart policy. Along with coverage for pre-existing conditions and extended coverage for our young people. President Obama knows that job creation is essential to our economic recovery, after the Right ran our economy into the ditch......where were you, Rudy Guliani, when the deficits rose due to the unnecessary Iraq war? And where were you when the Oil companies received "record profits", and we paid $4.00 per gallon at the gas pump? Where was Rudy then?

    March 23, 2010 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  11. Fed Up

    It took Rudy HOW long to figure this out?

    Rudy G. is as sharp as always.

    March 23, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  12. Susan, AZ

    you are village idiot.

    March 23, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  13. Tulsa

    Who cares what this has-been thinks...... I can't believe he made it through the interview without saying "9-11"

    Another Republican with no ideas, no ethics and no future.

    March 23, 2010 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  14. Jim

    typical republican ... if you can't win, try diversionary tactics.

    truth be told, the economy is starting to grow and jobs will follow.

    March 23, 2010 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  15. Jack

    Although apparenly though Guiliani can fool his WIFE.

    March 23, 2010 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  16. T'SAH from Virginia

    "…jobs is not his No. 1 priority. He wouldn't have passed this bill if jobs was[SIC Guilianni – it’s “jobs were”] his No. 1 priority…"

    Passing this bill will bring JOBS!!! He also passed a JOBS BILL!! The FIRST Stimulus SAVED my job and many, many more. The Republicans took the stimulus money and they know GOOD and WELL it saved and/or produced JOBS – but they would NEVER admit it. Other Republicans took the stimulus money – which was SUPPOSED to go for job creation – and used it for SOMETHING ELSE!!!

    Everybody wants to CRITICIZE and not be part of the SOLUTION – which is the MAIN reason why the Democrats went it ALONE on Health Care!!!

    If YOU and other Republicans are so darn SET on the fact that President Obama made the greatest mistake of ALL TIMES in the history of America – then take it to the POLLS!! Case and POINT!!!

    March 23, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  17. Al-NY,NY

    Ghouliani crawls out from under his rock and gives this little tid-bit. Now Rudy, go crawl back under your rock and don't bother us again....creep

    March 23, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  18. Don

    Are you kidding me?
    Giuliani is trying to talk about policy regarding President Obama?
    This old, has-been-doofus couldn't even keep up with the Air Head from Alaska!!! ;-)

    March 23, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  19. RB

    ANYBODY could fool this fool

    March 23, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  20. fooled not

    we all can see what the ultimate plan they have for this country is.eh comrade

    March 23, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  21. Terry From West Texas

    Can anyone think of anything that Rudy Guiliani is qualified to speak on?

    March 23, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  22. thehalls

    Giuliani why are you so upset about such a bad bill? Are you that frightened that people will find you lied about the bill and turn on you and your party. You look just like someone stole your last dollars.

    March 23, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  23. Duck Fallas

    Duhh, you can't fool me, 'cause I'm a moron.

    9-11.

    March 23, 2010 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  24. truth hurts

    Shut up Rudy G. 9-11 is in the past and your 15 minutes of so call overrated fame is over.

    March 23, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  25. Jefferson Handcock

    yea just like Marriage and keeping an oath isnt yours gulifony

    March 23, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
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