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Buchanan: GOP Would Lose Soul with Giuliani

Monday, 22 Oct 2007 05:39 PM

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Support for Rudy Giuliani represents a return to liberal Republicanism that would strip the GOP of its hard-won progress on moral, social and cultural issues, warns Pat Buchanan.

In his new column “Conservatism is a Tower of Babel,” the GOP strategist and one-time presidential candidate examines Giuliani’s political record, concluding that the former New York City mayor and federal prosecutor is certifiably a liberal Rockefeller Republican.

He describes Giuliani as a, “McGovernite in 1972 [who] boasted in the campaign of 1993 that he would ‘rekindle the Rockefeller-Javits-Lefkowitz tradition’ of New York's GOP and ‘produce the kind of change New York City saw with ... John Lindsay.’ ”

Buchanan points out that Giuliani ran on the Liberal Party ticket and supported Mario Cuomo in 1994.

“Pro-abortion, anti-gun, again and again he strutted up Fifth Avenue in the June Gay Pride parade and turned the Big Apple into a sanctuary for illegal aliens,” Buchanan writes. “While Ward Connerly goes state to state to end reverse discrimination, Rudy is an affirmative-action man.”

Rudy, Buchanan notes, has attracted “those inveterate opportunists, the neocons, who see in Giuliani their last hope of redemption for their cakewalk war and their best hope for a long war against Islamo-fascism.”

Buchanan maintains that a Giuliani presidency would represent a return and a “final triumph of the Republicanism that conservatives went into politics to purge from power. A Giuliani presidency would represent repudiation by the party of the moral, social and cultural content that with anti-communism once separated it from liberal Democrats and defined it as an institution.

“Rudy offers the right the ultimate Faustian bargain,” writes Buchanan. “Retention of power at the price of one's soul.”

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