Yahoo- "I hate to mention it because of what happened afterwards, but (he should be saying) the kinds of stuff Bill Cosby used to say," Giuliani told radio host John Gambling on a M 970 THE ANSWER , according to the Daily News.Cosby has repeatedly spoken out publicly to criticize the African American community for perpetuating a culture of violence. However, Cosby's reputation has been tainted in recent years as he now faces a series of claims he sexually assaulted women throughout his career.
Despite Cosby's fall from grace, Giuliani opted to reference the comedian as he expressed his disgust with Obama. He also said the president is unfairly targeting the law enforcement community in the wake of police violence against African Americans that fueled racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri and New York.
The Republican said Obama is ignoring the "enormous amount of crime" in the African American community due to "historical" reasons, according to the News.
"It is the obligation of the President to explain ... that our police are the best in the world," Giuliani said, adding, "It all starts at the top. It's the tone that's set by the President."
Rudy Guliani enacting how all of us felt when we started to read this.....
Well, bah humbug, Rudy Guliani pulling up his suspenders and coming in guns'-a-blazin'. No better way to make yourself heard than suggest to the president of the United States that he start modeling himself after a serial rapist.
Is Guliani wrong? Well, that's debatable. The madness from the Michael Brown and Eric Garner instances, as well as the subsequent riots, has died down. However, it is still a very polarizing topic. I think as a society we have already spent far too much time debating the rights and actions of law enforcement officials. However, despite the fact that Guliani makes a valid point that many would agree with, he's still flat out wrong.
Hey Rudy, do you have a TV? You want to do yourself a favor and watch it every now and then? Bill Cosby kind of lost his title as a role model and source of intellect when he penetrated half of Hollywood nonconsensually. You couldn't have thought of another outspoken black person that is very critical of his own? Hell, the guy that once infamously proclaimed, "I am not a role model" is a million times the role model than Bill Cosby could ever hope to be. Charles Barkley has always been critical of those of a similar background and skin color. Talk about irony. The man they call 'Chuck', who spares no insults on the portly women of San Antonio, and once said "if they paid me enough, I would work for the Klan", is a better example to our youth than Cliff Huxtable.
The problem with using Bill Cosby as an example is that it overrides his actual point. No one is talking about what Guliani was actually referring to, they are only talking about the fact that he proposed that Obama should act like the guy who got caught putting his pudding pop in far too many unconscious Jell-O molds. It's called social awareness Rudy. You used to be Mayor, should you know what that is? Hey, Obama rapes us all every day. Just take a look at your paycheck. But that doesn't mean he should be spoken of in the same breath as someone that has compromised the livelihood of hundreds of women.