Enter the Comics

CNN.com is displaying this cartoon ridiculing the Reed-Giuliani fundraiser. I think liberals would be inclined to, but I think Republicans, whether Cagle or otherwise, would be wise to tread very carefully in throwing anything negative toward Giuliani.

Interesting, in recent polling, Giuliani comes out on tops as the 2008 GOP nominee for President, besting Hillary Clinton.


  1. debbie0040 says:

    I am not the least bit suprised. Ralph Reed is hated by liberals. They will even go so far as to trash the “Hero of 9-11” to get at Reed. That shows the intensity of their hatred and even more reason to vote for Reed. Liberals have the same intensity of hatred for Reed as they have for Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Anne Coulter, etal.

    Giuliani was undeserving of this and it will backfire.

  2. Bill Simon says:

    I always find it interesting when satirical humor is presented about a subject, how many people go off like a bottle rocket and accuse the “offending party” of “hating” their object of the satire.

    If I crack a joke about illegals, blond women, Asians, Blacks, Jews, Catholics, Bapists, Muslims, Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, ad infinitum, does that mean I “hate” them all?

    No, it does not. It means I have a sense of humor. Debbie, you should go shop for one…you need one…badly.

  3. Demonbeck says:


    How do you get the Reed talking points so quickly? Rudy Giuliani is a great leader, but he was hardly the “Hero of 9-11.” If that is what Reed remembers about what happened that day, he is sorely mistaken. The Heroes of 9-11 are the first responders who risked and gave their lives to save others. Of course, I wouldn’t expect a Reed supporter to see the forest for the trees.

  4. JP says:

    Demonbeck, great call. Debbie, the truth is that many centrists have to wonder about Giuliani’s judgment in being seen with damaged goods like Reed, as that’s going to make it easier for his opponents in 2008. It’s a mark on Giuliani’s record now, and don’t think people won’t be reminding voters of this “fundraiser” in 2008 if Giuliani is the GOP nominee.

    It’s not hatred, it’s rational thought. You might want to try it sometime.

  5. spaceygracey says:

    As for liberals “throwing” things at Rudy, ha! That’s the most naive statement I’ve read all morning. Liberals won’t have to even lift a finger, even if they cared to do so.

    Wait ’til all your Fundy buddies with all their warped, perv-like views on sexuality pipe-up with stuff about Guiliani’s (very robust it seems) sex life, marriages, divorces, settlements, exs and their Vagina Monologue-loving performances, etc.

    Heck, we Sec’lar Humanists’ll just sit back and enjoy the show!


    Rudy will not be our guy in 08,Debbie you can whine all you want about everyone picking on your boy but you better get thick skin because this is just the begining.

  7. landman says:

    While there is no question that Rudy did an excellent job handling the post 9-11 mananagement process,he will never make a national ticket.I admire what he was able to do following this tragedy,but think he made a poor decision getting involved in a down ticket race in Georgia with Reed.This will only open him up for constant criticism and there is no upside for him in this deal.

    On the flip side Reed needs to be seen with anyone that he can be that carries any level of credibility,but the impact will be minimal and will not sway any voters his way.The high negatives are not going anywhere but up and National Celebrities dont cure this type of problem,this a Georgia election and will be decided by Georgians.

    On a side note it will be interesting to see how this plays with the Christian Coalition people considering Rudy’s very liberal leaning social values/history.

  8. tobin smith says:

    You guys don’t get it. This is not about Rudy in 08. This is about sending another signal to the GA republican faithful that Reed is ok!

    Rudy coming into town for Reed and endorsing him simply says, all that liberal bull-sh** is just that. And this, together with what is to come, sinks the Cagle campaign even further because it shows that all his campaign has been about is joining in with the liberal left and their media to destroy a loyal Republican who has done more than most for the President, our party, and our majority status in GA.

    Thanks for the help Rudy!

  9. Demonbeck says:


    If Joe Torre were to endorse Ralph Reed, you would tell us that “former Brave great Joe Torre endorsed Ralph Reed today!”

    In that case, just as in the case of Mr. Giuliani, most Georgians will just think, “Some other Yankee just endorsed that guy from Washington.”

  10. Bull Moose says:

    What a funny cartoon… And how fitting… I must join those and associate myself with the comments that Rudy did a good job during 9/11, but prior to that he was all but written off in New York – he was running around on his wife and generally, just wasn’t very popular. Interesting how one event wipes clean everyone’s memory.

    Demonbeck you are right, the real heros are the fire fighters and police officers that risked their lives on that sad day.

    Ralph can keep bringing in any “national” leaders but by and large Georgians are getting behind Casey Cagle.

    It should be worth noting that across the country, Republicans with ties to Abramoff are going down left and right at the hands of their Democratic opponents. Putting Ralph on the ticket ensures that we really don’t want to be the majority party, but rather would risk it all for someone’s personal ego.

    It’s a sad state of affairs.

  11. JP says:

    Tobin, go ahead and vote for “a loyal Republican who has done more than most for the President, our party, and our majority status in GA.” I’m not impressed and I’m not voting for him.

  12. kspencer says:


    I think Rudy also hurt himself with is attempt to have the elections delayed after the towers were attacked. About the time he announced that intent, his popularity in New York plunged. And then there was the additional drop with his support and links to and sudden attempts to distance himself from Kerik. I suspect that if he truly steps into the race, he’ll not survive the subsequent scrutiny.

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