Calling Them Traitors: Beyond Orwellian

Carl M. Cannon, OC Register
Two weeks ago, while speaking at a dinner in New York, Rudy Giuliani made news—in a negative way—by opining aloud about President ObamaÂ’s love of country.“I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani said. The former New York City mayor was roundly criticized for this remark, which serves now as a warning to public speakers everywhere. Call it the Giuliani Rule: Any rumination prefaced by the phrase “I know this is a horrible thing to say” should probably go unuttered.Democrats pounced on the ex-mayorÂ’s lapse, demanding that other…