Rudy Giuliani Wishes Obama Could Be More Like Bill Cosby

Just a few weeks ago, Rudy Giuliani made an ass out of himself by insisting that President Obama just “doesn’t love America.” Now, he is making an ass out of himself by telling The New York Daily News that he wishes Obama could be more like Bill Cosby. Not like “rapist Bill Cosby” he says, just more like “pull your pants up!” Bill Cosby.

“It is the obligation of the President to explain . . . that our police are the best in the world,” said Giuliani.

Obama is also not addressing the “enormous amount of crime” that’s being committed by African-Americans, Giuliani said.

“I hate to mention it because of what happened afterwards, but (he should be saying) the kinds of stuff Bill Cosby used to say,” said Giuliani.

First of all, no! It is not the President’s obligation to say that our police are the best in the world, given what is going on in this country where now it seems like we can’t go a week without one of them shooting an unarmed black person. It’s not. In fact, it’s kind of dangerous. I certainly don’t want police going around saying “Oh! We’re the greatest! So we can do whatever we want!” No. I want them on high alert. If normal common human decency won’t prevent them from committing heinous acts, then perhaps the fear of public condemnation and embarrassment will.

Second. What about the enormous amount of crime being committed by white people? Never in my life have I ever heard “Hey! White people! How about you commit fewer crimes! What’s up with all that mortgage fraud? Plus, ever noticed how many more of you are serial killers than anyone else? That’s fucked up.”

Generally speaking, most violent crimes are committed by people of one race against people of that same race. So yeah, white-on-white crime is just as prevalent as “black-on-black” crime. The term “black-on-black crime” just makes white racists feel like they get some kind of free pass, for something, I’m not sure what. The purpose it seems to serve, beyond anything else is “Don’t look here, at what we’re doing wrong! Go look at the black people!”

Third. As far as I know, we did not elect President Barack Obama to be a fashion consultant. Perhaps when he’s done with being President there will be a slot available for him on “Fashion Police,” but as of right now I am not particularly invested in what he has to say about the fashion choices made by black American youths.

I’d just like to point out here, that like many white teenagers, I looked completely absurd a good 90 percent of the time. I went through, I think, every possible distinct subculture look throughout the years I was in high school. Due to joy for fashion and my distaste for having a theme, one day I’d come to school looking like a punk, the next I’d dress like a hippie. Very often, because it was the 90s, I wore excessively large pants. I had multiple hair colors and I pierced my nose.

At no point throughout my youth, did anyone think it was any politicians business to come out and rail at white teenagers for using Manic Panic. No one was on TV talking about how mall goths were making all white people look bad. Why? Because when white kids dress weird, they’re just “artistic!” They’re “expressing themselves.” Black kids, apparently, are supposed to dress in Catholic school uniforms all the time or they’re basically asking to be murdered by police officers.

Obama is half-white. By Giuliani’s logic, he should also be talking about white teenagers who dress weird and get into trouble sometimes. Perhaps, as a white person, Rudy Giuliani should have a chat with the Duck Dynasty people and tell them to stop wearing camouflage all the time and going around looking like old timey hermit miners?  Perhaps, as an Italian, Rudy Giuliani should tell old Italian dudes to stop wearing track suits, because that might make people think they were in the mob!

The essence of what Giuliani is saying here though, is that if President Obama wants to ingratiate himself to people like Rudy Giuliani, then he needs to kiss up to them by talking about what black people are doing wrong. He wants him to say “I’m not one of them, I want to be one of you!” and then roll over on black people to prove himself. Unfortunately for Giuliani, President Obama is the President of the United States, and not a 13 year-old girl trying to sit at the cool kids table.

But hey! You know — hot tip. Maybe the next time you discuss the way you think someone should act, don’t use an alleged serial rapist as the “good” example.

[NY Daily News]