Rudy said, "I think that George Soros and MoveOn.org is kind of a new low in vicious, politics of personal destruction…Every campaign I’ve ever seen from them has been about personally destroying the Republican."
But in 1996, speaking to the Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge in 1996, Rudy said this:
"...I believe the anti-immigration movement in America is one of our most serious public problems. And Washington is only making the problem worse.
Today I am also announcing that my office will be working with a coalition of well-known individuals and organizations who oppose the anti-immigration forces now being seen in Washington and elsewhere.
George Soros, international financier and founder of the "Emma Lazarus Fund," which assists legal immigrants..." (source)
Interesting. Giuliani appointed Soros to combat those that would seek immigration limitations...
Rudy said, "I gave my blood for the Republicans in New York."
But, back in 1996 he told Charlie Rose:
"Well, I'm a Republican mayor, but I"m really not. I'm the mayor of New York City. I ran as a Republican, I ran as a Liberal — which really confuses all kinds of people — and I ran as an Independent, as part of the Independent Party, which actually is now the party that's supporting Ross Perot. So I ran a fusion candidacy, like my predecessor Fiorello LaGuardia. So I'm not the most partisan of Republicans."
(source1, source2, source3)
“I am the consistent conservative,” Mr. Thompson said to several dozen people at a gathering of the New York Conservative Party with former Senator Alfonse M. D’Amato at his side. “I was a conservative yesterday. I am a conservative today, and I will be a conservative tomorrow.”
It is not the time for Republicans who think the best way to beat Democrats is to become more like them." (source)