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Debra Medina Brings Momentum to Screeching Halt By Refusing to Take a Position on Who Was Behind the
Dallas Observer ^ | February 11, 2010 | Sam Merten

Posted on 02/11/2010 11:52:48 AM PST by CautiouslyHopeful

Debra Medina states:

"I have never been involved with the 9-11 truth movement, and there is no doubt in my mind that Muslim terrorists flew planes into those buildings on 9/11. I have not seen any evidence nor have I ever believed that our government was involved or directed those individuals in any way. No one can deny that the events on 9-11 were a tragedy for all Americans and especially those families who lost loved ones."

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1 posted on 02/11/2010 11:52:48 AM PST by CautiouslyHopeful
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

Closing the barn door, but the horses are already scattered.


2 posted on 02/11/2010 11:54:03 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

I don’t think that Debra is quite ready for prime time.


3 posted on 02/11/2010 11:54:08 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

damage control...

TOO LATE, MILLIONS HEARD HER THIS MORNING ON GLENN BECK, AND SHE DID NOT, NOT, DISAVOW...


4 posted on 02/11/2010 11:54:15 AM PST by Freddd
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

Maybe she confused it with birtherism? ;-)


5 posted on 02/11/2010 11:54:59 AM PST by rhombus
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

Doesn’t matter. Her opponents have their sound bite and it no longer matters what she might have meant.


6 posted on 02/11/2010 11:55:01 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III, Oathkeeper)
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To: All
Debra wants a MULLIGAN


7 posted on 02/11/2010 11:55:20 AM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

Sure se does. Except on the Glenn Beck show. You are done honey.


8 posted on 02/11/2010 11:55:32 AM PST by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

Day late and a dollar short.


9 posted on 02/11/2010 11:55:36 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

If this is what she believes, then why not say so in the first place? She is Texas toast.


10 posted on 02/11/2010 11:55:55 AM PST by nhoward14 (This space for rent.)
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

Train. Station. Left already...


11 posted on 02/11/2010 11:57:06 AM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: nhoward14

She really impressed me this morning on the Glenn Beck show, until the last 2 questions. I had went to her webpage was gonna donate.....until then...

Nope I will be donating to Rick Perry.


12 posted on 02/11/2010 11:57:09 AM PST by Freddd
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

It would have been much better to have just answered “No.” rather than having tried to spare the feelings of the 47 or so truthers who might support her. She also needs to learn how to LISTEN to questions and not talk over interviewers.

She needs to go to interview school.

Blew the opportunity with Beck, and rightly or wrongly it will probably preclude her from getting into a runoff.


13 posted on 02/11/2010 11:57:13 AM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: CautiouslyHopeful
Glenn asked her: "Do you believe the government was any way involved with the bringing down of the World Trade Centers on 9/11?"

To which she replied: "I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There are some very good arguments, and I think the American people have not seen all of the evidence there. So I haven't taken a position on that."

In her response to the blog, she says:

"The real underlying question here, though, is whether or not people have the right to question our government. I think the fact that people are even asking questions on this level gets to the incredible distrust career politicians have fostered by so clearly taking their direction from special interests instead of the people, whether it's Rick Perry and the his HPV mandate or Kay Hutchison and voting for the bank bailout..."

So she has no doubt but thinks it is alright for people to question the government's role in 9-11 and then turns it around into a hit on Perry.

14 posted on 02/11/2010 11:57:15 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

She has no experience to be Governor to start with — haven’t people seen enough of OJT with ZERO?

I have listened to the interview and she did NOT disavow anything regarding Truthers. In fact, very wishy washy and not someone you would want as Governor.


15 posted on 02/11/2010 11:57:15 AM PST by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

First off, Beck did not ask whether people “have the right to question our government.” He does this every evening. We all do.

Beck asked directly: Do you believe that the government was involved in the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11? The dingbat responded, “I think some very good questions raised have been raised in that regard.”

Good night.


16 posted on 02/11/2010 11:57:38 AM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: nhoward14

Exactly. Not so hard to say this at first, unless you really don’t believe it or understand how abhorrent that conspiracy is to rational individuels.

I now want Rand Paul on Glenn’s show. Sarah endorsed him. But I’m hesitant becuase of his father. I’d like to know one way or the other where he falls. I’d like to support him just because the establishment doesn’t want him, but I won’t if he’s like his father.


17 posted on 02/11/2010 11:58:20 AM PST by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

I voted for it before I voted against it.

She’s backtracking. She’s made her bed. She’s lost my vote permanently.

SnakeDoc


18 posted on 02/11/2010 11:59:23 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (When you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow)
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To: PhiKapMom

Glenn asked her: “Do you believe the government was any way involved with the bringing down of the World Trade Centers on 9/11?”
To which she replied: “I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There are some very good arguments, and I think the American people have not seen all of the evidence there. So I haven’t taken a position on that.”

————————————————I learned ALL I needed to know about Islam on 9-11.
Yet she hasn’t ‘taken a position’ on it yet. Just how good of friends is she and Rosie O Donnell?


19 posted on 02/11/2010 11:59:36 AM PST by Freddd
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To: US Navy Vet

It really sounds like that.


20 posted on 02/11/2010 12:00:20 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: CautiouslyHopeful
She's throwing out the line, "I don't see what this has to do with the (Texas) Governor's race?".

Sorry, but if you entered this race believing it would only be about 'local' politics, you're too naive to be a part of this.

21 posted on 02/11/2010 12:00:24 PM PST by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: Pantera; TWfromTEXAS; BoringGuy; Richard Kimball; girlscout; omegabea; Warrior_Queen; erkyl; ...
Ping

Freepmail me or ping me from the original thread to get on/off the 2010 Texas Governor's Race ping list.

22 posted on 02/11/2010 12:01:14 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: achilles2000

I think this is always the danger of normal people getting into politics. We say we want everyday people in there, but we really don’t, because every day people say (and even think) some pretty dumb things. So do politicians, but they are better at avoiding it.


23 posted on 02/11/2010 12:02:24 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: PhiKapMom
"She has no experience to be Governor to start with — haven’t people seen enough of OJT with ZERO?"

That's right. Texas is not Delaware. It's a huge state with a massive population and equally massive budget. I think it's the 15th or 16th largest GDP in the world. Contestants from amateur hour need not apply for that job, IMHO.

24 posted on 02/11/2010 12:02:47 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

Medina is a liar.


25 posted on 02/11/2010 12:04:53 PM PST by mulligan
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To: brytlea
"I think this is always the danger of normal people getting into politics"

Hear, hear. I don't won't "normal" people in politics, I want extraordinary people in politics. Running a state like Texas requires someone who's not just smart, with the right policy positions, but someone who is politically astute. If they aren't, the political machine will eat them alive and spit them out.

26 posted on 02/11/2010 12:05:34 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: CautiouslyHopeful
TRANSCRIPT OF THE RELEVANT PORTION

BECK: Do you believe the government was any way involved with the bringing down of the world trade centers on 9/11?
MEDINA: I, I don't, I don't have all the evidence there, Glenn, so I don't, I, I'm not in a place, I have not been out publicly, uh, questioning that, I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard, uh, there's some very good arguments and I think the American people have not seen all the evidence there, so I've not taken a position on that.
BECK: All right.

(Hilarity ensues in the studio)

BECK: I think that might be a YES...

Buh-bye, Deb, it's been nice knowin' ya, don't let the door hit you in the ass.

27 posted on 02/11/2010 12:06:49 PM PST by Cymbaline (Bipartisan consensus - that's like when my doctor and my lawyer agree with my wife that I need help.)
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To: dead
Here's a link to the audio of her response to Beck about the "Truther" accusation:

Medina on Trutherism

The most damaging part begins at about :43.

28 posted on 02/11/2010 12:06:57 PM PST by Poe White Trash (Wake up!)
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To: Freddd

What did she say on GB?


29 posted on 02/11/2010 12:07:34 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: brytlea

Dan Patirck and Glenn Beck (who worked for 104 KRBE in Houston back in the 80’s) are friends.

Dan Patrick is a Perry supporter. Patrick gets to become U.S. Senator by a Perry appointment, if Kay retires.

Medina has never said she supports the 9/11 movement.

In the Dallas Morning News today they were pointing out that some posters pretending to be Medina supporters and making 9-11 Medina statements. When they checked the IPs - turned out they were actually Perry supporters. showed their “other” postings that were supporting Perry.

Perry is scared of Medina and I would guess this is probably the beginning of the mud slinging.


30 posted on 02/11/2010 12:08:08 PM PST by TexMom7
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To: NEMDF

NEVERMIND I should have read all comments first.


31 posted on 02/11/2010 12:09:11 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: a fool in paradise

Holy crap!! She said that?????

Dammit, what is wrong with these idiots?? Ok, Perry it is.


32 posted on 02/11/2010 12:10:11 PM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: All
SHE HAS MY VOTE
I am helping find good places to put large signs.
This one is at my place.

MEDINA


33 posted on 02/11/2010 12:10:20 PM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: CautiouslyHopeful
You can see more from FReepers, about this, on this prior thread...

Medina admitted shes a TRUTHER on Beck


34 posted on 02/11/2010 12:10:21 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: OldDeckHand

So, people need to be careful what they ask for. ;)


35 posted on 02/11/2010 12:10:38 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Freddd

Spew.


36 posted on 02/11/2010 12:10:39 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Freddd

Yeah, it’s kinda like “I did not have sex with that woman!” ... LOL ...

You may say it after the fact, but who is going to believe you...


37 posted on 02/11/2010 12:11:22 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: TexMom7
Perry is scared of Medina and I would guess this is probably the beginning of the mud slinging.

Well he must be pretty good to get her to sling mud at herself.
38 posted on 02/11/2010 12:12:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: TexMom7

I will be staying out of this race.


39 posted on 02/11/2010 12:12:34 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: TexMom7

Well, up until this he should have been. But sadly, I think this cooked her goose. I don’t know what to believe about what she thinks (and it hardly matters since I don’t live in TX anymore) but her answer concerns me. I wish she had just said, “Of course I don’t believe in that stuff. Let’s talk about real issues.”


40 posted on 02/11/2010 12:12:42 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: TexMom7

Perry ain’t scared of Medina anymore. She just put him over 50%.


41 posted on 02/11/2010 12:12:48 PM PST by Texas Federalist
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42 posted on 02/11/2010 12:13:39 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

I see Medina is falling back on lying.

That is her strong suit after all.


43 posted on 02/11/2010 12:13:51 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: nhoward14
You were saying ...

If this is what she believes, then why not say so in the first place? She is Texas toast.

She originally did not want to offend a large group of her supporters, who knew that she believed that already. So, now that she sees that she's going to lose support -- bigtime -- she now crafts a statement to try and not offend her big group of 9/11 Truthers who support her...

I have not seen any evidence nor have I ever believed that our government was involved or directed those individuals in any way.


BUT, I'm looking for that evidence and it will show that they knew about it and did nothing [because it was an excellent "opportunity" doncha know...]. And when I find it, then I'll tell you I have believed that our government was at fault from the beginning!

44 posted on 02/11/2010 12:14:22 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

She waffled on the Beck show and it is all over the net. If this is what she believed she needed to say that then.


45 posted on 02/11/2010 12:14:31 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: TexMom7

I’d like to see all of the gubenertorial candidates go on Glenn Beck and tell whether or not they believe man is responsible for global warming and whether we should enact policies to “save the climate”.

That goes for Rick, Kay, Debra, and Bill White. Farouk is not even in the running and the other Democrats are in a total media blackout.


46 posted on 02/11/2010 12:14:53 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: a fool in paradise

Her answer would have been somewhat reasonable if the question was “what do you think about those who believe the govenrment knew about 9/11”. But the question was “do you believe”, and if you can’t give your own belief in response to a “do you believe” question, you aren’t going to win many elections.


47 posted on 02/11/2010 12:15:00 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Poe White Trash

It took 42 seconds for this woman to burn her ENTIRE campaign to the ground and return to single digit polling numbers.

42 SECONDS!!!

It blows me away!!

After that call, Rick Perry sits back and puts his feet on his desk, and lights a cigarette.

Better than sex, I tell ya.


48 posted on 02/11/2010 12:15:21 PM PST by Mr. Quarterpanel (I am not an actor, but I play one on TV)
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To: brytlea; TexMom7
You were saying ...

I wish she had just said, “Of course I don’t believe in that stuff. Let’s talk about real issues.”

Well, she couldn't say that initially, because she knew that large group of 9/11 Truthers that do support her, already knew her stance on the issue... :-)

49 posted on 02/11/2010 12:16:00 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: CautiouslyHopeful

A political career dies, but the secession movement lives:

http://freetexasconstitution.wordpress.com/


50 posted on 02/11/2010 12:16:18 PM PST by grumpa (VP)
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