Skip to comments.Debra Medina Brings Momentum to Screeching Halt By Refusing to Take a Position on Who Was Behind the
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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And they ran over her on the way out.
You are exactly right. I would like to see Beck ask the same "Truther" question to Rand Paul. At this point in time I'm supporting Bill Johnson for US Senate
She will now be guesting on the Fox show “Fringe”.
Well, with yours and hers , let's see ........... that makes two.
I don’t want Patrick as a US Senator. I want Michael Williams.
The difficulty is that we mostly elect people on image and how smoothly they talk. As I found in my college/graduate school career, the most “articulate” people are often not the smartest, wisest, or, especially, the most honest, and many people who are incredibly capable and decent do not give “Oprah” quality chit chat.
This will probably prove to be Medina’s “Katy Couric interview”. Pity. Now we are back to the hacks who will betray us the minute the election results are in. Just wait until Perry, White, or KBH has to deal with the projected $17 billion shortfall in the next biennium.
Medina would have probably insisted on something unsophisticated like cutting spending, but the person who gets elected will give us mostly accounting tricks and fees. That’s how “experienced” politicians handle things for the taxeaters that they really work for, and we will have lots of posts here complaining about it when it happens, even though it is entirely predictable.
Medina statement after hemming and hawing on Beck. The lady isn't ready for Texas Prime Time.
It’s a conundrum and one I don’t know an answer to. Add to that that a lot of good people wouldn’t dream of a political career because they don’t want to go thru it, and we are stuck with what we have. Which sucks.
"...President Muffley: General Turgidson! When you instituted the human reliability tests, you assured me there was no possibility of such a thing ever occurring!
Turgidson: Well, I, uh, don't think it's quite fair to condemn a whole program because of a single slip-up, sir.
President Muffley: General Turgidson, I find this very difficult to understand. I was under the impression that I was the only one in authority to order the use of nuclear weapons.
Turgidson: That's right sir. You are the only person authorized to do so. And although I hate to judge before all the facts are in, it's beginning to look like General Ripper exceeded his authority...."
Yes, I got the impression that she did not understand the question. It was a major gaffe on her part, but she does not appear to subscribe to 9/11 “truth.”
I felt kinda sorry for Bill White in the Dems debate. Farouk is soooooo crazy and White actually had to appear to take him seriously.
Well, we are part of the problem. Before the television media circus took over politics, candidates didn’t have to be good looking or have sonorous speaking voices. We now focus on appearances and feelings, even though we claim to care about issues, character, etc. One interview in which you fumble an answer, and it’s over. I heard the interview, and she’s not a Truther but she seemed to worry about giving offense to some handful of Truthers who might support her. Dumb, but not as dumb (or evil) as the reckless spending in Austin, the margins tax, the lax border enforcement, the TTCF, the vaccine mandate, the hate crimes legislation, etc.
She hasn’t taken a position regarding 9/11? Reminds me of someone who claimed ‘didn’t know anything about his pastor’s position on Amerika’ despite the fact he’d been attending the church for many years.
I kind of agree with you about good looking, but what explains Waxman and Barny Frank??
It still gave White airtime without rebuttal from Perry (the only candidate challenged by White).
When is White going to be questioned on his Sanctuary City policy in Houston? Government financing of “global warming solutions”? etc.
It’s like the last time around, not any great candidate but definitely some bad ones.
Well, you're there and I'm in Ohio, but what I heard on the radio this morning was a non-denial denial, a "modified limited hangout."
I was thinking of donating to her campaign, but I'm believe she just lost herself the election.
Perhaps. But for now she suggested ending the property tax (which carries a federal deduction on tax returns).
I expect Jesse Ventura is booking them both on his new cable show "CONSPIRACY THEORY".
" Debra Medina disavows trutherism "
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A new world record? Or just for Texas?
She is quite clear on the need to cut spending if she is asked, but she has been emphasizing 2nd Amendment and the property tax issue in a way that obscures her sound positions on spending, life, and border enforcement.
Too bad, but we are going to get more of the same-old, same-old...
Yes I do that for her.
Exactly! I am with you 100%!
Dan Patirck and Glenn Beck (who worked for 104 KRBE in Houston back in the 80s) 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.
As an observer from outside Texas, I had hopes that Medina would provide a viable alternative to Perry or Huthinson, both of which are part of the “political machine.” But Medina’s performance today on Beck was nothing short of catastrophic.
To attempt to accuse Glenn Beck of some sort of political sabotage for his friend Dan Patrick and ultimately Rick Perry is insulting, both to the integrity of Beck, and to the intelligence of MILLIONS of his listeners!
Medina was asked a simple, straightforward question — she did not answer it. She would not answer it. Nor would she disavow supporters and staffers who might BE 9/11 truthers. That may qualify in some peoples minds as “Tea Party” fare — but it isn’t. Sounds more like the ramblings of Ron Paulers...
Like Warner Wolf says, “let’s go to the video tape”.
Debra Medina, you are not truthful and not deserving of our trust or vote.
According to a cached report by David M. Russell, “BTW Governor Rick Perry and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson are both Bilderberg Group members. Thus they don’t represent We Texans; they serve the ‘Wealthy Elite’.” bowieCounty.com
You made me burst out laughing with the Rosie O’Donnell comment.
The facts of 9/11 are not a subject you have to think about more then two seconds! Cannot even believe anyone running as a Republican could even give the Truther side one second of thought. Those people are nuts.
Glad it came out now!
To which she replied: I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard.
....I’m wondering, how do you explain “Able Danger” and all the other unanswered questions from the 9/11 commission? ... or do you just ignore them?
I keep waiting for someone to suggest some suitable places...
Maybe she was bending overboard trying to be truthful without appearing to be an extremist. She may have a few “questions” about government involvement or negligence re. 9-11 and hasn’t really researched the matter very much. She is, as she stated, running for a state position, not federal, so does 9-11 conspiracy theory really make that much difference in her case?
If she really feels some sympathy for trutherism she might have said something like “there are still some people who question whether the Roosevelt administration had advance knowledge of the Pearl Harbor attack and questioning things is not un-American” but instead she turned into a motor mouth trying to make excuses fr herself.
She’s not a smoothie, that’s for sure, but who wants that type of politician anymore? She may have some kookie ideas but she believes in conservative government and seems to dislike lying, so I have a hard time condemning the lady for what she said to Beck.
Beck, BTW, keeps saying that he was not going to endorse candidates but he sure did his best to end Ms. Medina’s chances. Plus he talked down Kay Bailey Hutchinson (”not impressed”) and built up Rick Perry.
Rick Perry responds to Medina: “Adios, MoFo!”
(I just couldn’t resist!)
Do you consider people who simply wonder whether the Bush administration did enough to prevent the 9-11 attacks (and Clinton’s as well) to be “abhorrent?” I really don’t see where that line of questioning is any different than the Republicans going after Obama’s national security apparatus for letting the crotch bomber fall through the cracks.
I just say “AMF”
Well now...guess the reports of her being a looney tune Ron Paul follower are true. She’s done...move along folks.
Don’t even try to compare accusing the government of deliberately murdering 3000 of its people to whether its intelligence and operations are effective for dealing with this type of threat. Truthers see our governmet and terrorists as one in the same with their motives. Infact they see the government as the actual terrorists while the ones who actually caused the damage escape blame.
I’ll make this clear as I can. Anyone that believes that garbage or even flirts with those who do is dead to me and most conservatives. Anyone who thinks they can use the Tea Party movement to peddle it is going to be run out. Period.
For starters look up Debra Medina's column 'Latinos and the GOP'
'Its a shame isnt it, that Republicans continue to ignore Hispanics especially here in Texas?' Debra Medina
'Ignore them', Mrs Medina? Since when? What more do you want? Or shouldn't we ask?
Who is going to think more about Latino families? Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchison or me, who has a Latino family? (Medinas cultural heritage is German and Bohemian.)
She told a colleague last month in an e-mail. Being married, however, to someone with a Mexican American heritage, I certainly embrace the culture. But before she explained that, she told my colleage, who had asked her whether she considers herself Latina: Id not consider myself anything other than a wife and mother, a nurse and a patriot. I believe we too often get into race when its immaterial.
No, Thanks, Mrs Medina.
She is also running Spanish ads. Hello Mrs.Medina! If they cannot speak English then they have no business voting IMO. When they learn English then let them vote. Assimilate. Learn English. Appreciate all America gives you.
So Im sure she is blowing a lot of hot air just like Obama did just to get elected. Running those ads and saying what she has, tells me the border issue is just a try to get votes for herself.
Medina is about as qualified to be Governor as zero was to be President- want to re-visit how that is working out? She's a Libertarian running on the Republican ticket. She is supported by the Ron Paul worship crowd and she herself has acted in the Ron Paul worship capacity. She has demonstrated a lack of knowledge about Texas law and current ballot initiatives.
No, thanks, Ill stick with ol RINO Perry. Texas has remained in better shape than almost any if not all of the states in the union under Perry's watch. As someone said, 'he's the devil we know'.
The motly crew running for governor is laughable; a MUSLIM, a trecherous RINO woman* (Hutchison) and a woman with questionable loyalties
*Feds Have Built Only 32 Miles of 700 Mile Double-Border Fence Originally Mandated by Congress One reason DHS has been able to do this is an amendment that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R.-Texas) slipped into an omnibus appropriations bill that Congress passed on December 18, 2007. Hutchisons amendment put a loophole in the fence law that allowed the secretary of Homeland Security not to build the fence Congress had mandated the year before.
I’m not condemning her, except to say that in the media drenched culture in which politics occurs today, she needs to understand how to do an interview. I agree that she was a motormouth in the interview, and as I mentioned before, she needs to learn how to listen when doing an interview.
I think Beck went into the interview a dedicated Perry supporter. Beck just doesn’t understand how disconnected the rugged looking, conservative sounding Perry that Beck has been around is from the semi-RINO governor that Perry actually is. Perry is kind of like the oranges in the supermarket that have been dyed to conceal the fact that they were picked when not ripe. Tree-riped fruit without dye doesn’t sell so well even though it tastes better because it doesn’t “look pretty.” That, unfortunately, is a metaphor for our political culture, even among conservatives.
I was giving Medina a serious look and I liked what I saw. I didn’t think she had a chance to win before the second debate but when her poll numbers jumped up to nearly even with KBH, I thought she may at least give Perry a hard fight.
I like Rick Perry. I can’t stand KBH. I don’t trust Medina now.
Texas is too powerful economically and politically to take a chance with someone who would even consider entertaining the Truthers for the sake of votes.
No. Freaking. Way.
That's pretty much it in a nutshell.
We really don't need a Ron Paul acolyte as a governor.
Adios, Ms. Medina. Perry is it for another four.
Perry said, "Today's comments were an insult to the thousands of Americans who lost loved ones on 9/11 and the military men and women who are overseas protecting our country. President Bush worked tirelessly to protect our nation from additional terrorist attacks and anyone who would suggest 9/11 is a conspiracy involving the Bush administration should be ashamed."
GO get her Rick!
I agree with you about Perry. He talks a good game but his actions have not matched his words.
Beck did two things that I really can’t stand in that “interview” with Medina: 1)he went against his own promise not to endorse candidates because by leading Medina into a trap about trutherism with the Perry supporter, he essentially threw his support to Perry.(he bad-mouthed Hutchinson as well) 2)he used Alinskyite ridicule against a neophyte female candidate, which really pissed me off. Beck attacks Alinskyism all the time but there he was engaging in insane laughter against a woman who had just said enough to disqualify herself in the eyes of most Texans. The mockery with Pat Gray and the other guy was complete overkill and extremely ungentlemanly(I realize it makes me an antique but a gentleman doesn’t humilliate a lady like that. I’d get mad about it if he did it to Hillary, let alone that poor rookie).
The problem is that some conservatives are so defensive about Bush that for anyone to even suggest that there was a lapse in national security that lead to 9-11, the person suggesting that is lumped with the hard-core truthers who think Bush and/or Cheney bossed the attacks.
One is far, far different from the other. But there are a whole lot of people on this forum who refuse to recognize that.
If that makes me “dead” to you, I really don’t give a damn.
That position is completely reasonable.
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