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Medina, Beck and Facing The Giants
TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 02/12/2010 | John G. Winder

Posted on 02/12/2010 10:14:32 AM PST by Patriot1259

I asked Debra Medina point blank if she is a 9/11 Truther. Medina’s answer was a simple and to the point, “No.”

Debra Medina entered the Governor’s race as a David standing before not just Goliath, but two Goliaths: Sitting Governor Rick Perry and longtime U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Medina didn’t have a chance. Yet here she is today still tilting at windmills and facing down Goliaths. Now a new and powerful foe has come along to oppose Medina in the form of nationally known conservative talk show host Glenn Beck.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: 911conspiracy; debramedina; glennbeck; medina; paulestinians; rickperry; texasgovernor; troofers; truthers; tx2010
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1 posted on 02/12/2010 10:14:33 AM PST by Patriot1259
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To: Patriot1259

*bookmark*


2 posted on 02/12/2010 10:16:54 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Patriot1259
I asked Debra Medina point blank if she is a 9/11 Truther. Medina’s answer was a simple and to the point, “No.”

Then why couldn't she manage that with Beck?

3 posted on 02/12/2010 10:18:41 AM PST by Dan Middleton
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To: Dan Middleton

Um, maybe she’s had time to think of the appropriate answer?


4 posted on 02/12/2010 10:20:49 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: Patriot1259
My ears tell me that Beck approached Medina with a chip on his shoulder from the onset.  Despite saying “I don’t know anything about her” Beck then seems to proceed to attack Medina. 

Glen Beck should be ashamed of himself...
It reminded me of the sleazy way Connie Chung sandbagged Newt's mother...
Beck needs to issue an apology to both Medina and his audience. It was really low class.

5 posted on 02/12/2010 10:21:11 AM PST by Willie Green (Glen Beck is still an ignorant butthead.)
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To: Dan Middleton

Agree ... I heard her say it ... she’s a truther, and she’s toast. She wasn’t trapped into that answer ... she had “doubts” ... c’ya


6 posted on 02/12/2010 10:21:28 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: Patriot1259

And she had every oppurtunity on national radio to say “No”, but she didn’t.

She’s backtracking because she saw where admitting you’re a truther gets you in politics.


7 posted on 02/12/2010 10:24:04 AM PST by JenB987 (under God's Spirit she flourishes)
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To: JenB987

She was for the truthers before she was against them ;)


8 posted on 02/12/2010 10:24:56 AM PST by free me (Sarah Palin 2012? You Betcha!)
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To: Patriot1259

I appreciate the clarification that Candidate Medina has placed on her campaign website. But to say that she was blindsided by a question that was a major part of several national whispering campaigns by the libs and progressive trolls is to say hasn’t been paying much attention to politics over the last decade.


9 posted on 02/12/2010 10:26:01 AM PST by Til I am the last man standing (It's the internet Senators; We can see what you are doing!)
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To: Patriot1259
Glenn Beck broke the don't ask don't tell law!

I would never vote for a "truther" or anyone who even thinks they have a point. they are nuts! Vote Perry!!

10 posted on 02/12/2010 10:29:57 AM PST by factmart
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To: Patriot1259

Waiting for Beck to ask Hutchison or Perry if they’re “Birthers”. Likely won’t happen because he’s an establishment shill.


11 posted on 02/12/2010 10:30:16 AM PST by Rodebrecht (No army can stop an idea whose time has come.)
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To: Patriot1259

Beck as a “foe”?

No way. Whether you agree with him or not, whether you feel Medina was misconstrued or whatever, Beck is not a foe of either our conservative movement or our country. Beck is simply doing what the media should do, which is help We The People vet candidates.

In fact, as the Teaparty movement gains ever more steam, the responsibility to vet candidates and not just jump on bandwagons get more and more profound. We really need these candidates to show up on talk radio and FOX, for example, so we can see how they perform and judge for ourselves.

If you conclude that whatever Medina said on Beck’s show isn’t a campaign-stopper for you, then that’s your call. That’s the purpose of exposing these candidates to us through the media. But that is not at all grounds for claiming Beck is our foe.


12 posted on 02/12/2010 10:31:13 AM PST by fightinJAG (Largest wing in future Obama Presidential Library will be devoted to Bush & Cheney)
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To: Willie Green

I used to like Glenn Beck but he is an idiot now. He is good pals with O’Reilly. Beck engages in a lot of “the Republcians and Democrats are so bad - both parties are terrible.”

Thsi will be a Dem strategy to try to smear Repubs by saying neither party is any different which is not true.

Beck and O’Reilly are also anti-birthers.


13 posted on 02/12/2010 10:31:19 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Patriot1259
Medina’s answer was a simple and to the point, “No.”

Right... and David Duke isn't a racist..

14 posted on 02/12/2010 10:32:19 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Willie Green; Eaker; humblegunner
Glen Beck should be ashamed of himself...

Yep, he zapped the stupid answer into her brain. Of course wee Willie is supporting her. He would support Obama if he was promised a train set.

15 posted on 02/12/2010 10:33:21 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Til I am the last man standing

Yes, claiming to be “blindsided” by an issue that, even if it had never, ever been raised before or been an issue for people (such as Van Jones and Rosie O’Donnell), is simply basic. Either you believe your government, specifically George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, would kill their own citizens or you don’t.


16 posted on 02/12/2010 10:35:33 AM PST by fightinJAG (Largest wing in future Obama Presidential Library will be devoted to Bush & Cheney)
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To: Willie Green
Glen Beck should be ashamed of himself...

Medina won't answer a Q and it's Beck's fault!? ROFLOL

17 posted on 02/12/2010 10:35:48 AM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: mnehring
He would support Obama if he was promised a train set.

I'm holding out for a pony.

18 posted on 02/12/2010 10:36:03 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Frantzie

Beck has a man-crush on the Charlie Crist in Cowboy Boots


19 posted on 02/12/2010 10:37:33 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: lonestar

The trilateral commission used HAARP to zap her with confusion and a bad answer.


20 posted on 02/12/2010 10:38:03 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Patriot1259

If she isn’t a Truther then why didn’t she just say “no”? The fact that she rambled through her answer just raises suspicions.


21 posted on 02/12/2010 10:39:25 AM PST by BruCru (I think, therefore I am conservative!)
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To: Willie Green
Beck has made his career on being challenging the status quo;, and especially what he sees as deception, and distortion.

It is who he is and what he does. He handled his interview with Sarah Palin fairly and directly.

In a way it does the person a favor. For sure liberal news persons are going to ask her the hard questions; and see if they can get her off balance. We all know this.

‘Steel sharpens steel’, so. She is sharper for the program.. It is the most effective way to learn, ... the hard way.

22 posted on 02/12/2010 10:39:59 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Willie Green

Newt’s mother wasn’t running for Governor of the 2nd largest state, but I do think that she would have had the decency to answer “No” to the question of whether the US government was behind 9/11.


23 posted on 02/12/2010 10:41:00 AM PST by iowamark
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To: SatinDoll
Um, maybe she’s had time to think of the appropriate answer?

Like right after she stepped from the studio and saw an aide borrowing a couple of hands to do the tricky Quadruple Face Palm.

She had two chances on Beck's show and failed both. When the question is something like "Do you think the government was behind the 9/11 attack?" the answer must be unequivocally "No!". Any hemming or hawing before hand is like someone dithering in answering whether the Holocaust occurred.

24 posted on 02/12/2010 10:42:25 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Special SOTU tagline: YOU LIE!)
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To: mnehring
Of course wee Willie is supporting her

Nope, you're wrong again (as usual), Perry-bot.
I'm already on record as saying that I really don't like any of the three candidates)
(I wonder if it's too late to get Pat Buchanan on the primary ballot... LOL!)

Anyway, I'm just calling a spade a spade...
Beck sandbagged Medina...
It was sleazy politics and unworthy of a so-called "conservative" media personality.
But very typical of the disdain the GOP/RNC/RPT has for grass root activists.

"Toe the Party Line" (as determined by the lobbyists with the biggest checkbook)

Bah!!!!! Throw the bums out.

25 posted on 02/12/2010 10:45:45 AM PST by Willie Green (Glen Beck is still an ignorant butthead.)
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To: mnehring
Yep, he zapped the stupid answer into her brain

"The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded. "

26 posted on 02/12/2010 10:51:35 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Rule #9 Always carry a knife.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Ditto!

And these people who blame Beck are just as bad nuts as truthers. I would never vote for truthers, people who support truthers, and people who don’t like Beck!!

Vote Perry!


27 posted on 02/12/2010 10:52:08 AM PST by factmart
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To: mnehring
The trilateral commission used HAARP to zap her with confusion and a bad answer.

I knew it! I knew it! I didn't believe that Skull and Bones rumor.

28 posted on 02/12/2010 10:55:48 AM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: lonestar
Oh she answered all right, with hem/haw, side-step, "Well, I've never taken a public stance but several good questions have been raised ..." -- Beck in no way sandbagged or *gotcha* questioned, he mentioned on the air several days ago that he was noticing her surge in the gubernatorial race, was intrigued, said he wanted to get her on the show, after that, he (and Pat) got emails and according to him this morning, tweets that warned him she was a truther.

If she is not, has never had this thought in her head whatever as she claims now, why not say so in answer to Glenn? Why not question why he is inquiring, find out some Texans have sent him email, demand to know who they are, investigate her own self to see if the emails are coming from Perry or Hutchison supporters trying to smear her? Why keep promulgating the notion as Glenn asks more specific questions instead of resolving the issue??

As an former employee of a bank, FBI training included instruction that if you were ever held up, you were to immediately go to the employee lounge, separate yourself from others, do not speak to anyone, no contact whatever until law enforcement has debriefed you so that your recollection of events, your description of the perp is not colored or changed by the opinions/observations of others. In the situation here with Medina, it comes under the first thing out of your mouth, especially when you are caught *unawares* as she claims, is the most accurate. Once time has passed, you think things over, second, third thoughts, others have input, then the answer changes, accuracy can (and ought to be) questioned.

Was Glenn NOT to inquire considering the topic? After he hears her less-than-satisfactory answer, was he supposed to ignore it, ask the next question on the list? He has zero to apologize for, if anyone does, it is Ms. Medina for talking over him time and time again, for using the time he was giving her as a sort of campaign stump, monologue rather than dialogue.

29 posted on 02/12/2010 10:57:44 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: factmart
I see them already out saying she should run as a Libertarian or another third party.

LP fulfilling its usual role.

Also some of her so-called "supporters" are embracing the Truther label she is running from.

30 posted on 02/12/2010 10:58:13 AM PST by Brugmansian
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To: geologist
Beck has made his career on being challenging the status quo;, and especially what he sees as deception, and distortion. It is who he is and what he does.

Beck is a clueless and ill-educated shock-jock who discovered he could make some extra cash pimping himself out as a low-budget Rush Limbaugh wannabe.

Next to Huckabee... he's gotta be the dumbest "conservative" pundit on the FOX lineup.

31 posted on 02/12/2010 11:00:33 AM PST by Willie Green (Glen Beck is still an ignorant butthead.)
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To: Patriot1259

Oh, because she is really a patriot Glenn Beck has to think she is a 9/11 truther. Glenn Beck’s ego has really got the best of him. Beck’s turning in to a joke.


32 posted on 02/12/2010 11:04:23 AM PST by jdlucas04
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To: mnehring
The trilateral commission used HAARP to zap her with confusion and a bad answer.

Over at DU they are saying that Dick Cheney used Karl Rove's
weather control machine to do it, after discovering that
a "right-click" opened up a whole new options menu.

I don't know if it's true though.

33 posted on 02/12/2010 11:05:55 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Willie Green
Who do you like? And why? ...in politics and in the media.

Because you trash everybody it's hard to establish a benchmark for your "thought" process.

34 posted on 02/12/2010 11:07:56 AM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: jdlucas04
Oh, because she is really a patriot Glenn Beck has to think she is a 9/11 truther.

And now, thanks to her otherwise inexplicable babbling, Beck isn't the only one.

Just because Medina shot herself in the foot, don't blame Beck for handing her the gun.

35 posted on 02/12/2010 11:11:20 AM PST by Dan Middleton
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To: Willie Green
Why don't you go marry Medina. You are as nuts as she is!

You don't like Beck, Limbaugh, and Conservatives.

Go support Crissy and all MSNBC turds.

36 posted on 02/12/2010 11:13:35 AM PST by factmart
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To: Dan Middleton

She still has my vote.


37 posted on 02/12/2010 11:17:11 AM PST by jdlucas04
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To: Willie Green

He did us a favor by flushing out a lunatic.


38 posted on 02/12/2010 11:18:26 AM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Willie Green
Are you a conservative? A progressive conservative? A progressive?

We see what we want to see. We filter it all through our belief system.

I disagree.

Beck is presenting truth and facts in a rather over the top ridiculous, or satirical way. ( It may cause more people to be interested).

39 posted on 02/12/2010 11:20:39 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: lonestar
Who do you like? And why? ...in politics and in the media.
Because you trash everybody it's hard to establish a benchmark for your "thought" process

You've been around here long enough,
you should already know the answer to that, NOOBIE.

Willie Green
America First! Buchananite and FReeper
Since May 29, 1998

Go Pat Go!!!

And don't you ever forget it.

;^)

40 posted on 02/12/2010 11:24:37 AM PST by Willie Green (Glen Beck is still an ignorant butthead.)
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To: humblegunner

She just had a press conference but one of her idiot campaign staffers forgot to turn on the mic.

http://www.medinafortexas.com/townhall

Amateur hour. Apparently she blew it with this conference as well, I’ll see if there is a transcript somewhere.


41 posted on 02/12/2010 11:27:48 AM PST by mnehring
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To: humblegunner

LOL
Yesterday in an interview she reaffirmed she is a kook.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J39ADaPj9_Y&feature=player_embedded


42 posted on 02/12/2010 11:30:12 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Do I need to check my sound driver?
Is that a silent movie, like in the Harold Lloyd days?

What a bunch of tools.


43 posted on 02/12/2010 11:32:29 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Willie Green
Listened to the analysis of Bek interview, this morning KSEV 700AM , Houston. Ed Hendee host 6-9AM. No matter how much i think her conservatism is not an act (compared to the other 2 RINOs,) i could not drive down to Texas and cast a vote for her.

I hated that Medina said this stuff. This was no sandbagging by Bek. Medina had a heads up on the subject matter question comming if you listen to the interview. I am disappointed at her answer.

44 posted on 02/12/2010 11:35:30 AM PST by urtax$@work (The best kind of memorial is a Burning Memorial.........)
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To: humblegunner

Nope, the goofed up


45 posted on 02/12/2010 11:36:00 AM PST by mnehring
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To: geologist
Are you a conservative? A progressive conservative? A progressive?

I'm a mean-spirited, knuckle-dragging, paleoconservative America First!!! nationalist.

I enjoy pricking pudgy pinhead open border globalist pundits with my pitchfork.

46 posted on 02/12/2010 11:38:01 AM PST by Willie Green (Glen Beck is still an ignorant butthead. Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: urtax$@work

She said it again. Said 9/11 truthers are as legit as birthers.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2450111/posts


47 posted on 02/12/2010 11:39:15 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Willie Green

So you admire “hasbeens.” :)


48 posted on 02/12/2010 11:55:36 AM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: Willie Green

Go Pat Go!!!

And don’t you ever forget it.


LOL.............. How could anyone forget..


49 posted on 02/12/2010 11:59:36 AM PST by deport (TEXAS PRIMARY -- 4 DAYS TO EARLY VOTING......... 18 DAYS MARCH 2, PRIMARY)
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To: lonestar

It will be interesting to see what this 19% turns into come Tuesday night on Mar. 2 after this fiasco she’s pulled.

http://www.utexas.edu/news/2010/02/12/governor_race/

Perry Opens Wide Lead and Medina Surges In Governor’s Race, Poll Finds

Feb. 12, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry has taken a commanding lead in the run-up to the March Republican primary, receiving support from 45 percent of likely voters, compared to 21 percent for U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and 19 percent for GOP activist Debra Medina, according to a statewide poll conducted by The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Tribune.

The difference between Hutchison’s and Medina’s support is within the poll’s 5.12 percentage point margin of error for the Republican sample, suggesting the two are in a statistical dead heat. If no candidate receives 50 percent of the vote in the March 2 primary, the top two vote getters will face each other in an April runoff.


50 posted on 02/12/2010 12:04:02 PM PST by deport (TEXAS PRIMARY -- 4 DAYS TO EARLY VOTING......... 18 DAYS MARCH 2, PRIMARY)
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