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The Glenn Beck/Debra Medina Sucker Punch
CFP ^ | 2/15/10 | Bob Parks

Posted on 02/15/2010 9:21:06 AM PST by pissant

Let’s say I had a television show and I asked a political candidate some questions regarding, let’s say, about the other entrenched lifer candidates, local issues, state and federal issues, the Constitution, and then asked if he or she believed Babe Ruth was really black or if Barack Obama was really a United States citizen or if there was a 9/11 conspiracy.

Let’s say an answer was given I didn’t like. Would that alone disqualify me from holding public office?

I will admit, I did like some of the things Beck’s said over the last year on Fox News and previous years on radio, but he may have just shown us just how full of himself he really is.

Personally, I’d like to see some new blood running Texas. Rick Perry straddled the bonehead fence when he started talking about secession, Kay Bailey Hutchinson appears to feel she’s entitled to the governorship after many flaky years in the US Senate.

And while we’re at it, let’s talk conspiracy.

Sarah Palin is now a Beck compadre at Fox News. Sarah Palin endorsed Rick Perry. Debra Medina was surging in the polls. Beck throws a beanball at Medina in an attempt to knock her out of the race. How ironic it would be that liberals could use a Glenn Beck audio clip to take out a Republican.

I’ve already made my views (then doubts) about Beck known when I saw him pandering to black Republicans on a weekend show, complete with jungle-looking graphics, trying to come off as a potential savior who understands. I’ve never bought his crying like a pussy, and I’ve rejected every attempt he’s made to make himself a 9/12, tea party grand poohbah.

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Tell us what you really think of Beck, Bob!
1 posted on 02/15/2010 9:21:07 AM PST by pissant
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To: bocopar

Courtesy PING


2 posted on 02/15/2010 9:21:39 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

“Personally, I’d like to see some new blood running Texas.”

So would I but is it wrong to make sure that that person is not out of their alleged mind?


3 posted on 02/15/2010 9:24:55 AM PST by Grunthor (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: Grunthor

See the debates. She more than holds her own against the RINOs. So even a “crazy” person is better, especially if she didn’t say she was a “truther”, and since she’s not.


4 posted on 02/15/2010 9:27:57 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Grunthor

Good article and good post. I’ve long wondered if the kingmakers on the GOP side aren’t totally sold out to the same socialist, globalist tyrants who more openly run the Dems. When push comes to shove, they sure do act like it sometimes, and hit pieces and ambushes like the stunt Glenn Beck pulled on Medina are just a little TOO convenient for the establishment, IMO. That being said, I like Perry.


5 posted on 02/15/2010 9:29:42 AM PST by nysuperdoodle
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To: Grunthor

The Republicans of Texas deserve to know if a Governor candidate is a loon, and Debra Medina is a loon.


6 posted on 02/15/2010 9:31:22 AM PST by nhoward14 (This space for rent.)
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To: pissant
Beck throws a beanball at Medina in an attempt to knock her out of the race.

A beanball?? What a freaking whiner.

He asked her if she thought the government orchestrated the 911 attacks. That's called a meatball, right down the middle of the plate. Anybody who isn't an idiot should be able to knock that one right out of the stadium with a single word response.

7 posted on 02/15/2010 9:31:36 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: pissant

The question, and Medina’s qualifying, backpedaling answer still stands as exposing the “truther” aspect. Perry and Hutchison are a battle of “pals of the elite” and do not properly address illegals, but a potential governor, who needs the help of ICE and Border would have a difficult time in communication alone, if they believe the Feds were behind 9/11. Her answer did not elucidate, and is a test of ability to think on her feet. The later “statement” was made out of damage control- not a real answer. Libertarians as conservatives are valid partners-but not as foolish truthers. The truthers were started by Hillary’s people, remember? There is certainly no conservatism there. While we’re on the subject, who was behind the bombinf of the Murrah federal building Hillary? Ask Bill who blamed talk radio. The Democratic/Perot politics in Texas are yet another part of the mosaic of individualists. Would that Medina was a Tancredo conservative.


8 posted on 02/15/2010 9:34:02 AM PST by John S Mosby
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To: dead
Thank you! You saved me the trouble!

I mean it's not like Beck asked her a question that reasonable people can disagree on. It was about the US gov't orchestrating 9/11!

HELLLL-LLLLLOOOO!!!

As Howard Dean once said, "YEEEEAAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!"

9 posted on 02/15/2010 9:36:12 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: pissant
What a stupid men.
Perhaps this moron will explain how in a subsequent interview(after the Beck interview), the self same Medina claimed that no NYPC cop was killed at the WTC on 9/11(FALSE), while lots of fire fighters were killed, implicitly suggesting that the NYPD somehow knew that there was going to be an attack, and kept their men away. Was it that Becks that threw out a trick question in that other interview too?
In reality of course, 60 NYPD cops perished at the WTC on 9/11.
10 posted on 02/15/2010 9:38:29 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: pissant

>> Let’s say an answer was given I didn’t like. Would that alone disqualify me from holding public office?

Depends on the question to which the wrong answer was given ... if it was the 9/11-inside-job question ... then yes.

New blood in Texas is less important than keeping the certifiably wacko out of office altogether. Beck did Texas, the GOP and the Tea Party movement a great service.

SnakeDoc


11 posted on 02/15/2010 9:38:32 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (I am Jack's smirking revenge.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Yet she didn’t say 911 was an inside job.


12 posted on 02/15/2010 9:39:07 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
I accepted what she said to Beck when she explained later. Chalked it up to being a newbie. But then she told ABC she questioned why no policemen and so many firemen were killed in the Towers on 9/11. Good grief. I would like new people in too but not anyone who is that thoughtless and shallow.
13 posted on 02/15/2010 9:39:17 AM PST by Brugmansian
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To: pissant

She said she was withholding judgment on whether 9/11 was an inside job ... that’s still the wrong answer.

SnakeDoc


14 posted on 02/15/2010 9:40:10 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (I am Jack's smirking revenge.)
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To: SmokingJoe

“What a stupid men.”
Should read:
“What a stupid man.”


15 posted on 02/15/2010 9:40:28 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: pissant

“See the debates. She more than holds her own against the RINOs. So even a “crazy” person is better, especially if she didn’t say she was a “truther”, and since she’s not.”

Unless the question had been asked, no one would have known for sure. There is nothing wrong with asking tough questions of those seeking power.


16 posted on 02/15/2010 9:41:14 AM PST by Grunthor (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Then she clarified. Her questions were with regardss to the worthless 911 report, heavily redacted, mind you. The same report that did not address Able Danger in any serious manner and did not address the Gorelick Wall.


17 posted on 02/15/2010 9:41:49 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Grunthor

I agree. I don’t have any problesm with the question. Nor her answer, after she clarified what she believes.


18 posted on 02/15/2010 9:42:36 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
In an interview after the Beck interview, she claimed that no NYPD cops were killed on 9/11, while lots of firefighters got killed. She is suggesting that the cops knew about it in advance.
Not only is that claim totally FALSE, 60 NYPD coops did get murdered at the WTC on 9/11.
19 posted on 02/15/2010 9:43:34 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: pissant

Her clarification was unsatisfactory. It was a political backpedal by a political campaign that had torpedoed itself. You’d have never bought such a “statement” by Van Jones ... why buy it from Medina?

And, she’s reiterated her “concerns” since the half-assed “statement” (see the ABC interview and various appearances on Alex Jones’s show). She’s a nut.

SnakeDoc


20 posted on 02/15/2010 9:45:32 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (I am Jack's smirking revenge.)
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To: pissant

Whatever Bob things of Beck (and I’m not Beck’s biggest fan), Medina shot her foot off. She even took careful aim doing so. F her. Bob is okay but he is way off base on this one.


21 posted on 02/15/2010 9:46:23 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: pissant

Her questions are not just in regards to the 9/11 Commission Report. She’s posed at least one debunked truther claim as a question which she believes is legitimate.

“In her news conference Friday, it is clear Medina was trying to clean up the mess. But in our interview with her hours after the Beck radio show, she repeated there are still questions that need to be answered. On Friday, she told reporters she is curious why no New York City police officers died in the towers when so many firefighters did. That’s not true, however, as 60 police officers were killed.”

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/politics&id=7274692

Even if Glenn Beck did set her up, which I don’t believe, she’s still a truther. Repeating truther claims as true/legitimate makes one a truther.


22 posted on 02/15/2010 9:47:42 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: pissant

Soemtimes a crazy person is better. But not this one. Truthers are poison. Get rid of the bitch.


23 posted on 02/15/2010 9:48:41 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: nysuperdoodle

It wasn’t an ambush, it was a straightforward question. How stupid do you have to be to not be able to say NO when asked if the government was behind 9-1-1. She proved herself a dangerous nutcase. Geez.


24 posted on 02/15/2010 9:50:28 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: pissant

You are right she didn’t say it but she should have. She should have been outraged at even being questioned but instead she talked in circles.


25 posted on 02/15/2010 9:50:45 AM PST by tirednvirginia
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To: hocndoc; All

Credit for finding that interview goes to freeper hocndoc.


26 posted on 02/15/2010 9:55:00 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: Larry Lucido

They are. But you won’t take her word for it that she isn’t one. One can say there are unanswered questions about 911 and not be a truther - IF it is followed up by the answer that indeed it was Muslim fanatics that did the dirty deed and who declared war on us.


27 posted on 02/15/2010 9:55:58 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

She didn’t have an opinion which is BS. Because if she really thought “NO” she would have said it. Just like any non-truther


28 posted on 02/15/2010 9:58:29 AM PST by BornToBeAmerican
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To: nysuperdoodle

I’ve watched the interview a couple times now. It appears to me that Beck was giving her an opportunity to quash some nasty rumors and she blew it big time. How can you blame Beck for her stupid answer?


29 posted on 02/15/2010 9:58:55 AM PST by Bearshouse
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To: Larry Lucido

This.


30 posted on 02/15/2010 10:01:16 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

On the flip side, she had the opportunity to say America, George Bush, Bill Clinton, the CIA, Mossad, etc did it. But she didn’t.


31 posted on 02/15/2010 10:01:36 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
The question WAS: Do YOU think the US Governemnt involved....

NOT

Was the US Governemnt involved?

The first question pertains to opinion and she gave hers and it was not “NO!!!!!!”

32 posted on 02/15/2010 10:03:06 AM PST by BornToBeAmerican
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To: pissant

It wasn’t a sucker punch. Glenn thought it was a throwaway question and asked it because he kept getting emails about it and expected Medina to laugh it off and just say “no”.

Medina though...she’s the one that stepped in it with her fence sitting response.


33 posted on 02/15/2010 10:04:12 AM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: nhoward14

I haven’t done a whole lot of research on Medina, but if people like Glenn Beck are calling her a loon because she says that she thinks people have a right to question their government, then I think the inmates have taken over the funny farm. lol.

How can Beck talk about communist plots and then say that somebody is a loon for saying we have the fundamental freedom to question our government?

The only person who would say we’re loony if we say people should be able to question our government is somebody who’s either paid by the communists, threatened by the communists, or has had their mind taken over by the communists.

Beck has to know what a hypocrite this reveals him to be.


34 posted on 02/15/2010 10:05:11 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Domandred

I don’t think it was a sucker punch either. But if you are going to take one interview answer and ignore the rest of her statements regarding that, then that’s a little silly.


35 posted on 02/15/2010 10:06:50 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Nice try. Look at the question she was asked by Beck and ask yourself if that is the answer that would be given by someone who believes it was Islamic terrorists only and that our government was not involved. It was a softball question (NOT a “beanball”) for anyone who’s not a “truther”. She may not be a truther, but she sure was trying to play footsie with them. It is over. She is done.


36 posted on 02/15/2010 10:06:59 AM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: pissant
Yet she didn’t say 911 was an inside job.

Her problem is that she didn't say it wasn't.

37 posted on 02/15/2010 10:08:59 AM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: pissant

What a loon! This is not Glenn’s fault. He had received numerous emails prior to the interview indicating that Medina was or might be a truther. So he asked a question! If she was not a truther, it was a softball question. But it was her answer that confirmed the suspicions! That is her fault, not Glenn’s.


38 posted on 02/15/2010 10:09:08 AM PST by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: butterdezillion
Apples and Orange's and you know it.

I can easily say. NO, I do not believe that the US Government was anyway involved in the 911 attack. However, it is our Constitutional right to QUESTION our Government in everything and watch them very closely.

To this, I would add that the 911 non partisan commission found NOTHING to suggest the Government was any way involved.

39 posted on 02/15/2010 10:09:32 AM PST by BornToBeAmerican
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To: Domandred

Exactly. Beck even gave her two more tries at the question just to make sure she didn’t “misunderestimate” the question.

Not making fun of GW’s new word, it just fits so well in so many places in todays politcal climate.


40 posted on 02/15/2010 10:12:21 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov. - JD Hayworth - US Senate)
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To: pissant

Do YOU think no cops were killed in the Towers that day???
How about Jews?
What other ideas are going on in your head?


41 posted on 02/15/2010 10:12:54 AM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: pissant

I’m sorry, you just can’t sit on the fence on this one. If you are not prepared to say “NO!” Then doubt must exist. One cannot ignore this


42 posted on 02/15/2010 10:13:09 AM PST by BornToBeAmerican
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To: butterdezillion
How can Beck talk about communist plots and then say that somebody is a loon for saying we have the fundamental freedom to question our government?

Beck didn't say that.

43 posted on 02/15/2010 10:13:40 AM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Her follow up was anything but fence sitting. It was definitive. Except to the Charlie Perry panty sniffers


44 posted on 02/15/2010 10:14:08 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: CalvaryJohn

Go back and do your own research on what I think, sally.


45 posted on 02/15/2010 10:14:53 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

You mean, her respons hours later......to late, much to late


46 posted on 02/15/2010 10:15:42 AM PST by BornToBeAmerican
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To: butterdezillion

I’m calling her a loon. And I don’t think much better of you so far.


47 posted on 02/15/2010 10:16:20 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: BornToBeAmerican

For you, it is. Let’s see if Texas agrees.


48 posted on 02/15/2010 10:16:56 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: SmokingJoe

Also wanting to know about “how” the buildings came down. Is she pulling a Rosie O’Donnell?


49 posted on 02/15/2010 10:18:30 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: pissant

Boy, a lot of Crack Pots are upset about that interview!


50 posted on 02/15/2010 10:19:45 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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