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11-year-old lobbed prez a question at N.H forum
Boston Herald ^ | August 13, 2009 | Jessica Van Sack

Posted on 08/13/2009 10:48:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

The mother of a sixth-grade Malden girl, whose “mean sign” question to President Obama at his Portsmouth, N.H., health care forum was a softball that he slugged out of the park, insisted yesterday the child was not “a plant.”

“I thought it was great,” Kathleen Manning Hall said of Obama’s answer to the question posed by her daughter Julia.

The girl became a target of conservative critics such as Michelle Malkin yesterday, who alleged that the poised and eloquent 11-year-old was “a plant” after the revelation that her mother served as an organizer for Obama’s campaign.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fearlessleader; healthcare; kathleenmanninghall; obama; obamaplants; obamunism; plant; plantedobamademocrat; vegetarian
Robert is my favorite Plant.
1 posted on 08/13/2009 10:48:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Too bad you didn’t screen caption that - the bots have scrubbed it!

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2 posted on 08/13/2009 10:51:06 AM PDT by jcsjcm (Upholding the Constitution til my last breath)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Did these people all get off a bus?


3 posted on 08/13/2009 10:51:07 AM PDT by GeronL (http://unitedcitizen.blogspot -Guilty of deviationism- http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Linky no worky


4 posted on 08/13/2009 10:51:14 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"...why do people want a new system that can . . . help more of us?"

US? Your mother gave $1,200 to Barack. She could've spent that on health care for her family. If you are doing without, it is because she gave a drop of blood sweat and tears into Obama's $750,000,000 war chest for the 2008 election.

5 posted on 08/13/2009 10:51:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
WARNING! WARNING! DANGER! DANGER! POD PEOPLE (Planted Obama Democrats)SIGHTINGS HAVE BEEN REPORTED A VARIOUS TOWNHALLS ACROSS AMERICA! THE PUBLIC IS ADVISE TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THESE DANGEROUS CREATURES! CAUTION IS ADVISED!

6 posted on 08/13/2009 10:51:56 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Link broken again?


7 posted on 08/13/2009 10:52:02 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Can we trade in the clunker we have in the White House?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1190680


8 posted on 08/13/2009 10:52:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: DocRock

LOL! Jessica Van Sack


9 posted on 08/13/2009 10:53:24 AM PDT by Batman11 (Chicago, Land of Lincoln who freed the slaves and Land of Obama who enslaved the free.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan; Revolting cat!
Gibbs added that audience members were selected “randomly by computer.”

Uniblab?

10 posted on 08/13/2009 10:53:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: jcsjcm

The mother of a sixth-grade Malden girl, whose “mean sign” question to President Obama at his Portsmouth, N.H., health care forum was a softball that he slugged out of the park, insisted yesterday the child was not “a plant.”

“I thought it was great,” Kathleen Manning Hall said of Obama’s answer to the question posed by her daughter Julia.

The girl became a target of conservative critics such as Michelle Malkin yesterday, who alleged that the poised and eloquent 11-year-old was “a plant” after the revelation that her mother served as an organizer for Obama’s campaign.

Hall’s work took her as far as Iowa, and she even met first lady Michelle Obama and first daughters Sasha and Malia. In all, she personally donated $1,280 to Obama’s run.

But she had no idea her daughter would be called on by the president, Hall said, declining to comment further because “there’s a child involved.”

Asked the young Julia in Portsmouth on Tuesday: “As I was walking in, I saw a lot of signs outside saying mean things about reforming health care. How do kids know what is true, and why do people want a new system that can . . . help more of us?

The child’s question was the second of the afternoon, after New Hampshire state Rep. Peter Schmidt’s lob, which he began by first praising his government Medicare plan and then saying, “Is it time to just say we’re going to pass what the American people need and what they want, without the Republicans?”

Justin Higgins, 20, of Stratham, N.H., an incoming freshman at Tufts University, posed a tougher question to Obama.

A registered independent, he asked how the president could institute health care reform without raising taxes on the middle class.

But he doesn’t think he got an answer.

“He was extremely vague,” Higgins said. “I was looking for something like . . . ‘No new taxes, as President George Bush the first did.”

Added Higgins: “There were a lot of softball questions.

Asked yesterday about how questioners are picked, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said, “the president asks people to raise their hands and picks on them.”

Gibbs added that audience members were selected “randomly by computer.”

Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1190680


11 posted on 08/13/2009 10:54:31 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09".... um, what happened?)
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To: DocRock

Try post #11.


12 posted on 08/13/2009 10:55:07 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09".... um, what happened?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
The girl became a target of conservative critics such as Michelle Malkin yesterday, who alleged that the poised and eloquent 11-year-old was “a plant” after the revelation that her mother served as an organizer for Obama’s campaign.

Slanting it again. The girl herself was not criticized, it was the Obama administration's use of the girl that was criticized. She's just a pawn in all this.

13 posted on 08/13/2009 10:57:07 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Gibbs added that audience members were selected “randomly by computer.”

LOL! Yeah, from a database of DNC donors!

14 posted on 08/13/2009 10:57:20 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrat - The Party of Obama, Suzanne Kosmas, slavery and Jim Crow laws)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

“I sent the ‘Pres__ent’ $1,280.00 and all I got for it was my kid to ask him a softball question at a staged event!”


15 posted on 08/13/2009 10:58:46 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Gibbs added that audience members were selected “randomly by computer.”

Yeah, an SEIU/ACORN computer.

16 posted on 08/13/2009 10:58:54 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

“her mother served as an organizer for Obama’s campaign.

Hall’s work took her as far as Iowa, “

So in other words; mom was/is an Obama staffer.


17 posted on 08/13/2009 11:02:01 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just say no to Soylent Green health care)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Democrat activist Bull Connor goes looking for black folks to join the Democrat Party.


18 posted on 08/13/2009 11:02:30 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrat - The Party of Obama, Suzanne Kosmas, slavery and Jim Crow laws)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Peter Schmidt’s lob, which he began by first praising his government Medicare plan and then saying, “Is it time to just say we’re going to pass what the American people need and what they want, without the Republicans?”

The left-wingers could do that any time. The Republicans don't have enough votes to win a bathroom break.

19 posted on 08/13/2009 11:03:04 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Did you read the comments over there? LOL People were saying that she was most certainly a plant.


20 posted on 08/13/2009 11:04:24 AM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

She should be ashamed of using her child as a partisan pawn.


21 posted on 08/13/2009 11:07:30 AM PDT by Soul Seeker ( qite often tha)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
The mother of a sixth-grade Malden girl, whose “mean sign” question to President Obama at his Portsmouth, N.H., health care forum was a softball that he slugged out of the park, insisted yesterday the child was not “a plant.”

She tossed him a softball which he ignored, took another ball from the equipment bag and fouled it off. She asked a question and his answer was only peripherally related to it.

22 posted on 08/13/2009 11:08:42 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("I can run wild for six months ...after that, I have no expectation of success" - Admiral Obama-moto)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Robert is my favorite Plant.

Brendan Sullivan is my favorite potted plant.

-PJ

23 posted on 08/13/2009 11:10:42 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Planting major falsehoods has been a favorite Alinsky strategy from the start. His acolyte, Barack Obama, learned his Industrial Areas Foundation lessons on deceiving for power while on a side trip during his Harvard years, then taught the Alinsky power tactics at the University of Chicago.

Hardly qualifies as ‘Constitutional Law’ if you ask me.

Covering for oneself by accusing the other fellow has been the left’s most successful deception for decades now. It took on its best traction lately, as leftists within Moveon.org and others have used this Nazi smear tactic for the past eight years against George W. Bush. They’ve seen how well it’s worked and just can’t stop themselves now.
(from the American Thinker yesterday)


24 posted on 08/13/2009 11:11:02 AM PDT by bareford101 (What Obama is doing to America is REVERSE-TREASON)
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To: indylindy

The Herald and its readers generally lean to the right of center.


25 posted on 08/13/2009 11:11:20 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09".... um, what happened?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan; backhoe
From yesterday's thread:

Here is the reply by backhoe #133


26 posted on 08/13/2009 11:11:49 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Jimmy Carter - now the second worst POTUS ever. BHO has #1 spot in his sights.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Gibbs added that audience members were selected “randomly by computer.”

main()
{
if (rand() >= 0)
printf("Ask the planted little girl\n");
else
printf("Error!\n");
}

27 posted on 08/13/2009 11:13:28 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("I can run wild for six months ...after that, I have no expectation of success" - Admiral Obama-moto)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

It’s simply evidence of the Democrats using gooey sentimentality and little kids to sell their lousy programs.


28 posted on 08/13/2009 11:16:06 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I wonder what the reaction would have been if an 11-year old had stood up and said, “Why do you wanna kill Grandma?”


29 posted on 08/13/2009 11:17:32 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Thanks! Oh, and proof that they knew each other before the town meeting... 2nd picture is Mom with Obama which was posted on her facebook profile! Note Mom in both pictures - how proud is she?


30 posted on 08/13/2009 11:18:41 AM PDT by jcsjcm (Upholding the Constitution til my last breath)
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To: popdonnelly

The new Howie Carr T-shirt is to say: Obama lies, granny dies.


31 posted on 08/13/2009 11:19:46 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09".... um, what happened?)
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To: Arrowhead1952

32 posted on 08/13/2009 11:20:08 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: Kartographer
Now that is funny.
33 posted on 08/13/2009 11:24:07 AM PDT by constitutiongirl ("Duty is ours. Consequences are God's."- General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson)
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To: a fool in paradise

Must be. Gibby the Hamster never tells a lie.


34 posted on 08/13/2009 11:28:23 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: jcsjcm

Ouch! Why do I get the feeling that mom she has a “I’m already against the next war” bumper sticker or “A.N.S.W.E.R.” Perhaps, the one in my tagline. Definitely, “Yes, we can” or something related.


35 posted on 08/13/2009 11:31:29 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09".... um, what happened?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Gibbs added that audience members were selected “randomly by computer.”

I wonder if this particular computer (assuming that Gibbs isn't lying) is the same computer that handles "flag@whitehouse.gov" email. You wouldn't think that a President that stacked the attending audience would screen questioners against the "snitch list", do you?

36 posted on 08/13/2009 11:38:33 AM PDT by meyer (It's 1938 all over again - the democrats are the new NAZIs and conservatives are the new Jews.)
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To: backhoe

Did you notice her MySpace page was scrubbed shortly after the event?


37 posted on 08/13/2009 11:43:07 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Jimmy Carter - now the second worst POTUS ever. BHO has #1 spot in his sights.)
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To: AlaskaErik
The unanswered question is:
Whose/what database was used for the “random selection”? NARAL membership list?
38 posted on 08/13/2009 11:50:42 AM PDT by BilLies
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To: AlaskaErik
The unanswered question is:
Whose/what database was used for the “random selection”? NARAL membership list?
39 posted on 08/13/2009 11:50:42 AM PDT by BilLies
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To: Arrowhead1952; Eaker

“Did you notice her MySpace page was scrubbed shortly after the event?”

Eaker drew my attention to that:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2313757/posts?page=137#137


40 posted on 08/13/2009 11:53:14 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
The correct link is: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2009081311-year-old_lobbed_prez_a_question_at_nh_forum_mom_my_girls_no_plant/srvc=home&position=4
41 posted on 08/13/2009 11:58:28 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
But she had no idea her daughter would be called on by the president, Hall said, declining to comment further because “there’s a child involved.”

Like the muzzies, always hiding behind children.
42 posted on 08/13/2009 12:05:13 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Arrowhead1952

Guilty


43 posted on 08/13/2009 12:13:26 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: SJSAMPLE
She asked: “As I was walking in, I saw a lot of signs outside saying mean things about reforming health care. How do kids know what is true, and why do people want a new system that can . . . help more of us? Mother liked answer, Ask the Mother what part of Obama's answer, answered the question "How do kids know what is True". He did not even address it, because the answer is very easy: 1. Read the Bill that in Congress 2. Hear what I'm saying 3. Hear was those against it are saying. No way does he want her to find the truth so he did not answer her question.
44 posted on 08/13/2009 12:15:43 PM PDT by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Of course Hussein figures those stupid Americans will believe ANYTHING he tell them!! Of COURSE the little girl wasn’t a plant. She just HAPPENED to have the question all written out and he just HAPPENED to call on her.


45 posted on 08/13/2009 12:22:40 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
It's obvious to a casual, honest observer that we are now in a state of complete control by our government. NOTHING isn't scripted.

The only thing missing, in title only, is Minister of Propaganda.

Everything baRack Obama does and says is MEANT for consumption for the purpose of some reaction. I don't think this American experiment will end well.

46 posted on 08/13/2009 12:32:47 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"My daughter was not a plant!"

Right, that is why you were mouthing the words of the prepackaged, canned question you or one of Obamessiahs other mindless minions had written for your daughter as she was reading it. Sorry but your lips were moving as she was reading the question that she did not know herself! My wife caught this wonderful little tid bit as she watched the video.

"Those people holding 'mean signs'" are not as stupid as you think we are.

47 posted on 08/13/2009 2:31:27 PM PDT by Jmouse007
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

It takes a Potemkin village

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potemkin_village


48 posted on 08/14/2009 7:36:46 PM PDT by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
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