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Texan Medina questions any US role in 9/11 attacks [Medina is a Truther]
Dallas News ^ | 11 February 2010 | April Castro

Posted on 02/12/2010 6:27:28 AM PST by IbJensen

A Republican gubernatorial candidate said Thursday she has questions about whether the U.S. government was involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — a statement she swiftly backed away from and one that drew immediate criticism from her better-known rivals in the race.

Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison dismissed the comments made by Debra Medina on the Glenn Beck Show that there were "some very good arguments" that the U.S. was involved in bringing down the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

"I don't have all of the evidence there, Glenn," Medina said. "I think some very good questions have been raised. In that regard there's some very good arguments and I think the American people have not seen all the evidence there."

Medina later released a statement saying she did not believe the government was involved in the attacks.

"There is no doubt in my mind that Muslim terrorists flew planes into those buildings on 9/11," Medina said in the written statement. "I have not seen any evidence nor have I ever believed that our government was involved or directed those individuals in any way."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911conspiracy; gopprimary; medina; paulestinians; troofers; truthers; tx2010
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Gee imagine that. Another looney RINO female. Hutcinson and Perry are loopy RINOs as well!
1 posted on 02/12/2010 6:27:29 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Oops...and what a promising political career it was.


2 posted on 02/12/2010 6:29:17 AM PST by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: IbJensen

She’s toast.


3 posted on 02/12/2010 6:29:22 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: IbJensen

I heard Beck talking about this on the radio show. he was really laying into her and those who support the concept.

One guy called in saying it really wasn’t a big deal.


4 posted on 02/12/2010 6:29:41 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: IbJensen

Buh-by looneytoons.

LLS


5 posted on 02/12/2010 6:30:23 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: IbJensen

6 posted on 02/12/2010 6:31:15 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: IbJensen
You know, I'm not big on the Republican establishment, per se, but having one does help to weed out the kooks, whackos, and looney tunes just the same.
7 posted on 02/12/2010 6:32:07 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Done and done.


8 posted on 02/12/2010 6:32:51 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: IbJensen

I heard her actual quote... she did NOT say that she blames the US government. She was trying to make a “no comment” statement, saying that she didn’t have all the evidence to even make a statement on the facts.

The media is REALLY twisting this around.


9 posted on 02/12/2010 6:34:12 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves)
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To: IbJensen

Stick a fork in her - she’s done.


10 posted on 02/12/2010 6:37:56 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (The liberals are asking us to give Obama more time. Is 25 to life enough?)
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To: IbJensen

Its too bad really. I was kind of pulling for the underdog but its better to find out now.


11 posted on 02/12/2010 6:38:10 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: SpinnerWebb
She was trying to make a “no comment” statement, saying that she didn’t have all the evidence to even make a statement on the facts.

Does that mean she has some evidence? If so then why doesn't she produce that amount of evidence? If she doesn't have any evidence then why didn't she immediately denounce the claim?
12 posted on 02/12/2010 6:39:28 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: IbJensen
Gee imagine that. Another looney RINO female.

Yeah... that hack reporter April Castro is just as bad as Rachel Maddow, keeping a non-story alive for all the muck it can yield to drag down a grass roots candidate.

I wonder who's political payroll she's on?

13 posted on 02/12/2010 6:40:34 AM PST by Willie Green (Glen Beck is a Perry buttboy.)
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To: IbJensen
David Duke in drag. This moron is an embarrassment, but not a surprise. I've been to lots of events and found a small number of nut cases like this. She won't go anywhere but the scumbags in the media will build her up to be the face of the TEA party movement. In the end it will be nothing more than clutching at straws for the Marxists.
14 posted on 02/12/2010 6:42:28 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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Mike Church is saying Medina is going to be on. Mike is also laying into Beck.


15 posted on 02/12/2010 6:46:44 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Willie Green

Now really. To not comment is the same as admitting you think it is at least possible that the US was behind the attack. There is no way that thinking is acceptable and she should not be given a pass. If she was trying to attract the wierdo vote, that is not wise. If she really thinks that, that is not sound judgement. There have been some other things out of her campaign that are not wise like a memo with an expletive in the headline. It has been reported that she has a temper. I would be inclined to pull for her but not at all given what is coming out.


16 posted on 02/12/2010 6:46:58 AM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: SpinnerWebb
saying that she didn’t have all the evidence to even make a statement on the facts.

To even suggest it's a possibility alone is enough for me to consider such a person an idiot of the highest order.

17 posted on 02/12/2010 6:49:02 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: IbJensen

The Left is desperately trying to tie the Tea Party to 9/11 Truthers.


18 posted on 02/12/2010 6:51:46 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: JrsyJack

This is why we should want someone with some govt experience before they run for governor. If Beck hadnt asked, we might not have found out, and she could have forced a runoff and used the momentum to win. Then, George Bush’s state would have a gov that believed he did or knew about 9/11. And we dont need to be like Minnesota.


19 posted on 02/12/2010 6:52:14 AM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Willie Green

Willie, you are putting out more whine than Gallo...


20 posted on 02/12/2010 6:52:56 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: SpinnerWebb

How could she not have all the evidence by now. Its been over 8 years.


21 posted on 02/12/2010 6:53:39 AM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: SpinnerWebb
I heard her actual quote... she did NOT say that she blames the US government. She was trying to make a “no comment” statement, saying that she didn’t have all the evidence to even make a statement on the facts.

The media is REALLY twisting this around.

I'm sorry, but "no comment" will not cut it. "No Comment" means she would entertain the possibility that Charlie Sheen and Rosie O'Donnell may be right. The default answer should be that the U.S. had nothing to do with the 9-11 attacks, other than allowing terrorists easy entry into the country. Unless she has evidence to the contrary, it is foolish and insane to even entertain the notion that the U.S. was involved.

I was really seriously considering voting for Medina, but now she is looking like another Ron Paul moonbat. Even if she is strong on other issues, I could never vote for a moonbat.

22 posted on 02/12/2010 7:00:41 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: IbJensen

werent there some people on FR rooting for Medina claiming she was the most conservative?


23 posted on 02/12/2010 7:02:28 AM PST by DM1
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To: SpinnerWebb
I heard her actual quote... she did NOT say that she blames the US government. She was trying to make a “no comment” statement, saying that she didn’t have all the evidence to even make a statement on the facts. The media is REALLY twisting this around.

Makes NO difference now. She has given the Democrats enough ammo to sink her if she were to make it past the primaries.

Look what they did with Sarah Palin's palm notes. Then imagine what they can/will do with this high-grade ammunition.

24 posted on 02/12/2010 7:02:31 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: SpinnerWebb
I have heard more recent statements by Debra stating that she absolutely does not believe that 911 was an inside job.

It occurs to me that all the "pundants" and most people here SEEM to be for changing congress...voting the bastards out, so to speak. If we disqualify Ms. Medina for one stupid statement, then we in Texas are stuck with only establishment candidates are we not? There is no hope of changing the "status quo". It actually appears that some of the talk show hosts are actively working against her, and dismissing that she actually may have "misspoke".

As a qualified voter of the State of Texas, I am sticking with Debra Medina in the primaries, and if she loses, I will reluctantly support a RINO for governor....because I have to.....since there is no real conservative in the race since everybody thinks she is "toast" because of a supid mistake..

Come on folks....Ms Medina is not like Van Jones....Van Jones is a certifiable nut, an admitted Communist, and an on the record "truther"....

25 posted on 02/12/2010 7:04:50 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
Now really. To not comment is the same as admitting you think it is at least possible that the US was behind the attack.

No... to not comment on a horrific act of terrorism that struck our nation back in 2001 merely recognizes that it is a non-issue in the 2010 Texas GOP gubernatorial primary...

And the only 'tards who want to make it an issue are the Texas GOP/RPT elite who wish to disparage, sidetrack, derail and otherwise squelch any true grassroots dissent...

Oh where, oh where have we all seen this Country Club RINO disdain for conservative populist candidates before???

/sarc

26 posted on 02/12/2010 7:08:51 AM PST by Willie Green (Glen Beck is a Perry buttboy.)
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To: SpinnerWebb
She was trying to make a “no comment” statement, saying that she didn’t have all the evidence to even make a statement on the facts.

That was my impression as well. Apparently, she's not adept yet at the political non-answer answers.

I still like her. So far, the only strike against her is lack of experience.

27 posted on 02/12/2010 7:09:01 AM PST by MamaTexan (I am not a administrative, corporate, collective, legal, political or public entity or ~person~)
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To: IbJensen

Suicide-by-interview.

Good thing she was outed before she had the opportunity to do any damage to Texas, the GOP or the Tea Party movement.

Good riddance.

SnakeDoc


28 posted on 02/12/2010 7:10:06 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (When you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.)
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To: SpinnerWebb

“She was trying to make a “no comment” statement, saying that she didn’t have all the evidence to even make a statement on the facts.”

Even if true, how does that make it better? She’s leaving the door open to the idea that 9/11 was done by the US Govt.


29 posted on 02/12/2010 7:12:23 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dfwgator
Is it possible that she didn't know what a "truther" is?

I've seen plenty of freepers use the term "truther" when they actually meant, "Birther" -- so it's not outside the realm of possibility that maybe she didn't want to comment because she had NO idea what Kook Beck was asking her about?

30 posted on 02/12/2010 7:13:34 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: SpinnerWebb

>> I heard her actual quote... she did NOT say that she blames the US government. She was trying to make a “no comment” statement, saying that she didn’t have all the evidence to even make a statement on the facts.

She was directly asked “Do you think the US Government was involved in bringing down the WTC?” ... and her fundamental answer was “I’m keeping an open mind.”

That’s not twisting — that’s a fact. The fact that she has an open mind about the subject is, itself, disqualifying. It is entirely possible that she believes that 9-11 was an inside job, and that was her way of trying to wriggle out without answering.

If she didn’t believe 9-11 was an inside job, she would’ve just said “No”.

SnakeDoc


31 posted on 02/12/2010 7:14:02 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (When you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.)
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>> Is it possible that she didn’t know what a “truther” is?

The question that was directly asked was “Do you believe the U.S. Government was involved in bringing down the World Trade Center?” Her answer was “I’m keeping an open mind.”

The word “truther” was NOT used in that question. And, if she had thought Beck was talking about “birthers” before that question, she would’ve realized it at that time, and said “Dear lord, no. Sorry, I thought we were talking about something else.”

She understood the question.

SnakeDoc


32 posted on 02/12/2010 7:17:34 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (When you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.)
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To: SpinnerWebb
I heard her actual quote... she did NOT say that she blames the US government.

I heard her actual quote too ... she clearly believes it to be in the realm of possibilities that the US Government, at the very least, "let it happen".

33 posted on 02/12/2010 7:17:41 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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Come on folks....Ms Medina is not like Van Jones....Van Jones is a certifiable nut, an admitted Communist, and an on the record "truther"....

I don't think she is a Communist. The rest, yes.

34 posted on 02/12/2010 7:17:50 AM 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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>> Ms Medina is not like Van Jones....Van Jones is a certifiable nut, an admitted Communist, and an on the record “truther”...

I do not believe she is a communist. I now believe she is a closet truther (I really do think her answer was an attempt to sanitize her views for public consumption) and a “certifiable nut”. She’s close enough to Van Jones to lose my vote permanently and irrevocably.

SnakeDoc


35 posted on 02/12/2010 7:20:49 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (When you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.)
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To: hennie pennie
Is it possible that she didn't know what a "truther" is?

Having worked on Ron Paul's 2008 campaign and living on planet Earth my guess would be no.

I've seen plenty of freepers use the term "truther" when they actually meant, "Birther"

Please present "plenty" of citations.

36 posted on 02/12/2010 7:22:06 AM 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: dirtboy
Willie, you are putting out more whine than Gallo...

Good.

The GOP Establishment Powers That Be are attempting to squelch grass root influences again.

I hope my whining about it helps to force lowbrow pseudo-journalists like Glen Beck to be more honest. We don't need our own grassroot candidates being sandbagged by supposedly conservative media pundits using the same sleazy tactics as the libtard media. All that does is maintain the Republicrat status-quo stranglehold on goverment.

37 posted on 02/12/2010 7:24:20 AM PST by Willie Green (Glen Beck is a Perry buttboy.)
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To: DM1

“werent there some people on FR rooting for Medina claiming she was the most conservative?”

—Sure. And I would not be ashamed to have been one of her supporters. I question only the ones who still are.


38 posted on 02/12/2010 7:25:49 AM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: SpinnerWebb
I heard her actual quote... she did NOT say that she blames the US government. She was trying to make a “no comment” statement, saying that she didn’t have all the evidence to even make a statement on the facts.

The media is REALLY twisting this around.

Bull. You can't "no comment" on "was the government behind 9/11." You answer it basically the same way you answer the question "did the holocaust really happen?" - you treat it as the moonbattery that it is. "I don't have all the evidence" and "there are a lot of good arguments" are disqualifying answers to that question, and rightfully so.

39 posted on 02/12/2010 7:27:03 AM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: IbJensen

“Call me insane....” —Charlie Sheen


40 posted on 02/12/2010 7:27:26 AM PST by onedoug
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To: IbJensen

I think the real story of this revelation is how horrified Rosie O’Donnell and Charlie Sheen must be to believe in the same thing as a “Republican”!


41 posted on 02/12/2010 7:29:37 AM PST by JenB987 (under God's Spirit she flourishes)
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To: Willie Green
The GOP Establishment Powers That Be are attempting to squelch grass root influences again.

So because Medina was incapable of a rational answer to a simple question, it's all the fault of the GOP Establishment.

Willie, you are truly an even bigger fool than I previously thought.

42 posted on 02/12/2010 7:29:48 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: SpinnerWebb
she did NOT say that she blames the US government. She was trying to make a “no comment” statement, saying that she didn’t have all the evidence to even make a statement on the facts.

That is equally bad.

43 posted on 02/12/2010 7:30:14 AM PST by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: Willie Green

>> We don’t need our own grassroot candidates being sandbagged by supposedly conservative media pundits using the same sleazy tactics as the libtard media.

If she remains open to the possibility that 9-11 was an inside job — she’s no conservative.

It is the fundamental premise of progressive foreign policy that the United States government/ military is the pre-eminent source of evil in this world. If she’s bought into that premise to the extent that she believes our government might orchestrate or intentionally allow a terrorist attack on its own citizens ... then she is NOT conservative, and the death of her campaign SHOULD NOT be mourned by conservatives.

Move on ... nothing to see here but the corpse of a liberal campaign that fooled a few conservatives for a little while.

SnakeDoc


44 posted on 02/12/2010 7:30:40 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (When you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.)
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To: Eaker
Having worked on Ron Paul's 2008 campaign and living on planet Earth my guess would be no.

Hey Eaker...

In 2008, Ron Paul defeated Friendswood city councilman Chris Peden in the GOP primary for his congressional seat, obtaining over 70 percent of the vote.
In the general election, Paul won his eleventh term as a Republican.

Are you dumb enough to want him to step down and let a 'Rat have his seat just because he doesn't "toe the line"???

45 posted on 02/12/2010 7:37:25 AM PST by Willie Green (Glen Beck is a Perry buttboy.)
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46 posted on 02/12/2010 7:39:29 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Willie Green

What’s that got to do with the question of whether or not Ms. Medina knows what a “truther” is?


47 posted on 02/12/2010 7:49:24 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SnakeDoctor
If she remains open to the possibility that 9-11 was an inside job — she’s no conservative.

As I've said before, that's merely a desperately contrived smear intended to squelch grassroot influence on GOP Party politics.
Only the big $$$ lobbyists have a voice in Perry's Texas, not the little people like Medina.
Even Hutchinson admits to that!!! Aint that right, Perry buttboy?

48 posted on 02/12/2010 7:50:21 AM PST by Willie Green (Glen Beck is a Perry buttboy.)
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To: Raider Sam

Its a tinfoil hat thing, nothing to do with evidence.

Too bad Medina thinks that way. Damn good we found it out before the election.


49 posted on 02/12/2010 7:50:25 AM PST by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: roses of sharon

I’m seeing Matthew Medina, is Debra Medina on there too? Thanks


50 posted on 02/12/2010 7:51:23 AM PST by Irenic
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