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Medina Campaign Responds to Glenn Beck Interview
MedinaForTexas.com ^ | February 11, 2010 | Debra Medina

Posted on 02/12/2010 9:43:36 PM PST by kingattax

I was asked a question on the Glenn Beck show today regarding my thoughts on the so-called 9/11 truth movement.

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.

The question surprised me because it's not relevant to this race or the issues facing Texans. This campaign has always been about private property rights and state sovereignty.

It is focused on the issues facing Texans. It is not a vehicle for the 9-11 truth movement or any other group.

The real underlying question here, though, is whether or not people have the right to question our government. I think the fact that people are even asking questions on this level gets to the incredible distrust career politicians have fostered by so clearly taking their direction from special interests instead of the people, whether it's Rick Perry and his HPV mandate or Kay Hutchison and voting for the bank bailout.

It is absolutely the right and duty of a free people to question their government.

Texas does not need another politician who tells you what you want to hear, then violates your liberties and steals your property anyway.

I fully expect to be questioned and to be held accountable as Governor, and that's the underlying issue here: should people be questioning their government. And the answer is yes, they should be.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: medina; paulestinians; troofers; truthers
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1 posted on 02/12/2010 9:43:36 PM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Way too little, way too late ...

>> I fully expect to be questioned and to be held accountable as Governor, and that’s the underlying issue here: should people be questioning their government. And the answer is yes, they should be.

She shouldn’t “fully expect” to do anything a Governor.

As for people questioning their government — all questions are not created equal.

SnakeDoc


2 posted on 02/12/2010 9:46:54 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (I am Jack's smirking revenge.)
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To: kingattax

Not sure that explanation is gonna do it, but it was worth the try.


3 posted on 02/12/2010 9:48:06 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: kingattax
"The question surprised me..."

Easy answer, "Jihad is not the answer", "No way bro.".

4 posted on 02/12/2010 9:49:00 PM PST by Paladin2
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The real underlying question here, though, is whether or not people have the right to question our government.
IOW, she's a mealy-mouthed liar.
5 posted on 02/12/2010 9:49:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: kingattax

What’s that, Debra? Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of your campaign imploding.


6 posted on 02/12/2010 9:50:31 PM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: kingattax

Toast. Stick a fork into the campaign.


7 posted on 02/12/2010 9:53:12 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: kingattax

GLENN: Right. Here’s then let me be more frank and ask you the question: Do you believe the government was any way involved with the bringing down of the World Trade Centers on 9/11?

MEDINA: I don’t, I don’t have all of the evidence there, Glenn. So I don’t I’m not in a place, I have not been out publicly questioning that. I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There are some very good arguments, and I think the American people have not seen all of the evidence there. So I’ve not taken a position on that.

GLENN: I think the people of America might think that might be a yes.

MEDINA: Well

GLENN: Do you have advisors, do you have advisor

MEDINA: I’m not going to take a position.

GLENN: That’s fine.

MEDINA: These questions have been raised and they are not answered.


8 posted on 02/12/2010 9:54:05 PM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney and the Romney family traditionally, is at war with conservatism and traditional America)
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To: kingattax
The question surprised me because it's not relevant to this race or the issues facing Texans.

Thank God, Beck did not ask her who bombed Pearl Harbor - a question even less relevant to "the issues facing Texans" and therefore even more surprising...
9 posted on 02/12/2010 9:54:06 PM PST by alecqss
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To: SunkenCiv

She’s using the Ward Churchill excuse. Yes, everyone has a duty and a right to question government. So what? Doesn’t mean promoting idiotic conspiracy theories is a good thing.


10 posted on 02/12/2010 9:54:56 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: kingattax

That dog catcher job in Luckenbach is open.


11 posted on 02/12/2010 9:55:48 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: kingattax

I was seriously thinking about voting for Medina until this truther stuff came up. Thank you, Glenn Beck, even if it does mean that now I’m stuck with voting for move-it-on-down-the-road Perry again.


12 posted on 02/12/2010 9:57:25 PM PST by olrtex
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To: kingattax

Her answer was troubling.

But Beck’s followup was idiotic. He mocked her because Truthers (and presumably she) believe that “our government can do evil.” He claimed that she would be a danger to the President, if she were allowed to get near him, because of her belief that “our government can do evil.”

Beck never heard about the fifty-five million dead babies since 1973?


13 posted on 02/12/2010 9:59:57 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: kingattax

Well, perhaps she can overcome this with some media help from her buddy Alex Jones.


14 posted on 02/12/2010 10:01:02 PM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: kingattax

Sure, you have the right to question your government. But if your belief is that our gvernment murdered 3000 of its own citizens you also have the right to be denounced and shunned. Medina sure doesn’t seem to have an interest in shunning them does she? Why is that Medina. Either because you believe it or because your entire campaign is propped up by these people.

Maybe you should challenge Ron Paul since his constituents seem okay with this lunacy. It’s the only political office you stand a chance of winning now.


15 posted on 02/12/2010 10:01:43 PM PST by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: Patrick1

16 posted on 02/12/2010 10:02:50 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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Medina has been on Truther Alex Jones show Alex Jones and his Truther bunch
17 posted on 02/12/2010 10:11:23 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: SoCalPol

Is this ‘news’ still making the rounds?
LOL.


18 posted on 02/12/2010 10:13:18 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: kingattax

I heard it Medina...you sounded like a idiot! Nothing worse than a politician trying to dance around a question and doing a really really bad job of it!


19 posted on 02/12/2010 10:18:03 PM PST by jackieh
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To: kingattax
When Beck asked her "Do you believe the government was any way involved with the bringing down of the World Trade Centers on 9/11?", she stammered a bit and finished by saying, "So I’ve not taken a position on that."

Now, a few hours later she says, "I have not seen any evidence nor have I ever believed that our government was involved or directed those individuals in any way."

So which is it?

Doesn't really matter at this point what she really believes. All I know is that her campaign is ready for the butter and jam, because she is TOAST. And people were jumping on Palin for not backing her. If Sarah had backed her, you can bet the MSM would now be doing 24/7 coverage of "Palin backs 911 Truther for Texas Governor".
20 posted on 02/12/2010 10:19:56 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: SoCalPol
Medina has been on Truther Alex Jones show

You're right. And, so has Rand Paul. Yet there are still some Freepers who love Rand wholeheartedly. Boggles the mind.

21 posted on 02/12/2010 10:24:05 PM PST by Falcon28
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To: jackieh

When I was in ROTC we used to pull a prank on the freshmen cadets. We would rapidly ask “Are you a Communist, or ever been part of any organization that advocates the violent overthrow of the US government?!”
The startled cadet would hesitate momentarily and then stammers “Er..Sir, no, sir!”
I would state to my fellow senior cadets “He is a Communist! You see he hesitated!”
The point of the exercise is if you believe in something, you should already have an immediate answer to the question.


22 posted on 02/12/2010 10:28:55 PM PST by Fee (Peace, prosperity, jobs and common sense)
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To: Falcon28; All

> Medina has been on Truther Alex Jones show

>> You’re right.

Has she indicated that she’s a Truther too on the Alex Jones show?

Honestly, as a person who is still open-minded about this
response of hers on Glenn’s interview, if she has
contradicted herself on the Jones show, I will be throwing
tomatoes at her tomorrow when I meet her in person.


23 posted on 02/12/2010 10:36:29 PM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: ansel12
MEDINA ON BECK:
"I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There are some very good arguments, and I think the American people have not seen all of the evidence there. So I’ve not taken a position on that."

MEDINA ON WEBSITE:
"I have not seen any evidence nor have I ever believed that our government was involved or directed those individuals in any way."

Pretty hard to square those two answers based on "suprise." I'm starting to think that she might have thought Beck was an "Alex Jones" type. She may have fashioned an answer like that for Jones and his crowd. Either way, she's just as wrong.
24 posted on 02/12/2010 10:45:30 PM PST by crescen7 (game on)
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To: crescen7

Yeah, she was busted, there are some revelations that you cannot back away from once we see them.


25 posted on 02/12/2010 10:51:09 PM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney and the Romney family traditionally, is at war with conservatism and traditional America)
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To: kingattax
She's on a roll. Now she needs to make a music video where she smashes out car windows and grabs her crotch.

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26 posted on 02/12/2010 11:08:21 PM PST by death2tyrants
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To: Arthur McGowan

No, the issue is not whether our government can do evil, it is whether it can do massive, public, concentrated SECRET evil on it own population and then successfully cover it up for a decade. This is a notion so absurd as to qualify as insane.


27 posted on 02/12/2010 11:11:34 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: kingattax

Who’s Glenn Beck?


28 posted on 02/12/2010 11:18:59 PM PST by taraytarah (Our Constitution must be defended and protected from all domestic enemies.)
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To: taraytarah

It doesn’t matter who she said it to, we heard it and that is what matters.


29 posted on 02/12/2010 11:58:26 PM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney and the Romney family traditionally, is at war with conservatism and traditional America)
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To: ansel12

To me Medina is taking on the role of a sheepdog. We sheep should be thankful for her courage and honesty. And boy, are the wolves out today.


30 posted on 02/13/2010 12:18:23 AM PST by taraytarah (Our Constitution must be defended and protected from all domestic enemies.)
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To: kingattax
While I don't agree with all her positions politically, think about Tuskegee syphilis experiment and our soldiers in Nevada during nuclear experiments in the forty's.

Stereotypes survive for a reason.

Hit piece. No question.

31 posted on 02/13/2010 12:25:38 AM PST by glyptol
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To: taraytarah

To me she is a fool that thinks that sheepdogs murder Americans by the thousands and run a secret war against America for whomever is the President and did I already call her a stupid bitch that deserves our scorn?

You are a sheep, but we sheepdogs will never support someone that thinks we are monsters and think as little of us as she does.

We protect your ass, we don’t destroy your cities, your families and our fellow sheepdogs at the Pentagon.


32 posted on 02/13/2010 12:52:23 AM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney and the Romney family traditionally, is at war with conservatism and traditional America)
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To: glyptol

Gee, your very first post at freerepublic is a nutty conspiracy post to an admitted retread, way to start.

Welcome to freerepublic.


33 posted on 02/13/2010 1:01:40 AM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney and the Romney family traditionally, is at war with conservatism and traditional America)
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To: ansel12
Beck is casting an innocent, conservative nurse to the wolves. That's the only analogy I see.

This woman doesn't deserve anyone's wrath or name-calling. God bless her and protect her from the viral hate that our media liberally promotes in order to elevate its own interests.

34 posted on 02/13/2010 1:17:26 AM PST by taraytarah (Our Constitution must be defended and protected from all domestic enemies.)
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To: taraytarah

That whack case said what she said, it doesn’t matter who she said it too, she wanted to be the Governor of Texas, what an idiot the silly chick is.


35 posted on 02/13/2010 1:22:43 AM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney and the Romney family traditionally, is at war with conservatism and traditional America)
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To: taraytarah

That’s bs and you know it. Medina is not qualified in any sense of the word to be Gov of TX or Gov of any state. She is not a leader and has demonstrated she believes she is entitled to the highest office our state has without earning it.


36 posted on 02/13/2010 2:02:37 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: taraytarah

I think this is the reason many good people don’t go into politics. It’s dirty, it’s nasty, and people do whatever they can to destroy you and your reputation.


37 posted on 02/13/2010 4:00:03 AM PST by agondonter
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To: kingattax

Turn out the lights,
Tha party’s over.

See ya there Deb.


38 posted on 02/13/2010 5:12:14 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: kingattax

She tried to have it both ways. A common ploy of politicians. Trouble is, she’s not that good a politician and it bit her in the butt.

She thought she could worm her way through an answer that would be acceptable to both sides in the matter.


39 posted on 02/13/2010 5:51:23 AM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: olrtex
I am more distressed by her refusal to provide a clear, concise answer to what is basically a yes or no question. I am tired of mealy-mouthed politicians trying to take both sides of a question. I want someone representing me who knows what he or she believes and is willing to stand up for it and let the chips fall where they will.
40 posted on 02/13/2010 5:54:43 AM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: freekitty
Medina is not qualified in any sense of the word to be Gov of TX or Gov of any state.

Uh- squeeze me?

"To serve as Governor of Texas, a person must be at least thirty years old, a United States citizen, and a resident of Texas for at least five years preceding his or her election. These are the only legal requirements to hold the office. "

Texas Politics

41 posted on 02/13/2010 7:06:17 AM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Sarajevo

I think you know what I am saying.


42 posted on 02/13/2010 7:08:38 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: agondonter

and people do whatever they can to destroy you and your reputation

For Deb to not know the correct response to such a question or to not be prepared for such a question, means that Lil Deb must have been in a vacuum over the past 8 years or hoped Texas Repub voters had been.

Beck said the question came in response to “many” emails to him urging his bringing up the subject. Medina must have crossed this subject sometime before, for folks to be concerned. Regardless of why Beck asked, Medina gave the wrong answer for a lot us Texas voters. No amount of “I was blind-sided with that question” or “let me tell you a different version now that I have stepped into this steamin cow-pie” is not going make it all go away. Too bad for her and for Texas, some of her ideas were good and it looked like she had a great future and maybe a shot at Gov in 2016!


43 posted on 02/13/2010 9:14:43 AM PST by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: ansel12

Thank you for your polite reply.
The point I was trying to illustrate was that these “theories” perpetuate for a reason.

Lack of trust.

I did no have sex with that woman...

Johnson sending more troops to Vietnam to save his Presidency as told in Robert McNamara’s book before his death...

Etc..

And a retread is a tire.

Your gracious and profound reply is what it is.


44 posted on 02/13/2010 2:13:12 PM PST by glyptol
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To: freekitty

You don’t need to call my honest opinion b.s. I could easily call yours that also, but prefer to allow you the right to express yourself freely.


46 posted on 02/13/2010 10:35:01 PM PST by taraytarah (Our Constitution must be defended and protected from all domestic enemies.)
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To: agondonter
I think this is the reason many good people don’t go into politics. It’s dirty, it’s nasty, and people do whatever they can to destroy you and your reputation.

I totally agree.

47 posted on 02/13/2010 10:36:16 PM PST by taraytarah (Our Constitution must be defended and protected from all domestic enemies.)
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To: kingattax

She might not be a Truther, but she’s too stupid to be Governor.


48 posted on 02/13/2010 10:40:01 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: taraytarah

Nobody but Medina herself is responsible for her words and actions. She opted to accept Becks invitation...her choice..and she alone is resposible for her answers...she was not set up as has been explained...

Politics is no different than those climbing the executive ladder...you need to know the players and who holds the power...Medina was unprepared and responsible for this...the question was not a surprise...she knew this would surface, and if not then she proves herself unfit for this office because you better be prepared.

Many tried to tell her she was not experienced...she didn’t listen and now reaps what she has sowed.


49 posted on 02/13/2010 10:47:07 PM PST by caww
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To: Republic of Texas

you mean like how they said Reagan was “too stupid” to be president ?


50 posted on 02/13/2010 11:13:42 PM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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