Skip to comments.Medina Campaign Responds to Glenn Beck Interview
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.
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.
Not sure that explanation is gonna do it, but it was worth the try.
Easy answer, "Jihad is not the answer", "No way bro.".
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.
What’s that, Debra? Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of your campaign imploding.
Toast. Stick a fork into the campaign.
GLENN: Right. Heres 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 dont, I dont have all of the evidence there, Glenn. So I dont Im 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 Ive not taken a position on that.
GLENN: I think the people of America might think that might be a yes.
GLENN: Do you have advisors, do you have advisor
MEDINA: Im not going to take a position.
GLENN: Thats fine.
MEDINA: These questions have been raised and they are not answered.
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.
That dog catcher job in Luckenbach is open.
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.
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?
Well, perhaps she can overcome this with some media help from her buddy Alex Jones.
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.
Is this ‘news’ still making the rounds?
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!
You're right. And, so has Rand Paul. Yet there are still some Freepers who love Rand wholeheartedly. Boggles the mind.
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.
> 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.
Yeah, she was busted, there are some revelations that you cannot back away from once we see them.
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.
Who’s Glenn Beck?
It doesn’t matter who she said it to, we heard it and that is what matters.
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.
Stereotypes survive for a reason.
Hit piece. No question.
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.
Gee, your very first post at freerepublic is a nutty conspiracy post to an admitted retread, way to start.
Welcome to freerepublic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Turn out the lights,
Tha party’s over.
See ya there Deb.
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.
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. "
I think you know what I am saying.
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!
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...
And a retread is a tire.
Your gracious and profound reply is what it is.
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.
I totally agree.
She might not be a Truther, but she’s too stupid to be Governor.
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.
you mean like how they said Reagan was “too stupid” to be president ?