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Medina refuses support of GOP ticket, suggests third-party activity (TX Gov)
Empower Texans ^

Posted on 03/03/2010 2:26:46 PM PST by mnehring

LUBBOCK – Candidate for the Republican nomination for Texas governor Debra Medina, in a Thursday appearance on radio show Pratt on Texas, refused to commit to support the Republican nominee for Texas governor if she is not the Party’s nominee. Medina hinted at there being other candidates on the November ballot she might support.

Pratt on Texas host Robert Pratt asked Ms. Medina, the former Wharton County chairwoman, "If you run through this election and are not the nominee of the Republican Party, will you wholeheartedly endorse and support the Party’s nominee or is there some threat of some type of outside movement there?"

"I think it’s premature to be talking about that," replied Medina.

"So in other words, even though we do know that the nominee will be one of three people, Rick Perry, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, or yourself, you’re not willing to go on the record saying that if you’re not the nominee you would support the Party’s ticket?," Pratt asked.

"Absolutely not," Medina said.

"Surely you understand that there may be other candidates besides a Republican and a Democrat on the ballot come next November," she added later.

"Ms. Medina wants Republican voters to trust her with their vote but, she isn’t willing to trust the judgment of those same voters if they should nominate someone other than her," Pratt told his audience after the interview.

(Excerpt) Read more at empowertexans.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: baitandswitch; debramedina; funkycoldmedina; hijacktheparty; libertarian; medina; medinatruthfile; notarepublican; paulestinians; perry; rino; ronpaul; thirdparty; troofers; truthers; tx
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Well, you have to hand it to the Paulestinians, they are predictable.
1 posted on 03/03/2010 2:26:46 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Allegra; Eaker; humblegunner

Ping


2 posted on 03/03/2010 2:27:03 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Is this the one Beck torpedoed? no wonder...


3 posted on 03/03/2010 2:28:03 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: mnehring

Yup Paulinistas and 9/11 Truthers -—why am I not surprized???


4 posted on 03/03/2010 2:28:12 PM PST by the long march
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To: Mr. K

She torpedoed herself, Beck didn’t do it. She repeated the same truther line in at least two other interviews that week so it is hard to blame it on Beck.


5 posted on 03/03/2010 2:28:54 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Glenn Beck gave this silly woman every chance to recant her “truther” position, and, lo and behold!, she didn’t.


6 posted on 03/03/2010 2:29:08 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: Mr. K

No. She torpedoed herself.


7 posted on 03/03/2010 2:29:14 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: mnehring

Never thought that the TX GOP would make CA GOP look nuttier yet here is a prime example..


8 posted on 03/03/2010 2:30:15 PM PST by max americana
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To: hsalaw

It was a softball question that could have been answered with one syllable- “No”. She gave that same politician type run-around answer you hear from Alex Jones or Jesse Ventura.


9 posted on 03/03/2010 2:30:26 PM PST by mnehring
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To: max americana

We didn’t ask for her.. Heck, before this her only claim to fame was suing the Texas GOP.


10 posted on 03/03/2010 2:31:03 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

I do not think Medina is in a postion to suggest anything now.


11 posted on 03/03/2010 2:31:20 PM PST by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: mnehring

So when will this RINO give back the money to the party she tried to hijack?


12 posted on 03/03/2010 2:31:29 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: mnehring

Not only that, but Beck is hardly an apologist for the Republican establishment.

No, this woman is a troublemaker. It’s becoming more and more apparent.


13 posted on 03/03/2010 2:31:39 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Good point, he seems to call for a third party in every other thought.


14 posted on 03/03/2010 2:32:30 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

I was going to vote for her just to spook Perry a little bit but I didn’t like her answers to FreeMarket survey.


15 posted on 03/03/2010 2:33:19 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: mnehring

Losertarians work 234/7 to split the GOP vote and elect democrats.


16 posted on 03/03/2010 2:33:51 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: mnehring

So what? There are tons of folks here that did not vote for McCain, and never would, myself included.


17 posted on 03/03/2010 2:34:38 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: mnehring

I heard the Beck interview and she does not handle herself well.

The woman is a loose cannon and does not demonstrate common sense. Very disturbing.

The left and MSM will paint her as the “Tea Party” candidate.

We don’t need this.


19 posted on 03/03/2010 2:36:53 PM PST by justapicker (I don't want the cheese, I just want out of the trap)
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To: mnehring

I would distance myself from the “GOP”, too. It just may be the exact right time for a third party. That is if most voting Republicans still have a viable thought system.
It just may b the right time to divide the true Conservative patiots from the Politcally Correct Progressives in the Republican Party. A third party would also include Independents, Libertarians and conservative Democrats. I believe those people are growing faster than the”GOOP” is growing. God bless the patriots who will stand up and fight for what is left of our great country.


20 posted on 03/03/2010 2:37:09 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: mnehring

And true to form, yesterday she apparently said that if Perry didn’t get 50%, the runoff would be between Perry and her since KBH conceded the race. This even though she came in third. Total loon.


21 posted on 03/03/2010 2:38:48 PM PST by TexasAg
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To: mnehring

It’s yet to be seen if Perry can be trusted and the GOP...please.

I’m just saying, “don’t get too damn happy”.


22 posted on 03/03/2010 2:39:18 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: mnehring

Don’t go away mad, just go away.


23 posted on 03/03/2010 2:40:27 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: Paperdoll

The GOP owns your vote. Do not forget it.

They will tell you in one way or another that you owe them your vote no matter who they run.

They will mock you, badger you, attempt to coerce you, then beg you for your vote.

Right before they remind you that they own your vote.


24 posted on 03/03/2010 2:41:13 PM PST by Eagle Eye (The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it is still on my list.)
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To: Paperdoll

Well said. We can’t trust the GOP as far as we can throw them.


25 posted on 03/03/2010 2:41:13 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Drill Thrawl; mnehring

yes oops- I agree with that- Beck is NOT to blame for anything- she sounds like a ditz, glad we dont have her


26 posted on 03/03/2010 2:41:29 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: mnehring

The government is much too stupid to pull off 9-11 even if it wanted to.

Plus, how does she explain jihad?


27 posted on 03/03/2010 2:42:52 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: ravingnutter

I went a step further and saved my vote for the general.


28 posted on 03/03/2010 2:43:16 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: mnehring

Oh great nothing like working for the dems! Fools!


29 posted on 03/03/2010 2:43:28 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Paperdoll

Coalitions govern. Idealogues remain on the fringes.

Reagan understood this.


30 posted on 03/03/2010 2:44:42 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Paperdoll
It just may be the exact right time for a third party.

We already have 49 of them.

31 posted on 03/03/2010 2:44:46 PM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: mnehring

I told you.


32 posted on 03/03/2010 2:45:20 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: mnehring
Medina refuses support of GOP ticket, suggests third-party activity (TX Gov)

I don't think she really said that, more of an issue injected by the interviewer.

And no I didn't vote for her.

33 posted on 03/03/2010 2:45:45 PM PST by SouthTexas (Exterminate the rats!)
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To: mnehring

You’re not a Republican, if you lose in the primary and fail to support the team...


34 posted on 03/03/2010 2:45:53 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: mnehring

Medina is having her Dede moment. Good things TX GOPers didn’t give her a chance.


35 posted on 03/03/2010 2:46:35 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: mnehring

Well, if the government hadnt blown up the World Trade center, maybe she could support the Republican.


36 posted on 03/03/2010 2:48:03 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Eagle Eye

Sorry, Eagle Eye. The GOP does not own me in any way, shap or form. A true conservative will not compromise. You put sterling in with plate and the sterling will become contaminated every time.


37 posted on 03/03/2010 2:48:26 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: ansel12

??


38 posted on 03/03/2010 2:51:11 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: mnehring
So, nurse Medina, did you win the primary election?

"Absolutely not," Medina said.

39 posted on 03/03/2010 2:52:33 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Cicero

She is a crazypants


40 posted on 03/03/2010 2:54:00 PM PST by discomatic
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To: Paperdoll
Sigh... A third party will not only FAIL but will guarantee the Corruptocrat regime stays in power. Remember Ross Perot? Thanks to those people who voted for him we ended up with eight years of Clinton. Remember 2008? Thanks to the "I won't vote for McCain due to [insert issue here]" and stayed at home on election day people we are dangerously close to forever losing the republic. Think McCain would be no worse then Obama? Just take a look at Obama's Maoist czars, Holder, and our abandoned and insulted allies like Britain for your answer. I understand that in most people's cases it is about "principles and issues"-that is the equivalent of standing in a forest with your nose up against one tree. You are not taking into account the bigger picture. What needs to be done is to ditch this third party nonsense and take control of the Republican party away from the RINOS. That has to be done from the ground up. We have at most one year to save the republic. Breaking off into a thousand faction based on "principles and issues" will guarantee that we become a Corruptocrat Totalitarian regime and the Constitution and Bill of Rights will end up on the ash heap of history. So keep it up with the amatuer games, you are playing right into Soros, Obamao and the rest of the Corruptocrats hands.
41 posted on 03/03/2010 2:54:04 PM PST by Nahanni
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To: Paperdoll

It just may b the right time to divide the true Conservative patiots from the Politcally Correct Progressives in the Republican Party and create permanent majorities of Socialists.


42 posted on 03/03/2010 2:55:07 PM PST by Grunthor (Does The Name "Obama" Appear In any Hawaii Birth Database?)
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To: hsalaw
Glenn Beck gave this silly woman every chance to recant her “truther” position, and, lo and behold!, she didn’t.

No he most certainly did not. Beck went on a rant at the end of the interview and didn't stop for weeks. Glenn himself even said last September on his show that he still had questions about 9/11, so he is a hypocrite for doing this. What Medina said on his show was that there were some legitimate questions about 9/11 left unanswered and that everyone has the right to question the Government. Period. She never said she was a truther in that interview, not even close.

I also agree with the premise that there are still questions...certainly not MIHOP or LIHOP questions...but there clearly was an orchestrated effort on the part of certain entities in the Government to lie and obstruct the investigation to cover up their own incompetence as has been publicly admitted by the 911 investigators, but that does not make me a "truther" by any stretch of the imagination.

I am sick to death of the "well if she didn't outright deny it then it must be true" meme. I was severely disappointed in Glenn, as I am with many of you who piled on.

43 posted on 03/03/2010 2:55:23 PM PST by ravingnutter
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To: mnehring

See we have the usual Paul and 3rd Party types sprinted to this thread. She said it last night that she was considering a 3rd party run if she lost.

When are some of these people going to realize that a lot of states including mine would have loved to have a Rick Perry for the last 7+ years instead of the Rat Doofus we have in Oklahoma.

Some Texans on here don’t understand how good they have it or just like to complain all the time because no one is ever good enough for them.

Now is the time to make sure that on November 2nd White gets sent back to Houston by Gov Perry!


44 posted on 03/03/2010 2:58:48 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: Paperdoll

Ah yes. The answer to all our prayers. Democrats and Republicans are all and equally bad. Beck has said so, well. it must be true. Not one scintilla of difference at all, not now not ever! They all vote the same and they are all progressives. So what better time for the answer to all our political problems- a third party. Clean as the wind driven snow. And, a time tested winning political strategy.
Everything has changed now. The entire nation has suddenly turned off American Idol and is engaged. They fully understand the virtue of an ideologically pure conservative movement. Now, Vermonters and Oklahomans will join forces and thrust the third party movement into an insurmountable lead! This will be mere child’s play to get the third party infrastructure well in place in only a couple of months. And of course, the third party will sweep in to take control of the Senate and House in the 2010 election.
Third party. Yes, indeed the debate is over.


45 posted on 03/03/2010 2:59:26 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: mnehring

Ronpaul is as Ronpaul does.


46 posted on 03/03/2010 3:00:09 PM 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: mnehring
Sore Loser
47 posted on 03/03/2010 3:01:34 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I'm Ellie Light!)
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To: TexasAg
And true to form, yesterday she apparently said that if Perry didn’t get 50%, the runoff would be between Perry and her since KBH conceded the race. This even though she came in third. Total loon.

Yup, such a loon she may just crack up before this is over. And true to form, JD Wells is on KLIF as I write, encouraging the Medinanuts not to vote for Perry. They are calling in, all saying they are going to vote for White now.

48 posted on 03/03/2010 3:03:07 PM PST by Hattie
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To: Paperdoll
It just may be the exact right time for a third party.

Absolutely! Because two years of total Democrat control over every branch of government hasn't been nearly enough!

49 posted on 03/03/2010 3:03:35 PM 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: SouthTexas
I don't think she really said that, more of an issue injected by the interviewer.
First of all this isn't a recent interview as led to believe by the date posted but rather occurred back on Jan. 20, 2010. Here's the relevant part of the discussion, Q/A

PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW IS BELOW:

Pratt: "If you run through this election and are not the nominee of the Republican Party, will you wholeheartedly endorse and support the Party’s nominee or is there some threat of some type of uh, outside movement there?"

Medina: "I’ve said that I think it’s premature to be talking about that. We don’t know who that nominee will be and my, my sights right now are fixed on being that nominee. I’ll vote for, as I always do, the most conservative individual in the race when it comes to November."

Pratt: "So in other words, even though we do know that the nominee will be one of three people, Rick Perry, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, or yourself, you’re not willing to go on the record saying that if you’re not the nominee you would support the Party’s ticket."

Medina: "Absolutely not. I think that’s what’s gotten us into the trouble that we’re in. You guys give these incumbents a pass all the time by saying you know people just need to hold their nose and vote Republican in November and I think we’ve seen time and time again, unless Republicans are going to stand up and walk their talk, they’re going to get turned out of office. I wish we’d start turning them out of office in the primary instead of waiting until the general election, but I think the people are speaking pretty loudly - the Party leadership and, and, and some others tend to not want to listen to the voice of the people. I’m here fighting for the people so the last thing I’m going to do is say is hold your nose in November. I’m going to fight real hard to be that nominee and I will vote, as I have been for some years, for the most conservative candidate."

Pratt: "So, so the most conservative candidate of the 7 Democrats, you believe one of those is more conservative than one of the Republican candidates."

Medina: "Well surely you understand that there may be other candidates besides a Republican and a Democrat on the ballot come next November."


50 posted on 03/03/2010 3:15:18 PM PST by deport (TEXAS PRIMARY -- MARCH 2, 2010)
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