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White House Faults GOP Candidates for Not Chastising Unruly Audience Members at Debates
ABC News ^ | September 26, 2011 | Jake Tapper and Mary Bruce

Posted on 09/26/2011 4:42:38 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The White House today added to the president’s criticism the night before of the audiences at Republican presidential debates, chastising the GOP candidates for staying silent in the face of objectionable eruptions by some members of the audience.

At a fundraiser in California on Sunday night, President Obama said of the debates, “You’ve got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don’t have health care and booing a service member in Iraq because they’re gay. That’s not reflective of who we are.”

White House press secretary Jay Carney elaborated on the president’s remarks, saying, “There was a question asked by a soldier about ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and the fact that when he was booed by audience members, not a single one of the candidates said a thing about that."

Earlier this month, Carney refused to condemn Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa Jr., who called Tea Party members “sons of bitches” at a labor event the president attended.

“I understand that there is a ritual in Washington that, you know, somebody says something and you link the associations and then everybody who has an association with him or her is somehow — has to avow or disavow it,” Carney said, adding that the president wasn’t on stage at the time and “didn’t hear it. … Mr. Hoffa speaks for himself. … The president speaks for himself.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alinsky; election2012
"The organizer knows that the real action is in the reaction of the opposition. To realistically appraise and anticipate the probable reactions of the enemy, he must be able to identify with them, too, in his imagination, and foresee their reactions to his actions....

-Saul Alinsky

1 posted on 09/26/2011 4:42:45 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let the White House rebuke Hoffa first.


2 posted on 09/26/2011 4:44:36 PM PDT by Richard from IL
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who cares what the white house thinks.


3 posted on 09/26/2011 4:45:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah - why can’t the Pubbies pre-select and script their ‘disruptors’ like Obama does??


4 posted on 09/26/2011 4:46:11 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

did the speaker say to take out them sons of %$#@!???

I guess the WH wouldn’t have a comment then.


5 posted on 09/26/2011 4:46:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well I guess those in The White Hut are really going to be upset the day we really let our feelings be known....Nov.6th,2012.


6 posted on 09/26/2011 4:51:39 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss.")
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7 posted on 09/26/2011 4:54:11 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They bring a knife, we bring a gun.


8 posted on 09/26/2011 4:55:35 PM PDT by mmanager
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The service member is HOMOSEXUAL, not GAY. Gay means happy. If he was happy, he wouldn’t be going out of his way to be an agitator.


9 posted on 09/26/2011 4:57:30 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe the world has past me by but....I’d like to know why a republican did not chastise the rest of the audience for not joining in with the courageous 3 or 4 that stood up to the pervert that somehow made it into the military. If his question was about having sex with animals or multiple women would it also make it wrong to boo? What sexual perversions are allowed to be booed vs those that can not?


10 posted on 09/26/2011 4:59:15 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Actually they didn’t boo the fact that he was Gay, if one bothers to listen. 2 people seemed to boo his gay centric “its all about us” homosexual advancement question. I would boo too. Repealing don’t ask don’t tell is just the beginning for them its gonna be all gay all the time.. Forget about the national defense purpose its about sanctioning homosexuality and they don’t care what they have to destroy in the process. Tells me something about a group of people and what they really believe/feel about themselves when they are willing to destroy anything just to have the world tell them “they are ok”... Pathetic


11 posted on 09/26/2011 4:59:50 PM PDT by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The pipples that pays the bills are just a little bit agitated.


12 posted on 09/26/2011 5:06:14 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Levin hosted a segment on this earlier this p.m. The booing, to the extent their was any, was due to the format of the question which asked if the candidate was going to stop the progress that homosexuals have made with Obama’s removal of the “don't ask don't tell” policy and replacing it with one that allows openly homosexual members to serve. Levin played the clip which demonstrates there was no reaction to the questioner declaring he was a homosexual serving in the military.
13 posted on 09/26/2011 5:07:45 PM PDT by CedarDave (My Sarah prediction: Announcing for President between October 18 and 28.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dear God Almighty, I can not wait for this trash to be removed from my life.


14 posted on 09/26/2011 5:10:45 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Great quote. Obammy is forgetting about the Union goon who introduced him at an event while calling for violence against Republicans. He’s a shyster who thinks Americans don’t know what he’s doing.


15 posted on 09/26/2011 5:19:30 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: icwhatudo

Wait until you hear about how the government wants to make Child sex aqbuse no longer a criminal act! It’s in store!


16 posted on 09/26/2011 5:25:12 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE RINOS NO MATTER WHAT!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If not the government, by just another pervert group!


17 posted on 09/26/2011 5:26:36 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE RINOS NO MATTER WHAT!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’ve known quite a few people who have served during war time.
I don’t think even one of them would have thought to ask a presidential candidate this question.
We’re at war and all this guy can think to ask about is how his sexual preference will rate?
Says a lot, if you ask me.


18 posted on 09/26/2011 5:26:46 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: All; Oldeconomybuyer
White House press secretary Jay Carney elaborated on the president’s remarks, saying, “There was a question asked by a soldier about ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and the fact that when he was booed by audience members..."

LIE

Mark Levin played that audio several times today. NO ONE boos when the soldier he identifies himself as gay. The couple boos, of 6,000 attending, come after the question.

With how the question was asked, the boos could've been against undoing the current policy or for returning to DADT.

It's a bit amazing no one identified even one booing audience member.

19 posted on 09/26/2011 5:30:09 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Uuuuhhhh, who was it that said “Just give her a pill?”....oh, surely not Dear Leader.../s


20 posted on 09/26/2011 5:33:37 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: APatientMan
I have no problem with him asking the question. It was a timely since the policy had literally just changed and these are would-be Commanders-in-Chief.

As far as Santorum's tortured answer, since it was undone by an act of congress DADT would have to be revived by the congress.

The question should've gone to Romney or another candidate. We learned nothing about Santorum that we didn't know.

21 posted on 09/26/2011 5:41:30 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey

I would have asked what he would do to win the war and get us home. His opinion of what I did in bed would have been pretty low on my list.


22 posted on 09/26/2011 6:02:41 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Carney said, that the president wasn’t on stage at the time and “didn’t hear it. … Mr. Hoffa speaks for himself. … The president speaks for himself.”

Hey dope head. I bet there are a number of sound clips 0 bummer can listen to and hear that remark. Just like the "I've campaigned in all 57 states, but may have missed one or two" comment you made in the 2008 campaign.

23 posted on 09/26/2011 6:07:48 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Richard from IL
Let the White House rebuke Hoffa first.

Thanks! And another thanks for getting your comment in at the top of the thread... Good job, Richard.

24 posted on 09/26/2011 6:25:30 PM PDT by GOPJ (Muslims will want to go to the moon when the Jews set up Israel there. - Dennis Miller)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What about James Hoffa, Mr. Zero? Hmmmmmmm?

Jam it.


25 posted on 09/26/2011 6:39:08 PM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: newzjunkey

Mark Levin and your assessment are correct. I was there and the soldier was not booed, but rather the question he asked. I for one am getting sick and tired of all this nonsense this WH spews!


26 posted on 09/26/2011 6:42:49 PM PDT by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: Paperdoll
Wait until you hear about how the government wants to make Child sex aqbuse no longer a criminal act! It’s in store

My kids are all grown now. However, if a grandchild of mine is molested, or one of my sons or daughter in laws is killed, the state will have the first chance at justice. If the state fails, justice will not.

The most dangerous man is an old man with not a hell of lot left to lose. Do not mug an old man. He knows he can not beat you in a fight, therefore he will kill you.

27 posted on 09/26/2011 7:49:46 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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