Skip to comments.White House Faults GOP Candidates for Not Chastising Unruly Audience Members at Debates
Posted on 09/26/2011 4:42:38 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The White House today added to the presidents 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, Youve got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they dont have health care and booing a service member in Iraq because theyre gay. Thats not reflective of who we are.
White House press secretary Jay Carney elaborated on the presidents remarks, saying, There was a question asked by a soldier about Dont Ask, Dont 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 wasnt on stage at the time and didnt hear it.
Mr. Hoffa speaks for himself.
The president speaks for himself.
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Let the White House rebuke Hoffa first.
Who cares what the white house thinks.
Yeah - why can’t the Pubbies pre-select and script their ‘disruptors’ like Obama does??
did the speaker say to take out them sons of %$#@!???
I guess the WH wouldn’t have a comment then.
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.
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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.
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?
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
The pipples that pays the bills are just a little bit agitated.
Dear God Almighty, I can not wait for this trash to be removed from my life.
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.
Wait until you hear about how the government wants to make Child sex aqbuse no longer a criminal act! It’s in store!
If not the government, by just another pervert group!
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.
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.
Uuuuhhhh, who was it that said “Just give her a pill?”....oh, surely not Dear Leader.../s
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.
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.
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.
Thanks! And another thanks for getting your comment in at the top of the thread... Good job, Richard.
What about James Hoffa, Mr. Zero? Hmmmmmmm?
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!
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