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15 Questions The Mainstream Media Would Ask Barack Obama If He Were A Republican
Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2012 | John Hawkins

Posted on 01/24/2012 4:45:20 AM PST by Kaslin

During the practically endless series of Republican debates, we have heard almost every question imaginable asked to Republican candidates – if by every question imaginable, you mean horribly slanted, often irrelevant questions designed to make them look bad and help Obama. We've heard questions about contraceptives, religion, Newt's angry ex-wife, Gardasil, etc., etc., etc. So, what would happen if the mainstream media treated Barack Obama the exact same way that they treat Republicans? The questions might sound a little something like this.

1) Numerous Mexican citizens and an American citizen have been killed with weapons knowingly provided to criminals by our own government during Operation Fast and Furious. If Eric Holder was aware that was going on, do you think he should step down as Attorney General? Were you aware that was going on and if so, shouldn’t you resign?

2) In 2010 you said Solyndra, which gave your campaign a lot of money, was "leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future." Today, Solyndra is bankrupt and the taxpayers lost $500 million on loans that your administration was well aware might never be paid off when you made them. What do you say to people who say this is evidence of corruption in your administration?

3) Unions invested a lot of time and money in helping to get you elected. In return, they gained majority control of Chrysler, the taxpayers lost 14 billion dollars on General Motors, and General Motors received a special 45 billion dollar tax break. What do you say to people who view this as corruption on a scale never before seen in American history?

4) Through dubious means, you and your allies in Congress managed to push through an incredibly unpopular health care bill that helped lead to the worst election night for the Democratic Party in 50 years. Since the bill has passed, many of your claims about the bill have proven to be untrue. For example, we now know the bill won't lower costs and despite your assurances to the contrary, big companies like McDonald's say they may drop health care because of the health care reform. Since the American people have rejected your health care reform and it doesn't do what you said it would, shouldn't you work with the Republicans to repeal it?

5) When you took office, gas was $1.79 per gallon. Since then, you've demonized the oil industry, dramatically slowed offshore drilling, blocked ANWR, and killed the Keystone Pipeline. Now, gas is $3.34 per gallon. How much higher do you anticipate driving gas prices?

6) Occupy Wall Street has been protesting against Wall Street and the richest 1 percent in America. You are in the top 1 percent of income earners in America and you have collected more cash from Wall Street than any other President in history. So, aren't you

exactly the sort of politician that Occupy Wall Street wants to get rid of?

7) How do you decide which foreign leaders to submissively bow towards and why do you think that's appropriate for an American President?

8) If they could, don't you think the Nobel Committee would take back the Nobel Peace Prize that you were awarded?

9) You made bipartisanship one of the central themes of your campaign in 2008. Yet, you've worked to push bills through Congress with almost no Republican support, spent much less time negotiating with Congress than George Bush, and you've said things like, "But, I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking." Why did you decide to break your campaign promise to pursue bipartisanship?

10) America lost its AAA credit rating for the first time under your watch. What do you think you should have done differently to have prevented that historic failure?

11) You cut more than 500 billion dollars out of Medicare to fund your wildly unpopular health care reform bill. Given that Medicare is running in the red already, don't you think it's irresponsible to cut money out of one entitlement program, that millions of seniors depend on -- to put it into a risky new entitlement program?

12) Back in July, you said, "Nobody’s looking to raise taxes right now. We’re talking about potentially 2013 and the out years." Since you plan to raise taxes if you're elected and you've had kind words for a value added tax, shouldn't every American expect a tax increase if you're reelected?

13) Why should the American people reelect you when your 10 year budget saddles America with more debt than all previous Presidents combined?

14) Your stimulus bill cost more in real dollars than the moon landing and the interstate highway system combined. What do we have to show for all of that money spent?

15) Members of your administration promised that the trillion dollar stimulus would keep unemployment under 8 percent. Instead, we've had 35+ months of 8% and above unemployment. Doesn't that mean we wasted a trillion dollars on nothing?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: questions
Actually these are the questions the LSM should ask 0bama, but won't
1 posted on 01/24/2012 4:45:25 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

They would have found a homsexual trist in his past,
he would be labled a muslim,
his single parent upbringing would be scorned,
his angry wife would be just that angry and arrogant,
his fraudulent college records would be out for all to see, he would be lableled a socialist, marxist, racist, communist he would be found to be a kenyan and not an American. I’m exhasted someone please take over


2 posted on 01/24/2012 4:51:41 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Kaslin

They would have found a homosexual trist in his past,
he would be labled a muslim,
his single parent upbringing would be scorned,
his angry wife would be just that angry and arrogant,
his fraudulent college records would be out for all to see, he would be lableled a socialist, marxist, racist, communist
he would be found to be a kenyan and not an American. I’m exhasted someone please take over


3 posted on 01/24/2012 4:52:17 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Kaslin

I hope this list is submitted to more than Free Republic


4 posted on 01/24/2012 4:53:39 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Kaslin

Another question thst shaould be asked is: Why is Dept of State constructing muslim prayer rooms INSIDE the US embassies; isn’t this an infraction to separation of Church and State; are there any plans to build “meditation rooms” for other religions.


5 posted on 01/24/2012 5:08:19 AM PST by RexFamilia
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To: Kaslin

Another question that should be asked is: Why is Dept of State constructing muslim prayer rooms INSIDE the US embassies; isn’t this an infraction to separation of Church and State; are there any plans to build “meditation rooms” for other religions.


6 posted on 01/24/2012 5:09:06 AM PST by RexFamilia
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To: Kaslin; P-Marlowe; TitansAFC; onyx; wmfights

Great article. Hawkins is very good.


7 posted on 01/24/2012 5:27:35 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Kaslin

The headline should read: 15 questions that will never be asked by the Media.


8 posted on 01/24/2012 5:31:26 AM PST by Venturer
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B F L


9 posted on 01/24/2012 5:41:27 AM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Kaslin
How about this question:

"Mr President, recently, a four star general, General Shelton, Commander of U.S. Space Command, testified in a classified congressional hearing about the negative and potentially dangerous effects of a proposed new wireless system on essential military and civilian GPS systems due to the proximity of their respective operating frequencies. When pressed, he told the them that the White House pressured him to change his testimony to be more favorable towards LightSquared, the maker of the proposed new wireless system. Given that LightSquared is tied to a large Democratic donor, what do you say to people who view this as the White House being willing to put public safety at risk in order to reward a Democrat donor?"

"And a follow up, Mr President - why do you think the media has gone out of it't way to all but ignore this troubling revelation?"

10 posted on 01/24/2012 5:43:19 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: Kaslin

An honest and legitimate news media would ask those, but we all know that the mainstream media is neither honest or legitimate news organizations but are nothing but a propaganda arm of the socialist party in Amerika, so they won’t.


11 posted on 01/24/2012 6:38:31 AM PST by toro_embolados
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To: Kaslin

And the vacations, golfing, extravagances all around would be legendary by now. Remember the outrage over Nancy Reagan’s china and Sarah Palin’s dresses?


12 posted on 01/24/2012 7:00:23 AM PST by Anima Mundi (NO SPECIAL PRIVILEGE)
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To: Kaslin

Mr. President, prior to your election in 2008, it was revealed in an interview with Charles Gibson that you were unaware that historically, reductions in capital gains tax rates had actually increased revenues to the treasury. Are you still unaware of this fact?

President Obama, on the issue of jobs. Capitalism functions best when people who employ others and people who wish to form companies to employ others are not punished for doing so. In targeting the “rich” in the name of “fairness” aren’t you harming capital formation, risk taking, and return on investment, thereby harming the very people you hope to help?


13 posted on 01/24/2012 7:11:13 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: Kaslin

great questions


14 posted on 01/24/2012 7:19:35 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: Kaslin

If Zero were a Republican, Gloria AllRed would be on TV 24/7 with her new client, Larry Sinclair.


15 posted on 01/24/2012 7:20:11 AM PST by kevao
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To: Kaslin

BTTT


16 posted on 01/24/2012 7:34:31 AM PST by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: Kaslin

7) How do you decide which foreign leaders to submissively bow towards and why do you think that’s appropriate for an American President?


I bet each freeper would kick in enough money to total enough to pay down the trillion $ debt to pay to see this one asked.


17 posted on 01/24/2012 7:38:51 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Kaslin

1. How does your experience with the gay community affect your decision making on homosexual issues?


18 posted on 01/24/2012 7:41:39 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Kaslin

“crickets”


19 posted on 01/24/2012 8:23:26 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: Kaslin

I’m pretty unfamiliar with what constitutes “fair use” of this sort of list. I wonder if it would be permissible for 500-600 of us to send this list as a letter-to-the-editor of our local paper every week until it gets published ( if ever) so as to get it out there even among the troglodytes that still read print journalism.


20 posted on 01/24/2012 9:35:49 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: xzins; Kaslin; P-Marlowe; TitansAFC; onyx; wmfights

How can we effectively utilize this excellent piece of work?
That is apart from the typical social network postings.
Letters to the editors (LTTE) demanding these questions, among others, be asked perhaps?
I do have a spreadsheet of all LTTE addresses.
Great work John Hawkins, great work!


21 posted on 01/24/2012 9:47:45 AM PST by bksanders (I think I just had my backslashed on a carriage return)
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To: Kaslin
NOT A SINGLE QUESTION ABOUT THE NATURAL BORN CITIZEN REQUIREMENT IN THE CONSTITUTION!?!?!

PATHETIC!

22 posted on 01/24/2012 9:48:15 AM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: bksanders; P-Marlowe

My sense is that our ability to do mass communication is limited to the cyber-world.

In terms of an article, our best hope is to get it to go viral on folks’ email address books, that they’ll forward and those will forward, etc., etc.

If we could turn it into an email that said:

“The late Andy Rooney left these Questions that He Said he’d love to ask President Obama”

or

“Mayan excavations have revealed an endtime prophecy about Obama and the 15 questions he should be asked”

Now that kind of stuff has a chance to go viral.

LOL.


23 posted on 01/24/2012 9:53:36 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: bksanders

Let me know what you all decide and I’m IN!


24 posted on 01/24/2012 11:31:57 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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