Skip to comments.A Few Debate Questions for Obama That Won't Be Asked
Posted on 10/03/2012 8:07:06 AM PDT by Kaslin
On Wednesday night, left-leaning TV anchor Jim Lehrer of government-supported PBS will moderate the first 90-minute presidential debate in Denver. The forum will focus on domestic policy. Lehrer alone will determine the topics and questions for six 15-minute segments, and then he will control an "open discussion" for each segment.
We know the liberal media bias drill: Make the Republican candidate look like a scary extremist on social issues and a greedy capitalist pig on economic issues. Avoid the Democratic incumbent's record of failure. Run out the clock. Thank you and good night.
Here's my starter list of domestic policy debate topics and related questions that should be asked, but probably won't be. Lapdog media, please go ahead and prove me wrong:
--Border security/homeland security. On Tuesday morning, one Border Patrol agent was gunned down and another wounded at our southern border in Naco, Ariz. The agents were assigned to the station recently named after Brian Terry, the heroic Border Patrol agent shot and killed nearly two years ago by drug cartel thugs wielding weapons tied to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal.
After the Obama administration initially denied that U.S. Border Patrol agents were forced to fire on criminal attackers with non-lethal ammo, court records obtained by the Arizona Daily Star showed that Terry and our front-line protectors were indeed under deadly standing orders to use beanbag rounds before using live ammunition.
In December, the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General reported that Border Patrol agent "training, deployed weapons, and rules of engagement have not kept pace with the increased violence on the border." Over the past five years, the IG found, "(v)iolence has significantly increased against Border Patrol agents. Since 2007, assaults on agents have risen more than 35 percent, including 13 deaths."
Is the beanbag order still in place today?
Why has the Terry family been forced to file a federal lawsuit to obtain justice?
If the buck stops at the top, why does Attorney General Eric Holder still have a job after years of official DOJ obstruction and falsehoods during the Fast and Furious investigations?
And as commander in chief, what exactly are you doing to ensure that the men and women currently assigned to protect our borders are adequately armed and fully supported in their mission to defend American sovereignty and homeland security?
--Integrity in government. You famously declared, "A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency." Yet, the very first act of your administration was to violate your transparency pledge to allow full, public viewing of all legislation five days before you signed it.
In fact, the White House didn't even post the very first bill you signed -- the 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Act -- until after you signed it.
You failed to televise health care negotiations as promised. You cut endless backroom deals protected from public scrutiny. In addition, your administration has routinely evaded disclosure law by meeting with lobbyists off the books at D.C.-area coffee houses and private townhouses, where Secret Service background checks and login routines are abandoned.
In August, House GOP investigators unearthed communications at the Department of Energy urging officials to use their personal email accounts instead of government accounts to discuss the massive Solyndra green loan failure -- to protect themselves from subpoenas.
And last week, Bloomberg News reported that 19 out of 20 cabinet-level agencies under your administration have failed to follow the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. "During the first year of the administration," the news service found, "cabinet agencies employed exemptions 466,402 times, a 50 percent jump from the last year of the presidency of George W. Bush." Those exemptions remain at levels higher than Bush.
How, exactly, can you claim to have run the most transparent administration ever based on your actual record?
--Auto bailout. Your campaign touts the "success" of the government takeover of the auto industry as one of your proudest accomplishments. In 2010, you bragged that "American taxpayers are now positioned to recover more than my administration invested in GM, and that's a good thing."
Yet, your Treasury Department won't take up GM's recent offer to repurchase 200 million of the roughly 500 million shares the U.S. holds -- because it would incur a $15 billion loss to taxpayers right before the election. GM still owes nearly $30 billion of the $50 billion it received, and its lending arm still owes nearly $15 billion of the more than $17 billion it received. Foreign workers and overseas plants have soaked up billions of American bailout tax dollars. But some 20,000 Delphi non-union workers saw their pensions eroded and health benefits disappear as part of the deal you cut with United Auto Workers.
How are Delphi workers, bondholders, car dealers and taxpayers better off now than they were before the Government Motors bailout given the actual record? If this is your proudest accomplishment, why on earth would reality-based voters want you back in the driver's seat?
Questions that will be asked...
Who’s your tailor? You look great!
What’s it like to be smarter than Einstein?
What’s it like to be so handsome?
May I personally do your laundry?
The sad fact is, that the Democrats have to run only against the Republicans.
But the Republicans have to run against the Democrats and the media.
My hope is a recent poll showing that 60% of Americans distrust the mainstream media. The media are such cheerleaders for Obama and liberal causes, that there’s no pretense any more of presenting all sides of issues and candidates.
Why do we even bother with this freak show run by Obama-supporting leftists?
No matter what, and we already know who and what Obama is and has done to America, and plans to continue to do to America -— the MSM will be all over Romney, and applauding whatever lies Obama insults Americans with....
Media: Your black we have no questions and you ease our guilt.
I suspect most strongly that the questions were developed by Mister Obama and a WH committee, and were given to the "news" media in a clandestine fashion.
BTW, Mister Lehrer could claim that "nobody knows the content of the questions" in full truth, if the text was altered slightly and/or the qs were selected from a larger list provided by the WH.
No proof, of course, just a suspicion.
My fantasy questions are 4 simple ones:
1. Back in 1961 people of color were called ‘Negroes.’ So, President Obama how can your ‘birth certificate’ state you are “African-American” when the term wasn’t even used at that time?
2. The birth certificate that your White House released lists YOUR birth as August 4, 1961 & Lists Barack Hussein Obama as your father. At the time of your birth, Mr. President, it also shows that your father’s age is 25 years old, and that your father was born in “ Kenya , East Africa”.
This wouldn’t seem like anything of concern, except the fact that Kenya did not even exist until 1963, two whole years after your birth, and 27 years after your father’s birth. How could your father have been born in a country that did not yet exist ? Up and until Kenya was formed in 1963, it was known as the “British East Africa Protectorate”.
3. On your Birth Certificate that YOUR White House released, your listed place of birth is “Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital”. This cannot be, because the hospital(s) in question in 1961 were called “KauiKeolani Children’s Hospital” and “Kapi’olani Maternity Home”, respectively. The name did not change to Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital until 1978, when these two hospitals merged. How can this particular name of the hospital be on a birth certificate dated 1961 if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978?
4. In your book, you stated how proud you were of your father fighting in WW II. I’m not a math genius, so I may need some help from you since your birth certificate that YOU released says your father was 25 years old in 1961 when you were born. That should put your fathers date of birth at approximately 1936.
Now we need a non-revised history bookone that hasn’t been altered to satisfy the authors goalsto verify that WW II took place basically between 1939 and 1945. Just how many 3 year olds fight in wars President Obama? Even in the latest stages of WW II your father wouldn’t have been more than 9.
Mr. Obama, I pay for affordable catastrophic insurance. Under Obamacare I will be forced to buy a policy three times as expensive, taxed if I don't, and my affordable catastrophic insurance will be outlawed. You told us that "if we like our insurance, we can keep it." That is clearly not true. Was Joe Wilson right? Are you a liar?
This is a good 'ole Chicago street fight - just ask Axelrod. They are counting on a genteel and "he's a nice guy" or "don't be skeered of an Obama presidency" tactics like McCain tried. Forget that! Hannity et al ares sneaking up on the bigger story - keep the focus on Wright and TUCC, but connect two more dots, reveal the unsolved murders, and they might find out that Larry was more right than wrong.
I don’t doubt the possibility of murder. But, is there any evidence at all?
There is apparently plenty of evidence that 2 execution-style murders took place of gay members of TUCC. Reports in the media indicate that Donald Young was killed, and robbery was ruled out as a motive since nothing was taken. Aom what was the motive? There are supposedly phone records in posession of the Chicago Police Department that may/would back the story as to the Obama campaign reaching out to silence those who may expose the 'down low' life style of Obama. The 2 murders are supposedly still unsolved. Was Larry's story correct? Who knows? There is enough there to warrant a further look, IMHO.
Are they that corrupt? And, if so, how do we know there are such records?