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Video: Elizabeth Warren Asked Loaded Question, Runs Away
Townhall ^ | Jul 20, 2014 | Daniel Doherty

Posted on 07/20/2014 4:05:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Asked by Capitol City Project’s Joe Schoffstall on Friday whether or not she had a stated position on Israel's recent foray into Gaza, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) couldn't be reached for comment. Instead, she did exactly what she did two years ago at Netroots Nation when facing tough questions from reporters: she ran away.

In a sense, one might call this the Gov. Chris Christie approach. That is, if you're a politician, never answer loaded questions about sensitive political issues unless you absolutely have to (although, in fairness, Gov. Christie doesn't always follow his own advice).

Nevertheless, better to be pilloried for running away from a question than saying something you might later regret. Right?

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: elizabethwarren; fauxohontas; israel; lieawatha; massachusetts; michigan; netroots; nutroots

1 posted on 07/20/2014 4:05:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Squaw Runs Like Chicken


2 posted on 07/20/2014 4:07:18 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: nickcarraway
Elizabeth "Doesn't Like Horses" Warren.

RIP Chief Dan George.

3 posted on 07/20/2014 4:11:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: nickcarraway

Her tribal name is “Runs Like Wind”, ya know...


4 posted on 07/20/2014 4:15:23 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
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To: nickcarraway

Paleface ask heap difficult question. Me save’um ass by make like frightened coyote.


5 posted on 07/20/2014 4:17:16 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: nickcarraway
A pertinent question is not a "loaded" question so long as it is worded in a routine way.

Asking whether or not she has a stated position on Israel's recent foray into Gaza is definitely not a "loaded" question.

6 posted on 07/20/2014 4:18:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway
He said "Israel" and she lit right out of there like...

DERP!


7 posted on 07/20/2014 4:26:35 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: nickcarraway
Oh WOe is me... why's everybody always pickin on me???

8 posted on 07/20/2014 4:38:20 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

I thought her tribal name was “Cuts big wind”.


9 posted on 07/20/2014 4:48:15 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: nickcarraway
The news media is just dying for her to run.

This would give them adequate reason to dump Hillary...the way they did in '08.

They never come up with any new ideas until they have TOTALLY exhausted the old ones. That's one reason why they continue re-use the race card thing until they can be convinced that it no longer works and they only fool each other with it.

10 posted on 07/20/2014 4:59:56 PM PDT by capt. norm
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To: tet68

“Little woman squats to pee.”


11 posted on 07/20/2014 5:01:28 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: tet68

“Little woman squats to pee.”


12 posted on 07/20/2014 5:03:06 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: nickcarraway
I think Warren's biggest electoral vulnerability is her own damning words, in which she publicly claims to have created the looney, juvenile, business destroying, socially disruptive, disease-laded, out of control, intellectually bankrupt, philosophically incoherent, America-hating, unsanitary, disgusting, left-wing extremist temper-tantrum movement Occupy Wall Street:

“I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do,” she says. “I support what they do.”

Conservatives need to endlessly tie her to Occupy Wall Street, recapping the horrific images of its appalling behavior:

VIDEO: Occupy Wall Street - Students occupied TD Bank 11.17.

VIDEO: Everyday Rebellion presents: Occupy Wall Street/Shut down Citibank, #S17

Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal: Occupy Wall Street protesters close Wells Fargo HQ in S.F.

New York Times: For Some, Wall Street Is Main Street


13 posted on 07/20/2014 5:04:59 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: BenLurkin

I was wondering how that was a “loaded” question also. If she can’t run with the big dogs she should.... well I’ll be nice.


14 posted on 07/20/2014 5:09:12 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: nickcarraway

Big Chief Hide Under Desk


15 posted on 07/20/2014 5:17:17 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: nickcarraway

If only the Tea Party candidates would learn to do this when asked about social issues


16 posted on 07/20/2014 5:26:46 PM PDT by digger48
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

> Her tribal name is “Runs Like Wind”, ya know...

Or “Full of Hot Wind”


17 posted on 07/20/2014 5:56:36 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: digger48
If only the Tea Party candidates would learn to do this when asked about social issues

I hear ya! We need gutless politicians too!! /s

18 posted on 07/20/2014 7:28:14 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: pgyanke

Would you rather they give the media a soundbite to distort?


19 posted on 07/20/2014 7:40:42 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

I’d rather they spoke the truth rather than playing the “political calculus” politicians and their handlers work. You would rather be told what you want to hear than hearing what they have to say?


20 posted on 07/20/2014 7:46:00 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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No...just saying they need to learn when to shut up about certain issues or learn to turn the tables on the questioner.

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Abortion and war on women are 2 topics they will never be able to give an answer to that won’t be twisted


21 posted on 07/20/2014 7:54:58 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48
Abortion and war on women are 2 topics they will never be able to give an answer to that won’t be twisted

Not so. I've heard some very good answers from strong conservatives. Those who have the most trouble are those who need to calculate the political impact of their words rather than speaking the truth... especially those who are only trying to sound conservative. They accept a false premise and trip over themselves in the answer.

22 posted on 07/20/2014 8:20:24 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: pgyanke

Well put. Thanks.

It’s just that I’m a Hoosier and it sickened me to watch Mourdoch get skewered for a tilted question to get the response they hoped for and exploited.

20 years ago, someone stating what they truly believe as a Christian was as common as flies. Now it is scorned and shamed by the media and Democrats who claim to be Christians.

I haven’t been to church in 40 years, but I understood exactly what he meant and really didn’t think much about it. Just as I respect the millions and millions of people who also are guided by their religion.

It was a seat that was pretty much in the bag until he fell into the trap.


23 posted on 07/20/2014 9:15:10 PM PDT by digger48
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To: nickcarraway
If there is any justice at all in the universe, Massachusetts will be the place where the muhammadans decide to detonate the bomb on US soil.

Unfortunately, there isn't much justice out there, and the ragheads most likely will leave the evil places alone and target real America.

24 posted on 07/20/2014 9:19:42 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: digger48
That's the key.

It’s just that I’m a Hoosier and it sickened me to watch Mourdoch get skewered for a tilted question to get the response they hoped for and exploited.

They will pillory anyone they put in their crosshairs. Just being a conservative is enough to be scorned. Look at Sarah Palin. She is miles above her detractors and yet the idiocracy calls her an idiot. The ammunition the media uses is to turn conservatism into an evil philosophy and then tar candidates with association. We need stronger candidates to speak the truth of conservatism, not duck the hard questions.

I haven’t been to church in 40 years, but I understood exactly what he meant and really didn’t think much about it.

Exactly. There wasn't anything to be thought about it... until the media told the electorate exactly what they should think about it. It doesn't matter what we say, it will be twisted. We have to be bold enough to not run from the truth.

25 posted on 07/21/2014 8:20:32 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: nickcarraway
Run Liz Run

LOL
26 posted on 07/21/2014 8:31:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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