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Debra Medina, Texas gubernatorial candidate, raises eyebrows with comments on 9/11, Obama's birth certificate

Polls suggest Texas gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, a Tea Party favorite, has surprisingly strong support both within the GOP and against a generic Democratic opponent in her state. But the insurgent candidate's newfound prominence is also creating some unhappy scrutiny for the grassroots GOP movement after Medina expressed some decidedly outside the mainstream views Thursday.

First, Medina refused to take a position on whether the U.S. government was involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks, telling Glenn Beck Thursday that "the American people have not seen all the evidence."

The Statesman reports:

Radio host Glenn Beck, saying he was responding to e-mails he got from listeners, asked Medina in a national interview this morning whether she believed the U.S. government was involved in the September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.
"I don't have all of the evidence there Glenn, so I'm not in a place, I have not been out publicly questioning that," Medina said. "I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard, there are some very good arguments and I think the American people have not seen all the evidence there, so I have not taken a position on that."

After the interview, Beck concluded. "I think I can write her off the list."

Medina later tried to do some damage control -- by raising another conspiracy theory. In an interview with a local TV station late Thursday, Medina said her suspicions about 9/11 were just like suspicions about President Obama's birth certificate. "It's healthy that people are asking questions," she said.

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PALIN HAS SAID SHE IS A TRUTHER, WHY HASNT THAT COME OUT? SHE SUPPORTS PERRY AND SO DOES BECK. BECK TURNED MEDINA'S MIKE OFF WHILE HE WAS AMBUSHING HER AND ASLO IT'S FUNNY THAT BECK AND PALIN'S BOSS..THE CEO HAS BEEN A LARGE CONTRIBUTOR TO PERRY FOR YEARS! I'VE MET MEDINA AND SHE IS INTELLIGENT, HONEST AND A TRUE PATRIOT! SHE BELIEVES IN THE CONSITUTION AND WHAT IT STANDS FOR. BESIDES SHE'S RUNNING FOR GOV OF TEXAS NOT PRES. SHE'S A GREAT LADY AND IM PROUD THAT I VOTED FOR HER TODAY. KAY AND PERRY HAVE BEEN WITH THE BILDERBERG GROUP TOO LONG, THIER STARTING TO THINK THAT THEY ELITES THAT CANT BE DEFEATED. THEY DONT SPEAK FOR TEXANS. GOD BLESS TEXAS!! TEA ANYONE?

Posted by: JALINASTUTTE | February 18, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

In an effort to vote for ANYONE BUT PERRY, independent Texas voters have endorsed Debra Medina. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison needs to stay in Washington and Texans need to BootPerry.org right on down his NAFTA highway.

Posted by: PatAldridgeJones | February 18, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately Beck is beginning display that he is either starting to or has been controlled by the establishment. He is beginning to stray more and more from stating factual information to producing unethical deception. Beck himself, the man who has repeatedly built his reputation as someone who questions government and the people who run it, seems conflicted or controlled now. He has said that our government is purposefully trying to position us so that we owe so much in debt that our property and everything we own will belong to a creditor nation someday soon. This stance by him and followers is considered reasonable. Yet, Medina allows an open that the facts of 9/11 are not settled and she allows for this opinion as a Libertarian position, and she is made to be a nut by Beck. It is quite astonishing he is allowed this freedom of hypocrisy considering the government reports are easily available that show that the QUESTIONS are there. Beck appears to be losing his supposed Libertarian views as fast as he says he is developing them.

Posted by: jparton | February 18, 2010 12:58 AM | Report abuse

i wonder if the establishment will go after Sarah Palin for calling for a new investigation into 9/11? they shouldnt in any case. we need a real investigation. cheney says bin laden had nothing to do with it. someone was threatening air force one, lets find out the truth and not be cowards.

google sarah palin calls for new investigation into 9/11 or go to this link if you dont believe me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPDbmQmV6O8

Posted by: andrew588 | February 17, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I think the other Texas GOP gubernatorial candidates' views are far more "outside the mainstream" than those of Ms. Medina. Why not discuss them?

Incumbent guv Rick Perry signed an executive order mandating all Texas girls age 11 and up be vaccinated against HPV. Maybe that move sat well with the makers of Gardasil; but it was far from being a hit with the Texas populace.

Then there's the senator in the race, who - against the wishes of her constituency and an overwhelming majority of Texas Republicans - voted in congress to take money from hardworking taxpayers and offer it up in support of wall street banksters, earning herself the nickname Kay "Bailout" Hutchinson.

If Medina's perspective that it's okay to question our government is "outside the mainstream", as Ms. Weiner put it, I'll take it! Dissent is patriotic, as I see it.

I hope Texans will turn out in record numbers in the March 2 primary and vote Debra Medina into the governor's seat with a landslide victory! Medina is the real people's champion!

Posted by: pam-atx | February 15, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

I think the 9-11 commission pretty much confirms Medina's view that the federal government was "involved" in 9-11. Note that "involved" doesn't necessarily mean "bombed the twin towers" or "faked a crash into the Pentagon"; in fact, we know based on the 9-11 commission conclusions that mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed utilized Al Qaeda to execute this horrific plan. "Involved" could perhaps mean the following:

1. Jamie Gorelick was "involved" in a directive not to share information between agencies, including the CIA and the FBI;
2. Bill Clinton was "involved" in a proposed attempt to bomb a Taliban camp where Bin Laden had been spotted and this attempt was canceled (again, not saying anything devious or mischievous happened here, just stating facts and wondering how deeply, accurately, and conclusively these findings were examined);
3. Sandy "Burglar" Berger was "involved" as he purportedly had a role in recommending a Bin Ladin hit prior to 9-11, and then he was later indicted and convicted of stealing documents from the National Archives that were examined by the 9-11 commission previously:

http://www.opinionjournal.com/diary/?id=110009591

4. The federal government admits that it was "involved" in arming the mujahadeen in Afghanistan in their war with the old Soviet Union. Although it is great that we have a 9-11 report, legitimate questions can still be asked regarding the scope of developments leading up to 9-11 (look for yourself in sections 2 and 3 of the report - I'd be amazed if you didn't have questions yourselves, again not about any "conspiracy" but just the raw ineptness of both U.S. and foreign governments in certain aspects):

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/911/Index.html

Finally, outside of this discussion, the United States of America - with its $3.8+ trillion budget and almost $14 trillion national debt (with no end in sight) is already "taxation without representation" for our kids who have no voting rights and, yet, will have the burden of this debt. Compared to our almost 234 years as a country, we are perilously close to becoming a banana republic. Who can say for sure that we won't end up with a very agressive "hyperinflation" where it would cost $1 Million or more for a loaf of bread???

I, for one, can not stomach Kay Baily Hutchison's support of "choice" on abortion when God-given human life has no choice; my vote will go to one of the two remaining pro-life candidates who not only take innocent human life seriously but also our national debt and out-of-control spending seriously.

Posted by: jr4notaxes | February 14, 2010 1:05 AM | Report abuse

Where are the Bill Buckleys in the GOP? When will a sense of meaning/sanity return to the party I once thought had some credibilty? Medina it would appear is another nut case.

Do they really believe this arm of the Republican party, that she represents-- can successfully bring others outside of the base to listen? If the answer is yes, then I have lost my marbles on how one plays to 'WIN' and election. I stand corrected. http://www.zipinpolitics.com

Posted by: Victoria5 | February 13, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Corporate Media, in cahoots with crybaby Glenn Beck, are once again attempting to manufacture reality by smearing Debra Medina for expressing a view shared by the vast majority of Americans. Anyone with half a brain would not have an opinion after half of the investigating 9/11 commissioners openly said the government had agreed to lie. An October 2006 CBS/New York Times poll found that only 16% of Americans thought the government told the truth about 9/11 and the intelligence prior to the attacks. Medina is in agreement with no less than 84% of Americans who do not readily accept the official story.

What Medina said is that there are unanswered questions posed to the government about 9/11. This is 100% accurate.

Posted by: igillum54gmailcom | February 13, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

I was SHOCKED (ha) to see The Dallas Morning News endorse the most liberal and politically connected candidate,KBH, who ranked second only to Barney Frank in porkulus in the U.S. Congress. KBH supports Roe v Wade to protect us from something worse? That's like supporting BO, Barrack Obama because POTUS could be worse. Would KBH support communism because anarchy would be worse? What a pathetic excuse for a candidate.

Posted by: GeoSoros | February 13, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

They say 19 people committed 911, by the orders of one man.

That makes 20 guilty people.

If this is true, why has the American Military killed nearly 2,000,000 civilians around the world as a direct result of the 20 people who supposedly attacked us?

We have a word to describe persons that refuse the use of their own Brain...

"Coward".

Posted by: MagnusXO | February 13, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Bachman, Palin, Medina, Limbaugh, Beck- this stuff sells....

Tells ya that there was way too much "Hee-Haw" on television, for too long a time.

Posted by: interactidiomas | February 13, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

The Teaparty movement in Texas doesn't need Glenn Beck to pick our Governor for us. We the People can handle it without his input.

Debra Medina is our TeaParty candidate and is a real person not a career politician like Rick Perry or Kay Bailey Hutchison.Debra is our Scott Brown!
I've been a Republican for over 30 years and it is obvious that these Career Politicians (Rick & Kay) do not have the best interests for Texas in mind.

I'm proudly going to pull the lever for Debra Medina the next Governor of Texas.

Posted by: don_preston | February 12, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

LOL...

Even Glenn Beck thinks Medina is Wacko! That's really something when one wacko thinks that another person is wacko!

Texas is fast becoming the laughing stock of the nation with Perry the Kook as Governor and Medina the Idiot after his job!

Basically that only leaves one responsible adult in the race for the GOP nomination - Kay Baily Hutchinson!

Personally, I hope Medina wins the GOP nomination since the very popular former Houston Mayor on the Democratic party ticket "White" would be a sure shot in such a match up!

Medina is supposed to be an Registered Nurse who runs some sort of business and one has to wonder what kind of medication is she dispensing to her clients!

Posted by: Citi__Street | February 12, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

I don't have a theory about 9/11, but why did Bushco fight having a 9/11 commission? Also it was a "bi-partisan" commission with the Repubs protecting their own interests. I'd be curious to know what an "independent" commission would come up with. Our government has been known to lie to us.

Posted by: MNUSA | February 12, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Seems there are some questions that are forbidden, rather than answered. That is the sign of incipient tyranny.

Good for this gal, whoever she is. Lots of people have the same questions. Why don't we just get answers, instead of personal attacks?

Posted by: chrisinwien | February 12, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

"Medina obviously consulted THE palm reader for advice"

Well, Sally "I Do My Best Work On My Back" Quinn is a "religious" astrologer devotee who told her to bang the old man (Milton Bradley) more if she wanted more ink/broadband from The Washington Compost.

Posted by: nickthimmeschearthlinknet | February 12, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

You mean Funky Cold Medina?

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=funky%20cold%20medina

I'se down wits dat!

Posted by: nickthimmeschearthlinknet | February 12, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

I have to reply to mongolovesheriff who states that there was "no wreckage at the Pentagon" on 9/11. Someone is pulling your leg big time. I can tell you that I, and tens of thousands of Washingtonians who travel past the Pentagon daily for their work commute personally witnessed, and were deeply affected by the site of the wreckage. Trust me,there was wreckage so horrible that I hope you never have to see anything like it. To state that it never happened is ignorant and offensive to those who lost loved ones in the attack.
The last thing our country needs is another wingnut without any ideas to spout conspiracy theories as a way to get the attention, and votes, of the lowest common denominator of our society. God gave you a brain - use it!

Posted by: CommonSense45 | February 12, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Medina obviously consulted THE palm reader for advice.

Posted by: zackool | February 12, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

At last weekend’s inaugural Tea Party Convention, there was much bloviating about “oppressed” Americans “suffering” under the Obama Administration’s “tyranny.” Judge Roy More, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, even delivered a rousing sermon comparing our President to King George III, the British ruler overthrown in the American Revolution.

Nothing better illustrates the utter absurdity of these delusions than contrasting the Tea Party with an actual, grassroots, democratic movement created to confront real, rather than imagined, tyranny: Iran's Green Movement.

Armed with camera phones, laptops and an iron will, these courageous individuals communicate their message to the world even without the journalists imprisoned by Ahmadinejad’s repressive regime.

Moreover, while Americans generally use Facebook and Twitter to pour over the excruciating minutae of modern life, the Greens employ these social networking websites to disseminate information, plan operations and mobilize their organization.

Censorship, harassment, intimidation, coercion, mass arrests, public beatings and de-facto executions by government-sponsored death squads. These are the harsh realities of living under tyranny. If the Tea Party movement’s petulant populists want to witness its horrors first-hand, I implore them to purchase a one-way ticket to Tehran. I suspect they’ll be in for a rude awakening.

Read more @ http://armchairfirebrand.wordpress.com/

Posted by: ArmchairFirebrand | February 12, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

"WaPo hacks are completely in the bag for Barry Obama and will never play the story straight."

Dude, I've desperately tried to find any public Tea Party personas that actually uttered something intellectually sound, because, frankly, I don't feel like spending any more money on the government than I have to. However, I have yet to find a single Tea Partier who sounds logical.

Heard 3 on the radio the other day. One said that the Obama health care stuff was unconstitutional, until the host asked what about it was unconstitutional, and she said she "did't know the details"! What the *@#!! is she doing saying stuff like this?

One of the other two said that a survey said 70% of the people thought the health care bill was unconstitutional? Really? Average Joe on the street is the official decider on what is constititional? What are we wasting our money on those 9 losers on the Supreme Court? Or perhaps the reason is that why they are there because they are the EXPERTS, and the average guy on the street can't even SPELL "constitution"?

Can't you guys get ANYONE with half a brain to be the public spokes person? Why is it always the retard chanting "no government health care" in the same breath as "keep your hands off my Medicare"?

Seriously! Where are the intelligent leaders of this party?

Posted by: ernesthua | February 12, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

The 9-11 Commission was a farce and that the commissioners themselves even admit as much. The co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission (Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton) said that the CIA (and likely the White House) “obstructed our investigation”.

The co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission also said that the 9/11 Commissioners knew that military officials misrepresented the facts to the Commission, and the Commission considered recommending criminal charges for such false statements, yet didn’t bother to tell the American people.


Indeed, the co-chairs of the Commission now admit that the Commission largely operated based upon political considerations.

9/11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton says “I don’t believe for a minute we got everything right”, that the Commission was set up to fail, that people should keep asking questions about 9/11, that the 9/11 debate should continue, and that the 9/11 Commission report was only “the first draft” of history.
“We to this day don’t know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us,” said Thomas H. Kean, the former New Jersey Republican governor who led the commission. “It was just so far from the truth. . . . It’s one of those loose ends that never got tied.”
9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerrey said that “There are ample reasons to suspect that there may be some alternative to what we outlined in our version . . . We didn’t have access . . . .”

9/11 Commissioner Timothy Roemer said “We were extremely frustrated with the false statements we were getting”

Former 9/11 Commissioner Max Cleland resigned from the Commission, stating: “It is a national scandal”; “This investigation is now compromised”; and “One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9-11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up”.

9/11 Commissioner John Lehman said that “We purposely put together a staff that had - in a way - conflicts of interest“.

The Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission (John Farmer) who led the 9/11 staff’s inquiry, said “I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years…. This is not spin. This is not true.”
Farmer's book unveils how “the public had been seriously misled about what occurred during the morning of the attacks,” and Farmer himself states that “at some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened.”

Considering all of this is it that unreasonable to suggest that we should have an independent investigation of 9-11 based on science and not politics or emotion? Why should it be so offensive or outrageous to suggest that we should heed 9-11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton and continue asking questions?

Posted by: rjr7777 | February 12, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Silverstein, the guy who owned WTC, got billions from the insurer, Swiss Re. That's where to start the real investigation. And what about the other building that just imploded all by itself, Building 7, hours later. And how come there wasn't any wreckage at the Pentagon? The CNN reporter who got there just after the "crash" said there wasn't any wreckage. I'd vote for the lady. At least she thinks for herself.

Posted by: mongolovesheriff | February 12, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

The 9-11 Commission was a farce and that the commissioners themselves even admit as much. The co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission (Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton) said that the CIA (and likely the White House) “obstructed our investigation”.

The co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission also said that the 9/11 Commissioners knew that military officials misrepresented the facts to the Commission, and the Commission considered recommending criminal charges for such false statements, yet didn’t bother to tell the American people.


Indeed, the co-chairs of the Commission now admit that the Commission largely operated based upon political considerations.

9/11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton says “I don’t believe for a minute we got everything right”, that the Commission was set up to fail, that people should keep asking questions about 9/11, that the 9/11 debate should continue, and that the 9/11 Commission report was only “the first draft” of history.
“We to this day don’t know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us,” said Thomas H. Kean, the former New Jersey Republican governor who led the commission. “It was just so far from the truth. . . . It’s one of those loose ends that never got tied.”
9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerrey said that “There are ample reasons to suspect that there may be some alternative to what we outlined in our version . . . We didn’t have access . . . .”

9/11 Commissioner Timothy Roemer said “We were extremely frustrated with the false statements we were getting”

Former 9/11 Commissioner Max Cleland resigned from the Commission, stating: “It is a national scandal”; “This investigation is now compromised”; and “One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9-11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up”.

9/11 Commissioner John Lehman said that “We purposely put together a staff that had - in a way - conflicts of interest“.

The Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission (John Farmer) who led the 9/11 staff’s inquiry, said “I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years…. This is not spin. This is not true.”
Farmer's book unveils how “the public had been seriously misled about what occurred during the morning of the attacks,” and Farmer himself states that “at some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened.”

Considering all of this is it that unreasonable to suggest that we should have an independent investigation of 9-11 based on science and not politics or emotion? Why should it be so offensive or outrageous to suggest that we should heed 9-11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton and continue asking questions?

Posted by: rjr7777 | February 12, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

"why blindly accept a ridiculous story about 19 kids getting past the most sophisticated air defense system in the world?"

You're kidding, right? Independent journalists and investigators were continually getting past supposedly "air tight" security AFTER 9/11.

"Most sophisticated?" What are you smoking? I want some!

I hate Bush/Cheney, but they were not competant enough to pull off this nonsense.

Posted by: ernesthua | February 12, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party movement is not a "grassroots GOP movement" it is not part of the GOP, nor is it a political offshoot of the GOP.

Neither is Glenn Beck a Republican.

WaPo hacks are completely in the bag for Barry Obama and will never play the story straight.

Posted by: screwjob2 | February 12, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Give Texas back to Mexico. After all, it was illegally annexed in 1844.

(Rather than ratifying a treaty, which would have required 2/3 support by the Senate, a resolution was rammed through by outgoing President John Tyler and Secretary of State John C. Calhoun.)

Texas has been a blot on the landscape ever since. Let the Mexicans reclaim it and clean up the mess.

Posted by: jasm917 | February 12, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Interesting. ... Governor Perry and Sen Hutchinson said Medina's comments were insulting but they didn't say she was wrong.

Medina for POTUS!

Posted by: James10 | February 12, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable, only in America with the protection of the first amendment could this nut case run for govenor of Texas.

Not so bad what she says, frightening that some people listen, believe and will vote for her.

Bill White, from Houston, sounds like a normal, intelligent person compared to this woman and Rick Perry.

I read that the Texas School Board is rewriting history because they actually believe the world is only 10,000 years old.

Perhaps Texans should stop drinking the water. This election will be pale, compared with the process to select the Texan that will surrended the flag and the state to Al Qaeda.

Posted by: COWENS99 | February 12, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

The real conspiracy of 9/11 is that Bush and friends needed an attack to justify invading Iraq. When they were warned that Osama's terrorists were coming, Bush went on vacation.

The Bush administration knew a terorist attack on the homeland would help to gin up America for war. They didn't secretly plan the demolition of the World Trade Center. They just let it happen. No warnings. No attempts to prevent the inevitable. That is the real conspiracy. And Bush still gets away with his deliberate lack of vigilance, thanks to idiots who keep pretending that 9/11 was actually carried out by Americans.

Stop the madness and face the sad reality of what actually happened.

Posted by: keircutler | February 12, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Debra, if you don't make it in Texas, move to Alaska. You'll do fine. Are you a hockey mom?

Posted by: barnardj1 | February 12, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Crazy. Simply crazy. From the state that brought is LBJ, W and David Koresh hereeeees Medina!

Posted by: am1968 | February 12, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

At least she's willing to answer questions, unlike someone else we know, who won't face "the media" unless she's interviewing herself!

Posted by: fmjk | February 12, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Remember we're talking about Texas.

Posted by: member8 | February 12, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Medina dared to express a thought on a taboo topic, so she 'raised eyebrows.' Try Googling 9/11 FACTS - and see how much information has been unearthed debunking the 'official' story of the attacks. The conspiracy theory was presented to us by the Bush administration - not the engineers and architects and pilots and physicists who challenge it. They lied to us about everything else - so why blindly accept a ridiculous story about 19 kids getting past the most sophisticated air defense system in the world? Think, America, think.

Posted by: Regavra | February 12, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

if Glenn Beck is questioning her "mental capacity" that should make anyone think twice he is a nut job himself anyone wanna buy some gold Call Glenn at 1 800 Buy Gold

Posted by: mikey30919 | February 12, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

she probably still has questions about the shootings of JFK, Bobby and Martin and thinks they were conspiracies also, hey it's good to question things like does God really exist? Do people who swear go to hell? Does her husband really love her or the neighbor? You know just normal every day questions.......

Posted by: mikey30919 | February 12, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

So vast an error from so small a mind... Its birth is truly miraculous.

Posted by: demostheneswashdc | February 12, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

There's nothing to know in the blackened portion of the 9/11 commission report.

She isn't questioning the government, but championing the right of us to.

Posted by: aaron17 | February 12, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

The foundation of the Liberty & Patriot Movement, 9/11 Truth and the Tea Party phenomenon is a distrust of the federal government in Washington.
Everyone with an IQ above 90 knows Washington tells lies - big lies- and an intelligent person will not automatically believe a liar.

I listened to the Glenn Beck "interview" yesterday and find Debra Medina refreshingly honest & forthright.

I think the real story here (the one MSM isn't reporting)is that Rick "Gargisil" Perry managed robo calls with Beck/Medina sound bites less than 90 minutes after the so called "interview".
I think Glenn Beck may be doing a lots more than dreaming about French Kissing Rick Perry......

Posted by: grannymiller | February 12, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

i say that we should never have "dumb" people in charge of us. Only intellectuals should run the govt and the world cause they know more than me and you combined.

smart people like maddoff, milken, ponzi, mao, to name a few.

or anyone who went harvard (not yale cause bush2 went there). and without doubt, no one from the south, cause no smart people are born there. president bubba?

Posted by: perryrants | February 12, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Nothing is quite as entertaining to witness as political self-immolation.

Posted by: ozpunk | February 12, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Sigh . . . more dumbing down .... Palin, Joe the Plumber, Beck, Limbaugh, now Medina . . . on and on and on.

GOP = Home of Right wing Religious fanatics and Gun-tote'n Kooks! (as well as Corporate Owned degenerates).

Posted by: lufrank1 | February 12, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Come back to Earth. JD Hayworth is not even a minor threat to McCain in Arizona.

Posted by: dottydo | February 12, 2010 2:56 PM

JD Hayworth out in Arizona, is slated to beat McCain, by saying the same things.
Apparently, the Mc Cain video talking to the little old lady who thinks Obama is a Muslim , has a lot of play there.

It looks like people think the little old lady was right as rain.
Obama's illegally hidden history as a Public Official was ignored by Mc Cain, but not the people.
The collusive portrait painted by McCain in that Town Hall meeting might be his political downfall.


Posted by: loux24 | February 12, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I worry about the mentality of some of these candidates. Unbelievable that they aspire to be leaders! Sounds to me that this gal is not worthy of running for a mayoral position, let alone a governorship.

Posted by: SeniorVet | February 12, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Perry and Medina openly endorse secession and premption. Why do they hate America?

Posted by: MerrillFrank | February 12, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I think she just shot her foot off. Nutjobs like this are comic relief for Colbert and Stewart, but scary to the rest of us who wonder how anyone believes this crap. Do they think the GOP wouldn't raise the questions if there was some merit, let alone the rest of the country.

Posted by: tojo45 | February 12, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

JD Hayworth out in Arizona, is slated to beat McCain, by saying the same things.
Apparently, the Mc Cain video talking to the little old lady who thinks Obama is a Muslim , has a lot of play there.

It looks like people think the little old lady was right as rain.
Obama's illegally hidden history as a Public Official was ignored by Mc Cain, but not the people.
The collusive portrait painted by McCain in that Town Hall meeting might be his political downfall.

Posted by: dottydo | February 12, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I'm sure she'll be loved by the fringe right wingers. Just say something whacky and they will flock to you like flies on dodo.

Posted by: jfoster13 | February 12, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Well Texas gave us Bush. I guess they are just following tradition. One crackpot after another.

Posted by: jonblackman57 | February 12, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I actually have to agree with Hawaiiexpat! She does sound like a nut job!

Posted by: warhawk911 | February 12, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

As a Texan, I would just like to state the obvious: Ms. Medina does not speak for everyone in Texas, nor should she be seen as a representation of what Texans think, act, and sound like.

I think Medina needs attention to gain traction for her campaign and if these "ideas" pass for that attention all we need to do is stop talking about her.

Posted by: shaggyaggie | February 12, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Medina only repeated what TEA REVOLT comments by attendees are saying.

The US PUBLIC OFFICIAL illegally hiding his history has Americans upset et.al.


Even if they were to open it this week, there would still be NO CONFIDENCE in the Fed or this administration for allowing it.

The tiny hope for Democrats (to avoid the 86ed bin with the Whiggs and Federalists),is Biden demanding it be opened, as a POTUS.

The East Coast few , who are not interested, are a tiny speck, compared to the entire Nation filled with No Confidence.

Posted by: dottydo | February 12, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Just another mental defective seeking fame and fortune via the Republic Party.

Posted by: edismae | February 12, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Another wack-doodle from a wack-a-doodle state. Tea-baggers, conspiracy theorists, birthers, and any other kind of nutjob ought to just move to one state and secede. It would be a win-win for everyone.

Posted by: ch4gas | February 12, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Nut job. Move along everybody, nothing to see here.

Posted by: Hawaiiexpat | February 12, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

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