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    Re: Louisiana Republican Flees Interview When Asked About Obama's Birthplace

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Can you prove it wasn't a gotcha interview?
    Several here have already proved that to you. But they can't.........well never mind.
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    Re: Louisiana Republican Flees Interview When Asked About Obama's Birthplace

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    Are you serious? It's a simple question with a simple answer. "Hawaii." Or if she's a birther, voters have a right to know that.
    Yes I'm serious. Should they have asked her what 2+2 is so we can see whether she can do math? Let's turn it into a game show and ask all sorts of dumb questions. I know, she could be handed a Doctor Suess book and tested whether she can read it aloud. I want to know whether a candidate can read before deciding whether to vote for them.

    For sports, I follow things like football and baseball, I haven't turned politics into my sport.

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    Re: Louisiana Republican Flees Interview When Asked About Obama's Birthplace

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    She comes across as way too dizzy for me.
    At least she doesn't lie about being an indian.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Louisiana Republican Flees Interview When Asked About Obama's Birthplace

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Yes I'm serious. Should they have asked her what 2+2 is so we can see whether she can do math? Let's turn it into a game show and ask all sorts of dumb questions. I know, she could be handed a Doctor Suess book and tested whether she can read it aloud. I want to know whether a candidate can read before deciding whether to vote for them.

    For sports, I follow things like football and baseball, I haven't turned politics into my sport.
    Maybe she shouldn't have made dumb comments and she wouldn't have been asked that huh? Oh wait, that's personal responsibility, can't have that.

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    Re: Louisiana Republican Flees Interview When Asked About Obama's Birthplace

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Maybe Journalists shouldn't be mocking people/potential candidates and start asking serious questions...
    The question concerning her position on climate change was a serious question, as climate change is an issue that has come before the Congress in recent years and almost certainly will do so again.

    In the past, Ms. Whitney stated, "Quite inconveniently for Al Gore, and for the rest of the politicians who continue to advance this delusion, any 10-year-old can invalidate their thesis with one of the simplest scientific devices known to man: a thermometer."

    Lenar Whitney: Climate change is the biggest 'deception' - UPI.com

    That statement would imply that she had seen information concerning temperature data indicating that the world is not warming.

    Here's what the interviewer noted in The Washington Post:

    Whitney’s brand of rhetoric obviously resonates with some very conservative Louisiana voters who view President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency as big-city elitists directly attacking the state’s energy industry and their own way of life. And she would hardly be the first “climate denier” elected to Congress. But it’s not unreasonable to expect candidates to explain how they arrived at their positions, and when I pressed Whitney repeatedly for the source of her claim that the earth is getting colder, she froze and was unable to cite a single scientist, journal or news source to back up her beliefs.

    The most frightening candidate I

    The gap between her unambiguous claim and her inability to respond to the question revealed that her unambiguous claim on climate change was nothing more than a hollow soundbite. Not every political leader will reach or accept the same conclusions on given issues (even matters where there is scientific or economic consensus), but the adoption of superficial positions that are little more than soundbites does not give confidence that such leaders will be willing or able to make informed judgments.

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    Re: Louisiana Republican Flees Interview When Asked About Obama's Birthplace

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    yep. that question was never asked

    duh!

    what was asked were questions about two topics. both topics the candidate had commented about previously: the validity of global warming and the legitimacy of Obama as president based on his birthplace

    neither of the comments about her opinions on those topics approaches being a 'do you still beat your wife' question

    actually, that you incorrectly used that expression causes me to believe you are ignorant of the meaning of such a question
    I didn't say it was asked...duh!
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Louisiana Republican Flees Interview When Asked About Obama's Birthplace

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    A Republican congressional candidate fled her interview with a major election-forecasting group after being asked why she believed that global warming was a hoax and whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States, according to a new report in the Washington Post.

    Read more here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/louisi...115123316.html




    This lady was obviously not well prepared for this interview.

    Kind of reminds me of Sarah Palin.

    Any thoughts?
    $istah $arah would never run out on a chance to demonstrate her profound stupidity... She is far too much of a media whore.
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    IMHO Lenar Whitney was well prepared for the inevitable questions about teabagger fundamentals by the media. The smartest thing she could have done was to STFU and run away before her profound stupidity could spill out into the public domain.
    She knows that her best chances for being elected are to keep her stupid teabagger beliefs known only to teabaggers.
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    Re: Louisiana Republican Flees Interview When Asked About Obama's Birthplace

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Yep, and some of them who don't know their backside from a hole in the ground are trying to get elected.


    What do you mean? "Trying to get elected." They're all incumbents and even getting re-elected. Seems to be one of those important qualifying characteristics to get funded by either political organization.

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    Re: Louisiana Republican Flees Interview When Asked About Obama's Birthplace

    At least she doesn't think Guam is about to capsize. Of course that idiot got re-elected by his idiotic constituents.

    That said, does anyone care anymore about the Obama birthplace question? Don't we have big problems in this country that need to be addressed? Why not ask her questions about specific important issues?

    Why do people say global warming is a "hoax"? Reminds me of the dingbats who say the holocaust is a hoax. Say you don't think it's as big an issue as others do, say it's too politicized, say you don't really care about it, but ffs don't call it a "hoax"!

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    Re: Louisiana Republican Flees Interview When Asked About Obama's Birthplace

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I hate seeing hack threads in breaking news. Maybe this candidate was offended that she would be asked about the President's birthplace.

    It's on par with, "Have you stopped beating your wife."
    Really. Asking if one believes the president is a US citizen is a loaded question? How hard is it to say..."Yes I do believe the President was born in the US as he says" ...or.. "No, I do not believe he was born in the US.

    How hard is it to say I have never hit my wife...I have never hit any woman.


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