Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: White House Says Girl With Campaign Ties Chosen at 'Random' to Speak at Obama Town Ha

  1. #1
    Sage
    Renae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Last Seen
    10-23-17 @ 10:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    38,972
    Blog Entries
    15

    White House Says Girl With Campaign Ties Chosen at 'Random' to Speak at Obama Town Ha

    Facing a barrage of questions Wednesday over the friendliness of the audience at President Obama's New Hampshire town hall meeting, the White House insisted that all questions were selected at random -- including one from an 11-year-old girl whose mother worked as an Obama organizer.

    Julia Hall of Malden, Mass., grabbed the microphone Tuesday during Obama's town hall meeting in Portsmouth, N.H., and told the president she saw signs "outside saying mean things about reforming health care" as she walked into the building.

    "How do kids know what is true and why do people want a new system that can, that help more of us?" she asked Obama.

    Kathleen Manning Hall, Julia Hall's mother and a coordinator of Massachusetts Women for Obama during the campaign, was seated next to the girl as she asked the question -- prompting some to question whether Obama recognized the girl or her mother.

    But thousands of organizers worked for Obama during the campaign, White House spokesman Reid Cherlin said, dismissing suggestions that the president knew those who questioned him on Tuesday.

    "The president selected questions at random, as he always does," Cherlin told FOXNews.com.

    The friendliness of the audience at Obama's event was in stark contrast to the often rowdy and antagonistic crowds that attended similar events held around the country by members of Congress.

    As an organizer and donor, Manning Hall had previously met first lady Michelle Obama, Obama daughters, Sasha and Malia, and Vice President Biden, according to a report published Wednesday in the Boston Globe. And her daughter also attended this year's White House East egg hunt, according to WCVB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Boston.

    Manning Hall reportedly told the Boston Globe that she was "shocked" when her daughter said she wanted to ask the president a question -- and that the two wrote it down before the town hall meeting began.

    Julia Hall's question at the town hall meeting prompted Obama to attempt to refute what he called the "underlying fear" among Americans "that people somehow won't get the care they need."
    White House Says Girl With Campaign Ties Chosen at 'Random' to Speak at Obama Town Hall - Political News - FOXNews.com

    So let's get this straight...

    The gal in what was it, Wisconsin? Anyway she used to work for the GOP but left th party, but that's proof she's a plant.

    This gal, her Mom was about as hard core into the Obama machine as one could get, but it's just random luck her daughter got to ask the most...

    worthless question of the night.

    Do people really, honestly fall for these lies? Seriously?
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



  2. #2
    Guru

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 02:31 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,469

    Re: White House Says Girl With Campaign Ties Chosen at 'Random' to Speak at Obama Tow

    So would that make her a plant and an operative?

    Aren't those the terms used by Prez Doofus's cult members.


    .

  3. #3
    Sage
    PeteEU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    29,171

    Re: White House Says Girl With Campaign Ties Chosen at 'Random' to Speak at Obama Tow

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Do people really, honestly fall for these lies? Seriously?
    Why not, you fell for Bush's lies for 8 years and he did much worse than this.. remember the gay prostitute reporter plant in the White House that gave him softball questions and trashed the left?

    Or all the "town halls" that were full of Republican backers who asked pre approved questions?

    Or all the many press conferences Bush held.. no wait he did not hold that many and when he did he got soft ball questions most of the time..

    This is politics and it is all about image so yes Obama does this, just as Bush did, just as McCain did and just as Vitter did only a week ago. It is common practice..Is it "cool".. hell no, it spits in the face of the whole democratic process if you ask me.. just as sending jackboots to threaten and beat up people, and sending in agitators to scream insults at the speaker so no one can ask questions, or to spread lies and disinformation about things .. all undemocratic and pathetic.

    But where were you and your fellow "NO" party members when Bush did this.. where was your criticism? If I remember right the who gay prostitute reporter thing was at the time and later on dismissed as "so what" despite the highly questionable security issues involved on top of the whole planted questions crap. Or where were you when Bush stacked his town halls? Or where were you when this happened during the election

    Jonathan Martin's Blog - Politico.com

    The son of a Fox News anchor asking a rather loaded question to McCain? How is that different than this? And where were you and your "NO" party members when this happened?
    PeteEU

  4. #4
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:02 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    77,917

    Re: White House Says Girl With Campaign Ties Chosen at 'Random' to Speak at Obama Tow

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Why not, you fell for Bush's lies for 8 years and he did much worse than this.. remember the gay prostitute reporter plant in the White House that gave him softball questions and trashed the left?

    Or all the "town halls" that were full of Republican backers who asked pre approved questions?

    Or all the many press conferences Bush held.. no wait he did not hold that many and when he did he got soft ball questions most of the time..

    This is politics and it is all about image so yes Obama does this, just as Bush did, just as McCain did and just as Vitter did only a week ago. It is common practice..Is it "cool".. hell no, it spits in the face of the whole democratic process if you ask me.. just as sending jackboots to threaten and beat up people, and sending in agitators to scream insults at the speaker so no one can ask questions, or to spread lies and disinformation about things .. all undemocratic and pathetic.

    But where were you and your fellow "NO" party members when Bush did this.. where was your criticism? If I remember right the who gay prostitute reporter thing was at the time and later on dismissed as "so what" despite the highly questionable security issues involved on top of the whole planted questions crap. Or where were you when Bush stacked his town halls? Or where were you when this happened during the election

    Jonathan Martin's Blog - Politico.com

    The son of a Fox News anchor asking a rather loaded question to McCain? How is that different than this? And where were you and your "NO" party members when this happened?
    Not that this thread has jack **** to do with Bush, but point out one single provable lie told by GWB. Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  5. #5
    Battle Ready
    Grim17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Southwestern U.S.
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    24,233
    Blog Entries
    20

    Re: White House Says Girl With Campaign Ties Chosen at 'Random' to Speak at Obama Tow

    I see that liberals here, are the same as they are everywhere on the net. When their confronted with things that expose their people as hypocrites and cheaters, they default to attacking Bush, rather than addressing the topic at hand.

    I'd also like to point out, that it was the very liberal Boston Globe that exposed this plant in Obama's latest infomercial.

    .

  6. #6
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    05-16-15 @ 02:32 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    12,537

    Re: White House Says Girl With Campaign Ties Chosen at 'Random' to Speak at Obama Tow

    1. bush lost

    2. the president is obama, he lied

    3. he lied about aarp

    4. he lied about the little girl, there was NOTHING random about portsmouth

    5. the president insults america's collective intelligence

    6. that entire audience of 1800 was a plant

    7. the town hall'ers are almost universally spontaneous and grassroots

    8. mature americans can recognize with their eyes the difference between grassroots and astroturf on tv, amateurs look like amateurs, acorn and seiu are pro's

    9. you can't fake the outrage that filled poor ms mccaskill's gym yesterday, or mr specter's meeting room, or abused ben cardin's

    10. obamacare is not falling apart, it's way beyond that, it's DEAD

    11. D-E-A-D

    12. he killed it

    13. have you ever seen a more INCOMPETENT politician

    14. EVERY DAY is a disaster

    15. he lied about how stimulus money was spent, 1/3 for tax cuts, 1/3 for unemployment insurance, 1/3 for new jobs---please

    16. he talks like a coloring book

    17. LOLOL!

    18. the president is becoming 100% LOLOL!

    19. the little girl story was broken by the boston globe, daughter of the grey lady, new york times

    20. there is a photo of the little girl and the president side by side after the event, fox is flashing it

    21. he is completely unbelievable

    22. gibbs meanwhile has declared war on fox, he's talking every day about the troublemakers on "cable tv"

    23. "cable tv food fight," he said this morning

    24. what an idiot---just who does this fool think is gonna win in a fight between a white house and a network?

    25. ratings go up while the network SLAMS him

    good thread, thanks for the info, keep it coming

  7. #7
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    05-16-15 @ 02:32 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    12,537

    Re: White House Says Girl With Campaign Ties Chosen at 'Random' to Speak at Obama Tow

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I see that liberals here, are the same as they are everywhere on the net. When their confronted with things that expose their people as hypocrites and cheaters, they default to attacking Bush, rather than addressing the topic at hand.

    I'd also like to point out, that it was the very liberal Boston Globe that exposed this plant in Obama's latest infomercial.

    .
    sorry for stepping on your globe line, grim

    i was typing while you were posting

    cliff

  8. #8
    Sage
    Renae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Last Seen
    10-23-17 @ 10:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    38,972
    Blog Entries
    15

    Re: White House Says Girl With Campaign Ties Chosen at 'Random' to Speak at Obama Tow

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Why not, you fell for Bush's lies for 8 years and he did much worse than this.. remember the gay prostitute reporter plant in the White House that gave him softball questions and trashed the left?

    Or all the "town halls" that were full of Republican backers who asked pre approved questions?

    Or all the many press conferences Bush held.. no wait he did not hold that many and when he did he got soft ball questions most of the time..

    This is politics and it is all about image so yes Obama does this, just as Bush did, just as McCain did and just as Vitter did only a week ago. It is common practice..Is it "cool".. hell no, it spits in the face of the whole democratic process if you ask me.. just as sending jackboots to threaten and beat up people, and sending in agitators to scream insults at the speaker so no one can ask questions, or to spread lies and disinformation about things .. all undemocratic and pathetic.

    But where were you and your fellow "NO" party members when Bush did this.. where was your criticism? If I remember right the who gay prostitute reporter thing was at the time and later on dismissed as "so what" despite the highly questionable security issues involved on top of the whole planted questions crap. Or where were you when Bush stacked his town halls? Or where were you when this happened during the election

    Jonathan Martin's Blog - Politico.com

    The son of a Fox News anchor asking a rather loaded question to McCain? How is that different than this? And where were you and your "NO" party members when this happened?
    So basically you are admitting Obama's event was staged and can be disregarded as crap then yes?
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



  9. #9
    Advisor
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Seen
    11-30-09 @ 04:11 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    446

    Re: White House Says Girl With Campaign Ties Chosen at 'Random' to Speak at Obama Tow

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    So basically you are admitting Obama's event was staged and can be disregarded as crap then yes?
    Care to prove that the picking was NOT random? I love Conservatives on this board. They think up something crazy like "we never landed on the moon" and everyone else in the pack gives 'em a Thanks while attacking the Left. Prove that the girl was a plant or put this in the conspiracy board with all your other crazy ideas.

  10. #10
    Sage
    PeteEU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    29,171

    Re: White House Says Girl With Campaign Ties Chosen at 'Random' to Speak at Obama Tow

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    So basically you are admitting Obama's event was staged and can be disregarded as crap then yes?
    Depends on what you mean by "staged".

    Did Obama arrange the event? Yes and hence it is staged. It was not a random meeting with the President.

    Did Obama or his people invite people to said event that they knew would ask the "correct" questions? Most likely, all politicians do that as I have shown regardless of political colour. And as I stated, I do not like this approach one bit, but I accept that it happens on both sides.

    Did Obama have the questions beforehand and approve them? Not seen any evidence of that other than speculation from the right. On the other hand if he had, then it was even more "staged" much like the examples from Republican examples I gave where the questions were pre approved. As I also stated, I do not agree with this method either by any means, but I understand that it happens.

    Does the questions at such events have credibility issues because of the way the event is held? Depends on the questions, who asked them and especially how they were asked and this goes for all events.

    If the questions is screamed something like this.. "Obama is a socialist and I dont want to live in a socialist nation bla bla bla bla " then yes there is a huge credibility issue of that person. Acting like agitator is not a good thing regardless if it is left or right wing.

    If the question is civilized and an actual question then it is fully legit regardless of who asks it. The goal is to get information out there no? You might not agree with the answer but that is your right to do so, but that does not change the fact that any question with answer that is done in a civil tone is part of democracy. That is even if the question is something like this.. in a civil tone. "Is it true that my medicare will be taken away?" Yes that is a fully legit question due to the amount of disinformation out there.

    Now there are politicians that use "legit" questions to get policy jabs at other politicians.. Bush used his gay prostitute planted journalist for that among other things, and I have no doubt that Obama has his own "version" out there giving him softball questions when he needs them. It dont make it right but it is a fact of political life in the US (and other places). But I have yet to hear the right be critical of their own people for using such methods.. but they are more than eager to go after the left when they use such methods... double standard?

    As I stated, I dont like politicians of any colour "packing" a town hall setting with supporters to gain positive media coverage with the "right questions", but I am not so naive to ignore the fact that both sides do it and as you can see I am willing to be critical of both.. are you?
    Last edited by PeteEU; 08-13-09 at 07:10 AM.
    PeteEU

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •