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Calling All Freepers: What Questions Should I Ask at Democrat Debate?
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Posted on 06/26/2007 10:33:23 AM PDT by RatherBiased.com

Hi everyone. I have been granted press access as a blogger at Thursday's Democrat debate. As such, I will have full access to the candidates who appear as well as their staffs.

What questions would you like me to ask them or the media?

Thanks,

Matthew Sheffield

Executive Editor NewsBusters.org


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2008debates; democrats; dnctalkingpoints; pajamapeoplerule; presidentialdebate; starkravingsocialism
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1 posted on 06/26/2007 10:33:28 AM PDT by RatherBiased.com
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A simple yes-or-no question: “Do you want to win the war in Iraq?”


2 posted on 06/26/2007 10:34:33 AM PDT by KingSnorky
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With their dismal record of enforcing existing immigration laws, what makes any one of them think they can be trusted to enforce any new legislation?


3 posted on 06/26/2007 10:34:49 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Tagline space for rent. Enquire within.)
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Ask what the difference between a campaign contribution and a bribe is.


4 posted on 06/26/2007 10:35:13 AM PDT by xDGx
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To: RatherBiased.com

Are you a socialist or a capitalist?


5 posted on 06/26/2007 10:35:22 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Satan is working both sides of the street in World Socialism and World Courts.)
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Why is there little use of the word “Victory” by democrats about the war on terror?

Do they think that some of the language of leading democrats is hurtful to the troops when it is so incredibly negative and over the top?


6 posted on 06/26/2007 10:35:23 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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Ask them if they are sorry they cut off funds to Vietnam, thereby causing the slaughter of millions in the area.


7 posted on 06/26/2007 10:36:49 AM PDT by what's up
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Ask them:

Do laws need to be enforced? And if not, what are the purpose of having laws?

According to what they believe, it may open up a lot of fun.


8 posted on 06/26/2007 10:37:06 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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If a commercial airliner is hijacked and heading to a city, refinery, or whatnot...would you give the shoot-down order?


9 posted on 06/26/2007 10:37:17 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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Next year the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) may hit some 20+ million families - some with incomes around $40,000. Do you think that’s rich? How do you plan to eliminate this failed “soak the rich” scheme?


10 posted on 06/26/2007 10:37:45 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: RatherBiased.com

When does the right to life begin? When should it begin, i.e. at what developmental stage should the government extend protection of the right to life to persons who are unborn?


11 posted on 06/26/2007 10:38:06 AM PDT by Kevmo (We need to get away from the Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party ~Duncan Hunter)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Do you believe the United States is a moral and just country?


12 posted on 06/26/2007 10:38:29 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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Why do you keep pushing for universal health care when it has been a universal disaster in countries that try it?
13 posted on 06/26/2007 10:39:30 AM PDT by Kimmers (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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When did you all stop beating your wives, asusming you’ve stopped?


14 posted on 06/26/2007 10:39:38 AM PDT by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democratic Party." - Rush Limbaugh)
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Did you hate capitalism, freedom and your country before you joined the Democrat party, or did those feelings develop later?
15 posted on 06/26/2007 10:39:41 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson 2008. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter 2008 (VP) Lifetime ACU Rating: 92)
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Ask them if they hate the government so much (current administration) then why do they always want more of it.


16 posted on 06/26/2007 10:39:43 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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If you knew we could stay in Iraq at current levels for two to three more years and suffer a steady casualty rate, but create a stable democracy in the middle east or pull out quickly and create a full-blown civil war resulting 500K to 750K dead and sanctuary for the terrorists; which would you choose?


17 posted on 06/26/2007 10:39:48 AM PDT by jbwbubba
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Ask them how they sleep at night knowing people die because of what they do and say.


18 posted on 06/26/2007 10:40:26 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1 - Take no prisoners))
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If they are a feminist, are they against the repression of women prevalent throughout Islam?
If against the repression of women, would they allow it in the name of the practice of their religion or prohibit it and enforce it in the name of the law?
19 posted on 06/26/2007 10:40:41 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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Should the RICO laws apply to employers who hire illegal aliens? Why or why not?


20 posted on 06/26/2007 10:41:23 AM PDT by Kevmo (We need to get away from the Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party ~Duncan Hunter)
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To: RatherBiased.com
What is your interpretation of the final scene in the final episode of the tv series "The Sopranos"?

Would you give Paris Hilton a pardon?

21 posted on 06/26/2007 10:41:25 AM PDT by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democratic Party." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: RatherBiased.com

When do you believe life begins?


22 posted on 06/26/2007 10:41:40 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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Ask them how much of the funded fence has been built.


23 posted on 06/26/2007 10:42:17 AM PDT by doodad
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I’d like to know why we should believe that they (some of the richest, most powerful and corrupt people) will stand up for the little guy when they get into office?


24 posted on 06/26/2007 10:42:20 AM PDT by The Blitherer (What would a Free Man do?)
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Ask them, “Is there anything wrong with socialism?”


25 posted on 06/26/2007 10:43:14 AM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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Do you wish to waive your right to an attorney and represent yourself?


26 posted on 06/26/2007 10:43:32 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: RatherBiased.com

“Do you support more gun-control laws?”


27 posted on 06/26/2007 10:43:41 AM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super Walmart for news .)
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To: RatherBiased.com

If you’re worried about Iraq becoming another Vietnam, why do you try to take all sorts of measures that will turn Iraq into another Vietnam?


28 posted on 06/26/2007 10:43:48 AM PDT by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democratic Party." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: doodad

Do you believe that our real fight against terrorism is in Afghanistan? If so, do you believe that we should stop all border incursions supplying terrorists in that region? Will you commit troops to stop Iran from supplying terrorists?


29 posted on 06/26/2007 10:44:15 AM PDT by ChuckShick (He's clerking for me...)
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Why are you traitors?


30 posted on 06/26/2007 10:44:28 AM PDT by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democratic Party." - Rush Limbaugh)
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Should homosexual activists be allowed to influence our children in public schools?


31 posted on 06/26/2007 10:44:55 AM PDT by Kevmo (We need to get away from the Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party ~Duncan Hunter)
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Ask them for their position on the politics of Communism.

That may get a laugh but it is a serious question in a world where Fidel Castro is on his death bed, North Korea is testing missiles, China is growing in influence, Russia is backsliding, and some advocates are pushing for Socialized Medicine for everyone in America.


32 posted on 06/26/2007 10:45:23 AM PDT by weegee (If the Fairness Doctrine is imposed on USA who will ABC news get to read the conservative rebuttal)
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Will you commit to keeping the tax rates currently in place?

Could you nominate a judge who wasn't clearly in favor of supporting Roe v. Wade?

What are your plans if Iraq becomes an Irannian vassal state?

Are you going to make fetal tissue a priority for stem cell research?

How much of an increase in the Armed Forces to you propose?

What examples can you provide as to what you going to rule out of bounds in our intelligence gathering?

33 posted on 06/26/2007 10:45:25 AM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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Ask them how they explain the shrinking of the ice caps on Mars. How can it be that there is global warming on Mars where there are absolutely zero humans and zero suvs.


34 posted on 06/26/2007 10:46:13 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance......Keep your powder dry)
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What is the difference between a human fetus and a human baby one second old?

Was the Constitution written to grant the federal government practically unlimited power or to limit it?

Outside of the Bill of Rights and the other Amendments to the Constitution, what limits, if any, does the Constitution place on the federal government?

What does “infringe” mean? What gun laws unconstitutionally infringe upon the right to keep and bear arms.

Where in the Constitution does it grant the federal government to power to:
1) regulate the gas mileage of vehicles?
2) take money from one person and give it to another?
3) form the Dept of Education?
4) form the Social Security Administration?
5) form agencies and grant them the ability to make defacto laws?


35 posted on 06/26/2007 10:46:48 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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Who do you hate more, George Bush or Osama Bin Laden?

When did you stop smacking your kids around?


36 posted on 06/26/2007 10:46:50 AM PDT by Holicheese (Zap Razdowler Rules!)
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With so many Americans disenchanted with their government (look at the 14% congressional approval rating), how will voting for you give us the change we are looking for?


37 posted on 06/26/2007 10:47:01 AM PDT by freemama
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Ask about the estimated costs of their national healthcare plans. They all want to talk about the gimme-gimme stuff, but they don’t like to mention cost. None of them wants to look like either the guy with the cheapest plan (stingiest) or the most expensive plan, it should be an interesting jostle to see who can drive down the center of the road.


38 posted on 06/26/2007 10:47:22 AM PDT by hunter112 (Change will happen when very good men are forced to do very bad things.)
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Hillary Clinton has often been quoted when she said that “we will take things away from people for the common good”. What is your response to that statement?


39 posted on 06/26/2007 10:47:24 AM PDT by Kevmo (We need to get away from the Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party ~Duncan Hunter)
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To: RatherBiased.com

“Why do you people perpetuate the “Bush Lied” falsehood - knowing it’s a falsehood?”


40 posted on 06/26/2007 10:47:32 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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"Why did you support taking the secret ballot away from women and minorities?"

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41 posted on 06/26/2007 10:48:02 AM PDT by Lurker (Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing small pox to ebola.)
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How do the troups in Iraq feel when democrats say, “I support the war in Iraq, but....”


42 posted on 06/26/2007 10:49:08 AM PDT by Kevmo (We need to get away from the Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party ~Duncan Hunter)
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Knowing that Kennedy provided tax cuts to spur the economy and now Pres. Bush gave tax cuts and spurred the economy, why are they against tax cuts to the people who pay taxes? And why did the RATS insist that when the Pres. gave tax rebates that the rebates only went to the people who didn’t pay taxes?


43 posted on 06/26/2007 10:49:21 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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Please give an example of a gun control law that you think violates the Second Amendment, and state why the law you cited violates the Second Amendment.


44 posted on 06/26/2007 10:49:31 AM PDT by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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Why do their policies mirror socialist policies.


45 posted on 06/26/2007 10:50:00 AM PDT by rbosque
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Ask the closet-lesbian if she knows which archived documents Sandy Berger shredded... and for what reason does she believe they were destroyed?


46 posted on 06/26/2007 10:50:54 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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You’re not going to make much headway trying to attack the ‘traditional’ liberal viewpoints. What I’d try to do is drive a wedge between the liberals and the blue collar/blue dog democrats that were part of the Reagan coalition (and driven from the Republican ranks by the internationalists) by focusing on things like trade issues, job outsourcing, and country of origin labels...


47 posted on 06/26/2007 10:50:56 AM PDT by Old_Mil (Duncan Hunter in 2008! A Veteran, A Patriot, A Reagan Republican... http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: Sgt_Schultze; RatherBiased.com
Next year the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) may hit some 20+ million families - some with incomes around $40,000. Do you think that’s rich? How do you plan to eliminate this failed “soak the rich” scheme?

That's the best one here, because it forces them onto the defensive on an issue critical to their base. Number 1A would be a question on the the negative impact of the immigration amnesty upon union labor in America.

48 posted on 06/26/2007 10:51:42 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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Why were you so opposed to President Bush's Social Security Reform when his contributions going to the Private Fund was only 4% which was 1% less than President Clinton's recommendation, and the Investment Choices are the same as you 403(b) Tax Savings Plan (TSP) in the House and Senate?
49 posted on 06/26/2007 10:53:35 AM PDT by taildragger
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To: RatherBiased.com
"The vote on illegal immigration this week has caused more active citizen engagement - in the form of phone calls and emails - both by the thousands, than seen about any issue since (fill in correct event).

"Why did you avoid a vote on this issue that Americans, no matter which side they take, feel is a pivotal issue and one that deserves a vote more than (fill in something the Senator did cast a vote for that is ridiculous and inconsequential compared to amnesty)?"

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"Do you support the punishment given to Sandy Berger, considering that he stashed, and destroyed in many cases, secret documents that he hid in his clothes and under a construction (building?)?"

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"What is your opinion of the stories earlier this year that Ted Kennedy and the KGB shared correspondence and tactics about ..."

50 posted on 06/26/2007 10:53:52 AM PDT by SeafoodGumbo
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