HolyCoast: Our Guys Need to Learn How To Answer "Gotcha!" Questions

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Our Guys Need to Learn How To Answer "Gotcha!" Questions

The media gleefully went to Mitt Romney, John Boehner, and other Republicans demanding that they denounce Rush Limbaugh for his comments about Sandra Fluke (rhymes with "suck") who testified before a group of Democrats that she was going broke paying for her own birth control and wanted a government mandate to make it free.  Rush's comments that asking for other people to pay her for her sex life could make her a slut, while somewhat indelicate, probably weren't that far from the truth.

Of course, this is all part of a Democrat plan to create a faux war on women with Republicans leading the charge.  Unfortunately, our guys never know how to answer those questions. The reporters always ask in such ways so that either you end up denouncing your own allies or you give them a soundbite they can use against you.

It's really not that tough.  Here's how you do it:
Biased Reporter: Gov. Romney, Rush Limbaugh called a college coed a "slut" on his show. Do you denounce Limbaugh for that statement?

Romney: Well, Biased Reporter, first of all I didn't hear Rush's broadcast and without hearing the comment in context it wouldn't be fair to either party for me to comment. I'm certainly not going to take your word for the context in which it was used. Secondly, I don't know enough about this particular coed to know if Rush's characterization of her is accurate or not.

Biased Reporter: But..but..but Gov. Romney, do you think it's EVER appropriate to call a woman a "slut"?

Romney: It depends, is she one?

Biased Reporter: So you support what Limbaugh said?

Romney: What part of "context" and "facts" don't you understand, BR?
That, my friends, is how it's done. Candidates, take note.

UPDATE:  Shortly after I posted this Brit Hume wrote this on Twitter:
New political correctness test: how strong your condemnation of Limbaugh attack on law student. GOP pres candidates will be found wanting.
That's exactly why they need to learn how to respond to these questions.

1 comment:

Nightingale said...

How can she be going broke??!! If she's a low-income student, Planned Parenthood is free or nearly so.

So where is the almighty Planned Parenthood, who cares so much for women's health needs??

This is beyond "gotcha" to outright lying.