Yes, Lois Frankel did say those things…

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Over the weekend, I wrote a lengthy post here and on Daily Kos laying out some of the issues I have with Lois Frankel’s candidacy. There was considerable reaction to the post, especially on Kos, where the thrust of my argument was also included in that site’s Morning Digest:

Erm, so, am I wrong to think that these Lois Frankel quotes don’t exactly make her sound so great as a candidate?

Many who commented on the post could not believe Lois Frankel even said the things I accused her of saying.  Some asked for proof. Well, here you go…

In my original post, I wrote:

Since joining the race, Frankel has refused to say whether she would have supported “Obamacare” telling WFLX when asked in an interview, “I can’t answer that question right now because as a Congresswoman you have to take the people’s pulse.” She also demurred when given the chance to offer support for the stimulus bill the President pushed through Congress telling WPTV television viewers, “there were a number of stimulus bills… instead of looking back look forward.”

Well, non-believers, here is the clip of Lois Frankel making that statement:

In my original post, I also wrote:

And perhaps most frustrating to anti-war Democrats was her interview with liberal south Florida radio host Nicole Sandler where she refused to say whether we should withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan or whether she supported US involvement in Libya telling the host, “I have the luxury of not having to weigh in right now” and “the world is so complicated and so chaotic… it’s hard to keep up each day with various rioting revolutions throughout the region.”

Well, non-believers, here is the audio clip of Lois Frankel making that statement.

Any more questions?

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