The campaigns of President Obama and Mitt Romney have reportedly voiced concerns that Candy Crowley isn’t planning to abide by the terms that were set for the second presidential debate on Tuesday night. Lawyers for the two camps have written to the Commission on Presidential Debates questioning whether Crowley intends to take a more active role during the town-hall event than the campaigns agreed to, according to Time. Crowley, who is a host on CNN, has made comments recently that suggest she plans to aggressively question the candidates during the debate at Hofstra University in New York.
Comments: I say let Candy be Candy. Let her bring her 0bama knee pads and obnoxious demeanor out for America to see. We can take it and so can Mitt. The contrast between the infantile 0bama/Crowley combination with a grown up Mitt can only help Romney.
This time audience members must submit their questions in advance and Crowley will decide which questions she will allow - and, of course, she intends to follow-up with her own questions - completely unbiased naturally.
Think about this though, 4 debates and not one of them hosted by a conservative or someone for fair and balanced. Fox has more viewership than any of these outlets and yet again they are cut off. No more. We have to let our people know that we are tired of them capitulating to the left!
Thanks to the "wisdom" of the "Einsteins" at the RNC and the "Benedict Arnold/Republican" members of The Commission on Presidential Debates, the future of America and The Free World now hangs in the balance, to be determined by the whims of an overweight left wing CNN commentator armed with a stack of 3 x 5 index cards listing DNC "talking points" and a large box of Whitman's Assorted Chocolates!
It's beyond stupid, absurd that every four years the GOP bends over for the same treatment. Cleverly, another well-known LIB female moderator will be reigning over the debate. I expect to again endure compliments for Candy from the FOX anchors no matter what happens. Anything we see Tuesday night is because we do not demand better.
The standard seems to be that the moderator must have exceptionally low ratings, and hate conservatives. She's well qualified.
Romney will do well, despite the efforts of against him. Gallup, under threat of legal action by 0, selected the 'undecided' voters who will ask the questions. CNN, in the tank for 0 since day one, will 'screen' the questions. Scowley, who hates Mitt Romney, will assist 0 during the debate. All of the fossil-media is preparing excuses. Leftard pundits will spin like cyclones. 0 insiders will claim victory.
All that's left is the action. Can handlers convert a total fraud back into the image of a pResident? Will Romney's win be as dramatic as the last one?
I would think this has Obama wetting himself. He can't handle press conferences. If Candy asks follow up questions or nails him on false points he'll be lost again. Obama wants to give his pre rehearsed canned response to the questions then attack Romney on Bain without any interference.
President Obama could be hanging his hopes for productive nuclear negotiations with Iran on a hoax, according to one Middle East-focused think tank. On Friday, Obama cited a “fatwa,” or religious edict, from Iran’s all-powerful Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, banning the pursuit of nuclear weapons. “I do believe that there is a basis for a resolution [because] Iran’s Supreme Leader has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons,” Obama told reporters. But although talk of such a fatwa has been around for at least eight years, there’s no evidence it was ever issued, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute,
The dystopian predictions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are now awaited by the saner elements of the population with the same keen anticipation as the special edition of a favourite television comedy show on Christmas Day.(snip)The problem this year is that the public has become aware there has been no global warming, outside computer models, for the past 15 years. The German government demanded that the passage conceding this reality be deleted from the report; the scientists, however, mindful of the repercussions of Climategate, thought this an imposition too far and elected to describe the demonstrable non-existence
There´s a continuing effort by President Obama and fellow progressives not only to continue to blame George W. Bush for every economic woe facing America — even as every economic indicator is far worse under Obama — but to permanently discredit the value of tax cuts. Tax cuts are an unmitigated evil that progressive crusaders must forever exorcise. For President Obama and his allies, this is a project they´re taking back to the Reagan years, starting with an assault on President Reagan´s enormously successful 1981 tax cuts. Their campaign, however, can´t end with Reagan. They need to venture way back to
Iran sought Sunday to calm hard-line worries over groundbreaking exchanges with Washington, saying a single phone conversation between the American and Iran presidents is not a sign that relations with will be quickly restored. The comments by Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi appeared tailored to address Iranian factions, including the powerful Revolutionary Guard, that have grown uneasy over fast-paced outreach last week between the White House and President Hassan Rouhani, which was capped by a 15-minute call with President Barack Obama. "Definitely, a history of high tensions between Tehran and Washington will not go back to normal relations due to a phone
The Republican Party is “begging for America to fail” by rooting for President Obama’s signature health care law to fail, former President Bill Clinton said during an interview for “This Week” with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, “I’ve never seen a time — can you remember a time in your lifetime when a major political party was just sitting around, begging for America to fail … I don’t know what’s going to happen. But I’ll be shocked if it fails,” Clinton, who attempted during his first term as president to overhaul the country’s healthcare system in the early 1990s, said during an
An official al Qaeda website that is restricted to members of the terrorist group opened its first Twitter account this week in what U.S. officials say is an effort to resolve a major split over Syria’s Islamist rebels. The Shamukh al-Islam website, used as an official clearing house for al Qaeda members to communicate and issue propaganda statements, started its first Twitter account on Tuesday. The first posts on the account focused on divisions between two al Qaeda rebel groups in Syria, al Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The account, @shomokhalislam, issued 29 tweets, followed one
A Republican National Committee member from Arizona has drawn some ire after accusing President Obama of “shucking and jiving.” “Some people wonder why I cannot figure out why I believe Obama is shucking and jiving on ObamaCare,” Bruce Ash wrote Thursday afternoon on his Facebook page, linking to an article detailing how the White House would be delaying a small part of the Affordable Care Act for a few weeks. Local Democrats bashed him for the move.
JERUSALEM - Israel plans to warn the world about letting up on Iran´s nuclear program when it addresses the United Nations next week and will likely reject any attempts by Arab nations to have it make public its assumed nuclear weapons capabilities, experts say. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu´s speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday comes after Iran told Western nations on Thursday that it is prepared to resume talks over its nuclear program. Yuval Steinitz, the head of the Israeli delegation at the United Nations, said Iran President Hasan Rouhani is trying "to smile his way to the bomb." "The
President Barack Obama revealed he spoke Friday by telephone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, marking the first time leaders from the U.S. and Iran have spoken since the 1979 Iranian resolution. Obama´s conversation with Rouhani comes amid recent conciliatory statements made of late by the Iranian leader, who took office in August. The possibility of a meeting between Obama and Rouhani was a major cause for speculation during the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week, though no meeting came to pass. "Just now I spoke on the phone with President Rouhani," Obama said, noting that the conversation "underscores the deep mistrust between
Former vice president Al Gore today had harsh words for lawmakers who are on the verge of allowing the government to shutdown over a bid to defund President Obama’s health care law. “The only phrase that describes it is political terrorism,” Gore said at the launch of the Brookings Institution’s Center for Effective Public Management in Washington. “Why does partisanship have anything to do with such a despicable and dishonorable threat to the integrity of the United States of America?” Gore said that the effort among some Republicans in the House and Senate to demand that Congress defund Obamacare in order to
BOSTON — More than 200 protesters gathered at the nation´s oldest public park Saturday as part of nationwide demonstrations opposing military strikes against the Syrian government as President Barack Obama announced he would seek congressional approval for such a move.(snip) Protesters also chanted "Don´t Bomb Syria! Don´t bomb Syria! Don´t bomb Syria!" during breaks between speeches opposing the use of force. Later, they marched to Secretary of State John Kerry´s home on Beacon Hill, knocked on the door and left a handwritten sign that said "Stay Out of Syria." They then marched on to Faneuil Hall.
Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham on Saturday said they could not support isolated military strikes on Syria that are not part of a bigger strategy. "We cannot in good conscience support isolated military strikes in Syria that are not part of an overall strategy that can change the momentum on the battlefield, achieve the president´s stated goal of (Syrian President Bashar al-) Assad´s removal from power, and bring an end to this conflict, which is a growing threat to our national security interests," they said in a statement.
The federal government lost its checkbook at midnight, and it may not find it for days or weeks. As the zero-hour drew closer on Monday, with other avenues exhausted, the White House´s Office of Management and Budget told federal agencies that they ´should now execute plans for an orderly shutdown due to the absence of appropriations.´ House Republican leaders on the Rules Committee had discussed the procedures for both parties to appoint ´conferees´--negotiating representatives--for a joint House-Senate conference committee empowered to hash out a compromise of the budget battle that has consumed Washington for days. The House GOP scrambled all
Like most members of the Congress that passed it and, undoubtedly, the president of the United States who signed it, I have not read the entirety of the ill-named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Yet there is one aspect concerning that legislation of which I am certain: I will not comply. I will not comply because I am a free citizen of the United States, not a subject of its government. I consider non-compliance with this monstrosity and the tens of thousands of pages of regulations that are to be enforced by an unelected bureaucracy, and that have left a
Perhaps no historical figure is more deeply mired in legend and myth than Jesus of Nazareth. Outside of the Gospels — which are not so much factual accounts of Jesus but arguments about His religious significance — there is almost no trace of this simple Galilean peasant who inspired the world’s largest religion. But there’s enough biblical scholarship about the historical Jesus to raise questions about some of the myths that have formed around Him over the past 2,000 years. 1. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. The first Christians seem to have had little interest in Jesus’s early years. Stories about His
A meteorologist who has covered weather for the Wall Street Journal tweeted that he has decided not to have children in order to leave a lighter carbon footprint, and is considering having a vasectomy. He also vowed to stop flying after the world´s recent climate-change report made him cry. Eric Holthaus was reacting to the findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which released a report on Friday that found it was ‘extremely likely’ that humans are causing warming trends seen in the last several decades.
Today, more than three and a half years after the Democrats passed Obamacare into law, the overhaul’s exchanges — its East German–like government marketplaces — will finally, sort of, open for business. The Democrats fully expect their fellow Americans to be so excited about buying government-approved insurance through these government-run exchanges that they’re choosing to shut down the government rather than delay the individual mandate for a year. Better to shut down the government, it would seem, than let Americans freely decide — even for a year — whether or not to buy Obamacare-based insurance. Alas, the individual mandate’s penalties
Democrats and their media allies have spent the past week labeling Republicans “anarchists,” “fanatics,” “radicals,” and “terrorists” who are wholly to blame for the situation that we are told will soon lead to a government shutdown. (Snip)For three consecutive years — 2010, 2011, and 2012 — the Democrat-controlled Senate did not pass a budget bill because Reid knew that it would be a political liability to do so. Passing a budget that detailed the Democrats’ plans for spending and revenue as official policy would have exposed the “something for nothing” swindle that Reid and his colleagues are perpetrating on the
First lady Michelle Obama tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that her Twitter account will see fewer updates due to the government shutdown. Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, updates to this account will be limited. #Shutdown 12:55 PM - 1 Oct 2013. In 2009, FactCheck.org found that the first lady had a staff of 24 people. It is unclear whether any of the first lady’s staff have been furloughed as a result of the government shutdown.
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, October 30, 2008 “We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” — Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008 There certainly is no question that Barack Obama wants to change the United States. And there clearly is no doubt that such fundamental transformation is difficult, given our tripartite system of government — even though Obama entered office with large Democratic majorities in
If President Obama were really clever, he’d jump at the Republicans’ proposal in the continuing resolution to delay Obamacare for one year. A one-year delay is perhaps the only chance to prevent the Obamacare exchanges from becoming a disaster. Don’t take my word for it. Here’s Kevin Counihan, chief executive of Connecticut’s exchange, Access Health CT: “It is highly complex , it’s unprecedented and it’s not going to be smooth…. This is a two- to three-year implementation we’re doing in 10 months. I wish we had one more year.” The problem is that the test runs have revealed the exchange websites aren’t
The Washington region, home to the largest concentration of federal workers and contractors in the nation, could lose an estimated $200?million a day and could see more than 700,000 jobs take a financial hit if the federal government shuts down Monday night, according to a local economist’s projections. And that’s not counting the blow to tourism, one of the region’s economic mainstays, if the Smithsonian museums, the National Zoo, Civil War battlefields and other federally funded attractions are shuttered, said Stephen Fuller, director of George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis. “This is serious,” Fuller said. “The national economy may
A group of World War II veterans in an Honor Flight group Tuesday knocked over barriers imposed during the government shutdown at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., to get inside. As part of the federal government shutdown, national parks are closed. But the group of veterans continued to the monument Tuesday, as reported by Stars and Stripes.
Come 2014, the government´s damaged brand will reflect poorly on president and his party. So last week, while most of the country was talking about football or fears of a government shutdown, Rasmussen released a poll that should worry everyone -- but especially incumbent Democrats in Congress. According to Rasmussen´s survey, most Americans think the IRS broke the law by targeting Tea Party groups for harassment, but few expect it to be punished. Fifty-three percent think the IRS broke the law by targeting the Tea Party and other conservative groups like the voter-integrity outfit True The Vote; only 24% disagreed.