President Obama had the help of moderator Candy Crowley during Tuesday's second presidential debate when rebutting an argument from Mitt Romney about his administration's response to last month's attack in Libya.Romney and congressional Republicans for weeks have been lambasting the president for taking too long to qualify the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead on Sept. 11 as a result of terrorism. (Snip) In an interview after the debate on CNN, Crowley said Romney's broader point that the Obama administration didn’t initially call the Benghazi assault a terrorist attack was correct.
Comments: Romney picked ''the wrong word?" Never again must this partisan maroon be allowed to moderate or participate in any debate. And the next Republican to debate nationally had better INSIST that Fox News have some participation. They have more viewers than CNN anyway.
Crowley selected the questions to ask, too. That's why there were 3 out of 11 regarding women's rights, and one asking Romney to explain how he differed from Bush. How fair of a question is that? Pretty close to, "Have you stopped beating your wife". Should have asked Obama how he differs from Chavez in Venezuela to make it balanced.
By stepping in and abruptly ending the segment of the debate regarding Libya as she did, Candy Crowley ensured that in the coming days Obama falsely claiming that he on 9/12/12 announced that the attack on the US Consulate was a terrorist attack will become a major issue. If Obama had actually done that, there would have been no need for UN Ambassador Susan Rice to appear on the Sunday talk shows and lie to the American people. In addition Obama himself appeared on a number of TV shows claiming that he did not know or that the attack came as the result of a stupid video that almost nobody has seen, and then gave a speech before the UN continuously mentioning the video as the cause of the havoc that took place. Obama is a fast moving flim-flam man, but he got caught here.
FTA: "In an interview after the debate on CNN, Crowley said Romney's broader point that the Obama administration didn’t initially call the Benghazi assault a terrorist attack was correct. 'He was right in the main, I just think he picked the wrong word,' Crowley said."
And what are the odds that anyone in the MSM will re-quote that anywhere?
Fatty proved what a great "moderator" she was by giving Obama nearly 10% more time, selecting mostly anti-Romney questions, and joining Obama in attacking Romney's Libya statement (which she later admitted was fundamentally correct). And didn't it seem as if the pro-Obama constituencies -- African-Americans, Latinos, Jews, college students, feminists -- were over-represented among the 11 questioners?
Despite this, Romney cleaned Obama's clock on the economy -- not just my opinion, but that expressed by the Luntz post-debate focus group and in post-debate polls conducted by CBS and CNN.
When the woman asked Da Won what he would do to stop the sell of AK-47s, Obambi didn't answer. But Mitt was pounding the daylights out of Obambi over his gun running scheme to put more AK-47s in the hands of international criminals. Fat Cath saw that Obambi was getting hammered and jumped in the change the subject about how Romney passed a gun control bill. Romney is hammering Obambi on an important issue and Fat Cath does what she is paid to do and carry Obambi's water by getting Mitt off the subject. I was stunned at that point so the obvious groupie move to lie for Obambi was't as shocking. MOst blatant attempt by the Kneepad media during a debate to save their selected candidate.
In 2012 the debate "moderators" openly cheated for democrats. candy crowley is a lefty hack. Even worse than raddatz. The final debate is "moderated" by that dithering fool shiefer I think. He cannot be fair which is daunting because the outcome of the event next Monday might swing the election. I don't know anything about the debate commission other than it deserves to be abolished for producing a travesty.
I think the American people can easily be reminded of the ineptitude here let alone the truth of who said what when in the administration (and that includes EVERYONE Joe!) with a slick 30 second spot courtesy of Crossroads, etc. No narration required: just clips starting with what was said last night and the date on the screen as various people including the president spout off for two weeks.
When she warned the audience about clapping, I thought surely she would admonish them when they were clapping in support of O. I even took notice from the overhead shot of the crowd of this woman in a pink suit with dark hair clapping with enthusiasm. Sure enough, Mrs. O comes trotting down afterward in that pink suit.
So, who picked these so called 'un-decided' voters? I would like to see the questions that Jabba the Hut's daughter didn't pick! I also think that Romney should be given the extra time that Obummer took in the next debate! After all, it is 'FAIR' thing to do, isn't it Obummer?
There was a question, somewhere in the middle, and during Obama's incredibly detailed and rehearsed answer, my husband and I both said at the same time, "he knew this question beforehand". In addition, didn't Big Rock Candy Mountain quickly stop the Fast and Furious discussion?
If Candy Crowley had performed her duties as a fair and balanced moderator, the stories today wouldn't be about HER. On the bright side for Romney, the Libya cover up remains front and center and slippery answers are not satisfying anyone.
The RINOs really are a stupid bunch, as they keep agreeing to these outrageous debates with moderators who are not only biased but known Democrat Party activists. As long as RINOs continue to sit atop the GOP pyramid (I'm looking at you, Reince Priebus) our ancestors will continue to turn over in their graves and the GOP will continue down the road to becoming The Stupid Party.
I thought Romney did a fine job, considering the outrageous circumstances engulfing him last night.
#21 nails it. That entire segment was a trap for Mitt. There is no way in the world that Candy Crowley would have verified 0's claim that he called the Benghazi attack "terrorism" on Sept. 12th if she had not been in on the set up. Of course she was contextually wrong, but the damage was done. While millions of Americans were quickly attempting to Google 0bama's comments from the Rose Garden on Sept. 12th, Candy and her computer-like brain instantly recalled one word buried in a speech that was not even jermain to the Benghazi attack. An honest moderator/reporter would never have stuck their neck out for the known prevaricator, 0bama. But since Candy Crowley doesn't have a neck, and she had obviously been prepped, she helped 0bama mislead 70 million people watching the debate.
Of COURSE Candy attempted to throw the debate win to Obama .... that was the whole point of her being there. She even TOLD everyone she was going to inject herself into the proceedings, saying she did not sign anything which forbade it.
So, what we had was a debate between the Obama/Crowley team against Mitt Romney. .... From what I am reading this morning, however, debate viewers didn't appreciate the moderator taking sides. Her frequent rudeness in chopping off Mitt mid-sentence did not go unnoticed.
And there SHOULD be complaints: not only did Crowley act as ref and give Obama one re: the Rose Garden talk where he supposedly (but did not) label this particular attack as terrorism, but she picked the questions and, amazingly, Obamacare, which accounts for a huge portion of our gNP and is a very contentious issue, was never once brought up. She also seemed fine with him not answering questions, a la the heading for Las Vegas and a fund raiser right after the attacks.
Crowley is getting HAMMERED over her shameful display last night, and rightly so--cutting Romney off, giving him way less time, and finally flatly intervening on behalf of her boy by reinforcing HIS LIE!! I almost had a stroke on that one! Those of us who are informed knew DAMN WELL that Romney was right--But like I said, America is going to be voting AGAINST the DAMN LYING IRRESPONSIBLE UNPROFESSIONAL MEDIA as much as they vote against on Obama on Nov. 6. I can't wait to watch heads explode on the 7th!
But many I add that I think we do our side and our arguments a huge disservice by calling Crowley fat or whatever.......her size has NOTHING to do with the debate or her questions, and when it is brought up it diverts from the real issues and makes us look petty and mean.
Crowley was a horrible moderator, just as bad as Martha Raddatz. She butted in with an assertion that was totally wrong so that she could help Barry, and she let Mr. Diarrhea of the Mouth go waaaay long in his answers without telling him to shut the bleep up!
On the Libya question, it is important to remember that in the next debate on Foreign Policy, this will feature prominently and the media will HAVE to cover it - not their plan at all. Also, at the end of the Rose Garden monotone reading-the-note-somebody- shoved-in-front-of-him 'speech', a reporter shouted "Was this a terrorist attack?" He said nothing, turned around and left.
I’ve been advocating my viewpoint on this subject for well over a year. As you can see from the above, I’ve been reduced to chanting. Perhaps that might attract the attention needed for voters to consider how insulting it is to require two people competing for our nation’s highest office to have some third allegedly unbiased person judge their words.
Equal-Timekeeper Required!!! Moderator Absolutely and Positively Unnecessary!!!
I blame the RNC and the Romney campaign team for agreeing to this format and moderator - even to having a moderator - in the first place. It was well known where Crowley's biases are and what she would do. The Romney team was warned what would happen. At a critical point, Crowley throws a flag and makes a bad call. That's what corrupt "referees" do.
That said: voters should not be viewing this as a sporting event. This election is too important for them, their children, their grandchildren, and their country. Like a jury, they need to get past any style points and obvious errors and get to the truth. The argument didn't end when the cameras went dark. Fact-checking continues as we post.
That's what voters should do. Unfortunately, many will treat this like TV entertainment even though their very lives and livelihoods depend on it.
As punishment and a legal remedy for the outrageous biased moderator in this debate the commission of presidential debates should put Mark Levin in as the moderator of the next debate. I would love to see him dissect Obama face to face.
"Rebut"? No. Evade, yes. And there is no way Crowley could possibly have known instantly that the specific word "terror" was in the official transcript of Obama's 9/12 statement (but not the pre-release written version) if she hadn't checked that in advance of the debate and been in on the setup to trap Romney. Despicable.
After watching last nights debate, I have an observation for "Bagdad" Jay Carney I think you lost your propaganda position in the Obama administration. Since no one believes anything he says because of his lack of integrity or credibility. Don't worry I am sure you can find employment at Politico, MSNBC or CNN.
Last nights TV appearance looked and sounded like an interview for a new administrations propaganda minister.
Romney was excellent last night. He handled the debate expertly. And he handled the exchange on Libya with Candy inserting herself correctly. He should not have debated her at that point and he didn't.
And as Bill Hemmer pointed out Obama said last night that he was immediately on the phone with NSA after the Benghazi attack. OH REALLY?! Did they tell you it was a protest to a video? Puhleeze. He has stepped in it bigtime, IMHO.
No matter how hard the left tries to spin this their guy is in BIG trouble. After last night's nauseating performance by Obama and Crowley, Romney supporters are more fired up than ever.
What Candy Obama Crowley did on Libya was an outrage, but what else can we expect from a fat, liberal, Democratic pig journalist? She was in the bag for Obama from the beginning and she abused her power as moderator to make Mitt look like a fool. I was shocked that Mitt didn't have a line ready to go after Candy as moderator for being biased. When will our candidates start taking the fight to the moderators? Newt did this in the primary and it was a huge success.
The issue between the candidates was whether or not Obama called the attack on the Benghazi consulate an act of terror the very next morning from the Rose Garden – before he headed to Las Vegas. Obama said he did. Romney said he didn’t. And then Candy Crowley felt compelled to step in and side with Obama --- and she was wrong. Obama did NOT say the attack on the consulate was a terrorist act. What he did say was that “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation.” Well, hopefully that’s right! But that was a statement of policy, not a description of what happened the night before in Benghazi. Obama clearly stopped short of calling THIS particular attack an act of terror. Sorry .. but that’s the way the English language works.
We suspected her bias then. Now we know. In my experience it is totally unheard of for a moderator to interrupt to take the side of one candidate or another. Candy Crowley will never moderate another important debate. So sayeth Neal Boortz and I fully agree.
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Despite the unprofessional behavior of Crowley ( who looked like she was auditioning for the role of an aging saloon girl in a spaghetti Western ) , Romney was on fire and on point. Romney did not need any help from a woman to answer questions. Obama , the President of the United States , clearly did. It just made Obama look even weaker that he frequently had to call for Big Momma to help him. Last night was another big win for Romney and another flop for the screeching , snake eyed Obama. Yelling and complaining and flailing one's arms are not the same as being in command of the stage and the topics. Romney looked and acted presidential and Obama looked and acted like a skinny schoolyard bully who tried to cheat his way through a test. Can anyone explain to me how an " undecided " audience suddenly claps when Crowley helped Obama falsely smear Romney on Libya ? Undecided equals moron if last night was any indication. Gallup should be ashamed -their screening process obviously failed. Or did it ?
Before last night I had never seen a "moderator" get so nakedly involved in a debate, correcting something that one candidate said with a "correction" that was itself incorrect. I'm sure the porcine Ms. Crowley is pleased with herself this morning, even after admitting that she was wrong, Obama was wrong, and Romney was right. (Obama tried for weeks to say that the attacks were provoked by that video trailer that almost nobody has seen. He even repeated the charge six times in the UN speech two weeks after the terrorist attacks.) As far as Candy is concerned, the damage is done; the president got his lie verified on national television, and most television viewers are none the wiser. And the pro-Obama majority in the crowd got their prejudice confirmed. There's no excuse for this kind of behavior. Does Ms. Crowley realize that she just shot her reputation for professionalism (assuming she had one) all to hell and gone?
For allowing all debate moderators to be pro-Democrat--and they all are--the GOP Establishment are a bunch of supine mollycoddles. As Dick Armey has said, the Tea Party ought to stage a hostile takeover of the Republican Party and consign all the McCain types to the sidelines where they belong.
Susan Rice, Hillary, Crowley - Obama sure does seems to be setting up a lot of women to take the heat off him for his failures. We need a real man to do a man's work and to man up when things go wrong.
Some things are so good they deserve repeating... like this from #30:
"An honest moderator/reporter would never have stuck their neck out for the known prevaricator, 0bama. But since Candy Crowley doesn't have a neck..."
The Obama campaign staff (and Creepy Crowley) knows the whole world saw Obama claim at the UN that it was a video on Youtube that turned a protest demonstration into a violent mob. So obviously, the campaign was playing to the lowest denominator of the most ignorant segment of society... urban drunks and college students.
At the very least, Crowley owes Romney, and the American people a VERY public statement of apology along with a correction of her misstatement. I suggest everyone go to websites everywhere and demand it.
It bears repeating: Romney’s point was that 0-bama flew off to fundraisers in Vegas and elsewhere while the events were still unfolding, even as he was scolding Romney for politicizing the events “while they were unfolding” – then took weeks to square with the American people. Saying he gave a short prepared speech the next day loosely referencing “acts of terror” was NOT THE POINT. Romney should not have taken that bait.
Next, the moderators are very hesitant to enforce the rules on the President. This makes sense to a degree – he is the “President” after all. But people seem to forget that the President is OUR EMPLOYEE. We are not his subjects. He should not get a pass because of his elected position.
Candy...who in the world would name their child Candy...should apologize to the audience for interference...it just proved what we already knew....abccbsnbccnn are bias..... she hurt her credibility more than she hurt Romney. Why in the world would the RNC allow a moderator & her panel to screen the questions without any RNC members on the Candy panel ???? Not one question on Obamacare.
What else is new? CNN made it their business to have a well "balance" staff to push the Obama back in the WH. "Miss Piggy" did what she was to do following "Miss Anorextic" monitoring of the VP debate. Sadly but true that the black community who have many very good people to run for a political office had to choose one that belongs at the bottom of the barrel. In the eyes of the world this has been a disaster of an administration.
I also think the questions were aimed at a BHO "campaign answer". The lady who asked about the difference between Romney & Bush was seen talking to Romney after the debate so I think she received a good answer & has a good outlook on Romney. If Wikipedia is correct regarding Crowley I already knew what to expect - she is a vegetarian & does transcendental meditation so guns & oil drilling would not be her choice.
As Krauthammer said (I think it was Krauthammer): she was functioning as the teleprompter Obama was not allowed to bring with.
How many of Obama's outright lies did she step in to correct? There was quite a choice to pick from but apparently none of them inspired her to want to ''set the record straight'', or offer Romney the opportunity to directly rebut. Not in her fat-clogged brain, at any rate.
Now that we are a few more hours past the debate, it is becoming increasingly apparent that Obama dropped an anvil on his own head again. Not content to simply address Hillary by declaring that the buck stops with the president, he had to go one step further and set up a phony "gotcha" question to try to snare Mitt. And what is the result? Today everyone is talking about why he was blaming a video for 2 weeks when everyone else in the world, including his own State Department, knew it was preplanned terrorism. He started a whole new news cycle on it.
I will be brief and to the point.Two things that Ms Crowley used to favor Obama. Notice how she cut off Gov Romney . Whereas with Obama she left him rambling on and on with lies and stupidity. When the question subject came up on Libya Candy Crowley a left of left Liberal helped Obama remember in the Rose Garden he had uttered a word terror or terrorist. A week later our Commander in Chief was at the UN continually mentioning to the assebly that it was the 14 minute amateur anti Islamic video that had started the uprising in Benghazi, Bob Shiefer a left winger will be the Moderator this coming monday. Have you ever asked yourselves how did they arrive at the moderator selection . Two were left wing and gaffed up the proceedings the first one friendly with Obama and second one helping Obama out of the Libyan boondoggle.These Democrats surely had to sit down with Republicans to make it seem official. I would like to know who were these Republicans ?
The wittle boy needed him mommy from the state controlled media to splain his meaning!! What a looser,as well as a coward,lord messiah o'bama is to have to allow him mommy to speak up fore him!! LOOOOOOOOOSSSSSERRRRRR!!!! MOMMY!!!
Number 18, been there and done that. Somebody yesterday said, it was either here or The connection, that candy was 4 times Ann Coulter. I hadn't seen candy since she covered Bob Dole in 1996, but I think she is at least 5 or 6 times Ann.
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get er done, 10/17/2012 7:25:34 PM (No. 8941051)
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get er done, 10/17/2012 7:31:52 PM (No. 8941061)
Re #35 - Posts regarding the portly Candy Crowley should NOT refrain from mentioning her largeness. Ms. Crowley fights dirty and so will I. In fact, the lyrics to "Who Let the Dogs Out" should be changed to "Who Let the (fill in the blank, "Cows", "Sows") Out?" Furthermore, Candy is ill mannered, unprincipled and does not deserve a shred of our respect, and neither does our "pResident." My thoughts on Obama's dependence on Crowley -- Crowley was his substitute for ValJal for the evening.
Crowley's bias made Obama appear unable to debate intelligently and fairly on his own, which he can not.
The internet threats against Romney after the debate show what a gaggle of thugs the liberals are.
For those of you who are wondering, why Crowley had the transcript-so fast- and in front of her- from the Rose Garden speech, this is why: she (herself) picked the questions to be asked!! That is why. Yes! it was set up! her MAIN purpose was to make sure that the Squatter "looked" like he won, and feed him the answers,of course she knew the truth of the whole mess, that did not matter to her or any on the left, THEIR purpose is to WIN. I hope they choke on their lies. I despise the bastards.
Romney is not dumb, whatever else you might think about him. He knew that Crowley would be a transparent shill for the statists and decided to go for it regardless. I admire his courage and think it will be harder for the Preezy to filibuster in the foreign policy debate next week.
Crowley's unfortunate physical aspects are very much germane to this discussion. She is one of a class of women who are bright and hardworking, but, because of their appearance have a definite pathology. I am a normal sized, smart, and yes, fairly pretty woman and I have been dealing with the unattractive heavy smart girls all my working life. Some of them are true joys to know and work with and their inner beauty shines on out, but, others like Crowley are simply OUT TO GET someone BECAUSE it is THEIR TURN or WHATEVER. Yes, that was shouting, because that is how they are.
This was Crowley's turn in the spotlight and she blew it big time because she wanted the kool kids in the DNC to like her, and to really see her. Instead she goes down in history as a joke who sold out her integrity and professionalism in order to participate in some very cheap tricks. I think it all hit her in the light of day just how much she threw away and that is why she so desperately tried to walk it back all day. If she had simply done a good and fair job, she would be the object of admiration instead of just another sell out and thus the subject of a lot of fat jokes.
#61, yes, Candy verified Obama's lie on national television. But Obama hammered that lie home--and now it's on tape, to be referred to at will by anyone. Just like the two weeks after that of him claiming that the video did it.
#91, if Candy had the Rose Garden transcript with her, it's because she arranged with Obama that she would ask that question, and have the transcript. It was he who said "check the transcript" as if he expected it to be at hand.
By not complaining about the tag team after the debate Romney gave them no opening to justify Crowley's total partisan ploy. With nowhere to hide the unfair actions the fallout has disgraced the media and Crowley and leaves Obama looking even more incompetent and unable to stand alone.
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Several skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way. Apparently, the next thing that kids will no longer need to learn is spelling and grammar. Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in northeast England, announced that traditional language rules are out of fashion, reports the Daily Mail. Kids don’t need to waste time on those things, see. State-of-the-art computers and mobile phones can make
Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.