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CNN's Crowley Asks Gov. McDonnell 'Donít You Credit Obama' for 'Good Fortune Virginia Has?'
News buster.com ^ | June 3, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 06/03/2012 9:22:32 AM PDT by Kaslin

As we approach Election Day, it's becoming more and more important for the Obama-loving media to give credit to the President for the economies of swing states governed by Republicans that are doing better economically than the rest of the country.

Candy Crowley did her part on CNN's State of the Union Sunday by asking Governor Bob McDonnell (R-Va.), "Don’t you credit President Obama at all for the good fortune that Virginia has?"

CNN's Crowley Asks Gov. McDonnell 'Don’t You Credit Obama' for 'Good Fortune Virginia Has?'

CANDY CROWLEY, HOST: Let me talk to you a little about the swing state of Virginia, and I want to show our viewers your unemployment rate which has basically stayed two to three points below the national unemployment rate. It’s a success story really. Okay? You like this. I understand that. But, but, even as you embrace it as a Republican governor, does it not make it difficult for Mitt Romney, who has the same problem in other swing states, to come in and say, “The economy is terrible and, you know, you need to elect a new president?” Because Virginia is doing very well under President Obama.

Actually, I think it makes it easy for Romney to go to a state like Virginia and say, "See how much better your doing under Republican leadership. Imagine how much better you'd be doing if the federal government employed the same economic policies."

McDonnell agreed:

GOVERNOR BOB MCDONNELL (R-VIRGINIA): Yeah, I don’t think it undermines his argument at all. Two reasons. One is as well as we’ve been fortunate to do with the lowest unemployment in the southeast, I tell people, “Think how much better we’d do if we had President Romney.” And number two, I think that there’s something going on with Republican-governed states. Seven out of the ten states, Candy, nationwide that have the lowest unemployment rates, Republican-governed states. Eleven out of the fifteen with the best…


Crowley wasn't having any of this and instead interrupted her guest:

CROWLEY: Don’t you credit President Obama at all for the good fortune that Virginia has? He’s done nothing at all that helped you all?

MCDONNELL: Well I ask you, “What would you point to that would lead you to say that that unemployment?” The only thing I can say is he had a seven, he had nearly trillion dollars in stimulus, and that was one-time spending. Did it help us in the short-run…

CROWLEY: Did it help?

MCDONNELL: …with healthcare and education spending? Did it balance the budget? Sure. Does it help us in the long-term to really cut, cut the unemployment rate? I’d say “No.” But we’ve done a lot of things. Republicans and Democrats in Virginia doing some things that I requested on economic development and targeted tax cuts and other things that I think have made a difference. So, I’d say Republican governors are doing some things that are making a difference, and that’s why I’m trying to get more of them this year.

Crowley continued to press the point:

CROWLEY: So just a tiny bit of credit to the President?

MCDONNELL: Well sure. I think there’s national policies that have had some impact, but I can tell you this: if we didn’t have all these attacks on Virginia’s energy industry, we’d be in a lot better shape. This president on coal, natural gas, nuclear, not letting us drill off-shore, the Environmental Protection Agency’s over-burdensome regulations on coal and natural gas, have made it much more difficult for us. We’d be lower on the unemployment rate if we didn’t have these policies.

Crowley then changed the subject.

Prepare yourself for more such nonsense like this.

The reality is that many Republican-led states are indeed doing far better than the rest of the nation, and Obama's fans in the media need to somehow convince the American people that his policies are working better there than in Democrat-run states because of him and not the governors at the helm.

Yes, it's quite a feat, but they're going to do their darnedest to pull off this three card monty.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: alteredsource; bho44; mcdonnell; va2012

1 posted on 06/03/2012 9:22:40 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

She was Working for the White House.


2 posted on 06/03/2012 9:25:49 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Kaslin

I met her....talked face to face and sat next to her at a Bob Dole rally back in the day

2 things...she smokes like a diesel and 2....If’n I had to describe her, one word comes to mind

blob


3 posted on 06/03/2012 9:30:33 AM PDT by advertising guy ( Slo Joe Biden " I promise you the President has a big stick, but Michelle's is bigger ")
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To: Kaslin

Any reasons for the GOP to appear on CNN with such awful ratings and their cheering for Pres Obama? Unless they are ready to rip Obama another one , why bother? Is anyone really watching on Sunday? more people will hear the sound bites elsewhere on Monday.


4 posted on 06/03/2012 9:32:48 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Kaslin

Isn’t obungle the one who wants to crush the coal industry? WVA comes to mind....


5 posted on 06/03/2012 9:32:59 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Kaslin

Like it or not, the reason Virginia is doing well with employment is because of the vast army of over-paid gubmint bureacrats who live in Northern Virginia. Huge numbers of contractors have also located there, escaping the high taxes of Maryland, and sucking up vast amounts of borrowed cash thrown out by big daddy fedgov. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. His name is Uncle Sam.

It’s easy to talk about the success of Maryland and Virginia when the federal government is steering boatloads of money there. Meanwhile, the folks out in “flyover country” watch their wealth and their children’s future being sucked up by the insatiable appetite of the federal beast.

The folks on the receiving end of this untenable process (like the people of Northern Virginia and Montgomery County Maryland) best prepare themselves, because one day all of this “wealth” is gonna blow away like a fart in the wind.


6 posted on 06/03/2012 9:39:22 AM PDT by Orbiting_Rosie's_Head (argh)
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To: Kaslin

Anyone with at least ten firing neurons in their brains would see this attempt for the 0bama cheer-leading that it is. If Leftist media hacks are going to try to get Republican governors to bow down and praise 0bama for the great things in their states, then the question immediately becomes, “Then why can’t DemocRAT governors, those whose ideology of ‘tax-and-spend’ is more in line with 0bama’s, achieve the same results because of 0bama’s policies?”

The answer should become obvious, at least to those with at least ten firing neurons in their brains.


7 posted on 06/03/2012 9:42:57 AM PDT by Sister_T
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To: Kaslin

Bob McDonnell should have just responded to Crowley with “why should I give 0bama any credit, when you and your last place so-called ‘news network’ are whoring yourselves out for that Kenyan pimp-daddy 24 hours a day?”


8 posted on 06/03/2012 9:47:34 AM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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To: Kaslin

Crowley and Chrissy Matthews could have been twins. They look and think so much alike.
They are the spitting image of each other ...in drag.


9 posted on 06/03/2012 9:48:49 AM PDT by citizencon
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To: Kaslin

Shouldn’t “credit 0bama”, just .gov in general. If you remove the elements of the federal government and all involved with it, Virgina becomes West(by God) Virginia.


10 posted on 06/03/2012 9:49:19 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Kaslin

Someone needs another cheeseburger. And a 16 oz. soda.


11 posted on 06/03/2012 9:53:20 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head

Your post is 100% true.

I spent a week in NoVa / DC on vacation in April.

It’s a completely different economy from the heartland.

We have to figure out how to starve this beast.


12 posted on 06/03/2012 9:53:56 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Kaslin
Obama deserves the credit for any bright spots in the economy in that same was Captain Smith deserves credit for the 900 passengers who didn't die on the Titanic.
13 posted on 06/03/2012 9:54:33 AM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Kaslin

Does she credit Hostess for her figure?


14 posted on 06/03/2012 9:54:39 AM PDT by montag813
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To: advertising guy

Candy looks like a “run stopper”


15 posted on 06/03/2012 9:55:03 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Kaslin

and CNN wonders why their ratings are n the crapper!


16 posted on 06/03/2012 10:10:34 AM PDT by fuente
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To: mkjessup

Someone in ‘marketing’ has convinced the GOP that ‘being aggressive’ is bad. Everyone except Gingrich listened.


17 posted on 06/03/2012 10:37:31 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: SMGFan
Any reasons for the GOP to appear on CNN with such awful ratings and their cheering for Pres Obama?

You wouldn't think so but what else does this other faction of the corrupt "Two-Party Cartel" to do. Don't both have it in for the Tea Party? The destruction of their fiefdom is all what 500 members of CONgress care about.

18 posted on 06/03/2012 11:04:43 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: Kaslin
Candy should lay off the candy... some of her fat has gone to her brain
19 posted on 06/03/2012 11:59:06 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mkjessup

True... or, perhaps: “Just curious; Is Candy your given name — or, just a nickname you earned by eating like a pig?”


20 posted on 06/03/2012 12:31:59 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!)
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To: Kaslin
Prepare yourself for more such nonsense like this.

Even Gretta pushes for every conservative to say just one good thing about the President, and she gets very pushy.

21 posted on 06/03/2012 12:57:39 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period.)
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To: itsahoot

The only good thing to say about him would be if he would go on TV surrounded by his administration and announce the following: My administration and I will resign. Effective immediately


22 posted on 06/03/2012 1:07:47 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: mkjessup

C’mon you wouldn’t have REALLY said that...would you?


23 posted on 06/03/2012 1:34:46 PM PDT by scram2
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To: AppyPappy

Does Crowley get her paycheck from CNN or from the WH? Wait a second, it’s the same thing.


24 posted on 06/03/2012 1:39:30 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: I am Richard Brandon
Someone in ‘marketing’ has convinced the GOP that ‘being aggressive’ is bad. Everyone except Gingrich listened.

Those marketing types need to be fired, tarred, feathered, and run out of GOP-ville.

Oh wait, then all of Karl Rove's buddies would be out of work.
25 posted on 06/03/2012 2:13:26 PM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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To: man_in_tx
True... or, perhaps: “Just curious; Is Candy your given name — or, just a nickname you earned by eating like a pig?”

I'm wondering why Moochelle hasn't spoken out about 'obesity in the media', oh wait: they bought and paid for that media, so they need to get their money's worth out of 'em.
26 posted on 06/03/2012 2:15:44 PM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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To: scram2
C’mon you wouldn’t have REALLY said that...would you?

Noooo, probably not.

I wouldn't have been that nice. :)
27 posted on 06/03/2012 2:16:42 PM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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To: Kaslin

My response to her would have been, “Candy, don’t you think Black & Decker, wood putty, and tung oil are responsible for your stunning beauty?”


28 posted on 06/03/2012 3:08:54 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: mkjessup

Good point!


29 posted on 06/03/2012 7:33:30 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: AppyPappy
She was Working for the White House.

Blowing long-range Lewinskys the Dear Leader's way. What a trouper! I want her in my campaign!

30 posted on 06/04/2012 4:51:16 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: mkjessup
....whoring yourselves out for that Kenyan pimp-daddy 24 hours a day?

That's an outrage! He's not Kenyan -- he's Indonesian! And I speak for all Kenya-loving Kenyans when I say that!

31 posted on 06/04/2012 4:54:53 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin

Candy needs to go back to eating her name sake and stay off TV.


32 posted on 06/04/2012 4:56:55 AM PDT by bmwcyle
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