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Curl: Crowley skews hard for Obama in disastrous debate
washingtontimes.com ^ | 10-17-12 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 10/16/2012 11:54:48 PM PDT by rawhide

In the runup to the second presidential debate, CNN’s Candy Crowley declared that ... she would step in whenever she chose...

And boy did she, cutting off Republican Mitt Romney repeatedly and often throwing the floor to President Obama with an open “let me give the president a chance here.”

She even chose this question, directed to both men: “I do attribute much of America’s economic and international problems to the failings and missteps of the Bush administration. Since both of you are Republicans, I fear the return to the policies of those years should you win this election. What is the biggest difference between you and George W. Bush, and how do you differentiate yourself from George W. Bush?”

Ms. Crowley, who called Mr. Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate a “ticket death wish,” asserted her unilateral power at the outset, telling the audience before the cameras went on that she planned to “give the debate direction and ensure the candidates give answers to the questions.”

After both candidates answered Question One, she blurted: “Let me get a more immediate answer” — whatever that means. But when Mr. Romney sought to correct falsehoods told by the president, she cut him off: “We have all these folks here.” In the end, Mr. Obama would get 9 percent more time.

At Question Two, Mr. Obama, asked by Mr. Romney how much he had cut federal oil permits, took over the floor — with Ms. Crowley’s silent approval. “Here’s what happened,” he said as he filibustered for a full minute. Mr. Romney sought to get the last word — as the president had the question before — but the moderator shut him down: “It’ doesn’t quite work like that.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates

1 posted on 10/16/2012 11:54:56 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Bill O’Reilly said Cathy would be fair. FAIL.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 11:59:03 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: rawhide
I wrote this on another thread:

I think she realized now that she might have done more damage to 0bama than to Romney. When Anderson Cooper, her fellow CNN personality, tweeted that she was wrong on Libya, she knew that she crossed the line. While the low-info voters might see it differently, I think the damage is through two things: (1) It highlights 0bama's lie and would also be highlight of the second debate the way Biden's laughs were, and (2) It triggered the sense of fairness among the independents. Most Americans are for fair treatment in sport. When the referee blatantly biased for one team, people might feel compel to punish the referee by punishing the team she favored.

3 posted on 10/17/2012 12:04:35 AM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: rawhide

I think “step IN it” would be more accurate.


4 posted on 10/17/2012 12:07:41 AM PDT by beelzepug ("0bama is a feckless crapweasel")
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To: rawhide

such a typical fem Lib slug

my community is full of these people

most have rainbow decals on their cars


5 posted on 10/17/2012 12:08:09 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: rawhide
Typical MSM hack, she wanted to be part of the debate and put her 2cemts in.

This is why people don't watch the MSM anymore.

6 posted on 10/17/2012 12:30:40 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: rawhide

Crowley's dirty work didn't help much.

Frank Luntz focus group of mostly of former Obama voters say they now support Mitt Romney

Video Pt. 1 Here

Video Pt. 2 Here

"A Frank Luntz focus group made up mostly of former Obama voters say they now support Mitt Romney."

"Forceful, compassionate, presidential," one participant said.
"Confident and realistic," said another.
"Presidential," another told Luntz.
"Enthusiastic," another reacted.
"Our next president," one man said.
"Dynamo, winner," said one more.

"He's lied about everything. He lied to get elected in 2008, that's why I voted for him.
I bought his bull. And he's lied about everything, he hasn't come through on anything.
And he's been bullsh***ing the public," one member of the focus group said."


7 posted on 10/17/2012 12:49:00 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: Iron Munro

I was so angry at Crowley when I went to bed, I could hardly go to sleep..It is just preposterous that someone like her would be chosen to moderate a debate so crucial and serious for the American people. In my mind, she is a traitor. She was WRONG when she slapped Governnor Romney’s hand, but the damage has been done. I wish there could be consequences for people who do these things in settings like this. She deliberately misled the American people because many people do not have the where-with-all to go look at that transcript.


8 posted on 10/17/2012 12:59:23 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Iron Munro

Zer0 came off as detached, petulant.

Is it my imagination or did Zer0 appear “whiter” than usual? His appearance seemed to be different.
Was it make-up or is he ill?; Awfully skinny!


9 posted on 10/17/2012 1:07:40 AM PDT by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: jazzlite
I was so angry at Crowley when I went to bed, I could hardly go to sleep..It is just preposterous that someone like her would be chosen to moderate a debate so crucial and serious for the American people.

At one point she told Romney to sit down.

That's when I had to storm out of the room before I damaged the TV!

What an arrogant person.
She is supposed to be an unbiased moderator, not a Gestapo agent for the Democrats.

Just who the heck does she thing she is, talking to a man of that stature like that?


10 posted on 10/17/2012 1:16:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: paudio
Exactamundo!
11 posted on 10/17/2012 2:47:18 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: LeoWindhorse

coexist


12 posted on 10/17/2012 3:24:47 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: ChiMark

I thought the same thing. They put makeup on him to whiten him.

Whiteface?


13 posted on 10/17/2012 3:27:23 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: rawhide
"What is the biggest difference between you and George W. Bush, and how do you differentiate yourself from George W. Bush?”

That question, more than any other, REALLY hacked me off because it is SO one-way to Romney. Obama could choose to answer it any way he wanted and come out a winner. I thought Romney did an excellent job fielding that most biased of all questions.

To be fair, there should have been a Part 2 to that question that would have been directed to Obama: "What is the biggest difference between you and Mussolini, Stalin, Lenin, Mao, and the Black Panthers and how do you differentiate yourself from them?”

14 posted on 10/17/2012 3:35:22 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

A less inflammatory but effective question would have been:

“Many observers find similarities between President Carter’s inept handling of the Iranian hostage situation and your inept handling of the Libyan ambassador’s murder by terrorists. What do you have to say about that?”


15 posted on 10/17/2012 3:41:51 AM PDT by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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To: cgbg

Leftists hate George Bush as much as we hate all tyrants and dictators. I think that woman bringing up Bush was just as inflammatory to leftists and statists as us bringing up the world’s worst despots.


16 posted on 10/17/2012 3:55:34 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: jazzlite

The fault IMO lies with the GOP. Who put their slug representatives on the Commission to start with? Why do they agree to such formats and moderators?

It’s a set up from the start, each and every election.

I can see the argument for Mitt not wanting to risk his new popularity with delicate female voters, because otherwise he should have slapped Candy hard with a Gingrichian lecture and rebuke when she tried to referee on the side of Obama’s Benghazi lie.

He’s got another lefty of course moderating in his last debate, with Bob Schieffer, who will undoubtedly earn his own slap down. I wonder whether Romney will deliver it.

I think we’re seeing and the campaigns, especially Axelrod’s, are learning that with all the years of cable news talking head rudeness that the candidates are now expected to talk over the time and the rules and generally assert themselves in something of a debate free-for-all.


17 posted on 10/17/2012 4:16:16 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

“The fault IMO lies with the GOP. Who put their slug representatives on the Commission to start with? Why do they agree to such formats and moderators? It’s a set up from the start, each and every election.”

The GOP should insist that Bret Baier or Brit Hume act as moderators for at least 1 debate. Why is it always a home game for the RAT?


18 posted on 10/17/2012 4:22:22 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (We won't stand for biased umps fixing a ball game but we allow a biased media to fix elections.)
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To: jazzlite

The GOP is not called “the stupid party” without reason. The GOP leadership is the perpetual Charlie Brown, trying to kick Lucy’s football.


19 posted on 10/17/2012 4:24:38 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rawhide

She did not just “step in”—this was a calculated, planned Axelrod setup. The 11th hour capitulation to the LEFTIST MEDIA was a strategem—and the impact on the 10’s of millions of people who saw it will be hard to correct. Will it succeed in putting Obama back in the White House? Probably not. But why did the GOP agree to this nonsense in the first place?


20 posted on 10/17/2012 4:25:30 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: gotribe; LeoWindhorse

-——coexist——

I saw a car with a MITT sticker on the left rear bumper and a COEXIST sticker on the right. I couldn’t make it compute


21 posted on 10/17/2012 4:30:35 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: LeoWindhorse

How nice. They’re celebrating God’s promise that He will never destroy the earth by flood again.


22 posted on 10/17/2012 4:38:17 AM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: rawhide
Just remember boys & girls - when the economy is bad, gas prices are low. Let us never forget this wisdom. I put this comment here because if Candy is going to correct the contestants, she missed an opportunity.
23 posted on 10/17/2012 4:41:09 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: ChiMark
Is it my imagination or did Zer0 appear “whiter” than usual? His appearance seemed to be different. Was it make-up or is he ill?; Awfully skinny!

I noticed the same thing. He had an almost orange glow with the white hair becoming more obvious. He didn't look as healthy.

24 posted on 10/17/2012 4:52:08 AM PDT by alrea
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Bill O’Reilly said Cathy would be fair. FAIL.


O Wind Bag interviewed Barry before the 2008 election and never pressed him.
Candy did the same.

Will be interesting to see his take , and you know it will be HIS , on the fair
moderator.

Candy “ Eat some Crow” Crowley after her Bengazhi intervention.


25 posted on 10/17/2012 5:08:17 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: bert
I saw a car with a MITT sticker on the left rear bumper and a COEXIST sticker on the right. I couldn't make it compute

His and hers?

26 posted on 10/17/2012 5:09:44 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Hope isn't a strategy.)
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To: tnlibertarian

In Asheville NC it could be His and His or more likely Hers and Hers


27 posted on 10/17/2012 5:13:34 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: patriotspride

“Bill O’Reilly said Cathy would be fair.”

So did Dana Perino and Sheppard Smith — and a few other conservative info chicks.


28 posted on 10/17/2012 5:23:26 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: ChiMark

Hussein was whiney. He was yellow — yellow with blue lips. (I just finished a yellow and blue quilt. The combo works for a quilt. For a president... not so much.)

Axelrod face has been blue lately.

Hussein is AIDS-esque scrawny.


29 posted on 10/17/2012 5:26:55 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: ChiMark
I thought he came off badly in the “visuals” altogether. He did not look healthy. Mitt is classically good-looking, in this debate with them moving around and Obama trying to be animated, it was easy for the eyes to make comparisons. I thought Obama’s voice was very high pitched and his delivery somewhat halting and rough. Mitt kept his voice modulated and his delivery was much smoother. I read that Obama is comfortable in the townhall setting, but his body language said the opposite.
30 posted on 10/17/2012 5:33:32 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: ChiMark
I thought he came off badly in the “visuals” altogether. He did not look healthy. Mitt is classically good-looking, in this debate with them moving around and Obama trying to be animated, it was easy for the eyes to make comparisons. I thought Obama’s voice was very high pitched and his delivery somewhat halting and rough. Mitt kept his voice modulated and his delivery was much smoother. I read that Obama is comfortable in the townhall setting, but his body language said the opposite.
31 posted on 10/17/2012 5:33:54 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

If the previous, feckless GOP somehow nominated the RINO dinosaurs to the Commission and the Commission rules make it too difficult to get better representation and results, then I think it would have been up to Reince Priebus and his RNC to insist on some other mechanism before Romney was even the nominee.

And yet, I fully expect them to lumber on with the Democrat tilt into 2016 and beyond. This IMO is an example of where simple ineptness doesn’t explain the consistent, once-sided results. I believe it is yet another bit of evidence of perfidy by the ‘Stupid Party’.

Yes, I’ll say it: the GOP is the ‘Perfidious Party’.


32 posted on 10/17/2012 5:35:23 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
I've been here since 1999. Some of the first topics I jumped in on were Bush V McCain and how NEITHER of them were really all that "conservative". Unless you are trying to "conserve" the trend of growing government ever larger...

This is just more of the same.

This is why I think it will actually take another Civil War to break us out of this cyclic ennui...

33 posted on 10/17/2012 5:48:30 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: bert

“I saw a car with a MITT sticker on the left rear bumper and a COEXIST sticker on the right. I couldn’t make it compute”

I saw a similar car with hippy stickers like Coexist. At the far right side of the car was a pic of an AR and “From my cold dead hands.” I figured the car was a metaphor of a voter who one time supported obuma. Then the car owner’s political philosophy evolved over four years, and the car reflected that change.


34 posted on 10/17/2012 6:17:19 AM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: paudio
I think she realized now that she might have done more damage to 0bama than to Romney.

She became the second FEMALE to give him cover on Libya, Hillary! being the first.

I was furious nevertheless.

35 posted on 10/17/2012 6:27:44 AM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: ChiMark
Is it my imagination or did Zer0 appear “whiter” than usual? His appearance seemed to be different. Was it make-up or is he ill?; Awfully skinny!

Good point.

I have been trying to figure this out for a while.
And its not just his TV appearance.

Going back through photos taken at different times in his lifetime his skin color seems to change.
Sometimes he appears looking quite white and other times much more negroid.

The same can be said of Michelle Obama as well.

Maybe they have some salamander DNA and can change color to match their surroundings!


36 posted on 10/17/2012 7:34:40 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Bill O’Mouth is nothing but mouth. I quit watching him years ago. Same ole same ole out of Mouth’s mouth.


37 posted on 10/17/2012 7:39:47 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Scriptures clearly tell us we are in the last days, the end times. Christ is the only answer!)
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To: bert

Semi-rational guy with an idiot wife.


38 posted on 10/17/2012 7:49:21 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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