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A Sour Taste of Candy
American Spectator ^ | 10.17.12 | Robert Stacy McCain

Posted on 10/17/2012 3:32:58 PM PDT by IbJensen

Crowley sparks controversy as presidential debate moderator.

If Tuesday night's presidential debate proved nothing else, it demonstrated one thing: CNN's Candy Crowley is definitely not an "uncommitted voter." The moderator's handling of the town-hall debate at Hofstra University was heavy-handed and one-sided throughout, not merely giving more time to President Obama, but repeatedly cutting off Mitt Romney when the Republican attempted to counter accusations from the president.

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In the immediate aftermath of Tuesday night's debate, the liberals on MSNBC gave enthusiastic praise to both Obama's performance and Crowley's handling of the debate. Rachel Maddow said the president had given the best debate showing of his entire political career, Ed Schultz said Obama was "stellar" and Chris Matthews was so ecstatic that, as I said on Twitter, he was "wetting his pants in joy, gibbering like a meth freak on laughing gas."Yet Crowley's intervention on the Libya question, which seemed an effort to help Obama, may have actually worsened the president's larger problem. Crowley herself admitted in a CNN post-debate interview that Romney "was right in the main" in his criticism of Obama's handling of the Benghazi attack.

Meanwhile, on Fox News, Charles Krauthammer said that Crowley's "incorrect and unfair" intervention had "contaminated" the debate. By highlighting the Libyan issue and adding a new element of controversy, however, Crowley inadvertently ensured that the administration's failure in Benghazi will be the focus of post-debate news coverage -- which is unlikely to improve Obama's re-election chances.

The facts of the Libyan debacle simply are not in the president's favor, and the final debate -- Monday at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida -- is specifically devoted to foreign policy. The venerable Bob Schieffer of CBS News will host that debate, and is unlikely to repeat Crowley's mistakes...

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: evilobamaregime; inthetank; stickycandy
Candy is an anchor alright. Great choice as a moderator.
1 posted on 10/17/2012 3:33:09 PM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

2 posted on 10/17/2012 3:36:58 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: IbJensen

The Great Hofstra Turkey Shoot...

Romney used a Crossbow... Obama used a Twelve Gauge...
In the next debate will Romney bring a ‘nife to a gunfight?..

Most women bore easily of facts.. unless they are dramatic lies.. scewed statistics or weighted Polls..


3 posted on 10/17/2012 3:46:44 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: IbJensen

Why do Republicans participate in these rigged “debates?”


4 posted on 10/17/2012 3:49:43 PM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: Slyfox

Terrible headline.


5 posted on 10/17/2012 3:50:21 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: IbJensen
She bailed the O out of a fast & furious question to...after he cued her by saying her name.

He makes me ill! What kind of person hides behind a professional mouthpiece?

6 posted on 10/17/2012 3:50:39 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: IbJensen

Crowley reminds me of the Fat Broad in the B.C. comic strip.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 3:50:44 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk (People should enjoy the fruits of their labor. No labor, no fruit.)
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To: IbJensen
How do I obviously and grotesquely favor thee?

Let me count the ways:

1) Interrupt Romney 28 times to 0’s 9.

2) Giving 0 the last word on questions 8 to 3.

3) Giving Zero four-plus minutes more time.

4) Choosing questions (”How are you not like that evil George Bush?”) that clearly favor 0.

4) The Benghazi bailout.

The most shamefully partisan and disgraceful performance that I've had the displeasure to witness.

8 posted on 10/17/2012 3:51:50 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: IbJensen

Hell of an anchor. Big tent. Wide appeal.

Seriously, is anyone surprised at the way this bitch acted?

Like the great Al Wilson sang “You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in”.

When will the RNC stop participating in debates when we know damn well what the moderators are?


9 posted on 10/17/2012 4:11:48 PM PDT by bigbob
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10 posted on 10/17/2012 4:13:14 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: preacher
Why do Republicans participate in these rigged “debates?”

Because they are (almost) ALL panty-waste, gutless, wusses and if anyone in the RNC or candidates had a "pair" they would INSIST as should be their "right" to have at least ONE (out of 4) fairly impartial Mod.

It is the same thing every 4 years and we Cons keep beating our heads against the wall wondering why???

Any wonder why they are referred to as Republi-TARDS or the Stoooopid Party?

11 posted on 10/17/2012 4:21:19 PM PDT by neveralib
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To: IbJensen

The Big Rock Candy Mountain


12 posted on 10/17/2012 4:25:26 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: dead

funny! I hate to say she’s just another angry fat liberal woman, so I’ll just say she’s an angry thin liberal woman who is trapped in an oversize body.


13 posted on 10/17/2012 4:26:13 PM PDT by bigbob
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14 posted on 10/17/2012 4:40:38 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: IbJensen; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Governor Romney, sit down and shut up, the debate is over... and you best get prepared for the drubbing Bob Schieffer is going to give you next Monday.

Okay, it is my turn, so how do I throw the debate... Obama's way for good?

I've got it! "Good evening, I am Bob Schieffer... a good old Texas boy who sold his soul to the Liberal Media years ago--

"And that mean there will be some strict rules in this debate. President Obama... you may lie all you wish and I will cover you even if I have to lie my old white ass off also.

"Governor Romney, you will speak only when spoken to... and if you get anywhere near scoring a point or the truth, I'll interrupt and shut you down completely by inferring you are a racist."

Okay, Candy, how do you think... I will do?

Fine, Bob, even though I set the bar pretty high for you... Just make sure you speak very loud when backing the President--

15 posted on 10/17/2012 4:46:32 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: IbJensen

The time thing comes up all the time, why not fix it? A computer controls three microphones. When one is speaking, the other mikes are off. At 10 seconds before time is up, a warning bell. When time is up the speaker’s mike goes dead. His mouth can keep moving, but you won’t hear anything. A kid could build this system.


16 posted on 10/17/2012 5:07:11 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: IbJensen

From Aug 14 - HITLER RANTS ABOUT CANDY CROWLEY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TED12yLhB0U


17 posted on 10/17/2012 5:09:12 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: Slyfox

We call her Creepy Crawley around the house....


18 posted on 10/17/2012 5:14:45 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: Quickgun
When my kids were young they used to wad up their dirty socks and see who could ping Clinton in the nose the fastest.

They are grown and gone, but I did teach them how to recognize a congenital liar.

19 posted on 10/17/2012 5:27:40 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: IbJensen

Crowley is better suited as a boat anchor and not a moderator.


20 posted on 10/17/2012 5:44:06 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: doug from upland

Excellent!


21 posted on 10/17/2012 5:46:30 PM PDT by digger48
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To: dead

That is so scary and true, that it’s not funny.


22 posted on 10/17/2012 8:48:14 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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To: MamaTexan

I think Barrack Obama is a weak man who has made an art of hiding behind the skirts of women...none bigger than Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton currently.


23 posted on 10/17/2012 9:22:21 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: hosepipe

“Most women bore easily of facts.. unless they are dramatic lies.. ‘

Most people like you are bigots.


24 posted on 10/18/2012 3:44:49 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: rhoda_penmark

[ Most people like you are bigots. ]

True but some are married to ditzes... or have sisters that are ditzes or even have ditzes work for them.. some even post to ditzes..


25 posted on 10/18/2012 8:06:35 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: IbJensen

And today Google is celebrating another white whale ... the 161st Anniversary of Moby Dick ...
coincidence? I think not.

26 posted on 10/18/2012 11:54:28 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: bigbob
When will the RNC stop participating in debates when we know damn well what the moderators are?

That would be a couple of hours before every media-head, both left and right, explode because the RNC will be rightly seen as cowards. That's when.

27 posted on 10/18/2012 12:11:48 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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