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Candy Crowley: ‘Why Would I Become a Republican' If I'm Unemployed or on Minimum Wage?
News Busters ^ | 1-5-14 | Noel Shepard

Posted on 01/05/2014 2:07:16 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic

On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, host Candy Crowley asked a question of Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisc.) that should offend people on both sides of the aisle.

“If I am an unemployed American…or if I am a minimum wage worker…why would I become a Republican?” (video at source with transcript and commentary):

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: cnn; democrat; republican; scottwalker; stateoftheunion; unemployed
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1 posted on 01/05/2014 2:07:16 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Because that’s all the demoncrats have to offer.


2 posted on 01/05/2014 2:08:21 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Gimmee!”


3 posted on 01/05/2014 2:08:47 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s amazing that this heel clicking apparatchik was chosen to moderate a presidential debate.


4 posted on 01/05/2014 2:09:03 PM PST by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

hide the children. cramdy crowlady looks hungry.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 2:09:13 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Scott Walker defends freedom on CNN’s State of the Union

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 2:10:11 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Better question for her to ask herself would be:

Candy Crowley: ‘Why Would I Become a Republican' If I'm A Fat Bitch?

7 posted on 01/05/2014 2:11:06 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Can I say fat tramp


8 posted on 01/05/2014 2:11:15 PM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Because Democrat liberals like you are stupid. You and your Party got us to this miserable situation. Wake-up and get your brain out of stupid, if that’s possible.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 2:11:17 PM PST by mulligan
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To: hecht

what wasn’t amazing is that she significantly altered the debate to favor President Pretentiousness.

that was the slimiest move in the history of slime. poor mittens. He wasn’t my guy, but I felt sorry for him that night.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 2:11:33 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

absolutely clueless woman!!


11 posted on 01/05/2014 2:11:41 PM PST by ontap
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To: Jim Robinson

Because the Republicans want to turn you into a middle class worker with a good job and benefits. They don’t want to keep you at subsistence level with welfare payments.

The truth is the poor should never vote for anyone who claims to represent them. Politicians who “Stand for the little guy” have a vested interest in making sure that there are lots of little guys to stand for


12 posted on 01/05/2014 2:13:16 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“If I am an unemployed American…or if I am a minimum wage worker…why would I become a Republican?”

Because you don't want to stay that way.

13 posted on 01/05/2014 2:13:29 PM PST by marron
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To: afraidfortherepublic

>>“If I am an unemployed American…or if I am a minimum wage worker…why would I become a Republican?”

When you view the government (and by extension, the taxpayers) as a limitless piggy bank to be exploited for your own personal gain, there is no reason to be a Republican.

Republicans (the non-elite ones, at least) stand for the values that made America great. The person who is unemployed or working for minimum wage and believes that things will never get better is not a real American. They live here and have citizenship, but they are not made of the same stuff as the people who arrived here on sailing ships, tamed the frontier, won WW2, and went to the Moon.

Of course they would be Democrats since that is the party for people who have failed as human beings. It is the party of the herd.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 2:14:02 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Hey Ditz! Maybe it’s because it’s your boy and his DemocRATS who caused him/her to become unemployed? Come on Candy, you can’t go through your entire life being braindead. Try using that stuff between your ears at least once!


15 posted on 01/05/2014 2:14:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you like your ObamaCare, you can keep your ObamaCare. I'll pass. PERIOD!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: I am mystified how Crowley has lasted as long as she has in the business, much less become CNN’s “top analyst.” The woman is quite literally, the least insightful political commentator I have seen in a long, long time. She pretty much spouts stuff everyone else already has figured out, and never does more than skim the surface of the harder issues. She’s more Meghan McCain than Bill Buckley.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 2:14:41 PM PST by DemforBush (Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream?)
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To: marron

Bing bing bing bing bing, we have a winner!!!!


17 posted on 01/05/2014 2:14:57 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: JohnBrowdie

Damn is she ugly. I’ve seen better looking trannies


18 posted on 01/05/2014 2:15:33 PM PST by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Everyone has the right to be stupid and ugly, she abuses both.


19 posted on 01/05/2014 2:15:49 PM PST by Fungi
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To: hecht
hecht:" It’s amazing that this heel clicking apparatchik was chosen to moderate a presidential debate."

What's amazing is that the GOPe agreed with her to be a 'moderator ' for a Presidential debate.
I believe that her selection was made by the 'League of Women Voters' who aren't known for non-partisian participation.
The term :"Criminl Facilitation" immediately comes to mind .

20 posted on 01/05/2014 2:16:46 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Hey Candy baby,...you’re an idiot.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 2:17:00 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

-or if I am a minimum wage worker…why would I become a Republican?”-

The appropriate answer to this female dog is - Your are Commie Dictator you will never become a freedom loving American


22 posted on 01/05/2014 2:17:01 PM PST by DanZ
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To: Fai Mao
Politicians who “Stand for the little guy” have a vested interest in making sure that there are lots of little guys to stand for

Bravo, sir! Superb! That should be a slogan for every conservative campaigner from here on out!

23 posted on 01/05/2014 2:17:54 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yeah Candy, God forbid someone WORK for their money, why work when they can sit on their fat asses, eat donuts all day, and play XBOX while they await their welfare and food stamp checks to arrive in the mail


24 posted on 01/05/2014 2:18:22 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Because everybody deserves a second chance to have a good life..


25 posted on 01/05/2014 2:19:36 PM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Neither wing of the “demopublican” party gives a rodent’s nether-regions about the working class. It’s just that one wing is better at faking concern than the other.


26 posted on 01/05/2014 2:19:38 PM PST by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Because I am not a Tw´tt.


27 posted on 01/05/2014 2:20:11 PM PST by Christian1
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Candy, we’re going to make you a free woman whether you want to be free or not!


28 posted on 01/05/2014 2:22:02 PM PST by MNnice
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Candy Growley, devouring the hopes and dreams of the little people between food binges.


29 posted on 01/05/2014 2:25:33 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Maybe because the survival of capitalism might be to your advantage?


30 posted on 01/05/2014 2:25:55 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thus spake the human eclipse.....


31 posted on 01/05/2014 2:26:47 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Candy Crowley's question was indicative of the leftist mindset and demonstrated that the Democrat party can only offer the American people bribes, not opportunities.

Governor Walker offered a good response that Crowley dismissed, of course. The comments on the webpage that was linked are both amusing and encouraging.

32 posted on 01/05/2014 2:26:53 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: afraidfortherepublic
What is worse than being a Gibsmedat is being a fat Gibsmedat.
33 posted on 01/05/2014 2:27:25 PM PST by Gritty (Liberals think living your life free of welfare, EBT, and government nannies is "cheating"-J Hawkins)
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To: JohnBrowdie

If merit and ability were what mattered, Candy would be unemployed herself.


34 posted on 01/05/2014 2:27:48 PM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This reminds me so much of one of my all-time favorite TV show scenes, from Laverne & Shirley.

Shirley is making out with Carmine “the Big Ragu” on the couch, and Lenny and Squiggy are constantly interrupting them. Exacerbated, Carmine turns to the duo and says, “If I give you 10 bucks, will you LEAVE?!” To which Squiggy matter-of-factly replies:

“Why would we leave someone who’s giving us money?”


35 posted on 01/05/2014 2:31:46 PM PST by Carlucci
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To: afraidfortherepublic
If I am an unemployed American…or if I am a minimum wage worker…why would I become a Republican?

If that's her logic-- then why would any hard working, tax paying American or entrepreneur ever become a Democrat?

36 posted on 01/05/2014 2:33:35 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: DemforBush
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: I am mystified how Crowley has lasted as long as she has in the business, much less become CNN’s “top analyst.” The woman is quite literally, the least insightful political commentator I have seen in a long, long time. She pretty much spouts stuff everyone else already has figured out, and never does more than skim the surface of the harder issues. She’s more Meghan McCain than Bill Buckley.

And you can't even blame it on her sleeping her way into her position - the chances of that having happened may not be zero, but are darn close to it.
37 posted on 01/05/2014 2:34:18 PM PST by tanknetter (L)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yet another member of the Liberal Establishment admits that Romney had it right with his 47% comment.

The Republican Party won’t win by trying to outbid the Dems for people on unemployment and welfare. It could, possibly, win by appealing to people who are working their tails off to subsidize those on unemployment and welfare, plus those who want to get off of it and are actively trying to without success.


38 posted on 01/05/2014 2:37:11 PM PST by tanknetter (L)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Candy; your needs are more than I can ever...


39 posted on 01/05/2014 2:37:20 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

what a great softball. obvious answer “Given that democrat policies destroy jobs why would one of those people want to be a democrat? Republicans want to grow the economy which will result in better employment conditions for those at all salary levels including minimum wage.”


40 posted on 01/05/2014 2:39:06 PM PST by plain talk
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why Candy? (you progressive pill)

So you can get a job, support yourself and your family, and contribute to society instead of being a burden to it.

Jeesh!


41 posted on 01/05/2014 2:40:06 PM PST by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: plain talk

See http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3108671/posts for a better explanation of what he really said!


42 posted on 01/05/2014 2:41:02 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Why would I be a Democrat unless I were devoid of all
principles and had the mindset of a serial killer?
43 posted on 01/05/2014 2:41:38 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Jim Scott

See http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3108671/posts for a better explation of the interview.


44 posted on 01/05/2014 2:42:28 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

here is the proper response:

Liberal line: Free stuff (until we run out)

Conservative line: stuff you have to work for (but we have plenty)


45 posted on 01/05/2014 2:43:17 PM PST by PeterPrinciple
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Just stay an ignorant democrat tool Candy.


46 posted on 01/05/2014 2:47:29 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Here is what he answered:


GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER (R-WISCONSIN): Because in the end, what people want is freedom and opportunity. You don’t get that through the mighty hand of the government. I think as a kid when I grew up in Sullivan, nobody I knew in my class said, “Someday, my goal is to grow up and become dependent on the government.” The same way for all the great people I have met who have immigrated from other countries – be it Mexico or India or Germany or anywhere else - all those folks I know who are successful small business owners don’t say to me that they came here because they wanted to become dependent on America.

No, the American dream is given a chance, given an opportunity, the great thing about this country, greater than just about any country in the world, is that you have an equal opportunity, but the outcome’s up to you. The problem is too many Americans right now don’t have that equal opportunity, and we should be making the case about how we’re going to make it easier to create a job, easier to get in the workforce, easier to get the skills that they need to fill those jobs. We’re not going to artificially raise things.


I’m not sure he couldn’t have made a better argument.


47 posted on 01/05/2014 2:50:33 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Arthurio

Hey! That is an insult to all fat people and bitches!


48 posted on 01/05/2014 2:52:36 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Didn’t she just admit Democrats buy votes?


49 posted on 01/05/2014 2:52:39 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Republicans and other variety of conservatives need to be ready to grab the opportunity to teach and inform. What Candy asked was not rude or disrespectful, although she probably said it with a hint of derision. Hopefully, Scott Brown was able to keep his cool, stay on point, stay positive, be clear and concise. Tell her what she has to gain by embracing our point of view. Don’t expect people like Candy to accept out positions when solely based on morality. That used to work a generation ago, but as we have seen since 2008, the morally grounded voter, who understands and appreciates this system of government is not now in the majority. At very least those who think as we say we do, are not showing it through massive amounts of voting. We have to work with who now populates and most legislates this land; i.e. the 47%.


50 posted on 01/05/2014 2:53:51 PM PST by lee martell
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