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CNN’s Candy Crowley Invokes ‘The Sound of Music’: ‘How Do You Solve a Problem Like Ted Cruz?’
NewsBusters ^ | February 16, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer

Posted on 02/16/2014 6:34:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Candy Crowley is no stranger to injecting herself into political debates. Readers of NewsBusters will remember that her worst offense was during a 2012 presidential debate when she teamed up with President Obama to attack Mitt Romney over Benghazi.

Despite Ms. Crowley’s past offenses, Ms. Crowley continued to show her dislike of the GOP during her February 16 State of the Union program. Speaking to her panel, Crowley invoked the famous song from “The Sound of Music” to ask “How do they solve a problem like Ted Cruz in the Republican caucus in the Senate?” [See video below.]

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

At issue for the panel was the latest debt ceiling extension, which included no spending cuts. Senator Cruz (R-TX) has repeatedly argued that any increase in the debt ceiling include substantial spending cuts. Despite Cruz’s decision to not filibuster a “clean debt ceiling” increase, Crowley compared Cruz to Maria in “The Sound of Music” and called the Tea Party Senator a “loose cannon” that the GOP cannot control.

Unsurprisingly, such an attack on a conservative like Ted Cruz is not unusual for the CNN host. Below is a list of Crowley’s worst GOP hit jobs:

· Asked ‘Why would I become a Republican’ If I’m unemployed or on Minimum Wage?

· Told Ted Cruz That He’s Blackmailing Harry Reid

· Asked if IRS Didn’t intend to Harass the Tea Party

See relevant transcript below.

CNN

State of the Union with Candy Crowley

February 16, 2014

9:42 a.m. Eastern

CANDY CROWLEY: Let me ask you a question about Ted Cruz. I’m reminded of that song in Sound of Music “How do you solve a problem like Maria?” where the nuns were trying to figure out what to do with this loose cannon. To me that’s kind of, how do they solve a problem like Ted Cruz in the Republican caucus in the Senate?

COREY DADE: I mean, there was no plan, you know he obviously wanted to continue to fight this debt ceiling debate but there’s no plan after that, there’s no where do you go from here. They had to tell him to just go sit down. I mean they just pulled rank on him slapped him, and said to him sit down.

CROWLEY: Well, he forced their votes.

DADE: He forced their votes but really you have several senators who are in purple states where shutting down the government, where leading us to the brink of economic ruin is not playing well for them. They are this close, they think, to retaking the Senate. They don’t want to toy with that.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cruz; democrats; hate; msm; tedcruz

Deja vu all over again.

1 posted on 02/16/2014 6:34:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m invoking the scales and saying ‘ERR’


2 posted on 02/16/2014 6:35:15 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
‘How Do You Solve a Problem Like Ted Cruz?’

Help his opponent cheat in a debate?
3 posted on 02/16/2014 6:36:30 PM PST by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Somebody is always looking for a final solution.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 6:39:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Doesn't Candy Crowley still tip the scales at 500 lbs. plus?

In view thereof, it seems like she has more pressing problems with which to concern herself other than Ted Cruz.
5 posted on 02/16/2014 6:42:52 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Candy Crowley should join Weight Watchers, thus doing something more useful than tearing good people down.

In the meantime, thanks for the Sarah pic.


6 posted on 02/16/2014 6:44:30 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Colorado: the Maryland of the Mountain West)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The Republicans have found a charismatic, principled, smart leader who is rallying people to the Conservative cause. This is a problem. Specifically, this is a problem for us in the media, because we are pledged to help all the Liberals hold on to power. Question: How do we in the media solve this problem?"

Whether Sarah or Ted, the media will work hard to git 'er done.

7 posted on 02/16/2014 6:44:50 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is this Candy Crowley's sister?
8 posted on 02/16/2014 6:45:53 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Colorado: the Maryland of the Mountain West)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Candy Crowley is way too smarmy, and she thinks she is so cute! Not!


9 posted on 02/16/2014 6:46:21 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I’m reminded of that song in Sound of Music”

...and I’m reminded by you of that song “Fat Bottomed Girls” you partisan, hack, behemoth!!


10 posted on 02/16/2014 6:46:57 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Candy Crowley is way too smarmy, and she thinks she is so cute! Not!


11 posted on 02/16/2014 6:47:09 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Candy: “So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodnight.”


12 posted on 02/16/2014 6:52:45 PM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: Vision
 photo ObamaandCandyCrowley.jpg
13 posted on 02/16/2014 6:53:45 PM PST by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ted Cruz is not the problem. Ted Cruz is the solution!

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

14 posted on 02/16/2014 6:54:17 PM PST by Varmint Al
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Boy, you wouldn’t dare do that in Texas. Where is that, California or New York?


15 posted on 02/16/2014 6:54:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do all you lousy FReepers have a problem with full figgered women? (Do I need a sarc tag?)


16 posted on 02/16/2014 6:54:38 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I thought Harry Reid was the problem.

I suppose it depends on whether you have orchesta or mezzanine seats.

-PJ

17 posted on 02/16/2014 6:57:18 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: cripplecreek

Crowley’s quote steps dangerously close, as I’m sure she’s aware, to “will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?”. She’s hinting at assassination of Cruz.


18 posted on 02/16/2014 7:07:10 PM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: The_Media_never_lie

When she was doing the interview did she have a 12 pack of Big Mac’s,three large fries, a 15 oz coke and 6 apple pies by her side to hold her over till lunch time?


19 posted on 02/16/2014 7:07:59 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ha! I would’ve revved and revved and laughed and laughed.


20 posted on 02/16/2014 7:09:01 PM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; cripplecreek; onyx
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

-Gandhi

If we're so wrong, why do they have to make fake stories about us? Shouldn't ugly truths be in abundance?- Me

21 posted on 02/16/2014 7:10:17 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone needs to stuff Candy’s mouth with a double bacon cheeseburger, that outta shut the fat ass up..what is she now..600+ pounds


22 posted on 02/16/2014 7:10:53 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One back-bencher of the minority party is the problem? really?


23 posted on 02/16/2014 7:12:59 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
PIMPIN_1 photo PIMPIN_1.jpg
24 posted on 02/16/2014 7:16:13 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: goodwithagun

I married two of them and have had relationships with others.


25 posted on 02/16/2014 7:18:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: GeronL

A “back-bencher” who is, in many ways, more powerful than the senate majority & minority leaders, the speaker and their cadres. He is also, like Gov. Palin, the shadow president.


26 posted on 02/16/2014 7:20:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


27 posted on 02/16/2014 7:23:32 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just don’t remember the press campaigning or slandering sitting Senators in the past (pre-Obama). Am I wrong?


28 posted on 02/16/2014 7:25:30 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Flick Lives; cripplecreek

Agree. Sounds too much like the “Jewish problem.”

I’m sure it is intentional. This is a dangerous woman without one ethical neuron.


29 posted on 02/16/2014 7:28:46 PM PST by firebrand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
CROWLEY: Well, he (Cruz) forced their votes. DADE: He forced their votes but really you have several senators who are in purple states where shutting down the government, where leading us to the brink of economic ruin is not playing well for them.

Is not selling to the unwashed masses because they are almost there now.

Stuff it Candy.

Fed.gov is floating in funny money.

.

30 posted on 02/16/2014 7:32:42 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How dare he question Marxism?

Pray America wakes up


31 posted on 02/16/2014 7:33:34 PM PST by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 coming soon)
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To: Kenny

You mean like ones who murdered their secretary by drowning or others who were recruiters for the Ku Klux Klan or the Keating Five? No, they won’t touch those.


32 posted on 02/16/2014 7:34:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who wipes Candy’s ass? Her arms aren’t long enough.


33 posted on 02/16/2014 7:40:38 PM PST by Octar
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To: Octar

34 posted on 02/16/2014 7:43:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

!


35 posted on 02/16/2014 7:48:03 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

like I always say,

Ya learn the darndest thing on FR.


36 posted on 02/16/2014 7:48:31 PM PST by digger48
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

OMG...Eye bleach please!!!


37 posted on 02/16/2014 8:07:07 PM PST by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if Lou Duva is responsible for Crowley’s weight problem. Lou used to send a large pizza every night to the boxing opponent of his fighter during training. I wonder if one of Crowley’s opponents in broadcasting might have adopted that strategy.


38 posted on 02/16/2014 8:15:49 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Is this Candy Crowley's sister?

Yep, that hog is an Obama Voter for sure.

And thanks to you she is getting her 15 minutes of national fame too!


39 posted on 02/16/2014 8:18:31 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Kenny

They hated Jesse Helms but they never really campaigned to get rid of him. Just always insinuated that he was racist, homophobe, etc, et al, etc, et al.....


40 posted on 02/16/2014 8:25:29 PM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: Milton Miteybad

[Doesn’t Candy Crowley still tip the scales at 500 lbs. plus?]

I am not sure of the exact weight of Candy Cowly, but I do know she asked a local how to get to 210 (hwy No. but not spoken) and he told her to try weight watchers. In the grocery line, her cell phone went off with a constant beep, beep sound forcing everyone behind her to say, “look out, she is backing up.”


41 posted on 02/16/2014 8:26:35 PM PST by Islander2
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To: digger48
PREFECT !©

42 posted on 02/16/2014 9:16:56 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: KC_Lion
PREFECT !©

43 posted on 02/16/2014 9:17:15 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"How do you solve a problem...?"

The Left STARTED it. I'm only pointing out the parallels. They see a "problem" from conservative Americans but never had a problem with Communists or even Communists (like Pete Seeger) protesting on BEHALF of Nazis.

44 posted on 02/16/2014 9:26:21 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

When MI-6 sets out to kill you, they usually do.


45 posted on 02/16/2014 9:28:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Candy Crowley is the very worst example of Propagandist in the American Pravda Press.


46 posted on 02/16/2014 9:31:58 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Candy Crowley?


47 posted on 02/16/2014 10:14:35 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: chiefqc

CC is overbearing and disgusting!


48 posted on 02/17/2014 12:07:53 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Carry the “problem like Ted Cruz” meme out to its logical “Sound of Music” conclusion and you have to acknowledge that he is a rising star. I don’t beieve Ms. Kandy thought it out that way.


49 posted on 02/18/2014 6:16:35 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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