Skip to comments.Candy Crowley: Romney ‘Right’ That Obama Didn’t Call Libya Terror, thought He Picked Wrong Word
Posted on 10/16/2012 10:10:00 PM PDT by NoLibZone
CNN anchor and debate moderator Candy Crowley joined CNNs panel after the debate to discuss a moment where she corrected Mitt Romney after he claimed that President Barack Obama had refused to characterize the attack in Libya an act of terror for 14 days. Crowley said that Romneys was right in that the Obama administration spent weeks refusing to say that the attack was terrorism, but she thought at the time that he picked the wrong word.
I heard the president speak at the time. I, sort of, reread a lot of stuff about Libya because I knew wed probably get a Libya question so I kind of wanted to be up on it, said Crowley. I knew that the president had said, you know, these acts of terror wont stand. Or, whatever the whole quote was.
Right after that I did turn around and say, but youre totally correct that they spent two weeks telling us this was about a tape and that that there was this riot outside the Benghazi consulate which there wasnt, Crowley added.
He was right in the main, I just think he picked the wrong word, Crowley concluded. She went on to say that her instinct forced her to correct Romney even though his thrust was correct.
Watch the clip below via CNN:
I’d be willing to bet that she was told after the debate to walk back her comments. Leaving Obama exposed to calling it a terror attack before he left for Vegas would be red mead for Romney next week.
CNN = Candyazz News Network
First Obama hides behind Hilary’s skirts, then seems quite pleased to see Candy Crowley jump right in there and help him debate Mitt. I am surprised Michelle Obama didn’t jump up there and take over the debate for him. What a wuss we have for a President.
Amen! obama never answered it. I wish the man who asked the question would have interupted Romney and said “Excuse me, Governor, but Mr. obama has not answered my question. I’ll ask it again. Who made the decision to deny more security for Benghazi and did you know about the request and that it was rejected?”
They agree on a series of topics, and lets say the economy is first up ...
Then, the liberal asks the question of the GOP candidate such as:
“How do you intend to grow the economy by decreasing taxes on the wealthy, Mr. Romney?”
The conservative would then ask the DEM candidate:
“Mr. President, the stimulus didn't work, unemployment is at least as bad as when you took office - your economic policy clearly isn't working. What will you do differently in the next 4 years?”
“......Responding to Crowleys intervention, Obama said: ‘Candy, could you say that a little louder?’ That tense moment saw the audience burst into a round of applause - despite rules meant to restrict any displays of partisanship from the crowd.....”
“thought at the time that ‘he picked the wrong word.’”
Oh, that’s a bunch of warmed leavings from a male cow! There is absolutely, positively, no way a competent, fair moderator would have made that level of ‘mistake’.
Go perform an anatomically impossible act on yourself, Crowley!
Has she ever said WHICH WORD was chosen incorrectly??
Yeah, the Commission is non-partisan. Sure it is.
When Obama speaks ex cathedra, it is more than a simple lie. It becomes infallible doctrine that must be adopted by the entire party in order to preserve the fiction that Barack Obama is intelligent, truthful, and competent to be President.
An example of this type of statement is when he said in an early Democrat Primary debate in 2008 that he would talk directly with Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and that by doing so, he could defuse Irans nuclear and terror export programs. Instead of walking this statement back the next day, he enshrined this error as a cornerstone of his campaign and it became the fundamental weakness of his Presidential foreign policy.
Another example of this is his oft repeated promise that "If you like your doctor, you can keep him!" This was clearly and demonstrably not true under Obamacare, and the inability of the patient to continue current arrangements remains one of the primary reasons people resist the implementation of the rule. But Obama made this statement so absolutely and so emphatically that every Democrat was required to pretend it was true.
And now we come to his statement in last night's debate, full of bluster and high dungeon, that the suggestion that anybody in his team, whether the Secretary of State, our U.N. Ambassador, or anybody else, would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, is offensive, and not what he does as President or Commander in Chief. This statement now becomes the new Reality According to Barack Obama. Unfortunately for the President, it is easily contradicted by any of a thousand easily verifiable sources. Defending this statement is going to lead to endless contradiction and will only make the President look like even more of a manipulative liar.
Candy threw her blubbery mass in front of dear leader as a shield.
Madam Chairman I have a point of order. The chairman is debating.
Crowley failed with that intrusion.
“She went on to say that her instinct forced her to correct Romney even though his thrust was correct”.
No such “instinct” forced her to correct Obama in such a biased manner.
Yeah, I know, kind of exciting and kind of frustrating too ... we could have had anyone we wanted ...
She was gonna cover for Barry by turning the pre-election thinking--just as she did--by an attempt to spread the President's general use of the word "terror" into his description on Day Two of the debacle instead of day Fifteen and after the lie of the video. It was intended really to throw the election back to Barry! She was prepared to be as forceful as she turned out to be at that moment, but she didn't expect the pushback from (God and) Romney.
She had (Satan's) visions of making the entire Democrat Party beHOLDEN to her and watching her career take a meteoric rise in a second Obama term!
Look at it this way — Ms. Fat Fly On The Wall’s mistake is developing as the lead news cycle story out of the debate — not good for Bobo ...