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Candy Crowley: If Im Unemployed or on Minimum Wage, Why Would I Become Republican?
NewsBusters ^ | January 5, 2014 | 10:08 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 01/05/2014 7:33:37 AM PST by Hoodat

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 follows with transcript and commentary):

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CANDY CROWLEY: If I am an unemployed American and I hear from Republicans that, “Yeah, you know, we should go ahead and do that provided we do the following three things,” and it’s a caveat approval of extending those [unemployment] benefits, or if I am a minimum wage worker and I find, I see Republicans who say, “You know what? It's artificial, it messes with the marketplace, it might mean some teens can't get into the job market,” why would I become a Republican? How do you message that in any way to reach out to those who are disinclined to sign up for the Republican Party?

Doesn’t Crowley know that she indicted the Democratic Party as one that is basically buying votes?

So someone that’s currently unemployed or on minimum wage must support politicians that promote policies that hurt the very job creation that might lead to them having better lives?

And if Republicans aren’t willing to support such failed policies, it behooves such an individual to be a Democrat thereby potentially condemning him or herself to mediocrity and possibly lifetime government dependence?

Clearly, Crowley has forgotten that in 1980, a great deal of unemployed and minimum wage workers voted for Ronald Reagan because they realized Democratic policies weren't helping them.

As you would expect, Walker was ready for Crowley’s socialist view, and expertly countered it: . .

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: buyingvotes; cnn; crowley; dbm; democrats; fathead; walker
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1 posted on 01/05/2014 7:33:37 AM PST by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

Hey Candy, if your fat, why go on a diet?


2 posted on 01/05/2014 7:37:01 AM PST by GotMojo
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To: Hoodat

I did work at minimum wage, but I never expected to stay there. Where does this idiocy come from?

BY the way Candy, how is ObamaCare working out. I like how the White House has put it on media lock down, and the lapdog press, such as yourself, dutifully remain silent. How does it feel to work for Pravda?


3 posted on 01/05/2014 7:37:22 AM PST by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: Hoodat

That said, the GOP needs to become the party for American growth.

Stop sending American business to China.

Bring it back. America needs balanced trade, and we have lost that.

We need to make things right here.

GOP needs to support America.


4 posted on 01/05/2014 7:37:30 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Hoodat

Why would any non-Democrat agree to an interview with collaborator (and cow) Candy Crowley?


5 posted on 01/05/2014 7:38:13 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Hoodat

I guess the GOP should have her Moderate another Presidential Debate.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 7:38:15 AM PST by scooby321
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To: Hoodat

She just proved that many people are democrats because of what they can get. People are republicans because of what they believe - well, at least the conservatives.


7 posted on 01/05/2014 7:38:16 AM PST by kdot
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To: Hoodat

The Free Sh*t Army Votes...


8 posted on 01/05/2014 7:38:53 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Hoodat
“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 for the rest of your life.

9 posted on 01/05/2014 7:39:04 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Hoodat

...because you want to better yourself you stupid cow....


10 posted on 01/05/2014 7:40:42 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Hoodat

Ah, she’s just the class clown.


11 posted on 01/05/2014 7:42:20 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: reg45
Because you don't want to stay that way for the rest of your life.

I would ask what the republicans were doing to ease job creation. After all, its not like either party is really doing anything to ease the tax burden or regulatory overburden.
12 posted on 01/05/2014 7:42:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hoodat

Answer: because you want a better paying job.

Democrats take money away from those best able to hire others. Democrats create too many obstacles to create a business. Yes, if you want your minimum wage job to pay you a little more, or want your “free money” check to be a little higher-you should definitely vote democrat...but if you desire to have more jobs to choose from, more jobs with higher pay, opportunities that reward hard work and business investments...vote Republican.


13 posted on 01/05/2014 7:43:48 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: freekitty

Yea,the class warfare clown.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 7:44:09 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Hoodat

I guess if I were a salad, why would I be afraid of her?


15 posted on 01/05/2014 7:44:38 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Hoodat
Hey Candy...

If the American healthcare system is completely destroyed by a bunch of ignorant, libtard Democrats, why would I continue to vote Democrat?

16 posted on 01/05/2014 7:44:46 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Hoodat
Yo, Candy, if you're lazy, shiftless and require government to take care of you then stay a Democrat.
If your self-esteem requires you to actually pull your own weight (a daunting task for you, I reckon) then you want to be a Republican and demand that government get off the back of businesses, and cut the regulations, and the fees, and the taxes so that a business can actually employed you.
17 posted on 01/05/2014 7:46:14 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Hoodat

If I am Candy Crowley, Why would I be on TV??


18 posted on 01/05/2014 7:46:24 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Hoodat

“Get the transcript, Candy.”


19 posted on 01/05/2014 7:47:43 AM PST by Argus
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To: Hoodat

She’s got a point. Imagine a politician standing in front of an arena full of welfare frauds and food-stamp cheats who are living high on the government hog.

Now imagine the reaction when he gives his rallying cry “I’m going to create jobs so you can get off the dole and go back to work!!”


20 posted on 01/05/2014 7:47:57 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Stop sending American business to China.

Bring it back. America needs balanced trade, and we have lost that.”

Step one in getting your wish is National RTW!


21 posted on 01/05/2014 7:49:36 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Hoodat
"Candy Crowley: If I’m Unemployed or on Minimum Wage, ‘Why Would I Become Republican?’"

Well in your case Ms. Crowley the only reason I can think of is because your I.Q. Score some how suddenly broke over into triple digits...

22 posted on 01/05/2014 7:50:27 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Hoodat

strange how every democrat drives up unemployment while killing industry and jobs

it’s almost like they get more political power as more people enter the welfare lines... almost as if it’s a plan... hmmm....


23 posted on 01/05/2014 7:51:27 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2banana

The Free Sh*t Army Votes...


And it’ll keep on working until they run out of other people’s money.

Or perhaps until the Chinese call in their IOU’s and evict us from our own country.


24 posted on 01/05/2014 7:52:30 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: Hoodat

Why would you vote Republican? How about if you don’t want to stay unemployed or stay at minimum wage?


25 posted on 01/05/2014 7:52:39 AM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Hoodat

The unemployed drawing all kinds of welfare and the setting upward of the minimum wage are two of the powerful weapons the communists Democrats have to win voters. And this kind of weapons have worked extremely well in the past. America is finished. The communists and the corruption has been building for many years. Washington has killed America.


26 posted on 01/05/2014 7:53:23 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Hoodat

27 posted on 01/05/2014 7:54:43 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Hoodat
Hey Candy...

If the American healthcare system is completely destroyed by a bunch of ignorant, libtard Democrats, why would I continue to vote Democrat?

28 posted on 01/05/2014 7:55:01 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: reg45

That’s, of course, the answer. But if the Pubbies ever regain power, will they return to their free market ways? Selling out the middle-class has been very good for these people.


29 posted on 01/05/2014 7:55:11 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: xjcsa; reg45

You neglected to account for the bigotry of low expectations.


30 posted on 01/05/2014 7:55:47 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Hoodat

My Pappy said if I was going to say something stupid it was better to open my mouth and confirm it for others around me....Candy Crowley needed a pappy like that.
Freegards
LEX


31 posted on 01/05/2014 7:56:34 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Hoodat

Why? Because Republican (or rather CONSERVATIVE) policies would help you correct those deficiencies. More jobs available, more potential for advancement beyond “minimum wage” status to middle class and beyond.

The problem is that too few of today’s Republicans insist upon conservative policies.


32 posted on 01/05/2014 7:57:58 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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To: Hoodat

So if I was a Democratic party strategist why would I want you to get a job?


33 posted on 01/05/2014 7:58:08 AM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Titus-Maximus
I did work at minimum wage, but I never expected to stay there. Where does this idiocy come from?

I also had a minimum wage job when I was a teen, knowing full-well at the time that I would not have a minimum wage job for long. Now I have two teen daughters. My elder daughter had a minimum wage job. Now she makes more than minimum wage. My younger daughter currently makes minimum wage. It is her first job. She sees this as a short lived situation. Knowing the types of friends my children have, I am certain that they are not the least bit concerned about minimum wage. They are concerned about a job market where they can have careers after they finish their schooling.

This idiocy comes from people that have an entitlement attitude. Candy has been given her position in life based on entitlement quotas, threats of lawsuits, and political correct BS. She's not on TV because she's intelligent. She's not on TV because of any God-given talent. And she's certainly not on TV because she is good looking. Candy fell out of the ugly tree and broke every branch on the way down before she did a face plant on a rock - hence the brain damage.

34 posted on 01/05/2014 8:00:12 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: Hoodat

C’mon Candy admit it, you’re gay...


35 posted on 01/05/2014 8:00:30 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Hoodat

And if my family is dual income both making a “livable wage”, lose our health insurance, then forced to pay on a sh%%@ exchange site that charges 1000 a month, why would I become a Democrat??


36 posted on 01/05/2014 8:00:59 AM PST by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: Hoodat

from the mouths of idiots...

but she does raise a valid question, and it is one that conseratives (note, I didn’t say Republicans) need to be prepared to answer, even in their sleep.


37 posted on 01/05/2014 8:03:34 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Hoodat
How appropriate that she was named after something that makes you fat and rots your teeth.


38 posted on 01/05/2014 8:04:06 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: CommieCutter; All
And if my family is dual income both making a “livable wage”, lose our health insurance, then forced to pay on a sh%%@ exchange site that charges 1000 a month, why would I become a Democrat??

See what just happened there, Candy?

39 posted on 01/05/2014 8:04:09 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Hoodat
Dear Candy:

BECAUSE you are unemployed or on minimum wage. Try to improve your life or stay a Dem. slave and destroy your life and family.

Sincerely,

Reality

40 posted on 01/05/2014 8:04:23 AM PST by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Hoodat

Republicans won’t take your doctor away and make you drive two hours to get another doc.

That just happened to my friend. He is on unemployed and a severe diabetic, BTW.

Too bad the gentleman GOP won’t rub those facts in the kenyans face while he is sitting on the beach in Hawaii. They could already have destroyed the Dem brand for a generation but instead are playing bystander to history.


41 posted on 01/05/2014 8:08:10 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Hoodat

Dunno. To get a job?


42 posted on 01/05/2014 8:10:54 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Hoodat
“If I am an unemployed American…or if I am a minimum wage worker… why would I become a Republican?”

Considering the current state of the pro-Obamacare, pro-Amnesty, pro-Crony Corporatist Republican Party why would anyone want to join it.

43 posted on 01/05/2014 8:11:04 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Hoodat

If I’m Unemployed or on Minimum Wage, ‘Why Would I Become Republican?.
Because the democrats have been in control for the last five years it’s why your in this mess time to fix it.


44 posted on 01/05/2014 8:11:24 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Hoodat

Why would I watch CNN if I had more than three brain cells?


45 posted on 01/05/2014 8:14:41 AM PST by matt04
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To: cripplecreek
I would ask what the republicans were doing to ease job creation. After all, its not like either party is really doing anything to ease the tax burden or regulatory overburden.

She was asking that question to a Republican Governor who DID do something to ease the tax and regulatory burden. He clearly made it better. Instead of that question, the woman should have turned to herself and ask how a journalist can ask such a stupid and biased question.......

I didn't read what Walker answered, but that's how Cruz would have fired back.

46 posted on 01/05/2014 8:22:01 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Lakeshark

The problem is that there isn’t any will to do anything real on a national level.


47 posted on 01/05/2014 8:31:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hoodat

If you like being unemployed or feeding a family on minimum wage, the democrat party is for you. If you would like to get a job or increase wages, conservative economics is what you should vote for. As Reagan said, we can’t evaluate success by how many are on government assistance but by how many move off it.


48 posted on 01/05/2014 8:33:13 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Hoodat
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.

Which sounds great but what does that mean to the 50 year old who has been looking for a job for months and just lost their unemployment? He says "we're going to make it easier..." What can he point to that Congress has done to currently make it easier?

49 posted on 01/05/2014 8:34:04 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Hoodat
Candy Crowley: If I’m Unemployed or on Minimum Wage, ‘Why Would I Become Republican?’

If you were happy with that, then by all means stay stupid.

50 posted on 01/05/2014 8:36:03 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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