The Cavalry That Never Came … Mark Steyn
Steyn Online ^ | 9May 2014 | Mark Steyn
Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2014 4:37:04 AM by Rummyfan
A week before the 2012 election, I wrote:
Someone at the highest level of the United States government made the decision to abandon American consular staff to their fate and cede U.S. sovereign territory to an al-Qaeda assault team — and four out of five Sunday news shows don’t think it’s worth talking about.
“That was a slam-dunk observation,” radio host Rush Limbaugh said this afternoon. “Just the split screen. Just Obama’s stare.”
“There was a point in this debate where Obama was staring Romney down viciously – you could see it on the split screen – and it did not distract Romney … at all. He was jumping in Obama’s chili at the time and it didn’t stop him, this attempt to intimidate. It didn’t work at all.”
U.S. historian Dr. Tim Stanley agrees about the facial expressions, writing in Britain’s Telegraph, “The president insulted, patronized and mocked his opponent rather than put across a constructive argument. His performance was rude and unpresidential. Obama seemed to have a touch of the Bidens, wriggling about in his chair, waving his hands dismissively and always – always – smirking in Romney’s direction. By contrast, Romney sucked up the abuse and retained a rigid poker face all night. He looked like a commander in chief; Obama looked like a lawyer.”
There is a lot on this blog that, in my opinion, doesn’t point to any pre-knowledge. However, the second point that is made, and supported by video, is that Obama knew who the questioner was regarding the Benghazi attack BEFORE the questioner identifies himself.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. This is truly an honor.
RUSH: I appreciate that, sir.
CALLER: I just want to throw this out. I expect Obama to try to pull something, and I want to know: Is he gonna try to pull something like foreign policy-wise before the debate on Monday, like a possible attack on Iran?
RUSH: People have been thinking he would do something like that sometime this month. That would appear very suspicious, timing-wise.
With this guy, anything’s possible, but the way I’m looking at it honestly here, Doug, I don’t think he’s gonna have to. In his mind, just get together with Bob Schieffer before the debate like he did Candy Crowley.
Is this the lull before the storm? (“The big question is will he lead the Socialist Revolution of America from the Oval Office or from the street as a returned community organizer with the power of “former President” added to his name.”)
Nineteen days out from Election 2012 and are there’s a nagging unease making it feel like the proverbial lull before the storm.
All maps are now showing a flickering light at the end of the long dark tunnel.
The Pocket Messiah is treading, rather than walking on, water.
With Candy Crowley’s televised, CNN tagged “superb” rescue mission fast fading from the rearview mirror, there’s mercifully only one presidential debate left and it happens on Monday.
Is America’s almost four year long Obama nightmare really over?
Then, Crowley enabled Obama’s lie about the topic and cut Romney off. The next set of questions that must be asked must deal with the supervisors who knew that the collusion took place prior to the debate.
Obama Bows Before Romney’s Stellar Debate Performance
October 18, 2012 By Kris Zane 10 Comments
Highlights of Romney’s stellar debate performance in the second presidential debate.
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By Sher Zieve
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The first rule of any clandestine plot is to not make it so patently obvious that those observing your actions are actually able to figure out what you’re doing. In other words, ‘We can’t let ‘em see what we’re doing.
If they figure it out, we’re cooked’! Thankfully, despite all of their leftist chicanery, many — if not most — members of today’s Marxist media simply are not that bright. To wit the overt Candy Crowley/Obama tag-team performance against soon-to-be President-Elect Mitt Romney.
As I wrote last Monday in my column “Candy Crowley and Obama Tag-Team v Romney,
” New Marxist (aka “Obama”) media darling Candy Crowley was expected to affect an admirable job of stopping Romney each time he presented a truth to Obama that the media’s still-existent messiah couldn’t counter with another of his lies.
“[L]ook at the origin and subject switch from Candy Crowley. When she said “we are changing topics to a question from Kerry… from Kerry Ladka“, Obama already knew what to look for and where he was seated. There are numerous “TELLS” Watch the video – it is at 1:06:35 Watch.”
Lol, Obama calls Romney an asshole live on tv during the presidential debate. This year’s election has to be one of the most historic and memorable elections of all time.
(GyG: Just Another of Those “Coincidences” … see related articles) ~The Candy-Obama Controversy: ‘Get the Transcript’
the question is being raised as to why, of all the material Crowley could possibly have had in front of her that night, Candy Crowley had the transcript from the Rose Garden Benghazi statement — and Obama seemed to know that…there are a lot of people raising the question of behind-the-scenes coordination — all stemming from Obama’s instruction (and it certainly sounded like an instruction) to “Get the transcript.”
Followed instantly by Crowley complying — and silencing Romney on the topic.
When Romney was indeed correct.
Obama tells Candy Crowley ‘get the transcript’ –(“Like a good lapdog, Crowley retrieves the transcript to ‘correct’ Romney and protect Obama.”) she reads from transcript during debate
Listen to how Obama tells Candy Crowley to ‘get the transcript’ after Romney asks Obama if he called the Benghazi terrorist attack an ‘act of terror’ in the rose garden before he popped off the Las Vegas for a fund raiser.
Crowley cuts off Romney’s Fast and Furious remarks at Obama’s behest
In the Oct. 16 presidential debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger W. Mitt Romney, when the president dropped the pretense of being neutral on restricting gun rights with a key assist from moderator Candy Crowley, hostess of the CNN program “State of the Nation.”
After his policies were rebuked in the 1994 midterms, President William J. Clinton, blamed more than anything else his support for a national ban on so-called assault weapons. It must have been a calculated move for Obama to suggest he would bring back the ban that had expired.
Journalism: If the mainstream press had any self-respect, presidential debate moderator Candy Crowley would be out of work today. Even by the media-bias standards we’ve come to expect, she set a new, unforgivable low.
In a pre-debate interview with the Baltimore Sun‘s David Zurawik, Crowley talked about how she saw her role as moderator.
Biased Moderator, Candy Crowley, Sides Incorrectly with Obama
Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 4:01:27 PM by grundle
In what surely was one of the weirdest incidents in a presidential debate, CNN’s Candy Crowley egregiously sided with President Obama on his false remarks on Libya, was repeatedly and decisively fact-checked post-debate as wrong (somewhere between “mostly wrong” and “pants on fire” in my book) and then backed away from her own incorrect assertion.
During Tuesday’s post-debate coverage on CNN, as the panel discussed moderator Candy Crowley giving cover to President Obama’s attempt to defend his initial flawed response to the Benghazi terrorist attack, CNN correspondent John King blamed former Governor Mitt Romney for giving Crowley the opening to undermine the GOP candidate’s criticism of Obama for taking so long to recognize that the attack was a premeditated act of terrorism.
Paul Joseph Watson | Obama supporters voice desire to kill Romney over fears food stamps will be taken away.
CNN | CNN’s Candy Crowley admits that Romney was actually right during the debate on the Libya remark.
By Sher Zieve
It began as a test for the Obama syndicate’s approval. During the VP debates, “Moderator” Martha Raddatz would ask VP Candidate Paul Ryan a question, a seemingly increasingly-demented VP Bidenwould begin loudly berating and contemptibly smirking and laughing while Ryan was trying to answer. Meanwhile, Raddatz continued to ask Ryan one follow-up question after another while Biden was still spouting off.
Although it seems to have worked for few others, the Obama sophomoric base appears to have loved it. It seems the keg-party/DUI and doper crowd supports Obama hands down.
Now comes Moderator Candy Crowley; the same Crowley that daily offers her opinions as news on Radio for ABCas each time a story about either Romney or Ryan must be “reported” one can hear the contemptuous and condescending sneer in her voice.
However, this time it appears to be worse. After both the Romney and Obama camps agreed to abide by the debate format — and their lawyers had agreed — Candy Crowley decided to change it…seemingly on her own.
Lehrer, the moderator of last week’s presidential debate in Denver comes under continued fire from his professional colleagues, radio giant Rush Limbaugh is predicting a different tack by the media in charge of the next debate between President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
“Here’s the thing to look out for. The thing to look out for is the moderator in the next debate,” Limbaugh said Tuesday afternoon.
“No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate,” said Mitt Romneyat a rally last week in a Detroit suburb. “They know this is the place that we were born and raised.”This remark created a major stir on the left, a minor stir in the media, and a petit frisson on the right, and it touched the great empty middle of “undecided” America not at all.
DEBATE MODERATORS ANNOUNCED(A JOKE??)
Drudge Report ^ | August 13,2012 | Drudge
Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 9:33:17 AM by Hojczyk
town hall, Oct 16, Hempsted LI… CBS Bob Schieffer, third Pres debate, Oct. 22, Boca Raton… ABC Martha Radditz, VP debate, Oct 11, Danville VA… FLASHBACK: CROWLEY: Some Think Ryan Pick ‘Some Sort of Ticket Death Wish’..
The ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee said on CNN this morning that there’s extra concern for President Obama’s safety seeing as how he’s around people with “guns strapped on their legs.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) spoke with Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” about the Secret Service scandal. Cummings and Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to Secret Service director Mark J. Sullivan last week asking for a full accounting of the events and a history past disciplinary trouble with agents’ behavior abroad.
“It bothers me a lot because I know that there are a lot of folks who are perhaps looking for opportunities to do harm to the president or others that the Secret Service, you know, guard,” Cummings said. “And you never know what they think that is a moment of weakness.”
Rep. Ron Paul R.-Texas., who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, told Candy Crowley on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that social conservatism is “a losing position” for the Republican Party.”Do you–are you uncomfortable–certainly Rick Santorum is the one who has been in the forefront of some of this talk on social issues, but there have been others in the race,” Crowley asked Paul.
“Are you uncomfortable with this talk about social issues? Do you consider it a winning area for Republicans in November?””No,” said Paul. “I think it’s a losing position.”I mean, I talk about it because I have a precise understanding of how difficult problems are to be solved,” Paul continued. “And they’re not to be at the national level.
Says federal agency “traps” Americans into going along with police state
GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul slammed the TSA during a CNN interview Sunday night, refusing to back down a week after the incident involving the detainment of Senator Rand Paul by the federal agency in Nashville.
Speaking with Candy Crowley on CNN’s “State of the Union”, Paul dubbed the TSA a “bureaucratic monster” that “totally voids the concept of the fourth amendment.”
“They trap us into it,” Paul told Crowley. “There’s no way you can travel if you don’t do it. So I’ve said, you know, when you look at some of these pictures of probing groin areas and breast areas and all this, and old women having to take their clothes off, if we as a people are so complacent that we can look at that and say, oh, that’s OK, they’re making us safe.”
Rand Paul as super surrogate
Milwaukee Story ^ | 11.22.11 | William Chocher
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 9:32:01 AM by packback
Media figures on the right that once laughed at his father found themselves cheering on and defending Rand, legitimizing Ron Paul by proxy. Yet, so far, Rand Paul has not played a large role in his father’s presidential campaign for the GOP nomination.
(Excerpt) Read more at milwaukeestory.com …
Rand Paul: Supercommittee Failure May Be Best Option to Force pendingCuts
Newsmax.com ^ | 11-20-11 | Amy Woods
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2011 4:56:11 PM by MNJohnnie
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said that, if the congressional supercommittee fails to reach a deficit-reduction agreement before Thanksgiving, that might be the best way to force the government to cut spending.
“It’s sort of like telling your children that, if you don’t clean up your mess — or else,” Paul said today on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Really, maybe we need the ‘or else’ because Congress isn’t behaving the way they should be behaving. Maybe sequestration is our only way we will get any kind of cuts.”
“I’m not running for theologian in chief,” he said on CNN’s State of the Union this morning. “I’m a lifelong Christian and what that means is one of my guiding principles for the decisions I make is I start with do the right thing. I’m not getting into that controversy. He’s a Mormon. That much I know. I’m not going to do an analysis of Mormonism vs. Christianity for the sake of answering that.”
When CNN host Candy Crowley pressed him, saying it appeared he was dodging the question, Cain remained adamant. “If that what it looks like, I’m dodging it because it’s not going to help us boost this economy and you know that’s my number one priority,” he said.
Asked about comments that no one lacking political experience could win the White House, including those made at Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball site (“A Cain nomination would be an aberration of historic proportions: American political parties typically don’t nominate people without previous officeholding experience for president.”), Cain pushed back.
“Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions, and here’s why. I give dozens of speeches a week,” Cain said, noting that he had been to Iowa 24 times and that the idea he was ignoring Iowa was simply a “misperception.”
“When I give speeches to rallies, town hall meetings, whatever the audience, no matter how big or small, and I get to my lack of having held public office, I get a spontaneous applause. I’m saying this, the people who are criticizing me because I have not held public office, they are out of touch with the voters out there,” Cain argued.
“People are saying they like the fact that I have not held public office and they love my concrete, specific ideas about how we need to fix this economy and the other problems,” he said.
He also struck back at the stories that he was ditching his campaign temporarily to promote his book This is Herman Cain!
“I can promote a book and campaign at the same time,” he chuckled.
Cheney backs end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell‘ policy
Cheney backs end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday he supports the Obama administration‘s decision to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy banning gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military — a move that was staunchly opposed by most top Republicans.
“I think the decision that’s been made with respect to allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a good one” Cheney told CNN’s Candy Crowley on “State of the Union.” “It’s the right thing to do.”
The policy, first enacted during the Clinton administration, was officially repealed on September 20. Over 14,000 people were kicked out of the military due to “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
The controversial repeal of the policy became a focal point of a GOP presidential debate last month when members of the audience booed a gay soldier who asked about the decision. President Barack Obama criticized the Republican presidential contenders on Saturday night for failing to rebuke the audience.
“We don’t believe in standing silent when that happens,” Obama told attendees at the annual National Dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, an organization that promotes equality for gays and lesbians…..
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com …
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