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Moderator Crowley helps Obama
rebut Romney on Libya

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Julian Pecquet

Original Article

Posted By:Photoonist, 10/17/2012 1:35:49 AM

President Obama had the help of moderator Candy Crowley during Tuesday's second presidential debate when rebutting an argument from Mitt Romney about his administration's response to last month's attack in Libya.Romney and congressional Republicans for weeks have been lambasting the president for taking too long to qualify the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead on Sept. 11 as a result of terrorism. (Snip) In an interview after the debate on CNN, Crowley said Romney's broader point that the Obama administration didn’t initially call the Benghazi assault a terrorist attack was correct.

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Romney picked ''the wrong word?" Never again must this partisan maroon be allowed to moderate or participate in any debate. And the next Republican to debate nationally had better INSIST that Fox News have some participation. They have more viewers than CNN anyway.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/17/2012 1:41:53 AM     (No. 8938976)

Tell me again why we allow leftist shills to be moderators?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/17/2012 1:43:39 AM     (No. 8938978)

She lied and shilled. It was a despicable display. She should be raked over the coals for this by her peers, but she won't be.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 10/17/2012 1:48:26 AM     (No. 8938988)

Yo..yo..Porky was in fav of the BO...Well that just stinks!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Franz, 10/17/2012 2:07:49 AM     (No. 8939002)

Crowley said Romney's broader point that the Obama administration didn’t initially call the Benghazi assault a terrorist attack was correct.

But, In the debate she said Obama had clearly stated it was a terrorist attack. Up to that point I thought she had been reasonably fair. By attacking Romney's point she backed up Obama's Lie.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 10/17/2012 2:25:19 AM     (No. 8939016)

...that whole part was a bit messy, but more important...the story is NOT going away...

...what will be important is who will work at digging further into the truth. It will not look good for the adminstration leading into the final debate...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Deedo, 10/17/2012 2:42:11 AM     (No. 8939025)

Crowley selected the questions to ask, too. That's why there were 3 out of 11 regarding women's rights, and one asking Romney to explain how he differed from Bush. How fair of a question is that? Pretty close to, "Have you stopped beating your wife". Should have asked Obama how he differs from Chavez in Venezuela to make it balanced.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/17/2012 2:48:22 AM     (No. 8939029)

A fly on the wall becomes a fly in the ointment.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/17/2012 2:55:34 AM     (No. 8939035)

By stepping in and abruptly ending the segment of the debate regarding Libya as she did, Candy Crowley ensured that in the coming days Obama falsely claiming that he on 9/12/12 announced that the attack on the US Consulate was a terrorist attack will become a major issue. If Obama had actually done that, there would have been no need for UN Ambassador Susan Rice to appear on the Sunday talk shows and lie to the American people. In addition Obama himself appeared on a number of TV shows claiming that he did not know or that the attack came as the result of a stupid video that almost nobody has seen, and then gave a speech before the UN continuously mentioning the video as the cause of the havoc that took place. Obama is a fast moving flim-flam man, but he got caught here.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/17/2012 3:01:56 AM     (No. 8939042)

I expect this whole thing to be a part of congressional hearings to be called very soon. Obama will rue the day he lit this exploding cigar.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: PLPointer67, 10/17/2012 3:30:06 AM     (No. 8939058)

FTA: "In an interview after the debate on CNN, Crowley said Romney's broader point that the Obama administration didn’t initially call the Benghazi assault a terrorist attack was correct. 'He was right in the main, I just think he picked the wrong word,' Crowley said."

And what are the odds that anyone in the MSM will re-quote that anywhere?



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Reply 11 - Posted by: andyboy, 10/17/2012 4:14:48 AM     (No. 8939102)

Fatty proved what a great "moderator" she was by giving Obama nearly 10% more time, selecting mostly anti-Romney questions, and joining Obama in attacking Romney's Libya statement (which she later admitted was fundamentally correct). And didn't it seem as if the pro-Obama constituencies -- African-Americans, Latinos, Jews, college students, feminists -- were over-represented among the 11 questioners?

Despite this, Romney cleaned Obama's clock on the economy -- not just my opinion, but that expressed by the Luntz post-debate focus group and in post-debate polls conducted by CBS and CNN.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: veritas, 10/17/2012 4:47:43 AM     (No. 8939125)

Let's make a change.

Maybe Jack Welch or Steve Wynn for the last debate's moderator?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JAN, 10/17/2012 6:54:19 AM     (No. 8939229)

Crowley chose the questions and had her answer at the ready.

She helped the liar continue lying every step of the way.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rational, 10/17/2012 6:57:55 AM     (No. 8939236)

#9
Wishful thinking, I'm afraid......With Boener and McConell?
They are some of the most inept people on Capitol Hill.
This should have been a scandal by their beating drum on Sept.12th....

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/17/2012 6:58:47 AM     (No. 8939239)

When the woman asked Da Won what he would do to stop the sell of AK-47s, Obambi didn't answer. But Mitt was pounding the daylights out of Obambi over his gun running scheme to put more AK-47s in the hands of international criminals. Fat Cath saw that Obambi was getting hammered and jumped in the change the subject about how Romney passed a gun control bill. Romney is hammering Obambi on an important issue and Fat Cath does what she is paid to do and carry Obambi's water by getting Mitt off the subject. I was stunned at that point so the obvious groupie move to lie for Obambi was't as shocking. MOst blatant attempt by the Kneepad media during a debate to save their selected candidate.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/17/2012 7:07:38 AM     (No. 8939247)

In 2012 the debate "moderators" openly cheated for democrats. candy crowley is a lefty hack. Even worse than raddatz. The final debate is "moderated" by that dithering fool shiefer I think. He cannot be fair which is daunting because the outcome of the event next Monday might swing the election. I don't know anything about the debate commission other than it deserves to be abolished for producing a travesty.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Really?, 10/17/2012 7:10:45 AM     (No. 8939253)

Not only did she allow an uninformed viewer to THINK Romney was wrong, she compounded it by making a statement that was completely backwards.

Listening to Crowley, one would THINK that it took two weeks to figure out that this was a riot over the film.

If she had stayed out of it, we'd be fact checking Obama's lie today and he'd be on the defensive. As it is, Romney has to work hard to NOT look like the loser.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: sfacheem, 10/17/2012 7:16:14 AM     (No. 8939264)

Obama really owes Crowley for this.

Hey Zero, roll her in flour and look for the wet spot.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: RightinNYC, 10/17/2012 7:22:25 AM     (No. 8939273)

I think the American people can easily be reminded of the ineptitude here let alone the truth of who said what when in the administration (and that includes EVERYONE Joe!) with a slick 30 second spot courtesy of Crossroads, etc. No narration required: just clips starting with what was said last night and the date on the screen as various people including the president spout off for two weeks.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/17/2012 7:33:37 AM     (No. 8939296)

The liberals were desperate to call this an 'Obama win' and were going to do so no matter what the outcome was. Crowley is a liberal so she did what was expected of her.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Taylor1066, 10/17/2012 7:34:26 AM     (No. 8939298)

The fix was in... someone prepped Crowley and it was a disgusting display of a rigged moment.

"Proceed, Governor!" said Obama. Obama KNEW what was laying in wait for Romney.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 10/17/2012 7:34:41 AM     (No. 8939299)

When she warned the audience about clapping, I thought surely she would admonish them when they were clapping in support of O. I even took notice from the overhead shot of the crowd of this woman in a pink suit with dark hair clapping with enthusiasm. Sure enough, Mrs. O comes trotting down afterward in that pink suit.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Bloviate, 10/17/2012 7:39:53 AM     (No. 8939310)

So, who picked these so called 'un-decided' voters?
I would like to see the questions that Jabba the Hut's daughter didn't pick!
I also think that Romney should be given the extra time that Obummer took in the next debate! After all, it is 'FAIR' thing to do, isn't it Obummer?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: dolphin, 10/17/2012 7:46:48 AM     (No. 8939325)

Over at the Huffpo, one of the headlines is OUT OF CONTROL: Romney Tramples Over Debate Moderator. That's their story and they're sticking to it.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: sinatra5, 10/17/2012 7:56:20 AM     (No. 8939347)

Who selected the audience asking the questions?....Go here

Debate Audience Selected by Firm Squeezed by Obama Justice Department

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/10/debate_audience_selected
_by_firm_squeezed_by_obama_justice_department.html#ixzz29YZfcqZG

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Reply 26 - Posted by: seminolesecure, 10/17/2012 7:58:41 AM     (No. 8939357)

There was a question, somewhere in the middle, and during Obama's incredibly detailed and rehearsed answer, my husband and I both said at the same time, "he knew this question beforehand". In addition, didn't Big Rock Candy Mountain quickly stop the Fast and Furious discussion?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: dugas, 10/17/2012 8:06:48 AM     (No. 8939381)

If Candy Crowley had performed her duties as a fair and balanced moderator, the stories today wouldn't be about HER. On the bright side for Romney, the Libya cover up remains front and center and slippery answers are not satisfying anyone.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: OperaBuff, 10/17/2012 8:10:13 AM     (No. 8939389)

The RINOs really are a stupid bunch, as they keep agreeing to these outrageous debates with moderators who are not only biased but known Democrat Party activists. As long as RINOs continue to sit atop the GOP pyramid (I'm looking at you, Reince Priebus) our ancestors will continue to turn over in their graves and the GOP will continue down the road to becoming The Stupid Party.

I thought Romney did a fine job, considering the outrageous circumstances engulfing him last night.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 10/17/2012 8:13:57 AM     (No. 8939399)

#21 nails it. That entire segment was a trap for Mitt. There is no way in the world that Candy Crowley would have verified 0's claim that he called the Benghazi attack "terrorism" on Sept. 12th if she had not been in on the set up. Of course she was contextually wrong, but the damage was done. While millions of Americans were quickly attempting to Google 0bama's comments from the Rose Garden on Sept. 12th, Candy and her computer-like brain instantly recalled one word buried in a speech that was not even jermain to the Benghazi attack. An honest moderator/reporter would never have stuck their neck out for the known prevaricator, 0bama. But since Candy Crowley doesn't have a neck, and she had obviously been prepped, she helped 0bama mislead 70 million people watching the debate.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: saucy, 10/17/2012 8:14:13 AM     (No. 8939401)


Creepy crawley.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Maybeth, 10/17/2012 8:18:03 AM     (No. 8939407)

Of COURSE Candy attempted to throw the debate win to Obama .... that was the whole point of her being there. She even TOLD everyone she was going to inject herself into the proceedings, saying she did not sign anything which forbade it.

So, what we had was a debate between the Obama/Crowley team against Mitt Romney.
.... From what I am reading this morning, however, debate viewers didn't appreciate the moderator taking sides. Her frequent rudeness in chopping off Mitt mid-sentence did not go unnoticed.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Jebediah, 10/17/2012 8:18:03 AM     (No. 8939406)

And there SHOULD be complaints: not only did Crowley act as ref and give Obama one re: the Rose Garden talk where he supposedly (but did not) label this particular attack as terrorism, but she picked the questions and, amazingly, Obamacare, which accounts for a huge portion of our gNP and is a very contentious issue, was never once brought up. She also seemed fine with him not answering questions, a la the heading for Las Vegas and a fund raiser right after the attacks.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: convert, 10/17/2012 8:18:24 AM     (No. 8939410)

Crowley is getting HAMMERED over her shameful display last night, and rightly so--cutting Romney off, giving him way less time, and finally flatly intervening on behalf of her boy by reinforcing HIS LIE!! I almost had a stroke on that one! Those of us who are informed knew DAMN WELL that Romney was right--But like I said, America is going to be voting AGAINST the DAMN LYING IRRESPONSIBLE UNPROFESSIONAL MEDIA as much as they vote against on Obama on Nov. 6. I can't wait to watch heads explode on the 7th!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Jebediah, 10/17/2012 8:31:27 AM     (No. 8939437)

But many I add that I think we do our side and our arguments a huge disservice by calling Crowley fat or whatever.......her size has NOTHING to do with the debate or her questions, and when it is brought up it diverts from the real issues and makes us look petty and mean.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/17/2012 8:40:38 AM     (No. 8939458)

The Romney camp knew what to expect and I'm sure they won't be complaining. They are probably licking their chops waiting to really nail Obama on Libya come next debate.



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Reply 36 - Posted by: pigop, 10/17/2012 8:48:50 AM     (No. 8939490)

I think Romney won the debate. You can't count the lies Obama said last night.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: olderyzer, 10/17/2012 8:56:00 AM     (No. 8939508)

No…She wasn’t the fly on the wall…She was the fly in the soup!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 10/17/2012 9:03:54 AM     (No. 8939538)

Crowley was a horrible moderator, just as bad as Martha Raddatz. She butted in with an assertion that was totally wrong so that she could help Barry, and she let Mr. Diarrhea of the Mouth go waaaay long in his answers without telling him to shut the bleep up!

On the Libya question, it is important to remember that in the next debate on Foreign Policy, this will feature prominently and the media will HAVE to cover it - not their plan at all. Also, at the end of the Rose Garden monotone reading-the-note-somebody- shoved-in-front-of-him 'speech', a reporter shouted "Was this a terrorist attack?" He said nothing, turned around and left.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 10/17/2012 9:04:13 AM     (No. 8939540)

“Whadda we want?

No more moderators at Presidential debates!

When da we not want ‘em?

Now!”

I’ve been advocating my viewpoint on this subject for well over a year. As you can see from the above, I’ve been reduced to chanting. Perhaps that might attract the attention needed for voters to consider how insulting it is to require two people competing for our nation’s highest office to have some third allegedly unbiased person judge their words.

Equal-Timekeeper Required!!! Moderator Absolutely and Positively Unnecessary!!!


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Reply 40 - Posted by: hay32, 10/17/2012 9:06:32 AM     (No. 8939546)

Where is it written that all the moderators must be left wing? Gov. Romney had better fasten his seat belt for the next debate as we see Bob Schieffer warming up in the bull
pen.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: owl, 10/17/2012 9:06:55 AM     (No. 8939547)

" There you go again, Candy " would have lowered the boom on her . Maybe next time , cause we're sure to get yet anoher shill . .

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Reply 42 - Posted by: dman, 10/17/2012 9:12:04 AM     (No. 8939560)

I blame the RNC and the Romney campaign team for agreeing to this format and moderator - even to having a moderator - in the first place. It was well known where Crowley's biases are and what she would do. The Romney team was warned what would happen. At a critical point, Crowley throws a flag and makes a bad call. That's what corrupt "referees" do.

That said: voters should not be viewing this as a sporting event. This election is too important for them, their children, their grandchildren, and their country. Like a jury, they need to get past any style points and obvious errors and get to the truth. The argument didn't end when the cameras went dark. Fact-checking continues as we post.

That's what voters should do. Unfortunately, many will treat this like TV entertainment even though their very lives and livelihoods depend on it.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 10/17/2012 9:19:57 AM     (No. 8939588)

Romney should ask for the post-debate admission of error by Crowley about Obama's speech post-9/11 to be reworded, so that Crowley makes a public apology to him and to the American people.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: sgmode, 10/17/2012 9:39:46 AM     (No. 8939646)

It looked like to me that Crowley ate both candidates for lunch.

Crowley did tip the scale for 0bama!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: OhMy, 10/17/2012 9:44:20 AM     (No. 8939656)

As punishment and a legal remedy for the outrageous biased moderator in this debate the commission of presidential debates should put Mark Levin in as the moderator of the next debate. I would love to see him dissect Obama face to face.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: faldo, 10/17/2012 9:44:30 AM     (No. 8939657)

Crowley implicates herself in the coverup--you can't make this stuff up. I hope Issa calls her to testify under oath.

Erickson nails it--why the heck were they debating in Long Island, a non-swing state to begin with?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/17/2012 9:45:12 AM     (No. 8939659)

So if he was convinced it was a terrorist attack, why go to Vegas?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/17/2012 9:45:29 AM     (No. 8939661)

"Rebut"? No. Evade, yes. And there is no way Crowley could possibly have known instantly that the specific word "terror" was in the official transcript of Obama's 9/12 statement (but not the pre-release written version) if she hadn't checked that in advance of the debate and been in on the setup to trap Romney. Despicable.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Arby, 10/17/2012 9:48:46 AM     (No. 8939669)

Next time, let's get a professional journalist and send her back to her job as chief pie-taster at Marie Callender's. She sure does have the right first name.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: John21, 10/17/2012 9:48:55 AM     (No. 8939670)

After watching last nights debate, I have an observation for "Bagdad" Jay Carney I think you lost your propaganda position in the Obama administration. Since no one believes anything he says because of his lack of integrity or credibility. Don't worry I am sure you can find employment at Politico, MSNBC or CNN.

Last nights TV appearance looked and sounded like an interview for a new administrations propaganda minister.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: BocaLaura, 10/17/2012 9:49:37 AM     (No. 8939672)

I want to see a list of all the questions submitted.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: fire_mission, 10/17/2012 9:51:18 AM     (No. 8939681)

If the attack in Libya was braodly defined a terrorist event, a couple of basic questions:

-was it premeditated by pros or spontaneous by 'the street'? and why two weeks later you were still telling the UN it was the later?

-since it was on the 9/11 anniversary, why weren't we prepared in such an obvisous target area?

This topic will be huge in the final debate.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 10/17/2012 9:56:51 AM     (No. 8939702)

#1 - Because the GOP establishment are a bunch of genteel appeasers -- to Democrats. They only don their brass knuckles when they're dealing with conservative Republicans.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Crosscut, 10/17/2012 10:05:36 AM     (No. 8939727)

Crowley owes the American public an apology for her disgraceful behavior during the debate. Her bias and Obama crush were very obvious.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: ivehadit, 10/17/2012 10:07:06 AM     (No. 8939738)

Romney was excellent last night. He handled the debate expertly. And he handled the exchange on Libya with Candy inserting herself correctly. He should not have debated her at that point and he didn't.

And as Bill Hemmer pointed out Obama said last night that he was immediately on the phone with NSA after the Benghazi attack. OH REALLY?! Did they tell you it was a protest to a video? Puhleeze. He has stepped in it bigtime, IMHO.

No matter how hard the left tries to spin this their guy is in BIG trouble. After last night's nauseating performance by Obama and Crowley, Romney supporters are more fired up than ever.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 10/17/2012 10:14:15 AM     (No. 8939767)

What Candy Obama Crowley did on Libya was an outrage, but what else can we expect from a fat, liberal, Democratic pig journalist? She was in the bag for Obama from the beginning and she abused her power as moderator to make Mitt look like a fool. I was shocked that Mitt didn't have a line ready to go after Candy as moderator for being biased. When will our candidates start taking the fight to the moderators? Newt did this in the primary and it was a huge success.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: rsgonner, 10/17/2012 10:15:13 AM     (No. 8939770)

Second #1--Why, oh WHY did the RNC allow every one of the moderators to be a liberal shill? There are some things about the RNC hierarchy that I just am not able to understand.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/17/2012 10:17:17 AM     (No. 8939778)

The issue between the candidates was whether or not Obama called the attack on the Benghazi consulate an act of terror the very next morning from the Rose Garden – before he headed to Las Vegas. Obama said he did. Romney said he didn’t. And then Candy Crowley felt compelled to step in and side with Obama --- and she was wrong. Obama did NOT say the attack on the consulate was a terrorist act. What he did say was that “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation.” Well, hopefully that’s right! But that was a statement of policy, not a description of what happened the night before in Benghazi. Obama clearly stopped short of calling THIS particular attack an act of terror. Sorry .. but that’s the way the English language works.

We suspected her bias then. Now we know. In my experience it is totally unheard of for a moderator to interrupt to take the side of one candidate or another. Candy Crowley will never moderate another important debate.
So sayeth Neal Boortz and I fully agree.



About Neal Boortz

Neal Boortz lives because "Somebody's gotta say it!"


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Reply 59 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 10/17/2012 10:26:03 AM     (No. 8939804)

Despite the unprofessional behavior of Crowley ( who looked like she was auditioning for the role of
an aging saloon girl in a spaghetti Western ) ,
Romney was on fire and on point.
Romney did not need any help from a woman to answer questions.
Obama , the President of the United States , clearly did.
It just made Obama look even weaker that he frequently had to
call for Big Momma to help him.
Last night was another big win for Romney and another flop for the screeching , snake eyed Obama.
Yelling and complaining and flailing one's arms
are not the same as being in
command of the stage and the topics.
Romney looked and acted presidential and
Obama looked and acted like a skinny schoolyard bully who tried to cheat his way through a test.
Can anyone explain to me how an " undecided "
audience suddenly claps when Crowley helped Obama falsely smear Romney on Libya ?
Undecided equals moron if last night was any indication.
Gallup should be ashamed -their screening process obviously failed.
Or did it ?


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Reply 60 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/17/2012 10:27:06 AM     (No. 8939809)

Before last night I had never seen a "moderator" get so nakedly involved in a debate, correcting something that one candidate said with a "correction" that was itself incorrect. I'm sure the porcine Ms. Crowley is pleased with herself this morning, even after admitting that she was wrong, Obama was wrong, and Romney was right. (Obama tried for weeks to say that the attacks were provoked by that video trailer that almost nobody has seen. He even repeated the charge six times in the UN speech two weeks after the terrorist attacks.) As far as Candy is concerned, the damage is done; the president got his lie verified on national television, and most television viewers are none the wiser. And the pro-Obama majority in the crowd got their prejudice confirmed. There's no excuse for this kind of behavior. Does Ms. Crowley realize that she just shot her reputation for professionalism (assuming she had one) all to hell and gone?

For allowing all debate moderators to be pro-Democrat--and they all are--the GOP Establishment are a bunch of supine mollycoddles. As Dick Armey has said, the Tea Party ought to stage a hostile takeover of the Republican Party and consign all the McCain types to the sidelines where they belong.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: GoDeacs79, 10/17/2012 10:36:03 AM     (No. 8939841)

Susan Rice, Hillary, Crowley - Obama sure does seems to be setting up a lot of women to take the heat off him for his failures. We need a real man to do a man's work and to man up when things go wrong.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: stryker714, 10/17/2012 10:43:12 AM     (No. 8939865)

So much for objective journalism. Romney can fly without help from their liberal moderators. Sometimes affirmative action never really ends. "Help me mommy, help me mommy, help me Candy!".


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Reply 63 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 10/17/2012 11:15:54 AM     (No. 8939975)

Some things are so good they deserve repeating... like this from #30:

"An honest moderator/reporter would never have stuck their neck out for the known prevaricator, 0bama. But since Candy Crowley doesn't have a neck..."

The Obama campaign staff (and Creepy Crowley) knows the whole world saw Obama claim at the UN that it was a video on Youtube that turned a protest demonstration into a violent mob. So obviously, the campaign was playing to the lowest denominator of the most ignorant segment of society... urban drunks and college students.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 10/17/2012 11:19:26 AM     (No. 8939982)

Crowley shouted her lie to a larger group than she's likely to ever see again as her pathetic career winds down to an end, then she whispers her apology when no one's listening.

The fat on her massive haunches doesn't matter, but the fat between her ears sure does...

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Reply 65 - Posted by: linkay6, 10/17/2012 11:22:17 AM     (No. 8939987)

Rush Limbaugh will be interesting today!

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Reply 66 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/17/2012 11:37:15 AM     (No. 8940036)

At the very least, Crowley owes Romney, and the American people a VERY public statement of apology along with a correction of her misstatement.
I suggest everyone go to websites everywhere and demand it.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: formerlyphelps, 10/17/2012 11:51:19 AM     (No. 8940080)

It bears repeating: Romney’s point was that 0-bama flew off to fundraisers in Vegas and elsewhere while the events were still unfolding, even as he was scolding Romney for politicizing the events “while they were unfolding” – then took weeks to square with the American people. Saying he gave a short prepared speech the next day loosely referencing “acts of terror” was NOT THE POINT. Romney should not have taken that bait.

Next, the moderators are very hesitant to enforce the rules on the President. This makes sense to a degree – he is the “President” after all. But people seem to forget that the President is OUR EMPLOYEE. We are not his subjects. He should not get a pass because of his elected position.


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Reply 68 - Posted by: judy, 10/17/2012 12:04:50 PM     (No. 8940123)

Candy...who in the world would name their child Candy...should apologize to the audience for interference...it just proved what we already knew....abccbsnbccnn are bias..... she hurt her credibility more than she hurt Romney. Why in the world would the RNC allow a moderator & her panel to screen the questions without any RNC members on the Candy panel ???? Not one question on Obamacare.



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Reply 69 - Posted by: jrldev, 10/17/2012 12:09:27 PM     (No. 8940139)

What else is new? CNN made it their business to have a well "balance" staff to push the Obama back in the WH. "Miss Piggy" did what she was to do following "Miss Anorextic" monitoring of the VP debate. Sadly but true that the black community who have many very good people to run for a political office had to choose one that belongs at the bottom of the barrel. In the eyes of the world this has been a disaster of an administration.

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Reply 70 - Posted by: lasvegaslou, 10/17/2012 12:11:34 PM     (No. 8940146)

I know that Candy Crowly, at one time, was counted as a friend by Rush. I'm anxious to hear what he has to say today. He's on out here in just a few minutes. Make that now.



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Reply 71 - Posted by: coyote56, 10/17/2012 12:44:55 PM     (No. 8940235)

I also think the questions were aimed at a BHO "campaign answer". The lady who asked about the difference between Romney & Bush was seen talking to Romney after the debate so I think she received a good answer & has a good outlook on Romney. If Wikipedia is correct regarding Crowley I already knew what to expect - she is a vegetarian & does transcendental meditation so guns & oil drilling would not be her choice.

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Reply 72 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/17/2012 1:02:43 PM     (No. 8940276)

It appears Obie got candy prior to Halloween...was he wearing the warlock costume or what!

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Reply 73 - Posted by: stjohnswood, 10/17/2012 1:08:17 PM     (No. 8940294)

As Krauthammer said (I think it was Krauthammer): she was functioning as the teleprompter Obama was not allowed to bring with.

How many of Obama's outright lies did she step in to correct? There was quite a choice to pick from but apparently none of them inspired her to want to ''set the record straight'', or offer Romney the opportunity to directly rebut. Not in her fat-clogged brain, at any rate.

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Reply 74 - Posted by: janylou, 10/17/2012 1:28:42 PM     (No. 8940343)

Someone said that Romney debated both Candy and Eye Candy!


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Reply 75 - Posted by: trapper, 10/17/2012 2:27:23 PM     (No. 8940498)

Hahahahaha.

Now that we are a few more hours past the debate, it is becoming increasingly apparent that Obama dropped an anvil on his own head again. Not content to simply address Hillary by declaring that the buck stops with the president, he had to go one step further and set up a phony "gotcha" question to try to snare Mitt. And what is the result? Today everyone is talking about why he was blaming a video for 2 weeks when everyone else in the world, including his own State Department, knew it was preplanned terrorism. He started a whole new news cycle on it.

"Candy ... light this cigar for me." Hahahaaha.

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Reply 76 - Posted by: Billyc, 10/17/2012 3:28:37 PM     (No. 8940644)

I will be brief and to the point.Two things that Ms Crowley used to favor Obama. Notice how she cut off Gov Romney . Whereas with Obama she left him rambling on and on with lies and stupidity. When the question subject came up on Libya Candy Crowley a left of left Liberal helped Obama remember in the Rose Garden he had uttered a word terror or terrorist. A week later our Commander in Chief was at the UN continually mentioning to the assebly that it was the 14 minute amateur anti Islamic video that had started the uprising in Benghazi, Bob Shiefer a left winger will be the Moderator this coming monday. Have you ever asked yourselves how did they arrive at the moderator selection . Two were left wing and gaffed up the proceedings the first one friendly with Obama and second one helping Obama out of the Libyan boondoggle.These Democrats surely had to sit down with Republicans to make it seem official. I would like to know who were these Republicans ?

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Reply 77 - Posted by: jetsman, 10/17/2012 3:33:46 PM     (No. 8940656)

The wittle boy needed him mommy from the
state controlled media to splain his meaning!!
What a looser,as well as a coward,lord messiah o'bama is to have to allow him mommy
to speak up fore him!!
LOOOOOOOOOSSSSSERRRRRR!!!! MOMMY!!!

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Reply 78 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/17/2012 3:43:10 PM     (No. 8940679)

According to the story about Crowley's appearance on 'The View', she said that she had a copy of the transcript of Obama's Rose Garden speech with her at the debate.

Now why oh why would she need to have that with her?

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Reply 79 - Posted by: olhokie64, 10/17/2012 3:58:08 PM     (No. 8940707)

Number 18, been there and done that. Somebody yesterday said, it was either here or The connection, that candy was 4 times Ann Coulter. I hadn't seen candy since she covered Bob Dole in 1996, but I think she is at least 5 or 6 times Ann.

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Reply 80 - Posted by: texas_gop, 10/17/2012 4:16:00 PM     (No. 8940750)

#1 : Because the libs refuse to debate unless one of their own moderates.

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Reply 81 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 10/17/2012 4:23:30 PM     (No. 8940761)

Everyone should have known going in to this debate what she was going to do she is a shill for the far left Obama and the democrats and the next debate " moderator will do the same or worse.

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Reply 82 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 10/17/2012 4:23:57 PM     (No. 8940764)

We don't care what Zero or Randy Candy call what transpired in Benghazi! Four Americans died, and the US government led by Zero, Bite-me, and Hildebeast did not protect them.


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Reply 83 - Posted by: Mickturn, 10/17/2012 5:04:18 PM     (No. 8940849)

Romney: OH so now I'm debating BOTH of you?

Ms Crowley you are Fired!!!!

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Reply 84 - Posted by: get er done, 10/17/2012 7:25:34 PM     (No. 8941051)



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Reply 85 - Posted by: get er done, 10/17/2012 7:31:52 PM     (No. 8941061)

Re #35 - Posts regarding the portly Candy Crowley should NOT refrain from mentioning her largeness. Ms. Crowley fights dirty and so will I. In fact, the lyrics to "Who Let the Dogs Out" should be changed to "Who Let the (fill in the blank, "Cows", "Sows") Out?" Furthermore, Candy is ill mannered, unprincipled and does not deserve a shred of our respect, and neither does our "pResident." My thoughts on Obama's dependence on Crowley -- Crowley was his substitute for ValJal for the evening.

Crowley's bias made Obama appear unable to debate intelligently and fairly on his own, which he can not.

The internet threats against Romney after the debate show what a gaggle of thugs the liberals are.

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Reply 86 - Posted by: starboard, 10/17/2012 7:46:35 PM     (No. 8941077)

I really think Obama and Candy had this debate set up. Why did she have the transcript of the Rose garden ready? Yep, they had this whole Libya scenario planned.

Also, what kind of a question was that about President Bush? Obama can't walk an inch in Bush's boots.

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Reply 87 - Posted by: judy, 10/17/2012 8:13:53 PM     (No. 8941109)

She had a copy of the rose Garden speech & still lied.....Oh the won is sooo considerate of women....Hillary, Rice & Candy take the fall & he laughs.......

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Reply 88 - Posted by: ivehadit, 10/17/2012 8:19:11 PM     (No. 8941115)

Attention All the eyeores PLEASE LEAVE the republican party! We have had enough if you! Especially eyeores like Laura Ingram who have never run for any national office but love to complain!

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Reply 89 - Posted by: Sherlock, 10/17/2012 9:23:01 PM     (No. 8941185)

For those of you who are wondering, why Crowley had the transcript-so fast- and in front of her- from the Rose Garden speech, this is why: she (herself) picked the questions to be asked!! That is why. Yes! it was set up! her MAIN purpose was to make sure that the Squatter "looked" like he won, and feed him the answers,of course she knew the truth of the whole mess, that did not matter to her or any on the left, THEIR purpose is to WIN. I hope they choke on their lies. I despise the bastards.

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Reply 90 - Posted by: Chippewa, 10/17/2012 9:29:51 PM     (No. 8941188)

Romney is not dumb, whatever else you might think about him. He knew that Crowley would be a transparent shill for the statists and decided to go for it regardless. I admire his courage and think it will be harder for the Preezy to filibuster in the foreign policy debate next week.

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Reply 91 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/17/2012 9:30:22 PM     (No. 8941189)

And he still lost.

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Reply 92 - Posted by: Chippewa, 10/17/2012 9:42:49 PM     (No. 8941201)

I cannot wait until the 2016 election when President Romney appoints moderators Brit Hume, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. Good luck with that, Hillary or Biden. LOL

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Reply 93 - Posted by: GOP_U_BET, 10/17/2012 10:30:48 PM     (No. 8941250)

Excuse the cross post.

Crowley's unfortunate physical aspects are very much germane to this discussion. She is one of a class of women who are bright and hardworking, but, because of their appearance have a definite pathology. I am a normal sized, smart, and yes, fairly pretty woman and I have been dealing with the unattractive heavy smart girls all my working life. Some of them are true joys to know and work with and their inner beauty shines on out, but, others like Crowley are simply OUT TO GET someone BECAUSE it is THEIR TURN or WHATEVER. Yes, that was shouting, because that is how they are.

This was Crowley's turn in the spotlight and she blew it big time because she wanted the kool kids in the DNC to like her, and to really see her. Instead she goes down in history as a joke who sold out her integrity and professionalism in order to participate in some very cheap tricks. I think it all hit her in the light of day just how much she threw away and that is why she so desperately tried to walk it back all day. If she had simply done a good and fair job, she would be the object of admiration instead of just another sell out and thus the subject of a lot of fat jokes.

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Reply 94 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/17/2012 10:31:07 PM     (No. 8941251)

#61, yes, Candy verified Obama's lie on national television. But Obama hammered that lie home--and now it's on tape, to be referred to at will by anyone. Just like the two weeks after that of him claiming that the video did it.

#91, if Candy had the Rose Garden transcript with her, it's because she arranged with Obama that she would ask that question, and have the transcript. It was he who said "check the transcript" as if he expected it to be at hand.

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Reply 95 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 10/17/2012 11:12:29 PM     (No. 8941329)

By not complaining about the tag team after the debate Romney gave them no opening to justify Crowley's total partisan ploy.
With nowhere to hide the unfair actions the fallout has disgraced the media and Crowley and leaves Obama looking even more incompetent and unable to stand alone.

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CNN, by Peter Hamby    Original Article
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Washington - A leading Democratic pollster predicted a "sobering" turnout disadvantage for her party in this year´s midterm elections and called on Democrats to articulate "a bigger economic agenda" this fall. "There is a huge turnout disadvantage and challenge," Democratic pollster Celinda Lake said Tuesday at a breakfast with reporters. "There is always a challenge in turnout in an off year, but it´s really dramatic this time." Lake was speaking a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. Lake and Republican pollster Ed Goeas revealed results of a new George Washington University poll that showed GOP voter intensity in 2014 outpacing

Busted! After promising ´no delay´ in
final Obamacare sign-up deadline, Obama
administration unveils new ´honor system´ *

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/26/2014 12:51:26 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is prepared to give prospective Obamacare enrollees another half-month to signup for insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act website, healthcare.gov, treating the law´s March 31 regulatory deadline as a formality for Americans who claim they tried in earnest to sign up in time. During a March 12 congressional hearing, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Texas Republican Rep. Kevin Brady that there would be no such extensions. ´Are you going to delay the open enrollment beyond March 31?´ Brady asked. ´No, sir,´ she replied. On the same day, Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the

It´s time for White House to start sweating
over legal challenge to Obamacare subsidies

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/26/2014 5:25:58 AM     Post Reply
As the U.S. Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of a contraception coverage mandate Tuesday morning, a federal appeals court heard a separate legal challenge that could have much more sweeping implications for the future of President Obama´s health care law. And if the oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit are any indication, it’s time for the White House to start sweating over a lawsuit that up until now has flown relatively below the radar. At issue in the case are the subsidies that the federal government provides for individuals purchasing insurance through Obamacare. Though the text

Harry Reid: Obamacare Delayed
Because ‘People Are Not Educated
About How to Use the Internet’

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Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2014 1:47:46 PM     Post Reply
On Wednesday, Obama administration officials announced a two week extension in the deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act or face a penalty defined as a tax. Asked about this “delay” in the implementation of the ACA on Wednesday, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said that there has been no delay. He added that some of the users who experienced problems with the website early on need more time, partially because “people are not educated about how to use the internet.” “There’s no hiccup or delay,” Reid insisted. “We had hundreds of thousands of people who tried to sign up and

Andrea Mitchell Slams Hobby
Lobby: ´What Right Do They Have
to Interfere With Medical
Decisions by Women?´

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Newsbusters, by Kyle Drennen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/25/2014 10:21:26 PM     Post Reply
On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell interrogated attorney Mark Rienzi for representing Hobby Lobby in the Supreme Court case against the ObamaCare contraception mandate: "What right do they have, again, to interfere with medical decisions by women?...I mean, this gets to the whole issue of women´s health and why should women be discriminated against in ways that other medical beneficiaries are not?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Rienzi pushed back: "No one´s discriminating against women, Andrea, all they´re saying is that, you´re right, these are personal decisions,

Sotomayor, Kagan: Hobby Lobby Should
Drop Insurance, Pay Penalty and Let
Employees Use Exchange

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Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/25/2014 3:43:04 PM     Post Reply
During oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday which focused on whether the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the free exercise of religion, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan suggested employers who have moral objections to birth control should not provide health care coverage for their employees. “But isn´t there another choice nobody talks about, which is paying the tax, which is a lot less than a penalty and a lot less than -- than the cost of health insurance at all?” Sotomayor said during the presentation by attorney Paul Clement, who represents Hobby Lobby Stores


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