Candy Crowley missed her true calling. Unbiased, professional debate “moderator” remains to be seen, as Crowley’s passion to “save” Obama morphed on stage during Tuesday night’s debate. The townhall style debate turned into a virtual slug fest, as Romney and Obama punched and counter punched their way through a debate that may go down in history as the “umpire debate”. No doubt, much will be written and the talking heads will be talking about “who won,” but will anyone address who “really” lost? I believe the American people lost. Lost a chance at truth, as Crowley dug her heels in, and Michelle Obama broke the decorum rule, clapping mighty hard as Crowley “shut down” Romney during a question on Benghazi. So much for “fair and balanced”.
The key point in this past debate, surrounded a question by a gentleman in the audience. Let me state here, that Crowley and her “team” decided which questions would be allowed. Ergo, the “Benghazi” question was “soft” asking Obama who was responsible for the dialed down security in Benghazi? We already know this, in a Congressional hearing on October 9th, State Department officials, and one in particular, Susan Lamb stated she denied the requests for added security. Obama responded with the typical faux anger at Romney, stating how could anyone say he or anyone in his Administration would intentionally “politicize” such an event? Romney stood, and countered recalling the day after the event. September 12th, pointing out Obama’s Rose garden “address” wondering how Obama could spin such an event, not mentioning Benghazi for what it really was—“an act of terror”. And here is where it gets dicey, Crowley butts in, playing “umpire” and fact checks Romney on the spot, stating basically “No you’re wrong Governor Romney, the President did call it “an act of terror” in the Rose Garden.” Michelle Obama erupts with loud applause, and President Obama says “Candy, can you say that a little louder!” It was a travesty.
Post debate, Crowley makes a statement that “Romney was right, Obama was wrong, and that “Romney just didn’t pick the “right word”. No Candy, you were “wrong”, Romney was robbed, Obama lied and Michelle acted like a “reality TV star“. Let me be clear. Obama lied. And digging his lie even deeper, he then had his moment of faux anger at “anyone saying he would politicize’ such an event”. Let us recall, the flag draped coffins of the fallen four dead Americans, straight off the plane from Benghazi. Obama standing over those flag draped coffins, recounts that “video” that spurred all the violence on in Benghazi. Obama related this story to the View and on David Letterman. That “story” was a lie, a lie concocted by someone in the White House to politicize the attacks!
My one hope, is the next debate. Its all foreign policy, and chances that Romney will be astutely ready are good. We now have Obama caught in a lie, and all you have to do is watch the video of his Rose Garden address. Yes, he does say “act of terror” however, listen to the context of this address, he cites “the United States as a place which respects all faiths” and never cites this attack as “an act of terror,” he mentions it in passing at the end of the address. Crowley recounts this herself, post debate, saying she watched the video again, and in fact Obama was….wrong. No, Obama was adamant, calling for the transcript at the debate, hollering “Candy, can you say that a little louder” thinking he “got one over” on the American people, just like Bill Clinton thought, saying “what’s your definition of sex?”. I’m tired of the semantics game. Clinton had sex with Lewinsky, and Obama lied about Benghazi. And President Obama, the truth is not a game. Americans are tired Sir, we are tired of the game playing and all the lies. Luckily we got you on video on this one.