|Obama-Crowley Debate Romney|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Oct 17, 2012, 05:53 PM|
GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney faced a formidable tag team challenge during his most recent debate. President Barack Obama and his unofficial running mate, CNN TV news anchor Candy Crowley, worked together to get their facts wrong on Libya.
Canada Free Press reports that, “you might think that with all the focus on media bias in debate moderation, Candy Crowley would have minded her p’s and q’s in last night’s presidential debate. But clearly, she doesn’t even know the ABC’s of her job.”
Candy interrupted Romney and blasted him after the Republican asserted that Obama refused to label the Benghazi attack an act of terror when he gave a speech at the Rose Garden on September 12.
According to the Canada Free Press, “the apparent lies surrounding the Libya tragedy are a huge scandal for Obama, and, with the mainstream media’s failure to aggressively cover the story, the debate was golden opportunity to get the truth out. Enter Crowley’s passion. She snuck into the ring, without Obama even tagging her, and hit Romney from behind with a chair while the ref, Crowley’s Brain, was looking the other way. An, as was established later, she was wrong. It was, as Thomas Sowell wrote recently, a display of what Obama himself is guilty of: confident ignorance.”
written by eisenhower , October 18, 2012
crybaby republicans are turning America into a nation of cowards.
written by K. D. , October 18, 2012
Cry baby Republicans? Give us a break! This moderator was a disgrace! The mainline media is a disgrace & for the republicans to agree to have this Obama "hack" as a moderator, is a disgrace!
written by Jonathan Green , October 18, 2012
Obama did very well. Everyone or nearly everyone is acknowledging that. But there were a number of things that really got to me and pointed at why pressure from social movements on these candidates (and elected officials) is so critical. The anti-China rhetoric was sickening when you realize that it is the multinational corporations in China, as part of the reorganization of global capitalism, that is oppressing Chinese workers (often with the support of the Chinese state). Rather than attacking China, let’s discuss the multi-national corporations and their impact on Chinese workers and workers in the USA.
Or the discussion about energy. No discussion about climate change and what that means in terms of energy usage and the forms of energy.
There are a host of other issues, of course, but it speaks to the fact that while Obama is better than Romney, he is not one of us and that should Obama win, the level of social movement pressure on his administration must be the opposite of what we saw in the first two years of his first term. In other words, we need to be in the streets and we also need to be thinking about the 2014 midterm elections and pushing for real progressive candidates. No, i do not want Romney but Obama must be pushed, in fact, pushed further than he wants to be pushed.
The discussion of the so-called “middle class”, however, really got to me. Who is the “middle class”? This is a term that is used to describe such a wide section of the population that it is meaningless. Since few people wish to self-identify as “poor” they will claim to be “middle class.”
What about the “working class”? What about “working people”? Those terms make sense and describe real segments of society. They also remind us that there are people who MUST work in order to survive and that there are people who do not work–in any real sense–but command the economy and live off of what working people produce.
No, i did not expect either of the candidates to offer such an analysis, but the rest of us should.
Just a thought.
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