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'Independent' Audience Asks Twice As Many Anti-Romney Questions
Big Government ^ | 10/16/12 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 10/17/2012 6:52:59 AM PDT by DFG

Candy Crowley’s disgraceful performance tonight masked her true failure: her failure to pick questions outside the Daily Kos mailbag. Here’s the full list of questions she pre-screened from members of the “independent” audience. They got more and more egregious as the evening progressed.

QUESTION: Mr. President, Governor Romney, as a 20-year-old college student, all I hear from professors, neighbors and others is that when I graduate, I will have little chance to get employment. What can you say to reassure me, but more importantly my parents, that I will be able to sufficiently support myself after I graduate? Romney answered this one easily, but the question itself was framed from a leftist point of view. It is no president’s job to guarantee anyone employment after they graduate. All a president can do is create the conditions for economic growth, which provides jobs. Score this one as a neutral question.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012debates; debate; elections; mediabias; obama; romney; shapiro

1 posted on 10/17/2012 6:53:04 AM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

The young “undecided” female was apparently Code Pink operative.


2 posted on 10/17/2012 6:58:13 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: DFG

From about the 40 minute mark on during the debate, the questions (aside from Libya) were just bizarre. No one cares about assault weapons bans, gender gap inequality, etc.


3 posted on 10/17/2012 6:59:05 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: DFG
..."independent” audience...

I thought it was supposed to be an "undecided" audience.

4 posted on 10/17/2012 6:59:38 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: DFG

“Independent” my foot.


5 posted on 10/17/2012 7:00:38 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: DFG

The pig done screwed up big time. Her jumping to nobama’s defense on Benghazi was despicable. As a member of the clueless Lame Stream Media, she more than met my expectations.


6 posted on 10/17/2012 7:02:09 AM PDT by upchuck (Porn, cheaper than dating.)
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To: DFG

And in that group of phony “undecideds” there was not one question about ObamaCare, that will literally bankrupt the nation and put every citizen at risk medically? Crowley certainly showed her bias writ large.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 7:03:58 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: DFG

Jeremy (first guy who asked a question) tipped his hand right out of the gate. Romney was the first responder, but little Jeremy never looked at him — he addressed and never took his eyes of Obozo.

It was the chickie with the “equal pay for women” that finally did me in and I tuned out. Couldn’t get into FR, of course, so it was only this morning that I learned of Crowley’s shameful stunt.


8 posted on 10/17/2012 7:05:16 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: DFG

9 posted on 10/17/2012 7:05:34 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (will do graphics for food...)
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To: DFG

That this is a surprise to anyone is astounding.


10 posted on 10/17/2012 7:05:34 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: DFG

And what did Obama have to offer? Some jobs are just not coming back. Low-paying jobs.
There are young people who can’t afford college and don’t want to be in hock to the government for absurdly high tuition. They need OTJ training — you know, like the President has gotten these past 4 years. They need those minimum wage jobs. They need to work before they forget why they ought to work.
But Obama says get over it. Those jobs are gone for good.


11 posted on 10/17/2012 7:05:35 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: upchuck

I grudgingly give kudos to nobama for finally bringing up the 47% at the very end of the debate when Romney would have no chance to respond. That was a strategic plus.


12 posted on 10/17/2012 7:05:42 AM PDT by upchuck (Porn, cheaper than dating.)
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To: DFG

I didn’t bother watching last night as I already knew several things:

1. Debates are set up for the Democrat to win.
2. Moderators are in the bag for Democrats.
3. Democrats will never answer a question, just use talking points from their handlers, errr campaign staff.
4. Going into a debate, it is the Democrats to lose, not the Republicans to win.
5. Every leftwing lunatic will come out the next day and say the Democrat won, even if the Republican was debating an empty chair.
6. “Leftwing Lunatic” includes the MSM.

So knowing this, I watched a movie, came here periodically and happily got tossed off the server a couple of hundred times (I’m a FReeper, I know what the risks are and accept them)

I took one thing away from the debate from all the reading I have done this morning. Despite almost everyone saying Obama won, they are also saying Romney looked Presidential. That’s what counts.


13 posted on 10/17/2012 7:06:00 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: DFG

The panel did not represent an accurate cross section of American voters.


14 posted on 10/17/2012 7:06:32 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: upchuck

Funny how the 47% numbers is back after 4 years. After the last election when Obama was asked how he would represent the 47% of Americans that did not vote for him he simply stated

“I won”.


15 posted on 10/17/2012 7:07:43 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: DFG

Looking at Jeremy, it will be harder for him finding a girlfriend than getting a job.


16 posted on 10/17/2012 7:09:31 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: TigerClaws

I knew an illegal alien supporter would pop up. If I was Romney, I would have hammered Obama for suing the state of Arizona for basically enforcing federal law, but Romney took a softer approach than I would have liked.


17 posted on 10/17/2012 7:11:04 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: frankenMonkey

ROFL!!!!


18 posted on 10/17/2012 7:11:10 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: DFG

Who the heck really expected better from Clinton News Network and the “worst looking leftist person on TV” that already showed her stripes?

Would be insightful if Gallup or the Debate Commission would publish at minimum the whole bag of questions Gallup picked and the Manatee picked her’s from.

Still and all, Romney held his own and planted a nice time delayed stink-bomb or two.


19 posted on 10/17/2012 7:17:56 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: DFG

Did anyone see the “unbiased” post debate on CNN and CSPAN ? We were subjected to constant video of the Obamas surrounded by their adoring “independent” and “undecided” voters posing for photos and waiting patiently for autographs. Split screen on one was 1/3 Bobby Jindal and 2/3 Obama.


20 posted on 10/17/2012 7:20:19 AM PDT by Notasoccermom
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To: DFG

The real answer is to allow all the questions submitted by the ‘Independent’ audience to be seen and then decide if the audience was independent or the moderator’s bias was the source of the problem.


21 posted on 10/17/2012 7:22:02 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: DFG

The biggest thing I noticed which concerned the biggest problem on most Americans minds—the economy-—Romney had a vision and Obama had bad memories. In fact, Obama has no plan...except class warfare and attacking Romney for being wealthy. That’s it. That’s Obama’s big plan. Excuse me if I snicker.


22 posted on 10/17/2012 7:23:16 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: upchuck
The pig done screwed up big time.

She's already backtracking on that after being called on it by Anderson Cooper, of all people.
23 posted on 10/17/2012 7:33:10 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: DFG

There is no way those people were undecided you can tell by their questions and demenor. Also this whole thing was a setup because Obama likes the town hall type debate and the reason why is thay he was able to ensure that only his people attended. There were several times that Rommney was asked a question then cut off in mid answer. I think in the last debate Rommney should go for the kill no matter what the moderator says and how much Obama blusters.


24 posted on 10/17/2012 7:46:13 AM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: HomeAtLast
Good point and I will tell you what else they need to succeed. They need a sponsor like Vallarie Jarrett who can get them jobs making 100K a year. They need someone that can get them appointed to corporate boards, in companies that they know absolutely nothing about, where they get paid hundreds of thousand of dollars for doing absolutely nothing. They need the backing of the major Daley political empire and the most corrupt political regime in history. That is why Obama and his parasitic wife are where they are.
25 posted on 10/17/2012 7:52:47 AM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: workerbee

“Jeremy (first guy who asked a question) tipped his hand right out of the gate.”

But he got a nice photo keepsake of he and Ovomit hugging after the debate.


26 posted on 10/17/2012 7:56:35 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: DFG

When I graduate, I will have little chance to get employment.

Any questions why one should vote for Obama?.


27 posted on 10/17/2012 8:00:33 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: DFG

This Panel had a lot of liberal plants in it.You could tell by the questions that were asked of Mitt Romney.

A number of legit questions were directed toward both candidates.


28 posted on 10/17/2012 8:01:33 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
So knowing this, I watched a movie, came here periodically and happily got tossed off the server a couple of hundred times

Yeah, last night I chose between the ObamaFest "debate" and Sons of Anarchy. It was a tough choice: one featured characters that engage in in gun-running, prostitution, cozy deals with foreign criminals, and using illegal means to set up their powerful empires; the other was about a motorcycle gang.

29 posted on 10/17/2012 8:24:22 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: upchuck
I grudgingly give kudos to nobama for finally bringing up the 47% at the very end of the debate when Romney would have no chance to respond.

There were supposed to have been 12 questions. Romney won the toss meaning he got the first question. Crowley knew right from the toss that she would only get in a odd number of questions (11) which would allow Obama the last word in the debate. Had she of asked 12 questions, Romney would have had the last word.

30 posted on 10/17/2012 9:45:47 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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