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 Biden would 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 ABC as 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.
Mark Halperin (Time-The Page) reports: “According to the town-hall format language in the agreement, after each audience question and both two-minute responses from the candidates, Obama and Romney are expected to have an additional discussion facilitated by Crowley. Yet her participation is meant to be otherwise limited. As stated in the document: “In managing the two-minute comment periods, the moderator will not rephrase the question or open a new topic … The moderator will not ask follow-up questions or comment on either the questions asked by the audience or the answers of the candidates during the debate or otherwise intervene in the debate except to acknowledge the questioners from the audience or enforce the time limits, and invite candidate comments during the two-minute response period.” The memorandum, which has been obtained by TIME, was signed by lawyers for the two campaigns on Oct. 3, the day of the first presidential debate in Denver.”
However, Ms. Crowley apparently didn’t like that and has decided to unilaterally (or with advice from the Obama syndicate’s?) decided to change that petty legal agreement to fit hers and Obama’s own agenda. Crowley has decided to disregard the “rules of engagement” and has announced that she will control both the candidate responses and will then follow up with her own penetrating questions of the candidates…make that “penetrating questions of the upstart candidate Governor Mitt Romney who is doing way too well in the polls for either the media or Team Obama to continue to allow.”
In order to appear not to be the obvious cause of this additional departure from sanity--if not the law--the Obama syndicate has yawningly announced in a rather feckless manner that it disagrees with Crowley on this…but ’what can one do’? ABC doesn’t appear to care about any lawsuits that may result from this breach because if Crowley is successful in brow-beating and berating Governor Romney and if she is single-handedly able to resurrect the Obama campaign from its downward slide…they believe that Crowley‘s planned illegal and unethical behaviors--coupled with rampant voter fraud--just might win them and their fellow Marxists another 4 years! If not, the media will simply continue to threaten Republicans with the ACLU--who will do anything for Marxists and a few big $$bucks.
Deceit and lies are the tactics of the Obama Game and the media has been in his camp since he first announced his candidacy. They still are. Mitt Romney will have to have his A+++ game at Debate 2, as Crowley will talk over anything he has to say and begin her confrontation towards him early on. Who knows? Obama may develop a Bidenesque toothy manic smile, smirk and call Romney a liar (despite all documented evidence to the contrary) while he is trying to field another pointed Crowley false charge. Then, of course, Crowley will turn and ask Obama “Would you like a pillow, Mr. President?”
“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin”--James 4:17
Moderator Role Under Scrutiny — Before the Debate:
Sher Zieve is a long-time syndicated columnist who generally writes columns of a politically Conservative and Constitutional nature. She also interviews notable people with an interesting and/or newsworthy story to tell. These include politicians, writers, activists and others in the news. Her work has been and continues to be carried by both national and international publications. Sher appears regularly on national talk shows.