Sunday, February 10, 2013

Candy Crowley and CNN panel: should people be permitted to critique Dear Leader's policies?

That's strange: CNN never seemed to ask these questions when a man named George W. Bush was president.

CNN Panel: Was Doctor’s Conservative Speech In Front Of Obama ‘Offensive,’ ‘Inappropriate’?

Dr. Benjamin Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, raised a number of political eyebrows in Washington this week when he took to a stage he shared with President Barack Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast and advocated a number of conservative reforms. On Sunday, the panel guests on CNN’s State of the Union weighed in on whether it was appropriate for Carson to use the forum of the prayer breakfast to advocate for free market reforms to healthcare and a flat tax code.

“Whoa,” said CNN anchor Candy Crowley after playing a portion of Carson’s speech in which he linked the biblical principle of proportional tithing to a flat taxation system... “This was really interesting, number one for the venue, number two for the person doing this,” Crowley said.

...Crowley turned to Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and asked if she found “anything offensive” in Carson’s speech.

“I think that there is a political correctness that he was trying to use to appeal to a conservative audience,” Schakowsky said. “I think it’s really not really an appropriate place to make this kind of political speech and to invoke God as his support for that kind of view.”

Schakowsky concluded by saying that Carson’s message displayed an “empathy gap” between where the American propel are and where Carson, and other conservatives, want the nation to go. “We need to have an economy that works for everyone,” she concluded.

I seem to remember Democrats openly chortling and celebrating when a shoe was thrown at George W. Bush. Open criticism of the president, in any venue imaginable, was actively encouraged and cheered on by CNN... then.

CNN's message is clear: it's not appropriate nor legitimate to criticize the government, at least when a radical Leftist is openly subverting the Constitution.

The best word to describe CNN's contempt for even gentle criticism of Obama's policies? Fascism.

Furthermore, Jan Schakowsky is a known Communist sympathizer. As such, she doesn't deserve any sort of forum on national television, let alone serving as a member of Congress. Schakowsky can't honestly take an oath to uphold the Constitution while working with radical groups like DSA.

Oh, as an aside, Ms. Crowley may want to lay off the nachos for a while. Just sayin'.


angrymike said...

Those ppl on that panel must be nervous, if they don't agree with "Candy" she will eat them....
The ugly from the inside is coming out all over on that one...........

Anonymous said...

You know what's ‘Offensive,’ and ‘Inappropriate’? Candy Crowley being allowed to be seen on the same network that is trying to make an issue about Chris Christie's weight.

The hypocrisy of these people...

Rebecca Randolph said...

“This was really interesting, number one for the venue, number two for the person doing this"

gee...wonder what she meant by "the person doing this" being "interesting"?? fat bitch is letting her racism show since it would appear that the good doctor is intelligent enough to make up his own mind about politics and has managed to stray from the liberal plantation!!

Anonymous said...

Normally I would agree that this wasn't the forum for this type of speech. BTW the Doc was terrific and exactly right.

However one cannot pass up a opportunity like this one, with Dear Leader sitting there "unable to respond". You know . . . . like what he did to the Supreme Court Justices and the Republicans at his press conference.

The irony/hypocrisy/double standard was impeccable!