Skip to comments.GOP attacks on Susan Rice make for bad racial optics
Posted on 11/21/2012 12:38:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The Republicans really need to lay off UN Ambassador Susan Rice. The image of a party of angry old white dudes going after an accomplished black woman will not give them the image makeover they need.
Not unlike their outrageous behavior over the past four yearsand this election season in particularthe party is guilty of overreach. Despite the thrashing the GOP received on election day, and the lessons they should have learned when President Barack Obama cleaned Romneys clock, old habits are hard to break.
The Grand Old Party has engaged in relentless attacks on Ambassador Rices intelligence and reputation, turning her into a scapegoat for the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. At issue for Republicans are Rices statements on the Sunday talk show circuit following the attack.
The diplomat characterized the Benghazi incident as a protest by extremists against an anti-Muslim videoan assessment based on the best intelligence the CIA had at the time. Rice had nothing to do with Benghazi, and yet, as a brilliant black woman in the upper echelons of the Obama administration, she is a convenient target for a party that has problems with women and black people...
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Who knew she was black?
Did the murdered Ambassador?
Really? She's the best he could find...regardless? I don't think so.
Four dead white guys in Benghazi while the President flies to Las Vegas for a fundraiser makes even worse “racial optics” - if the MSM ever bothered to notice.
If the grio’s premise is true....than zero’s giving of “stuff” to the blacks and minorities is also bad racial optics....
Thegrio is just another MSM slime machine....
You mean the way they disrespected Condi? These people make me sick.
The republicans better fight back against this racism, or they are doomed. Not the racism charge, the actual racism the democrats are employing.
It is not even conceivable that the controversy over Susan Rice’s Benghazi statements has a racial element. But if this is to be the response of someone handling sensitive national security, they are not fit for that position.
For God’s sake, call for her immediate resignation.
That’s different: She’s a “race traitor” and “deserves” whatever happened to her. Didn’t you read the rule book?
Kind of like the way gangs will send out the youngest members to do the dirty work, because they know if they get caught they’ll get off easy because they’re just kids.
Attacks? Like being asked, who gave you the talking points memo for your Sunday show tour?
This is an extension on the War on Women, and using the race card to keep the heat away from The 0ne.
The ‘accomplished black woman’ either lied or was lied to by her bosses. She needs to stop hiding behind her skin color and her vagina and admit her mistakes.
Now, now. It’s heartwarming when the opposition tries to give helpful advice to the other side. Obviously, they have our very best interests at heart and we should, instantly, comply. /s
Rice is BLACK? OK, then, Not guilty.. Who didn’t see this coming.. Geeeze
A conquering people will not allow criticism of their person. This is what we are beginning to see; i.e. the closing down of all criticism. Get used to it.
Note to all the race baiters and feminists....Minorities and women will NEVER be equal until they are judged equally to white men. PERIOD. That’s it.
If Obama or Susan Rice were white men, they would both be out of a job by now.
Vicious attacks on [Clarence Thomas, Allan West, Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas] make for bad racial optics.
Race baiting b.s.
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