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Dozen House women defend Rice over Libya comments
Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2012

Posted on 11/16/2012 9:08:47 AM PST by NCjim

A dozen female members of the House staunchly defended U.N. ambassador Susan Rice against Republican criticism over her remarks on the deadly Sept. 11 Libya attack, suggesting the GOP lawmakers' comments were racist and sexist.

"It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities," Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the next chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told reporters Friday at a Capitol Hill news conference.

Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham earlier this week called Rice untrustworthy and unqualified to be the nation's top diplomat if President Barack Obama chooses her to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The two vowed to block any Senate confirmation if she is nominated.

The House women, a majority of them Africa-American, lashed out at McCain and Graham and demanded that they retract their criticism.

"To batter this woman because they don't feel they have the ability to batter President Obama is something we the women are not going to stand by and watch," said Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis. "Their feckless and reckless speculation is unworthy of their offices as senators."

Said Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.: "We will not allow a brilliant public servant's record to be mugged to cut off her consideration to be secretary of state."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; feminists; susanrice; women
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1 posted on 11/16/2012 9:08:55 AM PST by NCjim
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To: NCjim

Figures. They will defend a liar and an accomplice to murder in order. Why not, this ‘women’ defend the right to butcher children.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 9:10:09 AM PST by ABQHispConservative
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To: NCjim

“Marcia Fudge?” I guess. Is that her stage name?


3 posted on 11/16/2012 9:10:17 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: NCjim

Brilliant public servant? Well we know she wasn’t talking about Susan Rice.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 9:11:10 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Brilliant public servant. Oxymoron.


5 posted on 11/16/2012 9:12:05 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: NCjim

Women? These aren’t no steenkin’ women...just MSM media whores....


6 posted on 11/16/2012 9:12:10 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: NCjim

Is this Satire?


7 posted on 11/16/2012 9:12:55 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: NCjim

WHo cares what they say?


8 posted on 11/16/2012 9:12:55 AM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: NCjim

A dozen ugly little men.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 9:14:41 AM PST by jetson
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To: NCjim
That means the defense of Rice has reached the end point. The only way they can defend her now is to point out here sex and race.

How do we know that Rice was not involved with editing the CIA talking points ? And I find it hard to believe that they changed CIA talking points and no one was required to initial the change. The changes were not documented ? More lies.

10 posted on 11/16/2012 9:14:44 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: NCjim

I’d like to see McCain come back with “if women and minorities are going to fall back on their gender or race as a defense every time they are criticized; they’re not ready for the big leagues”. This PC crap needs to be confronted head-on.


11 posted on 11/16/2012 9:15:43 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: NCjim

OKAY though when it is Condi Rice.

They can all eat excrement and die.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 9:17:32 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: NCjim
Not surprising. All honor is gone. Females destroyed politics and gave us our first black Marxist Muslim gay illegal alien CELEBRITY-IN-CHIEF.. Females didn't vote for a PRESIDENT, they voted for a metrosexual CELEBRITY raised by a transgender cross-dressing nanny. WHAT AN EMBARRASSMENT. Defending Rice is a DISGRACE and dishonors our four American men murdered in Benghazi.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 9:22:58 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

14 posted on 11/16/2012 9:25:41 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: NCjim

Why do some women fall for the trap of “sisterhood for the sake of sisterhood” instead of Duty, Honor, Country? It would take a really, really close friend of mine to make me even think of whitewashing something so heinous.

Why is it ok for Obama to infer that Rice is too stupid to think for herself, but not okay for Republicans to ask her herself?

Heck, why won’t Congress prosecute anyone. Ever. For anything.

Why is it legal for Congress, the President, and all of their psychophants to lie to me, but not ok for me to lie to them?


15 posted on 11/16/2012 9:27:43 AM PST by Noamie
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To: NCjim; John Semmens

This is satire right?

I mean, it wouldn’t have to be changed much to fit on my blog.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 9:27:43 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

It it a douchegaggle.


17 posted on 11/16/2012 9:27:55 AM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: BenLurkin

I double checked after seeing the headline. Sadly it’s a bunch of idiots rallying to defend another idiot.


18 posted on 11/16/2012 9:28:09 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: NCjim

“”It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities,” Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the next chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus”

And you and your ilk didn’t pick on Reagan, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gingrich,, etc., etc., ad nauseum?

Go crawl back into your hole. Your race card has expired and we don’t care anymore.


19 posted on 11/16/2012 9:29:01 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

“...if women and minorities are going to fall back on their gender or race as a defense every time they are criticized; they’re not ready for the big leagues.”

I think that is well said.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 9:29:19 AM PST by Noamie
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To: NCjim

this isn’t from “The Onion?”

bless their hearts, these elected wimmen know Susan Rice is a brilliant person, just bein’ victimized because of her lady parts. That bad man John McCain made her run sobbing to the ladies room. When she becomes Sec of State I bet Putin and the Iranians will treat her much more gentleman like.


21 posted on 11/16/2012 9:29:57 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: NCjim

Its called equality, deal with it or get back in the kitchen.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 9:30:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NCjim

NRFA - Never Responsible for anything....


23 posted on 11/16/2012 9:32:03 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: NCjim

This is the precise reason zer0 trotted her out there for the Sunday talk shows. How dare the sexist racist pigs question her.


24 posted on 11/16/2012 9:32:31 AM PST by MichiganCheese (The darker the culture, the brighter your light can shine.)
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To: NCjim

Ah, playing the sex AND race cards.

For once I hope Lindsey Graham and John McCain show they have some testicles.


25 posted on 11/16/2012 9:32:58 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: NCjim

If women can’t play with the big boys, they obviously need to get back to basics........go home.


26 posted on 11/16/2012 9:33:31 AM PST by Toespi
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To: NCjim
"It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities," Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio

No Ms Fudge, if that's your real name. It's a shame that 4 American's including a US Ambasador were killed by islamic terrorists and this administration lied about it during the campaign, and now you play the race/womyn card to distract attention from the lie. Fudge You.

27 posted on 11/16/2012 9:34:24 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: NCjim

I don’t care if Susan Rice is a Martian - she lied


28 posted on 11/16/2012 9:36:02 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: NCjim
No listing of who these "dozen female members of the House" were aside from the 3 quoted, but the entire article from the (unbiased) AP has no mention of any GOP member being included.

Do I need to presume that this was an expected partisan effort? Do I need to presume that the sun rises in the east. Do I need to presume that there was a reason that the (unbiased) AP would not state the affiliations or identities of the entire group?

Do I need a sarcasm and hypocrite tag here?

29 posted on 11/16/2012 9:36:20 AM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: NCjim
"It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities," Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the next chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told reporters Friday at a Capitol Hill news conference.

Yep. When a black female U.N. ambassador lies to the American people, republicans pick on her, but only because of her race and sex. When a black occupant of our White House turns out to be an anti-American communist, we only pick on him because of his race. When a black Attorney General supports and condones lawless conduct ranging from Black Panther voter intimidation to Fast and Furious, the republicans only pick on him because he's black. That race card gets a whole lot of mileage!

30 posted on 11/16/2012 9:38:25 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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How did this get to be a Womyns' issue?

If that's all they have, they have proven themselves to be unfit for office.

This is about the truth, getting to the bottom of the lies.

Unless, of course, these womyns would have the world believe that lies are the expected default behaviour of womyns in Government.

31 posted on 11/16/2012 9:40:47 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: NCjim

This is beyond stupid. I am not so concerned with who carried the message- WHO sent her out there? Aren’t people tired of the race/gender game yet?


32 posted on 11/16/2012 9:42:15 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: NCjim

This is beyond stupid. I am not so concerned with who carried the message- WHO sent her out there? Aren’t people tired of the race/gender game yet?


33 posted on 11/16/2012 9:42:38 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Pollster1

Why Rice was sent out has been clarified. She was untouchable.


34 posted on 11/16/2012 9:43:03 AM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: NCjim

Note that it’s ‘House Women’ defending Rice against ‘House’ Republicans.

Wrong on so many levels.

It’s Democrat Congresswomen, but hey, if they want to be called ‘House Women’ I guess that’s their prerogative.


35 posted on 11/16/2012 9:45:04 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: NCjim; onyx; All

If Republic women don’t come out across the nation and counter these communist comrades we deserve to be led around by the nose.

At very least, call your district congressman and protest the highjacking of the issue! The House female Alinskyites are gathering a feminist storm to obscure, deflect and detract from the Benghazi administrative cover up.

Are we women going to make our next nail appointment but fail to stick our finger on the phone and fight back?


36 posted on 11/16/2012 9:47:30 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: BenLurkin

You made me look.


37 posted on 11/16/2012 9:47:34 AM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: SharpRightTurn
”It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities,” Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio...

And you and your ilk didn’t pick on Reagan, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gingrich,, etc., etc., ad nauseum?

You forgot to include the most significant one (based on this idiot's criteria), Condoleezza Rice, Bush'43 Secretary of State! I am willing to bet that every single one of these 12 has a floor speech on record attacking THIS RICE if they were in office before 2008. But for the (unbiased) AP that might have taken too much research and besides it would have distracted from this breaking story, right?

38 posted on 11/16/2012 9:48:37 AM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: RitaOK

Michele Bachmann is a member of the permanent select committee on intelligence. If the GOP could swallow their pride and gt over their hatred of conservatives Bachmann might be a very poweful asset.


39 posted on 11/16/2012 9:53:07 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: pacpam

While you have a point, the Untouchable One has always been and remains HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON. Please, let’s not forget whose department and whose security the ambassador fell under, appealed to and was denied outright by her hand, on her mission.


40 posted on 11/16/2012 9:53:36 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: cripplecreek; onyx

Thank you! Great idea! What’s her phone number! I will get on that!


41 posted on 11/16/2012 9:55:54 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: NCjim

The soft bigotry of low expectations - beyond pathetic.


42 posted on 11/16/2012 9:56:29 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: NCjim

Who was it who sent her out that to tell the cover story. The Un ambassador? How was she in the position to know anything? And so aggressively: that just one talk show but them all. But she had a black face and had the right sex.


43 posted on 11/16/2012 9:59:14 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

They’re a bunch of dumb broads.


44 posted on 11/16/2012 9:59:33 AM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: NCjim

Defend failure, gopher it congress.

It is not what is best for our country and having the most competent people— it is about having the biggest most diverse box of crayolas.

This country can’t afford this mind-set any longer, we have a 16 crayola budget.


45 posted on 11/16/2012 10:05:04 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: RitaOK; NCjim

These Commies are racists and a joke.

The Marxist already said to come after him.

They’re idiots trying to hijack the issue to distract.

They can GTH. LOL.


46 posted on 11/16/2012 10:20:48 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: RitaOK; cripplecreek

Michelle Bachmann

Washington D.C. Office
103 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2331
Fax: (202) 225-6475


47 posted on 11/16/2012 10:24:06 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Sans-Culotte
if women and minorities are going to fall back on their gender or race as a defense every time they are criticized; they’re not ready for the big leagues”

+1

48 posted on 11/16/2012 10:28:31 AM PST by Getsmart64
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To: cripplecreek; onyx; Jim Robinson

I called Bachmann’s DC office as well as my rep, and fairly begged for her to consider a coalition of Republican women nation wide (not just 12) to counter this highjacking of the issue made by two military men, Graham & McCain, by letting the Marxist women in congress turn it into sex and race regarding Susan Rice with no push back.

Outrageous! You guys with women in your lives must ask them to call also.


49 posted on 11/16/2012 10:29:34 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

I’ve been wondering that for yrs. Just proves that the Republicans don’t know how to fight back. When they don’t fight, then the people think: “It must be true”


50 posted on 11/16/2012 10:29:49 AM PST by ncpatriot
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