Skip to comments.Victim Card Pulled: "Picking On" Susan Rice is Sexist
Posted on 11/16/2012 2:37:53 PM PST by Kaslin
The victim card was officially pulled out by President Obama at a press conference earlier this week when he told reporters that Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham (he left female Senator Kelly Ayotte out of the list despite Ayotte being a strong critic of Susan Rice) shouldn't be going after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for her comments about Libya. Earlier this week McCain, Graham and Ayotte requested a select committee to look into what happened in Benghazi and all three suggested a Rice nomination for Secretary of State should be blocked.
“If Senator McCain and Senator Graham want to go after somebody, they should go after me,” Obama said. “But to go after the UN Ambassador who had nothing to do with Benghazi?”
Democrat Kirsten Powers berated Obama yesterday for treating Rice like a damsel in distress during the press conference, calling his defense of her "silly and sexist."
It's absurd and chauvinistic for Obama to talk about the woman he thinks should be Secretary of State of the United States as if she needs the big strong man to come to her defense because a couple of Senators are criticizing her.
Believe it or not, Rice isn't the first potential Cabinet nominee to be opposed by members of Congress up on the Hill. Obama also left out the inconvenient detail that there is another senator who has Rice in the crosshairs: Sen. Kelly Ayotte. But perhaps a female Senator holding Rice accountable didn't sound menacing enough in the era of the "War on Women."
Now, the victim card is being pulled on behalf of Rice by liberal women in the House.
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."
"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.
When something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities? Really? I'm sorry, is this Washington? Or a middle school playground?
What went wrong is that four Americans were killed in a terrorist attack on 9/11 in Benghazi. What went wrong is that Susan Rice deliberately misled the country about what really happened in Benghazi. She went on five Sunday shows and told the world the 9/11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a result of a spontaneous YouTube video protest, which was a lie. There was never a protest. As we learned today, General Petraeus and the White House knew "almost immediately" the attack was a planned terrorist attack. Rice lied under instruction from the White House to do so.
In this latest defense of Rice by female House members, Fudge and others are using sexism as an excuse for Rice's lies and incompetence. Senators McCain, Graham and Ayotte aren't ganging up on or "battering" Rice because she's a minority or a woman, they're simply holding her accountable for her own statements. McCain, Graham and Ayotte are engaging in the novel concept of judging someone by their actions and character, rather than by their skin color and lady parts. Liberals are constantly screaming about treating men and women equally, yet in this situation when Republicans (including Ayotte, who is a woman!) dare hold Rice accountable for the words that came out of her mouth, they cry sexism and racism.
If you can’t play with the big dogs, stay on the porch.
We need to get someone like Michele Bachmann out there so she can tell the democrats that criticism comes with equality, if the democrat women don’t like it, maybe they should run along back to the kitchen.
Yeah, and in her case the criticisms were actually in the sexist ballpark. You remember about her weak woman brain making ger crazy with migrains and not to be trusted like stable male brains?
Then again, Bachmann is a mere politician, whereas they’ll say Rice is a dedicated public servant only interested in the public good, and blah, blah, blah. I happen to think unelected bureaucrats deserve just as much mudslinging as the better known dirty politicians, so they lose me there.
“Marcia Fudge”??? Really? Har!
...let her lie under oath...
Here comes the litany:she’s “of color”;she sits down to urinate;she’s a selfless public servant,blah,blah....
The truth:She’s either a fool,a lying piece of crap,or a willing fall guy-any of which disqualify to be Secretary of State-none of the foregoing should be taken to absolve the walking piano stool was now have filling that job from responsibility
Hillary Clinton has stated it was because of the video.
She made a commercail blaming the video. She made false statements as well.
Susan Rice is a lying Marxist.
Can we have a Katie Pavlich rule like there was an Ann Coulter rule?
I don’t want to pick on Susan Rice. I want to pick on Barack Hussein Obama. Or is pointing out the lack of security at the Consulate and the BS lies his administration gave to Susan Rice on those Sunday talk shows racist?
FUBHO. The buck stops with you. You lied about national security in order to get reelected. You should get impeached AND convicted.
I'm going to switch my party affiliation and rob a bank!
Twenty years ago if you told someone that legitimate critique of people would be termed racism or sexism, they would have laughed at you.
YOU had nothing to do with it, either!!
Well, well, Where were these people when Sarah Palin was being vilified? They circle the wagons around their own, but our side piles on and distances itself. What a bunch of wussies the Republicans are. Allen West is the exception.
No one who works for 0bama is ever accountable for their actions.
So little susie can’t speak for herself? C’mon, this is so booooooring. Don’t they have anything new up their sleeve?
I would love to be a voice out there ‘bashing’ her about, she deserves and more.
Doesn't everyone here realize that "Thou shalt not bear false witness" was subject to affirmative action interpretation?
Jeeze...what a bunch of racists!
“Did the president really just tell John McCain to man up? And quit picking on Susan Rice? Did he really say that if the senator has a problem with his UN ambassador, he should take it up with her boss? Is that’s the president’s way of calling John McCain a wimp? Are you kidding me?
John McCain? War hero John McCain? Decorated fighter pilot who kept “volunteering” for dangerous mission’s John McCain?Six years in a North Vietnamese prison, getting the crap beat out of him John McCain? Are we talking about “Hanoi Hilton” John McCain? A man so badly battered and rifle-butted bayoneted and beaten, often every other hour, that to this day, he’s incapable of simply raising his arms above his head? “That” John McCain? The guy who after all that refused preferential treatment or early release because his father was an admiral. “That” John McCain?
Thats” the guy who needs to man up and pick on someone his own size?
Leaving aside the clearly sexist tone of the president’s faux-rage, more like “leave the lady alone go after me.” Is it me, or isn’t Senator McCain already on record as desperately trying “to” go after the president? Or at least get a simple answer from him on this whole Benghazi mess? And wasn’t it the president who put Susan Rice out on all the weekend talk shows right after the September 11th attacks, to address this mess?
If she wasn’t your go-to person, Mr. President, why did you make her that? Why were her words deemed the official white house reaction to that? If memory serves me right, John McCain asked that himself. Why is Susan Rice speaking, and not the president?
Where was the president’s rage then? And why this “sudden” rage now? And why only now, this press conference temper tantrum over the “coverage” of Benghazi now and not over four dead Americans in Benghazi then?
So much we still don’t know. This much I do know. John McCain didn’t make Susan Rice the mangled messenger the president did.
Just like I know John McCain isn’t the guy you want to all but call out for “not” being a man. I think he put that one to rest, after spending years in a small prison cell in Vietnam, when you, Mr. President, were just a kid.”-Neil Cavuto
The administration intentionally made Rice the face of Benghazi for the express purpose of creating the racist straw man argument. Stupid Pubbies fall for it every time. Republicans should have asked her why the hell she was there since she speaks for neither the State Department nor the CIA and sent her happy ass on its merry way.
I saw Neil say this, live. He was awesome.
Picking on Sarah was cool though!
What kind of a man throws a helpless little black girl, who doesn’t know nuthin’, into the meat grinder of D.C. politics? 0bama is a racist, misogynistic sadist!
and let’s not forget Rwanda...where she failed to call it “genocide”....
If you can't stand the heat, get back in the kitchen.
Susan should stop hiding behind her skirt!
If she can’t stand the heat, stay out of the watermelon patch
I think we need a refresher course on Rice and her affinity to the R2P doctrine.
I think we need a refresher course on Rice and her affinity to the R2P doctrine.