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.