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Analyst Kirsten Powers Blasts Obama’s ‘Silly, Sexist’ Defense Of Ambassador Susan Rice
Mediaite ^ | November 15th, 2012 | Andrew Kirell |

Posted on 11/17/2012 6:30:38 AM PST by chessplayer

Fox News self-described liberal political analyst Kirsten Powers tore into President Barack Obama‘s full-throated defense of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over her response to the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Unlike the conservative critics who take issue with Obama’s defense for obvious reason, Powers was offended by it because of what she believes was a “sexist” tone.

In her Fox News column, Powers described the president’s performance as “bizarrely” casting Rice “as some delicate flower the boys should stop picking on” for her post-Benghazi comments. “There is no damsel in distress and Obama’s paternalistic bravado in defense of a top administration official is going to come back to haunt him,” Powers wrote.

The Democratic analyst took particular exception with Obama characterizing Rice as “an easy target,” writing that “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.”

She continued: “The conceit of Obama’s argument is that people are picking on a helpless girl — a lowly U.N. ambassador — because they are afraid of the big bad president. Oh, please.”


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One would think feminist groups would be all over the Dear Leader for treating Rice like a helpless girl that needs to be defended by a macho man like himself. But, they aren't.
1 posted on 11/17/2012 6:30:49 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
Something has gotten into Kirsten Powers. She has been more and more critical of Ubama and other RATS lately.

Republicans should make Ubama call his bluff and start aiming their attacks at him.

2 posted on 11/17/2012 6:44:11 AM PST by Texas Eagle (1)
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To: chessplayer

The whole affair is ludicrous. He sent her out to lie for him, and now he’s going to ride to her rescue and save her from the bad men who are calling her a liar?


3 posted on 11/17/2012 6:44:51 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: chessplayer

They were mum about Bill Clinton.

The feminist groups are completely political and pandering and have no integrity.


4 posted on 11/17/2012 6:45:14 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: chessplayer

sounds like a useful idiot just discovered she’s a useful idiot


5 posted on 11/17/2012 6:46:47 AM PST by Jeff Vader
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To: chessplayer

In their world, you’re strong and powerful when it suits your political purpose, and you’re a weak and helpless victim when it suits you’re political purpose.

Have I got that about right?

I saw a group of lib female House and Senate members hold a presser on Ms Rice’s behalf...C-span replayed it over and over...in which they played the victim card and the big, bad, male, white, Republican card.

Kirsten Powers better watch her step.


6 posted on 11/17/2012 6:46:56 AM PST by txrangerette ("hold to the truth...speak without fear". (Glenn Beck))
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To: Jeff Vader

Worry not. She’ll go back to being a useful idiot very shortly. Remember: She used to date Anthony Wiener.


7 posted on 11/17/2012 6:50:04 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Texas Eagle

She works for Fox...she’s a “Democrat” who like Bob Beckel is hired to represent the other side...since very few Democrats will ever be seen on Fox.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 7:01:33 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: Texas Eagle

...”Something has gotten into Kirsten Powers. She has been more and more critical of Ubama and other RATS lately”...

Kirston has “seen the lion and heard the owl..” She is obviously a woman of integrity and courage..It is not easy to confront the vicious political and media powers that be.
She does not bow to having someone tell her she did not see what she just saw. The lies have gotten that bad. I once heard of a situation where a woman walked into her house and witnessed her husband having sex with another woman. Both began trying to convince her that she was hallucinating. What is going on day in and day out from our left wing media is no different than that. We are getting ready to see whether 50% of Americans are going to take this farce.


9 posted on 11/17/2012 7:16:04 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: chessplayer

10 posted on 11/17/2012 7:23:23 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

An excellent reminder for use when debating a Dim on the so-called “War On Women”. It doesn’t get uglier (in many respects) than that cartoon.


11 posted on 11/17/2012 7:29:52 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Texas Eagle
I predict that someday soon Kirsten Powers will announce that she is no longer a Democrat; that the Dems misrepresented themselves and she believed them.

But she'll believe them no more.

The woman is too intelligent, too decent, too honest and too attractive to continue to be a Democrat mouthpiece.

12 posted on 11/17/2012 7:32:13 AM PST by eCSMaster (2012 elections: American Coup d'etat!)
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To: chessplayer
I've always thought that Kirsten was one of the more reasonable (very rare) Democrats on the tube. She also is not hard to look at.


13 posted on 11/17/2012 7:35:26 AM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: TruthWillWin

I think she’s quite yummy; but she is a Leftie. Make know mistake.


14 posted on 11/17/2012 7:43:46 AM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: TruthWillWin

I think she’s quite yummy; but she is a Leftie. Make no mistake.


15 posted on 11/17/2012 7:44:16 AM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: txrangerette
In their world, you’re strong and powerful when it suits your political purpose, and you’re a weak and helpless victim when it suits you’re political purpose.

Have I got that about right?

Dead-on correct! The Feminist-Movement is no more than a Girls-Club for Socialism.

16 posted on 11/17/2012 7:49:28 AM PST by Tallguy (Hunkered down in Pennsylvania.)
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To: TruthWillWin

Yes, she shows flashes of sanity from time to time. I always have had this fatal attraction to liberal women. I am sure that she would just tear out my heart and do the Mexican hat dance on it. Probably, just as well that our lives never intersected.


17 posted on 11/17/2012 7:59:05 AM PST by 3Fingas
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To: chessplayer

If she is so weak and helpless that she can’t handle the critisism coming her way over this then there is no doubt she is not strong enough to be a Sec. of State. !!
As for Ms. Powers...she’s too smart and beautiful to be a Democrat - she was born into it as her mother worked for the mysoginist-in-chief, but I suspect she isn’t as leftist as she portrays herself to be...it is her job after all.


18 posted on 11/17/2012 7:59:15 AM PST by Froggie
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To: tacticalogic

now he’s going to ride to her rescue and save her from the bad men who are calling her a liar?


Rescue her from the bad, sexist, racist men.


19 posted on 11/17/2012 8:12:16 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: eCSMaster

I predict that someday soon Kirsten Powers will announce that she is no longer a Democrat;


Libs have been labeling her a sellout and a Republican for years.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 8:16:49 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: Froggie

If she is so weak and helpless that she can’t handle the critisism coming her way over this then there is no doubt she is not strong enough to be a Sec. of State. !!


I wonder what happened to the 1970’s battle cry “we are wimmins, hear us roar.” Theres no roaring coming from Rice. She needs big, bad bammer to protect her.


21 posted on 11/17/2012 8:20:43 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks chessplayer.
...self-described liberal political analyst Kirsten Powers tore into President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice...

22 posted on 11/17/2012 8:32:28 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 3Fingas

Commie bimbo calls it right. Once.

Same track record as the occasionally sane Juan Williams.

Whoop-ti-doo.


23 posted on 11/17/2012 8:37:35 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: chessplayer

Never count on kirsten powers.


24 posted on 11/17/2012 8:39:44 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: chessplayer

Good for Kirsten. She’s a liberal, but she tries to be fair-minded.


25 posted on 11/17/2012 8:53:38 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TruthWillWin

There was a great shot on Bret Baier’s panel the other day: Laura Ingraham and Kirsten Powers sitting right next to each other.


26 posted on 11/17/2012 8:55:07 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: chessplayer

When things got hot, Hillary disappeared. When things got hotter, Rice had to be defended by a MAN! So people, would you want EITHER of these scardy cat girls as your President? Well, three scardy cat girls if you count Obama.


27 posted on 11/17/2012 8:56:00 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: All

I don’t like KP at all, and turn her off whenever she comes on!


28 posted on 11/17/2012 8:59:08 AM PST by mickie (My grandson is a Marine...God Bless them all!)
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To: Texas Eagle

Maybe Powers remembers that when TSHTF, Condoleeza Rice stood there and took the arrows. She didn’t need the help of any MAN! The liberal Democrat females react differently. When things go wrong, they can hide behind a liberal media or a strong MAN! Yeah, they want equality, top jobs and equal pay. But when it gets rough, they break like little girls. (Thanks Bob Dylan)


29 posted on 11/17/2012 9:01:09 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Texas Eagle
Something has gotten into Kirsten Powers. She has been more and more critical of Ubama and other RATS lately.

She has improved while Juan Williams (who was never good) is loud spoken and confident ever since Obama won. I have to mute the imbecile. He spoils everything he is on.

30 posted on 11/17/2012 9:06:02 AM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: elcid1970

Commie bimbo calls it right. Once.

Same track record as the occasionally sane Juan Williams.


Williams isn’t even occasionally right anymore. He is 100% back on the plantation.


31 posted on 11/17/2012 9:14:45 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: TruthWillWin; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ..
Re: I've always thought that Kirsten was one of the more reasonable (very rare) Democrats on the tube. She also is not hard... to look at.

Yeah, but when you consider that she dated Anthony Weiner... in just kills any sexual thoughts--

32 posted on 11/17/2012 10:02:58 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Is that a fact...She dated Weiner? Noooooo....


33 posted on 11/17/2012 10:06:58 AM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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