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Congressional Black Caucus Chair Accuses John McCain of 'Racism and Sexism'
CNSNews ^ | 11/16/2012

Posted on 11/18/2012 12:27:50 PM PST by Altura Ct.

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D.-Ohio), the incoming chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, is accusing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) of "sexism and racism" because the criticism leveled at U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice for telling the American people that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a spontaneous reaction to a video posted on YouTube.

“There is a clear, a clear in my opinion, sexism and racism that goes with these comments that are being made by, unfortunately, Senator McCain and others,” Fudge (D-Ohio.) said Friday at a Capitol Hill press conference.

On Thursday, the Congressional Black Caucus voted unanimously to make Fudge their chair in the newly elected House of Representatives.

“And I strongly stand by that statement.”

Fudge said that Republican critics of Rice including McCain had never called a man “unqualified” or “not bright”, referring to comments he made on CBS’ This Morning program Thursday.

“All of the things that they have disliked about things that have gone on in this administration they have never called a male unqualified, not bright, not trustworthy. I don’t recall it ever happening,” Fudge said.

During the same press conference, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said that McCain and other “men” should not be allowed to “attack” or “batter this woman” Rice.

“What unmitigated gall for these men to attack the permanent representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice,” Moore said.

“We all understand that all of us have been disappointed in one way or another about the results of the election – but to batter this woman because they don’t feel they have had the ability to batter President Obama is something that we, the women, are not going to stand by and watch.”

Moore said that because of his criticism of Rice, she no longer considered McCain a “gentleman.”

“There was a time when I regarded Mr. McCain in particular as a gentleman. I am sad that this is not one of those moments,” she said.

Ambassador Rice is reportedly on the short list to be nominated to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as Secretary of State, and on Wednesday, McCain said that he “will do everything in my power to block her (Rice) from being the United States secretary of state.”

Rice stirred up controversy when she told a series of Sunday talk shows on Sept. 16 that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, five days earlier had been a “spontaneous reaction” to an online video clip denigrating the Prophet Mohammed.

U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack, which was subsequently dubbed a terrorist attack.

McCain told Fox News: “Susan Rice should have known better and if she didn’t know better, she is not qualified. She should have known better.”

Referring to Rice on “CBS This Morning,” McCain said the ambassador was, at the least, guilty of “not being very bright, because it was obvious that this was not a 'flash mob' and there was additional information by the time she went on every news show in America.”

Graham, on CBS “Face the Nation” on Sunday, had said of Rice: “I think Susan Rice would have an incredibly difficult time getting through the Senate. I would not vote for her unless there’s a tremendous opening up of information explaining herself [on Benghazi] in a way she has not yet done.”

At a White House press conference on Wednesday, President Obama said if members of Congress have a problem with the way his administration handled the aftermath of the terror attacks – blaming them on an obscure video -- they should take their complaints to him:

“If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I'm happy to have that discussion with them,” Obama said.

“But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador, who had nothing to do with Benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and besmirch her reputation, is outrageous,” he said.

In response, Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted: “Mr. President, don’t think for one minute I don’t hold you ultimately responsible for #Benghazi.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: cbc; fudge; marciafudge; mccain; racecard; sexism; susanrice; waronwomen
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1 posted on 11/18/2012 12:27:56 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

With a name like Fudge....


2 posted on 11/18/2012 12:33:13 PM PST by novascotianative
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To: Altura Ct.

Rep. Fudge...chairman of the Black Caucus. You can’t make this stuff up.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 12:33:56 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Altura Ct.

one of the most hate filled , racist , communist orgs in the world calling someone else racist..laughable


4 posted on 11/18/2012 12:34:33 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Altura Ct.

Pure tribalism! Everyone knows that she is a witch.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 12:36:00 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RobbyS
Pure tribalism! Everyone knows that she is a witch.

She weighs the same as a duck?

6 posted on 11/18/2012 12:38:02 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Altura Ct.

I love how Obama admits that he sent someone out to represent the administration who had “nothing to do with Benghazi”


7 posted on 11/18/2012 12:38:20 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Altura Ct.

I’d tell these people to just shut up and go take a long walk off a short pier. I’d use stronger words but it is against FR policy here.


8 posted on 11/18/2012 12:38:59 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Obama voters have cooties.)
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To: dalebert

maybe they should go talk to their BOSS Fidel Castro again


9 posted on 11/18/2012 12:39:18 PM PST by molson209
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To: Altura Ct.

Poor, stupid John McCain. He’s played the whore to the Left for so long, yet he just can’t understand why they’d rather smack him around than leave a $100 on the dresser.


10 posted on 11/18/2012 12:41:39 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Slings and Arrows

She turned me into a newt.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 12:42:13 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Slings and Arrows

This is a gal who has used her sex and skin color as a shield to keep her career afloat, even though she riles everyone who has to work with her.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 12:42:27 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Altura Ct.

What did the CBC ever say to defend that other black, female named “Rice”, when she was SOS? There were a lot of over-the-top, blatantly racist invectives thrown her way, by numerous leftist politicians, the MSM, and rabid bloggers. Look up “condi rice racist cartoons”, if you have a strong stomach.


13 posted on 11/18/2012 12:44:19 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Altura Ct.
'Racism and Sexism'

What do they know about either?

14 posted on 11/18/2012 12:49:37 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Altura Ct.

You can always count on these shameful critters in the Black Caucus to be crying racism and stirring up the ignoramuses who vote them in year after year. The safest seats in Congress are the ones with black racists in them


15 posted on 11/18/2012 12:49:45 PM 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: Altura Ct.

“.. Psssst....Hey, CBC. Nobody gives a rat’s azz what you racist clowns think anymore....”


16 posted on 11/18/2012 12:49:57 PM PST by lgjhn23
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To: Altura Ct.

McCain should know well that black women are unable to say or do anything that is wrong.

That is why all attacks on them are sexist and racist.

McCain must be getting senile to have forgotten this. /s


17 posted on 11/18/2012 12:53:00 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Kinda gives new meaning to the  FUMF  acronym !
18 posted on 11/18/2012 12:53:21 PM PST by tomkat (a million tiny cuts .. add yours daily .. be creative)
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To: EEGator
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19 posted on 11/18/2012 12:58:16 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Altura Ct.

There is a clear, a clear in my opinion, sexism and racism

She at least had the decency to clearly state that it was her opinion rather than simply state it as fact. She’s absolutely right. It is her opinion and has nothing to do with the facts, reality or truth.


20 posted on 11/18/2012 1:00:17 PM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: Altura Ct.

If the racists that comprise the Congressional Black Caucus had lifted one word of condemnation when the dignified, intelligent and gracious former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was being viciously attacked by leftist haters they might have a shred of credibility. Right now, they are just playing the race card to deflect criticism from their ‘sister’, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice. No one is fooled and few will be swayed by this racist group’s predictable complaints.


21 posted on 11/18/2012 1:03:25 PM PST by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: Altura Ct.

Fudge does not go well with battered rice.


22 posted on 11/18/2012 1:03:42 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: all the best

So what’s she going to do, go up to McCain & kick him in the shins?


23 posted on 11/18/2012 1:04:17 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

I got better.


24 posted on 11/18/2012 1:07:56 PM PST by EEGator
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To: txrefugee

Honestly, these people are so embarrassing, on so many levels.


25 posted on 11/18/2012 1:11:41 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: novascotianative; Altura Ct.

Yeah, she’s from Fudge City, Ohio, home of the NFL Fudge City Browns, the MLB Fudge City Indians, and the NBA Fudge City Cavaliers.

Fudge City is a sister city of Chocolate City, Louisiana.


26 posted on 11/18/2012 1:14:07 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Whatever...if the economy tanks, American will no longer tolerate these corrupt fools.


27 posted on 11/18/2012 1:14:07 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Altura Ct.
There is a clear, a clear in my opinion, sexism and racism that goes with these comments that are being made by, unfortunately, Senator McCain and others,

and the black caucus is guilty of being against reason, independent individual rational judgment, the freedom of inequality in a free society, and true justice.

28 posted on 11/18/2012 1:18:24 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Altura Ct.

Circle the wagons; and play the race card or the gender card, or say “it’s just about sex” (in the case of President Clinton). - If the Republicans had done this in Watergate and during Iran Contra; they’d be taking a page out of the Democrat playbook, and President Nixon would have died a respected elder statesman as Clinton has done.


29 posted on 11/18/2012 1:23:18 PM PST by Twinkie (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.)
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To: Twinkie

Oops! Ya’ll know what I mean; that Clinton is a “respected elder statesman”, but unlike Nixon is still alive.


30 posted on 11/18/2012 1:27:47 PM PST by Twinkie (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.)
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To: Altura Ct.

I’m sorry, but boooyah. I admit it, I don’t like your genes. Because with it comes things like communism, islamofascism, totalitarianism, statism, anti-Americanism, and sociopathic narcissism.

I don’t like Pelosi’s, Reid’s, and even a couple of white republican’s genes either for the same reason.


31 posted on 11/18/2012 1:31:55 PM PST by Ms. Blunt
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To: Altura Ct.

How can a group of people who identify themselves by skin color alone, such as “Congressional Black Caucus” call anybody racist?


32 posted on 11/18/2012 1:34:31 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Altura Ct.; All
I'm shocked at the accusation. /s

This strategy was telegraphed by Obama's phony outrage at the reporter's question.

Was it racism and sexism when Condi Rice was attacked?

33 posted on 11/18/2012 1:37:30 PM PST by newzjunkey (Still waiting for Akin defenders to come clean and apologize...)
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To: Altura Ct.
Same silly circus....

...just different clowns

34 posted on 11/18/2012 1:38:28 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Fudge is packing some (rhetorical) heat.


35 posted on 11/18/2012 1:40:15 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Altura Ct.

McCain and Graham will back down now. There will be no fillibuster of this incompetent woman because she has brown skin. The ultimate racist act.


36 posted on 11/18/2012 1:41:32 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Altura Ct.

A good reason to vote only for white males. That way the Left can’t hurl ‘ism’ cards at you...Stevie666


37 posted on 11/18/2012 1:50:10 PM PST by szweig (HYHEY!! (Have You Had Enough Yet))
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To: Slings and Arrows

My thought, also! She should turn the majority of people into Newt, and then, look out leftists!


38 posted on 11/18/2012 1:57:40 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: novascotianative

Fudge should be sent packing


40 posted on 11/18/2012 2:08:39 PM PST by Jeff Vader
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41 posted on 11/18/2012 2:14:03 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Altura Ct.

Playing the race card from day one. This one’s gonna be great!


42 posted on 11/18/2012 2:18:20 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Altura Ct.

The very existence of the “Congressional Black Cacus” is racism.


43 posted on 11/18/2012 2:18:34 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Oh my. McStupid is a twofer now! What is little Megs gonna to think?


44 posted on 11/18/2012 2:28:34 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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Where is the old white man caucus in the house? By definition, the black congresswoman caucus is racist as they don’t allow whites, men and only support our black president. I really thought Mrs. Rice was an adult and responsible for the words that came out of her mouth. It was bad enough that Obama sent her out with lies and permanently affected her career, but to then act like she could not defend herself and needed a mentor to come and shield her from criticism, Obama is just throwing her under the bus. I am amazed that this country still elects people like Mrs. Fudge, who clearly cannot think for themselves and simply wait in the wings for their leader to request them to carry water.


45 posted on 11/18/2012 2:41:16 PM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: Altura Ct.

Fudge - that’s racist!


46 posted on 11/18/2012 2:49:14 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Altura Ct.

Can Weeper of the House Boehner sanction these Members of Congress for their outrageous actions? If not, why not?


47 posted on 11/18/2012 2:58:54 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: Altura Ct.

On it’s face and beyond doubt the CBC is a profoundly racist organization. It’s time all rational people responded to CBC pronouncements with a firmly stated “F*** You!” and nothing more


48 posted on 11/18/2012 3:05:13 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: muir_redwoods

I’ll raise you two! The Dems statement showed racism (White Guys), Age Discrimination (OLD White guys) and Sexism (failed to mention Kelly Ayotte, the female in the group)


49 posted on 11/18/2012 3:47:17 PM PST by Hillary'sMoralVoid
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To: Altura Ct.

Fudge is a racist and a sexist.


50 posted on 11/18/2012 3:53:35 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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