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Washington Post Suspects Racism In GOP Opposition To Rice Nomination
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 11/23/2012 7:23:53 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

As I wrote this morning to the NewsBusters editor who alerted me to the Washington Post's editorial, "The GOP’s bizarre attack on Susan Rice," I don't read WaPo much, but somehow assume they're not quite as extreme as the New York Times. Silly me, judging by WaPo's ugly, over-the-top opinion item.

Here's the ugly last paragraph from today's editorial: "Could it be, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus are charging, that the signatories of the letter are targeting Ms. Rice because she is an African American woman? The signatories deny that, and we can’t know their hearts. What we do know is that more than 80 of the signatories are white males, and nearly half are from states of the former Confederacy."

More after the jump.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dncgtalkingpoints; obamunism; racisim; republicans; susanrice; thoughtcrime; washingtonpost; yellowjournalism

1 posted on 11/23/2012 7:24:00 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Do you oppose Susan Rice’s nomination? That’s racist! Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 11/23/2012 7:24:52 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Do you oppose Susan Rice’s nomination? That’s racist! Ping to Today show list.


3 posted on 11/23/2012 7:25:47 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yeah..the GOP just hated having Condi Rice as SOS. They have a really big memory hole right in the center of the Compost office.
I am opposed to Rat Rice holding any administration position because she is either a liar or stupid. The administration used her to deliver a message simply because she really knew nothing about the situation.


4 posted on 11/23/2012 7:30:28 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Is “Inept” now considered a race?


5 posted on 11/23/2012 7:33:21 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Under Obama, we are witnessing the self-Sovietization of the American media.


6 posted on 11/23/2012 7:36:36 AM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well the TIMING sure is suspicious...no sooner does she get up an LIE to the American people about the reasons for the deaths of four fellow citizens than we turn RACIST. You’d think we could have at least started burning crosses in front of her house weeks or months ago...like any good racists would have done. /sarc


7 posted on 11/23/2012 7:41:08 AM PST by bigbob
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The only raceists left in America are those who possess and wield the race card to trump rationality.


8 posted on 11/23/2012 7:45:33 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Four more years of destructive non-leadership of America. Pray for our country.)
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To: bigbob

Well said.


9 posted on 11/23/2012 7:48:00 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Four more years of destructive non-leadership of America. Pray for our country.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Republicans will never accept a black woman as Secretary of State.


10 posted on 11/23/2012 7:50:21 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth" - Voltaire)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The lady knowingly lied to the American people. She is not qualified to be SOS. Race has nothing to do with it.


11 posted on 11/23/2012 7:57:05 AM PST by freedom1st
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is another area where the GOP falls down on the job.

Just stand up and tell the WP and gov’t race-baitors to cut the sh!t. Truth is on your side, so hold your ground and don’t waiver!

Grow a spine for once.


12 posted on 11/23/2012 7:57:39 AM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Since most of the people who oppose Susan Rice enthusiastically supported Condoleezza Rice for the same position, the WP must think that Condoleezza Rice is not black.


13 posted on 11/23/2012 7:59:11 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s racist not to want an angry ignoramous to represent the nation at the UN?


14 posted on 11/23/2012 7:59:26 AM PST by abclily
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To: MichaelCorleone
Just stand up and tell the WP and gov’t race-baitors to cut the sh!t. Truth is on your side, so hold your ground and don’t waiver!

You're right. There was a time, not too long ago, when an accusation like that would have been met with a challenge to meet in the morning with dueling pistols.

15 posted on 11/23/2012 8:01:33 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: kristinn

How did the Republican women respond to the gang of 12 black women Marxists, lined up in a press conference to throw an Alinsky fit, in attempt to smear and reduce the merits of our complaint into white on black sexism.

Grant it, I haven’t watched tv news since the election, but Republican women, particularly white Republican women should have raised hell instead of leaving their job to the conservative newsrooms.

Republican white women failed as usual to give as good as they get.

Another missed opportunity.


16 posted on 11/23/2012 8:01:43 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

“Trained parrot” is a race. Based on that, a LOT of the Current Regime belong to said race, including Bronco Bama himself, a smoothly speaking reader of the ever-present Teleprompter.

Valerie Jarrett, George Soros’ surrogate, is the handler in the White Hut for all the multitude of this gang of parrots, keeps them all on the same page and speaking in unison. Inept just happened along the way, not the original intention at all.


17 posted on 11/23/2012 8:23:43 AM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Condi can’t be black. She’s a Republican.


18 posted on 11/23/2012 8:26:58 AM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Considering Susan Rice is whiter than I am....race is not the issue with Rice. Her being a lying moron has all to do with it

Note: Race card is never played when someone is truly qualified...only played when person not qualified or competent


19 posted on 11/23/2012 8:31:46 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Marco Rubio is not a Conservative. "Amnesty Liberals" are never Conservative)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The old, white hippies down at the WaPo playing the race card again. So Skippy, how do you criticize someone who is an incompetent moron and a liar without being called a “rasis” by the incomepetent morons in Barry’s state controlled “media”? We could use a hand here.


20 posted on 11/23/2012 8:40:44 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Let mw know when they show a shred of the same outrage over the treatment of former Secretary Condoleeza Rice. Or candidate Sarah Palin. Or Congresswoman Michelle Bachman. Until then, I don’t give a flyin fig.


21 posted on 11/23/2012 8:53:11 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Washington Post Suspects Racism In... Everything.


22 posted on 11/23/2012 9:21:20 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Susan Rice helped persuade President Clinton to turn down Sudan’s offer to turn Osama bin Laden in 1996. That’s not bad judgement, that’s weapons grade stupid. Susan Rice is in part responsible for the deaths of 3,000 Americans.


23 posted on 11/23/2012 9:30:38 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Flick Lives

I’ll bet she’s of the Jeremiah Wright school of “theology” and sleeps like a baby at night too. I can’t wait for the day when there’s no one left for the sharp end of the armed forces except minorities and homos.

As to the other, all I can say is, yeah, I’m racist. At this point, I’ve damned well earned the right to be so.


24 posted on 11/23/2012 10:18:55 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Flick Lives

Susan Rice is a government official. How she does her job is a matter of record. She should be judged on the basis of what she has done. The color of her skin is immaterial and trying to enter it into the discussion is racism. And it really hurts any minority. The implication of the Washington Post’s charge is that minorities are inferior. They cannot complete and so must be judged by skin color only. That is truly disgusting.


25 posted on 11/23/2012 10:20:27 AM PST by Essie
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And the Rats opposition to Condi Rice and Clarence Thomas was what again?


26 posted on 11/23/2012 10:24:45 AM 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: Essie
Good afternoon. This needed to be repeated...

The color of her skin is immaterial and trying to enter it into the discussion is racism.

5.56mm

27 posted on 11/23/2012 10:24:45 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Essie

Could it be that no Black Government employee will ever be replaced due to Racism?
No one said replace her with a white person!
When an Ambassador lies to the American people and as well as her superiors have done, we are racist for calling foul?
Will there become a time when no one can be removed let alone castigated for wrong doing because they are of a certain race?
If true, the law abiding Citizen is in a heap of trouble!


28 posted on 11/23/2012 10:30:07 AM PST by Conserev1
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So if you are a Black woman, you can be a liar and a fool, but no one can criticize you? Sweet.


29 posted on 11/23/2012 10:45:46 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The racists are on the LEFT as witness this RACIST LA Weekly editorial illustration that received NO rebuke from the Left.

The Left can go fu** themselves and shove the word racist up their rumps. I refuse to accept their hypocritical agit prop hateful rhetoric and smears.

30 posted on 11/23/2012 12:00:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

WAPO says Rice qualified regardless since she is a black female? Talk about prejudice.


31 posted on 11/23/2012 12:02:32 PM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The left, OF BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES, will use “the race card” on all of the issues, if it will give the left what it wants!


32 posted on 11/23/2012 12:03:16 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: alloysteel

When is Valerie Jarrett going to be called before an investigating committee?


33 posted on 11/23/2012 12:26:12 PM PST by abclily
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’ve posted this before, but this was my response to an article in the WSJ, entitled, “White on Rice.”

Opinion: White on Rice (2 days ago)
Comment: The claims of racism in regard to Rice’s statements are tied up with post modernist relativism. According to post modernist thinking everything is relative, including the truth. To a post modernist progressive, a Black person’s truth is not the same as Western White Capitalist’s truth. Everything depends on what the definition of “is” is.

We should recall that these post modernist progressives have repeatedly declared that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter, or in this case, another man’s protester. We can also assume that when Obama and his minions blamed the anti-US actions in the Middle East on a You Tube video, that the video was only a metaphor for all the injustices that have been inflicted upon the Islamic world by the Western White Capitalists.

So, you see, in the minds of the post modernist Obama administration, a lie is not a lie, unless it is told by a Western White Capitalist or Republican. A false narrative, told by a Black member of the post modernist Obama administration, is not false, but simply an alternative narrative, told from the Black perspective as part of the greater revised meta-narrative. Blacks are always in the right, while on the left politically.

So, anyone who denies the revisionist narrative regarding the Benghazi attack, is committing a social injustice and is thus a racist, in the eyes of the progressives.


We know from the CBS article that exposed the changes in the CIA talking points as originating in the office of James Clapper, Petraeus’ boss. We also know from that same article that Ms. Rice would have had access to the original CIA talking points, which were made classified by Clapper. So, Rice lied. She made up the connection to the protest about the video. My analysis as stated above stands.

Social justice and post modernist thought is a heads I win, tails you lose con game, perpetrated by the left. Nearly every college and university now requires a course in social justice to earn a degree in both graduate and undergraduate schools, no matter the major.

The damage that is being done to young people who fall for this claptrap both in the public schools and college and university systems may not ever be undone. We recently learned that Jared Loughner, who shot Gabby Giffords was a graduate of one of the Bill Ayers’ Small Schools, in Tucson, which is probably where his mental illness became focused on political issues. We also
have learned that the shooter in Colorado movie theater was enrolled in some nutty neuro-science program, which analyzed the use of buzz words and phrases for mass political persuasion.

The damage that the left is doing to the minds and hearts of young people is always damaging but when that damage is exacerbated by mental illness, there is no telling where it will end up.


34 posted on 11/23/2012 12:30:06 PM PST by Eva
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Silly me, judging by WaPo's ugly, over-the-top opinion item...so the very people who a few years back were supporting another black female Rice - Condoleeza - for Secretary of State, are now racist and sexist for opposing this one - I'd say it's the Washington Post that's being silly, but that would be redundant......
35 posted on 11/23/2012 1:16:56 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If that’s the case, we can agree that democrat opposition to Mia Love and to Alan West was also a blatantly racist position to advance.


36 posted on 11/23/2012 2:55:02 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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