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Race Matters, Actually
National Review Online ^ | December 4, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 12/04/2012 8:04:11 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

........There is nothing in Rice’s past to suggest that her own race, gender, or class was a disadvantage in her cursus honorum. In the nexus of elite universities and Democratic politics — whether Stanford University, the Rhodes Scholarship, or the Clinton administration — being black, female, and elite is far more advantageous that being white, male, and poor. In postmodern America, it is considered noble to prejudge people on the basis of their race and gender, but it can be ignoble to postjudge them on the basis of merit. Note, in this regard, that no one seems worried that Susan Rice and her husband have ample investments — among them energy companies involved in the Keystone-pipeline project — that might have posed a conflict of interest for a high-ranking State Department official.

So what are we left with in this racial psychodrama that is no longer about whether a potential secretary of state serially misled the American people, but rather is about whether to point that out is racist?

We are asked to believe that a multimillionaire African-American woman, who boasts that those who “mess” with her end up badly, is a victim of racism for not being welcomed as a nominee for secretary of state — a position that has not been held by a white male in 15 years — after she went on five television shows the Sunday after the Benghazi attack in an effort to convince Americans of the absurd myth that their ambassador had been killed in the course of a demonstration gone bad, rather than being murdered in a preplanned al-Qaedist hit.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: politics; racism; secretaryofstate; susanrice; vdh; victordavishanson
.....Susan Rice reported a net worth of somewhere between $30 and $40 million......In postmodern America, it is considered noble to prejudge people on the basis of their race and gender, but it can be ignoble to postjudge them on the basis of merit. Note, in this regard, that no one seems worried that Susan Rice and her husband have ample investments — among them energy companies involved in the Keystone-pipeline project — that might have posed a conflict of interest for a high-ranking State Department official...

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".....A TransCanada spokesman said the company expects a decision by the State Department, which is tasked with determining whether the pipeline is in the national interest in the first quarter of 2013, and hopes to start construction on the upper portion shortly thereafter. The longer the decision drags on, the less realistic that timeline appears to be....." Pressure mounting on Obama over pipeline decision

Emphasis mine.

1 posted on 12/04/2012 8:04:16 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Candor7

Some one said that if we want ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT we can only elect white males


3 posted on 12/04/2012 8:13:19 AM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I feel like I live in a world where someone is continually punching me in the face.

SLAM!
"Hey! Stop punching me in the face!"
"I didn't punch you in the face. You racist mofo!"
SLAM!
"Hey! Stop punching me in the face!"
"I didn't punch you in the face. You racist mofo!"
SLAM!
"Hey! Stop punching me in the face!"
"I didn't punch you in the face. You racist mofo!"

4 posted on 12/04/2012 8:14:38 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

VDH tepidly exploring what is permissible to say. IMO she should get the job, she is a perfect example of what the libs want. As for us she is another way for us to destroy the race card.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 8:17:28 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Race” is simply another bludgeon used by the left to achieve more power.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 8:17:52 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: RnMomof7
Some one said that if we want ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT we can only elect white males.

That's a great summation of the article.

7 posted on 12/04/2012 8:22:56 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Not only are we socialists now we are devolving into a tribal society.


8 posted on 12/04/2012 8:32:31 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
From her wiki:

Rice said that her parents taught her to "never use race as an excuse or advantage..."

Bwahahaha!!!

9 posted on 12/04/2012 8:37:34 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: RnMomof7

Some one said that if we want ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT we can only elect white males>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I don’t believe that. We need to elect males who support and defend the constitution on its plain reading. Men like Lt. Col. ( retired) Alan West and Bill Whittle.Doesn’t matter whether they are white, black, paisley or pink.

Whittle tells us what a conservative prersident is like:

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=Ryv7PzyCmVA&feature=player_embedded


10 posted on 12/04/2012 9:05:55 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“In postmodern America, it is considered noble to prejudge people on the basis of their race and gender, but it can be ignoble to postjudge them on the basis of merit.”

A more accurate term is “post-rational America”.


11 posted on 12/04/2012 9:27:57 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

LOL... same here and I am damn tired of it.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 9:56:55 AM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Sans-Culotte
According to this article there hasn't been a white male secty of state for 15 years.

I can imagine the shrieking that would ensue if a future president nominated one.

13 posted on 12/04/2012 3:39:40 PM PST by skeeter
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To: junta
As for us she is another way for us to destroy the race card.

I'm beginning to think it's made of titanium.

14 posted on 12/05/2012 5:42:14 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (Great nations are born stoic and die epicurean. -Will Durant)
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