WASHINGTON -- A dozen female members of the House staunchly defended U.N. ambassador Susan Rice against Republican criticism over her remarks on the deadly Sept. 11 Libya attack, suggesting the GOP lawmakers´ comments were racist and sexist. "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. Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham earlier this week called Rice untrustworthy and unqualified to be the nation´s top diplomat if
Comments: Just like clockwork the Democrats start screaming racism and sexism. You knew it had to happen since Rice has two cards to play. Corruption and incompetence is never ever considered when it comes to them. They sicken me.
This is why corporations give women and minorities only non-critical "window dressing" executive positions. They cannot be held responsible for bad performance. Charges of "racism" and "sexism" are a universal defense.
Notice how the Republican woman who stood with McCain and Graham on this scandal, Kelly Ayotte, is not mentioned by AP´s Donna Kissasa. As a dutiful spreader of the narrative, Donna only writes about the old white men.
To expand on KarenJ1´s posting, it should read, Just like clockwork, the Dems and their media outlets start screaming racism and sexism.
Isn´t the Congressional Black Caucus by definition racist? A White Caucus would be described solely as racist.
Shouldn´t this outrage be directed at the Big-Eared guy? Wasn´t Obama the one who sent this useful idiot out to speak the Whitehouse talking points. McClain & Graham aren´t attacking her because she´s a woman; it could be anyone who they sent out on the Sunday shows. If nothing else, it clearly looks like Obama is hiding behind a woman´s skirt again.
Shouting racist and discrimination is just a method used by libs to stop the discussion. Just ignore and keep digging and questioning and pressing for the truth. Don´t fall victim to harassment tactics of the left. We know their game now and shouldn´t let it stop us.
Just curious. Were there times when President Bush came to the aid of Condoleezza Rice? I just don´t recall. Seems like she stood up for herself and was able to speak for herself and defend her positions without Bush running interference. I may be wrong, but I don´t believe so. Oh, and she did take flack as I recall and she is black and she is a woman.
#21 great line. These women exemplify how far back they´ve gone as it pertains to women´s issues. But this is what the Obama culture has created. Oops, I forgot, they get free contraceptions now. They are weakest of the weak and should definitely shut up.
Here´s the solution: Tell these nitwits that if a public employee, in a high position within the government, cannot be criticized for her actions and statements because she is a women, it is an unacceptable result.
It follows then that women should not hold high positions because we cannot hold them accountable.
It´s taken me several decades but I finally have figured out what the "women´s liberation movement" was all about. Women are weak and we must be treated as such. You must never question how we do our job because, well, we´re weak and that would make us feel bad. We can´t be expected to pay for our own birth control or healthcare because, well, we´re weak and can´t figure out how to budget for such expenses. Shall I go on?
Incompetence knows no race or gender. She is a party hack of the first order and will lie to the American People to preserve her job and that of the Marxist in Chief. I am close to the point of regretting that women EVER got the vote and I am female. I suggest they stop feeling and start thinking.
Where is Lady Justice´s blindfold? Where is equality evident in the 2012 Congress? Has there ever been such willful ignorance & cavalier dismismals of the value of just THE FACTS by the conniving, prejudiced pols in America´s Capitol? Does no one in the apparent cesspool of deceit within countless special interest cliques in Washington D.C. EVER simply stand up and demand the truth anymore?!!
Corruption & special interest clicques are destroying equality in America by dismissing & usurping personal accountability and replacing each individual´s responsibility for his/her own integrity with prejudices, favoritism, and now even, ´goodies,´ for favors/votes. The Founder´s Declaration and Constitutional principles of Life, Liberty and Justice for All are now to just be ignored as the Candy Man cometh? ...What is wrong with this picture?
WHAT could be as divisive as 0bama´s single issue supporters?!! That IS IS IS the dem party now, groups of self-centered special interest groups clawing for as much as they can get for themselves rather than supporting equal respect for each individual human being. Yet, these statist pols are so sure of themselves they now flaunt their abuses of the power entrusted to them by voters. The more Americans demand transparency & accountability, the less honesty results from the current crop of politicos.
History reveals the political tactics which result in tyranny, but America´s unique history has always pointed the way to freedom through the timeless principles of individual liberty. Why are some pols appartently abandoning such hard fought for independence now? ´´Freedom isn´t free!´´ Shame on Congressional cliques which ignore their sworn oaths of office!
Hey Babes if you can´t stand freedom go back to Stepford. You all wanted gender equality, you got it. Why even Broadwell graduated from West Point. You can´t here and there selectively pull the panty card. There is no going back. Well unless you are blaming Bush, then you can go back.
The title of the article is deliberately misleading. It should read "Dozen House Democrat Women", not just "Dozen House women". The only racist, sexist talk I hear is coming from these Democrat women. I call it "The Democrat Noise machine". Aren´t we all tired of this phony indignation from all the Democrats all the time? Notice whenever a Democrat speaks it is always with indignation? And almost always against a Republican? I remember whenever Teddy The Swimmer spoke about something it was always with this grating indignation in his voice? It is like they are always trying to cow the opposition? I´m not sure what the technique is called, but they are always using this technique. Obama uses it all the time.
About a half-dozen years ago, a different Rice, a different controversy, and the two sides were virtually reversed -- with Dems assailing Condi and the GOP crying ´sexist´.
I´m not likening the two controversies, just the behaviors of the two parties, and noting how hard it is not to get cynical about politics in general, when the public dialog so often resembles the shouting from a kindergarten playground.
You´re a poopy-head! I know you are, but what am I! ...
WASHINGTON -- A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned. Theodore H. Moran, a respected expert on China´s international investment and professor at Georgetown University, had served since 2007 as adviser to the intelligence director´s advisory panel on foreign investment in the United States. Moran also was an adviser to the National Intelligence Council,
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Another leftist lets the mask slip. Jonathan Alter believes that violent criminals imprisoned for their crimes are political prisoners. He and Al Sharpton talked to themselves on MSNBC today. Sharpton asked Alter what America might learn from the example of Nelson Mandela. Reasonable answers to this question include but are not limited to: Don’t abuse political power to punish your enemies; don’t hold on to political power forever; choose your wife or husband a bit more carefully; don’t seek to divide when unity serves the nation better. Alter wants America to learn a different lesson. None of the above. Alter
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