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  1. *now forgotten

    **because it said nothing

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 29, 2012 @ 7:36 pm - November 29, 2012

  2. True, ILC, but it said nothing very eloquently and with great passion.

    If that’s not enough for you, then you’re obviously a racist.

    Comment by Polly — November 29, 2012 @ 8:12 pm - November 29, 2012

  3. Identity politics and group think rejects character. As a matter of fact, character is an anachronistic abstract concept to progressives who depend on identity politics and group think to consolidate their own spheres of power.

    Comment by Valerie — November 29, 2012 @ 8:17 pm - November 29, 2012

  4. Great clip:

    Thank you to R.

    Comment by Vince Smetana — November 29, 2012 @ 8:40 pm - November 29, 2012

  5. Valerie, does that include evagenical SoCons

    Comment by rusty — November 29, 2012 @ 9:15 pm - November 29, 2012

  6. Dan
    Yes. To go after her critics with race based arguments belittles her. She did not get where she is based on her skin or her genitalia. She got where she is because of her intelligence, drive and accomplishments.
    The folks on the left who complain of racism/sexism only make her race part of the discussion where it has no place.

    She needs to take the heat that comes with her position and her defenders should not use her skin color to try to deflect that criticism. From my perspective, she seems tough enough and smart enough to take it.

    Valerie– I think what you are describing not only happens with progressives. What you are describing is the realm of extremists and ideologues on both sides.

    Comment by mike — November 29, 2012 @ 9:49 pm - November 29, 2012

  7. Valerie — fancy way of sayin’, it’s okay when a Democrat does it.

    Comment by V the K — November 29, 2012 @ 10:50 pm - November 29, 2012

  8. Hey, concern troll, is Susan Rice a fiscal conservative, too?

    Comment by V the K — November 29, 2012 @ 10:52 pm - November 29, 2012

  9. V – I have no idea.
    What she is a human being who seems to have been handed a bunch of talking points and she parroted them. Same as many people in her position have done in the past.
    Now those points are proven wrong and she has to take heat for them.

    If she can’t take the heat, she better leave the kitchen. But she seems capable and strong enough to take that heat w/o her defenders trying to shield her by using her race.

    Comment by mike — November 29, 2012 @ 11:55 pm - November 29, 2012

  10. But she seems capable and strong enough to take that heat w/o her defenders trying to shield her by using her race.

    You may wish to mention this to her defenders …

    Get back with us after that.

    Comment by Adriane — November 30, 2012 @ 12:31 am - November 30, 2012

  11. “That notion seems to be lost to many [Republicans] attacking [Dems] [by] raising questions about Ambassador Susan Rice’s public statements on Benghazi.”

    So to summarize:
    Based on the information they initially had, right-wingers, including elected officials, got angry at the U.N. ambassador. When they [right-wingers] received more information, they changed their story. When they got more information, they changed their story again. Or perhaps it has just evolved as more facts are known.

    Which, of course, would be just … what happened in the Obama administration over the Benghazi situation. But if conservatives realize that, it would create a black hole-like void of [cognitive] dissonance. Heads would explode. Panic would reign in the streets. … Chaos, you know.

    Or, really, they’d just act like they never said anything and move on to the next fake outrage.”

    Comment by Passing By — November 30, 2012 @ 12:47 am - November 30, 2012

  12. Too bad concern-troll mike and Passing By are on record as belittling Susan Rice by claiming that anyone who criticizes her is a racist and sexist.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — November 30, 2012 @ 2:14 am - November 30, 2012

  13. Too bad Passing Gas and the lower case concern troll have so little regard for human life that the deaths of four Americans – that could have been prevented had the President provided them with security or help when they asked for it – is just a political inconvenience they wish could be swept under the rug and forgotten because it embarrasses Dear Leader.

    I really frakkin’ hate leftists.

    Comment by V the K — November 30, 2012 @ 6:18 am - November 30, 2012

  14. Actually mike would just be for reloacting her and her family to avoid the scorn correctly heaped upon her for her reciting of the Administration’s lies.

    Comment by The_Livewire — November 30, 2012 @ 7:44 am - November 30, 2012

  15. Among the many things to fault about then-presidential candidate Barack Obama’s 2008 then-celebrated* speech on race was his failure to cite the most important speech on race in American history, Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

    LOL! There’s something about a white person declaring that a black man must mention Martin Luther King in a speech about race….

    That great American dreamt that his “four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” With that line, King defined the ideal we should all strive for–to judge an individual not by his skin color, but but his character.

    Let’s cut the bullshit – conservatives are complimentary of Martin Luther King because he’s dead. Martin Luther King would be appalled by the modern conservative movement were he still alive, and the modern conservative movement would be ripping him to shreds every day.

    That notion seems to be lost to many Democrats attacking Republicans for raising questions about Ambassador Susan Rice’s public statements on Benghazi. As Victor Davis Hanson put it two days ago:

    Susan Rice misleads the country and suddenly her critics are racists and sexists — does not mean that it does not work in deterring critics. A white liberal can all but destroy Condoleezza Rice or Alberto Gonzalez and feel very liberal, but a peep about Barack Obama or Susan Rice from a white male is akin to a KKK slur.

    We will have truly realized Dr. King’s dream when defenders of an African-American figure subject to criticism don’t assume that his (or her) critics were motivated by her race. They may well have been calling her character into question — or her actions.

    And they will defend her character — or her actions — rather than make assumptions about her critics’ motives.

    Susan Rice never misled the country. Saying over and over again that you’re making a best guess, that what you’re saying is not definitive, and that more information is coming, in the immediate aftermath of an attack on the other side of the world, when dozens of security problems were erupting across the Middle East, is not misleading the country. She has made herself available, as a courtesy, to answer any and all questions that the Republicans have her, and they refuse to say what they asked, how she answered, and what remains so troubling to them.

    Keep in mind that John McCain and Lindsey Graham had absolutely no problems with Condi Rice’s nomination for State in 2005, when that Rice had presided over the worst terror attack in history and a terribly bungled invasion as NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. Where were John McCain and Lindsey Graham to parse all of Condi’s words and figure out why she was staying stuff that was plainly untrue? Condi Rice spent years exaggerating and lying about intelligence and that didn’t send up any red flags? But Susan Rice, who again reminded everyone that she was only making a best guess, is supposed to have her career ended because she got some minor, inconsequential detail incorrect? Proof once again that Republicans are eternally full of shit. Republicans are so excited about Benghazi, if only some more Americans could have died!

    Here in real life, the attacks on Susan Rice are perfectly understood as an attempt by the GOP to win John Kerry’s seat in the Senate. You don’t have to be even mildly intelligent to put this together. While McCain and Graham are out in front of the cameras every day vaguely insulting Susan Rice and giving absolutely no specifics about their concerns, other GOP Senators are telling everyone that will listen how easily John Kerry would be confirmed as Secretary of State. Benghazi started off as a tool that Republicans thought could win them an election, but since that didn’t work, they’ve re-purposed it as a means of snagging another Senate seat. What else is there to understand?

    Comment by Levi — November 30, 2012 @ 9:15 am - November 30, 2012

  16. “Susan Rice never Misled the country.”

    Aw look, Levi trots out the big lie again.

    Hasn’t the little fascist found anything new to say?

    Comment by The_Livewire — November 30, 2012 @ 10:13 am - November 30, 2012

  17. Remember how Democrats like Levi and lower case concern troll were outraged because Mitt Romney had some money invested in the Cayman Islands?

    Susan Rice is invested in companies that do business in Iran.

    I guess it’s okay for her because she’s “human,” and Mitt Romney was an alien robot of some kind.

    Comment by V the K — November 30, 2012 @ 11:31 am - November 30, 2012

  18. “Too bad concern-troll [North Dallas Thirty is] on record as belittling Susan Rice ….”

    Comment by Passing By — November 30, 2012 @ 11:57 pm - November 30, 2012

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