Skip to comments.Congresswomen Rally to Defense of Susan Rice
Posted on 11/16/2012 11:48:20 PM PST by John Semmens
U.N. ambassador Susan Rice has come under criticism from Senators John McCain (R-Az) and Linsey Graham (R-SC) for lying about the September 11th attack on the Behghazi Consulate. A dozen female members of the House of Representatives have rallied to her defense.
Ambassador Rice was just following orders, Representative Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) declared. Laying the blame on her is racist and sexist. Fudge compared the Senators' attack on Rice to blaming a prostitute for sticking up for her pimp. What's she supposed to do when her boss gives the marching orders? You know he's got her in a vise. You know she could lose her job or worse if she crosses him.
Representative Gwen Moore (D-Wisc) characterized Rice as a virtual battered woman. Their real beef is with the President. They can't get him to answer their questions so they take out their frustration on the person he's designated as his spokesperson. Moore suggested that President Obama should consider dismissing them as Senators for behavior unworthy of that office.
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) argued that these Senators' threat to block Ambassador Rice's elevation to Secretary of State is futile and misguided. Suppose she did lie about Benghazi. Well, lying for one's country is what the nation's top diplomat is expected to do. So, even if what they charge is true it is hardly disqualifying. Besides, they can't stop her from becoming Secretary of State if the President wants her.
Testimony from former CIA Director David Patraeus would seem to bolster the case for Rice merely being a dutiful messenger. Patraeus told a congressional hearing this week that we knew from the outset that what was happening at the Consulate was a terrorist attack. This assessment was subsequently altered by the Obama Administration. Ambassador Rice was merely carrying forward a message that the President had determined best suited the needs of the country as he saw it.
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Seems to me that this satire is pretty close to the mark of this administration.
Thank You, John Semmens. I always look forward to your truth.
Worth every ping you can lay on it, John.
Ol’ crackers be dissin’ O’s ho.
Thanks for the ping; bump you back.
A dozen female members of the House of Representatives have rallied to her defense. Ambassador Rice was just following orders, Representative Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) declared
Now where have I heard that before?
Oh yeah. That was the excuse the Nazi used for slaughtering the Jews.
Semi-satire today, policy tomorrow. You are doing well to keep ahead of them, John. (8^D)
Now I’m scared. I didn’t get it until I read the Comments. Reality is too close to Absurdity.
You’re scary sometimes, John.
Another great one!
What a mess.
Hell of a web woven.
Turn this ship around, dammit.
Patraeus hooked, Congress looked, Rice cooked, Prez booked.
The new race card, womens rights! even when thier wrong. This allows them NOT to be critisized and or questioned on anything they support, encourage or do. This is the kinder gentler early showings of totalitarianism where the end result would be death for the thought of critisizing or questioning. We are being weened and suckled into our demise.
Sounds about right to me!
My grandfather was approaching middle age when Women’s Sufferage came to the vote. He told me he was all for giving women the vote and glad at the time when they won. He said the ‘old men’, many who had fought in the Civil War, shook their heads and said it was a bad mistake. Shortly before my grandfather died he too shook his head and said, “It was a very bad mistake.”
I have a great friend from the Phillipines that once told me when a water buffalo is to be slaughtered for meat by a rural farmer that he must remove the beast to a remote location from his farm for butchering or the other beasts would gather together becoming beligerent and agressive for days if they were in the vicinity of the butchering.
The fact is, there are those who duck behind gender and race (”Don’t hit the girl!” or “Why you always picking on the poor black folk?”), but there is such a thing as bullying from a seemingly inferior position, to use this as a form of tyranny, by appealing to a sense of “fairness” in the minds of others, while simultaneously applying no such standard of “fairness” in their own conduct.
A completely amoral and dirty means of combatting the good intentions of others.
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