Democrats Claim Racism, Sexism in Criticism of Susan Rice

Democrats are nothing if not predictable. Whenever anything doesn’t go their way, they haul out the old “isms” cards.

You know the ones: racism, sexism.

And they have no qualms about using them to defend anybody who’s on Team Cool, even the president.

The latest beneficiary of Democratic indignation is U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who has aspirations of being secretary of state once Hillary Clinton finishes cleaning out her office.

Rice is being criticized for her role in the Benghazi coverup because she made the rounds of the talk shows and public speeches after the attack on our mission in Libya that killed four Americans, saying that a cheesy YouTube video was to blame, when apparently it was well-known in the Administration that it was terrorism by an al Qaida-linked group.

First, President Obama defended Rice this past week in a very bizarre, schoolyard-style challenge to take him on instead of the ambassador. Not to start rumors, but it almost sounded like he’s sweet on Rice in a way that Michelle would not approve of.

Then ex-CIA Director David Petraeus testified yesterday that CIA-prepared remarks for Rice were mysteriously “edited” by someone to remove any references to terrorism.

Now the lamest defense gets hauled out. Apparently, all those nasty Republicans are attacking Rice and frowning on her candidacy for State because she’s black and a woman.

Rep. Gwen Moore compared attacks on Rice’s fitness for office to physical assault. “To batter this woman because they don’t feel they have the ability to batter President Obama is something we the women are not going to stand by and watch,” she said. “Their feckless and reckless speculation is unworthy of their offices as senators.”

Feckless and reckless? Moore should look up those words in a non-rhyming dictionary, as they perfectly describe this Administration’s attitude in covering up Benghazi.

Eleanor Holmes Norton, the DC delegate, added, “We will not allow a brilliant public servant’s record to be mugged to cut off her consideration to be secretary of state.”

So Rice is being “battered” and “mugged.” Couldn’t work up the courage to just say “raped”? I’m sure that word will come up at some point.

I’m sure “we the women” think they’re being noble and whatever, but honestly, this all just sounds like “poor wittle Susan Wice” to my ears.

If they’re saying Rice can’t take the heat, then what the heck business do they have with trying to put her in the State Department’s kitchen?

I hope Republican representatives and senators just cut through this garbage and get to the truth.