Matthews, Clyburn: Susan Rice is black, a lightweight who should be left alone

Posted by: ST on November 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm

When last we left you on this issue President Obama, in a feeble attempt to come off as a heroic Alpha Male, went to the mat for Ambassador Susan Rice by essentially telling her critics (who he insinuated were all misogynistic males) to stop viewing her as an “easy target” and to come after him if they had issues with her Benghazi statements. It was a symbolic setback for real women’s rights, as the President in his insultingly paternalistic way more or less was saying, “Susan Rice is timid, sheltered woman and you need to leave her alone.” Yes, that’s exactly how he came across when talking about a key figure in his administration who many are suggesting may be nominated for the very important position of Secretary of State – a position that demands a strong backbone.

Not to be outdone, MSDNC’s Chris Matthews – fresh off of suggesting that the word “urban” equates to the GOP engaging in raaacism – spoke with Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) on a multitude of issues, including Rice, and needless to say, Clyburn trotted out the race card, and Matthews didn’t question him on it. What WAS interesting about the way Chris Matthews talked about her was that he strongly implied that Rice – again, who may be nominated to replace Hillary Clinton at State, was a lightweight:

REP. JAMES CLYBURN (D), SOUTH CAROLINA: […] But let me say,  Chris — thank you so much for having me. And may I say something about Susan Rice?


CLYBURN: I have a real, real problem with my senior senator trying to make her a scapegoat in this. Susan Rice`s roots are in Florence, South Carolina, that I got the opportunity to serve for almost 20 years in the Congress. Her father, who — Emmett (ph), who was born there in Florence, didn`t leave there until he was 16 years old — I have been a close friend
of his over the years. I`m a close friend with Susan Rice.

I think it`s absolutely a shame for this young lady, whose roots are deep in South Carolina soil, to get sullied like this by my senior senator, who I consider to be a good friend. Susan…

MATTHEWS: Well, let`s talk about motive here because, you know, it does seem when a person makes — even if you think a person made a mistake, they were given the wrong brief and they offered up the brief — they don`t think she — they haven`t said she made it up.

I mean, why is there this hostility to this young public servant, who isn`t really much of a — isn`t a politician even? She serves in the foreign affairs capacity. She`s not in the arena with you guys. Why are they treating her like she`s somebody to punch?

CLYBURN: That`s exactly right. This is a young African-American woman, I`m going to say.


CLYBURN: And this is the kind of stuff that happened to Colin Powell. Colin Powell was given information. He went to the United Nations with information that we found out later was flawed. It was not his fault then…

Honestly, the way Obama, Clyburn, Matthews and others have almost literally freaked out over the so-called “hostile treatment” of US AMBASSADOR TO THE UN Susan Rice by the political opposition, you’d think she was a shrinking violet who can barely stand on her own two feet!  This is supposed to be the “Forward” the Team Obama campaigned on?  It’s insulting to both black people and women EVERYWHERE that Clyburn, Matthews, Obama and others have reduced this woman  – who is the face of the  United States at the United Nations, who is more than just a “figurehead” in this administration –  to little more than a sweet little Southern flower who should be sitting on her front porch sipping lemonade and enjoying cool breezes rather than take questions from McCain, Graham, Ayotte and others on the serious issue of the DEADLY Benghazi terror attack which saw four American citizens – including a US Ambasssador and two Navy SEALs – brutally murdered in what was clearly a premeditated strike on the anniversary of 9-11.

This line of “defense” by the left serves NO purpose other than to stonewall and attempt to push the issue to the side when in reality the American people deserve answers on who knew what and when, and what exactly happened.  And the way liberals are going about this, as if someone who is black and/or a woman shouldn’t be subjected to tough criticism and questions  … no matter her high rank within the admin … does NOTHING to advance women and black people in America.  Women, black or not, who are in positions of influence and power, should be held to the SAME accountability standards men, black or not, should be. THAT is REAL “equality”, Mr. President, Rep. Clyburn, Chris Matthews.  You’d understand that if you weren’t so busy routinely playing the race and sexism cards in cheap attempts at having people on your side avoid responsibility for their words and/or actions.

Furthermore, Republicans haven’t just lowered the boom on “a black woman” (Rice) regarding Benghazi, but they’ve also been hammering Holder, Hillary Clinton, Obama, the FBI, Jay Carney, and many others. Because they want the truth and they know d*mn well this administration will do everything they can in their power to keep  it from getting out.

By any means necessary, and all that.  Even if it includes treating women as meek subjects in need of a male to speak on their behalf, and even if it includes baselessly insinuating that the attack is based on race rather than substance .


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12 Responses to “Matthews, Clyburn: Susan Rice is black, a lightweight who should be left alone”


  1. Ever the ones for civility, these two jackwads had the presence of mind and decorum to leave out “barefoot and pregnant” as a proper set of circumstances for this poor creature. It is not her fault she was out of her depth trying to say something intelligent.

  2. Kate says:

    Sometimes I think I have reached the limit on how disgusted I can feel about Matthews and his ilk and THEN…this! Maybe their objective is to try to make our heads explode with sheer frustration at their ignorance.

    So when they run out of ideas, they pull out the old Race Card. When will Americans simply say Enough…..Obama put this woman in the ridiculous position to lie for him…Damn right you should go after him..which is effectively what is happening…maybe Chris should clue him in!

  3. Obama sucks says:

    Clyburn is the racist if he has to bring race into every single thing. So if Rice was white you would be coming to her defense also? Doubt it!

  4. BBHunter says:

    – The Left is worried that Rice will start singing like a canary if Jug ears tries to throw her under the bus, so they take the only other way out of the coverup by deflecting. Suddenly it’s no longer about Benghazi or the cover up. It’s about a manufactured strawman, the fact that she’s a Black gal, so raaaaacist!.

    – We’ll see what happens in the next couple of weeks. With any luck someone in this mess is going to do a John Dean, and then it will all be out in the open, and we can watch all the rats eat each other.

  5. Carlos says:

    What I find interesting in this is that Clyburn trots out the treatment (mistreatment?) of Colin Powell, implying it is the same people doing the same to Rice.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, please, but wasn’t it the bat-crazy left who excoriated Powell? And where is the bat-crazy left on this? 100% behind Rice.

    Seems the politician is, typically, lying through his teeth to politicize what is simply and basically either a moral issue (she was lying through her teeth when talking all that Sunday about Benghazi) or a competence issue (she’s so incompetent the administration didn’t trust her with the correct information or has so little faith in her competence that she was a target easily thrown under the bus.)

    Either way, I hardly think a case can be made that either conclusion is based upon the color of her skin.

    Therefore, I’m led to the conclusion that, typical for a Democrat/liberal/socialist race-baiter, Clyburn is projecting his own inner self.

  6. Jo says:

    As a South Carolinian, Clyburn is an old racist washed up has-been who Obama has elevated to some kind of venerable position of honor. What a crazy old racist idiot. Of course, they’re going to crow racism every time any of us of an opposing viewpoint cry foul (wasting our time and energy it would seem). That’s all they’ve got.

  7. myballs says:

    If Rice is this fragile, she should not be Secretary of State. Maybe Hillary will tell her to grow a pair.

  8. Tex says:

    This is so the typical Liberal m.o. – always distract public attention from your mistakes by going for the race card and labeling the critics personally as racists.

    You notice they never even attempt to counter any bad press, or answer any questions, about the Benghazi consulate attack itself. Instead, they distract public attention away from the facts of the attack by insinuating that anyone who tries to get to the truth about the attack is doing so because they have a racist agenda. Then the truth seekers are forced to defend their reputations. And many black Liberals called Condoleezza Rice an “Uncle Tom” because she was a Republican and they’re accusing others of being racists? (Do a Google search for Condoleezza Rice and “uncle tom” to see the hate filled things black Liberals have said about her).

    It’s an old Democratic Party tried and true favorite. Well, more than half of Americans got the kind of government they wanted.

  9. PennyBeach says:

    Losing the faux “war on women” is sickening enough. The harpies shriek and white men cower. Don’t give this crap legs. How the heck can she stand up to leaders around the world when she’s made to look like a fool by the administration that put her in as UN ambassador?

  10. Sefton says:

    CLYBURN: And this is the kind of stuff that happened to Colin Powell. Colin Powell was given information. He went to the United Nations with information that we found out later was flawed. It was not his fault then…

    So, NOW the excuse is that it was the intelligence. What happened to “Bush got us into the Iraq war” the left has been trumpeting since it started? That was based on intelligence both domestic and foreign. Powell submitted this in his presentation to the UN.
    Pretty convenient now that the shoe is on the other foot that they can throw the intelligence community under the bus and not go with the “buck stops here” for the executive in power and his underlings. It was a different story when Condi Rice and Colin Powell were called “house n____s” and racial cartoons were published to denigrate Rice at the time.
    These people are shameless hypocrites. The sad thing is, half the country falls for their b.s. hook, line and sinker. But with a complicit media feeding them their info IV, who’s surprised?

  11. myballs says:

    Obama has a problem now in Petreas. The General now has little reason to protect BO and he’s not about to fall on his sword for a President he has very little respect for. I look for the fawning media to go after the General in a big way. IMO, he can really damage Barack Hussein’s legacy.

  12. Carlos says:

    @myballs: The problem is, if Petraeus goes after Obhammud, no one will ever read or hear about it in the LSM, at least not until the day after his impeachment and trial/conviction.