A tale of two Rices, the race card, and rank hypocrisy

Posted by: ST on December 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

Black conservative Deroy Murdock takes on the race-card-playing tactics of Democrats on the issue of UN Ambassador Susan Rice – and wins:

Just as the aforementioned Democrats rebuffed Rice and Thomas due to policy differences (possibly excluding KKK alumnus Robert Byrd), Senate Republicans such as Arizona’s John McCain, South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, and New Hampshire’s Kelly Ayotte have criticized U.N. ambassador Susan Rice — but not for practicing diplomacy while black. Regardless, liberals scream: “Racism!”

“There is a clear sexism and racism that goes with these comments being made by unfortunately Senator McCain and others,” said Representative Marcia Fudge (D., Ohio), incoming Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman. “It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities.”

After Republicans called Susan Rice “incompetent,” Representative James Clyburn (D., South Carolina) told CNN: “These are code words. . . . Those of us who were born and raised in the South — we’ve been hearing these little words and phrases all of our lives and we get insulted by them.”

When 97 House Republicans wrote President Obama to condemn Rice, a November 22 Washington Post editorial helpfully noted that “more than 80 of the signatories are white males, and nearly half are from states of the former Confederacy.”

MSNBC’s Richard Wolffe decried a “witch hunt going on the right about these people of color, let’s face it, around this president. Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, now Susan Rice.”

“I’ll leave it to you to decide how much of the tarring of Rice as incompetent and unqualified is about the myth of black inferiority and female inferiority,” said MSNBC anchor Touré.

Why would allegedly racist, sexist Republicans let another black female diplomat named Rice — Condoleezza — address their national convention last August 29, immediately before Representative Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) accepted the party’s vice-presidential nomination? Since when do bigots give 19 minutes of prime-time TV to people they despise?

If Senators Graham and McCain really can’t stomach blacks, why did they and every other voting Republican send a black woman (Condoleezza Rice) to run the State Department and, in McCain’s case, a black man (Clarence Thomas) to the Supreme Court for life? (Only two Republicans spurned Thomas: Vermont’s James Jeffords and Oregon’s Bob Packwood, both liberals.)

Make sure to read the whole thing.

Murdock rightly goes on to call for what we all have been for years now: For the left to STOP  falsely playing the race card every time “one of their own” has been criticized, and save the criticisms, you know, for actual racism – not the phony type imagined or contrived for shameless political gain at the expense of the national discourse and, er … going forward on the issue of race in America.

Of course, Democrats won’t listen to this because they have too much invested in the black vote (and the female & Hispanic votes, too, it should be noted) and – as this election cycle reaffirmed, their demagoguery  on any number of issues, ranging from birth control to rape to affirmative action to illegal immigration went a long way towards helping get Barack Obama and his party back over the finish line after a very disappointing year from them in 2010.  We can’t rely on the left to stop these disgusting tactics, nor can we count on most of their allies in the mainstream press to call them out on it, so it’s on us to continue to tenaciously take them to task until people, in particular “minorities”, start waking up.

And when they do, and the peeling off of their voting ranks from the Democrats starts, it’ll be a thing of beauty.  I, for one, hope I’ll be alive to see it.  As I’ve said repeatedly, once the left loses its stranglehold on the “minority” vote, winning elections will be a lot harder for them because they’ll have less of a “victim” class to exploit.

Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?

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  1. Phineas says:

    From the “talking points menu” look of this, I’m willing to bet another back-channel “journo-list” has been set up.

  2. ST says:

    Phineas, I wouldn’t be surprised by that at all.

  3. Let’s look at how easily the shoe can fit the other foot:
    *Obhammud gives speech in Hampton, VA in a phony black accent to gin up the hypersensitive racial (racist?) feelings of his black audience. Racism.
    *He injects himself into a Hartford, CT street arrest culminating in the infamous “beer summit” featuring himself, the black professor charged with disorderly conduct, and the white cop who arrested him and whom Obhammud called “stupid”. Racism.
    *He injects himself into a street-level crime in FL involving the shooting of a black youth by a licensed gun owner whom the media labelled a “white Hispanic”. Racism.
    *He claims executive privilege to hinder the Fast & Furious investigation into the DOJ and black AG Holder even though a white federal agent has been killed along with a bunch of Mexicans. Racism.

    Whenever Obhammud’s defenders ask if one can prove that racism is the cause, just give them the old David Axelrod snappy comeback, “Can you prove it isn’t?” You see, it does not take much effort and twisting of things to arrive at a conclusion that fits one’s own narrative. It would appear that such two-bit race baiters do not speak with a clear conscience. It brings to mind the old Archie Bunker T-shirts of the 70’s that read, “There’s a little bit of me in all of you.”

  4. Drew the Infidel says:

    I would have included Benghazi and Sandy in the above but it would have felt like “spiking the ball” or “piling on”. Just sayin’.

  5. Carlos says:

    58% of whites voted for Romney this time = racism. 93% of blacks voted for Obhammud = coincidence. (Thank you, Mallard Fillmore, for that factoid.)

    I have yet to see Susan Rice portrayed as a monkey. I also have yet to see Susan Rice portrayed as “Aunt Jemima.” Of course, that may be due to the fact the other “Rice” in this discussion was of a much deeper color and spoke at the Republican convention just before the vice presidential nominee gave his acceptance speech.

    But we are the racists because we civilly disagree ideologically with a woman of color, that (the ideological disagreement) being exacerbated by the fact she knowingly lied five times in one day on television to national audiences but also to the senators who are expressing displeasure at her.

    Yep, this is so typically racist, being couched in such coded behavior (no monkey or demeaning cartoons) and speech (objecting to the lies).

  6. Ron says:

    I’m a moderate Democrat and I’m sick of the race card playing demagogues on the left. They’re never going to stop, so conservatives and Republicans need to go full throttle on the offensive. Don’t just say “Nuh uh!” when falsely accused of racism. Go on the attack and call this for what it is: racism itself, since it works on the assumptions that A. All white people are presumptively racist unless they can prove otherwise by exhibiting the “correct” political perspective, and B. That people of color are too fragile and incompetent to defend themselves against serious political arguments against them so they have to be protected from any and all criticism and criticism of them needs to be bullied into silence.