When I first saw the headline, "The GOP’s bizarre attack on Susan Rice," I assumed the link would take me to one of the many left-wing columnists employed by the Post. Nope. This is a full-blown Washington Post editorial (and a despicable piece of McCarthyist race-baiting) -- the kind you would never expect from the same outlet that so doggedly pursued the Nixon administration´s Watergate cover up: Drawn up by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), the letter [from 97 House Republicans challenging any potential nomination of Susan Rice to Secretary of State] alleges that “Ambassador Rice is widely viewed
Comments: This obfuscation of the facts that we see Rice other than dangerous twit is tedious. Let her get nominated and then find out what she knew about Benghazi, and when. Then stop her rise to more power.
The bizarre thing is the shameless attempt to deflect legitimate criticism of a public official who provided misleading information to the public. Nothing is beneath Leftist partisans: character assassination, spurious charges of racism, sexism, anything that might serve to obscure the real issue, which is why Susan Rice repeatedly misinformed the American people about Benghazi. And not only Susan Rice. President Obama and Hillary Clinton immediately began proclaiming that the attacks were unorganized spontaneous responses to an anti-Islam apology for which they apologized repeatedly. They did not advance these claims as hypothetical or tentative. They asserted them confidently and dogmatically within hours of the attacks, quite possibly while the Benghazi attack was still under way.
This administration and its media apologists are good examples of bad examples. They never fail to amaze. Sometimes one wonders how they are able to keep a straight face with their lies and incredible excuses and evasions.
These are the people the American voters in their wisdom have seen fit to return to power for another four years. It is said that one cannot fix stupid, but that is only occasionally so. After a few more years of Obama some of the less stupid in the electorate and the media will be begging for a change of administration. Too bad they have to learn what is obvious to the rest of us the hard way. Too bad we have to suffer the consequences of their folly along with them. But I have hopes that enough of them will finally learn to ensure a better choice in 2016 - assuming something that is being kept hidden about Obama does not come to light before then and shorten his presidency.
If the GOP would fight for their beliefs as hard as the Dems do they might garner a little more respect from the general public. Even when the Dems are caught lying they fight to the death defending themselves, unlike the GOP, who fold at the slightest hint of embarrassment.
When a black liar cannot be defended with facts then claim racism. It seems to happen all the time with this administration. Is there anyone in this administration from the president down that doesn´t lie???
Well there is the vice president ... no one says it´s racism when he is criticized for being stupid.
I don´t know whether the country can afford both a president and a secretary of state who are both too delicate to be questioned. Meanwhile they sling drones this way and that, try to distract us from asking questions about the disgraceful death of our ambassador consequent on their mistakes by blaming us and calling us names (an abuser´s tactic btw, which no one has mentioned). They can´t take it apparently but they can sure dish it out.
Because of overuse and misuse, the terms, racism and racist are now like wet cardboard boxes. Smarter leftist hipsters have come up with the new label, "haters" to replace the R words. But that doesn´t stop dullards in the news business from continuing to use the old toothless slanders out of pure habit.
Maybe it´s time to coin some terms of our own like, conservative competency, conservative honesty, conservative patriotism. Then start labeling lies, incompetence, lack of values, and anti Americanism as generic liberalism.
By the way, "Black Friday" is racist. There is an implication that getting stuff cheap is black. But these are liberals we are describing here. For a liberal, the best defense is to throw mud. So the mud-slinging continues. What we really need here is for the Zero administration to take a hint from Morsi and declare the entire administration off-limits from any criticism whatever.
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The political temperature in the Arctic rose on Tuesday when Vladimir Putin vowed to step up Russia´s military presence in the region in response to a claim by Canada to the north pole. In typically trenchant style, Putin told his defence chiefs to concentrate on building up infrastructure and military units in the Arctic. He said the region was again key to Russia´s national and strategic interests, following a retreat in the post-Soviet period. His comments were a direct and rapid riposte to Canada, a rival Arctic power. John Baird, said his government had asked scientists to work on a submission to the UN arguing
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A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
Just how much do many Hollywood liberals hate conservatives? In an interview with Playboy, Ben Affleck said, "When I watch a guy [on film] I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him": PLAYBOY: You developed a political profile campaigning for presidential candidates Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama. How did that come about? AFFLECK: I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider—very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood. I picked up a lot of those values there, and I