The Unforgivable Republican Racism Against Ambasador Susan Rice

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


The Republicans twice proved that they were a racist party when they ran, not once, but twice, against Obama, hoping to deny an entire generation of black children a chance to grow up with a real role model who can teach them responsibility and good spending habits. And let’s face it, the Republican attacks on UN Ambassador Susan Rice are another reminder that the Republican Party is a bunch of crazy racists who rush to blame a black woman when she spends days lying about an attack on a US consulate.

If a white man had lied about the murder of four Americans, then he would have gotten a pass on it. Unless he’s a Southern European brother like Leon Panetta or a Mediterranean brother like General Petraeus. You don’t see anyone calling for the resignation of Joe Biden, because he’s a white man. Can you imagine if a black man were vice president and he went around the country saying crazy things all the time?

And what’s with all the fuss about Benghazi anyway? Is it because four white men died there? If four black women died in Benghazi do you think Republican Senators would be holding hearings about it? I don’t think so. It would be just another day in Chicago.

“It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities,” Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the next chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told reporters Friday at a Capitol Hill news conference.

And she’s right. It’s just plain racism. What do all the sacrifices of the Civil Rights movement amount to if a black woman can’t serve as a UN Ambassador and then enjoy complete immunity from telling crazy lies to the rest of the country?

Obama lied and told the country that he had to invade Libya because there was going to be a massacre in Benghazi. And then he lied and talked about a video when the massacre actually did happen. So why isn’t he being impeached? It’s because he’s half-white, isn’t it?

“How do you say that a person with Susan Rice’s background is not qualified? I wonder what your qualifications are for your job. Where did you finish in your class? I know one of them finished in the bottom of their class. Susan Rice was a Rhodes Scholar. How do you say a person like Susan Rice is not qualified? You may not like her, you may not like the administration, but don’t say she’s not qualified.” Fudge told Senator McCain.

And she’s got a point. The Secretary of State is America’s top diplomat. And what’s a diplomat but a liar with a college degree? Susan Rice has already proven that she can go on TV and lie day after day, in a way that no person with a gram of decency could, how is she not qualified for the job of Chief Liar of the United States?

No, there’s only one reason that Susan Rice’s nomination is being blocked. Racism.

  • Mary Sue

    By that logic, the Dems that went after Condoleeza Rice during Bush's terms were racist, too.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      No they weren't. Rice, the first Rice, wasn't really black because she was a Republican.

      But the Republican attacks on Clinton were racist because he was our first black president.

      • Mary Sue

        I know right!

      • Guest

        I agree with the text as he relates to racism in America as a hold. But to refer to ambassador Rice as an liar in regards to the Benghazi incident is extremely premature. The CIA as well as other functions within the intelligence department has all reported that Rice had given the report to the public that was approved and signed off on by department heads from the intel given. Case in point,,,, she reported not created the information.

    • searcher0

      so republicans blocking rice’s appointment is racist just because she is black, but when democrats refer to mia love as a hose n….r it is not?

    • kaitymar27

      ?!? The "Dems that went after Condoleeza Rice" did NOT suggest she was stupid!! In STARK crazy contrast, John Loserpublican McCain, who had to ADMIT that he graduated in the BOTTOM 5 of his class at Annapolis, has the racist unmitigated GALL to call DOCTOR Susan Rice, a Rhodes Scholar who attended STANFORD, "not very bright!!" ?!??! What is it that he thinks makes his stupid BOTTOM-5-of-his-class-self "bright?!" The FACT that he crashed airplane after airplane after having been unfairly allowed to skip ahead of more qualified, more studious, much more self-disciplined graduates to get into flight school at all? He should know "unqualified" every time he looks in a flippin' mirror!

  • JCS

    Minority Republicans are always fair game and their minority status just makes the target bigger and more ripe for destruction.
    Plus Condoleeza pulled herself up from poverty which as liberals never cease telling us is impossible in AmeriKKKa.

    • Guest

      No one ever said that it was impossible to rise from poverty. But the numbers speak for themselves.

    • kaitymar27

      ?!? Poverty? Are you insane? Condoleeza Rice's Grandfather was a respected minister. Condoleeza Rice's father was a COLLEGE PROFESSOR! Condoleeza Rice, an only child, was given everything from private piano lessons to ice skating lessons! She grew up solidly middle class! Who are you people? Do Republican posters EVER research anything before they post?! Jeepers!

  • http://twitter.com/Kenrick66 @Kenrick66

    Big whooping deal. Rice was a Rhodes Scholar. So was Bill Clinton. I guess many of our new elitists and Platonic guardians were scholars of one stripe or another. But, watch out! Our guardians tell us slavies down in the dark caves what's up there above ground.

  • victor

    I came to this country when I was 20 in 1966 and was proud to be an American. Little did I know that we would grow a generation of degenerates, liars, incompetents, communists, and ignorants. It must be the drugs used and abused during the 60s, 70s and 80. That and abortion is legal and readily available. I don't know why the republicans are fighting it. It is a good thing for society overall. it has become a despicable country. My pride and patriotism is very quickly dissapearing.

    • Mary Sue

      many a libtarded young person first had their brains fried by LSD and/or Meth, Crystal Meth, MDMA, and magic mushrooms.

      • Guest

        So I guess it would be safe to say based on your logic that many of conservatives have had their brains fried on powder cocain then huh?

    • PaulRevereNow

      It's going to take a jihad-inspired attack on America, a disaster of epic proportions–an EMP attack perhaps–where the casualties will run into the hundreds of thousands–for Democrats and blacks to get off their "racism" thing. But when that occurs it will be far too late to do any good.

  • VLParker

    I'm so sick and tired of any criticism of black politicians being labeled as racist by the democrats. It is a disgusting, despicable tactic whose purpose is to shut off any honest debate about democrat policies. It precludes any white person from ever disagreeing with a black person on any policy issue. Anyone who engages in such tactics is unworthy of public office.

    • Guest

      Wow. You are truly naive if you honestly believe racism is dead in this country. I can understand to some degree whites not making the connection with some struggles of blacks because there're looking through a totally different lense as they navigate their way through our country. Blacks have made major contributions to this country unfortunately due to the over bearing prejudices of some, these contubitions were either misapproprated or severed completely form written record. I think it's futile to make it against the law for a group of people to learn to read " your language" and then trun around and say these people are ignorant

    • kaitymar27

      It IS racist for John McCain, who admitted out of his own mouth that he graduated in the BOTTOM 5 of his class at Annapolis, to stupidly pretend that a RHODES SCHOLAR like DOCTOR Susan Rice is allegedly "not very bright." If that's "not very bright," then McCain is downright learning impaired. Stupid Republicans. When will they realize the entire world is laughing at them — when we're not shaking our heads over them, that is?!

  • Joe

    She's black?!?!?? She looks whiter than me.

    • ebonystone

      Yeah, she's a lot whiter than Obama, and he's 1/2 white. I'd guess she's a quadroon or maybe an octoroon. I wonder if her college sorority accepted any really dark "sisters"? Sixty years ago, she would surely have been successful at "passing".
      Att'y-Gen'l Holder is another remarkably light-skinned "black", probably a quadroon. Funny how none of the administration's prominent "blacks" have any resemblance to the blacks I work with every day, and see on my hometown streets every day. Nothing but a bunch of BINO's.

    • kaitymar27

      She is defintely black. Her father is from South Carolina where powerful Democrat Jim Clyburn met him. DOCTOR Susan Rice is brilliant AND honest. She offered the information she'd received about Libya with a caveat. She distinctly said that was the information she'd gotten from the intelligence community and emphasized that it was intel they had AT THE TIME!

  • MichaelJD

    Do not think it is racism why Republicans go after Rice. At the same time, I can not fault her too much if that was the information given to her. Her mistake was conjecturing on an assumption, which shows poor judgment.

    I think the reasons why Benghazi did not capture all of the electorate's attention because some thought it was a none issue or were willing to forgive the Obama administration because they were comparing it to 9/11 casualty count and the Bush administration's WMD lies that led us into IRAQ war. This is wrong thinking. An Attack is an attack. A Commission like 9/11 would be useful to examine our current embassy's safety and propose future security measures in unstable countries.

    • kaitymar27

      But it IS racism. Why would McCain, who ADMITTED he graduated in the BOTTOM 5 of his class at Annapolis, insanely pretend that a brilliant Rhodes Scholar, Stanford graduate, and DOCTOR, is allegedly "not very bright!" John McCain also IGNORED all of the black people vouching for DOCTOR Rice's intellect and fine moral character–including the President of the United States. But the instant a white admitted adulterer ( General Petraeus) vouched for her McCain accepted his assessment of the situation and finally stopped his insane criticism of Dr. Susan Rice! McCain (and Lindsey Graham) should have listened to the President!

  • Richard Of OZ

    Down here in OZ, we have a lying, deceitful adultress, but any criticism is now labelled "misogynist". They have even (voluntarily, I might add) got our mickey mouse macquarie "dictionary" to alter and water down the term. Too many women, I fear, in "management" roles. Their inbuilt timorousness causes them to always be on the lookout for perceived threats. However, our Oppostion Leader, a man who is a voluttneer fire fighter, does work for charity, goes out to the aboriginal camps to help build accomodation, and has raised three lovely, well adjusted daughters, with the help of a wife he is devoted to, is a "woman hater". I haven't seen a leftard get off their arse to cross the street to help someone. Easier to think in terms of ideology, rather than help in a practial manner. I have seen them actually insult those they purport to have best interests at heart.

    • kaitymar27

      "Insults?!?" Insults, you say? Mitt Republican Romney insulted nearly every group he approached? What happened when he went to England? The citizens there wanted him to "self-deport" after he insulted them and their prospects for a successful Olympic Games! He insulted the Palestinians AND the Jews when he visited THEIR homelands. And I personally know many "leftists" who give to charity and who directly help those less fortunate as well.

  • aprilnovember811

    November 16, 2012

    Obama’s Jonestowns
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/obamas_jon

  • Viet Vet

    Rice is certainly qualified compared to John F'n sKerry, who received a discharge less than honorable from the military. In 2004 he promised several people, including Tim Russert, that he would open his military records, but it never happened. He received the discharge less than honorable for his unauthorized meeting with the NVA and Viet Cong in Paris, when the U.S. was in official talks with same in Paris, and he was still a member of the Navy Reserve. He essentially tried to undercut our official positions in those negotiations, which eventually led to the Paris Peace Accords and a free South Viet Nam.

  • erica

    I have no interest in her sex or skin color. I do have an interest in her job performance .
    Being "intelligent " isn't a qualification for a job. Considering the Unabomber and Ted Bundy were geniuses.
    Her education is a plus but that does not demonstrate real life experience .

    So let's look.

    At the time of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Rice refused to call it a genocide because it could negatively affect political campaigns .

    Rice supported the multinational force that invaded Zaire from Rwanda in 1996 and overthrew dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, saying that "Anything's better than Mobutu." Others criticized the U.S. complicity in the violation of the Congo's borders as destabilizing and dangerous to the region.

    iI Sudan in 1996 Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was ready to cooperate on intelligence leading to Bin Laden, but Rice persuaded National Security Advisor Sandy Berger to overrule Albright and OBL left Sudan.

    It was Rice’s own shoot-first tendency that caused her to be benched as a spokesman for the Obama campaign for a time in 2008. She unnerved European allies when she denounced as “counterproductive” and “self-defeating” the U.N. policy that Iran suspend its nuclear program .

    Rice is known for being loud,abrasive ,aggressive and rude. She often is involved in discussions that deteriorate into shouting matches.

    When she was an assistant secretary of state during the Clinton administration, she appalled colleagues by flipping her middle finger at Richard Holbrooke during a meeting with senior staff at the State Department.

    Rice’s pugilism provoked the Russians to weigh in this week in opposition to her nomination as secretary of state. The Russian business daily Kommersant quoted an anonymous Russian foreign ministry official as saying that Rice, who quarreled with Russia over Syria, is “too ambitious and aggressive,” and her appointment would make it “more difficult for Moscow to work with Washington.”

    Doesn't sound like a good diplomat to me…….

    • Mary Sue

      she's an idiot of Madeline All[not-too-]bright proportions.

  • Joyce

    Liberals are just SOO f^*king stupid – EVERY white right-leaning person is a "racist" – pathetic. Since they can't win on an ideological or any other basis, leave it to them to throw out the ad-hominems…not very kind and "liberal" of the "tolerance" party.

    • VLParker

      They’ve got nothing else, Joyce. They can’t win any arguments on its merits so all they have left is name-calling and demonization.

    • kaitymar27

      ?! "Liberals?!" John freakin' McCain admitted he graduated in the BOTTOM 5 ( not bottom 5% but among the BOTTOM 5 PEOPLE) in his class at Annapolis. And he has the unmitigated GALL to call DOCTOR Susan Rice, a flippin' RHODES SCHOLAR with a reputation for honesty, " not very bright!!??!" If that's "not very bright," then John McCain is developmentally "challenged!!"

  • mr.t_baggins

    What about the unforgivable sexism of Obama's comment "defending" Rice? O

  • davejjj

    This is just "Fast & Furious" all over again. No real evidence, just crazy, arrogant Republican grandstanding. Why didn't Susan Rice just blame it all on Iran or Russia or a random terrorist group?

    • kaitymar27

      davejjj, exactamundo! John Loserpublican McCain admitted out of his own mouth that he graduated in the BOTTOM 5 of his class at Annapolis! Yet the nitwit has the unmitigated, racist GALL to call DOCTOR Susan Rice, a Rhodes Scholar and graduate of Stanford, allegedly " not very bright!!!?" ?!?! If that's "not very bright," then McCain is mentally "developmentally challenged!!" Racist dolt.

  • steve

    Cmon. The article is obviously meant to be tongue-in-cheek.

  • vivien

    Oh my…you guys are so dillusional…it's the left who throw racism around…you use it as a crutch and I believe democrats are the biggest hypocrites here in the US.

    • kaitymar

      ?!? Oh, Really? Is that why they nominated and elected a brilliant black man to the most powerful political position in the history of the world? Think Vivien. Think.

  • DHR

    "While I have only scratched the surface of civil rights history, here’s an except from yet another list of historical bullet points that dispute Democrat claims of civil rights support."

    THE DEMOCRAT RACE LIE
    by Bob Parks

    http://www.black-and-right.com/the-democrat-race-
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    • kaitymar27

      Your having "just scratched the surface of civil rights history" is glaringly obvious. Everyone knows about the Klan and who the democrats were for many decades. But what matters is the fact that racist Southerners ( like Strom Thurmond) literally got up and physically walked out of the Democatic Convention because of the party's Civil Rights plank that year! Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, and Bobby Kennedy were viciously murdured by" men" who would feel right at home in the Republican Party. Even some Republicans have recently publicly outed the vile racism nestled in the bosoms of some of the other Republicans in their ranks TODAY.

  • Justin

    WOW!

    So when Democrats berated Condi Rice before she became Secretary of State that was not racism? And there were for a fact RACIST cartoons about Condi Rice!

  • carson

    "Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer who writes extremely juvenile articles. "

  • Garrett

    Rice's doctorate dissertation was on Zimbabwe – that's a Rhdes Scholar? She's a real Michelle Obama – got to an Ivy League school strictly through Affirmation Action and majored in Black studies. Wow – definitely more rigourous than Mathematics, Philosophy, Literature, etc.

    Maybe we should create a Rhodes Scholar program in White Studies – starting with the Celts, Greeks, Romans, Germanic tribes, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, American Revolution, U.S. Constitution, most of the world's mediacal, scientific, technological, philopsophical, literary breakthroughs, etc.

  • Donald

    Its truely funny how republicans get the wrap for being racist…
    "Black History Month" has been observed for 29 years, yet many blacks know little to nothing about the parties' respective roles in advancing or hindering the civil rights of blacks. How many blacks know that following the Civil War, 23 blacks — 13 of them ex-slaves — were elected to Congress, all as Republicans? The first black Democrat was not elected to Congress until 1935, from the state of Illinois. The first black congressional Democrat from a Southern state was not elected until 1973.
    How many blacks know that blacks founded the Texas Republican Party? On July 4, 1867, in Houston, Texas, 150 blacks and 20 whites formed the party. No, not the Black Texas Republican Party, they founded the Texas Republican Party. Blacks across Southern states also founded the Republican parties in their states.
    Right to vote? When Southern states balked at implementing the 14th Amendment, Congress came back and passed the 15th Amendment in 1870, guaranteeing blacks the right to vote. Every single Republican voted for it, with every Democrat voting against it.

  • disqus_RZAl3JU5RR

    Oh, how six months have changed everything!