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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:42 PM

House of Reps women defend Susan Rice

WASHINGTON Republican senators' angry criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over her initial account of the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya smacks of sexism and racism, a dozen female members of the House said Friday.

In unusually personal terms, the Democratic women lashed out at Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham who earlier this week called Rice unqualified and untrustworthy and promised to scuttle her nomination if President Barack Obama nominates her to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

"All of the things they have disliked about things that have gone on in the administration, they have never called a male unqualified, not bright, not trustworthy," said Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the next chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus. "There is a clear sexism and racism that goes with these comments being made by unfortunately Sen. McCain and others."

At a Capitol Hill news conference, the female lawmakers, the majority of them African American like Rice, suggested that the Republicans are bitter about Obama's re-election and taking it out on U.N. ambassador. ...................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://philly.xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20121116/US.Libya.Attack.Rice/



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Reply House of Reps women defend Susan Rice (Original post)
marmar Nov 2012 OP
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #1
Cha Nov 2012 #2
vlyons Nov 2012 #12
Cha Nov 2012 #15
arthritisR_US Nov 2012 #3
flamingdem Nov 2012 #4
spooky3 Nov 2012 #5
adieu Nov 2012 #6
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #7
ashling Nov 2012 #8
femrap Nov 2012 #11
ashling Nov 2012 #13
femrap Nov 2012 #14
Lucinda Nov 2012 #9
John2 Nov 2012 #10
CrispyQ Nov 2012 #16

Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:53 PM

1. Go get 'em !!! We love YOU WOMEN :) n/t

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:59 PM

2. Excellent! All the Women in the House should be Standing up For Susan Rice..

I know I am.

Thanks marmar

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:37 PM

12. Senate women should give McGrumpy & Graham hell too

MrGrumpy has really dishonored himself

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Response to vlyons (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:10 PM

15. Precisely, vlyons!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:03 PM

3. Right on ladies! They speak the truth...

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:43 PM

4. That's so great

so glad about this and that Nancy stayed on!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:53 PM

5. Let's call McCain and Graham "Feckless and Reckless":

from the linked article:

"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," said Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis. "Their feckless and reckless speculation is unworthy of their offices as senators."

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:12 PM

6. The GOP is full of bullies

They sense the weak one in the bunch and then harass and harangue that person, hoping the others would not come to the aid of the attacked. Hopefully, this time it won't happen.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:18 PM

7. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb

Go Flush Yourselves! You have proven to the public that you have now lost your Sense and Sensibilities.
Now go away!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:30 PM

8. but, but ... what about Kelley Ayotte?

sexist or stooge? . . . you decide

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Response to ashling (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:08 PM

11. I never heard what she

 

said....I assumed the boyz didn't allow her to speak. They just needed a female prop.

Egads, I detest those 2 jackasses.

I think we should push it: APOLOGIZE!

Glad to know that McLame was at the bottom of his class.

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Response to femrap (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:04 PM

13. I saw her later

apparently she dumped the two bozos so she got to talk. Less venom, no more logic

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Response to ashling (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:28 PM

14. I wonder if she'll

 

have the 'class' to apologize. I really want to see these 2 repugnant Senators apologize.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:32 PM

9. KNR

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:40 PM

10. I agree

 

they should back her and everybody in the Democratic Party that voted for President Obama. She did nothing wrong at all. They are claiming she lied or misled the American people. If they think something was wrong then attack the CIA or Petraeus. She is not the Intelligence agent neither should I remind Senator McCain. They are the experts on intelligence, not the UN Ambassador. So to attack her intelligence is a false excuse for his allegations. She probably has more Education than him.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:22 PM

16. Outstanding!

Loved this part:

The Democratic women also contrasted McCain and Graham's criticism with their defense of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who had warned of weapons of mass destruction in pressing for war in Iraq that killed more than 4,400 Americans. No weapons of mass destruction were found.

"It's interesting to me that we're not discussing another Rice who went before all of the Sunday talk shows some years ago," said Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.

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