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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:27 PM

Republican attacks on Susan Rice are partly based on sexism and racism.

Certainly the attacks on Susan Rice by the right wing are motivated partly by their goal of blaming the Obama administration for what happened in Benghazi. The attacks on her are probably also partly focused on encouraging the White House to nominate John Kerry for the position of Secretary of State, so that Scott Brown (R-idiot) might be elected to the Senate again. But let's not forget the obvious - Republicans are furious at the thought that a smart, strong African American woman might be made Secretary of State. It would be ok if she were Republican (Condi Rice), but she's not. She's a Democrat.

Female African American Democrat = Republican rage.

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Reply Republican attacks on Susan Rice are partly based on sexism and racism. (Original post)
yardwork Nov 2012 OP
MADem Nov 2012 #1
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #2
yardwork Nov 2012 #3
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #5
Starry Messenger Nov 2012 #4
Kath1 Nov 2012 #7
Kath1 Nov 2012 #6
yardwork Nov 2012 #10
Warren DeMontague Nov 2012 #8
yardwork Nov 2012 #9

Response to yardwork (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:30 PM

1. Mostly. The Kerry thing is a possibility, but if Kerry

got nominated, I would not be surprised if the MA legislature changes the rule about the governor appointing a person to fill in for the rest of the term of the departing Senator back. We only don't like those appointments when a Republican governor is in office!!

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Response to yardwork (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:56 PM

2. I disagree with you

I think they are wholly based in sexism and racism!

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:25 PM

3. What about my tinfoil hat theory about Kerry???!

lol!

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Response to yardwork (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:52 PM

5. Okay, I'll give that 30%

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Response to yardwork (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:18 PM

4. It's insanely bad this year.

The sheer amount of hatred is incredible. It's like a Pandora's box of the nation's seething troglodyte Id just came pouring out.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:51 AM

7. I agree

The hatred is actually scary. The really sexist, racist and homophobic types are exposing themselves. It is very ugly.

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Response to yardwork (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:47 AM

6. Racism and Sexism = Republican Party

Sorry, that is just the way I see it. They are losing their minds over the election results and will stop at nothing to discredit this administration. Very sad.

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:05 PM

10. No apologies needed. Them's the facts.

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Response to yardwork (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:36 PM

8. I suspect it's all the things you mentioned.

Certainly they're trying to pay chess with the MA senate seat. And they are desperate to find a way o attach a "..gate" suffix to "Benghazi"

But any time you see this sort of concerted effort, its usually because someone is perceived as a threat to some entrenched interest. Right now the GOP is desperately scanning their ranks for appropriately right wing, anti choice women -who aren't Michelle Bachmann- to put forth as their "new" face. demographically, they got clobbered in this last election.

Rice is a smart, successful AA Woman. Damn right she is threatening to them.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:04 PM

9. That's the way I see it.

It's all those strategic reasons, but it's also the usual racism and sexism that characterizes the Republican Party. I thought it would be a good idea to mention that out loud.

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