It's certainly no surprise to watch the Democrats go into a Margaret Dumont fit of outrage, but President Thinskin has officially pushed the act completely into the realm of the Absurd and this group of shrieking Democratic harpies is so disingenuous that their accusations almost don't deserve a response. But we'll give it a go anyway.
Taking the standard feminist hypocrisy angle of this story as self-evident, what part of what MyFriends McCain or Grahamnesty said was sexist or racist? Did either of them use any varient of the n-word or the c-word? Did they call Susan Rice a "slut"? Did they call her a "house negro" or "slave"? Oh…right..what they said must be crypto-racist and crypto-sexist in a coded-dog-whistle way which all of us nasty wingnuts will understand with a wink and a nod.
Not everything this group of womyn said is complete nonsense, though. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, for example, raises a good point:
It's interesting to me that we're not discussing another Rice who went before all of the Sunday talk shows some years ago
It is indeed very interesting Rep. Schakowsky and I would love to discuss it. Condoleezza Rice was accused of lying by many Democrats; she was accused so many times that it is now accepted wisdom on the Left that she did, in fact, lie. As a result, many on your side of the political spectrum have decided that this accepted wisdom gives them license to shamelessly use against her some of the nastiest racist and sexist language ever witnessed in the history of political rhetoric in this country. Where were your loud statements and highly-visible press conferences condemning such language as racist and sexist at that time? Please direct us to them so we can see proof that you have any business calling anyone out on charges of sexism and racism.
The fact is that the non-existent, imagined sexism and racism against Susan Rice from the Right is unacceptable to the Left while the Left's own very real sexism and racism against Condoleezza Rice was, is, and always will be acceptable, and so it goes with every single instance of a "strong woman of color" who strays from the Democratic plantation.
What is obvious to anyone with an IQ above 80 is that Susan Rice either lied about the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the consulate in Benghazi or allowed herself to be used to transmit other people's lies about the attack. Questioning whether, due to this fact, she is qualified for the position of top diplomat of the most powerful nation on Earth is neither sexist nor is it racist. This fact will not change, no matter how many Senators the President slaps with his silk gloves.
The racist code word for the day is "incompetent":
Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., told CNN on Tuesday that some Republican claims that Rice is "incompetent" may be racial in nature.
"These are code words," Clyburn said, adding that "these kinds of terms that those of us — especially 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."
It's like the Woody Allen bit (in "Annie Hall"?) when someone says, "Hey, you!" and he hears, "Hey, Jew!"
Nah, that's too easy. Clyburn knows what he heard, what it means, and how he's manipulating it to score points.