Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Clyburn: Susan Rice Criticism Is Race-Based - NationalJournal.com

Clyburn: Susan Rice Criticism Is Race-Based - NationalJournal.com

I'll keep my response to this article brief and to the point. This claim that the recent criticism of UN Ambassador Susan Rice is based not on her questionable handling of her job but on the fact that she is a woman and African-American is so pathetic it's just plain sad. Now to some of my readers this may seem harsh but there is a simple logic behind this.

If your first reaction to criticism of a prominent member of your party is that it must be based on race and/or sex and not offer a single intelligent challenge to said criticisms, then it's pretty likely these criticisms are dead-on now isn't it?

It is possible Susan Rice is being used as a scapegoat? Quite possibly, but there is no evidence or sense in adding accusations of racism and sexism to this issue. If you think she is a scapegoat, fine, that's a fair point but to inject these other accusations into it just makes the whole issue even murkier than it already is. Further, other than these "code words" Congressman Clyburn babbles on about, there is no evidence to support this claim in the first place.

So about we just stick to the issue at hand aye?

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