Background, which you probably already know:
On at least one occasion Ambassador Susan Rice echoed the regime’s allegation that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi had been a “spontaneous reaction” to an online video.
Susan Rice is also said to be a contender for Secretary of State if Hillary Clinton leaves the post.
In reaction to both, Senator John McCain said of Ambassador Susan Rice [various news agencies]:
“…Will do everything in my power to block her from being the United States secretary of state.”
“Susan Rice should have known better and if she didn’t know better, she is not qualified. She should have known better.”
“…at the least, guilty of not being very bright, because it was obvious that this was not a ‘flash mob’ and there was additional information by the time she went on every news show in America.”
Senator Graham also said of her: “I think Susan Rice would have an incredibly difficult time getting through the Senate. I would not vote for her unless there’s a tremendous opening up of information explaining herself [on Benghazi] in a way she has not yet done.”
President obama came to Rice’s defense with more apparent enthusiasm than he ever gave the murdered Americans at the consulate.
So we’re all up to date, right? Rice said something patently untrue and misleading, making her look like an idiot or a shill. Or both. Subsequently, two senators called her on it.
[typography font="Cousine" size="20" size_format="px" color="midnightblue"]Enter the propagandists of the congressional black congress.[/typography]
CBC chair Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio has accused Senator McCain of “sexism and racism” because he disagreed with Rice about the attack. Of course, we already know that she was wrong and only spewing the lies obama told her to distribute.
(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Marcia Fudge (D.-Ohio), the incoming chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, is accusing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) of “sexism and racism” because the criticism leveled at U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice for telling the American people that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a spontaneous reaction to a video posted on YouTube.
“There is a clear, a clear in my opinion, sexism and racism that goes with these comments that are being made by, unfortunately, Senator McCain and others,” Fudge (D-Ohio.) said Friday at a Capitol Hill press conference.
“And I strongly stand by that statement.”
Fudge said that Republican critics of Rice including McCain had never called a man “unqualified” or “not bright”, referring to comments he made on CBS’ This Morning program Thursday.
“All of the things that they have disliked about things that have gone on in this administration they have never called a male unqualified, not bright, not trustworthy. I don’t recall it ever happening,” Fudge said.
During the same press conference, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said that McCain and other “men” should not be allowed to “attack” or “batter this woman” Rice.
“What unmitigated gall for these men to attack the permanent representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice,” Moore said.
“We all understand that all of us have been disappointed in one way or another about the results of the election – but to batter this woman because they don’t feel they have had the ability to batter President Obama is something that we, the women, are not going to stand by and watch.”
Moore said that because of his criticism of Rice, she no longer considered McCain a “gentleman.”
How Fudge and Moore know who McCain may have called “not bright” in his 25 years in the Senate is a damn mystery. The man is outspoken and has called most people in government something. But he’s “battering women” now. He’s a “MAN”. And what’s even worse is, they’re not smart enough to realize they’re the ones who are sexist and racist.
This is CONGRESS, not grade school, you idiots.
This is really all about propaganda.
A bit about Propaganda:
Edward Filene helped establish the Institute of Propaganda Analysis in 1937 to educate the American public about the nature of propaganda and how to recognize propaganda techniques. Filene and his colleagues identified the seven most common “tricks of the trade” used by successful propagandists (Marlin 102-106: Propaganda Critic: Introduction). These seven techniques are called:
These techniques are designed to fool us because the appeal to our emotions rather than to our reason.The techniques identified by the Institute for Propaganda Analysis are further refined by Aaron Delwich in his website, Propaganda where he “discusses various propaganda techniques, provides contemporary examples of their use, and proposes strategies of mental self-defense.” By pointing out these techniques, we hope to join with others who have written on this topic to create awareness and encourage serious consideration of the influence of contemporary propaganda directed at us through the various media and suggest ways to guard against its influence on our lives.
The first is Name Calling.
Name Calling: Propagandists use this technique to create fear and arouse prejudice by using negative words (bad names) to create an unfavorable opinion or hatred against a group, beliefs, ideas or institutions they would have us denounce. This method calls for a conclusion without examining the evidence. Name Calling is used as a substitute for arguing the merits of an idea, belief, or proposal. It is often employed using sarcasm and ridicule in political cartoons and writing. When confronted with this technique the Institute for Propaganda Analysis suggests we ask ourselves the following questions: What does the name mean? Is there a real connection between the idea and the name being used? What are the merits of the idea if I leave the name out of consideration? When examining this technique try to separate your feelings about the name and the actual idea or proposal (Propaganda Critic: Common Techniques 1).
Sexist and Racist, huh? If disagreeing with someone over facts makes one sexist and racist, look no further! I’m bone tired of this kind of bullshit being thrown at us any time someone says something.
There shouldn’t even BE a Congressional Black Caucus. That’s RACIST!
And Ms. Fudge is a Socialist. From the OpenSecrets.org Marcia Fudge page: