Censorship by Race
Letting four Americans die as a live feed plays the murders out in real time is about as bad as it gets for a sitting American President. But not Obama. He had UN Ambassador Susan Rice hit the Sunday news shows after the Benghazi terrorist attack. She was the perfect choice; black and female.
Americans are used to higher-ups in the political arena sending their minions out when an unstable situation devolves into chaos. But when members of this administration watched for 7 hours as our people were brutally murdered and did nothing to help, even denying repeated requests for help, Clinton or Panetta wouldn't do. Too white. The quickest way to stop all the tough questions was to make Rice a victim of racism.
When Lindsay Graham and John McCain dared to criticize Rice's five different appearances on Sunday talk shows following the Benghazi massacre where she blamed it on a "hateful video," references to poor Susan's skin color and gender quickly shut them down.
This kind of race-baiting censorship is at the heart of why Obama gets away with scandal after scandal. His Attorney General, Eric Holder, said as much when asked during a 2011 hearing why he would not bring charges against the club-wielding Black Panthers; the ones who intimidated voters outside a polling station in 2008.
When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, and to compare what people were subjected to there to what happened in Philadelphia-which was inappropriate, certainly that...to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line, who risked all, for my people," said Holder, who is black.
Now it's Rice. Suddenly she's in the hot seat and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is out in force; the same CBC which declined to invoke the race excuse to defend Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice against charges of being "war criminals." When it came to an Obama stooge, they were on the hunt smelling racism a mile away.
When certain individuals in the CBC were asked about their criticism of fellow blacks during the Bush administration, CBC members implied Powell and C. Rice were not really black because they were serving in a Republican Administration. Not black enough? Maybe they weren't Marxist enough.
In 2002 Harry Belafonte, a friend of the CBC, as well as Hugo Chavez, suggested Bush's Secretary of State Colin Powell was a traitor to African-Americans and guilty of "race treason." National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice didn't fare much better when Belafonte likened the Bush official to a Jew "doing things that were anti-Semitic and against the best interests of her people."
As Susan Rice makes her rounds on Capitol Hill in anticipation of her nomination hearings for Secretary of State, Republicans are said to be softening their stance. The consensus is she was just going on the information given to her by other sources; that all this attention on Rice and race is distracting from uncovering the truth about Benghazi. So the rabid Obama media not only sets the diversion up, it gets to tell us when we need to let it go and move on.
Rice for all intents and purposes is Benghazi. Rice, a 20-year political insider, agreed to go on national television talking about some lame video as the reason people died. Insisting she was just reading a script given to her by someone else or just following orders won't fly. As a UN ambassador she was hardly relevant to the situation; she could have said, "send Hillary" but she didn't.
Now that Rice has become the face of Benghazi the Republicans should make the most of it. From the get-go Obama has sent his goons out to promote Censorship by Race while he stays above it all. When is enough enough?
M. Catharine Evans at Potter Williams Report