Female Democrats: Criticism Of Secretary Rice Over Benghazi Is Sexist

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Like clock work, when Democrats face criticism, they respond by accusing the critic of being racist. Or, in this instance, sexist:

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen female members of the House staunchly defended U.N. ambassador Susan Rice against Republican criticism over her remarks on the deadly Sept. 11 Libya attack, suggesting the GOP lawmakers’ comments were racist and sexist.

“It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities,” Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the next chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told reporters Friday at a Capitol Hill news conference.

Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham earlier this week called Rice untrustworthy and unqualified to be the nation’s top diplomat if President Barack Obama chooses her to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The two vowed to block any Senate confirmation if she is nominated.

This is such a charade, nor does this do much to advance the cause of feminism.

If you’re a woman who believes that women are the equivalent of men, then you can’t go hiding behind your gender every time you’re criticized. You can’t say “I’m a woman and I’m equal” and then say “You can’t criticize me, I’m a woman” when you face a little push back.

Susan Rice is being touted as the next Secretary of State, replacing Hillary Clinton. But if Susan Rice can’t take some criticism from some Senators, she’s not ready to be Secretary of State.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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