|Karen Bass (D-CA), right, can't hide her amusement at Rep. Gwen Moore's (D-WI) faux outrage.|
That said, this circus act that was performed by a group a women from the House of Representatives, in which the accused John McCain of being a racist and sexist, was nothing more than political theatre.
First is the statement by the newly crowned leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH) who made this statement in reference to McCain's comments that Ambassador Susan Rice is not "very bright" or "qualified" to be Secretary of State:
“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 also said:
“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,”
Really? She's never heard this things said about a man? Not even a Republican man, like say, George Bush? She doesn't remember the truly despicable Pete Stark (D-CA) calling President Bush a "liar" on the House Floor twice in one speech? How about Harry Reid calling Bush a "liar" on more than one occasion, or Reid telling a group a school children that Bush was a "loser"? Does she remember that? Maybe she remembers a former President, Bill Clinton, calling a sitting President, GW Bush, "Unqualified" to be President?
It doesn't matter. This is faux outrage meant to give the President cover, and has little to do with Susan Rice anyway. That this was just political theatre, you need to look no farther than the reaction of Karen Bass (D-CA) to comments from Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) at about the :38 second mark of the video, in Moore who speaks of the "unmitigated gall" of John McCain. Bass can't contain her amusement at the whole thing. She's not angry, and neither are the rest of these hacks. This is a poorly written play, acted out for the cameras and the media.
The fact is, is that Susan Rice is not qualified for Secretary of State. She has not the temperament, nor since Benghazi, the credibility for the position. McCain was right, and no amount of this type of posturing will change that.
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Accuses John McCain of 'Racism and Sexism'
By Matt Cover November 16, 2012
(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.