Sexist, racist to criticize Amb. Susan Rice?
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- Duration 5:12
- Date Nov 21, 2012
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The growing number of democratic lawmakers now slamming Republicans for criticizing ambassador Susan Rice one -- describing her as incompetent amounts to quote.
Sexism and racism.
Another congressman James Cliburn says this quote we in the south know what that means I take offense when people use those words I have a problem with them.
While many Republicans say rice either knowingly or unintentionally misled Americans -- -- being Ghazi comments.
What happened initially was it it was a spontaneous.
Reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo.
It as a consequence of the video.
Did let people gathered outside the embassy and then it's it grew very violent.
-- say it gives a former press say -- Republican vice presidential nominee Jack camp he's also the president of talk radio news service Allen comes joins us host of the Allen comes radio show -- all of thank the liberals for saving America.
Alan let me start when you incompetent the -- confident using racially coded -- -- As a white guy I don't think it's my place to tell James Coburn what he finds offensive and if you have a series of people over fired him.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Over a period of time.
Someone's lazy insisting that -- with -- African American incompetent I don't think it's my place to tell him.
What's racially offensive furthermore.
They Republicans are making a big mistake the first thing they do after the election start attacking African American woman.
-- without any caused by the way this is somebody had nothing do it -- Ghazi.
She was given CIA information.
The CIA -- there here's what I think it's appropriate to say if -- use words like terrorism.
It -- put Americans in jeopardy and I we call people going after Colin Powell when he spoke at the UN and gave what was turned out to be.
Misinformation -- here they are Tony this woman tell me.
You know this arises I -- -- -- -- remark.
Arises out of the 97 congressman who wrote a letter about Susan Rice using in that letter the -- confident.
But -- to of the signatories.
Are African Americans Allen west and indeed.
Clarence -- in South Carolina Tim Scott two so I mean doesn't that really undermine climbers argument.
Of course it's only racism when it's directed toward a a liberal or Democrat it's never racism toward -- Republican look if this is Condoleezza Rice and not Susan Rice.
Allen ruby on the other side of this camera basically interest is suggesting that had.
She deserves either resign or she gets on them wrong in the -- -- those five appearances in which she either willfully.
Or I inadvertently put forward -- a narrative that we now know the White House in the intelligence apartments themselves.
Allen did not -- -- -- -- -- yeah I -- I don't -- I -- have some questions out -- -- -- -- has an apparent track record is doing is sort of thing and I'll -- three examples earlier this year he accused Newt Gingrich.
-- -- Racially coded language.
On MSNBC told Al Sharpton at Mitt Romney was reminiscent of races to kept Rosa Parks.
In the back of the boss then Cliburn told his own hometown newspaper last year quote.
The president's problems are in large measure because of his skin color.
You know what Alex is there a pattern here with represented of -- -- that diminishes his credibility better question is there a pattern of racism directed at this.
President and from Republicans to African Americans not all Republicans of course our -- players are being criticized lays -- his board let me resistant when you -- some of the food stamp president we know that that's that's sounds like that sounds like code language again I don't think there's a white person that's my job to tell James Coburn.
What he should find racially offensive running.
I think what we need to remember here is we actually need a McCain moment from from Democrat to see here this divisive and disappointing language as a stop in night in 2008.
When a lot of Republicans were suggesting Barack Obama may be a Muslim one Republican radio host introduced him using his middle name Hussein to try to race beat John McCain's at stopping you -- to elevate the debate.
These are nonsensical points at what level does someone have to achieve to have their race and their gender to stop being the issue I think it's.
Actually up a tablet iPad style and -- Atlanta Congressional Black Caucus -- over the Congressional Black Caucus oppose clever opposed Susan -- is nomination in 1990 how do you really believe he has stated very absentee or early -- Simply because of the color of their skin you not releasing it now I'm not saying that what I'm saying is I think it's not my place to tell James Cliburn.
How he may feel offended because of a history of racism even -- how does it time and time and time again I want I want that's and I can -- and -- -- -- again I think it's really mistake strategically Republicans to start attacking an accident Greg this is the perfect moment to bring this up I've -- -- -- -- quickly should not be attacking a black woman well.
Maybe -- cynically that's that we your thinking is that why Barack Obama put season right or when she had nothing to do -- -- got it now getting new US would -- -- aren't -- to attack completely out of smiling at me I am trying to say congressional black on going exercise we got to go to a commercial break guys thanks thanks guys and.