Republican Rice Caterwaul, Reprise 0
Chauncey Devega skillfully dissects the bigotry of Republican attempts to gin up a controversy over Susan Rice and Benghazi. A nugget:
The Right’s hostility to Ambassador Susan Rice has been described by the Washington Post and others as motivated by white racism. Partisanship, conspiranoid thinking, and an effort to defrock President Obama are most certainly part of the Republicans’ hostility to a black woman who would dare to become Secretary of State. In an era where racism and conservatism are one and the same, Republicans cannot resist the urge and impulse to attack a black woman who serves in the Obama administration–even if race-baiting helped to lead to the downfall of their presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
“Conspiranoid.” I like that.