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August 30, 2012

Another Ugly, Racially Tinged Incident at the RNC

Oddly, the overwhelmingly white faces of MSNBC were unavailable for comment:


She added, to loud applause, that the United States “cannot lead from behind.”

Rice’s speech, which began with her vivid recollection of Sept. 11, 2001, sought to link economic concerns that are the dominant issue in this year’s election with the broader question of America’s standing in the world.

“When the world looks at us today, they see an American government that cannot live within its means,” she lamented. “The world knows that when a nation loses control of its finances, it eventually loses control of its destiny.”

The audience responded with unbridled enthusiasm to much of Rice’s speech, which she delivered without a teleprompter. She was greeted with a minute-long standing ovation when she first took the stage. Her counterattack on the Obama campaign’s assaults on Romney’s business record also hit the mark with the crowd. “We have never been jealous of one another and never envious of each other’s successes,” she said.

In part, the ardent reaction in the hall reflected the enthusiasm for Rice in a party that has long enjoyed her combination of gravitas and charisma. Earlier in the day at a panel discussion, Joshua Bolten, who had served alongside Rice in the Bush White House as chief of staff, told her she was “a celebrity at this convention.”

We sure wish these folks would make up their mind whether those racist Rethugs care more about the color of someone's skin or what they have to say. This kind of thing looks bad.... for the race baiting media narrative.

Posted by Cassandra at August 30, 2012 08:06 AM

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I've been reading this morning that Chris Matthews detected in Ms. Rice's speech some kind of rebuke of birtherism, but I remain puzzled.

Posted by: Texan99 at August 30, 2012 10:24 AM

She is one smart lady. Except, you know, for speaking in favor of Rethugs.

Posted by: man riding unicycle naked at August 30, 2012 11:10 AM

She is one smart lady. Except, you know, for speaking in favor of Rethugs.

Yeah, I'm surprised those racist bastiges let her talk - being the type to fear and resent powerful blacks and all.

Kinda hard to keep Those People(TM) in check if you go and applaud them when they talk to ya. They might start getting fool ideas that skin color doesn't matter as much as we're continually assured it's supposed to.

Woo ha.

Posted by: Woo Ha - I Got You All in Check at August 30, 2012 11:21 AM

There is another fascinating aspect to those folks at MSNBC. They all seem to know all the racial code words and can all hear dog whistles.

Apparently talking about Chicago now indicates some sort of racist tendencies. I shudder to think what it means if you bring up Mrs O'Leary's cow.

Posted by: Allen at August 30, 2012 03:49 PM