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Powers calls Obama’s defense of Susan Rice ‘silly, sexist’ and ‘paternalistic’

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In her Thursday FoxNews.com column, Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers called President Barack Obama’s defense of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice during Wednesday’s press conference “silly” and “sexist.”

The president, who urged critics to go after him instead and referred to Rice as an “easy target,” chastised Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham for threatening to block Rice’s potential nomination to be the next secretary of state.

Rice has come under fire for repeatedly suggesting shortly after the pre-planned Sept. 11 terror attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya that an anti-Islam YouTube video was behind the violence, which she claimed was spontaneous.

“Imagine George Bush saying that people criticized John Bolton because he was an ‘easy target.’ He wouldn’t,” Powers wrote. “It’s absurd and chauvinistic for Obama to talk about the woman he thinks should be secretary of state of the United States as if she needs the big strong man to come to her defense because a couple of Senators are criticizing her.”

On Wednesday, Powers made a similar case on Megyn Kelly’s “America Live,” noting Obama left out mentioning New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte as one of Rice’s detractors so that it he could portray the situation as “two men beating up on a woman.”

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  1. Corky

    November 16th, 2012

    She says it as succinctly as anyone and sounds even better since she is a liberal. Kirsten has moments of real clarity.

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  2. Reiuxcat

    November 16th, 2012

    I was thinking the same thing corky, she has a few moments of clarity from time to time.

    But then again, so does Mr. Beckel.

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  3. Atrollpasinthru

    November 16th, 2012

    C’mon, folks, if Cardigan is going to write these illuminating articles for us, the least that you could do would be to show more enthusiastic support for her positions on these issues …, in lieu of providing her with a back brace, so that she can walk upright and bend over without losing her balance. ;)

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  4. OpenTheDoor

    November 16th, 2012

    Sooo??? Questioning a high level government employee woman is “sexist?

    Questioning a half black President is “racist”?

    Is there any way you can question an incompetent employee?

    Are there any cards left in that deck for the taxpayers?

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  5. Mr.Gates

    November 16th, 2012

    If there’s one characteristic every American demands in our new Secretary Of State, it’s “easy target”.

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  6. Joe

    November 16th, 2012

    Kirsten Powers, Juan Williams, Bob Beckel…Every time I turn around I see these dolts… only way to deal with it is to take TV set to curb and turn off cable.

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  7. kevin in troy

    November 16th, 2012

    “as if she needs the big strong man to come to her defense ”

    sooo, is she talkin about Bolton or Bush?

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