I noticed BHO was particularly defensive about “attacks” (which are simply reasonable debates) on Rice, in a recent interview he had. The feigned anger was apparent to me, and was a dead giveaway to me that he wanted to disrupt the discussion. Much like he did in the second debate, when he “angrily” responded to claims that Benghazi was politically motivated. The guy has that tactic mastered.
My guess on this: He was signaling the MSM that discussing Rice was not something they should cover, and either he or the MSM came up with the classic “race” argument, thereby reducing all discussion of Rice to the “race” excuse.
Whether he was signaling, or the MSM itself decided this, is speculation on my part, but whoever came up with it (the Dem party?), it’s WORKING and always has.
It’s a tool Dems always use, successfully I might add, to divert reasonable discussions on competence.
My sense also is that BHO, in the much larger picture, was stifling ANY discussion of competence about ANY ONE in his administration. Clearly, the MSM has taken that message and run with it.
Valid discussions on this are relegated to the “Its only the lunatic fringe racist group making these statements” bin. Reinforced, of course, by the Fox News discussion. It’s their way of portraying Fox News as the “lunatic fringe”. Granted, Fox News does indeed go off the deep end now and then, but the Dems can paint it with that broad “racist” brush, and thereby cast doubt on ALL Fox News pieces, including the ones that have some credible substance.
The Republicans are going to have to figure out how to address this “race” excuse, otherwise all valid discussions about the competence of the BHO administration are going to be trivialized and soon forgotten.
The Dems steal another march on the Republicans here.