To the Editor,
Stanley Crouch’s column in The Robesonian on Jan. 1 reeks of racism and anti-white bigotry. His claim that Republicans found Susan Rice unqualified because she is a black female lacks truthfulness, profundity, and, worst of all, evidence. He even invokes and besmirches the names of Sarah Palin and Andrew Breitbart. The former because she dares to be a conservative who served in elective office and speaks her mind and the latter accusing him of fraud, but once again with no probative evidence. He only accomplishes showing his prejudice against conservatives, because they disagree with him.
He claims that Republicans criticized Ms. Rice only because she is a black female. His assertion is the charge and the evidence all wrapped into one. It’s a position that liberals can be counted on to take every time something happens they don’t like. It must be because of race and/or gender. It can’t be because the facts support a contrary conclusion.
Ms. Rice fell on her proverbial sword long before she withdrew from the nomination for Secretary of State. She fell on her sword when she agreed to go on national television fives times and lie, or play dumb, for the Obama administration. Sure, she says she was given her talking points. However, she ostensibly didn’t question the talking points that most Americans knew or suspected was wrong. The evidence since her ill-fated television appearances shows that members of the Obama administration and the State Department knew that the talking points claiming that the tragedy in Benghazi was due to an anti-Muslim video that caused a “spontaneous crowd” to attack our embassy and kill four Americans was wrong. In short, Susan Rice was willing to be a mouthpiece with no compunction to think for herself.
Lastly, his assertion that Republicans are conclusively racist and bigoted because of their rejection of Susan Rice, based on her gender and race, ignores the preponderance of the evidence. He failed to mention Condoleezza Rice, a black female, was appointed to the position of Secretary of State by a Republican. Condolezza Rice is still admired and respected by Republicans today because of her honesty and competence, not her gender or race.