American liberals are up to their old tricks again. Instead of challenging debate, they resort to smear tactics. This time, however, I think they have taken the smear a little too far.
Recently Jeff Danziger, a liberal political cartoonist in the United States, published a racist cartoon depicting Dr. Condoleezza Rice as a stereotypical black woman. In his cartoon, he drew Dr. Rice sitting barefoot, in a rocking chair, wearing a long dress and bottle-feeding an aluminum tube cradled in her arms. The aluminum tubes depicted in the cartoon symbolize tubes used by rogue nations in nuclear weapons programs. The caption in the cartoon reads, “I knows all about aluminum tubes.” Below the first caption Mr. Danziger writes, “I don’t know nuthin’ about aluminum tubes...”
The facial expression of Dr. Rice in the cartoon was drawn similar to cartoons of African-Americans from American newspapers in the 1800's. Why Mr. Danziger would stoop to this level of racism is a question the main steam media in the United States should be asking, but it is silent.
Later in the week a liberal talk radio host named John Sylvester, called Dr. Rice “Aunt Jemima” and a “black trophy “ of the Bush administration. Sylvester used these terms to describe Rice and other blacks as having only a subservient role in the Bush administration. Again, for the most part the main stream media was silent on this issue.
Normally I would spend the next few paragraphs defending Dr. Condoleezza Rice. I would also discredit liberals who think racism is funny, as long as a fellow liberal is the one throwing the racial insults. Instead, since the liberals are trying to degrade her intelligence, I think I will let Dr. Rice’s record be her defense.
Below is part of her biography that can be found at www.whitehouse.gov.
Dr. Condoleezza Rice became the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor, on January 22, 2001.
In June 1999, she completed a six year tenure as Stanford University 's Provost, during which she was the institution's chief budget and academic officer. As Provost she was responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and the academic program involving 1,400 faculty members and 14,000 students.
At Stanford, she has been a member of the Center for International Security and Arms Control, a Senior Fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and a Fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution. Her books include Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (1995) with Philip Zelikow, The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin, and Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984).
From 1989 through March 1991, the period of German reunification and the final days of the Soviet Union, she served in the Bush Administration as Director, and then Senior Director, of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, and a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, she earned her bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her master's from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Morehouse College in 1991, the University of Alabama in 1994, the University of Notre Dame in 1995, the National Defense University in 2002, the Mississippi College School of Law in 2003, the University of Louisville and Michigan State University in 2004. She resides in Washington, D.C.
Need I say more? Dr. Rice is one of the most intelligent and hardest working people in Washington today. She does not deserve racial insults from an insignificant liberal radio show host and a washed up liberal political cartoonist with the combined brainpower of a learning disabled ant.
I would love to see Mr. Danziger or Mr. Sylvester debate Dr. Rice on current world events. Although I think that would be hard since I doubt if either one of these two fine upstanding citizens can even spell Ph.D., especially debate someone of Dr. Rice's caliber.
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