Boom! Kirsten Powers schools Touré on why criticism of Rice isn’t racist or sexist

On Tuesday’s edition of “The Cycle,” Touré went after Sen. John McCain as one of the “old, white establishment folks” with the audacity to criticize delicate flower U.N. Amb. Susan Rice. You know, the usual: Any and all criticism of poor beleaguered Rice is racist and sexist.

Hope & Change: MSNBC’s Touré Savages ‘Old, White’ McCain For Opposing Susan Rice, ‘Bitter’ Over His ’08 Loss mediaite.com/a/iwszv

— kirsten powers (@kirstenpowers10) November 27, 2012

Yawn.

Fox News political analyst Kirsten Powers has had enough. As Twitchy reported, Powers disputes the notion that Rice is some fragile infant who shouldn’t be subjected to criticism. “If Rice can’t handle being criticized by a few Sens she can’t be Sec of State,” Powers tweeted earlier this month. So she wasn’t about to let Touré throw down the race and gender cards without some pushback.

Interesting @toure doesn’t seem to know McCain confirmed two black (one was a woman) Secretaries of State.mediaite.com/tv/msnbcs-tour…

— kirsten powers (@kirstenpowers10) November 27, 2012

Indeed. But let’s not let pesky facts get in the way. Touré continued spouting the tiresome line that seeking to hold Rice accountable for misleading the American people on the nature of the Benghazi attack is a “witch hunt.”

@kirstenpowers10 Rice is not responsible for anything that happened in Benghazi. The CIA/FBI shaped Rice’s presentation. Why focus on her?

— Touré (@Toure) November 30, 2012

@kirstenpowers10 If the focus was on people responsible for Benghazi it’d have credibility. The talking point police is a witch hunt.

— Touré (@Toure) November 30, 2012

@boldfreshjew @kirstenpowers10 Rice did not lie. She delivered the declassified message the intelligence community wanted. That’s not lying.

— Touré (@Toure) November 30, 2012

Powers wasn’t having it.

@toure No. The point is you can’t claim people who have confirmed two black SOS are against black Secretaries of State.Doesn’t add up.

— kirsten powers (@kirstenpowers10) November 30, 2012

@toure The cries of racism/sexism are very infantilizing of Rice. Don’t pretend white men don’t ever get opposition to their nominations.

— kirsten powers (@kirstenpowers10) November 30, 2012

@toure Who said she was “mentally inferior”?

— kirsten powers (@kirstenpowers10) November 30, 2012

Wow.Do facts matter to you at all? RT @toure: What do you think incompetent and not very bright means?

— kirsten powers (@kirstenpowers10) November 30, 2012

That one baffled Touré, who isn’t too clear on the meaning of “facts.”

??? RT @kirstenpowers10: Wow.Do facts matter to you at all? RT @toure: What do you think incompetent and not very bright means?

— Touré (@Toure) November 30, 2012

@kirstenpowers10 I’ve been employing facts here consistently. You have innuendo and already answered questions and truthiness. #FactsMatter

— Touré (@Toure) November 30, 2012

@kirstenpowers10 You’re splitting semantical hairs. “Not very bright” questions her intelligence. This from a guy who ran with Sarah Palin?

— Touré (@Toure) November 30, 2012

And, there it is. Four years later and Touré still hasn’t cured his raging Palin Derangement Syndrome.

@kirstenpowers10 Really it’s not in my interest to get you to understand what’s really happening here…

— Touré (@Toure) November 30, 2012

He’s not getting through. Perhaps a bit of concern trolling?

@kirstenpowers10 But it’s indisputable that the optics for the GOP here are bad. Unless they like losing big with people of color & women.

— Touré (@Toure) November 30, 2012

@kirstenpowers10 Romney didn’t lose this alone. Rush’s attack on Fluke didn’t help. Akin, etc. Self-deport, “blah people,” Trump, Sununu…

— Touré (@Toure) November 30, 2012

@kirstenpowers10 Whether or not there’s racism here is something reasonable people can disagree about. Fine. But…

— Touré (@Toure) November 30, 2012

@kirstenpowers10 Smart people can be incompetent and not very bright? Ok now we’re really splitting semantical atoms.

— Touré (@Toure) November 30, 2012

Um, no. Powers offers a few more of those pesky facts:

.@toure McCain said calling the attack spontaneous demonstration “not very bright.”Which is true. He didn’t say she wasn’t that bright.

— kirsten powers (@kirstenpowers10) November 30, 2012

.@toure You know McCain didn’t say that, so why do you keep insisting he did?He said the storyline was “not very bright.” And it wasn’t.

— kirsten powers (@kirstenpowers10) November 30, 2012

@toure I can’t believe you have me defending John McCain.

— kirsten powers (@kirstenpowers10) November 30, 2012

Yikes! For that alone he must pay!

.@toure Was it racist when @katrinanation wrote: “Rice was either incompetent or a liar” for misleading statemens. Condi Rice, that is.

— kirsten powers (@kirstenpowers10) November 30, 2012

Nice! Consistency is tough, huh? But letting go of the race card is even tougher.

@kirstenpowers10 I don’t think McCain is racist but I sadly think it’s easier to get some to believe a Black woman is incompetent.

— Touré (@Toure) November 30, 2012

It’s not racist; it’s just all about race. Really? Perhaps Rice should try not being incompetent if she doesn’t want to deal with all the criticism.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/30/boom-kirsten-powers-sets-toure-straight-on-why-criticism-of-amb-rice-isnt-racist-or-sexist/

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