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Where was the Washington Post crying racism in 2004 against those who opposed Condoleezza Rice’s nomination, which WaPo said achieved “the most negative votes cast against a nominee for that post in 180 years.” Were these racist democrats from “former Confederate” states, Washington Post?

November 23, 2012

11/21/12, Remember When Condoleezza Rice Was Called a ‘House Nigga’?” NRO, E. Johnson

That didn’t take long. U.N. ambassador Susan Rice has yet to be nominated as secretary of state, but prominent Democrats are already denouncing opposition to her potential nomination as racist on the basis of remarks by Republican senators that she may not be qualified for the job. Would that they had been so sensitive to racial overtones back in 2004, when the African-American nominee for secretary of state, the Republican Ms. Rice, was denounced on the Senate floor and pilloried in racialist cartoons.

Rice’s nomination, noted the Washington Post, garnered “the most negative votes cast against a nominee for that post in 180 years.” As the Senate debated her nomination, Senator Barbara Boxer charged that Rice “frightened the American people” into supporting the Iraq War; Senator Jim Jeffords accused her of being part of an effort to “distort information” in the service of “political objectives”; and Senator Pat Leahy, who voted in her favor, endorsed her by saying that her tenure as national-security adviser lacked “strong leadership, openness, and sound judgment.”

But the remarks of Senate Democrats paled in comparison to the material served up by America’s humorists. Syndicated cartoonist Ted Rall depicted Rice proclaiming herself Bush’s “house nigga.””…

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Liberal icon Pat Oliphant’s racist cartoon of Condoleeza Rice, Nov. 16, 2004: “The Most Offensive Racist Cartoon Published In Major US Daily in 40 Years,” American Digest.

11/23/12, “Washington Post Suspects Racism In GOP Opposition To Rice Nomination,” NewsBusters, Mark Finkelstein

“As I wrote this morning to the NewsBusters editor who alerted me to the Washington Post’s editorial,The GOP’s bizarre attack on Susan Rice,” I don’t read WaPo much, but somehow assume they’re not quite as extreme as the New York Times.  Silly me, judging by WaPo’s ugly, over-the-top opinion item.

Could it be, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus are charging, that the signatories of the letter are targeting Ms. Rice because she is an African American woman? The signatories deny that, and we can’t know their hearts. What we do know is that more than 80 of the signatories are white males, and nearly half are from states of the former Confederacy.”…
It’s often said nowadays that cries of “racism” have lost much of their sting because of the way such accusations are promiscuously flung.  This editorial is a prime case in point. Yes, welcome to the wonderful post-racial world that Barack Obama’s presidency has produced.”
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11/17/2004, “Disgusting, Racist Treatment of Dr. Rice,” Rush Limbaugh
Limbaugh shows the Doonesbury cartoons, references Oliphant’s

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