Despite that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has yet to resign and Barack Obama has yet to nominate Susan Rice to take her place, “progressives” have already diminished that debate and brought it to a new low.

Rep. James Clyburn, D-SC claimed that Republican concerns about Rice being “incompetent” could be racially motivated.  In an interview with CNN, Clyburn attempted to make the case that “incompetent” is racist code:

“These are code words.  These kinds of terms that those of us — especially those of us who were born and raised in the South — we’ve been hearing these little words and phrases all of our lives and we get insulted by them.”

Senator John McCain, R-AZ and other Republicans have been openly critical of Rice because of comments she made on five Sunday morning talk shows shortly after the 9/11 Islamofascist attack in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the death of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and two former Navy Seals.  Ninety seven House Republicans sent Obama a letter saying that Rice is unfit to succeed Hillary Clinton.

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