Good news from MSNBC: Susan Rice is “one of the most brilliant minds alive”

posted at 4:01 pm on June 5, 2013 by Allahpundit

Obviously. She saw right through the stupidity of trying to blame the Benghazi attack on a YouTube video, didn’t she? Also, a simpler mind might have been troubled by what Rwandan president Paul Kagame has been doing in Congo over the past 10 years. Not Rice. She grasped the nuance.

Here’s Michael Eric Dyson, who claimed last week that Eric Holder’s a modern Moses because he’s “the chief lawgiver of the United States,” explaining Rice’s shining brilliance and also why MSNBC is in fourth place. Two things about him. One, which I kinda like: If you’re going to shill for the administration, really do it, you know? Whining about GOP “overreach” is tedious and unimaginative as a way of trying to change the subject; treating Susan Rice, Benghazi mouthpiece, as if she’s a Kennanesque colossus of foreign policy is unexpected and fun. Would you rather watch Dana Milbank or E.J. Dionne wheeze through a segment about how unreasonable Republicans are or watch Dyson try to fit a five-minute paean to the genius of Obama and everyone who surrounds him into 90 seconds? Two: He talks so fast, and sometimes so obviously beyond the point where he has anything left to say (he hits the wall here at around 1:07), that occasionally you feel like he’s giving you pure stream-of-consciousness. Is that what’s happening with Rice magically becoming one of Earth’s great geniuses, or Eric Holder descending from Mt. Sinai with America’s laws? Say this for the man — in a world of programmatic, carefully scripted talking heads, he’s quite willing to inch out on the rhetorical highwire without a net. Imagine the daring, acrobatic analogies that would emerge if MSNBC gave him some real airtime with which to expound.

Here’s the clip via NRO. If you missed Noah Rothman’s piece in Headlines comparing how the media covered the president’s loyalty pick of Condoleezza Rice nine years ago with how they covered the president’s loyalty pick of Susan Rice today, make amends.


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Just like in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King … in the MSNBC land of nit-wits, the half-wit is Queen.

OhEssYouCowboys on June 5, 2013 at 4:03 PM

She’s a brilliant liar..
Jay should be embarrassed.

Electrongod on June 5, 2013 at 4:04 PM

LOL

BoxHead1 on June 5, 2013 at 4:05 PM

He’s on crack…

PatriotRider on June 5, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Umm, wouldn’t Moses actually be the chief lawgiver of the United States?

hawksruleva on June 5, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Hey Susan!
It’s Great to Be Alive!

TimBuk3 on June 5, 2013 at 4:08 PM

To me this is an obvious dog whistle for “white people are dumb” since I don’t get it.

I demand my own network where I can understand what is what!

IlikedAUH2O on June 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Oh snap! That girl is smart! Didn’t you hear what she had just said?

With apologies to Keisha Fabo.

Hill60 on June 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM

He didn’t say “minds alive,” but “mind salivae.”

steebo77 on June 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Wait, is she more brilliant than the Obamas?

It’s a funny world.

The ugly fools and thugs run it.

Thugs, the world over, united.

Work harder…they need more frills.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM

So basically the only qualification you need , to be a something in this regime is…..effortless and consistent lying for the Lyin King ?

burrata on June 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM

This woman blatantly lied to the American people on 5 different Sunday talk shows and THEN gets a PROMOTION!!!

I’d say that she must be pretty brilliant…or the pool of people to draw from to fill this position is rather shallow.

Or perhaps “brilliant” doesn’t mean what I thought it meant. Which makes me less than brilliant I suppose….

Can’t decide.

jjjdad on June 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM

This is the dude who wrote a book entitled:

“Can You Hear Me Now?: The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson”

O_o

I guess “Damn Am I Smart” was shot down by his publisher.

Bishop on June 5, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Charma will catch up with all, one at a time.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Susan Rice is “one of the most brilliant minds Puppets alive”

portlandon on June 5, 2013 at 4:11 PM

If I had some money and a room at the White House, I’d be like, “It’s mine, all night!” Frito Pendejo

From screenplay of film Idiocracy which should be required reading well, everywhere!

IlikedAUH2O on June 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Alternate headline:
Is Susan Rice Wiser than a Wise Latina?

steebo77 on June 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM

She and Jarrett will bud heads, soon.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM

She is wholly unqualified for the job – by the Obama Admin’s own actions/words.

If you say she should have known the talking points were wrong, then they say she was just doing what she’s told – which means she’s a puppet – not an advisor.

If you say she was part of crafting the talking points, then she is a complete moron. The last person you want advising on National Security.

If you say she was part of the lie – she’s a known liar – unfit for office.

We all know she was part of the lie – meaning this is just a giant middle finger from Obama to the country.

CycloneCDB on June 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Can’t you just see Benito Obama, when the Rice festivities begin?

Standing at some White House balcony, with the peons looking up his nostrils, jaw jutted, telling us how America will be even safer now, with Rice?

OhEssYouCowboys on June 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM

She is wholly unqualified for the job – by the Obama Admin’s own actions/words.

CycloneCDB on June 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM

How would anyone notice?

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM

I’m particularly impressed with the way Rice flips the bird in people’s faces. Just brilliant!

They should give this Dyson the 8:00 pm slot over there. That would be a laugh riot.

TarheelBen on June 5, 2013 at 4:13 PM

he’s quite willing to inch out on the rhetorical highwire without a net

Hell, he doesn’t even use a balance pole.

Good Lord. I half way expect that loon to start biting the heads off of small mammals and vomiting green slime.

BacaDog on June 5, 2013 at 4:15 PM

She is so smart, she took herself out of SoS position by being dumb.

I guess I just use a different definition of smart.

Jabberwock on June 5, 2013 at 4:15 PM

So I’m guessing we’ll never know why Hussein got 4 Americans killed in Benghazi ?

burrata on June 5, 2013 at 4:18 PM

This woman blatantly lied to the American people on 5 different Sunday talk shows and THEN gets a PROMOTION!!!

I’d say that she must be pretty brilliant…or the pool of people to draw from to fill this position is rather shallow.

Or perhaps “brilliant” doesn’t mean what I thought it meant. Which makes me less than brilliant I suppose….

Can’t decide.

jjjdad on June 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Well, this is how an organized crime syndicate operates. We’re being ruled by Barry Capone’s gang.

TarheelBen on June 5, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Is Eric Dyson the same guy who says Michelle Obama has the hips of a fashion model?

VorDaj on June 5, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Do we need anymore proof that the UN is a zoo, than Samantha Power as UN Ambassador…She and Papa Cass will love all the Commie parties…at our expense of course.

d1carter on June 5, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Just LOL.

I remember a Richard Pryor show back in the 80′s – was joking about black people cringing when something would come on the news that reflected poorly upon black people in general.

Man, he was a funny guy, I miss his work.

Midas on June 5, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Obama doctrine “if at first you don’t succeed, fail again“.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Allen West just said on Fox that Susan Rice appointment is a middle finger to the American people…

d1carter on June 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

There has to be another word other than ‘sycophant’ to describe this Dyson dude…

Good grief.

Common Sense Floridian on June 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

This was Dyson just last year talking about Bark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5Slxr_JwEA

Bishop on June 5, 2013 at 4:24 PM

d1carter on June 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

I really like West.

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Screw Susan “Video” Rice, Samantha “Occupy Israel” Powers has to go through confirmation hearings. This will be quite entertaining, can’t wait.

rhombus on June 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Because it takes a sooper jeenyus to pull a Full Ginsburg using a made-up excuse about why you let 4 Americans die.

Chickyraptor on June 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Just like in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King … in the MSNBC land of nit-wits, the half-wit is Queen.

OhEssYouCowboys on June 5, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Whoop – there it is.

Midas on June 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

O/T, but awesome…

Pic of the Day: A Rare, Amazing Birth

Resist We Much on June 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Good news from MSNBC: Susan Rice is one of the most brilliant minds alive”

Notice how every single Democrat ever nominated for
anything is this…..but these Media jackals never, ever
say that abouy ANY Republican….

One thing this Administration has done is to show all the World
how people on the Left are Dangerously Deranged.

ToddPA on June 5, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Allen West just said on Fox that Susan Rice appointment is a middle finger to the American people…

d1carter on June 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Obama told you that he’d have “the most transparent admin. in history”.

He didn’t mean what the fools thought he meant.

He meant “my way or no way ’cause I’s the king now”.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Screw Susan “Video” Rice, Samantha “Occupy Israel” Powers has to go through confirmation hearings. This will be quite entertaining, can’t wait.

rhombus on June 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Yeah; I can imagine McCain and Graham et al politely kissing her butt in the name of ‘comity’ or some such, can’t you?

I think it will be less entertaining than you’re hoping.

Midas on June 5, 2013 at 4:27 PM

O/T, but awesome…

Pic of the Day: A Rare, Amazing Birth

Resist We Much on June 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM


CONTENT WARNING!

tom daschle concerned on June 5, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Knowing Dyson for the racism that he projects on to others, he is probably more thrilled about her skin color (although, unfortunately, she looks to have some European colonial blood coursing through her veins).

mjbrooks3 on June 5, 2013 at 4:29 PM

She can call on Erdogan too now.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2013 at 4:30 PM

He talks so fast, and sometimes so obviously beyond the point where he has anything left to say (he hits the wall here at around 1:07), that occasionally you feel like he’s giving you pure stream-of-consciousness. Is that what’s happening with Rice magically becoming one of Earth’s great geniuses, or Eric Holder descending from Mt. Sinai with America’s laws?

AllahPundit is channeling Mark Steyn.

Paul-Cincy on June 5, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Resist We Much on June 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

awesome

CoffeeLover on June 5, 2013 at 4:33 PM

O/T, but awesome…

Pic of the Day: A Rare, Amazing Birth

Resist We Much on June 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Sigmund Freud was also a “caul” birth. Then his parents figured he was destined for greatness, and treated him as such. Apparently it worked.

Paul-Cincy on June 5, 2013 at 4:35 PM

AA all ther way baby!

D-fusit on June 5, 2013 at 4:40 PM

— in a world of programmatic, carefully scripted talking heads, he’s quite willing to inch out on the rhetorical highwire without a net.

Poetry right there.

tru2tx on June 5, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Allen West just said on Fox that Susan Rice appointment is a middle finger to the American people…

d1carter on June 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Ah, but one of the most brilliant middle fingers alive. I mean, come on…

somewhatconcerned on June 5, 2013 at 4:44 PM

We all know that with liberals, all things are relative, so I suppose relative to this guy, she’s Albert freaking Einstein.

Lost in Jersey on June 5, 2013 at 4:46 PM

How sad is it that this President appoints a derelict puppet to protect our national security, just to take the media’s eyes off all these scandals. Incompetence starts at the top.

Rovin on June 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

I dunno. She could have an incredibly brilliant mind.

Too bad it is filtered by such an evil soul and a mouth that is unable to utter the truth.

LegendHasIt on June 5, 2013 at 4:50 PM

“Reverberate, but not as an echo chamber”

Glad he cleared that up.

/I’m a poet with the English language, using the letters A to Z, not A to Z inclusive, but A to Z EXCLUSIVELY, if you understand my meaning, of the power of a designatorial system, an abstract system of communication, language, written language used for some 5000 years now, first my brothers, the Egyptians, the hieroglyphs on papyrus, the precursor and forerunner of our 3 hole punched lined college ruled staple, to sharp tools used to memorialize for greater periods on such as the literal Rosetta stone, but also a figurative Rosetta stone, reconciling the Tower of Babel of 3 different languages. Indeed.

Paul-Cincy on June 5, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Good news from MSNBC: Susan Rice is “one of the most brilliant minds alive”

And, I’m a better baseball player than Babe Ruth (now that he’s dead).

bw222 on June 5, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Susan Rice: To protect national security, we must shut down You Tube, because somebody in YouTubeLand might offend Muslims and incite them to kill Americans.

Susan Rice is probably at her most brilliant at 3 A.M.–while she’s sleeping.

Steve Z on June 5, 2013 at 5:04 PM

MSNBC: Susan Rice is “one of the most brilliant minds alive”

This quote, from the network which can’t get anyone to watch its programs, explains why it is failing.

landlines on June 5, 2013 at 5:06 PM

F– brilliant! I know lots of brilliant people and I wouldn’t let them watch my dog.

How about just once Obama pick someone who is actually competent.

natasha333 on June 5, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Here’s Michael Eric Dyson, who claimed last week that Eric Holder’s a modern Moses because he’s “the chief lawgiver of the United States,” explaining Rice’s shining brilliance and also why MSNBC is in fourth place.

Now what do Michael Eric Dyson, Eric Holder, and Susan Rice have in common? They are all radical leftist blacks. I’m guessing that Dyson must be rating intelligence by the same scale that puts a certain lazy rat-eared coward into the brilliant catagory.

That’s right, I said it. A race-based assesment of intelligence. Lower standards with much more adulation that a black could get so high in government. I guess they can’t do it by achievement, ability, or intelligence.

Happy Nomad on June 5, 2013 at 5:16 PM

How much longer will Bibi Netanyahu be restrained?

diogenes on June 5, 2013 at 5:19 PM

I don’t think the word ‘brilliant’ means what you think it does Mr. Dyson.

jukin3 on June 5, 2013 at 5:27 PM

How can you tell?

vityas on June 5, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Never even heard of this guy before these 2 really outrageous, koolaid drinking statements from him..Sounds like a big tool to me

sadsushi on June 5, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Dyson likes to use $5 words and talk real fast, as if it comes from a position of authority. Unfortunately for those who would listen, he doesn’t know whether his arse is punched or bored.

Tater Salad on June 5, 2013 at 5:49 PM

And Eric Holder is Moses.

Philly on June 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Good news from MSNBC: Susan Rice is “one of the most brilliant minds alive”

I’m going to need documentation to prove that claim. Otherwise it is wild conjecture.
-Congressman McDermott

weaselyone on June 5, 2013 at 6:17 PM

There has to be another word other than ‘sycophant’ to describe this Dyson dude…

Good grief.

Common Sense Floridian on June 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Lickspittle

Solaratov on June 5, 2013 at 6:27 PM

There has to be another word other than ‘sycophant’ to describe this Dyson dude…

Good grief.

Common Sense Floridian on June 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

I don’t know what that word would be but it applies to Juan Williams as well. No black in high office- no matter how corrupt, stupid, or wrong is anything less than brilliant.

Happy Nomad on June 5, 2013 at 7:49 PM

There appears to be a serious brain virus that make people delusional. Fortunately, it,s only affecting Liberal talking heads.

RdLake on June 5, 2013 at 9:17 PM

This all makes sense. “A” people choose A’s … B people choose C’s.

Obowmao is at best a C person (hey I’m right, prove me wrong Trools, and let’s see some REAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS. OK?)
He is after all the farthest as anyone can determine THE perfect example of Affirmative Action the World has EVER seen.

Guess the Stevens family will NEVER know how, exactly their precious son (Ambassador Chris Stevens) DIED while on duty for PrezzieChoombroHusseinSoetoroKingLiarPutt the Panahou High School BENCH SCRUB. (Who secretely Loathes the Boy Scouts and despises Jews.)
Look at the people he listens to and PROMOTES!

Missilengr on June 5, 2013 at 9:32 PM

To someone with an IQ of 80, someone with an IQ of 81 may look smart.

Intelligence is not based on whether someone shares my race, gender or political philosophy.

EdmundBurke247 on June 5, 2013 at 10:51 PM