Fox Democratic Analyst Kirsten Powers Blasts Obama’s ‘Silly, Sexist’ Defense Of Ambassador Susan Rice

Fox News self-described liberal political analyst Kirsten Powers tore into President Barack Obama‘s full-throated defense of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over her response to the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Unlike the conservative critics who take issue with Obama’s defense for obvious reason, Powers was offended by it because of what she believes was a “sexist” tone.

In her Fox News column, Powers described the president’s performance as “bizarrely” casting Rice “as some delicate flower the boys should stop picking on” for her post-Benghazi comments. “There is no damsel in distress and Obama’s paternalistic bravado in defense of a top administration official is going to come back to haunt him,” Powers wrote.

During a presidential press conference yesterday, the president rebuked Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham for their ongoing “attacks” on Rice regarding whether or not she had purposely misled the public in the wake of the September attacks that left four Americans dead.

The Democratic analyst took particular exception with Obama characterizing Rice as “an easy target,” writing that “it’s absurd and chauvinistic for Obama to talk about the woman he thinks should be Secretary of State of the United States as if she needs the big strong man to come to her defense because a couple of Senators are criticizing her.”

She continued: “The conceit of Obama’s argument is that people are picking on a helpless girl — a lowly U.N. ambassador — because they are afraid of the big bad president. Oh, please.”

Powers has been one of the few Democratic critics of the president’s handling of the Benghazi attacks, and she wrote in the column that “President Obama, incredibly, claimed that he was “happy to have the discussion” about Benghazi.
Really? Because every time anyone asks the president about Benghazi he claims he can’t say anything because there is an investigation going on.”

She also described the press conference as a “group hug,” mocking several reporters for congratulating the president on his electoral victory.

Read the full column here.
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