GOP’s Matalin: Susan Rice is Obama’s “pet”

US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice is President Obama’s “presidential pet,” according to lead GOP adviser Mary Matalin.


Rice was recently designated to be President Obama’s new National Security Adviser, in a move sure to upset Republicans who have been trying for six months to scapegoat Rice in their never-ending Benghazi adventure.

So it’s no surprise that GOP consultant Mary Matalin attacked the appointment, calling it “a face-slapping, eye-gouging, patently political, counterproductive move” on Fox News.  But it was interesting hear Matalin then utter a sexist critique of Rice’s apparently close relationship with the President, referring to her as “a presidential pet.”

One doubts a man in her job would be referred to in such a diminutive way.

Matalin does at least help prove a point that I think it’s important to recognize: sexism, like other -isms and -obias, isn’t exclusively limited to the traditional oppressor.  We can oppress our own class as well.

So way to break that glass ceiling, Mary Matalin, and show the world that women can belittle the progress of accomplished women just as well as any man.

We can also thank Mary Matalin for proving that the Republican party truly is a big tent: They welcome woman-haters of all genders.

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63 Responses to “GOP’s Matalin: Susan Rice is Obama’s “pet””

  1. silas1898 says:

    Oh! that is just so clever! Troll.

  2. karmanot says:

    What a pecking order: Lindsey is Johnny senile’s fluffer while Ayotte stands aside and watches, waiting for a moment in. Sad, it’s so ‘All About Eve.’

  3. karmanot says:

    For $19.99 and advertised on the Jerry Springer show! Yeah!

  4. karmanot says:

    She just didn’t turn a blind eye, she was the lie.

  5. karmanot says:

    There are few of us that know her history. I also would say the same for Samantha Powers, her replacement at the UN.

  6. karmanot says:

    Those two are a pair made in ugg heaven.

  7. Butch1 says:

    So, all she has is ad hominem; it figures. She needs to just shut her pie-hole and move on. When she actually has something get back with us.

  8. douglas01 says:

    Matalin is Dick Cheney’s pet, so what’s the big deal?

  9. ripmondo says:

    she forgot to mention the sycophant that worked for bush named condi rice………………………………………….has there ever been a bigger suckup than her in history?

  10. MyrddinWilt says:

    Erm why is it a bad move politically to stick a finger in the eye of Fox News?

    Seems to me that they have zero credibility outside the Republican party these days. They don’t have any influence because they are solidly behind the tea party no matter what Obama does.

  11. Coltish dad says:

    Is she the one who is James Carville’s pet? How can he stand to live with her? Or, maybe he’s her pet? What a couple of fakers.

  12. olandp says:

    Like you are surprised? Matlin is a reptile whom I will always think of as Lady McCheney.

    If evil walked among us, this would be its face.

  13. MerryMarjie says:

    Perfect description! Frankly, I’m a little tired of over-the-hill Matalin, whose main claim to fame was kissing Cheney’s, er, toes. Of course, she didn’t consider herself a pet of Cheney’s as she was so above that sort of thing, doncha know. I really can’t stand to watch her as she sneers her words all over television, and she hasn’t been relevant for several years, if ever.

  14. FauxReal says:

    I think she’s mixed up her Rices – she’s thinking of Condi Rice and George Bush.

  15. nicho says:

    Another dropout from the Free Republic Troll Academy.

  16. Houndentenor says:

    I have a not too high opinion of the entire Clinton administration about Rwanda, and also an equally low opinion of the Bush administration about Darfur. Everyone was aware of what was happening in Rwanda and we did nothing. Too bad those people weren’t sitting on a valuable resource that westerners want because that’s the only reason we ever give a crap what goes on in the rest of the world.

  17. Naja pallida says:

    I just applied for a butt plug ottoman patent. I’m going to make millions!

  18. Zorba says:

    At least Joan smiles a lot (well, as much as she can) and her eyes aren’t mean. ;-)

  19. charly211 says:

    both side of her mouth did! and still do apparently

  20. charly211 says:

    less hostile than I do toward Condi who turned a blind eye to the lies and deceptions of her masters Bush and Cheney!

  21. ezpz says:

    But how do you feel about Susan Rice, who turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the Rwandan genocide?

  22. ezpz says:

    Partisanship aside (though not for Susan Rice as the following clearly demonstrates), she is an awful choice for several reasons:

    “…And it was Africa that provided an appalling low point for Rice. While the 1994 Rwandan Genocide unfolded, Rice downplayed the awfulness of the tragedy so that the United States could get away with inaction.

    “If we use the word ‘genocide’ and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November [congressional] elections?” Rice unfeelingly asked during a Clinton Administration discussion, according to “A Problem from Hell,” by Samantha Power (ironically Rice’s proposed replacement as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations). So, the United States made sure that the world stood by and watched one of the worst atrocities of the modern era as it occurred in real time….”

    Even Bill Clinton expressed regret for his administration’s inaction in Rwanda.

  23. karmanot says:

    AH, channeling!

  24. karmanot says:

    Cher is always our only hope.

  25. karmanot says:

    Well, if she scratches and licks herself in public, she’s probably Cheney’s pet.

  26. karmanot says:


  27. karmanot says:

    prunes come to mind.

  28. karmanot says:

    Worse than Joan skeleton? OMG—-that’s scary. :-0

  29. karmanot says:

    A combination of both….

  30. karmanot says:

    Thank you one inch.

  31. marvgoux1 says:

    But her hubby always will have a job with the BJ and Hitlery Clinton crime family, Libtard.

  32. Thom Allen says:

    Notice, in the above photo, she’s got the Bachmaniac’s insane eyes. Maybe she’s looking to run for Congress to replace Bat Sh*t Crazy Michele.

  33. silas1898 says:

    She’s just bitter that she didn’t get some big job with the Bush Crime Family.

  34. keirmeister says:

    Don’t forget, Mary Matalin said Harriet Miers was “super qualified” to be a Justice of the Supreme Court. Harriet Miers…who had never served as a judge before, was very close to GWB – so that’s all that mattered.

    And it’s further proof that people like Matalin are full of crap and should be immediately discounted whenever her mouth is moving.

  35. Naja pallida says:

    I was thinking butt plug, but I guess ottoman works.

  36. Naja pallida says:

    If you ever wonder why Republicans feel so strongly that they don’t need to do anything to improve their image with women, this is exactly why. They’re constantly insulated by self-hating people who will say anything on TV for a few bucks and a few moments of attention.

  37. Zorba says:

    Well, there is that.

  38. Houndentenor says:

    She believes whatever the people writing her checks want her to think. She’s a political hack.

  39. Houndentenor says:

    Her face didn’t move even before the plastic surgery.

  40. Houndentenor says:

    I hate her. I don’t hate a lot of people but I really do hate her. It’s easy to dismiss Bachmann as crazy and Palin as dumb but Matalin is neither. This is a woman who in the late 90s used to talk about how terrible it was for the GOP to be so anti-gay and how she and her husband had great gay friends some of whom baby sat their kids. But did that stop her from working on Bush’s gay-bashing 2004 campaign? Of course not. Because she’s a political whore. She’ll do anything or say anything. She’ll stab her friends in the back for a buck. That’s how deplorable she is. ugh.

    BTW, you don’t have to be a man to be sexist. there are plenty of women who love holding other women back, and plenty like Matalin and Schaeffley who make good money doing it.

  41. Monoceros Forth says:

    “…patently political, counterproductive move…”
    Instance #5,529 of the tired old “Only Democrats play partisan politics” canard.

  42. Bob Munck says:

    Does that mean that Cher is our only hope?

    Cher has always been our only hope.

  43. NoBebop says:

    What’s that make her, Cheney’s Ottoman?

  44. nicho says:

    Oh, god. There isn’t enough brain bleach in the western hemisphere to get that image out of my head.

  45. BeccaM says:

    This has long been Matalin’s schtick. It’s only sexism when it’s directed at a GOP figure such as Half-a-Gov Palin.

    But hey, y’know folks, we come across as complete hypocrites when we indulge in sexist remarks and insults in our comments. Just sayin’.

  46. BillFromDover says:

    MILFs… Yummies!

  47. samiinh says:

    Ok. Pet Puppet. McCain’s probably wanting to check out her behind like he did when he introduced Palin to the world in 2008.

  48. BillFromDover says:

    Yeah, but in the last republican primary, they all seemed to have their turn rising to the top of the septic tank before sinking forever into a sludge-pot of obscurity.

    Does she actually believe that her shit does not sink?

  49. BillFromDover says:

    Make that, puppet and I agree whole-heartedly.

    D’ja ever notice how McCain’s lips hardly even move when he extends his arm behind her back?

  50. Zorba says:

    Who is whose “pet”?
    Really, Mary? You have rug burns on your knees from pleasing your Lord and Master Dick Cheney.
    And oh, BTW, Mary, your plastic surgery and Botox is really not an attractive look for you. I mean, really. You look worse than Joan Rivers. Get a clue, sweetie, you’re not fooling anyone.

  51. Nicholas A Kocal says:

    So says Mary “ignorant bitch” Matalin.

  52. samiinh says:

    One might say that Kelly Ayotte is John McCain’s and LIndsey Graham’s pet.

  53. cole3244 says:

    matalin proves that sexisn is not confined to men but often used by the right, like all prejudice and bigotry.

  54. samiinh says:

    Would you say she’s Cheney’s pet, or Cheney’s daughter’s pet?

  55. lynchie says:

    this turd has been circling the bowl for years.

  56. lynchie says:

    She has been teabagged by cheney for so long starting to look like his nutsack.

  57. FLL says:

    The GOP is racing to become the Whig Party of the 21st century. Good luck to them in their sprint to the finish line.

  58. nicho says:

    Well, seeing as Matalin has never been right about anything, I wouldn’t worry what she says. She’s just a bag of gas leaking through the mouth.

  59. Jonas Grumby says:

    Ah the roaches at Faux News. Does that mean that Cher is our only hope?

  60. SkippyFlipjack says:

    She’s just upset that she’s looking more like Carville every day.

  61. BillFromDover says:

    In your face, twat! Now, live with it.

    Otherwise, how could anybody expect a republican… never mind!

  62. Dave of the Jungle says:

    They can afford to lose several thousand women voters per week, apparently.

  63. karmanot says:

    Matalin—every time she flushes she flows to her own level. She’s the Pam Geller of the GOP establishment.

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