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Susan Rice will not be nominated for Secretary of State
American Thinker ^ | 11/17/2012 | Scott Varland

Posted on 11/18/2012 7:02:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind

After the 9/11/2012 murders of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama Administration was in full covereup mode. They required that someone go on five 9/16/2012 Sunday talk shows to make the case that our diplomats had died because of a YouTube video and not a terrorist attack.

The Administration did not want to pick an individual familiar with any aspect of Benghazi. He or she would have been subjected to challenging questioning (?) beginning with, "What did you know and when did you know it?"

So United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice was trotted out. Her relatively clean hands allowed her to present a false narrative and get away with it. Today, anyone with a lick of sense knows that she (however innocent) was the carrier of the YouTube lie.

President Obama will not even nominate Susan Rice for the position of Secretary of State for the simple reason that at the confirmation hearing, she would be grilled under oath about who briefed her (provided her with the YouTube lie) before her Sunday talk show appearances, the exact conditions of the briefing, and the extent to which she suspected that she had been chosen to propagate a lie. Her testimony would at the very least juice the scandal by sparking interest in the names of the officials who provided her with the lie and the names of the superiors who approved it.

She has been floated as a possible Secretary of State to give the President the opportunity to tar her critics as racists and sexists and to conceal the fact that she will not be nominated.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; secretaryofstate; susanrice

1 posted on 11/18/2012 7:02:43 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

We’ll see but I think this is incorrect. The idiot in chief will nominate her.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 7:05:21 AM PST by youngidiot (God help us.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The position of SOS has become nothing by PC symbolism. Since Madeline Albright, there has been no substance in the job.
3 posted on 11/18/2012 7:09:48 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: SeekAndFind

she won’t be nominated...Obama wants a black mail in that position....oops...looks like I made a pun...


4 posted on 11/18/2012 7:10:34 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: youngidiot

I agree - Obummer thinks he can do whatever he wants. The other fallacy in this article is “she would be grilled under oath about....” since when has being under oath ever meant anything to this crowd. They couldn’t tell the truth if JC himself were standing in front of them.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 7:10:41 AM PST by Elkiejg (Democrats/Liberals/progressives are EVIL!!)
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To: youngidiot

Obama acted tough during that news contest, but he won’t nominate her. Obama made the conscience decision to discard her and her career the day he asked her to spread the lies about the YouTube video. All his bravado was to have a bunch of female Obamaite Congresswomen carry the torch from then on. He won’t mention it again. He has no problem using those around or beneath him to further his agenda. Goodbye Ms.Rice!


6 posted on 11/18/2012 7:13:24 AM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: youngidiot
She has been floated as a possible Secretary of State to give the President the opportunity to tar her critics as racists and sexists and to conceal the fact that she will not be nominated.

I think the author is right. She'd have to testify under oath in her confirmation hearings about who sent her out with the ridiculous video story, and Obama doesn't want to risk that.

7 posted on 11/18/2012 7:27:49 AM PST by livius
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To: 2010Freeper
Hate to disagree however since being elevated to the Thou shall not criticize a black _______, she will be nominated. Think the bonehead Repubs risk catching crap while they are out shopping for a bigger tent? With respect.
8 posted on 11/18/2012 7:29:12 AM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: 2010Freeper

Not Goodbye...good riddance.


9 posted on 11/18/2012 7:31:47 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: livius

She was fibbing then.

She’ll fib again.


10 posted on 11/18/2012 7:32:15 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: SeekAndFind

She is a black women who was used by a half black president. It will be interesting to see what she does.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 7:35:17 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: SeekAndFind

How this ends up will be a sign of whether they’ve drugged him enough to at times offset his malignant narcissism. If not, he’ll nominate her just as a stick in everyone’s eye.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 7:35:23 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SeekAndFind
He'll just leave her as ambassador....no problem.

I would imagine by now that some of his white, male thugs are getting po'd that women are getting jobs that OBVIOUSLY belong to them.

13 posted on 11/18/2012 7:37:12 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

There might be more legal implications under oath in a confirmation hearing. She’s obviously not going to take the blame herself and the regime has run out of other people willing to accept the blame (although they may have a long shot if Hillary never comes back to the US...).

And I can’t believe she’d get away with saying that she just didn’t know why she said it! Something just came over her. Poor little her. That might be a bit much even for our ever-credulous senators.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 7:38:19 AM PST by livius
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To: Sacajaweau

Funny.


15 posted on 11/18/2012 7:38:52 AM PST by guardian_of_liberty (We must bind the Government with the Chains of the Constitution...)
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Donate here!

FReepathon is still on. Day 49
If not now, when?



16 posted on 11/18/2012 7:42:56 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: youngidiot

Not sure on this one. Obama used her up, but it would seem consistent for him to think he could kill the sacrificial lamb and have it to.


17 posted on 11/18/2012 7:46:15 AM PST by Chewbarkah
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To: SeekAndFind
Susan Rice really should have resigned when it was revealed that she was used by the administration (with or without her knowledge) to put out a high profile false story. Either way though, it's pretty clear they don't think she needs to tender her resignation since anyone who dares to question her will be tagged as a racist misogynist.
18 posted on 11/18/2012 7:48:59 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: livius

If Barky does nominate her, look for some real fireworks.


19 posted on 11/18/2012 7:50:59 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyone who criticizes Susan Rice is a bigot and a sexist. /s


20 posted on 11/18/2012 7:52:59 AM PST by OKSooner ("I will bless those who bless thee, and I will curse those who curse thee.")
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To: youngidiot

re: “We’ll see but I think this is incorrect. The idiot in chief will nominate her.”

I agree with you. If Obama doesn’t nominate her, then that will look like there is something to this “Benghazi thing”.

Also, do we really think any questions regarding Benghazi will be allowed? Or, the real question, are there any Republican senators who have the guts to even ask her about it? I doubt it.


21 posted on 11/18/2012 8:02:08 AM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: SeekAndFind

I nominate her as Ambassador to Libya.


22 posted on 11/18/2012 8:09:44 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: 2010Freeper
Ironic that Ms. Rice is going to be "Benghazied" by Obama .... i.e. abandoned by him. The reason is the same ... if some action, political position/policy or person does not accrue to HIS wants/needs/political career, it/they WILL be abandoned/betrayed/destroyed. Benghazied ... new term for the urban dictionary.
23 posted on 11/18/2012 8:12:55 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: youngidiot

Just like Obama won’t be re-elected in 2012


24 posted on 11/18/2012 8:13:44 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I hope so...but maybe they’ll still be too busy looking for the current SOS. I guess she plans to send in her resignation from some foreign clime. This whole thing is such a mess.

Frankly, I don’t see how Hillary can be allowed to cruise around indefinitely evading the committee, with absolutely no penalty and not even much criticism. But I guess that would mean that I would be expecting sanity, something that is long gone from our government.


25 posted on 11/18/2012 8:20:50 AM PST by livius
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Oh...I forgot to mention the worst speculation: prepping the lovely Michelle as the Dem candidate for 2016. But with people like Rice, Holder and the current, allegedly male Obama in charge, we probably won’t even exist as a country by 2016. Some consolation.


26 posted on 11/18/2012 8:25:37 AM PST by livius
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To: youngidiot
The idiot in chief will nominate her.

I think that is correct. And further, I don't think she'll be grilled on Benghazi. At all. Who on the Right side has any balls to do that? The other side will have their ducks in a row for any confirmation hearings...just as they did for the most recent election.

27 posted on 11/18/2012 8:52:15 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ('Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own...)
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To: livius

I think the author is right. She’d have to testify under oath in her confirmation hearings about who sent her out with the ridiculous video story, and Obama doesn’t want to risk that.


I respectfully disagree. He already told mccain to pound sand. o knows full well that if she should face a confirmation hearing, she will only be asked softball questions, i.e, “Do you think that Greece should withdraw from the EU?” Anything more probing will be deemed racist.
( To illustrate his arrogance, I personally think that he will recess appoint her.)


28 posted on 11/18/2012 8:59:21 AM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: youngidiot

Seem to me, the”idiot in chIef” likes nothing better than poking a sick at normal white Christians and nominating this black racist would do exactly that.


29 posted on 11/18/2012 9:00:17 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: SeekAndFind

He’ll nominate her because:

1) She didn’t know anything about Benghazi at the time she was told to lie; and

2) Obama is too much of a megalomaniac to allow Graham and McCain to win; and

3) She’s a black woman.


30 posted on 11/18/2012 9:01:27 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I had thought about the confirmation hearings. It might even be worth the nomination (as long as she did not get the votes).


31 posted on 11/18/2012 9:02:22 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: AFret.
( To illustrate his arrogance, I personally think that he will recess appoint her.)

Reward your friends, punish your enemies. Pretty simple philosophy.

The Republican plan is equally simple. Roll over and play dead.

32 posted on 11/18/2012 9:02:53 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: UB355
She is a black women who was used by a half black president. It will be interesting to see what she does.

She will do nothing. Thinking she would implies she has pride and is honourable. She's not or Zero would have never put her in the UN, a bastion of thieves and political thugs.

Zero will make sure she is taken care of.

33 posted on 11/18/2012 9:10:20 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind
Bronco 'Bama has always been a stalwart defender of the weaker sex.


34 posted on 11/18/2012 9:13:22 AM PST by Iron Munro (Robbing From The Hood and Boy Blunder - Our New Queen and King)
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To: Sacajaweau

Ha ha ha... a Black Mail.... ha ha ha... Oh come on... having fun.... with puns.. With O’ it seems black mails ...black fe-mails...Lies & deception..

I would accept the nomination....except for the following reasons;
I detest O’ and those liars who surround the O’ liar
NYC and the UN are cesspools
I do not fly nor do I travel more than 75 miles (max) from my home by any other mode, even donkey.
I Disagree with any City or State which removes the right to Keep & Bare arms and the right to defend one’s self and family!


35 posted on 11/18/2012 9:13:48 AM PST by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: AFret.

I think it’s certainly possible that he would recess appoint her.


36 posted on 11/18/2012 9:29:28 AM PST by livius
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To: livius

Czar of State


37 posted on 11/18/2012 9:31:05 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: AFret.

“He already told mccain to pound sand. o knows full well that if she should face a confirmation hearing, she will only be asked softball questions, i.e,”
Question 1 Sen. MCCain “Do you think the Sunday NY times is too thick? Please answer with a “YES” or “NO””
Susan Rice “In light of current events, and based on the fact that I am an AFRICAN-Muslim-American, I find that question racist, homophobic, discriminatory against the Female gender and it violates the Muslim faith!”


38 posted on 11/18/2012 9:40:09 AM PST by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: 2010Freeper
Obama made the conscience decision to discard her and her career the day he asked her to spread the lies about the YouTube video

We have a winner.

39 posted on 11/18/2012 9:44:36 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: SeekAndFind

40 posted on 11/18/2012 9:50:17 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: livius

Recess appt possible.

If he does nominate her, Rice will lie under oath and then he’ll extend exec privilege to anyone who could possibly refute her lie.

We are dealing w Chicago, and people need to relinquish every hope of civilized behavior.

I am told, by good sources, that post-election Wall Street and K Street money is running thru 1600 like a sewer.


41 posted on 11/18/2012 9:53:31 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: Cowboy Bob
The position of SOS has become nothing by PC symbolism. Since Madeline Albright, there has been no substance in the job.

Beg to differ - Maddie managed a over a million horrific deaths in Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and Hillary's lit the entire Middle East on fire to the brink of Armageddon.

You think these things happen on their own? What' you're looking at here is a level of Wille zur Macht that takes a lifetime of dedication to achieve.

Credit where credit's due.

42 posted on 11/18/2012 9:54:50 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: youngidiot

I think your right his arrogance won’t let him back down. Someone needs to keep bitch Hillary in the limelight too this was her failure too more than anyone else.


43 posted on 11/18/2012 10:13:58 AM PST by Americanexpat
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To: SeekAndFind
Susan Rice will not be nominated for Secretary of State

Obamacare will be found unconstitutional
Fast and Furious will lead to Obama's impeachment
Obama will lose in 2012
Obama will lose by a landslide
Benghazi will sink Obama

Why do we keep getting our hopes up? Obama is the uber Teflon president. Nothing sticks to him. Whatever he wants the GOP will eventually give it to him.

44 posted on 11/18/2012 12:43:17 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SeekAndFind

WHO gave the order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?

WHEN?

WHY?


45 posted on 11/18/2012 1:04:40 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (Constitutional Conservatism NOW! * * * * * * * * * * Repeal the 17th Amendment!)
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To: Talisker
Actually most of the deaths in Rwanda and in the former Yugoslavia took place when Warren Christopher was Secretary of State, during Clinton's first term. The Kosovo crisis came to a head during Albright's time in office, but that involved far fewer deaths than in the 1992 to 1995 period. The deaths in Rwanda far outnumbered those in former Yugoslavia. The people most to blame are the actual killers, but Clinton was the one outsider who might have been able to stop the genocide before it started. I would blame him rather than the lackey he put in as SOS.

On The Journal Editorial Report they discussed Susan Rice and seemed to think the Democrats would rally to her defense if she is nominated. That is contrary to the column by Dana Milbank (which appeared after the JER was taped, I think). Milbank thinks Rice has a lot of enemies on the Democratic side.

46 posted on 11/18/2012 1:58:30 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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