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97 Republicans sign letter urging Obama to avoid Susan Rice nomination for Secretary of State
The Hill ^ | 11/18/2012 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 11/19/2012 12:49:51 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Nearly 100 House Republicans on Monday called on President Obama not to nominate Susan Rice as Secretary of State.

In a letter to Obama, the 97 Republicans said the credibility of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has been gravely wounded by her account of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

"Though Ambassador Rice has been our Representative to the U.N., we believe her misleading statements over the days and weeks following the attack on our embassy in Libya that led to the deaths of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans caused irreparable damage to her credibility both at home and around the world," Republicans wrote in their letter, which was led by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and sent to Obama Monday. Stevens and the three others were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

The letter says Rice "propagated a falsehood" that the attacks were a spontaneous response to a video that depicted the Prophet Muhammed.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: obama; republicans; susanrice

1 posted on 11/19/2012 12:50:03 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If not Susan Rice, it’ll be some other disaster, so it’s a wash. The 97 Republicans are wasting their time.


2 posted on 11/19/2012 12:51:44 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think the effort is an exercise in futility.

As the article says...

If Obama were to nominate Rice, it would be up to the Senate to confirm her, not the House. But the House Republican letter mirrors some of the Senate Republican criticism of Rice that has emerged.

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said they would work to block the nomination in the Senate. But hey, they’ll have to avoid having a recess because Obama WILL make the recess appointment ( he already did that once ).

Elections have consequences.


3 posted on 11/19/2012 12:51:51 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Nearly 100? That’s it? The GOP-e is an awful outfit.


4 posted on 11/19/2012 12:53:09 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: SeekAndFind

She was just saying what her boss told her to say.

Now the Republicans will be called racist.


5 posted on 11/19/2012 12:54:01 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: SeekAndFind
May I suggest someone else named Rice.


6 posted on 11/19/2012 12:55:20 PM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: ScottinVA

And Pubbies should “Tower” a Kerry nomination.


7 posted on 11/19/2012 12:55:57 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: ScottinVA

97 Of ‘em agreed on SOMETHING?


8 posted on 11/19/2012 12:56:41 PM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SeekAndFind

This will give O more of a reason to nominate her, just to stick it in their faces.


9 posted on 11/19/2012 12:57:46 PM PST by surrey
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To: SeekAndFind

I bet they just talked him into it.


10 posted on 11/19/2012 12:58:22 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: surrey
We were saying the same thing at the same time!

Alinsky tactics require conflict to work.

11 posted on 11/19/2012 1:01:07 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: SeekAndFind

.....in a sense of bipartisanship and as a result of the newly ever so popular reelected President’s benevolence, Mr Odungo will tell them to stuff it up their collective arses.
Within a week will appoint John F’n Kerry to head the DoD


12 posted on 11/19/2012 1:01:07 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yes, but they won’t.


13 posted on 11/19/2012 1:02:02 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SeekAndFind

Which is almost the same thing as daring him to nominate her, so you know he will.


14 posted on 11/19/2012 1:04:38 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
He'll appoint her anyway. He knows she's protected by the gender and race card. Any attempts to block her appointment will be met with screams of racism and sexism. This is why he chose HER to go out and lie for him anyway, right? And she accepted the mission in exchange for a promotion, right?

We're all supposed to just sit there and watch as ACCOUNTABILITY DISAPPEARS due to race cards, gender cards and LGBT cards.. Marxist Elena Kagan had NEVER been approved for SCOTUS had she not been a lesbian. 0bama chose her because she is protected by the LGBT and gender card. It's time to stop being AFRAID TO BE CALLED NAMES! This is the chief culprit in America's destruction starting with black 0bama; Americans' expectations of their leaders are held hostage by 'class cards' wielded by the enemy.

15 posted on 11/19/2012 1:06:02 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: everyone

>We sure need some here.
FReepathon Day 50!

16 posted on 11/19/2012 1:06:45 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

You are correct. They won’t, but they should. Gutless.


17 posted on 11/19/2012 1:16:01 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: SeekAndFind

why not the same 97 repubs send a letter to odumbo encouraging his highness to have Rice resign and all democratic polticians to work for $1.00 a month. The senate has yet to pass a budget in 3 plus years and the Nancy Puglosi needs to payback the taxpayers for all her flowers and Evian water. Save a buck have all politicians be on a budget of $1.00 a month.

Yes I know this will promote corruption. What about the corruption that is already happening with the $175,000 a year salary?


18 posted on 11/19/2012 1:25:31 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s to stop Obama from making the appointment during Christmas recess?

Heck, with this bastard, he might get silly and skip it all, rename the position and appoint her to America’s first “Czar of State”.

Then, Obama will look at the republicans, smile and tell them to take it to court...... over 50% of America will applaud.... and judge Roberts will nod.

The time to tell Obama ‘no’ was on election day, and every day proceeding that day, for 4 long years.


19 posted on 11/19/2012 1:26:19 PM PST by Gator113 (WHO gave the order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Why don’t they put their efforts in demanding a recount in the 5 states Obama stole in this election?
20 posted on 11/19/2012 2:50:52 PM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: jmcenanly
>> May I suggest someone else named Rice. <<

I'm not convinced they're different people. Have you ever SEEN Condi Rice and Susan Rice in the same room together? Nope.

21 posted on 11/19/2012 2:51:28 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: SeekAndFind
97 Republicans sign letter urging Obama to avoid Susan Rice nomination for Secretary of State

From Obama's socialist viewpoint, that is a virtual endorsement in favor of Rice. Obama's sheltering of Rice is like acknowledging she is inferior and unable to compete on her own.

22 posted on 11/19/2012 3:45:47 PM PST by MosesKnows
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do I get the nagging suspicion that the republicans have been set up and now Obama will be free and clear to nominate somebody far worse...


23 posted on 11/19/2012 4:52:39 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Third Person

That ought to ensure her nomination...


24 posted on 11/19/2012 4:55:10 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: ScottinVA

It’s really Obama in charge of all the offices; who sits in the desks is meaningless. No one dares breathe without his consent.


25 posted on 11/19/2012 4:58:18 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, they must all be crazy out there!")
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To: prairiebreeze
Why do I get the nagging suspicion that the republicans have been set up and now Obama will be free and clear to nominate somebody far worse...

Moochie likes to travel the world on the taxpayers dime.

I wish I was kidding.....

26 posted on 11/19/2012 5:05:43 PM PST by digger48
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

And of course, if they hadn’t, there would be weeping and lamentations about how they should have.

Thanks SeekAndFind.


27 posted on 11/19/2012 5:22:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SeekAndFind

Them signing this letter is almost as meaningful and as much of a waste of time as the people signing the secession petitions on the White House website.......


28 posted on 11/19/2012 5:24:43 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: SeekAndFind

Did they petition on whitehouse.gov?


29 posted on 11/19/2012 5:56:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Assuming Rice did not knowingly lie (I said assumingly stand down), if Rice had any honor, she would resign rather than work for people who set her up to do such a dishonorable traitorous thing.


30 posted on 11/19/2012 5:59:46 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: SeekAndFind

Now he’ll do it out of spite.


31 posted on 11/19/2012 6:24:09 PM PST by crosshairs (Hurricane Barry is 1000 times more destructive than Hurricane Sandy.)
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To: jmcenanly

Just as Condelissa Rice was unqualified to be sec of state, this other Rice academic is equally unqualified. Probably more so, at least Rice had been a National Sec Advisor. Susan Rice is not too long removed from the liberal classrooms.


32 posted on 11/19/2012 6:44:46 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: SeekAndFind

Not sure this is a smart move. In the first place, the House doesn’t have a vote on Cabinet nominations. Secondly, it is like waiving a red flag in front of Obama’s nose. This kind of tactic probably would make Obama want to nominate her more.


33 posted on 11/20/2012 4:01:08 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Third Person

The 97 were all members of the House of Representatives.

Are you assuming every House member is a GOP-E?

If so, not true, a lot of them are Tea Party.


34 posted on 11/20/2012 7:20:55 AM PST by txrangerette ("hold to the truth...speak without fear". (Glenn Beck))
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To: txrangerette

241 Republicans in the House and only 97 are willing to put their names to this letter? On such a clear-cut issue, that’s pathetic.


35 posted on 11/20/2012 7:47:43 AM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Even if this is an exercise in futility, it's the thought that counts and gets press.

My question: where were the rest of the "Republicans"?????????

36 posted on 11/20/2012 8:17:49 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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