If not Susan Rice, it’ll be some other disaster, so it’s a wash. The 97 Republicans are wasting their time.
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.
Nearly 100? That’s it? The GOP-e is an awful outfit.
She was just saying what her boss told her to say.
Now the Republicans will be called racist.
This will give O more of a reason to nominate her, just to stick it in their faces.
I bet they just talked him into it.
.....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
Which is almost the same thing as daring him to nominate her, so you know he will.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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...
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.......
Did they petition on whitehouse.gov?
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.
Now he’ll do it out of spite.
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.