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Handwriting on the wall for Susan Rice
American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2012 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 12/10/2012 7:39:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Why would the New York Times choose to publish an attack on Susan Rice ("a surprising and unsettling sympathy for Africa's despots") in its Sunday edition? The Times turned over prized op-ed real state to Salem Solomon ("an Eritrean-American journalist who runs Africa Talks, a news and opinion Web site covering Africa and the global African diaspora"), who signaled the UN Ambassador that a nomination to be Secretary of State would not be a bed of roses. Just in case she felt that going on those five Sunday shows and playing a meat puppet mouthing whatever she was told to say about Benghazi deserves some sort of reward.

I see it as a sign that President Obama has decided that confirmation hearings for Rice would be so politically costly that he would be better served by another nominee.


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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; libya; secretaryofstate; susanrice

1 posted on 12/10/2012 7:39:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

He will find someone worse than her, if that is even possible. He is great at finding the absolute worst characters.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 7:42:51 AM PST by bergmeid (FUBO)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is not a big tent. It is a big bus.


3 posted on 12/10/2012 7:43:02 AM PST by battlecry
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To: SeekAndFind
Rush mentioned a couple of weeks ago that some tree hugger group was “upset” with Rice. he said at the time that this was just the start of Broncho Bamma throwing her under the bus.
Now another hit piece by the Times.
In my opinion, this is just another helpful assist to Bamma or maybe ketchup boy had had Theresa spend a few bucks on ads and influence to help grease his way into the Secretary of State job.
4 posted on 12/10/2012 7:52:33 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: SeekAndFind

I always though Obama would nominate Rice despite Benghazi, but now that the NY Times has come out against her, I think that some ranking Democrat in the Senate is going to whisper that nominating her is not a good idea.


5 posted on 12/10/2012 7:53:22 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: bergmeid
He will find someone worse than her, if that is even possible.

John F'n Kerry.

5.56mm

6 posted on 12/10/2012 7:56:12 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: bergmeid

I say he goes with Alec Baldwin.


7 posted on 12/10/2012 8:00:17 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: bergmeid

RE: He will find someone worse than her,

John Kerry is the other name being considered.


8 posted on 12/10/2012 8:08:23 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

CLINTON-RICE 2016!!

Let’s watch the Old White Man’s Party try and beat that and the MSM once Benghazi has cooled down. Tea Time?


9 posted on 12/10/2012 8:09:41 AM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: haffast

RE: Tea Time?

Where were they this year?


10 posted on 12/10/2012 8:13:17 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
I always though Obama would nominate Rice despite Benghazi, but now that the NY Times has come out against her, I think that some ranking Democrat in the Senate is going to whisper that nominating her is not a good idea.

I still think he might nominate her out of sheer arrogance. Obama thinks he now has absolute power to do whatever he wants, and will see it as his way of rubbing the Republican's noses in it.

11 posted on 12/10/2012 8:14:43 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: SeekAndFind

Under the Old White Man’s Party bus. ;)


12 posted on 12/10/2012 8:16:46 AM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: M Kehoe; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; Perdogg; campaignPete R-CT; ...

“He will find someone worse than her, if that is even possible.

John F’n Kerry.”


Sadly, I think that you may be on to something.

1. Kerry appears to be tired of being in the Senate and would love all of the honors and travel and such associated with being Secretary of State.

2. Getting Kerry out of the Senate would allow Obama to put his pal Gov. Deval Patrick on the catbird seat to become Senator-for-life, since Patrick can name a placeholder until the special election to be scheduled on a date convenient for Patrick’s election to the Senate—or, even better for Patrick, the MA Democra legislature can repeal the special-election statute so that whoever is appointed to the Senate gets to serve until the next general election, which in this case would be until November 2014 (when the seat is up anyway), and thus Patrick can resign and let Lt. Gov. Tim Murray become governor and appoint Patrick to the Senate.

3. Allowing Tim Murray to become governor in January 2013 (but not prior to January 4, so that he would serve less than 2 years of Patrick’s term and thus be eligible to run for governor in both 2014 and 2018) would clear the field for Murray for the 2014 gubernatorial nomination and give him a leg up in the general against (probably) Scott Brown.

So it’s a Win-Win-Win for Democrats. the only losers would be the American people, but we know how little Democrats care about us.


13 posted on 12/10/2012 8:19:46 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: SeekAndFind

0bama will choose Rice anyway. He enjoys doing what America expects him NOT to do (and vice versa).


14 posted on 12/10/2012 8:23:48 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Charlie Crist?


15 posted on 12/10/2012 8:26:15 AM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: SeekAndFind

Because the left wants john kerry at UN, or State. He’s the worst possible choice. He has been an America-hater much longer than 0bama.


16 posted on 12/10/2012 8:26:38 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: varina davis

Sounds about right, send another homo into the world community, from a closet homo.


17 posted on 12/10/2012 8:29:52 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: varina davis

Sounds about right, send another homo into the world community, from a closet homo.


18 posted on 12/10/2012 8:34:46 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Louis Farrakhan is probably in the running


19 posted on 12/10/2012 8:37:26 AM PST by austinaero
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure the NYT would much rather have Kerry in that spot. Ya know the guy who was in vietnam and then trashed everything about this country.


20 posted on 12/10/2012 8:48:18 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Comrade Alex or the lovely smash mouth racist of lefty diversity, Jamie Foxx.


21 posted on 12/10/2012 7:33:52 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SeekAndFind

Has Michael Moore gone to Abdul the Tentmaker for a confirmation wardrobe yet?


22 posted on 12/10/2012 8:09:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmm...when was Omar replaced by Abdul?


23 posted on 12/10/2012 8:20:18 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Sorry if any of you have heard this, but Lifson was a Freeper back in the late '90s. I hung out with him and some others back in DC during the March for Justice in '98. He is also a direct descendant of one of General Washington's brothers, and helped preside over the 200th anniversary reenactment of the General's funeral at Mt Vernon in 1999.

A brilliant guy.

24 posted on 12/10/2012 8:31:06 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Tupelo
Remember Ketchup boy and Bronco are both Tedward Swimming Academy Graduates.

Looks like the VC hero is moving in for the impeachment placement.

25 posted on 12/11/2012 2:08:47 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: SeekAndFind
>"Where were they this year?"

At home trying on their magic rino underwear?

26 posted on 12/11/2012 2:10:28 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: GreenHornet

I’m not so sure he doesn’t have absolute power.


27 posted on 12/11/2012 11:01:28 AM PST by Terry Mross (I don't watch the "news". Someone ping me if something big happens.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Cause and effect: some flunkie in the White House whispered to the Slimes that the Rice candidacy was now considered "inconvenient." The Slimes is just following orders.
28 posted on 12/11/2012 5:13:17 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Oh hell yes. Kerry would just love being SoS. He could travel all around the world being nuanced and speaking French to all his friends.
29 posted on 12/11/2012 5:15:47 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard
Oh hell yes. Kerry would just love being SoS. He could travel all around the world being nuanced and speaking French to all his friends.


I am united with zee French. I am a surrender monkey too.

30 posted on 12/13/2012 1:41:50 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; M Kehoe; hinckley buzzard; GOPsterinMA; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj

You don’t think Brown or another Republican could beat Deval either in a 2013 special or 2014? Certainly we have less of a chance at the Senate seat if Kerry is running for reelection.

I would much rather Brown ran for Senate again, the MA Governorship is next to useless as long as there is a filibuster proof rat legislature. The Senate OTOH is nationally critical.

If that seat is open new NRSC Chair Jerry Moran needs to go to Brown on hands and knees.

As for the next SOS, he or she will be a POS, that is assured.


31 posted on 12/14/2012 2:40:22 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy; kehoe; hinckley buzzard; GOPsterinMA; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj

I didn’t mean to imply that Scott Brown would have no chance against Deval Patrick in a Senate race, but Patrick would be the frontrunner, particularly if he gets the legislature to amend the Senate-vacancy law once again and empower the governor’s appointment to serve until the next general election (November 2014), which would allow him to resign and be appointed to the Senate by Tim Murray. Clearly, the bigger the turnout, the worse our chances are in MA, since there’s a large group of Bay Staters who mindlessly vote Democrat if they can be bothered to go to the polls. Brown’s best chance would be if there’s no change in law and there’s a special election in the spring, but even then Patrick could pick a date on which turnout would be optimal for Dems (e.g., he wouldn’t pick a day when college students are home for Spring Break).

As for your reasons why Brown should run for the Senate instead of the governorship, I agree 100%, but it’s Brown’s decision, not ours, and he may prefer to run for governor because (i) MA voters are more likely to elect a Republican to that office, where he can veto bills and make sure that stuff that 1/3 of Democrats find too extreme doesn’t become law, instead of the Senate, where a Republican could actually help pass conservative laws, and (ii) if Brown runs and wins a special election to the Senate, he’d have to run again in 2014 in a general election, and he’s seen that movie before.

I hope that the MA legislature doesn’t change the law again and that a special election decides Kerry’s replacement (I am pretty sure Obama will nominate Kerry as SoS and that he’ll get confirmed), and I further hope that Scott Brown runs for the seat. I can’t think of any Republican with a better chance of winning even a special Senate election in MA, and Brown is probably the least liberal of the MA Republicans with a chance. (Mitt Romney no longer has a chance of winning a statewide election in MA.)


32 posted on 12/14/2012 3:26:16 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Well 2013 turnout would be better than 2014 turnout but I think 2014 turnout will certainly be better than the 2012 turnout.

I question whether Warren could have won in a midterm (unless it was an anti-GOP year).


33 posted on 12/14/2012 3:50:23 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

In a midterm against an incumbent Senator Brown, maybe not, but she’d be the favorite in an open-seat race just because if the D next to her name and her certain fundraising advantage (Brown wouldn’t have raised as much as a challenger—2011 was an aberration created by people thinking that the Dems needed a 60th vote for Obamacare instead of just railroading the House and using reconciliation to tie up loose ends).


34 posted on 12/14/2012 4:04:18 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy; kehoe; hinckley buzzard; campaignPete R-CT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkQxB5IoLnE

Makes no difference; the GOP nationally has become as inept as the MA GOP.

GOP isn’t winning anything, period. It has become a non-nationally viable, territorial political party.


35 posted on 12/14/2012 5:26:38 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy; kehoe; hinckley buzzard; campaignPete R-CT

Hot off the interweb:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2012/12/setting_stage_scott_brown_vs_world

I love this:

“Then there’s Steve Lynch. What would have once been his electoral strengths are now a toxic stew of liabilities — Irish-Catholic, South Boston, heterosexual, former ironworker.

To more than half of today’s Democrats, Lynch is a walking hate crime.”


36 posted on 12/14/2012 9:37:18 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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