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Susan Rice drops out of running for secretary of state, cites 'very politicized' confirmation....
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Posted on 12/13/2012 1:02:18 PM PST by Perdogg

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To: Rockingham
Touchdown!

No, more like a Safety.

51 posted on 12/13/2012 1:24:45 PM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Perdogg

Better her than John Kerry. Kerry hates this country, just like the current occupant of the oval office. Rice is just a bumbling liberal.


52 posted on 12/13/2012 1:26:00 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Perdogg

I recommend recent articles about this person in the WSJ. Thousands dead in Africa (long before Benghazi) due to her “diplomacy”.


53 posted on 12/13/2012 1:26:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Perdogg

Saddened by her own corrupt party and their cohorts in the pravda media?


54 posted on 12/13/2012 1:28:44 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Perdogg

Susan Rice had to go before Hillary testifies before Congress. Hillary needs someone to blame. Hillary is throwing Susan Rice under the bus, not Obama. I think that was the plan all along. Hillary can now lie freely about what she knew, and when she knew it.


55 posted on 12/13/2012 1:29:27 PM PST by Eva
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To: Perdogg

Credit the weekly pounding in the WSJ.


56 posted on 12/13/2012 1:29:27 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Perdogg

Really, what difference does it make who he nominates? Susan Rice or the next dumb ass barking moon bat on the list? It sure as hell won’t be a conservative.

Is moon bat supposed to be one word or two?


57 posted on 12/13/2012 1:30:17 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: Graybeard58
Is moon bat supposed to be one word or two?

Better make it two separate words. Otherwise, it's a two-syllable word. Those present problems for the DU lurkers.

58 posted on 12/13/2012 1:32:11 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Graybeard58

Barky’s not gonna nominate Kerry because Kerry’s seat would likely be taken by a GOPer.


59 posted on 12/13/2012 1:33:00 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Perdogg

Susan sez: “Two things here: One, I know my Senate confirmation hearing will be a totally FUBARed train wreck and I don’t need that; Two, by maintaining my position with the UN I can provide cover for Hillary. And we certainly all know Hillary, the next POTUS, needs to be covered.”


60 posted on 12/13/2012 1:34:22 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Don’t cry for her. She’ll make a fortune when TransCanada builds the Keystone XL Pipeline.


61 posted on 12/13/2012 1:34:22 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Perdogg

McCain and Grahmnesty will push Kerree now. Time for Scott Brown to wash his Senate campaign truck again.


62 posted on 12/13/2012 1:35:07 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Perdogg
Thomas Lifson @ American Thinker called this three days ago. Orchestrated by the Dems.
63 posted on 12/13/2012 1:35:15 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: JPG

True enough.


64 posted on 12/13/2012 1:35:28 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: Perdogg

Obama's willingness to let our men be murdered in an act of war in Libya shouldn't be ignored just because his appointed liar in the case is going away.


65 posted on 12/13/2012 1:35:51 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

They will change the law again so that Mini-Me can appoint Joke3.


66 posted on 12/13/2012 1:37:13 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: History Repeats
Take what you can get, in small bites. That's what the leftists have been doing for 40+ years.

In a state that just elected Fauxcahontas, Brown vs. Ed Markey would be like Goldwater vs. McGovern, relatively speaking. There's nobody else on the right (unless you get an athlete like Curt Schilling or Tim Thomas to run, and they'd get slaughtered anyway).

67 posted on 12/13/2012 1:42:26 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Perdogg

John Kerry is having a great day.


68 posted on 12/13/2012 1:43:21 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Perdogg
Susan Rice drops out of running for secretary of state; saddened by partisan politics

I'm saddened by stone liars in positions of authority that affect the peace of the planet. I suppose we all have our own concerns.

69 posted on 12/13/2012 1:43:27 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Perdogg

It was all a set up with the intention of getting John Kerry as Sec of State.

1. Knowing that it would be controversial, float a rumor that Susan Rice will be appointed Sec of State.

2. When Rice has to withdraw, have liberal commentators say that Rice was shot down because she is black and a woman.

3. Raise money by sending out emails saying that the Republicans who opposed Susan Rice are racist and sexist.

4. Go with Plan A and appoint Kerry.

5. In the 2014 and. 2016 elections remind black and women voters about the sexist and racist Republicans.


70 posted on 12/13/2012 1:43:27 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Perdogg

I more concerned with the deaths of four Americans than your feelings Susan.


71 posted on 12/13/2012 1:44:06 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: Perdogg

Nominate Colin Powell, he’s black and liberal enough.


72 posted on 12/13/2012 1:44:07 PM PST by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: Perdogg

Bork never lied to the public through his teeth, and he got Borked. Rice is acting like she just got Borked. She can still get a consolation prize, like Ambassador to Congo or Rwanda.


73 posted on 12/13/2012 1:46:13 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Credit the weekly pounding in the WSJ.

The Bret Stephens article: The Other Susan Rice File was terrific journalism.

74 posted on 12/13/2012 1:47:19 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: CatOwner

“In a way, it’s unfortunate. Now the questions about Benghazi will continue to be controlled by this administration and the MSM. With Rice being questioned by Senate, more people would find out the truth about the lies and deception.”

There was no way they were ever going to allow her to be questioned about Benghazi in a confirmation hearing. Issa, Chafetz, Gowdy, Adams etal should now just subpoena her ass and make her refuse to appear for the record.


75 posted on 12/13/2012 1:47:23 PM PST by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Perdogg

If Il Douche had truly wanted her, she’d be hillary’s replacement without a doubt.

So now that the distraction has hiked her skirts and run away, what were we being distracted from?


76 posted on 12/13/2012 1:47:38 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (John Winthrop's "City upon a Hill" just became a midden heap. Infested with rats and other vermin.)
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To: JoanneSD

I always thought one was nomnated by the President to be SOS, not be in the running like a campaign..


77 posted on 12/13/2012 1:48:34 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: DBrow

“Yeah! Now we get Honest John Kerry!”

That’s an iota better than his being appointed Secretary of Defense, which it was rumored was in the works.


78 posted on 12/13/2012 1:49:44 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: DBrow
Yeah! Now we get Honest John Kerry!

Is this the honest John who SERVED in VEETNAM?/sarc

79 posted on 12/13/2012 1:53:23 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Another Clinton asociate takes the hit.......


80 posted on 12/13/2012 1:55:22 PM PST by patriotspride
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To: Pollster1

81 posted on 12/13/2012 1:55:48 PM PST by crosshairs (Too many things to say. Not enough room.)
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To: Perdogg

Being called on your bald-faced lies to the American people is “partisanship”? lolz


82 posted on 12/13/2012 2:00:45 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Perdogg

BS.....she dropped out because more of her shady past was becoming known. She’s headed for greener and quieter pastures. Probably more money too, it’s amazing how quiet people become around Odungo, your stimulus money at work.


83 posted on 12/13/2012 2:01:02 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

besides, she walked like a lumberjack


84 posted on 12/13/2012 2:01:53 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Her investments in oil sands doomed her. I doubt she was first choice. Then Hagel to defense is a big “up yours” to McCain. Kerry was always first choice. Only question is will Patrick appoint himself? I doubt Brown could beat him in MA. This is not a win, Rice will end up as National Security Advisor which does not require confirmation. All this did was give us both Kerry, Rice, and maybe Patrick.

I really wish we would see the whole field instead of myopic petty battles. This makes Obama look bi-partisan and he gets what he wants anyway. Once again Obama plays the media and the republicans.

I will give him credit he is getting very good at this.


85 posted on 12/13/2012 2:03:14 PM PST by chopperjc
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To: Perdogg

AND JUST HOW SADDENED MIGHT AMBASSADOR STEVENS' FAMILY BE?


86 posted on 12/13/2012 2:07:44 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: Perdogg

Anyone with two brain cells knows why she doesn’t want the job..she doesn’t want to have to answer questions about what she knows about what happened in Benghazi, and we all know she has the answers..she knows what happened and refuses to answer..boo hoo the leftist media is saying how a “woman of color” gets screwed out of a position, really..you mean like Mia Love, who was screwed over because she is a Conservative African American woman..I didnt hear anyone in the media mention the death threats, the constant calling of the N word that Mia Love had to deal with, but poor poor Susan Rice, who went on National TV and made a fool of herself over and over and over again..yeah she’s the victim


87 posted on 12/13/2012 2:08:50 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Perdogg
Now CZAR B.O. can nominate his real choice - Rev Al Charlaton!
88 posted on 12/13/2012 2:09:56 PM PST by leprechaun9
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Brian Williams would never cry for George H W Bush, only for Jimmy Carter, his hero


89 posted on 12/13/2012 2:10:15 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Perdogg

Yes Susan. We, too, are saddened by partisan politicians who lie to the American people about murdered diplomats.

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.


90 posted on 12/13/2012 2:17:31 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Perdogg
I wonder what cushy private sector position was promised to her in exchange for her falling on her sword.

What big-monied liberal arts college is looking for a president and some ginormous government research grants?

91 posted on 12/13/2012 2:18:01 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Perdogg

She was just following Obama’s orders; she was his fall person. He’s still President! The American people reelected him after! Regardless, I’m glad she’s not going to be Secretary of State. Unfortunately, I think we’re going to get John Kerry.


92 posted on 12/13/2012 2:18:38 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Perdogg

She does not want to answer any questions under oath about
Bengazi. That simple.


93 posted on 12/13/2012 2:20:28 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Perdogg

It’s going to be tough finding another idiot to take her place, but I have faith in Obama.


94 posted on 12/13/2012 2:23:01 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Perdogg

If she wants to learn about partisan politics she should go have a talk with Robert Bork.


95 posted on 12/13/2012 2:25:32 PM PST by Iron Munro (I MISS AMERICA !)
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To: Perdogg

If she wants to learn about partisan politics she should go have a talk with Robert Bork.


96 posted on 12/13/2012 2:25:51 PM PST by Iron Munro (I MISS AMERICA !)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

all things considered, Kerry is perferable to Rice.

This was a mark against Obama. Remember how he puffed out his chest at that press conference and told McCain and Graham to come after him, how much of a tough guy he acted like?

2 weeks later he folded his cards and walked away.

Rice didn’t withdraw just because she felt like it. Either Obama decided not nominate her or didn’t feel like fighting for her confirmation. Whenever anyone comes close to threatening Obama or his position, he tosses them overboard.

In the end, he caved.

The GOP should take a lesson from this for the fiscal cliff. In the end, Obama will cave if they press him hard enough.


97 posted on 12/13/2012 2:30:51 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: DBrow

I hear that he served in the Navy or something. He doesnt talk about it much.


98 posted on 12/13/2012 2:34:48 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: chopperjc

so nominating a failed Presidential candidate who is on video trashing the US military is a win for Obama?

This is political loss for him, although not a big one or anything.

Liberals and dems wil remember how tough Obama can be when he wants to. How he went after Romney, how he went after Hillary in the primary, how he’s stood up for Holder, etc...

And yet when it comes to Rice he just walks away. I think it makes him look weak for the moment.

And Kerry is a loser, he gives Obama nothing.

how does Obama look bipartisan nominating a hardcore liberal for Sec State?


99 posted on 12/13/2012 2:36:07 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: DBrow

And that lib Republian Collins says she’ll support him.


100 posted on 12/13/2012 2:36:24 PM PST by Pinkbell
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