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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:08 PM

Not very bright?

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Here is a little bit about Susan Rice's background:
http://www.biography.com/people/susan-e-rice-391616

..."Rice attended National Cathedral School, a prep academy in Washington, D.C. She excelled in academics, becoming her class valedictorian, and showed her aptitude in the politic realm as president of the student council....
...After graduation, Rice attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. ... She not only earned Departmental Honors and University Distinction, but also became a Harry S. Truman scholar, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and earned a Rhodes scholarship....After she received her bachelor's degree in history in 1986, she went on to attend University of Oxford in Oxfordshire, England. Here she earned her M.Phil and D.Phil in international relations, and wrote a dissertation that examined Rhodesia's transition from white rule. Her paper won the Royal Commonwealth Society's Walter Frewen Lord Prize for outstanding research in the field of Commonwealth History, as well as the Chatham House-British International Studies Association Prize for the most distinguished doctoral dissertation in the United Kingdom in the field of International Relations.'...(more at link)


(Meanwhile, John McCain, who apparently sees himself as Ms. Rice's intellectual superior, graduated 894th in his class of 899 at the Naval Academy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCain ).

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Reply Not very bright? (Original post)
Tanuki Nov 2012 OP
hedgehog Nov 2012 #1
HipChick Nov 2012 #3
Tennessee Gal Nov 2012 #9
rhett o rick Nov 2012 #16
roguevalley Nov 2012 #21
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #27
malaise Nov 2012 #38
bullwinkle428 Nov 2012 #2
msongs Nov 2012 #4
teddy51 Nov 2012 #5
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #6
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 #7
teddy51 Nov 2012 #12
MrModerate Nov 2012 #17
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 #19
MgtPA Nov 2012 #8
dawg Nov 2012 #23
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #26
MgtPA Nov 2012 #30
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #10
protect our future Nov 2012 #11
MgtPA Nov 2012 #14
protect our future Nov 2012 #36
MgtPA Nov 2012 #39
protect our future Nov 2012 #40
MgtPA Nov 2012 #41
protect our future Nov 2012 #42
DreamGypsy Nov 2012 #13
MrModerate Nov 2012 #15
spooky3 Nov 2012 #18
satxdem Nov 2012 #20
texpatriot2004 Nov 2012 #22
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #24
Tanuki Nov 2012 #29
Raffi Ella Nov 2012 #25
meow2u3 Nov 2012 #28
kwassa Nov 2012 #31
Marymarg Nov 2012 #32
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #33
underpants Nov 2012 #34
ananda Nov 2012 #35
Lex Nov 2012 #37
mainer Nov 2012 #43

Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:10 PM

1. Yes, but John McCain was smart enough to be born a white male rather than a black woman!

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:13 PM

3. John McCain was so smart, he foisted this upon the nation..


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Response to HipChick (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:25 PM

9. Words fail me in describing the monumental failure of John McCain regarding this woman.

Oops .... perhaps a few thoughts come to me.

John McCain was not the sharpest knife in the drawer with his selection of a running mate. Palin does not even achieve the level of knife. She is more like a spoon.

John McCain's elevator in choosing Palin does not go to the top floor. Poor Palin is stuck to the end of time in the basement.

John McCain's intellectual abilities in selecting a running mate are described as one brick shy of a full load. Palin's intellectual abilities are on the dock waiting to be loaded.

Remind me again why John McCain's opinion on political matters should carry any weight whatsoever.

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:05 PM

16. In my conspiracy mind I dont believe that McCain had a thing to do with choosing

Palin. I believe that the oligarch overlords really wanted to let the Democrats win in 2008. Their republicans had made such a mess, let the Dem's have 4 years of no cooperation and in 2012 the American people would be begging for a Republican. Obviously they underestimated the Democrats.

Back to McDipship and Palin. I will not believe the oligarchs would allow them to be on the party ticket unless they wanted to lose.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:18 AM

21. Mr. last in his class at West point is talking smack on her. Amazing.

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:25 AM

27. Annapolis

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:14 AM

38. Ding ding

We have a winner

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:11 PM

2. Exact same words John Sununu tried to use against President Obama. I guess we have to

give them credit for recycling something, even if it's their own shitty talking points!

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:19 PM

4. vice presidential candidate sarah palin. all one needs to know about who is smart nt

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:20 PM

5. Susan Rice is brilliant, lets face it and neither McCain or Graham can come close

 

to her accomplishments. "Angry Old Men".

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:22 PM

6. +1 nt

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:23 PM

7. Angry Old WHITE Men

It's an important distinction...

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:29 PM

12. Yep, your correct and my bad.

 

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:08 PM

17. Yep, I'm an old white guy myself and I've been unaccountably happy for the last ten days or so . . .

Who could say why?

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:29 PM

19. Heh. I think we can account for it...

I never liked my peer group.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:24 PM

8. She's a Rhodes Scholar, for God's sake.

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Response to MgtPA (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:16 AM

23. That's what stood out for me too.

I'd wager she's pretty darn bright.

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Response to MgtPA (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:25 AM

26. She used her Rhodes scholarship to explore the transition from white rule in Rhodesia

It's a clever move: using the Master's tools to take apart the Master's house!

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:15 PM

30. Nice! I didn't know that.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:25 PM

10. K & R!

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:27 PM

11. Republican want John Kerry out of the Senate.

Slandering Rice is how they've decided to get rid of him. If Rice cannot be confirmed, they think Kerry will be SOS.

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Response to protect our future (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:01 PM

14. Bingo!

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Response to MgtPA (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:09 AM

36. Replacing Kerry with Brown might not

go as planned. Since 2014 is an off year, national focus would be on a MA Senatorial election. Right now Brown is nationally unknown except to political junkies. Just wait until the country's spotlight is on him.

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Response to protect our future (Reply #36)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:14 AM

39. I don't see how that would make any difference. Brown is not unknown in MA, and only MA votes in a

MA Senatorial election, the country's spotlight notwithstanding.

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Response to MgtPA (Reply #39)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:37 AM

40. Dem donors nationwide will contribute, vols

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who may have been busy with other races will be available, MSM will talk of his record, women voters who may not have paid enough attention before will be alerted to his sexism, and more. Basically, no one can guarantee the future.

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Response to protect our future (Reply #40)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:43 AM

41. That's true. I guess it ultimately boils down to who the Dems run for the seat.

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Response to MgtPA (Reply #41)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:05 PM

42. Yes, and stupid me, I forgot to include that one!

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:49 PM

13. She's also a progressive activist

From the biography link:

She turned the heads of top administrators (at Stanford) when she created a fund that withheld alumni donations until the university either stopped their investments in companies doing business in South Africa, or the country ended apartheid.

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The couple lived in Canada until 1993, when Rice took a job with the National Security Council in Washington, D.C., under President Clinton.

She began work as the director of international organizations and peacekeeping for the NSC, where she had what she calls her "most searing experience" when she visited Rwanda during what was later classified as a genocide. "I saw hundreds, if not thousands, of decomposing corpses outside and inside a church," she says.

"It was the most horrible thing I've ever seen. It makes you mad. It makes you determined. It makes you know that even if you're the last lone voice and you believe you're right, it is worth every bit of energy you can throw into it." She took the lessons learned from her peacekeeping position to a new post as special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs in 1995.


McCain is so wrong in his insulting remarks.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:02 PM

15. With a resume that includes such podunk schools as Stanford and Oxford . . .

How could you trust her to even run a night shift at the local Arby's?

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:26 PM

18. McCain and Graham are showing themselves to be sexist and racist, and incredibly

uninformed about the decision-making power of any UN ambassador.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:57 PM

20. you are

Exactly right. Not very bright? Why do they keep saying that? John sununu regarding President Obama and now John McCain regarding Susan Rice. Is it a color thing. That's was an old insult people used against black people.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:56 AM

22. K & R nm

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:22 AM

24. McCain was in the Navy: he went to Annapolis

of course, he was a legacy admission in Annapolis, since his father was, of course, one of the most influential and powerful admirals in the Navy.

Point taken, in any case.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:20 AM

29. Thanks--you are correct, of course, so I edited the OP accordingly! n/t

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:24 AM

25. K&R

McCain is making a fool of himself.

Anderson Cooper made a presentation last night of Condi insisting, in interview after interview, that there were WMD's in Iraq. Then of McCain praising her for SOS and saying that any criticism of her was ridiculous.

No one takes him seriously except for the people who just got their asses handed to them in the national election.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:40 AM

28. Translation: not very bright = not very white

Racist and sexist dog whistle.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:17 PM

31. That's what this is all about. Racism.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:30 PM

32. How would he know who is bright?

It takes one to know one and John McCain ain't one.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:19 PM

33. Kick

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:24 PM

34. Wonder if THIS had anything to do with it



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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:25 PM

35. As compared to whom? Sarah Palin?

LOL

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Response to ananda (Reply #35)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:11 AM

37. Exactly!

McCain is a crazy old coot.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:16 PM

43. And she has Maine ties! Her mother grew up here.

I was at the airport, waiting to board a flight to Maine from Washington, and was startled to see what looked like Secret Service guys go aboard the plane. When I walked on, I recognized Susan Rice seated at the front of the plane. I don't think anyone else even realized who she was.

Maybe some of the mysterious black people who voted here were her relatives!

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