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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:43 PM

Does Obama HAVE to nominate Susan Rice, now that he's been told by Repubs he CAN'T?

If he doesn't nominate her, it will look like he averted a fight over her nomination, won't it? Does that mean that McCain and Graham have, in essence, forced him to nominate her?

Sticky situation, since he hasn't decided yet and may well have not nominated her.

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Reply Does Obama HAVE to nominate Susan Rice, now that he's been told by Repubs he CAN'T? (Original post)
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 OP
dem4ward Nov 2012 #1
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #8
elleng Nov 2012 #2
rocktivity Nov 2012 #3
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #9
DonViejo Nov 2012 #4
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #15
DonViejo Nov 2012 #18
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #19
DonViejo Nov 2012 #21
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #5
JoePhilly Nov 2012 #6
ejbr Nov 2012 #17
CakeGrrl Nov 2012 #7
JI7 Nov 2012 #10
seabeyond Nov 2012 #11
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #12
gulliver Nov 2012 #13
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #14
gulliver Nov 2012 #20
Kalidurga Nov 2012 #16
TheKentuckian Nov 2012 #22

Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:45 PM

1. Yes, please!

 

Show these assholes who's BOSS!

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Response to dem4ward (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:49 PM

8. It's not good if it looks like Repubs controlled who he nominated. That is, that Repubs

in essence made him feel he had to, so he did. As opposed to an independent decision.

But maybe it doesn't matter, in the end.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:46 PM

2. No, he can do whatever he wants.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:47 PM

3. Well, they stopped Obama from naming Elizabeth Warren for a consumer post

wonder how that worked out...


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:49 PM

9. Schwing! Give rock a point! nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:47 PM

4. Two, count 'em: 2 Repubs have said no and those two

pubs are being destroyed by the truth.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:51 PM

15. No, there are others joining in. It was discussed by several at the Benghazi hrg today. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:15 PM

18. Those were members of the House, not the Senate Committee that

was holding the hearings. Senators approve candidates for SoS, not House members

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:27 PM

19. I said "Republicans." nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:43 PM

21. And that's what I am talking about also. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:48 PM

5. No, he can nominate who he wants: he's the President; he's politically pretty smart, and

he has a good vetting operation, as well as a fine list of possible candidates

She might be the person he picks, or she might not be

I'm sure he has some clue what he's doin

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:48 PM

6. He should nominate McCain, and then Graham.

Then let Dem Senators grill those two idiots on Iraq and WMDs.

And then when that's over, nominate the person he really wants.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:58 PM

17. + 1 n/t

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:48 PM

7. He'll do whatever's best for the office, not to react to the GOP. That's THEIR thing. -nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:51 PM

10. Graham was supposed to be Secretary of State under McCain

they can't seem to get over the fact that it will not happen.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:53 PM

11. no. ignore them and make his choice. call out their pitiness in absurdity and tell them to GROW UP

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:09 PM

12. He doesn't work that way

It's one of his strengths.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:25 PM

13. They are probably trying to get him to nominate Kerry

He should definitely nominate Susan Rice.

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Response to gulliver (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:49 PM

14. To take Kerry's Senate seat? nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:42 PM

20. Y, I wouldn't put it past them. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:54 PM

16. He doesn't have to, but he should...

Then they have a choice. Go bat shit for no reason and damage their images ie McCain and Graham. Or they can back off and start to restore their reputations.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:15 PM

22. What you do every single time is have a list of the very most liberal nominees

and gum up the obstruction.

How is it you think they get assured nutjobs and incompetents? They just keep shoving that shit through and send out firebomb and utterly unqualified types to defuse resistance for the true target after a big stand off.

ALWAYS be attacking against the Dark Agers and the beyond greedy.

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