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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:18 PM

Seriously, someone explain to me what Susan Rice has done to piss off the GOP

Because it doesn't make sense to me.

I mean I know the GOP is still trying to make a 9/11 out of Benghazi. But you'd think that Susan Rice jilted the GOP on a date or forgot to pay back the $5 she borrowed from them the way they are acting.

I mean I know they could find some dimwit caribou barbie who got her degree after attending 6 colleges in 5 years but well, we here at the Democratic Party like to appoint highly qualified and intelligent women.

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Reply Seriously, someone explain to me what Susan Rice has done to piss off the GOP (Original post)
LynneSin Nov 2012 OP
rivegauche Nov 2012 #1
ChairmanAgnostic Nov 2012 #26
baldguy Nov 2012 #33
ChairmanAgnostic Nov 2012 #38
Mass Nov 2012 #2
Jim__ Nov 2012 #3
ChairmanAgnostic Nov 2012 #29
Nictuku Nov 2012 #4
mrsadm Nov 2012 #27
HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #5
Warren DeMontague Nov 2012 #6
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #7
LynneSin Nov 2012 #15
kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #19
CTyankee Nov 2012 #37
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #43
Brickbat Nov 2012 #8
intaglio Nov 2012 #9
madrchsod Nov 2012 #10
gcomeau Nov 2012 #11
KeepItReal Nov 2012 #12
DanTex Nov 2012 #13
kydo Nov 2012 #14
Stinky The Clown Nov 2012 #16
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #17
LynneSin Nov 2012 #20
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #25
librechik Nov 2012 #18
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #21
HipChick Nov 2012 #22
carolbrenner Nov 2012 #23
PoliticalBiker Nov 2012 #24
liberalmuse Nov 2012 #28
sakabatou Nov 2012 #30
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #31
gollygee Nov 2012 #32
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #34
magical thyme Nov 2012 #35
ROFF Nov 2012 #36
applegrove Nov 2012 #39
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #40
Raine Nov 2012 #41
LynneSin Nov 2012 #42

Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:20 PM

1. I'll take a shot at this.

I'm going to guess that the reasons she's so objectionable to them are:

- She was nominated by President Obama.

Being a black woman isn't helping her with the angry/crazy faction, either.

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Response to rivegauche (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:58 PM

26. smart, female, black, AND selected by Obama.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #26)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:12 PM

33. Isn't that enough?

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Response to baldguy (Reply #33)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:01 PM

38. even two of those facets were enough.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:20 PM

2. Once again, nothing. They are trying to find a scandal to bring down Obama. Who said it needed to

make sense.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:23 PM

3. The election pissed off the GOP.

Susan Rice is just an available target.

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:59 PM

29. & the GOP pissed off the electorate

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:23 PM

4. She is "Smart"

- they don't like smart people, especially smart people that are minorities.

(most of the GOP who dislike her so intently probably don't even know what it means to be a Roads Scholar, and it is probably why they did like Sarah Palin so much - no intellectual threat)

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Response to Nictuku (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:58 PM

27. Rhodes, not Roads

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:25 PM

5. AWB

Ambassadoring While Black.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:26 PM

6. Nothing. But she offers them a chance to talk about something other than how

The American Electorate walloped their asses.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:27 PM

7. I will be really nasty

But you asked.

She is an African American, well educated...woman

Those are three strikes...at least Hillary Clinton had the decency, in their eyes, to be melanin challenged.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:27 PM

15. But by defination couldn't you say the same about Condi Rice?

I mean Rice wasn't a Rhodes Scholar but University of Denver (undergrad and DOc) and Notre dame (Masters) aren't slacker schools

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:39 PM

19. There is a completely different set of rules for repukes.

You hadn't noticed by now??

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:38 PM

37. It's OK if you are a republican woman because you contradict the republican stereotype of the

democratic women...that's the deal. Be a traitor to your own people, come over to their side and they will love you...if you are willing to sell out, then they are ON YOUR SIDE!

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:05 PM

43. Yes, but she was a Republcian

it is ok as long as Republicans do it.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:28 PM

8. She's a black woman. Oh, and Obama won and he's black.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:28 PM

9. Democratic, African American, Female

Successful at the UN and within Unicef, Clinton protege, young, might free up Hillary for a Presidential run or if Mrs Rodham-Clinton decides not to run might be able do so herself after some Congressional experience.

Now what might the GOP see as undesirable? Even Hillary misses on some of these trigger points.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:28 PM

10. it`s not about her it`s about obama

they hate him and they`ll doing anything to destroy obama`s presidency. if that means blocking a candidate that is the most qualified candidate we have.

to put it bluntly....we won so republicans- go fuck yourselves

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:42 PM

11. Absolutely nothing.

Obama could have nominated anyone they would have had an identical reaction. The particulars of why they were "outraged" that that person would be nominated would have shifted but that's it.

They're throwing a tantrum. As usual.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:49 PM

12. Be competent. Be a woman. Be Black. Be in the Obama govt.

Take your pick.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:57 PM

13. It's mainly just an opportunity to score political points.

I'm sure the fact that she is a black female doesn't help her popularity with the crazies, but for the most part it is just an anti-Obama thing.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:57 PM

14. she exists thats why that and she just happened to be at the wrong place

if it wasn't susan rice it still wouldn't matter it would be some one else.

It is both personal and not personal at the same time weird huh? see first it is not personal, the gop is looking for anything. John Mac-Insane and the other whiner are the 2012 version of Newt whatever his name is and Ken Star. They are on a witch hunt. So it did not start out personal who ever was stuck making the talking point was going to be the target of the gop attack. Then it gets personal. Now Rice was the one that made the talking points so she was the target and now she is being attacked personally as well as professionally. Rather unfairly if I might add and that is also an extremely under statement.

The gop needs to stop, this is the way wrong venue to point their rage. This only makes us as a country look weak. This whinny group of gop brats are under mining our national security.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:34 PM

16. 1: She is a girl. 2: She is a girl of color. : She is a girl of color who is a Rhode Scholar. I.E.:

She is uppity.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:36 PM

17. Unfortunately she's ensnared in the Rethug attempts to whip the Benghazi Bullshit into impeachment

proceedings.

She's collateral damage. If they can get her gone, they'll begin working on going after Obama as "her boss"....



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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:39 PM

20. I hope to god they try to impeach Obama

Because we know how well that turned ou in 1996 with Clinton

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:56 PM

25. I don't. It destroyed Clinton's 2nd term and seriously undermined his efforts to actually DO things

I think the Rethugs simply hope to destroy Obama now. They don't have a lot to lose and a whole lot to gain by simply stopping Obama getting anything done in his second term.

Impeachment means Congressional business grinds to a halt for 2+ years. That would suit the Rethug spin machine (that will beat the impeachment drums relentlessly during that time), AND hamstring Obama's agenda.

Lose, lose for everyone but way worse for us (and Obama)...

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:37 PM

18. Obama might appoint her. THIS IS WAR!!!!!

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:41 PM

21. She, more than any other advisor to Obama's 2008 campaign team,

 

is responsible for turning John McCain's so-called foreign policiy strengths into a major weakness of the McCain campaign.

That's why.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:43 PM

22. She's a highly educated black female..

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:52 PM

23. She"s An African-American And She's Female

 

And that is enough for narrow-minded, jaundiced Republicans.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:55 PM

24. 3 Things....

She's a Democrat

She's black

She's a woman

That's all that is needed for the right to be beside themselves with hate/rage/anger/resentment

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:58 PM

28. All of the above.

And the GOP are batshit crazy.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:05 PM

30. They have their heads up their asses die to a "conspiracy" they themselves cooked up

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:07 PM

31. Having a pulse while Democrat

Not to put too fine a point on it.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:08 PM

32. They said Obama had apologized for the movie

and he didn't say anything that could come anywhere near that. The closest they could find was something she said, that didn't apologize for the movie either, but it's all they've got. They are hoping to get Obama through her but it isn't working. "She was speaking for the administration." And if they find any way to pin it on her, they will next try to find a way to connect it to him.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:18 PM

34. If not Susan Rice, then someone else.

They no better than to go after Hillary. They are using Susan Rice to get to Obama.

The reason this sounds so crazy is because it is. They have nothing, but will try to
tie up Congress, Obama and monopolize the MSM with investigations and pure bullshit.

Democrats need to continue stressing the budget cuts caused by Repcons that directly
affected the budget for security. Dr. Rice was given talking points the CIA had provided
the WH. Hillary was unavailable so she took her place on the Sun. talk shows and provided
the information she had been given.

Until the Intelligence Community had a firm grasp of what precisely had happened,
it would have been irresponsible to get on national TV and divulge information that
had not been thoroughly vetted and confirmed. Even then, that information could
have been sensitive and put other embassies at risk. And that is assuming there was
information other than what Dr. Rice had been given.

I don't know if it's just me, but since when is the general public given play by play
updates on sensitive intelligence on an ongoing investigation? Sorry for the rant
but their desperation to smear Obama and manufacture a scandal is just unprecedented.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:27 PM

35. Her job. She's simply doing her job.

Oh, while being female and black.

They've drawn their line in the sand. President Obama tried bi-partisanship in his last term. He also made the mistake of not defending (I'm sorry, I've totally forgotten her name AND her dept. but I'm sure many here will remember and fill in the blank. was it HUD? she'd helped a lot of people and done a great job) last term.

He's made it clear that he's not going to make that mistake twice by stepping right up and defending Dr. Susan Rice. Hopefully this term he'll save us all a lot of time and grief and just appoint whoever he wants wherever he wants during recess. They'll be throwing tantrums and obstructing no matter what he does, so fuck'em.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:27 PM

36. McCain is known for making the worst

personnel choice in selecting the Klondike Kardashian. He is trying to make it appear that President Obama made a worse choice in Ambassador Rice. Just trying to cleanse his legacy. Fat chance of that happening.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:06 PM

39. Psychopaths always attack people‘s

greatest asset. Rice would make a great sos. That is why they want to destroy her. They are desperate to get back foreign affairs from the democrats who have excelled at it under Clinton. Doing a great job like the democrates did won Obarma the election. The GOP will not win elections to come if they can‘t destroy democratic foreign policy.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:30 PM

40. She did nothing. Their Racism is showing.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:38 PM

41. IMO they want Kerry to be SOS so Brown can get his Senate seat. To do that

they have to make Rice unfit.

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Response to Raine (Reply #41)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:45 PM

42. Brown would never win that senate seat again. What he did to Warren during 2012

was just disgusting. The only reason he won last time is because Martha Coakley assumed since she was a democrat and it was Ted Kennedy's old seat that it was a given she would win. Massachusetts may be blue but you have to do some campaigning.

But the attacks that Brown made on Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage was borderline racist. But since he had a shitty record of supporting the GOP almost 100% of the time he had nothing else to campaign on to prove a blue state should re-elect him.

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