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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:59 PM

Curing the Ayotte extortion....

The President could appoint Huntsman. He's available, has worked for the administration before, and would be adequate. Huntsman, I believe, would gladly slap down the loony right wing of his own party that rejected him. The gop senate delegation could either eat shit and capitulate to Mr. Obama or give us the national tv spectacle of a group so far removed from bipartisanship as to refuse to confirm Sec State from their OWN party that they had previously confirmed as ambassador to China...That's tv I'd watch either way.

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catnhatnh Nov 2012 OP
madinmaryland Nov 2012 #1
LaydeeBug Nov 2012 #11
kentuck Nov 2012 #2
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #3
MADem Nov 2012 #4
BainsBane Nov 2012 #5
Agschmid Nov 2012 #9
BainsBane Nov 2012 #12
Agschmid Nov 2012 #13
BainsBane Nov 2012 #15
Agschmid Nov 2012 #16
BainsBane Nov 2012 #18
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #6
yardwork Nov 2012 #7
catnhatnh Nov 2012 #8
Agschmid Nov 2012 #10
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #14
Agschmid Nov 2012 #17
gravity Nov 2012 #19

Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:04 PM

1. No. Why should President Obama cave to McInSane?

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:30 PM

11. ^^ this ^^ nt

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:05 PM

2. What a great idea!

It would put them in a bind, no doubt about it.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:07 PM

3. Fox would call it some sort of conspiracy.

What are the Democrats hiding?
Why can't they nominate one of their own?



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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:08 PM

4. No. Ayotte in Every Marina, McCain Insane and Graham Cracker can go POUND SAND.

Elections have CONSEQUENCES.

One of the consequences is that ya don't get to be the boss when your team loses.

I say challenge and smack down.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:09 PM

5. Why? He doesn't deserve it

Rice has studied foreign relations her entire life and worked hard for this administration. I see no reason Obama should give the most important cabinet position to any Republican.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:23 PM

9. Not sure it's the most important position.

I find it pretty hard to point to one and say that is THE most important position. There has certainly been a lot of talk here on DU about Treasury and Attorney General.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:50 PM

12. It is the position the Constitution identifies as 4th in line to the presidency

After VP, Speaker of the House, and President Pro Tem of the Senate. That makes it the most important cabinet position. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:59 PM

13. By that argument the Defense Secretary who defends the President/USA

in the first place from threats is more important.

But I get where you are coming from (and see how you raked the positions which is accurate) so we don't need to endlessly debate. I just feel in my opinion there are MANY things going on at all times and we have been forced to focus on two (the fiscal... not such a steep cliff... cliff & PetraeghazCIAGate).

There are still people hungry in the USA (HHS), there are still people without power in NYC (DoE/HuD), our national infrastructure is crumbling (DoI), schools are failing (DoE), and millions American's are under/unemployed (DoL).

To me it's all just as important.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:12 AM

15. Look at the link.

Defense is third after Treasury. My point is not what you or I personally believe is important but what the Constitution specifies.

Huntsman is not an acceptable choice. If they want to avoid a battle in the senate they can choose Kerry.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:15 AM

16. Tell that to the people who were worth 3/5 of a man for many years...

all because that's what the constitution specifies.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:22 AM

18. Non sequitur

And frankly illogical. That is no longer part of the constitution and has nothing to do with this discussion. Whether you despise the constitution or not, it is the binding and highest law of this nation.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:09 PM

6. They would find something else to complain about.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:12 PM

7. Appoint a Republican as Secretary of State? No.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:19 PM

8. It COULD be a conspiracy...

and of course they would find something else to complain about. I am suggesting we CONSPIRE to openly split the two wings of the gop. The fallout of their infighting would help to drive out some at both extremes of the party or even possibly split it forever. Huntsman would be adequate and I see little downside.

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Response to catnhatnh (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:25 PM

10. At some level I like your idea.

I really respect Susan Rice but appointing someone such as Huntsman has many benefits both short term and long term. I also think he would do a good job continuing in a position as a diplomat.

Remember no one has put ANYONE forward, and Hilary has yet to actually leave. The whole thing is a bit premature.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:01 AM

14. Give it to mccain and then fire him about a week later

for being an idiot

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:19 AM

17. haha oye. n/t

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:24 AM

19. What extortion?

That would suggest that she had some actual political power

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