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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:30 PM

On Susan Rice

A few thoughts on the news about Susan Rice:

{1} I agree with a post by Will Pitt, that it is likely that President Obama spoke to her about stepping aside before she did so.

{2} I believe that Rice was “qualified” for the job of Secretary of State. The idea that members of the republican party would say otherwise is obscene, considering their last choice under Cheney-Bush.

{3} I think that Rice’s investments in “energy” alone should have been enough for her to remove herself from consideration for this position.

{4} I personally would not and could not support her for this position, because her positions are too often identical with those of the neoconservative movement.

{5} I suspect that the republican party made a significant error in opposing her, because she played -- at very most -- a minor role in the issue they ranted about. Thus, it appears to many people that their opposition was based upon her being a black female.

{6} I think that John Kerry would be a decent option; more, I think that there are several democratic MA candidates who could win his seat in the Senate. Likewise, I think there are other good options for Secretary of State within the Democratic Party.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:39 PM

1. Yes, it appears they cut off their nose to spite their face...

or at least score a political victory over the President. Now they're likely to get a more liberal SOS.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:00 PM

7. Hehe.. I was thinking from some of Susan's views and statements that

the repubs would love her.. but, in their rush to bring down Pres Obama's Election they screwed themselves, as usual.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:28 PM

11. Lest we forget...they did the same to our Senator elect Elizabeth Warren...

We know how that worked out for them!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:45 PM

2. Cave In!!!

Setting the tone for the next 4 years! Ohhh Noooo!!!!











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Response to warrprayer (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:08 PM

13. It's only a "cave-in" if you disagree with it.



Otherwise it's republicans outsmarting themselves and doing liberals a favor by destroying a "neocon" nominee for SOS.

When you agree with republicans around here, someone has to be playing multidimensional chess.

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Response to warrprayer (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:32 PM

15. People are trying to polish this turd.

This is a cave in and a sign that the next 4 yrs of giving in will be just like the last.

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Response to NOVA_Dem (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:37 PM

16. I'd agree that

there is now an unpolished turd here. But it's not those who have been opposed to Rice for Secretary of State.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:50 PM

3. I would love to see Bill Richardson as SOS. He has experience and is sharp. Otherwise, I agree with

your other points.

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:55 PM

6. +1

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:26 PM

14. Richardson is certainly

a very good choice. As noted in the last paragraph of the OP, I think there are numerous good options, all within the Democratic Party.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:41 AM

17. There are certainly great choices among the Dems, why aren't they being mentioned? I will

never understand the holdovers from the BFEE. Well, maybe I do.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:52 PM

4. given her past neocon leanings, you'd think they would have embraced her.

that's why it appears they opposed her for all the wrong reasons.

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:05 PM

9. That's what I was talking about upthread..

I think they targeted her to bring down PBO's election chances and got so wound up being the bully boys there are.. couldn't stop.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:53 PM

5. I think this was innevitable

Rice would have never been confirmed. Reality.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:00 PM

8. She should establish residency in Mass.

and announce her intention to run for John Kerry's Senate seat. That should keep the McCain/Graham gang busy chasing their tails for awhile.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:06 PM

10. Ha!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:37 PM

12. Perfect!!! N/T

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