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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:27 PM

House Republicans: Rice unfit to head State Dept

Source: AP


BY JIM ABRAMS

WASHINGTON (AP) A group of 97 House Republicans say U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice misled the nation about the attack on the consulate in Libya, disqualifying her as a candidate for secretary of state.

In a letter to President Barack Obama organized by South Carolina freshman Jeff Duncan, the Republicans say Rice would undermine U.S. credibility abroad if selected to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The letter added to the confrontation between Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who have promised to block Rice from getting the job, and Obama, who said last week that the attacks on Rice were outrageous.

Rice has been criticized for saying shortly after the September attack in Benghazi that it grew out of a spontaneous protest rather than an act of terrorism.

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2012/11/19/house_republicans_rice_unfit_to_head_state_dept/

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Reply House Republicans: Rice unfit to head State Dept (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
Gman Nov 2012 #1
still_one Nov 2012 #27
wordpix Nov 2012 #34
loyalkydem Nov 2012 #2
teddy51 Nov 2012 #3
SCVDem Nov 2012 #4
byeya Nov 2012 #21
wordpix Nov 2012 #33
Turbineguy Nov 2012 #5
dennis4868 Nov 2012 #6
cstanleytech Nov 2012 #19
ciking724 Nov 2012 #7
Panasonic Nov 2012 #8
Thinkingabout Nov 2012 #9
Evergreen Emerald Nov 2012 #10
Andy823 Nov 2012 #11
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #12
randr Nov 2012 #13
GermanSmoker Nov 2012 #14
IDemo Nov 2012 #15
Dubster Nov 2012 #16
madrchsod Nov 2012 #17
MADem Nov 2012 #18
Bandit Nov 2012 #20
tanyev Nov 2012 #22
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #24
tanyev Nov 2012 #26
BlueStreak Nov 2012 #23
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #25
CincyDem Nov 2012 #28
PuppyBismark Nov 2012 #29
blm Nov 2012 #30
underpants Nov 2012 #31
Panasonic Nov 2012 #32

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:27 PM

1. Memo to House Republicans:

YOU DON'T HAVE A VOTE IN IT YOU FUCKING MORONS!

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Response to Gman (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:39 PM

27. +++++++++. Just goes to show this is nothing but politics. The good news, they are self-destructing

And when they finally realize it, too late we will have won in 2014.

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Response to Gman (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:53 PM

34. gawd these people ARE stupid, approving appts. is the Senate's job

Back to high school and Gov. 101, House RepukeliCONS

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:28 PM

2. Cordell from North Carolina to House Republicans

You were voted unfit to be in the white house. Have a nice day.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:29 PM

3. If I were President Barack Obama I would put her in the job (with or without) the title.

 

She's every bit as qualified (if not more so) than Condi Rice was.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:31 PM

4. Recess Appointment

I would do everything to bypass the bastards on everything.

They don't understand how America works together so fuck 'em!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:17 PM

21. The President should consider doing recess appointments as a matter of course just because

 

the RepubliKKKans have been ordered to obstruct everything.

They are to be ignored as much as possible; when they can't be ignored, then villify them at every opportunity. Send Joe Biden on a permanent road trip as the administrations Truth Squad.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:51 PM

33. +10000 repukes haven't figured out they lost the election yet - they're too thick

the stuff between their ears are rocks

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:33 PM

5. That alone is proof she's qualified.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:33 PM

6. But but...

Condi Rice and her mushroom cloud were fit to leade the state department?

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Response to dennis4868 (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:04 PM

19. Condi is to mild of a comparison. A better one would be Bush

because they still think he walks on water even after he got us bogged down in two wars which helped tank the economy because he refused to raise taxes to fund it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:35 PM

7. The dumb Republicans who disclosed classified information about CIA operations in an attempt to

smear the President are the ones who are unfit for office. When can we expect that letter to be drafted?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:38 PM

8. All House/Senate Republicans are unfit for human existence

 

Now what of it, assholes?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:43 PM

9. It is nice to know I can write my Congress members and tell them they are not fit for their position

To Graham and McCain, you are at the top of the list on unfit.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:45 PM

10. Think about this...they are willing to destroy her

All she worked so hard for. And for what? They make no fucking sense.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:46 PM

11. It's all about one thing

They think they can force the president into picking Senator Kerry for the job, and then they think they can get Scott Brown back.

As for McCain and Graham, they are simply two idiots that are trying to be the "tough" guys, to bad they are only making themselves look like "dumb and dumber"!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:47 PM

12. Hobbit to House Republicans-"You're unfit to run a government"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:53 PM

13. Delayed and misplaced indignation over the wrong Rice

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:54 PM

14. No giving in to these guys

President Obama should play hardball with these clowns. Put her, and John Kerry for SecDef, into office. If necessary he should do it the same way that President Bush put John Bolton into the position at the UN.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:58 PM

15. 97 House Republicans adding large volume of CO2 to atmosphere

They really do continue to believe they should be taken seriously, don't they?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:58 PM

16. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:02 PM

17. if she ...so are they.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:04 PM

18. If they're referring to Condi, we don't need them to restate the obvious, and don't need a history

lesson...but since we know they are talking about the UN ambassador, they can just go eff themselves...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:05 PM

20. This demonstrates how local elections are every bit as important as Federal elections..

They have their Power because of Gerrymandering and they can only do that because they got Republicans elected to State Governorships and legislatures.....Do not EVER miss a Local election or don't complain about how they Govern....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:18 PM

22. Did the Prez/White House ever officially say that they planned to nominate her?

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Response to tanyev (Reply #22)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:33 PM

24. No. The Prez/WhiteHouse has not said anything about any Admin appointments yet. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:39 PM

26. Thanks, I didn't recall hearing anything.

Funny if Obama had someone else in mind all along and that person slides in easily after the GOP wears themselves out with this hissyfit.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:19 PM

23. #1 it is none of their business, and #2

The more they talk like that, the more Obama is likely to appoint Rice as SoS just to make a point.

Hell, he probably wasn't even thinking about appointing here until McCain and Graham went ans shot off their pieholes. Now he almost has to appoint here as a matter of price.

As usual, the teabaggers have shot themselves in the foot again.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:35 PM

25. Someone send a letter to The House GOPers and remind them that it is The Senate's job to ...

'advise and consent/vote' on The President's appointments.


Constitutional provision

Article II, Section 2, paragraph 2 of the United States Constitution states:

(The President) shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:41 PM

28. Maybe it's time for a little civics lesson in the separation of powers


IIRC it is the Executive Branch's responsibility to nominate cabinet members, after which the Legislative Branch (in this case The Senate) votes to approve or disapprove.

Did I miss the "seek first to intimidate" step in this process ?

I pray that BHO will be as committed to S. Rice during nomination as he was during that press conference last week. Big step to have brass balls in words...much more fun to see brass balls in action. Untimately, that's all that will make the difference.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:44 PM

29. If there is filibuster reform, who cares?

The Dems just have to have the will to reform the filibuster and it is game, set and match. It will be fun to watch Grumpy McCain try to talk this to death on the floor of the Senate.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:38 PM

30. That should be an 8 year old headline.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:11 PM

31. House Republicans: unfit to head a legislature

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:36 PM

32. THEN you may hand the Speaker of the House - no not Boehner - to Nancy Pelosi your immediate

 

resignation, effective immediately for failure to learn how nominations work.

They need to be sent to a 5 year remedial U.S. Government work.

And to get back to their seats, they must get a 100 out of 100 on the last exam that shouild be handed out.

Then sign paperworks, including a letter of resignation to be handed to the Madame Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.

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