Susan Rice, the United States ambassador to the United Nations and President Obama’s most visible candidate to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, is being subjected to an immutable law of the Washington power grid: in the rough and tumble of political combat, personality trumps policy. Government policy, especially foreign policy, is rife with nuance and complication. But personality is easier to grasp and harder to shed. Recent critiques of Rice’s influence on U.S. diplomacy in Rwanda, Sudan, and Eritrea over the past two decades are endlessly debatable among think-tank elites.
Frankly I can hardly stomach hearing more about Susan Rice and her " brilliant career" or her gazillions of dollars. These thugs running our lives are laughing their a-- off that Americans are so stupid as to give them 4 more years to rape and pillage our country!
"Temperament" is not just Beltway jargon. Rice seems to be an overbearing prig, to use an old phrase. While she has strong academic credentials and is praised by a high school mentor, she come across as a know-it-all and full of herself.
Her atrocious handling of whatever she touched as Asst SoS in the Clinton era disqualifies her, particularly not pushing Clinton to address Rwanda genocide, which he says was the one area where he said he failed.
Even Kerry would be better, and that´s saying a lot.
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The Architect, 12/13/2012 8:01:00 AM (No. 9063000)
I see good Old Lloyd is still trying to sell the "she was only reporting on the best intelligence available at that time" meme. Aside from her personality, which is condescending and nasty, she is a pathplogical liar. There is no way any semi-coherent person could buy the idea that she did not know she was lying when she became the face of the Obama administration for all things Benghazi.
#13, To Leftists, lying in the service of higher Leftist objectives is not only permissible to them, it is about mandatory. Zippy and his fictional WOT success narrative had to be protected, and most certainly protected in the run up to the election. To him, she is a fine loyal soldier who is taking one for the team in terms of the harm to her career path. To us, she appears to be a lying lackey, deserving of only our disdain.
That American blacks would re-elect Obama and support Rice as SoS when she so failed to even try to help their sisters and brothers in Rwanda says a lot about the ignorance of these black supporters of Obama.
When you have liberals take over this is the best and the brightest, bird or no bird. Look at the recent dis-appointments. Kagan and her zero judicial experience, one Senator that did sicko sex skits on SNL, another Senator thinks he fought in the jungles of Vietnam, another Senator-elect that poses as an American Indian that even the Indians denounce, and a Senator that hires an illegal sex offender but gets away with it because the FBI delays the arrest from the public. And each Democrat gets a pass by the media we no longer watch. The advertisers for these media circuses must know that no one is watching their 30 second multi-million dollar ad buys.
Lindsey Graham and McCain don´t have the guts to grill 0 on Benghazi so they beat up on the lackey Rice, somebody 0 is more than willing to sacrifice. What happened to the Lindsey of Clinton impeachment days, when he was a tough SOB who didn´t flinch? I liked him back then.
Ms. Rice´s agressive masculine gait when she is seen walking gives credence to the descriptive negative comments here. Beware of prancers - it is a bit of body language that gives you away. I´ve seen it so many times in my work life.
Affirmative action at it´s worse. Obama, Holder, how many more are in positions way over their heads? Upper level management is out of their skill levels. The damage these incompetents are doing to the nation is incalculable.
Bamster wants other sick stooges to surround him... maintains his comfort zone, doncha know.
If half-baked Rice makes it to SoS... it´ll be Two Dogs in a row there. And Holder makes it a Three Dog Knight.
"Losers Convention" Badministration with DC in its death-grip. We´ll be lucky even to make it to the Mayan Calendar Cliffdive... let alone the Rose Bowl Day. A happily ever afterlife is lookin´ better an´ better these daze... Dis place goin´ to da dawgz...
1. I can´t agree with any who say, "let Obama appoint whomever he wants and take the consequences."
The consequences fall on us, and worse, on our kids. I think we owe them very breath of opposition to Obama we can draw. In a great stain on our history, Obama will likely escape anything and everything remotely resembling a just consequence.
2. A "prig" does not "g[i]ve the finger to her colleague Richard Holbrooke during a... high-level meeting.
"Prig" a. A person who demonstrates an exaggerated conformity or propriety, especially in an irritatingly arrogant or smug manner. b. a person who displays or demands of others pointlessly precise conformity, fussiness about trivialities, or exaggerated propriety, especially in a self-righteous or irritating manner. c. Synonyms: prude, puritan, bluenose.
One of the lame networks just broke into a program with "breaking news" that she has voluntarily withdrawn her consideration for Secretary of State. I wouldn´t be so sure it was all her decision alone. Letting her announce her own withdrawal might be a soft way of letting Bamster off the hook and avoids outright, overt rejection of the candidate. Wink wink Bamster.
Well sometimes just like the old video game "Phoenix" if one fires away long enough the house is going to explode. We won on this one.
Well, I guess we can put Rice behind us now. It´s mid afternoon now and I just head on FNC that Rice has removed herself from consideration to be Sec. of State. Oh gee, that just really hurts my feelings./s This is one more of Obozo´s clowns we can live without.
Was Rice really just a stalking horse for a Kerry nomination. Everyone´s so relieved it will now be Kerry or, even, jeeez, Chuckie Hagel. They´re both ridiculous choices that should be fought, but at least they´re not Rice... Yea, right.
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