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What Susan Rice’s withdrawal means
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza

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Posted By:Oblio, 12/13/2012 4:23:19 PM

The decision by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice to withdraw her name from consideration to be the next Secretary of State is a bow to political reality as it defuses a near-certain showdown between the Obama Administration and Republican Senators over her potential nomination.“I deeply regret the unfair and misleading attacks on Susan Rice in recent weeks [but] her decision demonstrates the strength of her character, and an admirable commitment to rise above the politics of the moment to put our national interests first,” said President Obama in a statement released moments

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kiltedone, 12/13/2012 4:30:01 PM     (No. 9064011)

It means that she must be a racist.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/13/2012 4:34:17 PM     (No. 9064021)

Should have done it sooner.

But with Rice, there have been so many "should haves"...and "should have nots"...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: motorcycleboy, 12/13/2012 4:34:55 PM     (No. 9064023)

It means she doesn´t think she can survive lying to the Congress under oath.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: shamus, 12/13/2012 4:36:23 PM     (No. 9064028)

The advantage of leading from behind is that it´s easier to stab someone in the back.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: golfmann, 12/13/2012 4:41:16 PM     (No. 9064036)

Or, it means they won´t take a chance on her testifying under oath and NOT lying...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/13/2012 4:43:07 PM     (No. 9064041)

Above everything else, it means - good f*****g riddance.(The frank usage purely in honor of her linguistic skills)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/13/2012 4:44:15 PM     (No. 9064045)

I means the WH blinked. They can be beat, Mr. Boehner-are you paying attention?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rafter, 12/13/2012 4:45:28 PM     (No. 9064050)

Sacrificial Dog tucks her tail between her thighs and howls at the moon.
There, dear; feel better now?
We all do.

"Buh-Bye"
and
"Buh-Byte Me!"

Now... for the upcoming Swiftboat Redux...
of Jon Frickin´ Kerry.
Lookin´ forward to this showdown.
A dustup with a f***up.
Yowzir.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/13/2012 4:53:19 PM     (No. 9064067)

Wow Does this mean that oh dark won will not find it necessary to stand beside her to get her nomination approved? He must have been sweating bullets considering the capital that would have cost him. Oh light worker has no desire to actually work at his job.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: msjena, 12/13/2012 4:53:45 PM     (No. 9064069)

It means they didn´t think they could get her confirmed without drawing more attention to the Benghazi debacle. Whatever the reason, thank goodness!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/13/2012 4:56:42 PM     (No. 9064074)

#7. YEAH! I thank the Republican Senators for digging in and pushing back at the whole Rice debacle. I pray Boehner will learn from this!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 12/13/2012 4:57:05 PM     (No. 9064075)

Stop digging through manure searching for ponies.

It means she won´t be SecState.

Thats about it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Marzon, 12/13/2012 6:09:24 PM     (No. 9064170)

#10 nails it. This is not really good news. She would have had to testify under oath on the Benghazi betrayal as well as her other numerous sins during confirmation hearings. She took one for the team and will no doubt be given some high paying do nothing job out of the limelight and if anybody ever tries to question her on Benghazi again they will shouted down as a racist who won´t stop harassing a poor black woman who already had to give up her dream of being SOS.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 12/13/2012 6:16:39 PM     (No. 9064179)

It means the regime doesn´t want her testifying under oath, Chris...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pickle1, 12/13/2012 6:49:22 PM     (No. 9064239)

He´s so full of it. Obama is the court jester.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 12/13/2012 7:13:09 PM     (No. 9064275)

I´m in agreement with #14. Maybe Zero and company are fearful of her having to answer questions while under oath. But she may still have to answer questions while under oath.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/13/2012 7:16:08 PM     (No. 9064284)

Is Night of the Living Wintour still on "the list" for something? More hilarity from the Obama regime.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 12/13/2012 7:54:28 PM     (No. 9064329)

I hate to say this but Lurch would do a better job than than Susan Rice



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Reply 19 - Posted by: Dixie, 12/13/2012 8:03:14 PM     (No. 9064339)

Obama hasn´t made a single appointee that I have respected, so it doesn´t matter who he puts in as Secretary of State.

That Rice withdrew from being a potential nominee is clearly showing the hand of Obama. She´s always done what he tells her to do, what´s new? She may have been a feint from the beginning.

And why can´t Congress call her to testify on Benghazi anyway? They certainly should.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/14/2012 7:16:29 AM     (No. 9064804)

It means this petulant bint will have to raise her middle fingers in a less prestigious venue.

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