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The Left vs. Susan Rice
Commentary Magazine, by Seth Mandel

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/13/2012 7:25:59 PM

Though the discussion appears to be moot now that Susan Rice has apparently withdrawn her name from consideration to be secretary of state, I agree with Max that the criticism of Rice’s undiplomatic style would seem to be complements when coming from conservatives. (Snip) Liberals, on the other hand, made it personal. Dana Milbank suggested Rice had an attitude problem. Maureen Dowd said Rice was too ambitious and unprincipled for her own good–or the country’s. Yesterday at the Daily Beast, Lloyd Grove launched a bizarre attack on Rice that accused her of having a personality

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This is quite an interesting read. We attack Rice for her lying about Benghazi and then, the liberals do even worst. It makes no sense, except for the fact that PIAPS, who may have "lead" the attacks, also is the person being idolized by the LSM for 2016. I´d keep this article, because someone who has 0bama´s ear and her money will surely show up somewhere in the political arena. [Will Rice now leave the UN post?]

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GraniteBayTom, 12/13/2012 7:34:46 PM     (No. 9064309)

What the heck is going on? Commentary mag defending an idiot like Susan Rice? Have conservatives completely lost it? I sincerely hope not, but I am getting worried.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: altoona, 12/13/2012 8:31:50 PM     (No. 9064378)

Conservatives are taking the media hit for deep sixing the little lady, but it is the leftists who had the power to destroy her and they did. Hillary doesn´t like her and Susan is legend for giving the f-finger to the late liberal icon Richard Holbrooke. The left is the crowd that never forgives.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: vesicant, 12/13/2012 9:51:42 PM     (No. 9064470)

Conservatives have shot themselves in the foot again. Instead of Rice, we get Kerry. Way to go.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: EQKimball, 12/13/2012 11:10:56 PM     (No. 9064546)

Republican criticism over her statements on Benghazi in Benwas was racist. But Dana Milbank can say she has an attitude, and Maureen Down can call her too ambitious (code for uppity?), and that is completely fine.

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