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Rice Pulls Plug on Herself

Damn. Am I disappointed. I was so hoping that Rice would stick it out and replace Hillary. Why? Susan Rice, while a smart, accomplished person, is as smooth as sandpaper toliet tissue in a cactus outhouse. She would have been a disaster at State. Sadly, she has now taken herself out of consideration.

We got a hint at her skills as a “diplomat” when she made the rounds in the Senate and tried to explain her delusional explanation of what happened in Benghazi on all major national Sunday news programs. Instead of calming the waters, she managed to piss off even the mild manner Maine Senator, Susan Collins.

The Obama team apparently woke up and realized that a Rice confirmation hearing would have been a blood bath that would have forced into a high profile venue a discussion of the Benghazi debacle.

But don’t worry, looks like Rice will have a chance to work her magic on foreign policy and hamstring the poor soul who eventually is named as Secretary of State.

She is rumored to be moving into the slot as the National Security Advisor. This will be fun. She has terrible judgment and no strategic vision. She is the kind of person who will worry about the color of the bark on a tree and ignore the forest fire.

  • Pat Douglas

    “Rice, while a smart, accomplished person, is as smooth as sandpaper toliet tissue in a cactus outhouse.”

    You Larry Johnson are also “as smooth as sandpaper toliet paper in a cactus outhouse”. You have said in previous posts on this issue that Rice was stupid and had no accomplishments. So which is it? Is she smart and accomplished or not? You have never been consistent on anything, so I guess why start now. You are one confused individual, much like your fan club on here.

  • JohnnyTwoDog

    I watched Rice make the rounds. She had the same detached, sociopathic demeanor as Nurse Ratched. Uncanny.

  • Deapster

    Sobering when you think how many times we (as a sanctioned US military operation) sadly kill innocent civilians who are also children and parents. Parents cry the same all over the world. Peace bro.

  • HELENK2

    OMG children killed in a CT school kindergarden so far they are saying at least 18 kids and 9 adults including the shooter

    • Hokma

      this is sickening. it was a kindergarten class.

    • DianaLC

      I just had an emotional meltdown when I checked NQ just now and saw this. My grandson is a kindergarten student in CT. Thankfuly for me and my family, this did not happen in his school. But what kind of sick bastard does this to little defenseless kids?
      I am feeling terrible for all the families.

      • HELENK2

        two of my great grandchildren are that age. I just asked my grand daughter to give them a hug for me.

        I will never understand such evil

  • HELENK2
    • Hokma

      I think this is why they trotted out Susan Rice first to soften the path for Kerry (lesser of evils). Having remembered that time I truly hope there are Senators who will grill Kerry mercilessly for his politically ambitious motivations back then.

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/12/14/msnbc-uber-hack-andrea-mitchell-categorically-rejects-she-has-a-liberal-bias/

    andrea mitchell says she has no liberal bias.

    and i am 21 and look like Linda Darnell

    • DianaLC

      Well if she has no liberal bias, then I look just like the young Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet, and you all better believe that too.

      • HELENK2

        I believe, I believe

    • Deapster

      You can’t be 21 and know who Linda Darnell is at the same time. Busted. (Joke)

  • HELENK2
  • Alan Davis

    Are you really WANTING disaster to befall the USA? You are being far more blindly partisan than patriotic.

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      You need a class on irony.

      • Alan Davis

        Oh! you were being ironical and not partisan.

        • DianaLC

          Sometimes the truth is just the truth. Only in la la liberal land does the “truth” go through many permutations, contortions, and so forth.

          • Alan Davis

            The truth is that blind partisans from both brand name parties live in “la la liberal” or “ca ca conservative” land. Blind partisanship is just that – blind.

            • DianaLC

              Not sure how a “blind partisan ca ca conservative” LJ could have ever supported Hillary in ’08, but keep on thinking you have a superior take on everything. You’ll feel good about it until it bites you in the hind end.

              • Alan Davis

                I’m not sure how Larry could have either. He doesn’t now. This whole site went teabag extremist over the last four years. PTSD over losing a primary probably.

                • DianaLC

                  The primary was not lost; it was stolen. The whole site is not necessarily teabag extremist because you won’t admit to being progressive socialist extremist.
                  And LJ is not wanting castastrophe to befall the country. Most of here are just beginning to accept the inevitable now that O has his second term to radically “transform” the country.

      • TeakWoodKite

        Obamalam 101…Now some say he was a “constitutional” scholar…

  • APO_AE_09173

    As much as Benghazi irks me–and it does, Rice was playing at the “good soldier” following orders issued by Obama.
    What she doesn’t want to be questioned about is the role she played in denying the African Embassies additional security before the Al Qaida attacks under the Clinton Administration. This is the key–she has a pattern of bad judgement and failure to support & defend American lives.
    Not a good look infront of the C-SPAN cameras.

    • Hokma

      Good soldier – yes.

      Good judgement – No.

      The reason Rice went on the tube was because Hillary said she would not.

      Rice should have also declined to carry Obama’s water with premeditated lies.

  • TeakWoodKite

    NSA? oh Fuuuuuddddge!

  • Hokma

    I really don’t think she was who Obama was going to nominate and her possible nomination was flung out there to soften the actual nomination which will be John Kerry.

    Republicans will not want to have back-to-back bashing sessions over this so Kerry will get passed easily. McCain and him are friendly. But there still could be questions over his “I was for it before I was against it” position on Iraq and even about his conduct during the Vietnam War over the winter soldiers.

  • driguana

    Looks like we’re all fried rice at this point!

  • Dave L.

    Sounds like she will fit perfectly into the administration. Obama doesn’t want to appoint someone who will appear smarter than himself, this will just add to the incompetence of the asshat administration.

  • getfitnow

    This is what masquerades as journalism:

    ******************

    ANDREA MITCHELL: I think this had become sort of an
    impossible challenge for her to be confirmed, that she realized that,
    the White House realized it as well. I think they know they are on good
    political solid ground, as you were just pointing out. This is not going
    to help Republicans at all, the fact that a woman and a woman of color
    has been forced out of a confirmation process even before she was
    nominated.
    **********************
    HELLO!!! Last I saw, Condi Rice is a woman and a woman of color.

    I hate these people.

    • http://www.facebook.com/margaret.maree Margaret Maree

      Andrea Mitchell never fails to irritate me.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Andrea Mitchell wouldn’t make a pimple on a “real” reporters ass.

        • DianaLC

          Kenosha, we can always count on you for the perfect cartoon.

          • KenoshaMarge

            I do try. I love cartoons and the way they can say what I want to say quicker, funnier and better than I could if I wrote all day. Glad you like them.

        • Dave L.

          She does qualify as a festering boil on the ass of society though t

          • KenoshaMarge

            Get no argument from me on that!

    • HARP2

      I guess Condi….Herman Cain…..Mia Love…..Alan West…are all figments of our imagination.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Not Lib so don’t count doncha know.

      • Retired_from_SPOnaj

        None are “authentically black.”

    • Retired_from_SPOnaj

      First of all, Condi Rice isn’t considered to be “authentically black” by the politically correct police (most of whom are white). Secondly, Susan Rice doesn’t have the support of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) because she is considered to be “too assimilationist” (i.e., she married a white guy). Of course, the CBC rumblings are not being reported by anyone because such reports would be considered to be racist.

      • getfitnow

        My guess is Condi and other conservative blacks aren’t considered “authentically black” by blacks mostly.

        I recall a black women saying to me, when Obama decided to run for POTUS, she was so glad he was married to a “real” black woman, you know, not someone that looks like Halle Berry or to a white woman. And I believe, had he been married to one or the other, the black vote would have gone to Hillary.

        If Obama had of continued to support Rice, the CBC would be right there supporting her to the end. She’s blacker than any other nominee he would put up,and that would be enough. Last year, I think it was the CBC chairman–he said if the POTUS was white, and unemployment was this high, they’d be barnstorming the WH.

        • Retired_from_SPOnaj

          I hope that you’re not trying to say that blacks can be racist. If you had attended multicultural awareness training in the US government, you would’ve learned that only whites can be racist. When blacks make choices or judgements based on race, it is “racialist.”

  • getfitnow

    Accomplished? Yeah, her color/gender are responsible for where she is. A simple Google search of her career and associations will illuminate why she was a horrible choice for Sec of State and a horrible choice for NS advisor, but hey, it’s an Obamaworld!

    • Retired_from_SPOnaj

      Refresh my memory as to what tragedy occured at Benghazi again, and when. It must not be a very big tragedy, because there is no news reporting on it and the government certainly doesn’t seem to be interested. Did somebody get killed or something?

  • KenoshaMarge

    Quid Pro Quo? There must have been some kind of promise made for her to voluntarily throw herself under the bus.

    Looks like Mr. Tough guy, come after me, not after her, is all talk and no action. Unless he can “kill” from afar with a drone.

    Although if I was Linsay Graham, John McCain, Kelly Ayotte and Susan Collins I’d keep my eyes peeled.

    Hell even that old fool Dan Rather expressed his displeasure with Obama on this. Confused Poor little Rachel Maddow no end since she’s not used to conversing with people who take obama to the woodshed.

    Dan Rather On Obama And Susan Rice: “He Made A Lot Of Tough Talk, Didn’t Back It Up”

    link: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/12/13/dan_rather_on_obama_and_susan_rice_he_made_a_lot_of_tough_talk_didnt_back_it_up.html

    • DianaLC

      Another great one!

      • KenoshaMarge

        Ain’t it a hoot? Chicken and Rice – got to love it!

  • Guest

    Should we believe Susan Rice has integrity or did she figure out that the jig was up? lol! I still hope that Benghazi will stick to the Obama admin like scotch tape on glass and that questions will be asked with the intent to get answers.

    • getfitnow

      She should still be made to answer for the lies she helped to propagate.

      • Retired_from_SPOnaj

        Perhaps she will join Eric Holder in being held in contempt of Congress. Since she already holds Congress in contempt herself, it would seem only fair.

    • Retired_from_SPOnaj

      “… did she figure out that the jig was up?” What a nakedly racist comment, at least when applied to a black person, however assimilationist she might be.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57559164/panetta-signs-order-to-send-patriot-missiles-to-turkey

    pannetta signs orders to send patriot missiles and 400 men to Turkey

    • DianaLC

      It’s hard to give a thumbs up to this.

  • HELENK2

    this bunch makes the saying ” close enough for government work” look like a good thing

  • HELENK2
  • no_longer_a_democrat

    So its normal for people to screw up in the govt and they get a promotion?!

    The thing with Rice that bothered me the most, she saw all the intel, and it was not that one sided as she made it out to be and still she basically mislead on behalf of Soetero on 5 networks, so really how can anyone trust her to be a honest arbitrator of information?

    • APO_AE_09173

      It is call the Peter Principle: One rises to the level of his incompetence.

    • Retired_from_SPOnaj

      There is an old saying, “An amassador is someone sent out to lie on behalf of their country.” In Susan Rice’s case, it was “lie on behalf of their country to their fellow countrymen.”

  • Popsmoke

    National Security Advisor? GTFO! Does that mean Donilon gets to go and screw up the agency?

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      More likely, Chief of Staff. Jack Lew moves to Treasury.

      • Popsmoke

        The term “really fucked” is going to have an all new meaning I see…..

        • Retired_from_SPOnaj

          This administration will become the new poster child for the acronym SNAFU.

          • TexMexSoup

            Seems like a FUBAR to me.

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    Some, including myself, have asked the question, “Can we do worse than Donilon at NSC? I think that we are about to get an affirmative answer.

    • Popsmoke

      Bet your glad your not in Cairo any longer?

      • Retired_from_SPOnaj

        I have been PNG with the Muslim Brotherhood since 1986. They wanted to come after me, but my subsequent tour after Cairo was in the middle of a war zone where everyone was rather heavily armed (including me) and outsiders were likely to get caught in a crossfire. At any rate, I’ve seen enough of Egypt to last me a couple of lifetimes.

        • Popsmoke

          You know most people have no idea what really goes on in most countries. You have been blessed by both a worldly education and one where you survived. Time for a book boss…

          • Retired_from_SPOnaj

            The only proper death for a spy is one of anonymity. So far, I’m right on track.

      • nickoury

        Popsmoke, you’ve been here quite a long time and some of your points are very well liked, but, please, it’s only one sentence, check the typo, thanks.

        • Popsmoke

          Wrote that one with one eye opened from my phone. Sorry about that!