Skip to comments.Obama to McCain: You canít stop Susan Rice from being Secretary of State
Posted on 11/14/2012 12:57:25 PM PST by mojito
President Obama, irritated by Republican pledges to prevent Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice from receiving a promotion, said that Rices critics have a problem with me.
When they go after the UN ambassador apparently because they think shes an easy target, then theyve got a problem with me, Obama told reporters today. And should I choose if I think that she would be the best person to serve America in the capacity of the State Department [head] then I will nominate her, but thats not a determination Ive made yet.
Obama was responding to a press conference held by three GOP senators this morning. We will do whatevers necessary to block the nomination thats within our power as far as Susan Rice is concerned, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told reporters today during a press conference on Capitol Hill. McCain faulted Rice for saying that the Benghazi terrorist attack grew out of a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam Youtube video.
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Barry says he’s happy to have a discussion about Bengahzi. I say takehim up on it.....
"We have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House."
He'll just appoint her during Congress' frequent recess breaks... and who's going to challenge him on that?
didn’t Susan Rice create the “wall” that prevented the CIA from telling the FBI about the 9-11 terrorists??
How much more would you need to know to keep her out of government than that??
F***ker of unknown origin?
Mccain should agree. Half the country has a problem with obama. Nothing new there. Filibuster the nomination. Go nuclear. Shut down the govt as far as I am concerned.
I doubt that Susan Rice had to be promised anything to lie for the regime.
This man CANNOT have it both ways.. Sometimes a terrorist attack, sometimes a protest. ON SUNDAY OBAMA KNEW THIS WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK YET HE SENT SUSAN TO GO LIE THAT IT WAS A PROTEST.
Red Reid doesn’t want his planned nuclear option wasted on this mendacious sister. Obama, Dingy and Princess—hard to tell who is on top at any given time with that sick menage a trois.
Apparently 0coward thinks that Congress is powerless now. I hope he nominates Rice and sends her up to the Hill to be vetted. She will be under oath and they can ask her anything they want. Grill her thoroughly on her role in the Benghazi attack. The draw down of security, the gun running, the failure to send a rescue mission and the ‘video’ coverup hoax.
that long? wow.. you give them credit.
Recess appointment is my guess
In high school we called people like this punks and called their bluff. Now we have a punk as president.
For pete’s sake, when will Freepers stop criticizing elected officials when they actually do something GOOD?
It doesn’t matter what they’ve done before: encourage them to stay the course on this one and really fight.
People can have a change of heart, at least on one issue, and I think Obama’s actions have been so blatantly anti-American and evil that even some of the reach-across-the-aisle types and possibly even some Dems are getting uneasy.
Criticize their bad actions, but encourage the good.
He’s not qualified for that job either.
Recess appointment...well, this would be a pretty outrageous one, but then, he’s never been stopped before.
>>Play the black card all you want whats the worse they can do now?
He can give us the full Blackocracy and they can preside over the crash. Then, we can rise up from the ashes and make Biden’s prediction come true.
That was Jamie Gorelick a Clinton toadie and just as bad as Rice.
Republicans will reach across the aisle, or Obama will make her a czar and bypass confirmation altogether.
No! 2/3rds is needed for treaties and constitutional amendments. Only a majority is needed to confirm an appointee. If McCain can organize 41 GOPers to filibuster then he can stop the nomination from proceeding, but I doubt he could get 20. Of course if things had turned out we’d have the majority but Akin and Mourdock killed that as did losing in Dakota and Montana and Mass.That would have been 3 pickups and two holds. Alas it was not meant to be, still it’s nice to see McCain show a biy of the old fire.
They must all be in it together. How anyone can be in the same room with Obama and not hurl themselves at his head- is beyond understanding.
I have no faith in John McCain to do anything. None of them are going to do anything. They are all along for a ride on the gravy train.
It is us against them.
Why do I get those two confused?
I thought guns were the last line of defense.
I suppose that the Republicans could ask her to explain why she went on all the tv shows and claimed that the movie was responsible for the Benghazi attack, who told her to say that, where she got her information?
McCain faulted Rice for saying that the Benghazi terrorist attack grew out of a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam Youtube video.
My, how they reveal the truths about themselves! Of course we have a problem with EVERYONE who lied (lies)!
Prediction: By Valentines Day 2014 you are going to see openings for Obama cabinet positions being posted on Monster.com
We DO have a problem with you Obama? You’re president, not king you a$$!@#$. We aren’t intimidated by you either. Rice’s nomination needs to be blocked, and senate Republicans need to show some spine for once and DO IT.
...if our TEA Party representatives can't replace balless Boehner in January they can go ahead and join the godam GOP-e for all they are worth...
...the fascist tyrant MUST be impeached!!!
No, that was Jamie Gorelick you are thinking about, but Rice is just as corrupt.
This is beyond ridiculous. Nothing will happen. There are no Republicans. Only Republicans In Name Only.
I have stopped wasting my energy on thinking that at least ONE on the republican ‘figures’ would actually do something.
When years pass, people will think and ask - Why did no one step up and stop this mess?
Only in the states that don’t take them away.
Carney has already made that assertion. ANYTIME a US facility is attacked, it is an act of terrorism.
Obama will successfully dodge the underlying issues.
And if there was gunrunning to Al Queda going on, that'll be kept out of view as a state secret.
I think those rules were in place before Clinton, going back to the Church Committee years.
Rice did her best to protect bin Laden though. Apparently, while in the Clinton administration, Sudan wanted to turn bin Laden over, but Rice and Sandy Berger objected.
Nice twist that.
Øbama sounds like some wannabe big brother trying to protect his little sister (when Rice could probably whip him)
McMee will fold like a cheap suit. his buddy Obama will
Allow him to introduce a new McAmnesty bill and
The ole turncoat will get on his knees and service
the boy king and rubber stamp appointments.
Only if the House and Senate can't agree on a time for adjournment.
he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper
Why do I get those two confused?
Because they're both ugly commies?
Is there NO ONE else that can be Sec of State. How about a white man for a change? All those Muslim countries don’t like women, why do we keep sending women to deal with them?
The faux outrage was for the benefit of the “war on women” meme.
BTW- The image of Gore and lick being so close together always gives me heebie jeebies
yes, I do have a problem with you, Barry!! Susan Rice is a LIBERAL Anti-Israel Jerk! of course, so are you!!
Nope. It's simple majority vote. They can be filibustered, requiring 60 votes, under current rules. That's why GOP judges and others had so much trouble under W.
The Republicans are just yanking our chains. They are all in it together. They are not going to do anything that rocks the boat too much.
We do that to insult them ~ and they have no choice in the matter. When it comes to the Moslem countries most of their “leaders” understand force and little else, so making them grovel probably is well advised.
You're thinking of the traitorous Bill Maher sexist slur named Jamie Gorelick. Who also helped to drive fannie-mae into the ground.
“Is this what they promised Rice when she was sent out to lie for the regime? The SoS slot?”
Very good call.
And I’m very tired of Obama considering himself in the first person as opposed to Bush’ view of himself as an office holder.
Yep.... The senate will ratify the treaties an confirm the appointments.
All else is executive order.
House side of congress is a paperweight now.
My opinion .
I know in Michigan we can do Recall elections of federal elected officials. Could Michiganders recall Stabenow and Levin and strive to replace them with Conservaive Republicans.
also Odumbo forgets if persists in his stupidity that he can lord it over US, in kind the taxpayers can just forget to pay taxes. How could the IRS round up every taxpayer whom refuses to pay tax? Yes I know Odumbo would just print more money.
Lastly in Odumbo’s power grab he will overreach and cause to alienate himself from the Republicans and nothing will be achieved unless it is EXECUTIVE ORDERS. The American can refuse the EO and state no way this is not what you were elected to do. He does not have the entire country backing him. If he continues to piss off the people he will only screw the democrats that much more. Just watch Odumbo will fall flat on his face.