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GOP opposition to diplomat Rice begins to crack
http://news.yahoo.com ^ | November 25, 2012 | ANNE FLAHERTY

Posted on 11/25/2012 10:17:22 AM PST by NKP_Vet

Republican opposition to the possible nomination of Susan Rice to be secretary of state is showing signs of cracking.

Arizona Sen. John McCain now says he'd be willing to meet with Rice, the current U.N. ambassador, and consider her much-scrutinized explanation about how the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, unfolded.

McCain has said GOP senators would do "whatever is necessary" to block Rice if President Barack Obama were to nominate her to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department.

On Sunday, McCain was asked on "Fox News Sunday" if Rice could change his mind. McCain said "sure" and that he'd like to meet with her.

McCain and other Republicans have accused the White House of distorting the deadly Benghazi attack for political gain.

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Article should ready RINO opposition to Rice begins to crack. Never forget that McCain is the weasel that teamed with John Traitor Kerry to normalize trade relations with Vietnam, when we still had hundreds of POW/MIAs still unaccounted for, and reliable sources knowing their whereabouts. McCain belittled anyone that said there were live POWs left in Vietnam and on the senate floor called the wife of a POW a liar for insinuating that Congress was not doing enough to get to the bottom of the POW/MIA issue. Hollering at the lady, he started beating his fists on the table, basically cussed her out, and then went barnstorming out of the room. Making a dollar for himself and his traitor buddy Kerry was more important that solving the POW/MIA issue in Vietnam. Never trust him. My prediction is he will vote to confirm the incompetent, inexperienced Rice as Sec of State and his traitor buddy John Kerry as Sec of Defense.
1 posted on 11/25/2012 10:17:25 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Makes one wonder why the GOP is still in any kind of power. McCain is in charge?

But he’s insane

We exalt him for having been shot down over VN, nothing more.

We don’t know what he did in prison.


2 posted on 11/25/2012 10:19:58 AM PST by stanne
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To: NKP_Vet

Of course they begin to crack.

They are Pubbies. They fold. That’s what they do. It’s in their nature.

They just want to be liked by the popular kids across the aisle.


3 posted on 11/25/2012 10:20:27 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: NKP_Vet

Remember what the Dems did to Ambassador Bolton, you spineless RINOS!


4 posted on 11/25/2012 10:23:14 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: NKP_Vet

Cracks in the GOP are busting out all over. Losers.


5 posted on 11/25/2012 10:25:13 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: NKP_Vet

The State Department has enough dead weight now it does not need Susan Rice - she will add little and we she know is easily manipulated. Where does she stand on protecting the United States Constitution? McCain is not to be trusted.


6 posted on 11/25/2012 10:27:47 AM PST by yoe
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To: NKP_Vet

It was inevitable.

He was cheerleading to get involved in the Libyan mess in the first place. There was only so far he could take this before it started to splash back on him.


7 posted on 11/25/2012 10:30:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NKP_Vet

If we have a tax-evading Secretary of the Treasury, why not a Diplomat-killing Secretary of State..? And a Prez from Kenya.

Full quiver.


8 posted on 11/25/2012 10:30:43 AM PST by gaijin
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To: NKP_Vet

Can these losers stand firm on ANYTHING? This is the easiest thing to oppose in the history of the country. The Democrat defense of racism and sexism is unbelievably weak, and Susan Rice is unbelievably incompetent.


9 posted on 11/25/2012 10:31:02 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: NKP_Vet

Aren’t diplomats (paricularly to the U.N.) supposed to be professional liars? For this incompetence alone, Rice is disqualified...


10 posted on 11/25/2012 10:31:27 AM PST by mikrofon (Bubba for U.N. Ambassador ;)
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To: yoe

Hah! Where does MCCAIN stand on protecting the Constitution?

When are we going to be just done with these GOPers?


11 posted on 11/25/2012 10:31:54 AM PST by stanne
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To: Viennacon

McCain’s opposition to Rice is cracking just like his opposition to TARP in the midst of the 2008 election campaign. McCain is, at best, a senile old man who is incompetent to be a US Senator. Of course the “incompetent” label could be applied to about 80 of the 100 Senators.


12 posted on 11/25/2012 10:35:26 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: yoe

McCain is one person—or two if you consider his puppydog Lindsay Graham. But the headline implies a bunch or them are cracking. If they cowtow to O’bummer because the DEMs play the race card again, we’ve got a long 4 yrs ahead-if not more. If it’s any consolation, McLame may be meeting with her so he can justify his vote against her.


13 posted on 11/25/2012 10:36:06 AM PST by RightLady
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To: NKP_Vet

So much for the myth that the skin color card no longer works.


14 posted on 11/25/2012 10:36:06 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: NKP_Vet

Hey Arizona - its way past time for McLame to go into retirement.


15 posted on 11/25/2012 10:39:26 AM PST by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: NKP_Vet

GOP opposition cracking and McCain bending over for his reach around- Like the sun rising in the east...


16 posted on 11/25/2012 10:39:26 AM PST by TADSLOS (LOSING BIG- The GOP legacy.)
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To: NKP_Vet

This is Yahoo news if it was really a legitimate objective news otganization they’d be interviewing Connie Rice and aksing her if she was ever ordered to cover for Bush.

That won’t happen because first of all it would dispel the racist charge, and secondly brings into focus a state department head if approved won’t tell the American people the truth

Repeating a wedge propaganda piece that is passing itself off as an “insiders” news report should be called for what it is.... propaganda..


17 posted on 11/25/2012 10:40:40 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("A voice crying in the wilderness make When is the treatment of Amstreight for the way of the Lord")
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To: gaijin
If we have a tax-evading Secretary of the Treasury, why not a Diplomat-killing Secretary of State..? And a Prez from Kenya.

Is the entire GOP being blackmailed? The Supreme Court obviously is.

18 posted on 11/25/2012 10:42:55 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: NKP_Vet
Arizona Sen. John McCain now says he'd be willing to meet with Rice....if she brings enough money to the meeting
19 posted on 11/25/2012 10:43:42 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TomGuy
They are Pubbies. They fold. That’s what they do. It’s in their nature.

Right on! This is what the other faction of this corrupt "Two-Party Cartel" is supposed to do. Since most all are owned by the elites, which always get their way in the end, the job of the (R)s is to talk the point & then give in. Then talk it up as if they care about conservatism around election time but leave us conservatives high & dry the day after. A pox on all of them.

20 posted on 11/25/2012 10:44:10 AM PST by Digger
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To: stanne
We don’t know what he did in prison.

I'm pretty sure you can be politically opposed to McCain without being disrespectful to veterans. McCain basically hung out in prison. By hung out, I mean his arms were bound behind his back and he was hung from them. To this day, he requires someone to comb his hair because he can't lift his arms over his head.

I think we know enough about what he did in prison to show a little respect and a little restraint. He is an erratically moderate republican senator which is common enough and certainly doesn't suggest that he did something nefarious while being tortured.

21 posted on 11/25/2012 10:45:35 AM PST by douginthearmy
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To: Viennacon

All the rats have to do is yell racism, and the pubs fold like a cheap suit. Thy do it so readily, I think that they want to. Otherwise, hardly anyone but them takes the worn-out race card seriously anymore.


22 posted on 11/25/2012 10:49:39 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: douginthearmy

I sure would like to have some evidence that he’s protected the Constitution, whoch is his sole job in the Senate.

What he did during the Clinton impeachment was disgusting, and I spoke with one of his staffers at the time.


23 posted on 11/25/2012 10:50:16 AM PST by stanne
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To: NKP_Vet

Cry racism and the GOP will fold everytime. This gig has been working for the democrats far too long.

The GOP are a bunch of losers.


24 posted on 11/25/2012 10:52:19 AM PST by quesera (Painfully watching the deliberate destruction of American greatness.)
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To: NKP_Vet
Arizona Sen. John McCain now says he'd be willing to meet with Rice, the current U.N. ambassador, and consider her much-scrutinized explanation about how the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, unfolded.

Obama must have shown McCain where he and Graham keep all the gladiator movies.

25 posted on 11/25/2012 10:54:14 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: TomGuy

bump

In another 10 days the GOP stance will be “SO she lied to the American people for days on end.... what’s the big deal?” //sarc


26 posted on 11/25/2012 11:00:35 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: mrsmel

You are right. Holler racism and the Republicans fold up.

We can all see what good foldingup does them, 93% of blacks voted Democrat.

I suppose they fold up to keep in the good graces of the 7%.

I only wish there was a real party I could join, I would be gone like a shot/


27 posted on 11/25/2012 11:00:35 AM PST by Venturer
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To: TomGuy

As predictable as the sun rising in the east. The GOP is dead, put a fork in it. Time to move on.


28 posted on 11/25/2012 11:01:56 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: stanne

There are those who were POWs with McCain who weren’t happy with him. I’ve always believed the reason he said in his acceptance speech “They broke me” was because he thought obama was going to used something that he did against him.

I’ve always thought mccain was a phony and regret voting for him. Now it’s on my record.


29 posted on 11/25/2012 11:02:15 AM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: douginthearmy

He may have resited the communist North Vietnamese while a POW but he shows no reistance to the communist kenyan and his minions as a gentrified US senator!


30 posted on 11/25/2012 11:02:37 AM PST by kneehurts
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To: NKP_Vet

Unexpectedly.

...a sigh and a heavy eye roll...


31 posted on 11/25/2012 11:03:15 AM PST by moovova (Happy Thanksgiving to all. Say a prayer for your country when you bow your head over leftovers.)
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To: chessplayer

Until a few weeks a ago I thought she was a white woman with a Boehneresque suntan.


32 posted on 11/25/2012 11:04:44 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Nations all around the world are getting a chucle over this lame nomination; they’ll enjoy four years of guffaws if she gets the job.


33 posted on 11/25/2012 11:04:59 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: douginthearmy

Arranging arms deals for muzzie terrorists isn’t my idea of ‘erratically moderate.’


34 posted on 11/25/2012 11:05:27 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: NKP_Vet

*sigh* She’s going to be the next Sect of State. Count on it.


35 posted on 11/25/2012 11:07:39 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: NKP_Vet

Republican legislators should just go home and take the next four years off.

What?

Oh. They’ve already been doing that.

Silly me


36 posted on 11/25/2012 11:08:26 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: NKP_Vet
We will see this when 0bama nominates Van Jones for the Supreme Court.

5.56mm

37 posted on 11/25/2012 11:09:38 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: stanne

“We don’t know what he did in prison.”

Too true, but worse, some of us are almost convinced that it wasn’t too honorable. That might help to explain much of his bizarre tenure in Congress.

Calling someone a “war hero” for being shot down and held prisoner is a bit like the current Nobel Peace Prize process.


38 posted on 11/25/2012 11:09:38 AM PST by DPMD
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To: NKP_Vet
Obama knows the GOP opposition, and he knows he has the winning hand. In the reeducated America, he wins no matter what the GOPe does. The GOP won't go to where the real bodies are buried and expose whatever was really going on in Benghazi. The “in your face" arrogance of Obama knows no bounds and without an effective opposition it is corrosive not only to the remaining Republicans, but also to the very foundations of the USA. It fosters the Maximum Leader type of government which can do no wrong to the serfs.
39 posted on 11/25/2012 11:10:29 AM PST by Truth29
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To: stanne

We don’t know what he did in prison.

More importantly, we don’t know what was done to him by his COMMUNIST captors.


40 posted on 11/25/2012 11:11:31 AM PST by Josephat
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To: NKP_Vet

There is zero reason to oppose Rice and for the GOP to fall on this silly sword. She lied because Obama lied and asked her to lie. The problem is Obama.


41 posted on 11/25/2012 11:12:15 AM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: NKP_Vet

The republicans should call themselves the CAVE-IN PARTY. That is all they do. Cave in.


42 posted on 11/25/2012 11:13:17 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: RetiredArmy
the CAVE-IN PARTY...

"We suck less"
43 posted on 11/25/2012 11:21:17 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Digger

GOP and Fold. What else would one expect?


44 posted on 11/25/2012 11:21:56 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: mosesdapoet

Perhaps a better tactic is to act dead so as to get her nominated and then Bork her during any hearings.Walkouts of committee meetings, etc.


45 posted on 11/25/2012 11:26:57 AM PST by glorgau
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To: NKP_Vet

The RINOs didn’t anticipate that they’d be called sexist and racist!

There’s no defense against accusations like that!


46 posted on 11/25/2012 11:32:31 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: NKP_Vet

Oh please...
McCain was supposed to reply, “No, I won’t talk to her.”?

(yawn)


47 posted on 11/25/2012 11:33:06 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: stanne

RNC Rinos are happy with crumbs provided they still get to hold the broom and dustpan.


48 posted on 11/25/2012 11:33:16 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something or fall for anything.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Typical MSM-type propaganda.

It is NOT ‘opposition to Rice’.

It’s that Susan Rice had marching orders to obfuscate what the WH already knew, in order to get through the election.

THAT is the real cover-up.


49 posted on 11/25/2012 11:39:01 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: NKP_Vet

Smoke and mirrors from the git go.


50 posted on 11/25/2012 11:40:11 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment,a Matter of Fact,Not a Matter of Opinion)
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