Skip to comments.GOP opposition to diplomat Rice begins to crack
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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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.
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.
Remember what the Dems did to Ambassador Bolton, you spineless RINOS!
Cracks in the GOP are busting out all over. Losers.
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.
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.
If we have a tax-evading Secretary of the Treasury, why not a Diplomat-killing Secretary of State..? And a Prez from Kenya.
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.
Aren’t diplomats (paricularly to the U.N.) supposed to be professional liars? For this incompetence alone, Rice is disqualified...
Hah! Where does MCCAIN stand on protecting the Constitution?
When are we going to be just done with these GOPers?
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.
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.
So much for the myth that the skin color card no longer works.
Hey Arizona - its way past time for McLame to go into retirement.
GOP opposition cracking and McCain bending over for his reach around- Like the sun rising in the east...
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..
Is the entire GOP being blackmailed? The Supreme Court obviously is.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Obama must have shown McCain where he and Graham keep all the gladiator movies.
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
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/
As predictable as the sun rising in the east. The GOP is dead, put a fork in it. Time to move on.
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.
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!
...a sigh and a heavy eye roll...
Until a few weeks a ago I thought she was a white woman with a Boehneresque suntan.
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.
Arranging arms deals for muzzie terrorists isn’t my idea of ‘erratically moderate.’
*sigh* She’s going to be the next Sect of State. Count on it.
Republican legislators should just go home and take the next four years off.
Oh. They’ve already been doing that.
“We dont 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.
We dont know what he did in prison.
More importantly, we don’t know what was done to him by his COMMUNIST captors.
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.
The republicans should call themselves the CAVE-IN PARTY. That is all they do. Cave in.
GOP and Fold. What else would one expect?
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.
The RINOs didn’t anticipate that they’d be called sexist and racist!
There’s no defense against accusations like that!
McCain was supposed to reply, “No, I won’t talk to her.”?
RNC Rinos are happy with crumbs provided they still get to hold the broom and dustpan.
Smoke and mirrors from the git go.