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Chris Matthews: Maybe a Susan Rice nomination isnít such a great idea after all (Video)
Hotair ^ | 11/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 11/28/2012 10:35:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind

When even Chris Matthews can see the dangers in pushing Susan Rice as Hillary Clinton's replacement, maybe the White House should pay attention. Via Eliana Johnson at NRO, the second term hasn't yet begun and Barack Obama needs as much political capital as possible to win on the "fiscal cliff." Why take on this fight, especially when an easy option --- and a better one --- in John Kerry is at hand? Matthews predicts a "very messy and hot" fight over the nomination if it indeed comes, which will be "not helpful," and Matthews hears it may not come at all:

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Matthews then goes on to blame the CIA for giving Rice bad intelligence, but Rice told three Republican Senators yesterday that she had access to other intel, and simply ignored it. The blame-the-CIA argument that the White House has used since it became clear that Rice spoke nonsense on September 16th, notes Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed. The blame has been shifted to David Petraeus, James Clapper, the intelligence community as a whole, and then the CIA blamed the FBI before taking it back.

Does Obama want a Senate confirmation hearing to explore all of those story shifts, too — or just a quiet confirmation of a new top diplomat in order to focus on the business he wants to accomplish? In Matthews’ mind, that’s a no-brainer, and it should be in the West Wing, too.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chrismatthews; rice; ricebenghazi; secstate; susanrice

1 posted on 11/28/2012 10:35:17 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If we use Mr. Tingle’s own words against him, then one thing is clear.

Chrissy must be a racist.


2 posted on 11/28/2012 10:38:21 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why this sub average IQ putz Matthews gets so much attention round here I’ll never know.


3 posted on 11/28/2012 10:39:01 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

hate to say it, but Kerry probably is a better choice. Hell, Joe down at the diner is probably a better choice...


4 posted on 11/28/2012 10:39:44 AM PST by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

Rice is an in-your-face kind of nomination. I wouldn’t count her out just yet, because of that. Zero loves sticking it to the man.


5 posted on 11/28/2012 10:41:12 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Kerry would be the best guy or Bill Clinton—for a Democrat with a few guts.


6 posted on 11/28/2012 10:46:23 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: bigbob

I’d rather see Kerry at State than Defense. Kerry at DOD would be a deliberate insult to all in uniform ... which is why Obama may try it, but that is another story.

Kerry would blend right in at State. Appalling, but true.


7 posted on 11/28/2012 10:52:58 AM PST by sphinx ([)
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To: SeekAndFind

Prissy Chrissy thinks a middle age white guy wuld be a better pick than Susan Rice? The racist bastard!


8 posted on 11/28/2012 11:07:19 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

With all due respect.. Kerry is a proven back-stabbing traitor and guilty of stolen valor. Rice is a proven liar she still has a ways to go catch up to Kerry.


9 posted on 11/28/2012 11:07:42 AM PST by gibsonguy
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To: skeeter

RE: Why this sub average IQ putz Matthews gets so much attention round here I’ll never know.

Life is hard, we all need a laugh sometimes.


10 posted on 11/28/2012 11:14:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The only position I would nominate Kerry for, is a Swiftboat Captain, in S.E. Asia, if he promises to go NOW!


11 posted on 11/28/2012 11:15:12 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: bigbob

RE: Hell, Joe down at the diner is probably a better choice..

Is his last name ‘Biden’ by any chance? :)


12 posted on 11/28/2012 11:15:48 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: bigbob

RE: Hell, Joe down at the diner is probably a better choice..

Is his last name ‘Biden’ by any chance? :)


13 posted on 11/28/2012 11:15:56 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: skeeter
The older I get the more and more I agree with WFB about preferring to be lead by the first 400 names in the phone book than by the members of the Harvard Faculty. Except, I would say that a complete replacement of EVERY member of the Federal Government, including a vast number of high ranking career Military Officers is necessary for anything to get better.

We have nothing but hacks in the bureaucracy and worse than hacks in the elected branches. Best practice would be to fire everyone and hire all new people to do whatever job they are presently doing.

14 posted on 11/28/2012 11:29:03 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SeekAndFind

If I laugh I’ll be at risk of aspirating gastric contents.


15 posted on 11/28/2012 11:36:27 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Somebody doesn’t want Benghazi Sue under oath in the Senate.


16 posted on 11/28/2012 11:40:55 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: gundog

I think Obama put forth Rice in order to make sure Kerry gets a quickie conformation.


17 posted on 11/28/2012 11:49:53 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein
Confirmation. Sheesh - if I don't drink, I can't spell...
18 posted on 11/28/2012 11:55:12 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: skeeter

Because he’s the perfect example of the MSM mentality. He’s the poster boy for biased, Obama-loving media.


19 posted on 11/28/2012 1:12:53 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: bigbob

“Hell, Joe down at the diner is probably a better choice...”

Hell I’m a better choice. But tell Barry I’m not available. LOL!!


20 posted on 11/28/2012 1:38:04 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Damn, Matthews is a RACIST! Not supporting a lying ass bitch is one thing but not supporting a lying ass AA bitch is altogether just WRONG!


21 posted on 11/28/2012 1:47:15 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think the lesbian mafia that runs WH Operations these days isn’t going to let Obama replace a woman with a man for any reason, let alone in such a high profile office as SoS.


22 posted on 11/28/2012 2:17:07 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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they want Kerry in a cabinet post so they can give the seat to the current MA Gov.


23 posted on 11/28/2012 2:51:13 PM PST by Kolath
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