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Embattled, Rice bows out of running; Kerry likely
Associated Press ^ | Dec. 13, 2012 | BEN FELLER and JULIE PACE

Posted on 12/13/2012 4:54:31 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew from consideration to be the next secretary of state on Thursday after a bitter, weekslong standoff with Republican senators who declared they would fight to defeat her nomination.

The reluctant announcement makes Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry the likely choice to be the nation's next top diplomat when Hillary Rodham Clinton departs soon.

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1 posted on 12/13/2012 4:54:37 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And Kerry will become “embattled” again. People have not forgotten about him, to be sure.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 4:59:01 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ve got to admit, I wouldn’t mind seeing old horseface gone from the Senate.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 4:59:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

In the end.....it will be Chuck Hagel as Sec Def and a left (and I mean LEFT FIELD) selection for SOS who comes from academia. Kerry doesnt want this mess.


4 posted on 12/13/2012 5:04:14 PM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (Fix Bayonetts!!!!!!! Time to fight!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And now we can have the nuanced nuisance.


5 posted on 12/13/2012 5:04:53 PM PST by pallis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Rice was overcooked, due to the Benghazigate press lies

and now

Kerrily Rodham Clinton to push the reset button.


6 posted on 12/13/2012 5:05:35 PM 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: Free ThinkerNY

The traitor???


7 posted on 12/13/2012 5:06:46 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Olog-hai

Actually better this way. If Rice had won, ‘Herman Munster’ Kerry would have been nominated for Sec. of Defense.


8 posted on 12/13/2012 5:07:11 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

John Kerry already has experience with dealing with Commmunists , he met with the Viet Cong during the Viet nam war. Nothing like putting a traitor and war criminal as Secretary of State.

I would bet that John McCain will say what a wondeful guy he is, I can hear him now. “My Friend and colleague John F’in is a wonderful choice.”

Unbelieveable things happen in the worlds of politics.The man who characterised our soldiers of behaving like Ghengis Khan will be representing America.

It’s enough to make a buzzard gag.


9 posted on 12/13/2012 5:08:40 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here come the Swift Boats...


10 posted on 12/13/2012 5:17:52 PM PST by Joe Bfstplk
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It's hard for me to guess who'd do more damage to the U.S., Rice or Kerry. Frankly I think Obamugabe preferred Kerry all along and knew he'd brew up a dangerous $hit$torm trying to get Rice confirmed in the midst of the Benghazi mess.

Now that Republicans have "won" what I think was an imaginary battle against Rice it will be next to impossible for them to deny the S of S job to the guy I've heard may be a Vietnam veteran.

11 posted on 12/13/2012 5:20:16 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would suspect the Kerry-Heinz is just as incompetent as Rice or Mrs. Bill .... so, for the Food Stamp President, what’s not to like. Besides he can make the cooked Rice one of his personal Czars without Senate confirmation.


12 posted on 12/13/2012 5:21:05 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d rather see him as Secretary of State than Secretary of Defense


13 posted on 12/13/2012 5:22:26 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Bernard Marx

SOS in this administration seems like a phoney baloney job.
I don’t think Hilary had any authority at all.

Kerry is a poor choice for nearly anything, but under the circumstances he is just as harmless as SOS as a Senator. And with a bit of luck we could pick up his seat.


14 posted on 12/13/2012 5:24:10 PM PST by buwaya
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To: nuconvert

This moronic loser (AKA: kerry) has a “4PH” license plate. This to remind everyone that while he is a traitor he did reward himself 4 questionable Purple Hearts. Loser.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 5:27:06 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe it was because of this:

http://stopjihad.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/uncle-benghazis-half-baked-susan-rice-the-choice-of-islamic-terrorist/


16 posted on 12/13/2012 5:35:32 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Joe Bfstplk

I doubt the Swiftees will get involved unless Zero tries to make Kerry the SecDef.


17 posted on 12/13/2012 5:41:04 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: vette6387

Will we ever be able to have a female Secretary of State again?

Once Obama finishes helping his Muslim friends sharia-ize the Middle East, the only way a female diplomat will be able to get close to a Middle Eastern leader will be by joining his harem.


18 posted on 12/13/2012 5:46:27 PM PST by Bluestocking
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To: smoothsailing

The Swifties are quietly loading their torpedoes to sink Kerry, again, if he rears his traitorous head.

You can count on it!


19 posted on 12/13/2012 5:48:38 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Kerry must be getting used to sloppy seconds.


20 posted on 12/13/2012 5:50:13 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ironically, Kerry got his first Purple Heart when he and another soldier threw hand grenades into a VC rice supply to destroy it.

The rice shot out and his Kerry in the ass. First fraudulent PH. Second one was when he fired an M79 grenade at the VC and hit something so close that the flechette from the premature explosion hit his arm.

Third false PH was the non-happening VC mine explosion that he claimed hit his Swiftboat, causing arm and leg injuries. The boat hit an underwater obstruction, not a mine, or he wouldn’t have been here to lie about it.

If he is nominated for anything, there will be questions asked of him that will expose his treason. He has no idea what is waiting for him.

We have long memories of his treason, and long knives.


21 posted on 12/13/2012 5:53:32 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Second one was when he fired an M79 grenade at the VC and hit something so close that the flechette from the premature explosion hit his arm.

Chronologically, this was actually the first "injury". But it was not claimed at the time.

Instead, it became the third claim -- urged by his fellow officers -- which allowed him to gain "three Purple Hearts and out".

This according to the "Swift Boat Vets".

22 posted on 12/13/2012 6:02:32 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

If it’s SecDef, you’re right.

SOS, not so much. Kerry is already SOS in all but title. The SwiftVets aren’t going to waste their time with some mush mouth fancy pants diplomat post.


23 posted on 12/13/2012 6:05:07 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As corrupt and incompetent as Rice is, Kerry will end up being rewarded by Beghazi Barry for over 20 years in the Senate with no distinguishing accomplishments.

The only major accomplishment that John F’n Kerry has achieved in all his time in the Senate is keeping dust from collecting in his chair. That’s not something most people would want to put on their resume.

But, then, Kerry isn’t “most people”; he’s a bottom-feeder.


24 posted on 12/13/2012 6:49:49 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: okie01

Agree that the chronology is mixed up. For FR readers, see Chapter 3: The Purple Heart Hunter and Chapter 5: More Fraudulent Medals, in “Unfit for Command”, by John O’Neill and Jerome Corsi (and Scott Swett and myself).


25 posted on 12/13/2012 7:01:02 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: DustyMoment
The only major accomplishment that John F’n Kerry has achieved in all his time in the Senate is keeping dust from collecting in his chair.

Actually, that's not quite true. Kerry is noted for his 3-day work weeks and is almost always absent on Mondays and Fridays. And, often, as when wind-surfing or a week in Sun Valley beckons, he doesn't bother to show up at all.

If I'm not mistaken, when he ran for President in 2004, he attended the Senate all of 19 days.

26 posted on 12/13/2012 7:06:36 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise

One interesting fact that few people know about is that John Kerry was in... Vietnam.


27 posted on 12/13/2012 7:14:47 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: buwaya
You may be right about Hillary having no authority but her agenda's so similar to Obama's, who'd know the difference?

As for picking up Kerry's seat, MA is hopeless IMO. Brown was an aberration and he was easily sliced and diced by the Democrat machine.

28 posted on 12/13/2012 7:18:53 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: okie01

So, you’re telling me about characteristics, not accomplishments.


29 posted on 12/14/2012 9:09:09 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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