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Dan Rather on Rice Withdrawal: ‘Obama Can Be Rolled for His Wallet and His Watch’
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Posted on 12/17/2012 8:20:42 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Dan Rather on Rice Withdrawal: ‘Obama Can Be Rolled for His Wallet and His Watch’ By Fred Lucas December 17, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather said President Barack Obama looked weak for allowing United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to step aside from being nominated for Secretary of State.

“He should have said she’s my nominee, let’s take it to a vote. Because what has happened today plays into the perception, the perception that’s been growing among the Republicans that in street language, President Obama can be rolled for his wallet and his watch,” Rather said during an interview on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC. “He’s not a guy who’s going to put up much of a fight, even when he feels strongly about it, even when he has a strong emotional and loyalty quotient, won’t fight for it.”

Obama never formally nominated Rice to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. However, most reports indicated he was likely to do so. Rice appeared on five Sunday news programs and gave misleading information about the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Rather continued, “For me, personally, I think it’s a little early to make that judgment. But that perception is out there. And what happened today plays right into that perception. Another way of – you’ve heard it said, President Obama plays soft, he’s too soft.

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1 posted on 12/17/2012 8:20:46 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s good to see ol’ Dan attempting to lift the dialogue.


2 posted on 12/17/2012 8:23:43 AM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“He should have said she’s my nominee, let’s take it to a vote. Because what has happened today plays into the perception, the perception that’s been growing among the Republicans that in street language, President Obama can be rolled for his wallet and his watch,” Rather said

Which is, of course, why Boehner appears willing to give Baraq the farm in the cliff negotiations. It's hard to 'roll someone for his wallet and his watch' when you negotiate lying on your back.

3 posted on 12/17/2012 8:24:00 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rice was floated specifically BECAUSE she would be denied.

Sounds crazy?

That way not only could the left suggest that GayMuzzie had been slighted upon her denial, but they could then throw it into the lap of an old white guy who is a consummate insider.

Smart !

Rule as a non-changer but look like a big shake ‘em up guy.


4 posted on 12/17/2012 8:25:07 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Sub-Driver

Has Dan got footage of Obama being rolled for his wallet and his watch. Sorry. I forgot. He’d have to create it before he can show it.


5 posted on 12/17/2012 8:25:50 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Dan, why don’t you dig up some documents on Rice.


6 posted on 12/17/2012 8:28:52 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: Sub-Driver

John Kerry is ambitious and will be carrying Obama’s Certificate of Loss of Nationality in this back pocket. Like DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and Hillary, Kerry will soon be working out of his home office on an as needed basis.


7 posted on 12/17/2012 8:29:03 AM PST by SvenMagnussen (TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY)
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To: Sub-Driver
My Gosh what is happening????

First I hear demented Mike Dukakis may take Kerry's seat and now they drag another fossil out of the grave.

Do they ever die, talk about a CAT and 9 lives, wow.?

8 posted on 12/17/2012 8:29:28 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Sub-Driver

Sorry dan, you still have NO credibility.


9 posted on 12/17/2012 8:30:51 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Sub-Driver

I detect racial overtones here...


10 posted on 12/17/2012 8:31:32 AM PST by bigbob
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To: annieokie

The return of “Tank Boy”???


11 posted on 12/17/2012 8:31:32 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bronco Bama doesn’t carry a wallet. He spends other people’s money.

During Islamic holy days he doesn’t wear a watch, or a ring or ear piercing jewelry.

Rather doesn’t carry a functioning brain.


12 posted on 12/17/2012 8:32:29 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

‘Obama Can Be Rolled for His Wallet and His Watch’

Rather is so out of touch with street lingo....

Punk(Obama) got jacked for his ‘dead presidents’ and bling

Rather’s slang is played out, nigga never had any juice...


13 posted on 12/17/2012 8:35:24 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Sub-Driver

More like half the country was rolled when they re-elected him.


14 posted on 12/17/2012 8:38:02 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Sub-Driver
RICE WAS NEVER NOMINATED, KENNETH!!!

You can't withdraw from something you were never nominated for.

15 posted on 12/17/2012 8:40:29 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: IbJensen

Where did the name “Bronco Bama” come from? I must have missed a few days or something. lol


16 posted on 12/17/2012 8:43:26 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Sub-Driver

We don’t want his wallet or watch Dan. We want him cuffed and hauled out of our House, and tried for treason.


17 posted on 12/17/2012 8:45:24 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If he was rolled for his wallet and watch, it would probably be by someone who looked like his son, if he’d had a son.


18 posted on 12/17/2012 8:48:23 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Yeah, that's him.

Wondering if the Smithsonian will want that Tank and Dan Rathers word processor for display.

Why I bet they could even put on display those TWO old FOSSILS themselves.

Just need to give them a Fossil name, WIKI says:

"Fossils (from Latin fossus, literally "having been dug up") are the preserved remains or traces of animals (also known as zoolites), plants, and other organisms ..."

Zoolite organisms work for me.

19 posted on 12/17/2012 8:49:17 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Sub-Driver

THAT SOUND LIKE RACISM


20 posted on 12/17/2012 8:50:24 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: Sub-Driver

HOw do you know that Dan?

Did someone give you a xerox copy of a 1970’s document that looks suspiciously like Microsoft Word?


21 posted on 12/17/2012 8:53:53 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: All
Obama musta got lacerated by by Femi-Nazis----when he rushed to Rice's aid---like a knight in shining armor rescuing a "damsel in distress." Fem-libbers don't like that sort of "manly" behavior inflicted on women (cackle).

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Rice dropped out not a moment too soon. She had several Sunday TV talkers lined-up.

Rice planned to tell the Nation that the WH's Benghazi talking points she was given included the tidbit that not only did a youtube vid result in the deaths of four Americans.......

.......but that Pearl Harbor was sparked by a Charlie Chan movie. (This is common knowledge in Chicago Dem/political cricles.)

ROTFL.

22 posted on 12/17/2012 8:59:51 AM PST by Liz
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To: gaijin
Rice was floated specifically BECAUSE she would be denied.

Dan knows that - he's doing his part to echo the Administration's spin. Make Obama appear a little weaker so there will be no MSM opposition to the Socialist steamroller he is operating on other fronts.

23 posted on 12/17/2012 9:19:39 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Sub-Driver

More like my wallet and watch.

It’s all a cosmic joke anyway, could there be worse than Kerry and Hagel?


24 posted on 12/17/2012 9:46:30 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: annieokie

During the election a You Tube circulated, a three year old who was sick of hearing about the candidates said she was sick of Bronco Bama. Try searching on You Tube.Pretty funny.


25 posted on 12/17/2012 10:01:41 AM PST by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: MomwithHope

Thanks.


26 posted on 12/17/2012 10:16:25 AM PST by annieokie
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To: MomwithHope

Is this 0’s, Eagleton moment we’re behind you 100%?


27 posted on 12/17/2012 10:18:13 AM PST by Conserev1
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To: IbJensen

Is that true about watch and ring or nonsense?


28 posted on 12/17/2012 11:00:06 AM PST by sakic
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To: annieokie
What you are witnessing is the final death throws of the Liberal Party. They have NO BENCH! The best they can do is retread a bunch of OLD FOGIES. These all happen to be second string oldsters as well. Dukakis, a loser governor who lost to GWH Bush. Kerry , a loser, who served in Vietnam, but lost to GW Bush, who was supposedly AWOL from the TX national guard. Hillary Clinton, a loser in a fake marriage of convenience who has not aged well!

Who do they have? Cuomo, an intensely ugly governor of a bankrupt state.

They have NO ONE who will be able to take up their mantel. Why do you think someone as bad as Obumbler could get elected as a Democrat.? The question is, who is the new Obumbler?

29 posted on 12/17/2012 11:01:32 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s the frequency, Kenneth?


30 posted on 12/17/2012 11:04:38 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Jim from C-Town
The question is, who is the new Obumbler?

No, the question is, who do WE have?

31 posted on 12/17/2012 11:05:10 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: liberalh8ter
We have a loaded bench of well spoken, proved young leaders. NONE ARE PEERFECT. but we do not need perfect, Reagan wasn't as much of a Reagan as we believe that Reagan was.

Bobby Jindal, Marko Rubio, Sean Parnell, Rick Scott, Rick Snyder, Susanna Nartinez, John Kasich, Mary Fallin, Nikki Haley, Bob McDonnell, Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Mike Pence, Rand Paul, Kelly Ayotte, or dozens of other people of REAL accomplishment and generally strong Conservative beliefs.

You may say that Some of them, or all of them, are not Conservative enough, but they are one heck of a bench.

32 posted on 12/17/2012 11:47:42 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dan Rather using street language LOL


33 posted on 12/17/2012 11:57:13 AM PST by freedomlover
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To: Jim from C-Town

You are correct however, we have to see one of the quality candidates get the nomination. So far and thanks to our own party, that’s been unachievable


34 posted on 12/17/2012 12:06:59 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Jim from C-Town
The question is, who is the new Obumbler?""""....

EXCELLANT question.

When the Flower children bloomed, at that time I said "One of those SOB's will be President one day....came true.

So, now look to the OWer's.....in that bunch of SOB's will be the new leaders of the DNC.

Happy days........rofl

35 posted on 12/17/2012 12:24:58 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Sub-Driver

What Rather means, but doesn’t dare to say is that the perception IN THE MEDIA is that Obama is weak.


36 posted on 12/17/2012 5:54:19 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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