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Report: Obama Considering Susan Rice for National Security Adviser
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Posted on 03/09/2013 5:19:32 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Report: Obama Considering Susan Rice for National Security Adviser Daniel Halper March 9, 2013 7:24 PM

Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador the United Nations, is being considered to be the next national security adviser to the president of the United States, according to media reports.

"Rice has emerged as far and away the front-runner to succeed Thomas E. Donilon as President Obama’s national security adviser later this year, according to an administration official familiar with the president’s thinking. The job would place her at the nexus of foreign-policy decision making and allow her to rival the influence of Secretary of State John F. Kerry in shaping the president’s foreign policy," reports the Washington Post.

"The appointment would mark a dramatic twist of fortune for Rice, whose prospects to become the country’s top diplomat fizzled last year after a round of television appearances in which she provided what turned out to be a flawed account of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

"That episode ignited a firestorm of criticism from Senate Republicans, who questioned her honesty and vowed to oppose her nomination and exposed misgivings from more liberal detractors who questioned whether her temperament, her family’s investments and her relations with African strongmen made her unfit to lead the State Department."

The Post maintains that Rice remains close to Obama. "Rice has largely fallen below the media’s radar, but her standing within the Obama administration remains secure, according to White House officials and Democratic lawmakers. Her U.N. colleagues are betting she will ultimately serve as Obama’s national security adviser, probably some time after the United States assumes the rotating presidency of the U.N. Security Council in July."


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So much for credibility with this bunch..............
1 posted on 03/09/2013 5:19:32 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

"...she still walks like John Wayne"

2 posted on 03/09/2013 5:22:01 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

I wouldn’t ask Susan Rice’s advice on how to catch a cab in Manhattan.


3 posted on 03/09/2013 5:22:35 PM PST by utahagen
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To: Sub-Driver
and America takes another one in the........

4 posted on 03/09/2013 5:22:55 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sub-Driver

I have never seen a person so adept at picking losers.

There is no way it can be accidental.


5 posted on 03/09/2013 5:24:13 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

How about Big Bird? Or Chelsea Clinton? Either (or even both) would be better choices.


6 posted on 03/09/2013 5:24:32 PM PST by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama would have picked Chelsea Clinton, but she’s white and he’s a racist.


7 posted on 03/09/2013 5:26:50 PM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Like a Matador waving a Red Cape in front of a Bull.
Obama taunts Republicans.
8 posted on 03/09/2013 5:30:07 PM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: Venturer

Little people surround themselves with losers to make themselves look big.

Smoke and mirrors on the national scale.


9 posted on 03/09/2013 5:32:01 PM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Sub-Driver

For these who don’t understand why Obama picks these losers.....

He values loyalty over competency....

I am almost surprised BO the dog isn’t offered a position


10 posted on 03/09/2013 5:32:53 PM PST by Popman
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To: Sub-Driver
This must NOT be allowed to happen. How many times have I said THAT since 2008? I've lost count!

0bama is an arrogant POS. I guess when he told her that he'd give her a promotion in exchange for her lying for him on national television 5 times about Benghazi, he wasn't kidding. He's relentless about making good on that promise.

11 posted on 03/09/2013 5:33:44 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Sub-Driver

Distraction from the gun control issue?


12 posted on 03/09/2013 5:34:43 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: Sub-Driver
She has presented herself as a MORE THAN WILLING mouth-piece for Obama's version of what's happening ....what's he got to lose?

I'm sorry....I never thought something like this could ever happen in this country....I'm in my 70's thinking that some of us have dropped the ball.

13 posted on 03/09/2013 5:35:01 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ve noticed she’s been trotted out before the cameras the past few days. Contrived like clockwork.


14 posted on 03/09/2013 5:36:04 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Susan Rice would be part of the WH staff that doesn’t require advice and consent.


15 posted on 03/09/2013 5:37:00 PM PST by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator, Rand Paul for President in 2016)
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To: Nachum; MestaMachine

Ping


16 posted on 03/09/2013 5:38:15 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Sub-Driver

In the words and wisdom of the great Mrs. Bill Clinton...Really, What difference does it make? Did anyone expect Obama to appoint a rational competent person or even someone who might give him a different perspective? Of course not. The Obama clown parade rolls on.


17 posted on 03/09/2013 5:39:06 PM PST by allendale
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To: Venturer
I have never seen a person so adept at picking losers.

There is no way it can be accidental.

Hmmm! I suspect it may have something to do with hating America.

18 posted on 03/09/2013 5:42:21 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Sub-Driver

It seems like Obama goes out of his way to pick the worst possible person for any job, and then the GOP goes out of its way to support said person, led by John McJudas and his sock puppet, Goober.


19 posted on 03/09/2013 5:42:57 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Make it Gomer. Goob was pretty cool.


20 posted on 03/09/2013 5:45:16 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: Doogle

What difference does it really make?
The fish stinks from the head on down
If I read that the dummy in the White House selected Michael Moore for a cabinet position, I honestly wouldnt be surprised


21 posted on 03/09/2013 5:50:20 PM PST by italianquaker
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To: Sub-Driver

while we are at it, why not elect Sean Penn as “The Assistant Secretary Of State” he can fill in for John Kerry whenever he needs to fly to Rhode Island to hang out on his yaght.


22 posted on 03/09/2013 5:50:32 PM PST by Seventh_Tiger
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To: duckworth

I see. Well, isn’t Big Bird a bird of color?


23 posted on 03/09/2013 5:51:06 PM PST by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Venturer
There is no way it can be accidental.

You know it! What a punk. He's gotta get up each day chuckling at the crap he's going to pull and knowing he'll get total approval from the media.

Susan Rice. God help us.

24 posted on 03/09/2013 5:51:24 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: chris37
It seems like Obama goes out of his way to pick the worst possible person for any job, and then the GOP goes out of its way to support said person, led by John McJudas and his sock puppet, Goober.

Uh, GW brought her to prominence, or do we so soon forget?

25 posted on 03/09/2013 6:04:24 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rice’s consolation prize.


26 posted on 03/09/2013 6:04:34 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.


27 posted on 03/09/2013 6:36:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: DanMiller
How about Big Bird? Or Chelsea Clinton? Either (or even both) would be better choices.

I go with Chelsea. She would have two constant advisers and would never go into a battle zone without one of them. All good.

28 posted on 03/09/2013 6:48:20 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: itsahoot
"Uh, GW brought her to prominence, or do we so soon forget?"

Are you thinking of Condi Rice?

29 posted on 03/09/2013 6:52:01 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Venturer
The picking is the other way around. She's the shadow President and pretty much can pick and choose what she wants.
30 posted on 03/09/2013 6:55:51 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Puppets appointing puppets.


31 posted on 03/09/2013 7:08:48 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: DanMiller

Caroline Kennedy ?


32 posted on 03/09/2013 7:10:03 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: utahagen

“I wouldn’t ask Susan Rice’s advice on how to catch a cab in Manhattan.”

I thought you said CRAB.


33 posted on 03/09/2013 7:10:21 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Falcon4.0

There are twelve republican disciples that broke bread with the master the other evening. Obama, Jarret and other enablers must be having a good laugh about imitating history.


34 posted on 03/09/2013 7:22:03 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: itsahoot

We did not forget, we did not ever know this actually.

I appreciate your response, and all I can say is wow!


35 posted on 03/09/2013 7:22:24 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I am convinced that sometime around 2007 I have fallen into the Twilight Zone.


36 posted on 03/09/2013 7:34:30 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Sub-Driver

How soon before Hale–Bopp returns.... I need a lift.


37 posted on 03/09/2013 7:35:33 PM PST by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: utahagen

Well I know I’ll sleep better now.


38 posted on 03/09/2013 8:24:31 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: Sub-Driver

Like they had any to begin with.


39 posted on 03/09/2013 10:07:10 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: itsahoot; Truth29; chris37
Every once in a while I really miss FR, so I stop by to do a little reading. EVERY time, without fail, regardless the subject matter of any given article, I find the BDS club still in high gear. Y'all sound more like DU than the old FR.

Before I log out I just had to point out the erroneous statement, without further comment or SOURCES, made by itsahoot.
Uh, GW brought her to prominence, or do we so soon forget?

How did he bring SUSAN Rice to prominence. I can find nothing to support your claim. If you were referring to Condoleezza then have the integrity to come back and admit it. Man up!

40 posted on 03/09/2013 10:27:39 PM PST by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Zero gets Liam Neeson as a body guard. We get Pee Wee Herman. It’s something like school security, see?


41 posted on 03/09/2013 10:48:57 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Just A Nobody

I don’t know, I confess I’ve no idea where she came from.

I thought she was Obama’s, primarily because she seems like the type he’d appoint.

I’m ignorant on her origin.


42 posted on 03/09/2013 11:47:50 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama owes this hag big time for something she did for him or is it just that she is black and he is putting as many black communist in positions as possible..No matter how ignorant they are..
43 posted on 03/10/2013 8:50:21 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Sub-Driver

Crooks, liars, (murderers?), thugs and thieves. Looks a lot like the Clintonista Regime....

only much, much worse.

Who could have imagined it?


44 posted on 03/10/2013 11:58:55 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: itsahoot

Um....you’re confusing her with Condoleeza Rice. Talk about low-information voters...lol.


45 posted on 03/10/2013 12:05:43 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: XenaLee; Just A Nobody

You are absolutely correct, not stupid, just jumpy. Condi scares me enough as it is.


46 posted on 03/10/2013 11:58:39 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Truth29
Are you thinking of Condi Rice?

Foot in mouth again, just dang. :)

47 posted on 03/11/2013 12:29:25 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Perfect.
The Peter Principle has now become as prophetic as anything
George Orwell ever wrote, and just as sinister.


48 posted on 03/11/2013 9:09:56 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (It may be that you can't argue with success, but you can still ridicule it.)
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To: Venturer

See my #48.


49 posted on 03/11/2013 9:11:16 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (It may be that you can't argue with success, but you can still ridicule it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama’s really trying to make Rice the first female president by grooming her for the role.


50 posted on 03/11/2013 7:35:25 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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