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Biden: “When [Susan Rice] speaks…no one wonders whether or not she’s speaking for the President”
Red Alert Politics ^ | 5/8/13 | Kelsey Osterman

Posted on 05/08/2013 3:38:49 PM PDT by Mozilla

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice speaks for President Obama, as Vice President Joe Biden pointed out on Tuesday night.

But what was surely intended to be a nice pat on the back for the ambassador has created an awkward position for the administration in regard to the Benghazi attacks.

“[Rice] also has … the absolute, total, complete confidence of the president of the United States of America,” Biden said, as POLITICO reported. “So when she speaks, when she speaks in the discordant world we reside in right now, no one wonders, no one wonders, whether or not she’s speaking for the president.”

Biden’s remarks came during his address at the gala dinner for The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, where Rice was presented with the 2013 Louis E. Martin Great American Award — despite her involvement in spinning the Benghazi narrative. He also said the ambassador has “done an incredible job representing America’s interests.”

But if Rice speaks for the POTUS, then how would the administration explain away her Sunday morning news show appearances just days after the Sept. 11 attack?

During her interview with FOX News Sunday, Rice said the attacks were “a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo as a consequence of the video.”

Following the Benghazi attacks, the Obama administration was put under the microscope for the back-and-forth narrative it presented about whether the U.S. consulate was targeted due to terrorism or as a backlash following an anti-Islam video. It soon became apparent that the attacks in Libya were terrorism, despite administration officials — and the President himself — saying otherwise.

When the administration’s conflicted narrative was brought up during the presidential debates, President Obama asserted that he had labeled the onslaught as terrorism from the start, pointing to remarks he made in the Rose Garden a day later.

“No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for,” he said at the time, in what is a weak admission of terrorism at best.

Yet as a CBS transcript released just days before the 2012 president election revealed, the President said in an interview after the Rose Garden appearance that it was too early to tell whether or not the attack was terrorism.

So if Rice does indeed speak for the President, as Biden says, Obama is once again in a tight spot when it comes to Benghazi.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziscandal; bias; biden; biteme; libya; obama; rice; specialolympian

1 posted on 05/08/2013 3:38:49 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Time to gag Joe again!


2 posted on 05/08/2013 3:44:55 PM PDT by livius
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To: Mozilla

but she’s waaaay down the chain of command


3 posted on 05/08/2013 3:47:03 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Mozilla

From the mouths of idiots...


4 posted on 05/08/2013 3:48:17 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Mozilla

So ..... that was the President lying on 5 Sunday talk shows about Benghazi terror attacks happening because of a YouTube video.

Thanks Joe, for confirming what we already knew, but now is on record in another form.

Thanks Biden. No, really, seriously, thanks.


5 posted on 05/08/2013 3:58:34 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Mozilla

Any liberal who had a bumper sticker about village idiots and Texas a few years ago needs to hang their heads in shame.

OTH, perhaps Biden thinks that he can get to the presidency via Obama’s impeachment?

In any case, it is delightful to watch!


6 posted on 05/08/2013 3:59:51 PM PDT by Rutabega (If you don't want me in your personal affairs, don't stick your hand out for my help.)
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To: Mozilla
the absolute, total, complete confidence of the president

This is supposed to impress me ? !

7 posted on 05/08/2013 4:01:20 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Mozilla
He also said the ambassador has “done an incredible job representing America’s interests.”

Really,Joe?

Name one success.

Just one.

Take your time.

8 posted on 05/08/2013 4:02:47 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Mozilla

Joe”Open Mouth;Insert Foot”Bite Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 05/08/2013 4:04:16 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: Rutabega

“OTOH, perhaps Biden thinks that he can get to the presidency via Obama’s impeachment?”

From your lips to God’s ear. That would be one less liberal fool we have to deal with.


10 posted on 05/08/2013 4:05:05 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Mozilla

He’s basically throwing a political jab at Hildebeast. Hilary did NOT speak for the administration after the incident, she sent out the stooge Susan Rice.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 4:17:55 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Mozilla
I really hope Joe runs in 2016...

Barack could be his running mate :)

12 posted on 05/08/2013 4:29:08 PM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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13 posted on 05/08/2013 4:32:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Mozilla

Joe and his big mouth...

makes Barry want gun control to be a steady finger on the trigger...


14 posted on 05/08/2013 4:51:06 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Hey Joe, Nero told the UN the attack was caused by a video. Remember that?


15 posted on 05/08/2013 5:20:41 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: livius

Never gag Biden. He’s our best friend because in his stupidity, he actually speaks the truth. Funny that the White House hasn’t figured out a way to get rid of him.

He is the “gift” that keeps on giving, to us.

Why don’t we make Joe an “Honorary Republican”? That would really mess up his mind beyond what it is now.

Isn’t there a song “Hey Joe”? WOnder if it was written for or about him.


16 posted on 05/08/2013 5:37:38 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

That’s true. Expect the WH to send him off on an extended trip to Antarctica any day now. Every time they let him out of captivity, he goes crazy on them!


17 posted on 05/08/2013 5:46:04 PM PDT by livius
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