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Susan Rice: Republican opposition is America's 'one weakness'
The Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2014 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 05/15/2014 12:45:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

National Security Advisor Susan Rice disputed Republican critiques of President Obama's foreign policy by arguing that "political polarization" accounts for the "one weakness" of American strength in international affairs.

"The one weakness that our friends and partners point to and the one thing that undermines our strength around the world is our political polarization," Rice said during an event hosted by the Women's Foreign Policy Group.

Rice didn't mention Republicans specifically, but cited policy fights that they have provoked, such as over budget issues.

"When countries look at us, they wonder and they worry if we will have our collective internal act together -- whether it's over our budget, whether it's over how we engage in the world," she said. "That is what undermines us, if anything, in terms of our international standing."

When PBS's Judy Woodruff suggested that polarization reflected "the strength" of American democracy, Rice disagreed.

"We've had the democracy for 230+ years, it hasn't always been as dysfunctional as it can be now," Rice countered.

Earlier in the conversation, Rice laughed off the suggestion made by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who said that the United States should send special operations forces to rescue the Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram even if that nation's government disapproves.

"To the extent that they make requests of us or others to provide support, we're open to entertaining those," she said after a pause.


TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; Politics/Elections; Russia; Syria; US: Arizona; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arizona; benghazi; bokoharam; bringbackourgirls; congress; crimea; egypt; gop; israel; johnmccain; judywoodruff; lebanon; libya; nigeria; obama; qatar; russia; susanrice; syria; ukraine; waronterror
I worked in two administrations run by grown-ups. Remember what that looked like?
1 posted on 05/15/2014 12:45:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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This just echoes Soetoro’s laments that he’s hampered by the “restrictions” imposed by the founders, and his wish that the US could be a unilateral dictatorship like China so they could just do whatever they want.


2 posted on 05/15/2014 12:54:41 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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She's the National Security Advisor and she thinks the political opposition is the main weakness of the country? I guess they're readying the gulags for us
3 posted on 05/15/2014 12:58:54 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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Is this the woman that pissed on the 1st Amendment to cover for the Benghazi murders?


4 posted on 05/15/2014 1:00:03 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

cue hillary’s screeching ‘patriotic right to disagree’ speech, right back at these marxist jackwagons...


5 posted on 05/15/2014 1:04:03 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Funny, “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism” when Bush was President.


6 posted on 05/15/2014 1:07:48 AM PDT by DB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So will she now completely support the Iraq War, Vietnam and how about Reagan’s Cold War strategies??


7 posted on 05/15/2014 1:16:22 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Women's Foreign Policy Group.

A group of busybodies and gossips. What could go wrong?

8 posted on 05/15/2014 1:25:51 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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“We’ve had the democracy for 230+ years, it hasn’t always been as dysfunctional as it can be now,” Rice countered.

We’ve had a republic that represented state and individual rights for a long time. Now, not so much. A federal leviathan, with mob rules of tyrannical minorities coalescing around United Socialists of America (USA) plundering the republic for enemies foreign and domestic and attacking non-submissive individuals at every turn.

$OCIALI$M IS LEGAL PLUNDER - Bastiat

http://www.usdebtclock.org

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM

“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”

http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/index.shtml?query=

Stop bankrupting/destroying the republic by stealing for anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-individual, anti-life, unaccountable, corrupt collectives, foreign and domestic.

DEFUND socialist’s collectives foreign and domestic.

DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.

live - free - republic


9 posted on 05/15/2014 1:35:00 AM PDT by PGalt
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10 posted on 05/15/2014 1:41:51 AM PDT by PGalt
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Susan Rice: A proven deceiver for United Socialists of America on the attack again.

lie, cheat, plunder

Unaccountable.

Socialism 101


11 posted on 05/15/2014 1:46:34 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree. One party rule is just what we need. It’s done wonders for countries like Iraq, Iran, Cuba, North Korea, China, and the Soviet Union. /s


13 posted on 05/15/2014 2:04:44 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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Judy Woof-Woof!


14 posted on 05/15/2014 2:06:01 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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No Susan our real weakness is unaccountable lyin bitc%es!


15 posted on 05/15/2014 3:16:33 AM PDT by high info voter
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Doug Urbanski on Susan Rice

transcript while guest hosting the Rush Limbaugh Show, 12/24/12, beginning at 6:18 of the Hour Three podcast:

"Now, on this broadcast one month ago we were talking about Susan Rice, and the Curious Case of Susan Rice.  

You know who Susan Rice is --- if you don't know you're going to know within the next five minutes who she is.  This is a woman with a very flamboyant personality.  She's known for being abrasive, for being judgmental, for being difficult, and this is the woman who as you already know, went on the Sunday Morning shows and talked about the "video" being the cause for the last minute uprising in Benghazi that killed four Americans including our Ambassador.  Of course, it turns out that none of that none of that was true.  

Turned out that the video was not the cause.  It was not an immediate uprising, and it was Al Qaeda.  And we now know this.  

You'll recall that Hillary Clinton went on and said "It's the video.  We apologize for the video.  The video is despicable.  We in America should never allow the video to be shown."  She said it with vastly less enthusiasm than I just said.  She had that very weird talk where she appears to be medicated heavily.

The video.  The video.  Well, Susan Rice has a little bit of a history with Osama bin Laden.  I don't know if you know that --- not a good history.  She was the person as we know out there with the altered Benghazi talking points.  It was Susan Rice --- one in the same --- who played a very key role in blocking the attempts by Sudan to turn over Osama bin Laden to the Clinton administration.  This is someone who has always turned a blind eye --- always been clueless about the reality of terror.  

Now, I said to you one month ago that Susan Rice would never be put forward by this president as Secretary of State and there's a very good reason why.  Too many questions about Benghazi would be asked, and this administration could never have that.

Now, it gets worse and follow the plot here, because if you're wondering why the narrative about the video tape --- and many of you already know the answer --- well, we now have smoking guns in it.  

Well, we know a little bit more about her as well, by the way.  When she was assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs under Madeline Albright, Susan Rice helped persuade president Clinton to turn down Osama bin Laden, who was offered to Clinton.  And there's a book by Richard Miniter called, "Losing bin Laden", and it turns out that Rice played the primary role in scuttling the deal in which Sudan would have turned over bin Laden to the United States pre-9/11.  That was in '96-97.  The FBI had their terrorism data, and Susan Rice over-ruled the FBI every time they wanted to get bin Laden.  

She was also instrumental in the Clinton Administration's remaining uninvolved in the Rwandan genocide that took place in that nation in '94, including an article in the Atlantic written by Samantha Power , of all people, called "Bystanders to Genocide" and here's the key.  Here's the money phrase:  Susan Rice is quoted as saying, "If we use the word genocide and are seen as doing nothing what will the affect on the November Congressional election be?  In other words, this is somebody who had her eye on election results, and it makes you ask the next question:  When she was out there talking about video tapes, had a similar calculation regarding Benghazi and Obama's chances of re-election 2012 --- had that already been taken into consideration?  

These are not racist questions, these are just little things, little facts about Susan Rice.  This is a woman who is widely seen by many to have a sort of personality disorder, a temper, temperament problems.  She's talked about by her critics and in the press as "brusque, or aggressive", " undiplomatic in the extreme" one called here which is a great resume enhancement for someone who's a diplomat --- undiplomatic.  

She's 48 years old.  She's very wealthy.  There's this story about her making a certain hand gesture to her colleague Richard Holbrooke during some high level meeting which shocked everyone who was present.

As I told you back then --- what's that, Sir?  It was  a hand gesture that I'm not going to describe on Christmas Eve because there's a family program here.

But Susan Rice was never going to be put forth because she was right there in the cat bird seat about Benghazi.  So she withdrew her name, the idea being that it would spare Obama the embarrassment of acknowledging that there were people --- McCain and Graham --- who were going to ask a lot of questions about her upcoming hearings, which now, of course, would never be taking place. 

Here's what really happened, according to my own theories.  The only conceivable explanation is that Obama, our Dear Leader, threw her under the bus, too.  He never had any intention  of nominating her.  She had become a reason to keep the Benghazi story alive.  So, we've got today's chapter For Whom the Bus Rolls.

Now, why that would bother him at this juncture is anybody's guess --- anybody's guess, because it looked for a few moments like he was going to poke his finger in the republicans' eye.  "I'll appoint anyone I want," was his attitude --- but he did not want the Benghazi story kept going.  That is what is clear.  

Now, she's going to have to be --- she's going to be required to testify before congress.

I come to the curious story of Susan Rice, John Kerry, congress, Benghazi, and Michael Dukakis right after this.

So, we're talking about Susan Rice and this whole idea that she was never, ever, ever going to be nominated for Secretary of State, and it was what we call a "two-for".  Obama and his democrat pals, cause they all those nasty white republican men are racist for the way they've treated her --- she was nerve going to be nominated.  But the appearance that she withdrew under pressure from these racists --- you remember the story, some of them come from states that had slaves 150 years ago --- those were  the stories that were out there.

Now Rice is going to at some point have to go under oath.  She's going to be forced to testify before congress.  That ought to be very interesting, because somebody's going to crack here.  I don't know who.  I mean there's Patraeus --- Hillary is still, Hillary who we're told will be the next president by experts --- Hillary has still not turned up.  I mean, they read this report and it's a little bit like Leopold and Loeb, it's a little bit like the Menendez brothers trying to get their story straight together.  

Look, Susan Rice, let me say it in plain English, she was never going to get the nomination as Secretary of State.  She was lead by the nose by this administration, and John Kerry already had the deal in the bag.  That's all.  That's all.  That's all.  And Obama thought he could make her look like a little bit of an underdog, and make the republicans look bad and everything.  You know, it's all, all, all of it has to do with making the republicans look bad.  

Now, here's a name from the past that has popped up.  Remember the name Michael Dukakis?  He was the 1988 democratic presidential nominee.  Get this story from the other day here on The Hill, that Michael Dukakis may be the interim replacement for John Kerry, cause John Kerry will go off and become Secretary of State is the theory --- and that Dukakis is likely to be appointed by Governor Deval Patrick, who's a democrat from Massachusetts.  

So now you'll get this whole idea, of course if Dukakis goes to Senate will he wear his helmet?  Do any of you remember that commercial of him in the tank with the helmet on?  I mean wonders never cease in the Liberal Land of Oz. Ladies and gentlemen, think of it.  A senate with both Dukakis and Al Franken in it.  It's comic bookends.  Comic bookends.  

Well, at the end of the day this is all because elections have consequences isn't it?  Isn't it?  Wait 'til you see, wait 'til you see who Obama drags out to put on the Supreme Court.  That's gotta be something.  Say yes.  Yes, the image of Dukakis wearing the helmet --- the image of John Kerry crawling out of a hatch.  What was he wearing?  A space suit, or HazMat suit?  That's it.  That's it.  Anyway ..."

16 posted on 05/15/2014 3:56:56 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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"We've had the democracy for 230+ years, it hasn't always been as dysfunctional as it can be now," Rice countered.

Dear Susan,

1. The country you represent is not a democracy.

2. A fish rots from its head.

Thank me
don-o

17 posted on 05/15/2014 3:58:06 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: RginTN
So will she now completely support the Iraq War, Vietnam and how about Reagan’s Cold War strategies??

Started during Vietnam and hasn't stopped yet. These cretins are just plain evil.
18 posted on 05/15/2014 4:02:35 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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Someone remind her that the US has a TWO PARTY system.!

(for now)


19 posted on 05/15/2014 4:21:13 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

what a depraved thing to say

the only weakness is that someone opposes them

Dastardly


20 posted on 05/15/2014 4:41:18 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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That is certainly the pot calling the kettle black. IDIOT!


21 posted on 05/15/2014 5:22:34 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Sue!

Obama is the clown “fundamentally transforming America”.

Republican “opposition” is fighting for the America defined in the Constitution!

Thus, Obama and his liberal allies are the true THREAT to America.


22 posted on 05/15/2014 5:31:07 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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Like those who questioned your bald faced lie about the video? Is that what weakens this country or the lie you told in the first place?

The arrogance of these Marxists.

Pray America wakes up


23 posted on 05/15/2014 5:36:59 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: Gene Eric

Does the Current Regime even KNOW the terms “calumny” or “suborn”? Or even “instigate”?

None dare call it conspiracy, nor treason.

The territory once known as “the United States of America” has become subject to a lawless, unresponsive and unconscionable regime in the hands of a despotic oligarchy even more ruthless than “the gnomes of Zurich”.

Billionaire Tom Steyer has rapidly become one of America’s most visible environmental advocates, vowing to punish lawmakers who don’t support legal initiatives to control anthropogenic climate change. This is being done by a combination of voter suppression and activist propaganda distribution, purposely repeating and even inventing new lies and half-truths, for personal profit and for wholly ideological reasons. All the while skimming from hedge funds.

Billionaire Peter Lewis pledged $10 million to America Coming Together, a political organization designed to defeat President Bush in the 2004 presidential election. Lewis, who proudly described himself as “half screwball, half businessman,” showed up at a meeting with a Cleveland City Council president wearing a Lone Ranger outfit. His house featured an elaborate series of paintings of Chinese communist Mao Tse-tung by Andy Warhol. But most significant was the fact that this self-described “screwball” had tried to change America to suit his own tastes. The anti-drug group, National Families in Action, stated that Lewis had “contributed heavily to the destruction of thousands of America’s children” by promoting the medical marijuana hoax and leading kids to believe that “pot is OK.” Lewis was probably the country’s most high-profile billionaire backer of drug law reform. During the November 2012 election, he spent almost $3 million helping secure the passage of marijuana legalization bills in both Washington state and Massachusetts. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws estimated that Lewis had spent well over $40 million funding the cause since the 1980s. But Lewis had the good grace to die soon after his 80th birthday, in November 2013. Be sure, however, that the foundation in his name continues the “good work”.

And the biggest player of them all, George Soros, who backed the Clintons in the 1990’s, to the point of using enough clout to prevent the US Senate from removing Bill Clinton from office after he has been impeached by the House of Representatives. Soros was also behind the “Secretary of State” project, in which the secretaries of state in the various states were quietly put into place by crucial manipulations of elections, over a period of a decade or more before the 2000 Elections, to count or recount the votes as necessary in those states, assuring that loyal Senate votes would be there when needed, and other elected officials at various levels would not compromise the stealthy theft of the individual voter’s franchise. Now THAT was voter suppression and vote fraud carried out on a national level, yet not the least outcry has been raised in protest, at least none that has been recorded in the now bought-and-paid-for media outlets. The one lone voice that was raised, largely Fox News, with the support of Rupert Murdoch, has been under unrelenting fire by the Soros Cabal since almost the moment of its founding.

Rupert Murdoch was also a big player in print media, originally in Australia and New Zealand, but then expanded to Great Britain as well. His empire (which included Fox News, Sky TV in Europe, and the Wall Street Journal, among others) was forthright in exposing the penetration and distortions caused by the Soros cabal. In July 2011 Murdoch faced allegations that his companies, including the News of the World, owned by News Corporation, had been regularly hacking the phones of celebrities, royalty and public citizens. True or not, it had the earmarks of “dirty tricks” written all over it, and the allegations were brought, in part, by the George Soros cabal. While the Murdoch empire was not entirely broken by these allegations, the tones certainly became very hushed. Soros’ name is now rarely if ever even uttered anywhere within the scope of Fox News or its affiliates.

If the source of the evil is not rooted out, it will continue to sprout and re-sprout. Actually getting close enough to take down the “malefactors of great wealth” is a task much more daunting than the efforts directed at “trust-busting” in the latter part of the 19th and early part of the 20th Century.

Senator Harry Reid (E-Beijing) is just one of the more noticeable thorns under the saddle, obsessed with the Koch Brothers and their supposed “malign presence”. And the Koch Brothers don’t even make the top twenty-five list, in terms of expenditures or influence.


24 posted on 05/15/2014 5:47:41 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So who is the clown presiding over this so called dysfuntion ms. Rice?

Yes it is your boss the so called community organizer

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25 posted on 05/15/2014 8:23:28 AM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: alloysteel

Thanks for the insight and detail. Scary stuff.


26 posted on 05/15/2014 1:17:13 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ROFL...Susan Rice’s two IQ points are worse.


27 posted on 05/15/2014 1:20:48 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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I suppose this woman prefers a system where there is no dissent allowed. We all know about those systems. Well,maybe all but a few.


28 posted on 05/15/2014 1:40:25 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Note: this topic was posted 5/15/2014.
Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
When [even!] PBS's Judy Woodruff suggested that polarization reflected "the strength" of American democracy, Rice disagreed... Earlier in the conversation, Rice laughed off the suggestion made by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who said that the United States should send special operations forces to rescue the Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram even if that nation's government disapproves.
"We should send Boko Haram aid!" ;')
29 posted on 11/06/2014 12:21:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______________________Celebrate the Polls, Ignore the Trolls)
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Is it racist to say that I’m offended by susan Rice being


30 posted on 11/06/2014 12:24:24 PM PST by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12, 73, ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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