Skip to comments.Susan Rice: Republican opposition is America's 'one weakness'
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.
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.
Is this the woman that pissed on the 1st Amendment to cover for the Benghazi murders?
cue hillary’s screeching ‘patriotic right to disagree’ speech, right back at these marxist jackwagons...
Funny, “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism” when Bush was President.
So will she now completely support the Iraq War, Vietnam and how about Reagan’s Cold War strategies??
A group of busybodies and gossips. What could go wrong?
“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.
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“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”
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Susan Rice: A proven deceiver for United Socialists of America on the attack again.
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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
No Susan our real weakness is unaccountable lyin bitc%es!
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 ..."
1. The country you represent is not a democracy.
2. A fish rots from its head.
Someone remind her that the US has a TWO PARTY system.!
what a depraved thing to say
the only weakness is that someone opposes them