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Is Rice really so bad?

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NY Post

FRANK J. FLEMING

The Republicans’ opposition to Susan Rice’s potentially becoming the next secretary of state is pretty hard to understand.

It wasn’t long ago that Republicans were all for a different black woman namedCondoleezza Rice taking the same job — is the GOP just bigoted about the name Susan?

Republicans’ stated objections to Rice make no sense. They complain that she’s “dishonest” and “incompetent,” to which she could easily respond, Well, duh, that’s why I work for the government.

When did Republicans start insisting on approving only competent, honest people, especially with regard to the Obama administration? Is it just me, or did that come completely out of left field?

Susan Rice: No worse than rest of O’s Cabinet.

I thought it was common knowledge that people who are good at things get jobs in the private sector, and those who are ambitious but not particularly useful find jobs in politics. So our expectations are similar to when we give small tasks to toddlers: As long as they don’t screw things up too badly, we consider them successes.

So what makes Rice so horrible? That she misled everyone about Benghazi by peddling the ridiculous story that the attack was in response to some YouTube video? Is that so exceptionally awful? (Didn’t the FDR administration insist for two weeks that the Pearl Harbor attack was a spontaneous response to an Abbott and Costello routine?)

This idea that President Obama should only appoint honest, competent people is really unfair. The guy is a Chicago politician; he’s probably never once met anyone like that.

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  1. persecutor

    December 9th, 2012

    Juan McRINO wants his “good friend” John “I served in Vietnam” Kerry to be the next SOS.

    Nothing new here….

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  2. Tim

    December 9th, 2012

    Everyone else in the Administration is a liar, thief, murderer, slumlord, tax cheat, or other assorted grifter – so, as long as she has her National Socialist bona fides, I don’t see the problem.

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  3. IronyCurtain

    December 9th, 2012

    Her trump card? She can grow a thicker mustache than Geraldo Rivera.

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  4. Dr. Tar

    December 9th, 2012

    A pretty low standard for high office.

    She’s a mistake for SOS because of Rwanda. You remember? Where they managed to set the record for most people killed in the short amount of time – out doing genocide on an industrial scale like the Nazis.

    Rice was central to why Bill (the First Black President according to him) Clinton did nothing while over 600,000 people where slaughtered by their neighbors in about 3 weeks.

    Read this article and forward it to any one who thinks Rice is being treated unfairly. Ask that person if they are a racist and the lives of 600,000 Tutsi and opposition to the Hutu killers don’t matter.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-shmuley-boteach/rices-failure-in-rwanda-p_b_2217779.html

    Here’s the take away phrase from the article

    “Rice’s weak response in Benghazi, blaming the murder of four Americans on a stupid video, and her shameful lack of action in the Rwandan genocide — is a career diplomat of singular weakness, lacking the spine or muscularity to assert American moral influence in the world.”

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  5. eternal ¼ cracker p

    December 9th, 2012

    only appoint honest, competent people is really unfair.

    Now it makes total sense why I’ve been without a job for 5 years. I’m going to rewrite my resume to include “dishonest” and “incompetent.” That will put me in a cushy government protected job with a pension.

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  6. norman einstein

    December 9th, 2012

    “Is Rice really so bad?”

    Why yes…yes, she is.

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  7. sTevo

    December 9th, 2012

    Benghazi needs to make it to the front page. If denying Susan Rice an SOS gig does this, so be it.

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  8. Doc

    December 9th, 2012

    HELL NO! She’s probably one of the smartest people that has ever walked the halls of the White House…..Oh you weren’t talking about Condi? Never mind.

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  9. bitterclinger

    December 9th, 2012

    Mark Levin was unforgettable when Rice was being brought up every couple minutes a few weeks ago. With his trademark scream, he said, “She’s a 20-year political hack! She’s just another crazy radical! Look her up!”

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  10. Corona

    December 9th, 2012

    Frank J! I miss Princess Buttercup.

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  11. Nutjob

    December 9th, 2012

    Dr.Tar,

    Now its all beginning to make sense.
    The Goebbels need another emotionless responseless hack when the 2nd round genocide of jew killing commences while the US sits back and watches.

    Saying “well were certainly not going to invade or enter into another war to protect the jews because of a video”.

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  12. Nutjob

    December 9th, 2012

    (Didn’t the FDR administration insist for two weeks that the Pearl Harbor attack was a spontaneous response to an Abbott and Costello routine?)

    Bwahahhahaha,…Now thats freaking funny!

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  13. smmtheory

    December 9th, 2012

    Spot on Cardigan! Thanks for shining the light on this gem of an article!

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  14. AbigailAdams

    December 9th, 2012

    @Norman E — You beat me to it! Yes. Yes, she is.

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  15. Death_By_Farts

    December 9th, 2012

    Folks, don’t worry about the SOS position, it will be filled by John Kerry (I heard he served in Vietnam?), because Obama will appoint Rice as the next justice of the Supreme Court.

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  16. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 9th, 2012

    No kidding, Irony!
    She spent all that money on the facelift, but she couldn’t go for some electrolysis?

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  17. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 9th, 2012

    HD photography and video is a bitch, Mz. Rice.

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