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  •  Pardon my rant, but... (0+ / 0-)

    ...GODDAMMIT!!  Can our President--who just won a more decisive victory than that POS W ever dreamed of--do anything that isn't what Republican'ts beg him to do?

    [deep breath]

    Yeah, I know JFK's seat is retainable; that Scott Brown isn't that strong a candidate.

    But I saw no reason to withdraw (NotKindaSleazy) Rice from consideration as SoS--that signaled weakness to the R-sharks who crave it and love manufacturing outrage from pure bullshit.

    I know also that this is just another round of eleventy-billion-D chess...but when am I going to get to see a Democrat who recognizes when they win?  Who recognizes that this gains nothing--NOTHING--with conservatives and I personally guarantee it deflates his base.

    [another deep breath]

    Mr. President...you won.  You WON, Sir.  You won.  And Americans love a winner.  I learned my lesson with Bill Clinton that I shouldn't sit down and assume that, once elected, all will be well, but please offer me something/one to fight for.  Please stop attacking your base.

    [deep breath]

    OK, rant over.  Flame away.

    "Push the button, Max!" Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate, The Great Race

    by bartcopfan on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:58:47 AM PST

    •  I saw a reason Rice shouldn't have been SoS (3+ / 0-)
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      Her her financial ties with Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame are disturbing to say the least.  

      I don't think what Graham and McCain did to her was right but I never wanted her as SoS.  

      Beyond that it was always BOTH Kerry and Rice in the running for the position.

      •  Not forget her ties with Keystone Pipeline. (1+ / 0-)
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        Environmentalists were already going after her.

        "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

        by LaurenMonica on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:12:53 AM PST

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      •  Thanks for indulging my rant.... (0+ / 0-)

        I agree, Susan Rice has problems of her own.  I didn't know about the dictator-tie you cite (thanks for that); I'd have refered to apparent ties w/ the Keystone XL pipeline, myself.

        But I loathe handing Republican'ts authority over any Democratic decision and that is the real source of my anger/righteous indignation.

        Thanks again for your indulgence.

        "Push the button, Max!" Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate, The Great Race

        by bartcopfan on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:13:00 AM PST

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