McCain’s ugly campaign against Susan Rice pays off

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I wonder if John McCain feels even the slightest twinge of shame over his McCarthyesque campaign to torpedo Susan Rice. Probably not. The McCain who might once have been capable of such decency hasn’t been seen in Washington in many a moon.

It’s important to make it clear that Rice wasn’t targeted because she’s a woman or because she’s black; those defenders who make such claims do her a disservice. Instead, she was targeted because she could be. McCain and his merry little band haven’t been able to lay a glove on Barack Obama, the man who denied McCain the presidency four years ago, and their increasing irrelevance has made them frustrated. But Rice? Rice was somebody they could handle.

That’s because, as U.S. senators, they had something that Rice wanted. She needed their permission to become the next secretary of state, should Obama decide to nominate her to that post, and that made her vulnerable. Through deception and ginned-up righteousness, McCain and his pals at Fox proceeded to turn Rice into the face of a Benghazi tragedy in which she had played only the most peripheral of roles. Like a husband who is angry at his wife but kicks the dog instead, they smeared her as a proxy for Obama.

Yesterday, with Rice’s withdrawal from consideration, they got the scalp they wanted. They “counted coup” on Obama, even if indirectly, and I guess they proved to themselves that they still mattered. But to a lot of other people, they proved something less flattering about themselves.

– Jay Bookman

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stands for decibels

December 14th, 2012
8:47 am

I wonder if John McCain feels even the slightest twinge of shame over his McCarthyesque campaign to torpedo Susan Rice.

No.

(THBAEOSATSQ.)

oops

December 14th, 2012
8:48 am

Susan Rice wasn’t suited to the SoS role. America is better off without her as SoS.

Mick

December 14th, 2012
8:49 am

Mccain is increasingly seen as a bitter old man, his time is almost up in politics, maybe he can salvage something. That being said, I prefer john kerry at state anyway…

oops

December 14th, 2012
8:50 am

“McCain and his merry little band ”

You mean McCain and all those other moderate Republicans? Yeah, those crazy extremist moderates…..

godless heathen - fiscal cliff dweller

December 14th, 2012
8:51 am

from below, Bro:

helifreak is an R/C helicopter forum. The animated horse-beating gif you posted last night was linked from helifreak. I thought you might be one.

Lord Help Us

December 14th, 2012
8:53 am

McCain’s capitulation on torture (after initially making a principled stand) and selection of that doofus from Alaska (who, ironically, is infinitely less qualified than Susan Rice) long ago relegated this hateful old bahstard to the hall of shame where he will stay…

stands for decibels

December 14th, 2012
8:54 am

Not to put too fine a point on it, but–”Greatest deliberative body,” my shiny metal ass.

This nation’s Senate is a dysfunctional, international embarrassment. It should have met the same fate as the UK’s House of Lords a century ago.

godless heathen - fiscal cliff dweller

December 14th, 2012
8:54 am

Maybe she withdrew because she didn’t want to give up her shares in the Keystone pipeline.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/stake-in-keystone-pipeline-is-potential-conflict-for-susan-rice/

Maybe she’s just greedy.

stands for decibels

December 14th, 2012
8:56 am

Jay, if you start a rumor that Susan Rice will be running for Kerry’s seat, would it grow legs?

straitroad

December 14th, 2012
8:56 am

I would bet that most of Mrs. Rice’s supporters know very little about her qualifications but blindly support her by default. There’s no need to smear McCain for providing oversight and asking tough questions.

DownInAlbany

December 14th, 2012
8:57 am

McCarthyesque campaign
Kind of a stretch, wouldn’t you say? McCarthy was after the “communists who have infiltrated the State Department…”

Instead, she was targeted because she could be
Yeah, that mean old McCain being mean just because, well, he’s mean!

McCain and his pals at Fox proceeded to turn Rice into the face of a Benghazi tragedy
Nope, I think the President did that by trotting her out on the Sunday MSM circuit, even though “she had nothing to do with it”

Another day, another smear job by Jay. Not surprised in the least bit.

Why not spend some time on getting to the bottom of why 4 Americans died that night? Will Hillary actually testify? Despite what the lefty loonies believe, the entire truth has not come out.

Brosephus™

December 14th, 2012
8:57 am

As long as DC Dems keep giving in to the bullies across the aisle, they’re gonna keep doing what they can get away with. The best way to stop a bully is to punch him/her dead in the mouth hard enough to make him/her swallow their own teeth. Until Obama and the Dems throw that punch, these theatrics will continue.

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You mean McCain and all those other moderate Republicans?

Such pure bovine fecal matter should be FDA regulated. “Moderate Republican” is the oxymoron of all oxymorons. There’s one, so you can drop the plural stuff. McCain is no moderate. Graham is no moderate. Collins is the only GOP moderate in the Senate.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

moderate republicans…

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

oops

December 14th, 2012
8:58 am

political hacks don’t belong in the office of Secretary of State

that’s what McCain couldn’t accept

gette

December 14th, 2012
8:58 am

As usual Party before Country. What a waste of talent. We are however fortunate to have John Kerry, and an outstanding Democratic candidate to fill his seat in MA! McCain, Graham and Ayotte should hang their heads in shame for squandering such precious time when we have real fiscal issues that need to be addressed now !

HDB

December 14th, 2012
8:58 am

McCain and Graham — my nominees for A-holes of the Year….and that’s a compliment for those two (as Bugs Bunny would say) “maroons”!!

Brosephus™

December 14th, 2012
8:59 am

godless

Got you downstairs and responded. I’m a R/C fan, but I don’t really do online forums for that. Used to do model railroad forums a few years ago. Now, I read a few different aviation forums, but I rarely comment.

Thomas Heyward Jr

December 14th, 2012
8:59 am

Bookman woke up……alone………..and his latest “moderate” Republican lover,
didn’t even leave a note or number.
.
sigh
.
It’s just the way Washington rolls dude.

stands for decibels

December 14th, 2012
9:00 am

McCarthy was after the “communists who have infiltrated the State Department…”

Tailgunner Joe was after the pink elephants who visited him with increasing regularity during the 1950s.

oops

December 14th, 2012
9:00 am

“Such pure bovine fecal matter should be FDA regulated. “Moderate Republican” is the oxymoron of all oxymorons.”

Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte are pleased to know you have joined the ranks of the brainwashed.

oops

December 14th, 2012
9:01 am

“Collins is the only GOP moderate in the Senate.”

And she opposes Susan Rice. Oopsie.

DownInAlbany

December 14th, 2012
9:02 am

gette

December 14th, 2012
8:58 am

squandering such precious time when we have real fiscal issues that need to be addressed now !

No her confirmation hearing would have been “squandering such precious time.” She would have never been confirmed. She knows it, Obama knows it. She withdrew to save his reputation. If he didn’t nominate her, he looks weak. If he does nominate her, too many tough questions have to be answered…and, not just Benghazi.

Jay

December 14th, 2012
9:03 am

“I would bet that most of Mrs. Rice’s supporters know very little about her qualifications but blindly support her by default. There’s no need to smear McCain for providing oversight and asking tough questions.”

I don’t support or oppose Rice’s nomination for the job, straitroad. If there are legitimate reasons to deny her the job, let’s hear them and make a decision on that basis. But this was something else entirely. To be denied a shot at the top job in your profession because of fabrications and distortions and because a few people are mad at your boss … that ain’t right.

Stevie Ray

December 14th, 2012
9:04 am

Oh, lets send her a crying towel. Like this is any different from past attacks on both parties nominees etcetera? To be fair, she would be a better representative than Kerry….who nobody likes…but to whine over such attacks, especially given the gutter-style rhetoric spewed at GOP by BO campaign (and visa versa)….that’s ok but you cry a river when it goes against you?

Change your diapers..

godless heathen - fiscal cliff dweller

December 14th, 2012
9:04 am

Bro: I’d love to do model railroading sometime. Maybe in retirement.

TaxPayer

December 14th, 2012
9:05 am

What do you expect from the sore loser. I think he is quite in character, for a Republican.

Welcome to the Occupation

December 14th, 2012
9:06 am

So the entire Susan Rice charade boiled down to ….. personal pique? A vendetta by a bitter old man?

Really? That’s all?

You sure?

DownInAlbany

December 14th, 2012
9:07 am

Jay

December 14th, 2012
9:03 am

To be denied a shot at the top job in your profession because of fabrications and distortions and because a few people are mad at your boss … that ain’t right.

She wasn’t “denied a shot.” She QUIT! She with drew. “Denied” my hind parts! “John McCain is mean and he hurt my feelings” sniff, sniff, blot eyes with tissue! Hilarious! “denied a shot” he says!

Long Train Runnin'

December 14th, 2012
9:08 am

McCain learned how to torpedo a nominiation from the very best … Does the name Robert Bork ring a bell. It’s political payback and it’s a sign of the times in Washington where both parties are culpable.

V is for Vendetta

December 14th, 2012
9:08 am

I like to eat Secretary of State candidates for lunch. Tasty. Better than a Twinkie.

skipper

December 14th, 2012
9:08 am

I am not for term limits or anything else like that.. However, I can truthfully say that I would like to see every single Senator and Representative fired today; start completely over. While the machine might stumble to begin with, eventually something would get better. There is no compromise, common sense, or putting the country first. It is all about who can stab who, and then claim some moral victory. The “fiscal cliff” as well as many other isuues are totally bogged down in the politics of the day; the country be damned. If it was not this Rice fight, it would something else that involves egos and bullsh*t. So many go on the news acting as iff their ONLY concern is the wellbeing of the country. Each party, in my opinion, has become largely a bastion of extremists (both ends of the spectrum) and the well-being of the country has been out on hold. Be it Rice, war, taxes, or membership in the Left-handed One-eyed Ethiopian Co-pilots Association there is nothing more than rhetoric, dogmatic stances, and an in general process of party extrems first, then perhaps a little governing. What is it gonna take?????????

TaxPayer

December 14th, 2012
9:09 am

If Kerry is selected he should go along with the process and get McCain and Company’s blessing and then remove himself from the process citing the mistreatment of Rice by McCain and Company.

ITS ALL BUSH'S FAULT

December 14th, 2012
9:09 am

Mclame called Rice unqualified but chose Palin? The Maverick…LOL

Brosephus™

December 14th, 2012
9:10 am

Like this is any different from past attacks on both parties nominees etcetera?

Ok, what other nominee has been attacked in that manner BEFORE they even became a nominee if this is no different from past attacks? I’m sure you have examples stashed away in that vast vault of knowledge that you possess.

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godless

Years ago, I did the old 4X8 plywood type layout. I’m looking for a house with a basement or enough land where I can build a separate garage with overhead room specifically to do a full layout. It will probably be a retirement or semi-retirement thing with me too. Gotta focus the finances on the kids for now.

Peadawg

December 14th, 2012
9:10 am

“I am not for term limits or anything else like that”

I am. Elections aren’t doing the trick.

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
9:12 am

Jm poops cracks me up.

I’ve always enjoyed his stream of unconsciousness blogging style.

It’s all good. I’ve learned to LOVE Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. Their power over little men like McCain et al in the cowardly GOP is a HUGE win for the American people.

At least every other November…

Ennis

December 14th, 2012
9:12 am

obama has noone to blame but hisself. He knew that he sent rice out with dis-information. rice should have known that it was B/S, and if she didn’t, why was she out of the loop when it all started? Wasn’t the State dept monitoring the situation???? This whole affair still reeks of cover-up and save my ass. The old you get what you sow still works.

Redcoat

December 14th, 2012
9:12 am

Well, I guess the left is done with McCain now……same ol same ol……mean ol repubs….

Brosephus™

December 14th, 2012
9:13 am

However, I can truthfully say that I would like to see every single Senator and Representative fired today; start completely over.

I’ve tried doing that the past few elections. I think I’ve voted for one incumbent candidate over the past 6-8 years, and that one vote was in the primary election this year for our county commission.

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

December 14th, 2012
9:13 am

I’m going to repeat what I said last night “downstairs” because I still feel the same way and in my eyes my comments were still relevant:

D.IA. – Who knows if that’s why she withdrew her name. But what I think we both know is that this whole “Its RICE’s FAULT” theme was just some Bushsh##t used to obfuscate, confuse and distort the REAL republican agenda of trying to do anything and everything to make Obama look bad.

Rice recognized that — and since she’s an old friend of Obama’s decided to do the “patriotic thing”. Patreus stepped down, not because of Benghazi, but if ANYONE was more at fault it would’ve been HIM and not HER; yet not. one. Word. from the elephants on the far fringed right about HIS failings on Benghazi.

If I was her, I wouldn’t have bothered to withdraw my name — I would’ve let the WORLD see how damn low a republican senate would go just to make political “gotcha” points.

I would’ve done a Clarence Thomas on their azzes and called it a “High Class Lynching”. I would’ve given them a fight, that would’ve made WATERLOO look like child’s play. I would’ve hollered about how the republican party wanted to make me their scapegoat MAMMY, while turning a blind eye to the person [read that as white anglo MALE] who was in charge. I would’ve came into those hearings wearing Red, White and Goddam BLUE with stars in my ears, (diamonds); and Jimmy Choos on my feet; and the biggest diamoned flag pin i could find. My nails would be done, and my hair would be FIERCE! I’d have my whole eclectic multicultural family in the pews behind me. I’d have my father, brothers and sister in law wear their uniforms with their medals pinned to their breast; and have my retired Marine Corp Captain, Husband in full dress blues with HIS medals on.

I would’ve taken the veil off of the republican party for the WORLD to see. I would’ve shown them up for the testosteroned thugged out hoodlums that they are. The TRUE desecrators of the Constitution and freedoms.

When I got through, nominated or NOT nominated, I would’ve given them one for the history books.

If you’re gonna go — go out fighting.

These past 4+ years the republicans have been looking high and low for an Angry Black Woman to parade in front of the world. They lost with Michelle, they lost with Susan, but Debbie would’ve given them something much worse, I’d have given them the Scorched Earth Syndrome woman.

If they think they’re gonna drag me down, I’m taking everyone with me.

There’s this line in an old Denise LaSalle song, (blues singer) – the title of the song is “Hey Lady Your Husband Is Cheating On Us”
In it, she says, “Before I bow out gracefully, I’m going to tell EVERYTHING that I know”.

That would be ME at those confirmation hearings. I would dig up dirt on every republican there and wait until all the cameras were on me so that I can REALLY make a scene.

Fox News would have to flip over to Greta doing laundry or something…….

Add on for today below:

I read somewhere once, (can’t remember where), that the reason why MLK was so acceptable to a lot of diehard segrationists was because of Malcolm X.

King talked of peace and non-violence; Malcolm talked of payback and giving violence WITH violence. Malcolm approved heartily of creating social change with violence; so compared to King, King was the more palatable choice.

I would’ve shown the Conned that they REALLY don’t want to see what a ABW (with TS Clearances and who knows the people who know your business); could do.

AND They would’ve thought twice before they picked on another “Susan Rice” in the future. Bullies are only bullies until someone whips their azz – then their just punks without a cause.

tm

December 14th, 2012
9:14 am

This was just one Vet looking after his fellow Vet. John Kerry says thank you

V is for Vendetta

December 14th, 2012
9:14 am

Speaking of Vendetta. This would be handy. Best petition yet. And it has 25,000 votes.

http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/white-house-petitioned-to-build-death-star-85081.html?hp=r6

Thomas Heyward Jr

December 14th, 2012
9:14 am

In Omerika
everyone has already been scalped.
.
Even their unborn kids.

Common Sense isn't very Common

December 14th, 2012
9:15 am

Once upon a time I was a fan of McCain (not for Pres.)

Now I think he has lost all reasoning ability.

ATL Tiger

December 14th, 2012
9:16 am

We still don’t know all the details surrounding the Benghazi attacks. After the news broke of the attack the White House changed their story back and forth (even though they had drone video footage of the entire attack), and sent Susan Rice out to tell their stories.

Susan Rice either participated in the cover up of what really took place when she went to all the talk shows, or she believed in the notion of a spontaneous protest due to a youtube video (which I find hard to believe because she is an intelligent person).

Finn de Siècle (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

December 14th, 2012
9:16 am

The Dems must have someone in line to run a competitive campaign for Kerry’s seat in MA.

At least I hope there’s a plan.

oops

December 14th, 2012
9:18 am

Susan Rice wrote a check that bounced.

That damages your reputation.

Important people have to be careful about what they say, and she wasn’t. Now she’s gone.

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
9:18 am

The slut, prostitute and FemiNazi deserved it.

ZoSo

December 14th, 2012
9:19 am

Ten posts this week bashing the GOP and conservatives. Is that a new record?

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

December 14th, 2012
9:20 am

Wasn’t the State dept monitoring the situation???? This whole affair still reeks of cover-up and save my ass.

Who was over the State Department? Let’s think about that ………………..ummm…………was it Rice…………………or HILLARY?……………………

Who GAVE Rice those “talking points”? Let’s think about that one too…………umm………..thinking, thinking………oh wait…………..it was PATREUS!!

Rice, a UN AMBASSADOR, all of a sudden is the person who takes the blame. Un-Freaking-Believable!

straitroad

December 14th, 2012
9:20 am

Jay

December 14th, 2012
9:03 am

I don’t think she was ever officially nominated, but I could be wrong. I think that any potential nominee, on either side of the aisle would have gottent the same treatment given what transpired. If this is the only setback regarding Benghazi then I think the administration will take it any day of the week.

Stevie Ray

December 14th, 2012
9:20 am

Brosephus™

December 14th, 2012
9:10 am

I’m sure you are familiar with all the filibustering to prevent nominations of federal judge appointments on all levels which is well documented by goth sides…Clarence Thomas was attacked on some sexual and possibly trumped up, political charges by the DEMS…humililating indeed. BO’s attacks on Romney that we unfounded (several 4 pinocchios if you care to seek)…

It’s all fair play..just cause you favorite got knocked out for prematurely popping off prior to consensus remains suspiciously as another in the lay the blame off our cherished BO bag of tricks…she says attack…BO says terrorism…who knows.what if she jumps the gun as SState?

RB from Gwinnett

December 14th, 2012
9:20 am

Oh man….. I was betting this mornings post was going to be about Hank “the gift that keeps on giving” Johnson. Maybe Jay’s still working on that one??? Out interviewing some voters from his district where he is “hugely popular”???

oops

December 14th, 2012
9:21 am

“Once upon a time I was a fan of McCain (not for Pres.)

Now I think he has lost all reasoning ability.”

Huma Abedin must be part of a conspiracy then. And McCain is defending terrorists. Clearly he is completely and utterly loco (sarc for the slow).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/post/john-mccain-defends-huma-abedin-against-accusations-shes-part-of-conspiracy/2012/07/18/gJQAFpxntW_blog.html

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

December 14th, 2012
9:21 am

Important people have to be careful about what they say, and she wasn’t. Now she’s gone.

Yeah like that WMD’s that WERE there so we had to go to war RIGHT NOW and people had to die FOR LIBERTY; but ooops! My Bad! There aren’t ANY WMD’s!

I guess that was Rice’s fault too…………..

grab your ankles, people

December 14th, 2012
9:22 am

um, quite a number of Dems in the senate didn’t care for her either. Besides, she is one ugly coyote. wow ! He…..i mean, she looks like a younger Telly Savalas in a wig.

oops

December 14th, 2012
9:22 am

RB

Hank Johnson is a heightest. He’s completely sick. Nobody in good conscience uses the m-word anymore.

oops

December 14th, 2012
9:23 am

Hank Johnson is a mental midget.

Oops.

Butch

December 14th, 2012
9:23 am

Jay…..if you want legitimate reasons, you have to be open to at least considering them…..what are your thoughts on the potential conflict of interest due to her investments in Transcanada stock? You are sure that she did not remove herself from consideration because she did not want to divest and lose a potential windfall?

Logic_101

December 14th, 2012
9:24 am

This is a direct result of politics as usual for the Senatorial traitors, McCain, Graham. It is the same tired politics of racism and misogyny that is the hallmark of being a dedicated republican. The same treason that was afoot when, McConnell was selected again to be the racist in chief of Senate republicans, instead of censure and expulsion. It is time for recalls, these sad patricians need to be taught a lesson, their pensions need to taken away. They need to pay for medical care. It is time that these low life extremists get the same treatment that they favor for actual Americans.

Redcoat

December 14th, 2012
9:24 am

If “the people” are buying it, keep doing it until they don’t anymore……..

Redcoat

December 14th, 2012
9:25 am

Wonder if she ever had a “weight” problem?

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

December 14th, 2012
9:25 am

At least I hope there’s a plan.

If I was Obama, or a member of his cabinet, I’d make sure to nominate anyone BUT Kerry — just to screw with the conned.

There are other people who can do that job — The Assistant Sec. of State for one.

Steve

December 14th, 2012
9:25 am

I’m an Obama supporter and a liberal, and yes, this was blown way out of proportion, and yes, McCain is a hypocrite for trashing Rice yet he selected the bimbo/idiot Palin…

But the Benghazi thing doesn’t sit right with me. It wasn’t handled well. It’s the right thing for Ms Rice to move on.

Brosephus™

December 14th, 2012
9:25 am

Stevie Ray

That was done AFTER he became a nominee, not before. Rice hasn’t been nominated yet. Try again.

jconservative

December 14th, 2012
9:26 am

Curious.

Actually McCain has undercut his own position on the US role in international affairs.

McCain, if you recall, has blasted the Obama administration for its failure to be more directly involved in both Libya and Syria. And the irony is that in the Obama administration it was Susan Rice who was pushing Obama to be more directly involved in Libya and Syria. Now McCain will probably end up voting for John Kerry as Sec of State. And it was Kerry who was pushing Obama to stay out of direct involvement in Libya and Syria.

So McCain has a “victory” over Obama, if that was what he was after. But he lost one of the few intellectual allies he had in the administration.

GT

December 14th, 2012
9:26 am

This from the man who would have Palin as his V.P. She will end up National Security Director when the timing is better. O can’t afford the time right now with the cliff in sight. The congressional Republicans are looking for any excuse to distract the attention off the box Obama has got them in. We have a very smart president and many of his finest moves go unnoticed, which is fine with me. The guy time and time again, makes monkeys out of the Republican Party. When Lincoln freed the slaves he had no idea one of their descendants would some day be the ruination of his own party. I think Abe would have liked O a lot.

Real Athens

December 14th, 2012
9:27 am

Bullseye Jay. Compare Rice’s earnest answers to Andrea Mitchell and the prepared remarks of Graham and McCain and make your own conclusions about who is B@ll$hi##ing.

“Like a husband who is angry at his wife but kicks the dog instead, they smeared her as a proxy for Obama.”

What a perfect metaphor for Graham and McCain. I find it hilarious the country considers Graham a moderate. Center left of Jim DeMint does not a moderate make. Susan Collins is a moderate. However, with her 6 year term coming to an end in 2014 she needed to be cast in a different light lest Karl Rove and other overspending groups align her in their cross hairs. The boys club needed a woman to seal their victory, Collins needed a badge of intolerance; ignorance flair that she could pin on her suit for her next election fight against the intolerants who would try to unseat her.

U.S. politics at their absolute worst.

DownInAlbany

December 14th, 2012
9:27 am

DebbieDoRight – A Do Right Woman

December 14th, 2012
9:21 am

I guess that was Rice’s fault too…………..

That definitely goes against the lefty loonie mantra that it’s “Bush’s fault.” But, if that’s what you want to believe, who am I to stand in your way?

Stevie Ray

December 14th, 2012
9:28 am

DebbieDoRight – A Do Right Woman

December 14th, 2012
9:13 am

I’d recommend at nice Mimolette cheese to go with that whine of yours…its a hard, excessively yellow, almost orange cheese that pairs well with your racism whines..it make for many interesting pairings as well including: “don’t every blame Obama”, “female politicians/appointees never screw up”, “GOP whities should just get outta of the way..” It very versatile…you should consider it.

stands for decibels

December 14th, 2012
9:28 am

Does the name Robert Bork ring a bell.

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she is one ugly coyote

Hey, gang. I’m thinking maybe it’s time to get red-carded.

Anyone want to come along with me for the ride?

oops

December 14th, 2012
9:29 am

“I guess that was Rice’s fault too…………”

Using democrat accounting, sure, one could make that argument.

HDB

December 14th, 2012
9:30 am

DebbieDoRight – A Do Right Woman

December 14th, 2012
9:13 am

YOU GO, GIRL!! Ain’t mad at’cha!! Maybe YOU should be Sec of State instead……

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Brosephus™

December 14th, 2012
9:30 am

just cause you favorite got knocked out for prematurely popping off prior to consensus remains suspiciously as another in the lay the blame off our cherished BO bag of tricks

Stevie Ray

And once again you go assuming, and you’re quite adept at making an ass of yourself here. Rice isn’t my favorite, so try again. I simply asked you a question, and you go off the deep end with your broad brushed bullsh*t.

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DownInAlbany

December 14th, 2012
9:31 am

Hank Johnson for President! (yeah and the cons are the idiots!) snicker, chortle!

Georgia

December 14th, 2012
9:31 am

Postcards from the cliff. “Scalp…..counted coup…..”. Can we quit dissing the injuns, please. If Rice was the price, then deal announcement after market close today. My opinion, and remember, its been many moons since I’ve been right. I hope Kerry is a lock, because that would mean his squaw will be back, and I’m nuts about her.

alex

December 14th, 2012
9:31 am

Jay, agree with your response to straitroad and thus she did a diservice to this country by not going thru senate hearing to show the country her degree of qualification,If you REALLY want job, you fight for it, she did not or perhaps she was not ultimately qualified. We will never know. To blame Mcain is superficial, in the end She made the choice to withdraw…..

Angry Black women, here we go with the race thing again….knew it would happen, but wait we’ve got feninazi, more of the same innane rubbish..pure bovine fecal matter–that about sums up this opinion piece…

Brosephus™

December 14th, 2012
9:31 am

dB @ 9:28

I try to avoid those situations, but I feel you 100% today.

Welcome to the Occupation

December 14th, 2012
9:32 am

Steve: “But the Benghazi thing doesn’t sit right with me. It wasn’t handled well. It’s the right thing for Ms Rice to move on.”

What bothers you about it, do you think? What doesn’t sit right?

JamVet

December 14th, 2012
9:32 am

…and all those other moderate Republicans?

Brocephus, just the latest in a LONG list of Jm poop’s idiotic claims…

The extremist, all white, purity tested scum in that party excised the moderates.

Hence, their ongoing implosion…

Stevie Ray

December 14th, 2012
9:32 am

Brosephus™

December 14th, 2012
9:25 am

Like that’s a big difference? Same political tactics before or after…plus she would have gotten nomination had she not quit…if she had nothing to hide or otherwise lacked the intestinal fortitude to accept what came with nomination….well thats a thought isn’t it?

Smells like fish Bro..

Redcoat

December 14th, 2012
9:32 am

We Democrats wouldn’t dare say or insinuate anything that wasn’t true………those mean ol repubs…..

Benni Sue Morrison

December 14th, 2012
9:33 am

WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND

clem

December 14th, 2012
9:34 am

senator mcnasty and mini mcnasty looked pretty petty during this episode. these guys worried about americans killed in libya when they supported war in iraq? my guess is rice could kick mccain’s butt, no guess on lightweight graham.

East Lake Ira

December 14th, 2012
9:34 am

Republicans are bullies.

Someone needs to just punch McCain and Lindsey square in the nose.

godless heathen - fiscal cliff dweller

December 14th, 2012
9:34 am

Did Ms. Rice state why she was withdrawing from consideration?

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Stevie Ray

December 14th, 2012
9:35 am

Brosephus™

December 14th, 2012
9:30 am

You are a tough guy and can take it…you use that defense more frequently…perhaps you should be more clear on your posts…

quick work break

December 14th, 2012
9:35 am

Yeah, I think Collins had a more influential impact than McCain on sinking Rice. The public couldn’t use the “anti-woman Republican” meme in that case, and it doesn’t hurt that she’s a moderate. My problem with Collins’ position was that she only said Rice raised more questions than answers, but they never really got to dive into them.

stands for decibels

December 14th, 2012
9:35 am

Ok, so I guess I won’t commit blog suicide today.

Since someone brought it up: Can someone patiently explain to me what it is that Hank Johnson actually said that is so out-there?

(and yes, I have read what he’d said, originally, about little people, and I read his apology as well. I do not get what is so weird about any of it. Then again, I don’t get what is especially weird about asking about environmental “tipping points” when it comes to where troops are deployed, either.)

Redcoat

December 14th, 2012
9:36 am

Do the Democrats own it yet?……..

RB from Gwinnett

December 14th, 2012
9:37 am

Did ya’ll hear that RGIII isn’t being black enough to keep the “down with the cause” crowd happy?

I wonder if he’d just pulled his cap bill to the side a little more if he’d qualify as “enough”?????

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TaxPayer

December 14th, 2012
9:37 am

Cons like to dish it but they sure get their panties knotted up when it gets tossed back at them.

Obama should nominate Palin for Secretary of the Department of Law. I’m sure McCain would throw his support behind her.

stands for decibels

December 14th, 2012
9:37 am

Did Ms. Rice state why she was withdrawing from consideration?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=susan+rice+withdrawal+letter

Stevie Ray

December 14th, 2012
9:38 am

East Lake Ira

December 14th, 2012
9:34 am

That’s brilliant..your strategy is to get dragged down into the gutter cause they offended you likely ill conceived notion of right or wrong…

“lets just punch those guys in the nose…” Why do you think she withdrew? Clearly political…who knows what would come out in hearing..

Mr Right

December 14th, 2012
9:38 am

Hmm— I think I missed the part where Jay blasted those that put out those lies about Romney, oh, wait, I think he may have been part of that!

joe

December 14th, 2012
9:39 am

Heck ya! You go McCain!!! Rice is bad for you…

RG Phila

December 14th, 2012
9:39 am

This Guy – so called Maverick senator has been a sorest loser and an outright jerk! I bet his family ashamed of him for this brain dead guy. He needs to quit asap!