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Heckuva Job, Susan Rice!

Posted on | November 14, 2012 | 33 Comments

She went all over TV and repeated the administration’s lies about Libya, and how dare you criticize her!

Q: Thank you, Mr. President. Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham both said today that they want to have Watergate-style hearings on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and said that if you nominate Susan Rice to be secretary of state, they will do everything in their power to block her nomination. As Senator Graham said, he simply doesn’t trust Ambassador Rice after what she said about Benghazi. I’d like your reaction to that. And would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, first of all, I’m not going to comment at this point on various nominations that I’ll put forward to fill out my Cabinet for the second term. Those are things that are still being discussed.
But let me say specifically about Susan Rice, she has done exemplary work. She has represented the United States and our interests in the United Nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. As I’ve said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I’m happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador, who had nothing to do with Benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous.
And you know, we’re after an election now. I think it is important for us to find out exactly what happened in Benghazi, and I’m happy to cooperate in any ways that Congress wants. We have provided every bit of information that we have, and we will continue to provide information. And we’ve got a full-blown investigation, and all that information will be disgorged to Congress.
And I don’t think there’s any debate in this country that when you have four Americans killed, that’s a problem. And we’ve got to get to the bottom of it, and there needs to be accountability. We’ve got to bring those who carried it out to justice. They won’t get any debate from me on that.
But when they go after the U.N. ambassador, apparently because they think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me. And should I choose — if I think that she would be the best person to serve America in the capacity — the State Department, then I will nominate her. That’s not a determination that I’ve made yet.

This is the moral lesson that Obama is teaching your children: Successful liars deserve to be praised and rewarded. Obama keeps saying that he’s going to “get to the bottom of it,” as if his own failures were not at “the bottom of it.” Ace of Spades comments:

Ed Henry points out that Obama admitted what had long been assumed (but not explicitly said), that Susan Rice was sent out to talk about Benghazi at the White House’s request.

Exactly: They pick this liberal ideologue — a State Department stooge who knows nothing about terrorism, nothing about intelligence, nothing about the military — hand her the dishonest talking points, and send her out to parrot their propaganda. When Rice’s explanation is proved false, then Obama starts saying he’s going to “get to the bottom of it,” as if someone else were responsible for crafting these lies which were calculated to benefit him politically.


  • Bob Belvedere

    ‘They pick this Leftist ideologue – a State Department stooge….’

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  • Deadman Turner

    Other leaders in history:-
    Herod: “There are worrying reports that some male
    infants may well have sufferered some degree of harm recently. I shall look into this and make a full report when we find out exactly what happened…”
    Josef Stalin: “There are worrying reports that as many as twenty million Russian citizens may well have been put to some inconvenience insofar as might relate to eating and breathing. I shall look into this and make a full report when
    we find out exactly what happened…”

  • Adjoran

    In related news, markets reacted with joy and confidence at Obama’s economic plans.

  • CWLsun

    “…others want to go after somebody, they should go after me…”

    Hard to go after you first, Mr. President, when you are leading from behind. That train has left the station, and Amb. Rice is out front.

  • Finrod Felagund

    DJIA 10K here we come!

  • Lightwave

    Make that 5k.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • Garym

    Four More Years! Four More Years! Four More Years …… of this bullshit presidency!

  • JeffS

    What, Obama isn’t throwing Rice under the bus? What does she have on him? Must be really dirty.

  • KingShamus

    Obama is so pathetic and patronizing to think that the US press corps will actually buy his line of bullshit.


    But at least the Senate Republicans will vigorously question Susan Rice under oath when Obama nominates her for Secretary of State.

    Who’s the ranking GOP Member on the Foreign Relations Committee again?

  • M. Thompson

    She’s just up next on the list of stooges. She took one bus, and “survived,” so how about another?

  • Becca Lower

    I hear Wall St. was /thrilled/ with the 0.3% drop in consumer spending (first time in 4 months), the Producers Price index report that the wholesales prices decreased 0.2%, and business inventories rose slower than expected.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    You are depressing the hell out of me KingShamus!

  • KingShamus

    I kinda suck that way.


  • jsn2

    Blaming her would be proof of war on women. He’s got to figure out how to blame Bush.

  • Wombat_socho

    Well, if we get the Senate back in 2014 we might be able to impeach his worthless ass.

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  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Elections have consequences.

  • K-Bob

    on the way to 2k

  • K-Bob

    O/T Wisconsin legislators. Full of, well, maybe not win, so much as fight!

  • Adjoran

    Nah, she hates Israel as much as Obama does, but he is probably just stroking her with the leaks. Kerry to State, I think, and someone else for Defense.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Come on, Wombat, do you really think Boehner and McConnell and their minions have the testicular fortitude to do the right thing? You’ve been sniffing too much cardboard, my linky loving friend.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Barry holds all of his fag hags in high regard.

  • Bob Belvedere

    It’s a responsibility that comes with Kingship.

  • Bob Belvedere

    I’m pretty much convinced that any effective resistance to the Leftist Tyranny has to come from the Several States.

  • Garym

    Yep. National campaigns don’t seem to work out for us very well. Pushing back locally is the way to go at this point.

  • Garym

    I hate to be a glass is half empty guy, but the ‘pubs don’t have a clue on building a campaign to take back the Senate. When the establishment loses a primary, they turtle up and don’t support the winner. We aren’t going to win anything with scumbags like that running the party.

  • KingShamus

    Heavy is the head that wears the fake internet crown. ;-p

  • K-Bob

    I think of them as our last hope to stave off civil war. If they lay down their responsibility, we will face terrible times.

  • Vigilante Sozadee

    McCain doesn’t want Susan Rice as Secretary of State? Who does he want? Sarah Palin?

  • RichFader

    I have more confidence in Bill Clinton’s ability to get to the bottom than I do in Barack Obama’s. Granted it probably wouldn’t have been the bottom of the problem at hand, but at least it’d have been *a* bottom.