Rice meeting with Obama Friday, not expected to get NSA post
December 14th, 2012
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Rice meeting with Obama Friday, not expected to get NSA post

Washington (CNN) – Oh to be a fly on the wall in the Oval Office Friday when President Obama meets with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.

The private one-on-one meeting comes the day after Rice abruptly withdrew her name from consideration to be the next secretary of state, citing a “lengthy, disruptive, and costly” confirmation process.


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  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    John McCain gained nothing by Rice's withdrawal but Vietnam Veterans Kerry and Hagel stand to gain two of the highest positions in the Obama cabinet. McCain has spent his entire political capitol on bitterness, losing 2 times on his presidential bid, and keep in mind Bush never appointed him to anything either, there's no place for him in politics, he has absolutely nothing to offer.

    December 14, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  2. ST

    Does McCain has a heart? Really! Doesn't he feel guilty for the witch hunt he has done to this woman? Civilised people don't live on revenge. McCain and his buddy Graham have lost credibility and have poisoned the GOP well.

    December 14, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  3. The REAL Truth...

    The GOP plan from day one was to DISCREDIT Rice with the Benghazi situation and force her out or lock her nomination up in committee. That's because she's GOOD !! Then, the plan would coerce the POTUS to submit John Kerry as the backup which would be APPROVED! This would free up his Senate seat and give the GOP a chance to get Scott Brown elected and head toward a large contingent in the Senate.
    And this is good for the country because ????? NOT !! It's bidness as usual for the Grand Obstructionist Party. Nothing has changed... they still don't get it!

    December 14, 2012 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    From what I have been able to glean of Susan Rice's career, she was absolutely qualified to become SoS. McCain did himself and his party a very big disservice by publicly attacking her. Especially considering there hadn't yet been a formal announcement nominating her to ANY position, including SoS.

    I agree with you Claudia. There is no place for McCain in politics, and hasn't been for too many years to count. I doubt those who were against her actually knew anything about her and are simply repeating Limbaugh and Fox News talking points.

    No doubt we'll be seeing McCain on EVERY Sunday political program from now until 2014 trying to ruin one Democratic career after another with his slander of pent up bitterness.

    December 14, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  5. Bill from GA

    The comments Dr. Rice made on Sunday talk shows were the same as the articles put out by Associated Press and Time magazine the day following the attacks. For McCain and other republicans to claim that Dr. Rice fabricated those remarks to boost Obama's election chances is outrageous.

    The press (Brian Williams, for one), in reporting on her statements the Monday following her talk show rounds, omit her disclosure that the incident was still under investigation. Makes for a better story.

    December 14, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  6. Peace

    @ The REAL Truth..

    Don't under-estimate the thinking of people in Mass. They are not stupid. They didn't vote for their former Gov. (Romney) neither Scott Brown during the recent election. Scott Brown has no chance of winning there again. He did it once and for all by the negligence of the woman he was competing with. I can bet, it is not going to happen again even with the mega dollars GOP will throw in.

    December 14, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  7. Larry in Houston

    arizona needs to that guy OUT of congress – he's worthless –

    December 14, 2012 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  8. Darryl

    Every single Top Leader in this administration has been attacked and demonized right along with the President himself. This is never going to stop no matter what. There is a group of people in Washington who will lead the followers they accumeulate to never allow this President to ever achieve success and save the country from total collapse. To just have a Black POTUS is way too much for the GOP T-Party people. But on top of that, have him bring the country back into succes and millions of jobs ?They absolutely do not want that at all. They would rather keep things miserable for everyone and wait till they take control back and then fix the problems so it is them who have all the answers to everything. The republicans are mentally challenged and can't handle the loss they just got handed to them whem President Obama beet Mitt Romney and swept the country once again and took every single swing state there was except for North Carolina. Just wait till the next Mid-Term elections in 2014. Republicans are again going to lose !

    December 14, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  9. Cy Bode

    Romo lost to Kennedy , lost his home states Mass, lost the Mass Repub Primary to McCain
    the voters in Mass and Mic along with NH and his hometown Belmont all rejected him . Why because they know him.
    Brown slipped in , but when people consider the Supreme Court upcoming openings, having another vote for a
    Conservative Justice wont fly here. Voters now understand who he is.

    December 14, 2012 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  10. Wake up People!

    @Darryl. Truer words were never spoken. That is EXACTLY what is going on in Washington DC and has been since 2008 and will continue until 2016 unless we stop them. I also want to see President Obama take the gloves off. No offense to John Kerry, but I am hoping he does NOT get picked for SoS, that would be playing right into the hands of the GOP.

    President Obama, remember this, THEY HATE YOU!!! No matter what you do they will find fault with it, so do what we the people reelected you to do, and use whatever powers you have and move us forward, even if you have to steamroll over the lot of them.

    Pathetic the way they have sullied Ms. Rice's name. It's time for John McCain to go. The old buzzard probably relives that butt whipping he got from President Obama over and over again.

    December 14, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    @Darryl – Republican voters don't know how bad they've got it, but I think the party leaders do. Which is why there have all of the voter suppression laws lately. The bad news for the right wing is that hey have pretty much evey election since 2006 by a decisive margin, with the exception of 2010.

    The 2010 election, and the ensuing power grab, the deceptive pieces of legislation, and overall bad practices since that time has done more damage to the Republican brand than anything the Democrats could say or do in response. They are done for, and they know it. They will never win a national election again, not until the "Tea Party" goes extinct.

    December 14, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  12. 2012liberal

    Rice stays as un ambassitor. Kerry sos. Hagel sod. And barney frank interm position 4 Kerry n senate. Woop woop! B a thorne n mc cain side. Watch what u as 4 just might get it. Devak patrick over brown n 2014 election! Lol! Rice sos under clinton prez 2016 😉

    December 14, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  13. DOG1

    Hmmm, seems like somewhere there may be a half way decent republican congressman he could select for Secretary of State, in the interest of bi-partisanship. Of course it should really be one that's in a district where a Democrat would be then elected to take his place. And, after a few months just blow something out of proportion about the secretary, like the repubs did with BenGahzi, and fire him! Seems like a good idea to me. Maybe do that with a few of them.

    December 14, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |