Susan Rice promoted, seriously Obama?Posted by TM Snyder on June 7, 2013
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama made a shocking announcement, naming United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice as his next national security adviser. Is this an arrogant and defiant act giving that GOP leaders can do absolutely nothing to stop it? Why, you ask? Because this appointment does not require Senate confirmation. With the number of federal scandals President Obama currently has himself wrapped up in, I suppose this is the only way he can poke his finger in the eye of congressional Republicans.
We know by now that Obama will get his way one way or another. There is simply no ethical line he will not cross to reach his own political goals and fulfill his own self-righteous agendas, and that’s plain disturbing to me. Promoting Susan Rice to such an elite position in the midst of all these other scandals, is a very bold move. It certainly seems bizarre to me after Republicans blocked Rice‘s bid to lead the State Department after claiming she misled the public about the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Well, this is just a slap in the face to Republicans, igniting a fight Obama really doesn’t need right now, but doesn’t seem to care about. After all, it was Susan Rice who went on four talk shows with false talking points about Benghazi, then those talking points were altered dozens of times before “kind of” being released to the American people.
Republicans are still upset that the Obama administration intentionally omitted any reference to terrorism in Rice‘s original Benghazi talking points. They should be. We all should be. Nine months later, we still haven’t been told who even created those original talking points and/or who sent Rice on the TV/Talk Show rounds pushing these known lies. It’s incredibly absurd that this woman gets promoted to national security adviser, considering at least one of these two things has to be true, she’s either completely incompetent or an absolute liar. Maybe she’s both, but Rice certainly doesn’t deserve to hold such a prestigious position with access to the most sensitive information important to our country’s defense. It’s a very scary thought.
“It demonstrates a tin ear on the genuine concerns on the tragedy of Benghazi.” said Matt Schlapp, former President George W. Bush‘s political director. “When you take somebody who was at the center of the public relations strategy around Benghazi and give her a promotion, it seems to indicate you haven’t learned any lessons.”
If there is one positive, this move by Obama will certainly give Republicans a reason to re-focus on the mishandling of the Benghazi terrorist attack at a time when attention on the attack has faded just a bit. After the attention of the media has been focused on the IRS targeting conservative groups and the Justice Department secretly spying on journalists, Republicans and the media can finally shift back to the cover-up of Benghazi and holding the Obama administration responsible for the deaths of four Americans, including the ambassador. Well, the least they could do is give a response. A consistent one.
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