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Subject:  Re: Breaking: Susan Rice Date:  12/14/2012  6:01 AM
Author:  Calabogie Number:  1844854 of 2207411

The righties were so opposed to Rice that they virtually promised to give Kerry a free pass.

Actually, a lot of "lefties" were opposed to Rice as well. Her strong support for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (and other interventions) as well as her reputation as an apologist for African dictators was a pretty strong argument against her nomination. Multiple journalists and commentators have mentioned these things but for some reason they didn't get much publicity in the main stream media. I just read an article in Salon basically saying that Republicans hounded Rice out of consideration but the truth is that there was a lot of resistance from the more left-leaning wing of the Democratic party.

Obama has already taken some hits from that group and the Rice issue would have exacerbated things. That's also one of the reasons all the talk about Hillary in 2016 is a bit premature IMO.

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