Thursday, November 15, 2012

Obama and Susan Rice (Video, Transcript)

Unlike in his recent public appearances, Obama didn't cry during his news conference yesterday.

He was having a great time, refusing to give direct answers to questions, if he answered them at all.

He lapped up the congratulations on his reelection from a reporter. Embarrassing.

Obama looked relaxed, like someone who knows he has all the "flexibility" in the world, like someone who intends to do whatever he chooses.

He came off as arrogant and cocky, the imperial president.

In his news conference yesterday afternoon, Obama also acted like a street thug.

He made a fool of himself, defending the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, picking a fight with Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham.

Here's video:


JONATHAN KARL: 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?

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 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 of the State Department, then I will nominate her. That's not a determination that I’ve made yet.
Good grief.

Obama is playing the War on Women card again. Poor helpless Susan Rice.

Why would Rice be an "easy target"?

I hope the U.S. ambassador to the UN has a backbone. If she doesn't, if she's such an "easy target," she needs to be replaced immediately.

It's particularly disturbing that Obama became so angry, charging McCain and Graham with "going after" the ambassador. It was a rehearsed response, but it still was weird.

Remember how the Leftists went berserk over John Bolton?

Our ambassadors to the UN obviously are not off limits in terms of criticism.

The cocky Obama says he'll select Susan Rice to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State if he feels like it.

He has a mandate to do whatever he wants.

That's delusional. Obama is delusional.

He has no mandate. He didn't win by a landslide. Half the country doesn't want him as our president. Mandate, shmandate.

The next four years are going to be a nightmare if Obama keeps up with this crap.

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