Susan Rice to NSA?

posted at 6:31 pm on March 10, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

Speaking of battles that you thought were ancient history… remember back when that woman – what was her name again? – was a sure fire lock to be the the next Secretary of State? And the Republicans were all up in arms about some television show she was on? And then she really didn’t want to be Secretary of State anyway and John Kerry was Obama’s first choice all along, so what was all the fighting about anyway? Ah… good times, my friends. Good times.

Glad all that is behind us, eh?

Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who lost out in a bruising bid for the job of secretary of state, may have the last laugh.

Rice has emerged as far and away the front-runner to succeed Thomas E. Donilon as President Obama’s national security adviser later this year, according to an administration official familiar with the president’s thinking. The job would place her at the nexus of foreign-policy decision making and allow her to rival the influence of Secretary of State John F. Kerry in shaping the president’s foreign policy.

The appointment would mark a dramatic twist of fortune for Rice, whose prospects to become the country’s top diplomat fizzled last year after a round of television appearances in which she provided what turned out to be a flawed account of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Doug Mataconis points out the one big difference between a potential National Security Adviser and the Secretary of State. (emphasis mine)

This isn’t really much of a surprise. After Rice withdrew her name from contention for Secretary of State, there was much speculation that Obama would be likely to pick her as his National Security Adviser, a position that does not require Senate confirmation.

This would put Rice right back in the center of strategic planning on foreign affairs, indeed matching or possibly exceeding the influence of Kerry, since the NSA is the person with the President’s ear on the inner circle. And the nature of the position means that President Obama can simply appoint her and be done with it. The GOP in the Senate will have nothing to say about it.

Of course, if Barack Obama actually is trying to mend fences – or at least arrange dinners – with the GOP leadership in the hopes of getting something done, this would be a fairly significant finger in the eye to Republicans. I’ve no doubt it will be viewed as such if it happens, and the President would simply be giving John Boehner and company cover to say that there was no thawing of relations across the aisle coming any time soon.


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So she’s going to head the Nonsense Spewing Agency?
Sounds about right.

rbj on March 10, 2013 at 6:34 PM

I’ve no doubt it will be viewed as such if it happens, and the President would simply be giving John Boehner and company cover to say that there was no thawing of relations across the aisle coming any time soon.

Well it won’t be viewed as such by Boehner and company since they have had over four years to show us what they are made of.

arnold ziffel on March 10, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Susan Rice the psychomoron.

VorDaj on March 10, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Good. We can finally get a national security focus on rogue videographers. Like a laser beam.

Curtiss on March 10, 2013 at 6:37 PM

So I take it Susan Rice will be the intermediary between Allah and Obama.

VorDaj on March 10, 2013 at 6:38 PM

The NSA is very, very different position than SoS. There is no comparison at all. If Rice is NSA, who cares? Doesn’t matter a bit.

tommy71 on March 10, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Her intellectual dishonesty should fir in perfectly. It will provide comfort to the delusional fool she serves.

pat on March 10, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Susan Rice to NSA?

Why not? We have a traitor as Secretary of State, a bribe taker as Secretary of Defense so why not a liar at NSA? Compared to these Three Stooges, Dennis Rodman and Sean Penn appear competent!

MaiDee on March 10, 2013 at 6:41 PM

What the Narcissist in Chief wants, the Narcissist in Chief gets.

Or do you want him throwing another hissy fit?

GarandFan on March 10, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Whew. When I first read this I thought Jazz meant ‘National Security Agency.’

Screw it. Let her be Oscuma’s national security ‘advisor.’ No one has any illusions that this scumbag is a traitor at this point. The only remaining question for US citizens is, Are you pro-traitor or anti-traitor.

WhatSlushfund on March 10, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Where else could someone who has relative youth, great but limited power, and is worth at least $40 million go? Pres. Obama must feel he owes Ms. Rice for her under-the-bus tire marks re: Benghazi. Still, if you pay the piper, you must dance to her tune.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 10, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Well,now Team LeftTard can spy on Conservatives,with another
Operative Plant!!!

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 6:55 PM

The rong rice raises her ragedy head repeatedly wreaking of ridiculously repeated comments.

rodguy911 on March 10, 2013 at 6:56 PM

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canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 6:57 PM

As someone pointed out, she took on for the team and now she is rewarded with a position.

Mimzey on March 10, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Whew…she was probably starting to wonder if she was actually going to have to go out and find a job.

BigWyo on March 10, 2013 at 6:58 PM

The rong rice raises her ragedy head repeatedly wreaking of ridiculously repeated comments.

rodguy911 on March 10, 2013 at 6:56 PM

rodguy911:Accurate you are!:)

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Obama and Rice will make a great pair, intellectual giant that she is. Obama must need someone to build his PowerPoint charts.

STL_Vet on March 10, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Poor Kerry
Lame duck SOS

Of course dear leader doesn’t actually want to work with gop

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM

This is good news for the RINO brigade in the Senate. They can talk tough and pretend to stand for something, but not have to worry about getting exposed with a yes vote on confirmation.

Wigglesworth on March 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM

I thought You Tube had offered a position as a Senior Marketer.

hillsoftx on March 10, 2013 at 7:02 PM

The appointment would mark a dramatic twist of fortune for Rice, whose prospects to become the country’s top diplomat fizzled last year after a round of television appearances in which she provided what turned out to be a flawed account of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

This is why we have journalism schools.

I think the word ‘Lied’ has to be in there somewhere.

BigWyo on March 10, 2013 at 7:03 PM

The NSA is very, very different position than SoS. There is no comparison at all. If Rice is NSA, who cares? Doesn’t matter a bit.

tommy71 on March 10, 2013 at 6:39 PM

All things considered, I’d rather she were scrubbing toilets at the Vince Lombardi Service Area on the New Jersey Turnpike.

turfmann on March 10, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Jazz, may I politely suggest that you clarify the headline?

WhatSlushfund on March 10, 2013 at 7:04 PM

So I take it Susan Rice will be the intermediary between Allah and Obama.

VorDaj on March 10, 2013 at 6:38 PM

And Ed and Obama. And Jazz and Obama, of course.

unclesmrgol on March 10, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Spontaneous.

steebo77 on March 10, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Well, they DO need a stooge with absolutely no morals and a hatred of conservatives to head the agency that will spy upon American citizens to discover which constitution loving, gun clinging, bible thumpers absolutely need to be droned.

LegendHasIt on March 10, 2013 at 7:12 PM

I do wonder if Rice will spy on Israel,and relate said information back to Hopey!!

It seems the Settlement construction,is a real pain towards
Obamas legacy sumpin!!

Jus say’n!!

canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 7:15 PM

if this doesnt happen it wont be because the President cares how bad it looks or how inadvisable it would be.

If Obama wants Rice he’s going to select her and thats it because a) he loves sticking it to people and b) because lightworker, sort of god and shut up you guys.

Sacramento on March 10, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Fantastic. I’m sure she’ll dazzle us with new heights of utter bullcrap.

squint on March 10, 2013 at 7:16 PM

But what will FLOTUS have to say about a more attractive black women working in the White House?

meci on March 10, 2013 at 7:17 PM

This is why we have journalism schools.

I think the word ‘Lied’ has to be in there somewhere.

BigWyo on March 10, 2013 at 7:03 PM

This isn’t a Republican administration…so, no.

squint on March 10, 2013 at 7:20 PM

… and the Chinese have already hacked her alias email accounts.

M240H on March 10, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Why, it’s almost as if Rice will be installed somewhere, anywhere, in the administration just so the Dog Eating Ratface can say “See! I always get my way!”

Bishop on March 10, 2013 at 7:36 PM

As someone pointed out, she took on for the team and now she is rewarded with a position.

Mimzey on March 10, 2013 at 6:57 PM

They always reward those loyal to the party.

Jeff Weimer on March 10, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Benghazi…

Seven Percent Solution on March 10, 2013 at 7:41 PM

I thought it said “Susan Rice to NASA?”

myiq2xu on March 10, 2013 at 7:44 PM

his National Security Adviser, a position that does not require Senate confirmation

…you know she would get paid off with a position for her Benghazi performance…and “What difference at this point, does it make?” …that it does not require Senate confirmation?…if it did…Senator Senile would go on the networks pounding his fist up and down while saying “My Friends” a few times…while Lay-Down Lindsey twirls around in a Tutu in the background…demanding answers and getting none…and then voting for her confirmation anyway!

KOOLAID2 on March 10, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Sec State … NSA …

It’s really a lucky coincidence that none of these government positions require any real competence or even experience in … anything. Just throw anyone you want in any position.

Affirmative action reasoning – no one needs to know anything to do a job; everything just works all on its own.

I’ll be so happy when this national divorce finally goes through.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 10, 2013 at 7:52 PM

I thought it said “Susan Rice to NASA?”

myiq2xu on March 10, 2013 at 7:44 PM

That’s reserved for an imam. NASA is muslim country.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 10, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Ot: listening to hagel on the evening news tonight…..

Wow really pathetic

Kerry hagel rice trifecta
*shudder *

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Put the inmates in charge of the asylum.

scrubjay on March 10, 2013 at 8:05 PM

NSA, unlike the CIA and the FBI, is so super-secret that, like Jethro Bodine’s Double Naught Spy, no one knows what they actually do. In the Army, I used to razz my best friend’s husband (who worked at NSA) with lines like, “What’s your kill ratio as of now at 16:40 hours?”

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 10, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Incompetent picks incompetent.

What a non-surprise.

profitsbeard on March 10, 2013 at 8:11 PM

But what will FLOTUS have to say about a more attractive black women working in the White House?

meci on March 10, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Maybe they’ll vacation together since Moochelle and Barack are each other’s beards.

profitsbeard on March 10, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Susan Rice Verified account
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Representing the U.S. at the UN

New York, NY · http://usun.state.gov

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canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 8:14 PM

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canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Ot: listening to hagel on the evening news tonight…..

Wow really pathetic

Kerry hagel rice trifecta
*shudder *

cmsinaz on March 10, 2013 at 8:02 PM

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canopfor on March 10, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Susan Rice to NSA?

A minor quibble Jazz. Anybody in the intelligence community would read your headline that Rice was headed to the National Security Agency at Fort Meade. A thought frightening enough. But a better headline would have been…. Susan Rice to become NSA. Which is even more frightening.

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 8:39 PM

That woman LIED right America’s face. That makes her UNFIT for any important position in government if you ask me.

Murf76 on March 10, 2013 at 8:50 PM

…in which she provided what turned out to be a flawed account of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

BWAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Flawed account”, indeed!

You do realize that your ‘discretion’ (kindness?) will only get you a knife in the back, don’t you?

Solaratov on March 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM

That woman LIED right America’s face. That makes her UNFIT for any important position in government if you ask me.

Murf76 on March 10, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Aahhh, but she’s a perfect fit in the D’OHbama regime.

Solaratov on March 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM

WhatSlushfund on March 10, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Me too. Almost had a cow with the thought that the head of the National Security Agency would not go before Congress.

Then I realized that she would merely be part of the whispering circle.

unclesmrgol on March 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM

“Flawed account”, indeed!

You do realize that your ‘discretion’ (kindness?) will only get you a knife in the back, don’t you?

Solaratov on March 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Simple mistake. He wrote “a fraud account” but it was that damn spell/syntax checker that changed it … yeah …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 10, 2013 at 9:15 PM

At any rate, she does have a good start on a nice mustache.

Bet Sandy Fluke is jealous.

Solaratov on March 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Stupid, incompetent, boobs = repubic leadership

ultracon on March 10, 2013 at 9:28 PM

It’s a shame we have a president so insecure, and so insular, that he has no one to tap for any leadership positions at all except the most dreadfully incompetent people in America.

Rational Thought on March 10, 2013 at 9:47 PM

As someone pointed out, she took on for the team and now she is rewarded with a position.

Mimzey on March 10, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Yes, it’s that. But more. She has been one of BHO’s closest advisers, though low key, for years. Obama has/had hopes that he could advance her to become the Dem candidate, instead of Hillary, to replace him. But the Benghazi revaluations blew that away, at least for now.

However far left, Rice, unlike BHO, is not an America hater. Neither is she bitter or a racist. That sets her apart from BHO.

Rice is not an America hater

petefrt on March 10, 2013 at 10:03 PM

WhatSlushfund on March 10, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Me too. Almost had a cow with the thought that the head of the National Security Agency would not go before Congress.

Then I realized that she would merely be part of the whispering circle.

unclesmrgol on March 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM

The director of the NSA must be confirmed (although I’d add some caveats to that, but that’s beside the point).

However, in the case of our primary intelligence service (in theory, presently, the CIA), it should have no Congressional oversight whatsoever. This is why the CIA sucks so badly now. We basically have no intelligence service right now. Lib scum have defanged us utterly. Our country right now is completely dysfunctional, and that’s the way the libs want it. It makes me sick.

Now the next logical question for anyone, of any political orientation (except traitor libs), would be: If there is no Congressional oversight, how can we be assured that those involved in “intelligence” are good-willed, and loyal to our country? There are no easy answers to this. We just have to make it be the case. It is a fight. Especially given our current dire circumstances. It has to be a small inner circle of like-minded, patriotic individuals who are operating completely outside of any public observation or knowledge. A club. And, obviously no Muzzies. And if no such thing exists, we need to make it exist, and stop at nothing to bring it into existence.

This issue drives me crazy.

How can you have a viable intelligence service with Congressional oversight???

The NSA, however, is a different story. Its duties are much more quantifiable.

WhatSlushfund on March 10, 2013 at 10:24 PM

It’s a shame we have a president so insecure, and so insular, that he has no one to tap for any leadership positions at all except the most dreadfully incompetent people in America.

Rational Thought on March 10, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Shame isn’t even in my top five. These bastards don’t have any shame.

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Why does the name ‘Harriet Myers’ come to mind?

Midas on March 10, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Rewarding loyalty and failure.

OxyCon on March 10, 2013 at 11:53 PM

However far left, Rice, unlike BHO, is not an America hater. Neither is she bitter or a racist. That sets her apart from BHO.

Rice is not an America hater

petefrt on March 10, 2013 at 10:03 PM

I guess I’ve seen no evidence of these claims either way.

Except for the brazen willingness to lie to everyone, at every opportunity, even when everyone knew she was lying, and to help stomp on someone exercising the First Amendment as a way of protecting Obama, continuing to deny the reality of the deaths of four Americans (at least – we still haven’t heard from any of the ‘survivors’, have we?), etc. But goodness, at least she isn’t an ‘America hater’, or something.

Midas on March 10, 2013 at 11:55 PM

The Lilliputian moron deserves this moron.

No wonder the world laughs at the US.

Idiocy has been rewarded, all the way up.

Schadenfreude on March 11, 2013 at 12:10 AM

petefrt on March 10, 2013 at 10:03 PM

She is an incompetent witch.

She makes cows appear smart.

Schadenfreude on March 11, 2013 at 12:11 AM

If you lie for Obama, you’ll always have a job somewhere.

The Rogue Tomato on March 11, 2013 at 12:13 AM

The National Security Advisor is a WH staff position, and does NOT head the National Security Agency, whose Director requires Senate Confirmation.
But, this is just confirmation that this WH has no real interest in the security of this Nation, or the conduct of Foreign Policy, and that Rice reached her Peter Principle long ago (probably in the Clinton Administration).

Another Drew on March 11, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Just another criminal protected by the glorious Federal Government. Even many of the Libs don’t like her.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 11, 2013 at 1:05 AM

A national security adviser that thinks an attack on an embassy was caused by a Youtube video that nobody saw?

We’re all screwed.

BKennedy on March 11, 2013 at 1:31 AM

A bumbling self-important frumpet? Yes, we need one of these running national security.

Or maybe we need to defund that agency.

AshleyTKing on March 11, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Susan Rice is unqualified and untrustworthy.

fogw on March 10, 2013 at 11:57 AM

I agree with you on that point, but I do not think that post should be a cabinet level office. Do you think every advisor should be have to be confirmed by the Senate? I mean, do you think the Press Secretary should be confirmed by the Senate?

I’m all for Susan Rice being NSA. President Obama will then have appoint a new UN Ambassador who will then HAVE to be confirmed by the Senate. We could use this confirmation to get more information on Benghazi.

BigGator5 on March 11, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Rice is a loyal royal lapdog.

Sherman1864 on March 11, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Susan Rice to NSA?

Why? Because she did such a good job analyzing the security situation in Libya and Benghazi before and after our ambassador was murdered by terrorists? Because this means she has what it takes to analyze the security situation of the entire nation and make recommendations?

Nah. She must have other qualifications. Such as, perhaps, a willingness to lie on cue for the benefit of Dear Leader on national TV.

farsighted on March 11, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Of course, if Barack Obama actually is trying to mend fences – or at least arrange dinners – with the GOP leadership in the hopes of getting something done…

LOL. Right. The Emperor has changed his clothes.

farsighted on March 11, 2013 at 8:54 AM

I agree with you on that point, but I do not think that post should be a cabinet level office. Do you think every advisor should be have to be confirmed by the Senate? I mean, do you think the Press Secretary should be confirmed by the Senate?

BigGator5 on March 11, 2013 at 8:06 AM

No, and No.

What are you, an idiot?

fogw on March 11, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Dear Jazz,
Please see comment by Another Drew on March 11, 2013 at 12:58 AM. He is correct. Rice will only be a WH staffer and most definitly NOT at NSA. Please do your homework before using a misleading and wrong article title.

Rice will only recieve what NSA chooses to include in her daily briefings. And yes it really does matter who is the DIRNSA, currently General Keith B. Alexander.

For those so challenged here about what NSA actually does: It is pricipally charged with gathering signals intelligence, breaking any encrption surrounding those signals, and dissemenating that intel to the appropriate parties. NSA does not go around conducting hits or any other such thing. Killing people is the provence of agencies like the CIA and the military – among others. NSA collects intel – that is all.

Friendly21 on March 11, 2013 at 9:14 AM

As it’s always amateur hour in the WH, and she can’t have an independent thought, she’s willing to spout anything Obama wants her to say. Same goes for Shillary.

TulsAmerican on March 11, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Rice for National Security Liar….. she’ll do!

rjoco1 on March 11, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Motto of the Obama administration: “F* Up, Move Up!”

easyt65 on March 11, 2013 at 11:34 AM

I would rather her be National Security Adviser then DIRNSA. In my opinion, NSA is the most dangerous gov’t agency today, and would be even worse with someone like her at the helm….

Fazman on March 11, 2013 at 11:58 AM

You know, REAL leaders surround themselves with people who KNOW what they’re doing or at least have brains to ask questions and do analysis. Agree with the following list or not, these presidents surrounded themselves with a number of winners: Kennedy, Reagan, Clinton and Bush II. Based on the people the current resident of the WH is choosing, all “yes-men” or incapable of doing the job. They may get them but they will own the mess they will create.

MN J on March 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Her priorities will be the suppression of blasphemous videos, checking up on Chuck Hagel and making sure that nothing about Benghazi surfaces.

virgo on March 12, 2013 at 4:17 AM