11.30.12 Susan Rice: global warming bad guy

Just because John McCain is evil, doesn’t ipso facto mean that any and everyone he targets is good.

(It infuriates me that McCain retains any power or audience at all after he, Mr. “Country First,” tried to put Sarah Palin a heart attack away from leading the country — an act of treason, if you ask me.)

Yeah, McCain, Lindsey Graham, et al. have been playing politics with the country’s diplomacy by going after Rice, for the HUGE CRIME of believing CIA reports that the Benghazi attack was spontaneous and saying so ONE SINGLE TIME on TV. I gotta ask: what the fuck difference does it make that first impressions about the nature of the attack were one thing and reality turned out to be a another, especially when the GOP had cut funding for diplomatic security?

I was already coming to the conclusion that, as unjustified as the GOP’s lynching was, it would be stupid of Obama to waste political capital on saving Rice, when there are one or two other things to spend that capital on. But now this: a New York Times report that Rice and family own between $300k and $600k of stock in . . . TransCanada, the firm that wants to build the global-warming and ground polluting Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico.

Not only is Rice yet another member of the disgusting 1% club*  (given that she has enough wealth to have that much of it invested in one company). Not only does she own a share of one giant evil-doer in the  global warming industry. But as secretary of state, it would be her job to determine whether the pipeline goes forward!

So, I say, drop Susan Rice like a hot potato and turn to John Kerry. Yeah, Kerry is another one with plutocrat wealth, but at least he doesn’t seem (yet) to be actively promoting global warming.

*Yes, I am actively engaging in class warfare. Got a problem with that?!

©2012 Keith Berner

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3 Comments on “11.30.12 Susan Rice: global warming bad guy”

  1. kenf01 Says:

    The problem with John Kerry is who would get his Senate seat? Do the Mass. Dems. have anyone who knows how to run a campaign?

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    • Keith Berner Says:

      The MA Dems (like the MD Dems with Kathleen Kennedy Townsend) have shown they can blow sure-win races. But, it is still one of the safest states in the country for the Dems to risk an open seat in.

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  2. […] the political capital it would have cost Barack Obama to get her confirmed as secretary of state and notwithstanding my concerns about her financial state in the XL pipeline, there is no question that she is fully qualified to be secretary of state. But the GOP, with […]

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