Kirsten Powers on Obama: Nominating Susan Rice as Secretary of State Would Be His Undoing (Video)

Kirsten Powers was asked on FOX News Sunday if Barack Obama will nominate scandal-plagued UN Ambassador Susan Rice as Secretary of State:

“I don’t know. I think if he does though it could be, that kind of arrogance, which I think it would be, would be his undoing. Because if she is put under oath and is forced to go through and answer all of these questions about Benghazi, it’s going to put the administration into a really bad position. And I don’t think she was the frontrunner. I don’t understand where this came out of… It’s now become almost a sense of pride… His defense of her was fine but then it kind of went into an area that didn’t make sense.”

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  • NeoKong

    Obama’s undoing…?
    What is she talking about?
    Obama and his whole administration spit in the face of the GOP congress and laugh in the face of the GOP senate.
    I have yet to see one example of the Republicans holding Obama’s feet to the fire on anything that eventually doesn’t just go away.
    If he nominates Rice I bet there will be at least twenty GOP senators who will vote for her just like they did with his ridiculous SCOTUS appointments.

    Kirsten Powers has much more faith in the GOP than I do.

  • ironbill

    The flaw in Powers’ reasoning is that she assumes “under oath” means something to these slobs.

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  • Tim Tomlinson

    How many of these Obama’s Waterloos have we predicted?

  • mountainwilliam

    I agree whole heartedly with NeoKong. There is absolutely nothing he can do that would change his sheeples minds. There is simply no way to get across to them. They would follow him into the gas chamber while singing his praises.

  • Alana

    Nothing will ever be obamas undoing. No matter what he does.

  • saveus

    she is clueless
    the media senate will give obama and rice a pass
    business as ususal
    stonewall w/o any consequences
    besides anyone who challenges either one will be destroyed as a racist

    they have it set up so they never lose no matter what they do or what the facts are

  • Indiana

    Obama has been “undone” his entire life….and has never sufered any consequences for it. Wake up and smell the coffee….the United States is now under dictatoral rule. It’s hard to comprehend, but that’s the facts folks! We have our own Morsi camped out in the White House, even the Greatest Nation on Earth is under Islamic rule.

  • Owen

    Bitch McConnell won’t fight her nomination.
    Neither will rino’s like Chambliss and Isakson.

  • FurryGuy

    Ms. Powers, you are NOT thinking when you spout such idiocy. Barry has done so much already that under normal circumstances he never would have been elected as a US Senator, let alone reelected as POTUS.

    Kirsten Powers, another Beltway/media pundit butt sniffer who believes she’s enjoying the scent of the finest French perfume.

  • Patty

    Soothing Egos? His and Rice? or more then this.

    Obama turned the Benghazi tragedy into another War of Women, IMO.

    “His defense of her was fine but then it kind of went into an area that didn’t make sense.”

    If Obama has to defend someone’s actions and on something so serious has a Terror Act on our land killing 4 Americans on 911, then this person shouldn’t be Secretary of State or in any important position like this.

    Furthermore, Clinton should have been the one to speak on the networks instead of Rice. And truthfully, it should have been done when all facts and investigations were over.

    Nothing makes sense in Obama’s administration but one thing they have done very well is cover up, lie and deny.

    Obama acted stupidly because he defended a woman and he just doesn’t have enough defense for himself, let alone Rice or anyone else for that matter.

  • Patty

    Kirsten Powers calls Obama’s defense of Susan Rice ‘silly, sexist’ and ‘paternalistic’ [VIDEO]

    Read more:

    BUT HERE ON THIS THREAD KIRSTEN SAYS THIS: His defense of her was fine but then it kind of went into an area that didn’t make sense.”

    fickle, shame on kirsten and other women, they really need to start fighting their own battles if the want to compete with men. obama is fighting a war for a woman.

    defenseless woman is now going to be up for nomination? WOW, seems they should be looking at LIZ CHENEY. She doesn’t seem to need any man or woman defending her.

  • Trevor (@TJexcite)

    Sure if he nominates her that will be a nasty fight but, he will recces appointment to avoid the nasty racist fight and the country needs a Secretary of state. The talking points to say how great this is are already in the draft folder. They will say there is no one better qualified, even the current deputy is not able to take the lead.

    It will cause the down fall and the media will have to work triple time to not have them lose the senate in 2014.

  • Robert

    There will be no undoing. The media will see to that.

    And because of that, opposition will be ineffective.

    The liberal totalitarian biased mainstream media is the enemy of America.

  • Patty

    Isn’t the reality pretty obvious, though? To cover his own butt, President Obama hid behind Susan Rice’s skirt and sent her onto national television to spread false information. It was the president who put her career on the line in doing so. Yet McCain and Graham are supposed to be villains for holding her accountable? There’s your protector of women, folks!

    Equally nauseating has been the media’s glowing reaction to Obama’s so-called gallant defense of Rice.

    On ABC’s Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulos hailed the president for being “very forceful in defending Ambassador Rice.” His colleague, Martha Raddatz, deemed it a “very strong defense.”

    ABC News’ Diane Sawyer described the president as coming out swinging, in defense of Rice.

    Most all of the mainstream media has found a way to admire the president’s response, but the most embarrassing fawning came from NBC News…

    Brian Williams said, “The president today, almost conjuring the wording of Aaron Sorkin from the movie American President, as will be pointed out all day, really deciding to throw down.”

    Andrea Mitchell concurred with Williams, saying, “This was President Andrew Shepherd really coming through in the East Room of the White House. Because this was President Obama saying, ‘If you want to pick a fight with my U.N. ambassador, and blame her for something that was not her responsibility on Benghazi, then you come after me’….It was dramatic. He is angry.”


    If only the national media could get as emotionally invested in the cover-up of the deaths of four American patriots, as they do over the president’s phony, Hollywood chivalry, the public and the families of the victims might actually get some answers.

  • Patty

    Diane and Andrea, women who just don’t care about what Obama is doing for the Women in America.

    He of all people looks pathetic and hasn’t a backbone to come out explain to the America people what happen in Benghazi. Now, his skirt can’t be big enough.

    Weak defending the weak

  • aprilnovember811

    Nah, nothings his undoing. He can steal, kill, anything. They just look the other way. If he slaughtered people in the street, they’d just say, he’s just soooo incompetent, isn’t he? Poor dear.

  • aprilnovember811

    I hope the media falls victim to a terror attack.

  • gracepmc

    I saw this. Kirsten Powers criticized Obama’s effort to nominate Rice a lot more than Bill Kristol did. For a liberal,depending on the issue, Powers sometimes leans if not to the right then at least to the middle. And she is far more reasoned than Juan Williams on any given topic.

  • Michele

    I agree totally with all the comments that have said there will be no “undoing” of Obama. As for “the people”, I’m afraid I have a different image of what constitutes “the people” since the election results came out. “The people” are the ones who want freebies without doing anything for it, and want other people to work hard so they can have them. In my opinion,
    “the people” will be perfectly OK with Obama nominating Susan Rice, since most will have no idea of who she is, and probably think Benghazi is a new video game. (Do you really think “the people” watch the Sunday morning news shows?)

  • Matt

    Who is Kirsten Powers and why should I care what she thinks?

  • Marybel

    I’m afraid nothing will be his undoing. He’s already suspected of committing impeachable acts, and everyone is yawning because they’re tired from standing in line for handouts.

  • AnginKs

    She says that it will be his undoing. Ok fine, I take that to mean that there is something corrupt and wrong about what happened in Benghazi that they are covering up. Yet she sits there most every night defends and supports and Im sure she voted for him. If its so bad it would be his undoing why hasnt he lost her? She is contradicting herself in her thoughts and actions. I often think she is one of the most rational pundits there is for a democrat but yet there she is supporting him every night when she knows hes arrogant, knows he’s fake in the war on women, knows that hes lying and 4 americans are dead, it completely boggles my mind.

  • DomesticGoddess

    I am tired of Fox trotting out Kristen Powers and then salivating when she makes statements that sound “anti Obama.” She is a dem, voted for Obama, and has a nice little gig going on Fox with her faux contrarian stance. I don’t trust a thing she says.

  • bg


    Nominating Susan Rice as Secretary of State Would Be His Undoing

    ya think??

    with her we’re only half done..

    just wait until they sit Kerry at the head table..

    he’ll be sure to finish US off..

    but hey, with do i know.. /s/


  • bg


    November 16, 2012

    Susan Rice: Benghazi May Be Least of Her Problems

    [If true, that rather jaded observation would appear to echo a Rice remark that Howard French, a long-time New York Times correspondent in Africa, related in an essay in the New York Review of Books in 2009, which was highly critical of Rice. In the article, headlined “Kagame’s Secret War in the Congo,” in which French calls the largely ignored conflict “one of the most destructive wars in modern history,” he suggests that Rice either naïvely or callously trusted new African leaders such as Kagame and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda to stop any future genocide, saying, “They know how to deal with that. The only thing we have to do is look the other way.” Stearns, the author, says that during Rice’s time in the Clinton administration “they were complicit to the extent that they turned a blind eye and took at face value Rwandan assurances that Rwanda was looking only after its own security interests.”

    Knopf, Rice’s spokesman, says “she clearly has relationships, some of which are very close, with African leaders, and Kagame is one of them. Her view and our view is that these relationships have given her an opportunity to influence events.”


    The long conflict in Congo has sometimes been called “Africa’s World War,” because it has led to a staggering 5.4 million deaths — far more than any war anywhere since World War II. Throughout it, Kagame has appeared to play a clever game of pretending to intervene to impose peace and deliver Western-friendly policies, while in fact carving out a sphere of influence by which he can control parts of Congo’s mineral wealth.


    Rice’s relationship with Kagame began with her efforts to form a new African leaders group in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. Among them were Museveni and Ethiopia’s Zenawi. The Clinton administration “believed in an African renaissance,” says Stearns. “She backed this somewhat naïvely, because they were forward-looking leaders who spoke a different language. They spoke about markets.”

    While Rice was serving — and despite her later denials before Congress — the Clinton administration appeared to back an invasion of the troubled Congo by Rwanda and Uganda, according to a 2002 article in the journal Current History by Columbia University scholar Peter Rosenblum. In the article, titled “Irrational Exuberance: The Clinton Administration in Africa,” Rosenblum called the invasion “a public relations disaster from which the United States has not recovered.”]

    more at link..


  • Amash

    This poser can do anything and be given a pass. Heck, not just a pass, but praised for his ineptness. As for what he’s already gotten away with, 4 brave Americans are dead. His fault. No question about that. True he hid behind Rice’s skirt. He’s a pro at never getting blamed for anything. This country is in trouble, big trouble. As we go down, the press just builds the creep up.

  • bg


    September 6th, 2012

    Susan Rice, a US diplomat who loves dictators By Ephrem Madebo

    wow, just wow..


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  • Elizabeth

    Although I liked hearing her say it, I think she’s even more naive than me! Nothing will bring this guy down, it seems.

  • mg4us

    Let’s hope Obama’s second term will further strengthen the conservative cause and movement. .

    Think back to 2008. .Democrats will rule for next 25 years. . Republicans in hiding. . then 6 months later there formed the first of the TEA PARTY Patriots. . .while Dems gloated

    And in 2010 swept the House and gained in the Senate 9just not enough) but did in State House legislatures and Governorships. .

    So we lost a battle in 2012 but the Senate is up for grabs in 2014. . .and TEA PARTY Patriots are fired up. . .
    Enough with RINOs. . enough with MSM. . enough with Chicago Thugs

    As John Paul Jones said when it looked like all was lost and that he surrender:
    “I have not yet begun to fight!”

    In the meantime: We will protest with our dollars. . we will protest in the streets. . .we will spread the word around. . Resist we Much!
    And we will take OUR Country Back!!!!

  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    Echoing other, earlier comments:

    What makes Kirsten Powers think that Susan Rice, or actually that ANYBODY in the Obama Administration, would give half-a-horses’s-patootie about testifying falsely under oath?

    IT’S WHAT THESE COMMITTED ANTI-AMERICANS *DO*. They look you straight in the eye, and tell you lie-after-lie-after-knowing-willful-lie without hesitation or remorse. And if you call them on it, they get all huffy and act offended that you could even DREAM to question their “honor” (gag, choke) in such a way.

    Just go back and listen to Pres(id)ent Usurper tell us that “We don’t leave Americans behind”. (Uh, well, sounds great, Barry-O, but fact is, jerkface, YOU DID. Four good people died because of YOU and all you did was blather about some “video” and then refer to “bumps in the road”. You pig.)

  • OldSailor

    Ms Powers fails to recognize one thing, Ms Rice could and possibly would lie even under oath to protect “the One We’ve Been Waiting For.”

  • Comanche Joe

    Obama never intended to nominate Rice. He sent her out to speak on Benghazi because she is a miniority woman. Obama knew he would need another trump card in this scandal. Now he’s playing it by floating thhe idea of Rice as Sec of State. It’s baited the GOP and they took it. Obama now has the arguement that the GOP is full of racist white men. Obama once again has defined the battle terrain.Now if the GOP tries to go after him on Benghazi he’ll fall back to the defense that its all about race and throw out how GOP went after a black, woman Rice.

  • bg


    re: #28 November 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm bg

    [Madam Ambassador, great minds like MLK died [assassinated by little minds] so that you can be judged by the content of your character and sit where you are sitting now. The Ethiopian people whom you called great people [Yes, they are] deserve nothing less than their greatness. The only time you said the right thing on that pathetic speech is when you said the ‘great people’ of Ethiopia. Remember, this did not move me at all because even a dead clock is correct twice a day. Madam Ambassador, you said: “I suspect we all feel it deeply unfair to lose such a talented and vital leader so soon, when he still had so much more to give” You are absolutely right. So much more to give to America, but so much more to imprison and so much more to torture and kill in Ethiopia. You don’t know how much antacid medication I took after I heard your unabashed speech.]


  • bg


    November 25, 2012

    Saving Susan Rice – by Dan Bubalo

    [In order for us to believe Rice did not knowingly, willingly, and purposelessly mislead and LIE to the world in order to hide the cowardice and prejudice of her boss is to believe that she operates in a vacuum and was completely and totally unaware of the facts. Anyone, who would so despicably sell their soul for a quid pro quo offer of a nomination to a vital cabinet position to perpetrate fraud as a co-conspirator of the president is most certainly not of the mettle to be entrusted with the sophisticated and delicate demands of Secretary of State, and it is upon this basis that she disqualified herself as a viable candidate and NOT on the basis of the color of her skin or her gender, for she always held in reserve at all times to simply say “No”, and she instead said, “Yes, Massa.”


    Lastly, we have the president addressing the U.N. and re-telling the cover-story of the cover-up to cover his ineptitude a full 14 days after the Benghazi slaughter and bowing to his puppet masters from the Arab world that a terrorist attack was caused by a video. He didn’t just suggest it, by the way; he reiterated in seven separate portions of his address. Let’s not fall for the misdirection play involving the naïve and easily manipulated Susan Rice, who was promised a position for which she wasn’t qualified by parading herself in front of five different news shows to foment fiction. Let’s turn the focus toward the listless and disengaged leader, Barack Hussein Obama. Not only did he instruct members of his cabinet to lie, he assumed the lead and continued to perpetuate the false narrative himself.]


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  • dwd

    It doesn”t matter if she’s put under oath IF SHE LIES.

    That’s the fatal flaw with anyone who plays by the rules and obeys the laws and expects others to do the same.

    Liars lie, cheaters cheat, scammers scam. You can’t catch them with rules.

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