a) Susan Rice is clearly qualified to be secretary of State;

b) Susan Rice is clearly not the most qualified candidate to be secretary of State;

c) these attacks against Susan Rice are among the most unfair and shameful partisan attacks in my memory — she did nothing wrong;

d) Republicans are attacking Susan Rice as a surrogate for Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonThis feminist stands against abortion rights captivity of women's rights Thousands expected for women's march Saturday Five takeaways from Trump's inauguration MORE, whom they lack the cojones to attack, and Barack ObamaBarack ObamaFive takeaways from Trump's inauguration Michael Reagan: Trump's fighting words rattle Washington Obama's post-presidential vacation delayed by bad weather MORE, whom they are having trauma about after the voters have spoken;

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e) Susan Rice should be confirmed if nominated;

and f) the Republicans are determined to completely destroy their brand and be the minority in America for a generation unless

g) a nationally prominent Republican steps forward and denounces those who are destroying the Republican brand.