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 ClintonWikiLeaks claims Obama hacking probe is investigating WikiLeaks Is Van Jones another conflict of interest headache for CNN? The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE, whom they lack the cojones to attack, and Barack ObamaBarack ObamaDonald Trump will be president — but a President Trump may not be what voters expected American astronaut John Glenn helped others rise all his life Obama to appear on 'The Daily Show' with Trevor Noah 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.