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 ClintonSanders to headline progressive 'People's Summit' The Hill's 12:30 Report Schumer confronts wealthy Trump supporter in restaurant: report MORE, whom they lack the cojones to attack, and Barack ObamaBarack ObamaMSNBC's Maddow most-watched among younger viewers for 3rd-straight week Overnight Energy: Trump's climate order coming Tuesday Feehery: Freedom Caucus follies 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.