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 ClintonAssange meets U.S. congressman, vows to prove Russia did not leak him documents High-ranking FBI official leaves Russia probe OPINION | Steve Bannon is Trump's indispensable man — don't sacrifice him to the critics MORE, whom they lack the cojones to attack, and Barack ObamaBarack ObamaCongress needs to assert the war power against a dangerous president CNN's Don Lemon: Anyone supporting Trump ‘complicit' in racism DOJ warrant of Trump resistance site triggers alarm 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.