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Rice: US would be safe under Obama
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080807130345.ny0gyxd5&show_article=1 ^

Posted on 08/07/2008 7:43:44 AM PDT by RED SOUTH

In an interview with Politico and Yahoo News released Thursday, Rice was asked if she would feel secure with a president Obama.

"Oh, the United States will be fine," she responded. "I think that we are having an important debate about how we keep the country safe," she said, pointing to the Middle East and Iraq.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: foreignpolicy; itiswhatshesaid1; misquotes; obama; quotes; readthequote; rice; yes
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1 posted on 08/07/2008 7:43:44 AM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: RED SOUTH

And to think some wanted her to be veep.


2 posted on 08/07/2008 7:44:54 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

I’m surprised. And I think it’s pretty fine sportswomanship on her part. Admirable.


3 posted on 08/07/2008 7:45:34 AM PDT by Apollo 13
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To: RED SOUTH

Why don’t she go ahead and endorse him. She never belonged in the republican party anyway. And she has been a lightweight in both of her jobs as Nat Sec Adv and
Sec of State. Like Obama , a real product of affirmative action.


4 posted on 08/07/2008 7:45:48 AM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: RED SOUTH

Maybe. But why take the chance?


5 posted on 08/07/2008 7:46:48 AM PDT by RichInOC (Obama '08: Ich Bin Ein Beginner.)
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To: Apollo 13
And I think it’s pretty fine sportswomanship on her part. Admirable.

I disagree. Obama has taken positions that would undermine basic national security if they were implemented.

6 posted on 08/07/2008 7:46:55 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: RED SOUTH

Heck, maybe Condi thinks Obama will also throw Michelle under the bus, and she will be there waiting in the wings.


7 posted on 08/07/2008 7:47:14 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: RED SOUTH

Didn’t think Condi would be a “identity politics” kind of person, putting skin melanin content over principles.


8 posted on 08/07/2008 7:47:16 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: RED SOUTH

DUMP RICE NOW!

She’s done quite enough damage already, thank you very much!


9 posted on 08/07/2008 7:48:00 AM PDT by Redbob ("WWJBD" ="What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: RED SOUTH
Ugh. Where's Tom "The Hammer" DeLay now when we need him most.

As usual, the Dems have flamethrowers out there while the Reps arm themselves with pea-shooters.

10 posted on 08/07/2008 7:48:19 AM PDT by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: RED SOUTH
HOLD ON NOW, a sitting SecState needs to be careful about what is said. It does the Country no good for her to posture our Foreign Policy as being in trouble if Obama is elected - that would only serve the party. Let's not let the MSM take us down that rabbit hole.
11 posted on 08/07/2008 7:48:44 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (College kid: "Do you have a minute for Obama?" NVA: "Not now or ever.")
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To: RED SOUTH

Is anyone else distrurbed by the fact that the headline makes it appear that Rice is endorsing Obama, while the article makes it appear she’s being “diplomatic?”


12 posted on 08/07/2008 7:48:47 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: RED SOUTH
Once again, the title is misleading to what the quote really was. Dr. Rice said ‘The United States will be fine.’ not ‘..it will be fine under Obama’. I agree with the original quote as stated. The US will be fine. We are the greatest country on the face of the earth. We've survived Revolution, Civil War, World Wars, Depressions, Recessions, Wilsons, Carters, Clintons, and we always come out stronger. One man cannot bring this country down, we are bigger than just who holds the presidency.
13 posted on 08/07/2008 7:49:07 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Apollo 13

“Admirable.” sarc off


14 posted on 08/07/2008 7:49:09 AM PDT by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: dirtboy

Yes , we would be very safe while President Obama negotiates
our surrended with our enemies and terrorist and while he gets very busy disarming us by scrapping our military.
Plus the added bonus of pulling our troops from Iraq.

He is on record of saying he will do all these things.


15 posted on 08/07/2008 7:49:33 AM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: RED SOUTH

That’s pretty ugly to say about her. She may not be “all that”, but she doesn’t qualify as a lightweight nor an affirmative action product, either.

What part of your ability to earn a million a year life have you given up to serve our Nation?


16 posted on 08/07/2008 7:49:33 AM PDT by papasmurf (This space left blank intentionly.)
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To: dirtboy
"And to think some wanted her to be veep."

SOME wanted her to run for President!!!
(Some on FR... you know who you are!)

17 posted on 08/07/2008 7:49:36 AM PDT by Redbob ("WWJBD" ="What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: RED SOUTH
Is this woman a Republican or not?

And to think that some on this forum were pushing her as a potential GOP presidential candidate, or at least VP.

Bah!

18 posted on 08/07/2008 7:50:23 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: RED SOUTH

Race trumps all. Condi is ok with Obama, wonder why?


19 posted on 08/07/2008 7:50:32 AM PDT by brownsfan (Algore makes P.T. Barnum look like a piker.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Is anyone else distrurbed by the fact that the headline makes it appear that Rice is endorsing Obama, while the article makes it appear she's being “diplomatic?”

I wouldn't even say it is 'diplomatic', the title is incorrect as to what she said. She just said the US would be fine, she didn't say 'it would be fine under Obama'. There is a BIG difference in the two statements.

20 posted on 08/07/2008 7:50:37 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: 1rudeboy

Yes, I am. This is exactly what John Q. Public, who’s too lazy to read the entire article, will think.


21 posted on 08/07/2008 7:51:22 AM PDT by papasmurf (This space left blank intentionly.)
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To: RED SOUTH

the US would be safe... the people hwoever would be F***’D


22 posted on 08/07/2008 7:51:27 AM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: mnehrling

I saw that quote of hers, and took it the same way,

basically, the United States will be fine IN SPITE OF AN OBAMA PRESIDENCY,

(and she’s willing to chance that in order to have a high melanin content President for the first time in history)


23 posted on 08/07/2008 7:52:05 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: RED SOUTH

Rice and Powell are two idiots. Yes idiots. Powell is a treasonous turn-coat, while Rice is Albright-lite. I had high hopes for her while she was Security adviser, but since she got into Foggy Bottom she has turned into a typical State Department bot. If I have my facts straight she is also socially liberal.


24 posted on 08/07/2008 7:52:16 AM PDT by SolidWood (McCantor 2008. Stop Obamarx!)
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To: fleagle

I only they’d at least shoot peas. They keep falling all over themselves (especially condi) to make us think the Rats have America’s interest in mind.


25 posted on 08/07/2008 7:52:18 AM PDT by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: RED SOUTH

Rice: US would be safe under Obama

What's she supposed to say? Imagine if she said.

Rice: US wouldn't be as safe under Obama

You would hear about it for weeks. They'd be calling her a racist and everything else in the book.

26 posted on 08/07/2008 7:52:27 AM PDT by McGruff (In loving memory of a lost FRiend YaYa123.)
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To: MrB
When a black person votes for a black person based only on
race is racist so Condi is a racist.
27 posted on 08/07/2008 7:52:50 AM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: NonValueAdded

I agree that the Sec State must be VERY careful about what she says about an upcoming election. If she comes out and says we are in mortal danger if Obama is elected, what signal does that send to our enemies if it comes to pass? Mis-statements by diplomats have a way of becoming self-fulfilling prophecies.

On the other hand, knowing this full well, I would have preferred that she say nothing at all on this subject.


28 posted on 08/07/2008 7:52:54 AM PDT by henkster (Politics is the art of telling a bigger and more believable lie more often than your opponent)
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To: RED SOUTH

Seems like we are seeing a trend here: Armstrong Williams, JC Watts, and now Condi.

Disappointing, but we still have logical folks like Michael Steele, Ken Blackwell, and Thomas Sowell.


29 posted on 08/07/2008 7:53:03 AM PDT by freespirited ("With friends like Obama, who needs Al-Qaeda?" -- Clinton supporter on FOX News)
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To: RED SOUTH

The question is whether our foreign policy is safe under Rice.


30 posted on 08/07/2008 7:53:43 AM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: MrB
..basically, the United States will be fine IN SPITE OF AN OBAMA PRESIDENCY,

Exactly.. of course, this won't stop the knee jerk Olympics.

31 posted on 08/07/2008 7:53:52 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: 1rudeboy

“Is anyone else distrurbed by the fact that the headline makes it appear that Rice is endorsing Obama, while the article makes it appear she’s being “diplomatic?””

That was my impression. What the mainstream media reports cannot be fully trusted. People need to be discerning about what is said and the way it’s presented.


32 posted on 08/07/2008 7:53:55 AM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: brownsfan
Race trumps all. Condi is ok with Obama, wonder why?

Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts.

33 posted on 08/07/2008 7:54:22 AM PDT by McGruff (In loving memory of a lost FRiend YaYa123.)
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To: freespirited
Seems like we are seeing a trend here: Armstrong Williams, JC Watts, and now Condi.

No, we are seeing a trend in the media twisting quotes to make it appear their annointed one is blessed by these folks.

34 posted on 08/07/2008 7:54:34 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehrling
yeah it will be just 4 years and we'll get over it

35 posted on 08/07/2008 7:54:36 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obamuh uh uh uh uh uh uh ummmmmm)
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To: papasmurf

and Obama will use in his next speech


36 posted on 08/07/2008 7:55:48 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obamuh uh uh uh uh uh uh ummmmmm)
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To: mnehrling

Oh, I think some “knee jerking” is highly in order,

because it’s obvious that she’s willing to risk the security and prosperity of America in order to have someone with approximately the same skin color as she has as president.

And I was one of those that thought she’d make a good president, way back when.


37 posted on 08/07/2008 7:56:36 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: papasmurf

Nope , she is lightweights. Name “anything”
she has succeeded at.


38 posted on 08/07/2008 7:56:37 AM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: McGruff

I’m not in agreement with the left that pointing out racism is itself “racist”.

That’s a “debating technique” used by the left to silence dissent.


40 posted on 08/07/2008 7:58:33 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: mnehrling

If we are so great how come we have an idiot like Obama getting the Democrat nomination? And how come we have an idiot like Condi Rice for Secretary of State?


41 posted on 08/07/2008 7:58:47 AM PDT by dennisw (That Muhammad was a charlatan. Islam is a hoax, an imperialistic ideology, disguised as religion.)
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To: papasmurf; Apollo 13

I appreciate your thoughtful comments about Condi Rice.

I may not agree with all of her stances, but she’s still an admirable person.


42 posted on 08/07/2008 7:58:54 AM PDT by hoe_cake ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." MTwain)
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To: ari-freedom

exactly right ari-freedom...


43 posted on 08/07/2008 7:59:03 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: RED SOUTH
Oh, Condi.

{shaking head sadly...}

44 posted on 08/07/2008 7:59:35 AM PDT by Allegra (Goodness me, goodness me, industrial disease...)
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To: ari-freedom

She has no control over what the MSM says or does. READ the article, she didn’t say what the title leads us to believe.

Obama will say whatever an idiot needs to say to get elected, regardless of what Dr. Rice or the MSM says.


45 posted on 08/07/2008 7:59:59 AM PDT by papasmurf (This space left blank intentionly.)
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To: dirtboy

The header said to read the article she said

“I don’t need another job in government with anybody. Look, I’m a Republican, all right? Senator McCain is a fine patriot and he would be a great president,” she said.

“But there’s something to be said for fresh blood,” Rice added in reference to the running mate talk. “And I know that there are a lot of very good people who could be his vice president.”


46 posted on 08/07/2008 8:00:15 AM PDT by fml (So?)
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"...positions that would undermine basic national security if they were implemented..."

OK, so the US president has a lot of power.   Positions are all well and good but it's congress that makes the laws and raises money, and it's the courts that rule on compliance.  Her point is that the president is not omnipotent and there's no point in saying we're moving to Canada if Obama's elected because it won't wash.

America is powerful, stable, a tremendous force for good, and not even an Obama presidency can change that.

47 posted on 08/07/2008 8:00:17 AM PDT by expat_panama
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To: RED SOUTH

This woman seems to be a MISTAKE !
A big GWBUSH’ mistake.Don’t know where she stands!

Black solidarity/racism above all?
What kind of unity that kind of people can bring to USA ?
NO UNITY


48 posted on 08/07/2008 8:00:17 AM PDT by Ulysse (i)
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To: McGruff

Yeah, I wish she’d come out directly for McCain, but she did pretty deftly not answer ‘Yes, the US will be safe under Obama’, at least.


49 posted on 08/07/2008 8:00:42 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: dennisw
If we are so great how come we have an idiot like Obama getting the Democrat nomination?

The same way we got a Carter, Clinton, etc, etc as President. We are great in spite of what happens in DC, not because of it. That is the key to our greatness. Unlike other countries, whose greatness is tied up in their halls of power, our greatness comes from our citizens who get up every day, got to work, and make this country great.

50 posted on 08/07/2008 8:01:08 AM PDT by mnehring
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