Skip to comments.(Condoleezza) Rice focuses on the personal, not political (defends BHO, praises HRC)
Posted on 10/16/2010 6:35:16 AM PDT by maggief
Later, at an evening appearance at the Aspen Institute, Rice said she and Obama "covered the waterfront." "Despite the fact there are changes and tussles, there is still a foreign policy community that believes that foreign policy ought to be bipartisan," she said. "It was really great that he reached out in that way."
Rice rolled her eyes at the notion that Obama is a closet Muslim, and she defended him from criticism - led by former vice president Richard B. Cheney - that Obama has weakened the country. "Nothing in this president's methods suggests this president is other than a defender of America's interests," Rice told an audience that included presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett.
Speaking to Fox News's Bill O'Reilly, she lavished praise on her successor, Hillary Rodham Clinton: "I think she is doing a lot of the right things. . . . She is very tough. . . . I think she has done a fine job, I really do."
Rice even chastised former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) for his assertion that Obama has a "Kenyan, anticolonial" worldview. "That's over the top, and I don't think very helpful," she told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC.
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Homos are nothing but trouble.
rice is an idiot if she can’t see thru barry. or maybe she can’t bring herself to criticize a black man
She had Obama’s records. She’s sit by quietly as he has assaulted the American citizenry and alledged racism at us, played the racism card over and over and over.
Silence is consent.
You couldn’t give me her book.
She and Colon Bowel.
That she went anywhere near Andrea *the freak show* Mitchell tells me all I need to know about Condelessa.
And, she's obviously not read Dreams of my Father or she would know that Obama definitely has a Kenyan worldview = Muslim...
Not sure when people are going to finally wake up and realize that DemoRats, Muslims, and environmentalists are one in the same group or that DemoRATS are just being used as tools by the Muslims and environmentalists who clear aim is to destroy America as we know it.
Damn and I used to like her.
What’s wrong with these people?
The phrase "They all ... " looms before me.
Once again, Blacks behaving en bloc...based on race/liberalism/freeloading. How do you cure this disease?
Good luck with book sales now. Does she think the progressives who trashed her for the past 8 years are going to suddenly purchase her book? Her only base was conservative, and now it’s gone.
Michael Savage was correct in asserting that Rice is a "lightweight." I have seen nothing that would suggest the Hillary is "tough." As far as whether or not Obama is a Muslim is not as important as whether or not he is qualified to serve as President of the USA.
The lack of openness by the President in connection with school records, passports, availability of original, long form birth certificate, college writings, applications, and sources of funding, raises legitimate concerns. This stone-wall approach is unlike any other President this country has ever experienced.
Thanks to the Obama Administration we have the poor getting poorer and the rich getting richer, more TB, AIDS, bed bug infestation in our nation, more food stamps, more states on the verge of bankruptcy, more people are losing their jobs, their homes and their entire hard-earned way of life.
Don't forget JC Watts either. He also showed his true “color” in 2008.
These opportunists (not even good enough to be called RINOs), need to be ignored and put off in a corner. Giving them any type of audience gives them slivers of power.
You could be a principled person and say "I'm a conservative member of a Republican administration, and I will stick to my positions whether it helps me sell books or not."
Or You could be ambitious and say, "Whatever my past positions may have been, I will now do whatever it takes to pump up my sales and make some real money."
But Condi found a third way: "I will throw off any principles I may have had, and I will throw away any hope I had of getting good book sales. Instead, I will bow down before the black man in the White House. Because it's all about skin color."
> she cant bring herself to criticize a black man
That’s more likely the reason.
Condi is no idiot.
Think of what has happened to black opposition to 0bummer.
They are censured, censored, and cast as “Toms”.
Just her old boss...a Chump!
Leadership and Board of Trustees
Waiting for someone to ask her to comment on the Rev. Wright’s ugly personal attacks on herself!!!
I feel betrayed: Laura, Colin, now Condi...
are we stoopid or what?
Yeah, add her to Noonan, Buckley, Powell, the boob who was Bushie’s first spox (Scott something or other), Laura...
I’m sick of it - you can stand getting s**t on just so much...no moola from moi anymore...
Bush did a lot to undermine his own silly ass.
She should have used her former’s boss’ response ‘they deserve my silence’. I was disappointed when she went to the State Dept and started softening to the Leftist stance. I was also diappointed when, on FoxNews, she answered that her parents registered to vote as Republicans because they were the only Party registering Blacks in the South. But she added ‘it didn’t change their political positions’ (paraphrase).
Exactly. Because of her comments, her book will end up in the Costco sale pile pretty quickly. The left wasn't going to buy it anyway and the right definitely won't buy it now. And the middle? There are plenty of other books out there worth buying that are competing with hers.
“Bipartisan” is supposed to mean “two parties”. But politicians like Rice mean “one party — the ruling class”. To them bipartisan means “Republicans agreeing with Democrats”.
Rice met with Obama. She is probably looking for a job. With Gates leaving soon, Obama needs a Republican on his team to shield him.
Transcript: Condoleezza Rice on ‘FOX News Sunday’
Sunday, February 25, 2007
WALLACE: We have a couple of minutes left, and I’m not going to let you go without talking about a little politics. What do you think of Barack Obama?
RICE: Well, I know him. I think he’s very appealing and a great person. He’s on my committee. And we’ve always had good exchanges. I think he’s an extraordinary person.
WALLACE: When you say he’s on your committee, you mean the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
RICE: Yes, he’s on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. That’s right, that’s right.
WALLACE: Do you think he has enough experience especially in foreign policy to be president?
RICE: Oh, I’m not going to make that choice. The American people are going to make that choice, Chris. And I think it’s also going to be a choice based on whether or not the American people think with any presidential candidate that they are capable of carrying out the responsibilities on terms that the American people agree with.
I think it’s going to be a question of does that person share my values, does that person seem to represent my interests. It will be the same questions that have been asked about presidential candidates since we began this process.
WALLACE: I want to show you a recent Gallup poll, though. Take a loot 94 percent of Americans would vote for their party’s African-American nominee for president, more than would vote for their party’s woman nominee or their Mormon nominee.
I suspect you disagree with Senator Obama on some policy issues. But what do you make of the fact that so many Americans would consider him or any African-American seriously as a presidential candidate?
RICE: I think it just shows that we’ve come a very long way. I do think we’ve come a long way in overcoming stereotypes, role stereotypes about African Americans. I will say race is still a factor. When a person walks into a room, I still think people still see race.
But it’s less and less of a barrier to believing that that person can be your doctor, or your lawyer, or a professor in your university, or the CEO of a company. And it will not be long, I think, before it’s no longer a barrier to being president of the United States. And as I often to repeat to people ...
WALLACE: When you say not so long well, excuse me. I didn’t mean to interrupt you.
RICE: No, no, no, I was just going to say I repeat to people all the time, you know, if I serve my full term, we will not have had a white male secretary of state for 12 years a white woman, black man and a black woman. That’s as far as our country has come, even though we can’t deceive ourselves. Race is still a factor in this country.
Condi was born into the segregated South, I imagine it’s hard for her not to feel some pride at the thought of a black President. Her life experience has probably taught her that it’s better to stick together rather than fight over philosophical or political differences.
I don’t think the next generation of black politicians will feel this way, but for now she is a microcosm of the black community in general.
Yeah Condie, HRC did a great job with the Israeli-Pali situation.
HRC’s big announcement was a FAIL.
Mmm ... mmm ...mmmm ...
Rice hails Obama’s win as a ‘step forward’
The secretary of State, raised in the Deep South, says, ‘As an African American, I’m especially proud.’
November 06, 2008|Matthew Lee | Lee writes for the Associated Press.
She called the Democratic president-elect “inspirational” and said his victory was proof of America’s promise.
“This was an exercise in American democracy of which Americans across the political spectrum are justifiably proud,” she said.
“As an African American, I’m especially proud,” said Rice, her eyes glistening with emotion, “because this is a country that’s been through a long journey, in terms of overcoming wounds and making race” less of a factor. “That work is not done, but yesterday was obviously an extraordinary step forward.
A must read for all of those posters who inexplicably think Condi is a conservative, race neutral, super smart and would make a good president.
These few words put those unfounded notions to rest.
Add to that list Juan Williams. Even though not an Obama opposer, he defended Limbaugh over something and was asked to ‘return to the porch’ by some black guest on Fox.
“”Damn and I used to like her.””
WHAT A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT! I saw her on Greta on Thursday night but the interview wasn’t very interesting. Then yesterday I checked the daily schedule of the WH and saw that she was scheduled to meet with obozo at 3:45 and my mouth fell open. I guess it’s not difficult to understand now why she was at the WH. I don’t think there’s anyone we can trust anymore!!!
You aren’t the only one. :)
Sounds like she has some investments somewhere. Got to have her bigger piece of pie than the regular joes.
Also, there wasn’t any Democratic “bipartisan” praise and respect for Condi Rice when she became the first black female Secretary of State. No Democrats had anything good to say about her. Instead they attacked her: her personality, her clothes, her brains, everything.
Republicans vs. Democrats is like:
lambs vs. sharks
boy scouts vs. a motorcycle gang
The democrats fight like a junk yard dog. Republican politicians roll over like they are bought and paid for.
I feel betrayed: Laura, Colin, now Condi...
are we stoopid or what?
I hear you. So discouraging.
Rice has been a liberal for quite a while. She was always pro abortion, against Israel, loving that affirmative action. I am not surprised she loves Obama.
Just another idiot with her head so deep in the sand she can’t see the truth.
Just what is with these “black” racists? Can’t they respect the legacy of MLK and judge people on their merits? Racists!
I remember awhile ago, some Freepers posting “Condi for President!!” ...
> was asked to return to the porch by some black guest on Fox.
What a despicable comment.
Amazing how the Left can use racial imagery, even epithets, with impunity.
“”Nothing in this president’s methods suggests this president is other than a defender of America’s interests,””
She hasn’t been paying attention then. This is so maddening, I had to come back to it.
She says obozo isn’t a Muslim but of course, no one will ask her what evidence she’s seen that says he’s a Christian? She’s always claimed to be one but now I wonder about that.
I guess none of her interviews will center on the radicals in the administration, the deficits, the out of control spending, the discord in the country, the takeover of private enterprise, the dastardly healthcare reform, the corruption, the pork barrel spending, the failure of the stimulus package etc. etc.
It’s still all about color and it doesn’t matter what happens to the country!!
I know I’m not the only disappointed one here. I don’t want to see her face again.....
> I imagine its hard for her not to feel some pride at the
> thought of a black President.
Yeah, but why couldn’t it be someone like Alan Keyes or Thomas Sowell?
“You couldnt give me her book.
Exactly. Because of her comments, her book will end up in the Costco sale pile pretty quickly. The left wasn’t going to buy it anyway and the right definitely won’t buy it now. And the middle? There are plenty of other books out there worth buying that are competing with hers.”
You mean you guys only read books if they agree with your point of view?
“I feel betrayed: Laura, Colin, now Condi...”
I saw through all three years ago, but got beat up when the truth was spoken. Pro abortion, pro homosexuality, etc.
So Rice will suddenly be the newest hero for the media.
dammit, Condi. Why can’t you see you’re being played?