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(Condoleezza) Rice focuses on the personal, not political (defends BHO, praises HRC)
Washington Post ^ | October 16, 2010 | Glenn Kessler

Posted on 10/16/2010 6:35:16 AM PDT by maggief

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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.

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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.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: condoleezzarice; rice; rino
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1 posted on 10/16/2010 6:35:18 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Homos are nothing but trouble.


2 posted on 10/16/2010 6:39:42 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: maggief

rice is an idiot if she can’t see thru barry. or maybe she can’t bring herself to criticize a black man


3 posted on 10/16/2010 6:39:57 AM PDT by henry_reardon
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To: maggief

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.


4 posted on 10/16/2010 6:41:04 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: henry_reardon

She and Colon Bowel.


5 posted on 10/16/2010 6:41:30 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: ecomcon
The rumors about her lesbianism have not been proven, but it is true that she is an elitist. They are going down on November 2 and there is nothing they can do about it.
6 posted on 10/16/2010 6:44:35 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: maggief
Wow... I guess we know now who was undermining G.W. Bush.

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.

7 posted on 10/16/2010 6:45:23 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: ecomcon

Damn and I used to like her.

What’s wrong with these people?


8 posted on 10/16/2010 6:45:41 AM PDT by Sophia777
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To: Flavious_Maximus
I thought Condi was different.

The phrase "They all ... " looms before me.

9 posted on 10/16/2010 6:46:32 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: ecomcon

Once again, Blacks behaving en bloc...based on race/liberalism/freeloading. How do you cure this disease?


10 posted on 10/16/2010 6:46:44 AM PDT by Tribemike1
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To: maggief

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.


11 posted on 10/16/2010 6:46:53 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: maggief
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.

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.

12 posted on 10/16/2010 6:48:43 AM PDT by olezip
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To: ecomcon
B I N G O ! ! !

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.

13 posted on 10/16/2010 6:51:17 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Support and vote for Sean Bielat (MA-4)! MA-4 is Barney Frank's district.)
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To: nhwingut
That's the sort of thing that boggles my mind.

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."

14 posted on 10/16/2010 6:52:18 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: henry_reardon

> she can’t 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.

Alan Keyes
David Manning
Thomas Sowell
Walter Williams
Jesse Peterson

They are censured, censored, and cast as “Toms”.


15 posted on 10/16/2010 6:53:25 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: maggief

Just her old boss...a Chump!


16 posted on 10/16/2010 6:55:24 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: All

Aspen Institute

http://www.aspeninstitute.org/about/leadership

Leadership and Board of Trustees


17 posted on 10/16/2010 6:57:53 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Waiting for someone to ask her to comment on the Rev. Wright’s ugly personal attacks on herself!!!


18 posted on 10/16/2010 6:58:35 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Sophia777

Me 2!
I feel betrayed: Laura, Colin, now Condi...
are we stoopid or what?


19 posted on 10/16/2010 6:58:37 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: nhwingut

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...


20 posted on 10/16/2010 7:01:42 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: xtinct
Wow... I guess we know now who was undermining G.W. Bush.

Bush did a lot to undermine his own silly ass.

Learn more about Rice and many other Bush administration officials in this book:

21 posted on 10/16/2010 7:03:53 AM PDT by BufordP (Once a Marine - always a Marine ... Until Jack Murtha.)
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To: maggief

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).


22 posted on 10/16/2010 7:04:01 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Freddd
You couldn’t 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.

23 posted on 10/16/2010 7:05:25 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: maggief

“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.


24 posted on 10/16/2010 7:06:23 AM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: ClearCase_guy

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,254502,00.html

Transcript: Condoleezza Rice on ‘FOX News Sunday’

Sunday, February 25, 2007

EXCERPT

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.


25 posted on 10/16/2010 7:07:37 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Tribemike1

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.


26 posted on 10/16/2010 7:08:47 AM PDT by oldleft
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To: maggief

Yeah Condie, HRC did a great job with the Israeli-Pali situation.

HRC’s big announcement was a FAIL.


27 posted on 10/16/2010 7:09:04 AM PDT by dforest
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To: maggief
Why am I thinking there is a possibility Rice will replace Clinton as Secretary of State?

Silly me.

28 posted on 10/16/2010 7:10:15 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: maggief

Mmm ... mmm ...mmmm ...

http://articles.latimes.com/2008/nov/06/nation/na-rice6

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.

EXCERPT

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.


29 posted on 10/16/2010 7:10:49 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

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.


30 posted on 10/16/2010 7:11:43 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Westbrook

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.


31 posted on 10/16/2010 7:13:23 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: Sophia777

“”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!!!


32 posted on 10/16/2010 7:14:15 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: maggief
RhINO! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOvIot-i6rY
33 posted on 10/16/2010 7:19:00 AM PDT by italyconservative (Can a corrupt throne be allied with you- one that brings on misery by its decrees? Psalm 34:20)
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To: spectre

You aren’t the only one. :)


34 posted on 10/16/2010 7:19:04 AM PDT by maggief
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To: italyconservative
Sorry! First time html-er! RhINO Song
35 posted on 10/16/2010 7:27:34 AM PDT by italyconservative (Can a corrupt throne be allied with you- one that brings on misery by its decrees? Psalm 34:20)
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To: maggief
Is she also a race patriot? Damn I really thought she was rock solid. Can any black besides Col. West stand up to this interloper?
36 posted on 10/16/2010 7:27:37 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: maggief

Sounds like she has some investments somewhere. Got to have her bigger piece of pie than the regular joes.


37 posted on 10/16/2010 7:30:07 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: maggief

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.


38 posted on 10/16/2010 7:45:12 AM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: matginzac

I feel betrayed: Laura, Colin, now Condi...
are we stoopid or what?

***

I hear you. So discouraging.


39 posted on 10/16/2010 7:58:48 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: maggief

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.


40 posted on 10/16/2010 8:00:10 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: maggief
Humm suddenly last week Condi is all over the drive by.
41 posted on 10/16/2010 8:01:57 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: maggief

Just another idiot with her head so deep in the sand she can’t see the truth.


42 posted on 10/16/2010 8:10:34 AM PDT by mulligan
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To: mulligan

Just what is with these “black” racists? Can’t they respect the legacy of MLK and judge people on their merits? Racists!


43 posted on 10/16/2010 8:19:14 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: maggief

I remember awhile ago, some Freepers posting “Condi for President!!” ...


44 posted on 10/16/2010 8:21:42 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: libh8er

> 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.


45 posted on 10/16/2010 8:28:42 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: maggief

“”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.....


46 posted on 10/16/2010 8:32:06 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: oldleft

> I imagine it’s 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?
:(


47 posted on 10/16/2010 8:54:52 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: jersey117

“You couldn’t 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?


48 posted on 10/16/2010 9:09:49 AM PDT by freethinker_for_freedom
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To: matginzac

“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.


49 posted on 10/16/2010 9:58:17 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: maggief

So Rice will suddenly be the newest hero for the media.

dammit, Condi. Why can’t you see you’re being played?


50 posted on 10/16/2010 10:10:38 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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