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Condi Rice Blasts Obama on Weakness, Leadership
weeklystandard.com ^ | 3/27/14 | STEPHEN F. HAYES

Posted on 03/27/2014 12:57:31 PM PDT by ColdOne

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States' position in the world, drawing a straight line between Obama’s ever-yielding foreign policy and the increasing troubles around the world. Rice

“Right now, there’s a vacuum,” she told a crowd of more than two thousand attending the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual dinner last night in Washington, D.C. “There’s a vacuum because we’ve decided to lower our voice. We’ve decided to step back. We’ve decided that if we step back and lower our voice, others will lead, other things will fill that vacuum.” Citing Bashar al Assad’s slaughter in Syria, Vladimir Putin’s

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1 posted on 03/27/2014 12:57:31 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

It’s a little too late now, Condi.

You had your chance, yet you endorsed him in the elections.


2 posted on 03/27/2014 12:59:01 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: fishtank

It’s a little too late now, Condi.

Ditto

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. An occasional sensible statement does not make up for dozens of stupid ones!


3 posted on 03/27/2014 1:01:18 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: ColdOne

She a rasis!


4 posted on 03/27/2014 1:04:08 PM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: fishtank

Where’s Powell??


5 posted on 03/27/2014 1:05:21 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ColdOne

Hey Condi what is the GOP ‘red line’ considering Russia is not as ‘doable’ as Iraq and they do have the ‘mushroom cloud’ maker? Action today please, no coulda, woulda, shoulda.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 1:05:32 PM PDT by ex-snook (God forgives and forgets.)
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To: ColdOne

But she’d vote for him again, if she could.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 1:06:28 PM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: ColdOne

Condi was ineffective and incompetent as Secretary of State herself, so she is well equipped to recognize incompetence in others when she sees it.


8 posted on 03/27/2014 1:07:39 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: ColdOne
If you're so smart Condi, why didn't you see this coming?

Seems you let your emotions get ahead of you, huh?

9 posted on 03/27/2014 1:07:48 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: fishtank

Look at the situation as it stands today. Having already given him two chances, and now discovering the Current Occupant just does not measure up, Condi would be free to say “Look, the (”n” word indicating “black”) failed.”

Every Catholic in America voted for JFK in 1960.


10 posted on 03/27/2014 1:12:21 PM PDT by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: ColdOne
Well, that racist...

Oh wait, never mind.

11 posted on 03/27/2014 1:17:10 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: ColdOne

Condi, Condi, what ever happened to racial solidarity? Oh, that’s right, you endorsed him when he was elected; you can change now in-between elections.

Sic semper tyrannis? I’m rusty on my Latin.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 1:17:18 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ColdOne

Condi. Weakness is Strength for Obama supporters. Black is white, Up is down, and so forth. An argument like yours might carry weight with a republican audience but will simply roll off the back of the typical low-information voter that Obama cultivates.

If you want to get under Obama’s thin-skin and make headway with his supporters... ridicule him. He can’t take it and the low-information voters? The like nothing better than to be entertained.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 1:20:04 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: alloysteel

“Every Catholic in America voted for JFK in 1960.”

Nope. Not true.

My parents did NOT.


14 posted on 03/27/2014 1:23:37 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: fishtank

What? She was at the convention in Tampa; endorsed Romney!!!


15 posted on 03/27/2014 1:30:33 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: DLfromthedesert

That’s my memory, too...

I was hoping she’d emerge as a counter to Shrillary.


16 posted on 03/27/2014 1:39:41 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: fishtank
It's a little too late now, Condi.

You had your chance, yet you endorsed him in the elections.


BULLHOCKEY!

Transcript of Condoleezza Rice speech at the RNC
17 posted on 03/27/2014 1:39:42 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: alloysteel
"Every Catholic in America voted for JFK in 1960. "

Hey, not me.

18 posted on 03/27/2014 1:41:45 PM PDT by ex-snook (God forgives and forgets.)
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To: ex-snook

I was too young to vote in 1960 by about a year. My family, to a man, voted for JFK and I would’ve too had I been old enough.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 1:49:53 PM PDT by Ax
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To: ColdOne

Condi can stick to foreign policy I guess. Her love of abortion, sodomite marriage and the like make me a former fan of hers.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 1:51:16 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ColdOne

23 posted on 03/27/2014 2:03:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: All
1) Condi DID NOT endorse Obama;

2) Her speech was right on; and

3) Freepers get over yourselves. Condi is NOT the enemy, Obama and the Dems are.

24 posted on 03/27/2014 2:18:58 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: ColdOne

Condi is just saying that because he is black. Oh wait . . .


25 posted on 03/27/2014 2:30:23 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: fishtank

Election. Singular. Condi supported Romney after he was nominated in 2012.

That doesn’t mean she’s right on “everything”, far from it, but she did at least correct her “Obama” mistake.

She’s right about the “vacuum” too. Example in progress:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/saudi-arabia-moves-confront-regional-rivals_785831.html

What the article leaves unsaid: If the Iranians get nukes (probable) and are not so crazy as to use them right away (probable), the Saudis will too, others will follow. Israel will bolster its defenses, but... No way this ends well.

This is just one such region where the vacuum is being created.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 2:39:07 PM PDT by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: ColdOne

Stupid is as President MomJeans does...


27 posted on 03/27/2014 5:09:43 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: ColdOne

After voting for him twice on the basis of melanometrics..


28 posted on 03/29/2014 5:12:33 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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