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Rice declines Rutgers commencement invite; says it has become a distraction
Fox News ^ | May 3, 2014

Posted on 05/03/2014 8:08:47 AM PDT by Rennes Templar

Edited on 05/03/2014 8:10:24 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Condoleezza Rice announced Saturday that she will not be delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University’s graduation ceremony this month, saying the invitation has become a "distraction."

Commencement should be a time of joyous celebration for the graduates and their families. Rutgers' invitation to me to speak has become a distraction for the university community at this very special time,” the former secretary of state under President George W. Bush said in the statement.


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One can only conclude there are racists in the staff and student body of Rutgers.
1 posted on 05/03/2014 8:08:47 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

50 heads of mush protested. Sadly, these little commies have never been exposed to the history of this country and how it came about or economics. Yet, for some reason, they’re at Rutgers.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 8:11:26 AM PDT by albie
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To: Rennes Templar

I’ll say this...Rice certainly was classy in the way she bowed out. It’s an absolute guarantee that no liberal speaker would bow out. Much less, bow out in such a manner.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 8:13:45 AM PDT by albie
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To: Rennes Templar
One can only conclude there are racists in the staff and student body of Rutgers.

One can only conclude there are RACISTS in the staff and student body of Rutgers.

4 posted on 05/03/2014 8:13:49 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: albie
50 heads of mush protested

I wonder how many of them have 'Tolerance' or "Honor Diversity" bumper stickers on their cars?

5 posted on 05/03/2014 8:14:28 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Rennes Templar

The little totalitarian wannabes just couldn’t bear the possibility that they might hear even one thought contrary to the four years of PC indoctrination and Pavlovian dog conformity they have worked so hard to master.


6 posted on 05/03/2014 8:17:26 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Rennes Templar

What a classy lady. I hold very few people in such high esteem as Condoleezza Rice. She never disappoints.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 8:20:25 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Ʋ)
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Good luck finding jobs, “graduates.”


8 posted on 05/03/2014 8:24:11 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: BykrBayb

Absolutely. What a role model.


9 posted on 05/03/2014 8:27:10 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: albie

Classy, but the lefties win another one and this encourages more of the same. These nut balls needed to be confronted by organized groups of conservatives on campus, but I guess that is not possible on most campuses today.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 8:27:21 AM PDT by Truth29
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“One can only conclude there are racists in the staff and student body of Rutgers.”

Racism at the East Coast so called elite universities runs strongly under cover. It comes to the surface when a black conservative tries to speak at one of these facist universities.


11 posted on 05/03/2014 8:29:35 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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12 posted on 05/03/2014 8:36:45 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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Looks like the terrorists at Rutgers won.


13 posted on 05/03/2014 8:39:23 AM PDT by servo1969
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I’ll bet Rutgers wouldn’t have had a problem with Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin speaking at their commencement.


14 posted on 05/03/2014 8:44:24 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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Another example by the delicate flowers offended at an institutions of lower learning Ivy Covered North Korea.
15 posted on 05/03/2014 9:04:07 AM PDT by QT3.14
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Condi is a class act but it’s a shame to let the heckler’s veto prevail.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 9:05:37 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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IMO it would have been better for her to attend.First,she could have announced that any fee she might receive (are speakers of that sort compensated?) would be given to the Wounded Warrior Project or to a similar organization.That would have gotten the kiddies *really* riled up.And then,at the podium,she could have spoken with her usual intelligence and dignity,thanked everyone in the audience for their kindness and walked away smiling.

Even Tingles would have had trouble spinning *that* one.

17 posted on 05/03/2014 9:19:25 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I’ll bet Rutgers wouldn’t have had a problem with Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin speaking at their commencement.

Hitler? Absolutely not.Stalin? "Welcome,Comrade,can we get you anything? Vodka? A young virgin? Poland?"

18 posted on 05/03/2014 9:22:13 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: albie
50 heads of mush protested. Sadly, these little commies have never been exposed to the history of this country and how it came about or economics. Yet, for some reason, they’re at Rutgers.

It is amazing to me that the "protestors" are holding on to something so old, and questionable.

At the same time the same youngsters are telling us that Benghazi is old because it happened two years ago. I do not think in the history of this country we have withheld help for an Ambassador. Maybe those "protestors" would accept Hillary Clinton as a speaker? She has lots of baggage and no accomplishments.

I see many of the protestors looking for jobs and looking for jobs after and if they graduate. Time to start closing ineffective and high cost universities.

19 posted on 05/03/2014 1:43:31 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: Rennes Templar

Once again a few leftist idiots raise a stink and a Bushy caves. How can the right win the debate if they constantly refuse to engage these people. My biggest complaint with the Bush admin was its refusal to defend itself. Preemptive surrender.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 1:57:52 PM PDT by center mass
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The thought "pearls before swine" came to mind, but she is much too classy to think like I do.

Too bad a handful of wannabe activists ruined it for all of the other students. They just talked themselves out of an uplifting commencement speech. They will undoubtedly receive a hateful, race baiting marxist diatribe instead.

21 posted on 05/03/2014 1:59:03 PM PDT by oldbrowser (This looks like a make it or break it point for America.)
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