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Condi Rice on CNN: ..."I don't need Harry Belafonte to tell me what it means to be black."
CNN ^ | 10/20/02 | Pyro7480

Posted on 10/20/2002 11:39:38 AM PDT by Pyro7480

On "Late Edition" with Wolf Blitzer, our National Security Advisor Condi Rice was giving an excellent interview, explaining why it was North Korea who complicated the situation concerning nuclear weapons, not the U.S. (all of the pieces fell into place BEFORE Bush's "Axis of Evil" speech). At the end of the interview, Wolf asked her about Harry Bellafonte's comments on Powell and herself, and played the clip from Larry King Live. Her resonse:
"I don't need Harry Belafonte telling me what it means to be black."


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When I caught the end of her interview, and heard that remark, I started clapping and said "Way to go Condi!!" Here are some of the other response made by other FREeepers:

On the thread "Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 Oct 2002"
Ouch. Condi Rice..."I don't need Harry Belafonte to tell me what it means to be black."
56 posted on 10/20/02 12:58 PM Eastern by copycat

Goodness gracious, did I hear right? Did Condi Rice really just say that Belefonte did not know what it means to be black?
59 posted on 10/20/02 12:59 PM Eastern by Conservababe

BEST COMMENT OF THE DAY!!

Wolf Blitzer showed Condeleeza Rice a tape of Larry King Live, where Harry Belafonte criticizes her.

Condeleeza Rice says:

If Harry Belafonte wants to discuss differences of political opinion, this is America, anyone can do it, but

"I don't need Harry Belafonte telling me what it means to be black."

Smackdown!
60 posted on 10/20/02 1:00 PM Eastern by YaYa123

Way to go Dr. Rice.
64 posted on 10/20/02 1:08 PM Eastern by mware

On the thread "

Wolf Blitzer ask her about Belafonte's slur today.
She said: "I don't need Harry Belafonte telling me what it means to be black."
4 posted on 10/20/02 2:17 PM Eastern by eddie willers

She who? You mean Condi? If so, then thats a great comeback. She tends not to hold back her opinions the way Powell might.
12 posted on 10/20/02 2:25 PM Eastern by Dialup Llama

Yes...and there was fire and contempt in her eyes when she said it.
Bravo!
16 posted on 10/20/02 2:28 PM Eastern by eddie willers

1 posted on 10/20/2002 11:39:38 AM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480
Love it!
2 posted on 10/20/2002 11:42:01 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Pyro7480
Bump!
3 posted on 10/20/2002 11:42:07 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Pyro7480
Excellent!!! I love Condi, what a brillant, wise woman she is.
4 posted on 10/20/2002 11:42:14 AM PDT by MsLady
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To: copycat; Conservababe; YaYa123; mware; eddie willers; Dialup Llama
Ping!
5 posted on 10/20/2002 11:43:01 AM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480
Here's the link to the second thread that I mentioned (I messed it up)
Belafonte Remark on Powell Starts Row
6 posted on 10/20/2002 11:45:20 AM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480
Ha!
7 posted on 10/20/2002 11:46:08 AM PDT by Rocko
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To: Pyro7480
Condi for President!
8 posted on 10/20/2002 11:48:30 AM PDT by NewYorker
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To: Pyro7480
Yes...and there was fire and contempt in her eyes when she said it.

I'm sorry That I missed it.

9 posted on 10/20/2002 11:52:19 AM PDT by alaskanfan
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To: Pyro7480

10 posted on 10/20/2002 12:00:37 PM PDT by Cruising Speed
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To: NewYorker
Condi for President!

Ann Coulter for Veep!

11 posted on 10/20/2002 12:02:08 PM PDT by Ford Fairlane
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To: Pyro7480
Especially from some has-been lounge lizard like Belafonte. I'm sure that NONE of the networks would treat seriously Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, or Walter Williams lecturing Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, or Harry Belafonte on what it means to be black.

I'm sick of these lefties, particularly the dimbulb performers, getting face time like they have anything to contribute to the well-being of society.

12 posted on 10/20/2002 12:02:29 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Cruising Speed
Man, that picture of her has ATTITUDE! It shows her as she is PERFECTLY! :-) The only issue I can think of that I disagree with her is abortion, but no one is perfect. If she ran for President, she would have MY vote.
13 posted on 10/20/2002 12:03:07 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: anniegetyourgun
Harry, let's see YOUR resume! Condoleeza Rice is how old? And, she's working for the President of the United States. What have you accomplished in your whole miserable existence? Day-O, that's what!
14 posted on 10/20/2002 12:04:38 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Pyro7480
What's Harry's response?

Surely he's not going to let some uppity house n***er -- and a female one at that -- talk back to him.

And Harry, there's another one on the Supreme Court! Can you believe it? Don't forget him!

This guy's been drinking too much Sharpton kool-aide.


15 posted on 10/20/2002 12:06:51 PM PDT by d101302
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To: Pyro7480
A BRAVO BUMP for Condi!
16 posted on 10/20/2002 12:08:32 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: mhking
The lady has class.
17 posted on 10/20/2002 12:12:27 PM PDT by farmfriend
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To: Pyro7480
She ROCKS ! LOL
18 posted on 10/20/2002 12:14:04 PM PDT by Darlin'
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To: Pyro7480
Good retort! I'm glad to hear she responded. Time magazine buried Belafonte's comment on about the 3rd to the last page, noting that Powell's 'diplomatic' response made "Belafonte's comments seem extreme." Seem extreme??

In the same issue they put an Andy Rooney comment about his dislike of women on the sidelines covering NFL games in the front of the magazine. Along with the NOW presidents response. Pure fluff.

I wonder how they'll cover Condi's remark. Or if they'll cover it at all.

19 posted on 10/20/2002 12:18:03 PM PDT by tje
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To: Pyro7480
I don't think Rice listens to (C)rap or speaks jive, either!
20 posted on 10/20/2002 12:18:28 PM PDT by rockfish59
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I was listening to The Phil Hendrie Show the other day and he was talking about Belafonte's tirade.

Mr. Hendrie said that Harry has got to be kidding since he was the one who recorded the "Banana Boat Song." A record that EVERY white person bought so that they could pretend that they were living on a plantation and having the house negro sing for them.
21 posted on 10/20/2002 12:24:26 PM PDT by 666beast
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To: Pyro7480
What is Harry Belafonte famous for again?
22 posted on 10/20/2002 12:37:42 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Pyro7480
Just as an aside......

I watched the interview with Condi also, and noticed how little she really said and did some dancing/stuttering. Then it dawned on me just how difficult it would be to know what she knows, but can only say aloud that which isn't sensitive information. It's gotta be frustrating at times to have to talk in circles when you know all the answers, but can't give them out openly.

Go Condi, Go!

23 posted on 10/20/2002 12:38:08 PM PDT by thescourged1
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To: Pyro7480
Compare and contrast Condi's response to Colin's. I'm sure Colin was a warrior in his day but now I think Condi has a bigger pair than Colin.

Colin could have (and should have) responded in just a forceful way - there would have been no diplomatic or poliitcal repercussions. Instead, Colin just said the remarks were "unfortunate" or some such nonsense. Condi rules.

24 posted on 10/20/2002 12:38:28 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Compare and contrast Condi's response to Colin's. I'm sure Colin was a warrior in his day but now I think Condi has a bigger pair than Colin.

I liked both responses. Colin Powell's response was cool understatement. Almost like he didn't have time to get on Belafonte's level even to respond.

25 posted on 10/20/2002 12:46:25 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: Ford Fairlane
Condi is so strong, intelligent (way surpasses Hillary ha,ha, classy and wise. She's also just very sweet and feminine at the same time. (hear that all you feminists) you can be a strong, wise intlligent woman and still maintain your feminity. Yeah, feminity. It's a GOOD thing!
26 posted on 10/20/2002 12:59:00 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Pyro7480
Well said, Condi!

Should Cheney not run for VP in 2004 due to health issues, one name suggests itself. Plus, being four letters long, it fits right into the Republican pattern for national tickets:

1976: FORD / DOLE

1980: REAGAN / BUSH

1984: REAGAN / BUSH

1988: BUSH / QUAYLE

1992: BUSH / QUAYLE

1996: DOLE / KEMP

2000: BUSH / CHENEY

2004: BUSH / RICE

27 posted on 10/20/2002 1:00:46 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina
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To: Pyro7480
Craa-a-a-azo... cra-a-a-a-azo... Belafonte's a crazy mo fo!!!!!!!!!
28 posted on 10/20/2002 1:04:11 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: 666beast
Mr. Hendrie said that Harry has got to be kidding since he was the one who recorded the "Banana Boat Song." A record that EVERY white person bought so that they could pretend that they were living on a plantation and having the house negro sing for them.

You are spot on target! ROTFL til I realized I was one of them! No idea where the record went, or I'd trash it.

29 posted on 10/20/2002 1:09:48 PM PDT by Grani
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To: southernnorthcarolina
Hmmm... But the tickets where both candidates had 4-letter names all lost!
30 posted on 10/20/2002 1:10:26 PM PDT by jennyp
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To: Grani
hahaha
31 posted on 10/20/2002 1:13:28 PM PDT by 666beast
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To: Slyfox
"What is Harry Belafonte famous for again?"

He's had a long career working as a professional lawn ornament for limousine liberals.

32 posted on 10/20/2002 1:13:39 PM PDT by cookcounty
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To: southernnorthcarolina
"2004: BUSH / RICE "

I'm shocked that so few have speculated on this. Knowing W, knowing his family, knowing Cheney's health, I would think it OBVIOUS that this is where we're headed---the GOP making a major grab for the more conservative half of the black vote. And Condi in the driver's seat in 2008.

33 posted on 10/20/2002 1:19:18 PM PDT by cookcounty
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To: jennyp
Ouch. That's undeniable. But in both cases, they were massive underdogs prior to the nominating conventions, anyway.

So maybe short names are no guarantee of success; after all, we've had two Presidents named Roosevelt, and one named Eisenhower.

34 posted on 10/20/2002 1:23:05 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina
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To: Grani
go to kazaa.com and download it and then delete it if it will make you feel better lol
35 posted on 10/20/2002 1:27:13 PM PDT by cajun-jack
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To: southernnorthcarolina
2004: BUSH / RICE

(Tommy Flennagan/John Lovitz voice emulator mode engaged)

I hope not.
That's because now that I've left my first trophy wife, Morgan Fairchild, Ms. Rice, er,
Condi and I will be getting together to help make some nice, intelligent, well-mannered
future Republicans that won't burn after 15 minutes in the sun like I do.
Yeah, that's the ticket...

(Tommy Flennagan/John Lovitz voice emulator mode dis-engaged)
I'd like to see a short interview with Ms. Rice's personal secretary...to find out
how many marriage proposals end up in the trash bin each day...
36 posted on 10/20/2002 1:27:26 PM PDT by VOA
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To: cookcounty
"2004: BUSH / RICE"

I'm shocked that so few have speculated on this.

Dozens on this forum, and thousands elsewhere, have speculated on this possibility. Believe me, it wasn't an original thought on my part.

37 posted on 10/20/2002 1:28:24 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina
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To: Pyro7480
"You go, girl!" (Condi, not you, Pyro)
38 posted on 10/20/2002 1:29:59 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: jennyp
But the tickets where both candidates had 4-letter names all lost!

Easily fixed:

2004: BUSH/(Fill in my last name, which has five letters...after Condi and
I take the plunge).

Come on...it's a joke...

OK, a MUCH more realistic fix:

2004: Bush/CONDI!
39 posted on 10/20/2002 1:30:06 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Pyro7480
For a black man, he sure is white.


40 posted on 10/20/2002 1:31:46 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Pyro7480
My suspicions have been confirmed: Intelligent, free-thinking, independent people scare the doo-doo out of Marxists.

As if we didn't know that...

41 posted on 10/20/2002 1:35:00 PM PDT by Fintan
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To: cookcounty
The best part is (and correct me somebody if I'm wrong), if Cheney were to step down, and Bush appointed Rice to take his place, the Senate would have to approve the nomination. Most of the big names for Prez in 2004 come from the Senate (with the exception being Gephardt and R. Gore from Tennessee - an Isaac Asimov reference there in case you're scratching your head).

Anyway, these potential '04 Candidates would be faced with

The Rice nomination is the BIG Ace Dubya's holding up his sleeve and everybody knows it. I figured he'd use it for this election- but then again, he's right in not doing so. If the GOP candidates out there can't win on their own merit, they were weak to begin with. Bush should save this move for the Big Enchilada- 2004. If Bush/Rice win in 2004- Rice would be unbeatable in 2008.

42 posted on 10/20/2002 1:40:54 PM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Pyro7480
I agree with you!

I did want to say that a friend pointed out something to me, that I just didn't think about before she said it, and that was the fact that kids today know so much more than we did, back when abortion might have been our only choice. Today, these kids are WELL aware of where and how to get birthcontrol and it's widely accepted and discussed. They have every reason to be much smarter than we were. I thought about what she said, and because of that fact, there should be very little need for abortions to ever have to happen. Since we know we'll never go back to coat hangers, let's be more involved parents, and help our kids make better choices with all the options they have--make it more popular to be a better person. AND...Let's get this issue back into being a moral one, rather than a political platform.

-----Opps, since this WAS the original conversation...GO CONDI, GO CONDI!!!!!!!!!!

43 posted on 10/20/2002 1:44:43 PM PDT by NordP
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To: VOA
2004: Bush/CONDI!

aHA! Problem solved.

44 posted on 10/20/2002 1:45:51 PM PDT by jennyp
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To: Pyro7480
Applause for Dr. Rice!

She's smarter and braver than 100 Harry Belafontes.

45 posted on 10/20/2002 1:56:35 PM PDT by LibKill
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To: Pyro7480
Belafonte, a brain dead liberal, knows who can carry me a banana. Beyond that, and it's all greek to him.

"I don't need Harry Belafonte telling me what it means to be black."

47 posted on 10/20/2002 2:06:18 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: southernnorthcarolina
"2004: BUSH / RICE"

Well shes got the right stuff. That was a lot better than her first couple encounters with the media, where she appeared a little shaky.

48 posted on 10/20/2002 2:09:20 PM PDT by SSN558
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To: Cruising Speed
God bless Condi. If she could revere the life of the innocent unborn, she has serious potential. =]
49 posted on 10/20/2002 2:15:06 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Pyro7480
Harry has been the socialist house boy for so long he's gettin a bit uppity...
He actually thinks being a judas goat is an executive position...
50 posted on 10/20/2002 2:16:53 PM PDT by joesnuffy
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