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Long in the background, Condoleeza Rice steps on the political stage
IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOM

Posted on 06/26/2012 7:09:46 PM PDT by Kaslin

Former Secretary of State and national security adviser Condoleeza Rice, who dismisses any talk about political plans or ambitions, has taken a first step anyway: She's hosted her first Washington fundraiser.

Last night Rice headlined a fundraiser at the Capitol Hill Club for ShePAC, the five-month-old super PAC designed to attract and grow the number of "principled conservative women" in elected federal office.

The event, including a briefing, reception and photo opportunities, attracted many of the 29 elected Republican women in Congress, as well as a list of female GOP Senate and House candidates, such as Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Missouri's Sarah Steelman and New Mexico's Heather Wilson.

Calling herself a "great optimist," Rice told the fundraiser, "America has a way of making the impossible seem inevitable in retrospect and we are going to do it again. We are going to strengthen ourselves, our democracy at home, strengthen our economy.”

Over the weekend Rice, who will turn 58 a week after the November election, spoke in a closed briefing for several hundred participants in Mitt Romney's leadership retreat in Utah.

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1 posted on 06/26/2012 7:09:54 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Condi, who did you vote for in ‘08? Just askin’.


2 posted on 06/26/2012 7:13:52 PM PDT by JacksonCalhoun (CT Yankee in NC Exile #quitblaminyankees)
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To: Kaslin

This thread can’t be the first promoting Condi as VP material?


3 posted on 06/26/2012 7:17:08 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Kaslin

I hope she’s picked for VP. It would prove once and for all that Republicans are both Racists and Anti-Woman.

Hey, that’s what passes for logic on MSNBC!

And while I know some will turn up their noses at her ideological impurity, in fact it would be a damn good fit for her skills.


4 posted on 06/26/2012 7:22:02 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Kaslin

Egad, are we going to hear “Islam is a religion of peace” BS again?

I can still see her nodding and applauding enthusiastically when GW made that mindless statement in his State of the Union address.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 7:26:02 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: JacksonCalhoun

If you believe that she voted for that arrogant, lazy, Lying pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave then you are out of your frigging mind


6 posted on 06/26/2012 7:33:17 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: 353FMG

Oh boy, a Pro”choice” democrat still playing republican.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 7:33:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Kaslin

Principled conservative woman who voted for a communist.


8 posted on 06/26/2012 7:34:25 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: bigbob

“And while I know some will turn up their noses at her ideological impurity, in fact it would be a damn good fit for her skills.”

The only position that would be a damn good fit for her would as the Democrat VP nominee.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 7:35:05 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: bigbob; caver

You two haven’t paid attention. How many times does she have to say that she is not interested and the fundraiser is not for her


10 posted on 06/26/2012 7:35:47 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin; JacksonCalhoun
Your were more polite than I would have been even though you beat me to member JacksonCalhoun.
11 posted on 06/26/2012 7:37:52 PM PDT by wmileo
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To: ecomcon

Did you go with her in the voting booth and witnessed who she voted for? These speculations are just plain stupid and need to stop. Shame on you and all you speculators and Bush haters


12 posted on 06/26/2012 7:39:32 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: KantianBurke

She said Obama’s election was a proud moment and called it an extraordinary step forward for the nation.

Huffpo (With video)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/05/rice-congratulates-obama_n_141414.html


13 posted on 06/26/2012 7:40:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Kaslin

Color me outta my friggin mind. She and Colin Powell can go pound sand.

You, on the other hand, are my favorite poster, your articles are interesting and on point, and you are a credit to FR.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 7:46:51 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Kaslin
Did you go with her in the voting booth and witnessed who she voted for? These speculations are just plain stupid and need to stop

I agree completely, Kaslin. Voting is a private matter.

15 posted on 06/26/2012 7:49:44 PM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: Kaslin

Condi just on Greta. My goodness does she understand “what’s happening”. Certainly would be well qualified.


16 posted on 06/26/2012 7:51:02 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: hoosiermama

Apparently you missed last night... she is an open borders globalist from hell!

let her go re screw the BCS!

EEEWWWW!


17 posted on 06/26/2012 7:55:41 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Kaslin
I'm not a big Condi fan, as she is no conservative...

But that said, I chanced upon this whilst looking at some Excalibur (John Boorman, 1981). A fun amusing view for Condi fans everywhere...

18 posted on 06/26/2012 7:58:50 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: hoosiermama

I watched her and yes she understands, but like she said she is interested in policies, not politics


19 posted on 06/26/2012 7:59:33 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: cripplecreek

*rme* That does not mean that the voted for him.


20 posted on 06/26/2012 8:01:56 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: proud American in Canada

Exactly


21 posted on 06/26/2012 8:03:31 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I’m not one of those who said she did vote for him. She’s the one who called it a great leap forward for the nation.


22 posted on 06/26/2012 8:08:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Kaslin

I’ve heard that she did vote for Obama, but then, I’m out of my frigging mind, and probably hallucinating.


23 posted on 06/26/2012 8:20:17 PM PDT by pallis
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To: JacksonCalhoun

She has said McCain many times. I have literally heard her say so. However, I want her to stay up at Stanford.....We have had enough of her.


24 posted on 06/26/2012 8:23:21 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: cripplecreek

She’s the one who called it a great leap forward for the nation.

It could have been had Obama been conservative, Republican and not a communist.


25 posted on 06/26/2012 8:26:00 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Kaslin

26 posted on 06/26/2012 8:33:25 PM PDT by traumer
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To: JacksonCalhoun

“Just askin’.”

Just the thought that we just don’t know how she voted is enough to never trust her.


27 posted on 06/26/2012 8:45:08 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: cripplecreek
Dennis Miller said much the same but I don't think he voted for BO.

Condi emphasized she was a Repub during the election; she didn't vote for Obama.

28 posted on 06/26/2012 9:04:25 PM PDT by what's up
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To: bigbob
And while I know some will turn up their noses at her ideological impurity, in fact it would be a damn good fit for her skills.

You're right, on BOTH counts!

29 posted on 06/26/2012 9:14:24 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Kaslin

I’ve read what VP Cheney wrote about her in “In My Time” and I have to go along with him, especially since she insisted that Pakistan is “our friend”. Ms. Rice gave “W” more than a little wrong advice.


30 posted on 06/26/2012 9:25:48 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: Kaslin
Last night Rice headlined a fundraiser at the Capitol Hill Club for ShePAC, the five-month-old super PAC designed to attract and grow the number of "principled conservative women" in elected federal office.

Sounds like a better idea than throwing $$$ into the bottomless pit for the Boehner & McConnell crew.

31 posted on 06/26/2012 9:51:35 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: bigbob

Bigbob, while I have respect for your reasoning I suspect when
it comes down to it Condi is probably Colin Powell in drag. I
doubt that she would be willing to wrestle with pigs, a must do
in politics. I don’t think she has the stomach for the fight and
she seems like she would give too much up too quickly when
dealing with political opposition. That spot is already taken on
the ticket.


32 posted on 06/26/2012 9:54:45 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: Dartman

If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend Donald Rumsfeld’s “Known and Unknown”. IIRC, he was a bit more forthcoming than Cheney about Rice’s tenure in the administration.


33 posted on 06/26/2012 10:37:43 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: Darth Reardon

Even the WSJ has warned against nominating Rice for VP because she was not loyal to Bush.


34 posted on 06/26/2012 10:39:31 PM PDT by Eva
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To: napscoordinator
It could have been had Obama been conservative, Republican and not a communist.

Its not like it matters to these "brave" republicans. Hell, Willard could pick Hillary Clinton for VP and FReepers would happily tout the brilliance of Mitt St. Jesus for picking her.
35 posted on 06/27/2012 3:57:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 353FMG

When Bush said that I was working at a place that has shut down since then. Some of the left wing crowd were commenting that Bush was a liar. They knew that I was no liberal so I turned to them and agreed that yes, George W. Bush recently told one of the biggest lies ever heard. When they looked at me bug-eyed I continued by repeating the line that Islam is a religion of peace and concluding with the statement that no bigger lie has ever been told. They looked shell-shocked and were incapable of replying.


36 posted on 06/27/2012 4:26:47 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: cripplecreek

37 posted on 06/27/2012 4:45:40 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: Kaslin

Ms. Rice should go the heck back to academia where she belongs.

A LOT of the mess we are facing - tolerance of Islam in America, the “Patriot” Act, the TSA, a ruinious economic policy, bailing out faulty corporations, the illegal immigration mess, a ruinious futile policy of attempting to civilize Islamic savages at the cost of millions of American dollars and thousands of American lives had its roots in the RINO Regime of the Bush Klans.

They were better than Obama or Clinton, but not much. ANYTHING which reminds the public of Bush II is BAD for Romney.

I HOPE he does NOT pick ANYONE connected with Bush II as a spokesperson or VP candidate.


38 posted on 06/27/2012 1:42:32 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Dartman

MORE Islamophilia from the idiots who ran (and still run) our country.


39 posted on 06/27/2012 1:48:52 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Kaslin; napscoordinator

I stand corrected. I had lumped her in with those (like Powell) who had bought into the “history” of the moment and/or had a thing against Palin.


40 posted on 07/02/2012 11:09:31 AM PDT by JacksonCalhoun (CT Yankee in NC Exile #quitblaminyankees)
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To: Kaslin

I will not vote for her.


41 posted on 07/02/2012 11:22:14 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: novemberslady
So what, who cares? She is not running for Office. As a matter of fact, she is not interested in politics, otherwise she would have run for office long time ago.

Got over your BDS

42 posted on 07/02/2012 11:45:45 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: novemberslady
So what, who cares? She is not running for Office. As a matter of fact, she is not interested in politics, otherwise she would have run for office long time ago.

Get over your BDS

43 posted on 07/02/2012 11:46:39 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
Last night Rice headlined a fundraiser at the Capitol Hill Club for ShePAC, the five-month-old super PAC designed to attract and grow the number of "principled conservative women" in elected federal office

She headlines this fundraiser because she's not interested in politics?
She was just hanging out with George Bush, right?
Nothing political there either.

You're either lying to me, or yourself, or both.
Get over your own BDS.
44 posted on 07/02/2012 11:53:55 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: novemberslady
Just because she was in a fund raiser for ShePac doesn't mean she is personally interested in political office. As a matter of fact she said she is not.

You obviously don't know what the meaning of BDS is and if you think I suffer from Bush Derangement Symptoms then take a look at my home page

45 posted on 07/02/2012 12:11:14 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
If Condi Rice nevers seeks an elected office, my vote will not matter. My statement is a shot across the bow to Mitt Romney's campaign. There are alot of people (not just me) who won't vote for her.
That's why it makes a difference.

Now unless you meant BDS to mean something else...
BDS = Bush Derangement Symptons right?

Maybe you just don't realize that you're suffering from it.

Quit flinging that BDS label at people like me, just because I don't see eye to eye with you.
46 posted on 07/02/2012 12:35:10 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: bigbob
some will turn up their noses at her ideological impurity, in fact it would be a damn good fit for her skills.

Good fit for her "skills"?

She endorsed the LOST (Law of the Sea Treaty) and Obama's decrepit and treasonous New START treaty.

She is worse than incompetent in the true issues of national security.

47 posted on 07/30/2012 1:06:58 PM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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