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Condoleezza Rice Finally, Officially Endorses Mitt Romney

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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appeared at a California fundraiser for Mitt Romney last night to officially back the GOP presidential hopeful's White House bid.

"If America is going to rebuild its strength at home, rebuild its sense of who we are, it needs a leader that also understands how really exceptional the United States of America is, and is not afraid to lead on the basis of that exceptionalism,” Rice reportedly said of Romney.

"The only thing that people dislike more than unilateral American leadership is no American leadership at all.”

Rice's endorsement came one day after Romney officially clinched the nomination, and her delay — as well as that of other former diplomats —  has some Washington insiders wondering if Romney still faces a deficit amongst the "Republican foreign policy establishment," including Henry Kissinger.

Regardless of any potential hesitancy, Rice his a lot of the "right" notes by tacitly claiming President Obama doesn't believe in American exceptionalism, a common narrative since 2008.

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  1. Such a gifted woman, and such an idiot.

    Posted by: Demian | May 31, 2012 7:09:43 AM


  2. of course she does...she's part of the "Elite class" ..remember during katrina..she was off in NY city buying Designer shoes - as people were drowning

    Posted by: disgusted american | May 31, 2012 7:23:36 AM


  3. We are simply shocked that Ms. Rice endorsed Mittens! Is there anyone surprised at all?

    Posted by: Nick | May 31, 2012 7:33:54 AM


  4. And her foreign policy "achievements" are still haunting us to this day.

    Posted by: patronsaint | May 31, 2012 7:41:41 AM


  5. Who?

    Posted by: Jack M | May 31, 2012 7:47:36 AM


  6. War criminals like Ms. Rice belong behind bars.

    Posted by: Kurt | May 31, 2012 7:48:47 AM


  7. What a shameful woman .....just like Kurt says above.......she belongs behind bars at the Hague.

    And "American exceptionalism " WTF ?
    Is that anything like your Manifest Destiny" ?
    It all sounds a bit more like American neurosis to me.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | May 31, 2012 8:12:58 AM


  8. Without a doubt one of the single WORST persons to hold the office of National Security Advisor and Secretary of State in the modern era. She was a in a league of her own for total ineptitude. She was an embarrassment.

    Condi brought us the phony Iraq War, no WMDs, ineptly failed at having a plan to secure Iraq once we toppled Saddam, and was completely out of her league and easily played with by Darth Cheney and DOD Sec Rumsfeld.

    Now, she's embarrassed herself further by talking about more of this phony "exceptionalism"....you know the GOP has NOTHING on Obama's foreign policy if all they can squawk about is "exceptionalism"...whatever the hell that means.

    Further, she had her lips so far up Bush's ass, that I am surprised he too didn't have a large gap between his front teeth.

    Posted by: B-rod | May 31, 2012 9:04:40 AM


  9. And let us NEVER FORGET that it was Condi Rice as National Security Advisor when 9/11 happened. She completely ignored the warnings from the FBI and CIA that a terrorist strike in the U.S. was imminent.

    For that, she should have been jailed for gross negligence as her duty to protect Americans.

    She was and is a failure.

    Posted by: B-rod | May 31, 2012 9:10:16 AM


  10. Hairless wookie.

    Posted by: sparks | May 31, 2012 9:10:29 AM


  11. I keep wanting to give her the benefit of the doubt, she's a smart, articulate, black american woman, she knows the face of discrimination... why is she endorsing Romney, I'm shaking me head.

    Posted by: Chad | May 31, 2012 10:10:53 AM


  12. from which penitentiary did she issue this statement, again?
    Oh, that's right; she was never called to account.

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | May 31, 2012 10:10:58 AM


  13. @Jack I think you hit the nail on the head. 'American exceptionalism' seems to be the equivalent of 'manifest destiny'. Just exchange Mexicans for Iraqis and what was the difference really? I suppose Iraq wasn't annexed as a state but foreign companies have the right to export all that oil.

    Posted by: screech | May 31, 2012 10:32:35 AM


  14. "The only thing that people dislike more than unilateral American leadership is no American leadership at all.”

    That is a hilarious quote, because it admits that the US unilateral action her admin was known for is d-bag behaviour.

    Posted by: Derek Pearce | May 31, 2012 10:57:48 AM


  15. Ay...la pinche Malinche! Just lost a lot of respect for her.

    Posted by: Hugo Chávez | May 31, 2012 11:01:37 AM


  16. Condolezza Rice owes her entire career to affirmative action. She has accomplished more or less nothing in any job she has ever held and would almost certainly never have been hired for any of them if she had not been a black woman.

    I would like to know why those of you who are always attacking closeted gay men seem to be giving her a pass when it is no big secret that she is a lesbian.

    Posted by: Rick | May 31, 2012 11:07:56 AM


  17. @B-Rod

    Now you're right abot that; how Condi Rice didn't get fired on 9/12/01 when she was the sitting National Security Advisor is just strange...

    ...and then she had the nerve to get up and tell the bald-faced lie that we never expected that terrorists would use airplanes for bombs all the while French intelligence was sitting on her desk which stated that the French had uncovered a terrorist plot to fly planes into the Eiffel Tower.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | May 31, 2012 11:34:53 AM


  18. Condi Rice's former boss is the one that owes his entire career to affirmative action.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | May 31, 2012 11:43:38 AM


  19. It is exceptionally baneful her use of this dog-whistle notion of “American exceptionalism” against this President—immoral when you think that one of her elementary school classmates was killed by the terrorist bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. But I’d expect nothing less.

    Posted by: Carlie | May 31, 2012 11:47:36 AM


  20. Condi is to blacks and women what GOProud'ers are to gay men.

    Posted by: Tyler | May 31, 2012 11:48:31 AM


  21. Thank you, ChiTown Kev.

    We've had affirmative action in America for centuries. And for decades the beneficiaries all looked like William F Buckley...before and after death.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 31, 2012 12:03:01 PM


  22. take solace, folks, knowing that the people who make racist comments are such cowards that they can only do it from a place of online anonymity. it's the desperate last-gasps of people who can only vent their anger through the vicarious-thrills of having an anonymous profile. they have no impact whatsoever in the real world, because they don't have the orbs to actually live in it in any form that commands respect or attention. so take solace. they'll die, and they'll take their bigoted tripe with 'em . :D

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 31, 2012 12:11:44 PM


  23. I find it fascinating for any African American that endorses Romney. The LDS church did not allow African Americans into their clergy until the mid seventies when they were being sued by the NAACP. Their leader then had a "revolutionary vision" (big surprise!)and things changed. Hmmnnnn...

    Posted by: Ken C | May 31, 2012 1:00:28 PM


  24. @Ken C

    But to be fair...

    Mitt's father, George Romney, did fight for black civil rights and was willing to defy the Mormon Church on that issue.

    And Michigan blacks that are old enough to remember George Romney (e.g. my Mom) remain fond of Governor George Romney, for the most part because they remember governor Romney sticking up for them.

    So for a Romney to win the votes of black people wouldn't be all that unusual (esp. in Michigan), actually, and were Mitt Romney not of member of the Republican Party as it exists today, he probably could invoke that civil rights legacy of his father and win over a few black votes.

    But this romney has to cater to too much of the bigot vote to do what he probably can do vis-a-vis the black vote

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | May 31, 2012 1:32:38 PM


  25. Good point. I wasn't aware of his father's history. Good for him.

    Posted by: Ken C | May 31, 2012 3:18:40 PM


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