Condoleezza Rice kicks off California Republican convention, calls...

Mar 15, 2014 Full story: CNN 31

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke at the annual California Republicans convention Saturday as the party faces an uphill battle in a state that has turned more and more blue.

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#26 Mar 17, 2014
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Dee Dee Dee

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#27 Mar 17, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>There is plenty of evidence to show that much anti-Obama rhetoric has an underbelly of racism. It began with his first day in office, before anyone could assess his abilities.
Of course it is possible to disagree with Obama on policy grounds, but I almost never hear a reasonable justification or counter-argument.
With respect to Condoleezza Rice, my objections to her have nothing to with racism, because I don't assess people based on skin color. This is an accomplished, intelligent woman who in my opinion should know better than to align herself with Republicans. Not only do Republicans have little respect for African Americans, but for women in general. They also show no inclination to want to help the poor and middle class of all colors.
I think my biggest problem with Ms. Rice was her infatuation with the crude and imbecilic George W. Bush. If nothing else, that calls her judgement into serious question.
I must agree that many people opposed Obama from day one because they could not assess his abilities due to his lack of experience and the fact that to this day much of his background was and still is shaded in mystery. Also many opposed him just as many opposed Bush because he was not from "their" Party. That is quite normal and does not constitute "racism" but voting for him just because his father was black does.
Making a comment like " Not only do Republicans have little respect for African Americans, but for women in general" is not only ignorant but profiling. Condoleezza Rice and the millions of black and female Republicans in this country do not hold your bigoted opinion of Republicans. Obviously you have bought into the Democratic propaganda. Just because the Republican Party platform is anti-abortion does not mean they are waging a war on women. Personally I oppose abortion on moral grounds but I am pro-choice. Just because the Republican Party opposes increasingly handing out tax money to every person who has a sob story in favor of self reliance does not make Republicans racist. The Democrats by supporting amnesty for illegal aliens and an increase in visas for foreign workers show a serious lack of concern for working Americans while supporting decreased wages and increased profits for their friends on Wall Street.
Personally I have more respect for an intelligent and accomplished woman like Condoleezza Rice for aligning herself with Bush because of their common ideology than I do for millions of people who voted for Obama based on his race or those who oppose him for the same reason.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#28 Mar 17, 2014
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
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I must agree that many people opposed Obama from day one because they could not assess his abilities due to his lack of experience and the fact that to this day much of his background was and still is shaded in mystery. Also many opposed him just as many opposed Bush because he was not from "their" Party. That is quite normal and does not constitute "racism" but voting for him just because his father was black does.
Making a comment like " Not only do Republicans have little respect for African Americans, but for women in general" is not only ignorant but profiling. Condoleezza Rice and the millions of black and female Republicans in this country do not hold your bigoted opinion of Republicans. Obviously you have bought into the Democratic propaganda. Just because the Republican Party platform is anti-abortion does not mean they are waging a war on women. Personally I oppose abortion on moral grounds but I am pro-choice. Just because the Republican Party opposes increasingly handing out tax money to every person who has a sob story in favor of self reliance does not make Republicans racist. The Democrats by supporting amnesty for illegal aliens and an increase in visas for foreign workers show a serious lack of concern for working Americans while supporting decreased wages and increased profits for their friends on Wall Street.
Personally I have more respect for an intelligent and accomplished woman like Condoleezza Rice for aligning herself with Bush because of their common ideology than I do for millions of people who voted for Obama based on his race or those who oppose him for the same reason.
Great post. Grudgingly I had to skim Larry's post to see to what you were replying. For the most part, he's just and internet bully trumpeting staid, mindless talking points via insults.

Once upon a time, when queried on his lack of "experience", Obama substituted his "judgement" as the determining measure. We've seen now 5 years of that "judgement" and it is lacking in so many ways. But folks (like Larry) will always find a way to turn criticism in to racism. It's a handy crutch that unfortunately still has legs.

When the race baiters stop getting attention, that'll fade. Sadly, it doesn't appear that will happen anytime soon. The politics of the left have a found a cozy spot in the gutter.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#29 Mar 17, 2014
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
<quoted text>
I must agree that many people opposed Obama from day one because they could not assess his abilities due to his lack of experience and the fact that to this day much of his background was and still is shaded in mystery. Also many opposed him just as many opposed Bush because he was not from "their" Party. That is quite normal and does not constitute "racism" but voting for him just because his father was black does.
Making a comment like " Not only do Republicans have little respect for African Americans, but for women in general" is not only ignorant but profiling. Condoleezza Rice and the millions of black and female Republicans in this country do not hold your bigoted opinion of Republicans. Obviously you have bought into the Democratic propaganda. Just because the Republican Party platform is anti-abortion does not mean they are waging a war on women. Personally I oppose abortion on moral grounds but I am pro-choice. Just because the Republican Party opposes increasingly handing out tax money to every person who has a sob story in favor of self reliance does not make Republicans racist. The Democrats by supporting amnesty for illegal aliens and an increase in visas for foreign workers show a serious lack of concern for working Americans while supporting decreased wages and increased profits for their friends on Wall Street.
Personally I have more respect for an intelligent and accomplished woman like Condoleezza Rice for aligning herself with Bush because of their common ideology than I do for millions of people who voted for Obama based on his race or those who oppose him for the same reason.
I respect your argument, but I think we live in separate universes. If you can deny the major role of racism in reviling Obama, I don't think there's much to debate.

I see you've been convinced to believe that the needy are lazy parasites., another big lie from the right.
I think Bush's "ideology" was "Who can I step on next?"
dont know N dont care

Noblesville, IN

#30 Mar 17, 2014
Woof;) U missing Bush policy, dont ask dont tell still effectiveness? or Robert Gates ( DUTY) book is cool!!! ;-00r Bush sr. read his lips no more tax? do U liked freeduty on air or no more tax?;-000

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#31 Mar 17, 2014
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
<quoted text>
I must agree that many people opposed Obama from day one because they could not assess his abilities due to his lack of experience and the fact that to this day much of his background was and still is shaded in mystery. Also many opposed him just as many opposed Bush because he was not from "their" Party. That is quite normal and does not constitute "racism" but voting for him just because his father was black does.
Making a comment like " Not only do Republicans have little respect for African Americans, but for women in general" is not only ignorant but profiling. Condoleezza Rice and the millions of black and female Republicans in this country do not hold your bigoted opinion of Republicans. Obviously you have bought into the Democratic propaganda. Just because the Republican Party platform is anti-abortion does not mean they are waging a war on women. Personally I oppose abortion on moral grounds but I am pro-choice. Just because the Republican Party opposes increasingly handing out tax money to every person who has a sob story in favor of self reliance does not make Republicans racist. The Democrats by supporting amnesty for illegal aliens and an increase in visas for foreign workers show a serious lack of concern for working Americans while supporting decreased wages and increased profits for their friends on Wall Street.
Personally I have more respect for an intelligent and accomplished woman like Condoleezza Rice for aligning herself with Bush because of their common ideology than I do for millions of people who voted for Obama based on his race or those who oppose him for the same reason.
It's most unfortunate so many of the left can't appreciate a person being disliked for the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. Bush wash hated by the left, presumably that included the reliably black contingency. Did the black folks hate him for being white? Possibly, but not any more than the then Speaker and Majority Leader who were quite vocal in their disdain.The same is true with Obama. He's proved himself to be a weak and ineffectual leader. His boyish charm is lost on the leaders of unfriendly nations. They see him only as a paper tiger. He has created racial division by insinuating himself in local issues dealing what he perceived as a black slight while telling the press he can't get involved in similar or worse situations dealing with whites.

As I said, it's unfortunate, but the blame for his perception by America today lies primarily with him.
catherine

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#32 Mar 18, 2014
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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#33 Mar 18, 2014
Aprilvue wrote:
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It's most unfortunate so many of the left can't appreciate a person being disliked for the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. Bush wash hated by the left, presumably that included the reliably black contingency. Did the black folks hate him for being white? Possibly, but not any more than the then Speaker and Majority Leader who were quite vocal in their disdain.The same is true with Obama. He's proved himself to be a weak and ineffectual leader. His boyish charm is lost on the leaders of unfriendly nations. They see him only as a paper tiger. He has created racial division by insinuating himself in local issues dealing what he perceived as a black slight while telling the press he can't get involved in similar or worse situations dealing with whites.
As I said, it's unfortunate, but the blame for his perception by America today lies primarily with him.
"It's most unfortunate so many of the left can't appreciate a person being disliked for the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.

Exactly, so why can't the right?

I dislike Obama because he is almost a republican.

That being the case, why does the right hate him so much?

"Bush wash hated by the left, presumably that included the reliably black contingency. Did the black folks hate him for being white"?

No, most people hated him for lying to congress and the American people for the preemptive invasion of Iraq and for trashing the U.S. economy.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#34 Mar 18, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I respect your argument, but I think we live in separate universes. If you can deny the major role of racism in reviling Obama, I don't think there's much to debate.
I see you've been convinced to believe that the needy are lazy parasites., another big lie from the right.
I think Bush's "ideology" was "Who can I step on next?"
There is nothing to debate. Racism was obviously a major factor in the election of Obama. Obviously a percentage of people object to Obama because of his race but since he was elected twice it is obvious that there was more racism among those supporting him than those opposing him. Face the facts. A racist Republican would not support a Democrat no matter what color he is so the only support he lost due to his race would be from Democrats. On the other hand Obama was elected by millions of people, mostly minorities who had never voted before 2008. Why did they suddenly take an interest in voting? Was it to support a candidate that they agreed with politically or to support a candidate that they thought would be on their side because of his race?
It is you who are calling the poor lazy. After many years of increasing government entitlements the only thing we have to show for it is a growing class of government dependent people. Republicans contribute more to charity than Democrats. That is a fact. So to say that republicans do not care about the needy is just another Democratic lie. The difference is that Republicans use their money to help the needy and Democrats use other people's money.

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#35 Mar 18, 2014
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
<quoted text>
There is nothing to debate. Racism was obviously a major factor in the election of Obama. Obviously a percentage of people object to Obama because of his race but since he was elected twice it is obvious that there was more racism among those supporting him than those opposing him. Face the facts. A racist Republican would not support a Democrat no matter what color he is so the only support he lost due to his race would be from Democrats. On the other hand Obama was elected by millions of people, mostly minorities who had never voted before 2008. Why did they suddenly take an interest in voting? Was it to support a candidate that they agreed with politically or to support a candidate that they thought would be on their side because of his race?
It is you who are calling the poor lazy. After many years of increasing government entitlements the only thing we have to show for it is a growing class of government dependent people. Republicans contribute more to charity than Democrats. That is a fact. So to say that republicans do not care about the needy is just another Democratic lie. The difference is that Republicans use their money to help the needy and Democrats use other people's money.
I will take one more shot at this.
Just to get this out of the way, your assertion that it is I who call the poor lazy has no merit, and calls into question the sincerity of the rest of your argument.

I am not suggesting that the majority of Americans are racist. I am suggesting that where racism exists, it is mainly within the Republicans. Much of this is, in my opinion, highly concentrated in the small but vociferous Tea Party, but is spread throughout the party. If 60 something per cent of Republicans have been led to believe Obama is not American, that tells me something about racism.

Yes, Obama did attract new voters, partially because of his being black, partially because of a clever campaign staff, and partially because of his inspiring words. Still I remind you that Bill Clinton's black vote was also in the 90+per cent range.

Yes, Republicans as a whole give more to charity. But considering that many Democrats, especially minorities, are in lower income brackets, that is not surprising.
A more interesting question has to do with which charities do Republicans donate. Contrary to your statement, giving to charities does not necessarily translate to helping the needy. For example, donations to support the church may have little to do with helping the needy. It would be interesting to see a breakdown of which charities are favored by both Republican and Democratic donors.

Finally, you talk about the increase in entitlements, but you fail to pinpoint why this is so. Bush left office with a high and soaring unemployment rate, and an economy at the brink of a worldwide depression. Despite Obama's best efforts, we have still not fully dug our way out. Add to this the obstructionism from the Republican-controlled House, preventing the creation of new jobs, and thus the reduction of those who need entitlements. I'd be interested to know how you would reduce the need for entitlements, without increasing the need for tin cups.

It doesn't take a majority of Americans to have racist attitudes toward Obama. All it takes is enough well-financed bigots to prevent his policies from succeeding, not so much because they oppose these policies, but because they oppose the man behind them. Not only do they oppose Obama as would be expected from an opposition party, but they want to de-legitimize him and portray him as "not our kind".

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