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2012-07-12 08:11:29 PM  
If it ends up Condi, that would be the best choice he could make.

Obama will try to hang both wars around her neck, but she's got a pretty strong following.
 
2012-07-12 08:14:13 PM  
As someone who is strongly against Romney, I really really hope this is true.
 
2012-07-12 08:14:43 PM  
Romney: Bush Team Assemble!
 
2012-07-12 08:14:55 PM  
IamKaiserSoze!!!: Obama will try to hang both wars around her neck

Obama will try to hang both wars Bush around her neck.

/ftfy
 
2012-07-12 08:17:22 PM  

Sgygus: Obama will try to hang both wars Bush around her neck.


giggity
 
2012-07-12 08:17:58 PM  
He really doesn't want to get elected, does he. Talk about making it easy to run against Bush again.
 
2012-07-12 08:22:11 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: As someone who is strongly against Romney, I really really hope this is true.


She is smart, she is connected, she helps level the playing field as far as foreign and executive experience...you've got some serious negatives, but I wouldn't count her out that fast.
 
2012-07-12 08:23:50 PM  

vartian: AdolfOliverPanties: As someone who is strongly against Romney, I really really hope this is true.

She is smart, she is connected, she helps level the playing field as far as foreign and executive experience...you've got some serious negatives, but I wouldn't count her out that fast.


I think it would be fun to see a Joe vs Condi debate. Do the VPs do two?
 
2012-07-12 08:30:00 PM  

vartian: AdolfOliverPanties: As someone who is strongly against Romney, I really really hope this is true.

She is smart, she is connected, she helps level the playing field as far as foreign and executive experience...you've got some serious negatives, but I wouldn't count her out that fast.


Shearing off hunks of the black vote and female vote wouldn't hurt either.

My wife likes Condi a lot. Though she doesn't like Romney, I just asked if she'd vote for him if Condi was his running mate. She thought for a moment, and said yes.
 
2012-07-12 08:30:02 PM  
This seems backwards. Shouldn't she be running for pres while Romney is the goofball VP?

She will be to Romney was Cheney was to Bush.
 
2012-07-12 08:30:17 PM  
In light of the fact that Mittens feels Russia is our greatest foreign enemy, Condi makes a good choice. In light of the fact that Mitten's feeling that Russia is our greatest foreign enemy is completely batshiat insane, not so much.
 
2012-07-12 08:31:25 PM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: I think it would be fun to see a Joe vs Condi debate. Do the VPs do two?


I feel like that would just turn into a classified information leakfest once they got into the foreign policy questions...
 
2012-07-12 08:44:56 PM  

**Exclusive**



Calling your fact-less post "exclusive" doesn't make it any more legit.

In recent days, she emailed supporters: "2012 is perhaps a turning point for the United States."

Well, this is pretty juicy stuff. Perhaps I judged too quickly.
 
2012-07-12 08:48:59 PM  
Trial balloon.
 
2012-07-12 08:50:50 PM  

propasaurus: Trial balloon.


Yep.
 
2012-07-12 08:53:05 PM  
She's a good pick - a smart, black woman with foreign policy experience. Doesn't really change my vote though, a Romney presidency would be a disaster.
 
2012-07-12 08:54:45 PM  
I can see the question now:

"Ms. Rice, how do you feel running on the ticket with a Mormon, a member of a church that thought black people were failed, flawed and full of sin until 1978, when Mr. Romney was already in his thirties?"
 
2012-07-12 09:04:39 PM  
"I'm saying there is no way I will do this, because it's really not me, I know my strengths. Gov. Romney needs to find someone who wants to run with him," Rice said. "There are many people who will do it very, very well, and I'll support the ticket."

She's said no, people. This was on Tuesday.

So if she says yes she's a perfect Romney running mate.
 
2012-07-12 09:11:10 PM  
If they flipped the ticket I would be more impressed. While I disagree with her on many things, she is capable of being a successful president. He's an empty, power-tripping, shell of a human being.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2012-07-12 09:22:42 PM  
This will be awesome!

Their campaign song can be Wacky Sax! With a wacky announcers voice saying "IF YOU LIKED BUSH CHENEY YOU'LL LOVE ROMNEY RICE! BRINGING YOU YET ANOTHER 9/11 AND A LONG PROTRACTED WAR WITH IRAN!!!"


Romney would lose half the Southern vote because they would never vote for a Black VP.
 
2012-07-12 09:22:54 PM  
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

No.
 
2012-07-12 09:23:12 PM  

bdub77: She's a good pick - a smart, black woman with foreign policy experience. Doesn't really change my vote though, a Romney presidency would be a disaster.


I could never trust her. She's as duplicitous as Rumsfeld; she just looks better in black leather boots.

But I would rather have her as president than Romney. She is far smarter than he is.
 
2012-07-12 09:29:20 PM  

bdub77: She's a good pick - a smart, black woman with foreign policy experience. Doesn't really change my vote though, a Romney presidency would be a disaster.


Her foreign policy experience isn't the kind that would appeal to moderates, swing voters, and disillusioned Democrats.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2012-07-12 09:35:29 PM  

WorldCitizen: While I disagree with her on many things, she is capable of being a successful president. He's an empty, power-tripping, shell of a human being.


I sort of agree.

Romney is a empty f@ckwad shell of a human being but Rice isn't all that hot either.

Look who she chooses for company? Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and then there is always this....


Go to 2:30 for the point
 
2012-07-12 09:36:47 PM  

Sgt Otter: bdub77: She's a good pick - a smart, black woman with foreign policy experience. Doesn't really change my vote though, a Romney presidency would be a disaster.

Her foreign policy experience isn't the kind that would appeal to moderates, swing voters, and disillusioned Democrats.


Yeah, if you're going to try to court people angry at the President, bringing people up who were responsible for the worst abuses of one of the most disliked Presidents in US history is not the right way to do it.

If this was true, which I severely doubt, there is no way it won't be seen as "Hey, you got a Negro? So do I! And this one has tits! Awesome! Vote Romney."
 
2012-07-12 09:40:24 PM  

propasaurus: Trial balloon.


Ding.
 
2012-07-12 09:41:40 PM  

GAT_00: If this was true, which I severely doubt, there is no way it won't be seen as "Hey, you got a Negro? So do I! And this one has tits! Awesome! Vote Romney."


[spittake.jpg]
 
2012-07-12 09:44:01 PM  

GAT_00: Sgt Otter: bdub77: She's a good pick - a smart, black woman with foreign policy experience. Doesn't really change my vote though, a Romney presidency would be a disaster.

Her foreign policy experience isn't the kind that would appeal to moderates, swing voters, and disillusioned Democrats.

Yeah, if you're going to try to court people angry at the President, bringing people up who were responsible for the worst abuses of one of the most disliked Presidents in US history is not the right way to do it.

If this was true, which I severely doubt, there is no way it won't be seen as "Hey, you got a Negro? So do I! And this one has tits! Awesome! Vote Romney."


I have a rule: never underestimate the stupidity of the GOP or the poor memory of the American people.
 
2012-07-12 09:45:47 PM  

bdub77: She's a good pick - a smart, black woman with foreign policy experience.


MS. RICE: I remember very well that the President was aware that there were issues inside the United States. He talked to people about this. But I don't remember the al Qaeda cells as being something that we were told we needed to do something about.

MR. BEN-VENISTE: Isn't it a fact, Dr. Rice, that the August 6th PDB warned against possible attacks in this country? And I ask you whether you recall the title of that PDB.

MS. RICE: I believe the title was "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States." Now, the PDB --

MR. BEN-VENISTE: Thank you.
 
2012-07-12 09:47:26 PM  
it would be hilarious if Rmoney did pick Rice and Obama countered with Hillary.
 
2012-07-12 09:49:20 PM  

FlashHarry: it would be hilarious if Rmoney did pick Rice and Obama countered with Hillary.


I see your point, but Biden is his boy. He's been a great Veep too.
 
2012-07-12 09:49:34 PM  
I don't care who he chooses for VP, the man is still a gargantuan tool, and I wouldn't vote for him for dogcatcher
 
2012-07-12 09:53:58 PM  

vartian: AdolfOliverPanties: As someone who is strongly against Romney, I really really hope this is true.

She is smart, she is connected, she helps level the playing field as far as foreign and executive experience...you've got some serious negatives, but I wouldn't count her out that fast.


I'd agree with this. Palin ended up being the Achilles heel of McCain's campaign, but Condi is no political rookie. She's far from perfect but would be an asset to his campaign.
 
2012-07-12 09:54:37 PM  

bdub77: FlashHarry: it would be hilarious if Rmoney did pick Rice and Obama countered with Hillary.

I see your point, but Biden is his boy. He's been a great Veep too.


This.
 
2012-07-12 10:02:24 PM  
This will be like the Iraq War x 9/11 x Columbine.
 
2012-07-12 10:03:40 PM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: but she's got a pretty strong following.


2media.nowpublic.net
 
2012-07-12 10:03:55 PM  
I thought he was going to pick Rubio to try to win over the Latino vote because apparantly Cuban-Americans vote the exact same way as other Latino voters?
 
2012-07-12 10:04:09 PM  

SmackLT: I'd agree with this. Palin ended up being the Achilles heel of McCain's campaign, but Condi is no political rookie. She's far from perfect but would be an asset to his campaign.


True, but she's an A-Lister. Think she could keep the ego in check enough to really be effective?
 
2012-07-12 10:04:23 PM  
This is Drudge. I shall wait and see.
 
2012-07-12 10:05:09 PM  
would ms. rice stoop so low as to run with a mormon? really?
 
2012-07-12 10:05:54 PM  

vartian: She is smart, she is connected


Which is why she'll never accept to being Romney's VP nomination.
 
2012-07-12 10:06:42 PM  
If he could get Bill Clinton he would still lose.
 
2012-07-12 10:07:22 PM  
Okay, I'm not saying that Romney should pick Condi, but that's the level of running mate he needs. Sarah Palin was a train wreck, but any sins you can pin on Condi she can glare at you and crush your soul.
 
2012-07-12 10:07:45 PM  
Washington, D.C., 12 April 2004 - President Bush on Saturday, 10 April 2004, became the first sitting president ever to release publicly even a portion of his Daily Brief from the CIA. The page-and-a-half section of the President's Daily Brief from 6 August 2001, headlined "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US," had generated the most contentious questioning in last week's testimony by national security adviser Condoleezza Rice before the commission investigating the September 11th attacks. Dr. Rice continued to insist that the Brief did not amount to a real warning, while several commissioners seemed to think otherwise.

Yeah, go with her.
 
2012-07-12 10:07:56 PM  
Voting for President based on the veep is like buying a car for the cupholder.

I don't care who his veep is, he would be president and he is an asshat.
 
2012-07-12 10:07:58 PM  

Earguy: propasaurus: Trial balloon.

Yep.


Sounds like it.

Condi harkens back to Bush and Bush harkens back to a lot of the things that made people vote for Obama.

Don't think this is such a wise choice at all.
 
2012-07-12 10:08:05 PM  

propasaurus: Trial balloon.


99 derpballoons?

/She doesn't want it.
 
2012-07-12 10:08:22 PM  
She's smart, well-connected, and relatively well respected even by her opponents... she's got nothing to gain by joining a losing ticket as a vp.
 
2012-07-12 10:08:37 PM  
They might have held their noses and voted for the left-leaning Mormon.

The left-leaning Mormon / Black woman who is rumored to be a lesbian ticket? No way the base will vote that combo in. They'll stay home.

Also Drudge hasn't really been correct about much in a long long time. He's basically still coasting on the Bill Clinton blowjob. Think about that. You know guys who peaked in high school? Drudge is the political blogger equivalent. "Remember that time in '97 when....."

I'm going to say that based on the above, it's not going to be Condi.
 
2012-07-12 10:08:41 PM  
Ya know, if I were Condi this would be alot of fun.

You know there's no chance in hell of winning, but you get the VIP treatment again for awhile, sell some more books, get to ramp-up the speaking engagements with a few more zeroes at the end of the fee when it's over and done with and you spar with someone that's decent like Biden on national TV.

I would say the worst part of it is that Sarah Palin would come knocking at your door after it was all over saying how you two have so much in common.
 
2012-07-12 10:08:52 PM  

Earguy: Shearing off hunks of the black vote and female vote wouldn't hurt either.


Because all it takes is a black candidate to run on the Republican ticket in order for blacks who usually vote Democrat to vote Republican.

Just ask Governor Lynn Swann.
 
2012-07-12 10:09:20 PM  
RON PAUL
 
2012-07-12 10:09:32 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Washington, D.C., 12 April 2004 - President Bush on Saturday, 10 April 2004, became the first sitting president ever to release publicly even a portion of his Daily Brief from the CIA. The page-and-a-half section of the President's Daily Brief from 6 August 2001, headlined "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US," had generated the most contentious questioning in last week's testimony by national security adviser Condoleezza Rice before the commission investigating the September 11th attacks. Dr. Rice continued to insist that the Brief did not amount to a real warning, while several commissioners seemed to think otherwise.

Yeah, go with her.


Some of her statements may be "counter-factual."

/I loved that term from the second it left her lips.
 
2012-07-12 10:09:39 PM  
Drudge is an aggregator. This would be like Drew breaking news that Mitt Romney is a robot.

I think I'll wait for the real news to say something about this.
 
2012-07-12 10:10:02 PM  
Don't think it will happen, but it would be a way better choice for him than a lot of the names that have been floated. Obviously pandering, but that is Boomer politics.

//Don't think it will matter in the voting booth who the veep choice is anyway.
 
2012-07-12 10:10:03 PM  

firefly212: She's smart, well-connected, and relatively well respected even by her opponents... she's got nothing to gain by joining a losing ticket as a vp.


True; why settle for #2, lose, and have your rep blown to bits when you could run for President in 2016.
 
2012-07-12 10:10:04 PM  
Yes, all Romney needs is to attach himself to the stunning successes of Bush's foriegn policy to ensure a landslide victory.

Think of all the accomplishments Condi can point to from her time in office.

No, seriously try to think of one.
 
2012-07-12 10:10:09 PM  

vegasj: RON PAUL


LOL

How adorable.
 
2012-07-12 10:10:13 PM  

Waxing_Chewbacca: This is Drudge. I shall wait and see.


I'm not going doubt his assertion that Condi got standing ovations at the .1% retreat thingy, but it's definitely speculation to assume that has any impact on the VP decision.
 
2012-07-12 10:10:16 PM  
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Unavailable due to prior commitment ?
 
2012-07-12 10:10:41 PM  

Mrtraveler01: vegasj: RON PAUL

LOL

How adorable deluded.

 
2012-07-12 10:11:25 PM  

Omahawg: would ms. rice stoop so low as to run with a mormon? really?


FTFY
 
2012-07-12 10:11:37 PM  
The VP debates would be EPIC.
 
2012-07-12 10:11:48 PM  
Romney must be courting the Hosni Mubarak vote.
 
2012-07-12 10:12:15 PM  
This is a test, this is only a test.
 
2012-07-12 10:12:17 PM  

Earguy: vartian: AdolfOliverPanties: As someone who is strongly against Romney, I really really hope this is true.

She is smart, she is connected, she helps level the playing field as far as foreign and executive experience...you've got some serious negatives, but I wouldn't count her out that fast.

Shearing off hunks of the black vote and female vote wouldn't hurt either.

My wife likes Condi a lot. Though she doesn't like Romney, I just asked if she'd vote for him if Condi was his running mate. She thought for a moment, and said yes.


There's no reason that anyone would lie on the internet. NOBODY likes Condi Rice, and only a moron would change their vote based on having her on the ticket. Plus, she's shown no interest in running.
 
2012-07-12 10:12:39 PM  

FlashHarry: bdub77: She's a good pick - a smart, black woman with foreign policy experience.

MS. RICE: I remember very well that the President was aware that there were issues inside the United States. He talked to people about this. But I don't remember the al Qaeda cells as being something that we were told we needed to do something about.

MR. BEN-VENISTE: Isn't it a fact, Dr. Rice, that the August 6th PDB warned against possible attacks in this country? And I ask you whether you recall the title of that PDB.

MS. RICE: I believe the title was "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States." Now, the PDB --

MR. BEN-VENISTE: Thank you.


I also would have accepted:

HONG KONG (AP) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday she would "many times over liberate" Iraq again, but she regretted the Bush administration failed to work closer with Iraqis to rebuild the war-torn country.

Rice, speaking at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said she believed history would eventually vindicate many of the decisions made during the presidency of George W. Bush.

"I would many times over liberate Iraq again from Saddam Hussein," Rice said. "I think he was a danger to the Middle East."
 
2012-07-12 10:12:42 PM  
So he maybe might perhaps might maybe be choosing someone? This isn't news. It's not even fark.
 
2012-07-12 10:12:57 PM  
Black people = generally not fans of Condi.

So while I get the intent to pander and maybe steal some black votes, it ain't happening.
 
2012-07-12 10:12:58 PM  

vartian: AdolfOliverPanties: As someone who is strongly against Romney, I really really hope this is true.

She is smart, she is connected, she helps level the playing field as far as foreign and executive experience...you've got some serious negatives, but I wouldn't count her out that fast.


I find Condi to be amazingly smart and a great VP choice. The only problem comes when in the VP debate Bidden asks, "who here hasn't ignored a memo warning about a plot to fly planes into the twin towers"?
 
2012-07-12 10:13:05 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Yes, all Romney needs is to attach himself to the stunning successes of Bush's foriegn policy to ensure a landslide victory.

Think of all the accomplishments Condi can point to from her time in office.

No, seriously try to think of one.


The foreign policy debate between Gaffey Joe and her would be epic, epic LULZ.
 
2012-07-12 10:13:15 PM  

brainiac-dumdum: This is a test, this is only a test.


This.

And, don't see you 'round here much these days.
 
2012-07-12 10:13:32 PM  
Great plan. Run the administration that killed Bin Laden against the national security advisor that made him famous.
 
2012-07-12 10:14:02 PM  
Condi is out front?

Meanwhile, Tim Pawlenty cries bland, saltless tears.
 
2012-07-12 10:14:05 PM  
There are worse choices but the Bush administration left such a bad taste in people's mouths I'm not certain this would be the best choice he could make. Surely there is someone who can't be associated with colossal debacles that wasted tons of blood and gold.
 
2012-07-12 10:14:07 PM  
So make it super duper easy to make the Bush talk stick. Good job, Mitt.
 
2012-07-12 10:14:22 PM  
So, we're basically looking at Bush's 3rd term.

Yeah, there's no way the Obama camp won't attack that with gusto.
 
2012-07-12 10:14:37 PM  

bdub77: "I'm saying there is no way I will do this, because it's really not me, I know my strengths. Gov. Romney needs to find someone who wants to run with him," Rice said. "There are many people who will do it very, very well, and I'll support the ticket."

She's said no, people. This was on Tuesday.

So if she says yes she's a perfect Romney running mate.


Indeed. She'd be a liar, a hypocrite and she's already a fembot, so it's a match made in the nethermost reaches of Hell.
 
2012-07-12 10:15:40 PM  
really? A local bushie? Are farking kidding me?
 
2012-07-12 10:16:03 PM  
Joe the Plumber?
 
2012-07-12 10:16:03 PM  
Yeah, she was very popular when she was Secretary of State.

Choosing her will definitely put Romney over the top.
 
2012-07-12 10:16:07 PM  

NFA: This will be awesome!

Their campaign song can be Wacky Sax! With a wacky announcers voice saying "IF YOU LIKED BUSH CHENEY YOU'LL LOVE ROMNEY RICE! BRINGING YOU YET ANOTHER 9/11 AND A LONG PROTRACTED WAR WITH IRAN!!!"


Romney would lose half the Southern vote because they would never vote for a Black VP.


Bingo. The fundie racists that make up a significant chunk of the GOP base are already iffy about voting for a Mormon, but they'd fall in line to get the black 'Muslim' out of office. Adding a black woman to the ticket will just alienate that chunk of the Republican base even more, while her connections to Bush will alienate some of the remaining undecided voters. And Romney needs every bit of support he can get.
 
2012-07-12 10:16:37 PM  

Snapper Carr: So, we're basically looking at Bush's 3rd term.

Yeah, there's no way the Obama camp won't attack that with gusto.


We're looking at Bush's 3rd term with or without Condi on the ticket. The neocons control Romney's foreign policy.
 
2012-07-12 10:17:15 PM  

propasaurus: brainiac-dumdum: This is a test, this is only a test.

This.

And, don't see you 'round here much these days.


I'm a busy writing beaver! I read the threads though, lurking. A shady figure judging from afar. I do have more time now though, and hope to be here more frequently.
 
2012-07-12 10:17:29 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Earguy: Shearing off hunks of the black vote and female vote wouldn't hurt either.

Because all it takes is a black candidate to run on the Republican ticket in order for blacks who usually vote Democrat to vote Republican.

Just ask Governor Lynn Swann.


Homophobic blacks? Religious blacks? There's lots of blacks that hold "Republican values"...all they need is a justification to break ranks so they can hit the lever and say "praise Jesus" at the same time. With proper campaigning marketing, it can happen. The Republicans just haven't figured out how to make it work...yet.
 
2012-07-12 10:17:33 PM  
i276.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-12 10:18:35 PM  

brainiac-dumdum: propasaurus: brainiac-dumdum: This is a test, this is only a test.

This.

And, don't see you 'round here much these days.

I'm a busy writing beaver! I read the threads though, lurking. A shady figure judging from afar. I do have more time now though, and hope to be here more frequently.


Yay!
 
2012-07-12 10:19:05 PM  
If you say anything bad about Ms. Condi, you're a racist sexist swine!
 
2012-07-12 10:19:19 PM  
He should choose Cheney.

As far as I'm aware, the Constitution doesn't have any term limits for vice presidents.
 
2012-07-12 10:19:41 PM  
So Condi may be considered for future consideration. News, indeed.
 
2012-07-12 10:19:56 PM  
They're going with the Secretary of State of the Bush admin? I'm sure that Gaddafi would have approved but do they really want to remind voters of Bush Jr.'s foreign policy?
 
2012-07-12 10:20:02 PM  

Earguy: Mrtraveler01: Earguy: Shearing off hunks of the black vote and female vote wouldn't hurt either.

Because all it takes is a black candidate to run on the Republican ticket in order for blacks who usually vote Democrat to vote Republican.

Just ask Governor Lynn Swann.

Homophobic blacks? Religious blacks? There's lots of blacks that hold "Republican values"...all they need is a justification to break ranks so they can hit the lever and say "praise Jesus" at the same time. With proper campaigning marketing, it can happen. The Republicans just haven't figured out how to make it work...yet.


There's no way. Southern whites won't be having it. They still hold separate proms in places like Mississippi. It's an unholy alliance, ironically enough, but it'll never happen.

The GOP went full derp WAY too hard to really ever significantly compete for non-white, non-male, or non-Christian voters again.
 
2012-07-12 10:20:51 PM  

Master of the Flying Guillotine: Condi is out front?


She might be in the lead, but she's not out. Yet.
 
2012-07-12 10:20:52 PM  
She's rumored to be gay. Not sure that the GOP would be down with that.
 
2012-07-12 10:22:02 PM  
Did she change her mind from two weeks ago when she said:

In an interview with "CBS This Morning," the former secretary of state said, "There is no way that I will do this," when asked if she would accept a position as the No. 2 on this year's Republican presidential ticket.

"Charlie, I didn't run for student council president. I don't see myself in any way in elected office. I love policy. I'm not particularly fond of politics," she told host Charlie Rose, adding that she thinks Romney has "terrific judgment."

Pressed on whether she would turn it down if asked, she said, "I'm saying there is no way that I will do this, because it's really not me. I know my strengths, and governor Romney needs to find someone who wants to run with him."


LINK


/Is it me or is Condi still hitable?
 
2012-07-12 10:22:12 PM  

qorkfiend: Snapper Carr: So, we're basically looking at Bush's 3rd term.

Yeah, there's no way the Obama camp won't attack that with gusto.

We're looking at Bush's 3rd term with or without Condi on the ticket. The neocons control Romney's foreign policy.


True, but having someone so well known and closely tied with the Bush/Cheney years provides an easy target. It's one thing to have faceless, relatively anonymous policy wonks that advised Bush on your team, it's quite another to have one of the most visible and well known members of that administration as your #2.
 
2012-07-12 10:22:12 PM  
I can't see Romney being elected but I guess having Condi on the ticket would be a good thing because we could get around to the subject of Condi lying under oath to the 9/11 commission and perhaps visit it with a little more vigor.
 
2012-07-12 10:22:13 PM  
Game change!
 
2012-07-12 10:22:17 PM  

ordinarysteve: They're going with the Secretary of State of the Bush admin? I'm sure that Gaddafi would have approved but do they really want to remind voters of Bush Jr.'s foreign policy?


Obama's foreign policy is identical.
 
2012-07-12 10:22:18 PM  
She is intelligent, has obvious diversity to bring to the ticket being both black and a female, and has experience in foreign matters, security, and the executive in general. Whatever you believe of those experiences, selling them is not hard. Further, after the clusterbaclecaust of Palin, Rice would seem quite moderate and capable. I cannot imagine her record bringing any undecided or leaning voters for Romney, but at least I doubt she will not lose them votes.

Of course, she has said she would not run with him.
 
2012-07-12 10:22:23 PM  
Really??

Romney's thinking of going with the incompetent woman who ignored the 9/11 warnings and then lied about knowing of their existence?

What's that you say? She's black and a woman and will, therefore, PROVE that Republicans aren't sexist racists?

Good luck with that...
 
2012-07-12 10:22:45 PM  

Smelly McUgly: The GOP went full derp WAY too hard to really ever significantly compete for non-white, non-male, or non-Christian voters again.


There are lots of black Republicans, that's who Romney brought with him as plants for his appearance at that NAACP event. Because it's totally plausible that Romney has bus loads of black supporters. Totally not a bullshiat story.
 
2012-07-12 10:24:00 PM  

ALL GIRLS AGREE TO PULL PANTIES DOWN: I doubt the Teabaggers would be thrilled with a life-long bachelorette with a female "roommate."


It's only to share expenses.
 
2012-07-12 10:24:02 PM  
 
2012-07-12 10:25:09 PM  
A lesbian black woman for VP spot who already publicly said she wouldn't be his VP?

Yeah, good luck with that.
 
2012-07-12 10:25:11 PM  
At least no one will question her intelligence, unlike that idiot that ran with McCain.
 
2012-07-12 10:25:34 PM  

dennysgod: /Is it me or is Condi still hitable?


I dunno. Do you have a vagina?
 
2012-07-12 10:26:07 PM  
Several times, I correctly predicted that OsamaHusseinCare would be upheld as a valid exercise of the tax power. Several of those times, I asked people to bookmark the thread I posted that in. I knew the threads would be rubbed in my face if I was wrong. But I thought naively thought some con would be gracious enough to acknowledge I was right the whole time when the decision finally came down. None did. Funny that.

Tonight, knowing full well some con will rub my face in this thread if I'm wrong, but will not have the decency to acknowledge if I turn out to be right, I predict this:

Romney will pick Mark Rubio. Bookmark it.

Condi will not help with the black vote, period. She might--might be different enough from Palin to peel off a few female votes. But I don't think anyone in the Romney campaign is looking at the Palin experience, or the Ferraro experience, and saying "third time's a charm." Rather, they're looking at those experiences and saying "women don't vote for women in the veep slot."

So instead they're going to try to gain some lost ground with Latinos. I doubt it will work, because the main reason Latinos vote Democrat is that they know the Republican base is comprised chiefly of white people who live in perpetual, pants-sh*tting fear of brown people. Even though they're "culturally conservative" in some ways, they're not dumb enough to vote for the party that wants them to show papers on random request by the police.

But at least there's no precedent thus far saying it won't work. Unlike for the proposition that women will gravitate to a ticket with a woman in the number two spot. And that's gonna be decisive.
 
2012-07-12 10:26:36 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Don't think it will happen, but it would be a way better choice for him than a lot of the names that have been floated. Obviously pandering, but that is Boomer politics.


Apparently some inside leak from the Romney camp on Twitter says no to Rice. But you're right about the pandering -- Rice for VP or no, as the U.S. becomes increasingly ethnically heterogeneous in the future you're going to see ever more of this shameless whoring after the votes of various constituencies (or at least until the country is bankrupted by the necessity of buying off half of the electorate to keep them from starving or rioting, and I'd give that another 25 or 30 years at the most. After that, who knows?)

I think it's fair to say that we'll never again see a white male / white male Presidential ticket. Self- loathing white males, who of course make up the majority of Farkers, will no doubt celebrate this, but it's really just another marker of the all- too- obvious decline of the U.S. It's not that qualified female or minority candidates don't exist, but that the political system as presently constituted rewards those who have made their career by appealing to identity politics and otherwise have little else going for them in the way of experience or acumen. Such as Barack Obama, for instance.
 
2012-07-12 10:27:00 PM  
Yes, because picking a former NSA who spent all day on Sept. 11th 2001 saying "Oh, shiat. Airplanes?" is a fantastic idea.
 
2012-07-12 10:27:05 PM  

FlashHarry: it would be hilarious if Rmoney did pick Rice and Obama countered with Hillary.


You, yes you, get a cookie for this post.
 
2012-07-12 10:27:40 PM  
It's mean of us to imply that someone is homosexual.

It's perfectly acceptable when the other side does it, however.
 
2012-07-12 10:27:46 PM  

dennysgod: Did she change her mind from two weeks ago when she said:

In an interview with "CBS This Morning," the former secretary of state said, "There is no way that I will do this," when asked if she would accept a position as the No. 2 on this year's Republican presidential ticket.

"Charlie, I didn't run for student council president. I don't see myself in any way in elected office. I love policy. I'm not particularly fond of politics," she told host Charlie Rose, adding that she thinks Romney has "terrific judgment."

Pressed on whether she would turn it down if asked, she said, "I'm saying there is no way that I will do this, because it's really not me. I know my strengths, and governor Romney needs to find someone who wants to run with him."

LINK

/Is it me or is Condi still hitable?


yeah, poor Romney seems to think he has pull. I'm guessing he is under the impression he can convince any and all he isn't doomed to failure. That and i think he's floating names to get a feel for the running mate climate.

/yes, Condi is pretty hot, in my heterosexual woman's opinion.
 
2012-07-12 10:27:56 PM  

farkityfarker: ordinarysteve: They're going with the Secretary of State of the Bush admin? I'm sure that Gaddafi would have approved but do they really want to remind voters of Bush Jr.'s foreign policy?

Obama's foreign policy is identical.


Which is why we've invaded Iran and are still in Iraq, right? And why Osama bin Laden is still alive, and why the liberation of Libya turned into a huge, expensive occupation, and...

Y'know, I'll just save keystrokes and call you a moron.
 
2012-07-12 10:28:24 PM  

farkityfarker: ordinarysteve: They're going with the Secretary of State of the Bush admin? I'm sure that Gaddafi would have approved but do they really want to remind voters of Bush Jr.'s foreign policy?

Obama's foreign policy is identical.



No way man. I'm Canadian but how many wars has he started? And don't say Libya either. Anyways, Obama may be conservative (IMO) but he's no neo-con.
 
2012-07-12 10:28:39 PM  
bastards! don't they know i sort of take her seriously!?
 
2012-07-12 10:29:26 PM  

bugontherug: Romney will pick Mark Rubio. Bookmark it.


Even though Rubio has come out against being Rmoney's VP, I 100% completely believe Rubio will be his VP pick.

1) He's hispanic
2) He's from the biggest swing state in the union
3) Republicans won't jump ship or stay home. Even if Rmoney picked Ralph Nader, they'd still vote Republican.
 
2012-07-12 10:29:31 PM  

farkityfarker: It's mean of us to imply that someone is homosexual.

It's perfectly acceptable when the other side does it, however.


No one is implying that Condi is gay because that's somehow supposed to be bad. Just as a case where her own party will understand the subtext of how she lives her life and turns on her.

It's not being used as an insult or anything - that's the Republican way.
 
2012-07-12 10:30:40 PM  

bartink: At least no one will question her intelligence, unlike that idiot that ran with McCain.


Really? I will. Clinton said "Hey, watch this Bin Laden dude, he's bad news."

George Tenet said "You know what? I hear this Bin Laden guy might be up to some shiat."

Richard Clarke said "I know you guys hate me 'cause I don't fit your bullshiat view of realpolitik, but this Bin Laden is probably incubating a big plot that might just happen pretty soon"

And Condi sat in her office cramming her head up her ass.
 
2012-07-12 10:31:53 PM  

calm like a bomb: bartink: At least no one will question her intelligence, unlike that idiot that ran with McCain.

Really? I will. Clinton said "Hey, watch this Bin Laden dude, he's bad news."

George Tenet said "You know what? I hear this Bin Laden guy might be up to some shiat."

Richard Clarke said "I know you guys hate me 'cause I don't fit your bullshiat view of realpolitik, but this Bin Laden is probably incubating a big plot that might just happen pretty soon"

And Condi sat in her office cramming her head up her ass.


Not many people will see it that way. She's extremely bright and knows her shiat.
 
2012-07-12 10:32:24 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: bugontherug: Romney will pick Mark Rubio. Bookmark it.

Even though Rubio has come out against being Rmoney's VP, I 100% completely believe Rubio will be his VP pick.

1) He's hispanic
2) He's from the biggest swing state in the union
3) Republicans won't jump ship or stay home. Even if Rmoney picked Ralph Nader, they'd still vote Republican.


There's also the fact that Condi really isn't a professional politician, and could very well mean it when she says she doesn't want to be veep. Rubio won't turn down the chance to make a national name for himself in the veep slot. Anyway, I thought Rubio already waffled on not being Romney's number two guy. Maybe I was wrong.
 
2012-07-12 10:32:33 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: 1) He's hispanic


Why do people keep insisting that this will win over the Latino vote?

2) He's from the biggest swing state in the union

This one actually makes sense, he's actually fairly popular in Florida both in the Bastista yearning Cuban-American enclaves in Miami as well as the Ayn Rand reading, Jesus worshipping tea partiers in the Panhandle.
 
2012-07-12 10:33:29 PM  
Is she going to tell him she's gay during the vetting process?
 
2012-07-12 10:33:42 PM  
Great job by the Romney campaign putting this out there as a way to distract from the Bain 1999/2002 story. Seems to have worked.
 
2012-07-12 10:34:06 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Britney Spear's Speculum: 1) He's hispanic

Why do people keep insisting that this will win over the Latino vote?


Because Cubans, Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans (among others) are all the same and don't have their own ethnic issues amongst one another at all.
 
2012-07-12 10:34:08 PM  

bartink: calm like a bomb: bartink: At least no one will question her intelligence, unlike that idiot that ran with McCain.

Really? I will. Clinton said "Hey, watch this Bin Laden dude, he's bad news."

George Tenet said "You know what? I hear this Bin Laden guy might be up to some shiat."

Richard Clarke said "I know you guys hate me 'cause I don't fit your bullshiat view of realpolitik, but this Bin Laden is probably incubating a big plot that might just happen pretty soon"

And Condi sat in her office cramming her head up her ass.

Not many people will see it that way. She's extremely bright and knows her shiat.


She's got a rather large farking blind spot where things concern Saudis and airplanes. Personally I think that along disqualifies her from being either bright or knowing her shiat.
 
2012-07-12 10:34:47 PM  

bugontherug: Tonight, knowing full well some con will rub my face in this thread if I'm wrong, but will not have the decency to acknowledge if I turn out to be right, I predict this:

Romney will pick Mark Rubio. Bookmark it.


Okay. I have a few bookmarks like this.

This is my favorite:

Oh FFS. We haven't even had a primary yet. Here is how it will go down.

1: The Iowa Caucus will be dominated by the conservative candidate with the largest field organization in the state, which is Perry.
2: Romney will win New Hampshire because it's farking New Hampshire, Huntsman will finish a surprising second or third. Thus causing a week of "Omg could Huntsman win the nomination?"
3: After South Carolina, the race will be down to three or four candidates. Cain will gone, so will Newt, Bachmann, and Frothy. They will need money to play in several states at once and none of them will have it since they are all going after the same base, which is also the base Perry has.
4: As the primary season goes on, the Koch PACs and the Rove PACs will step in to pick sides. Thus beginning a proxy war between Teabaggers and old GOP. Both have large sums of money, but only the Teabaggers have the field manpower.
5: Huntsman will become a pest for Romney in the Northeast and Mormon areas, due to his moderate stances that appeal to that small section of GOP voters. We will have talk about Huntsman for VP since he appeals to moderates and democrats.
6: Super Tuesday shows that the GOP base now cares more about purity of thought then winning general elections, as was shown in the 2010 primaries across the country.
7: The dueling Super PACs will pull out all the stops in attacking the other side. Breaking the 11th Commandment
8: There will be several ballots at the convention. Names will be floated forcing the Rove camp to give in to the Teabaggers in order to keep them in the party. In order to broker a peace and salvage a ticket they will pick Perry with a moderate VP of the GOP institutional choosing. Thus hoping that they can out spend Obama with their combined wealth.
 
2012-07-12 10:35:26 PM  
This story is utter B.S. It's a lame attempt by Drudge to change the narrative away from the ripping Romney took today after the Boston Globe article showing he was still involved with Bain after he claimed he left in 1999.
 
2012-07-12 10:35:28 PM  

Skarekrough: You know there's no chance in hell of winning, but you get the VIP treatment again for awhile, sell some more books, get to ramp-up the speaking engagements with a few more zeroes at the end of the fee when it's over and done with and you spar with someone that's decent like Biden on national TV.


The best part for me would be watching the Free Republic hivemind (who currently hate Dr. Rice) switch back into loving her again.

Nothing like seeing the conservative hivemind in action.
 
2012-07-12 10:35:41 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-12 10:36:12 PM  

JerseyTim: Great job by the Romney campaign putting this out there as a way to distract from the Bain 1999/2002 story. Seems to have worked.


Only for the morons who don't see right through it. Oh wait... that's almost everyone.
 
2012-07-12 10:36:29 PM  

bartink: Is she going to tell him she's gay during the vetting process?


I could actually see that being a plus for her. How could a Republican turn down the chance to say SEE, I'M NOT RACIST, SEXIST, OR HOMOPHOBIC. YOU LIBS ARE THE REAL RACIST SEXIST HOMOPHOBES, WHICH IS THE ONLY REASON YOU WON'T VOTE FOR ROMNEY/RICE.

Of course, that assumes Romney's personality is exactly like that of a Fark conservatroll. But can we really rule that out?
 
2012-07-12 10:38:20 PM  
Even though I highly doubt this would happen...it kinda makes me smile.

It puts Teahadists in a helluva position: they hate Obama, because he's got the black. So they now have to vote for the non-Christian running with a woman...who's got the black.

The sound of their heads exploding simultaneously will be deafening.
 
2012-07-12 10:38:41 PM  

bugontherug: bartink: Is she going to tell him she's gay during the vetting process?

I could actually see that being a plus for her. How could a Republican turn down the chance to say SEE, I'M NOT RACIST, SEXIST, OR HOMOPHOBIC. YOU LIBS ARE THE REAL RACIST SEXIST HOMOPHOBES, WHICH IS THE ONLY REASON YOU WON'T VOTE FOR ROMNEY/RICE.


You really think the majority of Republicans care if they are viewed as racist, sexist, or homophobic? It's practically the party platform.
 
2012-07-12 10:38:43 PM  

bugontherug: Several times, I correctly predicted that OsamaHusseinCare would be upheld as a valid exercise of the tax power. Several of those times, I asked people to bookmark the thread I posted that in. I knew the threads would be rubbed in my face if I was wrong. But I thought naively thought some con would be gracious enough to acknowledge I was right the whole time when the decision finally came down. None did. Funny that.

Tonight, knowing full well some con will rub my face in this thread if I'm wrong, but will not have the decency to acknowledge if I turn out to be right, I predict this:

Romney will pick Mark Rubio. Bookmark it.

Condi will not help with the black vote, period. She might--might be different enough from Palin to peel off a few female votes. But I don't think anyone in the Romney campaign is looking at the Palin experience, or the Ferraro experience, and saying "third time's a charm." Rather, they're looking at those experiences and saying "women don't vote for women in the veep slot."

So instead they're going to try to gain some lost ground with Latinos. I doubt it will work, because the main reason Latinos vote Democrat is that they know the Republican base is comprised chiefly of white people who live in perpetual, pants-sh*tting fear of brown people. Even though they're "culturally conservative" in some ways, they're not dumb enough to vote for the party that wants them to show papers on random request by the police.

But at least there's no precedent thus far saying it won't work. Unlike for the proposition that women will gravitate to a ticket with a woman in the number two spot. And that's gonna be decisive.


As of maybe a month or two ago, I would've agreed with you about Rubio. I'd been saying it for a long time, Rubio was a lock to be the VP pick.
Now, not likely. Things have changed in the last month or so. Now I think it's likely that Romney will pick a boring white Midwesterner.
As for why I thought Rubio would be the pick:
He's a young, good looking rising star in the GOP. He's got teabagger cred. When the whole kerfluffle broke out about Obama's policy on contraceptives coverage, it was Rubio that the party put out in front to propose legislation nullifying the policy. This was a way for him to shore up his anti-choice bona fides, an area that Romney was seen as weak on based on his pro-choice policies in MA. This would throw a bone to the fun die base, they could pull the lever for Romney, secure in the knowledge that there was an anti-abortionist in the administration.
He's perceived as being strong in Florida, and would therefore carry the state for Romney.
Then there's the Latino thing. Sure, he's Cuban not Mexican or Nicaraguan or some other flavor of Spanish-y, but, hey, close enough. It would be a way for the GOP to say (as would picking Rice) 'hey, we're totally not racist! Look! We got one, too! And your VP is just an old white guy! YOU'RE the real racists!'

Having said that, I'm leaning towards boring white midwestern male.
 
2012-07-12 10:38:54 PM  

RadioAaron: True, but she's an A-Lister. Think she could keep the ego in check enough to really be effective?


Truthfully, I don't see her hitching her political wagon to Romney.
 
2012-07-12 10:39:15 PM  

Edsel: This story is utter B.S. It's a lame attempt by Drudge to change the narrative away from the ripping Romney took today after the Boston Globe article showing he was still involved with Bain after he claimed he left in 1999.


*jingles keys* Hey! Look over here!
 
2012-07-12 10:40:02 PM  
So I assume I'm the first to say "yeah, they should run someone connected to the Bush II administration, right."

/good job
//good effort
 
2012-07-12 10:40:29 PM  
Drudge has predicted eight of the last three Republican running mates.
 
2012-07-12 10:40:42 PM  

drudge (v.): To leak news to displace an unfavorable headline; to muddy up the news cycle.

- Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) July 12, 2012


1. Condi will not be VP. 2. Romney using DRUDGE as a distraction. 3. Everyone is falling for it.

- Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) July 12, 2012
 
2012-07-12 10:40:44 PM  
Has anyone mentioned that she's pro-choice so this is definitely not actually happening?
 
2012-07-12 10:41:34 PM  
She really shouldn't mention domestic or economic policy. Her strengths are in foreign policy, something romney neither knows or cares about. If he want's to have her strengthen the campaign, he shouldn't have her parrot his heartless and discredited economic policies.

Of course, she would have probably been a more appealing candidate than any of the retards the republicans actually ran, so he can't have her showing him up too much. I guess all he's looking for is a sarah palin who isn't sarah palin.
 
2012-07-12 10:41:41 PM  

SmackLT: RadioAaron: True, but she's an A-Lister. Think she could keep the ego in check enough to really be effective?

Truthfully, I don't see her hitching her political wagon to Romney.


Agreed. It would be very short-sighted of her.
 
2012-07-12 10:42:16 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I don't care who he chooses for VP, the man is still a gargantuan tool, and I wouldn't vote for him for dogcatcher


What? Your supposed to put them in the cages and not on the roof?


/zing
//I'll be here all week try the veal.
 
2012-07-12 10:43:09 PM  
On the plus side, she does have an oil tanker named after her.
 
2012-07-12 10:43:29 PM  

ALL GIRLS AGREE TO PULL PANTIES DOWN: calm like a bomb: Yes, because picking a former NSA who spent all day on Sept. 11th 2001 saying "Oh, shiat. Airplanes?" is a fantastic idea.

You guys aren't being fair. Let's give some equal time to the Iraq clusterfark, pretty please?


I guess that's fair. She was still NSA at the start of the invasion. I can only guess Cheney browbeat her into talking to Colin Powell before his UN speech. After all, it wasn't like he was going to talk with more darkies than he had to.
 
2012-07-12 10:43:38 PM  

Earguy: My wife likes Condi a lot. Though she doesn't like Romney, I just asked if she'd vote for him if Condi was his running mate. She thought for a moment, and said yes.


Sorry dude, but if your wife is basing her choice for #1 on who she likes as #2, she's not that bright.
 
2012-07-12 10:43:39 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Why do people keep insisting that this will win over the Latino vote?


For the same reason Rmoney visits blue-collar plants in Iowa

Smelly McUgly: Because Cubans, Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans (among others) are all the same and don't have their own ethnic issues amongst one another at all.


This is what tea baggers actually believe.
 
2012-07-12 10:44:00 PM  

calm like a bomb: bugontherug: bartink: Is she going to tell him she's gay during the vetting process?

I could actually see that being a plus for her. How could a Republican turn down the chance to say SEE, I'M NOT RACIST, SEXIST, OR HOMOPHOBIC. YOU LIBS ARE THE REAL RACIST SEXIST HOMOPHOBES, WHICH IS THE ONLY REASON YOU WON'T VOTE FOR ROMNEY/RICE.

You really think the majority of Republicans care if they are viewed as racist, sexist, or homophobic? It's practically the party platform.


I think they care very much. Conservatives get very upset at all of those labels. Maybe it's just that the conservatives I associate with tend to share a college educated background or something. I dunno.
 
2012-07-12 10:44:24 PM  
Yes, because there is nothing the Republican Party likes more than an unmarried black woman.
 
2012-07-12 10:44:28 PM  
Hmm... a robber baron and a war criminal. yup, that's about right for the GOP platform.
 
2012-07-12 10:44:39 PM  

JerseyTim: drudge (v.): To leak news to displace an unfavorable headline; to muddy up the news cycle.


Your winner.

Also, remind me what the unfavorable headline is? Is it still the NAACP?
 
2012-07-12 10:45:02 PM  

propasaurus: As of maybe a month or two ago, I would've agreed with you about Rubio. I'd been saying it for a long time, Rubio was a lock to be the VP pick.
Now, not likely. Things have changed in the last month or so. Now I think it's likely that Romney will pick a boring white Midwesterner.
As for why I thought Rubio would be the pick:
He's a young, good looking rising star in the GOP. He's got teabagger cred. When the whole kerfluffle broke out about Obama's policy on contraceptives coverage, it was Rubio that the party put out in front to propose legislation nullifying the policy. This was a way for him to shore up his anti-choice bona fides, an area that Romney was seen as weak on based on his pro-choice policies in MA. This would throw a bone to the fun die base, they could pull the lever for Romney, secure in the knowledge that there was an anti-abortionist in the administration.
He's perceived as being strong in Florida, and would therefore carry the state for Romney.
Then there's the Latino thing. Sure, he's Cuban not Mexican or Nicaraguan or some other flavor of Spanish-y, but, hey, close enough. It would be a way for the GOP to say (as would picking Rice) 'hey, we're totally not racist! Look! We got one, too! And your VP is just an old white guy! YOU'RE the real racists!'

Having said that, I'm leaning towards boring white midwestern male.



I agree with all the reasons you once thought Rubio was a lock for the pick. I don't know what it is you think has changed though.
 
2012-07-12 10:45:44 PM  
Wouldn't Condi want to immediately start a war with Iran looking for weapons of mass destruction?
 
2012-07-12 10:45:51 PM  

bugontherug: calm like a bomb: bugontherug: bartink: Is she going to tell him she's gay during the vetting process?

I could actually see that being a plus for her. How could a Republican turn down the chance to say SEE, I'M NOT RACIST, SEXIST, OR HOMOPHOBIC. YOU LIBS ARE THE REAL RACIST SEXIST HOMOPHOBES, WHICH IS THE ONLY REASON YOU WON'T VOTE FOR ROMNEY/RICE.

You really think the majority of Republicans care if they are viewed as racist, sexist, or homophobic? It's practically the party platform.

I think they care very much. Conservatives get very upset at all of those labels. Maybe it's just that the conservatives I associate with tend to share a college educated background or something. I dunno.


They should probably find a party that isn't racist, sexist, and homophobic then.
 
2012-07-12 10:46:06 PM  
Yeah I can just see them getting along famously. He'll probably stop the car and cry once he decides on her.
 
2012-07-12 10:46:08 PM  

Zulu_as_Kono: Earguy: My wife likes Condi a lot. Though she doesn't like Romney, I just asked if she'd vote for him if Condi was his running mate. She thought for a moment, and said yes.

Sorry dude, but if your wife is basing her choice for #1 on who she likes as #2, she's not that bright.


And the average voter is...?
 
2012-07-12 10:46:28 PM  
If the GOP can win an election with a VP connected to the GW Bush administration, it will be hailed as proof that Bush was a great president and that real Americans love W.

And that's almost as juicy as getting rid of the libbiest lib who ever libbed a lib, socialist, teleprompter, empty suit, iron fisted dictator, dummy, evil genius, kenyan muslim with a bad christian pastor.
 
2012-07-12 10:46:44 PM  

Smelly McUgly: Because Cubans, Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans (among others) are all the same and don't have their own ethnic issues amongst one another at all.


I know, it's almost as stupid as those folks saying Sarah Palin has foreign policy experience because Alaska borders Canada and Russia.
 
2012-07-12 10:47:05 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Washington, D.C., 12 April 2004 - President Bush on Saturday, 10 April 2004, became the first sitting president ever to release publicly even a portion of his Daily Brief from the CIA. The page-and-a-half section of the President's Daily Brief from 6 August 2001, headlined "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US," had generated the most contentious questioning in last week's testimony by national security adviser Condoleezza Rice before the commission investigating the September 11th attacks. Dr. Rice continued to insist that the Brief did not amount to a real warning, while several commissioners seemed to think otherwise.

Yeah, go with her.


Because "did not amount to a real warning" worked so well for these guys:

bloomfieldreport.comwww.nationalgeographic.com
 
2012-07-12 10:47:47 PM  

quatchi: propasaurus: Trial balloon.

99 derpballoons?

/She doesn't want it.


I heard that song. Doesn't it end in nuclear war?
 
2012-07-12 10:48:03 PM  

bugontherug: calm like a bomb: bugontherug: bartink: Is she going to tell him she's gay during the vetting process?

I could actually see that being a plus for her. How could a Republican turn down the chance to say SEE, I'M NOT RACIST, SEXIST, OR HOMOPHOBIC. YOU LIBS ARE THE REAL RACIST SEXIST HOMOPHOBES, WHICH IS THE ONLY REASON YOU WON'T VOTE FOR ROMNEY/RICE.

You really think the majority of Republicans care if they are viewed as racist, sexist, or homophobic? It's practically the party platform.

I think they care very much. Conservatives get very upset at all of those labels. Maybe it's just that the conservatives I associate with tend to share a college educated background or something. I dunno.


I'm sure we've all heard some genius say: "I'm not racist, but [something incredibly racist]."
 
2012-07-12 10:48:52 PM  
I liked her until she allowed her weak ass to be steamrolled in to blindly supporting Iraq 2003. There's no excusing or forgiving that.
 
2012-07-12 10:48:53 PM  

Earguy: vartian: AdolfOliverPanties: As someone who is strongly against Romney, I really really hope this is true.

She is smart, she is connected, she helps level the playing field as far as foreign and executive experience...you've got some serious negatives, but I wouldn't count her out that fast.

Shearing off hunks of the black vote and female vote wouldn't hurt either.

My wife likes Condi a lot. Though she doesn't like Romney, I just asked if she'd vote for him if Condi was his running mate. She thought for a moment, and said yes.


So your wife supports the woman who lied under oath and contributed to the deaths of thousands of civilians and our troops. Wow. She should at least Google "condi lied under oath." or " Wexler confronts evil Condi". Maybe your wife is ignorant. If she watches that video and still likes Condi you are married to evil. If your wife is Republican you probably know that already.
 
2012-07-12 10:49:51 PM  
First off, this reminds me of the West Wing episode where Toby Ziegler just randomly announces a senator has agreed to join some committee without actually asking him--mainly because he knows that if he does ask, that senator will refuse.

Second, let me get this straight. Two days after Romney is loudly and unequivocally booed by the largest politically-organized group of African-Americans, he's going to choose a black female as his running mate. If this is true, this is pandering of the worst kind, akin to picking Sarah Palin because she's a woman (who happened to be attractive with large breasts--forbid they pick someone like Collins or Snowe). "Look how progressive I am! I picked one of you people!"

Third, she's on record as stating no interest in the vice-presidency, which is nothing new. That being said, she gave a speech on immigration reform and the wealth gap at the end of June, so it's possible.

Still, I have to maintain some disbelief. Surely she has to understand that Romney is not the second coming of Reagan and that he lacks the populist appeal of Bush the Lesser. She's not a farking idiot (though I debate that with myself). Plus, her own image within the GOP is as a tough politico. So why not run in 2016? Or make a farkton of cash at Stanford? Or elsewhere?

I think there's a bigger problem here. I seem to remember that there was always name dropping of definite possibilities for VP in previous elections, and most everyone mentioned wouldn't openly say "Oh hell no, I'd rather have herpes." For Romney, in July, a month before the convention, there is not a single person who's been name dropped who has said something equivocal. It's always, "No. No no. No no no, no no no no no no no no no."

So I go back to Toby Ziegler. What if Romney just announces that she's the VP candidate without actually asking her? That would paint her into a corner, forced to either play the good soldier or say, "Are you kidding? I'd sooner inject black tar heroin into my eyeballs before I'd join the ticket with that career-killer."

If that is the case, and that no one actually wants to be Romney's running mate, then the GOP doesn't just have a problem with this election, but a generational problem that threatens party survival.

TL;DR. Romney is herpes.
 
2012-07-12 10:50:13 PM  
Came for the animated gif police car flashing light siren.

Leaving -- Drudge, I am disappoint...
 
2012-07-12 10:50:31 PM  

valar_morghulis: Mrtraveler01: vegasj: RON PAUL

LOL

How adorable deluded.


How negative.
 
2012-07-12 10:50:56 PM  

Earguy: My wife likes Condi a lot. Though she doesn't like Romney, I just asked if she'd vote for him if Condi was his running mate. She thought for a moment, and said yes.


For your sake, I truly hope she can suck a golf ball through a garden hose and has an ass you can bounce a quarter off of.
 
2012-07-12 10:51:34 PM  
Pro choice and very likely gay?

Yeah, the Republicans would just love her as a VP candidate, with her being one heart attack or bullet away from the presidency.
 
2012-07-12 10:52:37 PM  

calm like a bomb: Earguy: My wife likes Condi a lot. Though she doesn't like Romney, I just asked if she'd vote for him if Condi was his running mate. She thought for a moment, and said yes.

For your sake, I truly hope she can suck a golf ball through a garden hose and has an ass you can bounce a quarter off of.


Won't a quarter bounce off any ass if you throw it hard enough?
 
2012-07-12 10:53:04 PM  

no talent ass clown: I liked her until she allowed her weak ass to be steamrolled in to blindly supporting Iraq 2003. There's no excusing or forgiving that.


Just as an interesting aside, more will be done in the cover-up of Sandusky's Molestation World Tour at Penn State than will happen to the Wild and Crazy Bunch of the George W. Bush White House.

40 Molested Kids

4000 Dead Americans

Chew on that, folks.
 
2012-07-12 10:54:31 PM  

no talent ass clown: calm like a bomb: Earguy: My wife likes Condi a lot. Though she doesn't like Romney, I just asked if she'd vote for him if Condi was his running mate. She thought for a moment, and said yes.

For your sake, I truly hope she can suck a golf ball through a garden hose and has an ass you can bounce a quarter off of.

Won't a quarter bounce off any ass if you throw it hard enough?


Not if it has no talent.
 
2012-07-12 10:54:32 PM  

Earguy: vartian: AdolfOliverPanties: As someone who is strongly against Romney, I really really hope this is true.

She is smart, she is connected, she helps level the playing field as far as foreign and executive experience...you've got some serious negatives, but I wouldn't count her out that fast.

Shearing off hunks of the black vote and female vote wouldn't hurt either.

My wife likes Condi a lot. Though she doesn't like Romney, I just asked if she'd vote for him if Condi was his running mate. She thought for a moment, and said yes.


You should kill your wife, Muslim style and cut her head off.
 
2012-07-12 10:54:38 PM  

calm like a bomb: Earguy: My wife likes Condi a lot. Though she doesn't like Romney, I just asked if she'd vote for him if Condi was his running mate. She thought for a moment, and said yes.

For your sake, I truly hope she can suck a golf ball through a garden hose and has an ass you can bounce a quarter off of.


Who, the wife or Condi?
 
2012-07-12 10:54:44 PM  
As far as Republicans go, I actually LIKE Condi Rice, but I still think she is a war criminal.
 
2012-07-12 10:54:52 PM  

GoodHomer: Pro choice and very likely gay?

Yeah, the Republicans would just love her as a VP candidate, with her being one heart attack or bullet away from the presidency.


It's their bet that more independents will go Mormon / Black than bigoted morons stay home and not vote. I am not sure it'll work, but I'm popping me some kernels.
 
2012-07-12 10:55:09 PM  
Four reasons why this will never happen:

1) She has zero campaign experience -- she has never run for public office.

2) She's never held elected office. Everyone runs on "I've voted for crap that's made your life better."

3) Romney doesn't want to re-litigate Bush's foreign policy disasters.

4) She's not married.
 
2012-07-12 10:55:13 PM  
It's not like there is anything absolutely dominating the news that Romney would love to see just go away..

Oh, wait.

She's not even a potential candidate for VP. Bush's legacy is a lead anchor for anything it touches and Romney's going to embrace it in a loving hug? He might be a double-faced, pathological liar and serial panderer but he's not stupid. Not that stupid.
 
2012-07-12 10:55:15 PM  
The day Condi Rice gets put on a ticket is the day every piece of her life is poked through. She's a woman with no kids, whom has never been married. She can't appeal to mothers or women in general. Half the appeal of Sarah Palin was that she was a mother. Condi Rice is the poster child for modern feminism. The same kind of modern feminism that the GOP actively fights against. Plus, even if she thinks about it, she will ask other people and they will tell her no.
 
2012-07-12 10:56:01 PM  
Thats not a bad choice, a more ballsy choice than I would expect from Romney. I'm guessing the polls show that female independents find Romneybot unappealing and Obama damn sexy.

Obama would be able to sufficiently counter by pushing Michelle and Hillary more into the limelight of the campaign. And this might end up hurting repubs in the long run if it only serves to give Hillary more airtime if she chooses to run in 2016.

And lets be honest, there is a non-trivial number of republicans who will not be happy with a black female VP.

I'm still inclined to think this is just free PR, announce he is considering a female VP to get some brownie points while he is busily courting Portman. Didn't she say in no uncertain terms she was not interested in running for office?
 
2012-07-12 10:56:02 PM  
"Although I don't follow oil tankers, perhaps, as much as some of you, some of the best people on my list for Vice President have oil tankers named after them."
- Mitt Romney
portland.indymedia.org
 
2012-07-12 10:57:22 PM  

thornhill: Four reasons why this will never happen:

1) She has zero campaign experience -- she has never run for public office. Fresh outside perspective.

2) She's never held elected office. Everyone runs on "I've voted for crap that's made your life better." Not a career politician.

3) Romney doesn't want to re-litigate Bush's foreign policy disasters. She NOW knows the signs of an imminent attack.

4) She's not married. Married to her job.


See above for the spin zone responses.
 
2012-07-12 10:57:35 PM  

thornhill: Four reasons why this will never happen:


I would go with just one. She'd never accept the nomination.
 
2012-07-12 10:57:48 PM  
Palin & Putin
4.bp.blogspot.com

Rice & Putin
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-12 10:58:20 PM  

0Icky0: "Although I don't follow oil tankers, perhaps, as much as some of you, some of the best people on my list for Vice President have oil tankers named after them."
- Mitt Romney
[portland.indymedia.org image 300x200]


That's a whole lot of black gold, right there.
 
2012-07-12 10:58:32 PM  
And... Mexican relations may be pretty good.

"Cunnilingus Rice sounds like a Mexican dish. Maybe we should send her to Mexico have the Mexicans eat her!"
 
2012-07-12 10:58:37 PM  

Vangor: She is intelligent, has obvious diversity to bring to the ticket being both black and a female, and has experience in foreign matters, security, and the executive in general. Whatever you believe of those experiences, selling them is not hard. Further, after the clusterbaclecaust of Palin, Rice would seem quite moderate and capable. I cannot imagine her record bringing any undecided or leaning voters for Romney, but at least I doubt she will not lose them votes.

Of course, she has said she would not run with him.


Right. She would be a GREAT choice for Romney, and would obviously dramatically improve his odds in November. But Romneys a lightweight and a big underdog and rice is unlikely to hitch her wagon to him if she has executive aspirations since she could do better in '16 or '20.
 
2012-07-12 10:58:48 PM  

coeyagi: 4) She's not married. Married to her job.


We get it. She's a lesbian.
 
2012-07-12 10:58:54 PM  
With only a few posts in, Freepers seem most concerned with teh gay and pro-choice re: Condi.
 
2012-07-12 10:59:30 PM  
Speaking of Rubio, don't Cubans tend to get a bad rap amongst other Latino ethnicities for their preferential immigration status?

/Honest question
//Not Latino
 
2012-07-12 10:59:47 PM  

WTF Indeed: Half the appeal of Sarah Palin was that she was a mother.


It was appealing that she had an unwed pregnant redneck daughter and a kid with Downs she couldn't be bothered to care for properly?
 
2012-07-12 10:59:52 PM  

Gyrony: quatchi: propasaurus: Trial balloon.

99 derpballoons?

/She doesn't want it.

I heard that song. Doesn't it end in nuclear war?


I dunno. I only heard the German version.

/Oddly enough the German words for "Captain Kirk" are Captain Kirk"
 
2012-07-12 11:00:56 PM  

Sgt Otter: bugontherug: calm like a bomb: bugontherug: bartink: Is she going to tell him she's gay during the vetting process?

I could actually see that being a plus for her. How could a Republican turn down the chance to say SEE, I'M NOT RACIST, SEXIST, OR HOMOPHOBIC. YOU LIBS ARE THE REAL RACIST SEXIST HOMOPHOBES, WHICH IS THE ONLY REASON YOU WON'T VOTE FOR ROMNEY/RICE.

You really think the majority of Republicans care if they are viewed as racist, sexist, or homophobic? It's practically the party platform.

I think they care very much. Conservatives get very upset at all of those labels. Maybe it's just that the conservatives I associate with tend to share a college educated background or something. I dunno.

I'm sure we've all heard some genius say: "I'm not racist, but [something incredibly racist]."


"I'm not racist, but this placard depicting Obama as a crude stereotype of an African witch doctor widely distributed at Tea Party rallies in the early months of Obama's presidency sure is hilarious!"

"Actually, that's really racist."

"WHAT?? HOW DARE YOU!!! I'M NOT RACIST!! YOU'RE THE REAL RACIST FOR EVEN THINKING I'M RACIST!! THAT'S WHY YOU SEE RACISM EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK, RACISTLIB!"

/yeah, that's actually how racial dialogue in America goes.
 
2012-07-12 11:01:04 PM  

vernonFL: coeyagi: 4) She's not married. Married to her job.

We get it. She's a lesbian.


Appoint S.E. Cupp as Deputy Press Secretary and that'll get everyone distracted by visions of "scissoring" behind the press room podium.
 
2012-07-12 11:02:30 PM  
Has anyone mentioned that she was a crap SecState yet?

Cos that should prolly get a mention at some point.
 
2012-07-12 11:02:45 PM  

Gilligann: She will be to Romney was Cheney was to Bush.


Romney is entirely more competent and far more qualified than Obama was... to be a senator, much less president.

Romney and Rice together bring more intelligence and competence to the table than the entire Obama administration combined.
 
2012-07-12 11:03:24 PM  

coeyagi: no talent ass clown: I liked her until she allowed her weak ass to be steamrolled in to blindly supporting Iraq 2003. There's no excusing or forgiving that.

Just as an interesting aside, more will be done in the cover-up of Sandusky's Molestation World Tour at Penn State than will happen to the Wild and Crazy Bunch of the George W. Bush White House.

40 Molested Kids

4000 Dead Americans

Chew on that, folks.


Wow, I was totally against the Iraq war but equating covering up a molester to going to Iraq is absolutely farking retarded. I'm embarrassed for you.
 
2012-07-12 11:05:54 PM  
Condi screens Romney's calls, She ain't picking up.
 
2012-07-12 11:06:10 PM  

Summoner101: Speaking of Rubio, don't Cubans tend to get a bad rap amongst other Latino ethnicities for their preferential immigration status?

/Honest question
//Not Latino


Yes.

Which is why I think it's so stupid that they think Rubio/Romney could win over the Latino vote.
 
2012-07-12 11:07:17 PM  
The woman you are all looking for is Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.
 
2012-07-12 11:07:27 PM  
Made up story by Drudge. Period. Anybody talking about this tomorrow is an idiot.
 
2012-07-12 11:08:01 PM  

b0rg9: Came for the animated gif police car flashing light siren.

Leaving -- Drudge, I am disappoint...


Here ya go....

i773.photobucket.com

Jan Brewer would be a better pick.
/just for the lulz
 
2012-07-12 11:08:26 PM  

randomjsa: Gilligann: She will be to Romney was Cheney was to Bush.

Romney is entirely more competent and far more qualified than Obama was... to be a senator, much less president.

Romney and Rice together bring more intelligence and competence to the table than the entire Obama administration combined.


2/10. Not nearly enough derp, and it should be spelled "Fartbongo".
 
2012-07-12 11:08:45 PM  
I don't think this has been posted yet...
 
2012-07-12 11:10:53 PM  
Here's what this is:
Romney got boo'd at the NAACP. The Romney campaign feeds Drudge the trial balloon that they're thinking of choosing Rice as the VP. Liberals go 'HA! Really? Really!? Bush's SecState?? That Rice? HA! Good luck with that!'
Right wing shills flood message boards and social media saying 'Liberals are the real racists!'
Everyone forgets about Romney saying something astoundingly stupid to the NAACP and following it with something offensive and condescending.
Both sides are bad.
 
2012-07-12 11:12:23 PM  
She's not interested. This is smoke and mirrors. Mittens has a bit of a race problem ,especially since his recent remarks. So this is all a bit of illusory bullshiat to make it appear that he would even consider her.
I think it could be Liz Cheney myself.
woman,neocon hawk who has some credentials.
 
2012-07-12 11:13:29 PM  
I don't like her politics and she really farked on the intelligence thing in Iraq...BUT she is intelligent and I'd feel good about her being a heart beat away from the presidency. Actually she should be the GOP presidential candidate and Romney should be the vp. This is the best move Romney could make.
And I think he will.
 
2012-07-12 11:13:42 PM  
It should really be Rice/boring white guy. Not the other way around. Maybe Romney will get busted for that SEC thing and at the convention they will go with Rice/Pawlenty. That would certainly tank Obama's campaign strategy.
 
2012-07-12 11:15:07 PM  

dickfreckle: **Exclusive**

Calling your fact-less post "exclusive" doesn't make it any more legit.

In recent days, she emailed supporters: "2012 is perhaps a turning point for the United States."

Well, this is pretty juicy stuff. Perhaps I judged too quickly.


I think they're hoping if they act like this is a done deal then she will reconsider.
 
2012-07-12 11:15:17 PM  
Worst national security advisor ever. It's not even close. Mediocre Sec. State - I can't recall any accomplishments of hers during that time.

Few other people so wholly represent Bush. But at least she ain't a teabagger
 
2012-07-12 11:15:38 PM  
cameroncrazy1984: He really doesn't want to get elected, does he. Talk about making it easy to run against Bush again.

I think his entire plan is to hope the GOP congress or Europe sabotages the economy and to squeak by with 50.^A% of the vote.

If he;s really that stupid to bring Bush back into the dialogue, there's really no other explanation. He knows he's going to lose, but is praying for a funny underpants miracle.
 
2012-07-12 11:15:43 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: coeyagi: no talent ass clown: I liked her until she allowed her weak ass to be steamrolled in to blindly supporting Iraq 2003. There's no excusing or forgiving that.

Just as an interesting aside, more will be done in the cover-up of Sandusky's Molestation World Tour at Penn State than will happen to the Wild and Crazy Bunch of the George W. Bush White House.

40 Molested Kids

4000 Dead Americans

Chew on that, folks.

Wow, I was totally against the Iraq war but equating covering up a molester to going to Iraq is absolutely farking retarded. I'm embarrassed for you.


Really? You think it is cool that we don't prosecute people who ended up killing thousands of Americans when we prosecute the guys at PSU? Don't get me wrong (which you obviously did), we should throw the book at the PSU guys. And if we throw the book at them, we should throw the whole f*cking library at Bush and Co.
 
2012-07-12 11:15:56 PM  

ROMNEY 2012

LIKE WHITE ON RICE

 
2012-07-12 11:16:06 PM  

odinsposse: Maybe Romney will get busted for that SEC thing and at the convention they will go with Rice/Pawlenty.


RONPAUL has a better chance of being appointed Emperor of the Known Universe than this ever, ever happening.
 
2012-07-12 11:16:36 PM  
She's horrible. She's a dolt and a pawn. Wow, Mittens really is an empty vessel when it comes to politics.

The pick looks like a Palin type pick..."we gotta get the women vote...and the black vote."

Plus she'd be bad at campaigning. C'mon, she's got no charisma.
 
2012-07-12 11:17:42 PM  

coeyagi: And if we throw the book at them, we should throw the whole f*cking library at Bush and Co.


Why bother? Those guys don't read.
 
2012-07-12 11:17:54 PM  
I can just see the question:

"So...Secretary Rice, why were you not able to capture Osama Bin Laden?"

"As National Security Adviser, why did you push known faulty intelligence information, and start an unjustified war costing the US a trillion dollars, and the blood of thousands?
 
2012-07-12 11:19:52 PM  

johnnyrocket: She's horrible. She's a dolt and a pawn. Wow, Mittens really is an empty vessel when it comes to politics.

The pick looks like a Palin type pick..."we gotta get the women vote...and the black vote."

Plus she'd be bad at campaigning. C'mon, she's got no charisma.


She's never held elected office, has she? She may know backroom politics, but I don't think she's ever had to face public scrutiny before. She's a think tank baby
 
2012-07-12 11:20:05 PM  

coeyagi: thornhill: Four reasons why this will never happen:

1) She has zero campaign experience -- she has never run for public office. Fresh outside perspective.

2) She's never held elected office. Everyone runs on "I've voted for crap that's made your life better." Not a career politician.

3) Romney doesn't want to re-litigate Bush's foreign policy disasters. She NOW knows the signs of an imminent attack.

4) She's not married. Married to her job.

See above for the spin zone responses.


I don't see #3 being an effective counter... saying she knows it now is tantamount to admitting she didn't know it then... when you're running on experience, it's generally preferable to have that experience be good.
 
2012-07-12 11:21:27 PM  

Harry_Seldon: I can just see the question:

"So...Secretary Rice, why were you not able to capture Osama Bin Laden?"

"As National Security Adviser, why did you push known faulty intelligence information, and start an unjustified war costing the US a trillion dollars, and the blood of thousands?


> implying she would ever get asked those questions at a debate

farm7.staticflickr.com

"Ms. Rice, a question for you... How do you get your hair to be so full and vivacious and still project such a strong, professional image?"
 
2012-07-12 11:21:50 PM  

firefly212: coeyagi: thornhill: Four reasons why this will never happen:

1) She has zero campaign experience -- she has never run for public office. Fresh outside perspective.

2) She's never held elected office. Everyone runs on "I've voted for crap that's made your life better." Not a career politician.

3) Romney doesn't want to re-litigate Bush's foreign policy disasters. She NOW knows the signs of an imminent attack.

4) She's not married. Married to her job.

See above for the spin zone responses.

I don't see #3 being an effective counter... saying she knows it now is tantamount to admitting she didn't know it then... when you're running on experience, it's generally preferable to have that experience be good.


The point I was trying to make was that IF, and it's a long shot, IF she is the VP pick, they will come up with all manner of bullshiat to counter those issues. Mine are pretty lame - I'm sure the experts will do better.
 
2012-07-12 11:22:44 PM  
You're gunna get RON PAULED!
 
2012-07-12 11:22:53 PM  
If Romney had an imagination, he'd realize that the vice presidential hell spawn of Oliver North and Katherine Hepburn might annoy him in the long run. Or not. Or perhaps.
 
2012-07-12 11:22:53 PM  

johnnyrocket: She's horrible. She's a dolt and a pawn. Wow, Mittens really is an empty vessel when it comes to politics.

The pick looks like a Palin type pick..."we gotta get the women vote...and the black vote."

Plus she'd be bad at campaigning. C'mon, she's got no charisma.


Obama would run ads over and over again about her false claims about Iraq.
 
2012-07-12 11:22:53 PM  

Edsel: This story is utter B.S. It's a lame attempt by Drudge to change the narrative away from the ripping Romney took today after the Boston Globe article showing he was still involved with Bain after he claimed he left in 1999.


I submitted that headline an hour ago and got instant red.
 
2012-07-12 11:24:28 PM  

Surool: Edsel: This story is utter B.S. It's a lame attempt by Drudge to change the narrative away from the ripping Romney took today after the Boston Globe article showing he was still involved with Bain after he claimed he left in 1999.

I submitted that headline an hour ago and got instant red.


did they even green the boston globe article?
 
2012-07-12 11:24:45 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: Wow, I was totally against the Iraq war but equating covering up a molester to going to Iraq is absolutely farking retarded. I'm embarrassed for you.


You're right. Going to Iraq was at least out in the open.
 
2012-07-12 11:25:14 PM  
Also, a day after he bombed in front of the NAACP.

"I'll show those people!"

/This is all horseshiat.
 
2012-07-12 11:28:39 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: "Ms. Rice, a question for you... How do you get your hair to be so full and vivacious and still project such a strong, professional image?"


"MISS...RICE-a question for you... How do you get... YOUR-hair to be so?... full and vivacious and st...ill project such a strong, professional image?"

/Blitzercized cadence
 
2012-07-12 11:29:54 PM  
She won't say, "yes." She likes having a political career.
 
2012-07-12 11:30:38 PM  
She has said she is "mildly pro choice" How would Rmoney ever explain that to the religious right?
 
2012-07-12 11:33:02 PM  

sdd2000: She has said she is "mildly pro choice" How would Rmoney ever explain that to the religious right?


If you can deprogram "teh ghey", you can deprogram "teh choice". Just take her to the fetus paste factory and show her the destroyed lives brought on by the incomparable monsters of the Left.
 
2012-07-12 11:33:03 PM  

WTF Indeed: The day Condi Rice gets put on a ticket is the day every piece of her life is poked through. She's a woman with no kids, whom has never been married. She can't appeal to mothers or women in general. Half the appeal of Sarah Palin was that she was a mother. Condi Rice is the poster child for modern feminism. The same kind of modern feminism that the GOP actively fights against. Plus, even if she thinks about it, she will ask other people and they will tell her no.


Their policies contradict and encourage the bolded part.
 
2012-07-12 11:33:36 PM  
Hey, she still has a few weeks to marry an Hispanic dude. Romney/Arroz 2012.
 
2012-07-12 11:35:43 PM  

sdd2000: She has said she is "mildly pro choice" How would Rmoney ever explain that to the religious right?


He's not Obama

/everything else is secondary
//including the fact that he himself is on record as being pro-choice
 
2012-07-12 11:36:08 PM  

Gilligann: This seems backwards. Shouldn't she be running for pres while Romney is the goofball VP?

She will be to Romney was Cheney was to Bush.


A cold heartless psychopath?
 
2012-07-12 11:36:22 PM  
Drudge? Yeah...
 
2012-07-12 11:37:56 PM  
Oh yes, nothing gets people's hearts pounding like the least popular living ex-President's lackey.

That's exactly what Republicans need to do ... get everyone to remember Bush.
 
2012-07-12 11:41:06 PM  
Condi Rice: leftover baggage from the Bush years.

Yeah, that's gonna go over real well.
 
2012-07-12 11:43:32 PM  

whidbey: Condi Rice: leftover baggage from the Bush years.

Yeah, that's gonna go over real well.


Shhhhhhh..... the poor blokes on the Right might find out that most of Romney's advisers are Bush's!

//and they'll promptly go back to hating on the Brotha from a White Motha for (not) raising their taxes
 
2012-07-12 11:44:50 PM  
images.yuku.com.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-07-12 11:45:23 PM  

Vangor: She is intelligent, has obvious diversity to bring to the ticket being both black and a female, and has experience in foreign matters, security, and the executive in general. Whatever you believe of those experiences, selling them is not hard. Further, after the clusterbaclecaust of Palin, Rice would seem quite moderate and capable. I cannot imagine her record bringing any undecided or leaning voters for Romney, but at least I doubt she will not lose them votes.

Of course, she has said she would not run with him.


There's this, of course:

Can the GOP MAKE her run even if she doesn' want to, has no desire to, and has publicly said she'll never do it--merely by putting her on the ticket against her will? A paper rape, if you will?
 
2012-07-12 11:48:09 PM  

WTF Indeed: The day Condi Rice gets put on a ticket is the day every piece of her life is poked through. She's a woman with no kids, whom has never been married. She can't appeal to mothers or women in general. Half the appeal of Sarah Palin was that she was a mother. Condi Rice is the poster child for modern feminism. The same kind of modern feminism that the GOP actively fights against. Plus, even if she thinks about it, she will ask other people and they will tell her no.


Yep, there is a reason why she's never hit the campaign trail for an office.

This is just a continuation of the "chase the brightest, shiniest object of the day" syndrome we saw in the GOP Primaries. The GOP voters are still desperately looking for an alternative to or a reason to actually for for hm. The difference is the GOP base would fall out of 'like' with Condi even faster than they did Rick Perry. Pro Choice. Pro Affirmative Action. Pro amnesty for immigrants.
 
2012-07-12 11:49:10 PM  
A black lesbian beaurocrat/academic that's strongly Pro-Choice?

That might temper Rmoney the Coward's base enthusiasm a bit.
 
2012-07-12 11:49:40 PM  

perigee: [images.yuku.com.s3.amazonaws.com image 424x570]


What are you talking about? Try visiting a devout Mormon home that DOESN'T have tons of cocoa.
 
2012-07-12 11:50:26 PM  

WorldCitizen: If they flipped the ticket I would be more impressed. While I disagree with her on many things, she is capable of being a successful president. He's an empty, power-tripping, shell of a human being.


If they flipped the ticked, I'd be more inclined to vote for that ticket.

/but, just not enough
//but, yeah, Rice would make 10x a better president than R'Money...
 
2012-07-12 11:50:50 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Earguy: Shearing off hunks of the black vote and female vote wouldn't hurt either.

Because all it takes is a black candidate to run on the Republican ticket in order for blacks who usually vote Democrat to vote Republican.

Just ask Governor Lynn Swann.


Lynn Swann's not a govern...oh I see what you did.
 
2012-07-12 11:52:11 PM  

WTF Indeed: The woman you are all looking for is Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.


I'd piss myself if R'Money picked Snowe. Would never happen, though...
 
2012-07-12 11:52:21 PM  
A black woman?

The only demographic Romney has in the bag is the male, heterosexual, white supremacist vote and just might pick a black woman as his running mate?

Now, don't get me wrong. I have nothing against women, black people, or any combination of the two. I'm not projecting here, I'm just saying Romney just might be shooting himself on the dick with this move.
 
2012-07-12 11:53:18 PM  
DON'T DO IT CONDI!!

Unless you can somehow have Romney incapacitated soon after the swearing in ceremony. You must have contacts in the State Department who could help...

President Rice? That has a great ring to it.
 
2012-07-12 11:53:28 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: A black lesbian beaurocrat/academic that's strongly Pro-Choice?

That might temper Rmoney the Coward's base enthusiasm a bit.


Yeah, but they ain't voting for Obama. R'Money would greatly benefit by picking a strong moderate Republican.

I only know of a handful.
 
2012-07-12 11:54:01 PM  
The people pointing out Rice's many major mistakes have good reason to consider her an incompetent dolt who failed upwards along with the rest of the Bush administration (even in her presumed subject of Russianology); but can any of the people who consider her brilliant or a good choice give a single reason, or is it just some meme of assumed brilliance and capability floating through the national discourse?
 
2012-07-12 11:57:33 PM  

coeyagi: firefly212: coeyagi: thornhill: Four reasons why this will never happen:

1) She has zero campaign experience -- she has never run for public office. Fresh outside perspective.

2) She's never held elected office. Everyone runs on "I've voted for crap that's made your life better." Not a career politician.

3) Romney doesn't want to re-litigate Bush's foreign policy disasters. She NOW knows the signs of an imminent attack.

4) She's not married. Married to her job.

See above for the spin zone responses.

I don't see #3 being an effective counter... saying she knows it now is tantamount to admitting she didn't know it then... when you're running on experience, it's generally preferable to have that experience be good.

The point I was trying to make was that IF, and it's a long shot, IF she is the VP pick, they will come up with all manner of bullshiat to counter those issues. Mine are pretty lame - I'm sure the experts will do better.


I'm not sure his "experts" will do better... It seems like Romney is in a daily struggle to control his own message... not sure if this is a diversion or what... but he's spent the whole last two weeks talking about healthcare, outsourcing, and Bain... I lack confidence that his PR team could adequately handles some of the tough questions that inevitably come with hiring anyone from the Bush administration.
 
2012-07-13 12:00:08 AM  

Sandelaphon: The people pointing out Rice's many major mistakes have good reason to consider her an incompetent dolt who failed upwards along with the rest of the Bush administration (even in her presumed subject of Russianology); but can any of the people who consider her brilliant or a good choice give a single reason, or is it just some meme of assumed brilliance and capability floating through the national discourse?


I think she's an incredibly bright, smart, and articulate person who got cornered into defending administration policies with which she did not necessarily agree. Her job, as Secretary of State was to represent the government of the United States, and prior to that, as National Security Advisor, was to advise the president of threats... her jobs never took her to positions where she had to represent the interests of more than one person. I like her, and I think she'd be good in some government capacities... but she's ill equipped to represent actual people.
 
2012-07-13 12:02:14 AM  

ArmednHammered: b0rg9: Came for the animated gif police car flashing light siren.

Leaving -- Drudge, I am disappoint...

Here ya go....

[i773.photobucket.com image 125x125]

Jan Brewer would be a better pick.
/just for the lulz


Imagining a Biden - Brewer debate...

That would be hilarious.
 
2012-07-13 12:03:46 AM  

xanadian: Now That's What I Call a Taco!: A black lesbian beaurocrat/academic that's strongly Pro-Choice?

That might temper Rmoney the Coward's base enthusiasm a bit.

Yeah, but they ain't voting for Obama. R'Money would greatly benefit by picking a strong moderate Republican.

I only know of a handful.


You got to keep your base AND reach to the middle (At this point I really question if anyone is truly undecided).

The right base aint voting for Obama, but if Mitt picked a black lesbian, pro Affirmative Action, pro choice, pro Amnesty, ivy league educated lifelong academic and government bureaucrat, I'm not sure they've voting for Romney either.
 
2012-07-13 12:04:55 AM  
I'm just wondering if we're going to experience Gore v Bush all over again. And RON PAUL doesn't even have to split any votes.
 
2012-07-13 12:06:35 AM  

GhostFish: She was a part of the administration that intentionally mislead the country into a pointless war that caused the deaths of countless innocent people.

Great pick, Mitt.


She wasn't just part of it, she was instrumental in launching that useless war.
 
2012-07-13 12:09:00 AM  

whidbey: I'm just wondering if we're going to experience Gore v Bush all over again. And RON PAUL doesn't even have to split any votes.


More like Clinton v Dole, but keep farking that chicken, Nick.
 
2012-07-13 12:09:47 AM  

Vodka Zombie: ArmednHammered: b0rg9: Came for the animated gif police car flashing light siren.

Leaving -- Drudge, I am disappoint...

Here ya go....

[i773.photobucket.com image 125x125]

Jan Brewer would be a better pick.
/just for the lulz

Imagining a Biden - Brewer debate...

That would be hilarious.


That would be pure awesome PPV material!
 
2012-07-13 12:10:21 AM  
Sorry, didn't read the whole thread. Could it be possible that Romney had hoped to have Rice in the bag so he could have made the announcement at the NAACP speech?
 
2012-07-13 12:12:17 AM  

Dear Jerk: Sorry, didn't read the whole thread. Could it be possible that Romney had hoped to have Rice in the bag so he could have made the announcement at the NAACP speech?


And go against the grain? The NAACP might eat that right up...
 
2012-07-13 12:12:43 AM  

propasaurus: GhostFish: She was a part of the administration that intentionally mislead the country into a pointless war that caused the deaths of countless innocent people.

Great pick, Mitt.

She wasn't just part of it, she was instrumental in launching that useless war.


"Why We Know Iraq is Lying", an editorial by Condoleezza Rice that appeared in the New York Times in January 2003.
 
2012-07-13 12:13:06 AM  
So he wants to one-up Mcstain?
 
2012-07-13 12:14:09 AM  

Sandelaphon: but can any of the people who consider her brilliant or a good choice give a single reason


Dr. Rice is quite intelligent, but her model of foreign policy is essentially wedded to the Cold War and the neoconservative unipolar moment. She's an expert on the Soviet Union and its client states. She got her serious taste of the big time advising Bush I on Eastern European affairs. She broke with her former mentor Brent Scowcroft over invading Iraq.
 
2012-07-13 12:14:26 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: This would be like Drew breaking news that Mitt Romney is a robot.


You mean Mitt Romney isn't a robot?

//but he may be a felon
 
2012-07-13 12:15:40 AM  

Dear Jerk: Sorry, didn't read the whole thread. Could it be possible that Romney had hoped to have Rice in the bag so he could have made the announcement at the NAACP speech?


What Rice in a bag might look like.....
i773.photobucket.com
/couldn't help myself
 
2012-07-13 12:15:42 AM  
I like her for being a successful woman of color. Honor to her.
I do not like most of her political choices. Sorry.
And I would hate her for destroying her image being second to a moron like Romney.

I think she knows this and will not run.
 
2012-07-13 12:16:52 AM  

propasaurus: She wasn't just part of it, she was instrumental in launching that useless war.


Yes, but I think her detractors would have to admit that Condi is the "Anti-Palin." The two figures could not be farther apart in history or training. Mittens won't choose her, but its an interesting speculation. He'll choose a no-name white midwestern technocrat Senator.
 
2012-07-13 12:17:11 AM  

Harry_Seldon: I can just see the question:

"So...Secretary Rice, why were you not able to capture Osama Bin Laden?"

"As National Security Adviser, why did you push known faulty intelligence information, and start an unjustified war costing the US a trillion dollars, and the blood of thousands?


Uh.. That's not a hair question.
 
2012-07-13 12:17:18 AM  

Dear Jerk: Sorry, didn't read the whole thread. Could it be possible that Romney had hoped to have Rice in the bag so he could have made the announcement at the NAACP speech?


I'm sure with her in tow he will march back there victorious amongst thundering applause and introduce Dr. Rice* and everything will be just wonderful. Slow motion, confetti flying, the works.

*"Doctor" Rice. Give me a f*cking break.
 
2012-07-13 12:17:30 AM  

InmanRoshi: The right base aint voting for Obama, but if Mitt picked a black lesbian, pro Affirmative Action, pro choice, pro Amnesty, ivy league educated lifelong academic and government bureaucrat, I'm not sure they've voting for Romney either.


I don't know if it's physically possible to actually shiat your own head in anger, but I get the feeling we're about to find out.
 
2012-07-13 12:18:44 AM  
well that would at least be choosing an intelligent female. Ill give her that.. shes pretty bright. but its not going to get me to vote for that mormon robotic Mittens Rmoney.
 
2012-07-13 12:19:55 AM  

randomjsa: Gilligann: She will be to Romney was Cheney was to Bush.

Romney is entirely more competent and far more qualified than Obama was... to be a senator, much less president.

Romney and Rice together bring more intelligence and competence to the table than the entire Obama administration combined.


I knew this was coming, I'm just surprised it took so long.
 
2012-07-13 12:23:00 AM  

Somacandra: Sandelaphon: but can any of the people who consider her brilliant or a good choice give a single reason

Dr. Rice is quite intelligent, but her model of foreign policy is essentially wedded to the Cold War and the neoconservative unipolar moment. She's an expert on the Soviet Union and its client states. She got her serious taste of the big time advising Bush I on Eastern European affairs. She broke with her former mentor Brent Scowcroft over invading Iraq.


She's far from stupid, and I'm willing to believe there's more to her than meets the eye. Her strange anchor in the neocon movement is strange--she was highly instrumental in replacing the Soviet Union with Evil Islam in that movement. Being VP would either cement her more firmly in that position or it might force her to open her eyes to reality.

Still, she's stated many times, and quite openly, she's just NOT INTERESTED. Which raises my prior question, can she be forced into the spot without her consent? Will they go to her on the eve of the nomination and say "Look, Condi, there's just nobody else, you HAVE to accept the nod?" If so, what would she say?
 
2012-07-13 12:23:59 AM  

ArmednHammered: Here ya go....


Thank you. You're a gentlemen and a scallop.
 
2012-07-13 12:26:02 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Somacandra: Sandelaphon: but can any of the people who consider her brilliant or a good choice give a single reason

Dr. Rice is quite intelligent, but her model of foreign policy is essentially wedded to the Cold War and the neoconservative unipolar moment. She's an expert on the Soviet Union and its client states. She got her serious taste of the big time advising Bush I on Eastern European affairs. She broke with her former mentor Brent Scowcroft over invading Iraq.

She's far from stupid, and I'm willing to believe there's more to her than meets the eye. Her strange anchor in the neocon movement is strange--she was highly instrumental in replacing the Soviet Union with Evil Islam in that movement. Being VP would either cement her more firmly in that position or it might force her to open her eyes to reality.

Still, she's stated many times, and quite openly, she's just NOT INTERESTED. Which raises my prior question, can she be forced into the spot without her consent? Will they go to her on the eve of the nomination and say "Look, Condi, there's just nobody else, you HAVE to accept the nod?" If so, what would she say?


It's not so much what she might say, but what would be said about her:

Everyone has their price.
 
2012-07-13 12:27:07 AM  

InmanRoshi: xanadian: Now That's What I Call a Taco!: A black lesbian beaurocrat/academic that's strongly Pro-Choice?

That might temper Rmoney the Coward's base enthusiasm a bit.

Yeah, but they ain't voting for Obama. R'Money would greatly benefit by picking a strong moderate Republican.

I only know of a handful.

You got to keep your base AND reach to the middle (At this point I really question if anyone is truly undecided).

The right base aint voting for Obama, but if Mitt picked a black lesbian, pro Affirmative Action, pro choice, pro Amnesty, ivy league educated lifelong academic and government bureaucrat, I'm not sure they've voting for Romney either.


Citation please (bolded) or STFU.
/did i get trolled?
//tired of mud slinging from all parties.
///might be good for the gay vote in any case.
////slashies!!!
 
2012-07-13 12:28:25 AM  
I like it for the fact that Tea Partiers not only have to support a Mormon but also a black woman.
 
2012-07-13 12:29:15 AM  

b0rg9: ArmednHammered: Here ya go....

Thank you. You're a gentlemen and a scallop.


I love scallops! I'll have some for lunch tomorrow ;-)
 
2012-07-13 12:30:27 AM  
Interesting choice if they go with her.

FYI - a bit about Ms Rice
On the board of Exxon - hell, they named a supertanker after her
Sat on the "Bin Laden about to attack the US with airplanes report" all through August of 2001
Never been elected to ANYTHING in her life, probably not even student council
All of the Rumsfeld and Cheney baggage
The focus of her skills is from the Cold War - she is all about opposing Russia/USSR
She was at the center of the manufacturing of evidence to go to war with Iraq
Authorized the use of torture

She needs to stay out of politics. Her dream job would be the NFL commissioner - I would be cool with that.
 
2012-07-13 12:34:34 AM  
Rice-a-Romney

The Neoconservative's treat

DING DING
 
2012-07-13 12:40:47 AM  
Rice. Brown. Good.
 
2012-07-13 12:45:58 AM  

hinten: I like it for the fact that Tea Partiers not only have to support a Mormon but also a black woman.


The irony will nourish my soul for days.
 
2012-07-13 12:48:44 AM  
Condoleezza Rice, sounds like Mexican dish. Maybe we should put her on a plate and send her to Mexico so the Mexicans will eat her.
 
2012-07-13 12:49:13 AM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: If it ends up Condi, that would be the best choice he could make.

Obama will try to hang both wars around her neck, but she's got a pretty strong following.


Yeah. At least he'll look like a serious candidate, and it will be a good practice run for her if she chooses to run in 2016. If the Republican Party manages to lose the crazies* by then I might even vote for her in 2016.

/*not going to happen
//too much crazy means I'm voting Dem for the foreseeable future
 
2012-07-13 12:51:20 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I can see the question now:

"Ms. Rice, how do you feel running on the ticket with a Mormon, a member of a church that thought black people were failed, flawed and full of sin until 1978, when Mr. Romney was already in his thirties?"


My prediction:

"Mr. Romney could ask if he could feel my hair every morning for all I care. All I care about is low taxes and bigger guns."
 
2012-07-13 12:52:40 AM  
Coincidentally, I had black rice for dinner tonight.

/the Forbidden Rice
 
2012-07-13 12:55:42 AM  

ArmednHammered: InmanRoshi: xanadian: Now That's What I Call a Taco!: A black lesbian beaurocrat/academic that's strongly Pro-Choice?

That might temper Rmoney the Coward's base enthusiasm a bit.

Yeah, but they ain't voting for Obama. R'Money would greatly benefit by picking a strong moderate Republican.

I only know of a handful.

You got to keep your base AND reach to the middle (At this point I really question if anyone is truly undecided).

The right base aint voting for Obama, but if Mitt picked a black lesbian, pro Affirmative Action, pro choice, pro Amnesty, ivy league educated lifelong academic and government bureaucrat, I'm not sure they've voting for Romney either.

Citation please (bolded) or STFU.
/did i get trolled?
//tired of mud slinging from all parties.
///might be good for the gay vote in any case.
////slashies!!!


I guess I don't think calling her a lesbian is "mud slinging", since i don't consider being gay a bad thing. I don't need her to officially come out of the closet any more than I needed Ricky Martin or Anderson Cooper to officially come out. The fact of the matter is according to her biographer who went through her public real estate records, she shares home ownership and a mutual line of credit with her closest female friend Randy Bean, who is also an unmarried female of undisclosed sexual orientation. Her closest known male friend is an openly gay Stanford professor.

Not hard to put 2 and 2 together and come up with "Probably a reason why she's never actually ran for public office in the GOP".
 
2012-07-13 12:55:47 AM  

farkityfarker: ordinarysteve: They're going with the Secretary of State of the Bush admin? I'm sure that Gaddafi would have approved but do they really want to remind voters of Bush Jr.'s foreign policy?

Obama's foreign policy is identical.


Except Obama has actually been successful.
 
2012-07-13 01:01:26 AM  
FTA

"The upcoming elections loom as one of the most important in my lifetime," she warned.

I agree. if the republicans get back in power be prepared for more wars based on bullshiat, and if you aren't a fundie, militant nationalist , you truly will be screwed.
 
2012-07-13 01:02:53 AM  

ArmednHammered: InmanRoshi:
The right base aint voting for Obama, but if Mitt picked a black lesbian, pro Affirmative Action, pro choice, pro Amnesty, ivy league educated lifelong academic and government bureaucrat, I'm not sure they've voting for Romney either.

Citation please (bolded) or STFU.



Poke your head in over at Freeperville. A significant minority of the right-wing base (that Romney can't afford to lose) is reacting to the suggestion with quips such as "Do we need another Lesbian in the White House? No thank you."

Keep in mind, this is the same chunk of the base that loves to paint just about any female academic as a lesbian, and has recently been arguing- openly- that the country went to hell because women were given the vote. And Romney has to play to these people.
 
2012-07-13 01:02:57 AM  

moralpanic: farkityfarker: ordinarysteve: They're going with the Secretary of State of the Bush admin? I'm sure that Gaddafi would have approved but do they really want to remind voters of Bush Jr.'s foreign policy?

Obama's foreign policy is identical.

Except Obama has actually been successful.


Putting aside the obvious 9/11 and Iraq debacles, her expertise was Russia and our relations with Russia went completely and utterly to shiat under her watch. For the life of me I have a hard time coming up with a single success story for her tenure, and can't remotely fathom why she's so widely respected other than she seems kinda nice and Rumsey/Cheney/Bush make such convenient targets that there's no arrows left in the quiver for her.
 
2012-07-13 01:07:43 AM  
It would be another cynical move made to chip into Obama's support from women and African Americans. It would also mean war with Iran and who knows who else if Mitt wins.
 
2012-07-13 01:08:11 AM  
So much Conde hate here.

No surprise.

Fark misogyny on display.

We get it, she's black
 
2012-07-13 01:08:51 AM  

FlashHarry: it would be hilarious if Rmoney did pick Rice and Obama countered with sent Hillary to beat the shiat out of Condi, ho-style.


FTFY.

/couldn't stand Hillary in 2008
//Think she's the best SecState we've had in a century
 
2012-07-13 01:11:16 AM  

madgonad: Interesting choice if they go with her.

FYI - a bit about Ms Rice
On the board of Exxon - hell, they named a supertanker after her
Sat on the "Bin Laden about to attack the US with airplanes report" all through August of 2001
Never been elected to ANYTHING in her life, probably not even student council
All of the Rumsfeld and Cheney baggage
The focus of her skills is from the Cold War - she is all about opposing Russia/USSR
She was at the center of the manufacturing of evidence to go to war with Iraq
Authorized the use of torture

She needs to stay out of politics. Her dream job would be the NFL commissioner - I would be cool with that.


we get it, she's black.
 
2012-07-13 01:16:04 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: So much Conde hate here.

No surprise.

Fark misogyny on display.

We get it, she's black


Even for a dolt like you this is weak. You should probably stay out this one.
 
2012-07-13 01:16:33 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: madgonad: Interesting choice if they go with her.

FYI - a bit about Ms Rice
On the board of Exxon - hell, they named a supertanker after her
Sat on the "Bin Laden about to attack the US with airplanes report" all through August of 2001
Never been elected to ANYTHING in her life, probably not even student council
All of the Rumsfeld and Cheney baggage
The focus of her skills is from the Cold War - she is all about opposing Russia/USSR
She was at the center of the manufacturing of evidence to go to war with Iraq
Authorized the use of torture

She needs to stay out of politics. Her dream job would be the NFL commissioner - I would be cool with that.

we get it, she's black.


There's a big difference between the list of substantive critiques above and the "ZOMG, OBAMA'S A KENYAN MOOZLIM SOCIALIST" type crap we've seen for the last few years.
 
2012-07-13 01:17:29 AM  

ifarkthereforiam: FTA

"The upcoming elections loom as one of the most important in my lifetime," she warned.

I agree. if the republicans get back in power be prepared for more wars based on bullshiat, and if you aren't a fundie, militant nationalist , you truly will be screwed.


To be fair, the fundie militant nationalists will be screwed as well. They just won't realize it right away because they'll be too busy masturbating to the fascism porn that c-span will become.
 
2012-07-13 01:18:17 AM  

Tor_Eckman: tenpoundsofcheese: So much Conde hate here.

No surprise.

Fark misogyny on display.

We get it, she's black

Even for a dolt like you this is weak. You should probably stay out this one.


Stay out OF this one even.
 
2012-07-13 01:19:16 AM  

Stile4aly: tenpoundsofcheese: madgonad: Interesting choice if they go with her.

FYI - a bit about Ms Rice
On the board of Exxon - hell, they named a supertanker after her
Sat on the "Bin Laden about to attack the US with airplanes report" all through August of 2001
Never been elected to ANYTHING in her life, probably not even student council
All of the Rumsfeld and Cheney baggage
The focus of her skills is from the Cold War - she is all about opposing Russia/USSR
She was at the center of the manufacturing of evidence to go to war with Iraq
Authorized the use of torture

She needs to stay out of politics. Her dream job would be the NFL commissioner - I would be cool with that.

we get it, she's black.

There's a big difference between the list of substantive critiques above and the "ZOMG, OBAMA'S A KENYAN MOOZLIM SOCIALIST" type crap we've seen for the last few years.


It's not racist character assassination when WE do it!
 
2012-07-13 01:19:26 AM  
Rice is one of the smartest people and maybe one of the best cabinet level officials in recent memory, and generally less evil than most, but in the context of Mitt Romney's vice president she would be a token and a token. She would be used-up and discredited in the manner of Colin Powell.
 
2012-07-13 01:20:35 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: So much Conde hate here.


Yeah, some people are getting pretty Nast.
 
2012-07-13 01:20:50 AM  
Hmmm. Condi said she definitely didn't want the job. She lied about Iraq and now about running for office? WHERE will it end?
 
2012-07-13 01:21:17 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: So much Conde hate here.

No surprise.

Fark misogyny on display.

We get it, she's black


img2-2.timeinc.net
 
2012-07-13 01:26:04 AM  
I don't agree with most of what she says, but she is already an accomplished liar and is smart and follows the party line without question.

She would be a ballsy pick for Romney, a good pick.
 
2012-07-13 01:27:04 AM  

This About That: Rice is one of the smartest people and maybe one of the best cabinet level officials in recent memory


It's quite astounding to me what people actually base this common opinion on other than Cult of Personality. Her tenure at Secretary of the State was an mitigated disaster in every sense. An unmitigated disaster people have no problem pegging to Rumsfeld, or Bush, or Cheney ... but for some reason they let Rice, who was right in the middle of it all, completely skate. It's hard to think of a US diplomatic relationship, other than Israel, that wasn't worse off when she left it.
 
2012-07-13 01:28:31 AM  

Stile4aly: tenpoundsofcheese: madgonad: Interesting choice if they go with her.

FYI - a bit about Ms Rice
On the board of Exxon - hell, they named a supertanker after her
Sat on the "Bin Laden about to attack the US with airplanes report" all through August of 2001
Never been elected to ANYTHING in her life, probably not even student council
All of the Rumsfeld and Cheney baggage
The focus of her skills is from the Cold War - she is all about opposing Russia/USSR
She was at the center of the manufacturing of evidence to go to war with Iraq
Authorized the use of torture

She needs to stay out of politics. Her dream job would be the NFL commissioner - I would be cool with that.

we get it, she's black.

There's a big difference between the list of substantive critiques above and the "ZOMG, OBAMA'S A KENYAN MOOZLIM SOCIALIST" type crap we've seen for the last few years.


riiiggggt. just keep telling yourself that.
although there is a lot of stupid muslim comments (which has nothing to do with being black), face it, people are so blinded by 0bamamania that the only way they think someone could disagree with him and not like him is because he is black.

with Conde it is different, she is a woman and a black GOP member - OMG, the hatred for the GOP and the disrespect for woman at fark will makes the "we get it, SHE is black" even more relevant.
 
2012-07-13 01:30:32 AM  

InmanRoshi: This About That: Rice is one of the smartest people and maybe one of the best cabinet level officials in recent memory

It's quite astounding to me what people actually base this common opinion on other than Cult of Personality. Her tenure at Secretary of the State was an mitigated disaster in every sense. An unmitigated disaster people have no problem pegging to Rumsfeld, or Bush, or Cheney ... but for some reason they let Rice, who was right in the middle of it all, completely skate. It's hard to think of a US diplomatic relationship, other than Israel, that wasn't worse off when she left it.


more hatred of woman on display.
"completely skate"? racist comments too.
disgusting.
 
2012-07-13 01:35:18 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: InmanRoshi: This About That: Rice is one of the smartest people and maybe one of the best cabinet level officials in recent memory

It's quite astounding to me what people actually base this common opinion on other than Cult of Personality. Her tenure at Secretary of the State was an mitigated disaster in every sense. An unmitigated disaster people have no problem pegging to Rumsfeld, or Bush, or Cheney ... but for some reason they let Rice, who was right in the middle of it all, completely skate. It's hard to think of a US diplomatic relationship, other than Israel, that wasn't worse off when she left it.

more hatred of woman on display.
"completely skate"? racist comments too.
disgusting.


Dude, you used to be fark's best troll. Now you've gone full GaryPDX, and everyone just points and laughs at you. How the mighty fall. It's like watching Willie Mays in a Mets uniform.
 
2012-07-13 01:38:21 AM  

whidbey: Gyrfalcon: Somacandra: Sandelaphon: but can any of the people who consider her brilliant or a good choice give a single reason

Dr. Rice is quite intelligent, but her model of foreign policy is essentially wedded to the Cold War and the neoconservative unipolar moment. She's an expert on the Soviet Union and its client states. She got her serious taste of the big time advising Bush I on Eastern European affairs. She broke with her former mentor Brent Scowcroft over invading Iraq.

She's far from stupid, and I'm willing to believe there's more to her than meets the eye. Her strange anchor in the neocon movement is strange--she was highly instrumental in replacing the Soviet Union with Evil Islam in that movement. Being VP would either cement her more firmly in that position or it might force her to open her eyes to reality.

Still, she's stated many times, and quite openly, she's just NOT INTERESTED. Which raises my prior question, can she be forced into the spot without her consent? Will they go to her on the eve of the nomination and say "Look, Condi, there's just nobody else, you HAVE to accept the nod?" If so, what would she say?

It's not so much what she might say, but what would be said about her:

Everyone has their price.


Sadly true, that.
 
2012-07-13 01:38:24 AM  
trial balloon + shiny object to help distract from Bain

With that being said, Condi would be a far better president than Rmoney. Problem is she's not nearly crazy enough to make it through a Republican primary. In fact, I assume picking her as veep would enrage the base, thus the trial balloon to see if they can make it work.
 
2012-07-13 01:42:37 AM  

InmanRoshi: This About That: Rice is one of the smartest people and maybe one of the best cabinet level officials in recent memory

It's quite astounding to me what people actually base this common opinion on other than Cult of Personality. Her tenure at Secretary of the State was an mitigated disaster in every sense. An unmitigated disaster people have no problem pegging to Rumsfeld, or Bush, or Cheney ... but for some reason they let Rice, who was right in the middle of it all, completely skate. It's hard to think of a US diplomatic relationship, other than Israel, that wasn't worse off when she left it.


I have always given her more rope because it seemed like she was a good follower of Bush's (Cheney's) policies.... but I could be wrong, maybe she had more to say about it than I thought.

You are right though, the results do speak for themselves....North Korea, Palestine/Israel, NATO allies, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia....all disasters.
 
2012-07-13 01:42:48 AM  

dennysgod: Did she change her mind from two weeks ago when she said:

In an interview with "CBS This Morning," the former secretary of state said, "There is no way that I will do this," when asked if she would accept a position as the No. 2 on this year's Republican presidential ticket.

"Charlie, I didn't run for student council president. I don't see myself in any way in elected office. I love policy. I'm not particularly fond of politics," she told host Charlie Rose, adding that she thinks Romney has "terrific judgment."

Pressed on whether she would turn it down if asked, she said, "I'm saying there is no way that I will do this, because it's really not me. I know my strengths, and governor Romney needs to find someone who wants to run with him."

LINK

/Is it me or is Condi still hitable?


just you
 
2012-07-13 01:42:48 AM  
I'm sure it's just a coincidence that Batman's enemy in the upcoming film is Bain.

Way to mix entertainment and politics, libs.
 
2012-07-13 01:43:34 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: InmanRoshi: This About That: Rice is one of the smartest people and maybe one of the best cabinet level officials in recent memory

It's quite astounding to me what people actually base this common opinion on other than Cult of Personality. Her tenure at Secretary of the State was an mitigated disaster in every sense. An unmitigated disaster people have no problem pegging to Rumsfeld, or Bush, or Cheney ... but for some reason they let Rice, who was right in the middle of it all, completely skate. It's hard to think of a US diplomatic relationship, other than Israel, that wasn't worse off when she left it.

more hatred of woman on display.
"completely skate"? racist comments too.
disgusting.


So now you're a feminist. Are you going to burn your bra?
 
2012-07-13 01:52:25 AM  

Aldon: InmanRoshi: This About That: Rice is one of the smartest people and maybe one of the best cabinet level officials in recent memory

It's quite astounding to me what people actually base this common opinion on other than Cult of Personality. Her tenure at Secretary of the State was an mitigated disaster in every sense. An unmitigated disaster people have no problem pegging to Rumsfeld, or Bush, or Cheney ... but for some reason they let Rice, who was right in the middle of it all, completely skate. It's hard to think of a US diplomatic relationship, other than Israel, that wasn't worse off when she left it.

I have always given her more rope because it seemed like she was a good follower of Bush's (Cheney's) policies.... but I could be wrong, maybe she had more to say about it than I thought.

You are right though, the results do speak for themselves....North Korea, Palestine/Israel, NATO allies, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia....all disasters.



I think the ultimate is the recent revelation that her proposed solution to the Isreal/Palestinian conflict was to take 5 million Palestinian refugees and just dump them into South America.
 
2012-07-13 01:53:14 AM  
She won't be able to help Romney carry California. But she is from Alabama, so she might help Romney carry that.
 
2012-07-13 01:53:35 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm sure it's just a coincidence that Batman's enemy in the upcoming film is Bain.

Way to mix entertainment and politics, libs.


Must be tough being a professional victim on the internet.
 
2012-07-13 01:54:13 AM  

MSFT: AverageAmericanGuy: I'm sure it's just a coincidence that Batman's enemy in the upcoming film is Bain.

Way to mix entertainment and politics, libs.

Must be tough being a professional victim on the internet.


It is! I'm being attacked on all sides.
 
2012-07-13 01:57:21 AM  

InmanRoshi: tenpoundsofcheese: InmanRoshi: This About That: Rice is one of the smartest people and maybe one of the best cabinet level officials in recent memory

It's quite astounding to me what people actually base this common opinion on other than Cult of Personality. Her tenure at Secretary of the State was an mitigated disaster in every sense. An unmitigated disaster people have no problem pegging to Rumsfeld, or Bush, or Cheney ... but for some reason they let Rice, who was right in the middle of it all, completely skate. It's hard to think of a US diplomatic relationship, other than Israel, that wasn't worse off when she left it.

more hatred of woman on display.
"completely skate"? racist comments too.
disgusting.

Dude, you used to be fark's best troll. Now you've gone full GaryPDX, and everyone just points and laughs at you. How the mighty fall. It's like watching Willie Mays in a Mets uniform.


Willie Mays? Hardly. Len Dykstra maybe.
 
2012-07-13 01:58:51 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I don't care who he chooses for VP, the man is still a gargantuan tool, and I wouldn't vote for him for dogcatcher


Given Mittens' past history of his treatment of dogs, I'd probably even less likely to vote for him for dogcatcher than I would be to vote for him for President.
 
2012-07-13 01:59:19 AM  

Kevin72: She won't be able to help Romney carry California. But she is from Alabama, so she might help Romney carry that.


Yeah, cuz Romney was in danger of losing Alabama.
 
2012-07-13 02:03:31 AM  

propasaurus: Kevin72: She won't be able to help Romney carry California. But she is from Alabama, so she might help Romney carry that.

Yeah, cuz Romney was in danger of losing Alabama.


Or winning California.

/only Repubs that can win California today are Arnie and Eastwood.
//or Zombie Nixon
 
2012-07-13 02:08:40 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: FlashHarry: it would be hilarious if Rmoney did pick Rice and Obama countered with sent Hillary to beat the shiat out of scissor Condi on live TV, ho-style.


Get that mental image out of your head, farkers.
 
2012-07-13 02:14:41 AM  

InmanRoshi: How the mighty fall.


I have never witnessed that sentence used for any purpose other than jealous sniping.
 
2012-07-13 02:21:38 AM  

propasaurus: Kevin72: She won't be able to help Romney carry California. But she is from Alabama, so she might help Romney carry that.

Yeah, cuz Romney was in danger of losing Alabama.


I can actually see the waves of sarcasm coming off this comment.
 
2012-07-13 02:22:00 AM  
She's a good pick (Republican wise, really, who else is out there?)... but will a Mormon and black lesbian really win the conservatives?

Personally i think the story is BS. Rice is way too smart to go down with a sinking ship like Rmoney.
 
2012-07-13 02:26:52 AM  

moralpanic: She's a good pick (Republican wise, really, who else is out there?)... but will a Mormon and black lesbian really win the conservatives?

Personally i think the story is BS. Rice is way too smart to go down with a sinking ship like Rmoney.


Unless he's decided to turn into Massachusetts Romney and become a moderate again
 
2012-07-13 02:28:10 AM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: If it ends up Condi, that would be the best choice he could make.

Obama will try to hang both wars around her neck, but she's got a pretty strong following.


I like Condi. She's smart and capable and accomplished. She's also got two wars hanging around her neck.
 
2012-07-13 02:32:42 AM  
The gay rumors and her desire to keep her personal life private will keep her out of it. That, and I would love to see the teabagger reaction when they realize they're supporting a Mormon and a black, female, possibly gay running mate.
 
2012-07-13 02:59:07 AM  
Rice would made a decent candidate for a vice presidency if it weren't for the two wars she got involved with. The Democrats hate what Bush had done and the GOP is trying to forget what Bush did or hope the voters forgot about him. Colin Powell would have been better since he walked out of it but he's already taking the Democratic side.

It's 50/50 for Romney. Rice could get good standing if she basically confesses "Oh we farked up so much in the Middle East and I regret taking part".
 
2012-07-13 03:14:38 AM  

Bucky Katt: tenpoundsofcheese: InmanRoshi: This About That: Rice is one of the smartest people and maybe one of the best cabinet level officials in recent memory

It's quite astounding to me what people actually base this common opinion on other than Cult of Personality. Her tenure at Secretary of the State was an mitigated disaster in every sense. An unmitigated disaster people have no problem pegging to Rumsfeld, or Bush, or Cheney ... but for some reason they let Rice, who was right in the middle of it all, completely skate. It's hard to think of a US diplomatic relationship, other than Israel, that wasn't worse off when she left it.

more hatred of woman on display.
"completely skate"? racist comments too.
disgusting.

So now you're a feminist. Are you going to burn your bra?


Tenpoundsofm00bys?
 
2012-07-13 03:22:22 AM  
She is a habitual liar who will say anything to advance her career and get more money shoveled into the pockets of big military contractors, so she meets all the criteria.
 
2012-07-13 03:48:38 AM  
He's going with Haley Barbour, mark my words. If I am wrong, may I be drowned in gallons of beer.
 
2012-07-13 04:15:33 AM  
Yep, the media is never wrong about stuff like this.

www.bakedziti.net
 
2012-07-13 04:16:18 AM  

WizardofToast: Rice could get good standing if she basically confesses "Oh we farked up so much in the Middle East and I regret taking part".


Wait... are you suggesting that a Republican admit their mistake? You must have been at least smirking when you wrote that, right?
 
2012-07-13 04:17:04 AM  

propasaurus: Kevin72: She won't be able to help Romney carry California. But she is from Alabama, so she might help Romney carry that.

Yeah, cuz Romney was in danger of losing Alabama.


ThatsThe Joke.jpg
 
2012-07-13 04:32:05 AM  
Y'know, there's quite a few very good reasons why Rmoney hasn't appeared in public with members of the Bush crime family, even to the point of making the fundraiser at the Cheney country club so private that even he almost wasn't invited. And now all the skeletons of those years of sadness and stupid will come clattering out of the closet, as soon as Condoleeza opens it to get her campaign shoes.

Please put Rice in. Pretty please. Make sure you remind everyone of the failure of the first president of the 21st century as a leading co-conspirator in that failure stands beside you at every campaign stop.

[flounder]"Oh boy this is gonna be GREAT!"[/flounder]
 
2012-07-13 04:38:47 AM  

gilgigamesh: bdub77: She's a good pick - a smart, black woman with foreign policy experience. Doesn't really change my vote though, a Romney presidency would be a disaster.

I could never trust her. She's as duplicitous as Rumsfeld; she just looks better in black leather boots.

But I would rather have her as president than Romney. She is far smarter than he is.


That is her greatest weakness. Both she and Cheney are smart people, but they choose to use their intelligence for evil. She would be the power behind Rmoney as Cheney was to Bush the lesser.


We all know how that turned out.
 
2012-07-13 04:41:20 AM  
Way to remind every idiot undecided voter that your administration is just going to be a terrible rehash of the Bush administration, Mitt.
 
2012-07-13 04:49:04 AM  

Wessoman: Way to remind every idiot undecided voter that your administration is just going to be a terrible rehash of the Bush administration, Mitt.


Yeah, I think that's what quite a few people in positions of power actually want. Do you realize how many people actually made a crapload of money during the Bush years? Even during the housing bubble collapse? Think about how much money there is to be had from a war with Iran!
 
2012-07-13 04:53:56 AM  

NFA: This will be awesome!

Their campaign song can be Wacky Sax! With a wacky announcers voice saying "IF YOU LIKED BUSH CHENEY YOU'LL LOVE ROMNEY RICE! BRINGING YOU YET ANOTHER 9/11 AND A LONG PROTRACTED WAR WITH IRAN!!!"


Romney would lose half the Southern vote because they would never vote for a Black VP.


The South would have to pick between full-on black with a MORMON or half-white Christian with a full-on white Christian.
 
2012-07-13 05:08:00 AM  

deadcrickets: NFA: This will be awesome!

Their campaign song can be Wacky Sax! With a wacky announcers voice saying "IF YOU LIKED BUSH CHENEY YOU'LL LOVE ROMNEY RICE! BRINGING YOU YET ANOTHER 9/11 AND A LONG PROTRACTED WAR WITH IRAN!!!"


Romney would lose half the Southern vote because they would never vote for a Black VP.

The South would have to pick between full-on black with a MORMON or half-white Christian with a full-on white Christian.


What in the fark is the south going to do if Mitt gets elected and then his batteries run out and he dies?
 
2012-07-13 05:37:51 AM  
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She heelin'. You hatin'.
 
2012-07-13 05:54:57 AM  

olderbudnoweiser: Rice. Brown. Good.


I'm totally stealing that for the headline if he chooses her.
 
2012-07-13 05:56:56 AM  
I wonder how long it's been since we've seen a presidential candidate who was considering a running-mate that would overshadow him *cough*Cheney*cough*. If Rice ran on his ticket, I don't think it would speak too well of his presidency. Overseas, I'm sure leaders would nod impatiently, waiting for Romney to finish blathering so they could discuss real issues with Rice.
 
2012-07-13 06:18:18 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm sure it's just a coincidence that Batman's enemy in the upcoming film is Bain.

Way to mix entertainment and politics, libs.


I'm sure it's just a coincidence that a company which profits off the destruction of others, would be named for a comic book villain that profits off the destruction of others.
 
2012-07-13 06:22:47 AM  
I'm not buying this. Rice is never going to want the scrutiny into her personal life that is going to come if she runs. At least not for a loser like Romney. And in the end, do we really think Romney is going to break character and go for the "unsafe" pick?

Nope, my money is on Portman, or a long shot like Pawlenty. Safe, male and white.
 
2012-07-13 06:23:07 AM  
I think it's more likely that Joe Biden dies in the next couple of months and Condi runs on the democratic ticket than it is that she would hitch her wagon to Romney's ballet horse.
 
2012-07-13 06:31:18 AM  

Earguy:

Yep.


^this
 
2012-07-13 06:41:55 AM  
So, for the last three or so years, the GOP has been whinging and moaning about Obama "blamin' everything on Bush", and here comes their Candidate with Bush's economic advisers, Dick Cheney singing his praises and rumors he's looking at Rice as a running mate...

No, the GOP isn't completely out of touch at all.


But on the plus side, Romney lying about his departure from Bain may just overshadow his embracing of the Bush Administration.
 
2012-07-13 06:47:20 AM  
Mittler might select a war criminal as a running mate?

Keep farking that great [sic] VP picks chicken, GOP.
 
2012-07-13 06:48:17 AM  
Personally, I hope Romney picks her. I can't imagine a better pick for VP than Dr. Rice. Besides, i could make a fortune selling popcorn while she wipes the floor with Biden during the VP debates.
/She's going to be the best VP since Truman--or maybe Teddy Roosevelt.
 
2012-07-13 06:51:45 AM  

randomjsa: Gilligann: She will be to Romney was Cheney was to Bush.

Romney is entirely more competent and far more qualified than Obama was... to be a senator, much less president.

Romney and Rice together bring more intelligence and competence to the table than the entire Obama administration combined.


Rmoney and Rice am Good!

upload.wikimedia.org

 
2012-07-13 07:09:35 AM  

GentlemanJ: Personally, I hope Romney picks her. I can't imagine a better pick for VP than Dr. Rice. Besides, i could make a fortune selling popcorn while she wipes the floor with Biden during the VP debates.
/She's going to be the best VP since Truman--or maybe Teddy Roosevelt.


6/10. You should have mentioned Elder Bush (Truman is used too much) and you didn't mention that Biden is "Gaffe Prone". Good effort, but try again.
 
2012-07-13 07:17:42 AM  
So Mittens' brilliant plan to sweep the election could possibly be to bring in one of the biggest Bush sycophants as VP, and put that administration's abysmal record back into play?
 
2012-07-13 07:23:33 AM  
I'm a little late. Anyone feel like catching me up?

"She's brown and has a vagina, so that automatically means women and other browns will vote for her"
"Bush"
"Token"
"I think she's a lesbian"
 
2012-07-13 07:27:25 AM  

Zerochance: So Mittens' brilliant plan to sweep the election could possibly be to bring in one of the biggest Bush sycophants as VP, and put that administration's abysmal record back into play?


It seems like Romney is spending the majority of the Summer trying to impress the base... Stuff like this and the Dick Cheney Fundraiser and the NAACP thing are all things the base gobbles up, but none of these are likely to earn Romney any points with Independents.

The conventional wisdom was that Romney would attempt to swing back towards the middle for the general election, but that hasn't happened as of yet... Seems he is still trying to convince the GOP base he's the guy.

Don't know how well that's going to work out for him come September and October when the Democrats are going to start hammering Romney with his own words.

*shrug* Time will tell, I guess.
 
2012-07-13 07:34:53 AM  
Condi won't be able to take the heat of getting vetted. She's not the one.
 
2012-07-13 07:38:49 AM  
As someone who knew in advance that he'd see the FLCJC abound in this thead! S not full of disappoint!
 
2012-07-13 07:41:40 AM  
Well, luckily, they have you around to be their soggy biscuit...
 
2012-07-13 07:46:25 AM  
Late to the game, I know, but i'll leave this here...

NSFW
 
2012-07-13 07:57:36 AM  

keylock71: Zerochance: So Mittens' brilliant plan to sweep the election could possibly be to bring in one of the biggest Bush sycophants as VP, and put that administration's abysmal record back into play?

It seems like Romney is spending the majority of the Summer trying to impress the base... Stuff like this and the Dick Cheney Fundraiser and the NAACP thing are all things the base gobbles up, but none of these are likely to earn Romney any points with Independents.

The conventional wisdom was that Romney would attempt to swing back towards the middle for the general election, but that hasn't happened as of yet... Seems he is still trying to convince the GOP base he's the guy.

Don't know how well that's going to work out for him come September and October when the Democrats are going to start hammering Romney with his own words.

*shrug* Time will tell, I guess.


I honestly don't understand what the Romney strategy is. They honestly just don't seem to have one; it's like they're just hoping people are as dissatisfied with Obama as they were with Bush (which only the derp brigade truly believes) and they're just trying to ride that projection all the way to the White House. Hence the extremely vague "policies" coming from Romney which merely consist of "I'll undo everything Obama did".

Halfway expecting Mittens to say he'll bring OBL back from the dead.

What I'm waiting to see is how the obscene amounts of cash Romney has at his disposal will affect the outcome. Romney won the primary mainly by blunt force, outspending the hell out of the other clowns. It wasn't ideal for him, but it was definitely effective, and that seems to be part of the plan against Obama as well. Guess we'll see indeed.
 
2012-07-13 08:02:00 AM  
There are still idiots out there who believe in all the wars on terror. These people will line up to vote for Romney. The Romney that wants to DOUBLE the defense budget, hire another hundred thousand troops, and go to war with Iran.
 
2012-07-13 08:05:35 AM  

GentlemanJ: Personally, I hope Romney picks her. I can't imagine a better pick for VP than Dr. Rice. Besides, i could make a fortune selling popcorn while she wipes the floor with Biden during the VP debates.
/She's going to be the best VP since Truman--or maybe Teddy Roosevelt.



What better VP to have in America than someone with an oil tanker named after her?
 
2012-07-13 08:09:03 AM  

Zerochance: What I'm waiting to see is how the obscene amounts of cash Romney has at his disposal will affect the outcome. Romney won the primary mainly by blunt force, outspending the hell out of the other clowns. It wasn't ideal for him, but it was definitely effective, and that seems to be part of the plan against Obama as well. Guess we'll see indeed.


Yeah, that's going to be interesting... But we've seen instances in the recent past where a candidate outspent their opponent by a large margin and still lost the election. Most notably the race in Nevada in 2010 ( I forget the candidate's name).

I think substance really does still matter more than money, especially with the independents. Romney's essentially preaching to the choir and has shown very little substance. He's getting hammered for his business record and his seemingly non-stop flip flops and I don't think any amount of money is going to erase that.

Take this Bain Capital thing that's making the rounds right now. Romney's response is essentially, "Not uh!". Again, no substance at all and he's starting to look like an untrustworthy person (Those of us who live in Massachusetts and experienced his style of "leadership" know this, all to well, of course). I don't think any amount of money is going to sway voters who are starting to have reservations about Romney's honesty.

But, the GOP benefits greatly from a struggling economy (something they seem all to willing to do nothing about, but that's another discussion).

I'm certainly not going to make any predictions at this point, though.
 
2012-07-13 08:09:30 AM  
Will she be able to bring her special friends to White House functions?
 
2012-07-13 08:09:43 AM  

Zerochance: keylock71: Zerochance: So Mittens' brilliant plan to sweep the election could possibly be to bring in one of the biggest Bush sycophants as VP, and put that administration's abysmal record back into play?

It seems like Romney is spending the majority of the Summer trying to impress the base... Stuff like this and the Dick Cheney Fundraiser and the NAACP thing are all things the base gobbles up, but none of these are likely to earn Romney any points with Independents.

The conventional wisdom was that Romney would attempt to swing back towards the middle for the general election, but that hasn't happened as of yet... Seems he is still trying to convince the GOP base he's the guy.

Don't know how well that's going to work out for him come September and October when the Democrats are going to start hammering Romney with his own words.

*shrug* Time will tell, I guess.

I honestly don't understand what the Romney strategy is. They honestly just don't seem to have one; it's like they're just hoping people are as dissatisfied with Obama as they were with Bush (which only the derp brigade truly believes) and they're just trying to ride that projection all the way to the White House. Hence the extremely vague "policies" coming from Romney which merely consist of "I'll undo everything Obama did".

Halfway expecting Mittens to say he'll bring OBL back from the dead.

What I'm waiting to see is how the obscene amounts of cash Romney has at his disposal will affect the outcome. Romney won the primary mainly by blunt force, outspending the hell out of the other clowns. It wasn't ideal for him, but it was definitely effective, and that seems to be part of the plan against Obama as well. Guess we'll see indeed.



The strategy is they know they can't win on their ideas, so they rally the base for taking back the place in 4 more years. This way they can trash the country while still blaming Obama while they block everything he does, and just like after Clinton, they have a great chance of putting a monkey up against any Democrat and they will win.

Republicans know they have absolutely nothing that will "fix" the economy, their idea is to steal even more money from the poor and middle class. And if that happens for 4 years in this economy, the pitch forks might come out this time for real.
 
2012-07-13 08:18:05 AM  

keylock71: Yeah, that's going to be interesting... But we've seen instances in the recent past where a candidate outspent their opponent by a large margin and still lost the election. Most notably the race in Nevada in 2010 ( I forget the candidate's name).


If you're referring to Sharron Angle Vs. Harry Reid, I think the tipping factor there was that Sharron Angle is a farking nut. Pants-shiattingly, Bachmann-like levels of batshiat loco. From associations to Scientology, to slightly-less-subtle-than-dog-whistle calls for violence against Harry Reid, to scarily out-of-touch religious views that include her belief that alcohol should be banned. Reid barely survived that election.
 
2012-07-13 08:19:29 AM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: If it ends up Condi, that would be the best choice he could make.

Obama will try to hang both wars around her neck, but she's got a pretty strong following.


Torture apologist, torture promoter, National Security Adviser for two unfunded, unpopular wars during their period of greatest mismanagement, a rather useless Secretary of State with no accomplishments of note and a handful of scandals and sanfus to her name as well as a general deterioration on US diplomatic positions and international initiatives under her tenure. As a scholar, wrong about every issue of significance in the last 15 years, as an office-holder incompetent and ineffective at implementing policy, as an adviser partly responsible for the most catastrophic presidency of the last 40 years. Oh yeah, she's quite the catch.
 
2012-07-13 08:22:10 AM  

propasaurus: Trial balloon.


More like "Please stop talking about Bain and Romney lying on SEC/disclosure forms."
 
2012-07-13 08:24:39 AM  

Sgt Otter: I'm sure we've all heard some genius say: "I'm not racist, but [something incredibly racist]."


Which is similar to "I'm not gay, but I'd love to blow 9 guys at once."
 
2012-07-13 08:26:16 AM  

randomjsa: Gilligann: She will be to Romney was Cheney was to Bush.

Romney is entirely more competent and far more qualified than Obama was... to be a senator, much less president.

Romney and Rice together bring more intelligence and competence to the table than the entire Obama administration combined.


But then you'd lose the "Stop blaming Bush!" talking point. The Bush Administration would be fair game.

It's like McCain talking about Obama's lack of experience...then picking Sarah Palin.
 
2012-07-13 08:26:16 AM  

Sgt Otter: FlashHarry: bdub77: She's a good pick - a smart, black woman with foreign policy experience.

MS. RICE: I remember very well that the President was aware that there were issues inside the United States. He talked to people about this. But I don't remember the al Qaeda cells as being something that we were told we needed to do something about.

MR. BEN-VENISTE: Isn't it a fact, Dr. Rice, that the August 6th PDB warned against possible attacks in this country? And I ask you whether you recall the title of that PDB.

MS. RICE: I believe the title was "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States." Now, the PDB --

MR. BEN-VENISTE: Thank you.

I also would have accepted:

HONG KONG (AP) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday she would "many times over liberate" Iraq again, but she regretted the Bush administration failed to work closer with Iraqis to rebuild the war-torn country.

Rice, speaking at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said she believed history would eventually vindicate many of the decisions made during the presidency of George W. Bush.

"I would many times over liberate Iraq again from Saddam Hussein," Rice said. "I think he was a danger to the Middle East."


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand this is why I would never vote for her, ever. In any capacity. Iraq, for all of its issues,was a stable factor in the Middle East. 'Ol Saddam was a secular leader and suppressed Islamist tendencies. Bullshiat he supported Bin Laden, a known Islamist. Saddam killed Islamic Clerics to prevent them from gathering a following.
With Saddam gone, Iraq was opened up to Islamist influences. America de-stablized the whole damn region. Now Iraq is opened to Islamist influence. Iran doesn't see them as a threat but as a potential ally, if the right people are in charge.

America screwed the pooch because Bush wanted to wave his penis around. And Condi is complicit in this. .
 
2012-07-13 08:26:58 AM  
Not trial balloon, distraction. There's not a chance in hell he picks her given the Tea Party's barely concealed racism and there's not a chance she'd agree. Romney's gotten destroyed in the media this week, first his stupid NAACP speech and then the felony accusations.
 
2012-07-13 08:27:49 AM  

Zerochance: Reid barely survived that election.


Yeah, that's troubling, of course.

As out there are as Angle's views were, they seem to enjoy a wide range of support in the GOP base. While Romney's statements haven't been nearly as ridiculous, a lot of them come from the same ideological pot. Romney is going to have a tough time fending off attacks on many of the things he's said in the recent past. I think that's what the Democrats are going to try to do, of course, is keep Romney on his heels over his own character and past actions/words. This prevents him from talking about the Economy. But even there, I don't think Romney's message has been very effective or compelling.

He's looking very much like John Kerry. "I'm not Bush" didn't work for the Democrats, and I doubt "I'm not Obama" is going to work for Romney.
 
2012-07-13 08:29:55 AM  

vartian: She is smart, she is connected, she helps level the playing field as far as foreign and executive experience...you've got some serious negatives, but I wouldn't count her out that fast.


We get it, SHE'S BLACK!
 
2012-07-13 08:30:15 AM  
Over in Freeperland they can't stand Condi: she's pro-choice and pro-affirmative action.
 
2012-07-13 08:30:44 AM  

Earguy: vartian: AdolfOliverPanties: As someone who is strongly against Romney, I really really hope this is true.

She is smart, she is connected, she helps level the playing field as far as foreign and executive experience...you've got some serious negatives, but I wouldn't count her out that fast.

Shearing off hunks of the black vote and female vote wouldn't hurt either.

My wife likes Condi a lot. Though she doesn't like Romney, I just asked if she'd vote for him if Condi was his running mate. She thought for a moment, and said yes.


Then your wife hasn't been paying attention. Ms. Rice was writing essays about how China was the new USSR, how an aggressive containment policy against them was our only hope to maintain global dominance, and about how terrorism was a fantasy cooked up by democrats to cover for Clinton not a year before September 11th. Ms. Rice spent years of her life training to be a foreign policy wonk and diplomat and became one of the least effective and most counter-productive Secretaries of State we've ever had, residing over a whole host of failed initiatives and wrong-headed policies. Meanwhile Ms. Clinton, a lawyer by training, has spent her tenure leaping from success to success with such aplomb that she's actually more popular now that she's been at any other time in her political career. Ms. Rice's reputation for integrity and competence results more from her low-profile than her career.
 
2012-07-13 08:32:48 AM  

Heron: IamKaiserSoze!!!: If it ends up Condi, that would be the best choice he could make.

Obama will try to hang both wars around her neck, but she's got a pretty strong following.

Torture apologist, torture promoter, National Security Adviser for two unfunded, unpopular wars during their period of greatest mismanagement, a rather useless Secretary of State with no accomplishments of note and a handful of scandals and sanfus to her name as well as a general deterioration on US diplomatic positions and international initiatives under her tenure. As a scholar, wrong about every issue of significance in the last 15 years, as an office-holder incompetent and ineffective at implementing policy, as an adviser partly responsible for the most catastrophic presidency of the last 40 years. Oh yeah, she's quite the catch.


Not to mention, Biden was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. When 9/11 happened, he was the guy Bush called and asked "what the hell is going on?". Biden is a character, but he's not the bumbling-idiot liability that Republicans wishes he were. Dude knows his shiat, so the belief that Rice - an ineffective, incompetent National Security Advisor - would somehow wipe the floor with Biden in a debate, particularly when it comes to foreign policy (the VP in the administration that bagged Bin Laden Vs. the NSA of the administration that dropped the ball in doing so) is wholly unfounded.
 
2012-07-13 08:34:35 AM  
Condoleezza Rice: But I don't remember the al‐Qaida cells as being something that we were told we needed to do something about.

Richard Ben-Veniste: Isn't it a fact, Dr. Rice, that the August 6 PDB [Presidential Daily Briefing] warned against possible attacks in this country? And I ask you whether you recall the title of that PDB?

Condoleezza Rice: I believe the title was, "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States."

"You see, this war came to us, not the other way around."

- Remarks at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, May 15, 2005

"I'm a terrible long-term planner."
- Interview by Maria Bartiromo in Business Week, 23 July, 2007

-----

"In terms of the enhanced interrogation and so forth, anything that was legal and was going to make this country safer, the president wanted to do. Nothing that was illegal. And nothing that was going to make the country less safe. Unless you were there, in a position of responsibility after September 11th, you cannot possibly imagine the dilemmas that you faced in trying to protect Americans. You were determined to do anything that you could that was legal to prevent that from happening again... We were told, nothing that violates our obligations under the Convention Against Torture. And so, by definition, if it was authorized by the president, it did not violate our obligations under the Conventions Against Torture."
- Quoted in Glenn Kessler, "Rice Defends Enhanced Interrogations," Washington Post (2009-04-30)

Compare that last one to:

David Frost: So what in a sense you're saying is that there are certain situations...where the president can decide that it's in the best interests of the nation or something, and do something illegal.

Richard Nixon: Well, when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.

Frost: By definition.

Nixon: Exactly, exactly.
 
2012-07-13 08:39:31 AM  

sgnilward: Late to the game, I know, but i'll leave this here...

NSFW


i903.photobucket.com

That's just NASTY

Nasty war criminal is nasty.
 
2012-07-13 08:40:53 AM  

Zerochance: Heron: IamKaiserSoze!!!: If it ends up Condi, that would be the best choice he could make.

Obama will try to hang both wars around her neck, but she's got a pretty strong following.

Torture apologist, torture promoter, National Security Adviser for two unfunded, unpopular wars during their period of greatest mismanagement, a rather useless Secretary of State with no accomplishments of note and a handful of scandals and sanfus to her name as well as a general deterioration on US diplomatic positions and international initiatives under her tenure. As a scholar, wrong about every issue of significance in the last 15 years, as an office-holder incompetent and ineffective at implementing policy, as an adviser partly responsible for the most catastrophic presidency of the last 40 years. Oh yeah, she's quite the catch.

Not to mention, Biden was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. When 9/11 happened, he was the guy Bush called and asked "what the hell is going on?". Biden is a character, but he's not the bumbling-idiot liability that Republicans wishes he were. Dude knows his shiat, so the belief that Rice - an ineffective, incompetent National Security Advisor - would somehow wipe the floor with Biden in a debate, particularly when it comes to foreign policy (the VP in the administration that bagged Bin Laden Vs. the NSA of the administration that dropped the ball in doing so) is wholly unfounded.


Yes, and this. Thank you for cover the other side of the equation for me.
 
2012-07-13 08:42:35 AM  

Heron: Zerochance: Heron: IamKaiserSoze!!!: If it ends up Condi, that would be the best choice he could make.

Obama will try to hang both wars around her neck, but she's got a pretty strong following.

Torture apologist, torture promoter, National Security Adviser for two unfunded, unpopular wars during their period of greatest mismanagement, a rather useless Secretary of State with no accomplishments of note and a handful of scandals and sanfus to her name as well as a general deterioration on US diplomatic positions and international initiatives under her tenure. As a scholar, wrong about every issue of significance in the last 15 years, as an office-holder incompetent and ineffective at implementing policy, as an adviser partly responsible for the most catastrophic presidency of the last 40 years. Oh yeah, she's quite the catch.

Not to mention, Biden was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. When 9/11 happened, he was the guy Bush called and asked "what the hell is going on?". Biden is a character, but he's not the bumbling-idiot liability that Republicans wishes he were. Dude knows his shiat, so the belief that Rice - an ineffective, incompetent National Security Advisor - would somehow wipe the floor with Biden in a debate, particularly when it comes to foreign policy (the VP in the administration that bagged Bin Laden Vs. the NSA of the administration that dropped the ball in doing so) is wholly unfounded.

Yes, and this. Thank you for covering the other side of the equation for me.


*facepalm*
FTFM
 
2012-07-13 08:46:23 AM  

keylock71: He's looking very much like John Kerry.


Obama is even using John Kerry for debate rehearsals.

Obama: King of Trolls.
 
2012-07-13 08:53:26 AM  
She won't do it because she's a carpet muncher and doesnt want it to get out.

/seriously
 
2012-07-13 08:54:08 AM  

gilgigamesh: bdub77: She's a good pick - a smart, black woman with foreign policy experience. Doesn't really change my vote though, a Romney presidency would be a disaster.

I could never trust her. She's as duplicitous as Rumsfeld; she just looks better in black leather boots.

But I would rather have her as president than Romney. She is far smarter than he is.


I don't know what their IQs are, but they both seem very intelligent. The one glaring difference is that Romney has largely been successful in his pursuits, as questionable as they may be, while Rice's time as National Security Advisor was unparalleled FAIL.
 
2012-07-13 08:57:06 AM  
That makes absolutely no sense, given the way he's been running his campaign, and also given Rice's insistance that she has no interest in going back to politics.
 
2012-07-13 09:02:31 AM  

Sgt Otter:
"Why We Know Iraq is Lying", an editorial by Condoleezza Rice that appeared in the New York Times in January 2003.


Jesus. Reading that just made me angry all over agin.
 
2012-07-13 09:04:38 AM  

Wendy's Chili: gilgigamesh: bdub77: She's a good pick - a smart, black woman with foreign policy experience. Doesn't really change my vote though, a Romney presidency would be a disaster.

I could never trust her. She's as duplicitous as Rumsfeld; she just looks better in black leather boots.

But I would rather have her as president than Romney. She is far smarter than he is.

I don't know what their IQs are, but they both seem very intelligent. The one glaring difference is that Romney has largely been successful in his pursuits, as questionable as they may be, while Rice's time as National Security Advisor was unparalleled FAIL.


Given that the Bush administration was able to crash the careers of several Republicans I respected (Colin Powell, Christie Whitman), I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt there.

Also, Romney was born into serious money and his father was a politician with a pretty solid reputation. Rice was the child of two high school teachers, born in pre-Civil Rights era Alabama.
 
2012-07-13 09:09:22 AM  
I haven't read the thread yet so excuse me if I am saying something redundant. No one doubts that Condoleeza Rice is a formidable woman. But let's be pragmatic. I
know a lot of people respect Condi, but to actually vote for her is another thing. She is talented, wise and very intelligent. Just the kind of people the GOP don't like.

Condi does not have a strong black following at all. So if Mitt thinks that this will net him black votes, I would have to disagree. And a hispanic following (the place where Romney has a chance to make up some votes) is nonexistent for Condi.

And, IMHO (and this is an opinion, not a fact), I believe she is a closeted lesbian. Not because she's not married, but because my gay-day goes off when I listen and watch her. I don't care if she is gay but don't you think the GOP might?

Now I am going to read the thread.

/gotta get my popcorn first
//and drink (none of your business what's in my drink)
///and pipe (none of your business what's in my pipe)
; P
 
2012-07-13 09:10:32 AM  
Sorry. I meant to say gay-dar
 
2012-07-13 09:10:56 AM  
I'm just curious how good of a cameraman George was when Laura and Condi got it on.
 
2012-07-13 09:15:12 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I don't care who he chooses for VP, the man is still a gargantuan tool, and I wouldn't vote for him for dogcatcher


Welcome to my favorites list.
 
2012-07-13 09:24:06 AM  
Meh, she's no Sarah Palin.
 
2012-07-13 09:27:32 AM  

texanb4: sgnilward: Late to the game, I know, but i'll leave this here...
NSFW
[i903.photobucket.com image 600x399]
That's just NASTY
Nasty war criminal is nasty.


Um, that's not her. The naked woman has a C-section scar. Condi doesn't have any kids.
 
2012-07-13 09:29:37 AM  
See Vlady, first I'll spit in my hand, then I'll cup your gay balls like this,then....www.usembassy.ru
www.sfgate.com
Geez, he came awfully fast for a Russian StrongMan
 
2012-07-13 09:49:26 AM  

Nem Wan: Palin & Putin
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x286]

Rice & Putin
[upload.wikimedia.org image 320x260]


Rice & Peas
www.eatforcheaper.com
 
2012-07-13 10:12:54 AM  

mahuika: Wendy's Chili: gilgigamesh: bdub77: She's a good pick - a smart, black woman with foreign policy experience. Doesn't really change my vote though, a Romney presidency would be a disaster.

I could never trust her. She's as duplicitous as Rumsfeld; she just looks better in black leather boots.

But I would rather have her as president than Romney. She is far smarter than he is.

I don't know what their IQs are, but they both seem very intelligent. The one glaring difference is that Romney has largely been successful in his pursuits, as questionable as they may be, while Rice's time as National Security Advisor was unparalleled FAIL.

Given that the Bush administration was able to crash the careers of several Republicans I respected (Colin Powell, Christie Whitman), I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt there.


Christie Whitman is a hack, and Rice was part of the cabal that trotted Powell out in front of the UN with what they knew was unverified, unreliable information.

Also, Romney was born into serious money and his father was a politician with a pretty solid reputation. Rice was the child of two high school teachers, born in pre-Civil Rights era Alabama.

Yeah, and I'm the son of a humble goat ball licker. Who gives a shiat? Rice was still a complete failure at her job and it had disasterous consequences for the country.
 
2012-07-13 10:30:11 AM  
images.meredith.com

vs.

madmikesamerica.com

Yeah, no contest.
 
2012-07-13 10:32:23 AM  
latimesblogs.latimes.com

Okay Mittens, get that magic underwear off and come to momma!
 
2012-07-13 10:44:30 AM  

dennysgod:
/Is it me or is Condi still hitable?


It's you.
 
2012-07-13 10:46:09 AM  

carrion_luggage: [images.meredith.com image 360x300]

vs.

[madmikesamerica.com image 210x167]

Yeah, no contest.


Common thread between the objects in both photos? Both have weak highbeams.
 
2012-07-13 10:47:56 AM  

vegasj: RON PAUL


Only if he's running with zombie AYN RAND and handing out free weed. Then maybe.
 
2012-07-13 10:59:50 AM  

Shrugging Atlas: Washington, D.C., 12 April 2004 - President Bush on Saturday, 10 April 2004, became the first sitting president ever to release publicly even a portion of his Daily Brief from the CIA. The page-and-a-half section of the President's Daily Brief from 6 August 2001, headlined "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US," had generated the most contentious questioning in last week's testimony by national security adviser Condoleezza Rice before the commission investigating the September 11th attacks. Dr. Rice continued to insist that the Brief did not amount to a real warning, while several commissioners seemed to think otherwise.

Yeah, go with her.


Seriously, let's talk about this. We've known FOR YEARS that Bin Ladin was determined to strike in the US. As a matter of fact, he had tried before. The CIA had been warning for oh you know, forever, so it's kinda like the boy who cried wolf.

There's a lot of things you can question Condi on - but this one? Really?
 
2012-07-13 11:37:13 AM  

Earguy:
Shearing off hunks of the black vote and female vote wouldn't hurt either.


The republicans made that mistake before in thinking that women would automatically vote republican just because there was a woman on the ticket. Now they want double down on that fail by assuming that black people will vote for a republican because there is a black on the ticket (hint: Obama is a DEMOCRAT).

All this after the most disastrous period for the republican party in recent memory in terms of relations with ethnic, racial and sexually oriented minorities, and especially women.

What are they going to do next, out Rice and parade her partner across the stage at the GOP convention to try and grab the gay vote? Yeah, a (rumoured) lesbian black woman as VP... that will balance ol' whitebread Mittens Rmoney out.

They have no idea.
 
2012-07-13 11:37:15 AM  

Earguy: Shearing off hunks of the black vote and female vote wouldn't hurt either.


That's what that would be, all right.

"See? We have black / female friends, too!"

So very typically Republican of them.

That worked great for them when the Illinois GOP put Alan Keyes up against Obama.
 
2012-07-13 12:00:05 PM  
"we, as a country, are not going to be able to address any of those international challenges unless we first get our domestic house in order"

We'll secure this country, and then the world!

/Ron Paul
 
2012-07-13 12:22:08 PM  

MSFT: AverageAmericanGuy: I'm sure it's just a coincidence that Batman's enemy in the upcoming film is Bain.

Way to mix entertainment and politics, libs.

Must be tough being a professional victim on the internet.


'Cause I'm gifted I read sun tzu
I bought a gun too so you'll never come too
The weight of the world ridin' on my shoulders
'Cause I'm a soldier, I thought I told ya
You're just another victim
You're just another victim, kid
 
2012-07-13 12:25:29 PM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: [shoesandyoga.files.wordpress.com image 290x235]

She heelin'. You hatin'.


Nice shoes.
 
2012-07-13 12:58:14 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: So much Conde hate here.

No surprise.

Fark misogyny on display.

We get it, she's black


That's my reaction to Romney and co. We get it, she's black, and she's a woman. wow, a double-whammy. problem is, no one likes her. And she's ugly. It ain't gonna work.
 
2012-07-13 01:17:24 PM  

no talent ass clown: calm like a bomb: Earguy: My wife likes Condi a lot. Though she doesn't like Romney, I just asked if she'd vote for him if Condi was his running mate. She thought for a moment, and said yes.

For your sake, I truly hope she can suck a golf ball through a garden hose and has an ass you can bounce a quarter off of.

Won't a quarter bounce off any ass if you throw it hard enough?


Chortle! Don't kid yourself, you do have some talent!

"With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine."
 
2012-07-13 01:34:40 PM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: If it ends up Condi, that would be the best choice he could make.

Obama will try to hang both wars around her neck, but she's got a pretty strong following.


Condi is smart, and would probably be a good VP. However, she carries the baggage of the Bush administration and she is too smart to want to get tangled up in the Romney train wreck. She is young enough to wait for a viable Republican candidate in 4 years.
 
2012-07-13 02:11:06 PM  

vegasj: RON PAUL



Nobody cares what a stupid ass uneducated racist libertarian lunatic with no knowledge about anything in life except picking up a gun for the us military aka the largest socialist organization in existence.

Go back to standing on street corners all around your pathetic ghost town of a city built on the mob and military jobs thats still in a prolonged state of collapse. Enjoy your libertarian paradise that begs for federal military dollars and morons to blow their life savings at casinos.
 
2012-07-13 03:53:24 PM  

intelligent comment below: vegasj: RON PAUL


Nobody cares what a stupid ass uneducated racist libertarian lunatic with no knowledge about anything in life except picking up a gun for the us military aka the largest socialist organization in existence.

Go back to standing on street corners all around your pathetic ghost town of a city built on the mob and military jobs thats still in a prolonged state of collapse. Enjoy your libertarian paradise that begs for federal military dollars and morons to blow their life savings at casinos.


Your name... It may not mean what you think it does....
 
2012-07-14 03:40:49 AM  

bwilson27: Your name... It may not mean what you think it does....



See, this is the part where you actually address the arguments I make in topics, rather than just throw out veiled insults without anything to back it up.

Otherwise it just makes you look bitter and childish.

But then I noticed you said you live in Arizona. That makes sense now.
 
2012-07-16 05:25:53 AM  

cryinoutloud: Condi doesn't have any kids


'have' being the operative word

War criminals do things that we cannot even imagine.

arthuride.files.wordpress.com

She and her shrub bubs are evil personified.

/yes, pic is likely a hoax
 
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