Thursday, February 13, 2014


CONDOLEEZZA RICE FOR PRESIDENT: DRAGON SLAYER AND SO MUCH MORE BY GEOFFREY G. FISHER The 4s5th President of the United States will take the oath of office on Friday afternoon, January 20, 2017, on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol building. This inauguration will either mark the return of our country to social and fiscal sanity or a continuation of financial ruin. Most political analysts now conclude that the Democratic Party will nominate Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. Of all the possible GOP nominees only Condoleezza Rice has the brains, experience, temperament and steely resolve to eviscerate the Democratic Dragon that is consumed with being the first woman president. Professor Rice of Stanford University is a woman of substance rather than a woman of cunning pretending to be a trailblazer but in actuality is nothing more than a modern version of the wronged Victorian woman. One who has made a disgraceful bargain to look the other way as she clung to the coattails of a powerful man. It would be an intrepid act if Mrs. Clinton admitted to her bargain, that is she came clean by saying that she clung to her husband in order to advance in politics – that statement would be both honest and refreshing. Although Mrs. Clinton is many things, honest and refreshing never. Liberal columnist Maureen Dowd of the New York Times summarized the real Mrs. Clinton when she wrote in September of 2007, “Without nepotism, Hillary would be running for the president of Vassar.” I agree Dowd but the former First Lady is still formable and undoubtedly has the killer instinct – so how would Dr. Rice slay this dragon? It comes down to capturing a greater percentage of important voter blocks that have been trending Democratic lately. As a charming, informed and poised campaigner Condi Rice will engage most Americans with her life story (she grew up in segregated Birmingham, Alabama where she felt the blast from the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in September of 1963), she will also engage the voters with her abilities, and experience. Politically, Professor Rice will easily capture the GOP establishment along with many moderate Democrats – she will also ultimately win over the social and Tea Party conservatives. The thought of a President Hillary will quell any division with the Republican Party. Although Dr. Rice has flirted with the issue of abortion: “I’ve called myself at times mildly pro-choice. I’m kind of libertarian on this issue, and meaning by that that I have been concerned about a government role in this issue. I’m a strong proponent of parental choice, of parental notification. I’m a strong proponent of a ban on late-term abortion.” Pro-Lifers will have to be satisfied with a libertarian view on this issue rather than Hillary’s radical agenda promoting abortion on demand. President Hillary will likely add two radicals to the Supreme Court bench setting the Pro-Life movement back by 20 years. Here are some specifics for any Tea Party purists: politically, Professor Rice will peel off 4% of the female vote and probably 5% of the black vote giving her a winning formula if she follows the same electoral route used by Governor Romney in 2012. No other Republican candidate can match this intrusion into the Obama coalition. Whereas Governor Romney was stiff and opaque to the voters, Dr. Rice is both a natural political figure and someone that generates the integrity of a female Jimmy Stewart, earnest and altruistic. On the issue of temperament Condi is poised, gracious, and steady under pressure – that is a woman of courage and vision. Her foreign policy experience has been a crucible for her – she understands the nuances that exist in the real world and the need to act on the best information available. She displayed that steely resolved on September 11, 2001, calmly advising the president on how to respond to the sneak attack on our home front. She also had a message to the Code Pink crowd after the invasion of Iraq took place: “I welcome your opinions but I do not welcome your uniformed opinions.” She is also modest in her victories – for example advising Bush 41 on victory in the cold war: “We harvested these victories due to decisions of President Harry Truman, Secretary of State Dean Acheson, and General George Marshall who implement both the Truman Doctrine, and the Marshall Plan in 1947 to strengthen Europe against an aggressive Soviet Union. These policies are commonly understood to be the start of the Cold War that Dr. Rice helped end. As Stanford provost in 2002 she brought this elite school back from the brink of bankruptcy by eliminating a $20 million deficit and replacing it with a $14.5 million surplus within two years. In contrast Mrs. Clinton has never run any business - her two experiences in government service, the Task Force on National Health Care Reform of 1993 and her stint at the State Department produced mediocre results: an abject failure in the former instance and the Benghazi debacle in the latter instance. Indeed, Mrs. Clinton has a long history of losing her composure under pressure – for example in 1999 in the Congo when a student speaking through a translator, innocently asked her what “the president” thought about a Chinese trade deal with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The translator substituted “Mr. Clinton” for the word president. “You want me to tell you what my husband thinks?” (Hillary) replied, clearly irked by the thought of being her husband Bill’s spokeswoman. “My husband is not secretary of state, I am,” she replied. The incident showed how Hillary is easily rattled and as a consequence her behavior only reinforces the stereotype of the emotional woman. The end result is Mrs. Clinton came across as churlish and silly. On the topic of honesty there is also no comparison since Condoleezza Rice is a person of integrity – her honesty has never been brought into question. By contrast Hillary is known for her difficulty in telling the truth – in 1996, New York Times Columnist William Safire penned “Blizzard of Lies” – “Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady -- a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation -- is a congenital liar.” Carl Bernstein of Woodward and Bernstein fame, stated “Since her Arkansas years, Hillary Rodham Clinton has always had a difficult relationship with the truth.” Mrs. Clinton became so hysterical in 2007 that she promoted her years as first lady as a time of great personal courage arguing (that) she risked her life…with a hair-raising flight into Bosnia that ended in a “corkscrew” landing and a sprint off the tarmac to dodge snipers. “I don’t remember anyone offering me tea,” she quipped. Of course the story proved to be a colossal lie as shown on video tape. Her apology: “I misspoke”. Mrs. Clinton cannot be trusted or believed. Yet this fact does not stop this maniacal dragon who fancies herself as the prototype woman of Helen Reddy’s song: I am Woman. “I am (Hillary), hear me roar (With supporters) too big to ignore… CHORUS Oh yes I am wise But it's wisdom born of pain Yes, I've paid the price (an adulterous husband) But look how much I gained… Mrs. Clinton’s stint as Secretary of State was an appointment by another powerful man this time to mollify Hillary’s disappointed feminist supporters – a move that worked and put Barack Obama in the White House – it’s called quid pro quo and not foreign policy experience. Unfortunately, her callous attitude mixed with her lack of experience produced Benghazi. Her response was telling: "Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they’d go kill some Americans," Clinton said. "What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?" Four dead Americans apparently are “just an inconvenient truth”. Dr. Rice will tackle our $16 trillion debt with the political finesse and bravery demonstrated in all of her public and private life. She will restore our standing in the world by once again giving our friends solace while putting our enemies on notice. Hillary can then return to the lecture circuit where she commands $200,000 per speech and can bask in the warm glow of her many sycophants. Then we can all be happy. (Word Total, 1386) Geoffrey G. Fisher is a federally designated Highly Qualified state-certified history teacher living in southwest Florida. He holds a BA in History from the University of Connecticut and a MA in Public Policy from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. In addition to teaching he is a former elected official and speechwriter. Mr. Fisher now writes the political blog: THE THINKING CAP at He is also a weekly columnist for the Political e-Magazine: THE PATRIOTUPDATE.COM

1 comment:

  1. I really love reading the politically incorrect truth as opposed to the politically correct leftist lies. Condi Rice, while a highly respected political figure, (after all,she was George W. Bush's first lady in the White House, as secretary of state), was never given the type of accolades in the Black community she deserved. But after all, she was just a REPUBLICAN!