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Condi Rice nails Obama on immigration, praises Romney at GOP fundraiser

By Capitol Hill Blue
June 26, 2012

Condi Rice (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

Condoleezza Rice, George W. Bush’s Secretary of State, unloaded on President Barack Obama at a Republican shindig Monday night, knocking his actions on immigration while delivering strong praise for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

Speaking to a party fundraiser at the Capitol Hill Blue — a Republican hangout just steps from the Cannon House Office Building — Rice said;

This is a truly consequential election. This is perhaps a turning point for the country. I’m very often asked to speak about the foreign policy aspects and there are some key important foreign policy issues before us.

There are many foreign policy issues on the agenda, but we are not going to address any of those international challenges unless we get it right at home. And it’s not right at home right now, and the American people know it.

Americans who come here from other places to be a part of that belief that you can come from humble circumstances and do great things, which is why we need an immigration policy that works. But, by the way, we need one that the Congress and the president work out together, and we need to do something about access to education.

America has a way of making the impossible seem inevitable in retrospect, and we’re going to do it again. We’re going to strengthen ourselves, our democracy at home, we’re going to strengthen our economy, we’re going to do it with great leadership like the people in this room and like Governor Mitt Romney, who will be a terrific president.

Rice, sources tell Capitol Hill Blue, is on Romney’s “short list” for a running mate.

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2 Responses to Condi Rice nails Obama on immigration, praises Romney at GOP fundraiser

  1. Denmark Dave

    June 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    So why did the GOP block GWB’s immigration plans as well as Obama’s? Why did John Mc Cain disavow immigration reform. Condie wants it both ways. Just what is Mitt’s plan? He sure doesn’t ever say.

  2. Jim B.

    June 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I couldn’t agree more with Denmark, before you can be in favor of someone’s plan you have to know what it is…or you should what it is before saying “Amen!” to it…. but Condi does not illuminate us as to what the Rom’s immigration policy is, but hey, well, she’s all for it…For me and maybe many, it remains “a total mystery”.