Condoleezza Rice, or “Condi,” is a powerful woman. Don’t be fooled by her endearing nickname, which better suits a pet rabbit than a grown woman; this politician has had a hand in all sorts of diabolical leanings.
As a key part of George W. Bush’s administration, she occupied the position of Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009, and saw to some majorly flawed decision-making–decisions which have repercussions to this day.
In my household, Condi was never referred to in the kindest of terms. As a figurehead of a disastrous government, she was called a warmonger, an apologist. But never, as noted woman-hater Donald Trump so succinctly put it in yet another unearthed transcript language, simply “a bitch.”
An article from the Daily News in 2006 has resurfaced, and in it Trump was quoted as saying during a keynote speech that, “Condoleezza Rice, she’s a lovely woman, but I think she’s a bitch.”
I know, I know; there’s no longer anything shocking about Donald Trump saying heinously offensive things about women. Both on and off the record he has proven himself to be ignorant megalomaniac who demonstrates violent and violating ideations about women.
I’m also pretty sure that the guy is some sort of animated rat-pumpkin hybrid who was brought to life after the magic spell some overworked fairy-godmother went terribly awry–but that theory is for another day.
After Trump’s comments resurfaced, Rice tweeted a simple, subtle response. One that suggested that, come election day, his reductive and offensive name-calling wouldn’t soon be forgotten. She wrote, “Can’t wait until November 9th!”
Now, I find Rice’s politics reprehensible, and her track record all but unforgivable. But I also find myself siding with her on this one. And, evidently, she finds herself aligning with Hillary Clinton.
I never thought I’d see the day where I’d exclaim, “You go, Condi!” And I bet you Condoleezza never predicted that she’d be voting for a Clinton
What the actual fuck.
This, my friends, is the real, and unintentional power of Trump. It is his–perhaps inadvertent–ability to unite people! Somehow, through his divisive comments, he’s inspired true bipartisan efforts. He’s caused people to actually look beyond their differences for a greater good–if only to bring people together to defeat a common enemy.
I hope that this is the last time I hold my head in my hands and exclaim at the magnitude of stupidity and rancor that Donald Trump spouts from his smug mouth. However, until the election is over (and perhaps not even then…) I simply don’t foresee that happening.
Guess what, Condoleezza, I can’t wait until November 9th either.