Much to the chagrin of both the View hosts and its loyal leftist audience, Rice refused to parrot GOP turncoats by spewing anti-MAGA talking points like her former boss, George W. Bush, and State Department predecessor, the late Colin Powell.
When asked to opine on CRT, which has become a central issue in Virginia‘s closely watched gubernatorial race, Rice, who is black, said that white kids should not be made to feel bad by a schoolteacher or curriculum.
“The way we’re talking about race is that it either seems so big that somehow white people now have to feel guilty for everything that happened in the past—I don’t think that’s very productive—or black people feel disempowered by race,” said Rice.
“I would like black kids to be completely empowered to know they are beautiful in their blackness, but in order to do that, I don’t have to make white kids feel bad for being white,” she continued. “So, somehow this is a conversation that has gone in the wrong direction.”
In respect to the Jan. 6 revolt—which has long been framed as domestic terrorism or insurrection by the mainstream media—Rice urged people to move past that day, especially when voting in the 2022 midterm election.
Atop a mound of failed policies from the Biden administration, Democrats are determined to make it their signature campaign issue, even though the four-hour, mostly peaceful demonstration was mild compared to the months of race riots that Democrats fomented and encouraged last year.
Rice unequivocally condemned the violence and lawlessness of pro-Trump dissidents, but she also sought to put the episode in its proper perspective as a historical footnote.
“I hope that what we will do is move on to the next generation of leadership,” said Rice. “We ought to move on to the next generation, move ahead, and deal with the American people’s issues.”
Viewers of the show stormed Twitter after the episode aired, complaining about Rice’s mild opposition to leftist radicalism.
I said the same thing!!! Condoleezza Rice is rude and thinks she’s better than everyone else on the panel. You can be the smartest, yet lack wisdom. We don’t want her back @TheView. She’s extremely condescending. Bye Felicia ??. Cudos to panel for keeping it classy. #TheView https://t.co/4WfaQR57Ha
— Tiffany M (@PositivelyTiff) October 20, 2021
“Condoleezza Rice is rude and thinks she’s better than everyone else on the panel. You can be the smartest, yet lack wisdom. We don’t want her back @TheView. She’s extremely condescending. Bye Felicia. Cudos to panel for keeping it classy,” one fan tweeted.