You know Condoleezza Rice’s speech had to be inspiring when even Chris Matthews couldn’t stop praising it. But much like Mia Love’s star-making speech, it also inspired a lot of hate from those who just can’t accept a conservative woman speaking for herself.

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Although the method of delivery has changed, these vile attacks on Rice are certainly nothing new. Rice has withstood far worse for much longer; we hope that perhaps through the example she has set, the next Mia Love won’t have to.