Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday slammed Democrats who sought to use race against Republicans in the midterm elections, saying they were offensive and out of touch.

“The idea that you would play such a card and try fearmongering among minorities just because you disagree with Republicans, that they are somehow all racists, I find it appalling. I find it insulting,” she said on Fox News.

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Rice and the show’s co-host, Brian Kilmeade, specifically mentioned the Georgia Democratic Party’s flyers that asked voters to prevent another shooting similar to that in Ferguson, Mo.

“We are not race blind. Of course we still have racial tensions in this country. But the United States of America has made enormous progress in race relations and it is still the best place on Earth to be a minority,” Rice said.

She also warned President Obama against issuing an executive order on that would effectively make changes to the country’s immigration policies.

“We can’t have a circumstance in which we are going after a problem as meddlesome and potential divisive as immigration by executive action only,” Rice said. “This has to go through the people’s representatives.”

When asked about the potentially historic candidacy of former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump notes 'election meddling by Russia' in tweet criticizing Obama Former Obama advisor calls Fox ‘state sanctioned media’ Biden rips Senate GOP healthcare bill, says it 'isn't about healthcare' MORE in 2016, Rice said that she hopes voters would choose based solely on candidates’ policies. And while Rice said that she was very fond of former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.), a potential Republican candidate for president, she dismissed any speculation that she might run.

“I am a professor at Stanford. I am a happy professor at Stanford; that’s where I am staying,” she said. “I had a chance to be secretary of State. I’m an international relations specialist; it doesn’t get better than that.”