While continuing to identify as a Republican, former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday criticized the GOP for a series of racist attacks against President Barack Obama. "There´s also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party," Powell said on NBC´s "Meet the Press." "What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities." Powell, who endorsed Obama, pointed to a number of statements that were directed at Obama as evidence that there is still racism within the party.
Powell has no credibility and no honor. After what he did to Scooter Libby, he´s persona non grata with me.
But he´s a hero to the leftists for his dishonest commentary on race. What a pig. Someone needs to ask him how his first fancy house was financed in Virginia. You´ll find an Arab royalty if you dig just beneath the surface. He´s only ever been loyal to Colin Powell, the rest of America is "the little people".
Powell has not creditbility. When asked back in 2008 what qualifications or credentials could he list for supporting obama, he basically had NOTHING. Ended up saying something about obama´s election being "historic". In other words, he was going to vote for obama because he was black - NOTHING ELSE ! (except for the unspoken fact that he and obama just happen to share the same SKIN color.)
That means that Powell is the RACIST - voting and supporting obama solely on the basis of their shared race. And like most / all racists he is PROJECTING his racist views on all republicans. Powell has gone from hero to ZERO in my book.
The man is dead wrong in his statements. There are many of us who absolutely abhor what has happened over the last four years and we could care less what color skin the people have that were responsible. In fact, many informed and intelligent blacks feel the same way.
Powell was the largest token ever to hit the military ranks. Blacks in this country are better off than anywhere else in the world and there are still the whiners. We should have picked our own cotton.
The race war has been simmering beneath the surface for many years. It´s about to boil over.
Powell, and people like him, either want it or are such morons that they don´t realize they are causing it.
If you could look behind the scenes, you´d probably find out that the mainstream media is writing his lines for him, just as they do vritually every democrat in the country. The MSM runs the show, not the democrat party as so many seem to think.
Communism creeps in slowly until all of a sudden it´s too late to stop it. And for those of you who think the New York Times is about to go belly up, think again. They will simply order the democrats to bail them out... and they will. Some Pubbies will go along, too.
A view on darkness from the quintessential lightweight. Has Powell ever said anything that doesn´t serve him first? If he had any value, you´d think a book would have been ghost written for him by now. Bottom line here, ambitious but weak minded.
How about Obama´s intolerance to wealth? He makes it out to be evil. Yet, I know some very wealthy people who are very gracious. So Colin Powell, did you forget about that intolerance of Obama´s toward the wealthy? That was what his whole campaign achieved.
Why would Powell even stay in such a party, if it´s so racist ? FTA- Regarding Gov Sununu , after the first debate describing Obama as lazy , Powell said this was code for " shiftless ". No..it´s an accurate description of Obama aka Laz- E. Validated by his official daily schedule of two , sometimes three hr work days. The golf, parties and long vacations. His own admission to Damian Lewis, the star of Homeland, that he goes to the Oval Office and " pretends " to work , but, he watches tv , instead. The 2008 interview to 60 Minutes just after the election, where Michelle said she had to " make " Obama do chores. That he had to be " forced " to wash dishes and make " his " bed. The October 2012 Vanity Fair article that described all the hours he spends playing basketball each week that are never publicized. But, most importantly, Obama himself has often admitted that he´s lazy. In " Dreams From My Father " on pages 94 and 95 he recounted a fight with his mother over his admitted laziness. Obama told his mother he planned on being lazy his whole life. December 2011 interview with Barbara Walters : "You know, it´s interesting. There is a deep down - underneath all the work I do - I think there´s a laziness in me...it´s probably from, you know, growing up in Hawaii..." Obama is the Commander in Chief in wartime and during terrible economic times and his lack of any type of work ethic makes his laziness pathological.
In both Obama and Powell I see racism, it´s just that they were both chosen by white people as well as blacks and so now they bit the hands of those who nurtured them, by creating class warfare between minorities and white people, if the GOP seems to have less of a plantation mentality for minorities it´s because they still believe in "freedom" in spite of their desperate gyrations to avoid being called racists by the stealthy race baiting, class dividing, gun grabbing socialist set in the Democrat party and some blacks who believe themselves the distributors of others hard earned money and goods. They do however believe in distribution to the other elites who support their filthy oppressive form of racist government.
Racist attacks against Obama? Really? Prove that assertion.
The problem is that the left has defined any disagreement with black liberation idealology and socialism as racist. They merely make the charge that republicans are racists, and the press reports it as fact.
To think, I was so enamored of this guy that I wrote him in as a nominee for president in ´96. (Yes, I´m sorry to say, I was one of those who saddled us w/4 more years of Clinton.) What a bullet was dodged backed then, and what a puke he has turned out to be.
This guy has been in the race bidness for decades. The first clue was when he was being begged to run for president and he fed us a story about how Alma was just too afraid that it would be dangerous for him.
As McCain, Hagel, Powell, and even John ("I served in Vietnam") Kerry prove: an honorable military record is helpful, but not determinate, in qualifying for civilian office. The former requires bravery, discipline, and duty. The latter adds requirements for vision, perspective, and intuition.
He is entitled to his opinion and it is just that, opinion. I am entitled to mine. Leftist love telling him what to think and how to think it. The democrats are the party of intolerance and Powell knows that but he has to kiss up to Obama to keep himself relevant.
I don´t agree with several of the comments of Powell. However, note that he identifies himself as a moderate and identifies himself as a Republican. Which means he identifies with enough of the values associated with Republicans to self-identify that way.
There used to be talk of a ´big tent´. Instead, when this Republican tells us how he is thinking, folks here call him all sorts of names. If someone who is already a Republican gets treated this way, why would an independent or Democrat want to leave their current position and identify with Republicans?
If the Republicans can´t open a ´big tent´ to include those who may not agree on 100% of points, then they may find the Democrats opening their tent to conservatives. There was a time when most of the south was Democratic...but conservative. In the last 30 years, many of those conservatives left the Democrats and came to the Republicans. Do we really want to run them back to the Democrats?
It´s obviously difficult for black people to rise above their blackness. It´s ingrained in them in most homes and communities where they are raised. And it´s promoted by most of the black community leaders, who continually tell their people that they are victims.
Roger that, #40....tent schment! You are either conservative, traditional, patriotic, "one of us"...or you´re NOT! And sorry, #34 , Powell is NOT! He´s an AFRICAN first, then American, whereas all of us pledge allegiance to America first! No hyphens! Our problem is that all of the low-information voters are stupid enough to outnumber us, joining the stupid idiot lefty brigade of "lets have fun" knuckleheads who permeate and are ruining this great nation..Get it? GOOD!
#34, we do want Powell to return to the party that embraces him because his only function now is the damage he does by claiming to be a Republican (which is why he is embraced by the Dems) while any cognizant human being knows he hasn´t been a part of "his party" since he left in 2004.
#1 and #2 are right on the money. Colin Powell has always struck me as an egomaniac who needs ´everyone´ (well, almost) to love, admire, adore and worship him. He never ran for public office because he would have had to make tough decisions and take strong stands on issues. He much prefers strutting around and being seen at all the right parties and functions. He´s been on my "----" list as long as I can remember. Except for his military service, he´s a big zero in my book.
Mr. Powell, I once respected you because I thought you were a war hero, but in the last few years your true colors are showing. I no longer respect you, but instead I would like to tell you and all other leftists to go straight to hell, and once you arrive, go pound sand. Thank you.
Let´s be honest. Powell has been masquerading as white for forty some years. Now his true colors are coming out. Ready? He´s BLACK - always has been, always will be. You can´t separate blacks from blacks. They may be very violent and all that but they stick together.
´Dark vein of intolerance´ isn´t a phrase one just thinks up on the spot. MTP producers huddled with Powell about the subject of this week´s show: "The Republican Party Sucks". Colin obliged, wrote himself up some nasty race baiting sound bites, and then proceeded to spew them.
President George W. Bush gave Powell an opportunity to make a name for himself but he is proving to be another Judas - how much silver did Obama promise him? Judas betrayed with a kiss, Powell lied and did not stand up to who he really was and what he stood for. Now, we see he is another Obama!
Sad day for America when a man needs to destroy someone else to make himself look good!
America deserves better than what Powell had t offer and this proves it!
Wrong -mr powell - we have no respect for the President or for you, no matter what color you and he are. There are plenty of minority folks we DO have respect for, and they are not just blacks, starting with the governor of La. Bobby Jindal, an excellent official and person, and a multitude of others of all ethnicities and races. You, Sir, are unfortunately a racist. and as a former military member, that is truly sad.
What Powell and the vast majority of Blacks don´t "get" is that the GOP is a party of ideas, not a party of buddies. I have listened to many Black leaders and pundits on various shows and most of them are frankly in la la land, nowhere near reality. So, NO, I can´t accept their ideas and I don´t want to be their buddy. When you don´t go along with the progressive herd, you are labeled ignorant.
I don´t need Powell´s approval to have different ideas than him and his progressive crowd and it doesn´t make me ignorant. I understand what they are talking about, I simply KNOW it is wrong. Not FEEL it is wrong, KNOW it is wrong.
On the other hand, the GOP does need to understand that if it wants to make any progress it needs to learn to craft a message that convinces enough of those that function through feelings and cliques to side with the GOP for elections. Right now, that battle is being lost.
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