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Colin Powell endorses
Obama for second term

Reuters, by Susan Heavey

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/25/2012 8:54:58 AM

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday endorsed Barack Obama in his bid for re-election, citing the Democratic president's efforts to wind down the war in Afghanistan and tackling terrorism. "And so I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on," the Republican, who also backed Obama in 2008, told "CBS This Morning." The move comes just days after Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clashed over foreign policy in the third and last presidential debate ahead of the November 6 election.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: never_convicted, 10/25/2012 8:56:47 AM     (No. 8960349)

So, Colin is "the Republican."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MHR, 10/25/2012 8:57:07 AM     (No. 8960350)

Not unexpected, I lost faith in him yrs ago

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ohiolad, 10/25/2012 8:58:33 AM     (No. 8960355)

Why am I not surprised? How this guy could have ever posed as a Republican and still be believed is beyond me.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/25/2012 9:00:48 AM     (No. 8960362)

Once I can understand as racial loyalty. But the second tine after having seen the disaster of the last four years?? Mind boggling.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fireman28, 10/25/2012 9:01:03 AM     (No. 8960363)


you expected different?

FOX just showed a segment of AFP selling gas for a $1.85.
Interviewed a black lady in line. She complained about gas prices; but "Obama needs a second term to straighten it out..."

You can't fix stupid.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 10/25/2012 9:02:09 AM     (No. 8960366)

Colin who?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: woodsman, 10/25/2012 9:03:04 AM     (No. 8960370)

it's a racist thing

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Reply 8 - Posted by: John Moses Browning, 10/25/2012 9:03:19 AM     (No. 8960371)

Once, and I can understand. The black thing. Twice, and I have lost all respect for General Powell.
It's boggles my mind that a committed military officer could undergo such a political conversion to the anti American side.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SgtMike, 10/25/2012 9:04:37 AM     (No. 8960374)

Powell supports 4 more years of 9% unemployment, 16 trillion in national debt, 23000000 people out of work, zero job creation, 1 in 6 in poverty , mid east on the verge of flames 11900 pages of new regulations and 4.00 gas. Great call Colon, bros sticking together.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JAN, 10/25/2012 9:05:12 AM     (No. 8960378)

O is tackling terrorism. It's more that terrorism is tackling us.

What a pathetic little man.

His pettiness knows no bounds.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jackie, 10/25/2012 9:09:38 AM     (No. 8960394)

Powell is a black bro..enough said!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: armywife85, 10/25/2012 9:10:15 AM     (No. 8960396)

My first thought was "so".

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Reply 13 - Posted by: PageTurner, 10/25/2012 9:11:37 AM     (No. 8960399)

Just remember, ABBA is his idea of good music, too. Something about military life left his other faculties for discernment underdeveloped.

My guess is that Powell wanted some sort of position in a Romney cabinet, (this explained the weather balloons) got turned down, and got payback by saying he would endorse Obama again, despite not being able to stand the guy.

Move on, this guy is not worth listening to on anything at all.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/25/2012 9:11:42 AM     (No. 8960400)

Biting the hand that has fed him. Disgusting.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: god of irony, 10/25/2012 9:11:52 AM     (No. 8960401)

He was known as the EO fast tracker for a reason

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Reply 16 - Posted by: hicokid, 10/25/2012 9:16:16 AM     (No. 8960419)

Colin Powell makes his living as a Republican Poseur. He is occasionally useful to Democrats, and he clearly puts race above all other things in this election.

Norman Schwarzkopf made this man relevant.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: G2bme, 10/25/2012 9:19:11 AM     (No. 8960432)

No big deal! Powell is a part of the 97% black community who will only vote black!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: AnnG, 10/25/2012 9:21:32 AM     (No. 8960442)

He's voting skin color. Maybe he hasn't heard about disaster in Benghazi.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: pete moss, 10/25/2012 9:23:00 AM     (No. 8960445)

Apparently being black is all that matters to the affirmative action general.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: CaptainChuck, 10/25/2012 9:31:25 AM     (No. 8960466)

Don't buy anything from the creep that fed Scooter to the dogs.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: tsquare, 10/25/2012 9:34:44 AM     (No. 8960478)

who, and why do I care

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 10/25/2012 9:36:40 AM     (No. 8960484)

So you're saying that Powell is a racist?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: CEP, 10/25/2012 9:37:12 AM     (No. 8960488)

After what he did to Scooter Libbey showed he was not an honorable man and who he endorses doesn't really matter, he goes by color.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: country boy, 10/25/2012 9:38:28 AM     (No. 8960491)

Anther product of the Affirmative Action factory.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 10/25/2012 9:48:35 AM     (No. 8960526)

Confirming, once again, the opinion of those of us who consider Powell nothing more than just another AA n-word.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Grady, 10/25/2012 9:51:09 AM     (No. 8960535)

To endorse Obama now is to approve of how he abandoned
our Ambassador and 3 others to be slaughtered in Benghazi.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: STLstudent, 10/25/2012 9:56:03 AM     (No. 8960552)

How many country club Republicans supported this south end of a north-bound horse, yet they reject Todd Akin? Country club Republicans are bigger fools than Demorats.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 10/25/2012 10:08:12 AM     (No. 8960599)

Brings to mind the article about Powell where a fellow officer said the guy was in over his head as an Army Major. He got ahead by keeping his mouth shut and nodding... proving the old addage about remaining silent and being thought a fool...

Even so, Powell is miles ahead of Obama in ability and temperment.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/25/2012 10:17:37 AM     (No. 8960628)

This is just as shocking as Jesses Jacksons and Als Sharptons endorsing Obambi.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 10/25/2012 10:29:21 AM     (No. 8960671)


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Reply 31 - Posted by: disasterman, 10/25/2012 10:42:12 AM     (No. 8960704)

If you voted for 0bama in '08 to prove you're not a racist, you'll have to vote against him in '12 to prove you're not stupid. I give you Colin Powell, stupid racist.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Seething Citizen, 10/25/2012 10:44:32 AM     (No. 8960714)

Powell - The result of Affirmative Action.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 10/25/2012 10:45:53 AM     (No. 8960719)

Dog wets fire hydrant. You knew he was going to do it. So what.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/25/2012 10:47:49 AM     (No. 8960724)

I remember back when Powell was leaving the Joint Cheifs and was trying to decide which party he was a member of... well, he was wrong when he finally made up his mind.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ADNova, 10/25/2012 11:09:53 AM     (No. 8960790)

That's it. I respected him at one time. Now I'm done with him.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 10/25/2012 11:16:10 AM     (No. 8960813)

Well, I was all set to vote for Romney. But this? This may be a game changer! /sarc

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Reply 37 - Posted by: johnwayne, 10/25/2012 11:23:51 AM     (No. 8960842)

Please fade away.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: JudithC, 10/25/2012 11:28:34 AM     (No. 8960862)

Here's a heads up for those who may have forgotten about the role his wife plays in ALL his decisions. Colin Powell surrendered his masculinity a long time ago when his nasty left winger wife, Alma, lowered the boom. In that she's to the left of Karl Marx and could never stand his relationship regardless of how distant to the GOP, she finally had enough and HE got his marching orders. He'd like to command respect and always sneaks into the public under some guise and this time he likes the fact that the liar ended the war. C'mon Colon (spelling deliberate) why don't you just tell the truth and admit that Alma is carrying your masculinity in her Hermes purse.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: tehtriggerman, 10/25/2012 11:41:54 AM     (No. 8960900)

Samuel Leroy Jackson approves this endorsement!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: coyote56, 10/25/2012 1:41:27 PM     (No. 8961313)

I have emailed McClame & the Romney Campaign to try to get General Norman Schwarzkopf(Stormin' Normin') to campaign for Romney - he backed McCain in 2008. I heard him on a speaking tour a few years ago & he was so patriotic & loves our country. I am also glad to see Condi do what might be considered a tough decision but her parents raised her with principles.

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