This morning, former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press to discuss the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to Secretary of Defense. During the discussion, David Gregory asked the liberal Powell, nominally a Republican but a longtime supporter of President Barack Obama, about the Republican Party. “I’m struck when you talk about Republicans as they. I know you insist despite voting for President Obama twice now that you’re still a Republican. But as-- as I go through your record on some social issues and even foreign policy issues,
Comments: I´m sick of these tired old RINO´s. If he so unhappy with them just join the Democrats.
Thanks for always conveying that positive message of inclusive and optimistic conservatism my man! As if the rest of his beltway liberal buddies see minorities as anyone other than voting blocks to exploit.
It really doesn´t matter whether Powell is right or whether he is wrong. He is telling you what the tone of the Republican party sounds like to him. And if it is sounding like that to him, chances are that it is sounding the same way to a lot of other people.
Frank Luntz made the same point a few days ago. The language of the party is turning off potential voters. Not everyone who dislikes the tone is a liberal or a Democrat.
Republicans need to do some listening. And then, when they start talking, they need to pay attention to their audience.
Powell has gone round the bend. This formerly respected general and government official has become another tool of the Jesse Jackson - Al Sharpton - Barack Obama culture of racial scab-picking. He is turning himself into nothing more than a manufactured artifact of another time that had nothing to do with him and his rise to power. It was not the blacks who got him where he is now.
Some of you don´t seem to understand that the reason the Republican Party is ´perceived´ as being somehow racist is because we are constantly accused of being so by our opponents who are doing that purely as a political ploy.
Some of you won´t be happy until the party accepts certain people and philosophies, not in spite of what they are, but because of what they are. Accept Obama´s desire to push our nation toward Marxism because he´s black. Accept Colin Powell´s back-stabbing because he´s black. Not me - ain´t happening.
I am so sick of hearing .."the Repubs just don´t care about minorities..they need to change the language and etc" If the Lib party line is to repeated over and over then give a few example.. don´t just repeat the talking points.. What has the Repubs done to make the minorities feel unwelcome other than tell them they need to take responsibility for themselves and get off the "Gimme, gimme gimme" train. Tired old excuse... As for Powell... he took the easy way out ..His wife shut him down on politics so he blames the racist Repubs. Coward..
I´m a retired Air Force Colonel. Powell is not, never was, a warrior. He´s the epitome of a Perfumed Potomac Prince. He´s also a racist. This, after being coddled for years by well meaning, but stupid Republicans.
I am a conservative and less a Republican anymore. How dare another beltway bandit say that Republicans are against minorites. We need jobs and the riot in Detroit for government cheese, Section 8 housing and thousands showing up for 200 jobs at Target stores are more examples of Powell´s friends failed policies. He needs to promote private sector growth instead of being naive and watching a home in the beltway burbs get 165 offers in the first hour of its listing. Keep enjoying those cocktail parties, while the rest of the country goes down the DC toilet.
I look down on Colin Powell but certainly not because he is Jamaican. More because he has done very well in America and there is no evidence he was ever discriminated against either by the GOP or anyone else but he never ceases making accusations. He is at heart a social liberal but interestingly called himself a conservative through his military career. Who´s really got their thumb on minorities in this country General Powell?
Powell is a tool. He got his republican from the same elite DC republicans that see liberalism as the game and dems and repubs as merely different jersey colors. There are fewer conservatives in Washington than virgin interns.
Keep this saying in mind. "Democrats like poor people. Republicans like rich people." This saying is completely true. It is the reason that Democrats are constantly trying to make more poor people and Republicans are trying to make more rich people.
Of course, you have people like Colin Powell who only like people who are already rich and want everybody else to be poor. They call themselves Republican but favor the policies of the Democrats.
Colin Powell is a disgrace. We all know he remained silent while Scotter Libby was prosecuted and convicted for a crime he did NOT commit; no, it was Powell´s deputy Richard Armitage that was the guilty party and Powell knew it from the get-go. I repeat, he remained silent and allowed an innocent man to be convicted and so did Armitage. Disgusting pukes.
No, the GOP looks down on liberals, most of whom happen to be minorities. But any minority who shares a conservative ideology is welcomed into the GOP and Powell knows this.
I think the Republican Party right now is having an identity problem. And I’m still a Republican. I’m a Republican who grew up along with George Bush XLI. I grew up with Ronald Reagan, Cap Weinberger, Frank Carlucci, that Republican Party, the Republican Party of Dick Lugar and John Tower.
General Powell, may I suggest that just as entering a garage doesn´t make you a car, or entering a church doesn´t make you a Christian, growing up with Republicans doesn´t make you one. You missed that boat when you supported Obama.
It isn´t the GOP with the identity problem. We are conservatives who want our country back. Granted, there are some Cradle-Republicans who have lost the conservative breadcrumb trail to sanity but they are rapidly becoming personas non grata, and rightly so. We´ll weed them out, General, not to worry.
It is Powell who has the "identity problem"; he calls himself a Republican but all his actions and words are those of liberal Democrats.
Switch Parties and have done with it, General. Then you can run for President again, which is really what you want, isn´t it? Somebody make you an offer you couldn´t refuse yet?
General Powell would be wise to consider the example of America´s first black four-star general, the late Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. USAF, who once observed..."I am above everything else, an American."
The democrat party is the party of racism! They do everything with racism in mind. Their Senate leader was a KKK member!
Speak up republicans. You are being defined by a racist named Colin Powell who hangs out with Louis Farrakhan (instigator in a murder of a police officer in the 1970´s)
Excerpt: http://www.micahmorrison.com/category/cardillo/ In the ensuing melee, all four officers were badly beaten and Cardillo was shot. ... At the mosque, the police had sixteen suspects in the basement, almost certainly the shooter among them
This guy has certainly morphed into an obnoxious, racist RINO if ever I heard one. All I can think of is he must be pining for some kind of a high position in the Obama regime? He drank the Obama Koolaid and look what he turned into. He is a sickening liar.
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