Self-described Republican and former Secretary of State Colin Powell marked the second swearing-in of President Obama Monday with more harsh words for his fellow party members, during separate appearances on MSNBC and ABC. To Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” report, Mr. Powell criticized the GOP’s immigration platform, and questioned why the party has shifted so far right. “The Republican Party should be a party that says, ‘We want everybody to vote,’ and make it easier to vote and give them a reason to vote for the party,” he said, according to Politico. “The [GOP] has shifted dramatically
I´m so proud that I never bought into this RINO´s spiel. If I don´t see some record of advocacy of conservative principles of one sort or the other, I don´t buy it. Mere membership in the party or an administration are meaningless conservative credentials. Colon, [sic] if you think the Right is the problem in this country, you are a fool´s fool. Start [sic] telling the young AfAm men of America to marry their baby mamas -- at least one of them.
And, of course, no Republican can tell this affirmative action general to shut up without being called a racist. Powell is the rule, not the exception, for most of the civil rights black generation that, by any standards, have been given opportunities not on merit but, by the color of their skin. From young to old, they have nothing but resentment toward their nation and, in Powell´s case, his political party. Our chickens have come home to roost.
Colin Powell is not a Republican and has no business calling himself one. Colin Powell is an affirmative action baby who prospered in the Reagan/Bush defense build-up. I thank him for his service, but politically he is a left wing Democrat and has no business being taken seriously by anyone in terms of commenting on the state of the GOP.
Colin, you idiot. We do NOT want everyone to vote. We only want people who have a vested interest in the United States and are willing to vote for what is best for our nation and people.
Don´t need Islamic votes - they vote for what´s best for themselves or Islam most of the time. Don´t need no welfare votes - they vote for more gimmees for themselves. Don´t need no crony-business man votes - they vote themselves (thru their companies) more from government coffers. Don´t need no socialist votes - they vote socialism - every time. I could go on but... you get the idea.
I for one don´t want everyone voting. I want all adult citizens to have the right to vote but if you don´t care enough to vote unless someone bribes you with a pack of smokes, I don´t want you voting.
And let´s dispell the myth of the Republican party shifting to the right. Just once can we challenge that with a definition of what is meant by "far right" and by what metric the Republicans has moved from a point less consistent with that definition to one more so. This garbage keeps getting repreated and accepted without challenge.
Lincoln had it right. The former slaves should have been shipped out of this country. Slavery was a terrible chapter however too many could never get beyond it and both those who were never slaves nor slave owner are paying the price. Blacks in power today see every issue through the prism of black retribution. Putting people with such an axe to grind in power is dangerous as they are blinded to to most everything else. The sins of the father are on constant display as communism creeps in to every crevice and crack of our nation. Frank Marshall Davis, Obama´s evil "mentor" must feel such satisfaction...as much as any pedophile can.
No one should listen to Powell. He is a criminal. He had evidence that should have been presented to the Grand Jury to clear an innocent Scooter Libby, and yet he withheld that evidence. Powell betrayed America..put that in your pipe and smoke it, Powell.
We want everyone to vote? No we don´t. Felons, aliens, no way. I would not go to Canada, France, or the U.K. and expect to vote if I were not a legal voter. As far as felons, that is the price you pay for the crime, sorry, your choice was bad.
Powell, now Condi, Christie, before them McCain. Easy way to get fawning press attention. Go on television and criticize your felow Republicans in accordance with the approved MSM script. Do they even know they are being used?
If someone wearing spiked combat boots walked up and kicked this traitor clown in the ´nads, I´d laugh, then I´d cheer! What a phony bologna big-mouth creep! Our "tent" isnt inclusive of a-holes like Powell or Christie...so get along and go where you belong! It is so disappointing to see a racist pathetic drooling fool who once fooled us! Go away!
I now see how Republicans went astray, Colin. I did see how Reagan appointed you to high places, I did see how George Bush I, appointed you to high places. And, I did see how George Bush II, appointed you to high places. I do see your true colors now, and I now realize that you are one of those affirmative action recipients of the first order. Your colors aren´t pretty, Colin Powell. Get lost!
The only way Colon has-been can get any press is as a pretend Republican criticizing the Republican party, so that´s what he does. Otherwise, no one would care what he thinks. When was the last time he was interviewed on any other topic?
The left would call us racist, #12, but I agree with you. I have NEVER been a fan of Africa, African people, nor African culture. Furthermore, to make me a super-racist, sexist, and homophobe(to use the lefts favorite attacks against white conservatives) I often daydream, and wonder what my beloved America would be like without blacks, Hispanics, lefty women and homosexuals......Ever think about that? I do....especially lately, in this Arab-influenced administration of Kenyan Barry Soetoro Arabs, Muslims, avowed commies, lefty ditz women,stoopid white men like Biden and America-hating Kerry, and fat Supreme court judges...
Colin Powell should be served on a dinner plate to Chris Christie, and after dinner Christie can walk the plank and go down to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and stay there! There, thats a good start! Purge!
Powell is like the black sergeant in Eastwood’s “Heatbreak Ridge”. He is a Kiss A*ss playing to whoever he feels he needs to look to. I wonder how he was in Vietnam? Anyone know? He seems to be the epitome of all the bad that ‘Step n Fetch It´ represented. His actions are smoother, but it´s still there. Yeah, he bosses aren’t white, but there is certainly a plantation loving aiming to please aspect to him.
Sorry, Colin: I´m with the Framers, who wanted only those with interest and "skin" in the game - like property owners and state legislatures - to vote in federal elections. They avoided universal suffrage for a reason. - a very good reason. We are now paying the price for amending their approach.
Remember the contentious 2000 election? Remember Cheney and Rice flying down to consult with Pres. Bush? Remember powell being forced to show up but keeping a huge distance between himself and Pres. Bush? Right then I knew he was a spineless creep.
Powell repeats the false meme that Republicans have shifted to the Right. The reality is that Democrats have stampeded to the extreme Left, while Republicans have not changed at all. Ignorant people who are not paying attention might be partly forgiven for failing to realize where the change is actually occurring. Powell is not one of them, and his remarks are disingenuous.
There seems to be something seriously wrong and incongruent with this man´s public political pronouncements. He is not doing himself any favors by pretending to be a Republican while acting, talking and voting like a Democrat. He is not being honest.
At some time in the past Powell may have been a good general. I am unqualified to say. I am willing to take others´ opinion that he was. Yet Powell gave up all pretense of being an honest citizen or especially a Republican when he sat on his hands with knowledge of the who, what & where of the origination of the Plame Affair, while the president who entrusted him with power and position twisted slowly in the wind and his Vice-President´s Chief of Staff was prosecuted to the hilt under false pretenses after the prosecutor conspired with Powell for a solid year & a half of incredible angst, political intrigue and expense to hide their certain early knowledge almost from Day One that Richard Armitage, Powell´s head deputy and buddy at State, was the leaker they pretended was a mystery for no other reason than to cause the President political damage. But when that became wide knowledge, he was understood to me to be the perfidious toad anyone can see acting out today once again rather than the honorable man of high virtue he tries to paint himself. His actions, or inactions in this case, speak louder than the garbage he spouts as a self-proclaimed Republican.
I appreciate Colin Powell´s service to his country. Having said that, he joins Juan Williams and so many other African Americans of notoriety that keep playing the "race card" since that is ALL they think they have going for themselves. They truly are the "racists" in the world.
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