Re: Colin Powell’s endorsement of Obama

Posted by: ST on October 19, 2008 at 12:59 pm

‘Nuff said.

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16 Responses to “Re: Colin Powell’s endorsement of Obama”

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  1. Charlie says:

    Not surprising…Powell has become increasingly politically correct over the years.
    “Powell also said he was “troubled” by Republican personal attacks on Obama”…but obviously not troubled by the personal attacks on Palin and McCain by the Left.
    Don’t be surprised that if Obama wins, Powell has a job in his cabinet. Powell is not “disturbed” by the Republican party. He’s job hunting and putting his money on the polls. He’d have plenty of valid reasons to be disturbed by what the Democrats have done and failed to do since 2006. Chalk it up to another statesman turned politician.

  2. Ryan says:

    Charlie,

    My thoughts exactly. Powell is being an opportunist here. He sees a potential job in the future. Think he wants to miss out on possibly having a black man in the White House and being a big part of that? Nothing but a political move on his part.

  3. Lorica says:

    I lost all respect for Colin Powell after the Richard Armatage/Scooter Libby/Jessica Plame thing. Powell let an innocent man go thru all sorts of bs, when he knew who the true guilty party was, and helped to cover up the guilty. As far as I am concerned he is yet again proving that he is motivated by some stupid ideology over loyalty to a Brother in Arms. Of course the left will all blah blah blah about Barry now having some form of creds, but let’s face it, Powell hasn’t been a real soldier in a very long time. God Bless him, but after John McCain wins this election, it is my hope he just fades away. – Lorica

  4. Jeanie says:

    Agreed.

    I once had great respect for Powell, but he is an opportunist, and dishonorable. Many will see thru it, and know exactly why he’s done this.

    I wonder if he was one of those interviewed by Howard Sterns reporter? LOL

  5. CZ says:

    Et tu, Brute? ~o)

  6. MikeC says:

    I view Powell as a disloyal t**d, just like many women think of Oprah as disloyal after she chose race over her gender driven base that gave her the opportunities to success. Powell has always been on the left side of the Republican party, but he never let that get in the way before, especially since that conservative led party gave him the opportunities that led to his success.
    I used to say that I could vote for a black candidate if they were a Clarence Thomas, JC Watts or Colin Powell, but now Powell is off that list.
    Powell has earned his place in my history book, a racist disloyal punk that is part of that 97%.

  7. Steve Skubinna says:

    It’s okay guys, we can criticize Powell without being racist, since he’s only a “house slave.” Uh-oh… I think this means he’s moved back into the plantation slave quarters again…

    RACISM ALERT! Cease any and all criticism of Colin Powell henceforth! Racist racist racist!!!

    I think this just means Powell got tired of the crap and saw a way to be respectable again. Sadly, the people he wants respect from are themselves contemptible toads.

    Oops – is “toad” another coded racist word? Please don’t denounce me, I apologize! And grovel!

  8. Lorica says:

    Steve???? Does that mean that Barry is nothing more than a ‘house slave’ to his white Democrat masters??? – Lorica

  9. Severian says:

    I think this just means Powell got tired of the crap and saw a way to be respectable again. Sadly, the people he wants respect from are themselves contemptible toads.

    Bingo. He got tired of being called a house slave, oreo, Uncle Tom, and of not being invited to all the A List DC social events and parties. He never was a strong conservative, and he rode the system and Republicans all the way to Sec of State, and then turns his back on them. Guess he’s trolling for whatever position he can get in an Obama admin.

  10. Tom TB says:

    The Pentagon bombers and friends of the Obamas Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, must be laughing themselves silly over the endorsement of their candidate by a former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S.A. General Colin Powell wouldn’t have given Barack Obama base security clearance because of his business partnerships with unrepentant domestic terrorists, let alone vote for him as Commander in Chief.

  11. datdude92 says:

    My family has been on american soil for 14 generations. I am an American more so than any that every passed by the Statue of Liberty or recieved ther green card. As is the case of almost all African-Americans, but yet when we make a decision to support an african american it has to be about race?

    American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it. -baldwin

  12. Great White Rat says:

    And now it’s confirmed:
    Obama: Powell will have a role in adminstration

    So much for faux concern about nasty Republican attacks on Farrkhan’s Messiah. It’s all about landing a new government job.

  13. Lorica says:

    So it isn’t just about race it is also about opportunism. Good show there Colin. Why can’t these lefties just come clean???

    Datdude, God Bless you and your family for everything. But when you can so easily trash Powell’s reasons why he is doing this it can only add up to opportunity and race. – Lorica

  14. Lorica says:

    From the Politico:

    Limbaugh: Where are the inexperienced, white liberals Powell has endorsed?

    Rush Limbaugh said Colin Powell’s decision to get behind Barack Obama appeared to be very much tied to Obama’s status as the first African-American with a chance to become president.

    “Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race,” Limbaugh wrote in an e-mail. “OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I’ll let you know what I come up with.”

    As for Powell’s statement of concern this morning about the sort of Supreme Court justices a President McCain might appoint, Limbaugh wrote: “I was also unaware of his dislike for John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia. I guess he also regrets Reagan and Bush making him a four-star [general] and secretary of state and appointing his son to head the FCC. Yes, let’s hear it for transformational figures.”

    LINK

  15. David says:

    :-? Always had a suspicion Colin had some left leaning in him. This only confirms that troubling fact but also disqualifies him in the wisdom department and demonstrates a lack of understanding on many of the important issues facing this wonderful country. Well, big dissapointment coming for him in November and he’ll still be looking for a job.

  16. Dave B says:

    Tom: Powell wouldn’t have given Obama base clearance, Obama wouldn’t be able to work on his own security detail because of his affiliations, possible allegiances and background. I know a little bit about that but I was thinking: wasn’t it fortunate for Powell that as a young man he wasn’t inside a military building that one of Obama’s “neighbors” bombed. If he was he would be dead and wouldn’t have been able to realize all the opportunities our country offers? I’m sorry, for him to try to minimize that relationship and criticize McCain for bringing it up and use it for an excuse to endorse Obama is atrocious for a former military man who knows something about satisfying clearance requirements.