Skip to comments.Colin Powell says the Occupy Wall Street protests are “as American as apple pie,”
Posted on 11/11/2011 7:28:54 PM PST by Politics4US
Colin Powell says the Occupy Wall Street protests are as American as apple pie, and political leaders need to do more than just scream at the demonstrators.
Demonstrating like this is as American as apple pie. Weve been marching up and down and demonstrating throughout our history, the former secretary of state said on CNN Thursday night.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/68154.html#ixzz1dSRguDJ2
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Either this is more Politico fabrication, or Powell is more liberal than anyone even believed up till this point.
This coming from the guy that thought 0 was an American.
I am sure Powell was out praising the tea party a year ago and criticizing the media and democrat’s behavior as they demeaned it and made up lies.
Would he think the same if they were camped on his front lawn?
He’s an A$$.
I think Powell is more out of touch with reality than anyone even believed up to this point.
pro-establishment mobs are what??
Colin is insane.
His opinions are meaningless, except as random error.
Powell, affirmative action in action. Dumb as a box of rocks, yet a retired General.
Another Marxist/Anarchist !
C. Powell is beginning to make Al Sharpton seem credible.
Hey dufus, OWS is as American as Red Diaper Doper Babies.
Sad to hear. Every time he speaks, my respect for him diminishes and that is hardly any left.... just checked and nope none left with his latest comment. Powell is just another politician.
Colon Powell voted for Obama, Need I say more?
Dane Bramage is a terrible thing.
Nobody recognizes fascists until the damage is done.
You know what’s not as American as apple pie? Affirmative action. The only way an ignoramus like this can have made it this far in life. And we’re forever being tortured with his stupidity.
Identify the "political leaders" who "scream" at the demonstrators, Colin. Why do YOU make this crap up? You are a liar.
“Powell, affirmative action in action. Dumb as a box of rocks, yet a retired General.”
I would add that he is a political bandwagon chaser; using his protected race status as a lever to align himself with whatever he perceives to be the current trend.
First the RaceMarxist, and now the OccuCommies.
Let us hope he is out in the cold come this time next year.
Maybe a commie plant whose time has come. Commies have planted people in many venues who may seem like great citizens growing in popularity until they are needed to subvert others to commie causes.
If this is true, the radar detector for communist moles is buzzing very loudly.
Other than Powell calling himself a Republican, I have YET to see ANYTHING conservative in the guy.
Pelosi might as well declare she’s a Republican and then start lecturing us on how to behave as Republicans.
Powell can SHOVE IT. If he wants to be a liberal, there is a party for him - but I would APPRECIATE IT if he would quick stinking up my party.
With the theft, beatings, rapes and deaths in many camps..is he clueless?
He’s a 1%er.
A Military Industrial complex 1%er!
They need to occupy Colin’s street.
Whoa! I wonder why Mr. Powell thinks that violence and rioting (taking place at OWS events) are as American as apple pie?
I think you’re right—either he’s sadly misinformed about what the goals of the OWS movement are (and what has transpired during these events) or he is WAAAAYYYYY more to the left than I ever imagined.
I suspect it’s that people finally started paying attention.
That is insulting to rocks.
What did Colin have to say about the Tea Party?
I hope I’m not late. This is the thread where I shred a four star General, NSA, and SOS and lament on what a piece of crap he is, even though he amounted to far more than 99% of us will ever be? Cool, I wouldn’t want to miss on slamming an American hero with a softball opinion he said off the cuff and without much depth cause my opinion is different than his on this single subject. Colin Powell is a great American in my book, and I’m far too young and inexperienced to give him grief. Sorta like my grandpa.
I humbly apologize to rocks worldwide ... my bad.
Since when does apple pie break the law, beatdown old ladies, commit assault, have TB and STDs, illegaly campout in public property, prevent people from driving or walking on the public streets, commit disgusting acts like urinated and defecating in public, die of heroin overdoses, vandalize and break windows, and promote communism and anarchy?
Doesn’t sound like apple pie to me.
Yeah, Mr. Powell probably thinks it is as American as being Politically Correct too
” - - - Colin Powell says the Occupy Wall Street protests are as American as apple pie, - - - “
You know Colin, you are partly correct. You see, here in America we enjoy eating our fresh apple pie, but we do NOT let our apple pie rot.
BTW, if an apple is rotten to the core it is of no use to Society, where ever one chooses to live.
I remember feeling disappointed when Powell’s wife forced him him to bow out of the presidential race because she was afraid he’d be shot. Now I realize it is we who dodged a bullet.
Not a surprise. Powell suported and voted for zero.
He lost me when we learned he went whining to 41 about how bad we looked because of the Road to Basra news coverage. 41 pulled the string and the Republican Guard got away when the 24th had them lined up for the kill. Thanks to him, we had to do it again instead of giving the Iraqi people the chance to do it themselves.
Then to add insult to injury, he told Armitage to shut up and he himself kept mum while Fitzpatrick went on a perjury jihad which hamstrung the President at war.
” - - - I hope Im not late. - - - “
Shucks, no. Just in time. Kick back, develop a thicker skin, and realize that everyone is doing the best that they can.
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TY? lol jk. No I get it. I’ve been a long-time lurker. Since 2008 or so. Had an account before. Moved back to California from Germany after 8 years in the military and my new computer didn’t have my FR info (name/password) so I made a new one. Yeah, I do have thick skin. Just something about the way the dogpile looked like it was going to form..I thought I would try and atleast remind that he isn’t a complete enemy. I don’t know. I like the guy lol...Met him in 2003, and thought he seemed pretty warm and sincere.
Sorry my apple pie doesn’t contain drugs, doesn’t smell like garbage, never raped another pie, did not steal its ingrediants..
The Occupy people need to occupy a life............
As American as apple pie that someone has taken a dump on.
He’s only been liberal the past few years.
Occupy Wall Street protests and Powell are closer to communists than American!!!
Something he isn't.
Well, they are as Ameican as Colin Powell. This guy is a poor man’s McCain: a whore who will do or say anything to make the MSM love him.
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