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Colin Powell says the Occupy Wall Street protests are “as American as apple pie,”
Politico ^ | 11/11/11 | MJ Lee

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. We’ve 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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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: applepie; colinpowell; dreadlocks; goatees; hotdogs; joints; occupywallstreet; ows
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1 posted on 11/11/2011 7:28:56 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: Politics4US

Either this is more Politico fabrication, or Powell is more liberal than anyone even believed up till this point.


2 posted on 11/11/2011 7:29:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Politics4US

This coming from the guy that thought 0 was an American.


3 posted on 11/11/2011 7:30:38 PM PST by omega4179 (We can't wait!............. for the end of an error.....1-20-13)
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To: Politics4US

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.


4 posted on 11/11/2011 7:30:55 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Politics4US

Would he think the same if they were camped on his front lawn?


5 posted on 11/11/2011 7:30:55 PM PST by doc1019 (If Romney is our choice, I refuse to vote.)
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To: Politics4US

He’s an A$$.


6 posted on 11/11/2011 7:31:11 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Politics4US

Oh pleeeeeeze!


7 posted on 11/11/2011 7:31:26 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Olog-hai

I think Powell is more out of touch with reality than anyone even believed up to this point.


8 posted on 11/11/2011 7:31:28 PM PST by yup2394871293
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9 posted on 11/11/2011 7:31:47 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Politics4US

pro-establishment mobs are what??

Colin is insane.


10 posted on 11/11/2011 7:33:46 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Olog-hai
Powell was a successful beltway-based affirmative action perfumed prince of the pentagon. He mistakenly believes that gave him something relevant to say about the larger world, of which he is blissfully ignorant.

His opinions are meaningless, except as random error.

11 posted on 11/11/2011 7:33:59 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Politics4US

12 posted on 11/11/2011 7:35:08 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: onyx

Powell, affirmative action in action. Dumb as a box of rocks, yet a retired General.


13 posted on 11/11/2011 7:35:32 PM PST by doc1019 (If Romney is our choice, I refuse to vote.)
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To: Politics4US
Colin Powell says the Occupy Wall Street protests are “as American as apple pie,”

Another Marxist/Anarchist !

14 posted on 11/11/2011 7:35:34 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Politics4US
Michele Bachmann was a bit less politically correct in her assessment.

“If they understood the heavy price that was paid for that 1st Amendment right, they’d be much more respectful. Because I was surrounded by heroes yesterday on the USS Yorktown who paid a big price for them, and they’re just ignorant, that’s all. They’re ignorant and they were disrespectful, but someday hopefully they’ll come to know the price that was paid for them.”
15 posted on 11/11/2011 7:37:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

C. Powell is beginning to make Al Sharpton seem credible.


16 posted on 11/11/2011 7:38:02 PM PST by Thom Pain (OMG ABO USA = USC: United States of Chicago)
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To: Politics4US

Hey dufus, OWS is as American as Red Diaper Doper Babies.


17 posted on 11/11/2011 7:38:42 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: yup2394871293
I thought his endorsement of Obama was his low point, but he's delved deeper. (I used to be of the opinion that he could have beaten Obama in '08 if he had run against him; but he's clearly in Obama's camp.)
18 posted on 11/11/2011 7:39:07 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Politics4US

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.


19 posted on 11/11/2011 7:40:08 PM PST by stump56 (Freedom isn't free.)
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To: Politics4US

Colon Powell voted for Obama, Need I say more?

Dane Bramage is a terrible thing.


20 posted on 11/11/2011 7:40:48 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Politics4US

Nobody recognizes fascists until the damage is done.


21 posted on 11/11/2011 7:44:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Politics4US

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.


22 posted on 11/11/2011 7:46:06 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: 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.

Identify the "political leaders" who "scream" at the demonstrators, Colin. Why do YOU make this crap up? You are a liar.

23 posted on 11/11/2011 7:46:26 PM PST by PGalt
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To: doc1019

“Powell, affirmative action in action. Dumb as a box of rocks, yet a retired General.”

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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.


24 posted on 11/11/2011 7:47:34 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Olog-hai
Either this is more Politico fabrication, or Powell is more liberal than anyone even believed up till this point.

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.

25 posted on 11/11/2011 7:49:25 PM PST by Bellflower (Judas Iscariot, first democrat, robber, held the money bag, claimed to care for poor: John 12:4-6)
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To: Politics4US

If this is true, the radar detector for communist moles is buzzing very loudly.


26 posted on 11/11/2011 7:50:05 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith.)
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To: Politics4US

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.


27 posted on 11/11/2011 7:53:13 PM PST by BobL (Send Rove a Message, VOTE CAIN, no matter what)
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To: Politics4US
Death Camps are as American as Apple Pie?

With the theft, beatings, rapes and deaths in many camps..is he clueless?

28 posted on 11/11/2011 7:53:33 PM PST by fight_truth_decay (No Tag)
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To: Politics4US

He’s a 1%er.

A Military Industrial complex 1%er!

They need to occupy Colin’s street.


29 posted on 11/11/2011 7:54:53 PM PST by NoLibZone (Sexual Harassment:men touching themselves while wearing only jock straps,gyrating on a parade float)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


30 posted on 11/11/2011 7:56:53 PM PST by MNGal
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To: Olog-hai

I suspect it’s that people finally started paying attention.


31 posted on 11/11/2011 7:57:58 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: doc1019

That is insulting to rocks.


32 posted on 11/11/2011 7:58:30 PM PST by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: Politics4US

What did Colin have to say about the Tea Party?


33 posted on 11/11/2011 8:01:14 PM PST by kempo
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To: Politics4US

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.


34 posted on 11/11/2011 8:02:06 PM PST by Osamabindead
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To: getarope

I humbly apologize to rocks worldwide ... my bad.


35 posted on 11/11/2011 8:03:17 PM PST by doc1019 (If Romney is our choice, I refuse to vote.)
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To: Politics4US

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.


36 posted on 11/11/2011 8:03:37 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: Politics4US

Yeah, Mr. Powell probably thinks it is as American as being Politically Correct too


37 posted on 11/11/2011 8:05:38 PM PST by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: Politics4US

” - - - 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.


38 posted on 11/11/2011 8:07:27 PM PST by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: Politics4US

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.


39 posted on 11/11/2011 8:08:46 PM PST by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: Politics4US
Colin Powell says the Occupy Wall Street protests are Tea Party is“as American as apple pie,”
40 posted on 11/11/2011 8:08:54 PM PST by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: Politics4US
Colin Powell says the Occupy Wall Street protests are “as American as apple pie,”

Not a surprise. Powell suported and voted for zero.

41 posted on 11/11/2011 8:15:46 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Politics4US

No surprise.

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.


42 posted on 11/11/2011 8:16:53 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Osamabindead

” - - - I hope I’m not late. - - - “

Shucks, no. Just in time. Kick back, develop a thicker skin, and realize that everyone is doing the best that they can.

WELCOME to Free Republic!

We have a wide range of ages and experiences here on FR, so enjoy and learn! Feel at home yet? Well, give it time - - - .

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43 posted on 11/11/2011 8:25:06 PM PST by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: Graewoulf

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.


44 posted on 11/11/2011 8:31:00 PM PST by Osamabindead
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To: Politics4US

Apple Pie?
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............


45 posted on 11/11/2011 8:34:41 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Politics4US
Colin Powell says the Occupy Wall Street protests are “as American as apple pie,”

As American as apple pie that someone has taken a dump on.

46 posted on 11/11/2011 8:39:41 PM PST by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Osamabindead

He’s only been liberal the past few years.


47 posted on 11/11/2011 8:40:27 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: Politics4US

Occupy Wall Street protests and Powell are closer to communists than American!!!


48 posted on 11/11/2011 8:43:20 PM PST by dalereed (uity wise!)
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To: Politics4US
Colin Powell says the Occupy Wall Street protests are “as American as apple pie,”

Something he isn't.

49 posted on 11/11/2011 8:53:42 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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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.


50 posted on 11/11/2011 9:06:09 PM PST by Godwin1
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