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Colin Powell: Ronald Reagan Could “Probably” Get Elected If He Were Running Today
rightnewz ^ | 5/27/12 | powell

Posted on 05/27/2012 12:47:36 PM PDT by Talkradio03

The Great Ronald Reagan, who carried 44 states in 1980 and 49 states in 1984 could ‘probably’ get elected today so-called Republican Colin Powell, who endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 says in an interview with Jay Leno. Powell also believes to get anything done today, we must compromise. 'we must listen to the other guy'...not attack. (2 videos)

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TOPICS: Politics
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After endorsing Obama in October of 2008, Powell should be permanently disqualified from ever giving advice to another Republican, it doesn't matter how many stars are on that jacket.
1 posted on 05/27/2012 12:47:44 PM PDT by Talkradio03
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To: Talkradio03
Well of course Ronald Reagan could beat him!

The only people challenged to be able to do so are Mitt Romney, John Huntsman, or Ron Paul.

Most breeds of dogs could defeat him.

2 posted on 05/27/2012 12:52:41 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Talkradio03

Colin Powell “probably” couldn’t get elected if he ran in 1980!


3 posted on 05/27/2012 12:53:04 PM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: Talkradio03

Mitt Romney would have Reagan destroyed if he were running today.


4 posted on 05/27/2012 12:56:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Talkradio03
Powell also believes to get anything done today, we must compromise. 'we must listen to the other guy'...not attack.

This philosophy is only operable in one direction - the GOP and conservatives (the latter in particular) must agree to the ideologies and policies of the LEFT. The LEFT NEVER EVER compromises with the RIGHT.
5 posted on 05/27/2012 12:57:50 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Talkradio03

In case anyone was wondering what our dimwitted Affirmative Action hero had to say.


6 posted on 05/27/2012 12:59:50 PM PDT 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: Talkradio03

Powell is a back stabber, the only reason he hasn’t endorsed
bam yet is because he’s hawking a book. He talks about “compromise” in politics, the RATS don’t compromise it’s always their way or the highway. Let’s hope if the pubbies ever get control they take a lesson from the RATS.......doubtful.


7 posted on 05/27/2012 1:06:39 PM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: Talkradio03

Colin Powell is proof that affirmative action does not work.


8 posted on 05/27/2012 1:07:57 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Talkradio03

Colin Powell: A tan John McCain.


9 posted on 05/27/2012 1:14:05 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Talkradio03

Colin ‘probably’ is suffering from some liberal disease or wants to be relevant in saying something outlandish.


10 posted on 05/27/2012 1:22:32 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: rogue yam

Colin Powell living proof that God has a sense of humor


11 posted on 05/27/2012 1:23:59 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Talkradio03
'we must listen to the other guy'...not attack.

This whole idea of compromise and being bipartisan has only arisen after the Reps got control of the House in 2010. Before that, no mention despite the fact that the Dems shoved Obamacare down our throat without a single Rep vote and passed the Porkulous bill with one Rep vote.

12 posted on 05/27/2012 1:27:42 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Talkradio03

General Powell is a. racist and a coward. See the knives in McCain and Scooter Libby’s backs respectively.


13 posted on 05/27/2012 1:29:05 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: Talkradio03

Who let him out?


14 posted on 05/27/2012 1:35:16 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: Talkradio03

Bozo the Clown could get elected if he were running today.


15 posted on 05/27/2012 1:58:56 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: Talkradio03

What Powell is saying is nonsense. In this country you can vote if you’re dead, but you can’t run for office if you’re dead.


16 posted on 05/27/2012 2:03:48 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Talkradio03

The names of President Ronald Reagan and the former ‘Republican’, Colin Powell, should not be mentioned in the same breath. It is an insult to Reagan’s memory to do so.


17 posted on 05/27/2012 2:05:54 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Talkradio03
Powell made himself a useful idiot after whining about the fantastic job the US military was doing during the GW I under Bush 41.

Not that I really knew who he was before that, but that was my first impression, further reinforced by his treatment in "The Commanders" by Bob Woodward.

18 posted on 05/27/2012 2:06:06 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Talkradio03

Idon’t give a good healthy dump what Colon Powell has to say.

He has used up his credibility.


19 posted on 05/27/2012 2:07:42 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Verginius Rufus

That’s not true. The dead governor of Missouri defeated John Ashcroft for the US Senate seate in 2000.


20 posted on 05/27/2012 2:07:42 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Talkradio03

All it takes is the 4 magic words “There he goes again....”.

That guy was a pip.


21 posted on 05/27/2012 2:11:55 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Talkradio03

You know he is voting Obozo again anyway.

Pray for America


22 posted on 05/27/2012 2:13:37 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: Talkradio03

Powell, on his book tour, made the following comments on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” to host Joe Scarborough:

“And sometimes they (neoconservatives) might be in a position to make judgments or recommendations to the candidate that should get a second thought. For example, when Gov. Romney not too long ago said the Russian federation is our number one geostrategic threat.”

“C’mon, Mitt — think! That isn’t the case. And I don’t know whether Mitt really feels that or — It’s been catching a lot of heck from regular GOP foreign affairs community. We were kind of taken aback by it. Look at the world. There is no pure competitor to the United States of America.”

This tells me that Powell is working to disarm the American electorate from the fact that Zer0 is doing a horrendous job in foreign affairs. He is working for the DemonRATs.

FUCP!


23 posted on 05/27/2012 2:18:31 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Talkradio03

Powell and Meghan McCain our two biggest hemorrhoids.


24 posted on 05/27/2012 2:27:05 PM PDT by omega4179 ( el 0bama comio un perro)
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To: cripplecreek
George Romney and the rest of the GOP-E Did that in 1968

But they and the rest of their Left leaning pals couldn't stand up to true Conservatism (AKA Classical Liberalism) once the Nation experienced it again, dare I say it lasted all the way up until 2008 (or 06 if you want to count the Congressional elections). Even once Clinton got in, the people sent in a Repub congress that kept him occupied so he could do as little as damage as possible.

So Colin, now that we have suffered under your hand picked candidate. I do think that a Ronald Reagan could be elected too. (if only Romney wasn't the worst parts of Nixon and Carter put together)

25 posted on 05/27/2012 2:27:17 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I am finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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To: Talkradio03

Agreed. His flip-flopping on DADT and gay marriage have done even more damage, as far as I’m concerned.

Thank you for your service, General. Now go play with your Volvos.


26 posted on 05/27/2012 2:41:16 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Talkradio03

REMF


27 posted on 05/27/2012 2:49:16 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Talkradio03

I strongly disagree with Powell. “Ronald Reagan WOULD Get Elected If He Were Running Today”.


28 posted on 05/27/2012 3:17:25 PM PDT by jody2
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To: mylife
That statement was irrelevant, untrue, and utterly uncalled for.

General Powell does not owe his stars to affirmative action. By all indicators I have seen following him for many years, he was an excellent combat commander, well liked by his men, respected by his superiors, honest and plain spoken.

As Commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the First Gulf War, he did an excellent job of communicating not only with the troops and the government, but in making the war aims understandable while fostering patriotic endeavor among the citizenry.

Is there anyone here who cannot remember his clear, frank and above all concise explanations of that era? "Our strategy to go after this army is very, very simple. First we're going to cut it off, and then we're going to kill it."

Let's not forget that in 1996, Conservatives across the nation -- I included -- were practically on hands and knees begging Powell to run for the Republican nomination, and if he had, he would have been a virtual shoo-in.

And let me go further.

Up until the day, the nano-second, when he announced his support for Obama, Colin Powell was one of the most respected names in the Republican Party and most of us -- again, including myself -- would have walked barefoot over hot coals for a chance to shake his hand.

OK. Times change. We find now his social positions and opinions are (or maybe never were) precisely in line with the values we hold as strict Conservatives. Why didn't we find out about that sooner? Because when he served as a soldier, then as Secretary of State, he supported his boss's position because that is what he swore to do and the man takes his oaths seriously.

He endorsed Obama. Ugh. He now supports gays in the military and gay marriage. I don't. Fine. Go ahead and blast him for that. He's a private citizen now, entitled to his opinions, just as we are entitled to disagree with them.

But to insinuate that he owes anything in his life to affirmative action is denigrate an undeniably stellar career, an absolutely first class mind, and an eminently honorable man.

Statements like yours make Free Republic and Conservatives seem every bit as racist as the Democrats say we are.

29 posted on 05/27/2012 3:19:07 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Ronin

Wow! I hit a nerve.


30 posted on 05/27/2012 3:47:34 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Ronin

What a load of BS you just dumped.

Big deal, you think the world of an Obama voting democrat.

Your judgement and take on people is evidently useless.


31 posted on 05/27/2012 4:41:05 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Talkradio03

The Republican Party made this man famous and the first time a socialist democrat half black man runs for President he’s all in.

We now know what this man is made of.


32 posted on 05/27/2012 4:49:41 PM PDT by kempo
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To: kempo

From conservapedia

Political views

Colin Powell is a liberal or moderate Republican who is pro-choice regarding abortion, supports affirmative action and “reasonable” gun control. Although Powell is against gay marriage, he supports and helped craft the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the United States military, along with Bill Clinton. He has also been critical of the current policy in Iraq. In 2005, Powell telephoned two Senator’s, Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island and Chuck Hagel of Nebraska (also liberal Republicans) asking them to oppose the nomination of John R. Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations. In September 2005, Powell criticized the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina. He also opposed Guantanamo Bay and stripping Geneva Convention protections from captured terrorists. Powell was mentioned as a potential running mate for John McCain[3], but said he was no longer interested in elected office.


33 posted on 05/27/2012 4:53:29 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Talkradio03

It’s going to be fun watching Romney and his people kissing Powell’s arse for a fleeting endorsement, again.


34 posted on 05/27/2012 6:04:35 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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