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Colin Powell: ‘Elements’ in GOP ‘Demonize People Who Don’t Look Like the Way They’d Like’
Mediaite.com ^ | Noah Rothman | February 7th, 2014

Posted on 02/07/2014 12:27:07 PM PST by TexasCajun

Appearing on MSNBC, former Secretary of State Colin Powell savaged the Republican Party of which he says he is still a member for catering to “elements” that are overtly hostile to people of other races or nationalities. Powell told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that there are groups within the GOP who “demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look.” He added that, for this reason, he believes the GOP needs him more than the Democratic Party needs him.

He said that even senior-level Republicans continue to make “statements about women” and “minorities” that make the party look “less tolerant than it should be.” Powell specifically cited voting laws which he said are designed to restrict minority access to the polls.

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TOPICS: Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: colin; colinpowell; gop; gopestablishment; liberalracism; obamasupporter; powell; rino
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Colin Powell, who voted for Obama twice, thinks the GOP needs him more than he needs the GOP!

...just change parties and be done with it mister!

1 posted on 02/07/2014 12:27:07 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

You’re projecting again, Colon.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 12:27:55 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: TexasCajun

Just go away, colin. Your 15 minutes of affirmative action are up.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 12:28:25 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: TexasCajun

I’d hate to look like a colon.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 12:28:42 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: TexasCajun

the problem with Powell isn’t his appearance (indeed, he is a reasonably handsome man, YTMD of course). The problem with Powell is his left-wing (and racist) politics.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 12:28:50 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C?d)
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To: TexasCajun

the GOP needs a Colin cleanse.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 12:29:15 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: TexasCajun
Ugh. He's such a girl.

Wonder what he's paid to mouth this crapola?

7 posted on 02/07/2014 12:29:29 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: TexasCajun
“elements” that are overtly hostile to people of other races or nationalities."

Please get specific Colin. Who are these mysterious "elements" you speak of? If you can't identify them and back up your statements you are just another lying race baiter. Put up or shut up.

8 posted on 02/07/2014 12:30:17 PM PST by circlecity
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To: TexasCajun

Race card much, General? Of course you do; that’s how you got where you did.


9 posted on 02/07/2014 12:30:27 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: TexasCajun
I can honestly say that never in my life have I ever voted for a person because of their skin color. It has never once even been a small fraction of my decision making process.

Can you say the same General Powell?

10 posted on 02/07/2014 12:31:20 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Paladin2

: ?


11 posted on 02/07/2014 12:31:24 PM PST by mountainlion
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To: TexasCajun

Repeating the Big Lie.


12 posted on 02/07/2014 12:31:40 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: TexasCajun

Elements in the democrat party demonize people who don’t think like them.


13 posted on 02/07/2014 12:31:41 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: TexasCajun

The GOP already has plenty of security leaks, we don’t need anymore.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 12:32:16 PM PST by Zathras
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To: mountainlion

Leftists are stupid. They know it is about ideology.

Leftists believe that all minorities should think like them or they are uncle toms


15 posted on 02/07/2014 12:32:26 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: mountainlion

Do you want to look like a colon?


16 posted on 02/07/2014 12:32:31 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: TexasCajun

ps:I meant to type “left-wing and/or racist politics”

I wouldn’t care if Powell wore a purple dress, if he fixed up his politics I’d be happy to vote for him. However, so long as Powell supports Obama over and over and over again,
he is not going to get my support.
This country is going straight down to Hell and after 5 years of this trashing of Amerika from the WH.... Powell or anybody else has no excuse anymore to support more of this destruction of our nation and our peoples’ lives


17 posted on 02/07/2014 12:32:41 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C?d)
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To: TexasCajun

What kind of parent would name thier kid Colon? That’s like naming your kid a**hole.

As is typical with all race-baiters, Colin didn’t name anyone specifically, did he? Just a blanket statement.


18 posted on 02/07/2014 12:32:59 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: TexasCajun

Idiots who say things like a raped woman’s body shuts down from pregnancy don’t make R’s look good. But they are a tiny percentage.


19 posted on 02/07/2014 12:33:13 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: TexasCajun

Colin Powell has long ago lost any claim of relevance. Anyone stupid enough to vote for a communist because he happens to share physical characteristics with ones own tribe is not a person worthy of attention.

Go away Colin, you’ve given us enough stupid advice.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 12:33:26 PM PST by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: Paine in the Neck

MSNBC drags out Colin’s old bones anytime they feel like they need “credibility.” for an argument.


21 posted on 02/07/2014 12:33:33 PM PST by skams19
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To: TexasCajun

Colon’s such an ass.


22 posted on 02/07/2014 12:34:06 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: faithhopecharity

Wearing a purple dress would be indicative of his politics, yes?


23 posted on 02/07/2014 12:34:07 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: TexasCajun

I demonize people who allow me and my family and friends to suffer the consequences of their moral indifference. ...color? No. Culture? Mebbe.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 12:34:41 PM PST by dasboot
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To: Paladin2

Do you want to look like a colon?

No but I do want my colon to look good.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 12:34:42 PM PST by mountainlion
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To: TexasCajun

How about if the room contained Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, of Dr. Ben Carson? I suppose they would have to go to a corner and talk to each other????


26 posted on 02/07/2014 12:35:03 PM PST by BillM (.)
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To: TexasCajun

I wish this tin-star “general” would go bacak to wherever he came from before his parents decided to live here.

Right now he is ensconced with that Nitwit Chrissie WHitman and an executive of Goldman-Sachs (SURPRISE SURPRISE) on the COuncil of Foreign Relations, helping make idiotic foreign policy decisions as an unelected advisor to Obama.

Guess that isn’t enough damage for this dirtbag to create.

I don’t care what a politician looks like, but I sure as hell care if he is a one-worlder Marxist Muslim who hates America and western civilization - like the idiot in the White House or this bloviating armchair general.


27 posted on 02/07/2014 12:35:15 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: mountainlion

I’ve given up on having people look at mine.


28 posted on 02/07/2014 12:35:22 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: TexasCajun

funny how Colon never had these criticisms of liberals when they did as much to Clarence Thomas or Condi Rice or Sarah Palin...


29 posted on 02/07/2014 12:35:43 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Colin is actually a very common name in the British Isles - Scotland, Ireland and Great Britain. Don’t know how a native-born American ended up with it.


30 posted on 02/07/2014 12:35:47 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: TexasCajun
I think O'reilly needs to interview Powell. I salute his service but his political life is questionable. As Colin said, he voted for the Democrat 0bama because of his race.

So it's pretty disingenuous to call others for something he's guilty of.

31 posted on 02/07/2014 12:36:20 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: TexasCajun

Colon Bowel


32 posted on 02/07/2014 12:36:22 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: TexasCajun

Unstatesmanlike for him to iterate thus. He sounds like Obama. No facts or substance; only sheer innuendo.


33 posted on 02/07/2014 12:36:23 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: TexasCajun
I met, shook hands with, and asked him a few questions back in the nineties. He was smart, engaging, and had a presence about him that was impressive.

To see him devolve into playing the race card all the time is simply disgusting.

34 posted on 02/07/2014 12:37:11 PM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: TexasCajun

This guy was allegedly some sort of Republican at one time. He’s had a conversion along the lines of David Brock or Arriana Huffington and should be ignored as just another leftist with a deck full of race cards.


35 posted on 02/07/2014 12:38:26 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: TexasCajun

Wasn’t this an old story? Do you suppose 0bama sent him back out to flash the race card this week to take time away from the IRS scandal and O’Reilly interview topics?


36 posted on 02/07/2014 12:38:59 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: TexasCajun

This bum should have been kicked out of the Army for his complicity in the My Lai cover-up. Now we have to put up with him incessantly.


37 posted on 02/07/2014 12:40:02 PM PST by onedoug
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To: circlecity

We should blast Andrea Mitchell with email asking her why she did not ask for names, dates, and details. Wouldn’t a “good journailst” follow up on the who/what/where/when/how/why?


38 posted on 02/07/2014 12:40:22 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: TexasCajun

Seriously, Colon...

the people that you’re deriding don’t give a crap about what you look like,

what we care about is character and behavior.
Of course, criticizing behavior these days will get you called “racist” faster than anything else.


39 posted on 02/07/2014 12:40:38 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: TexasCajun
I seriously think Mr. Powell has an identity crisis. He continues to insist that everyone else besides him has a problem and that he is among one of the only people who can solve that problem.

It's as if Mr. Powell keeps fumbling two steel marbles and mumbles something about someone stealing the strawberries. Why, he's certain someone must have stolen the strawberries!

Okay, Mr. Powell. May I suggest some bed rest?

40 posted on 02/07/2014 12:40:40 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.obnoxious)
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To: TexasCajun

Gosh. He’s so right. The Republicans say bad things about women like, “Would you please be our Vice-Presidential candidate?” Not those feminist-approved things Democrat Bill Clinton said like, “Let me just wipe off on your dress, whatever your name is.”


41 posted on 02/07/2014 12:41:00 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Olog-hai

with lots of nice Obama campaign buttons on it, yes


42 posted on 02/07/2014 12:41:15 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C?d)
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To: TexasCajun

It’s a complete waste of time arguing with Colin Powell types, for they see color first. We see philosophy first, will you work to protect and defend liberty or not.


43 posted on 02/07/2014 12:42:30 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: TexasCajun

Elements in the democratic party demonize people who don’t think and talk the way they’d like.


44 posted on 02/07/2014 12:42:39 PM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: TexasCajun; All
cheer up....Colon Bowel, the Radical, Marxist, Racist, B@$t@rd pResident 0'Muslim; Whom You Voted For
..Is still shredding the US Constitution /Bill of Rights, when he's not golfing/vacationing or bedding Reggie Love.
btw, whatever happened to your oath, to protect the country & it 's Constitutional protections/BoR
when did you turned "turncoat"..Benedick Arnold? ..you were bought-off pretty cheap eh.

45 posted on 02/07/2014 12:48:54 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: TexasCajun

He is not a Repiblican, but an agent of Obama and the Democtatic Party.


46 posted on 02/07/2014 12:49:21 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Treachery—thy name is Colin Powell.


47 posted on 02/07/2014 12:49:31 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: TexasCajun
I have thought this clown was waaaay-verrated since I first saw him appear during GW1.


48 posted on 02/07/2014 12:49:58 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: TexasCajun

Powell, who wouldn’t even HAVE a career or a place on the political landscape of this country, except for the Bush family... once again reminds us that he CAN’T be right about ANYTHING!!


49 posted on 02/07/2014 12:50:53 PM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: TexasCajun
So Powell is saying he didn't see Obama’s 2012 campaign? You know, the one where Obama bitterly and ruthlessly attacked Americans who were different than him?

He has no problem with Obama using the IRS as the Gestapo against other Americans?

Powell have anything to say about the general lawlessness of Obama?

Any comment on Obama letting 4 Americans die at the Embassy and then FRAMING another American for making a YouTube video?

No comments on any of this, right?

It's clear, Powell has long sought to inflict as much damage on Republicans as possible while dishonestly trying to hold himself above the fray so as not to besmirch his reputation. You know, something cowards do.

50 posted on 02/07/2014 12:51:30 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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