Skip to comments.Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama will live... in infamy
Posted on 09/02/2010 6:42:15 AM PDT by Michael Zak
Has anyone heard from Colin Powell lately? Since Barack Obama became president, there has been silence from Colin Powell about a man he described as having "great insight into the challenges we're facing of a military and political and economic nature." When can we expect Powell to show the courage to admit his mistake, his blunder, his betrayal?
Just weeks before the 2008 presidential election, Powell went on television to attack John McCain and the Republican Party. He then, in his wisdom, endorsed Barack Obama:
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I’m glad to see this question raised.
GEN Powell, where are you?
Where is he indeed?
Will he betray his race in admitting his mistake?
Or will he betray his country?
Agent Orange, Agent Orange !!!
One affirmative action queen endorsing another.
Powell was as much credit to his service record as Benedict Arnold was. Both sold out at a crucial time and both went down in ignominy. Yes, Powell damaged the US as much or even more than Arnold did.
There is, or could be, a bright side to this. It might just be a political career ender for him. Its rather difficult to understand exactly what he brought to the table in the first place but thats another discussion.
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The company, Silver Spring Networks, produces hardware and software to make the electricity grid more efficient.
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Former Secretary Colin Powell Named Strategic Limited Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
MENLO PARK, Calif. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers KPCB an innovator in providing venture and relationship capitalSM services to entrepreneurs announced former Secretary of State Colin Powell has become a KPCB strategic limited partner.
“Follow the money ...”
That could be said of a lot these days =(
“Or will he betray his country?”
Ok, I guess it would be that then.
If only Hurricane Earl would zero in on DC and blow all the turds into the ocean, I'd be a happy camper.
This is the first time I have even encountered his name in a long time. I hope he is properly ashamed. I hope he understands why he should be ashamed and aghast.
Powell is a nice looking, intelligent, mostly-white black man. He advanced through the military on those credentials. He was a wonderful token. He has done a good job of keeping his politics to himself and himself out of the spotlight. His support of Obama is understandable since both are of mixed race, but he has now exposed himself as not so bright after all. I expect that he has retreated back to the shadows.
The same thing Biden said Obama brought to the table. He is clean and well spoken. After that the search is on.
In the faux War Against Global Warming, there are Gore profiteers.
Looks like sly-boots Colon Powell is one. Just another reason he's laying low.
Good thing he's not running the no-win, politically-correct war in Afghanistan.......although he might as well be, now that I think of it.
I thought it was all about being the correct ethnicity.
Of course it is! That is the central point. The other is just the necessary costume to dress the pig.
I don't know how you can say that. Powell and Cheney had two major TV battles in 2009 over Gitmo and Afghanistan. Cheney criticizing Obama and Powell supporting Obama. Powell won both battles.
It is a continuance of the war between Powell/Realists and Cheney/NeoCons that has been going on since before the Iraq invasion.
Powell may have given his vote to Obama, but all of the Republican Realists have been supporting Obama.