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What is Colin Powell's problem?
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Posted on 01/15/2013 6:11:19 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer

He has accused the Republicans of lack of diversity and yet he was part of an Administration that picked the most talented people available.


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: colinpowell; powell
Secretary of State is arguably the one of the top Cabinet positions. Do we really need to judge GOP diversity?
1 posted on 01/15/2013 6:11:33 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I would quickly add that Condoleeza Rice was one of the most qualified Cabinet members Bush appointed.


2 posted on 01/15/2013 6:13:15 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Not that I’m big on defending the GOP, but Colon Bowels, in all his vaunted brilliance, is apparently unaware the GOP has attempted to run numerous good people of varied ethnicity in both houses of Congress. Is it the GOP’s fault those people have been defeated or never elected in the first place?

FOAD, Powell. You were never “all that,” anyway.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 6:15:04 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

he likes the attention


4 posted on 01/15/2013 6:16:44 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
The problem is that he defines himself as an N-word.

Period.

5 posted on 01/15/2013 6:16:48 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: ScottinVA

Bingo! Look at how the Dims treated Tim Scott...

I think they said he wasnt ‘black enough’


6 posted on 01/15/2013 6:17:24 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer

CP has an identity problem. He is no more a “Republican” than I am Napoleon Bonaparte. The 0bama-loving race-baiter is a perfect fit for the Democrat-Socialist Party.


7 posted on 01/15/2013 6:18:37 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: ScottinVA

The aptly named Colon Bowel.


8 posted on 01/15/2013 6:18:37 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: Former MSM Viewer

What is Colon Powell’s problem?

That’s easy——after serving for years as a Steppinfetchit for various administrations he got as far as he was going, and now is looking to ingratiate himself with blacks by showing his racist roots.

He was way in over his Peter’s Principle head but he was never smart enough to realize it.He allowed himself to be used and now it grates on him.


9 posted on 01/15/2013 6:20:20 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

BINGO! We have a winner!


10 posted on 01/15/2013 6:23:25 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Former MSM Viewer

He’s a racist.


11 posted on 01/15/2013 6:24:50 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Powell is obviously not well read in American history.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 6:28:12 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: John W

An elitist racist to boot.


13 posted on 01/15/2013 6:29:01 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

He can’t bring himself to admit that “The Great Black Hope” is an abject failure so he needs someone/something to blame. Being black his default position is GOP/racism.


14 posted on 01/15/2013 6:29:53 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
What is Colin Powell's problem?

He has had an axe to grind against the Republican party since he was shown the door from the Secretary of State position after Bush was reelected in 2004. Powell feels he was unfairly made a scapegoat when the war in Iraq went south. Since then he has done anything in his power to undermine the Republican party including endorsing Obama twice. So basically, he is a petty backstabber out for revenge.

15 posted on 01/15/2013 6:31:27 AM PST by apillar
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To: Venturer

Astute observation.

But colon is alo trying to curry favor with his peoples. Maybe colon be thinkin theys be retaining mo powah and he can follow the kenyan in 16.


16 posted on 01/15/2013 6:35:58 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

His problem is he is not getting enough attention from the media and Obama. He has become irrelevant and he cannot stand it.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 6:37:39 AM PST by Hattie
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Simply stated, Colin Powell’s “problem” is that he has no honor.


18 posted on 01/15/2013 6:38:24 AM PST by RavenATB
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Bingo! Look at how the Dims treated Tim Scott... I think they said he wasnt ‘black enough’

Yep, and ditto for J.C. Watts, Ken Blackwell, Michael Steele (his other faults notwithstanding) and most recently, Herman Cain. The GOP fields them, and the libs tear them down... who in the hell are the "racists" anyway? I'm sure the answer will be coming from Colon in mere moments. /s

19 posted on 01/15/2013 6:38:58 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

It’s worse than that he really went on a racist diatribe. Everything conservatives say and believe was portrayed as racist.

Also, it’s pretty creepy that all this race hatred is coupled with warnings that “we” are about to be in the minority. Someone needs to combat this racism before it’s too late.


20 posted on 01/15/2013 6:41:51 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: ScottinVA

Powell is being a race baiting Obama proxy at this point and someone should denounce him for it.

And I’m sick of being told that we are about to be in the minority through illegal immigration.

What’s going on is democrats are trying to make sure hispanics are racialized as much as blacks as a solid voting block. It’s bad for America and the cure is to smash mouth him back on it.


21 posted on 01/15/2013 6:46:31 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

He’s a liberal socialist that regitered in the wrong party.


22 posted on 01/15/2013 6:49:08 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Former MSM Viewer

People who benefit from affirmative action - as Colin Powell did - are often bitter and resentful towards whites because they know they didn’t get there on their own, and never know how far they would have gotten without it. Powell was promoted at a meteoric rate by well-meaning white Republicans his entire career, and now, at the end, the bitterness is coming out in waves.


23 posted on 01/15/2013 6:53:19 AM PST by montag813
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Powell is a unscrupulous suck up opportunist. He will be whomever he needs to be in any given situation in order to gain the most benefit to himself.

He's a disgusting specimen, for sure.

24 posted on 01/15/2013 7:01:02 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Former MSM Viewer

He’s a racist. And the RINOs caressed him, and loved him, and held him up as an example of tolerance. The RINOs got suckered like they’ve suckered us.


25 posted on 01/15/2013 7:02:51 AM PST by laweeks
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To: apillar

“He has had an axe to grind against the Republican party since he was shown the door from the Secretary of State position after Bush was reelected in 2004.”

I have to agree.

“ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2004, eight days after the president he served was elected to a second term, Secretary of State Colin Powell received a telephone call from the White House at his State Department office. The caller was not President Bush but Chief of Staff Andrew Card, and he got right to the point.”

“The president himself made no contact with Powell after Card’s call. For two days, the only person at the State Department Powell told about it was his deputy and friend of decades, Richard Armitage. Powell dropped off his resignation letter, as instructed, after typing it himself on his home computer. (The White House later pointed out a typo and sent it back to be redone.) Loath to reveal either surprise or insult, he used the letter to claim the decision to leave as his own.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/27/AR2006092700106.html

Armitage tendered his resignation on November 16, 2004, the day after Powell announced his resignation as Secretary of State.

Interesting. Still... I wonder why why Bush didn’t call Powell himself. Powell served under Reagan, HW and W.


26 posted on 01/15/2013 7:07:04 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

He’s been listening to the racist Jesse Jackson and the racist Al Sharpton too much.


27 posted on 01/15/2013 7:10:51 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Powell is obviously ignoring the racial and gender diversity of the GOP party leadership, the 8 years of Bush43 cabinet and key advisors, the candidates who ran for GOP presidential nomination in 2012, make up of GOP’s in Congress, USSC appontments by GOP AND the diversity of the GOP state governors .... not to mention the news and opinion staffs featured on FOX News and FOX Business

“rasist” is now applied to anyone of any diversity who opposes oppressive taxation and oppressive govt controls over individual liberty, and opposition to making America a socialist welfare state


28 posted on 01/15/2013 7:16:20 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Powell has a chip on his shoulder over the Scooter Libby incident.

He shielded Armitage from blame (Armitage was the one who let it slip that Plame was the agent) and allowed Libby to twist on the vine.

He refused to budget on the issue and will not give up his pride anytime soon.

29 posted on 01/15/2013 7:21:31 AM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

I am also guessing that Powell is very resentful of the fact that he put his credibility on the line by going to the UN and essentially telling the world that the US had solid evidence of substantial WMD in Iraq. When the WMD turned not be there (more or less, at least not anywhere near the extent that had been thought) and then the war turned into a fiasco, Powell likely felt humiliated and harbored a grudge against the Administration for having nudged him into doing it.


30 posted on 01/15/2013 7:30:40 AM PST by Stingray51
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To: Williams

Once Powell’s buds become a “majority”, don’t expect they will treat new minorities with “tolerance”.


31 posted on 01/15/2013 7:34:09 AM PST by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Colon is a racist and that explains it


32 posted on 01/15/2013 7:59:25 AM PST by italianquaker
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To: Former MSM Viewer

He’s a bitter old egotistical racist who can’t stand that his 15 is long used up.


33 posted on 01/15/2013 8:07:13 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
What is Colin Powell's problem?

His problem is that he is defending commie/marxists in the current administration. The only way he can do that is to accuse the opposition of racism. Never thought i'd see the day Colin Powell was a race pimp. Sadly, that day is upon us. JMHO

34 posted on 01/15/2013 8:11:21 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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His problem is that he is at his core tribal. Tribalism is the utmost, and yet the lowest, form of affiliation.

Many would misunderstand my assertion. This does not diminish its importance, however.

It is very anthropological, at least in the pseudo-scientific sense.

It is also why there were precincts with 100% obama voting.

Same thing happened in AZ, where reservations such as the Navajo voted virtually 100% to put a lib-dem back into office after she had been sent packing in 2010. You see, the districts had been redrawn, by a “non-partisan panel”, and it just happened to have been along tribal lines. Voila! It works every time.

America is now officially tribal. Who’d a thunk it?


35 posted on 01/15/2013 8:40:58 AM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: skeeter
Powell was an exception to the idea that the GWB administration had the most talented people available.

Bush could not officially offer him the position during the 36 days that the Democrats were trying to steal the Flroida electoral votes in 2000, but it was obvious that Bush planned to offer Powell the Secretary of State position. Nevertheless, Powell let it be known he would be happy to be part of a Gore administration. Bush should have known from that that Powell was not a trustworthy person.

36 posted on 01/15/2013 8:57:41 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Colin Powell’s problem is that he’s a black democrat trapped with a republican voter registration card.


37 posted on 01/15/2013 10:16:11 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Colin Powell knows his place on the plantation. Funny how he claims the Party of Freedom and bashes it in favor of the KKK and lynchings...He has turned into a sad and pitiful shell of what many once thought he stood for.


38 posted on 01/15/2013 10:25:16 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Colin Powell was politically connected; he was not the most talented.

He convinced Bush 41 to stop Schwarzkopf’s march to Baghdad.

39 posted on 01/15/2013 10:53:59 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Former MSM Viewer

He’s operating for Obammy and the radical left now. He’s always been a race baiter.

He was only a Republican because he was against communism during the cold war. The Dems were for communism. The cold war is over now and like Obama, he does not like the war against Islam. So he’s a socialist race baiter now rather than a GOP race baiter.


40 posted on 01/15/2013 4:36:51 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Powell is the ultimate Uncle Tom - he wants to keep blacks on the plantation when he was given every opportunity to get off of it.


41 posted on 01/15/2013 5:29:54 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

He’s black. He can’t get over it. Now, with Obama, it’s OK to be angry and bitter about it. About being black. IOW, he’s nutz.

Pathetic.


42 posted on 01/15/2013 5:39:28 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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