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Colin Powell’s Former Chief of Staff Explodes on the GOP: ‘My Party Is Full of Racists’
The Blaze ^ | October 27, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 10/27/2012 10:41:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The former chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Friday called the Republican Party “full of racists” who want President Barack Obama out of office, not because of his job as commander in chief, but because of “the color of his skin.”

Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, a Republican, was reacting to former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu’s since-retracted assertion that Powell endorsed Obama for re-election because of his race. While calling Sununu’s comment an “unfortunate slip of words,” Wilkerson said it speaks to a larger problem within the GOP.

“My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people — not all of them, but most of them — who are still basing their decisions on race,” Wilkerson told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz. “Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander in chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, and that’s despicable.”

Powell broke with the Republican Party to endorse Obama for a second time this week, prompting Sununu — a top Romney surrogate — to say, “he’s got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama…I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being president of the United States.”

Sununu walked the comment back hours later, saying in a statement he did not believe Powell’s endorsement “was based on anything but his support of the president’s policies.”

“To say that Colin Powell would endorse President Obama because of his skin color is like saying Mother Teresa worked for profit,” Wilkerson said on “The Ed Show.”

Wilkerson seconded Powell’s endorsement, saying there has been “steady improvement” under Obama and that “he needs another four years to make more improvements because there’s still lots of improvements that need to be made.”

Watch below, via MSNBC:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: colinpowell; gop; obama; racism
Agent Orange? PTSD? Or just idiocy?
1 posted on 10/27/2012 10:41:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can someone be kicked out of a party?

Tell the democraps he’s theirs


2 posted on 10/27/2012 10:42:45 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Racism weekend. Mcpordinated media reports to help Obama.


3 posted on 10/27/2012 10:44:31 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What do you call it when 90+% of a particular race votes for a candidate because of his race?

The Democrat party is full of racists, not the GOP.


4 posted on 10/27/2012 10:44:31 AM PDT by MeanGreen2008
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh no it’s not because he sucks as president...it’s because he is black LOL What a loon!


5 posted on 10/27/2012 10:44:45 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

DADT.


6 posted on 10/27/2012 10:45:01 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In my mind, anyone who votes for someone solely because of his race is a racist. (That includes Colin Powell who has admitted doing just that!)


7 posted on 10/27/2012 10:46:43 AM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s gay. Along with half the brass at the Pentagon, including the field generals. No balls with the Libya BS.


8 posted on 10/27/2012 10:47:02 AM PDT by Pit1 (I'm so sick of O-nut-Head. All demoRats can go to hel. Now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someday when Allen West is sworn in as commander in chief, I want this loonbat to eat some crow.


9 posted on 10/27/2012 10:47:34 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Colin Powell is a disgrace. Period. Obviously he didn’t assimilate the principle of meritocracy engendered in the US Army.


10 posted on 10/27/2012 10:48:12 AM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

*sigh* I just don’t understand why its so hard for these Chris Matthew types to understand that I and others don’t agree with Obama’s policies.


11 posted on 10/27/2012 10:48:46 AM PDT by goodolemr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

12 posted on 10/27/2012 10:48:50 AM PDT by Errant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe someone should tell that moron that the voting to end slavery, it was Republicans that won. No Democrat voted to end it.


13 posted on 10/27/2012 10:49:52 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Blacks

Who in the world do you think will have you? The only path that doesn't lead to your eventual genocide is through white conservative America.

14 posted on 10/27/2012 10:51:44 AM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: astounded

Colin Powell was an affirmative action guy.
His intellect has always been suspect.....now, this proves it.


15 posted on 10/27/2012 10:52:45 AM PDT by Duffboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The guy is no Repub.

Repubs don’t vote for leftists and they don’t vote for Dems. Not if their name is Clinton, not if their name is Carter, and not if their name is Obama.

If Colin Powell voted for Clinton and Carter, then his vote for Obama would be consistent with his values. If he didn’t vote for Clinton and Carter, because they were Dems and men of the left, then his vote for Obama only makes sense if it was based on some kind of ethnic solidarity.

I suppose there could have been some kind of personal grudge against McCain, which would be perfectly plausible, but McCain isn’t running this year.

So, there it is. Either Powell is a man of the left, in which his vote is at least consistent, or he is voting out of ethnic loyalty.


16 posted on 10/27/2012 10:52:55 AM PDT by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Real Republicans do not go on Special Ed’s show to rip the Republican nominee. This guy is a liberal clown. One of those liberals who lie to the “media” by claiming that they are a “republican, voted for Bush, twice, drive a “Honda” Prius and have a son in Iraq.” Liberal pimps like this clown are a dime a dozen. They’re all over TV and radio around election time.


17 posted on 10/27/2012 10:58:05 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Agent Orange? PTSD? Or just idiocy?

I think it's becoming pretty obvious that Powell was always a democrat at heart who stayed with the GOP as long as it was good for his career. Once he no longer needed us his true political allegiances began shining through.

18 posted on 10/27/2012 10:59:21 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Errant

Wow! Could you find two uglier people to put on a TV screen? Sergeant Schultz and Colonel Wilkerson. Where’s LaBeau and Hogan?


19 posted on 10/27/2012 10:59:31 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Considering how antagonistic Obama has been to the Military, it is difficult to believe that Gov. Sununu's original comment was off the mark. But, here was my take on this, when I was pinged in an earlier thread:

Collin Powell Comment (My Reply #60)

William Flax

20 posted on 10/27/2012 11:02:16 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: GraceG
Someday when Allen West is sworn in as commander in chief, I want this loonbat to eat some crow.

Exactly.

Years ago I wanted to like Powell. He made overtures of running for POTUS without initially revealing his party affiliation or any aspect of his platform. He had high favorability ratings - it was a popularity contest.

When he came out for Obama in 2008 it was clear that he was perhaps more into progressivism than conservatism.

Obama's disastrous administration having underscored the failure of progressivism, Powell's support for a second Obama administration speaks to HIS racism and/or stupidity.

Colin, stop whining and go join the racist Demmunists where you will be more at home.

21 posted on 10/27/2012 11:05:00 AM PDT by Amagi (Chief Justice John Roberts is a traitorous weasel.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The General is suffering from jungle fever...


22 posted on 10/27/2012 11:05:40 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The General is suffering from jungle fever...


23 posted on 10/27/2012 11:05:54 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander in chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin..."

Content of his character = Marxist socialist

Competence as commander in chief = Benghazi, Arab Spring, insider murders of our troops in Afg and Ft Hood. Homos in the military.

Color of his skin = I couldn't care less.

24 posted on 10/27/2012 11:18:25 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Full of BS


25 posted on 10/27/2012 11:22:22 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He must be upset that evey time he gets up on a stage people start bidding on him!


26 posted on 10/27/2012 11:27:29 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How do we know he’s a Republican?


27 posted on 10/27/2012 11:31:00 AM PDT by airedale
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To: Liberty Valance

Exactly right.

It has everything to do with the content of his character, everything to do with his competence as commander in chief and president, and absolutely nothing to do with the color of his skin, and that’s not despicable, THATS THE TRUTH!


28 posted on 10/27/2012 11:38:59 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Open Secrets shows the last time he gave to any Republican was 2006 but starting in 2005 he started giving to Democrats and after 2006 his money went 100% to Democrats. As I said where is the evidence the guy is really a Republican


29 posted on 10/27/2012 11:39:48 AM PDT by airedale
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To: dalereed

Hey Dalereed, my wife “carmelannie” was banned a couple years ago for essentially saying the same thing.


30 posted on 10/27/2012 11:48:17 AM PDT by UncleSam (Why must someone else always make the final decisions?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does he see the racist staring back from his bathroom mirror every morning?


31 posted on 10/27/2012 11:48:39 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left has done their best to make me believe I’m racist. Okay. I’m racist. We’re all racist. Everyone in the history of the world and all that will come after us is racist. Now what have you got? Still waiting......


32 posted on 10/27/2012 11:53:47 AM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

After four years of ineptitude I am being called a racist cause I will vote Romney/Ryan?
How about all the yahoo’s that voted for this inept, marxist magic negro simply because he is a negro? Seems that is the true racism.


33 posted on 10/27/2012 11:55:10 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Colin Powell never saw a coverup he didn’t like.


34 posted on 10/27/2012 11:57:51 AM PDT by o2bfree (All us minorities got us an Obamaphone!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Lawrence Wilkerson is a Dem party activist, not a Republican. The “Special Ed” show simply lied about him. As they lie about a lot of things.
For proof, go to the FEC records of campaign contributions at www.opensecrets.org. Wilkerson has at least a dozen recorded conributions since 2007—all to Democrats, including two contributions to Obama.


35 posted on 10/27/2012 12:02:53 PM PDT by CivilWarguy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

General, given your 2nd endorsement of Obama, in four years, we now know which party is yours, and we agree with your charge....


36 posted on 10/27/2012 12:24:37 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Idiocy. I still remember my drill Sergeant at Ft. Jackson in 1971. He was black three tours Vietnam and a soldier. Colin Powell is no soldier, he’s an ass kisser. Remember Bush I and not going into Baghdad he was the Chair of the Joint Chiefs.


37 posted on 10/27/2012 12:28:36 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"My GOP ... it's full of racists!"

38 posted on 10/27/2012 12:33:22 PM PDT by mikrofon (2012: A Race Oddity)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did he name any names?


39 posted on 10/27/2012 12:46:43 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Note to General Powell: I didn’t vote for Obama in 2008 and I will not again this year. I would have voted for YOU in 1996. Am I still a racist?


40 posted on 10/27/2012 1:07:38 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: UncleSam
The right bitches about PC, is harmed by PC, and is the only group that practices PC.

41 posted on 10/27/2012 2:11:54 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson.

Must be Autumn, the nuts are falling out of the trees.


42 posted on 10/27/2012 2:24:09 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama didn't fix it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fine leave the party. I never heard of him ever endorsing a GOP candidate for that matter.


43 posted on 10/27/2012 2:28:07 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Michigander222

I think Obama’s supporters, worship him, and don’t see any faults in his personality or his politics. So they see no legitimate reason for anyone to be critical of Obama. In their minds the ONLY reason one could have to reject THE ONE, The All Knowing, The All Perfect, is the color of his skin. They are broken hearted that Obama is not loved by all. So they lash out emotionally.


44 posted on 10/27/2012 3:57:05 PM PDT by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewis)
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To: Pit1
he's gay?....is that true?

but it would make a lot of sense...

I think Hollow Powell is supporting bamey boy because he supports the blackness....

not so much with Romney, but McCain and him were supposedly great comrades, and Hollow Powell still spit in his face....knowing that McCain had far more govt exp, and military exp, which bamey boy didn't have, and still doesn't have...

45 posted on 10/27/2012 7:18:44 PM PDT by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My hovercraft is full of eels.


46 posted on 10/27/2012 8:34:18 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Oztrich Boy

The long sobs of the violins of Autumn wound my heart with a monotonous languor.


47 posted on 10/27/2012 9:30:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Ohioan

Here is a direct link to your post:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950922/posts?page=60#60

You know you can click on the number of a post to get a link to it, right?


48 posted on 10/28/2012 6:11:19 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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