Skip to comments.Colin Powell’s Former Chief of Staff Explodes on the GOP: ‘My Party Is Full of Racists’
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 Sununus since-retracted assertion that Powell endorsed Obama for re-election because of his race. While calling Sununus 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 MSNBCs 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 thats despicable.
Powell broke with the Republican Party to endorse Obama for a second time this week, prompting Sununu a top Romney surrogate to say, hes got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama I think when you have somebody of your own race that youre proud of being president of the United States.
Sununu walked the comment back hours later, saying in a statement he did not believe Powells endorsement was based on anything but his support of the presidents 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 Powells endorsement, saying there has been steady improvement under Obama and that he needs another four years to make more improvements because theres still lots of improvements that need to be made.
Watch below, via MSNBC:
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Can someone be kicked out of a party?
Tell the democraps he’s theirs
Racism weekend. Mcpordinated media reports to help Obama.
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.
Oh no it’s not because he sucks as president...it’s because he is black LOL What a loon!
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!)
He’s gay. Along with half the brass at the Pentagon, including the field generals. No balls with the Libya BS.
Someday when Allen West is sworn in as commander in chief, I want this loonbat to eat some crow.
Colin Powell is a disgrace. Period. Obviously he didn’t assimilate the principle of meritocracy engendered in the US Army.
*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.
Maybe someone should tell that moron that the voting to end slavery, it was Republicans that won. No Democrat voted to end it.
Colin Powell was an affirmative action guy.
His intellect has always been suspect.....now, this proves it.
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.
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.
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.
Wow! Could you find two uglier people to put on a TV screen? Sergeant Schultz and Colonel Wilkerson. Where’s LaBeau and Hogan?
Collin Powell Comment (My Reply #60)
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.
The General is suffering from jungle fever...
The General is suffering from jungle fever...
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.
Full of BS
He must be upset that evey time he gets up on a stage people start bidding on him!
How do we know he’s a Republican?
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 thats not despicable, THATS THE TRUTH!
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
Hey Dalereed, my wife “carmelannie” was banned a couple years ago for essentially saying the same thing.
Does he see the racist staring back from his bathroom mirror every morning?
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......
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.
Colin Powell never saw a coverup he didn’t like.
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.
General, given your 2nd endorsement of Obama, in four years, we now know which party is yours, and we agree with your charge....
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.
"My GOP ... it's full of racists!"
Did he name any names?
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?
Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson.
Must be Autumn, the nuts are falling out of the trees.
Fine leave the party. I never heard of him ever endorsing a GOP candidate for that matter.
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.
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...
My hovercraft is full of eels.
The long sobs of the violins of Autumn wound my heart with a monotonous languor.
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