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Colin Powell Rips Sarah Palin, Others for Racism Within GOP (Watch)
EURWeb ^ | January 14, 2013

Posted on 01/17/2013 11:24:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

*Colin Powell went in on his own Republican Party during an interview on “Meet the Press” Sunday, calling out some “former governors” as using racist statements to describe President Obama and noting that there is a “dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party.”

“What do I mean by that?,” he explained. “What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities.”

Powell specifically pointed to October 2012 comments by former Alaska Gov. and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

“When I see a former governor say that the president is ‘shuckin’ and jivin’ — that’s a racial-era slave term,” Powell said, referring to Palin’s words on Obama’s response.

He also brought up another “former governor” who described President Obama’s as “lazy” during his first 2012 presidential campaign debate with Mitt Romney. Powell told host David Gregory that the word “may not mean anything to most Americans, but to those of us who are African Americans, the second word is ‘shiftless’ and then there’s a third word that goes along with it,” when racists describe African Americans.

Powell added that Republicans had become too preoccupied with the candidate-selection process, losing sight of the group’s overall message.

“You’ve got to think first about what’s the party actually going to represent,” Powell said. “If it’s just going to represent the far right wing of the political spectrum, I think the party is in difficulty. I’m a moderate, but I’m still a Republican.” [Watch below.]

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Powell was the first African American to fill the role of Secretary Of State, serving under President George W. Bush from 2001-05. Despite maintaining his allegiance to the Republican Party, Powell has been an ardent supporter for President Barack Obama...

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KEYWORDS: bow; colinpowell; obama; palin; powellracism; sarahpalin; typicaldncracism
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Isn't it finally time for General Powell, Gov. Christie and David Frum to follow Gov. Crist and Sen. Specter over to the Democratic side?
1 posted on 01/17/2013 11:25:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Looks like the good General is getting down to the bottom of the race card deck, only real low cards left to play.
2 posted on 01/17/2013 11:30:55 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun; 2ndDivisionVet

Racist Colin can GTH.


3 posted on 01/17/2013 11:33:36 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends




WOO-HOO!

PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TONIGHT!

4 posted on 01/17/2013 11:35:03 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All part of 0bammy's campaign to paint them gun totin' white folk as racists.
5 posted on 01/17/2013 11:35:41 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In my opinion, Powell has always been a snotty nosed leftist.


6 posted on 01/17/2013 11:36:58 PM PST by AlexW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s scary to think Colin Powell was once a very powerful man in our military. He thinks calling any black person “lazy” is a sign of racism. I would expect that kind of jive-talking from Al Sharpton, but Colin Powell? Playing the race card and the victim card at the same time isn’t exactly courageous or intelligent. It’s LAZY!


7 posted on 01/17/2013 11:37:34 PM PST by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: billclintonwillrotinhell
He was an affirmative action presidential fellow and is not a West Point graduate. He's the genius that persuaded President George H.W. Bush not to go to Baghdad.
8 posted on 01/17/2013 11:41:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: onyx

I believe that is his destination - all of his own doing.


9 posted on 01/17/2013 11:44:35 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Good and he can go any time, as far as I’m concerned.


10 posted on 01/17/2013 11:45:24 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only reason Powell doesn’t like Palin is because she looks better with balls than he does.


11 posted on 01/17/2013 11:46:34 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: billclintonwillrotinhell

the white house may be grooming powell to run for president- they are teachjing him to blame everyoen else, and cry racism at the drop of a hat-

if the left keep screaming ‘RAcism’ and accusign hte right of racism, thsoe who aren’t rwacist just might becoem racist justy to live up to all the accusatiosn against htem- apaprently that’s what the left wants?


12 posted on 01/17/2013 11:48:10 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: billclintonwillrotinhell

Powell was a pr!@k in Nam and nothing has changed.


13 posted on 01/17/2013 11:48:49 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dear General,

When attempting to describe someone who doesn't work hard and whose skin color is black, what does the Powell Style Guide say is the preferred word to use?

14 posted on 01/17/2013 11:50:53 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: AlexW

Yes. He was also likely an AA hire/promotion in every position he has held since he was a Captain.


15 posted on 01/17/2013 11:51:43 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As the only white person in a family where her husband, her children, and her grandchild, are all tribal members, Governor Palin is the most incompetent racist that I have ever heard of.


16 posted on 01/17/2013 11:58:16 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: vbmoneyspender

[[what does the Powell Style Guide say is the preferred word to use?]]

Patriotic apparently,


17 posted on 01/18/2013 12:01:09 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Alternate title;

Colin Powell Does Fancy Buck Dance for Plantation Master 0bama

18 posted on 01/18/2013 12:02:45 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FU Collin Powell. See, I once supported you. Even stupidly worked on getting you nominated for President. I now despise you. You know what, you racist piece of sh#t? Your skin color did not change between then and now. And neither did my complete disregard about your melanin content.

But you did. Or rather you came out of the closest as a statist scumbag.

Get it, Collon? Probably not, because you are — and probably always have been — a racist piece of sh#t. I am ashamed that I did not spot that far earlier.


19 posted on 01/18/2013 12:13:32 AM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: presently no screen name; onyx

But he fired the first shot of 2016 for the loony toons and now we know that Sarah STILL scares them to death. I expect more to follow.


20 posted on 01/18/2013 12:26:50 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: piytar

Powell hates white women - deep hate. It’s crumbling the area where a backbone should be. Colin is a wuss - finally what affirmative action hid is being revealed. He’s just a JJ or Al Sharpton in a uniform.


21 posted on 01/18/2013 12:35:49 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Time to get off the stage, Colon.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 12:36:18 AM PST by Swede Girl
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To: MestaMachine

Good point. I was wondering where this came from - now I know, FEAR.


23 posted on 01/18/2013 12:39:06 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Darn right. And they SHOULD fear.
Haven’t you noticed they attack the TEA Party almost every time they open their mouths, from i-me-bama on down the line...without saying TEA Party. No. It’s right wing extremists leading the good ol’ go along to get along republicans astray.


24 posted on 01/18/2013 12:48:06 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
well, in one way he is (flame suit on) right -- one way. We need to be careful of the language we use as it is twisted by the media

We can criticise Obama without using any words that the MSM can use to anyway seem "racist". Shucking and jiving -- that can be easily replaced by straight-forward "lying Obama" and "socialist failed policies"

I'm not advocating changing our message or even toning down the ire, but using the ire wisely and calmly to not let anyone deviat the message which is that Obama's policies are economically sociologically and and morally killing. That would be the same language to use against Biden or anyone irrespective of color of skin

25 posted on 01/18/2013 12:58:58 AM PST by Cronos (Middle English prest, priest, Old English pruost, Late Latin presbyter, Latin presbuteros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shuckin and jivin is an adopted term from the 70’s... unless a white person says it. Then it’s racism.

Jeez


26 posted on 01/18/2013 1:05:52 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a lieberal embarassment Colon Powell has become. He is a Black Racist with a serious “Hate Whitey” complex. Sad part is that a lot of the PhonyCon Media will end up kissing his arse


27 posted on 01/18/2013 1:20:38 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: vbmoneyspender

“honorable gentleman who unlike preoccupied and selfish others is careful to set aside quality time to ponder life’s mysteries”


28 posted on 01/18/2013 2:02:35 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey Colon.....if the LAZY SHOE FITS, DEAL WITH IT!!

Steroetypes ONLY work because they have some TRUTH behind them!!

Obama IS LAZY....He works less than I do and I'm retired!

29 posted on 01/18/2013 2:05:53 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: autumnraine

Powell said it’s a racial-era slave term, by which I assume he meant slave-era racial term. I tend to agree it’s was popular in the 70s, if not invented then. But the burden of proof isn’t on us. Let’s hear Powell explain its etymology. Did slaves dance while shucking corn? Probably not. Can one shuck cotton?


30 posted on 01/18/2013 2:06:59 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: AlexW

He thinks like Obama a gift to hummanity because he is black. God forbid that he ever be in charge of anything in the U.S. ever.


31 posted on 01/18/2013 2:18:38 AM PST by YukonGreen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like dementia is setting in. Alma needs to rein her old boy back in and give him his meds. He`s just friggin` lost it.

Before his mind went to sh*t, Powell was all about each individual striving for his/her potential, making the most of ourselves, etc. Now, sadly, he`s just another common race pimp like Jesse Jackson saying nonsensical crap to gain back a few more minutes of the long-departed limelight.

A**hole.


32 posted on 01/18/2013 2:26:56 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Powell has been advising the Obama regime on foreign affairs since Hussain took office. Including Libya. It’s not clear if he was advising the staff during the Bhengazi episode but it sounds like it.


33 posted on 01/18/2013 2:57:38 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province let a professor rule it." Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t he the General who greeted the aliens in “Mars Attacks”?
Or is that just a parody of him.


34 posted on 01/18/2013 2:57:56 AM PST by spandau-guard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Powell was the first Affirmative Action selection African American to fill the role of Secretary Of State. He is loyal to his race and has the audacity to berate whites who of course are easy targets as they meekly mumble some sort of pablum BS about 'racism'. Whites in this nation are neutered borg.
35 posted on 01/18/2013 3:24:39 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Colin you buffoon,Old Michelle called her own Husband LAZY in a TV interview.Go Crawl back in your hole you Incompetent Race Baiter


36 posted on 01/18/2013 3:25:19 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Powell is a racist and a democrat at heart. If he was an HONEST man, he would switch parties.


37 posted on 01/18/2013 3:29:38 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: spandau-guard
The irony is really, really thick. Picked by a Republican President to be the first black Secretary of State in American history, and solicited by many within the GOP to run for the Presidency, he now accuses the GOP of racism - all the while he exhibits unyielding support for Obama - primarily it seems because of Obama’s skin color.
38 posted on 01/18/2013 3:34:33 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


39 posted on 01/18/2013 3:37:41 AM PST by pookie18 (Less than 2 years until the midterm elections...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Powell's lack of character showed through in how he dealt with the accusations against Scooter Libby. How he rose so high with such a flaw is beyond comprehension. He walked away from the hard, right, thing to do and went along with the farce while lying to the President. He should never again be trusted.
40 posted on 01/18/2013 3:39:30 AM PST by RedEyeJack
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To: piytar
"FU Collin Powell. See, I once supported you. Even stupidly worked on getting you nominated for President. I now despise you. You know what, you racist piece of sh#t? Your skin color did not change between then and now. And neither did my complete disregard about your melanin content. But you did. Or rather you came out of the closest as a statist scumbag. Get it, Collon? Probably not, because you are — and probably always have been — a racist piece of sh#t. I am ashamed that I did not spot that far earlier.

There never was any evidence that Powell was Conservative. Many in the GOP supported him simply because he was a black man. They are just as racist as Colin Powell in my opinion.

41 posted on 01/18/2013 3:44:03 AM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: svcw

Did not serve under him at the time but I’ve met some who did, they said the same thing.


42 posted on 01/18/2013 3:45:06 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From Facebook:


Sarah Palin · 3,488,414 like this
October 24, 2012 at 10:17pm

For the record, there was nothing remotely racist in my use of the phrase "shuck and jive" – a phrase which many people have used, including Chris Matthews, Andrew Cuomo, and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to name a few off the top of my head. In fact, Andrew Cuomo also used the phrase in reference to Barack Obama, and the fact that Mr. Cuomo and I used the phrase in relation to President Obama signifies nothing out of the ordinary. I would have used the exact same expression if I had been writing about President Carter, whose foreign policy rivaled Obama’s in its ineptitude, or about the Nixon administration, which was also famously rocked by a cover-up.

I’ve been known to use the phrase most often when chastising my daughter Piper to stop procrastinating and do her homework. As she is part Yup’ik Eskimo, I’m not sure if this term would be deemed offensive when it’s directed at her or if it would be considered benign as in the case of Chris Matthews’ use of it in reference to Rachel Maddow. Just to be careful, from now on I’ll avoid using it with Piper, and I would appreciate it if the media refrained from using words and phrases like igloo, Eskimo Pie, and “when hell freezes over,” as they might be considered offensive by my extended Alaska Native family.

The outrageously outraged reaction to this expression from perennial hypocrites like Chris Matthews has only made me laugh. Mr. Matthews, let me share with you my favorite Irish toast: “May we always be happy, and may our enemies always know it.”

- Sarah Palin



43 posted on 01/18/2013 3:53:37 AM PST by Bratch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why did the Dems feel the need to drag out Conlin Vowel anyway? Just to beat up on Republicans in the gun control debate...seems a waste of time?


44 posted on 01/18/2013 3:56:22 AM PST by BobL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, ColOn. Didja KNOW that Sarah’s married to an Alaskan Indian? Sheesh; what an idiot.


45 posted on 01/18/2013 3:59:29 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did colon weigh in on how much fun it is to kill white people?


46 posted on 01/18/2013 4:02:59 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Damn proud to be a “gun totin’ white folk”.


47 posted on 01/18/2013 4:09:44 AM PST by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Tublecane

Nope (from cotton country AKA Georgia),no such thing as shucking cotton.


48 posted on 01/18/2013 4:12:38 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I would like republican Freepers to explain why they insist on being associated with the republican party whose majority is occupied by these asshole rino prix like Powell?

Why? The party is useless.

49 posted on 01/18/2013 4:20:18 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...noting that there is a “dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party.”

This statement itself is racist, along with terms like "blackmail" and "black sheep". Colon Bowel, you are a hypocrite.

50 posted on 01/18/2013 4:21:07 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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