Skip to comments.Colin Powell Rips Sarah Palin, Others for Racism Within GOP (Watch)
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 thats a racial-era slave term, Powell said, referring to Palins words on Obamas response.
He also brought up another former governor who described President Obamas 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 theres 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 groups overall message.
Youve got to think first about whats the party actually going to represent, Powell said. If its just going to represent the far right wing of the political spectrum, I think the party is in difficulty. Im a moderate, but Im 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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Racist Colin can GTH.
In my opinion, Powell has always been a snotty nosed leftist.
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!
I believe that is his destination - all of his own doing.
Good and he can go any time, as far as I’m concerned.
The only reason Powell doesn’t like Palin is because she looks better with balls than he does.
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?
Powell was a pr!@k in Nam and nothing has changed.
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?
Yes. He was also likely an AA hire/promotion in every position he has held since he was a Captain.
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.
[[what does the Powell Style Guide say is the preferred word to use?]]
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.
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.
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.
Time to get off the stage, Colon.
Good point. I was wondering where this came from - now I know, FEAR.
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.
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
Shuckin and jivin is an adopted term from the 70’s... unless a white person says it. Then it’s racism.
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
“honorable gentleman who unlike preoccupied and selfish others is careful to set aside quality time to ponder life’s mysteries”
Steroetypes ONLY work because they have some TRUTH behind them!!
Obama IS LAZY....He works less than I do and I'm retired!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Isn’t he the General who greeted the aliens in “Mars Attacks”?
Or is that just a parody of him.
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
Powell is a racist and a democrat at heart. If he was an HONEST man, he would switch parties.
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.
Did not serve under him at the time but I’ve met some who did, they said the same thing.
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?
Yeah, ColOn. Didja KNOW that Sarah’s married to an Alaskan Indian? Sheesh; what an idiot.
Did colon weigh in on how much fun it is to kill white people?
Damn proud to be a “gun totin’ white folk”.
Nope (from cotton country AKA Georgia),no such thing as shucking cotton.
Why? The party is useless.
This statement itself is racist, along with terms like "blackmail" and "black sheep". Colon Bowel, you are a hypocrite.