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Posted on 10/19/2008 6:15:39 AM PDT by GoMonster
Powell endorsed Obama..go figure :)No cares. Good riddance.
I am disgusted such a military leader as General Powell no less would back a man such as Obama who would do nothing more than embarrass our armed forces and deny them of needed equipment and deserved respect. General Powell has not only shown his true colors but has separated himself from many military soldiers and families for now and always. I’ll tell you something “Marine-like” here that is missing with General Powell— Semper Fi.
And McCain gave that and more
Reagan69 Since Sep 30, 2008
you have an opinion, i have an opinion.
makes this country great doesn’t it.
Whose endorsement matters more? Powell’s or Joe the Plumber’s?
The divisions in this country are overwhelming. I think we are heading to a race war in this country. With respect to politics we are so sharply divided and I think the divisions are going to lead to our downfall. I dont see signs of this changing and I do not see the superliberal as a great uniter.
True. But he is far from perfect too.
Oh, anyone else think ole Colin has an intro or a couple of chapters in the upcoming Gwen Ifill book? I’d wager a bottle of wine or two on that one.
Of course he did. Powell was an affirmative action general officer, and Obama is a wannabe affirmative action commander-in-chief.
neither is smart enough or talented enough to do it on their own.
The main thing that Bush has been good on has been judges. I shudder to think where the court would be had Gore been the one to replace Rehnquist and O’Connor.
The main thing I fear at this point is that the media is going to hype powell’s comments like crazy in a positive light every hour, on the hour for the next few days. We’ve had good momentum after McCain’s performance this week, and now the media are panicking seeing their man going downhill in the polls, and they’re going to use this as their pro-obama story of the week.
Damn sad that so many hold this man’s opinion so highly. I pray that voters see this as Powell voting based on his own race.
Hows Does Obama spin this to the dems, because
How can the public believe Powell endorsing Obama when Obama says Powell was one of the people that “supposedly” lied us into war and that they should be prosecute.
So under bambi’s standards, if Powell is a liar, how can he accept the endorsement of someone he calls a liar?
Thats just warped logic.
Here is the breakdown in newspaper endorsements to date.
72 newspapers total
Arkansas Times (K): 34,000
The Argus (Fremont) (K): 26,749
Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek) (K): 183,086
Daily Review (Hayward) (K): 30,704
The Fresno Bee (K): 150,334
La Opinion (Los Angeles) (K): 114,892
Los Angeles Times (N/A): 773,884
The Modesto Bee (K): 78,001
The Monterey County Herald (K): 28,933
Oakland Tribune (K): 96,535
The (Stockton) Record (B): 57,486
The Sacramento Bee (K): 288,755
San Bernardino Sun (B): 54,315
San Francisco Chronicle (K): 370,345
San Jose Mercury News (K): 234,772
San Mateo County Times (K): 25,982
Santa Cruz Sentinel (K): 23,290
Tri-Valley Herald (B): 29,759
Cortez Journal (K): 6,700
The Denver Post (B)
The Durango Herald (K): 8,870
Gunnison Country Times (N/A): 4,000
Ouray County Plaindealer (K): 3,000
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The Washington Post (K): 673,180
Miami Herald (K):
Naples Daily-News (B)
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (K)
Honolulu Star-Bulletin (K): 64,305
Chicago Tribune (B): 541,663
Chicago Sun-Times (K):
Southwest News-Herald (K)
The Storm Lake Times (K): 3,200
Bangor Daily News (K)
Brunswick Times-Record (K)
The Boston Globe (K): 350,605
The Standard-Times (New Bedford) (K): 30,306
Detroit Free Press (K):
The Muskegon Chronicle (K): 41,114
Kansas City Star
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (K): 255,057
Las Cruces Sun-News (B)
Santa Fe New Mexican (K): 25,249
The Daily News (B)
el Diario: 53,856
Asheville Citizen-Times (K): 50,160
Wilmington Star-News (K)
The (Toledo) Blade (K): 119,901
Dayton Daily News (K): 116,690
The (Canton) Repository (B): 65,789
Springfield News-Sun (K): 24,684
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
Mail Tribune (Medford) (K): 30,349
The Oregonian of Portland (K)
Yamhill Valley News-Register
The Express-Times (Easton) (B): 44,561
Philadelphia Inquirer (K):
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (K): 214,374
Chattanooga Times (K): 71,716
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis) (K): 146,961
The (Nashville) Tennessean (K): 161,131
The Lufkin Daily News (K): 12,225
The Salt Lake Tribune (B):
Falls Church News-Press (K): 30,500
The Columbian (B): 44,623
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (K): 129,563
The Seattle Times (K): 220,883
Yakima Herald-Republic (B)
The Charleston Gazette (K): 48,061
Huntington Herald-Dispatch (K)
The Capital Times (Madison) (K): 16,335
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison) (B): 87,930
18 newspapers total
Napa Valley Register: 16,283
The San Francisco Examiner (B): 80,000
Mountain Valley News (Cedaredge): 2,000
The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction) (B): 31,349
The Pueblo Chieftain (B): 49,169
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The Washington DC Examiner (N/A): 100,073
The Baltimore Examiner (N/A): 50,000
Boston Herald (B): 182,350
The (Lowell) Sun (B): 44,439
Fosters Daily Democrat (B): 22,547
Union Leader (Manchester) (B): 51,782
New York Post (B): 702,488
The (Findlay) Courier (B): 22,319
Amarillo Globe-News (B): 44,764
Dallas Morning News (B):
(Spokane) Spokesman-Review (B): 89,779
Wheeling News-Register (B): 12,821
“Still, Powell is a true American success story and probably a decent man.”
You need to qualify his success with affirmative action. To some that doesn’t make a difference.
Excellent list. There should be a listing of all the retired generals and admirals supporting McCain on one side and the three or four supporting Obama on the other.
Sadly, I think it's all about his "legacy". He had always been portrayed as the "reasonable" Republican by the MSM until his UN speech regarding the war in Iraq. It's all part of him trying to disassociate himself from that and get back into the MSM's good graces.
All is forgiven...he’s back on the Dem “plantation”, where he belongs. Oh, AND HE’S BLACK.
See post #111.
Not the war against America's children.
Excellent discussion on weekend F&F now. Bringing up Powell’s remarks outside NBC. Powell says he’s upset with the “negativity of the campaign” and calling Obama a Muslim and bringing up Ayers. F&F taking Powell apart saying McCain never said those things. condemned them, and took one person to task about calling O an Arab. They bring up the negativity of Obama supporters calling Palin unspeakable things. Now have a Black columnist named Deroy Murdock, young conservative, talks sense about economics. Wow, where has he been hiding!
Of course, everything bad is Bush's fault.
So Uncle Colin says it’s cool to be on the Obama Plantation?
So what? Do you really think this endorsement will bring in even a single vote for The One at this stage of the campaign?
“He gave his entire life to the country”?
Don’t think so! I would rather say that THIS COUNTRY (USA)gave him everything and he finally betrayed it!
As OSAMABAMA and friends american-haters want to weaken USA...How should we call POWELL’s choice?
However - the media will saturate the airwaves with this news as though it is a real turning point in the campaign,a total rejection of the Bush policies and, Republican's in general.
I always thought we should have made media bias an issue months ago by challenging every lib question on the cable and Sunday shows and standing up to the libs asking them. It's still not too late to do this but - I doubt we will.
You are full of baloney
She won’t. Even though she is pretty pissed at Cheney. She is actually a conservative. As opposed to Powell who has always been a centrist.
This is not a surprise and has nothing to do with race/ skin color imo.
How can you say that, when he never was one of "us", a conservative.
He's a shameless afrocentric liberal RINO POS.
I agree that the Lord Obama is a great divider, not a great uniter. I disagree that we are heading toward a race war, unless Lord Obama loses that is. I do think we are headed toward an ideological war that will be more polarizing than anything we've seen since the War Between the States. At some point people are going to wake up and realize what happened.
Everything bad is not BUSH’s fault but his 2d term ,with C.RICE...,was very weak paving the way for OSAMABAMA’s thugs
Not if your opinion is dangerous - THAT doesn’t make America great - it puts her in danger.
GWB endorse Obama?
THAT would be a master campaign stroke!
It might be dishonest, but I would love it.
“I was wondering who would govern like I do - cronyism, spend lots, handing out money - and then I figured it out. Obama’s my man, and I hope all the supporters of my administration will vote for him...”
So did Weasely Clark.....both had “jobs’ with the military. And Powell had a “job’ with the Government after that. And now he is looking for antoher “job”... a cabinet post? that way he doesn’t have to “give ‘ too much , but Get A LOT!
Thank you! Does Mr. Powell have a conflict of interst here? Does he have a financial stake in Obama winning (Ifill’s book)?
See Post 170 for more insight to the truth.
I agree. But it is more than Race. It is also a culture/class war....the entitlement class vs the working class.
I have no idea but he just put the dagger in the back of his so called “friend.” Did Powell say anything nice about McCain? Not that it matters.
Bush also gets credit for handling The War on Terror...no attack in 8 years...well, I guess we just should —and do—ignore that.
Agree..its really bizzare!!
“Nothing to do with race”?
SOMETHING TO DO WITH POWER?
Why did he always say that MPcCAIN was a long time friend?
Why did he accept to work in the BUSH administration ?
Isn’t CURIOUS ?
Hilarious...Now Obama is Bush’ fault? Wow..yeah, that is twisted logic, at best.
My original post was reply to Bush is good man.
Powell endorses Obama, he is either a fool or is playing both sides of the fence
Good points..this is beyond race..it is an ideological war and cultural/class war....How long can the working citizens keep paying through the nose for Katrina whiners and the entitlement Great Society?
Whoops...sorry - gotta agree with you on Bush being a good man!
THAT black one! "
You guys forgot. Can't use the middle name, remember?
Powell is a disgusting disengenious little man. Note how he perfectly echos Empty Suits talking points.
my post could have been clearer.
On Powell endorsing bambi, should disqualify him from further office when bambi loses.