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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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008endorsements; blackvote; colinpowell; meetthepress; powell; racetrumpsparty; wantsacabinetpost
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To: GoMonster

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.


201 posted on 10/19/2008 6:47:02 AM PDT by casinva
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To: napscoordinator

And McCain gave that and more


202 posted on 10/19/2008 6:47:09 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Reagan69
Any negativity about President Bush is frowned upon at FR.

Reagan69 Since Sep 30, 2008

nuff said

203 posted on 10/19/2008 6:47:10 AM PDT by Kaslin (If Obama wants to spread the wealth around, let him start with his own)
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To: NordP

you have an opinion, i have an opinion.
makes this country great doesn’t it.


204 posted on 10/19/2008 6:47:17 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: GoMonster

Whose endorsement matters more? Powell’s or Joe the Plumber’s?


205 posted on 10/19/2008 6:47:18 AM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: brownsfan

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.


206 posted on 10/19/2008 6:47:19 AM PDT by Lady GOP
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To: jersey117

True. But he is far from perfect too.


207 posted on 10/19/2008 6:47:45 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: NordP; Norman Bates; nutmeg

Thank you!

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.


208 posted on 10/19/2008 6:48:37 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The choice is clear: Vote for the war hero or the muslim zero)
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To: Lady GOP
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.

Poor African-Americans primarily have rich white liberals and left wing African-American politicians to thank for their cycle of misery. Of course, the truth never can get out. So America has to be a racist land.
209 posted on 10/19/2008 6:49:52 AM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: GoMonster

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.


210 posted on 10/19/2008 6:50:25 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: alicewonders

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.


211 posted on 10/19/2008 6:51:08 AM PDT by MarkRegal05
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To: GOPsterinMA

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.


212 posted on 10/19/2008 6:51:43 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: casinva

Here is the breakdown in newspaper endorsements to date.

BARACK OBAMA
72 newspapers total

ARKANSAS
Arkansas Times (K): 34,000

CALIFORNIA
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

COLORADO
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

FLORIDA
Miami Herald (K):
Naples Daily-News (B)

GEORGIA
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (K)

HAWAII
Honolulu Star-Bulletin (K): 64,305

ILLINOIS
Chicago Tribune (B): 541,663
Chicago Sun-Times (K):
Southwest News-Herald (K)

IOWA
The Storm Lake Times (K): 3,200

MAINE
Bangor Daily News (K)
Brunswick Times-Record (K)

MASSACHUSETTS
The Boston Globe (K): 350,605
The Standard-Times (New Bedford) (K): 30,306

MICHIGAN
Detroit Free Press (K):
The Muskegon Chronicle (K): 41,114

MISSOURI
Kansas City Star
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (K): 255,057

NEW MEXICO
Las Cruces Sun-News (B)
Santa Fe New Mexican (K): 25,249

NEW YORK
The Daily News (B)
el Diario: 53,856

NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville Citizen-Times (K): 50,160
Wilmington Star-News (K)

OHIO
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)

OREGON
Mail Tribune (Medford) (K): 30,349
The Oregonian of Portland (K)
Yamhill Valley News-Register

PENNSYLVANIA
The Express-Times (Easton) (B): 44,561
Philadelphia Inquirer (K):
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (K): 214,374

TENNESSEE
Chattanooga Times (K): 71,716
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis) (K): 146,961
The (Nashville) Tennessean (K): 161,131

TEXAS
The Lufkin Daily News (K): 12,225

UTAH
The Salt Lake Tribune (B):

VIRGINIA
Falls Church News-Press (K): 30,500

WASHINGTON
The Columbian (B): 44,623
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (K): 129,563
The Seattle Times (K): 220,883
Yakima Herald-Republic (B)

WEST VIRGINIA
The Charleston Gazette (K): 48,061
Huntington Herald-Dispatch (K)

WISCONSIN
The Capital Times (Madison) (K): 16,335
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison) (B): 87,930

JOHN McCAIN
18 newspapers total

CALIFORNIA
Napa Valley Register: 16,283
The San Francisco Examiner (B): 80,000

COLORADO
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

FLORIDA
Tampa Tribune

MARYLAND
The Baltimore Examiner (N/A): 50,000

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston Herald (B): 182,350
The (Lowell) Sun (B): 44,439

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Foster’s Daily Democrat (B): 22,547
Union Leader (Manchester) (B): 51,782

NEW YORK
New York Post (B): 702,488

OHIO
The (Findlay) Courier (B): 22,319

TEXAS
Amarillo Globe-News (B): 44,764
Dallas Morning News (B):

WASHINGTON
(Spokane) Spokesman-Review (B): 89,779

WEST VIRGINIA
Wheeling News-Register (B): 12,821


213 posted on 10/19/2008 6:52:13 AM PDT by ZACKandPOOK
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To: CatoRenasci

“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.


214 posted on 10/19/2008 6:52:48 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: curth

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.


215 posted on 10/19/2008 6:53:00 AM PDT by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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To: Air Force Brat
What is Powell trying to achieve here?

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.

216 posted on 10/19/2008 6:53:05 AM PDT by Anti-MSM
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To: sunmars

All is forgiven...he’s back on the Dem “plantation”, where he belongs. Oh, AND HE’S BLACK.


217 posted on 10/19/2008 6:53:35 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The choice is clear: Vote for the war hero or the muslim zero)
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To: SBprone
He’s the greatest career military ticket-puncher slash bureaucrat slash Washington insider of our time.,

See post #111.

218 posted on 10/19/2008 6:53:49 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: tapatio
Powell says he wants the war brought to an end!

Not the war against America's children.

219 posted on 10/19/2008 6:53:49 AM PDT by Peelod (AmSoc 8yp doubleplusgood.)
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To: Ulysse
JEREMIAH WRIGHT RECALL IS FULLY APPROPRIATE NOW

See Feddoso on James Cone YouTube <- Expose this and it is all over for Obama.
220 posted on 10/19/2008 6:54:20 AM PDT by igoramus08
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To: jennyjenny

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!


221 posted on 10/19/2008 6:54:43 AM PDT by CedarDave (John McCain -- "Country First" is getting yourself elected. Save us from Obama and the socialists!)
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To: Leader_Of_The _Conservatives
I blame Bush for Obama’s rise.

Of course, everything bad is Bush's fault.

222 posted on 10/19/2008 6:56:10 AM PDT by BARLF
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To: GoMonster

So Uncle Colin says it’s cool to be on the Obama Plantation?


223 posted on 10/19/2008 6:56:39 AM PDT by csvset
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To: MarkRegal05
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.

So what? Do you really think this endorsement will bring in even a single vote for The One at this stage of the campaign?

224 posted on 10/19/2008 6:59:39 AM PDT by Roccus (POLITICIAN.....................A four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: napscoordinator

“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?


225 posted on 10/19/2008 7:00:12 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: GoMonster
In the larger picture - I dont think it's going to matter one way or the other. How manty people have said I am waiting to see who Colin Powell endorses before I make up my mind

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.

226 posted on 10/19/2008 7:01:15 AM PDT by capydick ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid".)
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To: markomalley

You are full of baloney


227 posted on 10/19/2008 7:01:28 AM PDT by Kaslin (If Obama wants to spread the wealth around, let him start with his own)
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To: Reagan69

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.


228 posted on 10/19/2008 7:02:07 AM PDT by Chatlee
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To: GoMonster
Good riddance

Good riddance?

How can you say that, when he never was one of "us", a conservative.

He's a shameless afrocentric liberal RINO POS.

229 posted on 10/19/2008 7:03:15 AM PDT by DocH (Osama Obama: Leader of an America-Hating Socialist /Black Nationalist Sleeper Cell)
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To: Lady GOP
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.

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.

230 posted on 10/19/2008 7:03:37 AM PDT by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Massively astute.


231 posted on 10/19/2008 7:04:15 AM PDT by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Reagan in heels, Teddy Roosevelt in a dress & like Rummy at a press conference!)
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To: BARLF

Everything bad is not BUSH’s fault but his 2d term ,with C.RICE...,was very weak paving the way for OSAMABAMA’s thugs
and croocks


232 posted on 10/19/2008 7:04:20 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: Nailbiter

Not if your opinion is dangerous - THAT doesn’t make America great - it puts her in danger.


233 posted on 10/19/2008 7:05:22 AM PDT by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Reagan in heels, Teddy Roosevelt in a dress & like Rummy at a press conference!)
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To: counterpunch

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...”


234 posted on 10/19/2008 7:06:20 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (It's Joe the Plumber vs. Bill the Bomber!)
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To: napscoordinator

No.

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!


235 posted on 10/19/2008 7:06:49 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (McCain may be a flawed MANIAC....but he's MY maniac!)
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To: NordP; Norman Bates; raccoonradio

Thank you! Does Mr. Powell have a conflict of interst here? Does he have a financial stake in Obama winning (Ifill’s book)?


236 posted on 10/19/2008 7:07:10 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The choice is clear: Vote for the war hero or the muslim zero)
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To: Republic; Nailbiter
Nailbiter, meet Republic...Republic, excellent points!

See Post 170 for more insight to the truth.

237 posted on 10/19/2008 7:07:48 AM PDT by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Reagan in heels, Teddy Roosevelt in a dress & like Rummy at a press conference!)
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To: Lady GOP

I agree. But it is more than Race. It is also a culture/class war....the entitlement class vs the working class.


238 posted on 10/19/2008 7:09:20 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (McCain may be a flawed MANIAC....but he's MY maniac!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

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.


239 posted on 10/19/2008 7:09:36 AM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: MarkRegal05

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.


240 posted on 10/19/2008 7:10:43 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (McCain may be a flawed MANIAC....but he's MY maniac!)
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To: sunmars

Agree..its really bizzare!!


241 posted on 10/19/2008 7:11:31 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (McCain may be a flawed MANIAC....but he's MY maniac!)
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To: Chatlee

“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 ?


242 posted on 10/19/2008 7:11:49 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: BARLF

LOL!

Hilarious...Now Obama is Bush’ fault? Wow..yeah, that is twisted logic, at best.


243 posted on 10/19/2008 7:13:56 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (McCain may be a flawed MANIAC....but he's MY maniac!)
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To: NordP

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


244 posted on 10/19/2008 7:14:20 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Entrepreneur

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?


245 posted on 10/19/2008 7:16:12 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (McCain may be a flawed MANIAC....but he's MY maniac!)
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To: GoMonster
Isn't it amazing that Powell runs right to the same Liberal village idiots that called him a liar and traitor for being a part of Iraq? Based on that fact alone it's obvious Powell is only voting for Obama because he's black.
246 posted on 10/19/2008 7:18:51 AM PDT by tobyhill (With an Obama the suburbs will be the new ghetto)
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To: Nailbiter

Whoops...sorry - gotta agree with you on Bush being a good man!


247 posted on 10/19/2008 7:19:16 AM PDT by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Reagan in heels, Teddy Roosevelt in a dress & like Rummy at a press conference!)
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To: WestCoastGal; brownsfan
" "The Black One"

THAT black one! "

You guys forgot. Can't use the middle name, remember?

Becki

248 posted on 10/19/2008 7:21:37 AM PDT by Becki (It's the Socialism, dummy!)
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To: GoMonster

Powell is a disgusting disengenious little man. Note how he perfectly echos Empty Suits talking points.


249 posted on 10/19/2008 7:21:55 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: NordP

my post could have been clearer.

On Powell endorsing bambi, should disqualify him from further office when bambi loses.


250 posted on 10/19/2008 7:22:00 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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