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Powell on Meet Press
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Posted on 10/19/2008 6:15:39 AM PDT by GoMonster

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To: GoMonster

While I will have to admit that I am surprised by this — I think the majority here at FR pretty much called this the other day.

He is completely sold off what is left of his soul with this incredible slap in the face to the military.


101 posted on 10/19/2008 6:31:15 AM PDT by Lovebloggers (uate)
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To: Lady GOP

The media keeps saying if NOBAMA gets it he will be the first black pres...wrong hes half n half..mulatto pres...


102 posted on 10/19/2008 6:31:26 AM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: GoMonster

It doesn’t matter that Powell endorses BHO. The average black would be voting for BHO anyway, w/o Powell’s endorsement. I suspect the average black barely knows who Powell is, or what he has done. Go ahead, ask a few.

Liberal whites will be voting for BHO anyway, and those of us who want to save the United States from socialism will vote for McCain.


103 posted on 10/19/2008 6:31:30 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: GoMonster
do I really have to say it???

104 posted on 10/19/2008 6:31:31 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - McCain/Palin'08 = http://www.johnmccain.com/)
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To: whatshotandwhatsnot

I would have been shocked if Powell had sat this out without stabbing the Republican party in the back.


105 posted on 10/19/2008 6:31:41 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: raybbr

Well we now know where he stands in terms of putting his country first. Let the rats and media now dare to accuse the GOP of racisim. Time to go full steam ahead on Obama’s 20 year relationship with Wright. Everything should be on the table. I never thought I’d see a once respected General support a radical leftist over an American hero. This guy is dirt.


106 posted on 10/19/2008 6:31:48 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: GoMonster
well working under a liberal Bush admin. it must come natural for him. I respect Powell and his decision and I think it will have a impact on strengthen his own voters. I blame Bush for Obama’s rise.
107 posted on 10/19/2008 6:31:50 AM PDT by Leader_Of_The _Conservatives
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To: Pinkbell

Omigosh! Ya think?


108 posted on 10/19/2008 6:31:53 AM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot
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To: GoMonster
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109 posted on 10/19/2008 6:31:59 AM PDT by tx_eggman ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule" - Mencken)
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To: tirednvirginia

You got it. He is sticking it in GW’s eye one last time and rebuilding his career. I imagine he realized he is damaged goods in the media’s view and this rehabilitates it. Most conservatives gave up on him years ago.

I’m sure he is a good man, just a bit self centered.

Pray for W, McCuda and Our Troops


110 posted on 10/19/2008 6:32:17 AM PDT by bray (It's the Corruption Stupid)
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To: GoMonster
Whad’ya expect from an affirmative action General?
He's going to vote for an affirmative action presidential candidate.
Every time.
111 posted on 10/19/2008 6:32:19 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: GoMonster

RINO Gores RINO, News at 11!


112 posted on 10/19/2008 6:32:22 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Ann Archy
POWELL IS DESPICABLE!! He owes EVERYTHING to Republicans, but BLACKNESS is the ONLY thing that matters!!! Obama want to RUIN THE MILITARY and bring down MAERICA to THIRD WORLD STATUS!!

I don't quite agree with you. He did his job for the Republicans and that is all he needed to do. I am disappointed about this, but thrilled that it has not gotten any news. I think it is going to be a sleeper...basically all folks will say “Oh who cares”.

113 posted on 10/19/2008 6:32:25 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: sunmars

Powell will be forgiven as a witness for the prosecution...


114 posted on 10/19/2008 6:32:43 AM PDT by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a Constitution...)
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To: Nextrush
Maybe the talk of a McCain endorsement was planted to mislead people.

Why? Look at the threads, a lot of people around here were conviced that Powell would come out for McCain. Instead he's aligned himself with Obama. I doubt that the endorsement will have a whole lot of effect on the polls, though.

115 posted on 10/19/2008 6:32:52 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: nhwingut

There are probably some voters it will help with, but I think you may be right. When Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams appear to be the only black men in the country left to vote for McCain it may raise the question in the back of other voters’ minds if blacks are so monolithically united and motivated on color—can Obama be otherwise?


116 posted on 10/19/2008 6:32:57 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: All
This may not play well with the public. Whether its consciously or subconsciously many voters will see this as sticking it to whitey and that with 90% of blacks race trumps everything. If whites were smart they'd run from Obama quicker than crap through a goose. If blacks are going to vote for Obama because of his skin color then we have every right to vote against him because of the implications a President Obama would have for non blacks.
117 posted on 10/19/2008 6:33:01 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, spaying and neutering the animals on the angry left)
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To: GoMonster

Ghaddafi, Chavez andCastro endorsed him too!! Next is Ahmedinijad...


118 posted on 10/19/2008 6:33:04 AM PDT by Cooper42
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To: Reagan69

What total garbage. I read negativity everyday on FR about Pres. Bush and those people are still here. In fact, I bet the vast majority of FR is not happy with the Pres.

While I believe Bush is a good man, I also believe he has made tons of bad decisions and choices.


119 posted on 10/19/2008 6:33:23 AM PDT by beandog
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To: napscoordinator

People will see this endorsement for exactly what it is.


120 posted on 10/19/2008 6:33:27 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: GoMonster

Powell : quisling.


121 posted on 10/19/2008 6:33:45 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Welcome PUMAs!)
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To: Reagan69
I fully expect Condi to endorse zerO.

She won't do it while remaining Bush's Secstate.

However, it would not surprise me if she resigns in the next week...and then does so.

122 posted on 10/19/2008 6:33:54 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: raybbr

And if Obama loses, the MSM will be front and center blaming his loss on racism. The perfect set up.


123 posted on 10/19/2008 6:34:00 AM PDT by motoman
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To: alicewonders

Bush should endorse zerO - that would be hysterical !!!!


124 posted on 10/19/2008 6:34:06 AM PDT by Reagan69
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To: GoMonster

From now on I’m calling him “Colon” Powell.


125 posted on 10/19/2008 6:34:28 AM PDT by sierrahome (I'm done talking)
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To: GoMonster
This doesn't surprise me at all, I never trusted this guy anyway. It's all about the skin color with most black people. I guess they can't look at Africa and see what happens when blacks are in charge of their own country. there..... I said it..... I have wanted to for a long time.

I stopped having any concern for Africa a long time ago. remember when the Huttoos where chopping up the poor Tutsies with their long knives? I felt so sorry for the poor little Tutsies, but then they got the upper hand and they started chopping up the Huttoos.

I know I spelled their names wrong I just don't care enough to find the correct spellings. Good bye Africa.

126 posted on 10/19/2008 6:34:32 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: GoMonster

Attention: John McCain bring out the details of Rev. Wright NOW! America is not racist - but some people are - Powell and Oprah.


127 posted on 10/19/2008 6:34:43 AM PDT by TNoldman
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To: GoMonster

We’re really screwed now ... this will sew up the black vote for Obama [/sarcasm off


128 posted on 10/19/2008 6:34:49 AM PDT by tx_eggman ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule" - Mencken)
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To: bray
I’m sure he is a good man, just a bit self centered.

Have you all forgotten that Powell is treacherous? He is a back-stabbing snake.

He knowingly allowed Scooter Libby stand trial on the Plame matter when he knew all along that it was his aide Armitage who initiated the so called leak.

129 posted on 10/19/2008 6:34:58 AM PDT by webschooner (Welcome to the wonderful world of Socialism -- kindly check your money and possessions at the door.)
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To: Roccus

“The naivete of people as to what the state of race relations were really like before Obama is astounding.”

Including certain naive Freepers whom I very well remember wanting Colin Powell for President or for the VP slot. Singing his praises. Well, I’ll bet they are singing a different tune today, and you guys know who you are.


130 posted on 10/19/2008 6:35:10 AM PDT by flaglady47 (It's crunch time, folks.....)
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To: GoMonster

MORON


131 posted on 10/19/2008 6:35:25 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - to Conservatives a WARNING, to Liberals - a TEXTBOOK)
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To: Lady GOP

“If he was a good black man Id vote for him too. Unfortunately he’s a Communist.”

In the past I’ve always been careful to make that point. That skin color had nothing to do with my assessment of qualification. And while that’s still true, it doesn’t ring true with the people endorsing Obama. Obama’s rise has everything to do with his skin color. At times, it’s the elephant in the room.

So, from this day forward, I refuse to bow to the PC libs. I will not constantly make the clarification that I can think so I don’t select based on skin color. Racism is stupid, racists are stupid. I deal with people based on the person’s qualities. So, no more disclaimers.

It would be like saying: I drive a car, but I don’t look for cliffs to drive off of.

The use of the term The Black One is meant to be offensive. But the offense should be in how many have selected him as their candidate based on his skin color.


132 posted on 10/19/2008 6:35:29 AM PDT by brownsfan (Algore makes P.T. Barnum look like a piker.)
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To: GoMonster

It’ probably going to hurt Obama more than help.


133 posted on 10/19/2008 6:35:34 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Obama wants to put the same crowd that ran Fannie Mae in charge of health care)
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To: markomalley

I think stepping down with three months to go wouldn’t look too good, but she may well get whispers out to the press, then herself decline to endorse anyone on the record.


134 posted on 10/19/2008 6:35:35 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: tirednvirginia
Powell just went with who he likes better. Things are really worse off than they should be because the Bush PR team simply doesnt defend any of its actions. If the intelligence says WMDs in Iraq then you have to do something about it.

Back to more important things. Downticket candidates need help. Wright has to come back.

James Cone and Black Liberation Theology, Obama's religion, needs to be exposed, proving that Obama lied about Wright.

See Feddoso on James Cone YouTube

Expose the lie and the Obama Brand breaks down. The 'Uniter' is really a fraud. People will be repulsed by the truth. This is the Democrat's Foley scandal, and they are all complicit by not only covering it up but by also supporting him.
135 posted on 10/19/2008 6:35:48 AM PDT by igoramus08
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To: GoMonster

If you want to learn about Powell check out HBO’s The Black List.

http://aalbc.com/reviews/the_black_list.htm

He talks somewhat barkingly about how it is not time for black anger to die down because there are still black children suffering ie. blaming the country or maybe just white people for the plight of the rap culture.


136 posted on 10/19/2008 6:35:50 AM PDT by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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To: Reagan69

Yes, and then zero will reject it out of hand while accepting Farrakhan, Wright, Hezzballah, Odinga,......


137 posted on 10/19/2008 6:35:51 AM PDT by motoman
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To: napscoordinator

It will just another case of the AA’s sticking together. It wont go down well in many areas of the country, i can tell you.

The best thing will be when McCAIN WINS, when he tells Powell to go stick it where the sun don’t shine and the Rep party, i hope drops Powell in it, he’s finished.


138 posted on 10/19/2008 6:35:53 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: expatpat

And to think that the Dems and Obama have been lamenting the potential racial backlash against Obama... Yeah, I guess we’re still a racist nation, at least among some groups.


139 posted on 10/19/2008 6:35:57 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: bushfamfan
America’s blood will be on Powell’s hands.

Powell is on the record supporting abortion since 1996.

140 posted on 10/19/2008 6:36:06 AM PDT by Peelod (AmSoc 8yp doubleplusgood.)
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To: UKrepublican; Chieftain

He has been the Ultimate PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE PERSONALITY.

He is a bitter, angry man with an ego way beyond his accomplishments. And he always comes through with this smiling “Yes Sir” stuff when he is the “Big shot” and then down the line comes the “GOTCHA!” moment.

This is beyond disloyalty to the Bush’s, it is disloyalty to his country.

What a total phony.
He is now just another played out Weasely Clark.


141 posted on 10/19/2008 6:36:27 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (McCain may be a flawed MANIAC....but he's MY maniac!)
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To: GoMonster

i knew he was going to. oh well


142 posted on 10/19/2008 6:36:31 AM PDT by TinaJeannes
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To: Abbeville Conservative

I think you’re right, Abbeville Conservative.


143 posted on 10/19/2008 6:36:40 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Brett66

I knew Powell was trouble from the start. Why his opinion matters is beyond me — he got tricked by Turkey didn’t he? I wonder what the Bush Family is thinking about him now. Should be clear to them that they should have listened to more conservatives and fewer ‘moderates’.


144 posted on 10/19/2008 6:36:46 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Han Solo -- "It just wont matter? Turn that droid off. Never tell me the odds!")
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To: GoMonster
As a former General and Sec of State, Powell endorses a candidate that can't pass an FBI background check because of his associations with so many seedy characters from white hating Pastors to Timothy McVey-esque unrepentant terrorists....

COLIN POWELL IS A RACIST

145 posted on 10/19/2008 6:36:50 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: GoMonster
De’hood sticks together, big ears and all.

But then the job offer was probably pretty good.

146 posted on 10/19/2008 6:36:54 AM PDT by org.whodat ( "the Whipped Dog Party" , what was formally the republicans.)
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To: Peelod

Powell says he wants the war brought to an end!


147 posted on 10/19/2008 6:36:59 AM PDT by tapatio
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To: expatpat

Apparently, he isn’t as brilliant as everyone thinks. He just said that he watched Obama through the financial crisis and was impressed by BHO’s leadership. Not sure what he was watching, but his true leaning is showing proudly.


148 posted on 10/19/2008 6:37:00 AM PDT by MassachusettsConservative
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To: beandog

he is a good man. history will tell when we are no longer here


149 posted on 10/19/2008 6:37:05 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: CaptainK

Yep. This was his last chance to twist the knife and he took it. He’ll be promised some sort of ROAD post in the Hussein cabinet for the effort, but this endorsement won’t have much effect beyond the typical lib mediagasm.


150 posted on 10/19/2008 6:37:14 AM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot
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