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Posted on 10/19/2008 6:15:39 AM PDT by GoMonster
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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.
The media keeps saying if NOBAMA gets it he will be the first black pres...wrong hes half n half..mulatto pres...
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.
I would have been shocked if Powell had sat this out without stabbing the Republican party in the back.
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.
Omigosh! Ya think?
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
RINO Gores RINO, News at 11!
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”.
Powell will be forgiven as a witness for the prosecution...
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.
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?
Ghaddafi, Chavez andCastro endorsed him too!! Next is Ahmedinijad...
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.
People will see this endorsement for exactly what it is.
Powell : quisling.
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.
And if Obama loses, the MSM will be front and center blaming his loss on racism. The perfect set up.
Bush should endorse zerO - that would be hysterical !!!!
From now on I’m calling him “Colon” Powell.
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.
Attention: John McCain bring out the details of Rev. Wright NOW! America is not racist - but some people are - Powell and Oprah.
We’re really screwed now ... this will sew up the black vote for Obama [/sarcasm off
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.
“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.
“If he was a good black man Id vote for him too. Unfortunately hes 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.
It’ probably going to hurt Obama more than help.
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.
If you want to learn about Powell check out HBOs The Black List.
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.
Yes, and then zero will reject it out of hand while accepting Farrakhan, Wright, Hezzballah, Odinga,......
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.
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.
Powell is on the record supporting abortion since 1996.
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.
i knew he was going to. oh well
I think you’re right, Abbeville Conservative.
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’.
COLIN POWELL IS A RACIST
But then the job offer was probably pretty good.
Powell says he wants the war brought to an end!
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.
he is a good man. history will tell when we are no longer here
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.