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Posted on 10/19/2008 6:15:39 AM PDT by GoMonster
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According to a lot of people around here yesterday, Powell's opinion DID matter. Link
What a difference a day makes.
Powell was always a man of the media, and he always will be. He is in the DC cocktail party hall of fame.
As I predicted yesterday, they will build this up and drag it on for longer than they did the "Tim Russert Media Extravaganza".
Honestly, although the media will have vapors about this, the average person will say, “Well, he’s black, so that’s why he’s supporting Obama.”
Maybe George Bush should endorse 0bama too.
0bama would best carry on Bush’s Big Government legacy.
The media will play it up but it will just make foreign policy be back in the news where McCain lays out Obama.
At least this election has opened my eyes to a lot of phonies in our party - I think we can see why the GOP has been on it’s death bed for the last 20 years - these people have been in charge! It’s time to either do the merciful thing & put an end to the republican party - or start a whole new party from scratch. A party of true conservatives, the American party.
Powell just proved once again what a disloyal, dishonest, and opportunist he really is.
Nice to see him finally showing the rest of the world what his true colors are.
Still, Powell is a true American success story and probably a decent man.
About the only thing to say about Powell now is not to trash him, but to point out that it appears that racial solidarity is more important to him than policy. Other than that, honor his service, however effective or ineffective it may have been.
This has been the most racially polarizing election in our lifetimes, and it's all because that's how the Democrats and Obambi want it.
I didn’t think that he was on “Meet The Press” to to have tea with Tom Brokaw.
Media will explode the story.
But Powell was moving leftwards for a long time and no surprise here.
I can’t believe it.
Powell plays right into the communists hands. I suppose my taxes should go up so that Powells grandkids get more handouts.
“Yes its based on race. Whats next..Condi..?”
If she weren’t part of the current Republican administration, I’d bet a dollar to a doughnut she’d be endorsing The Black One.
Since it’s all about race, I think we should not refer to him as The One, and use his full title, The Black One.
This announcement was coming.
Now we all have no doubts where he really stood.
What an embarrassment he is.
Gee, and just yesterday Obambi said there’d “be a place for Powell in [his] Administration”..
But, nah. This COULDN’T POSSIBLY have anything to do with Powell wanting to be a BMOC in an Obambi Administration, COULD IT?
Did he happen to say WHY he’s supporting Obama? (not that we don’t know...I’m just wondering what he said for public consumption).
“Hes trolling for a job...Milicrat....”
Exactly. Wonder what position he was promised.
Perhaps. Personally, once the leader of the nation is black, it isn't clear to me why there is any need for affirmative action, preferences, and set-asides. If O wins, he becomes "The Man" in the sense it was used in the 60s. There is no longer a limit to what a black person can accomplish other than his own initiative.
Of course, it won't play that way. Too many votes too easily bought.
Watching this you could see that he was just going after every Republican . He didn’t even make a good case for Obama. He also blamed McCain for things that McCain had nothing to do with. It won’t hurt McCain.
I thought Powell would stay neutral. I agree with another poster - he’s trying to burnish his still declining legacy. But I didn’t think he would be quite this
un-american/condoning socialist. A true friend of the ragheads.
...all about skin color with these people?
Sad to say, but I think you are right.
So who’s the bigot?
God help America.
I knew he would do this. I predicted it on a thread here yesterday.
Have you all forgotten that Powell is treacherous? 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.
A snake is a snake is a snake.
Exactly. He’s a pissed off, old, x-Bush cabinet member.
Well, so much for any hope I and others had that General Powell would be consistant with his earlier support of McCain and do the right thing.
The important aspect of this isn’t that Powell has endorsed a fellow Black. It’s that he’s now hitched his wagon, and his credibility, to Barack Obama. If Obama is elected and bad things happen because Obama ISN’T ready, ISN’T experienced, doesn’t have the competence to effectively be President, etc ... Powell’s stature and credibility will be diminished.
He cares not for his country just his race.
Let's start a drive to ban the use of "African-American" except in the case of dual citizenship.
If he was a good black man Id vote for him too. Unfortunately he’s a Communist.
I think most whites will see it for what it is: Identity politics. Race trumping values.
Personally, I think this is a nothingburger for Obama. And maybe a shoring up of the (white) base for McCain. As two can play this game.
Another RINO....Maybe he wants a cabinet seat
Maybe the talk of a McCain endorsement was planted to mislead people.
Just like the Dems who are not responsible for their vote on the Iraq war, he is no longer responsible because he was lied to by the Bush Admin, too. Its just not his fault.
He thinks that this now totally redeems himself in everyone’s eyes.
“....but it would seem race has played a crucial role in this.”....
Yes. It seems that, to a large, LARGE portion of American blacks, that IS all that matters. While it, unfortunately, doesn’t surprise me, it greatly disappoints me. Even some of the few blacks who thought of themselves as ‘conservative’ are finding that the color of the candidate’s skin is more important than the content of their policy and character.
I’m not surprised that Powell has endorsed Barry. I’ve felt for a LONG time that his reputation was greatly overrated.
Powell, an affirmative action benefactor, is a wus. Remember Gulf War One, when we were kicking Iraq @$$, Powell got cold feet and counciled Bush 1 to stop the operation. We could have won quick and easy at the time, but we let Hussein off the hook. Powell is supporting Obama for one reason...blackness. This is akin to a Black South African takeover and Obama is planting the seeds for revoultion.
Brace yourself, you’re going to be called a troll.???
Any negativity about President Bush is frowned upon at FR.
Brokaw is pointing out Powell’s contradictions and inconsistencies with Obama’s platform. Obama was vehemently opposed to the premise of the war, while Powell was one of the biggest cheerleaders. Powell is a hollow man who got to the top in a Bush 41 Administration as a yes man. He even tried to deflect charges of racism by saying it took this long to decide - which is a joke. He’s been advising the Obama campaign all along - he made his choice based on race from the git-go.
THAT black one!
“He is in the DC cocktail party hall of fame.”
Agreed. This is TWICE! Powell was instrumental stopping the beatdown of Sadaam's forces in '91, causing us to have to go back. He was a big part of making the case for the need to go back, and now wants us to retreat again. He just cannot seem to get enough of seeing the U.S. military take casualties only to retreat.
A traitor indeed.
suppose McCain’s campaign was birthed in the living room of Timothy McVeigh?
America wouldn’t care?
Powell - is a - fool.
In Nazi Germany - Hitler had many such fools on “his side”.
So I guess now, If pelosi and bambi try to prosecute Bush for the Iraq war, they’ll have to prosecute Powell too, after all, he;s the one they say lied his face off at the UN, it seems they have a problem here.
McCain should be saying right now, well Obama thinks the Iraq war was a mistake and is now taking advice from the man who led the charge at the UN and did most of the legwork, now thats a problem for Obama.
The Affirmative Action General just endorsed the Affirmative Action Candidate....
Colin’s “All Hail Big Brother” moment. He will be a witness for the prosecution in the upcoming “World Socialists v. Bush, Cheney, and Rove” show trial...
Was’nt Powell one of these street interviews Howard Stern did with people in Harlem?
Ever wonder why the MSM NEVER refers to Obama as half-white only African-American?
This election IS about race now. They have made it so. It's okay to be a black racist so it must now be okay to be a white racist. Good. Let's all vote for McCain because he's white.
Stormin Nomran should come out for McCain. He did a lot of campaigning for GW.
Overall, I think Americans are more fond of him and Tommy Franks.
With different time frames, 20, 30...50 years, I've heard this same lament here at FR since we first became aware of rev. Wright. The naivete of people as to what the state of race relations were really like before Obama is astounding. Folks who thought, or think, that Wright et al are an anomaly had (have) their heads where the sun don't shine!
I was just thinking yesterday about that. I wouldn't be surprised if Bush did endorse him - or at least tell us he would make a good president. But wouldn't that just make a liberal's head EXPLODE? I would love to see them trying to justify that in their heads! LOL!
So Powell finally makes a mistake.
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