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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: hershey
Dems are delirious. They think America cares what Powell says. Wrong.

According to a lot of people around here yesterday, Powell's opinion DID matter. Link

What a difference a day makes.

51 posted on 10/19/2008 6:23:14 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: GoMonster

Powell was always a man of the media, and he always will be. He is in the DC cocktail party hall of fame.


52 posted on 10/19/2008 6:23:24 AM PDT by Rosemont ($4+ for gas. Can we drill now?)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Watch the media play this up over the next couple of days.

As I predicted yesterday, they will build this up and drag it on for longer than they did the "Tim Russert Media Extravaganza".

53 posted on 10/19/2008 6:23:28 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: expatpat

54 posted on 10/19/2008 6:23:39 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: GoMonster

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.”


55 posted on 10/19/2008 6:23:53 AM PDT by Aggie Mama
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To: GoMonster

Maybe George Bush should endorse 0bama too.
0bama would best carry on Bush’s Big Government legacy.


56 posted on 10/19/2008 6:24:09 AM PDT by counterpunch (It's the SOCIALISM, Stupid!)
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To: GoMonster

The media will play it up but it will just make foreign policy be back in the news where McCain lays out Obama.


57 posted on 10/19/2008 6:24:16 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: GoMonster

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.


58 posted on 10/19/2008 6:24:22 AM PDT by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: GoMonster
Peter Johnson Jr. asks some DNC spokesperson—did Colin Powell make a mistake on the Iraq War??? The DNC guy stuttered a bit how he'll let Powell respond, that he's turning the page looking toward the future. Yeah, looking for a job.
59 posted on 10/19/2008 6:24:25 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: GoMonster

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.


60 posted on 10/19/2008 6:24:27 AM PDT by jbarkley
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To: Ann Archy
Everything you need to know about Colin Powell can be found in Norman Schwartzkopf's 1992 book It Doesn't Take a Hero. Stormin' Norman had no use for Powell.

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.

61 posted on 10/19/2008 6:24:27 AM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: GoMonster

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.


62 posted on 10/19/2008 6:24:30 AM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan.)
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To: GoMonster

I can’t believe it.
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Powell plays right into the communists hands. I suppose my taxes should go up so that Powells grandkids get more handouts.


63 posted on 10/19/2008 6:24:37 AM PDT by o2bfree
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To: Lady GOP

“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.


64 posted on 10/19/2008 6:25:00 AM PDT by brownsfan (Algore makes P.T. Barnum look like a piker.)
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To: GoMonster

This announcement was coming.
Now we all have no doubts where he really stood.
What an embarrassment he is.
Good riddance.


65 posted on 10/19/2008 6:25:12 AM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists// Rove>Biden is a Big,Blowhard Dufus)
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To: GoMonster

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?


66 posted on 10/19/2008 6:25:16 AM PDT by jstolzen (All it takes for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke)
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To: GoMonster

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).


67 posted on 10/19/2008 6:25:18 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: taildragger

“He’s trolling for a job...Milicrat....”

Exactly. Wonder what position he was promised.


68 posted on 10/19/2008 6:25:32 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: cincinnati65
Unfortunately, I believe this election has pushed the improvement made in race relations back 60 years.

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.

69 posted on 10/19/2008 6:25:43 AM PDT by TN4Liberty (The first amendment doesn't end with "...as long as nobody is offended.")
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To: King Moonracer

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.


70 posted on 10/19/2008 6:25:49 AM PDT by feyler
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To: Diogenesis

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.


71 posted on 10/19/2008 6:25:53 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: WestCoastGal

...all about skin color with these people?

Sad to say, but I think you are right.
So who’s the bigot?
God help America.


72 posted on 10/19/2008 6:26:19 AM PDT by FES0844 (FES0844)
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To: GoMonster

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.


73 posted on 10/19/2008 6:26:37 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: Aggie Mama
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.”

Exactly right, why not bring back Jeremiah Wright to help make this point.
74 posted on 10/19/2008 6:26:49 AM PDT by o2bfree
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To: Phil V.

Exactly. He’s a pissed off, old, x-Bush cabinet member.


75 posted on 10/19/2008 6:27:00 AM PDT by motoman
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To: GoMonster

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.


76 posted on 10/19/2008 6:27:18 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: GoMonster
Powell is a racist. Powell is a racist.

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.

77 posted on 10/19/2008 6:27:24 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: brownsfan

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


78 posted on 10/19/2008 6:27:29 AM PDT by Lady GOP
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To: Diogenesis
So, a former Cabinet Member of the “Evil” Bush administration, the same administration that “lied and people died”, is now endorsing Obama? How does this support Obama’s CHANGE?
79 posted on 10/19/2008 6:27:37 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: GoMonster

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.


80 posted on 10/19/2008 6:27:45 AM PDT by nhwingut (,)
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To: GoMonster

Another RINO....Maybe he wants a cabinet seat


81 posted on 10/19/2008 6:28:02 AM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: Non-Sequitur

Maybe the talk of a McCain endorsement was planted to mislead people.


82 posted on 10/19/2008 6:28:04 AM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Phil V.

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.


83 posted on 10/19/2008 6:28:09 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: UKrepublican

“....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.

pattyjo


84 posted on 10/19/2008 6:28:23 AM PDT by pj_627
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To: GoMonster

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.


85 posted on 10/19/2008 6:28:27 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: counterpunch

Brace yourself, you’re going to be called a troll.???

Any negativity about President Bush is frowned upon at FR.


86 posted on 10/19/2008 6:28:35 AM PDT by Reagan69
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To: rightwingextremist1776

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.


87 posted on 10/19/2008 6:29:22 AM PDT by Apparatchik ("Hope" is not a course of action. "Change" is a not a policy.)
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To: brownsfan
"The Black One"

THAT black one!

88 posted on 10/19/2008 6:29:24 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (READ MY LIPSTICK!!! I'm praying for Sarah Palin - Keep the vultures away from her.)
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To: Rosemont

“He is in the DC cocktail party hall of fame.”

Great line!


89 posted on 10/19/2008 6:29:24 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: UKrepublican
A traitor. I have lost all respect for this sell out. I’ll be interested to hear why he is endorsing a candidate that wants to end a war, he played a crucial war in starting.

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.

90 posted on 10/19/2008 6:29:31 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (I'm not going to crawl across broken glass to vote for McCain... it'll just feel like it!)
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To: Diogenesis

exactly.

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”.


91 posted on 10/19/2008 6:29:37 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (We are now living in AMERIKA thanks to Comrade Obama's promised Communistic Changes in Missouri)
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To: webschooner

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.


92 posted on 10/19/2008 6:29:54 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: o2bfree
No excuse not to bring up Wright now.

The Affirmative Action General just endorsed the Affirmative Action Candidate....

93 posted on 10/19/2008 6:29:59 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Wealth is not mayonnaise, Barack..........)
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To: GoMonster

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...


94 posted on 10/19/2008 6:30:07 AM PDT by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a Constitution...)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Was’nt Powell one of these street interviews Howard Stern did with people in Harlem?


95 posted on 10/19/2008 6:30:10 AM PDT by motoman
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To: CatoRenasci
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.

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.

96 posted on 10/19/2008 6:30:20 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: CatoRenasci

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.


97 posted on 10/19/2008 6:30:25 AM PDT by Reagan69
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To: cincinnati65
Unfortunately, I believe this election has pushed the improvement made in race relations back 60 years.

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!

98 posted on 10/19/2008 6:30:53 AM PDT by Roccus (POLITICIAN.....................A four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: counterpunch
Maybe George Bush should endorse 0bama too.

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!

99 posted on 10/19/2008 6:30:57 AM PDT by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: GoMonster

So Powell finally makes a mistake.


100 posted on 10/19/2008 6:31:07 AM PDT by aclusux.com (visit my site at http://www.aclusux.com)
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