Skip to comments.Powell still bullish on Obama, not joining govt
Posted on 01/23/2011 8:53:11 AM PST by Qbert
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday ruled out a return to government service but said he still supports President Barack Obama even though he hasn't yet decided who to vote for in 2012.
The highly respected retired general and moderate Republican made waves when he endorsed Democrat Obama in 2008.
He told CNN's "State of the Union" that he thought Obama's presidency remains a work in progress and that tough issues such as the economy and unemployment need to be addressed. Powell said he hoped the president would tackle these matters in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Powell also lamented the lack of civility in political discourse and urged Americans to display tolerance in the wake of the shooting in Tucson, Ariz.
"I think he's got a way to go," Powell said. "I mean, he hasn't achieved all of his purposes, but he's stabilized the economy" and taken on health care reform. "You know, we didn't elect Superman. We elected a human being, Barack Obama."
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“The highly respected retired general and moderate Republican made waves when he endorsed Democrat Obama in 2008.”
A lot of wasted wording. All they had to write was “RINO”.
Highly respected by Whom? The enemy that the worthless AA General protected ,so we would have to go back to Iraq? BTW serves Bush right for hiring that unqualified Backstabbing Jackazz as SS.
His support of Obama was based on race. While Obama remains half Black, Powell’s support will not waver.
Oh boy. The suspense is killing me. I can't imagine who it will be.
“... The highly respected retired general and moderate Republican....”
To those of us who were there in the military when he was, he was NOT highly respected.
And he is no Republican.
Sorry, but he was - quite simply - a quota soldier of moderate ability who was chosen over others who were better. (Please, please...this is not a racist rant - it is a statement that’s as obvious as are Obama’s lies.)
“Highly respected by Whom?”
Highly respected by the MSM that loves to trot him out whenever we supposedly need a soporific lecture about “bipartisanship” and what a good “Republican” is supposed to be like (i.e. agreeing with the Dems on almost every issue, and never praising Republicans).
“Highly respected by the MSM that loves to trot him out whenever we supposedly need a soporific lecture about bipartisanship and what a good Republican is supposed to be like (i.e. agreeing with the Dems on almost every issue, and never praising Republicans).”
Good Point and true.
Powell is a racist who supported Obama only because of race.
Even with an obviously failed administration to behold, Powell can’t bring himself to admit that Obama is an incompetent whom he helped put in office.
What is sad is that just like Pelosi poisoned the waters for future potential female Speakers, Obama is making it near impossible for another black to hold the Presidency.
Does anyone really care about what Powell thinks?
Powell is a loathesome little mouse.
“Oh boy. The suspense is killing me. I can’t imagine who it will be.”
Ha ha. I’m sure he will take a VERY cloe look at everybody on our side. (Stifled laughter).
only by those who must patronize him due to his skin tone and hair texture...granted that includes many folks ...even a few here..but less than before though...they have seen the light
...or the door
When a Democrat newsroom like CNN trots Powell out in front of its cameras it is for the sole purpose of keeping disappointed and skeptical blacks engaged enough to return to the polls in 2012 to bother voting for Ubama again. Powell is nothing more than a campaign prop for Ubama, CNN, and the rest of the Democrat newsrooms.
OF COURSE Powell will endorse Ubama again.
"The highly respected retired general and moderate Republican. . ."
Highly respected by whom? democrates & RINOS.
". . . made waves when he endorsed Democrat Obama in 2008."
Out and out treason is now equivalent to "making waves". . . I got it!
". . . he thought Obama's presidency remains a work in progress"
He's a piece of "work" alright.
" Powell also lamented the lack of civility in political discourse"
Here we go again. 'Conservatives, sit down and shut up so this 'piece of work' can continue screwing you.
". . . and urged Americans to display tolerance in the wake of the shooting in Tucson, Ariz.
But before we display all this tolerance lets first smear Palin, Limbaugh, Beck, etc.
"You know, we didn't elect Superman. We elected a human being, Barack Obama."
Really. . . ? I thought he was the democRAT messiah, The One who was able to leap tall buildings in a single bound and make the very oceans recede at his command. What happened to all that?
"I mean, he hasn't achieved all of his purposes,"
Scariest line in the story! Very Telling!
Do us all a favor Powell, be a good highly respected retired general and simply fade away! You Putz!!
you needn’t qualify all that
even those here who used to call us racists for opposing Powell..or Condi...or Steele...when those names would be bandied about for POTUS
have seen what we warned of about those folks unfold
even JC Watts could not bring himself to disavow Obama..and he was another “black guy” loved here