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Colin Powell Blames Media and Tea Party for Divisive Tone in Washington
Newsbusters ^ | Nov 27, 2011 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 11/27/2011 11:19:19 AM PST by bkopto

Colin Powell on Sunday blamed the media as well as the Tea Party for the divisive political tone in Washington.

Not surprisingly, neither the class warfare stoked by President Obama and his Party nor the resulting Occupy Wall Street movement was mentioned during this seven minute interview with Christiane Amanpour on ABC's This Week (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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POWELL: They compromised -- the Founding Fathers compromised on slavery. They had to in order to create a country. They compromised on the composition of the Senate, of the House, of the Supreme Court, of a president -- what are the president's powers? Can you imagine more difficult compromises today?

Compromise is how this country was founded, and unless two people in disagreement with each other don't find a way to reach out to one another and make compromises, you don't get a consensus that allows you to move forward.

But the Tea Party point of view of no compromise whatsoever is not a point of view that will eventually produce a presidential candidate who will win.

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KEYWORDS: colinpowell; colonbowel; teaparty
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1 posted on 11/27/2011 11:19:21 AM PST by bkopto
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To: bkopto

Colon Bowell ban KMA.


2 posted on 11/27/2011 11:21:20 AM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: bkopto

I think it is media, black politicans and Democrats/Socialists/Communists/Unions causing this.


3 posted on 11/27/2011 11:22:18 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: bkopto

Speaking of warfare Colin, where are those weapons of mas destruction you told us about? Or did you have your head up your rear back then too?


4 posted on 11/27/2011 11:22:27 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: bkopto

Speaking of warfare Colin, where are those weapons of mas destruction you told us about? Or did you have your head up your rear back then too?


5 posted on 11/27/2011 11:22:30 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: bkopto

Hey, Collin - you Obama-kissing scumbag, its not the OWSers who are “divisive,” right?

F*ck you and your sorry ass! The tea partiers are far better than you’ll ever be.

Take your new tone and stick it where the sun don’t shine!


6 posted on 11/27/2011 11:22:52 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 2111USMC

I second that!


7 posted on 11/27/2011 11:23:09 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (I had considered voting for Gingrich... but on second thought ... it would not be "humane")
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To: 2111USMC

Dang. Bad enough that FR’s servers are hosed. Then I go and post with a misspelling.

ban = “can”


8 posted on 11/27/2011 11:25:10 AM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: 2111USMC; bkopto
Colon Bowell can KMA.

And mine!

9 posted on 11/27/2011 11:27:11 AM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

It makes me sick that this idiot Powell got credit for the great work that Norman Schwarzkopf did in spite of Powell.

Powell is an freaking moron, heck, the traitor voted for ... Obama, that tells you all you ever need to know about this idiot.


10 posted on 11/27/2011 11:27:11 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (I had considered voting for Gingrich... but on second thought ... it would not be "humane")
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To: bkopto

Bozo Colin Powell obviously supports the Harry Reid definition of “compromise”:

“When there is a disagreement on policy positions between the parties, the compromise approach will always be the Democrat position”.

The truth of the matter is that Harry Reid is correct. How do I know? It’s simple, I read all about in the NYT.


11 posted on 11/27/2011 11:27:26 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: InterceptPoint

When you compromise with people who are insane, you end up with positions that are just partially insane.


12 posted on 11/27/2011 11:34:01 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks bkopto.
Not surprisingly, neither the class warfare stoked by President Obama and his Party nor the resulting Occupy Wall Street movement was mentioned during this seven minute interview with Christiane Amanpour...
s/b "Not surprisingly, Powell never mentioned the class warfare stoked by [Zero] and his Party nor the Occupy Wall Street astroturf which has no interest in compromise, or even taking a bath or a job."


13 posted on 11/27/2011 11:40:36 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bkopto
Wow this TEA PARTY IS ONE POWERFUL GROUP---!!!!

If it is as POWERFUL as Powell says AND the President on down continues to rest blame on the TEA PARTY ALONG WITH the Media--then the POWERFUL TEA PARTY should TOSS IN their own candidate and it should be a no contest. After all they have ground down government to a stop.

If you broke down each group/person who blames the TEA PARTY FOR HAVING TOO MUCH INFLUENCE into each unto their own premise + find in total agreement would = the conclusion. Isn't that how it goes?

After all they all blame the BUSH years, therefore; it is Bush's Fault.

14 posted on 11/27/2011 11:41:24 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: bkopto

Well, if Colon Blow thinks the Tea Party is wrong, we know it’s right.


15 posted on 11/27/2011 11:42:55 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: bkopto
I blame the leftist media as well. The tea party does contribute to the division, because they are not going along with the state sponsored narrative that is trumpeted by the media.

That said, Powell very much exemplifies how deeply entrenched race consciousness is within American blacks. Obama is the enemy of much of what Powell swore to defend in America, but it seems more important to Powell that Obama is half black.

There are many, many groups in the US that have never had one of their own elected to the presidency, including Jews, Italians, Asians, etc. Why is it that a black president is such a priority for some people? I thought we were supposed to look far beyond race.

16 posted on 11/27/2011 11:43:19 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: bkopto

Powell is a first class racist. He voted for Obama merely for the skin color. Obama, Powell and the rest of the liberals are the dividers but then point fingers at everyone else. Sorry, Powell, but you and your liberals are the primary problem with this country.

The only reason Powell is going after the TEA Party is because they are affective against his liberal agenda!


17 posted on 11/27/2011 11:43:35 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: bkopto

once and asshole.....


18 posted on 11/27/2011 11:44:03 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: bkopto

once and asshole.....


19 posted on 11/27/2011 11:44:23 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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20 posted on 11/27/2011 11:44:26 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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21 posted on 11/27/2011 11:44:30 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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22 posted on 11/27/2011 11:44:45 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: bkopto
The memo went out from HQ.

Every Democrat I talk to tries to say that Washington has been functioning perfectly well up until recently.
Bush v Gore in 2000? They've forgotten.
Bush v Kerry in 2004? They've forgotten.
Democrats blocking Bush on everything they could for 8 years? They've forgotten.
The destruction of Sarah Palin? They've forgotten.

Nope. Everything was copacetic until 2010 and the Tea Party ruined it all.

23 posted on 11/27/2011 11:45:34 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Roll the stone away, Let the guilty pay, It's Independence Day)
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To: bkopto
At the turn of the century the entire United States beeged Powell to be a leader, capable of uniting all of America. He was given center stage and invited to make his mark.

He chose to pander to the underclass; those who had been seduced into servitude by the progressives and had chosen dependency. He could have rallied blacks to throw off the addiction to dependency and create successful lives. He instead reinforced class warfare. If he didn't do more harm he at least missed a golden opportunity. An opportunity made available to only two men in my lifetime; Powell & Obama. Both of them failed miserably. sigh.

24 posted on 11/27/2011 11:46:05 AM PST by Thom Pain (OMG ABO USA = USC: United States of Chicago)
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To: bkopto

Colin, there must be a reason your parentz named you. You have certainly revealed yourself to be an A-hole.....Grade-A.

Just take your retirement. Nobody really listens to doddering old men anymore.

Do yourzelf a favor and hire a nurse. Its sad to see the drool on the side of your face. The nurse could follow you around wiping that embarrasimg slime off, while simultaneously feeding you Gerber....

Yuh poor stoopid bastuhd....


25 posted on 11/27/2011 11:47:18 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anywaqq)
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To: 2111USMC

Doesn’t he charge 6 figures for a speech? Top 1%.


26 posted on 11/27/2011 11:48:21 AM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: bkopto

Colin seems pretty comfortable down on the plantation these days. He doesn’t even seem to feel the weight of the chains anymore.


27 posted on 11/27/2011 11:52:45 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: bkopto
Colin Powell is not now or ever was a conservative..
And became a General thru Affirmative Action...

Powell Being appointed by George Bush shows George was a moron or himself a NON-conservative.. Powell exposes Bush not Powell..
But he did throw conservatives a bone or two..

BUT then.... thats what it was...... a “bone throwing”.. exercise..

28 posted on 11/27/2011 11:53:54 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: bkopto

Another plantation slave carrying water for Massuh Obama.


29 posted on 11/27/2011 11:54:23 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Bush is the one that hired him. Swartzcoff was the real man behind the mission.


30 posted on 11/27/2011 11:55:27 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Thom Pain

Well said... and right as rain....

Powell knows exactly who he is,, and isn’t...

He isn’t a brave or patriotic man..


31 posted on 11/27/2011 11:58:41 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: bkopto

I never realized what an idiot Powell was.

Hey, Colon, the Founding Fathers compromised with the British and were continuously screwed over for it.

They finally quit compromising.


32 posted on 11/27/2011 11:58:56 AM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Colin Powell is more responsible than anyone (other than GHWB, who listened to the idiot) for leaving Saddam Hussein in power. Everything that followed — the quarter million dead Shiites in the desert, the decade of IIS sponsored terrorism (including both WTC attacks), and the endless war we’re in now — Powell bears an enormous amount of responsibility for.

The man’s life has been one unmitigated disaster after another. He’s also a serial liar and an all around nasty piece of work.


33 posted on 11/27/2011 12:01:07 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: bkopto

I blame Powell for supporting Socialism.


34 posted on 11/27/2011 12:03:18 PM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jets.)
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To: 2111USMC

“Colon Bowell”

My thoughts too—more excrement from the excretory tract of ol’ Colon, he must take multiple, huge doses of Metamucil daily.


35 posted on 11/27/2011 12:17:34 PM PST by izzatzo ( Anybody but Obamney and Huntsman. Cain looks better and better.)
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To: tennmountainman
Bush is the one that hired him. Swartzcoff was the real man behind the mission.

Powell was the one who ran whining to #41 when the first pictures of the Road to Basra were broadcast. The 24th mechanized and the 82n Air Assault had the Republican Guard double flanked as they headed away from Basra and Nassariah. They were within minutes of dispensing all of hell's fury on them and 41 told Stormin' Norman to pull off and orchestrate a cease fire.

Whatever may have happened if we could have decimated them quite probably may have negated our return in 2003.

Colin Powell also knew all along who the leaker was, from his own office, in the Valerie Plame scandal. He told Armitage not to say a word to anyone, Fitzpatrick also knew it but they let the presidency twist in the wind for 18 months in a time of war (during the surge in Iraq) until they found someone to pin a bogus perjury trap on. Colin Powell is not a patriot.

36 posted on 11/27/2011 12:18:04 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Keep hitting the ‘refresh” button! it works.


37 posted on 11/27/2011 12:23:01 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: bkopto
Powell-a black whose parents immigrated from Jamaica? and had NONE of the creds of auhentic American slave descendents, who was promoted and succeeded above his "pay grade" due to affirmative action and the patronage of Republicans, has a set of bronze spheres when it comes to judging.

Can't abide the man.

vaudine

38 posted on 11/27/2011 12:37:24 PM PST by vaudine
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To: bkopto
Powell-a black whose parents immigrated from Jamaica? and had NONE of the creds of auhentic American slave descendents, who was promoted and succeeded above his "pay grade" due to affirmative action and the patronage of Republicans, has a set of bronze spheres when it comes to judging.

Can't abide the man.

vaudine

39 posted on 11/27/2011 12:37:38 PM PST by vaudine
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To: bkopto
Powell-a black whose parents immigrated from Jamaica? and had NONE of the creds of auhentic American slave descendents, who was promoted and succeeded above his "pay grade" due to affirmative action and the patronage of Republicans, has a set of bronze spheres when it comes to judging.

Can't abide the man.

vaudine

40 posted on 11/27/2011 12:37:38 PM PST by vaudine
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To: bkopto

not only is Powell a liberal he has bad case of blinded by color.....


41 posted on 11/27/2011 12:48:52 PM PST by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: bkopto

Powell is such an obot


42 posted on 11/27/2011 1:08:40 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: bkopto

He’s just making sure his son can eat out of the government trough. Cause doncha just know that Michael Powell at the FCC deserved that job. What a tool.


43 posted on 11/27/2011 1:08:48 PM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: bkopto

I agree with the media. But the divisive tone preceded the Tea Party by many years, and it has also survived it.


44 posted on 11/27/2011 1:40:40 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: bkopto

F*** you Colon ! You don’t belong in public service ! You are the problem, not the solution to this country’s woes !


45 posted on 11/27/2011 1:48:36 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: bkopto

Powell was one of Reagan’s mistakes. His mistake is one common to all Republicans; who eagerly seek the votes of blacks and Mexicans. Neither group will ever support conservative Republicans but only those Republicans that will support them financially and are indistinguishable from Democrats.


46 posted on 11/27/2011 1:51:38 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: bkopto
Colin Powell on Sunday blamed the media as well as the Tea Party for the divisive political tone in Washington.

Actually, he speaks the truth, before Fox and the tea party there was no divisive political tone in Washington because the only sound coming out was the voice of the democrats and "their" media.
Now there are conservative political tones coming from the tea party. It's called different opinions, and it's welcomed in a free country.

47 posted on 11/27/2011 2:12:40 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: bkopto
Powell-a black whose parents immigrated from Jamaica? and had NONE of the creds of auhentic American slave descendents, who was promoted and succeeded above his "pay grade" due to affirmative action and the patronage of Republicans, has a set of bronze spheres when it comes to judging.

Can't abide the man.

vaudine

48 posted on 11/27/2011 2:18:04 PM PST by vaudine
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To: bkopto
Powell-a black whose parents immigrated from Jamaica? and had NONE of the creds of auhentic American slave descendents, who was promoted and succeeded above his "pay grade" due to affirmative action and the patronage of Republicans, has a set of bronze spheres when it comes to judging.

Can't abide the man.

vaudine

49 posted on 11/27/2011 2:18:04 PM PST by vaudine
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To: oldbrowser
Actually, he speaks the truth, before Fox and the tea party there was no divisive political tone in Washington because the only sound coming out was the voice of the democrats and "their" media.

Now there are conservative political tones coming from the tea party. It's called different opinions, and it's welcomed in a free country.

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We are now witness black America (and its race pimps) deflecting the reality of being assessed via their character, not their skin color. That's where the flailing and gnashing of teeth is coming from.

50 posted on 11/27/2011 2:33:08 PM PST by txhurl
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