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Colin Powell expresses support for gay marriage
The Ticket ^ | May 23 , 2012 | Laura E. Davis

Posted on 05/23/2012 2:47:50 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse

Two weeks after President Barack Obama declared his support for gay marriage, former Secretary of State Colin Powell told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday that he has "no problem with it." [snip] "But, as I've thought about gay marriage, I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones," the retired Army general said. "And they are as stable a family as my family is. And they raise children. And so I don't see any reason not to say that they should be able to get married."

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About as American as apple pie . You know , like the Occupy movement . They don't call him colon for nothing
1 posted on 05/23/2012 2:48:06 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

He would.


2 posted on 05/23/2012 2:51:11 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

He’s a CINO: Conservative In Name Only.


3 posted on 05/23/2012 2:51:51 PM PDT by Kevmo (SUCINOFRAGOPWIASS: Shut Up, CINOs; Free Republic Aint a GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Who on earth is surprised by this? Who even cares?


4 posted on 05/23/2012 2:53:10 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: LeoWindhorse

The rudderless, racist affirmative action bureaucrat just going along with (seemingly) inevitable cultural tide.

All in the interest of future easy, vastly overpaid government work.


5 posted on 05/23/2012 2:53:41 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
"no problem with it." [snip] "But, as I've thought about gay marriage,

I guess he doesn't have a problem with this either...

"Pelosi: Forcing Military Chaplains To Perform Gay Marriages Against Their Faith-base Beliefs .."

6 posted on 05/23/2012 2:55:52 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

I have had enough of Colin Powell.


7 posted on 05/23/2012 2:57:57 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Article 58)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Powell is so stupid—sure—sodomy is just as American as apple pie.

Were you in Afghanistan for too long, Mr Powell? That is an Afghani worldview! And you know about their harem of boys????? Shame on you!!!! You can honestly explain to your little boys that “sodomy is good” and think it is healthy for children to grow up thinking such dysfunctional, sexist, narcissistic behavior is normal??? Such an artificial environment which forces such an unnatural, sick, selfish ideology on a young child and denies them their biological mother of father? That is evil and child abuse.

Looks like you crossed over to the irrational Wiccan “religion”.


8 posted on 05/23/2012 2:59:32 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: LeoWindhorse
This from the Republican who threw his support to the black jesus - would you expect anything less? He walks in lock-step with his messiah.
9 posted on 05/23/2012 3:00:52 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: LeoWindhorse

I watched Powell last night on Fox. Sorry, he has gone full over. He is no conservative in my book...at all.

Making excuses for Obama, outright slanting the facts and record. Defending his support for Obama.

Indicating that the only way in politics to come forward and get anything done is to compromise and that our founders intended it that way.

What hogwash and waht a bastardization of our system.

I wanted to ask him how well they ended up compromising with the King and his troops.

There comes a point where the compromise involves fundamental principle that it has to be impossible if you want to remain free and if you want to remain moral. We are long past that point.

Compromise is possible with competing politics on things like when to pick up my garbage at the curb or some such...but not ever on fundamental principle.


10 posted on 05/23/2012 3:03:21 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

“Who on earth is surprised by this? Who even cares?”

Totally agree. Colin Powell always struck me as the military’s version of Tim Geithner. In a bubble most all of their adult lives, very little in the way of tangible achievement, constantly bouyed by the high opinion other establishment people have of them. Kind of like Obama.


11 posted on 05/23/2012 3:03:58 PM PDT by crusader71
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Just because Colin Powell was given everything in his career in the military and political life by republicans means nothing to him. As a general he went right along with the promotions, always keeping his mouth shut about personal radical leftist views. Since his retirement he has shown his true liberal colors. Like most blacks in this country he is a bleeding heart liberal through and through and voted for Obama because of the color of his skin and nothing else. He was on Hannity last night and Hannity tried his best to get him to say one negative thing about his hero Barry Soreto. Aint gonna happen. He said all people do is criticise Obama and they basically don’t know what they are taking about it. Colin Powell nauseates me. That this overrated affirmative action former general can give a glowing speech in 2008 endorsing a complete known and tell the world how great that unknown is proves one thing. Like 95% of the rest of blacks, Barry Soreto got Powell’s vote because he was the same skin color. I wanted to throw up when I heard Powell’s endorsement speech from 2008. Now this “Christian” man comes out and endorses sodomite “marriage”. You can bet your bottom dollar that if Obama had said he supports REAL marraige, which is man and woman, Colin Powell would be all over TV saying that marriage is between a man and woman. Blacks play follow the leader with their new hero. Nothing more.


12 posted on 05/23/2012 3:05:47 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Powell was never more than a token.

An errand boy for George Bush.

Made his mark by lying about the My Lai Massacre.

Moved up as an affirmative action officer in the military.


13 posted on 05/23/2012 3:08:35 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: LeoWindhorse

Powell always looked a little lite in the loafers... now, we know for sure.


14 posted on 05/23/2012 3:09:10 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: LeoWindhorse

He’s a pro-abortion Episcopalian. Why would anybody be surprised by this? And exactly why were some conservatives getting all excited about the possibility of a Powell presidency 16 years ago? I didn’t like him even then.


15 posted on 05/23/2012 3:09:10 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: LeoWindhorse

Read this and remember everything else that Powell has done over the past 6 or 7 years. Then remember that in 1996, the GOP nomination for president was his for the taking if he had wanted it. Scary.


16 posted on 05/23/2012 3:11:49 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: NKP_Vet

Meant to say Obama was a complete unknown, with no experience of any type that would cause any sane thinking person to feel he had the experience and qualifications to be president. The few blacks that tell the truth about this fake and fraud are a breath of fresh air.


17 posted on 05/23/2012 3:12:08 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: NKP_Vet

...”Colin Powell nauseates me”...

He is an imposter in my mind. Who in their right mind respects him? I am sure he doesn’t care..However, one day the history will be written..The wind may not be blowing his way when that happens.


18 posted on 05/23/2012 3:13:33 PM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Powell went serious weird long ago.


19 posted on 05/23/2012 3:13:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou, let me ABOs run loose! They are of much use Lou, so let me ABOs run loose)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I wonder if Harry Belafonte still calls him a “house slave”.


20 posted on 05/23/2012 3:14:45 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: LeoWindhorse

from Wikipedia :
Upon graduation, he received a commission as an Army second lieutenant.[12] He was a professional soldier for 35 years, holding a variety of command and staff positions and rising to the rank of General.[13] Powell was a captain during the Vietnam War, serving as a South Vietnamese Army adviser from 1962 to 1963. While on patrol in a Viet Cong-held area, he was wounded by stepping on a punji stake.[14] He returned to Vietnam as a major in 1968, serving in the Americal Division (23rd Infantry Division), then as assistant chief of staff of operations for the Americal Division. He was charged with investigating a detailed letter by Tom Glen (a soldier from the 11th Light Infantry Brigade), which backed up rumored allegations of the My Lai Massacre. Powell wrote: “In direct refutation of this portrayal is the fact that relations between American soldiers and the Vietnamese people are excellent.” Later, Powell’s assessment would be described as whitewashing the news of the massacre, and questions would continue to remain undisclosed to the public. In May 2004 Powell said to Larry King, “I mean, I was in a unit that was responsible for My Lai. I got there after My Lai happened. So, in war, these sorts of horrible things happen every now and again, but they are still to be deplored.”[15]
Badges

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Medals and ribbons
Bronze Star
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Like many Vietnam vets I know today , who are totally left wing and against this or any war ...could it be because , they like troops of today never got to hear the word VICTORY! from their people and their commander and chief ? I think as long as America is dumb enough to elect lawyers to lead us , and our troops , and not warriors , we will end up with f-ed up people like the Jamaican immigrant here , ultimately NOT standing by the real America and the American way of life . We need to be careful whom we vaunt into military and political leadership positions . And who we then give the soapbox over to .
Where are the primetime interviews with Gen. James Conway ( ret.) ? hmmm ?


21 posted on 05/23/2012 3:17:57 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: NKP_Vet

I am certainly no Romney fan, but the only way in the world the media and God-less democrats will shut up about degenerate “marriage” is for Romney to be elected president. I know he’s not as good as a real conservative and he’s a flip-flopper, but REAL conseratives will hold his feet to the fire on the Defense of Marriage Act and there will no speaking of sodomite “marriage” if he becomes president. If the anti-Christian muslim goes back in office you can kiss the DOMA goodbye and this moron will get on national TV and pander to the degerates every other week, and the media will never let it die, always telling you how the latest poll shows most Americans are in favor of sodomite “marriage”. Tell that to the 31 states that have voted down this immoral garbage when they could actually vote on it. This type of Godless talk about destroying marriage will never end as long as democrats are in power in Washington, DC.


22 posted on 05/23/2012 3:22:35 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
I bet Sean Hannity realizes he made a mistake last night.

Colin Powell is just trying to get his name back in the news before endorsing Obama again.

He was never a Republican

He rode Republican Presidents for his career

23 posted on 05/23/2012 3:23:56 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: NKP_Vet

” Blacks play follow the leader with their new hero. Nothing more.”

au contrare :

http://www.caapusa.org/caap2_ma_statement.html

There IS actually real hope yet !
They have just begun to fight back .
They need our help and support !

” In your patience possess ye your souls.”
Luke 21:19


24 posted on 05/23/2012 3:26:10 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

First of all, I don’t believe he knows many gay couples in stable relationships. Second, so what? It has nothing to do with the debate.


25 posted on 05/23/2012 3:29:29 PM PDT by pallis
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To: LeoWindhorse

I sure am happy not to be Black, and therefore be free to have thoughts at odds with Obama.


26 posted on 05/23/2012 3:29:43 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Powell is usless, worthless and is nothing less than a glory hound. OH YES... Turncoat.


27 posted on 05/23/2012 3:30:36 PM PDT by Bubba (Kriss... firearm of choice for close encounters of the worst kind)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Powell is usless, worthless and is nothing less than a glory hound. OH YES... Turncoat.


28 posted on 05/23/2012 3:31:02 PM PDT by Bubba (Kriss... firearm of choice for close encounters of the worst kind)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Powell is usless, worthless and is nothing less than a glory hound. OH YES... Turncoat.


29 posted on 05/23/2012 3:31:02 PM PDT by Bubba (Kriss... firearm of choice for close encounters of the worst kind)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Powell is usless, worthless and is nothing less than a glory hound. OH YES... Turncoat.


30 posted on 05/23/2012 3:31:02 PM PDT by Bubba (Kriss... firearm of choice for close encounters of the worst kind)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Powell is usless, worthless and is nothing less than a glory hound. OH YES... Turncoat.


31 posted on 05/23/2012 3:31:15 PM PDT by Bubba (Kriss... firearm of choice for close encounters of the worst kind)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Powell is usless, worthless and is nothing less than a glory hound. OH YES... Turncoat.


32 posted on 05/23/2012 3:31:22 PM PDT by Bubba (Kriss... firearm of choice for close encounters of the worst kind)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Powell is usless, worthless and is nothing less than a glory hound. OH YES... Turncoat.


33 posted on 05/23/2012 3:31:22 PM PDT by Bubba (Kriss... firearm of choice for close encounters of the worst kind)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Powell is usless, worthless and is nothing less than a glory hound. OH YES... Turncoat.


34 posted on 05/23/2012 3:31:22 PM PDT by Bubba (Kriss... firearm of choice for close encounters of the worst kind)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Powell is usless, worthless and is nothing less than a glory hound. OH YES... Turncoat.


35 posted on 05/23/2012 3:31:22 PM PDT by Bubba (Kriss... firearm of choice for close encounters of the worst kind)
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To: Bubba

You can sure say that again...haha


36 posted on 05/23/2012 3:35:33 PM PDT by BRL
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
“Color” me surprised! No pun, and, or racism implied. What a total Maroon.
37 posted on 05/23/2012 3:35:51 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Powell said — “And they [homosexuals] are as stable a family as my family is.”

No —lots of homosexuals like open marriages. Many if not most men are very promiscuous by nature, whether homosexual or not. But heterosexual men have some restraints on their desires. Most homosexuals have no wife or Bible or God to hold them back.


38 posted on 05/23/2012 3:36:03 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: All

BUT OF COURSE!... His homo credentials were obvious at the time he was active.


39 posted on 05/23/2012 3:38:34 PM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: LeoWindhorse

I don’t care any longer about his service record. The guy is an absolute POS. It was already evident when he went on for years about how his friend McCain was his absolute ‘ideal’ for GOP president, then winds up endorsing Obama over him with just a week before the election. That was the action of a slimeball, regardless of what a drip McCain was.

Now he supports gay marriage, just proving what a moral degenerate he actually is as well. It’s a shame scum like him survived VietNam when so many good men perished.


40 posted on 05/23/2012 3:41:55 PM PDT by greene66
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To: LeoWindhorse

“And they are as stable a family as my family is.

No Sir they are not.
I doubt that anyone in your family is mentally ill or engaged in perversions.


41 posted on 05/23/2012 3:43:26 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: scooby321
I bet Sean Hannity realizes he made a mistake last night.

Maybe. But I have a feeling Hannity will continue to do what his RINO Repube-ican handler's bidding tells Hannity to do.
42 posted on 05/23/2012 3:44:21 PM PDT by brent13a (Glenn Beck is an a$$hat.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

And they raise children

Which should be considered child abuse.


43 posted on 05/23/2012 3:46:38 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New should be considered c American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: LeoWindhorse

As a law enforcement officer I run into a fair share of homo-couples in the line of duty. The only time that happens is when they have either a very physically violent domestic battery fight or when one of them attempts suicide. I’ve never officially seen a so-called ‘perfect’ homo-couple, or their fabled ‘normality just like straight couples’ because as far as I can tell from my in the field experience, they don’t exist. Homo-couples are just as mentally unstable as they used to be classified as, it’s just easier for the progressive-stalinists and the leftist-libertarians to hide it.


44 posted on 05/23/2012 3:52:24 PM PDT by brent13a (Glenn Beck is an a$$hat.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Either his life in the Armed Forces was a lie or his life now is a lie.

Or he was a closet homosexual......which would explain a hell of a lot of things about Colin.


45 posted on 05/23/2012 3:55:36 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: heye2monn

The libs will just say “That’s why marriage needs to be redefined as a gender-neutral institution. The gays guys will become monogamous the second they get the license from the government.” Yeah, right.


46 posted on 05/23/2012 3:56:55 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

The few studies I’ve seen show that ‘monogamy’ is an evil four letter word for a homosexual. The overall majority of them have multiple sodomite partners and conduct ‘open’ relationships. A monogamous homo-couple is the exception, not the rule.
If those facts plus the domestic violence facts were pushed out more to counter all the pro homo propaganda perhaps more eyes would be opened.


47 posted on 05/23/2012 4:01:28 PM PDT by brent13a (Glenn Beck is an a$$hat.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
And so I don't see any reason not to say that they should be able to get married."

Powell sounds like he is having "issues". He may want to see a shrink after he votes for Barry in November.

48 posted on 05/23/2012 4:05:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: LeoWindhorse
About as American as apple pie

Yep. Made from these.


49 posted on 05/23/2012 4:06:37 PM PDT by houeto (FReepathon 2Q! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: b4its2late

Yikes... Suddenly this Democrat scumbag Colin Bowel is showing up everywhere. And there’s a good reason for that.

Bowel and the Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms want to remind their audiences that this guy was once a bigshot “Republican” so his next endorsement of Ubama will hold at least some meaning. That’s their theory, anyway.


50 posted on 05/23/2012 4:11:19 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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