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The Dishonorable Colin Powell
The American Spectator ^ | 25 Oct 2012 | Quinn Hillyer

Posted on 10/25/2012 11:42:55 AM PDT by Rummyfan

So.... Colin Powell, fulminating about the economy (as if he is an expert on that!) and avoiding all discussion of the incompetence and dishonesty of the Obama administration's handling of Libya, has endorsed Barack Obama again. Gee, what a surprise. This is a man still playing out his personal picque at some imagined sleights during the administration of Bush 43.

But this is a man without honor....

Nobody should give a fig about today's endorsement. Nobody.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: colinpowell; powell
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1 posted on 10/25/2012 11:42:58 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan
Dishonorable means you say one thing but actually doing the opposite.

Let's just say Powell is a man without principle nor integrity.

2 posted on 10/25/2012 11:45:58 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Rummyfan

Putin, Chavez and the Muslim Brotherhood have also support Obama’s re-election.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 11:46:00 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Rummyfan

He’s a disgrace to the uniform he once wore as well as the memory of those that followed him because they thought he was a man of principles and ethics.


4 posted on 10/25/2012 11:48:50 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Rummyfan

He obviously doesn’t believe that all men are CREATED equal, or else he wouldn’t vote based on skin color.


5 posted on 10/25/2012 11:48:55 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: dragonblustar

I am sure Mr. Powell was taught to leave his men behind in a Mission


6 posted on 10/25/2012 11:49:02 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Rummyfan

So much for all his promises to “uphold our Constitution.” Liberalism is more important than the present and future of our country. Obviously Powell approves the policies that are crippling our nation.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 11:49:53 AM PDT by mia
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To: Sir Napsalot

“Dishonorable means you say one thing but actually doing the opposite.”

I think pretending to be a Republican for decades in order to get ahead while being a secret Democrat meets that definition. I also think he is black first and an American second.


8 posted on 10/25/2012 11:57:03 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (We won't stand for biased umps fixing a ball game but we allow a biased media to fix elections.)
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To: Rummyfan

Because his skin is dark.


9 posted on 10/25/2012 12:01:41 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: Rummyfan

Colin Powell made flag rank as a bureaucrat. He has the attitudes of a bureaucrat.


10 posted on 10/25/2012 12:02:26 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Rummyfan

For someone who claimed years ago, that he was a fiscal conservative, he’s sold his soul to the devil twice now. Guess he was just shuckin’ and jivin’ back then.


11 posted on 10/25/2012 12:05:41 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: arthurus

Precisely. He is a Parlor Marshal.


12 posted on 10/25/2012 12:07:00 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: MarineBrat

I agree, Powell is just voting for Obama because of his color. In other words, Powell would rather vote for a black man than a competent one.


13 posted on 10/25/2012 12:07:58 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Rummyfan

Given what Obama has done to the military, you would think that at a minimum Powell would just keep his mouth shut.


14 posted on 10/25/2012 12:09:24 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: Rummyfan

There’s part of me that dislikes Powell even more than I dislike Pelosi, Reid, 0bama, and Schumer. At least those people have no pretense about their leftist intentions for the country. Powell is a stealth figure. He’s not useful enough, nor smart enough to be a useful idiot, and he isn’t even trustworthy. Truly a pathetic figure.


15 posted on 10/25/2012 12:09:51 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: ryan71

With blacks its all about race (90%). This is not going to change for years until such time as their culture changes.


16 posted on 10/25/2012 12:11:26 PM PDT by rjones42
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To: Rummyfan
What's amazing to be is how the left just loves Powell now that he supports their “messiah”. It wasn't very long ago that they were calling him a George W. Bush “house n*gger” and demanding he be brought up on treason charges for his UN Speech claiming Iraq had WMD’s. But as soon as he endorsed Obama in 2008, all was forgiven and he was again the elder statesman.
17 posted on 10/25/2012 12:11:56 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Rummyfan

Color, color, color - first, last and always. There is no way that anyone with a fig’s worth of intellectual integrity could doggedly continue to support Obama and his ongoing affirmative action Presidency. - Nothing Powell says at this point is going to cut any ice with me.


18 posted on 10/25/2012 12:15:56 PM PDT by Twinkie (PEOPLE ARE HURTING IN OBAMA'S ECONOMY . . .)
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To: arthurus

Colin who ?


19 posted on 10/25/2012 12:17:10 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Maryhere

“Black Code” : never side with a non-black against a black, no matter what the issue.

Besides, Colin’s wife wants to be in the black social circles in DC.


20 posted on 10/25/2012 12:19:37 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Powell is a man without principle nor integrity

As it happens, he is also a man without much specifically military talent. He was Al Haig's Affirmative Action window dressing mannikin. He had a great deal of social ability and diplomatic skill, but as a soldier without Affirmative Action, he would have retired as a Major.

The one chance he had a big time command command was in Iraq, and his "plans" for that are still a subject for mirth at the Pentagon. Good man at a cocktail party.

21 posted on 10/25/2012 12:20:32 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama = Allende on drugs.)
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To: Rummyfan

Powell was never anything but a careerist ass-kisser. Why anybody could respect his opinion is beyond me.


22 posted on 10/25/2012 12:23:09 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Rummyfan

one affirmative action baby covering the other’s ass. colon poowell never commanded at the corps (3-star) level, but somehow he magically got a fourth star... barak hussein soetero sinclair obama davis never wrote anything for harvard law review but ended up its editor-in-chief. two guys who were permitted to game the system back in the day and we’re paying for it now.


23 posted on 10/25/2012 12:25:21 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: rjones42
Don't hold your breath, look at where they are in charge in Africa, look at Haiti, it's an ethnic trait, too bad.
24 posted on 10/25/2012 12:26:21 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: Rummyfan

I’ve never liked that LBJ voting bastard. And I hold W responsible. If he hadn’t made him SOS nobody would even know his name.


25 posted on 10/25/2012 12:30:33 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: ozzymandus

He was responsible for not going to Baghdad during Gulf War I. We would have a different world now if he hadn’t been in charge.


26 posted on 10/25/2012 12:33:28 PM PDT by organicchemist
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To: Rummyfan

Why does anyone care who Powell endorses. He is what he is. He’s a distinguished-in-appearance-liberal-user.During the Vietnam era, he took great pleasure in using his minority status to rise through the ranks and hang out with Republicans....Even though his wife was as devout a Democrat as you can get. General Wesley Clark has finally travelled into obscurity , why can’t Powell go with him? I don’t think I’ll ever forget what he did to Scooter Libby.


27 posted on 10/25/2012 12:34:47 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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To: Gertie

Those are places without a competing culture, or where the competing culture has been forcibly removed.

If allowed to succed or fail on their own in the presence of a competing, more successful culture (Western), they will either conform to the more successful, ie better, culture, or they will be comparatively miserable.


28 posted on 10/25/2012 12:35:21 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Rummyfan

The “dishonorable” part about the article is what he did to Scooter Libby when he knew the truth but didn’t speak up. Didn’t Scooter do jail time for something he didn’t do? It was Armitage, who worked for Powell who was at fault. Yet, the libs rewrote history, and Sean Penn made a vile propaganda movie about it. The truth never had a chance. And all of that because of Powell. I was there 4 years ago too when his endorsement announcement was timed to make the maximum amount of harm to Republicans. Fortunately, this time around, his reputation is so much in the trash, that his endorsement is as useful and as surprising as Nancy Pelosi’s.


29 posted on 10/25/2012 12:37:29 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: Rummyfan

Colin Powell is just another example of how it doesn’t matter what your skin color is to be a moron! AND, a loser built by affirmative action.


30 posted on 10/25/2012 12:37:58 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Rummyfan

Powell is a “Quota-Black.” Who gives two hoots in H*ll what he thinks about about anything ( aside from the main-stream media)? Thank you GHW Bush for foisting this incompetent upon us.


31 posted on 10/25/2012 12:38:47 PM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: Rummyfan

Colin WHO?

He is like that darned turd that just won’t flush.


32 posted on 10/25/2012 12:38:55 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Rummyfan

Powell was probably useless running the State Department. After he got bounced (2004) he was out for revenge and it came in the form of the Valerie Plame affair (and witch hunt) that you can blame on him and his stooge Richard Armitage


33 posted on 10/25/2012 12:39:24 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Rummyfan
Colin Powell is a pariah to conservatives - for very good reason - and a non-entity to a majority of Americans. His endorsement is worthless and for many voters will be met with the question, 'Who is Colin Powell?' The answer? 'Nobody important'.
34 posted on 10/25/2012 12:46:23 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: Rummyfan

after Benghazi, I’m surprised Powell would endorse another term.

However, I’ve come to the conclusion that his endorsment is based color of skin... i.e. Racist


35 posted on 10/25/2012 12:56:48 PM PDT by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: Rummyfan

after Benghazi, I’m surprised Powell would endorse another term.

However, I’ve come to the conclusion that his endorsment is based color of skin... i.e. Racist


36 posted on 10/25/2012 12:56:54 PM PDT by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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after Benghazi, I’m surprised Powell would endorse another term.

However, I’ve come to the conclusion that his endorsment is based color of skin... i.e. Racist


37 posted on 10/25/2012 12:57:02 PM PDT by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: Rummyfan
Until 2008, I wanted to believe that Powell was above it, but it all boils down to "Its a Black Thang You Wouldn't Understand".
38 posted on 10/25/2012 1:02:32 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist! FUBO!)
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To: Rummyfan
Nobody should give a fig about today's endorsement. Nobody.

Nobody does.

But why anybody would give the time to putting him down when he's been out of the loop for so long is hard to figure out.

He does what he does for whatever reasons he does it, and the rest of us do what we do for our own reasons, and there's not much more to it than that.

Maybe if you could combine parts of Powell with parts of Rumsfeld you might get a decent, useful human being, but since you can't, there's not much point in bothering with them.

40 posted on 10/25/2012 1:05:50 PM PDT by x
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To: Rummyfan

A Colon Bowel stinks moment.


41 posted on 10/25/2012 1:07:31 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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I never liked him. He and GHW went squichy during the first Gulf War and it has cost us dearly


42 posted on 10/25/2012 1:07:47 PM PDT by Nifster
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You know, when I’ve seen him he seems to be much less than he used to be. This guy may have some early onset dementia and I’m being serious. Look at his expression—it’s blank and stupid.


43 posted on 10/25/2012 1:08:48 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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Obviously, color is more important than honor, really even Condi woke up, what is Powell’s issue, I guess he isn’t the man I thought he was.


44 posted on 10/25/2012 1:13:44 PM PDT by Sophia777
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To: Rummyfan

Tribe trumps honor and logic. Powell is worse than pathetic. He is no republican.


45 posted on 10/25/2012 1:21:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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Please click the "Like" if you agree

46 posted on 10/25/2012 1:28:11 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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In 2000 he said he would serve as Secretary of State under Bush or Gore. It was obvious then that he was only for himself and did not have any principles or commitment to any person or party...just his own sorry self.


47 posted on 10/25/2012 1:38:29 PM PDT by nclaurel
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To: Rummyfan
Colin Bowel should change the party on his voter registration to democRAT. He surely is not a Republican.

Having said that, nobody is going to change their vote because of him.

5.56mm

48 posted on 10/25/2012 1:40:43 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: arthurus

Exactly. He was the first high-ranking brass I recall that didn’t impress me as a warrior, but that seemed simply a bureaucrat and politician. I could be wrong about that, though - he never really sparked my admiration enough to pay him all that much attention.


49 posted on 10/25/2012 1:42:15 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: Rummyfan
Perhaps, if Ambassador Stevens had been black; might have generated more attention/outrage from Powell. What DOES it take? Am sure he values his uniform and his medals; his career. . .

Meantime; why is he even a Republican?

50 posted on 10/25/2012 1:49:55 PM PDT by cricket (The Middle Class: Thanks to Obama; those who have not yet been 'buried'; are now; shovel ready..)
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