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Top Romney aide Sununu suggests Powell endorsed Obama because hes black
CNN ^

Posted on 10/25/2012 8:54:55 PM PDT by Arthurio

John Sununu, a top adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, suggested Thursday that Colin Powell endorsed President Obama because both men are African-American.

Asked Thursday on CNN about Powell’s endorsement, Sununu said the endorsement might be for reasons other than policy.

“Frankly, when you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to wonder whether that’s an endorsement based on issues or whether he’s got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama,” Sununu said. Asked what those might be, Sununu pointed to race.

“Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being president of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him,” Sununu said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: colinpowell; obama; powell

1 posted on 10/25/2012 8:54:57 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Yeah, let’s applaud Powell’s racism.

Admirable


2 posted on 10/25/2012 8:56:13 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Arthurio

Dang right it is. Unless Powell has Ben faking all these years. Either is a possibility.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 8:56:46 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Arthurio

Just like Jay Z and Sameul L. Jackson-they said they voted for Obama becaluse he is black and I am surre they are not alone


4 posted on 10/25/2012 8:57:14 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Arthurio

the code word is “transformative”


5 posted on 10/25/2012 8:57:44 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Arthurio

I have enjoyed Sununu’s candor this election cycle. He’s been unafraid to challenge the MSM.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 8:58:07 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: Arthurio

Powell is no different than Rev. Wright or Al Sharpton.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 8:58:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

COLIN POWELL IS JUST ANOTHER ANGRY BLACK MAN. Just like the prez. His government career is over and expressing his opinion won’t cost him anything. He’s just getting even.


8 posted on 10/25/2012 8:59:26 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Arthurio

Sununu will of course be severely disparaged for simply telling the truth. Political correctness is a lie that is destroying America. Obama is a vapid failure. the truth be told, he is a vapid African-American failure.


9 posted on 10/25/2012 9:00:08 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Arthurio

But Colin Powell only voted for Obama because of the issues...that’s why he wept when Obama was elected.


10 posted on 10/25/2012 9:00:18 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Arthurio
Sununu and everyone else should not be cute about this. He & Romney will be called “racist” over these remarks. Get out in front of it now! Colin is racist. shout it out!
11 posted on 10/25/2012 9:00:25 PM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: Arthurio

WOW Breaking news..Powell endorsed Obama because he’s black yeah there’s a shocking development LOL..of course that’s why he endorsed him, its the same reason why he endorsed him in 2008..the other BS he spews is just that, BS..its ALL because of race


12 posted on 10/25/2012 9:01:11 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Arthurio

Duh. Everyone knows Powell is voting for Obama’s Black half.


13 posted on 10/25/2012 9:01:25 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Arthurio

96% of blacks voted for Obama in 2008....

That is unheard of unanimity in the history of US elections by any ethnic group/voting block/religion/national origin etc.

Colin does not wish to be in the 4% minority who probably made an error in marking the ballot.


14 posted on 10/25/2012 9:04:04 PM PDT by entropy12 (Romney/Ryan 2012... Send Obama back to Chicago/Hawaii/Kenya/Indonesia wherever)
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To: Arthurio

More because Obama is a pinko.


15 posted on 10/25/2012 9:04:36 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Arthurio

Well...I’m not famed at all and I suggested that, in those words, as soon as Powell endorsed.


16 posted on 10/25/2012 9:10:07 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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To: Arthurio

Powell isn’t African. Isn’y he from Barbados or Burmuda?


17 posted on 10/25/2012 9:10:54 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Arthurio
Maybe he's seen this photo?

18 posted on 10/25/2012 9:14:14 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: txrefugee

“Duh. Everyone knows Powell is voting for Obama’s Black half.”

Exactly right. I saw Gov. Sununu on Hannity tonight and he said he thought Colon Bowel was “doubling down” on his vote in 2008.
Colon is the perfect example of political correctness run amok. Every position he held starting with being made a Colonel over much better candidates has been because of affirmative action, according to much higher ranked Army officers. In politics you can thank the Bushes for pushing along his rise to power.


19 posted on 10/25/2012 9:16:58 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: Arthurio
I remember back in 1989 when I was 23 (dang, that's half a lifetime ago for me, I'm 46), I was down at my aunt's place in Round Rock, TX (near Austin). I was watching the news and it was when President Bush, the father, appointed him to head the Joint Chiefs. Being the cynical guy I am, even then I was, I turned to my mother and aunt, "most likely an affirmative action pick." Mom and Aunt Jean chuckled in agreement. Maybe he did well in Gulf War I, but his actions from 1996 to now, seem to reinforce my original 1989 suspicions. I don't like to think that way, but I know things work that way a lot. Also, I know it makes me uncomfortable to say this but it seems so true that Powell is basing his vote on race over the issues.

Heck, a co-worker of mine, who is Black, did admit voting for Obama because of that reason. I wasn't mad at all, although I don't like that logic or hear of it, at least the person was truthful. I admire one that tells the truth, even though I don't want to hear it nor even if I don't agree with the logical thought process in his decision making since it is his right to do so.

When it comes to stereotypes, I admit that there are some truths to them, some only a little, some a lot, some in between. I do see the need to overcome them. There is a stereotype where many Blacks did vote on the basis of race and all this does it make it harder to prove the stereotype wrong. Seeing things like this make it harder to overcome such stereotypes.

Obama healing the divisions between us, I thin, as my former boss put it, he set race relations back to 1970 in many cases.
20 posted on 10/25/2012 9:19:47 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Arthurio

Colin Bowell is not stupid like the average liberal, not stupid but avaricious.. He’s a republican to tweek white racial guilt for gain.. At least Zero is not a cross dresser like Bowell is..

The military is a conservative group so he acted conservative for gain, but he is out of the closet now.. Bowell is a nasty piece of work..


21 posted on 10/25/2012 9:20:45 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Arthurio

"In other news, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead..."

22 posted on 10/25/2012 9:20:52 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Arthurio
Sununu is correct.

They were making a big f'n deal (a little Joey Biden lingo) about this all day today. Why? I would have been shocked if the Colin DIDN'T endorse the Kenyan.

23 posted on 10/25/2012 9:22:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Big Bird, Binders, Horses and Bayonets! Sorry, that is all we have to offer! - the DNC)
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To: Arthurio

General Belafonte - “Heyo, sayo .... Ya wanna banana oat ride...”


24 posted on 10/25/2012 9:44:13 PM PDT by dodger
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To: Arthurio

None of us liked McCain politically on this site, but we all respected his service and his experience in government (I think saying that is a safe bet).

So when the choice was a “community organizer” versus McCain, Powell went with the “community organizer”.

Does ANYONE have ANY doubt as to why he chose Obama?


25 posted on 10/25/2012 9:44:46 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: Arthurio

Powell said he endorsed obama in 2008 BECAUSE he’s black. They also have other things in common. They’re both black and they both benefited from affirmative action.


26 posted on 10/25/2012 9:47:21 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: hosepipe

“He’s a republican to tweek white racial guilt for gain.”

Yea, exactly. I remember how he used to keep his political speeches under lock and key when he was toying with running. The only candidate that I have ever heard of doing that stunt. He knows if he was a Democrat, he would be simply written off as another angry black. But claiming to be Republican, while not lifting a finger to help Republicans, only means he’s exploiting the term “Republican” to help the Democrats achieve power.


27 posted on 10/25/2012 9:50:03 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: Arthurio

and Sununu would be right.


28 posted on 10/25/2012 9:51:57 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Arthurio

Sununu is probably wrong. If the choice was between Col Allen West and some white liberal, he’d go for the white liberal.


29 posted on 10/25/2012 9:56:12 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Arthurio

Didn’t like him then, don’t like him now.


30 posted on 10/25/2012 9:59:21 PM PDT by 867V309
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To: Arthurio

He endorsed him because he’s a liberal socialist and always has been!!!


31 posted on 10/25/2012 10:04:22 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: entropy12
96% of blacks voted for Obama in 2008....<<

Luckily...Nobody noticed in the MSM..............Think about it?

32 posted on 10/25/2012 10:08:57 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Nowhere Man

Did Powell do such a great job in Gulf War I? First, I believe Stormin’ Norman was the general who ran that operation.

Second, I always was struck by Powell’s behavior at the end of that war. According to Powell, when Shwarzkopf (sp) had destroyed the Republican Guard on the Highway of Death, Colin Powell picked up a phone, handed it to G HW Bush and said “ Your objectives have been met, stop the killing”.

I always wondered, was Powell a wise statesman, a general who loved his troops? Or was he a bleeding heart who wanted to be known for ending the war? I’m not sure but I thought it was odd behavior.


33 posted on 10/25/2012 10:35:29 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Arthurio

I was hoping that Powell would have seen the truth by now. I can understand his first endorsement and being caught up in the frenzy, but there is no excuse for this second endorsement. Makes one wonder about his common sense and ability to think things through.


34 posted on 10/25/2012 10:49:32 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Yeah, let’s applaud Powell’s racism.

Obvious Sununu was being sarcastic.

35 posted on 10/25/2012 10:51:06 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Arthurio

Did Powell endorse Clinton, Gore or Kerry? If not, he is a RACIST, case closed.


36 posted on 10/25/2012 10:51:17 PM PDT by Atticus
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To: Arthurio
>"Top Romney aide Sununu suggests Powell endorsed Obama because he’s black"


37 posted on 10/25/2012 11:43:07 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Arthurio

The “old geezer” is making up for David Souter


38 posted on 10/26/2012 2:18:35 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: vpintheak

“Dang right it is. Unless Powell has Ben faking all these years. Either is a possibility.”

I think we can safely say that Powell was faking being a republican to advance his career. I can’t see a “Road to Damascus” event in Powell’s life that would explain his political conversion.

What Sununu said is less controversial than the Media continuing to define Powell as a Republican when he is clearly not.


39 posted on 10/26/2012 4:00:12 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Sununu had to throw that in or he would have been accused of making a racist comment. He has been an awesome and fearless advocate for Romney. He flat out told Bill Richardson to shut up on hannity last night.


40 posted on 10/26/2012 4:24:44 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Arthurio

powell is a black racist “skin over country” sort of bigot.

LLS


41 posted on 10/26/2012 5:33:07 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: outofstyle

“powell endorsing obama AGAIN will not move ten votes in the entire country”

Charles Krauthammer


42 posted on 10/26/2012 5:35:35 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Arthurio
I applaud Colin for standing with him,” Sununu said.

I don't. Go away, John. And take Powell with you.

43 posted on 10/26/2012 5:40:11 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: outofstyle

"Sununu and everyone else should not be cute about this. He & Romney will be called “racist” over these remarks."

Scary thought for the leftists: What if the cheap, easy days of "winning" arguments by pulling out the race-trump card are over? What if almost everybody judges Obama on the basis of his failed record, and not by the color of skin? What are the leftists going to do with themselves? They don't know much of anything outside of their race-obsessed bubble world...

44 posted on 10/26/2012 8:17:19 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Arthurio

45 posted on 10/27/2012 9:55:03 AM PDT by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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