Skip to comments.Gingrich to Obama: “Bring Back Colin Powell”
Posted on 12/14/2012 7:45:15 PM PST by Olog-hai
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama should nominate Colin Powell as secretary of state as a bipartisan gesture toward mending fences with Republican senators who rejected U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for the post.
I actually think it would not be a bad idea for President Obama to seriously consider seeing if Colin Powell would come back out of retirement because Colin did endorse him, Gingrich told Fox News Sean Hannity Thursday night.
That might be a bipartisan step that would move us in a direction of a different kind of dialogue, he said, suggesting that Powells moderate views would serve the country better than any other possible nominees to succeed outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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Even the most intelligent amongst us can still show signs of idiocy. Never thought much of Gingrich, but at the very least I thought he had an IQ above room temperature. Now I know better.
Good one Newt. Sometimes your logic is baffling. I guess you have a super intelligent brain.
How would that be bi-partisan? Putting a former Republican in his cabinet? Heck, why doesn’t he just nominate Charlie Crist? Or Arlen Specter? (Yes, I know he’s dead, but a dead guy might be an improvement over what we have now.)
Obama doesn’t want dialogue...he wants total control and to destroy the Republican Party and our country. Newt should know better.
Bipartisan? Newt’s assuming Colin is still a Republican? lol
For supporting Obama, Colin Powell is traitor to his country. He should be stripped of his rank, his medals, and his military pension. I hope he burns in hell.
Wrong in so many ways.
This is from The Onion..., right...?
Powell was the perfect affirmative action officer.His public statements lately reveal what a liberal ass he really is.
Gingrich may be trying to help HusseinO screw up (even more than he’s been doing)?
War hero,hardly.More of a back-shooter.
Does any freeper think ob will choose someone acceptable to conservatives?
Sometimes words written do not and cannot convey their meanings without a very long description. JFKerry all alone should stimulate some memory of his presidential run. AND apparently JFKerry who constantly reminds US of his service in Vietnam threw his 'hat' in the circus of replacing Hillary.
Even old lord McCain came alive over Susan Rice. WHY? Well, JFKerry is lord McCain's good bud... remember the reports of lord McCain trying to get himself on JFKerry's presidential ticket? Now Newt lobs this one out there as if nobody has heard squat about the Senate clearing out the presidential road blocks (Susan Rice) to give a clean-shot for a promotion to JFKerry.
Good points all. ;-)
I knew many heroes in VN and Kerry ain’t one of them. Traitor comes to mind.
What’s “bipartisan” about nominating a Democrat to a Democrat administration?
Feeling vindicated about my objection to Newt for President that made most on FR that got many up ‘in arms.’
Colin Powell would have nothing to do with the State department. The State Dept. is dirty, and its run by a collective of testosterone supplementing females, many of whom are lesbians. Who in all tarnation would want to have anything to do with it?It is an accident waiting to happen
as the feminine death toll takers run amateur arms hour every day in Libya, Gaza, and Syria, using advanced ordinance SAMS and small arms that will be used to invade Israel?
Colin would walk away saying no thanks every two seconds.
Newt having fun at the expense of Obama and Powell?
Good old Newt, still a RINO.
He was a VN hero the same way Jane Fonda was. Hero to the left that is.
Your reply makes the most sense to me of all those I have read. Zero would never make the offer. Colon would never accept. The bipartisan and affirmative action arguments just went out the window. And neutering Colon’s aspirations at the same time. I say brilliant.
I can’t stand Powell. That AA hire he makes me sick, BUT, Powell would be at least a 1000 times better than Kerry.
I think you are spot on.
Don’t blame me. I voted for Santorum.
This is why I didn’t get my hopes up when we were told that Newt would save us from Romney.
He always pulls crap like this, there is a nutty side to him.
Exactly. Maybe someone paid off his 500,000 dollar jewelry debt.
Oh yuck! Newt is making me not like him again.
Colon Powell would make a perfect toady for the Naked Emperor.
I think this is a good tactic but it should have been linked with why kerry is a lousy choice. Obama is not going to nominate powell so it so no one has to worry about it happening (although powell is preferable to kerry). Kerry will be the nominee and our side should be focusing on attacking kerry.
Gingrich has no idea of Powell’s ties to the My Lai massacre in Vietnam. He can stick it right there.
Now, Mr. Gingrich, you just go right over there and sit next to that fine lady on the couch, and get yer picture took.
It took a lot less time than I thought for Mr Newt to drag in dogsh@t on his shoes once more. Proof positive that he would have made a laughable POTUS.
To the obtuse amongst us - Newt is making a point, if dems want to say this was a race/gender issue, why, President Obama could nominate Powell. And those filthy nasty racist republicans, who nominated Powell and Condi - just in case the public forgot - might go along with it...
Newt - playing chess while others are looking for the chess board...
LOL! Well, it might actually help to read the article too! But I have been known to be dull of mind on occasion...could be from all that lack of reading. :)
I am not a Colon Bowel fan, at all, but when you consider the present lineup, and the “talent” pool the current administration may be drawing from....well, sometimes ‘bad’ is better than ‘worse’ ;)
I meant no disparaging - just Newt does this kind of stuff sometimes - and people react to the headlines... instead of realizing he is subtly calling someone out..
Still lovin’ that man...
Dull of Mind on (Many) Occasion II :)
Thank you for making your point about Newt's point. I appreciate the correction and did not take offense.
Still lovin that man...
Yeah, me too. :)
He’s probably right, a socialist and the communist in the White Hut are a good fit!
Get a clue!!! Newt is sticking it to Obama with some humor!!! Colin Powell would be a great choice, hopefully he would end up stabbing 0zero in the back same as he did GW
How can freepers be so simple and literal? Newt is trying to jam 0zero’s gears. If words were scud missiles Newt would rule the world via fear and humor.
I can’t stand “Colon” Powell, but I Newt’s the best!
Of course he was. I was amazed in 1990-91 that people didn't see that, much less in the ensuing years.
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