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Posted on 01/13/2013 8:45:35 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Powell: GOP has 'a dark vein of intolerance'
By GINGER GIBSON | 1/13/13 11:05 AM EST
While continuing to identify as a Republican, former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday criticized the GOP for a series of racist attacks against President Barack Obama.
"There's also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party," Powell said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."
Powell, who endorsed Obama, pointed to a number of statements that were directed at Obama as evidence that there is still racism within the party.
"When I see a former governor say that the president is 'shuckin' and jivin'.' That's a racial-era slave term," Powell said, referring to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin using the term to describe Obama's response to the attacks in Libya.
Powell also pointed to former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, who was an aggressive surrogate for Mitt Romney, for calling Obama "lazy" after the first debate during the campaign.
"He didn't say he was slow, he was tired, he didn't do well; he said he was 'lazy,'" Powell said "Now, it may not mean anything to most Americans, but to those of us who are African Americans, the second word is "shiftless," and then there's a third word that goes along with it."
Powell also eschewed the "birther movement."
"The whole birther movement: Why do senior Republican leaders tolerate this kind of discussion within the party?" Powell asked. "I think the party has to take a look at itself."
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Remember all the BDS Colin?
Perhaps Colon Bowel has never heard of Allen West or Herman Cain.
I reject completely that the GOP is somehow less tolerant of others. Its an old canard, eff that, and eff Colin Powell too, I used to like the guy, even when others here did not. I am now a "hater" too.
When your brain fails you.. start screaming “RACISM!”
We will tell them we are Republicans.
David Gregory and the MSM will believe ANYTHING.
Ah, the quota General defends the quota president.
Powell is a poster boy for the Spike Lee school of racism.
Yes I am intolerant, against liberals, be they black or white.
Lefties like Powell are so “tolerant” that they cannot tolerate anybody who disagrees with them.
I believe we all pretty much were even more harsh towards Clinton. Well I suppose though he WAS the “first Black President.”
RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.
Colon can't really think for himself. The only thing he knows how to do is obey his racist overlords.
“A ‘dark’ vein of intolerance?” DAS RACISS! DOG-WHISTLE! CODE WORDS!
We tolerate you, Colin, you racist jackass.
“Intolerance” occurs whenever a Lefty does not get his/her way.
“Dark vein of intolerance” ? My, how intolerant of him.
Only democrats give a damn what moderate “republicans” think.
Democrats have a dark vein of Communism. Nobody’s perfect. :)
Why does this man continue to call himself a Republican? Or Christie for that matter? These two are only helping those who will destroy this once great country.
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