Skip to comments.Colin Powell: There’s a ‘Dark Vein of Intolerance’ in the Republican Party
Posted on 01/13/2013 10:58:09 AM PST by redreno
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell who split with the Republican Party to endorse President Barack Obama two times said Sunday there are some clearly racial elements within the GOP.
Theres also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party, Powell said on NBCs Meet the Press. What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities.
While not mentioning former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin or former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu by name, Powell referenced past comments from each about Obama as evidence of racism in the party.
When I see a former governor say the president is shuckin and jivin, thats a racial-era slave term, Powell said. Palin used the term to describe Obamas response to the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
When I see another former governor after the presidents first debate where he didnt do very well say that the president was lazy, Powell continued. He didnt say he was slow, he was tired, he didnt do so well, he said he was lazy. 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 theres a third word that goes along with it.
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Shut up Colin. Your 15 minutes are up. Go hang out with your pal, Calypso Louie, and let the adults handle this.
The only racist I see in this discussion is the guy that picks his candidate purely on color. That’s Colon Powell. Can’t wait until this loser is off the stage permanently.
hey Powell...you guys have used up your race cards.
Hey, Colon—stuff it!
No. your a democrat, always was, and see everything by color of skin.
Please stop pretending.
At least real Republicans..He has becomes such a turn coat, insulting his own party and siding always with the commies..and obama thugs...HE HAS BEEN A MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT.
Not to mention that he should have been kicked out of the Army.
We look down on REDS of any skin color. Colin Powell is a red, just like his marxist messiah. Just like we view Allen West as 1000x the American than Obama, Redi, Pelosi, and Powell combined.
So, if I call a white person “lazy”, I’m accusing him of being black?? How does that even work? BTW General Bowel, Obama is half white!
|Thoughts for the day
Republicans win in 2012. They are going to try very hard to force an insider candidate like Gingrich or Romney on us.
Conservatives are kept too busy. Downsize some, and give a day a week to joining/starting Tea Party action groups if you really want things to change.
Get rid of the TV. Even the most aware people are swallowing subtle propaganda through the TV.
Muslim atrocities in the USA are sure to punctuate the next few years. When they occur, try to open the public debate about muslim immigration. With each new muslim atrocity, the level of public discussion about the issue deserves to increase.
I don’t look down on anybody that carries their own weight in the world. I don’t look down on those that cannot carry their own weight in the world.
I DO look down on those that choose not to carry their own weight in the world, and instead enslave those that do. Don’t give a snot about their race, gender, or religion in that respect.
He’s a smarmy, passive-aggressive racist.
What a twit.
Sheeesh, and here I thought this guy ended up with a lobotomy that’s why he hasn’t opened up his piehole.. Guess I was wrong...
Colon is experiencing another bout of IBS and is emitting the foul gas he’s famous for.
Many of Obama’s actions would be intolerable if he was 100% Caucasian. Powell is smart enough to know better, but too evil to resist playing the race card.
Colin should remember if it wasn’t for the GOP and President Bush, he’d be just another retired general. The only reason he’s spewing this pile of horse droppings is that we have 0bozo in the W.H.
FU, Powell. You revealed yourself long ago as just another affirmative-action Steppin Fetchit.
At one time I had great admiration for you. You exuded class, statesmenship and common sense.
Then you retired and started speakingly publicly. Now I find you disenginuous and a guy who has a MASSIVE racial chip on your shoulder.
We don’t need people like you trying to lead this country. Sit down and shut up.
Hey colon bowel...Yeah, you!!! The black racist guy back there in the corner...yeah, you!!! Why don’t you quietly go sit on the commode and empty yourself. Oh wait! IF you did that, there would be nothing left....never mind.
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