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Obama Czar Rattner: Colin Powell Feels 'Hostility' From GOP Because He's Black
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 01/14/2013 5:47:45 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Oh those racist Republicans. Did you know that they're hostile to Colin Powell because he's black? Yup, just ask former Obama car czar Steve Rattner. The Morning Joe regular today claimed that poor Powell "feels this hostility toward him from the rest of the party in part because he's a minority."

Really? Colin Powell feels hostility from "the rest of the party" because he's a minority? The Colin Powell for whom so many in the GOP were clamoring to run for president in 1995-96? The Powell who actually won the 1996 New Hampshire primary—as a write-in!—after he had withdrawn his name from consideration? That Colin Powell? Please.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: colinpowell; racism; republicans; steverattner

1 posted on 01/14/2013 5:47:56 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So who was calling Powell a “house negro” when he was working in the Bush administration?


2 posted on 01/14/2013 5:49:33 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Colin Powell feels “hostility from rest of Republican party” because he’s black. So claims former Obama car czar. Baloney! Ping to Today show list.


4 posted on 01/14/2013 5:51:07 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s exactly right. The left did nothing but go after Powell in racist tones for 15 years. Now that he’s on their team, he’s a-ok. Our side is critical of his illogical political decisions, and we are now racists. The left is evil.


5 posted on 01/14/2013 5:52:16 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m getting a little more than tired of all this BULLYING from the fools n the left!


6 posted on 01/14/2013 5:53:15 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
RE :”Oh those racist Republicans. Did you know that they're hostile to Colin Powell because he's black? Yup, just ask former Obama car czar Steve Rattner. The Morning Joe regular today claimed that poor Powell “feels this hostility toward him from the rest of the party in part because he's a minority.”

I know having Powell as SoS helped GWB get re-elected, but he sure created a monster.

All we need is an ex-GWB SoS claiming he's a Republican on TV lecturing Rs how they must be more liberal to survive.

At least Condi doesnt pull crap like that.

7 posted on 01/14/2013 5:54:05 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

8 posted on 01/14/2013 5:57:58 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"feels this hostility toward him from the rest of the party in part because he's a minority."

... which begs the question,
how did someone with such poor analytical and problem recognition skills get to the position of CJCS?

9 posted on 01/14/2013 5:58:19 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I see a little nerd in need of a wedgie!

Powell is the racist, voting for the Black Man instead of his own party moderates Republicans MeCain & Romney.

10 posted on 01/14/2013 6:01:18 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Powell “feels hostility” from the GOP because he has broken his Oath. The man has no honor.


11 posted on 01/14/2013 6:03:25 AM PST by RavenATB
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That’s ridiculous, Powell is the perfect poster boy for the GOP. Wishy-washy, stands for nothing.


12 posted on 01/14/2013 6:04:55 AM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: ilgipper

NEW YORK (BNW) — Singer Harry Belafonte is holding his ground and on Tuesday refused to back down from his remarks last week calling Secretary of State Colin Powell a house nigger in the Bush administration. Belafonte said his problems are not with the man but with the policies Powell is supporting.

http://www.blacknewsweekly.com/201.html

Belefonte admits that it has nothing to do with race but with disagreement. They spout racist comments when they know it has nothing to do with race but if someone on the right voices legitimate disagreement with policy, the left comes running to scream racism.

They’re nothing but race baiting neanderthal trash and if they don’t like it, they can kiss my gleamin white ass.


13 posted on 01/14/2013 6:05:07 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Did you know that they're hostile to Colin Powell because he's black? Yup, just ask former Obama car czar Steve Rattner."

Or in other words, "Republicans are racist, just ask a Democrat"?. I'm shocked and dismayed.

14 posted on 01/14/2013 6:05:23 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I wonder if John Boehner is feeling any hostility from fellow republicans?


15 posted on 01/14/2013 6:07:08 AM PST by Safrguns
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obviously, Powell is not well read on American history.


16 posted on 01/14/2013 6:07:22 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Powell could have been President. He had the full support of the Republican Party, in the aggregate and in detail. He chose to say no. His statement is specious.


17 posted on 01/14/2013 6:09:31 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Rattner is an idiot. Most GOP members are extremely supportive of “blacks” who are supportive of liberty and individual rights...Justice Clarence Thomas, Dr. Thomas Sowell, Condi Rice, Dr. Walter Williams, Allen West, and Kenneth Gladney are a few examples. You know...the black people the Democrats always call “Oreos,” or refer to by saying they “aren't really black”...
18 posted on 01/14/2013 6:09:47 AM PST by RavenATB
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I feel hostility from Democrats because I’m white!


19 posted on 01/14/2013 6:10:54 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The hostility is because he’s not a conservative.


20 posted on 01/14/2013 6:17:20 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So you mean to tell me that Powell is just another whiny very rich, very successful black guy that thinks he is put upon by whites especially Republicans?
He is now and always been a pri@k.


21 posted on 01/14/2013 6:17:57 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: TexasCajun

Nerd just trying to be “down” with the administration.


22 posted on 01/14/2013 6:23:35 AM PST by jughandle
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Colin Powell would have trounced Monica’s boyfriend in the 1996 election. However, he did not want the job. Gutless wonder.


23 posted on 01/14/2013 6:25:27 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Any hostility I have toward that Obama enabler is because he is stupid, not because of his pigmentation.

What an idiot.


24 posted on 01/14/2013 6:25:27 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is ridiculous. He was promoted by President Reagan and the first President Bush with strong GOP support. If he wanted it, he probably could have been the GOP nominee for president in 1996. He rejected the Republican Party, not the other way around.


25 posted on 01/14/2013 6:27:02 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Well, Conservatives feel hostility from the GOP too, but for much different reasons.

Why is it that West and Keyes report no hostility from Conservatives?

The Colon is a race pimp and a liberal so no, he's not welcome by Conservatives, and as far as the GOP, who knows what's going on. Maybe he's miffed because he didn't get invited to the Bohemian Grove.

26 posted on 01/14/2013 6:31:07 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He’s like all the rest- a big chip on his shoulder.


27 posted on 01/14/2013 6:32:24 AM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Oh, horse$hit! Colin Powell is feeling the heat because he revealed himself to be a liar - he masquerades as a Republican, but then twice endorsed a Dem for President (who, coincidentally or not, is half black). Walter Williams, who also shares the irrelevant characteristic of being black, generates no such ire. Or, if you’d like an actual politician, the same applies to Allen West.

I think that at long last we’re about at the point where the Dems and the Dem-fellating media have cried, “wolf!” too many times to be believed. Calling someone a racist is now about as effective, through overuse, as calling someone a Nazi.

When are these people ever going to grow up and debate an issue on the FACTS, rather than a host of irrelevant factors?


28 posted on 01/14/2013 6:34:47 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Banning guns to prevent crime is like banning cars to prevent drunk driving.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Act like a conservative like col West for instance and you will magically be accepted. You are just another race baiting POS, Powell, not any different than the rev Al or Jesse Jackson. The problem is Marxism not color.


29 posted on 01/14/2013 6:35:23 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't picak a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

My hostility isn’t because he is black.

It is because he is a wish-washy, incompetent racist who supported Barack Obama because of their common skin color.


30 posted on 01/14/2013 6:44:35 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Steve Rattner - yet another white liberal who believes that he knows best about what black people think. Obviously, Rattner thinks that a black person like Colin Powell is incapable of speaking for himself.


31 posted on 01/14/2013 6:50:50 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I could give a rat’s rear end if he were lilly white; the man’s politics are pink(o) at best and that is the only colour that bothers me with respect to Powell.


32 posted on 01/14/2013 6:54:50 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The more we learn about Colin Powell the more I realize how scary it was to have him as a general leading our men and women.


33 posted on 01/14/2013 6:56:49 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Geez Powell. You let this little twit go out and speak for you?

Wow, I used to think he was cool.


34 posted on 01/14/2013 7:14:18 AM PST by mom.mom
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To: cripplecreek

Take a look at Colin Powell’s house:
http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/colin-powells-house/view/?service=1

You can tell HE is a member of the 1%!


35 posted on 01/14/2013 7:18:33 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How about hostility toward him for being a traitor in a uniform. This is what a whore this guy is- he licks the boots of the white man, when it is convenient for him. Then he licks the boots of the black man when the black man is his Master. Can’t have two Masters, Colin. Better get right in your heart.

Disgraceful that he would reduce himself to a pile of pigmentation.


36 posted on 01/14/2013 7:18:50 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is such unadulterated bs, and the fact that the GOP lets this kind of crap stand without indignation and a very strong response is a big problem. The fact is that it is the Democrat party that constantly reminds minorities of ‘their place’ in society. Their ‘place’, according to Democrats, is as lap dogs for that party. If there is any remaining doubt of this, just look at the way conservative minorities are treated by liberals. This point needs to be made very strongly.


37 posted on 01/14/2013 7:23:15 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“...Colin Powell Feels ‘Hostility’ From GOP Because He’s Black”

no, it’s cuz he’s WRONG! I don’t give a rat’s a$$ what color his skin is! He could glow in the dark and have polka dots in the sun, and he’s still WRONG!

Don’t give a rat’s a$$ cuz he’s a retired general either. I can appreciate anyone serving in the military but it doesn’t make them an automatic person to follow or listen to when they’re out of uniform. God did give us a brain for a reason!


38 posted on 01/14/2013 7:26:12 AM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Colin Powell feels “hostility from rest of Republican party”

For that to be true, Powell would still have to be a Republican and he clearly isn't.

39 posted on 01/14/2013 7:27:04 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I would have voted for this ticket.

But I ended up voting for Virgil Goode instead.

40 posted on 01/14/2013 7:37:24 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

To Colin Powell,

You’re a stupid bast@rd.

Sincerely,
Fishtank


41 posted on 01/14/2013 7:40:14 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well, HE is the one who chose his skin color over his principles...


42 posted on 01/14/2013 7:45:12 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
LMAO!!

Colin Powell Feels 'Hostility' from the GOP Because he's a a race baiting Democrat!
43 posted on 01/14/2013 7:46:23 AM PST by indthkr
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To: autumnraine

So, turns out that Colin Powell is just another race hustler in the mold of Sharptoons and Jackasson. I wonder, was all high colonic Powell’s promotion in the military just more affirmative action run amok?


44 posted on 01/14/2013 7:48:41 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Steve, he probably feels hostility because he endorsed 0 bummer twice.
45 posted on 01/14/2013 7:49:06 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Colin Powell, the "HOUSE NEGRO" to the libtards while he was in the Bush Admin, is now the darling of the lefist. He obviously saw the light after serving for a Republican President, and has turned a new leaf/barf.

How about the fact that Colin Powell is a tool of the leftist elite, who is attacking the GOP for Obozo? I could care less what Powell's skin color is. There are many many tools of the left who are white, and for whom I have complete disdain. Liberalism is a mental illness from which there is no cure or treatment.

46 posted on 01/14/2013 8:14:35 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Which party made him secretary of state? Which party made condoleeza rice SoS? Powell has had plenty of opportunities and has no basis for any complaints of racism.

There very fact he claims racism after having enjoyed such success indicates he mst be getting senile


47 posted on 01/14/2013 8:56:07 AM PST by plain talk
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No it’s because he is actually a Democrat.


48 posted on 01/15/2013 5:08:48 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jmaroneps37

I wonder if there is a similar reason for hatred of the Eurorat Rattner?


49 posted on 01/15/2013 5:09:54 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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