Skip to comments.Powell: GOP Should Back Off Attempts to Lower Voter Participation
Posted on 01/24/2013 5:57:21 PM PST by massmike
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Republican Party should abandon its efforts to curb voter participation through voter ID laws.
Should we really have gone after reducing the turnout of voters in those places where we thought it would make a difference? he told MSNBCs Morning Joe program, referring to Novembers election.
You have to appeal with policies and programs to these people who are going to be the leaders of our country in a generation, Powell says.
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Has this senile SOB switched parties yet?
Powell should stop pretending to be a Republican.
Colon needs to “move on” and let us Americans handle it. Go hang with your buddy, Calypso Louie, pal. We got this!
pretended to be a leader, pretended to be a republican, now he is pretending to be black
WTH?! I don’t recall GOP trying to keep people from going to the voting booths but I do remember the Black Panthers standing in front of polling places with clubs in their hands. How they weren’t arrested is NOT beyond me with the current POTUS in office. It’s like the old lawyer trick of saying something false to give the appearance that it’s true or even possible when it wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. Like why didn’t they arrest Judge Roberts for adopting children from South America when he’s listed as a sexual predator. Not true but makes ya think....
Hey Colin, unlike your buddies at the Black Democratic Caucus, we want the votes to be legitimate.
he really is senile if he believes his own question. the only people voting without a proper ID would not be lawful voters.
We encourage increased voter participation by legitimate voters; our efforts to educate the electorate with facts and historical legacy are superior in substance but lacking cool.
Powell is doing a Belafonte on us. Louis approves.
"It is inhumane to prevent the dead from voting. After all, they have given their whole lives to, well, something. Don't deny them a vote just because they have moved on."
I think Powell’s cheese has slipped off of the cracker.
He's the Michael Steele of the Republican Party now. Who in the hell is trying to "LOWER VOTER PARTICIPATION"?
What an ass. We're trying to lower UNQUALIFIED voter participation.
What a dumb$hit!
I don’t who is the most despicable example of a political opportunist, ALGORE or POWELL.
I am so sick of Powell.
To understand Powell, one need simply view ‘Mars Attacks’ and the black general they modeled on him.
Hell, he should stop pretending that he ever was a Republican. He merely used the label once upon a time to get an affirmative action appointment.
Any white guy in a Republican administration who'd ever used his position of power to stop a war which we were clearly winning and guaranteed that we would have to go back later with a far greater cost in blood and treasure would have been banished to the same historical ash heap shared by Neville Chamberlain.
Algore, but Colon is working on it and closing in...
What’s this “we” crap?
“the only people voting without a proper ID would not be lawful voters.”
colon knows this. The bottom line is - the “complexion” of things.
By all means lets do what this GOP bashing phony A-hole says we should do.
Powell should back off attempts to say something intelligent.
I had tremendous respect for him circa 1996...
It has deteriorated severely. I respect his service, but he is pretty wack now.
Colin, you ignorant slut.
More proof that Colin was never anything more than an affirmative action general. What a clown, moron, and idiot.
The GOP should stop pretending that Powell is or ever was a republican.
What is he talking about?
Obama and Holder were the ones suing Ohio, Florida, and any other state that sought to make sure their voter rolls only had valid voters or had a process in place to honor their military voters!
So when did preserving the integrity of the vote become voter suppression?
Powell needs to do some serious soul searching.
Ha! Good pic.
Brother Colin Powell is a paid actor. Another reason to not get suckered in by some bozo in a uniform with a bunch of bling on the shoulder. He works for the opposition and always has. With establishment GOP complicit blessings.
Publius911: Powell should back off continuing the racist, unsupported, absurd assertion that the rap/dragging pants generation, and/or illiterate illegal aliens are our future leaders
It’s race before honor for some scumbags like Powell for instance.
Interesting interview on O’Reilly tonight.
I’m generally disappointed with Powell. I think his passion exceeds his ability to reason.