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Colin Powell, Once GOP Dream President, Is Socialist (Good article)
Investors.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | IBD Editorial

Posted on 12/11/2013 4:23:40 PM PST by jazusamo

Revelation: Colin Powell, George W. Bush's secretary of state, has confirmed the suspicion that derailed his plan to run for president: He's not just a liberal, but a socialist.

It's been a long time ago now, but Powell was once the dream Republican presidential candidate for a lot of pundits, campaign experts and ordinary Americans who appreciated his outstanding military service and pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps success story.

Now we find that Powell is with the extreme left of the Democratic Party on health care, supporting European-style single-payer socialized medicine.

"I don't see why we can't do what Europe is doing, what Canada is doing, what Korea is doing, what all these other places are doing," Powell said at a Prostate Cancer Survivors Celebration Breakfast in Washington state last week.

"I think universal health care is one of the things we should really be focused on, and I hope that will happen," Powell added.

"Whether it's ObamaCare, or son of ObamaCare, I don't care. As long as we get it done."

Twenty years ago, after his role in the successful Persian Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs, an Atlantic article titled "President Powell?" noted polling that found his favorability to be "an almost unheard-of 64%," with his unfavorable rating at a microscopic 6%.

His biography is a modern-day fairy tale.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: colinpowell; powell; rino; socialism
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1 posted on 12/11/2013 4:23:40 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

An affirmative action military brass hat. That’s all he is and ever was.


2 posted on 12/11/2013 4:25:28 PM PST by abb
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To: jazusamo

Bonehead, McConnell and others would still say he is a dream President


3 posted on 12/11/2013 4:26:24 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: abb

Exactly.


4 posted on 12/11/2013 4:27:00 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo; Revolting cat!

Powell could still run for the White House. As a Democrat, or a Green Party candidate, or a Socialist Party candidate, or as the Worker’s World Party candidate, or as the Socialist Workers’ Party candidate, or as the Communist Party USA’s candidate (Barry got their applause last time).

Even the Libertarian Party is taking Socialists now.

So many options.


5 posted on 12/11/2013 4:27:51 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: jazusamo

More like a garden variety attention ho’. He is trying to be relevant now and instead making a fool of himself.


6 posted on 12/11/2013 4:27:55 PM PST by lodi90
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To: jazusamo

I still blame this sissy boy for our having to go back to Iraq. Had he let us finish up Desert Storm, Iraq would have been just a memory. Powell can KMA.


7 posted on 12/11/2013 4:28:34 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you think signing up for ObamaCare was fun, wait until you try to use it.)
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To: jazusamo; GeronL
His biography is a modern-day fairy tale.

As we've learned of Barack Obama's ghost written (auto)biography, it may very well BE a fairy tale.

8 posted on 12/11/2013 4:29:22 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: jazusamo

There was a time when flag officers could be relied upon to be patriots, strict adherents to the constitution. Powell should be a lesson....the Pentagon is full of these guys now...the perfumed princes of the Pentagon.


9 posted on 12/11/2013 4:30:40 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: jazusamo

I loved the way they satirized him in “Mars Attacks.” Hit the nail right on the head.


11 posted on 12/11/2013 4:32:40 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (If you liked the website, you'll LOVE the healthcare!)
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To: jazusamo

Bammy Light.


12 posted on 12/11/2013 4:33:05 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: abb

Colin Powell....MIND SLUT


13 posted on 12/11/2013 4:33:24 PM PST by Kolath
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To: jazusamo
Hey! Do you need to make people think you're smart?

Let's say you suddenly become famous for some reason. Maybe you've gotten rich, or you're really cute, or you've slept with some one rich, or you're racial characteristics have suddenly become interesting to the news media... it could be for all kinds of reasons.

The fickle eye of the information age turns your way, all of a sudden you've got your fifteen minutes of fame! But except for your freak talent, you're just an ordinary schlub! You don't have anything profound to say! You're all dressed up, but your brain doesn't have anywhere to go! What to do?

I'll tell you what to do, and it's really easy. Just bone up on a few left-wing talking points, and spout them every chance you get! With any luck, you can stretch your fifteen minutes to fifteen years! Everybody's doing it!

14 posted on 12/11/2013 4:34:16 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: abb
‘An affirmative action military brass hat. That’s all he is and ever was.’

Powell was more than an ‘Affirmative Action’ general such as that bone head three star Honore that Bush sent to Louisiana for colorful optics in the wake of Katrina. (Russell Honore is just flat stupid, I have dealt with him after Katrina and know.) Powell has had powerful sponsors from far back in his career. He was the deputy division G-3 (Ops) with the Americals at the time of My Lai. No way he did not know all the details and was not involved in the coverup. Almost alone of senior responsible officers he was not cited with ‘negligence’ or something worse by the Peers Commission. Powell had powerful sponsors somewhere, probably both in the Army and on K Street. He was, I think, a former White House Fellow, which is truly uber establishment talent spotting. His whole career was inside the Beltway , with required command tours to get the right punches on his ticket. I am sure his mind is classic inside the Beltway statist, big government, administrative state. That is what DC is like from lower mid level bureaucrats up to the top of the pyramid.

15 posted on 12/11/2013 4:35:30 PM PST by robowombat
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To: jazusamo

**sigh**


16 posted on 12/11/2013 4:36:17 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: jazusamo

I’ve never liked him.


17 posted on 12/11/2013 4:36:41 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jazusamo

“Pulled himself” up from his affirmative action bootstraps. He was probably lifted from above (in the chain of command) and carried from below by subordinates.

I was always suspicious of him, even before he left Libby hanging in the wind.


20 posted on 12/11/2013 4:38:50 PM PST by CPO retired
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To: jazusamo

Who’s dream.
Anyone who knows anything about Powell knows he is not now or ever been a Republican, he has always been a liberal.
He has been a kiss ass affirmative action promoted officer since Nam (maybe even before).


21 posted on 12/11/2013 4:39:20 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: jazusamo

How he ever rose in Republican circles to the height that he did is strange. His wife, a stubborn Democrat, mostly kept to herself and out of sight and away from Republicans, but she had to wonder the same thing, with a snort and a chuckle. Of course, she wasn’t about to see him run for president as no-damn-Republican.


22 posted on 12/11/2013 4:42:02 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: jazusamo

Powell was up to his ears in complicity for the attempted cover-up of the My Lai massacre, and should have been kicked out of the Army for it.

SOB butt-boy.


23 posted on 12/11/2013 4:42:19 PM PST by onedoug
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To: CPO retired

The Scooter Libby, Richard Armitage, Colin Powell thing showed that Powell has no honor. Period.


24 posted on 12/11/2013 4:42:39 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: robowombat

Wish I had seen your post before I posted 22. That is a very informative take you shared, and answers questions never even posed yet. Thx.


25 posted on 12/11/2013 4:46:50 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

He carefully crafted his career with help from one or more people on high. I believe he’d have gone with any party that he thought he could get to the top with, he’s just a climber.


26 posted on 12/11/2013 4:49:46 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: abb

Amen.


27 posted on 12/11/2013 4:54:37 PM PST by TweetEBird007
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To: jazusamo

Never was my dream candidate. Leave the hero worship to the liberals and show me some substance.


28 posted on 12/11/2013 4:56:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazusamo
Any respect I once had for him (a good amount,actually) disappeared completely when I learned that he supported Osama Obama for *re* election.
29 posted on 12/11/2013 5:04:06 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: jazusamo

Powell is what General Patton had in mind when he used the phrase “paper hanging son of a b&tch”.


30 posted on 12/11/2013 5:08:30 PM PST by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: The Duke

I agree, and an great way of putting it.


31 posted on 12/11/2013 5:16:25 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo; abb; FlingWingFlyer; robowombat; svcw; CPO retired
And I can honestly and without lack of malice, offer a BIG MIDDLE-FINGERED I-TOLD-YA-SO to all those uber-FReepers who tried to get me banned in 2004, because I pointed out those very facts about their 'Pubbie "hero", Colon Bowell!

Schadenfreude, babies!

32 posted on 12/11/2013 5:21:50 PM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: jazusamo

Another reason to slim down immigrations


33 posted on 12/11/2013 5:25:49 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Obamacare: We told you so)
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34 posted on 12/11/2013 5:32:10 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: Dogbert41

‘nuff said


35 posted on 12/11/2013 5:32:54 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: jazusamo

He was afraid to run for president because he is black and someone might hurt him. Heap big general didn’t have brass where it counts.


36 posted on 12/11/2013 5:33:05 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Dogbert41

That pic says it all.


37 posted on 12/11/2013 5:36:24 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Old Sarge

You called it right, FRiend.


38 posted on 12/11/2013 5:37:55 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Succinctly said. A “climber”. Perfect.

That explains why, like a jack-in-the-box, he pops up about three times a year. You can set a clock. Obviously, his phone never rings otherwise. :)


39 posted on 12/11/2013 5:44:35 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Old Sarge

You’ve GOT to be kidding? 2005. Wow. Thought everyone had his MO by then. Guess not. Hum.


40 posted on 12/11/2013 5:47:46 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: jazusamo

I wonder how many people know that Colin Powell was vehemently opposed to U.S. involvement in Operation Desert Storm (i.e., Gulf War I)? It wasn’t until after George HW Bush told Powell it was not his decision to make, and that either he gets on board or hits the road that Powell — who was an affirmative action general officer — decided to “go with the flow.”

I find it absolutely hilarious that Powell is trotted out as the hero of GW I, when he did NOTHING to prosecute that war. General Schwartzkopf deserves all the credit for that victory.


41 posted on 12/11/2013 5:48:42 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: TigersEye

LOL!


42 posted on 12/11/2013 5:48:46 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: jazusamo

“Jack Murtha is great friend of mine,” Powell declared. “He’s a great patriot.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1528430/posts?page=1

Colin, you ignorant sl*t.


43 posted on 12/11/2013 5:58:16 PM PST by smoothsailing (By the time the employer mandate kicks in we'll be hunting down Democrats with dogs.)
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To: ought-six
General Schwartzkopf deserves all the credit for that victory.

Well said, Powell went along with the program quietly for his career and General Schwartzkopf got the job done.

I knew the score then, our son was a grunt Sgt. in operation Desert Storm and the boots on the ground knew the score.

44 posted on 12/11/2013 6:00:12 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks, Smooth.

That right there should be enough for anyone to know Powell was a suck up. Up until 0bama came along Murtha was the most corrupt turkey in D.C.


45 posted on 12/11/2013 6:04:11 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

This was evident by his speech years ago at the RNC convention. He had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to influence the Black community in a positive, self-reliant way and he pandered to them with his dependency encouragement.


46 posted on 12/11/2013 6:08:16 PM PST by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT! : $70 TRILLION unfunded...)
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To: jazusamo

This is “News ?”


47 posted on 12/11/2013 6:30:17 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: clintonh8r

I think MANY senior military officers are socialists. They have been bred and cultivated in the womb of big government. Many are gun grabbers and collectivists who have been taken care of their entire adult lives.


48 posted on 12/11/2013 6:34:15 PM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: jazusamo
I remember seeing him on a TV program right after D-Storm and they asked him a political question and he told a story about how as a young 2nd Lt. He came rolling onto base in a VW bug and a LBJ sticker attached and some crusty old SGT read him the riot act and from that point on he decided never to talk about his politics. He just let people assume he was a Pubbie. I really never saw a fire in his belly for much of anything. He got a bigger pass than most b/c of his skin tone and non-jive speaking self like someone else we know.
49 posted on 12/11/2013 6:34:21 PM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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“pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps success story?” I think it was pull yourself up by the bootstraps with affirmative action. I never have liked him.


50 posted on 12/11/2013 6:39:55 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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