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Colin Powell Blames Media and Tea Party for Divisive Tone in Washington
Newsbusters ^ | 27 Nov 2011 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 11/28/2011 2:28:45 AM PST by Rummyfan

Colin Powell on Sunday blamed the media as well as the Tea Party for the divisive political tone in Washington.

Not surprisingly, neither the class warfare stoked by President Obama and his Party nor the resulting Occupy Wall Street movement was mentioned during this seven minute interview with Christiane Amanpour on ABC's This Week (video follows with transcript and commentary):

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antiamericanpowell; hatefulpowell; powell4dnc; powell4obama
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1 posted on 11/28/2011 2:28:51 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

What a disgraceful little man he turned out to be


2 posted on 11/28/2011 2:32:15 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (There's nothing more hypocritical than a white liberal calling someone else a "bigot")
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To: A_Former_Democrat

The disease of liberalism has rotted his brain.


3 posted on 11/28/2011 2:33:49 AM PST by South40 (NO TO RINOS! NO TO AMNESTY! NO TO NEWT!)
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To: Rummyfan

There are no more divisive words than to tell the overpaid, career politicians in Washington that we have been Taxed Enough Already.


4 posted on 11/28/2011 2:36:38 AM PST by South40 (NO TO RINOS! NO TO AMNESTY! NO TO NEWT!)
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To: Rummyfan

Rush will have a field day with the titular head of the pubbies today.


5 posted on 11/28/2011 2:37:08 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: Rummyfan

Powell’s definition of ‘divisiveness’ is as follows. Divisiveness is the expression of any views that differ from those of Powell. If only people would just agree with eveerything Powell says then there would be peace and harmony.


6 posted on 11/28/2011 2:49:15 AM PST by Emerson C
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To: Rummyfan

Powell’s definition of ‘divisiveness’ is as follows. Divisiveness is the expression of any views that differ from those of Powell. If only people would just agree with eveerything Powell says then there would be peace and harmony.


7 posted on 11/28/2011 2:49:30 AM PST by Emerson C
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To: Rummyfan
Hard to believe that several years ago, we were looking at him for our President.
The true Powell surfaced. He was NEVER a Republican NEVER
8 posted on 11/28/2011 2:50:32 AM PST by DeaconRed (My Hat Don't Hang on the same Nail to Long. I am a CAT adjuster.)
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To: Rummyfan

I watched the entire episode, and later read the text to make sure what I saw. Frankly, he poses this idea that slavery is perfectly ok, if you are creating a country and opposing some British king. I had some trouble with this concept, and I suspect most folks would have trouble.

So I went back to history, and what is really known. Most people (likely to be eighty percent) of the New England colonies...were opposed to slavery in any fashion. When they sent their representatives to organize the Declaration of Independence...they likely had the idea that this would be worked out. It wasn’t. Like the dimwits we have in office today....everyone just stood up and said they’d overlook slavery and just keep going.

Naturally...1860 comes around, and this Tea Party-like mentality comes up in the New England States again (and the Ohio Valley states), and this stand is finally mounted to take down slavery. We can make the case that Lincoln took advantage of this Tea Party-like mentality, and did what finally had to be done. Right was established over wrong.

I respect the General, and regard him as an intelligent individual. But on this case....he decided that the Tea Party is hindering the operation of the government. I suspect if his wife had ran up a $100k credit card bill...the general would kindly ask her to hand over the cards and they’d live tight for a while....in order to pay off the credit card mess and get back to stability. He kind of refuses to recognize the same issue with the federal government. So, he’s part of the problem....rather than part of the solution.


9 posted on 11/28/2011 2:54:04 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Rummyfan

I keep thinking there must be some sort of alien liberalism mind control transmitter(s) across America.


10 posted on 11/28/2011 2:54:09 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: Rummyfan

once an asshole always an asshole...


11 posted on 11/28/2011 2:54:40 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: Voter#537

“The true Powell surfaced. He was NEVER a Republican NEVER “
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Powell has ALWAYS looked and acted like he is bitter and with a chip on his shoulder.
I have never had any respect for him.


12 posted on 11/28/2011 2:55:47 AM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Powell has ALWAYS looked and acted like he is bitter and with a chip on his shoulder....He knows WE know he was an affirmative action achiever.


13 posted on 11/28/2011 2:59:17 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Rummyfan

My brother is a retired Sgt. Major U.S. Army. He wrote an email to us about Powell in 2008 and said the following:

“HI;

THIS ARTICLE REFLECTS MY OWN THINKING ON COLIN POWELL!

HE WAS A PHONY ( POLITICIAN ) GENERAL FROM DAY ONE AND NEVER REALLY EVEN SAW ANY COMBAT IN HIS WHOLE CAREER.

HE SERVED AS AN ADVISOR TO A SMALL VIETNAMESE ARMY UNIT AS A JUNIOR OFFICER BEFORE THE WAR REALLY STARTED IN VIETNAM AND THAT WAS IT!

HE ONLY SERVED THERE A FEW MONTHS AND WENT BACK TO THE STATES BECAUSE OF A MINOR SKIN INFECTION HE GOT WHILE THERE ( SUPPOSEDLY FROM BEING INJURED BY A VIET CONG BOOBY TRAP MADE OUT OF SHARP BAMBOO STICKS ).

POWELL AND HIS DEPUTY SPENT MOST OF THEIR DAYS IN THE STATE DEPT. UNDERMINING GEORGE BUSH’S FOREIGN POLICY INSTEAD OF BEING A LOYAL CABINET MEMBER, AND THAT IS WHY HE WAS FORCED OUT!!!

HE IS A SNAKE OF THE HIGHEST ORDER AND IS OBVIOUSLY LOOKING FOR A NEW POSITION IN THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY SO HE CAN REHABILITATE HIS REPUTATION.

LIKE BIDEN, HE HAS BEEN WRONG ON MOST OF THE MAJOR ISSUES OF THE DAY; INCLUDING NOT SUPPORTING GOING INTO KUWAIT IN DESERT STORM, EVEN THOUGH HE FOUND HIMSELF HAVING TO DO SO AS THE CHAIRMEN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, ONCE THE DECISION WAS MADE.

HIS SUPPORT OF OBAMA IS NOTHING MORE THAN ABOUT RACE, PERIOD!!!!!”


14 posted on 11/28/2011 3:13:31 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Sybeck1
Rush will have a field day with the titular head of the pubbies today.

Powell is proposing that Rush STHU to allow Washington to cool down and move to the center.

That was my takeaway.

15 posted on 11/28/2011 3:18:56 AM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Rummyfan

Attention Mr. Powell... the Divisive TONE is the TEA PARTY Individuals doing what we SENT THEM TO DC TO DO ...

PROTECT US FROM FUHRER OBAMA!!!


16 posted on 11/28/2011 3:25:11 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (What good is an (R) after the Name, when there is a (D) IN the BRAIN???)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

He always was a disgusting liberal RINO, but in the last election, he showed he was just another Obama lapdog.


17 posted on 11/28/2011 3:30:46 AM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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To: Rummyfan

These statements say all that is needed to be said about colin powell.
Delusional drooling fool.


18 posted on 11/28/2011 3:43:28 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy is just a quota boy)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
What a disgraceful little man he turned out to be

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I AGREE WITH THAT

Hey Powell, go back to dancing on stage with that African hip hop band Olu Maintain, you sad dope, and to think you fooled the Republican country club all these years.

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19 posted on 11/28/2011 3:45:59 AM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
What a disgraceful little man he turned out to be

Putz is what came to mind

20 posted on 11/28/2011 3:51:47 AM PST by D Rider
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To: Rummyfan

Powell always blames Whitey.


21 posted on 11/28/2011 3:54:06 AM PST by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Yes, at one time he could have had it all. Now he’s in the same cesspool with the rest of the DC rodents.


22 posted on 11/28/2011 4:01:06 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: All
Does anybody know how to contact this POS by eMail, phone or FAX?

I really need to share with him directly how I feel about his disgusting ignorance, and arrogance, about people who care about this great country of our.

Please, anything, anyway, to contact General Powell!

23 posted on 11/28/2011 4:02:06 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Rummyfan
I always held Powell responsible for his idiot advice to not invade Baghdad in the early 90's when we had them in our hands. His advice cost another generation of soldiers their very lives when we had to go back and finish the job he fought so hard against getting right the first time.

Who knows? Collin Powell may we have facilitated the build of strength of terrorist cells in the ME and may have contributed to the devastating 9/11 attacks by his actions.

I will always believe it to be so.

24 posted on 11/28/2011 4:11:33 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Rummyfan

I once admired Powell.. that went out the window when he sold out his country for some “media” love with his endorsement of Obama... a shameful act of picking race over all else. And he continues his pathetic backstabbing of all things American today.

Piss off, traitor.


25 posted on 11/28/2011 4:15:32 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: pepsionice
Naturally...1860 comes around, and this Tea Party-like mentality comes up in the New England States again (and the Ohio Valley states), and this stand is finally mounted to take down slavery. We can make the case that Lincoln took advantage of this Tea Party-like mentality, and did what finally had to be done. Right was established over wrong.

The case can also be made that freeing the slaves was an unintended byproduct of the war, harped upon by revisionist historians to justify the overthrow of the southern states.

""If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that."

"I thought that in your struggle for the Union, to whatever extent the negroes should cease helping the enemy, to that extent it weakened the enemy in his resistance to you. Do you think differently? I thought that whatever negroes can be got to do as soldiers, leaves just so much less for white soldiers to do, in saving the Union. Does it appear otherwise to you? But negroes, like other people, act upon motives. Why should they do any thing for us, if we will do nothing for them? If they stake their lives for us, they must be prompted by the strongest motive—even the promise of freedom. And the promise being made, must be kept." - 1863

"I am not now, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social or political equality of the white and black races. I am not now nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor of intermarriages with white people. There is a physical difference between the white and the black races which will forever forbid the two races living together on social or political equality. There must be a position of superior and inferior, and I am in favor of assigning the superior position to the white man." - 1858

-Abraham Lincoln
26 posted on 11/28/2011 4:17:58 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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Here's a start if anyone else wants to share there feelings with this MORON.

Colin Powell
1317 Ballantrae Farm Drive
McLean, VA 22101

27 posted on 11/28/2011 4:19:57 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Safetgiver; AlexW

You may be right but I think his wife calls the shots...he’s just whipped!


28 posted on 11/28/2011 4:22:45 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Rummyfan
colostomy bowel is a pos racist pig... and as General Tommy Franks called him... “An affirmative action General”.

LLS

29 posted on 11/28/2011 4:25:48 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Rummyfan

Logic isn’t one of his tools.


30 posted on 11/28/2011 4:40:22 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: pepsionice

Cowardly Colin let Scooter Libby twist in the wind, all the while knowing that his man Armitage was the leaker.

Powell is a coward.


31 posted on 11/28/2011 4:43:19 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Rummyfan

Colin should look to his black president if he wants to talk “divisive tone”.


32 posted on 11/28/2011 4:43:55 AM PST by jersey117
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To: jersey117

powell is such an inside-the-beltway, affirmative-action equal opportunity loser. In spite of whatever he accomplished, he is a loser with a capital L. What a small person.


33 posted on 11/28/2011 4:48:35 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: savedbygrace

34 posted on 11/28/2011 4:49:45 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance
Richard Armitage - Still Leaking after all these Years


35 posted on 11/28/2011 4:56:35 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: pepsionice
We can make the case that Lincoln took advantage of this Tea Party-like mentality,

Lincoln was a racist to the nth degree and was no abolishionist. He opposed slavery in the territories because he wanted the territories reserves for the white race. Slaves allowed in the territories were going to pollute its lily whiteness.

Lincoln's big plan was to send freedmen to Haiti or Liberia.

36 posted on 11/28/2011 4:57:23 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Rummyfan

The RinoCracy gets their panties in a wad whenever the threat of Constitutional Government is raised.....


37 posted on 11/28/2011 4:58:29 AM PST by mo
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To: Renderofveils

Slaves were freed for basically the simplest of reasons, Lincoln need fresh meat to throw at the Army of Northern Virginia, as he was running out of Irish FOB’s, and the black man would do just fine. These are the things that an unpopular war will cause. Refer to the New York draft riots if you want the tenor of the Union during that time.


38 posted on 11/28/2011 5:01:47 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Eye of Unk
I keep thinking there must be some sort of alien liberalism mind control transmitter(s) across America.

The fastest way to demon possession is to move to Washington D.C.

That explains how so many "good" people can be elected or appointed to a federal post, and shortly thereafter they take up the banner of Hell and work to destroy this nation and our founding principles.

I read Powell's biography and he was OK until he he descended into the bowels of D.C.

39 posted on 11/28/2011 5:05:15 AM PST by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: Rummyfan

Never trust a man who has said Our flag is nothing more than a bunch of brightly colored strips of cloth—to be desecrated or
honored at will. In my opine the “division —was caused when
the Courts erected a divisive WALL of separation to divide this nation.And Congress, the Courts, our institutions have
all fallen on one side or the other.When Our Constitution is
no longer understood as meaning what it did when it was adopted-and is but a thing of wax in the hands of a despotic
branch. The authority cited no longer can mean what it did when adopted. And when that happens we can no longer be
the United States of America but have been torn asunder .


40 posted on 11/28/2011 5:14:10 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Rummyfan

I blame Powell’s Parents for raising a two faced slug .


41 posted on 11/28/2011 5:18:26 AM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: savedbygrace

LOL - I couldn’t figure out what text to put with the pic.
You did it rather well. ;o)


42 posted on 11/28/2011 5:49:52 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: pepsionice

they likely had the idea that this would be worked out. It wasn’t. Like the dimwits we have in office today....everyone just stood up and said they’d overlook slavery and just keep going.

It most certainly was worked out!

In deference to slave owners and the financial impact of doing away with slavery immediately, the Constitutional convention opted for a twenty year plan. Their feet unfortunately didn’t feel any heat as time passed.

Historical documents indicate this item in article 1 section 9 was not merely for the slave trade, but slavery in general.

In Article 1, Section 9, Congress is limited, expressly, from prohibiting the “Importation” of slaves, before 1808. The slave trade was a bone of contention for many, with some who supported slavery abhorring the slave trade. The 1808 date, a compromise of 20 years, allowed the slave trade to continue, but placed a date-certain on its survival. Congress eventually passed a law outlawing the slave trade that became effective on January 1, 1808.

Above paragraph from:http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_slav.html

IMHO Congress should have been on top of the situation right from the beginning with the countdown of the 20 years and the date certain, in order to end the slave trade and slavery in the process. The civil war was an unfortunate result of their error.


43 posted on 11/28/2011 5:59:51 AM PST by wita
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To: Rummyfan

Colin Powell is a big Dummy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMTrthePKU0


44 posted on 11/28/2011 6:12:04 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Rummyfan

I agree General. We refuse to go along with the policies that are bankrupting and destroying this great nation. And we’re bound and determined, come hell or high water, to put a stop to it! That’s pretty divisive and I’m damned proud of it!


45 posted on 11/28/2011 6:13:34 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Rummyfan
Colin Powell:

Colin Cancer:

Jamanican immigrant to New York City - "Ja Making" Me Crazy Man:

Military Officer, Platoon Leader Viet Nam - taken under powerful Senator's wing and groomed for the political military positions he held later in his career (After he was a Light Colonel he never held a Regular Army position with troops):

Colin "Abortion":

Colin "Obama Supporter":

Colin - CANCER

46 posted on 11/28/2011 6:14:27 AM PST by Jumper
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To: Rummyfan

Once upon a time, many many moons ago, I respected Powell. Those days are long gone.


47 posted on 11/28/2011 6:16:29 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: AlexW
"I have never had any respect for him."

Same here. I never really paid him any attention because he never got close to running.
I didn't know much about him until he endorsed ZERO. . . .

48 posted on 11/28/2011 6:19:51 AM PST by DeaconRed (My Hat Don't Hang on the same Nail to Long. I am a CAT adjuster.)
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To: Rummyfan

A “divisive tone” occurs whenever anyone disagrees with Colon.


49 posted on 11/28/2011 6:25:33 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: Rummyfan
He has made himself irrelevant.
50 posted on 11/28/2011 6:29:02 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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