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Powell not ready to endorse Obama for re-election
The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | AP

Posted on 05/22/2012 7:33:21 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is declining to renew the endorsement he gave Barack Obama four years ago, when he called Mr. Obama “a transformational figure.”

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Mr. Powell called presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney a viable candidate and said he’s “still listening” to Republican proposals. Mr. Powell, who served under President George W. Bush, also said, “I don’t want to throw my weight behind someone” at this point in the campaign.

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KEYWORDS: 2012; hasbeen; idontcare; obama; powell; rats; skin; whocares
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"Mr. Powell, who served under President George W. Bush, also said, “I don’t want to throw my weight behind someone” at this point in the campaign."

Colon must have got a few too many hits to his head - "throw my weight"? Who the hell are you kidding?

1 posted on 05/22/2012 7:33:30 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: GOPsterinMA

Don’t care what the racist Colin Bowell thinks.


2 posted on 05/22/2012 7:34:24 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: GOPsterinMA

He was a dumbass for endorsing Hussein in 2008.

General Colin Dumbass.


3 posted on 05/22/2012 7:34:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: GOPsterinMA

No General Powell, you OWN Barack Obama. In fact he’s wearing your name around his neck.


4 posted on 05/22/2012 7:35:47 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: GOPsterinMA

At this point, Powell is a friggin nobody. His only trading factor now is that he happens to be black - and Obama has plenty of those endorsements to go round. He lost any credibility he ever had as a Republican the minute he ceded his endorsement to pure racism.


5 posted on 05/22/2012 7:36:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: GOPsterinMA

I don’t care what this dishonorable pr#ck thinks.

He knew the truth about the Plame affair and kept his mouth shut, almost allowing Scooter Libby to go to prison.

He has always been a squish.

As a so-called “Republican” he voted for Obama, a no-nothing, and did not even vote for a man who had least served in the military and was in his own party.

FUCP.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 7:37:23 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

If there is a black person on the ballot, it’s not a mystery who he’ll vote for. Last election stamped racist on his forehead. Obama voter, bank on it.


7 posted on 05/22/2012 7:38:08 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Colin who?


8 posted on 05/22/2012 7:39:45 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Skin-color trumps all with Colon, he's just acting coy so that when he endorses Ubama he can act like it was an intellectual decision.
9 posted on 05/22/2012 7:39:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

If he THREW his weight behind Barry Sotelo Hussein, then there isn’t any WEIGHT left in my opinion for him to throw around.......now. It’s too late. He already THREW it. Like a tossed ball, you only get one chance to throw your weight. Unless he is evolving, not flip flopping...


10 posted on 05/22/2012 7:40:24 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: GOPsterinMA

Powell lost any credibility he had when he showed that he was a racist in 2008 by supporting Obama simply because of the color of his skin.


11 posted on 05/22/2012 7:41:29 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

“I don’t want to throw my weight behind someone”

As an unaccomplished, affirmative-action racist and career bureaucrat who goes in whatever direction the political winds are blowing, what possible “weight” could you have with anyone, Powell?

For that matter, I can think of about 2 or 3 public figures whose “endorsement” I might actually care about. Even then, it would have no influence on my vote.

Not getting the importance of endorsements....


12 posted on 05/22/2012 7:42:18 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Wait, is he saying that being of the same pigmentation doesn’t make him the most excellent leader of all time???


13 posted on 05/22/2012 7:43:18 AM PDT 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: Gaffer

Gimmick to make himself relevant.

The obamamedia will fret over and over about whether Powell will go for obama or not.
This will go on until early November when Powell will come out with his endorsement of obama.


14 posted on 05/22/2012 7:43:52 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: Gaffer
He's worse than a nobody. He's a Quisling.

Juan McCain was exactly the type of moderate reach across the aisle squish that RINO's like Powell said we should nominate.

15 posted on 05/22/2012 7:43:55 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: GOPsterinMA
“I don’t want to throw my weight behind someone” at this point in the campaign.

A turd doesn't weigh that much.

16 posted on 05/22/2012 7:44:27 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: BO Stinkss

lol

Colin Bowel / Santorum ... the dream ticket of the makers of x-lax

lol


17 posted on 05/22/2012 7:44:39 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I’m sorry but, I too share the disdain for this Republican turncoat, but this is a big deal, Colin Powell’s refusal to outright endorse Obama at this time.

Rest assured the Obama camp considers this announcement a slap in the face, and it will resonate with others.

Perhaps the underlying plus for our side is that Colin Powell’s reticence may give others “permission” to begin to question their vote for Obama.


18 posted on 05/22/2012 7:45:07 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Texas resident
This will go on until early November when Powell will come out with his endorsement of Obama.

You could be wrong.

It might be mid to late October.

19 posted on 05/22/2012 7:45:30 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ZX12R
If he votes for Obama, this time around he will not be dumb enough to admit that he did so.
20 posted on 05/22/2012 7:46:06 AM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: GOPsterinMA

Powell showed his true colors last election. Skin color is more important to him that any thing else.


21 posted on 05/22/2012 7:46:43 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: BO Stinkss
Right...

If we can rely on his personal record with this kind of stuff, he will shilly-shally to the bitter end, then support the sure favorite!

Routinely displaying such spineless and irresolute political values renders you irrelevant and truly laughable. If he had any political capital to spend, it is worthless by now.

22 posted on 05/22/2012 7:47:03 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: thethirddegree
This guy begs to differ:

23 posted on 05/22/2012 7:48:36 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Don’t be so sure that Powell will endorse Obama

Romney may do what he did in 94 in Mass when running against Teddy

If Mitt thinks he can get the support of dissatisfied democrats by going left he will and that may be enough for Powell


24 posted on 05/22/2012 7:49:03 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Texas resident
This will go on until early November when Powell will come out with his endorsement of obama.

This will go on until his next appearance on Meet the Press.

25 posted on 05/22/2012 7:51:41 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Powell playing cute - waiting to see what Obama will promise him in return for an endorsement.


26 posted on 05/22/2012 7:52:29 AM PDT by BusterBear
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To: GOPsterinMA

Colin Powell is a pathetic, weakling, has been. How he ever got to be a General is beyond me. Oh wait he’s black.

I’ll bet Mitt is losing a lot of sleep waiting for that endorsement.


27 posted on 05/22/2012 7:58:23 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
What a great example of leadership and "merit" as opposed to affirmative action. Here you have a former Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Security Advisor and 4-Star General in the Army.

This shows that his FBI files must be filled with little tidbits and that in order to "get along" so that his family can feed at the federal trough he needs to make himself this dancing clown and minstrel for the democrat/african american power brokers.

Just look at this. Can you even imagine a SECRETARY OF STATE!! acting like a dancing clown?? A 4-STAR GENERAL!!!! carrying on like a fool. A dancing little fool.

I'd like Colin to support Obama and be done with it. Who cares what this affirmative action, box checking REMF supports or doesn't support? I'm more interested in what Kanye thinks? hahahhaha. Dance fool, dance for your money...... dance like the little man you are. Pathetic.

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28 posted on 05/22/2012 7:59:27 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Wasn’t this scumbag Powell supposed to “fade away” like a real soldier?


29 posted on 05/22/2012 8:00:48 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: GOPsterinMA

Rush would have had a field day with the titular head of the Republican party. Sadly we get Mark Doofus instead.


30 posted on 05/22/2012 8:01:48 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Maybe he’ll endorse Bammy after he declares he favors gay marriage and gays in the military showers.

Oh, wait. . . . .


31 posted on 05/22/2012 8:04:34 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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“Still listening to Republican proposals”

Mr. Secretary General has an outsized view of his own importance.

Screw off, Powell, because you don’t matter anymore. Besides, we know who you’re going to support. So quit the charade, because we’re not fooled.


32 posted on 05/22/2012 8:05:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: GOPsterinMA

The real question is not who Colin Powell will support, the real question is how Powell is adjusting to the Depends he now wears.


33 posted on 05/22/2012 8:06:42 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: GOPsterinMA
Powell can go fly a kite. I didn't like him as a general. I did not like him as a leader. I did not like him as a secstate. I especially never liked his phony mouth. After he had his first love fest with Obama, I flushed him down the toilet. Just go away Colon Powell.
34 posted on 05/22/2012 8:10:39 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Go sh*t in your hat, Mr. powell.


35 posted on 05/22/2012 8:14:19 AM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

What happened, Colin? Did Obama suddenly change colors?


36 posted on 05/22/2012 8:27:11 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Doesn’t matter now. Pottery Barn rules.

It’s not like you (CP) get a do-over, a fresh second chance.


37 posted on 05/22/2012 8:28:01 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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Powell not ready to endorse Obama for re-election

He's also clearly not smart enough to admit he made a mistake in 2008.

38 posted on 05/22/2012 8:55:00 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Brutha’ Powell been hittin’ that jug o’ Ripple befoh lunch agin’!

Fifty bucks to the The Salvation Army sez that in the end Powell will fold and endorse The One again.....or he’ll not endorse ANYBODY! He’s not about to say anything AGAINST Zero!


39 posted on 05/22/2012 9:09:10 AM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Tucker39; All
There are some truly AWESOME posts on this thread! Kudos to all of you!!!

And yes, Tucker39, he won't say ANYTHING against his “brutha”; you can be sure of that

To all of you: Powell is a racist POS. He is an embarrassment to the uniform he wore.

40 posted on 05/22/2012 9:15:30 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

It is time to oppose the same sorry mistakes that McCain and the RINO Party made in 2008.

It is also time for us as Conservatives to recognize and avoid making the same sorry mistakes that WE made in 2008.

One mistake that we made in 2008 was to revert back to the old days when we were known as “The Silent Majority.” We grumbled, held our noses, and Caved-In as all good RINO sheep are expected to do.

Our Silent Caving-In in 2008 created the problem that MANY Conservatives refused to vote for McCain.

IF we behave in 2012 as RINO Sheep and Cave-In to whoever the RINOs endorse, nominate and support, then we Conservatives are no better than our RINO U.S. Representatives and Senators who always Cave-In.

This election is for ALL of the marbles! We cannot afford to play the old RINO game that caused the defeat of McCain to Marxist Obama in 2008.

Obama is much stronger politically now than he was against McCain in 2008, but the RINO Party refuses to consider that reality.

It is time to DUMP ROMNEY who is obviously to weak of a candidate to beat Obama.

The Delegates need to choose in an OPEN Convention a strong NON-RINO Nominee who can soundly defeat Obama, and coat-tail U.S. Senators and Representatives into Congress.

Romney is not that man: DUMP ROMNEY!

We must learn from the mistakes made by the McCain Campaign and rub the collective noses of the RINOs in it!

Romney is counting on the old Classical Conservative Cave-In.

I can hear Romney now: “You have no choice but to vote for me. I’ll be even more severely Conservative than I was when I rammed through Romney”care.” Trust me, I know how The Economy works. Etc, etc., etc.”

The battle to win back a CONSERVATIVE White House is starting to break wide open!


41 posted on 05/22/2012 9:27:45 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: GOPsterinMA

WHO CARES????


42 posted on 05/22/2012 9:35:26 AM PDT by heavy9
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To: GOPsterinMA

I don’t give a rats rear what Powell says or does anymore. He might as well stick with the ugly want-to-be girl he helped to bring to the dance.


43 posted on 05/22/2012 9:47:24 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Perhaps we can get ‘Stormin’ Norman’ Schwarzkopf to distract this racist black guy while someone gets in close for a quick kick . . .


44 posted on 05/22/2012 9:58:45 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

General Powell was only a republication because Nixon brought him into the White House as a Lieutenant colonel.


45 posted on 05/22/2012 10:16:07 AM PDT by Eaglefixer
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To: GOPsterinMA

FUCP


46 posted on 05/22/2012 11:34:34 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Dick Vomer

Best laugh of the day.


47 posted on 05/22/2012 2:04:04 PM PDT by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Eaglefixer

“General Powell was only a republication...”

LOL, ‘republication’...love it!


48 posted on 05/22/2012 2:11:27 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: Lancey Howard

“Wasn’t this scumbag Powell supposed to “fade away” like a real soldier?”

Real soldier? He is a disgrace to all our Real Soldiers...past, present and future!


49 posted on 05/22/2012 2:16:58 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: GOPsterinMA

“He is an embarrassment to the uniform he wore.”

IMHO he was merely an affirmative action general. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time, when the Army needed to “prove” that it held equal opportunity.


50 posted on 05/22/2012 6:49:02 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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