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Colin Powell endorses Obama for second term
Reuters ^ | October 25, 2012 | Susan Heavey

Posted on 10/25/2012 5:43:23 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday endorsed Barack Obama in his bid for re-election, citing the Democratic president's efforts to wind down the war in Afghanistan and tackling terrorism.

"And so I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on," the Republican, who also backed Obama in 2008, told "CBS This Morning."

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KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012endorsements; colinpowell; race
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Race trumps intelligence. Of course, Colin is rich enough to ride out the Obama Depression.
1 posted on 10/25/2012 5:43:34 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Endorses a president amidst the biggest foreign policy scandal in history.

All about race.


2 posted on 10/25/2012 5:45:06 AM PDT by nhwingut (Single Issue Voter: Obama Must Go!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Duh! The famous O.J. jury logic. “ I be black, He be black, He be innocent”


3 posted on 10/25/2012 5:45:24 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Vote Obama for national suicide)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Incompetence promoting incompetence.


4 posted on 10/25/2012 5:45:40 AM PDT by Loud Mime (I'll claim I speak for God only after I do acid, a few lines of coke and half a bottle of bourbon.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

To quote Chester A. Riley: “What a revolting development this is!”

Ugh. General Powell, give me a break.


5 posted on 10/25/2012 5:46:03 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Rumor has it that Colon was an AA success.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 5:46:29 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

RACE before COUNTRY!


7 posted on 10/25/2012 5:47:09 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: SoFloFreeper

you have to laugh at this - and they accuse Herman Cain and Allen West of being “house negroes” - this one stayed right on the color/race wagon........also amusing how everything Bush is reviled, yet this is broadly embraced


8 posted on 10/25/2012 5:47:54 AM PDT by Revelation 911 ("The whole contrivance imploded last night ..in in one great rancid...public fart")
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To: SoFloFreeper

That’s nice Colin, but I’ll take comfort in the fact that no one with any sense gives a rat’s rear about whom you endorse.


9 posted on 10/25/2012 5:48:39 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Can anyone identify any specific major accomplishments Powell achieved, other than being named to high positions in his military and diplomatic careers? IMO, he has AA written all over him.


10 posted on 10/25/2012 5:49:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Tackling terrorism? He’s embracing it! I guess Colin Powell is not a wise man.


11 posted on 10/25/2012 5:49:11 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Stupid is as stupid does.


12 posted on 10/25/2012 5:49:13 AM PDT by wny
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To: SoFloFreeper

Completely irrelevant. The same effect as having Jimmy Carter endorse Odumbo.


13 posted on 10/25/2012 5:49:19 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: SoFloFreeper

Reagan’s biggest mistake - giving this worthless douchebag a boost.


14 posted on 10/25/2012 5:49:19 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SoFloFreeper

lather, rinse, repeat...nothing new here. Would have been shocked if he woke up and endorsed Romney over the mistake.


15 posted on 10/25/2012 5:49:44 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: SoFloFreeper

What do you expect from a fellow Affirmative-American?

Pray for America


16 posted on 10/25/2012 5:50:12 AM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I honestly thought he’d just keep quiet and not make an endorsement at all.


17 posted on 10/25/2012 5:50:36 AM PDT by goodolemr
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To: SoFloFreeper

After he did this dance/comedy routine when he was Secretary of State under Bush, I thought he was a complete jerk. Never saw him the same way again.


18 posted on 10/25/2012 5:51:43 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: SoFloFreeper

One “Affirmative Action” FRAUD “endorsing ANOTHER “Affirmative Action” FRAUD”!


19 posted on 10/25/2012 5:52:02 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: bray

no hardball questions tossed on embassy attack.


20 posted on 10/25/2012 5:52:26 AM PDT by thinden
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To: Paladin2; ScottinVA

Indeed. And it is ironic/hypocritical that both Powell and Obammie the Commie were “made” by “The Man” they love to hate.


21 posted on 10/25/2012 5:52:39 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

General irrelevant who was the main reason Bush 41 didn’t take out Hussein in the Gulf War. He was considered an Uncle Tom by blacks and now he’s a brother!


22 posted on 10/25/2012 5:52:39 AM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: SoFloFreeper

As useless as Condi.


23 posted on 10/25/2012 5:53:08 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Useful idiot.


24 posted on 10/25/2012 5:53:37 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: bray

no hardball questions tossed on embassy attack.


25 posted on 10/25/2012 5:53:51 AM PDT by thinden
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To: SoFloFreeper

So Powell, a Republican, endorses a Cook County Democrat twice? It shouldn’t be too surpising as both are creations of affirmative action, rather than merit.


26 posted on 10/25/2012 5:53:51 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Condi Rice endorsed Mitt. You've been trumped Colin.


27 posted on 10/25/2012 5:54:44 AM PDT by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: SoFloFreeper

thought Colin already endorsed him 2 months ago?


28 posted on 10/25/2012 5:55:01 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bottom story of the day.


29 posted on 10/25/2012 5:55:01 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Hey, military ... those of you that served under Powell ....

Do any of you have first hand experience/knowledge of his racism as a military man ?

I can't believe he came out of desert storm a successful commander, as a Republican, and he almost immediately shows his moderate-bordering-on-democrat and racist attitude.

Anyone ?

30 posted on 10/25/2012 5:56:13 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: ScottinVA
Can anyone identify any specific major accomplishments Powell achieved, other than being named to high positions in his military and diplomatic careers? IMO, he has AA written all over him.

Colin , Sandra Day O'Connor and MLK becoming a national holiday ---3 political correct mistakes by Reagan
31 posted on 10/25/2012 5:57:14 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: SoFloFreeper

I love how the Dummies always say that Obama “ended the war in Iraq, and is ending the war in Afghanistan”. No he isn’t, he is withdrawing US forces, but the war in Iraq is still going on, as will the war in Afghanistan after we leave. He didn’t end anything except US participation.


32 posted on 10/25/2012 5:57:21 AM PDT by Ironfocus (O Must Go)
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To: ScottinVA

The Powell doctrine: IF you break it, you must fix it.

In regards to foreign military intervention ... I.E Afghanistan.

This as opposed to traditional Punative military expeditions.


33 posted on 10/25/2012 5:57:29 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: SoFloFreeper
"But the Republicans I worked for — President Reagan, President Bush 41 … people who were conservative, people who were willing to push their conservative views, but people who recognized at the end of the day, you've got to find a basis of compromise. Compromise is how this country runs."

COMPROMISE IS ONLY EVER ANNOUNCED WHEN THE DEMOCRATS DO NOT HAVE CONTROL OR ABOUT TO LOSE CONTROL! I can probably go back and search and NEVER find a time when Powell wished that Reid would compromise. In fact, with his view of Obamacare, he probably loved Pelosi's "parachute in" remark.
34 posted on 10/25/2012 5:58:14 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Until Obama came along Colin Powell was the quintessential affirmative action poster child. A mediocrity in the military who would have never advanced beyond the level of Colonel had it not been for pigmentation and a mediocrity as Sec of State.The only reason he became a Republican after being a Democrat was because it was Republicans who advanced his career beyond his level of competence.


35 posted on 10/25/2012 5:58:32 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: SoFloFreeper

He got his education and any of his high positions due to affirmative action. He was unqualified then. He is unqualified now to speak with any veracity.


36 posted on 10/25/2012 5:59:13 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Colin Powell has lost all credibility! Shameful! Only about race with him. He is a disgrace to this country.


37 posted on 10/25/2012 6:00:52 AM PDT by JFC
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To: SoFloFreeper
Colin Powell with President Obama
38 posted on 10/25/2012 6:00:55 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: SoFloFreeper

Colin Powell has lost all credibility! Shameful! Only about race with him. He is a disgrace to this country.


39 posted on 10/25/2012 6:01:02 AM PDT by JFC
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To: SoFloFreeper

Colin Powell has lost all credibility! Shameful! Only about race with him. He is a disgrace to this country.


40 posted on 10/25/2012 6:01:12 AM PDT by JFC
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To: SoFloFreeper

Remember, Powell is the person who talked GHWB into not going all the way to Baghdad when Schwartzkoff was barely a day away. Could have been done with that problem once and for all.

Colin Powell was an affirmative action beneficiary, and an incompetent one at that.


41 posted on 10/25/2012 6:01:31 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SoFloFreeper

What a disappointment this man has become.


42 posted on 10/25/2012 6:01:40 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hugo Chavez also endorsed Odumbo. And I was equally unimpressed.


43 posted on 10/25/2012 6:02:44 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: skeeter

If you don’t think George HW Bush’s fingerprint are ALL over ALL Reagan Appointees after 1986 they YOU were not paying attention.


44 posted on 10/25/2012 6:02:53 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Paladin2
Rumor has it that Colon was an AA success.

Took me a while before I realized you were referring to Affirmative Action, rather than Alcoholics Anonymous.

45 posted on 10/25/2012 6:03:28 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Colon will be on the wrong side of history when all is said and done. All of these idiots risking their reputations to go down with the ship.


46 posted on 10/25/2012 6:03:54 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: SoFloFreeper
Colin Powell endorses Obama for second term

The "black" thing trumps all.

47 posted on 10/25/2012 6:05:25 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist! FUBO!)
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To: uncbob

“3 political correct mistakes by Reagan” NO there are 4; Putting George HW Bush in the VP spot in 1980.


48 posted on 10/25/2012 6:06:06 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Bush & Donald Regan.


49 posted on 10/25/2012 6:07:36 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SoFloFreeper

Benedict Powell doubles down on treason. He stabbed his own party in the back - twice. He benefited from every Republican President since Nixon, all the way up to ‘W’ and now he turns his back on his party and his country.

I saw his interview on CBS This Morning. Sickening, absolutely sickening.............


50 posted on 10/25/2012 6:08:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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