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Powell: GOP Should Back Off Attempts to Lower Voter Participation
newsmax.com ^ | 01/24/2013 | Dan Weil

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 MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, referring to November’s 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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: colonpowell; gop; gotv; powell

1 posted on 01/24/2013 5:57:30 PM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

Has this senile SOB switched parties yet?


2 posted on 01/24/2013 6:03:49 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: massmike

Powell should stop pretending to be a Republican.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 6:04:49 PM PST by Moorings
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To: massmike

Colon needs to “move on” and let us Americans handle it. Go hang with your buddy, Calypso Louie, pal. We got this!


4 posted on 01/24/2013 6:05:13 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: massmike
I became quite suspicious about ole Collie when I learned he collected Volvos, LOL.


5 posted on 01/24/2013 6:05:32 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Moorings

pretended to be a leader, pretended to be a republican, now he is pretending to be black


6 posted on 01/24/2013 6:06:06 PM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: massmike

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....


7 posted on 01/24/2013 6:07:08 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: massmike

Hey Colin, unlike your buddies at the Black Democratic Caucus, we want the votes to be legitimate.


8 posted on 01/24/2013 6:07:36 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: vpintheak

he really is senile if he believes his own question. the only people voting without a proper ID would not be lawful voters.


9 posted on 01/24/2013 6:08:08 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: massmike

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.


10 posted on 01/24/2013 6:08:18 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: massmike
Per Powell...
"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."

11 posted on 01/24/2013 6:11:17 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: massmike

I think Powell’s cheese has slipped off of the cracker.


12 posted on 01/24/2013 6:11:33 PM PST by berdie
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To: vpintheak
Has this senile SOB switched parties yet?

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!

13 posted on 01/24/2013 6:12:48 PM PST by laweeks
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To: One Name

I don’t who is the most despicable example of a political opportunist, ALGORE or POWELL.


14 posted on 01/24/2013 6:14:55 PM PST by wmileo
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To: massmike

I am so sick of Powell.


15 posted on 01/24/2013 6:15:44 PM PST by Girlene
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To: massmike

To understand Powell, one need simply view ‘Mars Attacks’ and the black general they modeled on him.


16 posted on 01/24/2013 6:15:44 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: massmike
I became quite suspicious about ole Collie when I learned he collected Volvos, LOL.


17 posted on 01/24/2013 6:18:47 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Moorings
Powell should stop pretending to be a Republican.

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.

18 posted on 01/24/2013 6:18:59 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: wmileo

Algore, but Colon is working on it and closing in...


19 posted on 01/24/2013 6:20:03 PM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: massmike

What’s this “we” crap?


20 posted on 01/24/2013 6:20:50 PM PST by wny
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To: muawiyah

“the only people voting without a proper ID would not be lawful voters.”

colon knows this. The bottom line is - the “complexion” of things.


21 posted on 01/24/2013 6:21:55 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: massmike

By all means lets do what this GOP bashing phony A-hole says we should do.


22 posted on 01/24/2013 6:39:06 PM PST by skeeter
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To: massmike

Powell should back off attempts to say something intelligent.


23 posted on 01/24/2013 6:39:59 PM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: wmileo

I had tremendous respect for him circa 1996...

It has deteriorated severely. I respect his service, but he is pretty wack now.


24 posted on 01/24/2013 6:42:58 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: massmike

Colin, you ignorant slut.


25 posted on 01/24/2013 6:45:08 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: massmike

More proof that Colin was never anything more than an affirmative action general. What a clown, moron, and idiot.


26 posted on 01/24/2013 6:51:56 PM PST by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: Moorings

The GOP should stop pretending that Powell is or ever was a republican.


27 posted on 01/24/2013 7:13:57 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: vpintheak

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.


28 posted on 01/24/2013 8:47:05 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: massmike

29 posted on 01/24/2013 8:56:08 PM PST by Dogbert41
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To: Dogbert41

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.


30 posted on 01/24/2013 9:02:50 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: massmike
Powell: GOP Should Back Off Attempts to Lower Voter Participation

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

31 posted on 01/24/2013 9:26:56 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: Bshaw

It’s race before honor for some scumbags like Powell for instance.


32 posted on 01/24/2013 11:10:17 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: massmike

Interesting interview on O’Reilly tonight.

I’m generally disappointed with Powell. I think his passion exceeds his ability to reason.


33 posted on 01/30/2013 1:30:41 AM PST by Gene Eric
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