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  • Powell: "No Regrets" About Backing Obama

    02/21/2010 10:33:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 108 replies · 1,941+ views ^ | Feb. 21, 2010 | Michelle Levy
    Former Secretary of State General Colin Powell said Sunday he had no regrets about endorsing Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign, but that the president "put too much on the plate for the American people to absorb at this time." "I think he was the right choice when the nation voted for him," he told "Face the Nation" moderator Bob Schieffer, adding that "he has done some things that help the country a great deal." Powell noted that "our financial situation is secure now," considering the country was in a recession when the president took office. "Slowly but surely...
  • Colin Powell shifts stance on 'don't ask, don't tell' policy

    02/03/2010 11:52:46 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 970+ views ^ | Feb. 3, 2010 | Karen DeYoung
    Retired Army Gen. Colin L. Powell, who opposed allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces when he was the nation's top military officer, said Wednesday he supports efforts to lift the ban on their service. "Attitudes and circumstances have changed" in the 17 years since Congress, with strong military backing, mandated the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, Powell said in a statement issued by his office. Noting that he has said for the past two years that Congress should review the legislation, Powell said he "fully supports the approach" outlined in testimony Tuesday by Defense Secretary...
  • Powell Favors Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

    02/03/2010 11:17:54 AM PST · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 613+ views
    Peter Baker ^ | February 03, 2010
    February 3, 2010 Powell Favors Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ By PETER BAKER Gen. Colin L. Powell, who as the nation’s top military officer in the 1990s opposed allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the military, switched gears today and threw his support behind efforts to end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law he helped shepherd in. Gen. Colin L. Powell in December.“In the almost 17 years since the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ legislation was passed, attitudes and circumstances have changed,” General Powell said in a statement issued by his office. He added: “I fully support...
  • What Does A So Called Republican Get When He Endorses Barack Obama? (Photos)

    12/03/2009 11:55:43 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 27 replies · 1,674+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 12/4/09 | talkradio03
    This man will have zero credibilty for the rest of his life, and should never be listened to by anyone in the GOP ever again...
  • Colin Powell’s Hotel Gripes: Clock Radio Requires ‘Astronaut Training’

    11/12/2009 11:13:06 AM PST · by george76 · 51 replies · 1,732+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 12, 2009 | Kris Hudson
    As Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, a self-professed man of simple tastes, often stayed at Holiday Inns while traveling the globe to confab with world leaders. As such, he has a personal list of gripes and suggestions for Holiday Inn owners. Gen. Powell rattled off that list ...when he was at State he had professed his affinity for cheeseburgers and the Holiday Inn. His points elicited chuckles and nods of agreement: “I don’t want to go to astronaut training to figure out how to set a clock radio,” Gen. Powell said, adding later, “I’m only there for the night....
  • President George W. Bush, Zig Ziglar, Mayor Rudy Giuiani in-person at business seminar in Ft Worth.

    10/02/2009 8:58:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,689+ views
    Get Motivated Seminars ^ | October 2, 2009 | Postcard I received today
    All Speakers Live and In Person - All In One Day! President Bush, General Colin Powell, Terry Bradshaw, Zig Ziglar, Dr. Robert Schuller, Tamara Lowe, Rick Belluzzo and Rudy Giuliani. Monday, October 26, 2009 Ft. Worth Convention Center Arena · 8:00AM - 4:45PM
  • Colin Powell Met With Obama And Expressed Skepticism That More Troops Would Help In Afghanistan

    09/28/2009 1:39:00 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 21 replies · 742+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/28/09 | talkradio03
    Colin Powell, the titular head of the Republican Party gives some advise to Obama on Afghanistan, what a great guy to listen to, the same man that was 100% against the troop surge in Iraq...(Flashback Video Included on Powell)
  • Colin Powell On Larry King Admits He "Was Not Entirely Colorblind" When Voting For Obama (Video)

    07/29/2009 12:26:09 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 34 replies · 1,492+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/29/09 | talkradio03
    Of course we knew this all along, Colin Powell a decorated General, Veteran of Vietnam, votes for an inexperienced radical who was best friends with a guy who bombed his place of employment(Pentagon), over a Vietnam Veteran who spent 5 years in a prison camp for his country getting his arms broken behind his back......H/T to Rush Limbaugh, you were right all along...
  • VIDEO: Powell: GOP Should Respond To Limbaugh's "Outrageous" Comments (WATCH)

    07/28/2009 9:24:17 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 57 replies · 1,704+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 28, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Gen. Colin Powell responds to criticism from Rush Limbaugh in a recent interview. "I can handle his criticism," he says, "but... he says things I consider to be completely outrageous" and wishes other members of the Republican party would responds to them like he does. Larry King suggests the GOP is "afraid" to take him on. Powell says he responds to Rush because, "I don't have to worry about winning elections."
  • Colin Powell Responds to Rush Limbaugh; Says GOP Leaders Afraid of Rush - Video 7/28/09

    07/28/2009 7:26:58 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 29 replies · 716+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 28, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Colin Powell tonight on Larry King Live responding to comments by Rush Limbaugh recently and saying he thinks Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh because of the strong base of support he has in the GOP. Powell said he gets to decide which party he is in whether Rush Limbaugh thinks he should be in the GOP or not. Colin Powell can call himself a Republican, but he has forfeited his opportunity to be a leading voice in the Republican Party. He calls himself a "moderate" in the GOP, and last year the GOP ran...
  • Colin Powell Says Palin is "Fascinating" But Was Not Ready to be President - Video 7/28/09

    07/28/2009 7:10:59 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 60 replies · 1,114+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 28, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Colin Powell on Larry King Live tonight where he called Gov. Sarah Palin a "fascinating" person, but said she was not ready to be President of the United States when John McCain put her on the ticket last year. He mentioned that she will be speaking next month at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and said she bears watching to see if she has political intentions in her resigning as Alaska's Governor. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Colin Powell Responds To The Gates Arrest On CNN And Says He's Also Been Racially Profiled (Video)

    07/28/2009 3:20:22 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 34 replies · 1,028+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/28/09 | talkradio03
    I was just surprised he didn't blame the arrest of Gates on Rush Limbaugh and Republicans that are standing in the way of a big tent, Lets just see if Mr. Powell has anything negative to say about the President for his "stupidly" comment...
  • Powell calls Palin a 'fascinating figure'

    07/28/2009 2:54:05 PM PDT · by euram · 19 replies · 1,057+ views
    CNN ^ | 07-28-09 | Jeff Simon
    Powell called former Alaska governor Sarah Palin a "fascinating figure… you have got to hand it to her." He repeated his assessment that the former Republican vice presidential candidate had not been ready for the Oval Office last fall, but said she was worth watching.
  • Powell '12: Can the former secretary of state lead the GOP to victory?

    07/14/2009 3:33:55 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 90 replies · 1,971+ views ^ | July 13, 2009 | Reihan Salam
    Could Colin Powell run against Barack Obama as a Republican and win? The idea is more than a little fanciful. Alma Powell, Colin Powell's wife, has long opposed her husband's political forays. And of course a presidential campaign would be an ordeal for a man Powell's age, his robust health notwithstanding. It doesn't help that there is no clamor for a Powell presidential campaign. Back in 1996, he was seen as an Eisenhower-like figure who could unite Republicans and independents to defeat Bill Clinton. Since then, Powell has alienated Republicans with his sharp criticisms of social conservatives and his support...
  • [RINO] Colin Powell cautions Obama on big government [whines about debt] [BARF]

    07/04/2009 7:03:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies · 1,432+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-07-04
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Colin Powell worries that President Barack Obama is trying to tackle too many big issues at one time. In an interview to be aired Sunday on CNN, the former secretary of state says he's worried about the huge national debt that's piling-up. Powell says that while the needs of the people must be met, the size of the government, and the tax burden, need to be kept as small as possible. He says the president has to start taking a "very, very hard look" at the cost of all he wants to do and at whether the...
  • Colin Powell Jumping Ship? (now openly voicing reservations about Obama's policies)

    07/04/2009 6:32:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 126 replies · 3,277+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7/3/2009 | George Joyce
    Add Colin Powell to the ranks of Americans waking up from the Obama induced stupor. The Washington Times is reporting that Mr. Powell has voiced serious reservations in a CNN interview about Obama’s big government agenda and its consequences for our nation and our children. In the CNN interview to be aired Sunday on “State of the Union with John King” Powell cautioned Mr. Obama about "budgets that are running into the multi-trillions of dollars" and "a huge, huge national debt that, if we don't pay for in our lifetime, our kids and grandkids and great-grandchildren will have to pay...
  • Obama's spending blitz worries Powell: 'We can't pay for it all,' he says

    07/04/2009 3:15:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 68 replies · 2,007+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 4, 2009 | Jon Ward
    Colin Powell, one of President Obama's most prominent Republican supporters, expressed concern publicly for the first time Friday that the president's ambitious blitz of costly initiatives may be enlarging the size of government and the federal debt too much. "I'm concerned at the number of programs that are being presented, the bills associated with these programs and the additional government that will be needed to execute them," Mr. Powell said in an interview with CNN's John King. It was released by the network Friday. Mr. Powell, a retired U.S. Army general who rose to political prominence after a long and...
  • Colin Powell Says He is "Concerned" About Obama's Spending Spree - Video 7/3/09

    07/03/2009 4:16:39 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 28 replies · 829+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 3, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of former Secretary of State Colin Powell saying - somewhat grudgingly - that he is "concerned" about all the spending and programs being pushed by President Obama. Powell made the statement after pushed by CNN's John King, who played a video of Powell speaking at the 1996 GOP Convention where he explained why he became a Republican. Powell said then he wanted a smaller government and lower taxes with less bureaucracy. King then asked Powell how he felt about Obama's policies in light of that speech. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • VIDEO: Colin Powell "Concerned" With Obama's Spending

    07/03/2009 6:59:23 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 72 replies · 2,096+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 3, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell tells CNN's John King that he's concerned about President Obama's spending.
  • Tom Ridge Throws Down Gauntlet On Rush Limbaugh

    06/26/2009 1:43:15 PM PDT · by writer33 · 100 replies · 4,764+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 06/26/09 | Chris Davis
    Washington—Having had enough of Limbaugh’s criticism of Colin Powell, Tom Ridge laid down the gauntlet on Rush Limbaugh, and evicting him from the Republican Party. The event took place after the interview on CSPAN’s Washington Journal where Ridge took a strong stance, supporting Colin Powell and blaming Limbaugh and Dick Cheney for having “a mindset,” that doesn’t foster unity.