Skip to comments.Powell Endorses Obama - Surprised?
Posted on 10/19/2008 7:38:48 AM PDT by Perdogg
And Obama does and from what that Palin hasnt eclipsed? Would have been my followup, but Im not surprised. Hes been a thorn in our efforts since before the 2004 election when all those surprising anonymous tip flowed from the State Department to embarssass the Administration. His insurrection led to Andy Card asking for his resignation.
Note also Powells words match verbatim the Obama campaigns talking points on the standing in the world and the economy.
Youll remember that in February he had told a group of students that electing a black president would be electrifying? That led to preliminary talks with campaign officials who - yes - offered him a position in the coming administration.
Side note, Powell appeared at Senator Ted Stevens corruption trial as a character witness and gave testimony that he trust Stevens completely and As we say in the infantry, this is a guy you take on a long patrol
Yeah, on a bridge to nowhere. Tells you everything you want to know about his endorsement of Obama.
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Not in the slightest.
Blacks before Macs.
No, he pretty much already endorsed him in April.
And who cares?
It is a race thang...of course
The same Powell that knew his deputy was the leak on Plame and allowed the Administration and Libby to take the hit. A disloyal individual, just like Obama.
I’m surprised it took so long.
My surprise was that he hadn’t endorsed him yet. I thought that had happened months ago.
In a racially blind world, Colin Powell’s career would have stopped at Lieutenant Colonel.
I am just happy that a good Republican endorsing Obama was able to let me see that this election has absolutely nothing to do with race. (Sarc.)
He just “ cut and run”.
Wonder what Petraeus thinks about this?
I am not surprised at this even a little. A black supporting a 6.25% black, 37.75% Luo, and 50% white is not a surprise as I was told anyone with a drop of black blood is black.
One good thing about this election we are seeing people out themselves. Powell testifies for Stevens as a character witness and Palin fought to end the good old boy system in Alaska. Look at Buckley’s son, Kathleen Parker, Peggy Noonan, George Will, the Fox All Stars, and others who were considered ‘conservative’ writers that now diss the McCain/Palin campaign. Some have even endorsed like Buckley.
The shake out in Conservative movement after this election is going to leave a lot of pundits with no support. Next goal should be to find conservatives to buy a Cable News Channel that is HONEST — Fox Fair and Balanced is a joke!
No surprise. I’m still trying to figure out what he is “troubled” about in the GOP. These people who cross over generally talk about how “troubled” they are without being able to give specifics. I chalk it up mainly to Powell being black and voting for the black guy, and score settling.
No surprise wholly racial motivated, I think that it might actually help McCain.
Thanks for saving me the trouble of saying it.
Powell is the gift that keeps on giving--especially to all things Bush or GOP.
One more betrayal--this time, he betrays not the President, not Scooter Libby, not the war effort-he betrays all of us.
As Martin Luther King, Jr. would have liked, I now know the "content of his character".
Nope. I never liked him, never trusted him and always thought he was a liberal wolf in sheep’s clothing. Now it’s out in the open and we can finally stop pretending that he’s ever been a Republican.
Powell would have been the ideal stealth communist/race baiter.
He must have had some BIG skeletons in his closet to have not run for President.
Ain’t that the truth. The Attack of the Quota People.
Notice that the only woman in the mix that isn’t a Quota-babe is Palin. This includes all the media fems. No wonder they hate Palin. She’s everything they are not. They try to be men.
That’s pretty much what everyone who served under him at Fort Carson said.
I really thought Powell would put COUNTRY before race, but apparently NOT.
Bingo. Another case of a man who was promoted beyond his competence due to political correctness.
Roger that. He was the Defense Department’s “Magic [you know what]”
Who’s surprised that the africans willingly put “us” first and the USA somewhere further down the list. NOT ME!! That “culture” has mostly been about ME...ME...ME... Wait til all the lib whiteys start getting slapped around and pushed aside and then they’ll know we were right.
I've always thought of Colin as a Democrat.
Will those in the ethnic communities who praise Colin and proclaim the decision “color blind’ be as vocal when he comes out to advocate and support gay oral copulation?
This is what I’ve gathered by reading several threads damning Colin Powell for an endorsement that everyone claims they don’t care about anyway:
As a person of color, a vote for Barack Obama is racist because I just care that he’s black and nothing else (and hate white people and whose life accomplishments are purely an Affirmative Action joke.)
According to the MSM, if I *don’t* vote for Barack Obama, it must be because I’m racist and nothing else.
I think this is called a “no-win situation.”
And this will attract whom?! Blacks never did like Powell. They look at him as an “Oreo”. A slave to the man. “It’s not about race”?! This idiot has as little to say about WHY he endorses BO then anyone else you may confront that’s a BO fan. THEY DON’T F-ING KNOW!!
See how far PC has pushed, now some of are even afraid to say NEGRO.
They wanted to time it for maximum effect, this takes Joe the Plumber off the plate.
Another question would be does a bear poop in the woods?
See how far PC has pushed, now some of are even afraid to say NEGRO.
Pesky double click is driving me nutz.
Don’t confuse Fred Barnes with a conservative. He is a member of the Bill Kristol set, not a conservative.
In Gulf War I he was a voice of restraint, denying the troops the opportunity to complete the task, hence the genesis of Gulf War II.
Sorry, but to me Powell is at best an empty suit, at worst a timid liberal.It is no surprise here that he backs the more Marxist Muslim candidate.
I’m more in tune with the Joe Plumbers of this world then some another washington elitist.
Mostly support W, but his Compassionate Conservatism and particularly his putting, supporting and leaving dims and RINOS in top and important spots has backfired 100%.
Would that be the Colin Powell who went before all of America and told us why we MUST invade Iraq and then when things started getting tough, he left us high and dry to deal with the problems.?
Wow, what a great example of leadership to our military and to our children.
I find it disgraceful.
I get blasted for saying the word negro -- even when I try to explain through the threats and screams that it is a less offensive term than black and a less silly term than African American.
Incidentaly, in response to another poster, one has to be at least 12%
negro black to constitute as a black minority so B. Hussein Obama cannot even be considered black by juridical law.
Me too, but the Bowel endorsement gives the talking heads something to yak about other than Joe. This endorsement was all planned for just the right moment.
BTW, I'm not afraid to say NEGRO, I was illustrating a point.
Negro is a rather ordinary word that means black in Spanish and Portugese, nothing else.
Powell is the same idiot who wanted to continue to count the votes. I’ll never forget that.
I also hope he doesn’t forget that it wasn’t the democratic party that got him where he is today.
Osama is taking on more of the people who could not hack it in a tough administration. If you cannot handle tackling terrorism and you have to bail because you cannot stand up to criticism from the other party and other nations then it was a good thing for America he dropped out. Turning on your heals and stabbing the administration and State Department in the back is not a gracious exit. Backing a candidate for any office purely for the color of their skin is a capricious act of spite.
Looking back, Bush 1 and Bush 2, IMHO, made decisions to escalate his stature which were not in our Republics best interests. While their intentions were pure, their bold steps to elevate a man who was NOT the best person for the job backfired on them and hurt the United States of America. If he wants to support Osama, he is welcome to. He is dead to me. Janet Reno had more balls for supporting her President in the face of turmoil than Powell ever had.
He is nothing more than what the Bushes ever were....a man (men) who will support a candidate/person if it serves their own self interest.
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