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Powell Endorses Obama - Surprised?
Macsmind ^ | 10.19.08 | MacRanger

Posted on 10/19/2008 7:38:48 AM PDT by Perdogg

And Obama does and from what that Palin hasn’t eclipsed? Would have been my followup, but I’m not surprised. He’s 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 Powell’s words match verbatim the Obama campaign’s talking points on the “standing in the world” and the “economy”.

You’ll 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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: colinpowell; mccain; obama; racetrumpsparty; rhetoricalquestion
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I wonder if this dynamic between Bolton and Powell has anything to do with this?
1 posted on 10/19/2008 7:38:48 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Not in the slightest.


2 posted on 10/19/2008 7:39:32 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Perdogg

Surprised? No.


3 posted on 10/19/2008 7:39:35 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Perdogg

Blacks before Macs.


4 posted on 10/19/2008 7:39:55 AM PDT by Califreak (As seen on TV: S.A.R.A.H!-Sane Americans Are Against Hussein-Obama!)
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To: Skooz

No, he pretty much already endorsed him in April.

And who cares?

It is a race thang...of course


5 posted on 10/19/2008 7:40:22 AM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: Perdogg

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.


6 posted on 10/19/2008 7:41:13 AM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Perdogg

I’m surprised it took so long.


7 posted on 10/19/2008 7:41:24 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Perdogg

My surprise was that he hadn’t endorsed him yet. I thought that had happened months ago.


8 posted on 10/19/2008 7:41:43 AM PDT by Reagan69
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To: All

In a racially blind world, Colin Powell’s career would have stopped at Lieutenant Colonel.


9 posted on 10/19/2008 7:42:32 AM PDT by Pelagius of Asturias
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To: Perdogg

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.)


10 posted on 10/19/2008 7:42:59 AM PDT by SPOTTEDOWL (Are frontal lobotomies prerequisite for being classified as a liberal?)
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To: Pelagius of Asturias

He just “ cut and run”.

Wonder what Petraeus thinks about this?


11 posted on 10/19/2008 7:44:12 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Perdogg

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!


12 posted on 10/19/2008 7:44:34 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: Perdogg

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.


13 posted on 10/19/2008 7:44:56 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Perdogg

No surprise wholly racial motivated, I think that it might actually help McCain.


14 posted on 10/19/2008 7:45:12 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Vote Obama: Get more stuff!)
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To: mortal19440
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.

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".

15 posted on 10/19/2008 7:45:19 AM PDT by exit82 (The only person that could get me to vote for John McCain is Sarah Palin -God bless her)
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To: Perdogg

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.


16 posted on 10/19/2008 7:45:44 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: Skooz

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.


17 posted on 10/19/2008 7:46:32 AM PDT by mountaineer1997
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To: Pelagius of Asturias

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.


18 posted on 10/19/2008 7:47:23 AM PDT by Seruzawa
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To: Pelagius of Asturias

That’s pretty much what everyone who served under him at Fort Carson said.


19 posted on 10/19/2008 7:47:45 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Perdogg
Maybe I didn't "know" Powell as well as other FReepers... I AM surprised by this.

I really thought Powell would put COUNTRY before race, but apparently NOT.

20 posted on 10/19/2008 7:48:29 AM PDT by nutmeg (Sarah Palin/Joe the Plumber 2008)
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To: Pelagius of Asturias
In a racially blind world, Colin Powell’s career would have stopped at Lieutenant Colonel.

Bingo. Another case of a man who was promoted beyond his competence due to political correctness.

21 posted on 10/19/2008 7:48:29 AM PDT by IndyTiger
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To: Pelagius of Asturias

Roger that. He was the Defense Department’s “Magic [you know what]”


22 posted on 10/19/2008 7:48:29 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Arguing with a Liberal is like not wiping yourself after taking a dump" Scatological, but true.)
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To: johniegrad

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.


23 posted on 10/19/2008 7:49:38 AM PDT by dusttoyou (First they steal our savings, then our liberty)
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To: Perdogg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE5is3_1XWs


24 posted on 10/19/2008 7:50:09 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Perdogg
Ok, what about Condi?

I've always thought of Colin as a Democrat.

25 posted on 10/19/2008 7:52:03 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Perdogg

Racism.


26 posted on 10/19/2008 7:52:04 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (PUMA))
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To: Perdogg

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?


27 posted on 10/19/2008 7:52:13 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Hussein the Caliph is a liar)
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To: Perdogg

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.”


28 posted on 10/19/2008 7:52:25 AM PDT by Elian Gonzales
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To: Perdogg

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!!


29 posted on 10/19/2008 7:52:34 AM PDT by albie
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To: Perdogg
A coup d’état is taking place in our Republic and with our easily subverted, primitive election system there is little or nothing we can do to prevent it.
30 posted on 10/19/2008 7:52:47 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Gaffer

See how far PC has pushed, now some of are even afraid to say NEGRO.


31 posted on 10/19/2008 7:54:58 AM PDT by dusttoyou (First they steal our savings, then our liberty)
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To: CaptainK
I’m surprised it took so long.

They wanted to time it for maximum effect, this takes Joe the Plumber off the plate.

32 posted on 10/19/2008 7:56:17 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: Perdogg

Another question would be does a bear poop in the woods?


33 posted on 10/19/2008 7:56:22 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Perdogg
Surprised and disappointed. A betrayal of everything expected of a career military officer and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He endorsed an Afro-Marxist for the office of President of the United States. A candidate with zero executive or leadership experience. A candidate whose interests are inimical to the United States...and he expects us to believe his endorsement was not based on race. Next up: an endorsement by Dr. Condoliza Rice.
34 posted on 10/19/2008 7:56:28 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (Will Work for Ammo)
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To: Gaffer

See how far PC has pushed, now some of are even afraid to say NEGRO.


35 posted on 10/19/2008 7:56:30 AM PDT by dusttoyou (First they steal our savings, then our liberty)
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To: Perdogg
Another one of Bush's PC dumbass picks to come back to bite us in the ass. Bush has been terrible in his picks for administration positions. That has been by far his biggest failure as president.
36 posted on 10/19/2008 7:58:04 AM PDT by HwyChile
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To: dusttoyou

Pesky double click is driving me nutz.


37 posted on 10/19/2008 7:58:28 AM PDT by dusttoyou (First they steal our savings, then our liberty)
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To: PhiKapMom

Don’t confuse Fred Barnes with a conservative. He is a member of the Bill Kristol set, not a conservative.


38 posted on 10/19/2008 8:00:00 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Perdogg
When Colin Powell was putting out feelers for the 2000 Presidential election cycle initially he did not reveal his party affiliation, nor did he reveal any ideological positions. He milked his had high approval numbers based on personality as long as he could.

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.

39 posted on 10/19/2008 8:00:08 AM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: HerrBlucher

I’m more in tune with the Joe Plumbers of this world then some another washington elitist.


40 posted on 10/19/2008 8:01:02 AM PDT by linn37 (Phlebotomists need love too.)
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To: HwyChile

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%.


41 posted on 10/19/2008 8:02:13 AM PDT by dusttoyou (First they steal our savings, then our liberty)
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To: TexasCajun
Ok, what about Condi? A well schooled individual who refusese to understand the true relationship between Muslims and the rest of the world. If the Democratic party in Alabama had allowed her father to register to vote, she would be a Democrat.
42 posted on 10/19/2008 8:03:36 AM PDT by Pelagius of Asturias
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To: Perdogg

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.?

That one?

Wow, what a great example of leadership to our military and to our children.

I find it disgraceful.


43 posted on 10/19/2008 8:03:50 AM PDT by Reagan69
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To: dusttoyou
See how far PC has pushed, now some of are even afraid to say NEGRO.

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.

44 posted on 10/19/2008 8:04:29 AM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: linn37

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.


45 posted on 10/19/2008 8:05:25 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: dusttoyou
Of course. It's like when Niger, the country, used to be pronounced Ni-jer (as in 'jar'). Now the pronunciation is Ni-gere, with the szhuh emphasis - all so some liberal airhead activist newsreader on TV won't screw up and say the "N" word.

BTW, I'm not afraid to say NEGRO, I was illustrating a point.

46 posted on 10/19/2008 8:09:42 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Arguing with a Liberal is like not wiping yourself after taking a dump" Scatological, but true.)
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To: dusttoyou

Negro is a rather ordinary word that means black in Spanish and Portugese, nothing else.


47 posted on 10/19/2008 8:10:26 AM PDT by Pelagius of Asturias
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To: Perdogg

Powell is the same idiot who wanted to continue to count the votes. I’ll never forget that.


48 posted on 10/19/2008 8:10:37 AM PDT by ruthles (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't out to get you.)
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To: Perdogg

I also hope he doesn’t forget that it wasn’t the democratic party that got him where he is today.


49 posted on 10/19/2008 8:11:28 AM PDT by ruthles (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't out to get you.)
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To: mountaineer1997

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.


50 posted on 10/19/2008 8:11:38 AM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter (Democrat socialist liberal scumbags.....how did we let this happen!)
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