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  • Colin Powell: ‘Certain elements’ in Republican Party ‘demonize’ minorities, women

    02/07/2014 10:15:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell doubled down on comments last year describing a “dark vein of intolerance” in the Republican Party, attacking voter ID laws and claiming there are “certain elements in the party that seem to go out of their way to demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look like.” Powell made the comments during a wide-ranging interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell marking the beginning of Black History Month. “You said that there’s a dark vein of intolerance in your Republican Party,” Mitchell told Powell. “I will repeat that now,” he responded....
  • Colin Powell: ‘Elements’ in GOP ‘Demonize People Who Don’t Look Like the Way They’d Like’

    02/07/2014 12:27:07 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 81 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Noah Rothman | February 7th, 2014
    Appearing on MSNBC, former Secretary of State Colin Powell savaged the Republican Party of which he says he is still a member for catering to “elements” that are overtly hostile to people of other races or nationalities. Powell told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that there are groups within the GOP who “demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look.” He added that, for this reason, he believes the GOP needs him more than the Democratic Party needs him. He said that even senior-level Republicans continue to make “statements about women” and “minorities” that make the party...
  • Colin Powell, Once GOP Dream President, Is Socialist (Good article)

    12/11/2013 4:23:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    Revelation: Colin Powell, George W. Bush's secretary of state, has confirmed the suspicion that derailed his plan to run for president: He's not just a liberal, but a socialist. It's been a long time ago now, but Powell was once the dream Republican presidential candidate for a lot of pundits, campaign experts and ordinary Americans who appreciated his outstanding military service and pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps success story. Now we find that Powell is with the extreme left of the Democratic Party on health care, supporting European-style single-payer socialized medicine. "I don't see why we can't do what Europe is doing, what Canada...
  • Colin Powell Pitches Single-Payer Health Care in US

    12/09/2013 5:31:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 66 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/9/2013 | Alex Lazar
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has waded into the health care debate with a broad endorsement of the kind of universal health plan found in Europe, Canada and South Korea. "I am not an expert in health care, or Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, or however you choose to describe it, but I do know this: I have benefited from that kind of universal health care in my 55 years of public life," Powell said, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal, last week at an annual "survivors celebration breakfast" in Seattle for those who, like Powell, have...
  • Colin Powell weighs in on world scene

    10/24/2013 8:45:52 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 21 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 10/23/13 | Jessica Marsala
    At the second annual Hanway Lecture in Global Studies at Loyola University Maryland Oct. 22, former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell suggested that, despite his prestige, he is now just an ordinary person. “I’m just (another) guy on the street now,” Powell said, after noting tongue in cheek that he no longer has his own airplane, which he “misses very badly.” Powell also no longer has bodyguards – which he says were conspicuous even when he simply wanted to walk down a New York City block to buy a hotdog. The former four-star general spoke candidly before several thousand...
  • 24 Principles of Every Healthy Leader

    09/24/2013 3:55:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    The other day, I was thinking about leaders, in everything from the White House to my own house to countries such as Syria to companies such as Apple. I was reflecting upon revolutionaries, from Nelson Mandela to Rosa Parks to the single parent of three who inspires her or his children with hard work and tough love. I was contemplating the power of influence and influencers who make a difference by their command and control to others who demand respect with their silence and servitude. From Jesus to James Dean and prosperity to prowess, leaders and what attracts others to...
  • Just War Analysis of Attacking Syria

    09/03/2013 3:49:07 PM PDT · by JoeFromSidney · 15 replies
    Facebook ^ | September 3, 2013 | Joseph P. Martino
    A Just War analysis of a proposed attack on Syria. There are eight specific criteria for judging the justice of a war, and the justice of actions within a war. Six of these deal with the justice of going to war ("waging a just war); the other two deal with the justice of actions within a war ("waging war justly"). The first criterion is "just cause." There are three classic just causes: to repel an attack, to retake what was taken unjustly, and to come to the aid of the victim of an unjust attack. Clearly the first two do...
  • Applying the 8 Questions of the Powell Doctrine to Syria

    09/03/2013 5:01:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | Stephen M. Walt
    Remember the Powell doctrine? Elaborated by Colin Powell back in 1990, during his tenure as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, it consisted of a series of questions identifying the conditions that should be met before committing U.S. military forces to battle. The questions were: 1. Is a vital national security interest threatened? 2. Do we have a clear attainable objective? 3. Have the risks and costs been fully and frankly analyzed? 4. Have all other nonviolent policy means been fully exhausted? 5. Is there a plausible exit strategy to avoid endless entanglement? 6. Have the consequences of our...
  • Syria Does Not Satisfy the Powell Doctrine

    08/29/2013 6:05:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2013 | Larry Elder
    President Barack Obama said that an introduction of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war would constitute a "red line" with "enormous consequences" that "would change [his] calculus." That was a year ago. This past March, Obama said, "We will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people, or the transfer of those weapons to terrorists. ... We will hold [Bashar al-Assad] accountable." Credible sources -- including Britain, France and U.S. intelligence agencies -- accuse the Syrian government of using chemical weapons on two or more occasions, once last December and possibly twice during March. Obama took...
  • Colin Powell sprinkles gasoline on racial fires of resentment

    08/26/2013 9:18:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 8/26/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    For reasons known only to himself, Colin Powell chose to heighten racial tensions with an ignorant comment. Evan McMurray of Mediaite reports: On CBS' Face the Nation, former Secretary of State Colin Powell called the George Zimmerman verdict into question, alleging "questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system," but doubting the case would serve as a generative example for judicial reforms. "I think that it will be seen as a questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there, but I don't know if it will have staying power," Powell said. "These cases come along, and...
  • Colin Powell calls verdict in Trayvon Martin killing 'questionable'

    08/26/2013 6:51:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/26/2013 | ADAM EDELMAN
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, “questionable” Sunday. But Powell, appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation” also added that he felt the acquittal of Zimmerman, a neighborhood-watch volunteer who had been accused of killing Martin, an unarmed black teenager, won’t have a lasting impact on U.S. politics. “I think that it will be seen as a questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there (in Florida), but I don't know if it will have staying power,” Powell said of...
  • Colin Powell: George Zimmerman Verdict 'Questionable'

    08/26/2013 4:37:07 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 68 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 07:52 AM | AP via Newsmax
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed George Zimmerman, the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, was "questionable." But he isn't sure it will have staying power in the public consciousness. Speaking on CBS's Face the Nation, Powell said cases like Martin's "blaze across the midnight sky" and are forgotten. The first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and first black secretary of state, Powell says America has come a long way toward racial equality 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Powell recalled being refused service when...
  • Colin Powell’s Voter-Fraud Dishonesty Earns Spot on CBS’s Face the Nation?

    08/24/2013 10:22:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 24, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Colin Powell recently attacked election integrity and claimed there was no voter fraud. That’s dishonest and false, but it was good enough to get a spot on CBS’s Face the Nation this Sunday. His ticket to the show: You can say what you like, but there is no voter fraud. Colin Powell should learn a bit about people like Melowese Richardson, Lessadolla Sowers , Sonia Solis , Eric Haynes , Linda Wells,Giancarlo Sopo,John Moretina,Clara Moretina,Ernest Johnson,Kaarbo (aka Shawn Marie Melton),Jose Antonio Ramirez-Velasquez,Michael Marshall,Marguerite Kloos,Dilsa Maria Saddler, Rep. Stephen “Stat” Smith (D-Mass.), Leonard Brown, Chad Gigowski, Andrew Shepherd, Brittany Rainey, Caitlin...
  • Speaking in Raleigh, Colin Powell blasts North Carolina voting law

    08/22/2013 10:36:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | August 22, 2013 | John Murawski and John Frank
    UPDATED: Moments after Gov. Pat McCrory left the stage, former Secretary of State Colin Powell took aim at North Carolina's new voting law Thursday, saying it hurts the Republican Party, punishes minority voters and makes it more difficult for everyone to vote. "I want to see policies that encourage every American to vote, not make it more difficult to vote," said Powell, a Republican, at the CEO Forum in Raleigh. "It immediately turns off a voting block the Republican Party needs," Powell continued. "These kinds of actions do not build on the base. It just turns people away." The retired...
  • Colin Powell insists ‘there was no affair then and there is not one now’ with diplomat

    08/05/2013 1:55:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/05/2013 | By Bill Hutchinson / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Colin Powell denied Thursday that he cheated on his wife of 50 years with a blond Romanian diplomat with whom he shared emails of “a very personal nature.” Powell, 76, was forced to clarify his relationship with Corina Cretu, 46, after a notorious hacker dubbed “Guccifer” posted a link to their emails on his Facebook page. “I’ve loved you too much, too many years. YOU were my greatest love of my life . . . ,” Cretu emailed Powell on Nov. 14, 2011. She also sent him numerous photos of herself, including shots of her in a bikini and in...
  • The Dependably Unfaithful Colin Powell

    08/05/2013 5:08:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 46 replies
    The American Thnker ^ | August 5, 2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State's sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell's besmirching of the Republican Party's "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Creţu. So it's safe to say...
  • Hacker Forces Colin Powell To Deny Affair

    08/01/2013 9:24:15 AM PDT · by keat · 60 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | August 1, 2013
    AUGUST 1--As a notorious hacker seeks to distribute “very personal” e-mails sent to Colin Powell by a female Romanian diplomat, the retired general is denying that he engaged in an extramarital affair with the woman while he served as Secretary of State, though he recently advised her to delete all their online exchanges, The Smoking Gun has learned. In a statement addressing his relationship with Corina Cretu, a member of the European Parliament who previously held a series of senior posts in the Romanian government, Powell, 76, wrote that he has known Cretu for about 10 years, having first met...
  • RADIOFR'S UNSPUN TONITE (1/9 -- 6-8pmP/9-11pmE): "A DAY AT THE RACISTS'"!

    01/09/2003 8:51:37 AM PST · by AnnaZ · 105 replies · 613+ views
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  • Bloom Energy paid workers in pesos

    02/07/2013 9:51:07 AM PST · by AuntB · 9 replies
    The Swarm ^ | Feb. 7, 2013 | The Swarm
    An old friend Bloom Energy is making news, and not in a good way. The San Jose Mercury News reported today that Bloom Energy, a political heavyweight, paid workers brought in from Mexico in pesos: "Authorities said Bloom Energy paid the Mexican workers in pesos by wiring funds back to bank accounts in Chihuahua. Bloom also paid for the men to stay in a Sunnyvale motel and provided each with a meal stipend of $50 a day." If true, that's stunning for a company with a board of directors that includes former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Silicon Valley...
  • NBC's Williams Invites Colin Powell to Slam GOP 'Hatred' and 'Nastiness'

    01/22/2013 5:10:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    mrc.org ^ | January 21, 2013 | Kyle Drennen
    In an exchange with former Secretary of State and prominent Obama supporter Colin Powell during NBC's live inauguration coverage on Monday, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams urged Powell to go after Republicans: "General, there's just flat-out hatred out there, too. There's nastiness out there in the land. There's nastiness between these two parties....Let's especially go to the Republican Party....What do they do to widen, if it is in their interest, widen their doorway to membership, to entry?" Powell seized the opportunity to double down on his recent smear of the GOP having a "dark vein of intolerance": "I've been...
  • Beware of Those Advising GOP To Unilaterally Disarm

    01/22/2013 5:09:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Isn't it ironic that Republicans keep receiving advice to be more conciliatory and work with President Obama while President Obama not only is receiving the opposite advice but fully intends to be even more divisive in his second term? On "Meet the Press" last week, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said: "There's also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the (Republican) party. What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities." That is outrageously false, but lest you think hypersensitivity to race is all that's...
  • Powell: GOP Should Back Off Attempts to Lower Voter Participation

    01/21/2013 2:08:06 PM PST · by bestintxas · 65 replies
    newmax ^ | 1/21/13 | d well
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Republican Party should abandon its efforts to curb voter participation through voter ID laws and restrictions on hours for early voting. “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, Politico reports. “The Republican Party should be a party that says, ‘We want everybody to vote,’ and make it easier to vote and give them a reason to vote for the party, not to find ways to keep them...
  • Colin Powell Slams ‘Idiot Presentations’ by Some Republicans, Urges GOP Leaders to ‘Speak Out’

    01/21/2013 8:46:01 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies
    Colin Powell Slams ‘Idiot Presentations’ by Some Republicans, Urges GOP Leaders to ‘Speak Out’ In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos during ABC’s special inauguration day coverage this morning, former Secretary of State Colin Powell lashed out at people in the Republican Party who spent the last four years spreading “birther nonsense” and other “things that demonize the president,” calling on GOP leaders to denounce such talk — publicly. “Republicans have to stop buying into things that demonize the president. I mean, why aren’t Republican leaders shouting out about all this birther nonsense and all these other...
  • Colin Powell Rips Sarah Palin, Others for Racism Within GOP (Watch)

    01/17/2013 11:24:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    EURWeb ^ | January 14, 2013
    *Colin Powell went in on his own Republican Party during an interview on “Meet the Press” Sunday, calling out some “former governors” as using racist statements to describe President Obama and noting that there is a “dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party.” “What do I mean by that?,” he explained. “What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities.” Powell specifically pointed to October 2012 comments by former Alaska Gov. and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. “When I see a former governor say that the...
  • The Media's Favorite Fake Republicans

    01/16/2013 4:05:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The Republican Party is desperately in need of some good advice. It needs to return to Ronald Reagan conservatism and give America a two-party system, not a tinny echo of Obama. But our liberal media keep desperately inviting fake Republicans to offer advice to the GOP. They want to create a new Republican Party, one that rejects the principles of the man who championed freedom. Exhibit A: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Jan. 14 Washington Post insisted on the front page: "Bloomberg wants change in the GOP." Post reporter Jason Horowitz noted, "America's most prominent and deep pocketed...
  • What is Colin Powell's problem?

    01/15/2013 6:11:19 AM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 41 replies
    He has accused the Republicans of lack of diversity and yet he was part of an Administration that picked the most talented people available.
  • A Nasty Side Effect Of When RINO's Endorse Democrats

    01/15/2013 4:18:32 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-15-13 | The Looking Spoon
    A follow up to this post on Powell's continued defection from the party that helped him rise to where he is today.
  • The Increasingly Execrable Colin Powell

    01/14/2013 10:33:26 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 40 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/14/13 | Quin Hillyer
    Jennifer Rubin does a nice take-down here of the increasingly despicable Colin Powell, who smeared his former party on Meet the Press by accusing Republicans of a “dark vein of intolerance.” Thus says the first black Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, the first black Secretary of State, the sometime mentor of the first black woman to serve as Secretary of State… all under Republican sponsorship. Thus says the back-stabbing lout who deliberately let the innocent Scooter Libby twist in the wind, and then get convicted, when one word from Powell would have ended the investigation. Thus says the...
  • Colin Powell: Hagel ‘Knows What War Is’ This comes from a man without credibility

    01/13/2013 9:35:49 AM PST · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    newsmax ^ | 1/13/13 | a woods
    Insisting that he is still a Republican, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Chuck Hagel is “superbly qualified” to be the next secretary of state and he is confident that the former Nebraska senator “will do a great job.” “I think he gets confirmed,” Powell asserted. “He’s superbly qualified based on his overall record, based on his service to the country, based on how he feels about troops and veterans and their families.” Powell, who supported President Barack Obama in each of his election bids, spoke at length about Hagel’s accomplishments, going...
  • Colin Powell Went From American Hero To This In 126,144,000 Seconds

    01/14/2013 10:26:22 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 24 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-14-13 | The Looking Spoon
    In case you missed it, yesterday on Meet The Press Colin Powell basically said Republicans are racist...By the way, the number in the title is how many seconds are in 4 years, 2008-2012 has been a fantastic voyage for the good general.
  • Obama Czar Rattner: Colin Powell Feels 'Hostility' From GOP Because He's Black

    01/14/2013 5:47:45 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Oh those racist Republicans. Did you know that they're hostile to Colin Powell because he's black? Yup, just ask former Obama car czar Steve Rattner. The Morning Joe regular today claimed that poor Powell "feels this hostility toward him from the rest of the party in part because he's a minority." Really? Colin Powell feels hostility from "the rest of the party" because he's a minority? The Colin Powell for whom so many in the GOP were clamoring to run for president in 1995-96? The Powell who actually won the 1996 New Hampshire primary—as a write-in!—after he had withdrawn his...
  • Colin Powell is No Republican

    01/13/2013 7:59:17 PM PST · by Red Nation Rising · 61 replies
    RedNationRising.com ^ | January 13, 2013 | Michael Holmes
    Colin Powell is NOT a Republican. If a chicken calls itself a cow, is the chicken a cow? Of course not. Powell appeared on “Meet the Press” with David Gregory on Sunday and sounded like he just attended the Nancy Pelosi Summit of Anti-Conservative Talking Points and Race Baiting. Powell referenced Sarah Palin and John Sununu, two conservative patriots, as being racist. He said Palin’s use of the phrase “shuckin’ and jivin” is racist. He said Sununu’s description of the President as “lazy” is racist. I am half-tempted to check out my local library to see if it has a...
  • Colin Powell: There’s a ‘Dark Vein of Intolerance’ in the Republican Party

    01/13/2013 10:58:09 AM PST · by redreno · 79 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | Jan. 13, 2013 1:38pm | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell — who split with the Republican Party to endorse President Barack Obama two times — said Sunday there are some clearly racial elements within the GOP. “There’s also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party,” Powell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities.” While not mentioning former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin or former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu by name, Powell referenced past comments from each about Obama as evidence of...
  • Powell: GOP has 'a dark vein of intolerance'

    01/13/2013 8:45:35 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 104 replies
    Powell: GOP has 'a dark vein of intolerance' By GINGER GIBSON | 1/13/13 11:05 AM EST While continuing to identify as a Republican, former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday criticized the GOP for a series of racist attacks against President Barack Obama. "There's also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party," Powell said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities." Powell, who endorsed Obama, pointed to a number of statements that were directed at Obama as...
  • Gingrich to Obama: “Bring Back Colin Powell”

    12/14/2012 7:45:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 14 Dec 2012 07:47 AM | Greg McDonald
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama should nominate Colin Powell as secretary of state as a “bipartisan” gesture toward mending fences with Republican senators who rejected U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for the post. “I actually think it would not be a bad idea for President Obama to seriously consider seeing if Colin Powell would come back out of retirement because Colin did endorse him,” Gingrich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday night. “That might be a bipartisan step that would move us in a direction of a different kind of dialogue,” he said, suggesting that Powell’s moderate...
  • (vanity) Grrr...Colin Powell plugging (advertisement) Obama on my classic rock radio station

    11/03/2012 9:33:36 AM PDT · by dennisw · 30 replies
    today | self
    I can hear pro-Romney advertisements all day long on my local talk radio station but what does that tell me? Nothing. I also listen to 102.7FM classic rock out of Miami and Romney advertisements have dominated Obama ads by two to one ratio. But in the last two days Colin Powell has been on in an advertisement boosting Obama. I run and shut off the radio, Can't strand this backstabbing puke who (in retrospect was just a careerist and not a Republican nor conservative) but was smart enough to keep his mouth shut and keep people guessing same as Obama....
  • Colin Powell stars in new Obama ad

    10/31/2012 2:26:42 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/31/12 | Lucy Madison
    In an effort to maximize the benefit of Colin Powell's recent endorsement, the Obama campaign is out with a new radio ad today touting the Republican former Secretary of State's support for the president, highlighting remarks he made in a recent interview with CBS News' Charlie Rose. The minute-long ad, which according to the campaign will air in Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Ohio, Iowa, Nevada, and Colorado, replays a clip of Powell's October 25 endorsement, which he announced on "CBS This Morning."
  • Who's a Racist?

    10/30/2012 7:21:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    On MSNBC's Ed Schultz program Friday night, the former chief of staff for Colin Powell, retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, said, of the Republican Party, "My party is full of racists ... and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander in chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin ... that's despicable." Wilkerson's allegation followed his former boss's endorsement of President Obama for a second term. The...
  • Let’s Get Real, General Powell….It IS about Race

    10/28/2012 8:26:05 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 28 replies
    THE TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | October 26, 2012 | Jennifer Burke
    Now, Powell wants us to believe that despite endorsing Obama twice, he is still a “moderate Republican”. Given the fact that even moderate Democrats have bailed on Obama; a former highly touted Obama cheerleader, former Rep. Artur Davis, has abandoned him; the mainstream media, once highly protective of their beloved one, have begun to turn on him; and the fact that the black community has fared even worse than others in this atrocious Obama economy, one would think that any rational person would realize that Obama must go. I will say right now exactly what I said in 2008...
  • Colin Powell’s Former Chief of Staff Explodes on the GOP: ‘My Party Is Full of Racists’

    10/27/2012 10:41:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 27, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The former chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Friday called the Republican Party “full of racists” who want President Barack Obama out of office, not because of his job as commander in chief, but because of “the color of his skin.” Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, a Republican, was reacting to former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu’s since-retracted assertion that Powell endorsed Obama for re-election because of his race. While calling Sununu’s comment an “unfortunate slip of words,” Wilkerson said it speaks to a larger problem within the GOP. “My party, unfortunately, is the bastion...
  • Top Romney aide Sununu suggests Powell endorsed Obama because he’s black

    10/25/2012 8:54:55 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 44 replies
    John Sununu, a top adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, suggested Thursday that Colin Powell endorsed President Obama because both men are African-American. Asked Thursday on CNN about Powell’s endorsement, Sununu said the endorsement might be for reasons other than policy. “Frankly, when you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to wonder whether that’s an endorsement based on issues or whether he’s got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama,” Sununu said. Asked what those might be, Sununu pointed to race. “Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being...
  • The Dishonorable Colin Powell

    10/25/2012 11:42:55 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 55 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 25 Oct 2012 | Quinn Hillyer
    So.... Colin Powell, fulminating about the economy (as if he is an expert on that!) and avoiding all discussion of the incompetence and dishonesty of the Obama administration's handling of Libya, has endorsed Barack Obama again. Gee, what a surprise. This is a man still playing out his personal picque at some imagined sleights during the administration of Bush 43. But this is a man without honor.... Nobody should give a fig about today's endorsement. Nobody.
  • Powell standing by Obama in 2012 presidential race

    10/25/2012 7:26:37 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 28 replies
    Boston.com ^ | October 25, 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, is sticking with President Barack Obama in this year’s election. He tells ‘‘CBS This Morning’’ he respects Mitt Romney but thinks he’s been vague on many issues. Speaking of Obama, Powell said the president got the United States out of Iraq and has laid out a plan for leaving Afghanistan ‘‘and didn’t get us into any new wars.’’
  • Colin Powell endorses Obama for second term

    10/25/2012 5:43:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 102 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 25, 2012 | Susan Heavey
    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."
  • Colin Powell Endorses Obama.. Again

    10/25/2012 4:51:42 AM PDT · by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain · 71 replies
    The AP Wire
    Colin Powell will endorse Barack Obama for president again today. Just came across the AP Wire. No link just yet hut it is fact... And of course, no surprise.
  • Colin Powell Book Signing in McLean, Virginia Thursday night, 5/31

    06/01/2012 7:34:50 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 24 replies
    McLean Patch ^ | May 21, 2012 | Bobbie Bowman
    Former U.S. Secretary of State and McLean resident Colin Powell signs his new book "It Worked for me: In Life and Leadership" at a downtown McLean bookstore this evening. The book signing will occur at 7 p.m. at Books-A-Million on Chain Bridge Road across the street from the McLean Giant. Here's what you need to know. Perkins McDowell, one of the managers at Books-A-Million, has this advice for their customers. 1. What do I need to do to see Colin Powell? You need a ticket and a book. Books-A-Million started handing out tickets last week. They will continue to give...
  • Colin Powell: I Have 'No Problem' With Gay Marriage

    05/27/2012 3:53:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/24/12
    General Colin Powell said on Wednesday that he supports gay marriage, representing a turning point for the former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "I have no problem with it," Powell told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an interview. "In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that's called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country. And so I support the president's decision."
  • Colin Powell: Ronald Reagan Could “Probably” Get Elected If He Were Running Today

    05/27/2012 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 33 replies
    rightnewz ^ | 5/27/12 | powell
    The Great Ronald Reagan, who carried 44 states in 1980 and 49 states in 1984 could ‘probably’ get elected today so-called Republican Colin Powell, who endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 says in an interview with Jay Leno. Powell also believes to get anything done today, we must compromise. 'we must listen to the other guy'...not attack. (2 videos)
  • Colin Powell Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

    05/25/2012 5:50:52 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 20 replies
    BET ^ | May 24th 2012 | Joyce Jones
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell isn’t yet ready to endorse a presidential candidate, but on Wednesday evening, he endorsed same-sex marriage. Powell, who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1993 when “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was implemented, said in an interview on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer that he has “no problem” with marriage equality and speculated that most Americans are prepared to adapt to changing times. “As I've thought about gay marriage, I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones. And they are stable...
  • Unearthed: Young Obama took racial swipe at Colin Powell

    05/24/2012 4:53:17 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 16 replies
    WND ^ | MAY 25, 2012 | AARON KLEIN
    President Obama took an apparent racial swipe at Colin Powell in a 1994 NPR interview in which he implied the four-star general is acceptable to “white America.” In the same interview, Obama advocates that the government should provide jobs for every citizen and prenatal care for all women. Obama in 1994 was a community organizer and lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. WND unearthed an Oct. 28, 1994, interview the future president gave to NPR in response to political scientist Charles Murray’s controversial book “The Bell Curve,” which argues that there are racial differences in intelligence. During the...