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  • The Brilliance of General Powell

    07/08/2015 7:33:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | September 20, 2010
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to General Powell, General Powell on Meet the Depressed yesterday with David Gregory. First question that we have from Gregory: "This time about a year ago, General Powell, you were in a feud with former Vice President Cheney, with Rush Limbaugh about the nature of the Republican Party, and this is what you said in May of 2009: 'Rush Limbaugh says, "Get out of the room."' [sic] The Republican Party was talking to you. Dick Cheney says, 'He's already out,' speaking about you. (SNIP) I have a question regarding all of the illegals running around...
  • Colin Powell rips Trump, would tell hotel workers to stay home

    07/08/2015 7:18:24 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 96 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/8/15 | PAUL BEDARD
    Unprovoked, former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell Wednesday night slammed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's focus on barring illegal immigrants. At a Library of Congress lecture conference to promote bipartisanship, he said, "I would like to go to every Trump hotel and ask all the employees not to show up tomorrow. They'd be nobody there, they're immigrants."
  • Did Capitol Hill Blue Post An Article With Fabrications?

    07/08/2003 1:32:03 PM PDT · by William McKinley · 227 replies · 9,947+ views
    In this article on Capitol Hill Blue, there are the following lines:"The report had already been discredited," said Terrance J. Wilkinson, a CIA advisor present at two White House briefings. "This point was clearly made when the President was in the room during at least two of the briefings." Bush's response was anger, Wilkinson said. "He said that if the current operatives working for the CIA couldn't prove the story was true, then the agency had better find some who could," Wilkinson said. "He said he knew the story was true and so would the world after American troops secured...
  • MSM Recycles anti-W story: Former aide to Powell opens fire on US administration

    12/24/2005 3:18:34 PM PST · by pittsburgh gop guy · 21 replies · 1,073+ views
    AFP/Yahoo News ^ | Sat Dec 24,12:34 PM ET | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The former top aide to then-secretary of state Colin Powell has reportedly emerged as an increasingly high-profile and vocal critic of US administration policy at home and abroad. Lawrence Wilkerson, who was Powell's chief-of-staff, "says his decision to speak in the open about the policy wars of the first Bush term was slow in coming, but a major factor was the revelations about Abu Ghraib, which he said he realized ... had resulted from decisions on prisoner treatment and intelligence set shortly after September 11, 2001," the New York Times reported. "What I saw was a cabal...
  • “The GOP has scores of racists”: A former Bush official condemns modern Republican orthodoxy

    04/10/2015 7:09:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Salon ^ | 04/10/2015 | Manny Otiko
    Lawrence Wilkerson is a contradictory figure. Wilkerson is a career military man, who served as chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell; but he has also voiced reluctance to involve American forces in foreign conflicts, and slammed the Bush administration for its handling of the Iraq War. He is also a lifelong Republican who, far from just criticizing his party, has actually gone on the warpath against it at times. When Powell was attacked by conservatives in 2012 for endorsing Barack Obama for reelection — Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu famously suggested that the endorsement was motivated by...
  • New revelation helps exonerate Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 4:23:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    In a book just released, The Story: A Reporter's Journey, Judith Miller, a key witness in the Libby prosecution, states that Patrick Fitzgerald had offered repeatedly to drop all charges against Lewis Libby if he would "deliver" Vice President Cheney to him. In addition, she charges that Fitzgerald manipulated her into incorrectly testifying about a critical conversation she had with Libby and withheld exculpatory evidence from both her and the defense in order to induce her mistaken testimony – testimony the prosecution knew was made because she was acting under a false belief....[must read snip]....Rizzo, of course, is focused only...
  • Private Emails Reveal SoS Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network (nothing about bridesmaid's dresses)

    03/28/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Liz · 81 replies
    propublica.com ^ | 3/27/15 | JEFF GERTH w/ Sam Biddle of, Gawker
    Updated March 27 to include responses from the FBI and the State Department. Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack. Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account. The emails, which were posted on the internet...
  • Team Hillary Invokes The 'Everybody Does It' Defense

    03/19/2015 10:13:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 19, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    mailgate: Spokesperson Jen Psaki now says that the State Department has no record of Hillary Clinton signing Form OF-109, and it could find no record of Colin Powell or Condoleezza Rice signing it either. Why check that? 'We have reviewed Secretary Clinton's official personnel file and administrative files and have no record of her signing the OF-109," Psaki said Tuesday, not bothering to explain why that seemingly simple check wasn't done earlier. Of course, there's no evidence or statement from Hillary that she did not sign the form, though Psaki added, "I think we are fairly certain she did not...
  • Gen. Powell, Who are the GOP's 'dark veins'? (... with list of liberals' 'racist' comments)

    03/18/2015 9:14:23 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WND ^ | March 18, 2015 | Larry Elder
    The Republican Party, says former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, suffers from a “dark vein of intolerance.” We salute Powell’s service. He is a heavily decorated vet who served two tours of duty in Vietnam when things were hot and heavy over there. But General, care to name names? Who are these “intolerant” Republicans? Why engage in accusation by innuendo? By all means, name them, shame them – make them famous. In the meantime, while Powell composes his list, we compile some questions to some possible left-leaning “dark veins of intolerance”: What color was Rep. Maxine Waters’, D-Calif., “vein”...
  • Hillary’s Hezbollah-Friendly Donor

    03/16/2015 6:34:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Joe Schoffstall
    The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from a former deputy prime minister of Lebanon known for defending Hezbollah, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. Issam Fares, a Lebanese billionaire who has established himself in the United States as a prominent philanthropist, has given between $1 and $5 million in donations to the Clintons’ foundation with donations coming as recently as last year, according to a public donor disclosure list on the foundation’s website.. *SNIP* “It seems the Zionist lobby in the United States and its agents in the region were displeased and worried that...
  • Colin Powell Still Sees ‘Dark Vein of Racism’ in GOP, Country at Large

    03/08/2015 11:50:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 03/07/2015 | Evan McMurry
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell told ABC News’ George Stephanopolous that he still sees a “dark vein of racism” in his party and America at large, part of the country’s protracted transformation from its institutionalized racist past. “I still see it in the Republican Party,” Powell said. “And I still see it in other parts of our country. You don’t have to be Republican to be touched by this dark vein.” “America is still going through this transformation from where we were 50, 60 years ago,” Powell said. “You have to remember it was just 60 or 70 years...
  • VIDEO: Colin Powell Still Sees ‘Dark Vein of Racism’ in GOP (Not YouTube title, but should be)

    03/08/2015 9:25:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Colon Bowel
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 March 2015

    03/08/2015 5:20:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 90 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 March 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 8th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. ; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Lewis.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Benjamin Crump, lawyer for the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson.THIS WEEK (ABC): Mayor James Knowles of Ferguson, Missouri;...
  • Morning Joe: NYT Reporter Fearing 'Retribution' From Hillary Camp for Email Story?

    03/03/2015 5:32:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have wondered out loud whether Michael Schmidt, the New York Times reporter who broke the story about Hillary using private email during her time as Secretary of State, might be fearing "retribution" from Hillary's camp. When Joe and Mika interviewed New York Times Schmidt on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough had to work to get Schmidt to say something that was in his own article: that while Colin Powell also used private email as Secretary of State, there were no rules prohibiting that at the time. Later, Joe and Mika later remarked that they were "taken...
  • State Dept. Point Person on Islamic Nations Resigns

    03/03/2003 12:11:03 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 4 replies · 156+ views
    foxnews ^ | 3-3-3
    <p>WASHINGTON — Charlotte Beers, the Bush administration's point person for improving the U.S. image in the Muslim world, is resigning because of health reasons, a State Department official said Monday.</p> <p>The official, asking not be identified, said Beers' resignation will become effective in about two weeks.</p>
  • Uncle Sam's Makeover

    05/25/2002 6:17:40 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 8 replies · 386+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 06/03/2002 | Stephen F. Hayes
    The State Department's answer to Osama bin Laden is to "redefine America." SHORTLY AFTER her confirmation as the State Department's top communications whiz last October, Charlotte Beers said she hoped to create among the world's one billion Muslims an "understanding that they don't need to kill us to get our attention." To accomplish that patronizing goal, Beers and her State Department colleagues have undertaken a "public diplomacy" campaign in the Muslim world. The effort will naturally require unceasing "dialogue" and involve lots of "listening." There will be pamphlets, CD-ROMs, public service announcements, a State Department magazine for young Muslim males....
  • Uganda - Laura Bush cries in Entebbe

    07/12/2003 12:23:38 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 257+ views
    The Monitor (Kampala, Uganda) ^ | July 12, 2003 | Badru D. Mulumba
    The US First Lady, Laura Bush, had tears in her eyes yesterday as she listened to a performance by the Watoto children's choir - made up mainly of children orphaned by HIV/Aids. Laura, and her husband, US President George W. Bush, were at The Aids Support Organisation clinic in Entebbe on the last stop of their four-hour visit to Uganda. During the emotional presentation, where President Yoweri Museveni was also present, Ms Bush wiped tears from her eyes as the children sang Christian songs of hope in English. Later, President Bush promised more support to Uganda in the fight...
  • Powell blames Hamas, Islamic Jihad for Palestinians' situation

    06/22/2003 9:25:08 AM PDT · by veronica · 11 replies · 217+ views
    Haaretz ^ | June 21, 2003 | Arnon Regular, Yossi Verter, Shlomo Shamir
    DEAD SEA, Jordan - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday he was concerned about the Israeli killing of a leading member of Hamas but nevertheless emphasized that Hamas and Islamic Jihad shoulder primary responsibility for the difficult situation facing the Palestinian people. Powell added that Middle East peace negotiators needed to keep working despite the killing of the Hamas leader in Hebron on Saturday at the hands of Israeli special police forces. "I regret we had an incident that could be an impediment to progress," he told a news conference after a meeting of the "Quartet" of key...
  • Targets of terror financing probe had political clout (Norquist and Saffuri alerts)

    12/12/2003 8:31:22 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 16 replies · 378+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 12th, 2003 | EUNICE MOSCOSO and REBECCA CARR
    WASHINGTON -- Nine days after the federal government raided their homes and businesses, leaders of an alleged terror financing operation were given the opportunity to question the agency investigating them. The meeting on March 29, 2002, in the office of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) is an example of the political clout of what the government calls the "Safa Group," a web of companies and nonprofits based in northern Virginia. One week later, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill met with Muslim leaders with connections to the Safa Group to hear complaints about the raids. The leaders are suspected of running more...
  • DiFi Absolves One Republican from Blame for Torture

    12/09/2014 2:26:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, Dianne Feinstein today absolved one Republican from any blame. One Republican had nothing to do with torture. Only one Republican would have stood up and demanded it stopped if he had known. Only one Republican out there would have had the honor and the guts to stop it, and therefore only one Republican is worthy of being exempted and absolved of any blame for all of this torture and all of the assault on our good values and so forth. Who do you think that one Republican who is blameless is? I ran this by Snerdley, he said,...
  • 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’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
       THURSDAY, January 9, 20039:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. PST... A DAY AT THE RACISTS The Lott Thing!The Byrd Thing!The Je$$e Jack$on Thing!The Sharpton Thing!The Profiling Thing!The Reparations Thing!The Hate Thing!The Thought Police Thing! It's time for theREPUDIATION THINGand we'll discuss it with B.O.N.D.'sJESSE LEE PETERSONand see if he can dissolve the grey areas of spinin the discussion of black and white.  ALSO...   Project21's Kevin Martin!! (aka FR's Trueblackman)  PLUS... Boneheaded Lie-beral QuotesCommie Rat Bastard of the WeekAnna's NEW Waste Of Ink Award All this (and possibly more)on the nextUnspun with AnnaZ CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE!!   Tune in....
  • 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...