Skip to comments.Colin Powell Bashes Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and GOP
Posted on 05/06/2009 8:14:23 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Colin Powell Bashes Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and GOP By Noel Sheppard Created 2009-05-06 10:31
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has once again bashed conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh as well as Alaska Governor Sarah Palin while going a step further this time by piling on the GOP.
Following up on last December's acrimonious interview  with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Powell told corporate security executives Monday, "The Republican Party is in deep trouble" adding "I think what Rush [Limbaugh] does as an entertainer diminishes the party and intrudes or inserts into our public life a kind of nastiness that we would be better to do without."
As CongressDaily reported  Tuesday, that's not all that's bothering Powell:
"The Republican Party is in deep trouble," Powell told corporate security executives at a conference in Washington sponsored by Fortify Software Inc. The party must realize that the country has changed, he said. "Americans do want to pay taxes for services," he said. "Americans are looking for more government in their life, not less."
Which Americans want to pay more taxes, General? You mean the top 50 percent of wage earners that currently pays 97 percent of all federal income taxes collected wants to pay more? Or how about the bottom 50 percent? Are THEY asking to pay more? But I digress:
He blasted radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, saying he does not believe that Limbaugh or conservative icon Ann Coulter serve the party well. He said the party lacks a "positive" spokesperson. "I think what Rush does as an entertainer diminishes the party and intrudes or inserts into our public life a kind of nastiness that we would be better to do without," Powell said.
He also said that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain's running mate last year, is "a very accomplished person" but became "a very polarizing figure." He said the polarization was created by Palin's advisers.
General Powell in one breath claimed Limbaugh "inserts into our public life a kind of nastiness that we would be better to do without," but seems to conveniently ignore the undeserving vitriol and animus directed at Palin by the presidential ticket he supported last year as well as by the overwhelming majority of media members.
The polarization was created by Palin's advisers? How about the media's role in this polarization, General?
Wasn't it actually the vicious attacks by liberal press members that made the Governor a polarizing figure? Wasn't that actually their intent from the day she was announced as McCain's running mate?
Honestly, when you read opinions like this from such an obviously intelligent gentleman, you have to wonder what world he's currently living in.
Mr. Powell really does have a screw loose.
Well Colon Bowell is a racist. Black skin uber alles!
Someone tell me why I should listen to this old racist?
(If Powell isn’t a racist, list all the inexperienced white radical liberals Powell has supported.)
Do not post commie propaganda to FR!
When Colin Powell can explain the dismal quality of care in VA hospitals (been there, done that), then he can explain how Americans want to pay taxes for “more” services.
He’s never been a Republican.
He showed last year that race matters more than principal.
Powell shamelessly positions himself for an Obama job
“Americans do want to pay taxes for services,” he said. “Americans are looking for more government in their life, not less.”
Man, I used to like this dude!
Colin Powell has yet to realize that he is irrelevant as well as senile.
Powell’s low IQ is showing.
the emporer’s clothes are off
From what he has said over the years I don’t get the impression he is *obviously* intelligent. I’m sure he has mad skills in some areas, but general intelligence? It’s certainly not obvious to me.
And really, who cares what a democrat says about the Republican party? It’s like getting advice on your game plan from the opposing team.
He is a despicable scum
We all know by now that there’s no shortage of liberals who wish to transform the Republican party into the Democrat Lite party.
In some respects, they have already done so.
Hopefully this will all stop and we can return to a world where Republican = Conservative.
BDS? (black defensive syndrome)?
(Name a great US President or world leader who wasn’t polarizing!!! Didn’t colin’s man zerO try to channel Abe Lincoln? Talk about polarizing...)
Powell is a traitor.
Colin who? Sounds like an impacted bowel.
as soon as the non white man comes along he jumps ship just like how Oprah was the same, never endorsed any person until the non white guy comes along.
color trumps everything to them and then it is whites who are told to accept diversity while no other race does accept it.
So Govt is what we need more, and we want to pay taxes
er yea and how the hell did this idiot get anywhere where he is right now
ah sorry that old racist programme called affirmative action just like how bozo got here.
trouble with affirmative action is that idiots we no brains get into positions and jobs .
Just look at bozo when there is not screen to read from, how about his 57 states or thinking Austrian was a language.
course ask him about the ANC, Mandela and the Zulu’s and he’ll be there with all sorts of info except the part where Mandela put a bomb on a bus and killed many people
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