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.
Man’s an idiot!
“Honestly, when you read opinions like this from such an obviously intelligent gentleman, you have to wonder what world he’s currently living in.”
I disagree. With opinions like this he is obviously NOT intelligent. That, or he is outright lying. Either way, I have no use for the liberal, racist blow hard. Never have.
Colin Powell? You mean “black Specter”?
Well, as the great one says - Colin got the GHOP candidate of his dreams last November, and he voted for the other guy. What does that tell you?
Colon Powell is full of it!
Hey Colin, you NWOPOS, last time I checked Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter weren’t spokespersons for the Republican Party.... but if they were I would return those RNC donation letters with plenty of cash to back them up!!!!!!!
indeed you are correct.
It is quite amazing sometimes to read some of the posts.
Hey, General, just leave... and don’t let the door hit you on your way out.
“Powell shamelessly positions himself for an Obama job”
Figuratively he has already done so.
He may or may not be a racist, but he is most definitely a communist. All power to the worker’s and soldier’s soviets!
It is indeed.
When he endorsed Obama I said this, "Powell knows that history-or at least historians- will treat him much kinder because of this endorsement. Powell senses that a watershed has been reached in America and probably for the rest of his life Democrats are going to run the show.
Powell has been the perfect apparatchik his whole career. He has been consistently one might say, cynically, on the "correct" side of every issue. History will call him David Gergen in uniform.
Powell, who voted for 0_bama, is quite out of touch. Recent quotes:
"Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain's running mate last year, is "a very accomplished person" but became "a very polarizing figure."
[Psst, Colin, 0_bama is a very UNaccomplished person who IS a very polarizing figure.]
"Americans are looking for more government in their life, not less." ... Colin Powell
??!! No, Colin:
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" ... Ronald Reagan
Colon Cleanser needs to STFU! He is black trash....man oh man, leave the poor girl (Palin) alone! freaking racist....go back to the ghetto!
I wasn’t aware that Mr. Powell was still in the GOP. After he stabbed eveyone in the back that gave him his career and promotions by endorsing Obama! Guess he had to get back “In good” with the Lib elite cocktail party crowd. After the bush years he was portrayed as basicly an “uncle tom”, I guess now that he endorsed Obama all is forgiven. He is once again an “Authentic” black man....wholly owned by the Democrat Party.
Bob Dole, John McCain and the Congressional Republicans were too Conservative, thats why they lost. Most of the democRATs ran and won as Conservatives...but just a slight inconvenience or exception to Colon's attack on conservatism.
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