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.
The MSM portrays him as a relavent “republican”.
Remember his value was that he is a “republican” who endorsed Obama. He is a useful idiot for the left.
People have to never forget he was the primary off the record leak from the state department. He was a petty little child in the cyprus reunification (surrender) annan plan. Powel latter career was as a expert desk jockey and corporate culture back stabber.
So this is nothing more than him trying to do a weasley clark and see if he is politically viable as a candidate.
seriously would anyone trust a betrayer?
the emporers clothes are off
He's proof positive that Affirmative Action does not work.
Colin Powell = Uncle Tom of the marxist/democrat party,
This from a former Democrat who’s candidate won.
And we should care because????
Oh that’s right, the Pravda media who loathed this man for taking us to war now adores him because he is in favor with Party leadership.
The Pravda Media never lies.
Powelly you got it partially wrong:
“The Republican Party is in deep trouble,” Powell told corporate security executives at a conference in Washington sponsored by Fortify Software Inc.
Well I can agree with that!!!
The party must realize that the country has changed, he said.
Oh yes, it is cleanly split right down the NOT SO middle, many now deeply regret their choice of Bambi
“Americans do NOT (He forgot this word) want to pay taxes for services,” he said. (drunk I guess)
“Americans are looking for LESS government in their life, not MORE.”
I think Colin you had better take it easy, dementure is setting in
You are so right. In 1995 I replied to an RNC funraising "Issues Survey" and told them to dump Specter, Lott, Hatch, & McCain. I also recommended positioning the military on the US-Mexican border. I guarantee you that the "Issues Survey" made it to the dumpster behind the mail drop. If they actually read the results of their "surveys" they wouldn't need a stinking "Listening Tour"!
Same-same Powell, who shold have been kicked out of the Army for his failures related to Vietnam’s My Lai massacre.
He is now set himself up to be invided to many more party’s then if he was just another of Bush’s has beens.
Ironic that this psychotic POS has a name that invokes images of a a dog doing his business in the yard. Colon and Bowell.
Pretty big assumption by Colon to say that everyone wants to be a mindless drone, giving up their freedoms to be a slave to government control and power. What a horse’s ass.
Colin Powell is a racist and his wife is even more so. This from a third unnamed party through my very Republican and back in the day County GOP Officer Dad.
I'm an American, I don't want to pay more taxes for services, I want to pay less. I'm looking for less government in my life,not more.
Is my opinion not allow now, is there to be no political party for me and other of my thinking... must all political party conform to what you want Mr Powell?
You say we changed, so there was a time when Americans want to pay less taxes for services,and were looking for less government in my life,not more.
But Democrats and liberal were around then that disagreed, there opinion was allow, was there not a Party for them?
Why now is my opinion not to be allowed why no Party for me.... Is America now to be allowed only one party and one opinion?
Colin Powell is about as useless a gasbag as there is. Who gives a rats ass what he says, thinks, or does. I don’t. He is, and has been, NOTHING in my eyes. One of GWB’s biggest mistakes.
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