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  • Colin Powell Slams 'Idiot' Partisanship

    I like that Powell is coming out about this.

     

    Colin Powell Slams 'Idiot' Partisanship

     

    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 things? They should speak out. This is the kind of intolerance that I've been talking about where these idiot presentations continue to be made and you don't see the senior leadership of the party say, 'No, that's wrong.' In fact, sometimes by not speaking out, they're encouraging it. And the base keeps buying the stuff.

    "And it's killing the base of the party. I mean, 26 percent favorability rating for the party right now. It ought to be telling them something. So, instead of attacking me or whoever speaks like I do, look in the mirror and realize, 'How are we going to win the next election?"

     

    But Powell, who served as National Security Adviser under President Ronald Reagan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under George H.W. Bush and as the nation's top diplomat under President George W. Bush, didn't stop there.

    "The Republican Party ought to be out there not restricting voting by voter ID, but saying we want everybody to vote," he told Sawyer and Stephanopoulos. "It's a party that has to stop saying, 'We are going to appeal to you with new messages.' You need policies - the country is becoming more minority."

    Powell, who endorsed President Obama's reelection bid in October, said that his critiques of the GOP have left some wondering, "Why are you still a Republican?"

    Because, Powell said, "I grew up under Ronald Reagan and Cap Weinberger and George Schultz and George Herbert Walker Bush - that's the Republican party I know - the Howard Bakers of the world, and I think we've drifted from that. And I don't think there's anything wrong with trying to drift a little bit back. Not because it's just good to be moderate, but because that's where the American people are. They lost an election - two."

    But Powell also said President Obama needed to do a better job, during his second, term of reaching out to members of Congress. And as for the president's second inaugural address, Powell said, "I hope he can, through his own example, restore a sense of civility in the country."

    He said that today was a day for members of both parties, "not to scream and argue with each other, but to come together."


  • #2
    translated ,, obama has done a **bleep** job ,but I am going to vote skin color instead of ability to lead.. He wants to prove he aint no uncle tom
    "you mess with him and you mess with the whole trailer park"

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    • Philter
      Philter commented
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      TIMKEYS wrote:
      translated ,, obama has done a **bleep** job ,but I am going to vote skin color instead of ability to lead.. He wants to prove he aint no uncle tom

      That's not an accurate translation at all, but it's a perfect example of how the Republicans are killing their own party from within.

       

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    • AxiomVanguard
      AxiomVanguard commented
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      TIMKEYS wrote:
      translated ,, obama has done a **bleep** job ,but I am going to vote skin color instead of ability to lead.. He wants to prove he aint no uncle tom
      Very likely...

  • #3

    moonlightin wrote:

    I like that Powell is coming out about this.

     

    Colin Powell Slams 'Idiot' Partisanship

     

    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 things? They should speak out. This is the kind of intolerance that I've been talking about where these idiot presentations continue to be made and you don't see the senior leadership of the party say, 'No, that's wrong.' In fact, sometimes by not speaking out, they're encouraging it. And the base keeps buying the stuff.

    "And it's killing the base of the party. I mean, 26 percent favorability rating for the party right now. It ought to be telling them something. So, instead of attacking me or whoever speaks like I do, look in the mirror and realize, 'How are we going to win the next election?"

     

    But Powell, who served as National Security Adviser under President Ronald Reagan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under George H.W. Bush and as the nation's top diplomat under President George W. Bush, didn't stop there.

    "The Republican Party ought to be out there not restricting voting by voter ID, but saying we want everybody to vote," he told Sawyer and Stephanopoulos. "It's a party that has to stop saying, 'We are going to appeal to you with new messages.' You need policies - the country is becoming more minority."

    Powell, who endorsed President Obama's reelection bid in October, said that his critiques of the GOP have left some wondering, "Why are you still a Republican?"

    Because, Powell said, "I grew up under Ronald Reagan and Cap Weinberger and George Schultz and George Herbert Walker Bush - that's the Republican party I know - the Howard Bakers of the world, and I think we've drifted from that. And I don't think there's anything wrong with trying to drift a little bit back. Not because it's just good to be moderate, but because that's where the American people are. They lost an election - two."

    But Powell also said President Obama needed to do a better job, during his second, term of reaching out to members of Congress. And as for the president's second inaugural address, Powell said, "I hope he can, through his own example, restore a sense of civility in the country."

    He said that today was a day for members of both parties, "not to scream and argue with each other, but to come together."


    The birthers do not make up a large portion of the Republican party and the whole birther thing was started by Hillary...

    Powell needs to stop calling himself a Republican.

     

    Waiting for him to call out Obama on his uber-leftism...

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    • guido61
      guido61 commented
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      McLovin wrote:

       


      the whole birther thing was started by Hillary...

      Nice, typical right-wing half-truth.

      Yes, someone in the Hillary camp first brought up the question of Obama's birthplace.   But after applying a few seconds-worth of common-sense--and after being shown the birth certificate---they realized the truth and moved on.   They asked a question, got an answer and case closed.

      Who turned it into the "birther" thing were idiot rightwingers incapable of common sense and inable to know a valid birth certificate when they see one.


    • moonlightin
      moonlightin commented
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      McLovin wrote:

      moonlightin wrote:

      I like that Powell is coming out about this.

       

      Colin Powell Slams 'Idiot' Partisanship

       

      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 things? They should speak out. This is the kind of intolerance that I've been talking about where these idiot presentations continue to be made and you don't see the senior leadership of the party say, 'No, that's wrong.' In fact, sometimes by not speaking out, they're encouraging it. And the base keeps buying the stuff.

      "And it's killing the base of the party. I mean, 26 percent favorability rating for the party right now. It ought to be telling them something. So, instead of attacking me or whoever speaks like I do, look in the mirror and realize, 'How are we going to win the next election?"

       

      But Powell, who served as National Security Adviser under President Ronald Reagan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under George H.W. Bush and as the nation's top diplomat under President George W. Bush, didn't stop there.

      "The Republican Party ought to be out there not restricting voting by voter ID, but saying we want everybody to vote," he told Sawyer and Stephanopoulos. "It's a party that has to stop saying, 'We are going to appeal to you with new messages.' You need policies - the country is becoming more minority."

      Powell, who endorsed President Obama's reelection bid in October, said that his critiques of the GOP have left some wondering, "Why are you still a Republican?"

      Because, Powell said, "I grew up under Ronald Reagan and Cap Weinberger and George Schultz and George Herbert Walker Bush - that's the Republican party I know - the Howard Bakers of the world, and I think we've drifted from that. And I don't think there's anything wrong with trying to drift a little bit back. Not because it's just good to be moderate, but because that's where the American people are. They lost an election - two."

      But Powell also said President Obama needed to do a better job, during his second, term of reaching out to members of Congress. And as for the president's second inaugural address, Powell said, "I hope he can, through his own example, restore a sense of civility in the country."

      He said that today was a day for members of both parties, "not to scream and argue with each other, but to come together."


      The birthers do not make up a large portion of the Republican party and the whole birther thing was started by Hillary...

      Powell needs to stop calling himself a Republican.

       

      Waiting for him to call out Obama on his uber-leftism...


      Ya starting the birther thing was pretty stupid. Yet I can't help but think someone on the right hand side of politics would have eventually gotten to it.


  • #4

    Advice from Colin Powell on republican politics is like advice from David Petraeus on being faithful in marriage.

    ''All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"--Edmund Burke
    Man created science to create what man wants science to create.

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