Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama today and the left is having more of those tingly feelings down their collective legs. This is not a surprise and I stated quite some time ago that Powell would endorse Obama because he is black.
Powell claimed that this was not about race and if he had to make that claim then it is a sure bet it was. Powell gave a few reasons that he was endorsing the most inexperienced candidate ever to be nominated and among the reasons were Sarah Palin’s inexperience (she has more than Obama) and the negative tone of the McCain campaign with its personal attacks. I guess he had his head covered during all the negative attacks on McCain and particularly on Palin.
Rush Limbaugh made a good point by saying; “OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I’ll let you know what I come up with.”
It is a very good point because Powell has never endorsed any white person with Obama’s lack of experience and he rejected Palin based on her experience so the only difference must be color. I imagine that Powell thinks that an Obama administration would give him a job which he could not get under white presidents. Oh wait, both presidents Bush employed the man and the latest president appointed him to a position that no other black person had ever held, until his replacement was appointed. Yeah, that Obama will be a transformational figure which is a way of saying that having a black president will transform this country away from its racist self.
Powell made an endorsement that is in opposition to how he has lived his life and the only thing that makes sense is that he wants a black guy in there. He even said back in August that an African American president would be electrifying. He has been in support of Obama for quite some time but they needed to coordinate the best time to make the announcement. This, even though Powell earlier stated that he would not endorse a candidate. I guess when he threw his values away he threw his integrity out at the same time.
Powell is free to endorse whomever he wants. He has that right and I would have actually respected him if he had the moral courage to tell us the real reason and that is because Obama is black. But he danced around with these weak claims that are easily disproved and actually gave no reason why Obama would be a good president.
Powell should have had the decency to man up and say I am voting for him because he is black. By specifically telling us that it is not because he is black he tipped his hand.
This is one endorsement from one general. There are plenty of general officers who support McCain and many more than support Obama. This is not going to change the picture very much in my opinion because many will see this for what it is. The media are salivating because it is a black man who held a high position in a Republican administration. But this is the man that the media painted as a bad guy. The libtards hated Powell but I bet they embrace him now.
I must say though, that I find it sad that a career military man would put color ahead of country.