Dec 12, 2008 Political
Colin Powell betrayed the party that enhanced his career and took good care of him over his career in order to vote for Barack Obama. Powell said that it was because of Sarah Palin but the real reason is that he voted color over party. At least that is what I felt when he endorsed Obama. I have always believed that Powell was not conservative and that he might be better off as a Democrat and it looks like that might be the case. It would appear that Powell endorsed Obama because of his color and his political beliefs.
Powell recently told people that the Republican party needed to change and that we needed to stop listening to Rush Limbaugh. Powell asserts that Limbaugh spews fear and hatred. This is a bunch of hogwash but Powell asserts it as so because Limbaugh has not been kind to Democrats. Truth be told, he has not been kind to Republicans who are not conservative. Powell can believe that Limbaugh and people like him hurt John McCain but Limbaugh was not on McCain’s side. When he had only a choice of two McCain beat out Obama (as is the case with many Republicans) but Limbaugh has always been tough on McCain for his lack of conservatism.
I guess we are now suppose to listen to the wisdom of Powell because he will save the party? He has liberal views and he was never truly conservative. Couple that with him turning his back on members of our armed forces left behind in Vietnam (something McCain also did along with John Kerry) and one is left to wonder why we need to listen to what he says.
Colin Powell was a mediocre officer who had a successful career (military and civilian) because he was taken care of by people in the Republican party. Powell is smart and competent but it was Republicans, not Democrats, who elevated him to high office. Powell turned his back on his party in order to vote for a man of color. I stated before that voting for (or against) a person based on color is as valid a reason as any but at least have the guts to say that is what you are doing.
Powell probably did not have to worry about that because he was able to throw insults at a capable politician in Sarah Palin in order to cover his real motives.
That and he really leans liberal so she gave him cover there as well.
Rush Limbaugh is not going anywhere. He makes more money in a year doing what he does than Powell will make in a lifetime and Limbaugh has quite a following which is much larger than any following Powell might have.
Though after he endorsed Obama he became a darling of the moonbats who only a few years ago called for him to be charged with crimes for the Iraq phase of the war on terror.
I guess he is no longer an Uncle Tom to the black community who blindly follow Democrats to the plantation.
Powell wants the Republican party to retool and move left. What we need to do is move more right and stay with our conservative principles.
A good start is by getting rid of Powell and ensuring he has no platform in our party.
Oct 19, 2008 Political
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.