By Jueseppi B.
Inauguration 2013: Colin Powell ‘Idiot Presentations’ Are Killing the GOP
Published on Jan 21, 2013
Former secretary of state says Republican leadership must denounce demonization of the president.
colin powell is so right, but too bad them evil son bitches refuse to swallow their pride and seperate themselves from ultra neo-conservative extremists. as long as they continue to associate with birthers, secessionists, tea baggers, people who believe something as evil as rape is a blessing from god, people who believe slavery was gods plan for african americans, and not reaching out to minorities, they will continue to lose over and over and over and over and over and over and over again!!!!!
A-freaking-men, General Powell. Now if only some other Republicans have the guts to call out the crazy.
I am an unapologetic member of the Christian Left, and have spent a lot of time working with “the least of these” and disadvantaged and oppressed populations. I’m passionate about their struggles. To stay on top of topics I discuss, subscribe to my public updates on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, or connect with me via LinkedIn. I also have a grossly neglected blog. Find me somewhere and let’s discuss stuff.
Yikes. I wonder what’s going through GOP minds as they continue to be slammed by the overall well respected former Secretary of State Colin Powell? Last week, Powell, who served in high-profile roles during the Reagan administration and both Bush administrations, toldMeet the Press:
“There is also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party….They look down on minorities…When I see a former governor say that the president is shucking and jiving. That is a racial era slave term. When I see another former governor – says that the president was lazy. It may not mean anything to most Americans. But to those of us who are African-Americans, the second word is shiftless and then there is a third word that goes along with it.” (Source)
He then proceeded to defend Hillary Clinton against right-wing smears:
“Well, you can’t keep everything from happening. Benghazi was a very, very difficult one and a difficult situation and maybe they shouldn’t have been there in the first place. And I think that we have had a good review of that by Ambassador Pickering and Admiral Mullen and I don’t know whether the Congress in their examination of Mrs. Clinton will find something that they find distasteful. But I don’t think it’s a blot on her record.” (Source)
Powell even went as far as to imply that Clinton would make a good president:
”I think she’d be good at whatever she does, whether she is interested in it or not, I will let her opine on that.”
So what is he up to this week? He’s chastising the GOP for not speaking out about the lunatics in their party and he’s advising them to loudly denounce the “birther nonsense” and “other things that demonize the president.” In an ABC News interview with Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos, the four star general said:
“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?”
Oh and one more thing. He accused them of voter suppression. Yes, he did.
“The Republican Party ought to be out there not restricting voting by voter ID, but saying we want everybody to vote,” he said. “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.”
And he said the same thing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe show:
“Should we really have gone after reducing the turnout of voters in those places where we thought it would make a difference?” he asked. “The Republican Party should be a party that says, ‘We want everybody to vote,’ and make it easier for people to vote and give them a reason to vote for the party, and not to find ways to keep them from voting at all.” (Source)
Many conservatives are calling Powell a “RINO” (Republican In Name Only), but he maintains that he’s still a Republican. Why?
Will someone please tell the GOP that this man is trying to send them a message? He’s doing everything but parachuting into their little retreats and pulling them up by their shirt collars and saying “LISTEN”.
No, he’s not a RINO. He has no reason whatsoever to lie about being a Republican.
No, he didn’t endorse President Obama because he’s Black. He endorsed President Obama because the GOP keeps tossing up idiots as candidates. I’d bet a paycheck that if Hillary Clinton runs in 2016, he’ll be endorsing her as well.
The rest of the story can be read at The Addiction Info.
Filed under: Black History, Causes, Celebrity, Congress, Democrats/Democratic, Education, Good News, GOPukes/RepubliCANTS, Inauguration, News, Politics, POTUS Obama, The White House, The White House Daily Snapshot, Videos, White House Blog, World News Tagged: | African American, Barack Obama, Benghazi, Christian Left, Colin Powell, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Meet The Press, Republican