Colin Powell Celebrates Festivus On Meet the Press

"I've got a lot of problems with you people, and now you're gonna hear about it" ~ Frank Costanza

Colin Powell's obviously an adherent of the sect, but he missed the holiday. It didn't stop him from airing his grievances with the GOP today, though. And man, are there a lot of them.


"There's also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party ... What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."

...

"When I see a former governor say that the president is 'shuckin' and jivin'.' That's a racial-era slave term," [Andy -- he's referring to Sarah Palin, who he didn't have the stones to name]

...

"He didn't say [Obama] was slow, he was tired, he didn't do well; he said he was 'lazy,' ... Now, 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's a third word that goes along with it." [Andy -- ditto for John Sununu]

...

"The whole birther movement: Why do senior Republican leaders tolerate this kind of discussion within the party? ... I think the party has to take a look at itself."

It sure seems Colin Powell, self-proclaimed "moderate Republican" and two-time Obama voter, has a lot of problems with the GOP. Here, let him sum it up.

"In recent years, there's been a significant shift to the right, and we have seen what that shift has produced: two losing presidential campaigns," Powell said. "I think what the Republican Party needs to do now is take a very hard look at itself and understand that the country has changed. The country is changing demographically. And if the Republican Party does not change along with that demographic, they're going to be in trouble."

Powell said the Republican Party in addition to being the party of lower taxes, has become cast at the party of the rich. He said that Republicans need to take up education, immigration and climate change policy before the next election.

Education, immigration and climate change policy? Are there cue cards that get held up in front of every Sunday show-appearing "moderate Republican", because that's what all these guys say. And I'm sure it's racist to point that out.

According to Powell, everything is apparently racist. Referring to a white guy as "lazy" means he's lazy. Referring to a black guy as "lazy" means The N-Word™. Does someone have a diagram of how this works, because I swear I can't keep it straight.

But it sure seems like if you default to "all criticism of Obama is racist" you'll be right 99 times out of 100.

I found the "lazy" example particularly interesting coming from Powell, though. If you'll remember back to the campaign (sorry ... open wound there), John Sununu, the target of Powell's anonymous swipe this morning, said the only reason Powell voted for Obama was because he was black. I guess Powell's been carrying that little chip around on his shoulder for a while. (yeah, yeah, chip ... shoulder ... racist!)

Funny, but you know who else said Colin Powell voted for Obama because he was black? Colin effing Powell, that's who.

... And at the end, I cannot say I was totally colorblind. ...

As a moderate Republican, Powell clearly came to the conclusion that the policies Obama supported were more in line with his own than those advocated by the firebreathing, far right-wing candidates we've nominated in the last two elections ... John McCain and Mitt Romney. So the non-colorblindness didn't really put it over the top, you see.

The funniest part of the whole thing to me though, was Powell's complaint about the birthers being allowed to voice their opinions and his desire that the GOP shut them up. If they had that power, I'd much rather they apply it to "Republicans" who only get invited to the Sunday shows to trash the party.

The cringeworthy interview with unindicted gun criminal David Gregory appears below the fold.

Posted by: Andy at 03:50 PM



Comments

1 Firsty?

Posted by: Jim Scrummy at January 13, 2013 03:51 PM (Vu3LY)

2 "In recent years, there's been a significant shift to the right, and we
have seen what that shift has produced: two losing presidential
campaigns," Powell said.




Not only is Colin Powel a Democrat with an R after his name (DIABLO) he is stupid as well. If he thinks the last two campaigns were shifts to the right then he is a damn communist.

Posted by: Vic at January 13, 2013 03:52 PM (53z96)

3 Much of this arises from the paradox that the only way we can treat minorities the same is to treat them differently.

P.S. I'm pretty sure that "dark vein of intolerance" is racist.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 13, 2013 03:52 PM (XUKZU)

4 Oh and EFF Colin Powell.

Posted by: Jim Scrummy at January 13, 2013 03:53 PM (Vu3LY)

5 He's nailed the politics of civility. In a really nasty, behind the back, pass the shiv kind of way.

Posted by: mare at January 13, 2013 03:53 PM (A98Xu)

6 General Powell I look down on socialists black, white, yellow, or purple lipped.

Fuck you.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 03:54 PM (LRFds)

7 "In recent years, there's been a significant shift to the right, and we

have seen what that shift has produced: two losing presidential

campaigns," Powell said.

---

Not to mention an economy on its knees, a weakened US, and utter disregard of the constitution and the rule of law.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 13, 2013 03:54 PM (XUKZU)

8 Colon who?

Posted by: CSMBigBird at January 13, 2013 03:54 PM (l7h8K)

9 And "Moderate" is just a term meaning Liberal in denial.

Posted by: Vic at January 13, 2013 03:54 PM (53z96)

10 9 Vic,

"Moderate" is a liberal who wants you to think he has sense.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 03:57 PM (LRFds)

11 When did Newt run for president as the GOP? I missed when the far right candidate ran for president.

Posted by: YaHump at January 13, 2013 03:58 PM (XMCQO)

12 I suspect CP gets along real well with the Fat Man.

Posted by: Vic at January 13, 2013 03:58 PM (53z96)

13 According to Powell, everything is apparently racist. Referring to a white guy as "lazy" means he's lazy. Referring to a black guy as "lazy" means The N-Word™. Does someone have a diagram of how this works, because I swear I can't keep it straight.

If you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.

Remember when calling him "socialist" was racist?

Because...shut up, that's why!

Posted by: AmishDude at January 13, 2013 03:58 PM (xSegX)

14 And here I thought the "shuckin' and jivin'" comment came from a Hillary supporter, namely, Andy Cuomo.

Posted by: Fritz at January 13, 2013 03:59 PM (w3+gB)

15 Someone might want to remind Powell that the Birthers got their start with the Hillary Clinton 2008 campaign. You know, that old bag who has your old job, Colin?

Posted by: epobirs at January 13, 2013 03:59 PM (kcfmt)

16 13 Amish Dude,

Colon can't quit proing he like Captain America wore an "A" on his helmet....

two of them actually

Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 03:59 PM (LRFds)

17 OMG! A "significant shift to the right"!

How dare a conservative party stand athwart history and yell stop!

You innumerate fucking pig-ignorant dickwhistler.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 13, 2013 04:00 PM (ucjtj)

18 He's nailed the politics of civility. In a really nasty, behind the back, pass the shiv kind of way.

He's even more passive-aggressive than Obama is.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 13, 2013 04:00 PM (xSegX)

19
Andy:
"...As a moderate Republican, Powell clearly came to the conclusion that the policies Obama supported were more in line with his own than those advocated by the firebreathing, far right-wing candidates we've nominated in the last two elections ... John McCain and Mitt Romney. So the non-colorblindness didn't really put it over the top, you see."

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Exactly, Andy.
The last two R-candidates were moderates...just like Powell claims to be.

So Powell is full of shit.

Posted by: wheatie at January 13, 2013 04:00 PM (fH4X9)

20 >>"In recent years, there's been a significant shift to the right, and we
have seen what that shift has produced: two losing presidential
campaigns," Powell said. "I think what the Republican Party needs to do
now is take a very hard look at itself and understand that the country
has changed.



Yeah, whatever you do don't look Left, nothing going on over there you stupid fuck.

Posted by: ontherocks at January 13, 2013 04:01 PM (aZ6ew)

21 I knew the Falcons would fuck it up.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at January 13, 2013 04:01 PM (l7h8K)

22 So Powell is full of shit.

Posted by: wheatie at January 13, 2013 04:00 PM (fH4X9)



Wait, Colin is brown, shit is brown.......You're a Racist!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 13, 2013 04:02 PM (GEICT)

23 Colon vetoed Storming Norman in the first Gulf War, fuck him.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at January 13, 2013 04:03 PM (l7h8K)

24 Was Obamacare a significant shift to the Left?

A permanent 40% expansion of government - was that a significant shift to the Left?

You retarded useless stupid fuckweasel.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 13, 2013 04:03 PM (ucjtj)

25 I'll bet Colin Powell, David Frum, David Brooks and Kathleen Parker have some great cocktail party chatter. Tolerant, open-minded, and completely uncritical of the destruction of the nation by the Left.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 13, 2013 04:04 PM (VdrYF)

26 Oh, and if I'm going to be racist anyway, can I point out that I have to be told that Colin Powell is black? As with Eric Holder. As with Susan Rice. As with...

Posted by: AmishDude at January 13, 2013 04:05 PM (xSegX)

27
Why are they still talking to this assclow--well, I know why, he's their favorite Publican.

Falcons you assholes.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 13, 2013 04:05 PM (MPjT8)

28 >>There's also a dark vein of intolerance

DARK vein?

The roots of my hair are insulted.

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 13, 2013 04:05 PM (SUKHu)

29 Powell has no integrity whatsoever.

It's time for him to STFU and go away.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 13, 2013 04:06 PM (piMMO)

30 >>>"In recent years, there's been a significant shift to the right, and we have seen what that shift has produced: two losing presidential campaigns," Powell said. "

This is a total lie. We've put up two flaming moderates just like Powell. We shifted right in 2010 and that got us our only notable victories in recent memory. But we couldn't do it at the presidential level.

Posted by: rdbrewer at January 13, 2013 04:06 PM (Iyg03)

31
So, Colon's undies are twisted up to the point that they're hurting his mangina?

Tough effin' shit, you racial-profiling sellout.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at January 13, 2013 04:06 PM (Jcd0S)

32 Hey, when I found out that he let that Plame investigation go on for months and drag down the Bush administration and ruin Scooter Libby's life, even though he KNEW Armitage was the leaker, and said NOTHING to Bush or to anyone in the administration, I knew then he was a backstabber.

This jerk will wait until the 2016 convention to announce with much fanfare that he has switched parties. He's a smooth-talking troublemaker and I am sick of hearing about him.

I don't suppose unindicted gun felon Gregory asked about Plame, did he?

Of course not.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 13, 2013 04:07 PM (GoIUi)

33
What do you guys expect?

The Republicans are not putting up any fight. Of course the Democrats are going to continue scoring on them. Wouldn't you?

Posted by: soothsayer at January 13, 2013 04:07 PM (KeJAW)

34
Colon Bowel.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2013 04:08 PM (XkWWK)

35 Damn Falcons may actually have a chance.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at January 13, 2013 04:08 PM (l7h8K)

36 Colon is an asshole.

Posted by: rdbrewer at January 13, 2013 04:08 PM (Iyg03)

37 Hey, when I found out that he let that Plame investigation go on for months and drag down the Bush administration and ruin Scooter Libby's life, even though he KNEW Armitage was the leaker, and said NOTHING to Bush or to anyone in the administration, I knew then he was a backstabber.

Some people do not want to be judged by the content of their character.

For good reason.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 13, 2013 04:09 PM (xSegX)

38 More mush from a Ruling Class mandarin. And, gassing on while sitting at the same table as David Gregory is the cherry on the top of that sh*t sundae.

Posted by: mrp at January 13, 2013 04:09 PM (HjPtV)

39
John McCain and Mitt Romney - radical right wingers? I wish.

Posted by: Fresh at January 13, 2013 04:09 PM (O7ksG)

40 So how many of the major players in the Bush Administration, including Bush himself, turned out to be people anyone would seriously call conservative? Cheney?

I always felt the phrase 'compassionate conservatism' was conceptually flawed, even before I regarded myself as a conservative.

Posted by: epobirs at January 13, 2013 04:09 PM (kcfmt)

41 Damn a mulligan.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at January 13, 2013 04:09 PM (l7h8K)

42 I always love the "Republicans" who eagerly trot out on the weekend talk shows to undermine the party.

Fuck them all. Repeatedly and forcefully with a hot steel poker.

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 13, 2013 04:09 PM (GrtrJ)

43 How dare I be intolerant of Harry Reid and Nanny Pelosi's base treasonous idiocy, huh, Colin?

Go fuck yourself with Nancy's gavel.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 13, 2013 04:09 PM (ucjtj)

44 I can't stand people who can say such transparently false things.

I like my falsehoods to be clever, dammit.

Posted by: rdbrewer at January 13, 2013 04:09 PM (Iyg03)

45 Powell is a liar a.d a Frum. Which is really sad, because at one time he had respect.
.
The "move to the right" thing is a lie on two levels, it didn't happen and the people he's deriding aren't characterized by the ideas he tries to lump them with.
.
Did he say anything about genuinely lazy Obama's "lipstick on a pig" comment?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's mobile at January 13, 2013 04:09 PM (YZizW)

46 Colin Powell "... And at the end, I cannot say I was totally colorblind. ..."

Dr M.L.King "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a
nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by
the content of their character."

Well Powell, sort of fucked that one up, didn't you.
Go get your shine box.....asshole.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2013 04:10 PM (jlngc)

47 He made it. Go Falcons

Posted by: CSMBigBird at January 13, 2013 04:10 PM (l7h8K)

48
Looks like spellchecking programs got Colon's number... no need to correct it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at January 13, 2013 04:11 PM (Jcd0S)

49

Why can't the r-party just fall in line blindly like the followers of the d-party?
don't think - just look at the pretty colors. Let the false rhetoric flow over you... and believe the hope. Never mind realty.
Thanks Colin.

Posted by: Fresh at January 13, 2013 04:11 PM (O7ksG)

50 WTF? A mulligan, I hate refs. They were fucked up in the Denver game yesterday and I'm glad Denver lost. I'm reminded why I don't watch this shit anymore. Alas, little brother is here today.

Posted by: Infidel at January 13, 2013 04:12 PM (PyxzI)

51 I wish we had just one nasty SOB, Rahm-style, on our side.

We could scream to the hills about how we don't like him, but he'd mail out the stinky fish anyway.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 13, 2013 04:13 PM (piMMO)

52 34
Colon Bowel.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2013 04:08 PM
----
Does that mean his middle initial L stands for Lower?

Posted by: Lurkasaurus at January 13, 2013 04:13 PM (061ah)

53


hehe, go smokey your dopey Seattle

Posted by: beachgamer at January 13, 2013 04:15 PM (LpQbZ)

54 The problem isn't powell not blindly falling in line on the right, it's that he's blindly falling in line on the left.
.
All he does is repeat leftist shibboleths, and lie about his party affiliation.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's mobile at January 13, 2013 04:15 PM (YZizW)

55
the 49ers will beat the Falcons

Posted by: soothsayer at January 13, 2013 04:16 PM (GcwH1)

56
40...I always felt the phrase 'compassionate conservatism' was conceptually flawed, even before I regarded myself as a conservative.

I've never liked that phrase either.

It implies that basicconservatism is not compassionate....and that only this new sidegroup of 'compassionate' conservatives have any compassion.

Posted by: wheatie at January 13, 2013 04:16 PM (fH4X9)

57 Colon Bowel? Traitor. Plan and simple.

Posted by: Infidel at January 13, 2013 04:17 PM (PyxzI)

58 Wow. You'd think he only has an R so he can stab Rs in the back.

Any non-pos army generals?

Posted by: Invictus at January 13, 2013 04:18 PM (OQpzc)

59 Plain. Geez.

Posted by: Infidel at January 13, 2013 04:18 PM (PyxzI)

60 58 Invictus,

Tommy Franks.....


Posted by: sven10077 at January 13, 2013 04:19 PM (LRFds)

61 I don't think Powell has ever voted for a Republican, not even GHWB.

Posted by: toby928© at January 13, 2013 04:19 PM (QupBk)

62
51I wish we had just one nasty SOB, Rahm-style, on our side.

We could scream to the hills about how we don't like him, but he'd mail out the stinky fish anyway.

------------

Well, he isn't a 'nasty SOB'...but we had a good fighter, in Allen West.

And look what the GOP did to him.
Fuckers.

Posted by: wheatie at January 13, 2013 04:20 PM (fH4X9)

63 These statements pretty much cap the long trail of disappointment that is Colin Powell...calls into question much of what occurred in previous roles with previous administrations...

Thanks Colin, next time factors like integrity, intelligence, experience, and the like won't impact who I vote for...just race. Funny, I thought we were beyond that.

What a PoS.

Posted by: Whiskey_Joe at January 13, 2013 04:21 PM (RIm0W)

64 Sorry General all the Whitey's are just fresh out of empathy after 50 years of affirmative action...Time too tie your own shoes...

Posted by: Clemenza at January 13, 2013 04:21 PM (x59Gv)

65 58 I've met a lot of them. Good ones are ran off at the 2/3 Star rank. Your political at the 3/4 Star ranks.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at January 13, 2013 04:22 PM (l7h8K)

66 Wow. That butthurt rant by Powell was about as intelligent as Meghan McCain on her worst day. Like, you know?

Posted by: Fritz at January 13, 2013 04:23 PM (w3+gB)

67 Ok let's pretend the Birther stuff is off the table, can we talk transcripts from school? Huh ? Just produce the school records, that's all , like anybody else who is required to produce for employment..much less the HNIC...

Posted by: Clemenza at January 13, 2013 04:27 PM (x59Gv)

68 The right respected Colin Powell when the left were regularly calling him ever racial name available.

With all due respect General Powell: Fuck you.

Posted by: chris at January 13, 2013 04:27 PM (LWiW8)

69 After hearing McCrystal talk, I'd like to buy that Rolling Stone reporter a beer.

I feel safer that he is a civilian.

Posted by: Invictus at January 13, 2013 04:28 PM (OQpzc)

70 Powell is a liar a.d a Frum. Which is really sad, because at one time he had respect.

I did too. Sure, it helped that he was black and I wanted a black man to succeed on the GOP ticket, but far more than that was that he was a successful general and extremely well spoken. No, not well spoken for a black man, Mr. Matthews, well spoken, period. He was a natural on the talk shows, although I'll also grant that they didn't press him as hard as they did others.

This is what makes me very concerned when I hear people who want the nom to go to Rubio or Cruz or other relatively untested people. I want someone with a track record in governance, not just lots of nice speeches. The country has tried that and it hasn't worked out so well. I'd rather have someone a bit more towards the middle if it means I get the record of accomplishment that tells me he won't be a complete CF. High ranking generals are good politicians and good administrators, for the most part.

My policy preferences run more to the right, but electability depends in part on the ability to convince people you know what you're doing. At least it does for Republicans. We don't help ourselves by ignoring that fact.


Posted by: pep at January 13, 2013 04:28 PM (6TB1Z)

71 Colon Powell. Another new world order global socialist.
They stuck Regan with one as a VP candidate.
These people truly see themselves as our betters and self deserving of the power and stolen wealth that goes along with being a members of the "aristocracy".

Posted by: teej at January 13, 2013 04:30 PM (8Jp6C)

72 @ 69 man you are soooo right, we need more Patton's..

Posted by: Clemenza at January 13, 2013 04:31 PM (x59Gv)

73 I wonder what his wife is like.

Remember in 1996, when actually nominating him was a possibility.

He said that he wouldn't do it because his wife feared for his life.

You know, because of this idea that a black president was a special target of assassination unlike white guys like Ford and Reagan.

Anyway, I just wonder what she's like.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 13, 2013 04:32 PM (xSegX)

74 "Hey Mel, who the fuck ever said you was one"


Tony Montana....


And that boy's and girl's applies to a lot of titles in Government.....

Posted by: Clemenza at January 13, 2013 04:33 PM (x59Gv)

75 A'Dude: She's black. That's ALL that matters.

Posted by: CMU VET at January 13, 2013 04:36 PM (dPSpR)

76 And that corrupt sack of shit Gregory...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's mobile at January 13, 2013 04:36 PM (YZizW)

77 Blacker than he is Republican and he ain't very black either.
If you publicly state your voting for the Democrat in a Presidential Election you are by definition NOT a Republican. We should sue for false advertising.

Posted by: DaveA at January 13, 2013 04:36 PM (I3vTd)

78
73I wonder what his wife is like.

Remember in 1996, when actually nominating him was a possibility.

He said that he wouldn't do it because his wife feared for his life.

-----------

That could've just been an excuse.
For all we know, there could be a lot of 'daliances' in Powell's history...that would've surfaced, if he ever ran for office.

He spent a lot of time away from home, and there were probably a lot of temptations.

Posted by: wheatie at January 13, 2013 04:37 PM (fH4X9)

79 Once upon a time there was talk about bringing this man up on war criminal charges at the Hague. Serious talk.

Funny how all of that went away.

Posted by: navybrat at January 13, 2013 04:38 PM (5NO2z)

80 To think I once would have voted for Powell for President. Now I wouldn't invite him into the house for a cup of coffee.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at January 13, 2013 04:38 PM (qVjAs)

81 Why oh Why do Democrats continue to label themselves as Republican? Is it because they don't want to be associated with the Progressive Socialists in their party? Do they just want the attention? It is like having a sex change operation from a male to a female just so that you can be called an "expert" female/male spokesperson. Powell's self identification as a racist who votes democrat consistently, in a sane world, would paint him as an idiot attention whore.
And speaking of media malpractice: I was watching a show on the Spike network the other night. A Thousand Ways to Die. It consists of a bunch of vignettes of stupid darwin award winners. One vignette caught my attention while I wrote a paper on the laptop: The story about a "Tea Party" candidate who "...wasn't very smart, had no experience in government and was a gun nut which made her a huge hit with her Tea Party audience."
Dear God; can't the Media even write a throw-away mindless dark comedy filler show without bashing normal Americans? I wish this fucking Civil War would go ahead and get to the shooting part.

Posted by: Daybrother at January 13, 2013 04:38 PM (+paCV)

82 Rubio knocked his self off of my list when he jumped on the amnesty bandwagon.

Posted by: Vic at January 13, 2013 04:38 PM (53z96)

83 I forgot to say why: Scooter Libby. Colin Powell has no honor. He is a disgrace to the uniform he once wore.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at January 13, 2013 04:40 PM (qVjAs)

84 Who attacks Thomas because he's in an interracial marriage? Democrats. Who attacks Malkin with racial and sexual stereotypes? Democrats. Who throws oreos at black politicians? Democrats.
.
So who's racist? Republicans.
.
Fucking liars.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's mobile at January 13, 2013 04:41 PM (YZizW)

85 I guess he's still pissed about recommending to the UN that we go after Saddam Hussein.

In addition to carrying a chip on his shoulder, he's carrying a grudge on his back.

Or is that racist?

Posted by: Lessons from the Ceramic Throne at January 13, 2013 04:41 PM (Qb7IZ)

86 Inherent hatred of another race sans logic with aspirations of revenge? No, I’m not buying. Black and emboldened, what could possibly go wrong.

Posted by: FURPC at January 13, 2013 04:41 PM (0ImZM)

87
Gee, what a surprise.

And any criticism of Powell from now on by the Republicans will be racist.

When the Left controls all the semantics of the debate, no wonder the Conservative Right cannot enunciate a clear argument in public.

Agreed that the betrayal of Libby was a big tell back in the day. Powell felt that he had been set-up and betrayed by Rumsfeld, Cheney and BOOOOSH in the intelligence briefing for Congress prior to the vote on OIF.

It's ugly, but I also suspect that Powell is also starting to get a little senile, although he does not appear to have lost mental acuity in his speech. He's now being played by the Left / Obama.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at January 13, 2013 04:42 PM (Md8Uo)

88
81Why oh Why do Democrats continue to label themselves as Republican?

So they can bash the Republicans...with the 'credibility' of being an insider.

Posted by: wheatie at January 13, 2013 04:43 PM (fH4X9)

89 MFM delenda est.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's mobile at January 13, 2013 04:43 PM (YZizW)

90 Trotting out Colin Powell as a Republican is like trotting out Pat Buchanan as a Christian. Or David Brooks as a Conservative. Or Warren Buffet as a Capitalist. Or Barack Obama as a President.

Posted by: Lessons from the Ceramic Throne at January 13, 2013 04:43 PM (Qb7IZ)

91 http://tracking-point.com/

Shooting fans, you really, really want to see this when it goes live at Midnight EST tonight. I got a preview at CES and it's pretty amazing.

Posted by: epobirs at January 13, 2013 04:46 PM (kcfmt)

92 Brit Hume puts it succinctly: @BritHume Under GOP presidencies, Powell given nothing but opportunities. NatSec
Adviser under Reagan, JCS Chmn under Bush 41, Sec State under Bush 43

Posted by: Retread at January 13, 2013 04:46 PM (zxitI)

93 Hey 82 Vic WTF ? Amnesty ? thats code , we want and deserve enforcement and we know it...once the republicans cave the border issue , it is alll over...they got the votes..

Posted by: Clemenza at January 13, 2013 04:47 PM (x59Gv)

94 36
Colon is an asshole.


Posted by: rdbrewer at January 13, 2013 04:08 PM (Iyg03)

No, Colon ends as an asshole.

Posted by: Lessons from the Ceramic Throne at January 13, 2013 04:48 PM (Qb7IZ)

95
83....Colin Powell has no honor. He is a disgrace to the uniform he once wore.

Yeah...and it's that 'disposable loyalty' thing that I should've added upthread in my reasons why infidelity to his wife could be a reason why he didn't want to run for office.

If he will betray his friends in the Republican party, then chances are he wouldn't be above betraying his wife.

Posted by: wheatie at January 13, 2013 04:50 PM (fH4X9)

96 I am so glad this racist sob never got on out ticket. WTH is it with these DC ass kissers that make them into blind followers?

Posted by: Miss Scarlett with the rope at January 13, 2013 04:51 PM (S08dG)

97 I wonder what his wife is like

I haven't the foggiest idea, but I remember getting a Coretta Scott King vibe from her, although it might just be a physical resemblance.

Everytime I saw CSK, she would be sitting on some stage with her nose in the air, and a look of "aren't I noble" on her smug mug. It made me want to throw a shoe through the TV. She never accomplished a damn thing on her own, but she sure milked her association with MLK. For that matter, so have the rest of the family.

Posted by: pep at January 13, 2013 04:53 PM (6TB1Z)

98 It has been said before but it needs to be repeated endlessly. John McCain was exactly the type of mod-lefty candidate that Colonoscopy Powell had been saying for years that the GOP needed to run for President. Not only that but Powell knew McCain personally and, in fact, McCain had helped advance Powell's career. So, what did Powell do when McCain was the GOP Prez candidate? Stabbed him in the f*ckin' back, thats what! Colonoscopy Powell is a turd (he will probably call that racist, you know, brown and shitty etc...) and his opinion should be summarily ignored by all Republicans.

Posted by: boogey man at January 13, 2013 04:54 PM (VDovR)

99 >>>WTH is it with these DC ass kissers that make them into blind followers?

Gravy.

Never trust the asshole at the end of the Republican party.

Posted by: Al Roker at January 13, 2013 04:54 PM (w3+gB)

100 He's celebrating Festivus on the Eastern Orthodox (Julian) Calendar. Which should actually have been observed on Jan 5th.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 13, 2013 04:55 PM (1Qpmy)

101 How many copies of his autobiography did he sell? 8?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 13, 2013 04:56 PM (P3dtw)

102 There's been some repeats but he appears to have less than a 1% approval rate among Morons. So that's something.

Posted by: DaveA at January 13, 2013 04:58 PM (I3vTd)

103 Rubio knocked his self off of my list when he jumped on the amnesty bandwagon.

^^^This x 1000

Posted by: Infidel at January 13, 2013 05:04 PM (PyxzI)

104 91 http://tracking-point.com/

Shooting fans, you really, really want to see this when it goes live at Midnight EST tonight. I got a preview at CES and it's pretty amazing.

Posted by: epobirs at January 13, 2013 04:46 PM (kcfmt)

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thanks, that demo makes up for watching the RINO Powell video.

Posted by: Lurkasaurus at January 13, 2013 05:14 PM (061ah)

105


Why torture yourself watching these miserable Sunday morning shows?
The end result is always the same.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 13, 2013 05:25 PM (G6qpY)

106 Gentlemen, we have found the unifying theme for bringing the GOP and conservatives, Social and Fiscal conservatives, and even dogs and cats into one big happy tent!

We are totally unified in despising Colin Powell!

On this, we can build a party!!

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 13, 2013 05:26 PM (GoIUi)

107 What kind of a dimwit is Colin Powell? Republicans just lost two presidential elections by fielding two of the mostmoderate conservatives we could find.

Posted by: Javelina Bomb at January 13, 2013 05:37 PM (Wf+X1)

108 Hey Colin, after you wipe Obama's man stuff off you chin would you kindly go fuck yourself. The reason the republicans have lost the last two elections was because they weren't far enough to the right you fuckin idiot. Spineless RINOs have gotten us nowhere.

Posted by: Metalgod at January 13, 2013 05:41 PM (YgIJ8)

109 Powell is a useful idiot. How do you think he got that rank?

Posted by: Hamilton Burger at January 13, 2013 05:44 PM (TtgCe)

110 Wasn't he the same douchebag who made the WMD argument? Now the left loves him. Go figure.

Posted by: Metalgod at January 13, 2013 05:46 PM (YgIJ8)

111
98 boogey man

How'd you get in my head like that? Get out of there and leave my thoughts to myself.

Posted by: Hamilton Burger at January 13, 2013 05:47 PM (TtgCe)

112 Cocksucker is just butthurt that he pussed out on running in 2000. The R nomination was his for the taking, but he let his hag wife talk him out of it

Fucking coward.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 13, 2013 05:48 PM (KZuD1)

113 Again, the condensed version-

Colin Powel is a fucking caaaahhhhkk

Posted by: Berserker at January 13, 2013 05:53 PM (FMbng)

114 "I was told to come out here and shill for Jeb Bush and that's what I aim to do!"

Posted by: Colin "White Powder" Powell On Meet The Press at January 13, 2013 05:59 PM (/ZcAq)

115 Wasn't he the same douchebag who made the WMD argument? Now the left loves him. Go figure.

Posted by: Metalgod at January 13, 2013 05:46 PM (YgIJ


The WMD argument infuriated the left, who formerly ignored him as everyone should do, and they started making their usual immature and racist comments about him. Instead of turning on those cocksuckers, he wondered why they were saying all those mean things about him and ended up turning on Bush for "lying" to him and making him out to be a bad person. Powell and his catamite Armitage are directly responsible for Libby having been convicted. Either one of those shitstains could have put an end to the endless speculation of who "outed" that sagging titted file clerk and her fat turd excuse for a husband, but chose to keep their fucking yaps shut.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 13, 2013 06:05 PM (xXgTI)

116 if you hate socialism you are now a racist.
if you aren't having fun being fun-employed and say so , you are Now a racist.
if you hate stealing from others pockets for the good of the Dem party paying for votes you are now a racist.
if you hate a collapsing economy and asked for sanity in spending , you are now a racist.
if you hate class and race warfare you are now a racist.
if you hate govt lying to you about their intentions re guns, freedom, internet , you are now a racist.
if you bring up the hypocrisy of the last decade and the shrieks from the left (and pelosi obama, etc) of 'blood for oil', and now they could care less about wars , and extend warring ..you are Now a racist.
if you are amazed that a President chose to hang out with a freak such as billayers,, search for marxist Profs to sit at their knee to learn , you are Now racist!
if you mention 300+mexicans and 2 american boarder guards are murdered by corrupt ideas followed by corrupt policy , you are Now a racist.

if you don't embrace the total control of your life , from food, to lightbulbs, to healthcare You are a racist!

Mr. Powell. you have become shameful, I am sorry i had ever supported the idea of your possible Presidency.

Posted by: ette at January 13, 2013 06:18 PM (nqBYe)

117 i'm sure i've missed a hundred other reasons why You are a racist.

Posted by: ette at January 13, 2013 06:19 PM (nqBYe)

118 Oh, and one more strike (as if any more were needed) he supports Hagel. PoS^2

From the Fox News article:

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell voiced strong support Sunday for former Sen. Chuck Hagel as the country’s next defense secretary by saying he is “superbly qualified” but criticized his Republican Party, which has largely being critical of Hagel.
“Most of the national security community that I know -- many secretaries of defense, ambassadors -- think Hagel is a solid guy,” Powell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “He speaks his mind, is a good supporter of Israel, but he's not reluctant to disagree when appropriate … He’ll do a great job.”



Posted by: Whiskey_Joe at January 13, 2013 06:21 PM (RIm0W)

119
109Powell is a useful idiot

He used to be useful. Now - just an idiot.

Posted by: Roy at January 13, 2013 06:24 PM (tiOTz)

120 Sad to see someone like him fall so hard. One thing I never hear talked about is the fact that blacks vote 95% Democrat across the board. Whites don't all vote the same everywhere in the country. Statistically this is strange and the only explanation is that the black community is voting along racial lines. Perhaps Powell would like to address this...?

Posted by: Remaining Anonymous at January 13, 2013 06:28 PM (HS3dy)

121 Condoleezza Rice was a better SoS anyways. Here she is being awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBXJL0pyFO4

Posted by: JohnJ at January 13, 2013 06:34 PM (Tt6ky)

122 What's this "we" African-Americans shit? His family's from the West Indies. That REMF is a lying sack of shit, and "shucking and jiving" is not a slave term. Stupid fat bastard.

Posted by: Kerry at January 13, 2013 06:43 PM (AYfPj)

123

"The GOP is racist!", said the man who has received every single item of his wealth and notoriety because of the color of his skin.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 13, 2013 06:45 PM (kdS6q)

124
Also:

"Colin Powell, self-proclaimed "moderate Republican" and two-time Obama voter"

Self proclaimed? Don't think a man jack would have a problem calling him a moderate Republican. Hope he realizes it's meant as an insult.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 13, 2013 06:48 PM (kdS6q)

125 If you don't want to watch the longer video, here's Condi Rice's awesomeness distilled into a five minute clip, but be warned that it's a lot of awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5ni1c02PVo

Posted by: JohnJ at January 13, 2013 06:49 PM (Tt6ky)

126 120 Sad to see someone like him fall so hard. One thing I never hear talked about is the fact that blacks vote 95% Democrat across the board. Whites don't all vote the same everywhere in the country. Statistically this is strange and the only explanation is that the black community is voting along racial lines. Perhaps Powell would like to address this...?

They'll vote for us for the next 200 years.

Posted by: LBJ at January 13, 2013 06:53 PM (p4U6S)

127 When 90% stop voting for lunacy, then I'll be more "tolerant"

Posted by: Wabbajack at January 13, 2013 06:55 PM (70oz2)

128 Colin Powell --> a racist and closet race baiter now out in the open as a race baiter.

Never thought I would see it in him, but the man has shown his true Al Sharpton like colors. Very ounce of respect I had for him is gone.

Posted by: johnc_ex-dem at January 13, 2013 06:57 PM (3Kxux)

129 JohnJ , yes she is a class act.

Posted by: ette at January 13, 2013 07:00 PM (nqBYe)

130 What's this "we" African-Americans shit? His family's from the West Indies.

Yeah, I thought about that too. His family is from the West Indies and he grew up in New York. My ancestors were persecuted for being anabaptists.

I don't know about the rest of them, but I got over it.

That REMF is a lying sack of shit, and "shucking and jiving" is not a slave term.

I thought that as well. It strikes me as early 20th century. Looked it up on Wikipedia and, despite one "scholar"'s contrary view, it seems to have emerged in the 1870s and was an expression used by African-Americans themselves.

The problem is that I don't hear the racial dogwhistles, but apparently they offend some. Therefore, I want a goddam list.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 13, 2013 07:00 PM (xSegX)

131 Google "unpacking the white knapsack" by Peggy McIntosh. This is the holy Bible for why anything white people do/say is racist, even if non-white people do/say the same thing.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 13, 2013 07:02 PM (Y5I9o)

132 I hope Hagel is rejected. Repubs would be stupid to make him Sec Def, its a perfect way to basically split the GOP and more importantly make huge cuts to the DOD under the "repub" banner.

Posted by: johnc_ex-dem at January 13, 2013 07:04 PM (3Kxux)

133 oh and Re:131, it's also a sure-fire checklist for what any "white person" (or person suspected of holding "white" opinions, as it were...) can publicly repudiate in order to be seen as enlightened/"progressive" about race and class relations.

Seriously, try reading a bit of it. College kids are being taught this is gospel, and it's already deep in the system (cf. Minnesota's campaign against "white privilege").

This is the kind of cultural indoctrination that prevents people from even listening to any voice that is branded as "conservative"/"Republican".

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 13, 2013 07:06 PM (Y5I9o)

134 Colon Powell is a racist liberal opportunist, but I repeat myself. That he is a Republican only speaks to the fact it may have served his agenda while pursuing his career. Powell has been criticized by those who served with him that he was a careerist first, a leader somewhere after that, evidenced by his willingness to let a rogue Federal prosecutor try an innocent man while protecting his subordinate, Armentrout, who was the Plame leaker. Powell acts like a Democrat at every opportunity.

Posted by: Ben Ghazzi at January 13, 2013 07:07 PM (2991V)

135 "'In recent years, there's been a significant shift to the right, and we
have seen what that shift has produced: two losing presidential
campaigns,' Powell said."

What the fuck is this guy talking about? John McCain and Mitt Romney, moderates extraordinaire, indicate a "shift to the right"?

Sheesh, Powell may as well switch his affiliation to the Democrats if that's what he thinks.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at January 13, 2013 07:07 PM (A3ftE)

136 Powell isn't a Republican. He just poses as a Republicans to give his attacks on the GOP more credibility among stupid people. He supports no Republican policies.

Posted by: JohnJ at January 13, 2013 07:09 PM (Tt6ky)

137 Fuck you Powell. Fuck. You.

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at January 13, 2013 07:11 PM (XvrTA)

138 Heck, this race baiter wouldn't even be a conservative dem, he's a full on socialist democrat (same thing essentially), who used the "R" to get ahead. What a disgusting sad spectacle he's turning out to be in his waning years. And he's apparently under the illusion that he has influence in the republican party, the Obot MSM are what they are, but the man is stupid enough to think he can sway this bad nomination.

Posted by: johnc_ex-dem at January 13, 2013 07:12 PM (3Kxux)

139 Sheesh, Powell may as well switch his affiliation to the Democrats if that's what he thinks.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at January 13, 2013 07:07 PM (A3ftE)If he were honest and admitted he's a Dem, he would have to stab republicans in the front from then on. He is a much more useful socialist with the camo.

Posted by: Invictus at January 13, 2013 07:12 PM (OQpzc)

140 Democratic Party, the Party of Tolerance, right?

Posted by: LYNNDH at January 13, 2013 07:13 PM (mr9Ns)

141 If republicans have "a vein of intolerance", what the hell do the dems have? Reid called Clarence Thomas an embarrassment to the Supreme Court. Where the hell were you jerk Powell then? The NAACP and NYT going after Senator Tim Scott, where the hell were you then you jerk!

Nothing but a racist and a race baiter.

Posted by: johnc_ex-dem at January 13, 2013 07:14 PM (3Kxux)

142 I'm actually not interested in changing with the country's changing demographic, esp. as so much of the change has been illegal or dishonest, plus, I'm not interested in their forced communality groupthink. It certainly hadn't worked that well anywhere where it has had a majority of adherents. Argentina is doing well avoiding creditors, though.

If there was a United States of the old spirit soewhere, my bags would be packed and by the door, hoping to get in. There isn't. But I have no intention of losing. So...since everybody has decided we must just surrender and do what the media wishes, I'll either emigrate anyway, help with a peaceful split, or help lay the foundations so that there might be those in the future who will have the option of leaving this increasingly authoritatian and corrupt nation that demonizes the descendents of those who founded it and go found a new best hope for man...somewhere.

Posted by: S. at January 13, 2013 07:17 PM (R+l7Y)

143 Powell is just a typical lying liberal. He's nothing special.

We really should spend more time focusing on conservatives worth admiring rather than liberals worth hating.

Posted by: JohnJ at January 13, 2013 07:19 PM (Tt6ky)

144 The closest thing to a Unites States of the "old spirit" in today's world is probably Australia.

I've been considering it too.

Posted by: JohnJ at January 13, 2013 07:21 PM (Tt6ky)

145 The best way for the GOP to communicate to the Nation is to boycott NBC until David Gregory is gone.

Posted by: eman at January 13, 2013 07:22 PM (tBnjP)

146 Heck, boycott them all. Going on liberal shows does absolutely no good. To he11 with them.

Posted by: JohnJ at January 13, 2013 07:24 PM (Tt6ky)

147 Colon Powell is irrelevant. The politics of the 1980's are irrelevant. The debate over the direction of the federal government is irrelevant. The person sitting in the White House is irrelevant.

What matters now is what we are going to do. There are tens of millions of people who know what this country can be and will work and risk to make it great again.

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was the end of common sense and the end of this country. Gone were the selection of the best and brightest. It's selling points sound familiar.

"In order to convince the American populace - the majority of whom were
opposed to the act - of the legislation's merits, its liberal proponents
assured that passage would not influence America's culture
significantly. President Johnson called the bill "not revolutionary"" via Wiki

Those words that are now only whispered will soon be louder.


Posted by: Tocquevillian at January 13, 2013 07:29 PM (iuY0Y)

148 @147 Tocquevillian

This comment right here proves Powell was right.

Posted by: New School at January 13, 2013 07:39 PM (+q6OR)

149
What an embarrassment he is, he sounds pussy-whipped.

Posted by: Pam at January 13, 2013 07:41 PM (iXLXb)

150 "I think what the Republican Party needs to do now is take a very hard
look at itself and understand that the country has changed. The country
is changing demographically."


It's apparent that it has become even more lazy under Obama given the increasing unemployment and welfare rolls.

It's at this point I'm supposed to denounce myself I think. Hard to keep up with the rules.

And Powell? Racist. Unequivocally. AND Progressive.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 13, 2013 07:45 PM (eHIJJ)

151 @ 150 AnonymousDrivel

You sound like a racist.

Posted by: New School at January 13, 2013 07:50 PM (+q6OR)

152 What the fuck does that mean New School?

Posted by: Tocquevillian at January 13, 2013 07:52 PM (iuY0Y)

153 The Immigration Act of 1965 opened the flood gates to the third world and made it very difficult for an educated person from Asia or Europe to gain citizenship.

Whatever, you are a fucking tool.

Posted by: Tocquevillian at January 13, 2013 07:54 PM (iuY0Y)

154 I have read almost all of Dick Cheney's book. Powell sucks, that's a fact.

One year when Cheney was in the hospital after having either surgery or a heart attack, I'm not sure which one or when. It was Thanksgiving and Dick used to cook the turkey. Liz was supposed to try to cook Thanksgiving dinner and bring it to the hospital, but Powell's wife cooked two sets of dinner. Liz found out when she went to pick it up.
Powell's wife was thoughtful of the Cheney family during a holiday.

Posted by: CarolT at January 13, 2013 07:56 PM (z4WKX)

155 Powell along with Christie should officially change to the dem party. I read about Christie yesterday at HA, the link took me to The Daily Caller, the article was titled why Christie cannot run for national office.

Posted by: CarolT at January 13, 2013 07:59 PM (z4WKX)

156 He is a pain in the balls. Some people have said he always was.

Posted by: SurferDoc at January 13, 2013 08:03 PM (6H6FZ)

157 Colin Powell is a walking example of why we are doomed until we destroy Affirmative Action forever.

Posted by: TexasJew at January 13, 2013 08:05 PM (lD8ju)

158 Why is Schwartzkopf dead and this worthless piece of shit alive?

Posted by: TexasJew at January 13, 2013 08:08 PM (lD8ju)

159 What for Chrissakes do they pay these geezers to go on these shows and spout crap?
Powells' 15 minutes of fame are gone he's old, smelly and way past his prime, ignore the racist!
Him and Irrelevant Rove!

Posted by: ConcealedKerry or subMitt Bitterly Clinging to his guns and guns at January 13, 2013 08:09 PM (ChiWC)

160 144
The closest thing to a Unites States of the "old spirit" in today's world is probably Australia.


Unchecked immigration of FSA types and progressive politics kinda wrecked Australia too. Its a shadow of its former self.

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 13, 2013 08:13 PM (BNacf)

161
I've lost about every shred of respect I once hand for him. He was once seen as a straight-up patriot American. He might have had the GOP nomination in his hand, and the support of most veterans for it ... although to be fair, I think most of us did suspect him of being at least a little bit of a rear-echelon, political-type ... as well as likely being a beneficiary of affirmative action. But that was OK, since he did seem to have been at least competent. Those whose knowlege of upper-echelon military politics will likely have reasons to believe otherwise, though.
But he has chosen to throw in his lot with someone ... based on their mutual skin color, to enthusiastially support that person, and kick in the teeth those of the party that he once professed support for. There's a word for people like that, General P. It's on the tip of my tongue ...

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at January 13, 2013 08:40 PM (PvxhO)

162 shuckin and jivin

Most accusations of racism are a along the lines of 'he said, she said'.

However, a simple litmus test for racism is if an accuser,

- self-identifies as Group A,
- accuses Not Group 'A' (call them Group 'B' <> Group 'A') of racism,
- based upon Group 'B' using a word originated by Group 'A'.

In this case, as we all know, "shuckin and jivin", is Jive.

The test works well with the N-bomb,
maybe not so well with honkie, red-neck (derogatory form), or cracker.

Posted by: Obamao at January 13, 2013 08:51 PM (JtyGg)

163 I remember Powell speaking at the Republican convention in 2000. That was a warning. His speech consisted as muchlecturing the Republican party on its flaws as it did supporting the party. It was a tipoff of what to expect and it has been proven true.

Also,I think he believes he was "used" by W and Republicans to "hype the case" for WMD pre Iraq and holds a grudge for that, which has made him even more intolerant of anything Republican.

And why do none of these moderates NEVER throw one of their little hissy fits about Democrats? It's always their own party theylash out at. And has ANY Democrat other than Zell Miller (many years ago) ever tossedthe Democrats under the bus?\

Posted by: RM at January 13, 2013 08:56 PM (ixDYs)

164 Could someone explain to me what's so fucking extreme about the Republican party?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 13, 2013 09:10 PM (ROv35)

165 Powell is the extreme wing!

Posted by: CarolT at January 13, 2013 09:12 PM (z4WKX)

166 Captain Hate- Both Powell and Armitage ruined Scooter Libby's life!

You're right, they kept quiet and let Libby get burned over absolutely nothing!

Posted by: CarolT at January 13, 2013 09:15 PM (z4WKX)

167 This man makes me vomit in my mouth. He is what is wrong with the R party. No difference from the D party. I will be so glad when these old Rs go on to their maker.

Posted by: Alborn at January 13, 2013 09:20 PM (9KLNg)

168 I guess a few people here see the race card...in a 3 card monty game...

Posted by: Clemenza at January 13, 2013 09:22 PM (x59Gv)

169 On Monday, per its agreement as filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in CEI v. EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency and/or its lawyers the Department of Justice are to produce the first of four deliveries of approximately 3,000 emails to or from the Administrator formerly known as “Richard Windsor”.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at January 13, 2013 09:23 PM (e8kgV)

170 "There's also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party ... What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."

Hey, Colin, maybe it's you that they look down on.

Just a thought.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2013 09:33 PM (ZTfHa)

171 @PurpAv

Australia's doing a lot better than America at this point.

Posted by: JohnJ at January 13, 2013 09:34 PM (Tt6ky)

172 "Entitlement and aggrievement are the death of innovation, and creativity, and responsibility to ourselves and to one another. And they are ultimately the death of functioning vital democracies." Condoleezza Rice

Entitlement and aggrievement, like Powell, belong to the Democrat party. The rest of us know we have to work for what we want, not have it handed to us on the basis of our own specialness.

Posted by: JohnJ at January 13, 2013 09:38 PM (Tt6ky)

173 Unchecked immigration of FSA types and progressive politics kinda wrecked Australia too.

Maybe we should encourage ALL of the FSA to move there. Kind of a demographic ju-jitsu: encourage them to do what they want, which is actually what we want too.

Btw, is there anything more infuriating than lefty dirtbags fucking up a place, then noticing it's fucked up, moving on, and then agitating for exactly the same policies that fucked up the first place?

I say this as a native Californian who's watched his beloved state become infested with liberal cockroaches, who are now looking for another host state.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 13, 2013 09:38 PM (ZTfHa)

174 160: Unchecked immigration of FSA types and progressive politics kinda wrecked Australia too. Its a shadow of its former self.
-
Here is Frank Salter on what is going on in Australia. It's not good.

Race and Nation in the Media
http://tinyurl.com/bdekw3w

Posted by: Chromoly Man at January 13, 2013 09:49 PM (O/ItG)

175 Egypt's negotiations with the US to acquire F-16 aircraft and M1A1 Abrams tanks are proceeding smoothly, a senior Egyptian military source has said.

The source added that the negotiations are proceeding regardless of statements made by political opponents of US President Barack Obama, in what may have been an oblique reference to calls by US Congressman Vern Buchanan for the suspension of this deal over what he described as the “dictatorship of President Mohamed Morsy.”

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at January 13, 2013 09:51 PM (e8kgV)

176 144 The closest thing to a Unites States of the "old spirit" in today's world is probably Australia.

I've been considering it too. ***
Gun ban. Fuck Australia.

Posted by: Kerry at January 13, 2013 09:53 PM (AYfPj)

177 Heritage has Australia in third place in their index of economic freedom. The U.S.? Tenth place.

Posted by: JohnJ at January 13, 2013 09:57 PM (Tt6ky)

178 Economic freedom, sure. But once the guns are gone, you end up behind the maumau gates hoping nobody breaks in, and I'm not sure the fact that you can set up a lemonade stand without a permit matters a fuck of a lot.

Posted by: Kerry at January 13, 2013 10:00 PM (AYfPj)

179 I've said this since the cocksuckers in black robes decided you don't actually own property in the Kelo decision: if you don't have property rights, you have fuck-all. Gentlemen, we have fuck-all.

Posted by: Kerry at January 13, 2013 10:02 PM (AYfPj)

180 Economic freedom, sure. But once the guns are gone, you end up behind the maumau gates hoping nobody breaks in, and I'm not sure the fact that you can set up a lemonade stand without a permit matters a fuck of a lot.

Posted by: Kerry at January 13, 2013 10:00 PM

It's not a wholesale "ban". It's not the UK, they didn't pull that shit. It's restricted etc. You CAN have them, even semi's, you got to jump through the hoops though. It's not that hard to keep bolts, in particular. There's an article todaybemoaning how gun ownership in Australia is higher now than it's ever been. But hey, I hear you, it's bullshit that there are ANY restrictions. Used to be you could have SMG's and MG's. Point being you're notnecessarily helpless. You have to dance a bit for it though.

Posted by: otho at January 13, 2013 10:23 PM (yBF/9)

181 164. Could someone explain to me what's so fucking extreme about the Republican party?

You hate moderates with as much enthusiasm as you hate liberals.






Posted by: Tee at January 13, 2013 10:30 PM (40zQF)

182 Quoting Invictus: "Any non-pos army generals?"

The last one died on December 27, unfortunately.

Posted by: Mr_Write at January 13, 2013 11:06 PM (CLkAH)

183 Get in line, crackers.

Posted by: Dirty Old Man at January 13, 2013 11:35 PM (xAF87)

184 180 It's not a wholesale "ban". It's not the UK, they didn't pull that shit. It's restricted etc. You CAN have them, even semi's, you got to jump through the hoops though.
-
You have to pick from a list of reasons to have a gun, and "to defend myself and my family" is not one of the options you can pick from.

The system is intended to make you helpless.

Posted by: The Lightworker at January 14, 2013 12:05 AM (UHt8G)

185 Colin Powell's position has always been that Blacks should be involved in both parties, so that Democrats have to give Blacks more because they can't take the Black vote so much for granted.

How loyal a position was that ever, really?

Posted by: Chromoly Man at January 14, 2013 12:12 AM (UHt8G)

186 Colon Bowel is a spineless Jackass Party lackey. He's also not voted for a Single Republican presidential candidate. IOW, he's been flying a false flag for years.

Colon Bowel was asked by Charlie Rose why he mispronounces his first name: he said that reporters always would shout "Hey, Colon!" instead of "Hey, Colin! [Collin]"; therefore, he gave up trying to correct them, and just assumed the moniker.

Also, he's Extremely Skilled at bureaucratic "wetwork" [backstabbing]. Which is how he's as prominent as he is today.

Posted by: beverly at January 14, 2013 02:21 AM (We1hO)

187 Great minds think alike? Push that meme!

unindicted gun-criminal David Gregory

I said it here...

http://www.pagunblog.com/2013/01/12/no-prosecution-for-david-gregory/

Yes, I am bragging.

Posted by: Brad at January 14, 2013 03:44 AM (CvDUh)

188 If you read Powell's book, like I did, you'll notice that it was mostly about his racial experiencesas a younger serviceman. I can believe what he said is true but I think it's clouded his prism ever since. He's still very race concious deep down nside.

Posted by: John at January 14, 2013 08:26 AM (QKlMf)

189 Powell voted for Obama because of skin color. He is accusing the GOP of being racist because that deflects attention from Powell's own act of racist voting. I am no fan of the GOP whom I see as the Party of Sell Out, but Powell is clearly a hypocrite in this case.

Posted by: Guy Average at January 14, 2013 08:43 AM (rbEPd)

190 188 If you read Powell's book, like I did, you'll notice that it was mostly about his racial experiencesas a younger serviceman. I can believe what he said is true but I think it's clouded his prism ever since. He's still very race concious deep down nside.
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I did read it, and he is.

He used that for all it was worth on his way up. The army wanted more "diversity" so stacking positions with his racial allies was basically what the Army wanted. This gave him a huge advantage over any white rival in building a bureaucratic base, assuming he hadn't been pulled up to the top anyway by politicians (Republican in this case) wanting to bring a Black to the top.

He's been favored racially all the way along. And it doesn't make him any less racially hostile to whites and the people who promoted him.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at January 14, 2013 12:29 PM (6Ooyc)

191
in other news:

"GOP declares war on it's own voters!"

(but those of us paying attention have known this for years)

Posted by: Shoey at January 14, 2013 02:55 PM (jdOk/)






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