But I’m Still A Republican! ?? – October 19, 2008

Posted on October 19, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |


These points are based on facts I dug up about Powell, his past positions, and comments he’s made. I have good reasons for the following. You can do a little research and find them on your own if you’re interested.

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Colin Powell is a moderate Republican. He’s very experienced. He’s a highly decorated four-star general. He was Pres. Bush’s Sec. of State in Bush’s first term. Bush did not ask him to stay for the second term. Since he serves at the President’s pleasure, he resigned.

He used to enjoy great popularity among Republicans and Democrats alike.

He was Bush’s point man on the Iraq war.

He is famous for presenting the Iraq war case to the United Nations.

Sentiment towards the Iraq war and those responsible for it turned quite ugly, embarrassing Powell.

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Powell once said:

“Many interviewers when they come to talk to me, think they’re being progressive by not mentioning in their stories any longer that I’m black. I tell them, ‘Don’t stop now. If I shot somebody you’d mention it.”

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/colin_powell.html

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Powell’s stated reasons for supporting the most liberal Democrat Senator are all fluff and meaningless.

“Obama brings a fresh set of eyes” and “a fresh set of ideas” – Actually, he doesn’t. His are the same old radically far left tax and spend, redistribute the wealth, hate the military, blame America first positions that have been rejected througout our history.

“I think we need a generational change.” – Being the next generation doesn’t guarantee anything. I’m glad the next generation didn’t take the White House in the sixties! That would have been Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground types. Those who hated “the establishment” and anyone over THIRTY!

“Obama has captured the feelings of the young people in America” – So have the rappers, the hip-hop, Madonna, Ludicrous, Hannah Montana, Sex in the City, sex anywhere (!), the Super Bowl, beer, beer, beer, IPods, and the latest basketball shoe. Celebrity and fads don’t make good government policy.

“Obama is reaching out in a more diverse, inclusive way across our society.” – You can’t take a stand on issues without alienating those that oppose that stand. There are always two sides to major issues. Only a wishy-washy unstable candidate can be all things to all people. Americans need a candidate that has real principles and doesn’t flip-flop with the polls, as Obama has done.

Powell made up his mind recently. Why? The difference between the two candidates has been clear and obvious from the beginning. Didn’t Powell already know what he believes by now? The choice should have been clear. He says it was the economic crisis that brought him to his decision.

“Obama has demonstrated the kind of calm, patient, intellectual, steady approach to problem-solving that I think we need…” – Is he serious? Obama didn’t show any concern for the economic crisis. He insisted on continuing with his campaign and allowing others to solve the problem. “If you need me, call me.” He was AWOL. – a behavior one would expect a four-star general to dispise.

If one has no answer to a problem, one might be quiet, giving the appearance of patience and calm. Intellectual? Steady? How does “tax and spend” and “spread the wealth” fit that description in regards to solving the economic crisis?

After being summoned by the President, Obama finally went to Washington, where he is employed as a Senator whose job it is to solve problems and debate bills, and signed the same bill that everyone else signed. So what stood out in Powell’s mind that made him think Obama was the great economic problem-solver? ?????

Powell said that Palin isn’t qualified to be president. – What qualifies Obama? She’s been a mayor. He’s been a community organizer. He’s been an Illinois State Senator. She’s been the Governor of Alaska. No one questioned Bill Clinton’s qualifications. He was a governor of a state. Why the hypocrosy?

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So why is Powell supporting Obama?

Here’s the bottom line:

Powell is black and voting for the black candidate.

Powell wasn’t re-hired by Bush, so he’s endorsing the Democrat that’s bashing Bush.

Powell lost his popularity over the Iraq war, so he’s switching to the anti-Iraq war side to redeem himself.

Powell may want another cabinet position.

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Everyone should ask why

the moderate Republican very experienced highly decorated four-star general military man isn’t backing

the moderate Republican very experienced highly decorated war hero??????????

THERE’S NO MORE TIME TO DO NOTHING.

For the record, Powell said in the same interview:

“We now see that things are a lot better in Iraq. Maybe if we had put a surge in at the beginning, it would have been a lot better years ago, but My sole concern was where are we going after January 20 of 2009, not what happened in 2003.The very wise, calm, patient, intellectual Obama voted AGAINST the surge.

The surge was McCain’s proposal and he pushed until he got it implemented. That’s where experience and even age, are beneficial.

“My sole concern was where are we going after January 20 of 2009, not what happened in 2003.” Powell

“…it’s a lot better now, and we can see ahead to where U.S. forces will start to come out. Powell

So again, why did Powell support Obama?

Like Fox News says, “You Decide!”

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