Last edited by Hatuey; 05-13-09 at 08:34 PM.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
In his role as Secretary of State, a former soldier, and former Chairman of the JCS, he had the capacity and the obligation to stand in the breach for the military when Cheney and Rumsfeld were butchering the Pentagons plans for the invasion of Iraq.
Fine, but Obama is among the furthest Left members you can find in the D Party.
His voting record in the Senate was the furthest left.
He sought laws for infanticide.
He hung with Wright and Ayers... a verbal terrorist and a real terrorist.
This he supports?!!!!
I wonder if Powell has buyers remorse seeing ObaMarx in action?
ObaMarx...he's no Zell Miller or Sam Nunn.
I might have been able to understand supporting either of these D's... but ObaMarx?
Come on... if you're going to endorse a Marxist... you aren't a Republican and being as high profile as Powell is, should be called out.
Powell left the reservation.
He should do a Specter and be honest with HIMSELF.
Join The ObaMarx Party.
That's fine... be honest... it's one reason I can tolerate, like and even respect Kucinich... he's whacked like most Libs today... BUT HE IS HONEST.
Powell entered the scene under Reagan, someone who is very much like Limbaugh.
He liked Reagan, and now he repudiates Limbaugh?
There is no logical consistency here.
Cheney didn't dodge the draft, and lie (letter to Col. Holmes) as Clinton had.
He remained in the US, didn't run abroad, protest against his country or lie about his standing... and he had no silver spoon. Had he been called he would have had to go.
LP: Cheney's Five Draft Deferments During the Vietnam Era Emerge as a Campaign Issue
Powell is a war hero. I more than applaud and thank him for his service to our country, but politically his behavior is fundamentally inconsistent, bordering on bizarre.
Reagan to ObaMarx? That's 180 degrees.
Last edited by zimmer; 05-14-09 at 12:43 AM.
I AM DEPLORABLE.
NEVER CRIMINAL HILLARY (S-NY)
Here is the thing though. I do not always vote democrat(mostly, but not always), I do not always agree with democrats...yet I am a democrat, and distinctly so. I am some one who thinks that two of the three best presidents in my adult life where republicans, yet I am a democrat. I thank god that we as democrats do not have the kind of litmus test that republican seem to be adopting.
Why did Powell endorse Obama? Was it all because he liked Obama, or did McCain have something to do with it? Could it be that he felt that Obama was just better than McCain? Note that McCain is criticized alot by republicans as well, being called not being a true republican, so maybe it is kinda natural that Powell did not want to support McCain.
Republicans don't have any kind of obligation to accept Powell, and I am not about to tell republicans what to do. I just find it odd that republican distance themselves with the person in their party that people like the most.
His absolute lack of experience.
His tax and spend mentality.
His scant, selective and Far Left voting record(s); IL and US Senate.
Not republican in the least.
Had it been anyone else... Wright or Ayers would have been enough to disqualify the candidate... in a NY Minute, as with his lack of experience. Ferraro nailed it... before we learned about either of the kooks he sought out.
Your last comment is very revealing.
I could care less how popular Powell is.I just find it odd that republican distance themselves with the person in their party that people like the most.
He endorsed a man who is a radical leftist.
Sam Nunn or Zig Zag Zell I could somewhat understand.
There is NO rationale for a Republican to endorse someone that obviously radical.
You cannot be a Republican and endorse Obama... unless you were suckered into believing he was someone else.
Then a Mia culpa is in order.
We have seen the opposite.
It's all a major disconnect... except for one thing.
Last edited by zimmer; 05-14-09 at 02:32 AM.
I AM DEPLORABLE.
NEVER CRIMINAL HILLARY (S-NY)
SCHIEFFER: How much did President Bush know specifically about the methods that were being used? We know that you-- and you have said-- that you approved this...
SCHIEFFER: ... somewhere down the line. Did President Bush know everything you knew?
CHENEY: I certainly, yes, have every reason to believe he knew -- he knew a great deal about the program. He basically authorized it. I mean, this was a presidential-level decision. And the decision went to the president. He signed off on it.