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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I was just venting in this thread, but you could argue why and present evidence as to your claims. At least then it would appear more intelligent than simply calling him Skippy and assuming that because Powell is black he voted for Obama.
    He calls himself Skippy. Perhaps you've paid less attention to him than I have, perhaps you just happened to miss that one Late Night With David Letterman in 1996 when he was pushing a book, in which he stated that "Skippy" is what he liked to be called. Or it could have been Leno, it wa a long time ago, but he did say it.

    Since he stated he liked to be called "Skippy", I call him that, since he's a little too chubby to be a Peter Pan.

    Now that we've resolved that issue to my satisfaction, you could note that I went through the link provided by a person who claims Skippy had "real" reasons for endorsing the Kenyan Kandidate, and found those reasons to be non-existent or shallow. Race would seem to be the only overriding factor.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Bull****. Prove it or retract. You're starting to sound like an ignorant bigot.
    No, I'm not a Democrat.

    I sound like a person who went through the "evidence" provided by the people claiming Skippy had a real reason and proved that none of the reasons presented were valid.

    Do you have a different reason Skippy provided in some other source, one that might actually have merit?

    No?

    Then you haven't disproved the obvious contention that Skippy endorsed an unqualified boob merely because he was black.

    A lot of white Democrats did the same thing, didn't they? Since Obama has no qualifications to be president, it's clear they weren't citing qualifications to choose him, so what were they basing their choice on?

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    The thread is about Skippy's use of race as a criteria to endorse a presidential candidate.
    On second view, I see that this statement is itself not correct, true enough.

    This thread is about Skippy's incorrect belief that the left-leaning Republican party shouldn't throw the lefties overboard and continue to list in the wrong direction.

    I can understand how Powell could say this. Anyone that would endorse an extreme left-wing presidential merely on the basis of his race lacks much in the way of political acumen.

    It's clear the problem with the GOP these last few years is their liberal president and their liberal actions in the House and Senate. Not moving to the right is the correct thing for the party to do if they want to keep losing elections and making Skippy happy.
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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Did Powell actually claim to be a conservative or did he say he was Republican? I have never thought of Powell as a "conservative", so if he claims that he is, I would have to agree with you there.

    Why didn't Colin Powell rush to assist the moderate John McCain early on in the campaign then? Why did General Powell allow his moderate compadre to languish among all of the barbs, slings and arrows of the narrow-minded Republicans who eventually pulled him under and forced him to incorporate Sarah Palin in to the scheme?

    What does Colin Powell really believe? Can somebody actually come up with a definitive list of his policy positions? If he's going to break from the Republicans, insisting that they must break from the old chains that bind them; isn't it incumbent on that person to illustrate what steps must be taken - what policies must be adopted to accomplish this?

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Race would seem to be the only overriding factor.
    Wrong again. I've already provided a very good set of reasons as to why Powell would vote for Obama. You've been suspiciously absent in addressing my points. Wonder why that is? Powell is a soldier, first and foremost. That was his life. He was one of the most influential American general's in history when it came to finishing out the post-Vietnam reorganization of the American military. When you dissect his career and his military philosophy it becomes very clear as to why Powell voted for Obama. Race has nothing to do with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Powell supported Obama because of Powell's own strategic vision for the U.S. For the love of God I wish some people on this forum would actually READ A BOOK or at least do some intense internet research on a man's politics before they launch accusation like "Powell voted on race."

    Powell did no such thing and not a single person on this forum can prove otherwise. John McCain promised more of the same with regard to his foreign policy. If you study Powell's career and his military philosophy what Bush did and McCain signaled he would do was in stark contrast to Powell's better judgment and overall strategic vision.

    Obama was absolutely the best choice among the two because he was the most likely to actually follow Powell's own strategy on foreign policy and military use.
    There you go. Have at it.
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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    No, I'm not a Democrat.

    I sound like a person who went through the "evidence" provided by the people claiming Skippy had a real reason and proved that none of the reasons presented were valid.

    Do you have a different reason Skippy provided in some other source, one that might actually have merit?

    No?

    Then you haven't disproved the obvious contention that Skippy endorsed an unqualified boob merely because he was black.

    A lot of white Democrats did the same thing, didn't they? Since Obama has no qualifications to be president, it's clear they weren't citing qualifications to choose him, so what were they basing their choice on?

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    On second view, I see that this statement is itself not correct, true enough.

    This thread is about Skippy's incorrect belief that the left-leaning Republican party shouldn't throw the lefties overboard and continue to list in the wrong direction.

    I can understand how Powell could say this. Anyone that would endorse an extreme left-wing presidential merely on the basis of his race lacks much in the way of political acumen.

    It's clear the problem with the GOP these last few years is their liberal president and their liberal actions in the House and Senate. Not moving to the right is the correct thing for the party to do if they want to keep losing elections and making Skippy happy.
    And apparently you don't actually read the threads you take a dump in.
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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post



    There you go. Have at it.
    Ron Paul is a Republican

    Checkmate

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by The silenced majority View Post
    Ron Paul is a Republican

    Checkmate
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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Let's look at the whole "Powell voted based on race" thing objectively.

    96% of blacks voted for Obama. This is not something that normally happens for a white candidate. It can be said with reason then that black Republicans voted for Obama because of race.

    Colin Powell is a black Republican. He voted for Obama just like most other black Republicans. It would be a tremendous coincidence if he happened to be the one of the very few black Republicans who voted for Obama for reasons other than race. I have yet to see evidence that confirms this tremendous coincidence to be truth.

    Honestly, he's not going to go out and say "I support Obama because he's black". We have to use some deductive reasoning here.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    If Powell had such a problem with the war policies of Bush and McCain, then Ron Paul the Conservative Republican commited to a small Constitutional Government & no nation building - would have been his choice.

    ...if he (Powell) was a Conservative that is.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Wrong again. I've already provided a very good set of reasons as to why Powell would vote for Obama.
    I provided a better reason.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    You've been suspiciously absent in addressing my points. Wonder why that is?
    You mean besides the fact that I don't recall seeing them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Powell is a soldier, first and foremost. That was his life.
    That's fine. What's he doing in politics, then? He too stupid to figure out what happened to MacArthur? He had hopes of being an Eisenhower, I suppose. That idea crashed and burned for two reasons. He's too liberal to get a Republican nomination, and the Democrats HATE the military.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    He was one of the most influential American general's in history when it came to finishing out the post-Vietnam reorganization of the American military. When you dissect his career and his military philosophy it becomes very clear as to why Powell voted for Obama. Race has nothing to do with it.
    You mean, he endorsed Obama back in the 70's? I missed that one.

    I see you don't mention his pro-gun-control liberal philosophy. Why is that?

    Since he endorsed Obama again in, just last year, I saw that one, and it is perfectly clear that, given the fact that Obama has ZERO qualifications to be president, just like my dog, that Powell was not using any practical measure of the man to endorse him. What else is there? Race.

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