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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
    He is? That's not what the other 8 people in the Republican primaries seemed to think.

    A legitimate point of policy Powell referenced in his endorsement was Obama's willingness to talk to governments the Bush administration had ignored (Iran, for example). You can debate the merits of his belief, but that's at least one legitimate foreign policy issue.

    And as for his beliefs:
    Colin Powell on the Issues

    After a quick skim, I notice that he is in fact pro choice. But his views on taxes, the economy, charter schools, etc. seems more in line with conservative viewpoints. Hope that helps.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    And apparently you don't actually read the threads you take a dump in.
    Sure I do.

    This thread is sooooo involved, soooooo complex, that it has posts like this in it:

    "That last comma was unnecessary. "

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    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.
    Thank you sir, that is entirely better. So, I shall ask, why do you feel that his foreign policy excuses are shallow? He clearly had a problem with the Bush administrations premptive doctrine of defense. He stated that he felt the country needed a return to diplomacy first and war second. Do you find this as naive or wrong for the country? Why?

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Well, let's see your "arguments".

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    I think he is moderately conservative. I'm with you on this.
    No such thing as a "moderate" conservative. The moderate label is applied to liberals to make them feel less embarassed about their silly beliefs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    I'm curious as to how you get there from here. As an example I present to you the nomination of John McCain, who was carried by a decent majority within the GOP.
    Nothing decent about it, McCain was one of the two annointed by the media to lead the GOP. The Democrat dominated media had been trying to get McCain to lose for the GOP since 2000.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Maybe the moderates are trying to purge the staunch conservatives. Ever think about that?
    Yes, the moderates are trying to make the Republicans lose more elections, we all know that.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Then there's this incredibly complex argument of yours:

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    In other words, you're sore that we won. Noted.
    Naturally, I didn't waste time on this. I always figure someone else can clean up the spilled pickles that look like lumpy green turds over on Aisle 10, can't they?

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Here's another argument of yours:

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Powell supported Obama because of Powell's own strategic vision for the U.S.
    So, you're saying that Powell's "strategic vision" was for the United States to rush down the path the Russians followed until 1989, and to kiss European ass?

    Like I was saying, since Obama doesn't have any qualifications to be president, Powell couldn't have used them for endorsing him.

    Now you're arguing that Powell must have been kicked in the head by an Army mule to explain his endorsement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    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.
    So, because Obama wasn't qualified, and because Skippy was kicked in the head, Skippy endorsed him.

    Really, the race issue makes more sense.

    I mean, could a person dedicated to preserving the nation actually endorse anyone like Obama? No, that's not possible.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    No such thing as a "moderate" conservative. The moderate label is applied to liberals to make them feel less embarassed about their silly beliefs.
    Hope I'm not cutting in here, but I beg to differ. I consider "moderate conservative" a legitimate label to describe someone's position on the political spectrum. Unless you don't see shades of gray in the Conservative movement... which, ironically, refers back to Powell's point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Nothing decent about it, McCain was one of the two annointed by the media to lead the GOP. The Democrat dominated media had been trying to get McCain to lose for the GOP since 2000.
    Well, someone, somewhere, voted for the man in the Republican primaries. I personally would blame New Hampshire, those troublemakers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Yes, the moderates are trying to make the Republicans lose more elections, we all know that.
    Wait, was that sarcasm? Honest question.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Sure I do.

    This thread is sooooo involved, soooooo complex, that it has posts like this in it:

    "That last comma was unnecessary. "
    That post added more content than the entirety of your posts in this thread.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    I don't guess you got the memo. We all swept the last election, we all outnumber y'all. And it's gettin' worse for y'all by the day.


    Hmmm...the only response to this would be to point out that cockroaches breed.

    I didn't see the need to point that out.

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    Re: Powell cautions against a GOP slide to the right

    Quote Originally Posted by The silenced majority 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.
    Who said Powell was a dyed in the wool conservative. He's a moderate conservative, but he's an old soldier first.
    *insert profound statement here*

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