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    Powell: 'The Republican Party has got to get a grip on itself'

    Powell: 'The Republican Party has got to get a grip on itself'



    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said the Republican Party needs to "get a grip on itself" as Republicans flock to defend the president while the impeachment inquiry continues. The retired U.S. Army general told a crowd at The Jefferson Series, an event hosted by The New Albany Community Foundation, that Republican leaders need to be comfortable speaking up when they see something wrong. "The Republican Party has got to get a grip on itself," Powell said. "Republican leaders and members of the Congress, both Senate and the House, are holding back because they're terrified of what will happen to any one of them if they speak out." Powell added that the country's foreign policy is "in shambles right now." "I see things happening that are hard to understand," he said. "This is not the way the country is supposed to run," he said. "And Congress is one of the institutions that should be doing something about this." "We've got to remember what the Constitution started with: 'we the People,' not 'me the President,'" he added.
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    Re: Powell: 'The Republican Party has got to get a grip on itself'

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    Re: Powell: 'The Republican Party has got to get a grip on itself'

    They’ll call him a RINO and a traitor for endorsing Obama in 08, they’ll never forgive him for that and so they will not listen to anything he has to say even though he’s entirely correct.

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    Re: Powell: 'The Republican Party has got to get a grip on itself'

    Too bad he won't run for president.
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    Re: Powell: 'The Republican Party has got to get a grip on itself'

    "And Congress is one of the institutions that should be doing something about this."
    There are those of us who have been railing for Congress to rein in the President for a long, long time. But they refuse to do so on a bipartisan basis.
    The only reason to be anti-libertarian is there are people you want to control that you wouldn't be able to.

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    Re: Powell: 'The Republican Party has got to get a grip on itself'

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Too bad he won't run for president.
    His "Yellowcake" speech to the UN in 2002 destroyed any credibility that he ever had. He would have to run as a Democrat because the GOP have jackbooted so far to the right because of thee TEAparty and now Trump.
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    Re: Powell: 'The Republican Party has got to get a grip on itself'

    It would be nice if a Republican in a position of power would talk like that. Instead, they've been out of power for years or they first have to retire before making their feelings known. You know, when they can't make a direct impact.

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    Re: Powell: 'The Republican Party has got to get a grip on itself'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Powell: 'The Republican Party has got to get a grip on itself'





    That rare Republican who still has his honor and a spine.
    Too little, FAR too late.

    Since about Gingrich or so, the GOP has essentially been a crime syndicate.
    Well, he see this one particularly hot chick and not does she bag he slackjawed, but he lets a "Whoa" slip out

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    Re: Powell: 'The Republican Party has got to get a grip on itself'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    They’ll call him a RINO and a traitor for endorsing Obama in 08, they’ll never forgive him for that and so they will not listen to anything he has to say even though he’s entirely correct.
    Colin Powell has way too much class for the Republican Party.

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    Re: Powell: 'The Republican Party has got to get a grip on itself'

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    It would be nice if a Republican in a position of power would talk like that. Instead, they've been out of power for years or they first have to retire before making their feelings known. You know, when they can't make a direct impact.
    Senator Romney was very critical of Trump in his comments. I was never impressed with Romney, but kudos to him for putting country before party.

    If 5 or 6 more Republican Senators speak out as forcefully as Romney did, then it's over for Trump. There is power in numbers.

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