Video: Colin Powell endorses Obama

posted at 8:41 am on October 25, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Is anyone really surprised by Colin Powell’s re-endorsement of Barack Obama? CBS asked the question during This Morning, and Powell almost seems reluctant to spit the words out, but it’s not much of a shocker:

Powell went on to explain his reasoning:

“When he took over the country was in very, very difficult straits. We were in the one of the worst recessions we had seen in recent times, close to a depression. The fiscal system was collapsing. Wall Street was in chaos, we had 800,000 jobs lost in that first month of the Obama Administration and unemployment peaked at 10 percent. So we were in real trouble. The auto industry was collapsing, the housing was started to collapse and we were in very difficult straits. And I saw over the next several years stabilization come back in the financial community, housing is now starting to come back after four years, it’s starting to pick up. Consumer confidence is rising.” …

Summarizing the past four years under Obama, Powell said “Generally, we’ve come out of the dive and we’re starting to gain altitude.” He added, “The unemployment rate is too high, people are still hurting in housing but I see that we’re starting to raise up.”

Turning to foreign policy, Powell said he saw “the president got us out of one war, start to get us out of a second war and did not get us into any new wars. And finally I think that the actions he has taken with respect to protecting us from terrorism have been very very solid. And so, I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on.”

Didn’t get us into “any new wars” and protection from terrorism has been “very very solid,” eh?  Maybe Powell missed those several weeks in the spring of last year when the US began bombing another country in an effort to decapitate its regime, and then fall back to support other nations’ efforts to do the same.  That decision to go to war against Moammar Qaddafi — there is no other word for it — created the environment in eastern Libya where terrorist networks operate freely, including al-Qaeda, and have chased all other Western nations and most NGOs out of the area.  The Obama administration was a little too slow to recognize the danger, though, and that’s why four Americans ended up dead in Benghazi in a well-coordinated terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11, including the first US Ambassador killed in the line of duty in 33 years.

I’m not surprised by Powell’s choice, although I’m a little mystified at his reasoning, especially on economic grounds. This is, after all, the worst economic “recovery” since World War II, and it’s getting worse each year rather than better. Powell says he’s still a Republican, but I suspect that he’s rather bitter about what happened in the march to war in Iraq, especially as it relates to him, and still holds a major grudge against Republican leadership.  I’m certainly not going to personally belittle a man who has served this nation almost his entire adult life until his well-deserved retirement over his political preferences in an election.  I just think he’s very, very wrong, and demonstrably so.


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Hey Colin Powell, eff you.

WannabeAnglican on October 25, 2012 at 10:44 AM

..HEY! Lighten up on ol’ Colon! He’s just trying to save us all from voting for a Bullshitter.

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The War Planner on October 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Wade and Skyfox in regards to your black is black comment,all you show is that you folks prove the maxims : dumb is dumb and racists are racists

U2denver on October 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Very disappointed in Powell. Though he would know better. Probably the most notable victum of this Obama race syndrom. A shame.

StevC on October 25, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Thank you for your service, Gen. Powell.

No go away.

natasha333 on October 25, 2012 at 11:01 AM

AARGGH.

“Now” not “no”.

natasha333 on October 25, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Racist!

Maddysdaddy on October 25, 2012 at 11:01 AM

bayam on October 25, 2012 at 10:25 AM

http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/appeal-to-authority.html

“Experts” are people who make excuses this year for why their predictions last year didn’t happen.

If these experts are so very reliable, why weren’t any of them able to predict the financial collapse…the tech bubble…the housing bubble? After all, that is exactly their claimed area of expertise.

Mimzey on October 25, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Wow, two such ‘classy guys’.

Powell is a man without a sould, a political and racial harlot.

Obama is an underdeveloped narcissistic teenagaer Punk, always was one, and now the world gets to see it, finally.

How ‘presidential’ he is.

My Schadenfreude overfloweth.

Schadenfreude on October 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM

U2denver on October 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM: “Wade and Skyfox in regards to your black is black comment,all you show is that you folks prove the maxims : dumb is dumb and racists are racists”

No, “racist” just means White, and “anti-racist” just means anti-White.

Two guys do the same thing, like supporting someone of their own race purely for race reasons (which practically every Black does), and only the White is racist, in the media, at work, in law, and everywhere it counts. Why? Coded language. “Racist” = White.

David Blue on October 25, 2012 at 11:05 AM

S/b man without a soul….because he sold his soul for any political racist opportunitiy.

I’d respect him more if he were a constant marxist.

Maybe he and Crist can run in 2016. Makes now difference who’d be on top/bottom.

Schadenfreude on October 25, 2012 at 11:05 AM

It’s all about hue.

Sadly, MLK fought and died for absolutely nothing.

Nada at all

Schadenfreude on October 25, 2012 at 11:06 AM

bayam,

Example of what the Democrats have done to middle class blacks here in Texas.

A very high % of the concrete contractors in Texas up until the 1980′s were black guys with very good crews and high quality work.

When the Democrats got on the lust for open borders for more vote slaves those famlies got thrown under the greed for power bus.

Now nothing but illegal immigrant Mexicans doing the work at lower prices and lower quality.

Democrats are at war with blacks and they lie about it.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 25, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Never liked Gen. Powell when I served. I always regarded him as a reasonably solid administrator, but not a guy I would be happy to have next to me in a firefight. His behavior since that time has significantly reinforced this opinion.

I wish him well in his retirement.

Bigurn on October 25, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Conan on October 25, 2012 at 9:58 AM: “He let Scooter Libby fry. Who stands by and let’s an innocent man go to jail?

Answer:: A REALLY self-centered career minded prick who does things like endorse the other party’s candidate when that candidate’s star is rising.”

It might have seemed that way in 2008, when it could have been that Colin Powell expected an important post because of his endorsement.

He didn’t get one, but he’s endorsing Obama again anyway. It’s race.

David Blue on October 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Does anyone really care what this washed up hack thinks? He was a bleeding heart liberal under Bush, only it’s more evident now.

stacman on October 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Schadenfreude on October 25, 2012 at 11:06 AM: “It’s all about hue.”

Welcome to the party, pal.

David Blue on October 25, 2012 at 11:16 AM

The soft bigotry of low expectations.

So Powell agrees with the Democrat plan to manage the decline of America then – if he’s satisfied and wants more of the worst recovery since WWII then that’s all it can be.

gwelf on October 25, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Racism, straight up.

Rebar on October 25, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Powell is a man without a sould, a political and racial harlot.

Obama is an underdeveloped narcissistic teenagaer Punk, always was one, and now the world gets to see it, finally.

How ‘presidential’ he is.

My Schadenfreude overfloweth.

Schadenfreude on October 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM

My thinking exactly!

vnohara on October 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM

This is news? A racialist by any other name will vote the same.

Cleombrotus on October 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM

stacman on October 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM: “Does anyone really care what this washed up hack thinks? He was a bleeding heart liberal under Bush, only it’s more evident now.”

It’s not about his liberalism. He was Republican enough for the GOP to support him for President, if he had wanted it. And does anyone doubt that he would have supported a Black who happened to be a Republican?

It’s about race.

David Blue on October 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM

What a surprise, a black guy endorsing another black guy!

rjoco1 on October 25, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Does anyone really care what this washed up hack thinks? He was a bleeding heart liberal under Bush, only it’s more evident now.

stacman on October 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Well based on the 4 pages and counting of comments,
I’d say most here care quite a lot.
Obama has the support of Powell.
Romney gets Trump.
Understandable why this gets many of you so worked up…

verbaluce on October 25, 2012 at 11:21 AM

So Powell will vote for Obama because Obama followed the Bush timeline and plan for Iraq, roughly the Bush plan for Afghanistan?

As for the economy, the recession ended 5 months into Obama’s presidency – before he enacted any of Porkulus or any other measures to help the economy – in other words Obama inherited an ending recession and has managed to make it worse than the recession.

gwelf on October 25, 2012 at 11:21 AM

In spite of the fact that I am late to the comment party I cannot let this one go without adding my 2 cents.

This ticks me off because a Republican gave this man credibility. Yet another reason never to “reach across the aisle” to liberals. They never reach back and always burn you. Knock it off already.

sdbatboy on October 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM

It is important to shed the fear of the “racism” card. The fact that Colon is is voting for Obama, who left troops to die in Benghazi shows the trumping of blackness over a life long training of a soldier; the solidarity of blacks to blackness.

Frankly, Whites need to have this Solidarity. The Liberal/Republican egalitarian belief that we can forge a Nation out of ideas instead of shared blood is demonstrably false, which is why from the founding to 1965 the policy of the USA was to admit as citizens only free White persons who would one day melt into citizens. “African Americans” are African first, Americans nominally, with their own Language Culture and enclaves. Assimilation and “integration” has been a failure, even with the force of the US Government behind it. The attempt has had disastrous effects on our culture (Read Bowling Alone by Putnam)

As the stewardship and subsequent destruction of Detroit, Atlanta, the complete destruction and ethnic cleaning of Rhodesia and South Africa by blacks show; this will never happen.

Whites have let themselves be convinced that it is racist merely to object to dispossession, much less to work for their own interests. Never before has a people been fooled into thinking that there was virtue or nobility in surrendering its heritage, and giving away to others its place in history, only whites have been tricked into thinking that love for their own people is somehow “hatred” of others.

Bulletchaser on October 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM

OH, my heart is broken… Let me sum it up, same way I have been doing for months now and was attacked by some on this site for stating the obvious:

Bush II hired based on (supposed) ability, not skin color. And yet both Powell and Rice “voted for CHANGE” in 2008. At least one of them now is not afraid to say he will vote skin color yet again while the other closet RACIST so called “conservative” is on Fox News these days offering “opinions”. And most likely will vote skin color again.

And blacks think it is others who are racist? Amazing…

riddick on October 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM

“I endorse Obama….he blaaaaaack”.

OxyCon on October 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Colin Powell…another lib in RINO clothes

Despite Obama’s massive failings as president, I endorse him ’cause he’s a black bro

txdoc on October 25, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Obama has the support of Powell.
Romney gets Trump.
Understandable why this gets many of you so worked up…

verbaluce on October 25, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Sure. Traitors to the country stick together. Uniform means nothing these days as openly communist hacks have taken over our military.

Your communist cancer scum lot can keep all of these hacks, uniform and all, looks like their dead brain cells totally forgot what made this country strong and earned it its freedom. When Chiefs of Staff idiots call private citizens and ask them to remove a video, something that our CONSTITUTION allows anyone to do, it only means that our military REQUIRES deep cleansing. And the sooner the better.

Your scummy lot is welcome to move to any communist dreamland of your choice. And the sooner the better.

riddick on October 25, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Obama has the support of Powell.
Romney gets Trump.
Understandable why this gets many of you so worked up…

verbaluce on October 25, 2012 at 11:21 AM

…and Commie Castro…and Commie Chavez…and Commie Putin..and Head of CPUSA Commie Sam Webb.
It’s understandable why this gets so many of you so “worked up” IYKWIMAITTYD.

Mimzey on October 25, 2012 at 11:27 AM

bluegill on October 25, 2012 at 8:51 AM: “… Powell’s official explanation here really is moot. This endorsement is about race and also about Powell’s well known bitterness still lingering from from the Bush years. Why pretend it is anything else.”

Colin Powell has no honest reason to be bitter at the Bushes. They gave him everything they could have.

It’s about race, and only that.

David Blue on October 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Oh noes! All is lost! Might as well start planning for 2016!

slickwillie2001 on October 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Colin Powell endorses Obama:

All in all, with what we now know about the Libya fiasco,
Powell now seems to have thrown away his ENTIRE military
career. How a guy with his background could continue
to support Obama makes it singular. It all comes down to RACE.

ToddPA on October 25, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Understandable why this gets many of you so worked up…
verbaluce on October 25, 2012 at 11:21 AM

No possibility that it’s simply a reaction of disappointment in an individual who it was hoped would achieve greatness?

Cleombrotus on October 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

I wonder which cabinet position or ambassadorship he is looking for. I don’t believe for a moment his endorsement was for free.

diogenes on October 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Whatever credibility Powell had in my book based on his years of service and leadership has been almost entirely obliterated by his obstinate clinging to The One. How he can deem as “very, very solid” the blatant failure of O to protect our ambassador in Libya is beyond me. Powell seems to be stuck on stupid and it’s a pathetic thing to see from one who seemed so level-headed earlier in his career.

pianomomma on October 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

All in all, with what we now know about the Libya fiasco,
Powell now seems to have thrown away his ENTIRE military
career. How a guy with his background could continue
to support Obama makes it singular. It all comes down to RACE.

ToddPA on October 25, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Not just Powell. Chiefs of Staff. Weasel Clark. Betrayus. The list keeps expanding. Weekly.

riddick on October 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

I wonder which cabinet position or ambassadorship he is looking for. I don’t believe for a moment his endorsement was for free.

diogenes on October 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

If it ever comes to this I seriously hope he will replace late Amb. Stevens in Libya. With same level of security/protection Stevens had, of course.

riddick on October 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

No possibility that it’s simply a reaction of disappointment in an individual who it was hoped would achieve greatness?

Cleombrotus on October 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

You’re giving up on Romney already?

verbaluce on October 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

We know what this is about. Let’s quit pretending.

It’s straight up racial homerism. If this was a white Dem, we all know who Powell would be endorsing.

moonbat monitor on October 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Blacks have been very loyal Democrat voters for a generation now. It’s not surprising they would be even more loyal when there’s a black man at the top of the ticket.

But there’s a lot of murmuring in the black community over Obama endorsing same-sex marriage, especially among black churches. I’m sure it wouldn’t deter a faux church like Wright’s, but others are not so impressed.

It will be very interesting to see how much support Obama loses from blacks over this issue. I’m not convinced there will be much falloff, but we’ll see.

tom on October 25, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Your communist cancer scum lot can keep all of these hacks, uniform and all, looks like their dead brain cells totally forgot what made this country strong and earned it its freedom. When Chiefs of Staff idiots call private citizens and ask them to remove a video, something that our CONSTITUTION allows anyone to do, it only means that our military REQUIRES deep cleansing. And the sooner the better.

Your scummy lot is welcome to move to any communist dreamland of your choice. And the sooner the better.

riddick on October 25, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Your inhaler needs a re-fill.

verbaluce on October 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Can we all agree that Powell has cemented the notion that he has come out of the closet and admitted he is a Democrat?

And, yeah, the black guy voting for a black works…interesting how race is the basis for their voting decisions.

albill on October 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Bulletchaser on October 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM

I saw that at the Beck “Restoring Honor” rally in DC. So few minorities there. I left convinced we will NEVER come together again.

Cleombrotus on October 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM

..HEY! Lighten up on ol’ Colon! He’s just trying to save us all from voting for a Bullshitter.

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The War Planner on October 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Powell just endorsed the biggest bullsh***** in the History of our Country, LOL What a tool!

Go Romney!!

bluefox on October 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM

riddick on October 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM: “Bush II hired based on (supposed) ability, not skin color. And yet both Powell and Rice “voted for CHANGE” in 2008. At least one of them now is not afraid to say he will vote skin color yet again while the other closet RACIST so called “conservative” is on Fox News these days offering “opinions”. And most likely will vote skin color again.”

Right.

riddick on October 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM: “And blacks think it is others who are racist? Amazing…”

There are plenty of anti-White Whites who think the same thing.

If you sign on to the media narrative where White = racist / evil / bigot, it makes your “thinking” easy.

David Blue on October 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

verbaluce on October 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Is that your response to a serious question?

Cleombrotus on October 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Looks like Colon aligns himself with the important Honey Boo Boo endorsement.

Typicalwhitewoman on October 25, 2012 at 11:46 AM

verbsoutofbalance,

Its not worked up, its out of work for huge numbers of blacks due to the Democrat Parties lust for open boders to Mexicans purely due to the lust for power via the votes.

Powell knows this as it is so clear even a blind commie support like you knows it also. Thing is you and Powell have the ability to lie to yourselves so that the facts get blacked out.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 25, 2012 at 11:46 AM

albill on October 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM: “Can we all agree that Powell has cemented the notion that he has come out of the closet and admitted he is a Democrat?”

No; if the Black guy had been Republican he would have endorsed the Republican. It’s all about race.

albill on October 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM: “And, yeah, the black guy voting for a black works…interesting how race is the basis for their voting decisions.”

That’s how it works. People bashed Samuel L. Jackson for saying it, but he was just telling the truth.

David Blue on October 25, 2012 at 11:47 AM

“Colon” Powell, you inglorious POS.

RoyalFlush on October 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Who cares?

College Prof on October 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Is that your response to a serious question?

Cleombrotus on October 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

You meant that a serious question?
Ok –
No, I don’t think the a reactions here are simply ‘disappointment in an individual who it was hoped would achieve greatness’.
I think it’s more just pure anger and frustration that Obama has the support of someone who has indeed achieved greatness and is widely admired and respected by the vast majority of Americans and voters.
You only have one gripe with him – and that is that he is supporting Obama over Romney.
Had he simply offered, ‘well this year I’m voting for Mitt’…you’d be filled to the brim with love and admiration for the guy.
Despite Ed’s attempts at deep psychoanalysis…this isn’t that complicated.

verbaluce on October 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Who cares?

College Prof on October 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Many…and deeply.

verbaluce on October 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM

History will recall that the Powell legacy at State has been as destructive to our diplomacy as was the Church Cmte to the intelligence community.

Another Drew on October 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Colin Powell is an enlightened man – he knows that, in a race between two crash-test dummies you always vote for the better looking dummy!

OBAMA BABY! 2012!!

HondaV65 on October 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I’m not surprised at all…. if you read his biography from years ago, this is what you would expect him to say. Life in the political arena has destroyed his credibility. Not any different from Wesley Clark or Alexander Hague.

ultracon on October 25, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Everyone is entitled to their own choice and opinion, but it doesn’t always mean they’re correct. Whether I am right or wrong, I do not believe Republicans vote for Democratic Presidents. I do wish that Mr. Powell stop calling himself a Republican.

DDay on October 25, 2012 at 12:01 PM

U2denver on October 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM: “Wade and Skyfox in regards to your black is black comment,all you show is that you folks prove the maxims : dumb is dumb and racists are racists”

No, “racist” just means White, and “anti-racist” just means anti-White.

Two guys do the same thing, like supporting someone of their own race purely for race reasons (which practically every Black does), and only the White is racist, in the media, at work, in law, and everywhere it counts. Why? Coded language. “Racist” = White.

David Blue on October 25, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Yep. There is more racism remaining in America’s black community than the white, and there appears to be no effort being made to resolve it. Simply discussing it is called ‘racist’ by the true racists.

slickwillie2001 on October 25, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Clown Powell: “I vote color over substance.”

maryo on October 25, 2012 at 12:02 PM

verbsoutofbalance,

You too are not that complicated, cult of commie Democrat, with no hope of recovery.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 25, 2012 at 12:02 PM

P.O.S. Powell: I AM VOTING FOR THE BLACK MAN.

mountainaires on October 25, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Race man.

Mason on October 25, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Unfortunately, due to political correctness, the military has been taken over by liberal hacks who value party over country. Colin Powell is an excellent example of this.

maryo on October 25, 2012 at 12:03 PM

College Prof on October 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM: “Who cares?”

Samuel L. Jackson told the truth: Blacks vote for Blacks because they are Black, and him too.

A lot of people condemned him for that. The attitude was like a willfully blind “nice” lady: “No, they never! How dare you stereotype like that!”

Anybody who denied that Samuel L. Jackson was telling the truth should pay attention now, because this shows he was right.

Blacks support Blacks (in the voting booth and generally) because the are Black – and not because they didn’t get enough respect, free stuff etc. from Whites / conservatives / Republicans / whatever.

Nobody could have been more respected and rewarded than Colin Powell. But race matters more.

David Blue on October 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Of some note in review, not one of the pro obama ones herein responded to the facts set out by posters here regarding things like the poor record of Obama on the jobs front for example.

Just the same old dodge ball change the subject.

Same old thing, quite tiresome.

Facts will always count up.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 25, 2012 at 12:07 PM

verbaluce on October 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Look, whether you want to admit it or not, we have a serious problem today viz a viz race relations. It might not be front page stuff and neither of the candidates are addressing it explicitly although Obama and the Democrat Party and it’s subsidiaries in the media are CLEARLY exploiting it for political advantage, but it is at the root of an awful lot of what ails the Republic.

Now, no white person is in a position to affect this realty in a positive way due to the long term affects of years of subliminal and overt mischaracterizations and outright falsehoods regarding the racial situation in America. Only another minority member who has the respect of a majority of the people will be able to overcome the narrative that keeps this fiction alive and keeps us divided.

It was hoped that a man like Powell might have been that person to do so but obviously other considerations are more important to him.

A lot of people may not be able to articulate this but that’s what the disappointment comes down to.

Cleombrotus on October 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Shocka….Who cates who Powell endorses anyways….an incompetent old fart who needed to feel self-important for 5 minutes…well, your 5 minutes are over, now go!

jimver on October 25, 2012 at 12:10 PM

maryo on October 25, 2012 at 12:03 PM: “Unfortunately, due to political correctness, the military has been taken over by liberal hacks who value party over country.”

Specifically they value “diversity” over the lives of their troops, as the top brass said after the Fort Hood killings.

Of course a jihadist in an American uniform slaughtering American troops is bad – but “diversity” (which is mostly race) matters more.

David Blue on October 25, 2012 at 12:10 PM

And to think that at one time not so long ago I actually hoped he’d run for POTUS or as VP on whomever the GOP candidate was to be. Thank goodness he didn’t.

RINO Colin Powell is now DEAD to me.

FlatFoot on October 25, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Ted Cruz is going to give the race based Democart party big trouble.

He will not back down when the try to play the race card on him, and they will try it the minute he takes office.

It will be fun to watch them walk into his right cross on their race based noses.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 25, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Powell is somewhat like West, race over principle and integrity. It’s disgusting quite frankly.

Mr. Arrogant on October 25, 2012 at 12:13 PM

This ranks right up there with the coveted ‘Honey Boo-Boo’ endorsement.

Well, Okay, a little higher.

TimBuk3 on October 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Colin Powell is an enlightened man – he knows that, in a race between two crash-test dummies you always vote for the better looking dummy!

OBAMA BABY! 2012!!

HondaV65 on October 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Your skull just is cracked open and your lobotomy is showing.

OBAMA 2012 in Hawaii!! :)

jimver on October 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Vote like your ‘RACE PARTS’ depend on it!

Pork-Chop on October 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM

I always knew he was a closet Liberal, but I didn`t think he was a Marxist until now, or is it just a Black on Black vote like 98% of all Blacks, and yet they call Romney Racist??? Give me a f–k–g
break

HAGGS99 on October 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Cleombrotus on October 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM: “Now, no white person is in a position to affect this realty in a positive way due to the long term affects of years of subliminal and overt mischaracterizations and outright falsehoods regarding the racial situation in America. Only another minority member who has the respect of a majority of the people will be able to overcome the narrative that keeps this fiction alive and keeps us divided.

It was hoped that a man like Powell might have been that person to do so but obviously other considerations are more important to him.”

It was hoped that a man like Barack Obama might have been the person to do so, and how did that work out?

The solution is always the same, and the solution never works.

David Blue on October 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Which dominoe will fall next? baby Buckley? Brooksie? the Frumster? it’s in the hole Noonan?…

Gohawgs on October 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Colin Powell, the definition of “Republican In Name Only”…

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me…

Gohawgs on October 25, 2012 at 12:21 PM

worthless General, worthless opinion.

long_cat on October 25, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Which dominoe will fall next? baby Buckley? Brooksie? the Frumster? it’s in the hole Noonan?…

Gohawgs on October 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM

I believe you’re looking at a grand slam right there. Noonan will be designated hitter of course.

Mr. Arrogant on October 25, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Colin has some primary interests…1.His speaking ($$$) fees…. 2.His “legacy”…. 3. Reputation with white libs (see# 1) …. 4. Rep. with friends and family (black cred.) Voting Obama helps all the above. Conservatives understand and will get over it. All other reasons cited = horse hockey.

bill glass on October 25, 2012 at 12:28 PM

David Blue on October 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM

David, if, at any time, you really thought that someone who had spent serious time and effort as a “community organizer” was inclined to unite us, your eyes were shut.

Do you know what a “community organizer” DOES in disadvantaged neighborhoods?

Do they go in there and help the residents fill out resumes, learn trade skills, job interview skills, develop work habits, overcome addictions that rob their vitality and personhood, learn economic skills that ensure their future livelihood, etc.?

No, what a ” community organizer” does is teach them how to advocate for and access public monies, i.e., other people’s money that they paid in as taxes.

Such a person is a divider not a uniter.

Cleombrotus on October 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Is Powell relevant? Absolutely not in my opinion.

Birdseye on October 25, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Powell says he’s still a Republican

Yeah, sure. And don’t we have some notable trolls who also say they are Republican?

NOMOBO on October 25, 2012 at 12:31 PM

It’s all about hue.

Sadly, MLK fought and died for absolutely nothing.

Nada at all

Schadenfreude on October 25, 2012 at 11:06 AM

So-o-o….yer sayin’ that d’ohbama’s selection didn’t really usher in the “post-racial era” in America?

I’m shocked!

Solaratov on October 25, 2012 at 12:31 PM

verbaluce on October 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Is that your response to a serious question?

Cleombrotus on October 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Welcome to Hot Air. I see you have met one of our trolls and have had the dubious pleasure of witnessing the entire act of said troll.

Enjoy your stay.

kim roy on October 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Is it really a surprise that a non-warrior politician like Powell would endorse 0bama? There is really nothing positive he can point to which would justify doing so. Powell is voting for 0bama because he (0bama) is black, just like 90% of the black population in the US will.

Powell is a racist.

Yasherka on October 25, 2012 at 12:37 PM

You’re giving up on Romney already?

verbaluce on October 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

You just can’t help acting like an ass, can you?

Solaratov on October 25, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Thank you GEN Powell, Shut up and sit down Mr. Powell.

You’re an idiot of the 1st order if you can’t see that Oboobi is killing this nation,

AH_C on October 25, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Colin has some primary interests…1.His speaking ($$$) fees…. 2.His “legacy”…. 3. Reputation with white libs (see# 1) …. 4. Rep. with friends and family (black cred.) Voting Obama helps all the above. Conservatives understand and will get over it. All other reasons cited = horse hockey.

bill glass on October 25, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Oh, we understand. I doubt we’ll “get over it”.

kim roy on October 25, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Many…and deeply.

verbaluce on October 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM

You’re wrong.

And, you’re an idiot.

Solaratov on October 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Colin Powell is an enlightened man – he knows that, in a race between two crash-test dummies you always vote for the better looking black dummy!

HondaV65 on October 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM

FIFY

You’re welcome.

Solaratov on October 25, 2012 at 12:44 PM

I regret to say that once again I am disappointed in Colon Powell. I thought he had better judgment than he has shown in the last eight years.

SC.Charlie on October 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM

It is as if Colon Powell would have been a great Neville Chamberlain.

SC.Charlie on October 25, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Look, whether you want to admit it or not, we have a serious problem today viz a viz race relations. It might not be front page stuff and neither of the candidates are addressing it explicitly although Obama and the Democrat Party and it’s subsidiaries in the media are CLEARLY exploiting it for political advantage, but it is at the root of an awful lot of what ails the Republic.

Now, no white person is in a position to affect this realty in a positive way due to the long term affects of years of subliminal and overt mischaracterizations and outright falsehoods regarding the racial situation in America. Only another minority member who has the respect of a majority of the people will be able to overcome the narrative that keeps this fiction alive and keeps us divided.

It was hoped that a man like Powell might have been that person to do so but obviously other considerations are more important to him.

A lot of people may not be able to articulate this but that’s what the disappointment comes down to.

Cleombrotus on October 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Wow.
Well I appreciate your admission that this is purely about race for you.
If I am following…you are disappointed in Powell because he could have supported Romney just to prove (to those who can think of no other rationale for his supporting Obama) that he wasn’t just a black guy supporting the black guy?
Well indeed, you must be very let down.

verbaluce on October 25, 2012 at 12:56 PM

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