Colin Powell endorses Obama for second term (and conservative comments once again go racist wingnut)
Colin Powell endorses Obama for second term
By Susan Heavey
WASHINGTON | Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:27am EDT
(Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday endorsed Barack Obama in his bid for re-election, citing the Democratic president’s efforts to wind down the war in Afghanistan and tackling terrorism.
“And so I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on,” the Republican, who also backed Obama in 2008, told “CBS This Morning.”
The move comes just days after Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clashed over foreign policy in the third and last presidential debate ahead of the November 6 election. ——> Continued
and the Freeper response (I consider them the right wing gold standard) goes racist crazy (They use “AA” a lot which I assume is code for Affirmative Action):
Race trumps intelligence. Of course, Colin is rich enough to ride out the Obama Depression.
1 posted on October 25, 2012 8:43:34 AM EDT by SoFloFreeper
Endorses a president amidst the biggest foreign policy scandal in history.
All about race.
2 posted on October 25, 2012 8:45:06 AM EDT by nhwingut
Duh! The famous O.J. jury logic. ’ I be black, He be black, He be innocent’
3 posted on October 25, 2012 8:45:24 AM EDT by 2nd Amendment
Incompetence promoting incompetence.
4 posted on October 25, 2012 8:45:40 AM EDT by Loud Mime
Rumor has it that Colon was an AA success.
6 posted on October 25, 2012 8:46:29 AM EDT by Paladin2
RACE before COUNTRY!
7 posted on October 25, 2012 8:47:09 AM EDT by LibFreeUSA
you have to laugh at this - and they accuse Herman Cain and Allen West of being ‘house negroes’ - this one stayed right on the color/race wagon……..also amusing how everything Bush is reviled, yet this is broadly embraced
8 posted on October 25, 2012 8:47:54 AM EDT by Revelation 911
Can anyone identify any specific major accomplishments Powell achieved, other than being named to high positions in his military and diplomatic careers? IMO, he has AA written all over him.
10 posted on October 25, 2012 8:49:04 AM EDT by ScottinVA
I have to stop right here. Yea, what specific major accomplishments Powell achieved, you know “other than being named to high positions in his military and diplomatic careers”….I am at this point assuming he is hinting that Powell was promoted for being black….carry on….
Tackling terrorism? He’s embracing it! I guess Colin Powell is not a wise man.
11 posted on October 25, 2012 8:49:11 AM EDT by stayathomemom
Stupid is as stupid does.
12 posted on October 25, 2012 8:49:13 AM EDT by wny
Reagan’s biggest mistake - giving this worthless douchebag a boost.
14 posted on October 25, 2012 8:49:19 AM EDT by skeeter
What do you expect from a fellow Affirmative-American?
Pray for America
16 posted on October 25, 2012 8:50:12 AM EDT by bray
Indeed. And it is ironic/hypocritical that both Powell and Obammie the Commie were ‘made’ by ‘The Man’ they love to hate.
21 posted on October 25, 2012 8:52:39 AM EDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Condi Rice endorsed Mitt. You’ve been trumped Colin.
27 posted on October 25, 2012 8:54:44 AM EDT by Evil Slayer
Hey, military … those of you that served under Powell ….
Do any of you have first hand experience/knowledge of his racism as a military man ?
I can’t believe he came out of desert storm a successful commander, as a Republican, and he almost immediately shows his moderate-bordering-on-democrat and racist attitude.
30 posted on October 25, 2012 8:56:13 AM EDT by knarf
Until Obama came along Colin Powell was the quintessential affirmative action poster child. A mediocrity in the military who would have never advanced beyond the level of Colonel had it not been for pigmentation and a mediocrity as Sec of State.The only reason he became a Republican after being a Democrat was because it was Republicans who advanced his career beyond his level of competence.
35 posted on October 25, 2012 8:58:32 AM EDT by chuckee
He got his education and any of his high positions due to affirmative action. He was unqualified then. He is unqualified now to speak with any veracity.
36 posted on October 25, 2012 8:59:13 AM EDT by Vaquero (
Colin Powell has lost all credibility! Shameful! Only about race with him. He is a disgrace to this country.
37 posted on October 25, 2012 9:00:52 AM EDT by JFC
Remember, Powell is the person who talked GHWB into not going all the way to Baghdad when Schwartzkoff was barely a day away. Could have been done with that problem once and for all.
Colin Powell was an affirmative action beneficiary, and an incompetent one at that.
41 posted on October 25, 2012 9:01:31 AM EDT by SeaHawkFan
Colin Powell endorses Obama for second term
The “black” thing trumps all.
47 posted on October 25, 2012 9:05:25 AM EDT by The Sons of Liberty
t saddens me that he chose the color of ones skin over the content of ones character.
The only bright spot is Condi stayed with her core values and I am hoping to god that Allen West does the same.
These are the people that should be influencing the black community. Not Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
61 posted on October 25, 2012 9:17:35 AM EDT by EQAndyBuzz
Funny you should bring up OJ. It was following the OJ trial that rumors of Powell having a problem with whites first surfaced.
At the time there was talk of Powell running against Clinton in 1996.
After the rumors surfaced Powell decided not to run.
Now I guess we know the rumors were true.
63 posted on October 25, 2012 9:18:16 AM EDT by IMR 4350
hame on Colin Powell. He’s either a racist, is going senile, or he’s been threatened by the likes of C.A.I.R. He seemed to be smarter than this.
68 posted on October 25, 2012 9:21:45 AM EDT by Best and Brightest
Colin “Holder’s People” Powell
To paraphrase a famous saying: “L’race, l’race, toujours l’race.”
77 posted on October 25, 2012 9:32:05 AM EDT by N. Theknow
Colin Powell has a dream that someday everyone will be judged by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character.
79 posted on October 25, 2012 9:33:51 AM EDT by P-Marlowe
Last election cycle, Colin Powell proved he was a racist.
This cycle, he proves he is an idiot as well.
86 posted on October 25, 2012 9:49:44 AM EDT by Vigilanteman
HIS SUPPORT OF OBAMA IS NOTHING MORE THAN ABOUT RACE, PERIOD!!!!!”
92 posted on October 25, 2012 10:09:16 AM EDT by sheikdetailfeather
That was rather painful to wade through. I did it so y’all don’t have to.