Colin Powell: “I’m voting for Obama”

The republicans are already spinning the absolute insignificance of today’s announcement that Colin powell’s endorsement of Barrack Obama is anything but one black man pandering to another. This of course was to be expected from a campaign that is hell bent on alienating anyone who gets in the way of it’s quest to achieve power. It doesn’t matter if Powell was a General, a Statesman, a trusted confidant of republican leaders for the last 20 years, or a stalwart of conservative values.  Nope, now he’s just a dupe, a lackey, a turncoat. “Don’t pay attention to him he’s black, what’s he suppose to say,” is the conventional wisdom shot from the bun holes of conservative pun-dents such as Rush Limbaugh the most infamous half truth teller on this planet.

This was a great day for the Obama campaign, but not the endorsement exactly, more the vitriol and negative reaction that is beginning to bubble from the depths of rotted souls of the republican spin doctors that need to paint Powell’s confirmation of Obama’s ability as mere fodder.

The problem: The American people won’t buy this round of republican pig slop.

 Colin Powell is not only one of the most respected people in the country, he is one of the most honest, with a record to back him up. A man of total integrity, self awareness, and discipline that both liberals and conservatives respect without question.  While the McCain camp may be inclined to minimize the impact of Colin Powell’s words they can’t dispute the honesty of his opinion, and that bodes well for Obama and America. It is significant because with his endorsement and explanation Powell articulated in one line something that even the Obama campaign couldn’t do.

Powell called the McCain campaign a “narrowing” of republican values that excluded many Americans. 

Exclusion has been the theme of the republican campaign, “if you’re not with us you must be against us.” “You must be Un-American.” “You must be a terrorist.”  “You must not love your country.”  On and on the theme continues that if you dare question the republican authority of say something against republican values you must be WRONG!

This is the republican message and this is why Colin Powell’s words mean something, he is a Republican, and he is an American, and he has just told the republican party, ENOUGH is ENOUGH.  Good job Colin….

donallen

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7 responses to “Colin Powell: “I’m voting for Obama”

  1. Tina

    No surprise. About 98% of black people will be voting for Barack Obama. Yet, ironically they are the ones who are complaining about racism.

    Obama is no Bill Clinton. Clinton is a de-regualtor just like John McCain. Clinton was the one who introduced NAFTA, which McCain supports.

    Obama is more of a extreme leftist. $1 trillion in new spending, more government programs and interventions, sending welfare checks to 45% of the 95% of the people in his tax plan because 45% of those people don’t even get taxed.

    Politicians like Obama are such pimps. They promise to spend a trillion dollars on you, but they don’t tell you that they are using YOUR MONEY!

    Obama’s Black Liberation Theology is based on Marxism for black people, the foundations of Communism. Even Bill Ayers was an extreme leftist.

    Our economy is very important, McCain is better for our economy. I hope people get educated before they vote.

  2. yeah nevermind that 80-90% of blacks have historically voted democratic, or that powell was A-okay with the right-wing when he played the good soldier for bush and put his own reputation on the line for the team.

    but let’s forget about all that, because eventually people’s racism always comes out, right tina?

  3. donallen

    Just a quick note for ya there Tina, Don Allen is a former republican, and last time I checked, still mighty whitey, d.g.allen.

  4. Sarah

    Suddenly because Powell is endorsing obama he is not as evil as he used to be? Yet, Powell was the one encouraging the Iraq war claiming they had WMD. Anyone with intelligence knows that Powell is endorsing based on race.

    98% of black people are voting for obama just because he is black. White people are split between obama, nadar, and McCain. Think about it.

    The truth is this is a race campaign. The Democrats control the senate and congress and have the lowest approval rating in US history. The Democrats couldn’t even beat Bush in the elections thus why they are going after the black vote in the US, about 45 million blacks. Thus, why obama voted present over 130 times, avoided the tough issues, and never challenged his party leaders on senate to preserve his political career. Only 143 days on state senate when he decided to run for office.

    The Democrats lost because the US is not a socialist/communist system. Americans fought against Nazi Germany, their socialist party, and communist USSR for decades, just to name a few.

    Again, Clinton supported deregulation and introduced FTAs like NAFTA. That is why the US economy was strong during his administration. McCain also supports deregulation and fights for FTAs like NAFTA. These initiatives will help our economy. Our economy is very important, McCain is better for our economy. I hope people get educated before they vote.

    US businesses create US jobs. obama wants to limit the growth of US businesses, which is limiting the growth of US jobs. If you increase tax on US businesses they will either just relocate to a lower tax country taking American jobs with them, pass the added tax cost to consumers or go bankrupt. GM and Ford can barely compete globally and obama wants to tax them more. The smaller businesses that are reliant on GM and Ford will also be greatly affected, destroying more US jobs.

    The US is the land of opportunity not the land of equal outcome. Why should government take your money and give it to people who are already on welfare to spread the wealth?

    What Caused Our Economic Crisis? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZVw3no2A4

  5. donallen

    Sarah,
    Everything you write here is a republican talking point. I beg to differ on the race issue with C.Powell. It’s not a fair evaluation of the man’s integrity.

  6. K

    Sarah,

    Your so right…Under 8 years of G.W.Bush and 12 years of a Republican Congress we are so much better off. I mean in the 90’s My husband and I only had to work 2 jobs. Now we have 3 between the two of us. We were lazy back then, I see it clearly now. Maybe if we have 8 years of Palin/McCain then my husband and I could
    just work around the clock just to hang on to what we have.

    No thanks!!

  7. MJ

    I hate that everyone claims that General Powell only endorsed Obama because of race. This is a great man who has done a lot for our country, and to turn it into a “black” thing or whatever you want to call it is just wrong. I guess is it about race though, because all you people saying that “oh, he just endorsed him cuz he’s black” should take a good look at yourselves and figure who the truly racist people are.

    It is true that some blacks are voting for Obama just because he is black, but in the same token, some whites are voting against him for the very same reason. I wouldn’t lump a great general and statesmen such as Powell in that category though.

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