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….