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Old 10-27-2012, 07:55 AM
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McCain Unloads On Colin Powell Over Obama Endorsement

'Gen. Powell, you disappoint us and you have harmed your legacy even further by defending what has clearly been the most feckless foreign policy in my lifetime'

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After playing coy for much of this election cycle, the former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama Thursday morning for reelection.

Powell famously endorsed Obama over his opponent Sen. John McCain in 2008 and campaigned with Obama—once even spasmodically dancing at an Obama rally with hip-hop mogul and .067 percent owner of the New Jersey Nets, Jay-Z.

As reported by The Hill, on the “Kilmeade and Friends” radio program today, host Brian Kilmeade asked the Senator about today’s Powell endorsement and McCain unleashed a scathing attack on the rapidly aging former Secretary, “Gen. Powell, you disappoint us and you have harmed your legacy even further by defending what is clearly the most feckless foreign policy in my lifetime,” McCain said.

McCain was not the only former GOP presidential contender to react to the Powell endorsement today. Irrelevant former governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman also weighed in on Powell’s move, in hard-hitting interview conducted by his own daughter, Abby for the Huffington Post. In explaining the significance of the endorsement, Huntsman heaped praise upon the former general, stating “If his voice had been heard before we went into Iraq many years ago, I think history would have played out much differently.”

Powell, of course, was the leading voice on behalf of the United States in making the nation’s case for removing Saddam Hussein from Iraq at the United Nations.
http://freebeacon.com/mccain-blasts-...a-endorsement/

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Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Colin Powell Aide, Blasts Sununu, GOP, As 'Full Of Racists'

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Colin Powell's former chief of staff condemned the Republican Party on Friday night, telling MSNBC's Ed Schultz, "My party is full of racists."

Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson made the comment in response to Mitt Romney campaign surrogate John Sununu's suggestion on Thursday that Powell's endorsement of President Barack Obama's re-election was motivated by race. Wilkerson, who served as Powell's chief of staff when the general was secretary of state during the first George W. Bush term, told Schultz that he respected Sununu "as a Republican, as a member of my party," but did not "have any respect for the integrity of the position that [Sununu] seemed to codify."

When asked by Schultz what, if anything, the remark said about the attitudes of the Republican Party, Wilkerson said:

My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people -- not all of them, but most of them -- who are still basing their positions on race. Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, and that's despicable.

The retired colonel also said that "to say that Colin Powell would endorse President Obama because of his skin color is like saying Mother Theresa worked for profit."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2027721.html

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The retired colonel also said that "to say that Colin Powell would endorse President Obama because of his skin color is like saying Mother Theresa worked for profit."
it is hard to say one way or another Colin Powell's endorsement is void of his pride for Obama's heritage - but one thing is for certain, there is no love loss in Powell for McCain.
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it is hard to say one way or another Colin Powell's endorsement is void of his pride for Obama's heritage - but one thing is for certain, there is no love loss in Powell for McCain.
Yep, General Colin Powell can take whatever decision he wants that's his choice, and I don't understand why McCain do not respect that.
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