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Colin Powell is No Republican
Colin Powell is NOT a Republican. If a chicken calls itself a cow, is the chicken a cow? Of course not. Powell appeared on “Meet the Press” with David Gregory on Sunday and sounded like he just attended the Nancy Pelosi Summit of Anti-Conservative Talking Points and Race Baiting.
Powell referenced Sarah Palin and John Sununu, two conservative patriots, as being racist. He said Palin’s use of the phrase “shuckin’ and jivin” is racist. He said Sununu’s description of the President as “lazy” is racist. I am half-tempted to check out my local library to see if it has a book listing all the racist terms conservatives are not allowed to use. In my wildest imagination, I don’t think I could have thought that these terms were even remotely racist.
Powell also said that “you can’t go around saying ‘We don’t want to have a solid immigration policy...we are going to make it hard for these minorities to vote as they did in the last election.” I wonder if he thinks the Democrat plan for amnesty and open borders is a “solid immigration policy.” He went on to say “there’s also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities.” I will agree with him in this sense: I’m sure there are some Republicans who look down on minorities. I’m also sure that there are some Democrats who look down on minorities and some Independents, Green Party members, and Socialists that look down on minorities.
He also couldn’t contain himself and had to take a shot at so-called birthers and questioned why the Republican leaders allow that type of talk. First of all, Colin, Republicans allow ALL types of talk because we believe in freedom of speech. Secondly, there are only three Constitutional requirements to become President: the person must be at least 35 years old, have lived in the United States for at least 14 years, and be a natural-born citizen. My parents had to produce a birth certificate for me to go to kindergarten! Is it so extreme to ask a Presidential candidate, someone who could potentially be the leader of the free world, to provide evidence as to his or her eligibility as defined by the law, namely our Constitution?
Colin, the reason racism still exists is partially because people like yourself who constantly bring up the issue will not allow racism to die out. You are only relevant unfortunately whenever you say something controversial, which is very sad because I respect your military service and you have real talents and abilities to offer if you wanted to go that route. Yes, the Republican Party has been splintered a bit and is facing some identity problems. I think Republicans have identified another problem: Your rhetoric.