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(Think Progress)   Romney campaign chair John Sununu decides to go there as to why Gen. Colin Powell endorsed President Obama   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, John Sununu, General Colin Powell, President Obama, romney, obama, Gen, Yoshiaki Iwasaki, Romney campaign  
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3457 clicks; posted to Politics » on 26 Oct 2012 at 2:51 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-26 03:26:56 AM  
3 votes:

RIP Snu Snu

2012-10-26 05:06:10 AM  
2 votes:

ShawnDoc: propasaurus: pissedoffmick: ...more unnecessary insults...

Yeah, that's enough outta you.

Did you expect anything less from a drunk Irishman?
2012-10-26 03:28:27 AM  
2 votes:
Old guy clause in effect * Before everybody was so farking worried that everything they said was going to be broadcast around the world seconds later and split into a billion arguments they said what they felt like saying.

Why is it wrong for a black guy to vote for a black guy because he is black? I am Irish Catholic and my family still have pictures of JFK on their walls. I would love to see a Shamus Kelly in office. When Jon Stewart is elected president in 2016 Jews will create a new, completely flavor free dish named after him for sure, and they should! It isn't racist to want to see people like you succeed, it is racist to want those who are different from you fail.

I am with Morgan Freeman - if we want to really stop racism in this country then STOP talking about it. We give it power it doesn't deserve by blabbing away about "equality" rather than just living and letting our best people do their best work. Titty Sprinkles.
2012-10-26 03:03:51 AM  
2 votes:
This is a really good example of what racism looks like though. There are people that would prefer not to acknowledge racism unless it involves burning crosses and KKK members, and who are happy to gloss over far more common examples of racism.
John Sununu seems to think that while black people vote based on race, white people do not, and the fact that he is a white man endorsing a white man isn't worth noting, but a black man endorsing a black man can't be based on logic and has to be based on racial identity. And in doing that, he completely and totally dismissed Colin Powell's very thoughtful and reasoned endorsement.

The Republican party was more than happy to point to Colin Powell as an example of a black person that they like for a long time- but the second he stepped out of line, it no longer matters that he's a retired four star general, former chairman of the joint chiefs, and a former secretary of state. He immediately becomes just another black guy, and they're happy to imply that he's a bit simple and that he's not capable of thinking things through like they are.

It's really, really gross. It also seems to be totally invisible to a lot of people.
2012-10-26 03:00:42 AM  
2 votes:
2012-10-26 07:35:51 AM  
1 vote:

John Sununu goes for a haircut.
2012-10-26 07:12:03 AM  
1 vote:
A wealthy, old, conservative white guy making racist remarks and thinking he's being insightful? Why, I never...

Also, for all the cretin's in here defending Sununu, Sununu was backtracking on this bullshiat almost as soon as he said it.
2012-10-26 05:47:05 AM  
1 vote:
It didn't work :-(
2012-10-26 05:33:31 AM  
1 vote:

pissedoffmick: But you did say "pretty much anything" would be helpful. So... name some "helpful" stuff.

actually I think I'm going to test your theory out by ignoring you and seeing if that makes you go away.
2012-10-26 05:22:28 AM  
1 vote:

pissedoffmick: Yeah, you clearly didn't read the while thread. No matter. This is wonderful - you go first: solve race relations in the us by, doing all that shiat you just said. I will wait here.

pissedoffmick's profile: Location: Either Florida or Cuba - it's hard to tell

You know, you're not as subtle as you think you are.
2012-10-26 04:01:05 AM  
1 vote:

WhyteRaven74: Sununu, indefensible and built to stay that way

/children of the 80s will get the reference

(He's lying.)
2012-10-26 03:50:55 AM  
1 vote:

pissedoffmick: I will read it - thanks. Is "not recognizing racism" now a BAD thing? As long as you are on top of the solution - what is it?

That's kind of the problem- there is no quick and easy solution for something that's been built into every social structure we have. We're looking at a tradition of discrimination in this country that goes back to the formation of the original colonies. Legal segregation based on race was legal until my mother was 11 years old. That's one generation back. You can't undo the harm from that overnight. Recognizing that legacy is important though.

Read the article. Then do a little more research on a color-blind approach to studying racial issues. Basically, by empasizing only the way people are similar- we lose the ability to recognize the ways in which we're different. In this country, that often translates to differences in available education and career opportunities, in family income, and in other similar areas. There's another good piece on that- it's called "Unpacking the Invisible Backpack" and it's a classic piece on this issue.

I don't want to get too Tolstoy- but glossing over and ignoring all the ways in which racism has shaped our country is how you get ideas like "Welfare Queens". It's easy to look at poor black neighborhoods that have lived in poverty with disdain if you think they've had the same opportunities as you and simply chose not to take them. The tendency to do that has worked its way into our political system in really, really damaging ways.
2012-10-26 03:38:40 AM  
1 vote:
Is America ready for a white president?
2012-10-26 03:36:36 AM  
1 vote:

log_jammin: I honestly thought John Sununu was dead.

Just between the ears.
2012-10-26 03:29:22 AM  
1 vote:

Blue_Blazer: powhound: Blue_Blazer: powhound: I'm still pissed that Bush threw Powell under the bus.


If you listen to my Fox News lovin' dad, Powell threw W under the bus by lying about the information, and then making Bush and the whole country look bad for getting us into a war of choice.

Powell is now just another casualty in the Republican War on Truth.

Which is a damn shame. But I feel for ya. My mother is in the same boat. Regarding "anybody but N0bama" anyways. I'm sure it's pretty much one and the same. They all hate the blahhhh.

I just let him enjoy what I hope is his last chance to bask in the former glory days of the Old Grandpa Party. He knows Obama is gonna win, since all the blacks will be bused in to vote for Obama.

lol. Please tell me they aren't being bused in from Kenya?!!????!
2012-10-26 03:15:30 AM  
1 vote:
So what IS the nutritional content of shoe leather, anyway? After the last year for the GOP, someone has to have done some kind of study. Romney has his foot in his mouth pretty much 24/7, so he's either got nutrients being delivered intravenously, off camera, or you can live pretty decently this way.
2012-10-26 03:04:56 AM  
1 vote:

intelligent comment below: But don't you dare call them racist

You're the racist for thinking this is racist, racist.

Hang on a second, I just said "racist" 3 times... what does that mean?
2012-10-26 02:59:03 AM  
1 vote:
Sununu releases statement in response to controversy:

Colin Powell is a friend and I respect the endorsement decision he made, I do not doubt that it was based on anything but his support of the President's policies.

Ummm....he's still saying Powell did it cause he's black.

"I do not doubt" = "I believe"
"it was based on anything but his support of the President's policies" = "his support was not based on the President's policies"

"I believe""his support was not based on the President's policies."
2012-10-26 02:58:14 AM  
1 vote:

He voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004 because its called Job Security, and the fact there was no white candidate opposing Bush. He voted for Obama in 2008, and will vote for him again this year, because both are black, and because Powell never had a shred of Republican in him to begin with. Whats wrong with telling the truth once in a while? Obama should try it.

So he voted for Obama, not because he agrees with him, It's because he's black. Oh, and because he agrees with him, AND he's black?
2012-10-26 02:54:41 AM  
1 vote:
I honestly thought John Sununu was dead.
2012-10-25 11:50:33 PM  
1 vote:
From the comments:
He voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004 because its called Job Security, and the fact there was no white candidate opposing Bush. He voted for Obama in 2008, and will vote for him again this year, because both are black, and because Powell never had a shred of Republican in him to begin with. Whats wrong with telling the truth once in a while? Obama should try it.

That's right, Gore and Kerry, both black.
And I'd say going to the UN to push the Bush administration's lies about Iraq pretty well qualifies him as a Republican.
2012-10-25 11:48:10 PM  
1 vote:
John Sununu says something blisteringly stupid?

Well, I'm shocked.
2012-10-25 11:44:32 PM  
1 vote:
Nah. Powell supports Obama because Romney is an asshole.
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