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(Huffington Post)   Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on the GOP: "Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists"   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-01-13 02:06:12 PM  
He's racist for saying that!
 
2013-01-13 02:09:47 PM  
You've got to think first about what's the party actually going to represent," Powell said. "If it's just going to represent the far right wing of the political spectrum, I think the party is in difficulty. I'm a moderate, but I'm still a Republican."

i'm sorry, but if you are a moderate, then you are no longer a Republican.  you *cannot* be a moderate and still be a part of the GOP.  their agenda is not moderate, and by supporting it YOU are, by default, no longer moderate yourself.
 
2013-01-13 02:10:49 PM  
RACIST RINO!!!

Purify him!!!
 
2013-01-13 02:12:18 PM  

Weaver95: You've got to think first about what's the party actually going to represent," Powell said. "If it's just going to represent the far right wing of the political spectrum, I think the party is in difficulty. I'm a moderate, but I'm still a Republican."

i'm sorry, but if you are a moderate, then you are no longer a Republican.  you *cannot* be a moderate and still be a part of the GOP.  their agenda is not moderate, and by supporting it YOU are, by default, no longer moderate yourself.


I like Colin, but you're right, he's loyal to a fault, and too tolerant of their BS. He shilled for Bush on WMDs and came to regret that; you'd think he would have learned.
 
2013-01-13 02:16:30 PM  
Uh... I think that was a comment from Powell's former chief of staff
 
2013-01-13 02:17:36 PM  
I can't believe he said that.

Oh, wait, he didn't. Subby's an idiot.
 
2013-01-13 02:24:29 PM  

Yes please: I can't believe he said that.

Oh, wait, he didn't. Subby's an idiot.


To be fair, Powell's COS did say it, and the quote is in the article.  Subby clearly didn't notice the source of the quote was different.

That being said, what Powell did say was: "What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."

This really isn't a question.  Republicans still routinely use rhetoric that is nearly identical to what George Wallace used to say, a legacy of Nixon who first took it to get those racist voters.  It's continued today for the exact same reason: it's a great way to get white racists to vote for you.  And racists overwhelmingly vote Republican.
 
2013-01-13 02:49:25 PM  

GAT_00: To be fair, Powell's COS did say it, and the quote is in the article.  Subby clearly didn't notice the source of the quote was different.

That being said, what Powell did say was: "What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."

This really isn't a question.  Republicans still routinely use rhetoric that is nearly identical to what George Wallace used to say, a legacy of Nixon who first took it to get those racist voters.  It's continued today for the exact same reason: it's a great way to get white racists to vote for you.  And racists overwhelmingly vote Republican.


I concur with your observation there, GAT_00. Unfortunately, our country has a lot of racism that it has not outgrown yet since its creation.

Best I can hope for, being a white Southern, that Americans will come to their senses over time. As generations die off, hopefully racistsl take their hates with them instead of passing them on.

I still remember this from when I was 3 or so back in Tennessee.

www.visualphotos.com
 
2013-01-13 02:58:19 PM  

AirForceVet: GAT_00: To be fair, Powell's COS did say it, and the quote is in the article.  Subby clearly didn't notice the source of the quote was different.

That being said, what Powell did say was: "What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."

This really isn't a question.  Republicans still routinely use rhetoric that is nearly identical to what George Wallace used to say, a legacy of Nixon who first took it to get those racist voters.  It's continued today for the exact same reason: it's a great way to get white racists to vote for you.  And racists overwhelmingly vote Republican.

I concur with your observation there, GAT_00. Unfortunately, our country has a lot of racism that it has not outgrown yet since its creation.

Best I can hope for, being a white Southern, that Americans will come to their senses over time. As generations die off, hopefully racistsl take their hates with them instead of passing them on.

I still remember this from when I was 3 or so back in Tennessee.

[www.visualphotos.com image 700x476]


Sheesh. Just like those coloreds to not even have separate Men's and Women's rooms.
 
2013-01-13 03:12:48 PM  

AirForceVet: GAT_00: To be fair, Powell's COS did say it, and the quote is in the article.  Subby clearly didn't notice the source of the quote was different.

That being said, what Powell did say was: "What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."

This really isn't a question.  Republicans still routinely use rhetoric that is nearly identical to what George Wallace used to say, a legacy of Nixon who first took it to get those racist voters.  It's continued today for the exact same reason: it's a great way to get white racists to vote for you.  And racists overwhelmingly vote Republican.

I concur with your observation there, GAT_00. Unfortunately, our country has a lot of racism that it has not outgrown yet since its creation.

Best I can hope for, being a white Southern, that Americans will come to their senses over time. As generations die off, hopefully racistsl take their hates with them instead of passing them on.

I still remember this from when I was 3 or so back in Tennessee.

[www.visualphotos.com image 700x476]


It not even just racist stuff.  When you hear Republicans going on about Ivy League elitists and that whole shtick?  George Wallace.  When he got shouted down at a rally he would blame anarchists egged on by college professors.  He said another time, dismissing non-racist solutions to crime, the "pointed-headed intellectuals who couldn't park a bicycle straight."

His comments on law and order:

"This is not race I'm talking about. Every time I mention this they say this has racial overtones, ... When does it come to have racial overtones in this country to stand for law and order?"

And when someone called him a racist:

"You know who the biggest bigots in the world are?  They're the ones who call others bigots."

All still used today commonly by Republicans.  The entire party is built off of racism.
 
2013-01-13 03:44:27 PM  

GAT_00: AirForceVet: GAT_00: To be fair, Powell's COS did say it, and the quote is in the article.  Subby clearly didn't notice the source of the quote was different.

That being said, what Powell did say was: "What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."

This really isn't a question.  Republicans still routinely use rhetoric that is nearly identical to what George Wallace used to say, a legacy of Nixon who first took it to get those racist voters.  It's continued today for the exact same reason: it's a great way to get white racists to vote for you.  And racists overwhelmingly vote Republican.

I concur with your observation there, GAT_00. Unfortunately, our country has a lot of racism that it has not outgrown yet since its creation.

Best I can hope for, being a white Southern, that Americans will come to their senses over time. As generations die off, hopefully racistsl take their hates with them instead of passing them on.

I still remember this from when I was 3 or so back in Tennessee.

[www.visualphotos.com image 700x476]

It not even just racist stuff.  When you hear Republicans going on about Ivy League elitists and that whole shtick?  George Wallace.  When he got shouted down at a rally he would blame anarchists egged on by college professors.  He said another time, dismissing non-racist solutions to crime, the "pointed-headed intellectuals who couldn't park a bicycle straight."

His comments on law and order:

"This is not race I'm talking about. Every time I mention this they say this has racial overtones, ... When does it come to have racial overtones in this country to stand for law and order?"

And when someone called him a racist:

"You know who the biggest bigots in the world are?  They're the ones who call others bigots."

All still used today commonly by Republicans.  The entire party is built off of racism.


Democrats are the real racists because they started the KKK. And Fred Phelps is a Democrat.

QED
 
2013-01-13 03:47:27 PM  

Dan the Schman: Democrats are the real racists because they started the KKK. And Fred Phelps is a Democrat.


If it was over 50 years ago, your argument would have weight, but then you wouldn't have an internet on which to make it.
 
2013-01-13 03:49:10 PM  
I swear Colin Powell is the chairman of the "no shiat Sherlock" club. He also serves as co-chair of the "too little, too late" party.
 
2013-01-13 03:49:21 PM  

Dan the Schman: GAT_00: AirForceVet: GAT_00: To be fair, Powell's COS did say it, and the quote is in the article.  Subby clearly didn't notice the source of the quote was different.

That being said, what Powell did say was: "What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."

This really isn't a question.  Republicans still routinely use rhetoric that is nearly identical to what George Wallace used to say, a legacy of Nixon who first took it to get those racist voters.  It's continued today for the exact same reason: it's a great way to get white racists to vote for you.  And racists overwhelmingly vote Republican.

I concur with your observation there, GAT_00. Unfortunately, our country has a lot of racism that it has not outgrown yet since its creation.

Best I can hope for, being a white Southern, that Americans will come to their senses over time. As generations die off, hopefully racistsl take their hates with them instead of passing them on.

I still remember this from when I was 3 or so back in Tennessee.

[www.visualphotos.com image 700x476]

It not even just racist stuff.  When you hear Republicans going on about Ivy League elitists and that whole shtick?  George Wallace.  When he got shouted down at a rally he would blame anarchists egged on by college professors.  He said another time, dismissing non-racist solutions to crime, the "pointed-headed intellectuals who couldn't park a bicycle straight."

His comments on law and order:

"This is not race I'm talking about. Every time I mention this they say this has racial overtones, ... When does it come to have racial overtones in this country to stand for law and order?"

And when someone called him a racist:

"You know who the biggest bigots in the world are?  They're the ones who call others bigots."

All still used today commonly by Republicans.  The entire party is built off of racism.

Democrats are the real racists because they started the KKK. And Fred Phelps is a Democrat.

QED


9/10

Would be trolled again.
 
2013-01-13 03:57:18 PM  

Dan the Schman: Democrats are the real racists because they started the KKK. And Fred Phelps is a Democrat.

QED


Historically, you are correct that Democrats started the KKK way back when some Democrats known as Dixiecrats who were whites who supported slavery, then keeping the blacks in place after the Civil War (I know because my kin were).

You forgot to include that Dixiecrats broke with the Democratic Party on civil rights in the 1960s, made their own party, and joined the GOP after only carrying two states in the 1968 Presidential Election.

I could give a fark which party Fred Phelps is associated with for his voter registration. Freddy has no pull on national party policies because he's a litigating attention whore.

Your use of QED is childish so STFU.
 
2013-01-13 03:58:14 PM  

coco ebert: I swear Colin Powell is the chairman of the "no shiat Sherlock" club. He also serves as co-chair of the "too little, too late" party.


Also, there is a statue of him in the lobby of the "Lost Credibility Hall of Fame"
 
2013-01-13 04:15:46 PM  

Dan the Schman: QED


...Poe's law strikes again.
 
2013-01-13 04:19:05 PM  

Dan the Schman: Democrats are the real racists because they started the KKK. And Fred Phelps is a Democrat.

QED



Like a truth sandwich with a side of justice.
 
2013-01-13 04:20:56 PM  
Let's not forget the homophobia and misogyny. Oh and the hatred of science.
 
2013-01-13 04:22:52 PM  

St_Francis_P: He shilled for Bush on WMDs and came to regret that; you'd think he would have learned.


he was still defending the "intelligence" today. to paraphrase his remarks: "yeah the intel was good but we shouldn't have stayed". my respect for him went right back down.
 
2013-01-13 04:25:24 PM  

abb3w: Dan the Schman: QED

...Poe's law strikes again.


Why is it never Cole's Law?

/now i'm hungry, dagnabbit
 
2013-01-13 04:31:09 PM  
Well I dont think the people who run the Republican Party are racist. But racists vote Republican. And homophobes, union haters, the rich, creationists, poor haters, white collar crooks and so on

Whats the Simpsons joke?..Fox news: Not Racist but #1 with racists!
 
2013-01-13 04:31:30 PM  
Yeah, but they're the party of Lincoln and therefore don't have to do anything unracist ever again.
 
2013-01-13 04:32:55 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-13 04:33:49 PM  
"Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on the GOP: "Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists idiots, shills and fundies"

FTFY Mr SoS
 
2013-01-13 04:34:26 PM  
Clearly, Colin Powell is a the real racist.
 
2013-01-13 04:36:01 PM  
Do you want to come to my party, bouncy bouncy?
 
2013-01-13 04:39:05 PM  
Lol, "shuck and jive" is racist now? I guess next you're going to tell me that "chirren" is racist. LOL! You thugs are so ghetto, crying racism while drinking your 40s in the heezy.

/Vote White, vote Right
//I was actually referring to a candidate named White, so YOURE the racist
 
2013-01-13 04:41:38 PM  
FTFA: I'm a moderate, but I'm still a Republican.

I think I found your problem.
 
2013-01-13 04:41:49 PM  
Says a guy who for almost a decade was called a sellout, house negro, and an uncle tom by the black left.
 
2013-01-13 04:42:22 PM  
AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!
Mouth-eyes!
i.huffpost.com
 
2013-01-13 04:44:08 PM  
Not just racists, but incredibly stupid racists that often lack empathy and introspection.
 
2013-01-13 04:44:10 PM  
Powell has been a lying Uncle Tom hypocrite for 50+ years. Fark that sorry piece of shiat.
 
2013-01-13 04:44:35 PM  
Powell specifically pointed to October 2012 comments by former Alaska Gov. and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

"When I see a former governor say that the president is 'shuckin' and jivin' -- that's a racial-era slave term," Powell said, referring to Palin's words on Obama's response.


To be fair, this was Sarah "Blood Libel" Palin. She just picks up these phrases from blogs or gun shows or wherever, and has no idea what they mean, or if they are actual words.

One day she will call the president a "watermelon-eating porch monkey," get banned from Facebook, and then say she had no idea that she was saying like a racialist thing. Got to cherish it!
 
2013-01-13 04:46:46 PM  
Oh Rly...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-13 04:47:34 PM  

abb3w: Dan the Schman: QED

...Poe's law strikes again.


Funny, I thought the QED would be the giveaway.
 
2013-01-13 04:49:14 PM  
scottystarnes.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-13 04:49:27 PM  

bionicjoe: AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!
Mouth-eyes!
[i.huffpost.com image 850x617]


Black eyes, like a doll's eyes.
 
2013-01-13 04:50:37 PM  
America's original sin was compromising with slave-holders and letting their inhumane act of owning people net them any political power (3/5 Conpromise). The modern Republican Party's original sin was when people who weren't really racist cynically decided to appeal to racism to broaden their political power base. I just hope Republican original sin doesn't result in another bloody war on American soil.
 
2013-01-13 04:50:54 PM  
So the only reason he remains a Republican is because he's always been one. Ringing endorsment, that.
 
2013-01-13 04:54:44 PM  
www.bigfacts.org
 
2013-01-13 04:55:03 PM  

bionicjoe: AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!
Mouth-eyes!
[i.huffpost.com image 850x617]


Wasn't the Corinthian unmade at the end of the Doll's House?
 
2013-01-13 04:55:04 PM  
This just in. No one give a crap what Colin Powell says or thinks anymore.
 
2013-01-13 04:57:00 PM  
Top Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu turned heads after the announcement, suggesting that Powell's Obama endorsement was motivated by race.

I don't think that that is the rebuttal you want to make when somebody say that some people in your group are intolerant.
 
2013-01-13 04:58:30 PM  

you are a puppet: I guess next you're going to tell me that "chirren" is racist


No, it's not "racist."  It's waisis.
 
2013-01-13 04:59:50 PM  

Brick-House: www.bigfacts.org


Are you an idiot?

Post a stupid image to show how clueless you are!
 
2013-01-13 05:02:52 PM  

o5iiawah: Says a guy who for almost a decade was called a sellout, house negro, and an uncle tom by the black left.


No harm in calling a spade a spade. The years he was working under Bush it looked and felt very much like this:

Kicked out of the house and trying desperately to get back in... times haven't changed at all for some.
 
2013-01-13 05:03:10 PM  

Dan the Schman: Democrats are the real racists because they started the KKK. And Fred Phelps is a Democrat.

QED


lawl
 
2013-01-13 05:03:18 PM  
Judge Thomas, is it true that you are black?

graphics8.nytimes.com

/bunch of white democrats lynching a black man
 
2013-01-13 05:05:36 PM  
Interesting. How many bone in the nose pictures do you see at Democrat rallies? Oh that's right. None.
 
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