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Colin Powell: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

General Confusion

Retired General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell has regained his rightful title: “The Liberal Media’s Favorite Republican”.   

Powell takes over from Senator John McCain (R-Az).  Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) must be throwing a hissy fit over being leapfrogged.  

Powell appeared on NBC‘s “Meet the Press”.  As if they didn’t know each other.  

The surest way to feel the warm glow of media love is to speak ill of Republicans — especially if you self-identify as a Republican.  

You may recall that Powell endorsed then Senator Barack Obama over John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.  Because, you know, McCain is such a tin-foil hat wearing right-winger.  

I’m not sure on what issues Powell bases his alleged Republican identification.  It can’t be illegal immigration. Quoth Powell: 

They’re all over at my house doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I’m sure you’ve seen them at, at your house.   

Powell is one of those kind-hearted Republicans who has Obama’s back. He offered that President Obama has accomplished a great deal. 

He’s done a lot with health care, with cap and trade, with education, and I understand the importance of all of that; but as far as the American people are concerned, the main attack is employment, and he’s got to fix that. 

So, from this we know that Powell is one of that huge number of Republicans who favors ObamaCare and Cap and Trade. 

His Republicanism also isn’t based on his stands on abortion, gun rights, the death penalty, gay marriage, lower taxes or… well you get the idea.  Powell  would seem to be pro-military, but, so is just about every Democrat candidate you ask. So that can’t be it either.  

Yet, Powell calls himself a Republican and is happy to tell any reporter he meets what is wrong with his party.  Which is exactly why he get’s interviewed.  

Who does the General hold up as an example of a principled Republican?  

If the Republican Party’s going to come out in the way that Mike Bloomberg is talking about and others are talking about, they’ve got to take a hard look at some of the positions they’ve been taking.  

Yes that’s right.  Powell is championing the Republicanism of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  

Now this all makes sense.  

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Written by kensten

09/20/2010 at 10:36 pm

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