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Colin Powell endorses Obama

roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
On MTP, this morning, Powell strongly endorsed Obama for Prez. :) Awesome!!!!!

He gave an intelligent list of reasons, too.

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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    Good.

    I'm not that surprised. He has always seemed to be very intelligent and as if he had a lot of integrity. I think his role w/in the Bush Presidency was a mistake, but he thought he could make a difference and possibly have a future career there. The way he left, I felt as if he was expressing his disapproval and that he felt things were WRONG but wasn't able to proclaim that more loudly simply due to his position.
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    A Republican former cabinet member endorsing a Democratic Presidential candidate is pretty radical, I hope you all realize. Hurray for Colin - I've always respected him. And I don't think his role with Bush was a mistake. Even though he was muscled out by Rumsfeld and Rove, things could have been worse if he hadn't been there.
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  • cyndicyndi Posts: 3,341Registered Users
    Hopefully, Republicans will take notice that their party is going down the crapper.
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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    Wow, what a shocker!

    I'm surprised it took this long. Most thinking Republicans aren't surprised given Powell's liberal positions on affirmative action, welfare programs and abortion, to name a few. Perhaps he's hoping for a spot in the Obama administration.

    I think he ought to end the charade and re-register as a Democrat.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I don't think it's too much as a surpirse. He's been pretty open about how he has been dissatisfied with the right-shift in the Republican party over the last decade or so.

    Regardless, I think that any candidate should be proud of an endorsement by such a respectable man.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I'm chuckling to myself because misspam and I just agreed on a political thread.
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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    I'm chuckling to myself because misspam and I just agreed on a political thread.

    Shall we go have a celebratory drink? :toothy10:
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  • mandyvmandyv Posts: 2,437Registered Users
    When Powell talked about the 20 year old soldier who died in Iraq on whose headstone was a crescent and a star, that really touched me. "What's wrong with being a Muslim?" he asked. You can be muslim and American.

    I'm glad he'll be advising Obama.
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  • mycolorfulheartmycolorfulheart Posts: 158Registered Users
    mandyv wrote: »
    When Powell talked about the 20 year old soldier who died in Iraq on whose headstone was a crescent and a star, that really touched me. "What's wrong with being a Muslim?" he asked. You can be muslim and American.

    I'm glad he'll be advising Obama.

    I missed it on TV but I'm really glad he stood up for Muslim-Americans. :love5: It warms the heart, especially after all the "I'm not gonna vote for Obama because he's Arab" racism going around.
  • selfcurledgirlselfcurledgirl Posts: 516Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It is so thrilling. I wasn't sure what he would do but when he started criticizing McCain as he discussed his endorsement and it was clear he was going to endorse Obama, I smiled and clapped. I felt so good and excited. His speech was so clear and right. I really liked what he said.
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  • MarMar Posts: 3,003Registered Users
    cyndi wrote: »
    Hopefully, Republicans will take notice that their party is going down the crapper.
    yep.
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  • wavezncurlzwavezncurlz Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    mandyv wrote: »
    When Powell talked about the 20 year old soldier who died in Iraq on whose headstone was a crescent and a star, that really touched me. "What's wrong with being a Muslim?" he asked. You can be muslim and American.

    I'm glad he'll be advising Obama.


    When he talked about this, I was weeping and yelling at the TV - YES, YES, YES! My kids thought I was CRAZY! I've been feeling this way since that incident with the woman who thought Obama was an Arab. And if he was???

    I lurve me some Colin Powell. :love3:
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  • mandyvmandyv Posts: 2,437Registered Users
    When he talked about this, I was weeping and yelling at the TV - YES, YES, YES! My kids thought I was CRAZY! I've been feeling this way since that incident with the woman who thought Obama was an Arab. And if he was??? I lurve me some Colin Powell. :love3:

    I was crying too. Powell is all redeemed in my eyes :)
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  • wavezncurlzwavezncurlz Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    mandyv wrote: »
    When he talked about this, I was weeping and yelling at the TV - YES, YES, YES! My kids thought I was CRAZY! I've been feeling this way since that incident with the woman who thought Obama was an Arab. And if he was??? I lurve me some Colin Powell. :love3:

    I was crying too. Powell is all redeemed in my eyes :)
    This is the soldier he was talking about - iMO, this picture is beautiful

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  • sew and sewsew and sew Posts: 3,443Registered Users
    mandyv wrote: »
    When he talked about this, I was weeping and yelling at the TV - YES, YES, YES! My kids thought I was CRAZY! I've been feeling this way since that incident with the woman who thought Obama was an Arab. And if he was??? I lurve me some Colin Powell. :love3:

    I was crying too. Powell is all redeemed in my eyes :)
    This is the soldier he was talking about - iMO, this picture is beautiful

    khan.jpg

    That is a gripping picture. What gets me is that he was two years younger than me. My birth year registers with me like 'someone born around then is young', and yet we have soldiers out there dying that are younger than that, so it's personally sobering to reflect on.
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  • MeghuneyMeghuney Posts: 4,263Registered Users
    That picture made me drop a tear...
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    That picture is so heart-rending.
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    mandyv wrote: »

    I was crying too. Powell is all redeemed in my eyes :)
    This is the soldier he was talking about - iMO, this picture is beautiful

    khan.jpg

    That is a gripping picture. What gets me is that he was two years younger than me. My birth year registers with me like 'someone born around then is young', and yet we have soldiers out there dying that are younger than that, so it's personally sobering to reflect on.

    I know, I saw 1987 and thought wow, that's when my younger brother was born..so young.
  • mandyvmandyv Posts: 2,437Registered Users
    Springcurl wrote: »
    That picture is so heart-rending.

    I'm glad you didn't say heart-rendering like so many people do :)

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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    The first thing I thought when I saw that photo was that he was only a few weeks older than my daughter.

    Beautiful picture from an artistic POV, but so sad.
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  • CottonCandyCurlsCottonCandyCurls Posts: 344Registered Users
    misspam wrote: »
    Wow, what a shocker!

    I'm surprised it took this long. Most thinking Republicans aren't surprised given Powell's liberal positions on affirmative action, welfare programs and abortion, to name a few. Perhaps he's hoping for a spot in the Obama administration.

    I think he ought to end the charade and re-register as a Democrat.

    Ha! Colin Powell has always been a Democrat. Even when he thought about running in the 90's he wouldn't state where he stood or what he would run as. I love how all the Obama supporters who were against the Iraq "Invasion" are now clamoring to the same man who justified and gave it so much credibility Woodward called him "the closer." This election has really been topsy-turvy. What's up, what's down. Republicans granted him and his son's positions at every turn even though Powell's loyalties were apparently elsewhere. The man is pure political calculation I wouldn't sing and dance too much about the endorsement. And like I said elsewhere it will be perceived by many to be racial solidarity regardless of how Powell rationalizes it to the public.
  • mad scientistmad scientist Posts: 3,530Registered Users
    misspam wrote: »
    I think he ought to end the charade and re-register as a Democrat.

    How about a trade: Powell for Liebermann?

    I don't really care either way about the endorsement, but as a non-Christain, I'm glad someone finally addressed the "Muslim" comments.
  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    misspam wrote: »
    Wow, what a shocker!

    I'm surprised it took this long. Most thinking Republicans aren't surprised given Powell's liberal positions on affirmative action, welfare programs and abortion, to name a few. Perhaps he's hoping for a spot in the Obama administration.

    I think he ought to end the charade and re-register as a Democrat.

    Ha! Colin Powell has always been a Democrat. Even when he thought about running in the 90's he wouldn't state where he stood or what he would run as. I love how all the Obama supporters who were against the Iraq "Invasion" are now clamoring to the same man who justified and gave it so much credibility Woodward called him "the closer." This election has really been topsy-turvy. What's up, what's down. Republicans granted him and his son's positions at every turn even though Powell's loyalties were apparently elsewhere. The man is pure political calculation I wouldn't sing and dance too much about the endorsement. And like I said elsewhere it will be perceived by many to be racial solidarity regardless of how Powell rationalizes it to the public.


    Perception. What is your actual opinion? How do you feel about it?

    I just love how you feel you can bring race into it and that makes you feel all better.

    I'm not a big fan of Colin Powell, so I don't care who he endorses. I'm glad he could list some reasons other than what he can see from his goddamned house or some garbage. Notice none of his reasons were because Obama is black, a monkey, or Arab.:roll:

    I'm sure you will write me off as "just another angry black woman" who closed ranks and voted for "any old black man" who fell on the ticket like a gdamned prop. Whatever. I'm so sick of people who think black people sit around thinking about race all day and how to get back at whites. Really, we don't. We live actual lives and have actual thoughts and opinions! Just like everyone else.

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  • CottonCandyCurlsCottonCandyCurls Posts: 344Registered Users
    curlyarca wrote: »

    Perception. What is your actual opinion? How do you feel about it?

    I just love how you feel you can bring race into it and that makes you feel all better.

    I'm not a big fan of Colin Powell, so I don't care who he endorses. I'm glad he could list some reasons other than what he can see from his goddamned house or some garbage. Notice none of his reasons were because Obama is black, a monkey, or Arab.:roll:

    I'm sure you will write me off as "just another angry black woman" who closed ranks and voted for "any old black man" who fell on the ticket like a gdamned prop. Whatever. I'm so sick of people who think black people sit around thinking about race all day and how to get back at whites. Really, we don't. We live actual lives and have actual thoughts and opinions! Just like everyone else.

    First of all I'm a black woman. An African immigrant at that. And I'm not writing you off as an angry black woman at all. I am pointing out some of the hypocrisy in the cheerleading of Powell. I find it problematic that Black People overwhelmingly support the Democratic Party in general but that is a much longer discussion for a later date. I stated how I feel and how I think it will play out. I'm not the only person voting and after working on campaigns and becoming a political junkie I am interested in how it translates into votes. I don't like Colin Powell. I think he's made significant military accomplishments but I find him very cold and calculating. That is my opnion of him as a public person and meeting him in private on several occasions. I also found his reasons disingenuous just like many of his poltical "stands." It is highly likely he is gunning for a position in an Obama administration and that's fine. I just find the cheerleading and the fawning over Powell amusing.

    And here's Ed Rendell's opinion on the matter:
    “Powell’s endorsement should make blue collar white voters much more comfortable with any questions they may have about Barack Obama’s lack of foreign policy experience”
  • CurlyGina2CurlyGina2 Posts: 1,048Registered Users
    Has Powell magically transferred his foreign policy experience to Obama? I didn't understand that line of thinking. Has he even been meeting with Obama?
  • iris427iris427 Posts: 6,002Registered Users
    misspam wrote: »
    I think he ought to end the charade and re-register as a Democrat.

    How about a trade: Powell for Liebermann?

    LOL

    I don't really care either way about the endorsement, but as a non-Christain, I'm glad someone finally addressed the "Muslim" comments.

    Me too. So what if Obama were Muslim?

    The picture of that soldier's grave is so touching. Seeing the year he was born is heart-breaking.
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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    misspam wrote: »
    I think he ought to end the charade and re-register as a Democrat.

    How about a trade: Powell for Liebermann?

    I don't really care either way about the endorsement, but as a non-Christain, I'm glad someone finally addressed the "Muslim" comments.

    Yeah. You're on! :toothy10:

    And, I don't care whether Obama is or is not a Muslim. I don't think it should matter and religion is a personal thing anyway.
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  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    CurlyGina2 wrote: »
    Has Powell magically transferred his foreign policy experience to Obama? I didn't understand that line of thinking. Has he even been meeting with Obama?

    Yes the experience was transferred as Powell flew over Illinois airspace.
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