Theodore's World: Obama Voter Colin Powell :"Occupy Wall Street Protests 'As American As Apple Pie"

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November 12, 2011

Obama Voter Colin Powell :"Occupy Wall Street Protests 'As American As Apple Pie"

"It's up to leaders in Washington to find a way to listen to the needs of the Occupiers", he said. | AP Photo

Colin Powell : in 2011 Powell said.....Occupy Wall Street Protests 'As American As Apple Pie.' BUT Colin Powell Back in 2010: Tea Party is All Slogans, No Agenda


Colin Powell says the Occupy Wall Street protests are “as American as apple pie,” and political leaders need to do more than just “scream” at the demonstrators.

“Demonstrating like this is as American as apple pie. We’ve been marching up and down and demonstrating throughout our history,” the former secretary of state said on CNN Thursday night.

“So what you’re seeing with Occupy Wall Street and others is people who are unhappy, and they’re directing their unhappiness right now toward Wall Street and toward others they think are doing too well in our society.”

Powell spoke warily of reports of violence breaking out in some Occupy protests, noting that some have demonstrated “absolute nihilism” and a narrow interest in destruction and tearing down the system.

Still, it is up to political leaders in Washington to find a way to constructive listen to the needs of the Occupiers, he said.

He added, “This is something that our political leaders need to think about. It isn’t enough just to scream at our Occupy Wall Street demonstrators — we need our political system to start reflecting this anger back into how do we fix it? How do we get the economy going again


Wild Thing's comment......

I an NO fan of Powell and never have been. Once again he proves how awful he is. People have died, been arrested, businesses have been attacked with spray paint and broken windows etc., disease in these occupy camps is happening ( TB and body % head lice), it is sickening, people going to the bathroom on police cars. OMG these people are vile and filthy and they sure as heck are not as American as apple pie, sheesh. Plus Powell says in this article that Washington should listen to them??? About what??? How to hate the rich or those that work hard?

Posted by Wild Thing at November 12, 2011 04:45 AM


Why doesn't Powell just man-up and declare himself a Democrat?

Posted by: BobF at November 12, 2011 09:29 AM

Powell is an enigma. It seems like ever since obama came on the public scene Powell has shown a very liberal side that never surfaced before.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at November 12, 2011 12:53 PM

I wonder if it was meant as an elitist joke. The apple pie was originally invented in Peru and sometimes you hear that joke from snooty elitists since it was originally an imported recipe.

Posted by: Avitar at November 12, 2011 11:21 PM

Thanks so much for all your input.

I wish Powell would be a different person on the inside,he disappoints so much and always on really important things.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 13, 2011 03:49 AM