Theodore's World: Racist Colin Powell: The GOP Has ‘a Dark Vein of Intolerance’ [Video]

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January 14, 2013

Racist Colin Powell: The GOP Has ‘a Dark Vein of Intolerance’ [Video]

Colin Powell: The GOP Has ‘a Dark Vein of Intolerance’

While continuing to identify as a Republican, former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday criticized the GOP for a series of racist attacks against President Barack Obama.

“There’s also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party,” Powell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities.”

Powell, who endorsed Obama, pointed to a number of statements that were directed at Obama as evidence that there is still racism within the party.

“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 former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin using the term to describe Obama’s response to the attacks in Libya.

Powell also pointed to former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, who was an aggressive surrogate for Mitt Romney, for calling Obama “lazy” after the first debate during the campaign.

“He didn’t say he was slow, he was tired, he didn’t do well; he said he was ‘lazy,’” Powell said “Now, it may not mean anything to most Americans, but to those of us who are African Americans, the second word is “shiftless,” and then there’s a third word that goes along with it.”

Powell also eschewed the “birther movement.”

“The whole birther movement: Why do senior Republican leaders tolerate this kind of discussion within the party?” Powell asked. “I think the party has to take a look at itself.”

Wild Thing's comment...............

This jerk and I mean total jerk is a phony to his very bone. If I had the power, I would take every medal and award given to Powell away so fast he could not blink fast enough.
Plus kick him the hell out of the Republican party.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 14, 2013 12:40 AM


They sure didn't look down upon him.

Powell is himself a racist. He supported Obama bases solely upon race and that's a racist.

Powell is so blinded by his racism that he failed to know that Republicans have elected more minorities to local, state, and federal government than Democrats.

Posted by: BobF at January 14, 2013 11:23 AM

The stupid jerkwad also doesn't realize that the "birther" movement was started by the Clinton's.

Posted by: BobF at January 14, 2013 11:24 AM

He is not a Repub. He is lying. Twice he voted for obama. That makes Powell a liberal. This statement of his is racist. He is a racist and an opportunist and a liar. Too bad.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at January 14, 2013 01:18 PM

.. Gen. Powell will continue to wear the "Republican" colors because it ingratiates him with the left. They love to parade these "converts who have seen the light" around like dancing bears on a tether. After Gen. Powell has outlived his usefulness, his "captors" will forget him quickly...

Posted by: Willy at January 14, 2013 04:12 PM


Posted by: BobF at January 15, 2013 07:17 AM