Sunday, October 19, 2008

Collin Powell becomes the media darling if only for 15 days.

Colin Powell today endorsed Barack Obama for President, and the media is drooling in delight because of it. They are broadcasting his endorsement as major, stunning, etc. My question is why is his endorsement considered important? As I see it, he's endorsement isn't going to have any sway with most blacks, they already were going to vote for Obama anyways. Besides blacks still consider him a Republican "sellout" from back in the days when he was the first black Chairman of the Joint Chefs of Staffs as well as the first black Secretary of State. I have to admit, I do consider Collin Powell to be a huge sellout as well. It's not on the issue of race for backing Obama, but it has to do with him selling out the military by backing Obama. Powell has been a military guy most of his life. Collin Powell either has no idea what Obama has planned for drastically downsizing our Armed Forces or he doesn't care. It's one or the other. I'm sure Powell is familiar by now with who William Ayers is. This is another issue with Powell in which I scratch my head in confusion. Barack Obama launched his political career in the house of a man that is proud he set off bombs at the nerve center of the United States military being the Pentagon and wish he had done more. Why would any military person endorse a person that has affiliations with people like Ayers? Right now they're are tens of millions of people suffering from the "dumb dumb disease" with this romantic trance over Barack Obama. Powell said that Barack is the best person to deal with the economy. My question is what qualifies Obama as the best person to deal with economy. I'm not even saying McCain is but this is all I hear, yet nobody can tell me what are Obama's economic qualifications that makes him any better then McCain on this issue. I wonder will Powell finally make the transition complete and re register as a Democrat. As much as I can't stand liberals, I hate RINO's almost as much. Since Powell is now in the good graces of the media, for the next 17 days he will be promoted as the most important person in America next to Obama himself.

16 Comments:

Anonymous Chilerkle said...

Conservative Brother this can't be the same Colin Powell that the media accused of being a lackey for Bush?!

I know Colin Powell is no conservative let alone a Republican. I don't understand why he wants to pander to the same media that insulted him and Condaleeza Rice!

I guess he is a sellout though not to the race but to the party he was a chief of staff for.
Liberal Blacks also belittle him and called him anything but a child of God. This is madness on his part.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Powell, along with Condi Rice,of out of all of their accomplishments, were always considered a sellout by some members within the black community. Why was it because that they are members of the Republican Party?
I remember when he was considering a run to the White House, everybody was ecstatic; including those who called him a sellout. I don't know why he changed his mind, but I think he would may have made a great President.
The hypocrisy I see, has come from those who called him a sellout before he decided to endorsed Obama.

8:08 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

Personally, I have never referred to Powell or Rice as a "sellout." Yes I have heard some Blacks (e.g. Harry Belafonte) insult Powell and Rice for their dealings with the Bush administration. But this has never effected my opinion of them both. That opinion being that they were simply doing the jobs they were hired to do.

You should remember that last year Powell spoke out about his efforts in trying to convince Bush not to invade Iraq. It has been well known that Powell had vast differences with the Bush administration....that's why he quit!

CB;"I'm sure Powell is familiar by now with who William Ayers is. This is another issue with Powell in which I scratch my head in confusion. Barack Obama launched his political career in the house of a man that is proud he set off bombs, ect..."

That's what worries me about McCain. He takes so easily to "talking-point" rhetoric, rumor and political smear tactics. Obama has denied this "rumor" (aka right-wing smear) on several occasions.

Since Obama denies the accusation, and no other "proof" of the accusation has ever been provided by those who have accused him, I'm apt to accept Lynn Sweet's account, as she wrote in the Chicago Sun Times. She offers a seemingly solid explanation and account of Obama's whereabouts at the time in question.

Hell, the way that that McCain camp is portraying the Obama/Ayers relationship, you would think there would be at least "ONE" photograph, video, film, or someone who at least has seen them together. Hell, a baby-sitter, the mailman, dog catcher... someone has to have seen them "pal-around"? Nothing, Nada...zippo! But Ayers is a "close" associate????

Obama's "acquaintances" have been the only smear tactic thrown at him by the Republicans thus far. According to the poll's the tactic has not been very effective.

I said before on this blog that Obama will need to receive a "majority" of the White vote in order to win. If the poll's are correct, a majority of whites have either stated they will, or are inclined to vote for him.

Thus, if the poll's are correct, there is only "one" tactic left. He's BLACK...! How the negatives will be played...who knows? But his race will become a factor...a negative factor!

If the polls show any increases in Obama's present lead over the next few days or so, I expect that tactic to be played!

Enter Colin Powell....

The Powell endorsement has already raised the racial rhetoric of key conservative pundits George Will and Rush Limbaugh.

Limbaugh actually stated that the endorsement was "racist." He went on to say, that he's doing research to see if Powell had ever endorsed a "liberal inexperienced White candidate." How stupid can this guy be? The only other candidate Powell endorsed was G.W. Bush. Prior to Bush, Powell had been a career soldier. Armed Forces personnel can't endorse political candidates!!!

In effect Limbaugh is just "chumming the water." As I said,if McCain lose's any more ground over the next few days, expect Limbaugh, Savage, Colter, and to a "guarded" extent, Hannity, spark up the racial rhetoric. Limbaugh and Savage basically have nothing to lose. So look for them to right up front when attacking Obama and other Blacks.

11:33 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

chilerkle "Conservative Brother this can't be the same Colin Powell that the media accused of being a lackey for Bush?!"

Yes it's the same Powell chilerkle. In actuality, Powell is still a lackey. Powell said that Palin isn't qualified to be Vice President. I thought about that for a second. Then I realized that Sarah Palin is more qualified then Powell. She has the gutts to take on the massive onslaught of the hatered of the media and liberals. Powell was to scared to run for President. If he would have run for the Republican nomination he would have probably got it too chilerkle. In retrospect thank goodness he didn't run. He would have been worse then McCain. Chilerkle, have you noticed that the media hasn't said anything about Joe Liberman endorsing John McCain. It's yet another example of activist journalism. This is what I don't understand chilerkle, how can liberals and the media try and hype Powell when in their own words they said he "sold his soul to bush" and helped to market the "lie" about Saddam having WMD's. If Powell was truly a liar in their eyes back then, then Obama just received the endorsement of a person that help create a trillion dollar lie that got over 5,000 soldiers killed for nothing. Some endorsement I say.

11:48 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

anon "Powell, along with Condi Rice,of out of all of their accomplishments, were always considered a sellout by some members within the black community. Why was it because that they are members of the Republican Party?"

Yup, liberals regardless of race do not accept nor tolerate blacks of differing ideology or are not Democrats.

anon"I remember when he was considering a run to the White House, everybody was ecstatic; including those who called him a sellout. I don't know why he changed his mind, but I think he would may have made a great President."

I'm glad he didn't run. In many ways he's alot like McCain. They are actually worse then Bush. Powell didn't run because his wife didn't want him too. Powell and Condi aren't conservatives so I wouldn't be so hot to back them if they ran. If Powell did run for President, Obama would have been one of the main people telling blacks not to vote for him because he is black and blacks would have listened too.

anon "The hypocrisy I see, has come from those who called him a sellout before he decided to endorsed Obama."

For the next 14 days, black and white liberals have removed the "uncle tom" brand from Powell's forehead.

12:00 AM  
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7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was watching a Special on 20/20 with John Stossel called "Politically Incorrect Guide to Politics".
All politicians, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, etc., always make these promises but never would follow through.
Powell can endorse Obama if he pleases to. However, how much change can he make? That goes for McCain as well.
Politicians would say things to get our votes.
On the program, Stossel interviewed New Orlean Mayor Ray Nagin. Before Nagin was re-elected, he promised that New Orleans would be rebuilt under a years time after the effects of Hurricane Katrina. It's been three years since his re-election and N.O. still looks like a junk yard. Only place(s) that is appealing, the Super Dome and the historic districts.
Stossel asked why nothing has been done, Nagin's excuse was to rebuild the city, they would have to go through the bureaucratic red tape. That's funny, wasn't that what his Republican challenger said? Nagin is so corrupt as much as New Orleans.
Nagin recently was asked on what his view is on Roe vs. Wade. His response: "I don't care how people got back to their houses just as long as they do get there."
Citizen's of New Orleans, you voted for this guy.

7:07 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

thank you kd, I'll add you to my blog list. Keep up the good work.


anon "I was watching a Special on 20/20 with John Stossel called "Politically Incorrect Guide to Politics".
All politicians, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, etc., always make these promises but never would follow through.Powell can endorse Obama if he pleases to. However, how much change can he make? That goes for McCain as well."

John Stossel is only one of a handful of individuals in the mainstream media I like and respect. Your right, I don't want either candidate to change anything. I know that's not going to happen though. At least under McCain things won't change for the worse as fast. Under Obama its pedal to the medal.

anon "Politicians would say things to get our votes."


The biggest problem isn't so much that they will say or promise anything to get elected, the problem is that the electorate doens't hold them accountable for their promises. Congress has a 9% approval rating, yet many of the professional liars will be rel ected and re elected.

anon On the program, Stossel interviewed New Orlean Mayor Ray Nagin. Before Nagin was re-elected, he promised that New Orleans would be rebuilt under a years time after the effects of Hurricane Katrina. It's been three years since his re-election and N.O. still looks like a junk yard. Only place(s) that is appealing, the Super Dome and the historic districts.
Stossel asked why nothing has been done, Nagin's excuse was to rebuild the city, they would have to go through the bureaucratic red tape."

Red Tape? lol A liberal democrat blamming bureaucratic red tape?!!!lol lol lol Red Tape is just a biproduct of big government, Nagain should be happy with the red tape bureaucratic process. Mississippi was damaged pretty badly by Katrina too, yet the state was able to rebuild in record time and is striving once again. Then again the state gave a lot of incentives to businesses to rebuild. That's the difference between looking for government to fix the problem and making it easy so private industry can fix the problem. Nagin will never learn.

12:57 AM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

p allen "Personally, I have never referred to Powell or Rice as a "sellout." Yes I have heard some Blacks (e.g. Harry Belafonte) insult Powell and Rice for their dealings with the Bush administration."

It wasn't because they were dealing with bush allen, it was because they are Republicans.

P Allen "You should remember that last year Powell spoke out about his efforts in trying to convince Bush not to invade Iraq. It has been well known that Powell had vast differences with the Bush administration....that's why he quit!"

There is more then meets the eye to the true reason Powell left. Powell was the salesman trying to convince congress that Saddam had WMD's. I remember when he told bush in regards to Iraq "If you break it you own it", well he was the one that sold it. If I recall allen, Powell said that he was "deceived by Bush. That is a massively sorry excuse. Bush isn't the brightest bulb in the socket, so Powell is admitting that Bush outsmarted him or lied to him. If that is the case then Obama just received the endorsement from a man more gullible then Obama himself.lol
That's one endorsement I wouldn't want lol

P Alen "That's what worries me about McCain. He takes so easily to "talking-point" rhetoric, rumor and political smear tactics. Obama has denied this "rumor" (aka right-wing smear) on several occasions."

How is the "FACTS" considered "talking points and rhetoric" allen. It's like the scene from the movie a few good men. "You want truth, you can't handle the truth" lol The reality is that Obama supporters can't handle the truth that Obama did launch his career in the living room of a man he now claims he hardly knew allen. As for Obama "denying the rumors" in your words. Do you really think we would openly admit it? That would be political suicide on his part allen!! Obama is a lawyer, and he knows how to talk his way out of anything. Quick question allen. If it is a so called lie that Obama didn't launch his political career in the living room of Ayers, then "where did Obama launch it then"?

P Allen "Obama's "acquaintances" have been the only smear tactic thrown at him by the Republicans thus far. According to the poll's the tactic has not been very effective."

Only acquaintances right?
Jermiah Wright was called by Obama his spiritual mentor.

The new pastor of Trinity Otis Moss WAS called by Oabma as a talented young preacher.

I noticed Allen that Obama can't do no wrong in their eyes. Why is that? Is it a love sick trance for Obama or what? Every fact that is thrown down on the table about Obama is automatically like clock work called a smear.

p allen "Thus, if the poll's are correct, there is only "one" tactic left. He's BLACK...! How the negatives will be played...who knows? But his race will become a factor...a negative factor!"

The media polls are as fake as Pamela Anderson's boobs. Last week's AP or CBS Poll had Obama ahead by 13 points, but the poll didn't mention until the last page the there as a huge oversampling of blacks and democrats versus republicans. The only polls that I watch are Zogby, Rasmussen, and Gallop, The rest of them are good for laughs. The media is in the tank for Obama, so why would anyone who knows better trust their polls? I trust the professionals. I've been hearing since last week that the election is basically over by the Democrats and the media. When McCain was ahead, the media as quick to say that "polls can change on a dime and to take a deep breath". If Obama been had the win locked up weeks ago, then Powell's endorsement wouldn't have been called a big deal if the election wasn't pretty much over. That tells me that the election isn't a done deal for Obama. In other words, the media just exposed it's hand.

P Allen "The Powell endorsement has already raised the racial rhetoric of key conservative pundits George Will and Rush Limbaugh. "

The media is trying to drag Rush Limbuagh into this to take the attention away from Joe the Plumber. As for Limbaugh, he was absolutely correct in what he said. Powell said when he gave his statement "My endorsement has absolutely nothig to do with race". Powell lied and rush figured it out. Powell said during his speech that he doesn't want anymore conservative judges appointed to the bench. Now why would he say that? Well the answer is obvious. Conservative judges are constructionist judges. They rule They don't use their positions on the bench as a "advocacy position" for different social causes. Everybody knows that Powell is a big supporter of affirmative action he has made his position on that more then clear. Powell support judges that will support Affirmative Action allen, so Powell LIED or wasn't completely honest. The media thinks the comments had to do with Obama'a and Powell's race which wasn't the case at all.

1:35 AM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

P Allen "Limbaugh actually stated that the endorsement was "racist." He went on to say, that he's doing research to see if Powell had ever endorsed a "liberal inexperienced White candidate."

What other candidates did Powell endorse in the past Allen?



P Allen "How stupid can this guy be? The only other candidate Powell endorsed was G.W. Bush. Prior to Bush, Powell had been a career soldier. Armed Forces personnel can't endorse political candidates!!!"

He might not been able to endorse anyone while in military but I'm sure he voted, so he did he vote for while in the military allen?As for Limbaugh calling Powell a racist, some feel that Affirmative Action is a racist policy. So once again it appears that Limbaugh is right allen.

1:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great site! This is BB, a fellow thinker! Colin Powell has destroyed his credibility. His close connection with Prince Bandar who was the ambassador from Saudia Arabia for about 20 years to America. His best bud was Colin Powell, a man who played tennis with him and are still best buds with each other. He is best buds with a Muslim who sees him as an infidel and "less thaN A DONKEY'S PENIS as Muslim god says in Ishaq 243. Powell is a black man cursed by Allah and the white man is blessed.(SURA 3:106) Did he ever read anything about his best bud? I guess he is like many blacks who joined a religion that tells them in their faces that the black manis the DEVIL, and black women aRE CURSED. (TABARI 1:280)

Under the DNC leadership we will have Communism/Marxist/Islam. As in Kenya where Muslims burned down Christian Churches with the people inside, we will have that right here in Baltimore. Is Bethel reading or New Psalmist?

11:18 AM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

CB says;"Powell lied and rush figured it out."

Awwww... Come on now Tyrone, how do you know, and who are you to say that Powell is lying about his reasons for endorsing Obama? Especially on the merit's of Rush Limbaugh!

You, yourself Tyrone said that you've known that Rice and Powell were not "true conservatives" in that they had differences with the Repub. Party. It has been known for some time now that Powell had become disenchanted with the Bush policies and the party as a whole.

Yet Powell was (and for many still is) a respected member of the Republican Party. It was Powell that stood up and spoke his mind directly to he the Bush administration on how the Iraq war would become a quagmire for the administration and the country.

CB;"He might not been able to endorse anyone while in military but I'm sure he voted, so he did he vote for while in the military allen?"

He has been for some time a "registered Republican". So being a military man and a "registered Republican" who publicly endorsed Bush in 2000,so who and how do you think he voted?

CB;"As for Limbaugh calling Powell a racist, some feel that Affirmative Action is a racist policy. So once again it appears that Limbaugh is right allen."

Powell had long ago said that he thought affirmative action was beneficial for blacks as a whole, as it was beneficial for him. No one can deny that Powell is a great American, a legendary general and a hero. So, it would suffice to say that both America and Powell himself saw positive benefits from AA.

As far as Limbaugh being "right" when calling Powell a racist, frankly, Tyrone you should be ashamed....

You are just as black as Powell. Lets say for some reason (other than race) you decided to endorse a black candidate, (Rep., Dem., Indepnt., whatever). But Rush felt that your candidate was beyond his preference. At the hands and mouth of Limbaugh, you would suffer the same accusation! Why you ask?? Because as Rush said, they're black so you're supporting them based solely on race.

What Limbaugh is saying that Black Republicans cannot endorse or vote for other blacks (of any party) unless he approves of the black candidate. Other wise, YOU'RE A RACIST! That is exactly why you (Tyrone) or any other black conservatives and Republicans should reject the Limbaugh rhetoric.

Is Limbaugh right? Many, including Powell himself, totally disagree. Yet to believe Limbaugh, and then show him by authorizing and accepting his rhetoric, in effect gives him the power to control "what and how" black conservatives and black Republicans think about "all other black candidates"!!!!

It kind of flys in the face of your "free thinking" statement. Free thinking requires that you look at all the facts. Powell was at odds with the Republican party long before his endorsement of Obama. That's the overriding fact that Limbaugh chose to ignore.

9:32 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

P Allen "Awwww... Come on now Tyrone, how do you know, and who are you to say that Powell is lying about his reasons for endorsing Obama? Especially on the merit's of Rush Limbaugh!"

Elementary Allen, Powell's own words exposed him. I have to admit if I didn't focus on his comments about Supreme Court justices I wouldn't have made the connection. Face it Allen, Powell lied. You are right when you said I said Powell and Rice aren't conservatives. As for Powell being respected in the Republican Party, maybe he is by the country clubbers republicans. Among the conservative wing, I seriously doubt it especially after the stuff he said on Meet The Depressed".

P Allen "He has been for some time a "registered Republican". So being a military man and a "registered Republican" who publicly endorsed Bush in 2000,so who and how do you think he voted?"

Don't know allen, thats the funny part about voting. Once people are inside of the voting booth. Nobody knows who he or she will vote except for them. Who would have thought Joe Liberman would be endorsing John McCain or Republican Chuck Hagel supporting Obama.

P Allen"What Limbaugh is saying that Black Republicans cannot endorse or vote for other blacks (of any party) unless he approves of the black candidate. Other wise, YOU'RE A RACIST! That is exactly why you (Tyrone) or any other black conservatives and Republicans should reject the Limbaugh rhetoric."

Rush Limbuagh is a conservative before being a Republican. Limbaugh just exposed Powell as a liar, thats it and nothing more allen. As a conservative there is not logical or rational reason for me to vote for a liberal. If I was to vote for Obama, everybody right off the bat would assume it had to be because of some racial aspect. It's only a natural conclusion. Armstrong William said he was torn in deciding wheter to vote for Obama because he represents everything he stands against yet the racial component is compelling. I believe JC Watts made similar commetns. So this just further validate what I and Limbaugh said. Powell was more in line to support Obama anyways due to both of them being liberals.

P Allen "It kind of flys in the face of your "free thinking" statement. Free thinking requires that you look at all the facts. Powell was at odds with the Republican party long before his endorsement of Obama. That's the overriding fact that Limbaugh chose to ignore."

I gave pretty factual reasons why I thought Powell's endorsement was wrong mainly from support of the military Allen. Here's some facts that were overlooked. Powell criticized Governor Palin as not being ready to lead from day one. He didn't give any examples on why Palin wouldn't be a good leader from day one or why Obama would be a good leader from day one. All he was able to talk about was the rhetoric of how much a transformable figure Obama is. Powell said that McCain didn't have a grasp on how to fix the economy, what is Powell's economic credentials to come to that conclusion. There are over 100 economists that are saying that Obama's economic plan will deep six this economy. I rather take the words on the experts on that. Also did Powell ever talk to Palin to come to the conclusion on her or did he decide a long time ago he was going to support Obama?Factual questions allen

11:13 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

You don't get it do you? You're effectively saying that any Black conservative that votes for a black candidate does so solely based on race. If a Black conservative endorses a White liberal, you can't call it race motivated. Yet, it has happened many times.

Thus, as a Black conservative, you are only allowed to endorse "White" candidates! Thats "beyond" insane!

10:14 AM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

P Allen "You don't get it do you? You're effectively saying that any Black conservative that votes for a black candidate does so solely based on race. If a Black conservative endorses a White liberal, you can't call it race motivated. Yet, it has happened many times."

Wrong again allen. I need to stop keeping score. As a black conservative, if the general election was between John McCain and and Democrat Harold Ford, I would actual vote for Harold Ford based on him in some aspects being more conservative then McCain. You should know by now that race doesn't guide any aspects of my life allen. People can't vote for whoever they want, that's the freedom of voting is the ability to "chose". In my opinion though, I can't see why a conservative would vote for a liberal regardless of race allen. That's my point. Why would I vote for Obama knowing he stands for everything that I'm against? That would be insanity on my part.

P Allen" Thus, as a Black conservative, you are only allowed to endorse "White" candidates! Thats "beyond" insane!"

Wrong YET again allen. As a conservative I will vote for him or her regardless of race. If the conservative is black, white, asian, hispanic, native american, pacific islander, he or she has my vote. I'm a hardcore fan of Bobby Jindal, he's of Indian descent
. I know he's running in 2012 if McCain goes down,and I will be supporting him 10000% if he gets the nomination. So your theory is missing a foundation allen.

6:41 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

No Tyrone, were talking about Limbaughs statement that "RACE WAS THE ONLY FACTOR FOR POWELLS ENDORSEMENT OF OBAMA"....

You agree with Limbaugh that Powell is lying about his reasons for the endorsement.

My discourse with you is that "you" are agreeing with Limbaugh, when Limbaugh is clearly "RACE BAITING"!

Just today Scott McClellan endorsed Obama...is McClellan "lying" about his reasons for endorsing Obama? Will Rush cover McClellans endosement by seeking to find "other white liberal endorsements" made by McClellan? Of course not, McClellan is White. Rush will have to find some other reason to attack McClellan.

I'm not trying to "win" anything in this discussion Tyrone. This is not about an election. This is about Limbaughs "racist" assertion that Powell is endorsing Obama simply because they both are Black.

I "KNOW" that Colin Powell see's far beyond the color of Obama's skin. I believe that Powell over the years has displayed a certain integrity and self respect that would not allow him to use race as a reason to offer his personal endorsement. Rush (and yourself) completely ignore the fact that POWELL ENDORSED G.W. BUSH IN HIS FIRST PRESIDENTIAL RACE!!!! With that, Powell was well and fine in the eye's of Limbaugh.

Yet, when Powell take's a different road, Limbaugh's very first assertion is "RACE"... But when he was on your side, he was all good??? BULL$#@! !!!

I am at odds with you on this because "you" as a Black conservative are siding with Limbaugh who has made an obvious "race-baiting" statement.

If your choice of a candidate is Black, Rush will do and say the same thing about you, if the candidate is not of "HIS CHOICE"!!!! THAT'S RACE BAITING!!!

Rush is WRONG! You are WRONG!

12:08 AM  

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