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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:09 PM

John McCain Lashes Out At Colin Powell After Obama Endorsement

John McCain bitterly denounced former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday for supporting President Obama for a second straight election.

“General Powell, you disappoint us and you have harmed your legacy even further by defending what is clearly the most feckless foreign policy in my lifetime,” McCain told Brian Kilmeade on his radio program.

In 2008, Powell’s late backing of Obama over McCain was one of the most widely-covered endorsements of the campaign.

Once again, Powell weighed in towards the end of the race this week, telling CBS News that he stands by the president based on his first term performance on the economy and foreign policy alike. According to Powell, he witnessed “the president get us of one war, start to get us out of a second war and did not get us into any new wars. And finally I think that the actions he has taken with respect to protecting us from terrorism have been very very solid. And so, I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on.”


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Reply John McCain Lashes Out At Colin Powell After Obama Endorsement (Original post)
RandySF Oct 2012 OP
ProSense Oct 2012 #1
Barack_America Oct 2012 #40
pnwmom Oct 2012 #2
karynnj Oct 2012 #42
sadbear Oct 2012 #3
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #14
Rambis Oct 2012 #4
Skidmore Oct 2012 #32
Mutiny In Heaven Oct 2012 #36
Rambis Oct 2012 #38
steve2470 Oct 2012 #43
Rambis Oct 2012 #45
Buns_of_Fire Oct 2012 #46
Whisp Oct 2012 #48
Kurovski Oct 2012 #50
Whisp Oct 2012 #54
Kurovski Oct 2012 #55
uponit7771 Oct 2012 #5
Johonny Oct 2012 #13
BeyondGeography Oct 2012 #6
Logical Oct 2012 #7
tarheelsunc Oct 2012 #8
Skidmore Oct 2012 #30
pinboy3niner Oct 2012 #9
nichomachus Oct 2012 #29
still_one Oct 2012 #10
Arkana Oct 2012 #11
DefenseLawyer Oct 2012 #12
arcane1 Oct 2012 #15
hifiguy Oct 2012 #16
Kurovski Oct 2012 #49
Zen Democrat Oct 2012 #17
beac Oct 2012 #33
OldDem2012 Oct 2012 #18
Sugarcoated Oct 2012 #19
WCGreen Oct 2012 #20
WilliamPitt Oct 2012 #21
TwilightGardener Oct 2012 #22
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #23
Spazito Oct 2012 #24
graywarrior Oct 2012 #25
hifiguy Oct 2012 #39
southernyankeebelle Oct 2012 #26
barbtries Oct 2012 #27
PowerToThePeople Oct 2012 #28
Ganja Ninja Oct 2012 #31
beac Oct 2012 #34
struggle4progress Oct 2012 #35
JBoy Oct 2012 #37
BigDemVoter Oct 2012 #41
spanone Oct 2012 #44
Grammy23 Oct 2012 #47
malaise Oct 2012 #51
War Horse Oct 2012 #52
Bucky Oct 2012 #53
politicasista Oct 2012 #56
cliffordu Oct 2012 #57
bluestate10 Oct 2012 #58

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:10 PM

1. No words



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Response to ProSense (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:41 PM

40. Didn't Mitt just endorse Obama's foreign policy at the debate?

What say you about your own candidate, John?

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:11 PM

2. That's pretty funny after Mitt's "me, too" foreign policy debate.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:53 PM

42. +100000

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:11 PM

3. That's rich!

I'm embarrassed for the entire state of Arizona (and I live in Texas! LOL!)

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Response to sadbear (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:17 PM

14. Az here!

Embarrassment is our state motto.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:11 PM

4. Whatever

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Response to Rambis (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:31 PM

32. That is a damned creepy photo.

McCain looks like a fangless Nosferatu in it.

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Response to Rambis (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:50 PM

36. I know Presidents age quickly...

But I'm not sure I've seen any pile on the years as quickly as Obama. Not surprising given the hand he was left to play with.

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Response to Mutiny In Heaven (Reply #36)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:38 PM

38. If you don't sleep for 4 years

that has to take a toll on you

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Response to Rambis (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:52 PM

43. What the hell was McCain doing there ?

I've never understood that photo.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #43)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:58 PM

45. He almost fell down I think? (nm)

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #43)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:12 PM

46. After the debate, Obama and McCain were supposed to walk around in different directions.

The soon-to-be President went the correct way, McCain mistakenly started to follow him, and then realized his mistake. (Gaaaaah!)

Somewhere out there, there's a picture of the same moment taken from a different angle, where it shows some distance between the two, and McCain isn't really creeping up to give the President a wedgie...

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Response to Rambis (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:14 PM

48. but look at that handsome man on the left...

 

what a sweetheart.

my how Presidentin' ages a person in only 4 years - but he's still the best looking and smartest guy in Washington.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #48)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:29 PM

50. So...a...what's goin' on between you two?

Ya know Michelle has some mighty, mighty biceps. Just a fact.

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #50)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:51 PM

54. Michelle understands that I can like and respect a man

 

without that being a threat to her in any way.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #54)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:03 PM

55. Is that what we call it now?

Well, just so long as there is an understanding.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:11 PM

5. WTF is McCain thinking... I'm more glad this guy isn't president, he's got a dickish trait

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:15 PM

13. He's probably thinking crap Powell just got a leg up on me to get in the Cabinet

I see two old men arguing over the fantasy that they are going to replace Hillary.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:11 PM

6. Feckless?

Bitter old man.

Feckless was Mitt Romney in Monday night's debate.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:11 PM

7. McCain is sore from getting his ass kicked by Obama!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:12 PM

8. "clearly the most feckless foreign policy in my lifetime"

So he has the most feckless foreign policy in the history of the country?

Dementia sucks, doesn't it?

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Response to tarheelsunc (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:28 PM

30. Translation: "He's shutting down all the wars and wants peace."

For that man, every problem is a nail and he has one preferred hammer.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:12 PM

9. Cranky Senator yells at General to "Get off my lawn!"

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:27 PM

29. And it turns out it wasn't a general

Just a pile of leaves that he was yelling at

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:12 PM

10. you have harmed your legacy mccain, not powell.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:13 PM

11. John McCain is a doddering old gasbag

and his criticism of Powell makes me even more sure that Powell did the right thing.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:15 PM

12. Richard Mourdock, on the other hand...

he's just fine.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:17 PM

15. And McCain is a seasoned expert at harming one's legacy

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:17 PM

16. Grandpa Simpson strikes again!

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:26 PM

49. While it's a cliche, he really does sound like Charlie Brown's teacher to me.

At this point, and after choosing the deep-freeze version of Ma Kettle as a running mate, He's more irrelevant than any 500 DUers.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:18 PM

17. John McCain is accusing someone else of harming their legacy?

Look in the mirror, John. You were toppled from your high-horse by Sarah Palin, and by your own pettiness after losing the election in 2008.

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Response to Zen Democrat (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:31 PM

33. Feckless, thy name is McCain.

John McCain is, and always has been, scum.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:18 PM

18. Haha!! This coming from a guy who chose Sarah Palin as his running mate!! nt.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:18 PM

19. What a bitter, angry man he's become

Pretty much describes the Republican party.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:18 PM

20. Feckless pretty much means unthinking and irresponsible

And that,my friend, pretty much sums up the whole fucking Bush foreign policy.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:19 PM

21. Get off my lawn.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:19 PM

22. You know what's funny, I am always torn between who Johnny Mac

hates more: Romney or Obama. He really hates Romney, that much has been clear since the 2008 primaries. He also really hates Obama, since back from their Senate days--and then Obama won, and now he's bitter beyond control. It's always interesting to see the tug-of-war going on in McCrazy's brain.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:20 PM

23. I had personal dealings with him...

during the 90's in my capacity as a community activist. He used to be an okay guy. He went off the deep end. Big time. Sad to see.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:20 PM

24. McCain is still pouting because Powell endorsed Obama over him in 2008...

I find McCain to be a bitter little man, given to empty rhetoric when he wants to pander and be seen as moderate, which he is not, imo.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:20 PM

25. Get Off My Lawn, Oh Baby Baby!

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #25)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:40 PM

39. And on bass, Uncle Fester!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:21 PM

26. It really is something to see 2 of the most hateful sore losers of a political race ever.

 

McCain and Palin still can't get over they were beaten by an intelligent black man. Powell endorsement is his own. I am surprised that McCain would make such a comment. Who the hell is he to tell anyone how his personal vote will effect his history. Since when does someone like McCain who spent his time in a prison camp the only person who understand war? He isn't and people should realize he isn't the only one who was in combat. Get over it republicans there are more then one hero in the military and yes some are even dems. Am sick of hearing them give McCain all the credit he really doesn't deserve.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:23 PM

27. boo fucking hoo

feckless, eh.

specifics please...oh, yeah, you don't have any.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:25 PM

28. Colin is trying to get on the right side of history

He will not make it. Not until he outs the people he worked for.

Never forget what Cheney/PNAC/Fox/other warmongers did....

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:29 PM

31. Time to put this old fart in a home.

He's a sick bitter old man.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:34 PM

34. John McCain = Donald Trump with a better hairdo.

Two cranky old has-beens desperate for attention.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:35 PM

35. Well, crap! Once again, I can see John McCain from my house. Somebody, make it stop!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:56 PM

37. and by "Obama's foreign policy", McCain is referring to "strawman Obama"

not "real Obama".

Strawman Obama is the one who went on apology tours, and doesn't understand how to be an American.

Romney reluctantly agrees with real Obama, while railing against strawman Obama.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:43 PM

41. While I applaud Colin Powell

for doing the right thing in endorsing Obama, it still does NOT absolve him for his responsibility in getting us into the War ON Iraq in the first place.

As for McCain, he's a worthless piece of shi* who's whored himself shamelessly. He just needs to shut his puckered pie hole.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:54 PM

44. mccain's still endorsing mourdock....fuck you john

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:13 PM

47. Can someone remind me again why we CARE what McNasty thinks?

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:30 PM

51. Fuck Gramps

He's a warmonger

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:39 PM

52. Just sad

I used to have some respect for McCain waaay back when.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:43 PM

53. Maybe he doesn't want his troops returning to using bayonets.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:45 PM

56. Goodness n/t

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:47 PM

57. Five plane johnny strikes again.

what a fucking waste of time thinking about that pustule.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:02 PM

58. McCain is wrong.

Republicans claim that the President has weakened the Navy, facts show that the Navy shrunk under G W Bush. I am no fan of mindless military spending, but facts are facts.





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