Colin Powell asks O’Reilly: Why do you only see me as an African-American?
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell chided Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday night for focusing on his ethnicity when discussing his support of President Barack Obama.
At the beginning of a lengthy interview, O’Reilly questioned why Powell, a Republican, had supported Obama in 2008 and again in 2012.
Powell said he was troubled that the Republican Party had moved so far to the right and that Obama was the best choice. But O’Reilly questioned why Powell voted for Obama when the President’s policies didn’t seem to help African-Americans. O’Reilly rattled off a list of statistics to prove life for the average African-American had not improved under Obama.
“Why are you only seeing me as an African-American, Bill?” Powell responded. “That troubles me. I’m an American.”
O’Reilly defended his question, noting that Powell had condemned Republicans for looking down on minorities. Powell, apparently trying to change the subject, said the economy had improved but not enough.
“Not for African-Americans, not for minorities” O’Reilly interrupted.
1. Nice That O'Reilly is Concerned about Economics...
for African Americans and other minorities. Too bad he shows what an out and out RW Tool and hypocrite he is by dismissing the voter ID laws as not having any effect on the ability for those same groups to cast a vote. Notice, I didn't say "right to vote." That was intentional because we haven't had SCOTUS rule that voting is a right under the constitution yet.