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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:03 PM

Colin Powell rips ReTHUGs for making it more difficult to vote

http://www.wral.com/colin-powell-rips-nc-elections-law/12806467/
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell blasted North Carolina's new elections law on Thursday, telling Gov. Pat McCrory point blank it was wrong for him to sign it.

Powell was the keynote speaker at the CEO Forum in Raleigh, and his comments came shortly after McCrory delivered the opening address to the gathering of business executives from across the state.

The sweeping law calls for voters to present photo identification at the polls, cuts the length of early voting and ends same-day registration and straight-ticket voting. It also makes changes to campaign finance and advertising regulations and sets up a separate presidential primary in February.

Powell ridiculed the notion that IDs are needed because of rampant election fraud.

"What has come out of the legislature is that fraud is widespread and undetected," he said. "How is fraud widespread if it's undetected? How can it be undetected if it's widespread?"


The moderate Republican, who worked under former President George W. Bush, said the law will ultimately hurt the GOP by pushing key groups of voters away.



"What has come out of the legislature is that fraud is widespread and undetected," he said. "How is fraud widespread if it's undetected? How can it be undetected if it's widespread?"

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Reply Colin Powell rips ReTHUGs for making it more difficult to vote (Original post)
malaise Aug 2013 OP
malaise Aug 2013 #1
livetohike Aug 2013 #2
malaise Aug 2013 #3
Peacetrain Aug 2013 #4
malaise Aug 2013 #6
PowerToThePeople Aug 2013 #5
forestpath Aug 2013 #7
malaise Aug 2013 #8
PowerToThePeople Aug 2013 #9
HereSince1628 Aug 2013 #10
SummerSnow Aug 2013 #11
leftstreet Aug 2013 #16
freshwest Aug 2013 #12
malaise Aug 2013 #14
G_j Aug 2013 #13
malaise Aug 2013 #15
Rebellious Republican Aug 2013 #17
malaise Aug 2013 #18
Rebellious Republican Aug 2013 #23
Bucky Aug 2013 #19
SunSeeker Aug 2013 #21
KG Aug 2013 #20
tclambert Aug 2013 #22
Thinkingabout Aug 2013 #24
Skittles Aug 2013 #25
WinkyDink Aug 2013 #26
Thinkingabout Aug 2013 #28
spanone Aug 2013 #27

Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:04 PM

1. Tweety is discussing this now n/t

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:05 PM

2. Now that was very well stated SOS Powell!

One doesn't need Logic 101 to figure this one out .

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Response to livetohike (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:06 PM

3. Common sense logic

Glad he did it days before the 50th anniversary of the march.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:08 PM

4. Isn't Rachael going to have her show from North Carolina tonight?

What happened to that state.. it has gone so far over the edge
Edit to add

We have been tv less for the last few days.. and someone told me that she was going to be broadcasting from there tonight..

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Response to Peacetrain (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:13 PM

6. Yes

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:11 PM

5. Colin, no matter what you do or say, you are still a war criminal. n/t

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:15 PM

7. +1000

 

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:16 PM

8. We can walk and chew gum

He's correct re voting rights and the real ReTHUG agenda.

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:17 PM

9. Or in this case, walk and murder.

He does not deserve to be place on the public stage by anyone from the left. Doing so imo just tells the world that we condone his actions.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:18 PM

10. IMO, from more than one war, and I'd say he's not a moderate

but it's still interesting to see the modern descendant of the Party of Lincoln determined to undo reconstruction and the Civil War.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:26 PM

11. I call him the man with the vial

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:58 PM

16. +1

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:52 PM

12. Emperor McCrory has no clothes. Stop hiding behind Lee Atwater slogans. We See You:



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Response to freshwest (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:57 PM

14. Rachel's program tonight is from North Carolina

Should be lively

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:56 PM

13. I hope he made McCrory squirm

he is a lying disgrace

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Response to G_j (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:58 PM

15. and then some

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 09:09 AM

17. Wonder when his buddies will speak out.....

 

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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #17)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 09:36 AM

18. Don't hold your breath

Remember CondiLIAR's folks said not one word during the height of the civil rights struggles including the deaths of those little girls.

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Response to malaise (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 09:27 AM

23. Not to worry, I know better than to do that.

 

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 09:41 AM

19. I used to work at a battered women's shelter. I understand where Powell is coming from.

He believes that, if he loves the Party with all his heart, he can change them, make them good and wholesome again, and then he can win them over once again. I love true romantics. But at some point you gotta realize their interest is in winning, not governing, and in controlling the population, not encouraging real democratic processes to flourish.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 06:39 PM

21. Yes, he desperately needs an intervention to cut loose from that abusive relationship. nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 06:23 PM

20. piss on him anyway.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:25 AM

22. "widespread and undetected?" = IMAGINARY

But if you believe strongly enough, Tinkerbell will live!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 06:47 PM

24. WTH, we finally hear a republican give a good statement and the negative crowd jumps in

With both feet flailing about without giving appreciation for the spoken words. My goodness, there seems to be Faux news bashers here.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #24)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 11:05 PM

25. he is a republican whore

he lost his credibility when he aided Dubya in pimping for senseless war

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #24)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 11:09 PM

26. EXCUSE ME? CP is a traitor who lied to Congress and who PRIOR to that, lied about My Lai.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #26)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 11:19 PM

28. Is he lying now? No, you may not like him but sometimes like now he is telling the GOP

What they need to hear. It just might losen the GOP from strangling the Democrats with voter suppression which will result in more votes for our candidates.

You can't change your childhood, you can't change last year or even last week but we can wake up tomorrow and let tomorrow be the beginning of a new world for us.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 11:11 PM

27. k&r...



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