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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:10 PM

The right’s Colin Powell freakout

The right’s Colin Powell freakout

A FreedomWorks lady kicks him out of his own party after he criticizes Republicans' "dark vein of intolerance"

BY JOAN WALSH

The folks at FreedomWorks, last seen in the media being marched out of their own offices by an armed guard, only to march back in after a plutocrat benefactor paid an $8 million ransom to Dick Armey, found a black Republican to kick Gen. Colin Powell out of his own party Tuesday.

Happy birthday, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.!

Stacy Washington doesn’t seem to have brought along an armed guard to help her escort Powell out of his party. But apparently motivated by his majestic denunciation of his party’s four-year freakout over President Obama on “Meet the Press” last Sunday, Washington intoned on the front page of the FreedomWorks site Tuesday: “It’s with considerable dismay that I pronounce him to be, well — no longer a Republican!” Why? He “holds far too many positions that place him squarely in the Democratic Party’s base to seriously be considered a Republican.”

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The usual suspects on the right went nuts. Fox’s “The Five” called Powell “unhinged.” Laura Ingraham called him a “weapon of mass destruction,” and Fox’s Megyn Kelly remarked “Whoa, with friends like that in the Republican Party, who needs enemies?” But at least Kelly let him stay in his own party; FreedomWorks’ Washington won’t allow it. His ultimate sin: “castigating the party using the very tired but effective cudgel of race. Tossing the race card is the purview of liberals,” she says, so that makes Powell a liberal.

-snip-At this point, the Republican Party doesn’t deserve someone like Powell. It’s pathetic how alone he is in calling out his friends on either their racism, or their tolerance for it. I’ve written many times: Birtherism wouldn’t have become a potent force if people like John Boehner or Mitt Romney had spoken out against it. Instead Boehner insisted it wasn’t his job to tell people what to think, and Romney made jokes about nobody needing to see his birth certificate, while embracing the carnival barker Donald Trump.

But Powell has spent his life as a Republican and he’s entitled to remain one, to fight for the soul of his party from inside of it. None of the grifters or poseurs at FreedomWorks is entitled to read Powell out of it

http://www.salon.com/2013/01/16/the_rights_colin_powell_freakout/

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russspeakeasy Jan 2013 #1
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #2
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 #3
stultusporcos Jan 2013 #4
annabanana Jan 2013 #5
Sunlei Jan 2013 #6
Filibuster Harry Jan 2013 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:12 PM

1. I'm back to respecting this guy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:37 AM

3. More republicans that can not follow the GOP's directionless ship

should register as an independent. That would send a message to the GOP leadership.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:13 AM

4. The Powell melt down on FR was hilarious and so predictable…

 

The Powell melt down on FR was hilarious and so predictable…did you know Powell was really a liberal on a mission to destroy the GOP from within along with all the other RINOs?

Me...... he destroyed any and all creditability on most things after his embarrassing UN speech on Iraq. He has a lot of things to come clean on for things he did for the government perhaps he finally had his come to jesus moment so to speak.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:06 AM

5. "the Republican Party doesn’t deserve someone like Powell"

Well I have no problem with THAT sentiment.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:08 AM

6. The nutters stole the name, why don't they use their real name the JBS ?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:01 AM

7. I think the name Freedomworks is unjust for that group. Anti-Freedomworks is more fitting.

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