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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 12:18 AM

 

Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Colin Powell Aide, Blasts Sununu, GOP As 'Full Of Racists'

Source: Huffington Post

Colin Powell's former chief of staff condemned the Republican Party on Friday night, telling MSNBC's Ed Schultz, "My party is full of racists."

Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson made the comment in response to Mitt Romney campaign surrogate John Sununu's suggestion on Thursday that Powell's endorsement of President Barack Obama's re-election was motivated by race. Wilkerson, who served as Powell's chief of staff when the general was secretary of state during the first George W. Bush term, told Schultz that he respected Sununu "as a Republican, as a member of my party," but did not "have any respect for the integrity of the position that [Sununu] seemed to codify."

When asked by Schultz what, if anything, the remark said about the attitudes of the Republican Party, Wilkerson said:

My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people -- not all of them, but most of them -- who are still basing their positions on race. Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, and that's despicable.


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Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/26/lawrence-wilkerson-colin-powell-sununu_n_2027721.html

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Reply Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Colin Powell Aide, Blasts Sununu, GOP As 'Full Of Racists' (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Oct 2012 OP
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #1
vennorman Oct 2012 #5
gkhouston Oct 2012 #6
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #7
lunatica Oct 2012 #14
Paladin Oct 2012 #17
jsr Oct 2012 #2
davidpdx Oct 2012 #3
olegramps Oct 2012 #11
davidpdx Oct 2012 #12
DianaForRussFeingold Oct 2012 #4
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #8
Cha Oct 2012 #9
lunatica Oct 2012 #15
Mary in S. Carolina Oct 2012 #10
lunatica Oct 2012 #16
rso Oct 2012 #13
sarcasmo Oct 2012 #18

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 12:20 AM

1. Full segment (3:32 mins) below - VIDEO




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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:23 AM

5. compassion...

...the best part is we have a President who is a man of positive power and he can look at all these ignorant people with compassion...that is why he won the Nobel Peace Prize...our POTUS and his amazing wife, our First Lady, have compassion for those who hate because these people are ignorant and just really haven't a clue we live in the 21st Century, granted it is the early years but we have a man of vision for peace and I am grateful and honored to vote for Obama/Biden2012.

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Response to vennorman (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:30 AM

6. Welcome to DU!

You sure know how to make an entrance.

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Response to vennorman (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:48 AM

7. Welcome to DU :)


I hope you enjoy it around here with us


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Response to vennorman (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 11:21 AM

14. Welcome to DU

We're happy to have you join us.

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Response to vennorman (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 12:19 PM

17. Well Said. Welcome. (nt)

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 12:21 AM

2. Racism is a requirement for GOP membership

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 12:24 AM

3. Cool

Eat shit Sununu.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 10:20 AM

11. You are asking him to eat himself?

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Response to olegramps (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 10:34 AM

12. Eat his own dung, yes

He'd probably like it too much though.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 12:58 AM

4. K&R



Here's the YouTube video: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021642752

Thank You!

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Response to DianaForRussFeingold (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:49 AM

8. Th video is embedded in Comment #1 up above :)





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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 02:30 AM

9. Thank you, Lawrence Wilkerson..never heard his name

before now but I'm so grateful he's highlighting the obvious.

These people are a disgrace to the White Race. It must suck really bad to be them.

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 11:22 AM

15. He been speaking out for years

And he always speaks the truth.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:11 AM

10. Thanks for Telling the Truth

Unfortunately this is a true statement. In the public schools (starting in elementary), we need to start teaching "critical thinking" - how to approach decision making based on "facts" not "emotions".

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Response to Mary in S. Carolina (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 11:24 AM

16. You're so right!

Unfortunately kids are taught to follow orders and to keep their mouths shut.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 11:18 AM

13. trump

The funniest comment that I saw in quite a while took place during last night's Bill Maher show, where he stated that Trump's mother had copulated with an orangutan.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 12:46 PM

18. Kick!

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