Colin Powell Attacks the GOP and Rush Limbaugh AGAIN! by Former Author | May 6, 2009 | Uncategorized | 28 comments Posted by Former Author on 6 May, 2009 at 8:32 pm. 28 comments already! [DELETED BY AUTHOR] 28 Comments Wisdom on May 6, 2009 at 9:40 pm Secretary Powell, Please, please, please join your good friend Arlen and change to a big D. At least Specter didn’t sell out any ideals. You sir, though, are just embarrassing yourself now. Reply John ryan on May 6, 2009 at 9:48 pm Well you better start listening to somebody new because the Republican PArty is going down the toilet. Reply Mike's America on May 6, 2009 at 9:52 pm @John ryan: Thanks for your advice. But once again, we won’t be listening to people who want us to lose. Do you think we are as dumb as you are? Reply SoCal Chris on May 7, 2009 at 12:39 am In my opinion, Mr. Powell is already a Democrat. So, we should listen to a guy that voted for Obama telling us we need to move more to the left. I think the tea party’s really got to these guys since they are resorting to desperate measures. This all the more strengthens and confirms to conservatives that we are on the right track (no pun intended) when we say we need to get back to the conservative template that Reagan gave us. And, ummm, did not Reagan win twice with landslide results? Yes, I think he did indeed. Do we need to purge out some Rino’s? Yes we do, and yes we will. (I will completely refrain from saying, “yes we can”! Yuck!) Do I mean that we have to literally “be” Reagan? Of course that’s not possible since we are all individuals with gifts unique to each one. But, there is inspiration and courage to be gleaned from his example, to be sure: “You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man’s age-old dream-the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path.” -Ronald Reagan I choose the “upward” path myself…any takers? Reply Old Trooper on May 7, 2009 at 3:13 am Colon Powell, another Affirmative Action buffoon. Endorsed Obama…not worthy of comment or my time spent. Reply Old Trooper on May 7, 2009 at 3:21 am John ryan 2Reply to this comment Well you better start listening to somebody new because the Republican PArty is going down the toilet. ************************************* If I flush twice can you hold your breath that long? Reply Steve on May 7, 2009 at 3:45 am “I think what Rush does as an entertainer diminishes the party and intrudes or inserts into our public life a kind of nastiness that we would be better to do without,” Powell said. General, Sir, would you be so kind as to explain away Keith Olbermann’s nastiness? Really now, you are becoming too obvious as a Surrendercrat in the war of ideas. Actually though, that might result in your being able to raise your speaking fees. Never figured you to be so susceptible to group think peer pressure. I’m glad now you never ran for President. It’s obvious you just want to be liked more than being right. Reply Sid on May 7, 2009 at 5:57 am I love how these RINO’s and democrats keep telling the party that they must move more toward the left. We tried that and lost the election. It’s time to become the conservative party that used to be for a short period of time. When we were conservative we won elections and gained control of the house. And when they attack an individual like Mrs. Palin maybe we should take notice and realize that they are scared to death of that person. A person who can rally the conservative majority, kinda like Reagan did. So Jeb, shut up. Reply FedUp on May 7, 2009 at 5:58 am We already HAVE a democrap party – why would we want another? We don’y WANT to be tarred with the same brush as Nancy, Harry, Barney, Charlie, Chuckie, Alcee, Timmy, Jack, Arlen, Boxer, Feinstein… and the list goes on. I’d rather be the party of NO instead of the party of Dough! Reply Neo on May 7, 2009 at 6:06 am As far as Arlen Specter is concerned, it’s not about driving “moderates” from the Republican Party, it’s about the secret plan to send all imbeciles to the Democratic Party. The downside of this plan is that the number of imbeciles was underestimated .. speaks volumes about the state of education. Meanwhile, Arlen Specter has shown that his “imbecile” status is well deserved. The upside for Republicans, given Specter’s treatment by the Democrats, is that it is now unlikely that any of the other “moderate” Republicans will bolt to the Democratic Party. For this I give a big “thumbs up” to the Democrats. Good Job. Reply TammyL on May 7, 2009 at 6:33 am I also think that Colin Powell should move to a party that has more of his principles rather than try to change the principles of the one that he is in. We don’t need two of the “Same”. Citizens need a clear choice. As far as the Republican party is concerned, it will come back. I think it is a good thing right now for the Republicans to just lie low for a bit and let the democrats in congress hang themselves. Sometimes that is all that is needed. When the time is right, a leader will emerge for the Republican party. Have faith. Reply OLDPUPPYMAX on May 7, 2009 at 8:56 am Are republican politicians living in DC so utterly out of touch with the party base– its views, beliefs, concerns and fears–due to the lack of honest reporting and spread of information, or are they simply liberals who, like Specter, had to become republicans in order to run for office? Clearly a large number of these RINOs have no interest whatever in advancing a conservative agenda or acting upon the advice of the conservative base. But why continue to embrace a campaign philosophy which has lead to such crushing defeat? Reach out to the left and betray the conservative heart and soul of the party…and the nation?? And that is the way to win elections??!! Are the McCains, Grahams, McConnells and the rest misinformed, foolish, interested only in themselves, unwise, mistaken….Maybe the left has “something” on each of them!! Or maybe these people are just arrogant, self-serving, power hungry thugs who accidently happen to have an “R” after their name. Reply 1903A3 on May 7, 2009 at 8:59 am Well said TammtL,just give them enough rope,they,ll hang themselves. Just like fishin. Reply MataHarley on May 7, 2009 at 10:22 am I’m just so humbled by the concern of so many at the imminent death of the GOP. Why John Ryan and ilk… didn’t know you cared so much with all your kindly warnings. In fact, one would think at each media obit, you’d be dancing in the streets. Let’s see… highest viewship cable news station? “right leaning” FOX news. Highest radio audience? That evil conservative Rush Limbaugh. Yeah, conservatism is dead in the US alright. At least in the media headlines. Obviously they are using the same ol’ adage that if you repeat a lie often enough…. well. But they are correct. The GOP needs to change… back to it’s conservative principles since we’ve already seen that Dem-lite doesn’t get the nation anywhere but in massive debt by different degrees of liberal/progressive/big spenders. And with the exit of Specter, and hopefully soon to be followed by Powell, it’s a good start. Reply trizzlor.myopenid.com on May 7, 2009 at 11:33 am Blaming John McCain for not being conservative enough and then talking about how the GOP needs to get into earmark reform and fiscal responsibility is complete ignorance. Contrary to your revisionism, McCain’s hallmark was that he was fiercely against earmarks and one of the strongest high-profile opponents of wasteful spending; his moderate bona fides were on immigration and torture, which was a problem for the people who held their nose and voted anyway. Personally, I think the country needs a vibrant and effective conservative party (and as MataHarley mentioned, the media’s on your side), but first it’s necessary to realize why the previous election was lost – not for a lack of Reaganism, but specifically because moderate minorities like Powell were being driven to the Democrats. Here is an important map to keep an eye on, and the trends are similar for Hispanics – the fastest growing voting block. It’s time to face the music, these trends are going to be nearly impossible to turn around once health-care becomes an issue. As for purges – you may not have noticed, but the Republican re-invention is being lead by McCain and all of the moderates you hated last season (w/ Sarah Palin making cameos so you don’t change the channel); the kind of purity you’re talking about is not going to be accomplished through purges but in a whole new party built from scratch. If that’s your goal, then it’s time to recognize it and start laying the foundations for a 3rd party alternative rather than being a minor anti-Democrat insurgency. The fact that you are willing to completely disregard a person who you once respected solely because he didn’t vote for your candidate says a lot about who’s driving the party. For me, Dennis Miller’s jokes didn’t stop being funny after he switched. Reply MataHarley on May 7, 2009 at 11:45 am triz, I can’t speak for anyone but myself. But my “respect” for Powell began to diminish when he decided to become political. For decades, no one has known for sure what side of the aisle Powell lived. As a dedicated military man, he really kept that low key, and was active in administrations from both sides of the aisle. It is only recently he has moved from remaining out of the political fray to jumping in with both feet. McCain is everything that Powell suggested the GOP have in representation… yet he refused to support him. Nuff said. He has picked his party for public fodder. Now INRE your comment that “the media’s on your side”…. there is viewer and radio audience numbers, and then there is sheer volume numbers. What I’m quite sure you know, and deliberately play dumb on, is that talk radio and Fox News are pretty much it for anything that can be construed as “conservative”. Compare that to the volume of lesser supported media, but having more broadband and print exposure … i.e. CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, NYTs, LATimes, WaPO, etal. There are more overt liberal/progressive media in number, but higher support for the two media that are portrayed as right leaning. So, contrary to what you say, the “media” is not on the conservative side. Rather, despite the volume of liberal media, the public still chooses to support those accused of “right wing” leanings. That means its the public that’s on the side of conservatives, not the media. Nice try… Reply Ron on May 7, 2009 at 12:04 pm Mata: You forgot other conservative media such as Wall Street journal Op-ed, The Washington Times, The New York Post just to name a few. Ron Reply MataHarley on May 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm Ron, I didn’t forget them. There are less of them in number, and less readership than NYTs, WaPo etc. Then again, all the print media is being shunned by the public of late, regardless of party. If there is anything that is “united” in this country, it’s the equal disdain of media and their shoddy research and reporting by the public of all political stripes. Mike's America on May 7, 2009 at 12:06 pm @MataHarley: I’m handing the baton to you on dealing with the Triz. My patience for dealing with fools is at a low. Reply Ron on May 7, 2009 at 12:38 pm Mata: Point taken. Thank God for the internet. Ron Reply Greg on May 7, 2009 at 1:51 pm Don’t be fooled by the media’s focus on lukewarm Republican’s claiming the party is dying. They want you to believe this fantasy based reality. It’s all part of their plan. Resist the mind meld. Reply Mike's America on May 7, 2009 at 2:17 pm @Greg: You remind me that Obama is a Jedi Master: Reply SoCal Chris on May 7, 2009 at 2:19 pm @Greg: You’re exactly right, Greg. And, then they probably think that by saying the party is going “too far Right”, that it will scare voters away trying to make average folks believe that we conservatives are on the “fringe”–in other words, trying to portray conservatives as nutcakes. This strategy will backfire, and already has to some degree. Reply SoCal Chris on May 7, 2009 at 2:26 pm @Mike’s America: Oh my gosh, Mike, that is hilarious!! Reminds me of something…hmmm…resistance is futile: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZEJ4OJTgg8 Reply Mike's America on May 7, 2009 at 3:06 pm @SoCal Chris:From your video: “you will be assimilated.” Isn’t that exactly what Powell the the other RINOS are suggesting? Someone should check Powell for wires at the back of his head. Reply Mike's America on May 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm Good one @SoCal Chris. From your video: “you will be assimilated.” Isn’t that exactly what Powell the the other RINOS are suggesting? Someone should check Powell for wires at the back of his head. Reply SoCal Chris on May 7, 2009 at 5:13 pm @Mike’s America: Indeed, Mike, it is starting to feel that way! But, at least the Borg lost out in the end, so we can hope for that same demise for the left’s strategy. Reply ditto on May 12, 2009 at 3:23 am The Jedi mind trick only works on the weak minded. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.