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THE COLIN POWELL ENDORSEMENT OF BARACK OBAMA

October 20, 2008
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  1. East Side Mob Gang permalink
    October 20, 2008 4:00 am

    THATS WASSUP!!! NEW FOUND RESPECT FOR POWELL!!!!

  2. Howard permalink
    October 20, 2008 3:33 pm

    Powell’s endorsement of Obama does not verify Obama’s judgement, but rather brings Powell’s judgement into question. Powell says that Obama is ready to lead … WHY? … Regardless of Powell’s last minute endorsement, Obama is still the most liberal senator in congress … who accomplished nothing in his meager 3 years in office, except voting present 160 times, and campaigning for President, as well as associating with anti-American racists and domestic terrorists … giving good speeches … and, taking America down the road to socialism. I used to respect Colin Powell … but, now that’s history!!!

  3. October 20, 2008 6:45 pm

    What’s good, Illseed?

    I stay off politics here and on YFWB for the most part, although I’m a very political cat. I’m going to make this comment here and only here. No direspect to you, Obama or his supporters, but I find it hypocritical to say the least that everyone is putting their hands up in support of this weekend’s endorsement of Sen Obama by Colin Powell.

    How can someone go off against the war in Iraq and then turn around and celebrate a co-sign from the very same person who sold the war in the first place? Everyone is all “Wow, I love Colin Powell, I got respect for him!” right now. Why? Because he’s now endorsing your guy? Did you have respect for his 2 days ago? 2 months ago? 2 years ago?

    I have always respected Gen Powell as a moderate nd thoughtful voice in the GOP. But that’s me. People who lost their minds over Iraq, Bush 2.0 and the GOP can’t now turn around and say that a Colin Powell endorsement is now “welcome.”

    Sure, he got dumped by the Bush administration and can be viewed as a tragic figure. But to now act like you’re down with Powell because he’s voting the right way is disingenuous at best. As Jim Jones (of all people) said “Have some integrity.”

    Ok, I feel better now.

  4. October 20, 2008 9:00 pm

    u might be a bit confused. Powell quit when he saw the corruption
    They made a fool of him when he went before the UN with faulty intelligence
    He said it was ” the most embarrassing day of his life.”
    colin quit the administration….He was supposed to be president. now, he’s gonna help get the next president. bush and them were dirty ballin to the core. cite your sources tha say he was BOOTED out? Bush needed him.

  5. October 20, 2008 9:01 pm

    u might be confused with rumsfeld or something. George Bush Sr. Asked colin powell not to run against his son..and to wait til after “W” finished, then he could run… but after stuff went south with the war, powell broke out because his reputation was taking a beating from being down with them

  6. October 20, 2008 10:36 pm

    Hey Illseed:

    I’m not confused. I’m not surprised at Powell’s eventual decision to endorse Sen Obama. Maybe it was a little getback for the slights you mentioned, maybe it was out of sincere admiration. One thing is for sure, it was a long time coming – Matt Drudge had it on his website back in August. Oh, and he only quit after he was completely marginalized by Cheney, Bush and Rumsfeld. I don’t recall any charges of “corruption.” But you’re right – his rep did take a beating.

    My point is this: did you (or anyone hailing Powell today or yesterday) feel the same way before the announcement? I would suspect for most people in the hip-hop blogosphere, the answer is no.

    I’m just saying that its funny watching all the hypocrisy and other fuckery now that the election is in the home stretch and things are going into hyperpartisan mode.

    If you thought Colin Powell was a sellout/bad/shameful/evil/stupid three days ago (which I didn’t and still don’t) endorsing Obama shouldn’t change that. If you are being consistent, one would view Powell’s endorsement – as the main spokesperson for the Iraq war – as a “poisoned chalice.”

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