The Political Pendulum

A little lesson on bi-partisanship from Colin Powell:

Posted on: October 19, 2008

I had admired and respected Colin Powell, before his UN appearance to push us to war in Iraq.  He has been retrieving my respect since he broke with his party in ’05 and I am happy to see that he is trying to heal this country by endorsing Barack.  Powell, more than eloquently, makes McCain’s Ayers, Joe-The-Plumber, ACORN, and other nonsene ideas, look small in comparison to the problems that we have today.

I hope that if Barack is elected that he allows Powell to recover his reputation by letting him serve in Obama’s administration.  Sec. Of The Army, perhaps?

Ayway, Powell annihalates the McCain CW in this video.

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5 Responses to "A little lesson on bi-partisanship from Colin Powell:"

No surprise. About 98% of black people will be voting for Barack Obama. Yet, ironically they are the ones who are complaining about racism.

Obama is no Bill Clinton. Clinton is a de-regualtor just like John McCain. Clinton was the one who introduced NAFTA, which McCain supports.

Obama is more of a extreme leftist. $1 trillion in new spending, more government programs and interventions, sending welfare checks to 45% of the 95% of the people in his tax plan because 45% of those people don’t even get taxed.

Politicians like Obama are such pimps. They promise to spend a trillion dollars on you, but they don’t tell you that they are using YOUR MONEY!

Obama’s Black Liberation Theology is based on Marxism for black people, the foundations of Communism. Even Bill Ayers was an extreme leftist.

Our economy is very important, McCain is better for our economy. I hope people get educated before they vote.

Tina,

I wonder why African Amricans want to vote for a candidate that best resembles them. You would thnk that cvil rights for minorities had been around since the inception of the Constitution. Truth is civil rights, equality for all men and women, are not even 50 years old here.

I don’t understand when politicians decided that voting for projects that brought jobs to ther respective states became pork. We don’t mind spending gazillions sending men and women to war, to build hostile nations’ infrastructure, but build our own and we’re all leftist commies.

I think that the uneducated folks that will vote or Obama will do so because the last eight years have been a freakin’ disaster and McCain is just more of the same. Joe-ThePlumber; that’s his pitch? Come on…you have to have more in your campaign arsenal than that. Besides, discretionary spending under the Repulicans has increased by some 30% over the last eight years. Don’t get me started on the deficit.

Fiscal responsibility and accountability are lost on Republicans ($770 billion to Wall St!!!). I think we are beter off giving Barack a shot. He can’t be any worse than what we have had.

Suddenly because Powell is endorsing obama he is not as evil as he used to be? Yet, Powell was the one encouraging the Iraq war claiming they had WMD. Anyone with intelligence knows that Powell is endorsing based on race.

98% of black people are voting for obama just because he is black. White people are split between obama, nadar, and McCain. Think about it.

The truth is this is a race campaign. The Democrats control the senate and congress and have the lowest approval rating in US history. The Democrats couldn’t even beat Bush in the elections thus why they are going after the black vote in the US, about 45 million blacks. Thus, why obama voted present over 130 times, avoided the tough issues, and never challenged his party leaders on senate to preserve his political career. Only 143 days on state senate when he decided to run for office.

The Democrats lost because the US is not a socialist/communist system. Americans fought against Nazi Germany, their socialist party, and communist USSR for decades, just to name a few.

Again, Clinton supported deregulation and introduced FTAs like NAFTA. That is why the US economy was strong during his administration. McCain also supports deregulation and fights for FTAs like NAFTA. These initiatives will help our economy. Our economy is very important, McCain is better for our economy. I hope people get educated before they vote.

US businesses create US jobs. obama wants to limit the growth of US businesses, which is limiting the growth of US jobs. If you increase tax on US businesses they will either just relocate to a lower tax country taking American jobs with them, pass the added tax cost to consumers or go bankrupt. GM and Ford can barely compete globally and obama wants to tax them more. The smaller businesses that are reliant on GM and Ford will also be greatly affected, destroying more US jobs.

The US is the land of opportunity not the land of equal outcome. Why should government take your money and give it to people who are already on welfare to spread the wealth?

What Caused Our Economic Crisis? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZVw3no2A4

Sarah,
I’m another contributor to this site and in my opinion, anyone with an ounce of intelligence can see people like yourself are the ones making this about race. Why? Because you have nothing else to offer.

Here are your key fighting points.. race, guilt by association, and the most recent Socialism… all attempts to win via voter fear. Oooooo scary! Come on!

Sarah,

I’m sorry that you are disappointed that African Americans are embracing a candidate that better resembles them, but also a candidate that comes from a party that gave them civil rights and holds more ideological symmetry than the poor alternative that would be the republican party.

Colin Powell, as many republicans feel, has said that he feels that his party is leaving him behind because of the growing sophist tone. He is right and he was right to endorse Obama. You seem upset that African Americans might have a significant role in defeating McCain/Palin in the election. Do you feel that Africna Americans have a certain ‘place’. You certainly sound like you hold this notion.

Your ‘ditto head’ talking points, plucked unoriginally from Limbaugh and Hanitty, are wrong and you know it. It just hurts for you to accept the truth that after eight years of tax cuts (even in a time of war), tax breaks, tax loopholes and shelters, deregulation and inefficient monitoring, the Republican economic experiment has failed miserably. Jobs, have not been created. Middle class incomes are falling. Education and health care costs are spiralling. 401k’s are becoming 101k’s. I could go on and on. Shrouding your anti socialist views in flimsy patriotic garb doesn’t work either. What do you think medicare is? Or Social(ist) Security? These are socialist programs.

The trickle-down-economy has failed because Congress is bought and paid for by big business. In any health democracy the Gov’t are afraid of the people. In the US it seems to be the reverse.

It’s strange how you talk about Democrats not fighting against ” socialist/communist” agendas, but “Americans” did. By the way, wanting only one political party to hold office perpetually is fascism.

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