What Fresh Hell Is This?

September 19, 2010

Finally! A SANE Republican!!

Via Huffingtonpost, it's Colin Powell:
I would just tell my fellow Americans: think carefully about what was just said, think carefully about some of the stuff that is coming across the blogs and the airwaves. Let's make a couple points: One, the president was born in the United States of America. Let's get rid of that one, let's get rid of the birther thing. Let's attack him on policy and not nonsense. Next, he is a Christian. He is not a Muslim. Twenty percent of the people see he is a Muslim, 80 percent apparently do not believe he is a Muslim.
And even that's low. David Gregory has to correct him and say it's actually 30 percent. He goes onto to spank Newt Gingrich and Dinesh D'souza:
But I bet you a dollar if the unemployment rate was not 9.5 percent but it was down to four percent then you would find only five percent think he is a Muslim. So they are attacking the president on this line. But he is not a Muslim. He is a Christian, and I think we have to be careful when we take things like Dinesh D'souza's book, which is the source for all this, and suggest that somehow the president of the United States is channeling his dead father through some Kenyan spirits. This doesn't make any sense. Mr. Gingrich does these things from time to time, with a big bold statement. He did it with [Sonia] Sotomayor, she's a reverse racist; he did it with Elana Kagan, she ought to be taken off the nomination for Supreme Court justice; and he does it occasionally to make news and also to stir up dust.
Huffingtonpost ends with this:
Powell, it should be noted, has made appeals to sober-minded Republicanism before, also on "Meet the Press." And his pleas were met with calls from some of the GOP's more senior members to, essentially, leave the party. So while his rebuke of Gingrich may be newsworthy, the reaction to it could produce some telling remarks as well.
We'll see.


Conservative Mountaineer said...

Lame. Powell has been discredited and (now) shunned by Conservatives and most Republicans.. Powell voted for skin color, not ideology or ideals. Powell was a b***-kisser in the Armed Forces and kissed Obama's b*** with his endorsement. This is a non-story.. except for the netroots, liberal bloggers and their conduits of misinformation, a/k/a ABCNBCCBAMSNCCNN et al.

Dayvoe said...


Ol' Froth said...

CM, reading the script provided to him by his puppet masters. The dude has not one original thought in his head.

How does it feel to be manipulated by the Koch Brothers CM?

EdHeath said...

CM, so the conservative ideology test is more important than 35 years of military service?

Dayvoe said...


You already know the answer to that, don't you?

Anonymous said...

It absolutely blows my mind how easily conservatives trash someone's military record as soon as they are even remotely critical of conservative ideology, even if it's someone who was a loyal Republican for years.

Finalblink said...

I wouldn't say Powell is a sane Republican so much as he's a sane level headed person.
He's not looking at the issue of Obama's religion through the eyes of partisanship he's taking the rational approach.
And to be perfectly honest, SO WHAT if Obama were a Muslime? What difference does it make to his character and ability to fulfill his job as president?

-Javs (www.ourdaftworld.blogspot.com)

Finalblink said...

I apologize for that typo.