View Full Version : BRAVO! COLIN POWELL OFFICIALLY BACKS PRESIDENT
Gayle in MD
10-25-2012, 08:02 AM
AND there is so much good news this morning.
New Home sales up more than in the last two and a half years!
Eighty Top CEO's in the country literally exposing the folly of the Repiglican Presidential contender AND the Repiglican Party's absurd policies of refusing to raise taxes.
Five top manufacturing corporations claiming higher profits than expected!
Obama thirty points ahead of Romney in Ohio already in early voting, and in most polls, showing a two to three point advantage in most of the other battleground states, EVEN North Carolina, AND Idaho.
One can only hope that the Repiglican Talliban continues to spread their praise of and accomodating protection of rapists, and continue their attacks on women's rights, and more, more, more of Ryan please, telling crowds of people that the best thing for the poor, is to help them less!
Obama will win because Romney has no chance to win enough of the battleground states to make up for losing Ohio.
Romney is going down!
There is no electoral path for you Mitsey twit.
10-25-2012, 08:39 AM
Some generals are so used to kissing ass to get their commission that it simply becomes automatic. Obviously Powell sold his sole long ago as an 'affirmative action' beneficiary that he gave up thinking for himself.
Gayle in MD
10-25-2012, 08:46 AM
Powell has retired from the Military, twit!
Gayle in MD
10-25-2012, 09:38 AM
"Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term Thursday."
"You know, I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012, and I'll be voting for he and Vice President Joe Biden next month," he said on CBS' "This Morning."
Asked whether it was an endorsement, he said, "Yes."
Powell praised the president's handling of the economy and ending of the Iraq War.
"I think we ought to keep on the track we are on," he said.
Powell said he had the "utmost respect" for Mitt Romney but criticized his tax plan.
He said Romney's foreign policy was a "moving target." "One day he has a certain strong view about staying in Afghanistan, but then on Monday night he agrees with the withdrawal. Same thing in Iraq. On every issue that was discussed on Monday night, Gov. Romney agreed with the president with some nuances. But this is quite a different set of foreign policy views than he had earlier in the campaign."
Powell, a Republican who served in President George W. Bush's first term, backed Obama in 2008. He was frequently mentioned as a potential Republican challenger against Bill Clinton in 1996, but decided against it.
10-25-2012, 09:50 AM
The Republicans have taken tolerance to the extreme, rather like the Democrats have taken intolerance to the extreme.
Gayle in MD
10-25-2012, 09:54 AM
You have that backwards, as usual. Repiglicans can't even tolerate doing what they were sent to Washington D.C. to do in the first place, FIND COMMON GROUND AND COMPROMISE!
Obama 253/Romney191 electoral votes, this morning in the Huffpo averaged polling data.
BTW MS. Huffington is a Repiglican.
10-25-2012, 10:48 AM
You are under the mistaken assumption that finding common ground and compromising will contribute anything to solving our problems. Neither politicians and anyone else are capable to planning our lives for us. They can only make the problems worse.
The problems we now have reflect such compromising and we are only digging ourselves deeper in the hole. Let's just let people solve their own problems and let freedom ring.
Gayle in MD
10-25-2012, 10:54 AM
Your opinions make me laugh.
They are always so completely at odds with your own stated principles.
Bubble air getting too close for ya?
Freedom is surely the one thing you should never write about.
10-25-2012, 04:15 PM
<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Colin Powell Rips Mitt Romney’s Foreign Policy while Endorsing Obama</span>
By: Jason EasleyOctober 25th, 2012
While endorsing President Obama today, Gen. Colin Powell ripped Mitt Romney’s ‘moving target’ foreign policy.
Here is the video: http://youtu.be/EBzCvfw54bM
POWELL: I signed on for a long patrol with President Obama and I don’t think this is the time to make such a sudden change. And not only am I not comfortable with what Governor Romney is proposing for his economic plan, I have concerns about his views on foreign policy. The Governor, who was speaking on Monday night at the debate, was saying things that were quite different from what he said earlier. So I’m not quite sure which Governor Romney we would be getting with respect to foreign policy.
O’DONNELL: What concerns do you have about Governor Romney’s foreign policy?
POWELL: Well, it’s hard to fix it. I mean, it’s a moving target. One day he has a certain strong view about staying in Afghanistan, but then on Monday night he agrees with the withdrawal. Same thing in Iraq. On almost every issue that was discussed on Monday night, Governor Romney agreed with the President with some nuances. But this is quite a different set of foreign policy views than he had earlier in the campaign. And my concern, which I’ve expressed previously in a public way, is that sometimes I don’t sense that he has thought through these issues as thoroughly as he should have, and he gets advice from his campaign staff that he then has to adjust to modify as he goes along.
ROSE: Are you concerned about the people that are advising Governor Romney?
POWELL: I think there’s some very, very strong neo-conservative views that are presented by the Governor that I have some trouble with. There are other issues as well, not just the economy and foreign policy. I’m more comfortable with President Obama and his administration when it comes to issues like what are we going to do about climate, what are we going to do about immigration? What are we going to do about education? Lots of things like that. I do not want to see the new Obamacare plan thrown off the table. It has issues, you have to fix some things in that plan. But what I see when I look at that plan is 30 million of our fellow citizens will now be covered by insurance. And I think that’s good. We’re one of the few nations in the world, with our size, population and wealth, that does not have universal health care.
Republicans had been quietly hoping for much of the year that Powell would endorse Mitt Romney, but once John Bolton and the Bush neo-con crew took over Romney’s foreign policy, there was absolutely zero chance of that happening. Since Powell was Secretary of State under George W. Bush, his 2008 endorsement was embraced by Obama supporters, but met with skepticism by some parts of the left who can never forgive him for his role in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq.
In 2012, it is more obvious that Gen. Powell has some serious disagreements with the neo-con vision of foreign policy that is personified by Mitt Romney. Hopefully, Colin Powell’s endorsement will prompt some Americans to see past Romney’s foreign policy me too snow job at the third debate, and think about what a potential Romney presidency would mean in terms of foreign policy.
Domestic policy dominated the 2000 election too, but it was George W. Bush’s foreign policy that led the country into two wars that we are still trying to fully extract ourselves from.
The reason why Mitt Romney changed his position on preemptive war in the third debate is because he knows that war is unpopular with the American people. Colin Powell lived the nightmare of dealing with a president who didn’t think things through on foreign policy up close and personally.
<span style="color: #990000">Gen. Powell is warning the country what a Romney presidency will bring. Unless Americans want more war, they had better listen.</span>
10-25-2012, 04:31 PM
Iz gridlock inevitable?????????
10-25-2012, 06:26 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The Republicans have taken tolerance to the extreme, rather like the Democrats have taken intolerance to the extreme. </div></div>
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<span style="color: #000099">Tell me again about this "extreme tolerance" thing. </span></span>
You have a point ... might I suggest a STETSON?
10-26-2012, 01:05 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You have a point ... might I suggest a STETSON? </div></div>
You don't have a point.....might i suggest a clue? St.
Thnk, but I have plenty ... you cn have the net one. Lord knows you need it.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thnk, but I have plenty ... </div></div>
..but just like Mittens tax returns, they are secret.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 17pt'>Thnk</span>, but I have plenty ... you<span style='font-size: 20pt'> cn</span> have the <span style='font-size: 20pt'>net</span> one. Lord knows you need it. </div></div>
LMAO......one too many?
10-27-2012, 02:03 AM
LWW shines with one thousand points of ignorance. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif
10-27-2012, 02:39 AM
BTW, how's that whole banning those you don't like campaign going for you? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif
10-27-2012, 05:18 AM
You unknowingly make my point. The essence of 'tolerance' is allow for the existence of something even though you disagree, sometimes vehemently. The Republicans tolerate the lefties even among their ranks.
He's just butt sore after several banishments for trolling.
Gayle in MD
10-27-2012, 06:24 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You unknowingly make my point. The essence of 'tolerance' is allow for the existence of something even though you disagree, sometimes vehemently. The Republicans tolerate the lefties even among their ranks. </div></div>
Is that what inspires you to infringe upon Women exercising their constitutional right to abortion, by seeking to intimidate them outside of abortion clinics?
The country knows, even if you twist the truth, that Repiglicans are the radical religious, wannabe dictators in this society, so ignorant that even Science is denied. The Constitution twisted. Reality banned. The past, reworked to their liking.
They are without conscience!
10-27-2012, 04:10 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">He's just butt sore after several banishments for trolling. </div></div>
LOL! Keep stewing in your own juices, twit.
Gayle in MD
11-01-2012, 04:01 PM
More Obama Endorsements today!
We need to celebrate! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif
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