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Guess Who is NOT the Republican?

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The one time general and secretary of state is now a weapon of mass perfidition.
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Written by James Lagnese

October 20, 2008 at 5:45 am

Guess Who is NOT the Republican?

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The one time general and secretary of state is now a weapon of mass perfidition.
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Written by James Lagnese

October 20, 2008 at 5:45 am

Powell: Just another member of the identity politics brigade

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Former general and secretary of state Colin Powell endorsed Barack Hussein Obama today. What a shame and sham, but it is yet one more incidence of identity politics. Considering his statements about having an african-american president would be “electrifying”, one could come to come to that conclusion. two things the general doesn’t address, and one is important to note: One, While he disparages McCain for going negative on Obama, he doesn’t give the same shrift for the negatively and outrageousness done to Palin, which in some ways was much worse. Obama can get cover on this as Team Geppetto was in full force, so Obama’s fingerprints were not on it, but he is complicit. Had Obama been subjected to the same ferocious vetting the MSM did, he wouldn’t be where he is. Two, Powell may think that Obama has a better grasp of the economy than McCain, and he has a solution. I would ask Powell if it is possible that Obama is wrong in his assessment (both candidates are off the mark in their solutions) is it possible that what he may call intellectual curiosity is an elitist or facile cockiness? I think you could make the argument that McCain knows his limitations and would ask for help (Romney would be great here), whereas Obama is conceited enough he would not. Who do you trust at that point? Being a leader is more than white knuckling the bus over a cliff. I respect General Powell for his service, but he is wrong here, or at the very least facile and or a priori, but he is within his rights. I wish him well. 

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Written by James Lagnese

October 19, 2008 at 9:01 am