Sunday, October 19, 2008
When it came to being a Republican, Colin Powell was as consistent as who knows what. He worked for Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and then George W. Bush, all being pushed higher and higher office-wise because his skin color was looked past and his judgement and policy was considered. He became the first black Secretary of State, and liberals blasted him. He could probably have been the first black President, but he didn't run. All this, however, happened because he was in the Republican Party, and was not an affirmative action hire as he would have been in the Downercrat Party.
Now, however, after assisting in making himself into a complete fool for using the same intelligence to get us into the Iraq war that he says is now a mistake, Powell decided that when it came to skin color, it was far more important than party. So today, Powell went on Meet the Press and did the unthinkable: he endorsed Barack Obama, and not John McCain, for President.
Let's see: like McCain, he is a Vietnam veteran. Like McCain, he is a fiscal conservative. Like McCain, he believes in protecting the troops.
So, why has he endorsed Obama? Well, he has barely met the man, who has barely spent any time in Washington. He has never served with him, and the men took differing opinions on the Iraq War; Obama even calls those who supported it names. Then, what other reason would Colin Powell, allegedly a "life-long Republican" who has advanced in Republican administrations, endorse a left-wing Downercrat for President.
Well, when we see the two men, we see only one thing in common: the color of their skin.
So, we have to conclude: Colin Powell has sold out his soul and the security of his nation because he wants to see a black man in the White House.
There can be no other reason. Powell can use all the weasel words he likes, condemn McCain and his campaign all day and all night, but, in the end, no matter what he says or does, it is clear that Powell chose skin color over party; skin color over the health and security of his own nation.
Barack Obama, if elected President, will do all of the things Colin Powell worked hard to avoid, and cause all of the things to happen that Colin Powell fought against: making America weak, and pulling out of Iraq before the mission is completed.
In short, Colin Powell is now a sell-out. And he should be treated as such.