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Colin Powell questions the legitimacy of Zimmerman verdict

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell (R) questioned the legitimacy — and relevance — of the jury verdict in the Trayvon Martin case on CBS’s Face the Nation yesterday. The first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff began by saying that he found the verdict in the trial…

Colin Powell: Voting restrictions ‘are going to backfire’ on Republicans

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday warned fellow Republicans that voting restrictions designed to reduce the turnout of minorities, young people and seniors were “going to backfire” on the party. Powell told CBS host Bob Schieffer that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn part of the Voting Rights…

Colin Powell to North Carolina Governor: ‘There is no voter fraud’

Speaking at the CEO Forum in Raleigh, North Carolina to an audience that included Governor Pat McCrory (R), former Secretary of State Colin Powell attacked the restrictive voting law the governor signed into law on August 12. The new law requires photo identification at the polls, limits the number of…

Colin Powell asks O’Reilly: Why do you only see me as an African-American?

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell chided Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday night for focusing on his ethnicity when discussing his support of President Barack Obama. At the beginning of a lengthy interview, O’Reilly questioned why Powell, a Republican, had supported Obama in 2008 and again in 2012.…

Colin Powell smacks down the wingnut faction of the GOP

It wasn’t just his reassessment of DADT that has Colin Powell on a roll. He blasted the politics of the McCain Mobs in his endorsement of Barack Obama, and now he’s taking a torch to the GOP for its inability to see its enthusiastic bigot appeal is limited. He said…

The Black Hive Mind

I’m not even sure how to take Kathryn Lopez’s suggestion that we can interpret Colin Powell’s endorsement as race-based because Essence and Vibe endorsed Obama. On the one hand, the inherent racial assumptions are awesome. Because magazines written by black people say something, we can assume all black people are…

General Funk And His Bass Beat Army

Rush Limbaugh says that Colin Powell only endorsed Obama because of race. A prominent Maine Republican calls Powell’s Obama endorsement racist. Michelle Malkin says it’s not because of his race, it’s just because of al the black-ass liberalism they share. Can I point out that Powell spent several years of…

The least surprising reactions in the world pile up

Michelle Malkin put up that picture to discredit Colin Powell. Her caption is “Gravitas”. Perhaps she would feel he’s more dignified if he issued his endorsement while dressed as a cheerleader. I have yet to see a conservative grappling with this that avoids the temptation to race bait. Malkin comes…

Fox gets jiggy with Colin Powell

It doesn’t stop, huh? As Jesus’ General says, “The Confederacy lives on at Fox News.” Here’s a screen cap of its web site: And in similar news as Jesse mentioned, unregistered-to-vote Joe the Plumber compared Barack Obama to…Sammy Davis, Jr (no lie, it’s about 3:00 into this CBS interview w/Katie…

What You Missed While John McCain Was Busy Losing

Colin Powell apparent sent up some magic signal through hip-hop dancing that he’s going to endorse the black guy. Cell phone companies gave John McCain free cell towers. Just wait until he tries to cancel the contract early, though. It’s how they get you. I also think I figured out…

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