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Old 10-25-2012, 12:12 PM  
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Colin Powell Endorses Obama -- Again


Powell Gives Obama His Endorsement for a Second Time





12:22 p.m. | Updated Colin L. Powell, the former Republican secretary of state and retired four-star general, said on Thursday that he had decided to endorse President Obama’s bid for re-election and was concerned that Mitt Romney was “a moving target” on foreign policy.

In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” Mr. Powell said that he was “more comfortable” with the president’s views on immigration, education and foreign policy.

“I do not want to see the new Obamacare plan thrown off the table,” Mr. Powell said. “It has issues — you have to fix some things in that plan — but what I see is that 30 million fellow citizens will now be covered.”

It is an open question whether his endorsement will carry as much weight as it seemed to four years ago when he threw his support behind Mr. Obama in the final weeks of his campaign with Senator John McCain. But the president’s advisers had been waiting with anticipation of an endorsement, which Mr. Powell did not reveal until his television interview Thursday morning.

In the interview, Mr. Powell said that the nation’s unemployment rate was still too high, but he added: “I think generally we’ve come out of the dive and we’re starting to gain altitude.” He praised the president for his handling of national security.

“I also saw the president get us out of one war, start to get us out of a second war and did not get us into any new wars,” Mr. Powell said. “I think the actions he’s taken with respect to protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. And so I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on.”

On Afghanistan and other foreign policy concerns, Mr. Powell said that he did not believe Mr. Romney “has thought through these issues as thoroughly as he should have.” He added, “There are some very, very strong neo-conservative views that are presented by the governor that I have some trouble with.”

He said that he still considered himself a Republican, but in “of a more moderate mold.” He added, “That’s something of a dying breed, I’m sorry to say.”

Mr. Powell, a retired Army general who was a chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, criticized the Republican Party as failing to recognize a need for compromise. He also had sharp words for Congress, which he said had fallen down on the job in dealing with the nation’s fiscal burdens.

Four years ago, Mr. Powell announced his endorsement of Mr. Obama in an appearance on “Meet the Press” on NBC. He did not say during his interview Thursday on “CBS This Morning” whether he would campaign on Mr. Obama’s behalf.

“I voted for him in 2008,” Mr. Powell said, “and I plan to stick with him in 2012.”

Update: Mr. Obama had no advance warning of Mr. Powell’s endorsement and learned about it while waiting to address a rally in Tampa, Fla. Before taking stage, Mr. Obama called Mr. Powell to thank him. “We think it sends a strong signal about why he should be sent back for another four years to be commander in chief,” said Jen Psaki, a campaign spokeswoman.

Senator John McCain said Thursday that Mr. Powell had “harmed” his legacy by endorsing Mr. Obama a second time. Appearing on Brian Kilmeade’s radio program, Mr. McCain said “General Powell, you disappoint us and you have harmed your legacy even further by defending what is clearly the most feckless foreign policy in my lifetime.”
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:14 PM   #31
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Voting for Barack Obama doesn't mean you're a bad person.
No it means you're uneducated dumb ass and can't see a Muslim Marxist(oxymoron there I get that but Barry likes playing on both sides ) who hates America standing right in front of you who screams "Forward to Socialism".

Powell has been officially "down for the struggle" since Bush shafted him. Like some of you said he still has a lot of butt hurt.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:45 PM   #32
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No it means you're uneducated dumb ass and can't see a Muslim Marxist(oxymoron there I get that but Barry likes playing on both sides ) who hates America standing right in front of you who screams "Forward to Socialism".

Powell has been officially "down for the struggle" since Bush shafted him. Like some of you said he still has a lot of butt hurt.
Good grief, yeah i'm sure General Powell is just wringing his hands anticipating his chance to help usher in the age of American Communism, he's surely just another muslim machurian candidate plant, doing his level best to ruin the country over a political slight.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:47 PM   #33
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If you lump Powell and obama together you get almost one whole black guy.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:54 PM   #34
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No it means you're uneducated dumb ass and can't see a Muslim Marxist(oxymoron there I get that but Barry likes playing on both sides ) who hates America standing right in front of you who screams "Forward to Socialism".

Powell has been officially "down for the struggle" since Bush shafted him. Like some of you said he still has a lot of butt hurt.
Good Lord, your irrational hatred leads to the most pathetic conclusions. Colin Powell isn't an uneducated dumbass; he's one of the most accomplished military officers and civilians in recent American history. He's done more in most of his adult weekends than you've ever done or ever will do in your lifespan to help defend and promote this country's values.

I've thought about rescinding the terms of our bet after Obama wins the election a few times, but shit like this makes me think twice about it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:58 PM   #35
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Good Lord, your irrational hatred leads to the most pathetic conclusions. Colin Powell isn't an uneducated dumbass; he's one of the most accomplished military officers and civilians in recent American history. He's done in most of his adult weekends than you've ever done or ever will do in your lifespan to help defend and promote this country's values.

I've thought about rescinding the terms of our bet after Obama wins the election a few times, but shit like this makes me think twice about it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:02 PM   #36
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So says the man who claims he knows me better than I know myself ?

Quick, tell me who I'm leaning with this year in the Nov. elections, please list all the people and issues I will be voting on too.
Please link me to the time I claimed that.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:43 PM   #37
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What the heck, Powell has to vote his skin color.
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Literature is going to vote for Romney, I think. He just doesn't dislike Obama as much as you and I do.
Sort of. I'm voting for Obama (or rather, I already did), but I don't mind Romney at all. In fact, I think it will probably be fine if he wins. I prefer Obama's economic policy much more than Romney's (slightly higher taxes on higher incomes, but not yet a need to "broaden the tax base"; more financial regulation; active stimulation of economy; continue current path out of recession). I think Romney would make a fine president and a Romney president would probably be able to get a lot of things done. Nevertheless, I went with who I agreed with more in terms of economic policy and my optimism says that after the election, Republicans won't seek to destroy everything Obama so much as glances at.

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Old 10-25-2012, 05:22 PM   #39
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I also support Obamacare (I think it should be called AmeriCare) and believe helpful student loan plans (whether income based or lower interest rates) are more likely under an Obama Administration than a Romney Administration.

Those are two reasons really self-interest reasons for my support of Obama. The other reasons are wider in scope.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:39 PM   #40
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I also support Obamacare (I think it should be called AmeriCare) and believe helpful student loan plans (whether income based or lower interest rates) are more likely under an Obama Administration than a Romney Administration.

Those are two reasons really self-interest reasons for my support of Obama. The other reasons are wider in scope.
oh, no, man. You should only see a doctor or go to college if you can afford it /POS that calls himself american savior
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I also support Obamacare (I think it should be called AmeriCare) and believe helpful student loan plans (whether income based or lower interest rates) are more likely under an Obama Administration than a Romney Administration.

Those are two reasons really self-interest reasons for my support of Obama. The other reasons are wider in scope.
Americare.

Shocking...an obama voter that voted that way because he wants entitlements.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:43 PM   #42
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oh, no, man. You should only see a doctor or go to college if you can afford it /POS that calls himself american savior
You think you should be able to run up bills you can't afford to pay?
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Sort of. I'm voting for Obama (or rather, I already did), but I don't mind Romney at all. In fact, I think it will probably be fine if he wins. I prefer Obama's economic policy much more than Romney's (slightly higher taxes on higher incomes, but not yet a need to "broaden the tax base"; more financial regulation; active stimulation of economy; continue current path out of recession). I think Romney would make a fine president and a Romney president would probably be able to get a lot of things done. Nevertheless, I went with who I agreed with more in terms of economic policy and my optimism says that after the election, Republicans won't seek to destroy everything Obama so much as glances at.
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Sort of. I'm voting for Obama (or rather, I already did), but I don't mind Romney at all. In fact, I think it will probably be fine if he wins. I prefer Obama's economic policy much more than Romney's (slightly higher taxes on higher incomes, but not yet a need to "broaden the tax base"; more financial regulation; active stimulation of economy; continue current path out of recession). I think Romney would make a fine president and a Romney president would probably be able to get a lot of things done. Nevertheless, I went with who I agreed with more in terms of economic policy and my optimism says that after the election, Republicans won't seek to destroy everything Obama so much as glances at.
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