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Lefty Loon Colin Powell knowingly employed illegals to fix his house.

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GR_Paul

West Bloomfield, MI

#1 Sep 19, 2010
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WASHINGTON Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and that he has firsthand knowledge of that because they fix his house.

A moderate Republican (leftist), Powell urged his party on Sunday to support (reward people in this nation without lawful permission) immigration generally because those who come from abroad are, in his words, "what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward."

Powell said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they do work that needs to get done.(instead of forcing them to go back and do it the lawful way)."

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“lover”

Since: Feb 09

Dorr MI

#2 Sep 19, 2010
Colin has his head up his colon. I have no respect what so ever for that traitor.

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Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#3 Sep 19, 2010
Colin Powell, a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State (20012005), serving under President George W. Bush. He was the first African American appointed to that position.

During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (19871989), as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (19891993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War. He was the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It's hard to believe that Herr Bush would have appointed a leftist to the position of Sec'y of State.

He did two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was wounded during his first tour. After that, Powell served a White House fellowship, a highly selective and prestigious position, under President Richard Nixon from 1972 to 1973. Did that make him a leftist?

Maybe he was a leftist because his parents were immigrants from Jamaica. He is by definition an "anchor baby". That could also be the reason he understands better than many others what today's immigrants have to go through. Because I doubt you'll find him at a little Glenn Beck's get together.

Well, if he is a leftist, then I'm a little bit prouder to be called one myself.

“Time for work”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#4 Sep 19, 2010
Bob wrote:
Colin Powell, a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State (20012005), serving under President George W. Bush. He was the first African American appointed to that position.
During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (19871989), as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (19891993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War. He was the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It's hard to believe that Herr Bush would have appointed a leftist to the position of Sec'y of State.
He did two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was wounded during his first tour. After that, Powell served a White House fellowship, a highly selective and prestigious position, under President Richard Nixon from 1972 to 1973. Did that make him a leftist?
Maybe he was a leftist because his parents were immigrants from Jamaica. He is by definition an "anchor baby". That could also be the reason he understands better than many others what today's immigrants have to go through. Because I doubt you'll find him at a little Glenn Beck's get together.
Well, if he is a leftist, then I'm a little bit prouder to be called one myself.
You are correct in that he had a most excellent military career. For that, I am grateful to him for his service to our country. But, that said, his political ideas are clearly suspect. Please don't confuse his success in one area to be indicative of another.
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#5 Sep 19, 2010
Half Days wrote:
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You are correct in that he had a most excellent military career. For that, I am grateful to him for his service to our country. But, that said, his political ideas are clearly suspect. Please don't confuse his success in one area to be indicative of another.
And yet, he worked for two republican administrations. Under Bush, he was the Sec'y of State. The face and voice of this country to every other country in the world.

Are you seriously trying to say that Bush felt his presidency was best served by some radical commie type libtard leading his foreign policy during not one, but two wars? Or are you going to say that Bush wasn't as smart as all of you have been saying all this time?

I'm sorry, but the only thing that is suspect here is the mind set of the teabagging crowd who think that anyone who doesn't follow their way out of the mainstream thought process should be thrown under the first bus they see.

Or maybe it just has something to do with the fact that he happens to resemble the current president in a way that none of you do.

Either way, I'm sure Colin Powell is doing handstands, celebrating the fact that he isn't one of you!
gr_independent

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Sep 19, 2010
Half Days wrote:
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You are correct in that he had a most excellent military career. For that, I am grateful to him for his service to our country. But, that said, his political ideas are clearly suspect. Please don't confuse his success in one area to be indicative of another.
That is a very good point! Excellence in one area does not necessarily indicate excellence in any other area. For instance: Many of the wingnuts on these boards are, I am sure, quite skilled at maneuvering their Hoverounds through the ham aisle at the local Wal-Mart, but that doesn't mean that they understand politics.
So What

United States

#7 Sep 19, 2010
Bob wrote:
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And yet, he worked for two republican administrations. Under Bush, he was the Sec'y of State. The face and voice of this country to every other country in the world.
Are you seriously trying to say that Bush felt his presidency was best served by some radical commie type libtard leading his foreign policy during not one, but two wars? Or are you going to say that Bush wasn't as smart as all of you have been saying all this time?
I'm sorry, but the only thing that is suspect here is the mind set of the teabagging crowd who think that anyone who doesn't follow their way out of the mainstream thought process should be thrown under the first bus they see.
Or maybe it just has something to do with the fact that he happens to resemble the current president in a way that none of you do.
Either way, I'm sure Colin Powell is doing handstands, celebrating the fact that he isn't one of you!
Well Baghdad Bob you are snookering yourself. Falling prey to your own misinformation.

Yes he was in the military and served with distinction, is this why you think he's a moderate republican? Yes he has a little "r" behind his name as he is self identified. Yes he served in republican administration, what did you think, he just quit or turn down an job?

On the other hand he is pro-abortion, pro-affirmative action and pro-gun control; not exactly CONSERVATIVE republican traits. This must be why you label him a moderate. I call it a RINO. but feel free to call it as you want Baghdad Bob, you will anyway.
say what

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Sep 19, 2010
gr_independent wrote:
Many of the wingnuts on these boards are, I am sure, quite skilled at maneuvering their Hoverounds through the ham aisle at the local Wal-Mart,
And I'm sure quite a few of the looney left are very adept at assaulting people in wheelchairs.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#9 Sep 19, 2010
Bob wrote:
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And yet, he worked for two republican administrations. Under Bush, he was the Sec'y of State. The face and voice of this country to every other country in the world.
Are you seriously trying to say that Bush felt his presidency was best served by some radical commie type libtard leading his foreign policy during not one, but two wars? Or are you going to say that Bush wasn't as smart as all of you have been saying all this time?
I'm sorry, but the only thing that is suspect here is the mind set of the teabagging crowd who think that anyone who doesn't follow their way out of the mainstream thought process should be thrown under the first bus they see.
Or maybe it just has something to do with the fact that he happens to resemble the current president in a way that none of you do.
Either way, I'm sure Colin Powell is doing handstands, celebrating the fact that he isn't one of you!
Powell did the unthinkable. In 2008 a black republican, Powell, criticized the GOP for becoming too narrow instead of being a good boy and falling in line to defend the GOP failure.
In about 2 seconds the wacko wing of the republicans rebranded Powell from a military hero into an anti-American commie traitor.
Who in the hell did this black man think he was criticizing the party of white christian heterosexuals, anyway?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#10 Sep 19, 2010
Powell was fine until he got near Bush and Cheney. They could corrupt the devil.
John Kerry

West Olive, MI

#11 Sep 20, 2010
Bob wrote:
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And yet, he worked for two republican administrations. Under Bush, he was the Sec'y of State. The face and voice of this country to every other country in the world.
..and isn't it the likes of you who keep blaming bush for everything that is wrong in this country?...are you now saying the man accually did something right? wow!! how does that taste. seriously, we all know that the CJCOS as well as the SOS do the
Presidenat's bidding and represent the President, not there own personnal agenda. When Powell was out of office he was free to be and express who he was, and what he thought. Powell did not change, only the fact that he no longer had to answer to the President did.
Sandy

United States

#12 Sep 20, 2010
John Kerry wrote:
<quoted text>..and isn't it the likes of you who keep blaming bush for everything that is wrong in this country?...are you now saying the man accually did something right? wow!! how does that taste. seriously, we all know that the CJCOS as well as the SOS do the
Presidenat's bidding and represent the President, not there own personnal agenda. When Powell was out of office he was free to be and express who he was, and what he thought. Powell did not change, only the fact that he no longer had to answer to the President did.
Now, John, don't confuse them with facts. When Mr. Powell left office, he left because he could no longer hide his RINO tendencies. The fact the he admits he has illegals doing work "around his house" tells us that he is another of the elitists that thinks he is above the law. He should be prosecuted as heavily as any other employer that employs illegals. That is what the leftists are screaming about, isn't it? Oh wait, that would only apply if he was truly someone on the Right doing the employing! My bad.
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#13 Sep 20, 2010
John Kerry wrote:
<quoted text>..and isn't it the likes of you who keep blaming bush for everything that is wrong in this country?...are you now saying the man accually did something right? wow!! how does that taste. seriously, we all know that the CJCOS as well as the SOS do the
Presidenat's bidding and represent the President, not there own personnal agenda. When Powell was out of office he was free to be and express who he was, and what he thought. Powell did not change, only the fact that he no longer had to answer to the President did.
Bushie didn't do anything right, and as far as I can tell, Bush I's biggest mistake wasn't pulling out in time. I find it funny though, that the teabaggers call themselves a broad based group of people. The truth is that they are an extremely small wildly right-wing lunatic fringe. This is just more proof.

Colin Powell was good enough to be appointed as the first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which was Bush I. And then the lesser Bush appoints him as the Sec'y of State. THOSE ARE THE FACTS!

There were a number of things that Powell did while he was Sec'y of State that I didn't care for. But like I said, I also find it funny that you guys are the ones who are throwing him under the bus. It speaks volumes about what you must think of the Bush family. After all, they were the ones that allowed this supposed "leftist" gain positions of authority.

“Where I came from”

Since: Jan 09

the universe

#14 Sep 20, 2010
Colin Powell was a mistake from the start he should have never been appointed to anything. Yes he may have done some great things, yes a good soldier, but a lousy politician. When he tried to run for president he showed his true colors. And the more he speaks the more he sounds like a jerk.
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#15 Sep 20, 2010
Shoeless Eluder wrote:
Colin Powell was a mistake from the start he should have never been appointed to anything. Yes he may have done some great things, yes a good soldier, but a lousy politician. When he tried to run for president he showed his true colors. And the more he speaks the more he sounds like a jerk.
As compared to the former beauty queen/half-term governor?

BTW, thanks for posting around the fact that the Bush family was actually at fault for something. That's the first step.

“Where I came from”

Since: Jan 09

the universe

#16 Sep 20, 2010
Bob wrote:
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As compared to the former beauty queen/half-term governor?
BTW, thanks for posting around the fact that the Bush family was actually at fault for something. That's the first step.
Maybe you are finally understanding not all conservatives are right wing wackos, Powell was a mistake. Funny though I have never hired an illegal alien to do work around my property. Of course unlike Mister Powell my property is pretty small, no estate or compound, just a house on a lot, if I need a new roof the guys doing the work don't have to be white, but they better know how to speak English fluently or they don't work on my house. And the grass well it takes me about twenty minutes. Most real conservatives do their own work though, we mostly don't need to hire anybody to do anything, we do it ourselves.

Since: Sep 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#17 Sep 20, 2010
Wow this discussion exposes exactly what is wrong with the current GOP and their bastard child the Tea Party. They are so intolerant of any dissent that a decorated war hero, long time GOP hero is branded a RINO, commie, libtard etc. for not following the party line. Do you want his Purple Heart and other medals back too, I am not sure he was wounded sufficiently enough according to the new John Kerry standards.

This man is also the author of the Powell Doctrine, a plan for military action that Bush the Older and Wiser followed in the first Iraq War. Following that plan we had a quick victory, minimal casualties and got the hell out. Bush the Younger and Dumber rejected that plan and lies us into a quagmire we are still struggling with over 7 years later.

This is why you Teabaggers have zero credibility, you attack a hero like this call him names, look under every rock for a blemish, just because he rejected your devotion to continuing the policies of Bush/Cheney. You have in less than 2 years forget what a disaster the Bush/Cheney years were on every front, domestic and abroad. Most importantly many of you how don't have a pocket to pee in dedicate yourself to the promotion of policies that are detrimental to your own well being because you blindly follow the preachings of the hate mongers like Armey, Gingrich, Palin etc.

The Walberg/Schauer race is a typcial example. The Teabaggers, Moral Majority types and other right wing loons will come out and support Walberg because he is a right wing wacko even though he is a whore for the giant special interests who want to continue the Bush/Cheney rip off and does nothing for them except agree with them on RTL, homophobia, racism and other Teabagger favorite issues.
St Stephen

Milwaukee, WI

#18 Sep 20, 2010
Living Large2 wrote:
Colin has his head up his colon. I have no respect what so ever for that traitor.
It's funny that conservatives see "their" service men and women as heroes but those who have served and don't fall in line with their way of thinking are traitors, a disgrace to the uniform and undeserving of their respect or any awards or decorations they may have gotten.

Boo-F'ing-Hoo! So Colin doesn't fit within the boundries of what you or someone else think a republican ought to be. Maybe because he is a military man and not a politician.

Newsflash: not every man and woman in uniform are neo-cons, no matter what you believe or want to believe.

I guarantee you one thing, he doesn't give two shits what you or that little man Paul think of him.

Since: Sep 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#19 Sep 20, 2010
Shoeless Eluder wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you are finally understanding not all conservatives are right wing wackos, Powell was a mistake. Funny though I have never hired an illegal alien to do work around my property. Of course unlike Mister Powell my property is pretty small, no estate or compound, just a house on a lot, if I need a new roof the guys doing the work don't have to be white, but they better know how to speak English fluently or they don't work on my house. And the grass well it takes me about twenty minutes. Most real conservatives do their own work though, we mostly don't need to hire anybody to do anything, we do it ourselves.
Give me a fing break, where did you get this BS. Anyone that supports this attack on Colin Powell, a true hero, like John McCain, and unlike chicken hawks like Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Scooter, Addington and the rest of that horrid war criminal crowd, is a right wing wacko. The so called conservatives we are concerned about are not mowing their own lawn.
St Stephen

Milwaukee, WI

#20 Sep 20, 2010
Shoeless Eluder wrote:
<quoted text>Most real conservatives do their own work though, we mostly don't need to hire anybody to do anything, we do it ourselves.
So you are saying Powell shouldn't be rewarded for his service like other 4-star generals? I think a 4 star general's retirement pay is well over $100,000 plus the books he's written and speeches given? Give me a F'ing break! He's a bad guy now because he doesn't mow his own lawn?! I wonder if your heroes GW Bush and Sarah Palin's snowmobile racing husband mow their own lawns?

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