Colin Powell Endorses Obama

Colin Powell Endorses Obama

There are 872 comments on the know4life.blogspot.com story from Oct 19, 2008, titled Colin Powell Endorses Obama. In it, know4life.blogspot.com reports that:

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday that he will be voting for Sen.Barack Obama.

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RDT

Poolesville, MD

#947 Nov 9, 2008
Savant wrote:
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Unfortunately, it is evidence for white racism that is overwhelming, and proven by much research as well as anecdotal evidence.
But there is a contention between progressive white America and a racist and largely right wing white America. The former(for the most part)voted for Obama. That latter (for the most part) voted for McCain.
As for Obama being a socialist, that's a rumor that should be put to rest. It's way past bedtime.
I wish Obama was a democratic socialist. Not a Stalinist, of course. But movements toward democratic socialism has been very beneficial in a number of other western democracies, andlargely accounts for why their citizens are better educated, healthy, informed and interested in public affairs, etc.
Obama is not a socialist, but he is the best that was offered in this election.
Western democracies have been quickly disassembling the largely socialist welfare states created since WWII for the last decade.
RDT

Poolesville, MD

#948 Nov 9, 2008
Savant wrote:
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I've heard Barack Obama say on television this summer "I believe in capitalism." Which did annoy me, but one can hardly expect much beter in most American politics. Obama has not only been called a socialist, but a Marxist--even a "Marxist Muslim."
Sorry, but I've studied and taught Philosophy. And I've read Marx as I have Plato, Aristotle, Locke and Rousseau. I think I can detect Marxist ideas when I see them. If Obama is a Marxist, it's the best kept secret of the century.
And a "Marxist Muslim"? Don't those people even know that philosophically Marx (and Marxism) is ATHEISTIC, and Islam is a theism--monotheism--belonging to the Abrahamic tradition of religion which also includes Judaism and Christianity?
But you're right that some people think that simply saying stuff over and over makes it true. And BArack Obama was quite right when he said that many of his adversaries simply "make things up" and repeated over and over as if these were established facts./
Kind of like the people keep saying either that Dr. King was a Communist or that he was a Republican.
Evidence? None. But that doesn't stop them from saying it.
I suppose you could show evidence that MLK was a Democrat to refute those charges.

However, I'm sure some quick witted conservative would say not much difference between a communist and a democrat.

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“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#949 Nov 10, 2008
RDT wrote:
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I agree calling someone 'X' does not make them 'X.' However, as you said the facts speak for themselves and in the case of Obama's credentials to be called a socialist is given credence by his own hand and voice. I'm not going to bother to once again account those facts as you can google and find many conservative blogs that can list the sources I'm referencing. The very thing that allows rhetoric and propaganda to be held as fact is when people refuse to listen to facts that refute rhetoric and propaganda.
I very much hope Obama just wrote and voiced his socialist ideology to further his political ambition, but I seriously doubt this to be the case. Only time will tell if conservatives were right about a Democratic Congress and Presidency further worsening our economic crisis if they choose to resort to a socialist economic plan of recovery.
When you start relying on Google for our info then you're treading on dangerous grounds. Try looking a Obama's own writings.
But maybe the problem lies elsewhere. Just what do you mean by SOCIALISM? I know that many people use the word socialist (as "Communist was once used) to broadly, and to mean so many things, that it ends up many everything...and nothing. So FDR, who some say actually SAVED capitalism during the Depression, was (by some still IS) regarded as a socialist. Indeed, even among SELF-IDENTIFIED socialists, there's debate over what socialism means.
Rosa Luxembourg didn't agree with Lenin, nor Trotsky with Stalin. Dr. KIng was a democratic socialist who couldn't agree with "Marxist-Leninist" socialists. And Swedish socialism saw itself as more genuinely socialist than the Soviet model (while Soviets regarded swedes as right wing capitalist in disguise).
What do you mean by socialism? And how is it that Obama, who sees himself as pro-capitalist, somehow a socialist without knowing it?

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#950 Nov 10, 2008
RDT wrote:
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I suppose you could show evidence that MLK was a Democrat to refute those charges.
However, I'm sure some quick witted conservative would say not much difference between a communist and a democrat.
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I can show evidence that he was a democratic socialist, and that he TRIED to work with liberal Democrat administrations so far as he could while maintaining his independence. I've seen pictures of FDR hanging in his home, and in his father's home. I can CERTAINLY show evidence that he was severely critical of capitalism.
If he was a Republican it was in conflict with all we know about his politics and his philosophies--which are open to scrutiny.
By the way, I'm reading at this very moment a book by Thomas F. Jackson called FROM CIVIL RIGHTS TO HUMAN RIGHTS: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND THE STRUGGLE FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE.
He talks about King's moderate socialist ideas,and identifies sources. Some of those sources I have.
All one needs do is a little research in one's spare time.

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#951 Nov 10, 2008
RDT wrote:
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I suppose you could show evidence that MLK was a Democrat to refute those charges.
However, I'm sure some quick witted conservative would say not much difference between a communist and a democrat.
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I think Jim Wallis, a progressive evangelist (will wonders never cease?)stated the matter correctly in a speech he gave a few years ago in the central branch of our Enoch Pratt Library here in Baltimore: King's attitude to ALL administrations--Democrat and Republican--was to present a PROGRESSIVE AGENDA, and decide how to deal with the government based on how it responded to that agenda.
But in King's time there were still a good number of liberal and moderate Republicans, though even then the Republicans were less liberal (outside of the South) than Democrats. Liberal Republicans and Liberal Democrats might both support the civil rights agenda (at least if they didn't fear it would cost them votes). Right wing Republicans and Right wing segregationist Dixiecrats were regared by him as his adversaries.
The problem is that the Republican Party has been captured by its right wing. Democrats still have their CENTRISTS (probably the majority) as well as their liberal and conservative wings.
But the Right has practically taken over the Republican Party.
sungoddess

Orlando, FL

#952 Nov 10, 2008
Harrisson wrote:
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Precisely!
I've long thought about the same struggle that Savant mentions. It's obvious that "White America" is a house divided when it comes to the question of blacks in the USA -- and people of color generally.
Lately, the division has turned increasingly in favor of black folks, something I'm grateful for.
If anything of good comes from him winning this election it would be leveling the playing field.
This is coming from a white women, who believes its time we put racism to bed.
But Barack Obama is no Martin Luther King.
Martin Luther King surrounded himself who loving, brillant, and truely peaceful people.
I'm not feeling the love with the people he has chose to stand with.
Maximus

Denver, CO

#953 Oct 25, 2012
Powell has once again left the GOP speechless and endorsed Obama AGAIN! The GOP chickens of obstructionism are coming home to roost!

Since: May 08

Pacific Northwest

#954 Oct 25, 2012
Maximus wrote:
Powell has once again left the GOP speechless and endorsed Obama AGAIN! The GOP chickens of obstructionism are coming home to roost!
Das raht! Y'all bess bleedat!!

;o)

lol - Sorry, couldn't resist.
scienteeth phd

Hanoi, Vietnam

#955 Oct 25, 2012
Maximus wrote:
Powell has once again left the GOP speechless and endorsed Obama AGAIN! The GOP chickens of obstructionism are coming home to roost!
Powerll is a lost n found uncle of Obamath!!! mov on kid think again;-000

Since: Jul 11

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#957 May 12, 2014
Game4Life wrote:
It's over.
Obama Wins.
Ok well done General Powell

Since: Jul 11

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#958 Jun 30, 2014
Game4Life wrote:
It's over.
Obama Wins.


Back to back-David Axelrod,Valerie Jared for campaign managers of the 21st Century!

Since: Jul 11

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#959 Aug 26, 2014
Warren/Booker 2016

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