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Thanks, Secretary Powell, For That Mondo Bitchen Motivational Speech

Posted on | November 27, 2011 | 16 Comments

by Smitty

We actually TiVo’d Press the Meat, hoping that Norquist would deliver a comeuppance to Senator ‘Infamous’ Schumer over the Tea Party Debt Commission. Grover did not, which is interesting.

Secretary Powell has some fresh, distinctive convolutions to his logic here. The Founders compromised on slavery, and we got a Constitution that, eventually, and after a bloody civil war, did support liberty for all.

The last century of Progressivism has not been about compromise. Rather, it has been about the slow, illegitimate expansion of federal power, at the expense of Article V.

Now, because the Founders compromised to allow slavery, Tea Partiers, if I understand Powell correctly, are to accept the moral, intellectual, and Constitutional bankruptcy of Progressivism.

“The Tea Party point of view of ‘no compromise whatsoever’ is not a point of view that will eventually produce a presidential candidate who will win,” he said.

Hey: thanks, Secretary Powell. I have a head full of questions about the meaning of the various oaths you’ve sworn, but I’ll forego all that by way of saying thank you for the great service you had offered to the country.

via Alan Colmes

Update: the Daily Pundit is more blunt, but about the same wavelength.


16 Responses to “Thanks, Secretary Powell, For That Mondo Bitchen Motivational Speech”

  1. jwallin
    November 27th, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    Dear Colin;

    Weren’t you the one who didn’t want to be President because this would put you and your family in the public eye and your wife was afraid for your life? (sorta like the sneaky slam that Michelle O did with her never been proud as an American speech)

    Why do you persist in thrusting yourself into a debate that you say you don’t want to participate in?

    So far all you’ve accomplished is make those who championed you as a possible Presidential candidate regret that they did so.

    You’ve mostly slammed and smeared conservatives, republicans and anyone who has an opinion contrary to your Lord and Master Barack Obama.

    Please, stop taking the Media’s calls. They don’t do you, the country or those who you think you are helping any good.

    To put it in a tac radio form:

    Sierra tango foxtrot uniform.
    Sierra tango foxtrot delta.

    Over and out.

  2. Randy G
    November 27th, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    Mondo bitchen? Where do I send the bill for the new keyboard? I will never get that cola out!

  3. richard mcenroe
    November 27th, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

    There is a fun military acronym that defines Colin Powell: “Blue Falcon”  Ask any Army vet in your family what it means; they’ve probably heard it.

  4. Anonymous
    November 27th, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    The most interesting part of this post is the non-response by Norquist.  I’m not surprised, though, because he’s in up to his ‘nads with the Islamics, which tells me he’ll get all squishy when his masters grab ’em.  Plus, he’s probably p*ssed that the Tea Party didn’t ask him to get involved in the Debt Commission and/or write the plan for them.

  5. PhilipJames
    November 27th, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    Colin Powell reverted to something primal back in 2008. He realized he was black, threw his so-called Republican values in the trash can and went with the “I will vote for the black guy whether I agree with his black nationalist marxist socialist redistribute the wealth ideas or not” because he is BLACK.

    Colin Powell is a RACIST. BLACKS are RACIST….   they do not like whites, plain and simple. You see it with so many blacks still supporting Obama, no matter how terrible he is. When over 90% of one race votes for a person of the same race, even if that person is a an absolute failure, then you know that reason has been thrown out the window and it is simply….   he is black and since I am black, I am voting for him.

    Gee, wonder how white liberals like Alan Colmes would do if 90% of whites vote for the white guy this time round…. he would be crying out that they are RACISTS.  Oh, wait, he already did that when he accused the Tea Party people of being racist. (Is Alan Colmes really like Clinton and other liberals who wish they were black and had rythm?)

  6. Anonymous
    November 28th, 2011 @ 12:18 am

    So the Constitution actually is a suicide pact and a really good one as long as death is drawn out and relatively painless? Good to know.

    The things I learn from Colin Powell and his understanding of our founding would apparently fill a thimble. Maybe.

    I’d love to hear them define the term “extreme” in the context of the purpose of government. When “both sides” of government, especially at the Federal level, are working in harmony and with great earnest, we invariably lose State if not individual Liberty. The Founders were smart enough to ensure we had enough roadblocks in place that, when respected, we could enjoy Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Conflict (unarmed) and debate is a feature, not a bug.

    Ultimately, when the political pendulum swings one way or another, and it will eventually as a consequence of contemporaneous events, then those voted in to represent us will reflect the national will or will be replaced by those who will. What we avoid with this polarized system is policy and governance based on rash, transient, perhaps even irrational exuberance and politicking.

    Powell made some good points about service, and the inverted 1% supporting 99% was a curious word-play though I’m sure not intentioned by Amanpour as it contradicted the OWS narrative, but Powell is way off base WRT Tea Party “extremism.” As you noted, Smitty, the Progressive Train keeps moving on and Powell rides in couch without noticing the bodies it ceaselessly runs over. A long time ago, I thought Powell smarter than that. Now I really expect nothing so I’m rarely disappointed.

  7. ThePaganTemple
    November 28th, 2011 @ 12:18 am

    Alan Colmes probably doesn’t have a big enough dick to be black.

  8. jwallin
    November 28th, 2011 @ 1:02 am

    Personally, though I respect him for his military service, I believe he was NEVER a Republican or Conservative. He just made the right noises and I’m sure some of them hired him BECAUSE he was black.

    Colin did what anyone does in situations like that; they either conform and become chameleons OR they give up the nice gig with the stars and driver every morning and NO heavy lifting.

    Kinda a difficult choice to make when you’ve invested so much time and eaten so much crap from your “superiors”.

    I can’t fault him for doing that. I can fault him for maintaining the cover story after there was no need. Course, I think he really did want to run but his wife put her foot down and running for Prez is something you have to have your whole family on board for.

    Still all we’ve seen him do since he stopped being SecState is whining and back stabbing the people who he worked with and for.

    NOT much class there Colin.

  9. Adjoran
    November 28th, 2011 @ 1:59 am

    The difference being that the Founders acquiesced to the compromise on slavery, recognizing it was the only way to get a consensus to form a union, and included it specifically and in detail in the document.

    Powell and his “progressive” pals prefer to proffer whatever happens to pop into their heads as new constitutional principles to be accepted without debate.

  10. bradley
    November 28th, 2011 @ 3:55 am

    No compromise whatsoever?

    Hell, and here I was thinking that voting for whatever not-Romney is left by the time my state’s primary rolls around was the freakin’ compromise — since the mostest tea-partiest candidate of them all has chosen not to run at this time, much to my general annoyance.

    I mean, seriously, at no point in the last 3 years did I say to myself, “Boy, I sure can’t wait until 2012 rolls around, ’cause I’m just dying to vote for Newt Gingrich! Or Bachmann, or Perry, or Santorum!”

    (I’d gladly vote for Cain, so I’m certain that won’t actually be an option come a-votin’ time.)

  11. Anonymous
    November 28th, 2011 @ 7:52 am

    In other news Alan Colmes probably doesn’t have a big enough brain to be Homo sapiens.

  12. Bob Belvedere
    November 28th, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    Just looked it up: it fits that Whiskey Delta.

  13. ThePaganTemple
    November 28th, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    The Pentagon and and the DoD need to be cleaned out from top to bottom just like State, Justice, and most other cabinet departments. Unfortunately, as long as Democrats, especially liberal Democrats, hold any sway over the military, people like Powell will be your average military commander, achieving rank based through politics as much as, and unfortunately more than actual merit. Arguably the worse mistake the founders ever made was in not making the military a co-equal branch of government. It could still be done with a constitutional amendment. The President would still be Commander-In-Chief, it would still be the responsibility of the Congress to declare war and fund it, all it would do would put a stop to Congress and the President using the military to enact social policy. They would get to appoint and promote as they saw fit based on actual military merit as opposed to who best supports and promotes left wing policies within the military, and they would have veto power over mandates that they support and impose such blatant nonsense as acceptance and promotion of gay rights within the military ranks, to use just one more current and obvious example. Perhaps more importantly, during periods of war when they established a target they would not be required to jump through hoops before they could get permission to take out a high value target, like Bin Laden. Plus they could go back to training soldiers as they see fit without having to worry about lawsuits from the ACLU for calling soldiers in basic training names that hurt their widdle feewings.

    Something will have to be done alone these lines, or pretty soon our military will become an overgrown version of the Belgian military with daisies sticking out of their fucking rifles.

  14. Anonymous
    November 28th, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    And so because the Founders acquiesced to slavery on the plantation we should allow the current crop of Copperheads to enslave us on the collective?

    No way in Hell.

  15. ThePaganTemple
    November 28th, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    I would respect his military service a hell of a lot more if I could be sure he rose in the ranks not mainly but solely on merit as opposed to AA considerations.

  16. Xiao Wu
    November 28th, 2011 @ 9:34 pm