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Gregory Kane Opines That Colin Powell Could Be A Latent Democrat

Posted on | January 24, 2013 | 19 Comments

by Smitty

I still recall with fondness then-JCS Chairman General Powell around 20 years ago speaking to us in a college setting. At the time, his sheer command presence had me thinking that he could well be our first black POTUS. And now he’s reduce to taking pot shots at women who are not (at the moment) even in any political spotlight:

There are two Republican Latino governors, and Republican governors in Louisiana and South Carolina whose parents came from India. This is the party that Powell claims “still looks down on the minority.”
To “prove” his assertion that Republicans are a bunch of intolerant rednecks, Powell dredged up exactly two examples.
When President Obama was trying to hoodwink the American public into believing that the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was something other than what it was, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said, “President Obama’s shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end.”
Powell objected to Palin’s use of the term “shuck and jive.” “That’s a racial-era slave term,” he said. Now if I really wanted to be testy about this, I could ask Powell, “And your point would be what, exactly?” But I’ll just use this rejoinder instead: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was New York state attorney general in 2008, used precisely the same term, about the same guy.
Referring to then-presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, Cuomo said, “You can’t shuck and jive at a press conference.”
So you see, Gen. Powell, there is bipartisan recognition of Obama’s “shucking and jiving.”

Read the whole thing. Great punch line.

Powell himself is kind of old news, but Gregory Kane is a great columnist, and well worth your attention.


19 Responses to “Gregory Kane Opines That Colin Powell Could Be A Latent Democrat”

  1. Mike G.
    January 24th, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

    You’d think Powell would finally come out of the closet, but then, he saw how well that worked for the late Arlen Specter.

  2. Colin Powell a “latent Democrat”? More like a a full blown Democrat « The Daley Gator
    January 24th, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    […] racist the GOP is. In fact if he is not a Democrat, he should get an Oscar for acting like one. Smitty seems to agree with me, more or less Frankly, Powell can leave and take Chris Chrsitie with him, I am sure Charlie Crist will welcome […]

  3. Garym
    January 24th, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    Powell, still trying to justify his vote by making other people the raaaaacists. Just own up to it Powell. You voted for Obama because he’s black.

  4. Dai Alanye
    January 24th, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    Powell could be a latent Democrat?

    How about, Powell is a covert progressive?

  5. Dai Alanye
    January 24th, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

    Besides, we have bigger things to worry about. Take a gander at this from the Telegraph, quoting Mark Jones at Rice Univ during discussion of a Cuban oil find.

    He argued the US could treat Cuban oil in the same way it treats oil from Venezuela: “We don’t like them but we like their product and we are going to buy it”.

    The current embargo expires this September. However, Prof Jones suggested that it is unlikely that Barack Obama will move to lift it before the conclusion of his next run for President.

  6. Finrod Felagund
    January 24th, 2013 @ 9:53 pm

    Powell has been a RINO his entire life. He let Scooter Libby hang out to dry when it was his deputy that was the source, just for starters.

  7. jakee308
    January 24th, 2013 @ 10:29 pm

    Ya THINK? What was your first clue greg?

  8. Rob Crawford
    January 24th, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

    Wait. Obama’s black?

    I thought it was just a fabulous tan. He’s from Hawaii, after all.

  9. TexasJew
    January 25th, 2013 @ 12:55 am

    Powell was always a dumbass Affirmative Action token
    Now he’s just going full retard
    Nothing new, here

  10. matthew w
    January 25th, 2013 @ 7:13 am


    Full metal flaming more like it.

    Complete crap weasel

    Wait until we get the republican stalking horse team in 2016 of Colin Powell/Weasley Clark

  11. Bob Belvedere
    January 25th, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    Link, please.

  12. richard mcenroe
    January 25th, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    Well, I’d suggest the man had you buffalo’d back then. Powell is the very model of a modern military buddy-fucker, uppping his act to the national scale.

  13. McGehee
    January 25th, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Don’t tell Robert Byrd’s ghost, but I think Garym is right.

  14. Dai Alanye
    January 25th, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    Wayback Machine on the fritz for a while, but here it is:

    The date on the article spoils the joke. Apparently some of these news accumulators dig deeply into the archives in their hunger for clicks.

  15. Bob Belvedere
    January 25th, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    Thanks. I was hoping it was a new comment.

  16. Garym
    January 25th, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    “Garym is right.”
    Don’t tell that to my wife. She’ll never believe you. : )

  17. DaveO
    January 25th, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    Powell’s integrity won’t recover from his not keeping an innocent man from jail. If he’ll willing allow an innocent man to go to jail, and the waste of several millions dollars, then what will he do.

    I did notice that Powell’s comments came just when talk of Hagel not making SecDef reached their peak.

  18. K-Bob
    January 25th, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    Well, the proof is:

    Only Democrats care about skin color

  19. contructiveConservative
    January 26th, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

    No latent Democrat…just showing his true colors…literally.