As the news of Sarah Palin’s resignation is spreading throughout media land, I was reading other news of the week and cannot believe that this little gem from the Washington Examiner seemed to get lost in Never Land. Once you read it, you will see that it is indeed news that the Obamabots would not like to hear. Could it be? Colin Powell is actually criticizing Barack Obama’s policies.
July 3, 2009
Powell airs doubts on Obama agenda
By Jon Ward
Colin Powell, one of President Obama’s most prominent Republican supporters, expressed concern Friday that the president’s ambitious blitz of costly initiatives may be enlarging the size of government and the federal debt too much.
“I’m concerned at the number of programs that are being presented, the bills associated with these programs and the additional government that will be needed to execute them,” Mr. Powell said in an excerpt of an interview with CNN’s John King, released by the network Friday morning.
Mr. Powell, a retired U.S. army general who rose to political prominence after a long and accomplished military career, said that health care reform and many of Mr. Obama’s other initiatives are “important” to Americans.
But, he said, “one of the cautions that has to be given to the president — and I’ve talked to some of his people about this — is that you can’t have so many things on the table that you can’t absorb it all.”
“And we can’t pay for it all,” said Mr. Powell, who was the first African-American to serve as secretary of state, under former President George W. Bush. He was also national security adviser to President Reagan, and was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1993.
Mr. Powell’s comments represent the growing concern that began with hard-line fiscal conservatives but is now spreading to moderates about the rate of government spending and debt under President Obama, and the long-term impact on the country’s fiscal sustainability and national security.
The national debt stands currently at $11.5 trillion and the deficit for the current fiscal year is projected to be close to $2 trillion.
Mr. Powell expressed alarm at “budgets that are running into the multi-trillions of dollars” and “a huge, huge national debt that, if we don’t pay for in our lifetime, our kids and grandkids and great-grandchildren will have to pay for it.”
“So, I think the president, as he moves forward with his initiatives, has to start really taking a very, very hard look at what the cost of all this is. And, how much additional bureaucracy [will] be needed to make all of this happen?” Mr. Powell said.
Mr. Powell said he has been in touch with Mr. Obama regularly, including recently.
“I don’t insert myself. But, we stay in touch,” he said.
Of course he spends trillions of dollars. He is a Democrat or didn’t you see that when you stabbed John McCain and your own party in the back when you endorsed Barack Obama?
You hear so much about political suicide nowadays. Mark Sanford, now speculation about Sarah Palin and yet you hear so little about legacy suicide.
Colin Powell obviously thought he would play a bigger role in Obama’s political motion picture. And it is a picture, a production full of directors, props, teleprompters, Bo the dog, the swing set. After giving Obama his endorsement, Colin is now the fool because he thought he was Obama’s homie. Sure they would play golf together, Colin would be welcomed into the black community for betraying the Republicans. Colin makes it a point to say he ‘”stays in touch with Mr. Obama regularly.”
Obama throws his supporters under the bus, didn’t you realize that General Powell? If Obama threw his spiritual leader of 15 years under the bus, why the hell would he keep a turncoat Republican like Colin Powell around for one minute longer than he needed to use him?
Obama is not listening to Colin Powell otherwise he would not have expressed concern publicly. Powell is saying these things because he wants Obama to read them and notice. The problem here is that the media has to actually take the time to print your words and disseminate them. Your words criticize “THE ONE”, therefore the chances are slim that many people will hear your concern.
I feel sorry for you Colin Powell. Obama is just not that into you and neither is the Republican Party.
Silly RINO, Kool Aid is for kids. Now here, go read this book and eat your fruit cup.
Autographed Letter Signed,