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The Powell Now Howls: Wisdom From the RINO’s ASS (or is it the Ass’ RINO) July 3, 2009

Colin-Powell--14244 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.

Washington Examiner

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.

country-firstWell what did you expect General Powell?

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.

rinoColin 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.


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18 Responses to “The Powell Now Howls: Wisdom From the RINO’s ASS (or is it the Ass’ RINO)”

  1. manbearpig68 Says:

    Amazing! I think he really is confused. I know a while back when he decided to back Obama, he was complaining about the Pentagon adding more programs and spending more money. It didn’t make any sense to me that he was doing the complaining and yet would vote for a man that perpetuates those problems. Maybe it takes him six months to process his thoughts..

    • Madrigal Says:

      I hope this doesn’t offend anyone but I (for one) was NOT surprised that Powell backed Obama.

      I’m sure that he was a respected leader in the military but as a politician he has always struck me as an opportunist for *any* party in power. IMO, it seems that Powell is not very interested in regular Americans but mainly cultivating/preserving his legacy image, delicately pirouetting around elite in both parties, & ultimately finding whoever will butter his bread politically within the beltway. Notice, he never criticized Obama until NOW that we are finally seeing quite a few *more* media & party leaders shaking-off the kool-aid in protest to O-baloney’s policies.

      It is also hard for me to listen to him “tisk, tisk” on spending deficits when he was part & parcel to our massive *get-into-deep-debt.-doo-doo-Iraq/Afganistan-war*

      I could be wrong on some of these points but it is just my gut feeling, as well as watching him for the past several years.

      I thought the final quote sums up Powell quite well:

      “I don’t insert myself. But, we stay in touch,”

      Exactly! He keeps his finger on the pulse of power & which way the political winds are blowing before talking….but never really takes a stand (or insert himself) for anything on his *own*.

      • Madrigal Says:

        He seems like a nice guy & had a distinguished military career & is popular….but why do people hold him up as the be-all-end-all…. GO to person all the time? IMO he rarely says anything original.

        I’m not a Republican (obviously) but I thought of him as a sell-out for choosing race as more important than his own (conservative) principles about life.

        I thought conservatives were not in favor of Affirmative action.

        Personally, I AM in favor of *some* affirmative action programs in moderation (& I understand where the need for them comes from) but I don’t think that POTUS (the most important job in the United States) should require affirmative action. I did not want to vote for Hillary because she was a woman but because she was THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE. I consider myself a feminist but I don’t base my voting decisions on age, sexual orientation, skin tone or fig leaf variations. I vote based on character & experience & record (no matter what party).

      • afrocity Says:

        Madrigal, I never liked the man even when I was a Democrat.
        I was never impressed with him and did not see what the big deal was. He puts me to sleep with his voice.

        Powell has issues and I think they go beyond politics. His legacy is in shreds and it is pretty much his own doing.

      • meeee2 Says:

        His military career was a matter of enforcing the orders that were given to him from above. He does that without question no matter how immoral. I agree with afrocity…never was impressed with him, and consistently finding myself having to remind people of what he did to the world by speaking as though the WMDs were real when he knew good and well they were NOT, and the intelligence he was using was 10 years old.

        He is useless without a puppeteer.

  2. What I am wondering is why so many people are surprised.

    Distinguished career in the military? Not if you listened to the scuttlebutt from the men that served with him. Kiss ass chairborne ranger was the comment that I heard most often. That, for those that don’t know, means he was a politician, not a leader. All he is doing now, is wetting a finger to check which way the wind is blowing…

    • Madrigal Says:

      Wow! You basically said what I was saying upstairs but much more succinctly – funny, we even chose the same checking winds metaphore.

      (except I don’t know much about his service creds. so I couldn’t speak to that point – “Kiss ass chairborne ranger,” being my new phrase of the day…)

      ps.. Patrick Sperry.. your avatar is scary :-O

      • afrocity Says:

        He does have a scary avatar.

      • Madrigal Says:

        hee, hee

        I also probably get scared easily…(funny the older I get ..the more of a visual wussy I become) 😕

        I can’t watch horror movies anymore. The last I attempted was to watch the indie film “Teeth” because it was recommended as a pretty good Grade-B, feminist, horror flick w/ a conservative slant (the protagonist being a Christian pro-life teenage gal) —

        Anyway, I could only watch about 1/2 of it because it contains the 3 most freaky things to me:
        gratuitous violence, molestation, & rape-

        anyway, so maybe I’m a bit of a Chicken-liver for even (seemingly benign) images of violence or sexual predation.

        I even had to look away quickly from the “Another kind of Bush Doctorin” image you had posted on another thread (the image of Palin being raped by the establishment, bringing back one of the worst scenes from “Teeth”).

        but I won’t elaborate any further… :-O
        (runs & hides now)

  3. Bellamags Says:

    Dear Mr. Powell,

    Obama is a socialist.


  4. WMCB Says:

    Happy Independence day, everyone, and may I say, “America! F*ck Yeah!”

    OT, but I have a wonderful 9 lb pork shoulder cooking veeeery slowly at the moment. The pork will be falling apart and “pulled” with two forks, NOT chopped. I’ve made up a batch of homemade mustard and vinegar based sweet sauce, and we’ll be off to a cookout with friends later.

    This girl from the Carolinas is going to serve up some genuine Carolina Pulled Pork sammiches, to let these damn Texans taste what REAL barbeque from the sweet bosom of Almighty God is supposed to be. 😉

    • Madrigal Says:


      Sucks, I have to work today but hope everyone else has fun. Set off the sparklers for me!!!! 🙂

    • afrocity Says:

      Texans know how to barbecue. I miss a good brisket and Texas toast

      • RalphB Says:

        You should be here and you wouldn’t miss that brisket. Might even throw in a little jalapeno sausage just for extra kick.

        Happy Independence Day!


      • WMCB Says:

        Oh, yeah, Texans do a mean brisket, I’ll give them that! Carolina-style barbeque a whole ‘nother animal, and most of my friends here have never had it, so it will be an experience.

  5. nomobama Says:

    Just found this blog, and I’ll be back. You’re Powell blogpost was sadly funny. Mr. Powell does seem to be an opportunist. I think the attraction stems from his ability to be able to speak coherently, but in my opinion, being coherent does not make one a god send. He made a bad choice by supporting Mr. Obama, and using your tag line, he now seems to be having a little bout of irritable Obama syndrome. Serves him right. I hope he sh!ts himself.

  6. John morris Says:

    I guess this has to be seen as a positive. If Powell is a sensitive weathervane to winds blowing on golf courses around D.C., one has to take this as a good sign.

    The problem is that rapid decline in the rule of law that has accelerated under this administration makes one think of Weimar Germany, where the junker elite only found out too late who was really in control.

    The concentration of power in the executive branch doling out favors a growing empire of hangers on and dependents it closer to a third world government then anything we a have seen before.

    The system can only take so much.

    I don’t mean to compare Obama with Hitler, but I strongly thing we are close to the last days as a Constitutional Republic.

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