Remember Colin Powell?Posted: 22 January 2013
He was the head of the Joint Chiefs during the 1st Iraq excursion and secretary of State under GW…….who was pretty much hung out to dry during the last Iraq excursion by the very people that he trusted……if anyone should be pissed about partisan BS it is he….and yet he has remained a Republican to this day……a man of principle? IMHO, yes and something that is sadly missing in American politics……..
I do not agree with much Powell has to say but I respect the man for his stand……..and I am not alone……
Colin Powell’s criticism of the GOP Sunday did not go over well with many members of his party—but Joe Scarborough thinks moderate, electable Powell is exactly what Republicans need. As the late William F. Buckley put it, conservatives need to take reality into account. Or as Scarborough puts it on Politico, “History casts an unforgiving eye on political parties that don’t adapt to changing times.” So the GOP is doomed if it can’t “keep pace with the rapid change in demographic realities.” That means voting for someone electable, if moderate, rather than continuing to champion far-right candidates (or, as Scarborough puts it, “idiots”) who will never win a general election. Powell is that electable-but-moderate choice. Sure, Scarborough used to scoff at him back in the ’90s, but he now understands that Republicans are actually lucky Powell still considers himself one of them. “This war hero with historic accomplishments … should still be one of the leading voices of my Republican Party, especially since it faces demographic trends that could spell its doom,” writes the MSNBC host and former congressman. If the GOP actually starts listening to and using Powell, it could also start winning elections again. If not, the party may not survive. Click for Scarborough’s full column.
I believe that Joe is right about Powell and the GOP……….the party needs more people like Powell and then maybe they would have a better showing in national elections………I want a person with balls in office….a person with the determination of their convictions…….not a whack-a-doodle that will say anything to get elected……before some right wing troll lambasts me….I am speaking of both parties not singling out the GOp as a party without principles…..dems are just as guilty……….