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Old 01-23-2013, 11:34 AM   #15
casino is no lie
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Originally Posted by Raymond42262 View Post
I understand he might be disgruntled with the Republican Party's performance lately, but it seems ungrateful for him to make these remarks when it was Republican administrations that put him in positions of power and influence so he could make these remarks.

If it was not for Republicans he would just be another retired General, receiving his pension and no one would care who he was or what he thinks.
That's an unfair assessment. Colin Powell clearly states:
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“I grew up under Ronald Reagan and Cap Weinberger and George Schultz and George Herbert Walker Bush — that’s the Republican party I know — the Howard Bakers of the world, and I think we’ve drifted from that. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with trying to drift a little bit back. Not because it’s just good to be moderate, but because that’s where the American people are. They lost an election — two.”
He pays homage to those who opened the door for him. It's disrespectful to give credit to Republicans as a whole for his accomplishments. Most politicians can only dream of career as prestigious as Colin Powell's. Yet you want him to be a good little soldier and keep his mouth shut regarding members of the GOP who do not reflect the principals of the party during his tenure with Washington? You're the type of individual Colin Powell is speaking out against... the enablers. At least he has the balls to say what's on his mind.
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