“Republican” Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama… Again

Funny. It must be Barack Obama’s conservative policies. Right, Colin?

In August Powell was undecided.

Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama again for president.
CBS reported:

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell broke with the Republican party during the 2008 election, to endorse then-candidate Barack Obama for president, calling Obama a “transformational figure.”

With 12 days to go before the presidential election, Powell publicly endorsed President Obama for re-election on “CBS This Morning” Thursday

“I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012 and I’ll be voting for he and for Vice President Joe Biden next month.”

Powell explained his choice to Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell:

When he took over, the country was in very very difficult straits. We were in the one of the worst recessions we had seen in recent times, close to a depression. The fiscal system was collapsing. Wall Street was in chaos, we had 800,000 jobs lost in that first month of the Obama administration and unemployment peaked a few months later at 10 percent. So we were in real trouble. The auto industry was collapsing, the housing was start[ing] to collapse and we were in very difficult straits. And I saw over the next several years, stabilization come back in the financial community, housing is now starting to pick up after four years, it’s starting to pick up. Consumer confidence is rising.”

Gee. What a complete shock.

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  • Robert

    Just like the piece of paper Holder carries in his wallet (according to J. Christian Adams), black first.

  • KornKing

    Big flippin’ surprise here, apparently someone ran over Powell’s head several times with a tractor.

  • Jaimo

    Yup, sounds like. I would have thought he would come to his senses after 4 years of this. Just the foreign policies debacles alone should have had Powell running as far away from this administration as possible. Maybe he’s looking for another shot at Secretary of State.

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  • Old Glazier

    Who’s he?

  • Clafoutis

    It’s a race thing.


  • Joyce

    Is he voting for the black half or the white half, sure cannot be for his ability to be president.

  • Chris Light

    So, I’ll go ahead and summarize his interview: “Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah…He’s black…Blah, Blah, Blah”

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    race didn’t play apart in this did it. after four of obama’s communist policies he would like to see him finish the job and he was our commander in chief.

  • Robodog7

    One would think that Powell, as a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs, would be repulsed by the horriffic handling of Benghazi. It must be a black thing because i don’t understand it.

  • Emilie Green

    Race uber alles,

  • Michael

    It’s absolutely amazing that a man who devoted his life’s career to the safety and security of America, would even consider backing a marxist muslim scumbag trying to tear it down both economically and militarily.

    Powell got a pass in 2008 when he was duped with almost everyone else to vote for the Messiah.

    Do do the same knowing oBama’s 4 year record is disgraceful and despicable.

    I guess racial identity does trump common sense.

  • saveus

    who cares?

  • regularguy

    When it comes down to it, Powell was an affirmative action General as much as Obama has been an affirmative action President. Depressing results, but not surprising.

  • CatoRenasci

    Powell was a political general. Anyone who doesn’t think his support of Obama is about race is naive. Colin Powell is probably not even self-aware enough to realize that his support of Obama is about race.

    Things like this set race relations in this country back decades.

  • Amash

    Black for black vote. It doesn’t really make a difference. No one cares who Powell votes for.
    If you have half of your brain working, you know Eyecandy doesn’t have a clue about this pres. thing. He lies real well, but that’s all he does well.

  • yesmaasser

    gawd…this is all we will hear/read from the MSM in the days ahead

  • Sandy

    The only reason Powell made general is because of his race and that’s the only reason he’s supporting Obama. Oprah is just the same.

  • dwdude

    guess he doesn’t want an administration job next year

  • http://sheikyermami.com/ sheik yer’mami

    Powell is a close buddy of Louis Farraklown. But don’t mention it, and don’t mention the Jaguar he got from the Saudis and that diamond jewellery for his wife…..