Colin Powell: Republicans “Still Look Down On Minorities”


It seems odd for the first African American Secretary of State, appointed to his position by a Republican President, would say something like this but according to Colin Powell the GOP has a “a dark vein of intolerance.”

So what, specifically, is evidence of this “vein of intolerance” according to Powell? Stuff that, frankly, isn’t all that convincing:

Powell, who endorsed Obama, pointed to a number of statements that were directed at Obama as evidence that there is still racism within the party.

“When I see a former governor say that the president is ‘shuckin’ and jivin’.’ That’s a racial-era slave term,” Powell said, referring to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin using the term to describe Obama’s response to the attacks in Libya.

Powell also pointed to former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, who was an aggressive surrogate for Mitt Romney, for calling Obama “lazy” after the first debate during the campaign.

“He didn’t say he was slow, he was tired, he didn’t do well; he said he was ‘lazy,'” Powell said “Now, it may not mean anything to most Americans, but to those of us who are African Americans, the second word is “shiftless,” and then there’s a third word that goes along with it.”

Powell also eschewed the “birther movement.”

“The whole birther movement: Why do senior Republican leaders tolerate this kind of discussion within the party?” Powell asked. “I think the party has to take a look at itself.”

I’ll grant that Powell has a point on birtherism. That sort of nonsense, promoted by conspiracy-addled morons, shouldn’t be tolerated by Republicans. It’s one thing to ask legitimate questions about the legal qualifications of a candidate. It’s quite another to pretend as though evidence answering those questions somehow doesn’t matter, or is part of the conspiracy.

“Birtherism” hurt Republicans. At a time when we should have been talking about President Obama’s poor track record on economic and fiscal matters, among other things, Republicans up to and including Mitt Romney were flirting with birther conspiracy theory.

That being said, Governor Sununu is a racist because he called Obama lazy? Sarah Palin is racist because she said “shuckin’ and jivin’?” How utterly stupid.

What really does harm to race relations in America, I think, is this dumbing down of racism by grievance mongers eternally looking to justify their opinions, and derail inconvenient debates, by seeing racism behind every statement or action they don’t like. Racism used to mean making blacks use separate water fountains or sit at the back of the bus. Now it means calling a politician who happens to be black “lazy.”

Give me a break.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • flamemeister

    What a load! I started out respecting this guy, then I started seeing him as a conniving opportunist, now it is clear he is just plain stupid.

    • $8194357

      I at first repected him as well…
      I still wonder how or what got to him…
      He is class one grade A dhimmi now.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    That would explain why there are more minority members in the Republican political ranks then in the Democrat party. It also explains why there are fewer women in the Obama administration than previous administrations. The first seven black congressmen in American history were Republican. A Republican president freed the slaves against Democrat opposition.

    Seriously Colin, you are a shill for the Democrats. Take the chip off your shoulder. You are retired now. Go fishing or take a trip.

    • borborygmi

      Two bad the republicans of 150 years ago aren’t the same. Started when the KKK became Republican.

      • The Whistler

        No, the KKK of Robert Byrd stayed Democrat until they died.

        • noblindersonme

          and what would you idiots do if you didn’t have ole Bryd to dig up every time this racism thing comes up . Geez for laziness . What an utter lack of creative thought! Byrd , who probably was a racist in his youth and admiited he was a KKK guy , but who apparently spent the vast remainder of his life -you know the iMPORTANT part- the last 50-60 years as man who regretted that past. by golly that don’t mean a damn thing to the idiots who blog here and everywhere in conservativeland. They HAVE TO have Byrd out there as a whipping boy because they are toothless without these straw men they can stick pins in whenever they need to obfuscate an issue.

          • sbark

            aaahhh the loaded gun in a vehicle “felon”—-but I suppose a dem’cat agaisnt other people owning guns……..Did you get the hole fixed in the floor of your pickup yet? Get any road hunting in this fall?

            Here is some history for you……did you ever study the Dem’cat site of their history—–notice the 60 yrs missing?—-its because that is the period of KKK being part of the Dem’cat party….those were your political relatives, they spawned you, its your heritage…….

            read and learn …….

        • borborygmi

          THey voted for Obama no doubt.

      • sbark

        Roberty Byrd–US Senator, KKK member, was in the Senate until what–? 2007, as a Dem’cat all the way………..did he become a republican after he died?

        • $8194357

          They sure puke up this revisionist leftist lie alot.

          • sbark

            Does one notice that this is what they have went to when their historical revision was blown and it was shown that Dem’cats were and still are the party of KKK………they changed their narrative to all the southern Dems morphed to the GOP……but they kept voting for the likes of Roberty Byrd…….what a crock,
            and besides…….say the KKK is still alive—what is more cruel than millions on a generational program of welfare dependency, crime drugs, abortion targeting and single parent family that comes with it.
            ……..the KKK is a kinder gentle natiion in comparison

          • $8194357

            The colored communist is in a struggle on the left
            with the white liberal for power/ control.
            La Raza/black communist social justice crowd seem
            to have taken the agenda over IMO..
            Soon to be overtaken by the jihadist
            muslim extreamist.

          • noblindersonme

            Go to h*ll sbark . it is not historical revisionism by relating the true course of events that saw southern dems morph to the gop. That is the way it was . I hope people notice that ,assh*le. Prove I am wrong , bless us with your list of examples that contradict the truth. .

          • sbark

            its 60 yrs of your political heritage, its your “roots”…..
            To say the KKK morphed to the GOP with Robert Byrd Demcat Senator sitting in DC until at least 2007 is beyond reason.
            You cannot reason a person out of a position , in which he ddint take reason to enter…….but that is life as a Dem’cat

          • $8194357

            Lies are the life blood of leftists and feeds the sheople, sbark..
            They live on em….

          • noblindersonme

            finally the idiot sbark , who probably thinks he is NOT racist, is arguing that the KKK who hung , murdered, raped , , burned churches schools and homes, and terrified the innocent blacks( along with Jews and Catholics -did you know that sbark) on a level of evil unprecendented in American history is a BETTER flavor (kinder gentle nation he laughably put it!!) than the scurilous charge that most blacks are just the willing accomplices in welfare dependency crime and drugs , abortion etc…..
            remember that scene in Die Hard 3 ? Bruce Willis was forced by terrorists to wear a racial slur ridden sign in Harlem .I’d like to see tough guy sbark do the same and rant how better the KKK is for them there!!!

          • two_amber_lamps

            “As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly”

            –Proverbs 26:11

          • $8194357

            10X 2 lamps…
            But ya can’t quote Scripture to the leftist…..
            Drives em all froth mouth bat sh!t crazy mad it does…

          • two_amber_lamps

            Hmmmm…. all the more reason to do so!

          • $8194357

            tee hee

        • WOOF

          Baptized a Mormon/Republican after death by Mitt.

        • boborygmi

          I wonder How many kkk voted for Obama. Did they not vote ? whom did they vote for? Just speculation no doubt.

          • sbark

            Nowdays they are called Social services………administrating a lifetime of welfare dependency onto millions of Americans of which a very high percentage of blacks when looking at demographics…….
            …………its much more cruel than anything the KKK could’ve ever done on the size and scale the dem’cats had them in the 60 yrs……now they effect millions to their detriment daily.

          • $8194357

            (I wonder How many kkk voted for Obama)
            I dunno gurgle but ALL the communists and jihadists did…

          • Onslaught1066

            You mean you guys don’t talk about this stuff at your regular meetings?

      • Hal109

        Really? When did that happen?

        “You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent.” -Senator Joe Biden

        Mahatma Gandhi “ran a gas station down in Saint Louis.” -Senator Hillary Clinton

        “I’ll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” — Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One according Ronald Kessler’s Book, “Inside The White House”

        • $8194357

          He swallowed the PC false morality hook, line and sinker, huh.

        • two_amber_lamps

          Let’s hear that one again!

        • two_amber_lamps

          Makes you wonder… does “guest” aka Big Suck who dwells at his local 7-11 as a legalized work-slave have an Indian accent?

      • $8194357

        More indoctrinational revisionist B/S fart bubble.
        Your who believes leftist ideology that is based on out
        right lies and revisionist B/S.

      • mickey_moussaoui

        Too bad boringborygmi, you haven’t a clue. The Democrat party is using your naiveté against you.
        Why do you suppose blacks suffer economically disproportionately to whites under Obama? Who created the welfare system that keeps blacks in poverty and the families without fathers? Who rewards black women for making babies but no support for keeping a father around? Who supports massive abortion quotas where blacks are targeted? You Democrats of TODAY! That’s who.

        • $8194357

          The blind false morality useful idiot won’t hear what your saying mickey….Goes against what he is brainwashed with.

          • borborygmi

            writes the paranoid conspiracy head case who believes the gov’t is behind the Sandy Hook shooting. Talk about brainwashed. Actually Mickey has given the best argument.

          • $8194357

            Did I say I personally believed the government was behind it gurgle?
            Or did I present some other folks research to bring “inconsistiencies” about the “reporting” of the incident? (propagandized opurtunity not wasted)
            Sheesh gurgle, Can’t a man even have different opinion or out look than you mass indoctrinated lemmings and present some “alternitives” to the made for mass consumtion agenda driven dribble ya all on the left live on?
            Head case….Swimming against the current with those going the wrong direction always gets a person called crazy huh.

          • borborygmi

            don’t let the whirlpools suck you under.

          • $8194357

            Worth it if one does…IMO..
            Mass lemming sheople fool tools
            killing a great rule of law limited power
            governance republic and all…
            Just like the communist/muslims want it done…
            When this country is to weak and blind to defend itself thanks to you all…..Smite them at the neck will be common on the streets of America useful idiot.

          • $8194357

            I gave you the black Republican website along time ago with the same democrat targeting blacks thru abortion on its website long ago fart bubble..
            Its not my fault ya won’t do your own home work,now is it…

      • two_amber_lamps

        Uh, sorry Gurgle, The Exalted Cyclops begs to differ….

    • noblindersonme

      Geez the intelligent level of SAB thinkers just drives me nuts. The first 7 congressman in American history may or may not have been republican , I don’t find anything wrong with that or disturbing to my sense of truth , but what I do find irritating and damn disgusting is how simplistic (stupid ) the argument is!!!!

      I would bet a large wager ,mm , that those first 7 were LIBERALS ! GOT THAT!!!!

      This sh*tty site prides conservatism over liberalism , not republicans over democrats!! When a republican behaves more like a democrat (liberal) damnation rains down on them and they are branded RHINOS!!! The long and factual history of America CAN NOT be so easily revisited as two distinct parties who have not altered themselves over the course of 200 + years!

      Yes I know what the history books say . Lincoln the republican freed the slaves over the objections of many pro slavery democrats . Are you that ignorant to think a 1860’s democrat is the same as a 1960’s one , or one of today!!! The 1860’s democrat was more likely a CONSERVATIVE!!! PROVE I AM WRONG!!! Lincoln took a LIBERAL tone on the worse sin in Amercian history -slavery!

      I lived and kept my eyes wide open during the 60’s and I saw a mass stampede of CONSERVATIVE democrats RUN to the open arms of a more welcoming bunch of CONSERVATIVE republicans who kicked out the LIBERAL republicans from their party on the subject of Race! Geez ya think Powell doesn’t understand that better than anyone of you!!

      Seriously mickey !!! that is not a chip in Powell’s shoulder , it is more like the weight of almost 300 years of racism that he carries there as does every black American . You should be ashamed of yourself for insulting the man and lower your eyes to all the medals this Military leader wears on his chest! He was former head of the JOINTS CHIEFS of STAFF. Did you serve mm?? I know port didn’t ! but -oh -port has ‘friends that he knows ‘ who did so I guess Colin should yield the stage to all you geniuses here at SAB!

      Are YOU a conservative or a liberal mickey???

      • mickey_moussaoui

        look it up dipshit. what YOU think is irrelevant

      • sbark

        You do realize back in our Founders years…..Liberals were actually who Founded our country—-they had the principles and convictions of conservatives today……..until the left dedicded to basically steal the term.around what….early 1900’s?
        Liberalism is now a 4 letter word, after the Dem’cat co-opted the term and warped it beyond our Founding fathers recognition………then the Libs tryed changing their name to Progressives, without much success so far…….

        • camsaure

          “Progressives”, was used around the turn of the century, up through the Wilson years. It forced such a bad taste for them with the public, they then corrupted “liberal” and now in hopes of peoples memories being short, they are trying to go back to “progressive”. Remember Hillary stating that she was more of a progressive then a liberal a few years back? It didn’t gain much traction, yet anyhow.

          • $8194357

            Global progressivism…
            The class is definitaly and “ISM” of massive proportions…
            Check out the progressive UN AGENDA 21…

        • $8194357

          old skool liberals were limited government patriots.

      • sbark

        Speaking of yester-years Dem’cats………the only reason JFK would be let into the Dem’cat convention nowdays is because of his trysts with Marilyn Monroe………for sure not for his tax cutting stance, his anti dem’cat oh ah I mean anti communist stance, just for his “what can u do for your country” statement would have him tossed out on the street………
        Sit down and rate your loyalty in order—which come highest? Abortion, Big Spending, ObamaCare, SS/Medicare entitltements, Welfare, Obama or finally the UsA as a society?

      • Thresherman

        Boy, for a guy who thinks he knows something, the blinders man sure does contradict himself a lot. On one hand he says, “CAN NOT be so easily revisited as two distinct parties who have not altered themselves over the course of 200 + years!” but then he goes on to claim that the first black representatives were “LIBERALS” that 1860’s Democrats were “Conservative”, Lincoln was a “LIBERAL” all based on today’s standards for those terms as if those terms hadn’t changed over the years. In his world there was no such thing as a pro-defense liberal like Lieberman, despite in the fifties and sixties the Democratic party was full of them Of course what he is trying to do is make the claim that Democrats, when there where bad guys, were really Republicans and when Republicans were the good guys they were really Democrats.

        But the fact remains that throughout the major part of the last century, the Democratic Party was the party of the clan, lynchings and segregation. But the left cannot admit it’s racist past so they try to cast the blame on us. It is fundamentally dishonest, but when has honesty or the lack thereof ever worried a Democrat? After all, these are the people who several times pledged to cut spending in return for a tax increase only to go back on their word after they got the tax increase.

      • Yogibare

        Noblindersonme says that Powell has 300 years of the memory of racism (slavery) to contend with; hence, he has this reaction to the Republican Party and their, in his view, “racism”. How long will this “cross of slavery” be carried by people like Powell until it is finally abandoned and cast out? It is a real stretch that Powell knows the feeling of being a slave any more than I feel the disgrace of my ancestors being ruled by the French, or the Russians. I did not experience that; I am free of them; I was lucky to be born in a free country; and I was allowed to struggle to find my own way. There were and are many people who helped me succeed along the way.
        The same is true of Colin Powell! And most certainly it is true of Barack Obama! It is time that the “yoke of slavery” and the charges of “racism” are dropped by people like Powell, who, by the way, found his path to success and fame aided and abetted by many people who valued him for what he could do. It is time for him to live up to his reputation.

        • $8194357

          Funny thing tho…
          Other blacks and arabs rounded them up and sold them
          to those evil whites in America and had been doing it way before America became a country, huh….

  • WOOF

    “Stuff that, frankly, isn’t all that convincing

    The people who voted appear convinced.

    “2 percent of Romney’s voters were black, 6 percent were Latino,

    2 percent were Asian, and 2 percent had some other ethnic classification

    • mickey_moussaoui

      The moron vote. Be proud of your new social class.

  • Spartacus

    Powell is a tool. Americans look down upon those that look toward the government to rob others to provide for those that have never contributed anything

  • Neiman

    Sadly, most people of color are raging racists and Powell is no exception. Liberals have taught them the advantage of the victim mentality and the power of the word racist in silencing all opposition and forcing the state to continue the monetary flow to the welfare state, which also sadly, promotes the victim mentality.

    The Democrat feeling compassion feeds and clothes their welfare plantation darkies or other minorities; Republicans generally feel there is no differences based on skin color and if everyone has equal access to life here, minorities can succeed as well and often greater than any Caucasian.

    Oh, Bush also had a second person of color as a Secretary of State and many other people of color/gender in his cabinet and executive branch, but Republicans will never get credit because it works better for the Democrats to sow the seeds of racial unrest and division so they may gain power, like the old Plantation Owners, their Democrat ancestors once were.

    • WOOF

      Credit for not being assholes ?

      • Neiman

        Looking in the mirror again?

      • mickey_moussaoui

        so you admit to being an asshole? Here’s your ticket.

        • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

          Hello Canadian, what was that you said about blacks and fire arms again? 77% percent of violent crime would end if you took guns away from blacks?

          • two_amber_lamps

            Whazzamatter Comrade Tax CHeat? Can’t remember what your little sock puppets say so you attribute your own frothing of the mouth to others?

            Which reminds me… did you ever do your patriotic duty and PAY YOUR TAXES?

            Maybe you’d have credibility here if you didn’t have a BIG FAT TAX LIEN HANGING OVER YOU… ??

          • mickey_moussaoui

            Aloha little surfer twink. Actually I think I said 70% and I didn’t say “crime would end”. The number comes from the FBI gun/homicide stats. So yeah, mathematically speaking, there would be a reduction in gun related homicide if blacks didn’t have guns. I’m not surprised that you couldn’t figure that out from the original post. Your lack of reading comprehension is legendary on this blog. Keep up the stupid, stupid.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Keep up the stupid, stupid.

            We’d expect nothing less….


          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            But, Canadian, how many spree killers would be stopped cold if we just took guns away from white people, also? Why only focus on the blacks, because you are racist?

            Isn’t it the senseless spree killings that murder women and children the type of violent gun crime that has people asking for something to be done?

            Americans can rationalize criminals murdering each other with guns. They can’t understand little jimmy down the street shooting everyone up in school.

          • mickey_moussaoui

            Cherry picking again? You leftists howel at the volume of gun related homicides and then attribute it to the general population. But when the numbers are broken down then you change the metrics. OK, well then our little surfer twink, I can play that game too. A “spree” is defined as : “A spell or sustained period of unrestrained activity of a particular kind”.
            Over 500 gun homicides in Chicago this last year and I’ll wager 70% are black on black. That means there has been a “SPREE” of senseless black on black killings in Chicago. Rationalize that, stupid.
            Oh, BTW, stop pretending to be the defender of race. You’re just a poser looking for someone to call you something other than “dipshit”.
            Thanks for playing. Now go jump in the ocean.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            LOL, oh… racists, always trying desperately to change the subject and make an argument against blacks, even if it means changing the meaning of terms.

            Of course the reason for acting on additional gun control is due to all of the spree killings that are killing innocent Americans, including children.

            Again: Americans can rationalize the fact that criminals use guns against each other, but they can’t rationalize average teens who for no apparent reason go on spree killings with semi-automatic assault rifle style guns.

            Quite pretending, racist….you are about as smart as my neighbors cocker spaniel.

          • mickey_moussaoui

            BTW…Although gun control is not usually considered a racial issue, a wholly disproportionate number of Americans killed by guns are black. But here, as elsewhere, liberals’ devotion to their ideology greatly exceeds their concern about what actually happens to flesh and blood human beings as a result of their ideology.

            Thomas Sowell (black man)

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            The killers: Half of the cases involved school or workplace shootings (12 and 19, respectively); the other 31 cases took place in locations including shopping malls, restaurants, and religious and government buildings. Forty four of the killers were white males. Only one of them was a woman.

            Mark Follman (white man)

          • mickey_moussaoui

            Try and reference that to something in particular. We are not mind readers. Don’t write as bad as you read.

      • willieB

        That leaves you out.

    • tomorrowclear

      Most people of color are racists? Can you share with us your exhaustive experiences with minorities in North Dakota and beyond? Do you have any data, or is it the usual source that gets wiped once per day?

      What you really need to do right now is find some quote from the Bible justifying your racial bigotry. I bet it’s in there some place, sweetheart. Chop, chop.

      • Neiman

        Ah, the Christ hating anarchist is back.

        Actually Moosebreath, I do not live in North Dakota, but Northern California, I come from a multiracial family, having been with my brother, the only two white kinds in a school in Richmond for a couple of years, I have traveled the world and have seen many, many decades of life sonny-boy.

        I could document all sorts of proofs, but I am loathe to invest much time on a cretin of your low class. Just look at the last two elections, 99% of blacks voted Obama and the first time around he had no experience, no credentials of any kind to qualify him for the highest office in the land. I think something close to 90% of Hispanics also blindly voted Obama, that is overt racism of the first order.

        God did keep the Jews separated for the most part from other ethnic groups, different races is a false construct; but, it was to maintain a unique spiritual identity for the Jews from which lineage the human form of Jesus would arise and these people were also responsible for transcribing His Word. Beyond that, there are a host of times that God has intermingled people of all races and nary a word of approving ethnic bigotry. He offered Jesus to the whole world for their Salvation.

        Now crawl back in your hole, light is not your thing.

        • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

          Wow, that’s a profoundly ignorant claim. Either that, or it was outright lying.

          Only 75% of latinos voted for Obama. 100% of Latino votes have voted for white presidential candidates before the first black president was elected.

          100% of black voters have voted for white presidential candidates up until Obama. 99% of blacks did not vote for Obama, but about 95% voted for Clinton.

          Nieman is a man of low character and morals.

          • Neiman

            I said I was not sure, saying “I think something close to,” but knew the Hispanic vote was very high, at 75% as you have proven, that is still racist.

            As to the black vote, Romney got virtually zero and you are right, Obama only got 93% of their votes, still a sign of deep seated black racism:

            When you are an accessory to the mass slaughter of over 55 million helpless, innocent babies, oppose God and call homosexuality not to be a sin condemned by God and support the party that promotes gay marriage and kicking God out of the public square, I wouldn’t be prone to call names of others if I were you, when you point your wicked finger at me, three more are pointing back accusing you.

            At least I am redeemed despite my many faults, to bad you have denied Christ.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Thanks for clarifying you are certifiably insane, vs it just being a question.

            100% of black voters and 100% of latino voters have voted for white presidents up until Obama took office. Therefore the claim of racism is invalid as much as it is stupid.

            But according to your own standard, a majority of whites are racist because only a small percentage of them voted for Obama. Right? Or are you going to pull another double standard out of your ass?

          • Neiman

            Ah, exposing you and your party’s racism really got you snit fit didn’t it Nancy?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            All you have done is expose your intolerance for blacks and Hispanics and how you look down your nose at minorities, proving Colin Powell absolutely correct.

          • Neiman

            There is no racism on my part, look in the mirror the KKK looking back is you.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            When you affirm what Colin Powell clearly states, that conservatives look down on minorities by claiming they don’t vote for white people, only blacks, you prove you are prejudiced and bigoted. Powell didn’t accuse anyone of racism, except Palin, and that’s just because she’s like Poofy, they used racist terminology.

          • Neiman

            I only affirm it in your twisted, liberal, divisive mind, not in reality.

            Powell is another lying liberal, he has never been a Republican except when it advanced his career. He benefited from pretending to be conservative and has now exposed his own racism and liberal hate.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You ability to deny reality is part of your conservative curse. You are prejudiced about minorities, just as Colin Powell suggested. You’re an unintelligent, bigoted man.

          • Neiman

            That is idiotic! One cannot come from a more racially.culturally diverse family than mine. Yet, it was Democrats that were the Southern slave owners and that have enslaved many tens of millions of minorities to the welfare plantation, depending on their former slaver masters – Democrats, to keep the money flowing while they sit at home.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        Nieman claims he has people of color in his family, maybe he is just referring to his family, both the white ones and black ones?

        Most likely he’s just lying again, that’s all he does.

        • Neiman

          Ah, the child murderer and gay activist crawls out of his lair to lie.

          My dearest friend is my 20 year old, black, 6’4″ 265 lbs Linebacker grandson, my favorite sister is my half-Cheyenne sister, a late brother was also Indian. My dear closest to my home granddaughter is Filipino, we have Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders and a host of African-Americans. We were raised by Pentecostal parents that never uttered a racist word, we lived off and on in predominately black (Negro then) inner city apartments. All thing together, we are truly a more multicultural family than I dare say you are.

          As you are an habitual liar and non-Christian, I would be careful about labeling everyone as if they shared your wicked traits.

        • Carl

          “Most likely he’s just lying again, that’s all he does.”

          Says the lying tax cheat, willie bonilla of Honolulu.

    • Guest

      Did you really just use the word “Darky”? Wow…. Powel was right after all

      • Neiman

        Isn’t that what you Democrats called them when you had them on your Southern Plantations before Republican Lincoln set the free?

        • Guest

          Im not a Democrat. You remember what they say about assuming right?

          • Onslaught1066

            Wow, you fact-less democrats sure do like to lie a lot.

          • Guest

            Lol, what lie would that be? Take a deep breath now and take your meds..

          • Onslaught1066

            Oh, you have more than the one I observed?

            You can’t keep them straight?

            And have you managed to stumble across a fact yet?

          • two_amber_lamps

            It may have bit it in the ass…. It probably didn’t like that fact.

          • Carl

            Make sure you don’t forget to take your meds, chlamydia boy.

          • $8194357

            Shark bait…
            take your meds is a key give away to your deception Kid…

          • two_amber_lamps

            Lemme guess… you wash down your horse tranquilizer with…

            A big suck for a “Big Suck!”


          • $8194357

            Lies are the lifes blood of the leftist…
            It “feeds” the useful idiots who march FORWARD
            off the cliff with the proven failed ideologies of tyrany.

          • Neiman

            Democrat – Christ hating Communist, what is the difference?

          • Guest

            I’m a Christian and not a communist (and I doubt Jesus was a capitalist). Why are you making wild accusations about someone you don’t even know. You realize how crazy this makes you sound. Not to mention you lose alot of credibility.

          • Neiman

            Ah, then you are ready here to openly confess Jesus as your only Savior (The only way unto Salvation) and the absolute Lord of your life? ____________________

            So, we are not to take you by your words and by them determine what you are in reality?

            As I suspect you do not know Jesus and I suspect you are saying he was a liberal, collectivist like yourself; you prove you do not know Him at all. He was/is (He still lives) neither Republican, Democrat, Independent, Liberal or Conservative, He was/is totally other than we are as to His Spirit, He is Lord of Heaven and unlike us in our politics, as he has already condemned this world and all its govrenments. I can say though that based on most Liberals and the Democrat Party, they seem to be the antithesis of Christ, as they slaughter tens of millions of babies, condone sins He condemns and have been quite successful in kicking Him out of the public square, which certainly seems anti-Christ to me.

          • Guest

            He merely stated that you are a racist based on the language you use. The usage and the liking of your comments talking about “darkies” on this blog reinforces the idea that there is a racist undertones in what many radical republicans such as yourself say. I think you would fit in much better with Muslim Fundamentalists in Al-Qaeda with your rhetoric, misuse of religion to justify acting like a jacka$$, and similar responses of calling anyone who does not agree with you on any issue either a democrat, or Christ hater. Do you not have something better to do with yourself than parade around on this blog all day and night making a fool of yourself?

          • Neiman

            Ah, I hit a nerve by exposing your racism and hatred of Christ and the faith and you get snotty like a little girl, Very revealing.

          • Carl

            “Do you not have something better to do with yourself than parade around
            on this blog all day and night making a fool of yourself?”

            Says willie bonilla, Rob’s little pet troll, who spends all day and night on Rob’s blog.

          • $8194357

            Sharkbait likes his multiple personality facade.
            No real substance can be found in him at all.

          • $8194357

            Two left wings make a useful idiot.

          • $8194357

            Quacks like a duck tho..

          • two_amber_lamps

            Lol!! Neiman! How dare you call a statist/socialist/occupy loser a “democrat!”

            Lol… That’s like calling a certain “Guest” (aka “Big Suck”) a 7-11 lackey!


            “Guest”… a douche by any other name is clearly the same!

      • Onslaught1066

        Funny, that’s not how your brother hanniturd spells it.

        Say, have you run across any facts yet?

        No, I don’t suppose you have.

        • Guest

          I’m sorry. Are you speaking to me or having a psychotic break down, because I have no idea what your rambling on about. Rob, your blog really does attract the crazies doesn’t it?

          • Onslaught1066

            You must think I’m speaking to you, or else you are experiencing a psychotic break down.

        • Guest

          More than one person uses the ‘Guest’ moniker Onshat1066, and they’re not all Hannitized either. For someone who routinely resorts to crying about facts, Onshat1066 sure don’t know much but anything. Good to see you waste your time on this sh*t blog and not actually doing anything that will have any meaningful influence in the world. So keep posting, it’s comforting to know you’re life is really that pathetic!

      • Carl

        You are the one who uses the word “darkies”

        Rob 5 hours ago in
        reply to bikebubba

        “Guest” is Hannitized, who is apparently too much of a douche bag to put his more odious comments under his regular handle.

        • $8194357

          Sh!t always floats to the surface sooner or later..

    • noblindersonme

      sorry neiman but your opinion is a stew of fiction and corn ball facts. yeah the Bush admin did have great respect for it’s black leaders , NEVER did we disagree on that! The fiction you mix in is the kind of malarky that superficially characterizes democrats as always ‘teaching blacks the victim route’, and that republicans always felt there was no difference in skin color yadda yadda, Somebody was calling them n****** over the many years and they were more than likely conservatives and if that bothers you then ask yourself why all these intelligent blacks you claim to think are so equal in your eyes, are not so intelligent in your eyes because they continue to vote democrat in overwhelming numbers? Are you saying they are stupid? Or maybe it is because they know better than whites what is better for their race! They probably ain’t in love with democrats all the time either but they see clearly what a REAL republican means to them.

      btw are you gonna learn from all this or are you gonna treat the Hispanics the same way? damn Hispanics are &^%$#! too, arn’t they ! and the Asians ^@$%^!

      GOD Bless the GOP right Nieman .

    • $8194357

      Democrats hung dang near as many Republicans as
      blacks back in their day…
      Still the black community bought the marxist social justice lies and paychecks…

  • borborygmi

    shucking and jivin pretty bad but lazy thats borderline. Of course wasn’t it Biden that did the Brother bit.

  • tomorrowclear

    This is the point at which the idiot brigade notes that a century ago, the Democratic Party was the party of slavery. Out of one side of their scabby mouths, they will accuse the Dems of kowtowing to those damn Negroes. Out of the other, they will be the party of slavery and bigotry. Well, the history buffs among the idiot brigade, at least.

    • mickey_moussaoui

      Said the leader of the band…

    • Neiman

      Democrats haven’t changed, their new plantation is the welfare state, which Democrats have used to keep these people controlled, voting Democrat and poor. They are still racists, just not able to chain and beat their slaves these days, thanks to GOP Lincoln and the GOP that passed the Civil Rights Bills.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    List of African-American Republicans:

    Claude Allen, former White House Domestic Policy Advisor

    Renee Amoore, health care advocate & founder and president of The Amoore Group, Inc.; former candidate for Republican National Committee Co-Chairwoman

    Caesar Antoine, 13th Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana

    [edit] B

    J. Kenneth Blackwell, former Secretary of State of Ohio, former gubernatorial candidate

    Michelle Bernard, journalist, author, columnist

    Lynette Boggs, former Las Vegas City Councilwoman, former Clark County, NV commissioner, former candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives

    Peter Boulware, former NFL linebacker and Republican candidate for the Florida House of Representatives, District 9.

    Jennette Bradley, former Treasurer of the State of Ohio

    Randy Brock, former State Auditor of Vermont, current State Senator of Vermont

    Stephen Broden, conservative commentator, Life Always board member (a pro-life organization) and evangelical pastor, 2010 Congressional candidate

    Edward Brooke, former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, first African American elected by popular vote to the U.S. Senate

    Janice Rogers Brown, a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals

    Blanche Bruce, former U.S. Senator from Mississippi, first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate

    Keith Butler, Republican national committeeman from Michigan, former councilman for Detroit, minister and former U.S. Senatorial candidate

    [edit] C

    Herman Cain

    Herman Cain, businessman, media personality, and former candidate for President of the United States in 2012.

    Jennifer Carroll, Lieutenant Governor of Florida[1]

    Ron Christie, former advisor to Vice-President Dick Cheney[2]

    Octavius Valentine Catto, civil rights activist and African American baseball pioneer

    Henry P. Cheatham, former U.S. Representative from North Carolina

    Eldridge Cleaver, author and civil rights leader

    William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr., fourth United States Secretary of Transportation, first African American Supreme Court Clerk[3]

    Ward Connerly, political activist, businessman, and former University of California Regent

    Norris Wright Cuney, Chairman of the Texas Republican Party (1886-1896)

    [edit] D

    Frederick Douglass

    Randy Daniels, former Secretary of State of New York, 2006 Gubernatorial candidate

    Artur Davis, former Democratic Alabama Congressman, speaker at 2012 Republican National Convention, potential Republican candidate

    Oscar Stanton de Priest, former U.S. Representative from Illinois

    Robert DeLarge, South Carolina congressman

    Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, editor, orator, author, and statesman

    Oscar Dunn, 11th Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana

    Edward Duplex, Mayor of Wheatland, California (1888)

    [edit] E

    Larry Elder, talk radio host and commentator

    Robert Brown Elliott, former U.S. Representative from South Carolina

    Melvin H. Evans, former U.S. Representative from, and former Governor of, the U.S. Virgin Islands

    [edit] F

    James L. Farmer, Jr., civil rights leader

    Michel Faulkner, pastor, former defensive lineman for the New York Jets, a 2010 nominee for New York’s 15th congressional district

    Arthur Fletcher, official in the administrations of Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush; considered the “father of affirmative action”

    Gary Franks, former U.S. Representative from Connecticut

    Ryan Frazier, Aurora City Councilman, 2010 nominee for Colorado’s 7th congressional district

    Samuel B. Fuller, founder and president of the Fuller Products Company, publisher of the New York Age and Pittsburgh Courier, head of the South Side Chicago NAACP, president of the National Negro Business League, and a prominent black Republican

    Virginia Fuller, 2010 and 2012 Congressional Candidate

    [edit] G

    James Garner (politician), former mayor of the Village of Hempstead, New York, 2004 Congressional candidate

    Robert A. George (pundit), editorial writer for the New York Post, blogger and pundit

    James Golden (radio personality), producer on the Rush Limbaugh radio talk show

    [edit] H

    Ken Hamblin, Radio host, political commentator, author, television personality

    Jeremiah Haralson, former U.S. Representative from Alabama

    Bill Hardiman, former Michigan State Senator, 2010 Congressional Candidate

    Erika Harold, 2003 Miss America, delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention, 2012 Congressional Candidate

    Ted Hayes, activist for the homeless

    Amy Holmes, CNN political commentator and independent social conservative

    Deborah Honeycutt, 2006, 2008, 2010 congressional candidate;

    T.R.M. Howard, Mississippi civil rights leader, surgeon, entrepreneur and mentor to Medgar Evers and Fannie Lou Hamer

    Zora Neale Hurston, Folklorist, anthropologist, novelist, short story writer

    John Adams Hyman, former U.S. Representative from North Carolina

    [edit] I

    Niger Innis, commentator and activist

    [edit] J

    Alphonso Jackson, thirteenth Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

    Raynard Jackson, political consultant and political analyst for WUSA*9 TV (CBS affiliate) in Washington, DC

    Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson, first African-American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School; pro-life movement leader; Republican candidate for U.S. House and U.S. Senate[4]

    Wallace B. Jefferson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas

    James Weldon Johnson, first Black manager of the NAACP, president of the Colored Republican Club

    [edit] K

    Alan Keyes, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs

    Alan Keyes, former member of the Republican party and nominee for the U.S. Senate

    Alveda King, minister, political activist, author, niece of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Sr., Reverend, missionary, civil rights leader, father of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    [edit] L

    Stephen N. Lackey, fundraiser, philanthropist

    John Mercer Langston, former U.S. Representative from Virginia

    Jefferson Franklin Long, former U.S. Representative from Georgia

    Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, 2012 Congressional candidate

    John Roy Lynch, former U.S. Representative from Mississippi

    [edit] M

    Lenny McAllister, political analyst, community activist, and author

    Angela McGlowan, political analyst, 2010 Congressional candidate

    James Meredith, civil rights leader

    Thomas Ezekiel Miller, former U.S. Representative from South Carolina

    Eric Motley, former Deputy Associate Director, Office of Presidential Personnel in Bush Administration

    George Washington Murray, former U.S. Representative from South Carolina

    E. Frederic Morrow, first African-American to hold an executive position at the White House. He served under President Dwight D. Eisenhower as Administrative Officer for Special Projects from 1955 to 1961.

    Steven Mullins, Connecticut politician, Planning & Zoning Commissioner, City of West Haven, 2009 Republican nominee for Mayor of West Haven, 2002 Republican nominee for State Comptroller

    [edit] N

    Charles Edmund Nash, former U.S Representative from Louisiana

    Sophia A. Nelson, Lawyer, author, political commentator

    Constance Berry Newman, U.S. diplomat; former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; member of International Republican Institute

    [edit] O

    James E. O’Hara, Congressman from North Carolina

    [edit] P

    Colin Powell, 65th Secretary of State

    Rod Paige, seventh U.S. Secretary of Education

    Sherman Parker, Missouri state representative, ran for U.S. House of Representatives

    Vernon Parker, mayor of Paradise Valley, Arizona, 2010 Congressional candidate

    Star Parker, author, political commentator, 2010 Congressional candidate

    Edward J. Perkins, first African-American U.S. ambassador to South Africa

    Jesse Lee Peterson, civil rights activist, founder of Brotherhood of New Destiny

    Joseph C. Phillips, actor, columnist, commentator

    Pio Pico, last governor of Mexican California. Formed the Republican Party in California.[5]

    Samuel Pierce, former HUD Secretary

    P. B. S. Pinchback, twenty-fourth governor of Louisiana; first African-American governor of a U.S. state

    Colin Powell, 65th United States Secretary of State

    Michael Powell, 24th Chairman of the FCC

    Pierre-Richard Prosper, former Bush Administration war crimes official

    Joseph H. Rainey, former U.S. Representative from South Carolina, first African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives

    James T. Rapier, former U.S. Representative from Alabama

    Hiram Rhodes Revels, former U.S. Senator from Mississippi, first African American to serve in the U.S. Senate

    Condoleezza Rice, 66th United States Secretary of State

    Jack E. Robinson III, former party nominee for U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and Secretary of the Commonwealth in Massachusetts

    Vernon Robinson, former candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina

    Joe Rogers, former Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, youngest Lieutenant Governor in Colorado history

    Carson Ross Mayor of Blue Springs, MO, Fmr. Missouri State Rep

    Jackie Robinson, baseball player (changed parties after Goldwater nomination).

    [edit] S

    Michael Steele, 64th Chairman of the Republican National Committee

    Paul H. Scott, Michigan State Representative

    Tim Scott. Representative, South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District

    Marvin Scott. Congressional Candidate

    Winsome Sears. Former member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 2004 Congressional Candidate

    Robert Smalls, South Carolina

    Joshua I. Smith, appointed commissioner of Minority Business Development by President George H. W. Bush

    Princella Smith, 2010 Congressional Candidate, She PAC member

    DeForest “Buster” Soaries, former New Jersey Secretary of State

    Thomas Sowell, economist, writer and commentator

    Michael S. Steele, political commentator, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, former candidate for the U.S. Senate and elected chairman of the Republican National Committee

    Shelby Steele, author

    Thomas Stith, III, former member of the city council of Durham, North Carolina, 2004 Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, 2007 mayoral candidate for Durham, North Carolina

    Lynn Swann, former NFL player, former Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate

    [edit] T

    Clarence Thomas, Associate Supreme Court Justice

    Sojourner Truth

    Noel C. Taylor, mayor of Roanoke, Virginia from 1975 to 1992[6]

    Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court

    Thurman Thomas, former Buffalo Bill, Republican activist, supported and campaigned for 2010 New York Republican Gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino

    Sojourner Truth, abolitionist speaker and suffrage advocate

    Harriet Tubman, abolitionist speaker and suffrage advocate

    Benjamin S. Turner, Alabama Congressman

    David Tyree, former New York Giant, anti-same-sex marriage advocate

    [edit] U

    James L. Usry, former mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey

    [edit] V

    William T. Vernon, Register of the Treasury under President Theodore Roosevelt[7]

    [edit] W

    Dale Wainwright, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court

    Eric Wallace (entrepreneur), pastor, entrepreneur, serves on the African American Advisory Board for the Republican National Committee

    Josiah Walls, former U.S. Representative from Florida, and one of the first African-Americans to serve in the U.S. House

    Booker T. Washington, educator and activist

    Maurice Washington, Nevada State Senator

    J. C. Watts, former U.S. Representative from Oklahoma

    Ida B. Wells, civil rights advocate, co-founder of the NAACP

    Allen West, former U.S. Representative from Florida

    J. Ernest Wilkins, Sr., Assistant Secretary of Labor under President Eisenhower[8]

    Armstrong Williams, radio and television commentator

    Michael L. Williams, Texas Railroad Commissioner

    Walter E. Williams, author, commentator, economist

    Vern Williams, member of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel

    Barb Davis White, 2010 Congressional Candidate

    [edit] Y

    William F. Yardley, anti-segregation advocate, first African American candidate for governor of Tennessee (1876)

    • noblindersonme

      HUH !! So What! How many were/ are liberals?? THAT is what you really care about Mickey!!!

      Harriet Tubman???? Eldridge Cleaver ??? Booker T Washington????

      You are compiling a list that is pretty much meaningless for if we were to ask you your opinion of each individual on that list I shudder to think what you REALLY think of their personal beliefs!

      You fool , you are just exploiting them for your own selfish purposes without any serious analysis of what this diverse list actually means , ain’t you just grouping them like cattle according to their color?

      Will port allow me post up a ridiculously long mishmash of white democrats over the decades too! Yeah Lester Maddux and Franklin Roosevelt -they have so much in common!
      Really!!!!! Fredrick Douglas, Sojourn Truth . Sen Ed Brooke !!!! You are making MY point! Liberal Brooke was TRULY THE BLACK SHEEP IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY . Conservatives hated him!!

      • $8194357

        Non UNESCO revisionist history shows your base line truth to be a lie..
        It was when the black panther type communists and Farrekahn like islamics usurpt the MLK Jr. “Republican Babtist Christian” civial rights movement upon his death that the Republican blacks went with the socialist accusers of America and the marxist social justice false morality lies dim wit…

        2 tru for skool and makes Dems head explode when these “real facts” are checked against revisonist spin the leftist use to replace it with.
        the “angry negro” was key to the communist social justice deception…

        Blame whitey and rage against the machine instead of Christian peaceful non violence….Now the social justice commies are in power over the white liberals and still playing the blame white conservitive America for all past KKK democrats transgressions…

        Co-opping with the islamic black brothers as well so the Arab supremiscists can come in and put the black dhimmi under his thumb….Research it dim wit…taqiyya/kitman UNESCO revisionism is all that has been taught since the late sixties or early 70’s…Based on lies and deception and now the accepted “gospel truth” of the New Left Communist machine…..

      • two_amber_lamps

        Historical fact sucks, eh leftist?

        • $8194357

          The Republican “equal under the Constitutional Law” platform was the true social change agent used thru out the 1800’s up until the mid sixties when the commie left took over the Republican Negro civial rights with out right lies and deceptions.
          Same holds true with womans sufferage and the right to vote and all..
          The 100 year Republican push for “Constitutional equality” for all Americans was replaced with marxist social justice pycho/babble B/S and now we have a communist in the white house still pointing fingers at Republicans and conservitives and raving against that old out dated Founding documents…
          Worked just like the marxist academic critical therory political correct thinkers said it would…Division to bring down the house…
          Dems hung Republicans back in the day with the blacks and still hate them and blame them falsley today for all the social ills they created..
          Lucifers children one and all…Liars who got their “ideologies” from the father of all lies…
          They hate the Judeo/Christian rule of law as it holds them accountable for their corruptions..

      • mickey_moussaoui

        Nice diatribe sweetie. My point was that Powel isn’t the only black in the party. Point being he has no claim to the charge that Republicans are racist. Certainly no more than he is bigoted in his own beliefs. As for you…your hinder hairs are wound too tight.

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    Rob, please go back to school and get yourself a decent education. Colin Powell did not use the word racist or racism.

    Quit playing the race card. It’s all you’ve got when confronted with real problems facing the modern conservative.

    • mickey_moussaoui

      Você continua fingindo que falam português? Você fez alguma vez conseguir um emprego?

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession


  • brain trust

    The poor fool is throwing away every shred of credibility he ever had. I used to admire him, then he came out about the lie he claimed people were yelling about killing Obama. He has just become the run of the mill liar. All of this because of the President’s skin color.

    • slackwarerobert

      But fails to mention hollywood actually killing bush. And even if someone kills obama, no great loss, we build his pyramid seal him in, and his dad can boff another goat in kenya to replace him. If obama doesn’t want to get killed the constitution spells out what to do. Stop being a tyrant!

  • Matt

    While it’s true that racism has become more subtle over the years, it doesn’t mean that its negative effects non-existent. I think Powell’s larger point is simply that if the Republicans want to be treated seriously as a mainstream political party going forward, they need to drop the superficial name calling (socialist, lazy, shukin and jivin, whatever), and demonstrate some semblance of a desire move the country forward.

    Indeed, the Left is often in the business of decrying racism regarding comments that fail to merit any serious attention, which belittles the debate as well. However, Powell can hardly be considered in the same vein as Sharpton and others on the Left who consistently do decry racism when it really isn’t warranted (in my opinion, Sharpton has very little credibility on the Left or Right). That being said, a number of instances over the past four years demonstrate some degree of subtle racism that explains the over the top hatred of Obama and his policies. It might be more of a subliminal thing, but it is difficult to imagine a white, mainstream Democratic President receiving the same level of opposition that Obama has endured over the past four years – perhaps there are other factors at play (less competitive congressional districts, leading to more extreme office holders, the rise of the Tea Party, etc.)

    • Neiman

      It is a historical fact that it was Democrats that were the slave and plantation owners, it is a fact a Republican – Lincoln set them free and declared them equal. It is a fact that without Republican votes the Southern Democrats would have killed the Civil Rights act and other such legislation. It is a fact that through preferences, employment quotas and welfare, the Democrats told people of color they could not make it on their own, they did not have the necessities and needed their former slave masters to help them survive and have held them in bondage to the Democrat Welfare Plantation.

      Blacks have been deceived by Satan working through the Democrat Party into thinking they are inferior and need help. It is a fact that Republicans have always believed that if we give people of color equal opportunities, they could achieve or more than Caucasians.

      • $8194357

        Tru that Nieman..
        The Black Republican website has about the trueist non revisionist take on the KKK Dems of any I have come across..
        They tell it like it was…
        And they tell it like it is….

      • Matt

        Thanks for the history lesson, but party ideologies of 150 years ago are irrelevant to this discussion. Democrats were the party of slavery, and continued to be the ‘racist’ party right up until FDR’s New Deal and continuing into LBJ’s concerted effort to push Civil Rights, which lost the party the racist Dixiecratic South (racist southerners would never have associated themselves with the party of Lincoln, and thusly clung to the Democratic Party for a while after it reversed its racist trends). Party realignment is less about who to blame now for racial inequalities, and more about strategic political maneuvering (many other factors were at play as well, such as demographic shifts that brought northern conservatives to the south that were more comfortable calling themselves Republicans).

        Anyway, you’re entitled to your OPINION on the true intentions behind Democratic policy regarding racial inequality and welfare, but it’s hardly a ‘fact’ as you state. As far as I know they had the best of intentions behind those policies. We can debate the merits of those policies regarding their effectiveness at achieving racial equality, but insinuating that Democrats throughout history have implemented welfare state politics in order to perpetually ‘keep the black man down’ does nothing to advance the discussion. Using phrases like ‘Satan working through the Democratic Party’ only further divides the political discourse in this country.

        • Neiman

          Well, the divide is deep and Democrats calling Republicans racists and homophobes and lacking in compassion only increase the divide and, even if you hate talk about God – He said a house divided cannot stand and we are irreparably divided, broken and imploding.

          • Matt

            I agree, it’s extremely detrimental when Dems call Repubs racists and homophobes, which is why I don’t call myself a Dem or a Repub, nor do I participate in name calling of that nature. I was critical of you for lowering yourself to the standards of your political opponents whom you decry. Why not rise above it instead of sink to their level?

          • Neiman

            Because to counter the lie of Republicans being racist, some straight talk is required.

            I am not a Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative or Independent by official affiliation.

          • Matt

            Indeed, ‘straight talk’ is exactly what came to mind when I read the phrase ‘Blacks have been deceived by Satan working through the Democrat Party’. Why not counter with a thoughtful rebuttal in which you refrain from name calling? Why resort to that level to make a point? Do your ‘facts’ not stand up by themselves, but instead necessitate the addition of incendiary language?

          • Neiman

            That was thoughtful, as my life is based on my belief in Christ and His Word and there is nothing in life it does not touch in some way. I believe Satan exists and is a Deceiver and I believe blacks have been deceived into thinking they are inferior mostly by Democrats; perhaps not consciously, but surely and absolutely into feeling blacks need someone to be their Nanny, to protect and care for them, rather than care for themselves and Democrats went after and fit that bill in their lust for power.

          • Matt

            I guess we have different conceptions of what ‘thoughtful’ means. Alienating the person your trying to engage by accusing him/her of being part of a political party that is ‘working for Satan’ hardly seems like a constructive way to move the national dialogue forward. Yes, people on the Left choose non-constructive language as well, but resorting to their level leaves everyone at the bottom. I would suggest making your point with historical trends and economic statistics regarding what you perceive to be the harmful tendencies of welfare state policies rather than invoking Satan next time you engage someone who thinks differently than you.

          • Neiman

            You would suggest playing nice with people that refuse to conduct themselves in the same manner. An example would be Obama yesterday, attacking the Republicans at every turn, accusing them of starving children and holding a gun to the head of the people, refusing to talk with them on the debt ceiling among other things and according to your rules, the GOP should say, “Oh gee, Mr. President we don’t really want to starve all kids.” Sorry, allowing the enemy to make all the rules of engagement is only a strategy for defeat, it may benefit your side of the political spectrum, but is death for the GOP.

            Further, as a Christian I am in the business of opposing evil, in sounding the alarm against the moral degradation of the nation caused by liberalism and identifying the spiritual power behind their warfare.

          • realitybasedbob

            Old Pal, you’re no Christian and your hatred will doom you.

            For the record, please tell us which turn you have not attacked President Obama on.

          • Neiman

            No, for the record, tell us how you can be saved without being Born Again as Christ commanded, as you are an admitted non-Christian? We are all still waiting for your god’s non-generic name and the book he/she uses to tell us how to be saved.

            Tell me, by what qualifications can a non-Christian (you) decide who is or who is not a Christian? On what authority? You have no Christian credentials, so surely you have some credentials greater than the Christian faith for you to judge. No obfuscations, answer the questions.

          • realitybasedbob

            As a non-Christian yourself, you should be able to answer your own questions, Old Pal.

            My God likes for us to call Him, God.

          • Neiman

            Still obfuscating, twisting and lying and avoiding all questions like the coward and fool you have always been.

            As I am a self confessed Christian and you cannot prove otherwise, then by my words I am a Christian, as you have denied being a Christian you are not a Christian.

            Your god is a liar, he always has been from the beginning and like you, the truth is not in him/her. I enjoy this because you squirm and lie and twist, knowing you are filled with lies.

            You cannot even tell us what book your god uses so we can prove he/she only likes to be called the English Generic word – god. Why are you so shy Gay Bob? What are you hiding?

          • Matt

            We could go back and forth all day regarding the origins of incivility in Washington – needless to say, both Republicans in Congress and the Obama Administration have done plenty of stone throwing. However, you are misconstruing my point – you can be stern without resorting to name calling.

            I guess this is just a difference of philosophy. As a non-believer, I don’t see the world through a lens of ‘good vs. evil’ necessarily. Yes, people who drive planes into buildings or shoot a classroom full of kids are behaving in an evil manner, but equating those actions with the policy of the Democrats by labeling it ‘working with Satan’ and feeling the need to be ‘in the business of opposing evil’ is a little over the top.

            Politicians in both parties have enacted policy over the past few decades that I vehemently disagree with. But I stop short of calling them ‘evi’l or ‘sent by Satan’ (if I believed in such an entity in the first place). Generally I think they propose policy that they genuinely believe will be good for society (I may disagree with them, but I offer empirical, scientific evidence to the contrary of their arguments rather than resort to name calling).

            I don’t really think I’m going to convince of you anything, and that’s not really my intention. I guess I would just give you a little advice if you really want someone to read more than a sentence of your rants on these forums: stop invoking the ‘liberals are Satan’ talk, and actually try to engage them. You may well believe they are ‘evil’, but do you really think being called Satan by someone is going to get someone to alter their worldview? You must be able to think of more convincing arguments than juvenile name calling; otherwise I question the validity of your claims in the first place. I’ll leave you with a quote I’m sure you’re familiar with:”Therefore all things whatsoever would that men should o to you, do ye even so to them.” – In other words, be the better person. Don’t lower yourself down to the level of people you disagree with, no matter how ‘evil’ you think they are.

          • Neiman

            First and foremost, I have never noticed soaking the same appeal to any liberals, like the foul name caller below. Why that?

            Next, in my original comments, I spoke only of blacks being deceived by Satan THROUGH Democrats, bu you twisted an observation into name calling. Do you know who the author of all lies like that is?

            Next, I always laugh when non believers quote Scripture out of all context and do not know ‘anything about the Faith

            If you want peace, let it start with lying Democrats, like Obama saying Republicans want to starve babies and throw old people off cliff.

        • slackwarerobert

          But it hasn’t changed for the democrats, wallave stood on the school steps and denied blacks an education then, and in southern commifornia the democrat mayor did the same thing last year.

          • Matt

            Not entirely sure what you’re referring to there, but I’m not really sure how it’s relevant to the conversation here. Racists still exist in American society. Some of them are Dems, some are Repubs. The good news is progress has been made and will continue to be made on the front as we move forward as a society. And btw, the ‘commifornia’ comment really doesn’t do much to make you sound like a rational, informed individual. I’m not really offended, as I’m not a Dem, but comparing the American Democratic political party to communists diminishes any chance at having a thoughtful dialogue (I suppose that’s not really your intention though).

  • Thresherman

    Shukin’ and jivin’ is a slave term? Yeah, all the slaves had boom boxes and were break dancing out in the cotton fields there Colin. “Jiving”, as used by Palin, is a 70’s term, 1970’s not the 1850’s. But Powell’s sense of outrage over Obama being called names wears pretty thin compared to what his boss George W was called, Bushitler, Chimpy, just to name a few. And why can’t we say that Obama is lazy? It would be one thing if he had a record of industrious behavior, but he does not. His record in the Illinois Statehouse and the Senate is one of a man who was disengaged, often voting present and not putting together any legislation of his own. The man IS lazy and if Obama doesn’t want to be compared to a stereotype, then he should stop acting like one.

    Powell may think that he is building a legacy by sucking up to the liberal media, but in truth he is just be-clowning himself.

  • noblindersonme

    What is odd, port, is that you, a white priviledged cynic who probably never was victimized by anyone other than when a sleeker diner snuck his way past him in a buffet line, would think you have a sharper sense of what a black man experiences as racism than that of Colin Powell .
    By golly if Colin Powell says he feels that republicans still look down at minorities then by golly I believe him over YOU!!!!
    and judging by the vitriol that the lesser minds are spitting out now that port has made this such an issue , the SAB misfits just confirms Colin’s allegation!

    • mickey_moussaoui

      And here you are. Spewing your special blend of venom right to the end of the post. What type of idiot does that? Desperate much?

  • Waski_the_Squirrel

    What this does is to trivialize racism. When one screams “racism” at every perceived slight, soon legitimate cries of racism are ignored as well. There is very real racism in America and Colin Powell isn’t helping to solve the problem.

  • Opinionated

    Mr. Powell will say anything to remain relevant

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  • Goon

    Why should we care what this RINO thinks? He’s a liberal.

  • Emil Kashuntz

    Let’s see why did Mitt lose the election? Wow, could it be because minorities did not like being called moochers? Could it be because of the obvious hate and greed of the Republican party? Na never.

    • slackwarerobert

      Mitt lost because he was a big spending lib. Why vote for a big check, when you can vote for a bigger check. Why would anyone object to the truth? If you don’t want to be called a moocher, then tear up the checks.

  • Snarkie

    Colin Powell is right and Mickey Moussaoui throws out a bunch of lies and horseshat with no source.

  • awfulorv

    I have been advocating, for some time now, the placing of pots, filled with coins, on every, what are referred to as inner city, street corners. These pots, refilled daily, and funded by our President’s taxation of those annoying rich guys, would be for the exclusive funding of whatever deprivation we taxpayers have subjected African Americans, and particularly their violence prone youths to, on that particular date, and place. It is hoped that these pots will help to assuage the disrespect, and financial angst, and other indignities, these unacknowledged, yet stalwart, and law abiding, citizens have been subjected to for hundreds of years. It is only right and, having tried, seemingly, all else, the only course left, to avert the, oft threatened, and looming, racial warfare. Only one small, easily managed, proviso will accompany these “tribute” pots. It would be stipulated that, for every black on white homicide in the area, a handful of coins will not be put into the pot the next day. There you have it, as fine a solution, perhaps the last, and only solution needed, to this vexing problem…

  • emel

    How about when Joe Biden said Obama was ‘clean’ and ‘articulate’?

  • slackwarerobert

    Of course I hate stupid people, but how do you tell till they talk or vote for obama?
    Sadly it looks like they are no longer the minority.

  • bethsioux

    Heck no Colin, it’s not your race that we don’t like–you would be a douche in ANY color!