Monday, October 20, 2008
Colin Powell Appeases Barack Obama and the Black Community Elite
Colin Powell endorsing Barack Obama is one of the most disappointing endorsements of this election. While Colin has always been socially liberal, his calling Obama more qualified than John McCain really tipped the scale of big fat appeasement in my book. He has always been called a "sell out" and an "uncle Tom" by many in the elite leadership of the black community much like Condi Rice has endured. We all know you are only truly NOT a bigot or a racist if you belong to the democratic party as defined by these prominent figures in political culture. I admired Colin for taking the heat by these racist jerks and found it refreshing that he stuck to his guns and supported the President through much media and political scrutiny. To me he has buckled to the leftist bigoted black community pressure to support a candidate such as Obama. How can he say he is more qualified than John McCain? This to me is the epitome of appeasement and an example of pure unadulterated black piety. Period. He no longer has my respect and should really just go ahead and join the newly created liberal democratic party. Yea, I am disappointed and knowing how it feels to get the call out from the self-designated right-wing definers, I still claim to at least understand the difference between a socialistic liberal who has limited accomplishments and a moderate republican with a large resume of experience. And for Powell to say that the McCain campaign is "troubling" because it brought up and questioned Obama's association with William Ayers is in itelf troubling. So I hope that Colin can find himself called a few less names by Harry Belafonte and other like minds. It seems to me that the admiration he enjoyed by so many in the republican party was simply not enough...or maybe deep down it was too much. I must admit he has lost my admiration...I guess I am petty, but I think he is an appeaser to his own race and deeply misguided in this endorsement of Barack. "Exhilarating" a race is not enough of a reason to support a candidate. But Colin Powell has now stooped to the low level of Jesse Jackson-dom and has become a clear "race first" figure in American life...it is indeed troubling.