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Powell lectures GOP

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Colin Powell has some words for Republicans: Go along to get along.

Powell is the latest to join the ranks of pseudo-Republicans admonishing the party after this year’s election loss for, essentially, not being enough like Democrats.

Powell told CNN that his party’s attempt “to use polarization for political advantage” backfired last month.

What polarization?  Is he referring to John McCain’s refusal to use Obama’s racist pastor Jeremiah Wright against him?  McCain was once the darling of Democrats and the leftwing media, lauded for reaching across the aisle to get things done.  And Powell thinks he’s too polarizing?  If anything, he wasn’t polarizing enough.

CNN also reports that Powell said the GOP must see what is in the “hearts and minds” of African-American, Hispanic and Asian voters “and not just try to influence them by… the principles and dogma.”

Yes, we must not let silly little things like principles get in the way of pandering.

“I think the party has to stop shouting at the world and at the country,”Powell lectured.  Translation: Republicans need to tow the Democrat line or shut up.

Isn’t it interesting that Powell was once derided as a Bush lackey who lied to the UN about WMD?  Only when he’s sticking it to his own party and endorsing Barack Obama does he earn the good graces of the elite media.

I used to have some respect for Powell, but he has revealed himself to be a gutless, pandering and truly shallow figure.

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Written by The Parse

December 11, 2008 at 9:58 pm

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