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Colin Powell: Sure, I Still Think Obama is Totally Awesome

I honestly mean no disrespect here, but — ah, who am I kidding? Of course I mean disrespect. But seriously, is Colin Powell helpful to the Republican party in any conceivable way these days? Was he ever? When he’s not been out there blasting the Tea Party or implying that the GOP is full of racists, he’s spent most of his time during media interviews fawning over the wondrous abilities of President Obama, even long after Barack’s number one fans have left the building.

At some point along the line, Powell decided to unhitch his wagon from the Bush administration and instead hop aboard the Bill Maher train of liberal pain. As Doc Brown once said, “somewhere in the past, the timeline skewed down into this tangent.” This “tangent” has been an Obama-loving rathole that Powell refuses to extricate himself from.

The former Secretary of State endorsed Barack not once, but TWICE. And since anyone who voted for that guy a second time around after witnessing the damage he caused in his first term most definitely has a screw loose, his words to Bill Maher are in some ways not shocking at all. Essentially, we can now say that Powell has endorsed the man THRICE.

Asked by Bill whether he has experienced any “buyer’s remorse,” Colin’s answer was quite definitive: “None whatsoever. I think it was the right choice in 2008 and the right choice in 2012.”

“None”? Not even one scintilla? Not even a “smidgeon,” to use one of Obama’s favorite words? What an insane thing to say. For a man so determined to be “above the fray” and independent, he doesn’t seem to realize that he’s being used by Bill Maher, and it’s kind of sad to see. His remarks weren’t being watched by an audience that’s likely to think very critically whatsoever about their own political views, but rather, a bunch of sycophantic HBO clapping seals who cheer loudly at anyone complimenting Obama and jeer even louder if someone has the gall to utter a positive word or two about the Bush administration.

Look, Obama is going to have his defenders until the end of time, and that’s perfectly okay. But for a guy like Powell to go out there and claim that he has ZERO buyer’s remorse about a President of the United States who’s viewed far and wide by members of both political parties to be an overall failure is a bit beyond the realm of the credible. Powell is a retired Four Star General in the United States Army, and he’s sat back and watched as his favorite president ever has gutted the military and taken it down to its weakest level since before World War II. Anything to say about that, General Powell? Nope, no remorse here. None whatsoever.

Colin clearly turned in his Relevancy Card years ago. But if he ever hopes to earn it back, he might consider cutting out this crap.


Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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