I AM SICK OF REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP - AND ONCE AGAIN AFTER A LONG TIME WANTED TO GET OUT OF THE GD CIRCLE OF IDIOTS - THEN WHEN I HEAR POWELL, I AM COMFORTABLE BEING REPUBLICAN. THOSE ASSES ARE A SHAME ON REPUBLICAN PARTY.
Appearing on MSNBC, former Secretary of State Colin Powell
savaged the Republican Party of which he says he is still a member for
catering to “elements” that are overtly hostile to people of other races
or nationalities. Powell told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that
there are groups within the GOP who “demonize people who don’t look
like the way they’d like them to look.” He added that, for this reason,
he believes the GOP needs him more than the Democratic Party needs him.
Speaking with Mitchell about the need for immigration reform, Powell
said that reforming the system was critical. “We are an immigrant
nation,” Powell said. “People wonder if we’re still the great country
that we pretend to be, or we present ourselves to be. The answer is
Mitchell noted that Powell has criticized the GOP in the past for harboring a “dark vein of intolerance.” Powell took the opportunity to repeat his criticism.
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“There are certain elements of the party who go out of their way to
demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look
like or came from some other place,” Powell said. “I think the party has
to deal with this.”
He said that even senior-level Republicans continue to make
“statements about women” and “minorities” that make the party look “less
tolerant than it should be.” Powell specifically cited voting laws
which he said are designed to restrict minority access to the polls.
Given this, Mitchell asked if Powell was still a Republican. Powell
said that he is. “I think a Republican Party needs me more than the
Democratic Party needs me,” he concluded.
Watch the clip below, via MSNBC: