I’m breaking my “one blog a day” rule because I seriously believe you people lost your minds. Just thought I’d weigh in on the Colin Powell endorsement since it seems that Powell is the new savior for having, “put country first” for being so nice and endorsing Obama.
I’m already sick of the many times I’ve heard today how “respected” Colin Powell is throughout
Let me put it this way, the only significance of the endorsement is that a die-hard republican crossed the lines to endorse the democratic nominee over the republican. This should serve as a statement on the incompetent McCain, not act as some kind of magical whitewashing of Colin Powell. Powell was a dupe for the Bush administration who knowingly lied to the American people and the world. He’s also not that far away from the same economic principles that have eroded the foundations of our democracy.
He’s not Elvis, Gandhi, Jesus Christ all rolled into one. He’s a neocon.
This does not change my estimation of Colin Powell whose politics have sucked BIG TIME!
Let’s just remember: Colin Powell is one of the major reasons we went to war in
So, let’s not get our panties wet thinking that being endorsed by someone like Powell is such a great thing. That bullshite may pass for sanity in the corporate press, but it shouldn’t fly anywhere else. A person whose most important legacy is destroying
So, let’s get real on the man who supposedly “kept it real” today.
There’s no evidence that Colin Powell has a huge following outside the green rooms of the mainstream press, or (maaaaaaybe) in the African American community -- there never has been such evidence. I dunno, I’m surrounded by black people all the time and they seem to have a wide range of opinions, they don’t all walk in lockstep.
For my money, the question for progressives should be whether Colin Powell whether he should be considered a credible or trusted voice. The focus should be to make sure he is or isn’t credible based on his positions on issues of importance to progressive social movements.
If you see yourself as part of a progressive movement that is against lying to
So before you start a movement to nominate the ma’fucca for sainthood or go out tell your rabid neocon brother-in-law to vote for Obama because he’s endorsed by Powell, understand that by doing that, you are validating the ideas that Powell represents as a very important voice. Furthermore, understand that when you do that, you have no right to complain that neocons like Powell continue to dominate our political discourse as “credible” and “respected” voices.