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Old 10-20-2008, 01:02 PM   #21
 
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I was crying too. Powell is all redeemed in my eyes
This is the soldier he was talking about - iMO, this picture is beautiful

That is a gripping picture. What gets me is that he was two years younger than me. My birth year registers with me like 'someone born around then is young', and yet we have soldiers out there dying that are younger than that, so it's personally sobering to reflect on.
I know, I saw 1987 and thought wow, that's when my younger brother was born..so young.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:17 PM   #22
 
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That picture is so heart-rending.
I'm glad you didn't say heart-rendering like so many people do

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The first thing I thought when I saw that photo was that he was only a few weeks older than my daughter.

Beautiful picture from an artistic POV, but so sad.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:22 PM   #24
 
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Wow, what a shocker!

I'm surprised it took this long. Most thinking Republicans aren't surprised given Powell's liberal positions on affirmative action, welfare programs and abortion, to name a few. Perhaps he's hoping for a spot in the Obama administration.

I think he ought to end the charade and re-register as a Democrat.
Ha! Colin Powell has always been a Democrat. Even when he thought about running in the 90's he wouldn't state where he stood or what he would run as. I love how all the Obama supporters who were against the Iraq "Invasion" are now clamoring to the same man who justified and gave it so much credibility Woodward called him "the closer." This election has really been topsy-turvy. What's up, what's down. Republicans granted him and his son's positions at every turn even though Powell's loyalties were apparently elsewhere. The man is pure political calculation I wouldn't sing and dance too much about the endorsement. And like I said elsewhere it will be perceived by many to be racial solidarity regardless of how Powell rationalizes it to the public.
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I think he ought to end the charade and re-register as a Democrat.
How about a trade: Powell for Liebermann?

I don't really care either way about the endorsement, but as a non-Christain, I'm glad someone finally addressed the "Muslim" comments.
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Wow, what a shocker!

I'm surprised it took this long. Most thinking Republicans aren't surprised given Powell's liberal positions on affirmative action, welfare programs and abortion, to name a few. Perhaps he's hoping for a spot in the Obama administration.

I think he ought to end the charade and re-register as a Democrat.
Ha! Colin Powell has always been a Democrat. Even when he thought about running in the 90's he wouldn't state where he stood or what he would run as. I love how all the Obama supporters who were against the Iraq "Invasion" are now clamoring to the same man who justified and gave it so much credibility Woodward called him "the closer." This election has really been topsy-turvy. What's up, what's down. Republicans granted him and his son's positions at every turn even though Powell's loyalties were apparently elsewhere. The man is pure political calculation I wouldn't sing and dance too much about the endorsement. And like I said elsewhere it will be perceived by many to be racial solidarity regardless of how Powell rationalizes it to the public.

Perception. What is your actual opinion? How do you feel about it?

I just love how you feel you can bring race into it and that makes you feel all better.

I'm not a big fan of Colin Powell, so I don't care who he endorses. I'm glad he could list some reasons other than what he can see from his goddamned house or some garbage. Notice none of his reasons were because Obama is black, a monkey, or Arab.

I'm sure you will write me off as "just another angry black woman" who closed ranks and voted for "any old black man" who fell on the ticket like a gdamned prop. Whatever. I'm so sick of people who think black people sit around thinking about race all day and how to get back at whites. Really, we don't. We live actual lives and have actual thoughts and opinions! Just like everyone else.
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Perception. What is your actual opinion? How do you feel about it?

I just love how you feel you can bring race into it and that makes you feel all better.

I'm not a big fan of Colin Powell, so I don't care who he endorses. I'm glad he could list some reasons other than what he can see from his goddamned house or some garbage. Notice none of his reasons were because Obama is black, a monkey, or Arab.

I'm sure you will write me off as "just another angry black woman" who closed ranks and voted for "any old black man" who fell on the ticket like a gdamned prop. Whatever. I'm so sick of people who think black people sit around thinking about race all day and how to get back at whites. Really, we don't. We live actual lives and have actual thoughts and opinions! Just like everyone else.
First of all I'm a black woman. An African immigrant at that. And I'm not writing you off as an angry black woman at all. I am pointing out some of the hypocrisy in the cheerleading of Powell. I find it problematic that Black People overwhelmingly support the Democratic Party in general but that is a much longer discussion for a later date. I stated how I feel and how I think it will play out. I'm not the only person voting and after working on campaigns and becoming a political junkie I am interested in how it translates into votes. I don't like Colin Powell. I think he's made significant military accomplishments but I find him very cold and calculating. That is my opnion of him as a public person and meeting him in private on several occasions. I also found his reasons disingenuous just like many of his poltical "stands." It is highly likely he is gunning for a position in an Obama administration and that's fine. I just find the cheerleading and the fawning over Powell amusing.

And here's Ed Rendell's opinion on the matter:
“Powell’s endorsement should make blue collar white voters much more comfortable with any questions they may have about Barack Obama’s lack of foreign policy experience”
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Has Powell magically transferred his foreign policy experience to Obama? I didn't understand that line of thinking. Has he even been meeting with Obama?
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I think he ought to end the charade and re-register as a Democrat.
How about a trade: Powell for Liebermann?
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I don't really care either way about the endorsement, but as a non-Christain, I'm glad someone finally addressed the "Muslim" comments.
Me too. So what if Obama were Muslim?

The picture of that soldier's grave is so touching. Seeing the year he was born is heart-breaking.
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I think he ought to end the charade and re-register as a Democrat.
How about a trade: Powell for Liebermann?

I don't really care either way about the endorsement, but as a non-Christain, I'm glad someone finally addressed the "Muslim" comments.
Yeah. You're on!

And, I don't care whether Obama is or is not a Muslim. I don't think it should matter and religion is a personal thing anyway.
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Has Powell magically transferred his foreign policy experience to Obama? I didn't understand that line of thinking. Has he even been meeting with Obama?
Yes the experience was transferred as Powell flew over Illinois airspace.
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Has Powell magically transferred his foreign policy experience to Obama? I didn't understand that line of thinking. Has he even been meeting with Obama?
Yes the experience was transferred as Powell flew over Illinois airspace.
Eh, Powell isn't my favorite guy. What can I say.
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