#ColinPowellCodeWords – Dupe
I used to think that former Secretary Of State and retired four-star General Colin Powell was a Useful Idiot of the Left, but it appears that I was wrong and that Powell is something a bit worse: a Dupe of the Left.
Like Cryin’ John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Granny Mitch McConnell, etc., I figured he was deep down a man of conservative temperament who had blinded himself to the dangers of Leftism, had enjoyed being one of The Beautiful People, and, therefore, had allowed himself to constantly be fooled by the Left.
The evidence is that I was being way too kind.
Yesterday, on Meet The Press, Powell showed his naked self.
From National Review Online, Eliana Johnson reporting, we learn:
Powell’s bizarre defense of Hagel took an even more troubling turn as he decried the “dark vein of intolerance” in some parts of the Republican Party. In particular, he singled out former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and former New Hampshire governor John Sununu for their racial insensitivity, charging that they “look down on minorities.” Palin attacked the Obama administration for withholding information on the Benghazi scandal, accusing the president of doing a “shuck and jive”; “That’s a racial-era, slave term,” Powell said. Sununu slammed the president’s first debate performance against Mitt Romney, calling Obama “lazy and detached”; “Now, it may not mean anything to most Americans, but to those of us who are African-Americans, the second word is ‘shiftless’ and then there’s another word that goes along with it.”
Well, well, well…it’s seems Colin has renewed his Race Card.
My Friend In The Ether, Quin Hillyer, is justifiably outraged:
Jennifer Rubin does a nice take-down here of the increasingly despicable Colin Powell, who smeared his former party on Meet the Press by accusing Republicans of a “dark vein of intolerance.” Thus says the first black Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, the first black Secretary of State, the sometime mentor of the first black woman to serve as Secretary of State… all under Republican sponsorship.
Thus says the back-stabbing lout who deliberately let the innocent Scooter Libby twist in the wind, and then get convicted, when one word from Powell would have ended the investigation. Thus says the man who was afforded credit he didn’t deserve for conduct of a Gulf War (1991) he more or less opposed, the man who denounced his own testimony to the United Nations while blaming others for its substance, the man who claimed to be a Republican moderate but who endorsed the most radical leftist Democrat ever to serve in the presidency over a Republican moderate (John McCain) who had repeatedly befriended him and praised him throughout his career.
From the FBI’s old definition [under J. Edgar Hoover] of a Dupe:
The dupe, a person who is obviously not a Communist or a potential Communist but whose views serve to enable Communists. Examples are a prominent religious leader calling for pacifism or a prominent jurist opposing red-baiting tactics on civil liberty grounds.
Question: Am I still being too kind to Powell?
Since Colin is so keen on educating us on those nasty raaaaacist code words, it was only fair that conservatives, who are a helpful and #Caring lot, decided to help him uncover more.
SIDENOTE: I used to think Jackie Chan was, at worse, a Useful Idiot of the Communists, but it appears he’s even worse than the Dupe Colin Powell: he’s, at best, a Fellow Traveller.