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#ColinPowellCodeWords – Dupe

14 January 2013 @ 14:16

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.

Do take the time to click here and read the rest.

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.

  1. indyjonesouthere permalink
    14 January 2013 @ 14:26 14:26

    There are combat generals and their are political generals and never confuse the two. Powell has always taken the political route. He had, the best I can calculate, no more than six months of combat in his entire career. The rest was spent smoozing in the political circles of the military. Compare that career with Schwartzkopf. Look back at WWII and you will see the same divisions. Beware the political generals.

    • thecampofthesaints permalink
      14 January 2013 @ 14:34 14:34

      I like to use David Hackworth’s term for them: ‘Perfumed Princes’.

      • 14 January 2013 @ 20:09 20:09

        The Hacker pegged those fools quite well.

        • 14 January 2013 @ 20:36 20:36

          He had taken too many rounds to the helmet, but, God, I miss the man.

        • 15 January 2013 @ 07:48 07:48

          A good many of those rounds were “friendly” fire. I miss him too.

  2. M. Thompson permalink
    14 January 2013 @ 14:40 14:40

    Good point. Powell made his way to the top through the DC power structure. Real military men want to stay as far away as possible from the beltway and the bureaucrats, rather than rise within them.

    This is where stupidity like all day Sexual Assault Prevention and Diversity lectures come from.

  3. 14 January 2013 @ 18:21 18:21

    Colon Powell was never a leader of Men, but he was certainly good at taking credit for the successes of the officers and men around him.

  4. 14 January 2013 @ 18:22 18:22

    And yes, the misspelling of his name was intentional.

    • 14 January 2013 @ 20:38 20:38

      I like it. He is, after all as we’ve seen quite clearly, full of shit.

  5. 14 January 2013 @ 20:01 20:01

    If you look up “Crap Weasel” in the dictionary….
    That’s General Colin Powell

  6. 14 January 2013 @ 20:12 20:12

    Bob, you are, once more, far too gracious with that fat headed, despicable, useful idiot (and those are his good points). You are far too gentlemanly to be completely accurate as such coarse language (and I’ve been less than accurate as well) would get even the owner banned.

    Colon Powell revealed what he was many years ago. What people saw was much less than savory.

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