Powell Endorses Obama: What gives?
Posted by cann0nba11 on October 19, 2008
Powell has made his decision largely on the fact that he disagrees with McCain’s desire to tie Obama with terrrorist William Ayers. He thinks that McCain is suggesting that Obama has a terrorist agenda, or that he wants to blow up buildings. This is NOT the case whatsoever, but it’s too late. Thanks to Team McCain’s inability to clearly articulate the importance of the Obama/Ayers relationship we have taken a step closer to Socialism. Let’s look at what Powell said today:
“I think he is a transformational figure, he is a new generation coming into, onto the world stage and the American stage, and for that reason I’ll be voting for Senator Barack Obama.”
Kool-aid, Kool-aid, Kool-aid. Charisma, charm, big crowds and passionate speeches. Obama looks great on camera and reads a teleprompter with pizazz. Even Powell slipped in the “world stage” part. Hey Collin, how did that world stage treat you when dealing with Saddam Hussein? How many years did the UN ignore him? Prepare for more of the “we care what the world thinks about us” crap.
“It troubled me. We have two wars. We have economic problems, we have health problems… Those are the problems the American people want to hear about, not about Mr. Ayers, not about who’s a Muslim and not a Muslim.”
Sounds like Powell has been on the Obama brainwashing e-mail list. Let’s set the record straight:
- Our current economic problems are largely due to Democratic micro-mismanagement and subsequent denial followed by attempts to swing 180-degrees and blame Republicans.
- Our health care system is the best in the world. In fact, coverage is available to the vast majority of Americans. Shocker: most of those that don’t have it choose not to have it.
- The Ayers relationship is incredible important, even if we discount the fact that he blew up buildings and led a group that killed seven people. Ayers is a far left Socialist, as are many of the other relationships that Obama has had. THIS is the problem. Obama has radical opinions of how to run a country, and he repeatedly worked with shady characters. I can rattle off a list of a dozen or so if you are interested.
“Taxes are always a redistribution of money. Most of the taxes that are redistributed go back to those who pay it — in roads and airports and hospitals and schools — and taxes are necessary for the common good, and there’s nothing wrong with examining what our tax structure is and who should be paying more, who should be paying less. And for us to say that makes you a socialist I think is an unfortunate characterization and is inaccurate.”
Powell is apparently fine with the rich paying even more. He dances around the subject, but I disagree with his comment that that Obama’s plan is not socialist. Powell needs to research the concept a little more.
In regard to the financial crisis, which Powell called the candidates’ “final exam,” Powell said McCain appeared unsteady in dealing with it, while Obama had excelled in handling the situation. “Obama displayed a steadiness, an intellectual curiosity, a depth of knowledge.”
What exactly did Obama do? What plan did he suggest? He said we could call him if needed. McCain was unsteady? He recognized the immense impact of the issue and went back to Washington to do what it is we pay his damned salary to do: work on a resolution. So General Powell, what exactly did Obama do that impressed you. Did he read a speech that jazzed you?
“He has energized a lot of people in America,” said Powell. “He has energized a lot of people around the world. And so I think he is worth listening to and seeing what he stands for.”
You know who else energized lots of people in his country? Hitler. So friggin’ what? When Palin energized Conservatives across the country she was lambasted by Team Obama and the mainstream media. Yes, Obama has whipped up amazing amounts of cash and can fill a stadium, but when you get past the flash and look at the substance you see a scary future for America. Higher taxes, job losses. more government, less freedom, income redistribution, less educational choice. Socialism, pure and simple.