Friday, December 12, 2008

How The Mighty Have Fallen

Colin Powell's resume is powerful to say the least: A general in the United States Army, National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State.

He is a principled man, a strong leader, and a role model for millions of Americans.

Had this been any day before October 19, 2008 I would have stopped right here.

But since that day of Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama, he has engaged in behavior that tarnishes his record.

There is no doubt that Powell holds frustrations and anger at the Bush administration on the Iraq policy. He is not a puppet, and began to resent being presented as such.

Disagreement is fine. Lively debate is encouraged. But his comments in the last two months have disheartened his admirers; including myself.

In an interview set to air Sunday morning on CNN's "GPS" program, Powell claimed he was angered with the GOP for "[using] polarization for political advantage".

This statement is laughable. The media made this election about polarization, not John McCain.

McCain was opposed to using Obama's middle name due to the unfounded fear it may have conjured up.

He then went on to attack a conservative icon saying "Can we continue to listen to Rush Limbaugh?"

Powell does not believe El Rushbo to be a good spokesman for the GOP.

"I think the party has to stop shouting at the world and at the country".


This is closet liberalism at work here. This is what the left is desperately seeking.

Suppression of our voices. Obedience to the Messiah. Cessation of American dominance in the world.

And despite all his ramblings ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Powell remains a registered Republican.

While I do not believe Powell has aligned with the extreme left wingers, his veering off course displays what is at work within the Democrat Party.

Socialists have infiltrated their party for years and are now effectively shifting large numbers of individuals towards their warped ideology.

This is a serious threat to the American way of life. But we can stop it.

Nearly all Republicans are convinced our party must revise its' strategy.

But we must go about the rebranding by adhering to conservative philosophy.

And then America will prevail.

1 comment:

michele said...

I think Powell is a classic example of what the right has done wrong. We have lost our vision and focus. Lost the ideals that make us different from the left. We can hold Powell up as an example of why Republicans have lost the majority and use him as an example of why we need to make a return to the right.