Colin Powell Misses the GOP Memo

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(The Root) — Well, I'm fairly sure Colin Powell is going to make some Republicans set things on fire.

CBS News:
Colin Powell: "I voted for [Barack Obama] in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012 and I'll be voting for he and for Vice President Joe Biden next month."

Powell explained his choice to Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell:

When he took over, the country was in very very difficult straits. We were in […] one of the worst recessions we had seen in recent times, close to a depression. The fiscal system was collapsing. Wall Street was in chaos, we had 800,000 jobs lost in that first month of the Obama administration and unemployment peaked a few months later at 10 percent. So we were in real trouble. The auto industry was collapsing, the housing was start[ing] to collapse and we were in very difficult straits. And I saw over the next several years, stabilization come back in the financial community, housing is now starting to pick up after four years, it's starting to pick up. Consumer confidence is rising.

Oh dear. It's as if Powell had not received the memo stating that good Republicans never acknowledge that Obama did anything right. Even if you voted for Obama before, you simply have to point out how disappointed you are and that he accomplished nothing. 

Maybe there are reasonable Republicans … or President Obama had Powell implanted with a microchip and is controlling his every actions. I have no proof of this latter theory. I'm just predicting what a rage-filled Rush Limbaugh will be sputtering today.

Elon James White is a writer and satirist and host of the award-winning video and radio series This Week in Blackness. Listen Monday to Thursday at 1:30 p.m. EST at TWIB.FM and watch at TV.TWIB.ME/LIVE. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Tumblr.

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