I really was not that much of a fan of Colin Powell, but I might change my mind after his blistering endorsement of Obama where he scorched today’s REPUBLICAN PARTY, taking no prisoners. He said what Obama should have said, and what I have been hollering for him to say ever since the RACIST RIGHT has made being a Muslim an issue. In case you missed it, this is what Powell said:
I wish more people would stand up to this right wing cabal that has played every racist card in their deck to keep Americans off balance and in the dark while they rob the country blind of its money and its wealth of freedom and liberty. I hope Powell’s declaration in support of Obama will start a trend long missing in the political arena where people are confronted when they make racist, insane accusations against other Americans because of their dislike or hatred of them. It’s clear we still have a tendency to do that here and not talking about it has only made it worse in the last eight years. Powell said some things that needed to be said and I take my hat off to him. Finally, some one with balls! In fact, in my opinion, more balls than the man he’s endorsing, but at this stage in his life, Powell has nothing to lose and such a proclamation is appropriate for him to make. Surely he’ll receive a lot of political fall out for it, but why should he or any of us care? There’s more at stake than the professional career of someone who’s on the downswing of that career. Powell’s imagery made us all confront our prejudices, that though we may have, should never get in the way of our rights and freedoms as citizens of this great country. Oh, and it’s more than appropriate to show you the mother who made Colin Powell proud to be American….and me too.