Monday, October 20, 2008

Obama Supporters Absolve Powell for Promoting Bush "Lies"

It's a no-brainer to figure out that Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama is the ultimate political mainstreaming device for the shady Illinois Democrat, who for many voters is an ideological radical and oppositional "other."

What's particularly interesting is the hypocrisy on the left over the endorsement, as noted in
the comments to a Mark Steyn post yesterday:

How come when Colin Powell promoted Bush's "lies," he was not someone to be believed or trusted, but now that he's endorsed Obama, he is someone to be . . . believed and trusted?
Here's Mother Jones on Powell, from an essay attacking him earlier this year:

Powell's loyalty to George Bush appears to have extended to a willingness to deceive the United Nations, Americans, and the coalition troops about to be sent to kill and die in Iraq. He has never been held accountable for his actions, and it's extremely unlikely he ever will be.
There's no mention of all of this by lefty bloggers this morning, for example, Shaun Mullen, who screams:

The racist and xenophobic bile that has flowed from the right-wing Republican base and spokesmouths like Rush Limbaugh has been unprecedented in this campaign season, and it was easy to predict that the moment Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama that he was no longer a war hero and brilliant diplomat but just another uppity Negro.
There's more of the faux outrage here and here (via Memeorandum).

Even leftists who argue Powell was a sole voice of caution during the run-up to the war in 2003 are in a bind now.

Powell made the sale at the U.N. He did not resign his post in protest. If Bush "lied," so did the secretary of state.

Can it really be possible that one of the greatest "BushCo fascists" is
set to join a Barack Obama administration as an advisor?

You can't make this stuff up!

It's all about power, not principle, for the nihilist left of the political spectrum.


Anonymous said...

C'mon, get over yourself. Powell resented being used by the Bushies to do their dirty work. He has never been one of the extremists. So he preferred Obama to the ridiculous McCain/Madam Mooseburger ticket. Good choice! No doubt you think Sarah Palin is some sort of saviour of the GOP. It WILL be fun to watch her further self-destruct! Spread the wealth!!