Colin Powell. Another RINO Conservatives have no need for. I can understand that Colin Powell may consider himself a liberal Republican, and I give him the right to oppose the war or the belief that WMD's were overly hyped, but there is no reason for this public and yes "nasty," dishing about Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter.
As CongressDaily reported Tuesday, that's not all that's bothering Powell:
"The Republican Party is in deep trouble," Powell told corporate security executives at a conference in Washington sponsored by Fortify Software Inc. The party must realize that the country has changed, he said. "Americans do want to pay taxes for services," he said. "Americans are looking for more government in their life, not less."
Which Americans want to pay more taxes, General? You mean the top 50 percent of wage earners that currently pays 97 percent of all federal income taxes collected wants to pay more? Or how about the bottom 50 percent? Are THEY asking to pay more? But I digress:
Read more of Noel Sheppard's commentary at NewsBusters.
He blasted radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, saying he does not believe that Limbaugh or conservative icon Ann Coulter serve the party well. He said the party lacks a "positive" spokesperson. "I think what Rush does as an entertainer diminishes the party and intrudes or inserts into our public life a kind of nastiness that we would be better to do without," Powell said.
He also said that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain's running mate last year, is "a very accomplished person" but became "a very polarizing figure." He said the polarization was created by Palin's advisers.