Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Colin Powell Limbaugh, Palin, Coulter Whine: Americans Want to Pay More Taxes!

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.

Colin Powell
Democrats would give up Nancy Pelosi and, maybe, their President in exchange for a successful Liberal radio commentator like Rush Limbaugh. They'd throw-in Michelle, gratis.
Rush Limbaugh
To have an Ann Coulter Liberal on their side..., they'd sacrifice Hillary.
Ann Coulter
And to have a Liberal Governor in their stable with the charisma, speaking skills and popularity of Sarah Palin - there goes Average Joe Biden. They'd give him up in a quick minute.
Sarah Palin
Okay...I know, Powell isn't a Democrat, but he should be. Seems he is always busy doing the Democrat's dirty work. Here are General Powell's recent comments and some excellent commentary from Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has once again bashed conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh as well as Alaska Governor Sarah Palin while going a step further this time by piling on the GOP.
Following up on last December's acrimonious interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Powell told corporate security executives Monday, "The Republican Party is in deep trouble" adding "I think what Rush [Limbaugh] 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."

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:

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.

Read more of Noel Sheppard's commentary at NewsBusters.

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