Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Colin Powell's endorsement

A friend's views on Colin Powell's endorsement:

Boy that was courageous…..for Powell to sit on the sidelines for the last year and half and then chime in with less than 3 weeks to go, now that it is FINALLY clear that Obama will win.

He must have trouble getting up each morning, living with himself, knowing that he was a pivotal enabler of the worst foreign policy disaster in US history, and that he has his hands bloodily culpable for 4,500 US deaths, 250,000 Iraqi deaths, and 1-3 million refuges.

Another friend's views on a VERY important point Powell made:
One thing I would advise you and all like-minded Democrats supporting Obama to do would be to listen closely to Gen. Colin Powell's message on Meet the Press. Too often I've heard people jump to Obama's defense (including you) saying that he's not a Muslim -- he's a confirmed Christian. In my mind the whole time, I asked myself why supporters of Obama (and Obama himself), who proclaimed themselves of being tolerant and inclusive, why they didn't defend the implicit anti-Muslim bigotry so apparent in the Obama-Muslim meme.  The Daily Show finally addressed it last week:

It would be nice to see other Obama supporters echo Colin Powell's comments.
"Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim, he's a Christian.  He's always been a Christian.  But the really right answer is, what if he is?  Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer's no, that's not America.  Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president?  Yet, I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion, "He's a Muslim and he might be associated terrorists." This is not the way we should be doing it in America."
Tragically, it seems even Obama supporters don't really stand up against bigotry when it means it might hurt their chances to win an election -- which is very sad.  So I ask you (and all your Obama supporting friends), what if Obama was a Muslim? Would you drop your support for him because of it? Think about it honestly. If it wouldn't change your mind, then why is Colin Powell the first person I've heard that has brought this up on a national platform? Why has no Democrat done the same? I'm just trying to make a point of how pervasive anti-Muslim thought has gotten in this country.

I don't need to ask most Republicans, as it's pretty apparent what they think from the McCain-Palin mob videos.


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