**A Post by Shifra**

Colin Powell seems awfully cranky lately. Maybe he needs to add more fiber to his diet. (Is that just wrong of me?) But whatever the cause, he went on the talk show circuit over the weekend, complaining about the GOP. Apparently, channeling Elmer Fudd, those Wascally Wepublicans are WACISTS! And the proof?

There’s also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party” he continued. “What I do mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities. How can I evidence that? When I see a former governor say that the president is ‘shucking and jiving,’ that’s a racial-era slave term. When I see another former governor — after the president’s first debate, where he didn’t do very well — saying that the president was lazy…

Calling our POTUS lazy? Oh, the horror! No one should ever refer to our biracial POTUS as “lazy!”

I was so outraged by this obviously racially charged word, that I did some research, and I found yet another person who called our POTUS “lazy,” to no less an eminent journalist (and I use the term loosely) than Barbara Walters:

The president … admits that, deep down, he’s a little bit lazy. He thinks it stems from growing up in Hawaii, where it’s always sunny and folks sit on the beach for sport, he said.

So let’s review this, kids. I will employ algebra to try to comprehend what is going on: If a = b, and b=c, then a=c.

A=Anyone who calls POTUS lazy
B=racist term
C= anyone who calls our POTUS “lazy” is a racist.

And there you have it: Obama is a racist!

It seems Mr. Powell is hypersensitive to words he deems to be “racist.” But apparently he thinks the term “the Jewish lobby” is, well, no biggie.

Yesterday, David Gregory asked Colin Powell about Chuck Hagel’s remark that “the Jewish lobby” intimidates a lot of people on Capitol Hill. “What kind of thinking does that reflect? Can you understand pro-Israel senators being concerned by that comment?” Powell responded: “They shouldn’t be that concerned. That terms slips out from time to time.

Ok, kids, back to the black board (sorry, Mr. Powell):

X=terms that offend Colin Powell
Z=terms that may offend other groups

Here: x=y, but y does not equal z.


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  1. rosebud2186 says:

    These people are exhausting!

  2. otlset says:

    “Shucking and jiving” means bullsh**ing, or making evasive stories to avoid trouble or to get your way, and was slang originated by blacks themselves. It is an especially apt and clever usage in describing Obama and JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING HE SAYS! Obama has been shucking and jiving the people since he’s been in office.

    Colin Powell is an overrated and racist fool who owes his career to affirmative action — by his own admission. As a nominal “moderate” Republican (oh brother), he is of great use to the LSM and the Dems for just this kind of his “reasonable” Republican bashing.

    Damn, everything’s “racist” to these hypocrits.

  3. Maynard says:

    It’s deeply troubling to see this endless blathering about nonsense. The debt is headed for the moon, our credit is headed for the gutter, the dollar will depreciate and the only question is how quickly, manufacturers have fled and continue to flee, jobs are scarce. And that’s just the domestic side; foreign affairs are equally nightmarish. Why aren’t we focused on the bread-and-butter issues, not to mention the life-and-death issues? Powell is another poster boy (pardon the racial slur!) for our detached-and-out-of-touch elite, obsessed with fluff and facades, and blind to substance. Power is in the hands of people with no skills other than winning elections. That’s what Powell speaks of here; not how the country can survive, but soothing phraseology.

  4. Kitten says:

    There was a time when I was younger and (let’s say) less informed, that I held the likes of Colin Powell and Condi Rice in very high esteem. I was proud of their accomplishments as the first black male and female Secretary of State, as Republicans no doubt. Today, I’m sorry to say I’m disappointed with the both of them. However, I’m very encouraged by people like Allen West, Mia Love, Ted Cruz, and whoever else that comes on the scene with the conviction and actions of a true conservative. Let’s just pray they remain faithful to their conservatism, and that many more will come along.

    And BTW, Colin Powell is no moderate, he’s a Liberal!

    So here’s my equation in relation to his own words:

    A= Colin Powell
    B= “Do as I say, not as I do”
    C= Colin Powell is a hypocrite!

  5. Maynard says:

    Now we know why they named him Colon Bowel.

  6. jimbo says:

    This guy gives RINOs a bad name.

  7. LJZumpano says:

    I’ve always been biased when it came to Colin Powell. He was of my generation and he was Bronx born and raised. It felt good seeing a guy from the Bronx do well. The housing projects of the 1950’s are not the ones we see talked about as cesspools. They were clean and modern and had lots of greenery and playgrounds. They were filled with folks who worked hard and wanted the best for their kids. In the public schools we were all tossed together, and had the opportunity to become whatever we dreamed we could be. We might not have had lots of money to waste, and getting the most from every dollar was important. We thrived, learning to use the resources we had to get an education and make something of ourselves, something which would make our families proud and give us a sense of personal worth. I admired Colin Powell because in him I saw someone who accomplished so much. I was proud of him. And so seeing him collapse into mindless drivel is especially sad for me. I am reminded of an ancient Greek who warned than young men should not be in power because they didn’t have the experience to realize that every action, no matter how well intended, could have detrimental consequences. And old men had lived too long and realized that nothing ever changed. So it seems with Powell, it is as though he has given up. What is the use of trying to move ahead if you believe that prejudice is so imbued in the human spirit that 50 years after the tremendous efforts of Americans of all colors and beliefs to recognize and commit to the concept of Civil Rights that you think every word is “code” for a racist slur? What disappointments did he have in life to give him such a negative attitude today? I see a tired, angry man shaking his head,throwing up his hands and saying “what’s the use?” and that makes me very sad.

  8. Patricia says:

    A great post Shifra – thank you for a reason to laugh at Powell; he’s such a disappointment.

  9. LucyLadley says:

    Thanks for pointing out how even sensitivities to prejudice can have their own prejudice. Your post had good food for thought!!!!

  10. MACVEL says:

    Well done, Shifra! Now, all you need do is to walk over to him and watch him cringe and beg for mercy!

  11. strider says:

    Another member of the lead from behind club. Leading with your behind only gets you so far.

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