Actual Republican Marco Rubio Tells Colin Powell to Pound Sand

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Obama fanboy Colin Powell caused some commotion among people who actually care what he still thinks after an appearance on “Meet the Depressed” Sunday, alleging the GOP has an identity problem among minorities.

Amusingly enough, Powell doesn’t seem to be aware the GOP has a majority of minorities in the United States Senate, and today one of them corrected the alleged Republican.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) hit back Monday at a remark made by former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who told NBC’s “Meet the Press” over the weekend that “a dark vein of intolerance” in some parts of the Republican Party was alienating centrist and minority voters.

“I disagree with General Powell’s assessment of the Republican Party today,” Rubio said on “The Andrea Tantaros Show,” according to audio uncovered by The Daily Caller.
Rubio cited growing diversity among Republicans in the Senate as evidence the party had increasing appeal among minorities.

“The Republican Party is the party that placed two Hispanics in the U.S. Senate,” Rubio, a Cuban-American, continued. “And we have an African-American senator in the United States Senate.”

The Democratic Party, meanwhile, has zero African-American senators. Funny how the guy who twice voted for Obama isn’t aware of that. The same guy might want to also give thanks to the Republican president who appointed him Secretary of State.

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5 Responses to “Actual Republican Marco Rubio Tells Colin Powell to Pound Sand”

  1. MT Geoff on 14/14/13 at 1:10 pm

    The sins of the fathers visited unto the third and fourth generation, maybe. Colin Powell, unlike Barack Obama, grew up in a society where segregation was still legal, when lynching was only just dying out, when “miscegenation” was a crime. Certainly society changed and recognized his abilities, leading him to be considered a serious candidate for president, but some elements of General Powell’s thinking got stuck. There are others like him, highly capable individuals whose backward thinking is keeping them from serving our country to their full potential and it may take another generation to cleanse this thinking.
    This is sad. General Powell was a tremendous leader of our armed forces and Secretary Powell was a highly effective diplomat and adviser. Mr. Powell, alas, turns out to be a center-left thinker with a soft bigotry against people who are white.

  2. lyle on 14/14/13 at 1:48 pm

    Colin Powell parents are of Jamaican descent, MTG. They hardly experienced the racial problems of the US. And he experienced…little to none.

  3. MT Geoff on 14/14/13 at 2:13 pm

    Howdy Lyle
    Colin Powell’s parents were immigrants from Jamaica to New York, yes. General Powell was born in 1937, so he did grow up in an America that was heavily segregated and where racial prejudice was slowly giving way to better ways of thinking. New York City had different, probably less severe racial problems than did Birmingham or Atlanta of the 1940s and 1950s but the problems were still very real.
    Mrs. Alma Powell grew up in Birmingham and her experiences there may also have influenced the general’s views.

  4. Doc on 14/14/13 at 3:51 pm

    Colin Powell, like so many liberals, forgets the help he got through republican programs…he is a traitor to the GOP and never was a true GOP believer…take a pound of sand and sit on it, Colin.

  5. Aaron on 21/21/13 at 5:52 pm

    I think it’s interesting that you brought up Tim Scott, and it’s unfortunate that you didn’t mention the intolerance from the left that, namely in calling him an “Uncle Tom” and “oreo” simply because he thinks for himself. Apparently the left looks down on minorities who aren’t liberal, and Gen. Powell apparently has no problem with that.

    I think that the left has forfeited their right to complain about “intolerance” when they started calling people like Sen Scott, Thomas Sowell, and Stacey Dash racial slurs, not to mention when union members tipped over a hot dog cart in Michigan owned by a black man, while calling him racial slurs. Plus there’s the death threats given to NRA members and right-to-work advocated.