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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:10 PM

 

Be patient with people like Colonel L. Wilkerson and Colin Powell.

The former Colin Powell staffer has denounced the racism that he acknowledges as totally infesting his party. Yet he still calls the GOP his party.

Colin Powell has been a party to war crimes under Bush's administration. Yet now he has endorsed Barack Obama, first as a candidate and now as the incumbent President.

It's understandable to be pissed at these guys for what they've done. However, it is possible that both of them are experiencing a shift to the left. It may be temporary but they've had a shift. They obviously cannot stand what the GOP has become. This is growth in anyone's book.

Lower the pitchforks and try to talk to people like this around you. You might be able to win them over.

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Reply Be patient with people like Colonel L. Wilkerson and Colin Powell. (Original post)
Zalatix Oct 2012 OP
TDale313 Oct 2012 #1
Zalatix Oct 2012 #2
madrchsod Oct 2012 #5
madrchsod Oct 2012 #3
Fumesucker Oct 2012 #4
Autumn Oct 2012 #6

Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:18 PM

1. Ya know, this may...

Not be a popular opinion, but I think we need rational republicans. I don't want all the moderates to leave the party to the bats**t crazies or take over the Democratic party. We need diversity, we need at least two functional parties. If they're willing to fight to take their party back from the extremists, more power to them.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:33 PM

2. And it could also split the GOP vote.

 

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:38 PM

5. if i remember correctly most of the undecided voters are coming from the republican party

the "undecided voters" are becoming a third of the voting block. yes we need at least two healthy parties that put the country first.

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:33 PM

3. when powell was thinking about running for president...

limpballs would call him the "little general". powell`s wife made him give up the idea of running.

powell was never popular with the ruling elite of the republican party.

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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:36 PM

4. There's something to be said for patience but then again your post reminded me of this

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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:39 PM

6. That's a good thing to be nice to them, but I sure as hell don't want

to win them over to my Democratic Party. I would rather they change the republican party

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