Colin Powell Plays the Race Card

Why is it every time there’s a disagreement with a politician who is black, it’s not about the policy, it’s about race? So what do we make of constant criticism by conservatives of Bill Clinton when he was president? The guy was whiter than rice. Some of the same policy criticisms leveled against Clinton are being leveled against Obama.

And what do we make of the constant attacks by the Left of blacks when they are conservatives or serve in a Republican administration?

Colin Powell is the latest turn-coat conservative (if he ever was one) who has made disagreements with President Obama a matter of race. Powell is accusing some Republicans of having a “a dark vein of intolerance.” I have a deep vein of intolerance of politicians – white or black – who continue to spend us into oblivion, tax us into poverty, and legislate us into tyranny.

Powell, of course, has a different type of intolerance in mind. He believes Republicans “still sort of look down on minorities.” Here we go again. Powell ought to know by now that the Democrats and Liberals aren’t interested in minorities; they’re interested in votes.

What’s interesting is that Liberals made racial remarks about Powell. Before he was president, even Obama took pot-shots at the former Secretary of State who served under George W. Bush.

Not to be outdone, in a 1989 speech in Washington, DC, Louis Farrakhan

“stated both Obama and Powell want a ‘pat on the back’ from their ‘former slave-masters and their children.’

In a May 2003 speech sponsored by Harvard Law School, [Al] Sharpton likened Powell and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to subservient house slaves.

In a 2007 Tennessee speech, Sharpton was asked by an audience member whether Powell and Rice are ‘house Negros.’”

“Sharpton replied: ‘I don’t know that they are viewed as house Negros in the term. I believe that they are in the house and the rest of us are in the field. So it would not be an inaccurate description.’

“In 2002, actor and activist Harry Belafonte compared Powell to a plantation slave who moves into the slave owner’s house and says only things that will please his master.

“‘Colin Powell’s committed to come into the house of the master. When Colin Powell dares to suggest something other than what the master wants to hear, he will be turned back out to pasture.’”

I guess that the racialists on the Left side of the political spectrum finally got to Colin Powell. Now he’s their “house Negro.” He’s being used like most blacks are used by politicians. They’re only as good as their vote. The Democrats have been selling blacks down the river for decades, entrenching them into multi-generational poverty with political programs that make them dependent on the State.



Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. He is the author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles.

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  • Doc Carver

    I think the article is really saying that anyone who is willing to accept the entitilements the liberals make available through mandates and etc. are actually and quietly considered slaves of the state by those same liberals no matter what color the skin may be.

  • Barb Patton

    Once upon a time I thought that this man that looks a bit latte to me would be a positive addition to the government. I was mistaken. You Colin Powell are a sorry sack of scheizer.Stop playing the race card – that card is only allowed to be played by the ayatollah barack hussein obama and his thugs. Get under your rock where you belong..

  • Rotortop

    As a Vietnam Vet, Powell is a typical “” Military Brown Nose Ass Kisser” !! 334th AWC,1969.

  • Stan

    Sad, I used to think better of Colin Powell….

  • grandmary42

    I used to like and respect Gen Colin Powel but no more. He is no more a conservative than Obama!

  • Otto the Hun

    Let’s face it…Powell supports Obama because both of them are black. It has nothing to do with logic or politics..

  • DaveNTejas

    I never believed Powell was a conservative Republican, he slid into his job with GWB administration because he was black, I will never believe different.

  • ste1021

    Why does Powell support Obama? Because he’s black. End of story.

  • Mudpuppy

    Powell never was a conservative. He should just change party affiliations as he is a RINO. I think he has a dark vein of stupidity or ignorance. Democrats are and always have been the party of racists and the KKK. They promise blacks the sun, moon and stars but never deliver. Why they continue to stay on the Democrat plantation is a mystery. It’s the Republicans who have treated them like equals. The first black Congressmen were Republicans. Democrats keep them enslaved in order to get their votes. And anyone who disagrees and leaves the plantation is castigated like you wouldn’t believe for daring to have a mind and think independently.

    By the way, wasn’t Clinton the “first black president”? And Farrakhan is stuck in the so-called religion of those that sold his ancestors into slavery and they are still doing it.


    For so called a general and probably a so called christian(?) and many others.In Christ we are one,but yet they play the Race Card porque???Because a racist knows another racist.Another word the HEART is not right with GOD.PERIOD!!!! MANY ARE CALLED,BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN.YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS=GOOD OR BAD FRUTAS..ETERNITY IS WAITING FOR ALL OF US.WHERE WILL YOU BE?BETTER CHECK YOUR HEART.JOHN 3:16.SHALOM.

  • Roscoe Bonnifitucci

    Say it isn’t so General!!! Yet another Phreaking Racist. Colin Powell is no better than Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Chris Rock, You name the Black Celebrity. Too bad, even though Powell was a RHINO, he was respected. Now he is just another Racist POS.

  • Don

    Colin Powel, you’re a special kind of stupid, aren’t you?

  • Nancy Law

    Colin Powell is a shinning example of WHY QUOTAS and promoting incompetent people simply because they are black, white, yellow, purple, straight etc. does NOT WORK! There is no way that Colin would have climbed – he’s a DOPE and has a the typical “chip on the shoulder” attitude even though he BENEFITED DIRECTLY only because of his SKIN COLOR. Obama did the same thing – SKIN COLOR and look at the mess in D.C.. We must get back to MERIT!

  • Sweet Lady Mary

    He should just be honest and stop calling himself a Republican which he clearly is not at this point. Perhaps he was only a Republican because Republicans helped him get to his current position–affirmative action gone wrong.

  • Greg137

    A slave is a slave, and it has nothing to do with skin color, slavery is all about power to own and control another human being.. The Left are famous for their slavery of the minorities, and exploiting them for their vote… If a man of color speaks out against the left he is sued, screwed, and tattooed for speaking his mind, only because an independant man of color can’t be made into a slave as he is not dependant on the Government… As for Collin Powell my only criticism of him has been that he likes to agree too often with RINO sellouts like John Mccain, and John Boehner… BUt it has notrhing to do with his skin color, because I just am not comfortable with politicians that sellout trheir beleifs, whixch is why I don’t like RINOs… I don’t like Mccain and Boehner, because they are willing tro get along with people who want to take away our freedom… The RINOs like to drink the liberal Kool-aid, and that is what disgusts me about them… If they wanted to be liberal then theey should have done it a while ago, and at least leave the party, but instead they like to tie up leadership positions, and they also like to …Split the conservative vote, so we can’t get someone who can beat Obama…

  • Jack Parker

    Colin Powell gives the N-word a bad connotation.

  • Chris Holley

    General Powell, what happened to you? You once had my respect, now I dont know.

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