Colin Powell is an idiot. Seriously. Why should any member of the GOP take anything this man says with earnest after he voted for Barack Obama? Last year, Powell turned his back on his party to support a man who stands for everything the GOP is against, from social values to healthcare to how we handle our economy. Powell's mad at Limbaugh because the radio host had the balls to call him out for supporting Barry in the election solely because he's black. And how funny is it that Powell would try to diss Sarah Palin for being "polarizing", when the consensus pick for most polarizing figure is now our Secretary of State? If Powell is that unhappy with the GOP, he should do an Arlen Specter and just leave, instead of pulling this con job pretending to care about the GOP's future after he betrayed his own party and endorsed the most liberal senator of our time to be our President.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell blasted Rush Limbaugh Monday during a speech in which he said the Republican Party is in a state of collapse.
The GOP is "getting smaller and smaller" and "that's not good for the nation," Powell said, according to the National Journal. He also said he hopes that emerging GOP leaders, such as House Minority Whip Cantor, will not keep repeating mantras of the far right.
Powell lashed out at Limbaugh and conservative icon Ann Coulter. Neither serves the party well, Powell said during a speech to corporate security executives at a conference in Washington sponsored by Fortify Software Inc.
"I think what Rush does as an entertainer diminishes the party and intrudes or inserts into our public life a kind of nastiness that we would be better to do without," Powell said.
And Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain's running mate last year, is "a very accomplished person" but became "a very polarizing figure," he said, adding that Palin's advisers created the polarization.