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President Obama and Racial Division in America

modernmover Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 8:16 AM
And I have become extremely disappointed in Colin Powell. He is appearing more and more to have been a "token". Given the chance to provide real leadership (Secretary of State) he fell down on the job and has been falling ever since. Now, twice, he supports Obama. Apparently he has forgotten the "no man left behind" mantra.
Polly1 Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 12:18 PM
I too admired Colin Powell, right up until I heard him aver that affirmative action must be continued. If there's one policy that morphed into something negative for those that it was supposed to help, it's affirmative action.

Now we have our first affirmative-action president. How's that working out for us?

Note: Johnson's Great Society was certainly more effective in destroying the black family, as well as many white families, but its destruction might have been less effective than affirmative action's destruction, simply because its participants have never pretended to have achieved greatness. They're merely "entitled."
robert60 Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 11:31 AM
Powell got his start in Washington thanks to Ronald Reagan, who saw his talent when he was anonymous. His career flourished under Bush41. For him to turn on these men and their party for racial politics is despicable. Powell turns out to be just another hot-house affirmative action orchid.

Before Barack Obama was elected as our 44th president, I issued a warning to my radio listeners: As much as I was eager to see a black man (and black family) in the White House, if he was the wrong man for the job, rather than bringing greater racial unity to America, he would bring greater racial strife.

I truly wish I had been wrong about this, but the facts speak for themselves. And clearly, this is not rocket science.

For the most part, a white, Hispanic, or Asian vote for Barack Obama in 2008 demonstrated that Americans were...