…read no further if you’re sick of politics. As a card-carrying member of the 47%, I’ve been trying to avoid political posts, comments, sharing on facebook, etc. There’s no secret to the fact that my vote will be cast for Obama (and guess what? I’ve worked since I was 14, have never depended on the government for assistance, don’t think anyone owes me anything…kind of not quite the stereotype that’s pushed on you, huh?), so I’ve been ignoring the rhetoric from the far right…I know who I am, I know what I believe…and I’m comfortable with that.
This post has more to do with what still strikes me as racism…one of my dear friends made the comment (on facebook with pictures) that Colin Powell was the man who should have been elected president. Now, correct me if I’m wrong (and I know I’m not) but Colin Powell wasn’t nominated to run for president in the last election, right? So, did that comment really mean that Colin Powell was the African-American man who should have been elected president??? It sure struck me that way. The Republican party had every opportunity to nominate Mr Powell (had he been interested in the position), but they nominated McCain instead.
Now the funny thing about this whole thing is, Colin Powell is one of the few Republicans I’d even consider voting for at the national level…just don’t want my Republican friends to hold their breath waiting for him to be nominated by the party they hold so dear…I don’t think that’ll happen any time soon…and that’s a shame…but if you want General Powell to be elected to the office of the presidency, maybe you need to work to change the inner workings of your party.
- Colin Powell Says that He Is the Only Republican Left (delong.typepad.com)