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Colin Powell is right.

Aug 25th 2013 new
We Caucasians are going to be in the minority in the not too distant future, and the Republican party cannot afford to keep alienating black and brown Americans. Perception is reality, and few minorities listen to Fox News. Let's focus on the things that matter, and not on that which divides us. The GOP is badly broken, and it can't be fixed by listening to the people who broke it. 2016 will be here before we know it, and we are wasting time.

www.newsobserver.com
Aug 25th 2013 new
(quote) Peter-449116 said: We Caucasians are going to be in the minority in the not too distant future, and the Republican party cannot afford to keep alienating black and brown Americans. Perception is reality, and few minorities listen to Fox News. Let's focus on the things that matter, and not on that which divides us. The GOP is badly broken, and it can't be fixed by listening to the people who broke it. 2016 will be here before we know it, and we are wasting time.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/22/3127638/colin-powell-slams-ncs-new-voting.html
The problem is that the people that broke the GOP don't listen to the rank and file, whose ideas are not in as great a variance with the "black and brown" Americans as the media would have us believe.

The problem is that both of these sides are intimidated into voting for their "ancestral" parties, both of which really want the same thing: socialism and war. The Democrats want death here as well, but the GOP leadership isn't as against that as one might imagine, but keeps that silent to put on a good show for conservatives that increasingly see through the nonsense.
Aug 25th 2013 new
(quote) Peter-449116 said: We Caucasians are going to be in the minority in the not too distant future, and the Republican party cannot afford to keep alienating black and brown Americans. Perception is reality, and few minorities listen to Fox News. Let's focus on the things that matter, and not on that which divides us. The GOP is badly broken, and it can't be fixed by listening to the people who broke it. 2016 will be here before we know it, and we are wasting time.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/22/3127638/colin-powell-slams-ncs-new-voting.html
It is stuff like this that makes me wonder if having someone on the Republican side like Ben Carson running for president in 2016. Him and that senator in Louisianna would be good for this country because they are both black conservatives and they may actually help turn the majority of the black votes in favor of the republican party.
Aug 25th 2013 new
(quote) Peter-449116 said: We Caucasians are going to be in the minority in the not too distant future, and the Republican party cannot afford to keep alienating black and brown Americans. Perception is reality, and few minorities listen to Fox News. Let's focus on the things that matter, and not on that which divides us. The GOP is badly broken, and it can't be fixed by listening to the people who broke it. 2016 will be here before we know it, and we are wasting time.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/22/3127638/colin-powell-slams-ncs-new-voting.html
Republicans should learn more from the campaign tactics of those who have
won.
Aug 26th 2013 new
(quote) Marianne-100218 said: Republicans should learn more from the campaign tactics of those who have
won.
Racism is tearing this country apart. And it is not just blacks who are bearing the grudge, as we have heard growing up. Regardless of what they have attempted to make white people believe I have seen from time to time that we have ignorant white people who been fueling the fire all along from the get go. It is going to take more than two good black conservative men who are suitable for the oval office to straighten things out, and let's face it folks; black people are not the only ones who need to put the past behind.
Aug 26th 2013 new
(quote) Elizabeth-114955 said: Racism is tearing this country apart. And it is not just blacks who are bearing the grudge, as we have heard growing up. Regardless of what they have attempted to make white people believe I have seen from time to time that we have ignorant white people who been fueling the fire all along from the get go. It is going to take more than two good black conservative men who are suitable for the oval office to straighten things out, and let's face it folks; black people are not the only ones who need to put the past behind.
Elizabeth, I was not trying to imply racism has anything to do with
learning how to win elections.

I was implying that we should learn how to walk the walk and talk the
talk of those who win the elections. And it seems, the walk and the
talk, is about giving to voters what they want to hear.

It is my opinion that Republicans should leave out mention of pro life or
abortion completely. That will raise controversy from both sides. We
need to move forward and make general statements like "change,"
which Obama used.

Politics is a dirty game as we have seen. Let's face it, Obama was no
more qualified to be President than my little pooch. He had no
experience. He still has no experience. He is mucking up things
so badly for all of us. He is treating America like a ship whose rudder
goes straight towards oblivion, no tacking, no nothing. Straight into
the wild blue yonder of destruction.
Aug 27th 2013 new
(quote) Marianne-100218 said: Elizabeth, I was not trying to imply racism has anything to do with
learning how to win elections.

I was implying that we should learn how to walk the walk and talk the
talk of those who win the elections. And it seems, the walk and the
talk, is about giving to voters what they want to hear.

It is my opinion that Republicans should leave out mention of pro life or
abortion completely. That will raise controversy from both sides. We
need to move forward and make general statements like "change,"
which Obama used.

Politics is a dirty game as we have seen. Let's face it, Obama was no
more qualified to be President than my little pooch. He had no
experience. He still has no experience. He is mucking up things
so badly for all of us. He is treating America like a ship whose rudder
goes straight towards oblivion, no tacking, no nothing. Straight into
the wild blue yonder of destruction.
You're O.K. Marianne. I was remarking on the way people of color and hispanics are being alienated by the republican party. In 2016 the Republican party is going to need those votes and in N.C. they trying to punish minority voters and make it more difficult for North Carolinians to cast a vote. That is crazy. I wander what other states are taking that direction?

And I am in no means saying that Obama is president material. But Ben Carson and quite possibly Elbert Guillory are different stories. Ben is someone who is conservative and Elbert was a conservative democrat before switching to republican. When Obama was running the first time around you should hear how many people in Southern Indiana, who were ticked off about him beating Hillary out of the primaries, expressed how they sere in no way going to vote for a black man, and how they would like to take out and use him for target practice.

Aug 28th 2013 new
Let's see what 2014 brings first.
Aug 31st 2013 new
(quote) Peter-449116 said: We Caucasians are going to be in the minority in the not too distant future, and the Republican party cannot afford to keep alienating black and brown Americans. Perception is reality, and few minorities listen to Fox News. Let's focus on the things that matter, and not on that which divides us. The GOP is badly broken, and it can't be fixed by listening to the people who broke it. 2016 will be here before we know it, and we are wasting time.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/22/3127638/colin-powell-slams-ncs-new-voting.html
He says in the article that he is speaking as a republican...LOL. (He ran commercials supporting Obama in the last two elections.)

The US is the only developed country (and I use that term loosely) to have elections where one isn't required to present identification before voting. I would argue that because we can't have such a basic requirement in place without name-calling, we no longer have a country that is anything more than a legal entity.



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