Colin Powell on Meet the Press, after attacking Newt Gingrich and defending Obama’s faith, he tossed out this little gem…
Affirmative brilliance in our time:
POWELL: “I would tell my fellow Americans…Think carefully about some of the stuff coming across the blogs and airwaves, let’s make a couple of points, one the President was born in the United States of America, let’s get rid of that one and go to the birther thing, let’s attack him on policy, not nonsense. Next he is a Christian, he is not a Muslim, 20% of people say he is a Muslim. 80% apparently did not believe he’s a Muslim.
GREGORY: “31% of Republicans say he’s Muslim”
POWELL: “Well, surprise, surprise but I bet you a dollar if the unemployment rate wasn’t 9.6, but was down to 4%, then you would find only 5% would think he’s Muslim”
Perhaps the ‘brilliant’ general should go back to school:
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You don’t pick brain surgeons by the color of their skin. You pick them by competence only. Same thing with airplane pilots. But we have allowed the profoundly irrational liberal media to persuade the American public that we are supposed to pick a U.S. president by affirmative action. Obama was elected to universal Hosannas because he is black. It wasn’t a secret. That’s why the Left around the world went into ecstasies when Obama ran and got elected.
We’ve been using affirmative action to hire and promote teachers and cops and to popularize movie stars and media heroes. We’ve had a generation of affirmative action agitprop, 24/7/365. Hillary Clinton was going to dictate racial and gender preferences for medical school admissions under HillaryCare. You can bet that reverse-racism is all over the 2,200 pages of ObamaCare. It’s reverse-racism forever!
In America today, competence is suspect, and incompetence gets all the attention. Yet competence is what keeps us alive.
Its all about “fairness” and “equality”, of course, aboutÂ Â “freedom of religion”, what could be more important for Muslims, for whom this “freedom” comes with forcing Islam on others, on bringing the sharia to rule over the infidels….?Â
Not only is this racist and foolish, it fundamentally misunderstands the role of a judge, which is to uphold the law, not pass on the lessons of her personal experiences. Be afraid that Obama finds this fine.
God save us from liberal “empathy.” After President Barack Obama announced his empathetic Supreme Court nominee this week, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, we found out that some people are more deserving of empathy than others.