Colin Powell on the Republican Party

While the networks dominate the Sunday morning talk shows and the premier of Meet the Press under David Gregory might receive the most publicity, the show to watch today might be Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN. Zakaria interviews Colin Powell who has some comments on the state of the Republican Party. An example:

“I think the party has to stop shouting at the world and at the country,”Powell said. “I think that the party has to take a hard look at itself, and I’ve talked to a number of leaders in recent weeks and they understand that.” Powell, who says he still considers himself a Republican, said his party should also stop listening to conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

“Can we continue to listen to Rush Limbaugh?” Powell asked. “Is this really the kind of party that we want to be when these kinds of spokespersons seem to appeal to our lesser instincts rather than our better instincts?”

Unfortunately that is the kind of party the Republicans have become.

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