Colin Powell versus Limbaugh and Cheney On The Future of the GOP

As some Republicans work to build a smaller and smaller tent, there are rare moderate Republicans fighting back. Colin Powell has responded to recent comments from both Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney that he doesn’t belong in the Republican Party:

“Rush Limbaugh says, ‘Get out of the Republican Party.’ Dick Cheney says, ‘He’s already out.’ I may be out of their version of the Republican Party, but there’s another version of the Republican Party waiting to emerge once again,” Powell told the crowd.

Rush Limbaugh responds to criticism that he is building too small a tent by making the tent even smaller, now excluding Gerald Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger:

“The version of the party that he’s waiting to emerge is not the Reagan wing of the party. Does Powell have the pulse of the Republican Party, folks? He’s for more spending. He’s for higher taxes. He’s against raising the social issues. He’s for affirmative action. He’s for amnesty for illegals. He endorsed Obama.

“And now there’s an agenda — an emerging agenda — that he’s waiting for for the Republican Party? The only thing emerging here is Colin Powell’s ego. Colin Powell represents the stale, the old, the worn-out GOP that never won anything. The party of Gerald Ford, Nelson Rockefeller, Bill Scranton, Arnold Schwarzenegger and those types of people. Has anybody heard Colin Powell say a single word against Obama’s radicalism — or Pelosi or Reid, for that matter? Maybe he has but his fawning media sure hasn’t reported if he has said it.”

He sure doesn’t leave much room for a national political party. No wonder the Republicans are losing support from virtually every demographic.

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  1. 1
    nomoreGOP says:

    “Colin Powell represents the stale, the old, the worn-out GOP that never won anything. The party of Gerald Ford, Nelson Rockefeller, Bill Scranton, Arnold Schwarzenegger and those types of people…”

    Hmm.. is it just me or did he get this one backwards?

    Pretty sure Arny is my Governor right now.. Gerald Ford was the 38th president.. Scranton was a lieutenant Governor? Rockefeller was the VP… and Governor of NY.. 

    Seems to me like the one person that truly HASN’T won anything (you dont WIN a highschool deploma) is good old Mr. Limbaugh himself…

    I really hope that he and DICK Cheney do continue to push the GOP into a split.. Let the Evangelical God Party of No take their 20% into Texas and sucede..

  2. 2
    Ron Chusid says:

    Limbaugh might argue that Ford was not elected to be president, but he sure did get elected to Congress a lot of times, not to mention becoming House Minority Leader.

  3. 3
    Fritz says:

    Ahnold’s toast so he doesn’t really count anyway.  

    Good luck in CA.  Although I suspect CA has enough political clout to make sure the rest of us are forced to bail the state government (and state employee unions) out of the financial hole that they dug.

  4. 4
    Ron Chusid says:

    As long as he prevents the rise of the machines on his watch most voters will think he accomplished what they put him in office for.

  5. 5
    nomoreGOP says:

    “As long as he prevents the rise of the machines on his watch most voters will think he accomplished what they put him in office for…”

    HAHAHAHAH! Touche Ron.. That was a good one..

    And as far as the “election” of Ford.. I would have to disagree.. he was part of the winning platform.. and it was well known that should anything happen, he would inherit the job..

    But either way.. Ford and Limbaugh shouldnt even be in the same sentence when talking about being a winner, helping our country, having any idea whatsoever of what being patriotic means.. etc.. we are talking apples and drug-addicted douche bags here..

  6. 6
    nomoreGOP says:

    And as far as the economic situation in CA.. I say Texas should have to pay back the who knows how many millions that were stolen during the so-called “power shortage” of the early 2000′s.. And Arny has to pay back the $50 some odd million that his special election cost us.. he failed.. we want a refund.. shit.. put Davis back in office..

  7. 7
    Ron Chusid says:

    Ford was not on the ticket at all. Nixon and Agnew were elected. Ford was appointed to be VP when Agnew resigned, and then became president when Nixon resigned.

  8. 8
    nomoreGOP says:

    I stand corrected. (well sit)

    HE STILL WON MORE THAN LIMBAUGH! (which was the only real point I was getting at.. lol)

    Next time Ill wiki the damn guy.

  9. 9
    Ron Chusid says:

    Yes, he did win more than Limbaugh. He got into the White House without being elected, but he was elected to the House many times and was elected House Minority Leader by the Republican members.

    It might be argued that Limbaugh’s current position among the Republicans is as influential as Ford’s was as House Minority Leader, but despite that Ford was elected to the position while Limbaugh was not.

  10. 10
    Fritz says:

    Maybe CA would have been less vulnerable to price manipulation if, oh, the state had allowed the construction of electric power plants.  Have they done so yet?

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