The Republican Party No Longer Has Room For A Colin Powell Republican - Cnnpolitics

The Republican Party No Longer Has Room For A Colin Powell Republican - Cnnpolitics

The Colin Powell Republican no longer exists in the Republican Party

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10/18/2021 5:41:00 PM

The Colin Powell Republican no longer exists in the Republican Party | Analysis by Chris Cillizza

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"I believe I can help the party of Lincoln move once again close to the spirit of Lincoln," Powell said, a line that was, in the words of The New York Times, a"clear reference to the issues of race, opportunity and social welfare that had him at odds with ranking conservative Republican ideologues who threatened fierce resistance to his candidacy."By the time of Powell's death on Monday from complications of Covid-19, his 25-year-old pledge to transform the Republican Party into a diverse coalition organized around opportunity and social welfare seems deeply quaint -- a hope unrealized as the GOP moved well beyond the extreme bounds of what even Powell could have envisaged two-plus decades ago.Powell's personal journey from potential -- and much-coveted -- Republican presidential candidate in the mid-1990s to pariah within the Trump-ified GOP tells the story of how the party went from one that recognized the changing face of America and the need to adapt its policies as a result to one organized around the often-intolerant views of a single man who, it's worth noting, spent less time as a Republican than Powell did.At the time of his death, in an acknowledgment of how far the party had moved away from his views, Powell no longer considered himself a Republican.Read More"I can no longer call myself a fellow Republican," Powell told CNN's Fareed Zakaria earlier this year."You know, I'm not a fellow of anything right now. I'm just a citizen who has voted Republican, voted Democrat, throughout my entire career, and right now I'm just watching my country and not concerned with parties."Powell's separation from the party he chose back in 1995 when both sides coveted him as a candidate in the wake of his star turn as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the first Gulf War had been a long time coming. Powell voted for Barack Obama in 2008, calling him a"a transformational figure ... a new generation coming onto the world stage, onto the American stage." Powell said at the time that the GOP had"moved more to the right than I would like to see," but added that he still considered himself a Republican. .duval-3{width:100%;position: relative; border: 1px solid #979797; border-left: none; border-right: none;padding: 20px 0; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-box-sizing: border-box; -moz-box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0 0 20px 0; max-width: 660px;} .duval-3 a{color: #1a1a1a; text-decoration: none;font-size: 0;} .duval-3 a:hover { color: #d9d9d9; text-decoration: underline; -moz-text-decoration-color: #d9d9d9; text-decoration-color: #d9d9d9; } .duval-3>a>*{vertical-align: top; display: inline-block;} .duval-3>a>div{display: inline-block; font-size:1.0666667rem;width: 80%; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 2%;} .duval-3>a>img{width: 18%; height: auto;} @media screen and (max-width:640px){ .duval-3>a>*{display:block; margin: auto;} .duval-3>a>div{width: 100%;} .duval-3>a>img{width: 50%;} } THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE!

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No more Obama - Clinton - Biden supporting Republicans? Scary! I will miss the media pretending Powell to be Rebuplican evey four years. That’s because he was never really conservative And the John f Kennedy Democrat no longer exists in the Democrat party Neither does the Reagan Republican. Or the Bush Republican. The GOP is no longer conservative. It is populist and follows a demagogue, a failed one term president that the country rightly rose up and cast out of office

One of the very last of the honorable Republicans. RIP Pretty sure they still love indiscriminately killing black and brown folks, Chris. Powell was the only high profile member of the Bush W administration who actually admitted Iraq was a mistake. We never heard that from Bush, Cheney, etc which Trump 2015 lied & pretended he was against the war when the GOP base starting realizing they were lied to

Already politicizing it....... Let the dude rest.

Colin Powell DiesAfter presiding over George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq, in his later years Colin Powell turned his back on Republicans as his party swung to the right. When you lose the support of a war criminal you lol Gotta add that division in there nmw, y’all have no shame Didn't really like the guy's policies, but dang...That headline is colder than him.

Colin Powell, former secretary of state, dies of COVID-19 complicationsJUST IN: Former Pres. George W. Bush on passing of Colin Powell: 'He was a great public servant, starting with his time as a soldier during Vietnam...He was such a favorite of Presidents that he earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom – twice.' What are they going to do with his money? A true hero. A loss for our nation. Bush should just fade into the background on this because he knowingly threw Sec Powell under the bus by feeding him lies so Powell could unknowingly encourage/endorse US war with Iraq.

Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Dies of COVID-19 at 84Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has died of COVID-19 complications. His family confirmed his death on Monday in a public Facebook post, noting that he was fully vaccinated. Powell was 8… Iraq, Afghanistan... we will remember. This is wonderful, one of the criminals who caused the death of millions of Iraqis in order to steal their country's oil has died Have they found nuclear weapons, or are they still looking for them?

Colin Powell, Former Secretary Of State, Dies Of Complications From CovidColin Powell, the first Black secretary of state who played an influential role in shaping foreign and military policy in the administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, … Rest In Peace Colin Powell This is wonderful, one of the criminals who caused the death of millions of Iraqis in order to steal their country's oil has died Have they found nuclear weapons, or are they still looking for them? Not vaccinated!! How did he worked in a government with such brains

KT McFarland on Colin Powell's wisdom, 'great lessons for life'Former Deputy National Security Advisor K.T. McFarland joined 'Fox & Friends' following the news of Colin Powell's passing Monday.

Remembering Colin Powell upon his death: Former President Bush calls him 'a great public servant'Former President Bush, on the passing of Colin Powell, calls the retired general and former secretary of state 'a great man' Democrats will have a thousand excuses why he died of Covid despite being fully vaccinated McCain gets another roommate