This amused me:
Powell reaffirmed that he is a solid Republican and said the GOP must be more inclusive or risk giving Democrats and independents the chance to scoop up disaffected moderate Republicans. He detailed his presidential voting history — yes to GOP nominees Ronald Reagan through the younger Bush, but yes also to Democrats John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter.
“If we don’t reach out more, the party is going to be sitting on a very, very narrow base. You can only do two things with a base. You can sit on it and watch the world go by, or you can build on the base,” Powell said.
Actually, there is a third option. Sit back and make fun of liberals, a group so large it includes anyone not currently flying a Palin 2012 flag in their front yard. It kills me that anyone looking back at the wreckage of the last eight years who says “Wow. That didn’t work out too well” is considered a liberal. Not in favor of torture? LIBERAL! Not in favor of disastrous foreign policy? LIBERAL! Not in favor of the unitary executive? LIBERAL!
And I’m serious. Looking at the silly commercials the RNC keeps releasing, the idiotic motions to rename the Democratic party, and the rest of the nonsense they are doing, they don’t seem content to sit back and watch the world go by or build the base. They seem intent on doing whatever they can to piss off “liberals,” which includes everyone on the planet who may or may not have had Dijon mustard on a sandwich.
This, too, made me laugh:
Limbaugh has called Powell “just another liberal,” said he should become a Democrat and charged that Powell endorsed Obama based on race. Both Powell and Obama are black.
Oh, really? I’m not sure how we will get on without newspapers providing such keen insights.