FULL UNEDITED INTERVIEW: Bill O’Reilly takes on Colin Powell over racism charges

Bill O’Reilly confronted Colin Powell tonight over his move to the left and charges of racism and intolerance on the ‘far right’. This is the full unedited interview:

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  • Great interview

    • funkybarfly

      Why do they keep calling Colin “Colon”?

      • okcowgrl01

        Probably because grammatical norm is that ONE consonant before the vowel makes the previous one a long vowel. Phonetically, one would naturally assume the “o” would be a long sound. A short “o” would have the name spelled, “Collin” (2 consonants). With names, there is “artistic license”, so to speak, and grammar rules are often dismissed.

        • ConservativeStudent

          ^ This

        • Besides he’s turned into nothing more than a colon (in the biological sense).

        • funkybarfly

          In other words:his parents were nigh on illiterate,saw the name “Colin” in a baby-names book and dubbed him “Colon”.
          You’d think somebody would have pointed it out to his parents before it got out of hand.

      • It’s not hard to figure out Powell

        He became a Republican after the big conservative take over of the Congress , then he voted for Democrats after they took over .
        Powell switches to whoever is in power

        • PFFV

          Yes He is a sellout coward with not a shred of common sense like all Liberals and RINO’s…… They are all the same.

          Conservatism and Living Within Your Means means I am a Radical Right Wing Extremist that Believes We Should Be Able To Keep All Our Guns To Protect Ourselves From This Very Apparently “Out Of Control Federal Government!” Lock and Load Fellow Patriots!

          • americalsgt

            and he knows what happened in Mai Lai.

        • martha chandler

          Colon makes a great fair-weathered friend, or not a friend in this case.

      • UnCL3

        That’s what Mark Levin calls him.

  • Joe

    Colon Powell was/has turned into a racist

    Thank goodness he was never nominated to be Preezy!

    • Conservative_Utopia

      Seriously, look at these two talking heads side by side. Is Powell really “black?” I don’t think they are more than two shades apart. I don’t think pigment is going to carry the argument here. However, Powell seems to be giving the president credibility…. now THAT’S racist, or something illogical given the circumstances.

      • Joe

        “Some” people are only minorities when convenient and it benefits them

        ie – If it helps to get into college – some may say they were born in Kenya

        or part Cherokee –

        Ha Ha !

  • I wish he had questioned Powell as to why he withheld his knowledge on October 1st 2003 of the truth who had leaked Plame’s identity to Novak. Powell could have saved Scooter Libby and his family an enormous amount of expense, embarrassment and injustice.They went through hell and Powell could have prevented it. Why?

    • sDee

      ….and Bush could have pardoned him. Worse, Libby’s conviction was never for the trumped up leak, it was for an unrelated perjury technicality.

      Truly astonishing that in this short recent memory we now witness a long string of crimes by our administration, unchallenged, far more severe than what other men have been forced from office or gone to jail for.

      We live under a lawless government. The State Media can cover for a while. It is no wonder they want our guns.

    • Americans are duped every day by the state media.

  • Go away Powell. Your 15 minutes is up.

    • stage9

      And even THOSE 15 minutes are unmemorable.

    • las1

      “You can’t have policies that make it harder for minorities to vote

      You mean, Mr. Powell, like voter ID in order to vote? Do you also advocate to waive ID in order to get a debit Welfare E Card Mr. Powell?

      I need duct tape to prevent my head from exploding.

      • So Chicago must be the most racist place of all. In order to exercise their constitutional rights, blacks and latinos in Chicago and Illinois need to apply for a separate ID and are subject to approval by the State police, just to protect themselves with weapons that may even be inferior to those the criminals have. In the meanwhile, minorities are helpless and routinely slaughtered daily by armed criminals that never see jail-time. Allowing the needless deaths of hundreds of minorities in Chicago every year is far worse than the racism straw man.

        • Jay

          EVERYBODY in IL has to apply for a Firearm Owners ID to buy guns or ammo. No exceptions in the People’s Republik of Rahm. And there are extra onerous restrictions if you live in da city. My solution? I just moved across the river to IA.

      • Orangeone

        I cannot stomach watching or listening to yet another Affirmative Action traitor. All I have to say is this, the Constitutional Amendment giving women the right to vote was 5 decades, yup 50 years, after the minorities. If anyone has reason to b!tch it’s the women. We came to this country long before, were “sold” into marriage and had no rights. But do we kick and scream for reparations? No, we became educated and worked to gain equality.

        So Mr. Powell, STFU!

        • las1

          And I’d still pay good money there fluffy kitten for your every thought and written paragraph. But I can get it for free right here at Scoop.

          Is America great or what?

          • Orangeone

            I was raised to share with good people las1! Both America and Canada are filled with great people 🙂

      • I just posted this to Nukefriend below- but it’s worth another… http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll68/ArmyNonCom/facepalm-lion-facepalm-demotivational-poster-1240941693.jpg


        • las1


      • Conniption Fitz

        Many of Obama’s sons and daughters, aka Holder’s people, have been voting multiple times using aka/aliases and are registered in several districts, states, etc. Some of Obama’s voters are dead, convicted felons, perhaps even fictitious citizens or composite girlfriends.

        Having Voter IDs would be mean, hateful and oppressive to the Obama Voter Community Organizer System. (sarcasm)

        • las1

          Another reason BillO sucks. Voter Fraud thy name is Democrat. And BillO should have jumped all over this with Powell… but of course, he didn’t.

  • msverde1

    Let me get this correct! We need more Americans who happen to be black to vote for failed economic policies? In all due respect, General Colin Powell, what in the hell are you talking about? I guessed he has not read a recent comparative analysis report by the WSJ on Reagan and Obama: A Tale of Two Recoveries (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444812704577609863412900388.html).
    Can anyone, anyone, provide any evidence of President Reagan offering excuses, such as “inheriting problems from the previous administration (i.e., Nixon),” to explain a continuance of high unemployment among Americans who happen to be black and brown? C’mon man! Well, at least Bill received a bump in ratings because of this debauchery of political fodder for the masses.

    • las1

      Previous administration… that’d be Jimmah.

  • Colon Powell would sell his mother for a nickle. He is man without a core. I am tired of everyone calling him honorable. His military service is honorable, he is not.

    • Kind of the way I feel about McCain too. Thankful for their service… but crap I wish they’d go away in quiet retirement.

      • americalsgt

        Thank you for saying that. I respect his survival instinct, but getting shot down is a part of the job when you fly jets. Getting shot down and then captured is not being a hero, any more than getting shot in combat makes you a hero. It is why you get hazardous duty pay.

    • notsofastthere

      Powell is placing the color of skin above the content of character. He and other minorities rose through the ranks in Republican Administrations – the Democrats would have nothing to do with them. Powell is not an honorable man in this stage of his life.

    • PatrickHenrysBody

      John F’ing Kerry as SOS. The man is no more honorable than Judas Iscariot.

      • americalsgt

        but Judas realized the error of his ways… and well, the rest is history.

        • PatrickHenrysBody

          Yep. He has no shame because he thinks he did nothing wrong. He thinks he is a patriot. As per usual, he thinks wrongly.

    • Orangeone

      But was his military service really honorable or are there things hidden and protected we are unaware of.

    • americalsgt

      I think that’s in question as well. Stormin’ Norman was the hero of the Americal, not Colin.

  • M_J_S

    “Why are you only seeing me as an African American Bill?”

    Actually “General” I’m seeing you as an a-hole.

  • MrMicawber

    All I heard was a suckup RINO interviewing a Progressive who for some unfathomable reason wants to identify himself as Republican/conservative.

    • PatrickHenrysBody

      One of the reasons I don’t watch Fox News.

      • Jay

        O’Reilly’s manufactured outrage on every issue has become tiresome.

        • PatrickHenrysBody

          Yes it has.

  • white531

    I once thought this man would make a good President. What a horrible mistake that would have been.

  • Alborn

    Just a has been that never was. What he has to say is an irritant but carries no weight.

  • Colonel POWELL can EXIT the party if he doesn’t like it!

    • Jim Botts

      Yeah, if the GOP has left Powell, why doesn’t he become a democrat? I’ll tell you why, he is given a piece of Washington DC pie in exchange for undermining the GOP from within.

      GOP is being a problem? Media calls Powell, and he scorns the party into submission.

      Idiot voters actually buy it. Well, if Powell thinks they are being unreasonable, well, that probably means we need to compromise….. blah blah blah

      Powell was an affirmative action pick at the Pentagon years ago, and it shows. Spoiled rotten kids who have everything given to them without earning it always end up growing up to resent their parents, in this case, the GOP.

      • I think Powell is being used by the left to further divide our party. Remember what the president said about annihilating the GOP.

        Christie, Powell and Huntsman can all EXIT the party, for all I care.

      • las1

        he is given a piece of Washington DC pie in exchange for undermining the GOP from within.

        Bingo! Bango!

      • mike3e4r7

        “Powell was an affirmative action pick at the Pentagon years ago, and it shows. Spoiled rotten kids who have everything given to them without earning it always end up growing up to resent their parents, in this case, the GOP.”

        Well said Jim! I think that sums it up rather nicely.

      • lobotrojan

        Yep. The general was ‘fast tracked’ up the promotion ladder over the heads of far more qualified and astute combat leaders essentially by the establishment republicans and G.H.W. Bush in order to have a ”republican” black man out front and to hopefully nullify “racism” charges from the libs. That move BACKFIRED big time!

  • M_J_S

    Look it, if you swear to uphold and if necessary die for your country and the US Constitution and later in life you support the regime which seeks to undermine it, your judgement is in serious peril.

    It is like saying right up until you committed treason you were a Great American, WHO CARES?!

    Powell is a traitor and a coward and a disgrace to his uniform. I say that on the honor of my own cracker jacks.

    • Excellently said. (so was the one ^^there ;-))

    • las1

      Excellently said. He undermined all his previous claims.

  • capelady

    Colin Powell was always a fiscal conservative and a social liberal. Clearly, he is no longer a fiscal conservative and he has voted for social justice. He is no longer a Republican – that is a farce! I have no doubt that he voted for Obama because he is black, just like so many other black Americans. It is no coincidence that this is the first Democrat that Powell has voted for.

    • “he voted for Obama because he is black,” Yep, yet we’re the racist ones still.

    • HarrietHT2

      Unhappily, capelady, Powell represents establishment Republicans, the ones who are now inside the beltway handing over the store to Obama, the ones who sneer at conservatives, especially so-called social conservatives.

      • capelady

        Well, clearly if he could vote for Obama a second time, Powell is NO LONGER even a fiscal conservative! He is not a RINO… he has clearly become a progressive, because with his experience he is not fooled – he knows exactly what these people stand for!

        • HarrietHT2

          Quite so. And this is what my point is: the Republicans — with few notable exceptions — are progressives. The Party is useless as a foil to Obama, liberals, leftists, and Democrats generally because the Party is in league with the statists — against the people, whom they herd around, intimidate, and loot.

        • HarrietHT2

          Let me ask you: Whom has the Party groomed and served up as national candidates in the last several decades? Bush one and two, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. And now they’re giving face time to Rubio, nurturing Jeb Bush behind the scenes, and gushing all over Chris Christie.

          The Party is finished. I wish they’d go away. No amount of conservative infiltration can change them; its power is too entrenched. The only hope we have is with a third party, given the reality that Republicans intend to keep their current power-sharing arrangement with liberals, and will not deign to actually oppose statism. See John Boehner, for example, the exemplar of the type to which I refer.

          Rush Limbaugh will go berserk if you talk third party to him, because at root, he is part of the establishment. He states flatly that a third party is a losing proposition; the reality is that we’re already in a losing proposition.

          Sorry to pick on you, capelady, to get all that off my chest. No offense meant.

          • Conniption Fitz

            Right on.

          • capelady

            I absolutely agree with you. I think Rush and Mark Levin and others oppose a third party because Ross Perot basically put Clinton in the White House… and I understand their thinking. However, things are different now. The majority of Americans are fed up with both parties. And if the GOP is bound by law to NOT contest election fraud, and the Democrats clearly know that, I don’t see how we will ever win another election with that consent agreement in place. The amount of election fraud in the last election was a national disgrace and their hands are tied. A new party would be under no such constraints. I think the GOP needs to go the way of the Whigs and Lincoln was in the White House within 7 years of the Republican Party being birthed. Of course, the problem is we do not have even that much time. We would have to be viable by 2016 because if the progressives win another term after Obama the destruction will continue.

            • HarrietHT2

              Well, what a delight to meet another like-minded conservative! About that agreement not to contest election fraud, I read about it too, several weeks ago; but I failed to bookmark it. I’ll do a search for it today as I’d like to have a print-out of it for my files. Thank you for the reminder.

              Yes! Today is different than 20 years ago when we’d so recently come off the Reagan years and we still had some expectation that within the Party, though there was the obvious tussle between conservatives and the Rockefeller Republicans, that conservatives could hold their own in a pinch. That is no longer the case, as even in-coming conservative congressmen are targeted for neutering even before they hit the Capitol steps. Unhappily, too many of them cave.

              • capelady

                I have to believe that if we create a new party with a fresh face and message – try to stay away from the social issues that should be sent back to the states and not dealt with at the federal level anyway, like abortion and gay marriage etc – and focus on a conservative message of fiscal responsibility, energy independence, lower taxes, less government regulation, border security, protection of constitutional liberties and rights, strong national security, RESPONSIBLE AND RESPONSIVE government… a majority of Americans would find that appealing. Until the time that we can elect people who are devoted to those principles, it will be up to all those red states we see on the map to stand up for our Constitutional rights against Obama’s agenda, his executive orders, and the EPA, etc. And they are beginning to take a stand, which is encouraging because I don’t see any hope for Congress. All this talk of immigration reform – Obama has no intention of securing our border and he ignores the laws that are already on the books and sues any state who tries to enforce them – so what good is all of this posturing by the GOP on immigration. Sen. Jeff Sessions is the only one out there telling the truth!!!

                • HarrietHT2

                  I’m tagging your comment for a future discussion since I don’t want to unduly hijack this thread; I want also to think more about the first part of your comment. As for the second half, absolutely yes! Obama sued AZ in his zeal for open borders. Republicans who think that just the right language in an immigration reform bill will compel Obama to enforce border security are naive at best and at worse are guilty of placing their own political ambitions above the good of the country.

                  And yes, Sen. Sessions is to be applauded for the defender of our nation that he is.

    • las1

      Quote from Powell in 2008:
      “Taxes are always a redistribution of money. Most of the taxes that are redistributed go back to those who pay it — in roads and airports and hospitals and schools –

      Clearly he does NOT understand conservatism.

  • It is a sad state of “Journalism” when this interview by O’Really will be the Toughest interview this asshole will ever face.

    • Sorry about the edit- but good comment.

      • Ray

        You’re a moderator? 😛

        • Ray

          How many have joined the Constitutional Freedom Party? ABinC?

          • Hard to tell right now Ray. We have over 600 on facebook’s CFP page, but we also have a lot of folks who aren’t on FB. Also have some followers on twitter. The webpage is still new, so I don’t think many people have gravitated to it yet, which is what I hope for so we can get an idea of the totals.
            Thank you for asking!

            • Ray

              It seems to have much the same platforms as the Constitution Party. I think that many will confuse the two.

              • I haven’t read the platform for them, I was looking at them a few years ago though. It could be folks confuse them.

                • Ray

                  I believe we should form a political party called the TEA party. I also believe totally in the Bible, however, we should base the TEA party on the constitution without so much reference to the Bible. We have a secular government, and it was wisely devised to be so by our Founders. I also believe that there is a BAD interpretation of the Establishment clause. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” I believe it means Congress shall make no law in respect to an “institution” or body of religion. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Establishment. In other words Congress is to stay out of church issues and is not to make laws that restricting what they can do. They are to be totally separate. So, although the constitution and the duty of government are to protect our God given rights, we must keep the Bible separate due to the fact it could be used to inhibit natural law by misinterpretation. I hope I am not being to vague here.

                • No, not vague, and I can understand it, but if you look at the very earliest part of government, the men like Henry, Washington, Jefferson, John Jay etc. were all participating in and speaking openly about the Bible and Christianity while in office… things that would be considered un Constitutional now.

                • Ray

                  The Constitution does not prohibit talking about Christianity while in office, in fact we need more of it, but the same men wrote and voted on our constitution.

                • Maybe I don’t get what you’re saying then. What do you mean Ray?

                • Ray

                  for some reason your last response did not have a reply button, only a like. The same men wrote and voted on the constitution that did not have the Bible throughout it. I think we could have a conservative party that can be inclusive of those with and without faith. I do not want to exclude conservatives who may not share my faith, but believe in the constitution. We can have traditional family values as a platform and can have non-biased science to back it up.

        • 😉

  • O’Reilly saying that the reason Sarah Palin used “shuck and jiving” is because she is a “performer” playing to her base makes me even more relieved that Palin left that network. Of course, Bill leaves out that people on the left side have used that term in the past. Notice something? When Bill actually says to Powell that he’s calling people who disagree with Obama racist and how that’s wrong, Powell walks it back. This is why Andrew Breitbart was so correct in his book saying that when someone calls you a racist, you put it back on them and have them prove it and they usually do not. They usually back down. All it’s used for is to shut down debate. And Powell looked genuinely bothered by it. Also, notice when the discussion came to the spending, Powell blamed Congress.

    • Ray

      I miss Andrew!

      • las1

        Oh Man! The other day I was watching a talk he gave back in the early part of 2012. I felt America really lost one of the best. His death was not just untimely, but it dealt a body blow to America having a chance to get back on its feet. A Breitbart comes along only once every few generations.

        I miss him too.

    • Palin is used by the ruling political class on boths sides to tell the American people don’t even try to reform the system because only career Politicians can run for office.

    • blackbird

      “Powell walks it back” with the caveat “Vein Of Intolerance” not really walking it back.

      BOR is an egomaniac.

    • Nukeman60

      ‘O’Reilly saying that the reason Sarah Palin used “shuck and jiving” is because she is a “performer” playing to her base makes me even more relieved that Palin left that network.’ – Mr.L

      If you recall, Sarah has been the only guest on O’Reilly that shut him down when he tried to talk over her. Everybody else says, “Yessa massa Bill”, but Palin called him on it and the irritation was noticable in his face. I absolutely loved that moment.

      • Garym

        Loved it when she did that to him. Unfortunately, he spent every show for two weeks after that going after her for her misbehavior. I haven’t watched him or Fox much since then.

        • Nukeman60

          Yeah, but it was worth the moment, wasn’t it?

  • The Republican party is no where in the right. In fact, there are bewildered. What is the General talking about? More moderates got their butts kicked in this election than conservatives. If he’s bothered about a Repub party going to the right, what about the Democrat Party swinging to the hard left? This guy isn’t being realistic. He had a chance to air his views, but now he’s digging himself deeper in.

    • Ray

      He has moved left, so that makes conservatives look like they are further right than they are to his perspective. He is a traditional big government liberal republican.

    • notsofastthere

      Ya beat me to it Booker. O’Reilly just let Powell get away with it and never added, in fairness, that the Dem’s have moved FAR LEFT.
      My once respect for O’Reilly, has gone to nearly zero.

    • las1

      what about the Democrat Party swinging to the hard left?
      That question never seems to come up, now does it? Funny how that works.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Colin powell, blah, blah, blah, blah……….. I could not finish the interview, I just can not listen to an imbecile, and a coward, and a racist telling me how conduct myself.
    (And yes I am part of the minority not the racial minority, the minority that voted against tyranny)

    • Nukeman60

      That was a majority. We just haven’t proven it – yet.

  • aposematic

    Can’t imagine a General that can’t tell left from right. R’s have moved too far right? Powell has lost his mind, the R’s have raced to the left double time. Had to stop the playback at around 3 minutes…having to build a new computer over that turncoat traitor wouldn’t be worth it.

    • tinlizzieowner

      The Republican party is now the Democratic party of the early 60’s. The Democratic party is now the party of Ho Chi Minh.

  • Wow. I’ve never been so surprised at how stupid a person is who I had previously thought was intelligent.

    • las1

      Powell looks pretty good for a man who is seventy six years old. But then again stupid people are never burdened with having to cope with reality, and because they never grow up… they also never age.

      I’m sorry… like you Jeremy… I just can’t be charitable to this man. Everything he said in this interview was complete and utter horse sheit.

      • mike3e4r7

        I don’t know that I agree with you on the looking good for his age thing, but I definitely agree with you on the horse sheit comment.

        • las1

          It’s often those who breeze through life looking like they haven’t a care in the world are the ones who cause most troubles for others. And his ridiculous bullshit answers and statements are a big slap in the face to real conservatives in America. The guy has absolutely zero credibility.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Don’t confuse stupidity with ideology. Gen. Powell isn’t ‘stupid’ and neither is Obama.

      • las1

        The definition of stupid can be very open ended. What else would you call believing things that simply are not true? What else would you call cultural suicide? What else would you call economic self destruction? What else would you call Marxist Critical Theory. A lot of very smart people are utterly stupid. Powell is one of them.

        • tinlizzieowner

          “What else would you call believing things that simply are not true?”
          ‘Truth’ is in the eye of the beholder.
          “What else would you call cultural suicide?”
          The destruction of a culture that is against one’s philosophical principles.
          “What else would you call economic self destruction?”
          ‘Fundamental Transformation’.
          “What else would you call Marxist Critical Theory?”
          A philosophy that has been tried and still exists all over the world.

          “Stupid” is bringing a knife to a gun fight.
          “Stupid” is robbing a liquor store full of off duty cops.
          “Stupid” is going out on a 20 below day in your underwear.
          “Stupid” is taking a midnight walk down an interstate highway.

          Obama and Powell are far from stupid. To the contrary, they are diabolically clever.

          • las1

            What you’ve written above… well said.

            But I’ll repeat: A lot of very smart people are utterly stupid. Stupidity is not solely defined by intelligence… it concerns will and moral rebellion. And a lot of “smart” people like Obama and possibly Powell… men who ply their evil arts, unless they repent, will wake up in hell thinking, “Boy! was I ever stupid!”

  • marketcomp

    Powell is drinking Obama’s Koolaid!

    • Orangeone

      Wonder if he’s part of the choom gang and bathhouse team too.

      • marketcomp


  • Conservative_Utopia

    He reminds me of Leonard Nimoy… Only not so logical.

    • PatrickHenrysBody


  • kssturgis62

    Colin Powell is a Racist, that is clear in this interview. Also I have to give Bill credit on this one it was fair. Until the end when he gushed at him for coming on his show.

    • Nukeman60

      I think Bill was gushing at himself for doing such a great job, to the point of having to critique it at the end. I thought he did okay, but that one question where he bent over backwards to apologize for even asking it (a hard hitting journalist would have just flat out said, “hey it’s out there so I have to ask”) and then Powell called it an idiotic question at the end of it (which was just flat-out rude), really made my stomach turn. It reminded me of his interview with Obama. Yuck.

      • kssturgis62

        That is so true !! he shouldn’t of let Powell get away with that one.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Colin Powell disgraces himself.

  • PatrickHenrysBody

    Colin Powell who? Colin Powell what? I don’t hear a word he is saying. All I hear is static.

  • Nukeman60

    I noticed, even though he said he was pro-choice, he was unable to actually say “I could not support abortion”. Instead, he stammered and then said “I could not push abortion”. This is political-speak for “I will support abortion when I have to”.

  • drphibes

    I get the impression that Powell is an honorable guy, it’s just that he’s moderate-to-left and, by virtue of his positions, will never be palatable to conservatives. I hesitate to speak disrespectfully about him, as much as I can’t respect his positions.

    • Montygo

      Honorable is an understatment. The main cause for the party change is in fact economic policies. Stated clearly by him. Bill and the media make it racial. It would be nice if he would be allowed to speak to make his point. Oh how we all know it’s the (Factor) and Old Bill does not like Demos or Liberals or Leftest talk. Not fair treatment from the so call (fair and balanced ) Fox News. I was a Republican also until the last term of Bush. I changed also because of economic policies. I do not like the way the Republican Party has changed either. Colin Powel? Very smart Man! Old Bill? Jerk!

      • drphibes

        I’m not a big Bill fan, but sorry to hear you’ve drifted leftward. Liberalism is economic tyranny, not freedom. Central planning cannot replace the network of creative minds that make up the free market. We’ll get more inept central planning from this regime.

      • tinlizzieowner

        You (and he) changed because of ‘economic policies’ and we’re trillions more on debt under Obama??
        Oh, I forgot, it’s still ‘Bush’s fault’, isn’t it. 😉 Buy the way, when does ‘Obama’s watch’ start?

  • blackbird

    Powell is wrong, clueless and bitter.

    Question Mr. Powell, how do minorities vote Democrat after this:

    Joe Biden: “clean and articulate”

    Harry Reid: “light skinned…with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one”

    Bill Clinton: “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags”

  • WE WE WE…. does he have a mouse in his pocket? He is not a conservative for sure and he voted democrat-socialist… he has nothing to do with the Republican party… the SOB is a democrat.

  • let’s see if i got this right: the republican party needs some work so to make his point he votes for evil. twice.

    got it.

  • okcowgrl01

    What a racist! He voted for Obama because he is Black! That picture of him with Farakhan is telling. Funny thing is, Farakhan has called Obama a “murderer in the White House”, because of Afghanistan, etc. I used to have a lot of respect for Powell. That was years ago.

  • WhiteGuy2

    According to Powell, McCain is too far right for him. That is absolutely laughable. Powell must be a planted Liberal spy because no sane Republican could possibly claim McCain is too right wing.

  • Diogenes_wy

    Another ‘crapweasel ‘ squeaks.

  • NJK

    Why does everyone call Obama African American, when in fact he is mixed race. He’s half white and half black. It might make the black race feel good to do that, but by denying his white half, it appears they’re racist. They keep denying his white heritage. He’s mixed race, not black.

  • Rocco11

    I’ll pass, thanks. Life is too short to spend it listening to folk like Colin Powell…

  • chatterbox365

    I have to give Bill credit with this interview, but I thought the apologies were lame. Don’t apologize for doing your job Bill.

    I was glad to see him press Powell for his race-baiting comments about Palin and Sununu. I wish Bill would have asked him about the Tea Party. Powell is going to keep straddling the fence and when things get too hot on the democratic side, he’ll come back to the right a little more. This is what RINOs do.

  • Jay

    Com’on, Bill. You should know by now that all critcism of the Annointed One is racist and Kool Aid guzzlers like Powell can’t be convinced otherwise.

  • tinlizzieowner

    I noticed something interesting (and disappointing) back in 2008.
    I’m an ex-military guy and I work in a military museum with some (rather high ranking) Black ex-military guys, I ‘thought’ I know well. To a man, every one of them voted for Obama?
    When I asked them (individually) as to why, I got a variation on the same answer. To paraphrase, “It’s a Black thing, if I tried to explain, don’t think you would understand”.
    OK, first Black President, ‘civil rights’ and all of that, these guys are old enough to remember ‘White only’ drinking fountains and the rest, I’ll accept that.
    But… when some of these same men (and we ain’t talking ‘poor guys’ here), voted for Obama again, knowing what they know about him now, I guess it really is ‘a Black thing’ and they’re right, I don’t understand.
    Now, I’m not dumb enough to dig into this subject any deeper with my Black military ‘Brothers’. We work together and work together well, I might add. I’m not interested in being part of the division that Barry & Co. has carefully crafted over the last 4+ years.
    The military was the first to desegregate and pushing this issue any further with ‘my Brothers’, is playing directly into Barry’s hands.
    Gen. Powell told O’Reilly ‘he approved of Obama’s financial policies’. That leaves me to conclude one of two things. He’s a socialist, or he’s a ‘racist’. One thing for sure, he ain’t no Herman Cain, Condi Rice or Col. Allen West. 😉 😉

  • Conniption Fitz

    What racist Colin Powell is really saying:

    “We can’t have Voter IDs because Holder’s/Obama’s/My people won’t be able to vote 9-20 times, when they are dead, when they are illegal alien invaders or (as is most often the case) convicted or imprisoned felons. I believe my people should vote and carry the elections forevermore. Our votes should count and count and count many times and for sure more than whitey’s votes.”

    The choice is simple – A NATIONAL COMPUTERIZED CITIZEN REGISTRY – WITH PHOTO Voter ID to vote or Election fraud and lawlessness, corruption and a devastated US economy and national security/defense.

  • NCHokie02

    Colin Powell probably wrote the spoof on the “most interesting man in the world” comercial that I saw…..”I don’t always double down on failure, but when I do, I vote for Obama. Stay jobless my friends.”

  • Biggbear52

    We hear all the time from the Black caucus’s about the republican blacks being “UNCLE TOMS” and being traitorous because they refuse to play the race card/communist cards. This fellow here is in fact a “UNCLE TOM” TRAITOR AND DISGRACE to the uniform he wore for nearly 40 years!

  • NCHokie02

    “you have to avoid this type of language”…..lazy?? that type of language?? When did lazy become a racial epitaph??

    Abortion….I don’t personally agree with murder but I think if someone wants to commit murder who am I to tell them no?? It’s between them and their god.

  • jleinf

    Ignore Powell he’s a spokesman for the communist party.

  • o’reilly is a member of the stupid party. lol

  • Philo Beddoe

    When Powell said “why do you see me as a african American” give me a break. Powell can use his race to promote himself, but when called on it he is appalled.

    Powell is a racist, everyone knows it. For a General I would have thought the guy wasn’t such a candya$$

  • ryanomaniac

    This guy is a walking talking contradiction.

  • americalsgt

    I don’t understand how he could say that referring to Obama as lazy is racist. The only thing I get from that is that he thinks lazy means black. Well that isn’t true because there are many black people who are hard working and there are both lazy and hard working white people. So sir, it seems to me that you are the racist for inferring that black equals lazy.

  • UnCL3

    He’s in the same business as Jesse Jerkson, Al Not-So-Sharpton, Maxine Waters et al.

    Race baiting is big money for these people.

  • Constance

    It was a pretty good interview. I normally don’t watch O’Reilly anymore, but I did catch this one. Unfortunately at the end, O’Reilly felt the need to tell Powell he was a “patriot”. Come on.

  • Conservator1

    Colin Powell claims one reason he supported President Obama in his 2 elections was because the Republican party moved to far to the right. Okay I can understand a moderate Republican having issues with more conservative Republicans.

    But what I can’t fathom is how can a so-called moderate Republican like Powell to go on to support the most far leftists presidents in America’s history, Barack Obama.

    It doesn’t wash because he’s lying.

  • MiketheMarine

    I detest Colon Powell, always have. He is a traitor to the cause and was one during desert storm too. Don’t be fooled. Like most with his pigmentation, he is black first and American second.

  • bobemakk

    I don’t watch O’Reilly anymore, but this attack on Powell was excellent. Colin Powell is a traitor to his own party and a flip flop politician and when did Powell become an economist? Good for you Bill O’Reilly.

  • kong1967

    So many things he made no sense on. Sununu isn’t racist but he used code words. What? I am so sick of “code words”. When it becomes code words to say that Obama’s from Chicago, we have a serious problem with people like Powell making the claims.

    We are racist and intolerant because we want to deport illegals. No, jackass, they are ILLEGAL, collecting benefits, taking jobs, getting free schooling, welfare, etc. Did you see a race anywhere in there? Shut up Powell.

    • Rightstuff1

      Well, you are 100% spot on. Could not agree more with what you have written. But I think that Mr Powel is now on the flashy rich dinner party circuit where it is fashionable to be well rich and flashy and oh so sweet on that loveable fabulous President Obama. He has sucked the koolaid from a fire hydrant. He is getting lots of money on these circuits to say “As a republican….blah blah blah…”

      He is a turncoat and a sellout. He has sold out his principles for a pile of cash. Sold his soul to the person writing the checks. He has nothing of value to say that I wish to hear. You might say he is a walking talking disgrace to everything this country gave him in superabundance. He really thinks we are racist! After making it to the top of the Joints Chiefs of Staff!!!?? Really? We are racist after electing a black democrat President who has performed appallingly badly?

      Tell me “Mr” Powell, if you had a black officer who was responsible for getting half his command wiped out through lack of ability would you insist on keeping him because it is racist to do otherwise? You have compromised not only yourself but this very country that you claim and claimed to serve.

      • kong1967

        I agree with you 100 %.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    “I voted for the president twice because he’s………..black.” Okay, Powell didn’t say that, but he could have since that’s probably his feelings toward the president. I used to think highly of Colin Powell, but he has changed over the years and seems to be color-centric toward the president and supports him even though he (obama) is driving this country into the ground. Powell will support obama until his last breath because color trumps common sense.

  • resolute2012

    Colin Powell is almost as disappointing as Obama.

  • jleinf

    My feelings toward Mr. Powell are best summarized by Trashy momma baby’s rant at 1:50. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5HQeS-Tpl0&feature=player_embedded

  • jleinf

    Oops, Syrian executions. This be trashy momma baby’s rant @ 1:50. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e06_1359380173

  • 12grace

    colin powell yet another minority person that voted “race over reason”.

    Colin Powell Endorses Obama Again: ‘We’ve Come Out of the Dive and We’re Starting to Gain Altitude’

  • DebbyX

    Okay, but you’re still a big dunderhead.

    With all due respect.

  • THE RHINO: (Let me change the question), slight of mouth, blah, blah, blah, thank you Bill; and thank you C. P. BTW, (@ C. P.) BHO is not a real American!

  • Yolanda Storey

    The GOP is full of rich people and stupid racists.

  • aZjimbo

    I am sure it has nothing to do with the color of his and barry’s skin. No of course not.