Colin Powell for VP

Let’s get America back on the right track! John McCain for president and Colin Powell for vice president: Experience we can trust!

— Paul King
Asheville

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8 thoughts on “Colin Powell for VP

  1. Dionysis

    Somehow the logic of this brief comment escapes me; with the notable exception of environmental issues, McCain is embracing essentially the same positions as Bush…on tax cuts for the wealthy, on incessant war, on the economy (“everything’s swell”), on the mortgage crisis, etc. Given the fact that 80 percent of the American public recently polled felt the country was “on the wrong track,” the idea that John McSame will put the country on a different one (the “right track”) makes no sense.

  2. travelah

    Polls are the tool of the pollster. The same “80%” who the polls state think thee country is off track do not indicate that those same 80% support the leftist agenda being promoted by the Democrat candidates in their nominating process.
    As for Colin Powell, he is a good demoncrat but then again, so is John McCain.

  3. Dionysis

    Agreed that polls are ephemeral and can be twisted to support most any view; nonetheless, these types of results have been evidenced for quite some time now. The fact remains that it defies logic and common sense to suggest that people want more of the same if they feel the country is on the wrong track. Virtually any Republicon, including McCain, will offer essentially more of the same, with only minor deviations.

  4. tingum

    Doesn’t anyone remember that Colin Powell lost his credibility by lying about weapons of mass destruction. We are just getting rid of a lying administration, why on earth would we want another one?

  5. travelah

    The same can be said of any Democrat in that there is essentially no difference between Clinton and Obama. Both are leftist and opportunist politicians who offer the same tired, failed policies that establishment Washington has toyed with for 40 years. The fallacy in your argument is the assertion that because McCain (or any other Republican for that matter) is a Republican, the country gets more of the same Bush policies. Lastly, the “public” is a fickle entity whose loyaties shift with whatevere affects them at the moment. Here is an eye opener for you. When the average middle class citizen finds their bi weekly paycheck $125 less after Obama or Hillary get into office, their sentiments will shift again (that is the effect of Bush’s “hated” tax cuts).

  6. Dionysis

    “The same can be said of any Democrat in that there is essentially no difference between Clinton and Obama. Both are leftist and opportunist politicians who offer the same tired, failed policies that establishment Washington has toyed with for 40 years. The fallacy in your argument is the assertion that because McCain (or any other Republican for that matter) is a Republican, the country gets more of the same Bush policies. Lastly, the “public” is a fickle entity whose loyaties shift with whatevere affects them at the moment. Here is an eye opener for you. When the average middle class citizen finds their bi weekly paycheck $125 less after Obama or Hillary get into office, their sentiments will shift again (that is the effect of Bush’s “hated” tax cuts).”

    Thanks for providing readers with your many opinions.

    And contrary to your personal opinion on my “fallacy”, based upon his own positions, McCain is offering (excepting global warming), essentially the same. Nothing about balancing the budget, nothing about the increasing growth of government under Chimpy, nothing about fealty to the laws of the country, etc. (and no cries from supposed ‘libertarians’ about any of this, with few exceptions). Just more wars, hold onto tax cuts for the rich, no pay equity for both genders, etc.

    Again, thanks for your many personal opinions.

  7. travelah

    Dionysis, certainly my opinions are personal as are your own. As for tax cuts for the rich, I am not rich and my family benefited by $2,800 in the first year of Bush’s tax cuts. Your leftist candidates have publically stated they are going to let those tax cuts fall off the table permanently. As for pay equity, I was not aware this was a significant issue in this year’s election cycle. However it is worth mentioning that in my own profession, pay equity is very much at par. If you are proposing comparable worth statutes, find another country to shove that down someone’s throat.

    Thank you for reading my varied opinions.

  8. Dionysis

    “Dionysis, certainly my opinions are personal as are your own.”

    True, no disagreement.

    “Your leftist candidates have publically stated they are going to let those tax cuts fall off the table permanently”

    And my own personal opinion on this is ‘good’. Not only should these cuts not have been made to begin with, but once the nation-building invasion began, this administration should have pushed a ‘war tax’ to pay for it (as has been done historically) instead of encumbering future generations with crushing dept. Borrow-and-spend, today’s Republicon way.

    “If you are proposing comparable worth statutes, find another country to shove that down someone’s throat.”

    Pay equity is something many people support. I am not personally proposing anything; they’ve been proposed by politicians repeatedly over the years. And as to the variant of the warmed over Vietnam motto “love it or leave it,” I have an alternate suggestion: since this country is every bit as much mine as yours or anyone else’s, why don’t you pack up and leave instead? Otherwise, you might as well get used to the probable likelihood that the Congress is going to be strongly Democratic after November, and there will probably be a Democratic president. My guess is that this scenario may well feel like something rammed down your throat. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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