'The Republican party has got to get a grip on itself'

  
Via:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  24 comments

'The Republican party has got to get a grip on itself'
"Republican leaders and members of the Congress, both Senate and the House, are holding back because they're terrified of what will happen to of them if they speak out."

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Former Gen. Colin Powell said the Republican party needs to "get a grip on itself" as Republicans flock to defend the president while the impeachment inquiry continues

The former secretary of state told a crowd at The Jefferson Series, an event hosted by The New Albany Community Foundation, that Republican leaders need to be comfortable speaking up when they see something wrong.

"The Republican party has got to get a grip on itself," Powell said. "Republican leaders and members of the Congress, both Senate and the House, are holding back because they're terrified of what will happen to of them if they speak out."

Powell added that the country's foreign policy is "in shambles right now."

"I see things happening that are hard to understand," he said.

The former secretary, who describes himself as a "moderate Republican," referenced the controversy surrounding the president's reported Sharpie extension of the path of Hurricane Dorian to reach Alabama and the administration's efforts to back up the president.

"This is not the way the country is supposed to run," he said. "And Congress is one of the institutions that should be doing something about this."

"We got to remember what the Constitution started with: "We the People," not "Me the President," he added.

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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

They'll be hanging him in effigy by nightfall. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago
They'll be hanging him in effigy by nightfall. 

I wouldn't mind seeing Trump have a go at Colin Powell.  In fact, I triple-dog dare him to have a go.  Attacking national heroes, especially when Trump does it, is never a good idea. 

 
 
 
MUVA
1.1.1  MUVA  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.1    2 weeks ago

Why? Powell was attacked by many democrats during the Bush administration. 

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
1.2  Freedom Warrior  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

 Yeah remind me now again: Powell the same fuck wad that got us into Iraq war that same establishment jerk off who is now the never Trumper so full of shit I can smell it from here.

 
 
 
lady in black
2  lady in black    2 weeks ago

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Buzz of the Orient
3  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

"The former secretary of state told a crowd at The Jefferson Series, an event hosted by The New Albany Community Foundation, that Republican leaders need to be comfortable speaking up when they see something wrong."

This from the man who VISIBLY displayed unbelievable discomfort with younger Bush's determination that Iraq should be attacked but put loyalty ahead of speaking out.

Notwithstanding that, it was my belief that he should have been POTUS.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
4  Freedom Warrior    2 weeks ago

 That’s so funny I mean you can’t go a day now almost where some dumb fucking Democrat doesn’t accuse Republicans of exactly what they are guilty of and now what their mental state clearly is out of  touch.   I’m just wondering when they lose the presidential election are they just going to freaking riot because they made to start even before that frankly.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Freedom Warrior @4    2 weeks ago

mental state clearly is out of  touch

Your leader has the same problem.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
4.1.1  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1    2 weeks ago

 My leader is me and I don’t have any fucking problems in fact right now I’m just laughing at the shit that gets laid down here every day by supporters of the insane wingnuts of the Democrat party 

 
 
 
lady in black
4.1.2  lady in black  replied to  Freedom Warrior @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

And we laugh at Crooked donnie's insane supporters.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
4.1.3  Freedom Warrior  replied to  lady in black @4.1.2    2 weeks ago

No that’s not what you’re telling me but go ahead and try to pretend.  It only makes it more entertaining from my perspective.

 
 
 
lady in black
5  lady in black    2 weeks ago

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Freedom Warrior
5.1  Freedom Warrior  replied to  lady in black @5    2 weeks ago

So finally we have the farts sniffing aficionados of the whatever they wanna call them selves right now because this is perfect absolutely perfect description of what’s going on among the lunatic fringe of  left wing.

 
 
 
lady in black
5.1.1  lady in black  replied to  Freedom Warrior @5.1    2 weeks ago

Nope, that would be the deporables and the republicans who have their heads so far up Crooked donnie's ass they can't see the truth 

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
6  Dean Moriarty    2 weeks ago

Meh he's a Hillary supporter. 

 
 
 
bbl-1
7  bbl-1    2 weeks ago

Powell.  "GOP needs to get a grip on itself."  ? ?

Really?  The GOP already has that grip and its name is Donald J. Trump.

Something else in going on here and I believe the first real indication of it was revealed at Helsinki.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
8  Sean Treacy    2 weeks ago

Obama voter doesn't like Trump...

Wow. 

 
 
 
Heartland American
8.1  Heartland American  replied to  Sean Treacy @8    2 weeks ago

And yet about 6 million 2x Obama voters are the reason that Trump is our President.  

 
 
 
bbl-1
8.1.1  bbl-1  replied to  Heartland American @8.1    2 weeks ago

Explain Trump.

 
 
 
freepress
9  freepress    2 weeks ago

They lost their grip when they allowed a seriously flawed person like Trump to be nominated. It has gone totally downhill from there. The Republican exodus on the 4th of July to visit Russia was the total capitulation of American democracy. If Trumpsters didn't dump the Republican party after that, they cowardly believe they don't have to stand up for America or democracy as long as a gullible base lets them get by with it. They buried their own party knowing that their base will never do anything but vote Republican no matter how they betray all of us.

 
 
 
It Is ME
10  It Is ME    2 weeks ago

"Former Gen. Colin Powell said the Republican party needs to "get a grip on itself"

They should become the "Democrat" party ! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

They (Democrats) stick together through Nutz and mixed Nutz in their own ranks ! jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Nerm_L
11  Nerm_L    2 weeks ago

Yes, Republicans do need to decide if they want to go back to the status quo.  It's good that these status quo figures are pushed into news cycle so that Republicans are reminded they need to make a choice.

Republicans can either return to the past (which Democrats want, as well) or Republicans can continue to revitalize the party.  Collin Powell is demanding that Republicans ignore the voters and conform to the status quo.   Trump is demanding that Republicans listen to the voters and throw these status quo figures under the bus.

That's the choice Republicans must make.  

 
 
 
Ender
11.1  Ender  replied to  Nerm_L @11    2 weeks ago

So the choice is...be a republican or be a trump republican....

 
 
 
livefreeordie
12  livefreeordie    2 weeks ago

No one but the left listens to or cares what Powell has to say.  He has proven that he is and always has been on the left.

 
 
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