So yea, Colin Powell endorsed Obama.
Don't act like you were surprised.
Shit. I'm surprised it was as full-throated it was. I especially liked his comments on the right's use of the word "Muslim" as a slur. He almost called it *gasp* "racist."
Almost, cause everyone knows being called one is worse than being one.
I understand how black folks can be conservative. But I never quite get my
head around how they can be members of the Republican Party machine of
the past 40 years. I wonder why they don't draw that distinction
(because it's there). This to me, is a huge part of the reason why the two-party system doesn't serve America well. There's gotta be something other than Dems and Rs for people (esp. black folks).
So knowing that, you'll see why I never much cared one way or another about Powell, particularly when he went to work for Bush. That just seemed crazy to me. (Unlike most, I never believed in that "compassionate conservative" mess, that muthafucka always seemed shifty and sleazy to me). But he's stupid accomplished and (at least here) seems principled.
That said, I have no idea what this gets Obama. Old white folks? Veterans?
Every little bit helps I guess.