Colin Powell put his own party in check on Sunday’s Meet The Press program when he condemned the GOP’s “dark vein of intolerance” and hidden racist actions.
Powell told the camera that the party’s repeated use of racial code works to describe President Barack Obama is a perfect example of that dark intolerance that rallies white conservative voters.
“There’s also a dark — a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. What do I mean by that? I mean by that that they still sort of look down on minorities. How can I evidence that?
When I see a former governor say that the President is “shuckin’ and jivin’,” that’s racial era slave term. When I see another former governor after the president’s first debate where he didn’t do very well, says that the president was lazy. He didn’t say he was slow. He was tired. He didn’t do well. He said he was lazy. Now, it may not mean anything to most Americans, but to those of us who are African Americans, the second word is shiftless and then there’s a third word that goes along with that. The birther, the whole birther movement. Why do senior Republican leaders tolerate this kind of discussion within the party?
Powell also mentioned that he thinks his party is going through an identity crisis:
“I think what the Republican Party needs to do now is a very hard look at itself and understand that the country is changed,” he said. “If the Republican Party does not change along with that demographic, they a going to be in trouble.”
Check out the video which have some denouncing that Powell is a true Republican. What do you think? Do his comments make him less of a Republican?
SOURCE: Think Progress