October 26, 2012

Why Won't Mitt Romney Fire John Sununu for Racist Remarks on Colin Powell?

The sad influence of racism continues to show itself in the presidential campaign. Colin Powell is a true American hero. At one point he had a legitimate to be the President of the United States.  He retired as a 4-star general before accepting a presidential appointment as our nation's Secretary of State. He is a quiet and well-reasoned leader.

None of this matters to former New Hampshire governor John Sununu ... who serves as one of the loudest surrogates for Mitt Romney. Sununu felt the power of his white privilege enough to tell a national television audience that race motivated Colin Powell's endorsement of President Obama.  Sununu discounted all of the qualifications of Colin Powell and theorized that his endorsement of Barack Obama was strictly tribal in nature:
"When you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to look at whether that's an endorsement based on issues or he's got a slightly different reason for endorsing President Obama."

He added: "I think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being president of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him."
Powell -- who also backed Obama in 2008 -- made his endorsement of a second term on Thursday, an an appearance on CBS' This Morning.

Powell said that the nation is recovering from the severe recession that Obama inherited.
"I see that we are starting to rise up," Powell said. "I also saw the President get us out of one war, start to get us out of a second war and did not get us into any new wars. And finally, I think that the actions he's taken with respect to protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid."
It is tiring to continually have to watch the subtle and not-so-subtle use of the race card by Mitt Romney and his minions. They have written off any chance of appealing to voters of color ... and they are doubling down on the idea that it will take a massive turn-out by white folks, primarily white men, for Romney to win the presidency.

Sununu should be asked to step down from his prominent role as a Romney minion. His racially-motivated strategies and words disqualify him. Don't you agree?


Keith said...

I agree 100 percent! I have been saying this about these guys for awhile...How can any Black person with half a brain align themselves with a party that insults them continuously!

Villager said...

Keith - It is one thing for a guy like John Sununu to express is derogatory race-based theory on the Colin Powell endorsement when he is at a bar with some of his cronies. It is another thing for him to feel some smug in his whiteness that he can share those comments on national television.

Daddy Squeeze Me! said...

Haters come in many forms. Regardless of race, all they do is hate. It is in their blood, they would self destruct if they went a day without doing just that.

Daddy Squeeze Me! said...

villager how do you bold in the comments like that?

Reggie said...

Mittens isn't going to ask John Sununu to step aside, because John says what Mittens can't say out loud.

Birds of a feather, flock together.

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