Right on!

Retired General Colin L. Powell, one of the country’s most respected Republicans, stunned both parties on Sunday by strongly endorsing Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and laying out a blistering, detailed critique of the modern GOP.

Powell said the election of Obama would “electrify the world.”

“I think he is a transformational figure,” Powell said. “He is a new generation coming … onto the world stage and on the American stage. And for that reason, I’ll be voting for Senator Barack Obama.”

— From Politico

Check out General Powell’s interview on Meet the Press. I especially liked the part where he criticizes the Republican Party for insulting Muslims and praises the contributions of millions of Muslim citizens to American society.

One thought on “Right on!

  1. I agree, I’m so tired of hearing “Arab” and “Muslim” used synonymously with “hate” and “terrorism.” This is a sickening level of racism being tolerated by the Republican ticket.

    At the same time, it’s wonderful to finally see an African American leading in the polls – Barack Obama is smart, witty, forward-thinking and a positive force for this country’s recovery from debt, warfare, a failing economy, etc. Thank-you General Powell for telling it like it is.

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