George Will: Colin Powell Endorsed Obama Because He’s Black
This morning on "This Week" George Will was asked what he thought about Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama.
Black, black, blackety-black black black blackety-black.
SNUFFLEUPAGUS: We just found out that former Sec. of State General Colin Powell has said he’s going to vote for Barack Obama. Big impact?
WILL: Some impact. And I think this adds to my calculation — this is very hard to measure — but it seems to me if we had the tools to measure we’d find that Barack Obama gets two votes because he’s black for every one he loses because he’s black because so much of this country is so eager, a, to feel good about itself by doing this, but more than that to put paid to the whole Al Sharpton/Jessee Jackson game of political rhetoric.
Excuse me, but what the fuck do Al Sharpton and Jessee Jackson have to do with George W. Bush’s Secretary of State, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a lifelong Republican endorsing Obama?
Oh, right — they’re all black.
Pretty incredible that no one on the panel challenged Will’s blatant racism (America’s voting for the black guy out of white guilt) but based on the batshit crazy wingnut comments on Faux News’ website, Will is just articulating what the GOP base is telling itself: Powell’s just going with the brother because he’s a brother.
(video via hidnusr)