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I'm think that Powell always was a lib.I don't think it has anything to do with Bush at all. He just wouldn't have been able to let his lib flag fly, and attain the positions within the military and the government, that he was able to.Now that he's out, he can truly be himself, and come out of the closet.A true conservative wouldn't be able to just become a lib for revenge; he's been a lib all along.
Why not change parties then? Not saying either of you are wrong as I can only guess and really have not followed his career and thought he sold out when he went to the UN so figured that was that for him. But if you are indeed correct he really hid it well because I think that most that are labeled RINO have some conservative values. He has to realize his comments are not words of advice but are indictments of the party and since they came from him they carry more weight. I mean he knows that the common interpretation is that if an African American who was Sec of State in a Republican White House says that this is the truth about the party well then it must be true. Of course the far left already believes what he said and even if he said the exact opposite they would not change their view and those in the middle have to wonder what the hell he is saying. I mean he achieved so much inside of the Rep party one has to ask what discrimination is he talking about.
Talks about the GOP being racist yet he owes his career to white republicans...
I agree. Poswell is a living example of the definition of RINO.