Rush Limbaugh points out what a joke-of-a-Republican Colin Powell has made himself.
"Let me get this straight. The guy who has supported the Republican candidate for president should be thrown out of the party. That would be me. But the guy who bolted and sabotaged the Republican nominee by endorsing the Democrat candidate should stay in and be part of the team that determines what the Republican Party is going to be. The turncoat, General Powell, is the one who the party is gonna listen to?"
Limbaugh is responding to Powell's praise of liberalism and criticism of Limbaugh during a recent interview with CNN's Fareed Zakharia.
Powell said, in part,
"Can we continue to listen to Rush Limbaugh?" Powell asked. "Is this really the kind of party that we want to be when these kinds of spokespersons seem to appeal to our lesser instincts rather than our better instincts?"
You mean our conservative instincts? You mean our instincts to stick with the plan of the Founders that made this country great? You mean our instincts to put freedom ahead of dependence? You mean our instincts to champion responsibility over license? You mean our instincts to protect the individual from government, not government from the individual? You mean our instincts to be consistent? You mean our instincts to win?
I thought so. At least Powell is now fully exposed for the RINO he is. A RINO in elephant's clothing that has been skinned can do far less damage than those who are still in costume...and Powell is no longer in costume.
President Bush and other "moderate" Republicans attempted to coddle and placate the only-vaguely conservative Powell...and look what it got them. It got them a rogue element in their own cabinet, and at election time, it got them a high-profile defection to the adversary.
This should be a lesson to conservative and conservative-leaning Republicans out there: do NOT compromise with liberal elements on the Right. You gain nothing and only put off the inevitable attempts to stab you in the back.