Larry Elder's Response to Colin Powell's 'Intolerance' Comments Is Classic

Colin Powell, George W. Bush’s former Secretary of State, has upset Larry Elder. Powell recently said that the GOP still struggles with a “dark vein” of intolerance on race.

“I still see [intolerance]. I still see it in the Republican party, and I still see it in other parts of our country. You don’t have to be Republican to be touched by this dark vein. America is still going through this transformation from where we were just 50 or 60 years ago. You have to remember, it was only about 60 or 70 years ago that we still had poll taxes, that we still had literacy tests in order to vote. That the voting places were only open two days a month for African-Americans. So we’ve come a long way, but there’s a long way to go, and we have to change the hearts and minds of Americans, and I see progress, especially in the younger generation.”

Powell, purportedly a Republican, adopts a liberal frame on race. For example, he apparently believes requiring citizens to show state-issued photo ID to vote is a “hurdle” for blacks. Powell is also pro-abortion and favors lowering standards for blacks under what’s euphemistically known as “affirmative action.”

In response to Powell’s remarks about Republicans, Larry Elder went off, posing a series of questions that exposes the hypocrisy and double standards behind the “Republicans are racists” meme. He dispensed with the euphemism and went straight to the implication: racism.

No doubt Powell would say something along the lines of, “What does that have to do with what I said?” But Elder’s questions are relevant.

Powell seems to overlook the fact that liberal policies, which encourage government dependency, are demeaning and destructive. If there is a such thing as racism in 2015, liberal policies fit the definition. More from Elder:

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  1. What an absolutely despicable comment for a retired U.S. Army General to make. While I have the deepest admiration for our military and respect the fact that General Powell earned the right to speak his mind…he might consider looking into the mirror prior to spewing his hatred. Shame on you, General!

  2. I wonder about folks who claim to be Republican, then endorse a twit Democrat candidate.

  3. I believe all people are born with a fallen human nature prone to sinfulness. Racism is sinful so all races of people can be racists. However I think racism is being incited in black communities by race baiters encouraging black racism against whites fomenting anger and resentment against all authority turning those communities into lawless communities. All people, black and white need to band together to stop the race baiting and all racism.
    Most people don’t realize where racism came from ;–Darwin—and-the-value-of-human-life.html?soid=1108762609255&aid=Na85kQniWUw or that it was Republicans that stood against racism. :–Brooks-beat-anti-slavery-Republican-Senator-with-his-gutta-percha-cane-till-it-broke—.html?soid=1108762609255&aid=Hbqut4MnJRk

  4. Larry (tongue firmly in cheek), ole LBJ may still hit that mark, only about 150 years to go! Sad commentary, none-the-less….

    That “insanity” quote, doing the same thing over and over, etc., is appropriate for both sides of the aisle. As Americans, we are close to dyslexic when learning from history!