- - Colin Powell
It's time for him to bow out of public life forever.
(hat tip: Miss T.C.)
IBD has more on the former Secretary of State's increasing irrelevance:
"Powell said he told 2008 GOP presidential candidate John McCain last summer that the party had developed a reputation for being mean-spirited and was driven more by social conservatism than the economic problems America faced.
Perhaps, if all you watch is MSNBC."
"They want services, yes, but services they've already paid for and those defined in the U.S. Constitution, not the Democratic Caucus. They want their borders secure, and their nation defended against enemies foreign and domestic. They want a society where success is not punished and failure is not rewarded. They do not want higher taxes. They do not want to pay their neighbor's mortgage.
If this is mean-spirited to say, so be it. It's not quite as mean-spirited as the Democrats' embrace of George Soros, whose MoveOn.org paid for a full-page ad calling soldier and patriot Gen. David Petraeus, the architect of victory in Iraq, 'Gen. Betray-us' and then refused to condemn that monumental act of character assassination.
Remember that, Gen. Powell?"
Read the rest of the IBD editorial. It's a sound thrashing of one who has lost his good sense.