President Barack Obama received a very publicized endorsement from Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and CJCS. Not a peep of criticism out of the current Chairman about whether that constitutes “using the uniform for partisan politics” or not. And we aren’t likely to. Jellyfish are invertebrates that will drift with the tide, after all. In the statement of endorsement, Powell informs us that Obama’s policies have made us safer from terrorism. He manages to say that with a straight face, which had to have been difficult. I am sure the insistence will be that skin color has nothing to do with Powell’s endorsement of Obama, but I find that extremely difficult to believe. His Presidency has been a catastrophe for our economy, our military, our freedoms, and our status in world affairs. Methinks Powell knows that well, but will tell us otherwise.
Not at all publicized by the Obama-catering mainstream media is an endorsement by FIVE HUNDRED retired Admirals and Generals in this morning’s Washington Times. The list includes thirty Marines, including Medal of Honor
winner recipient James Livingston and a number of former Commandants, and a great deal of other distinguished names from all the services.
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Once again, the media is all but silent about this rather definitive statement from the retired FOGOs. They prefer to make us think that Obama showing up in a faux-flight jacket constitutes endorsement by the Armed Forces. Well, he does have Powell, and Wesley Clark. And Admiral Nathman. So he’s got that going for him. Which is nice.