Colin Powell’s Intellectual Dishonesty

In this video, just after Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama, Powell expressed his concern that the Obama campaign is battling the trivial issues of William Ayers, terrorism and whether or not Barack Obama is a Muslim.

1) You’ll note that Powell is clearly accusatory toward the McCain campaign, nevermind that neither McCain or Palin have said such:

…this little Muslim connection and my goodness, he’s a terrorist

General Powell should know that his celebrity stature does not enable him to speak for America

2) About 5 minutes 52 seconds into the video, Powell attempts to revise Obama’s statement to Joe the Plumber – “it’s a good thing to spread the wealth.” Instead of an honest discussion about taking my money and yours and giving it to someone else, Powell dishonestly characterizes spreading the wealth as building infrastructure, airports, hospitals, etc., and he says, these perks go “back to the people who paid the taxes.”

No mention of the perks also being there for people who have NEVER contributed.

Obama’s tax hikes have nothing to do with infrastructure. They have everything to do with the Democrat agenda, which is simply controlling the wealth of this great Nation.

Remember this from Biden?

[speaking of paying taxes] It’s time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.”

To which Sarah Palin replied:

To the rest of America, that’s not patriotism. Raising taxes is about killing jobs and hurting small businesses and making things worse.