Quote Of The Day: Powell Tells Cheney & Limbaugh There’s Room For Him In “Emerging” Republican Party

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Our political Quote of the Day comes from former Bush administration Secretary of State Colin Powell, who has an answer to former Vice President Dick Cheney and talk show host Rush Limbaugh who basically said there’s no room for his kind of moderate Republican in the GOP and that he should take a hike, if he hasn’t already done so:

Before some 1,500 business leaders in Boston, as well as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen, the retired general and former secretary of state spoke openly of the dispute roiling the Grand Old Party after election setbacks and polls putting its popularity at roughly one of five Americans.

“Rush Limbaugh says, ‘Get out of the Republican Party.’ Dick Cheney says, ‘He’s already out.’ I may be out of their version of the Republican Party, but there’s another version of the Republican Party waiting to emerge once again,” Powell told the crowd.

May we say the word: “Ditto”?

H/t Mark Halperin

         

5 Comments

  1. I think once the GOP finds it's footing as a counter to the Democratic party and being a voice for small government and actual real fiscal ideas other than being shills for corporatocracy -rather than being the crybaby-run by punditocracy party America can embrace it's gravitas again.

  2. Like General Powell, many moderate Republicans remain in the Party clinging to the belief that their version of Republicanism will emerge again. While hope is a wonderful thing, I do not hear moderate Republicans putting forth a plan to take back the Party or projecting a time frame in which it might occur. Without questioning General Powell's sincerity, I wonder whether this is a realistic projection of the future or just wishful thinking.

  3. I wonder if Alma will let him come out and play next time. Now that Obama is already there, her reasons seem less valid.

  4. Yippee!! All Rush, all the time. I'm glad to know that the priorities are all in order. Media Matters actually does an hour by hour analysis of every single broadcast. You aren't competing with them are you? I commented on yesterday's quote of the day, which was again about Rush Limbaugh:

    How about this for a quote of the day: “The new administration has copied most of the Bush program, has expanded some of it, and has narrowed only a bit. Almost all of the Obama changes have been at the level of packaging, argumentation, symbol, and rhetoric.”

    http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=1e733

    No replies just yet, although Leonidas did cite this same story on another thread. But it's ok…let's keep talking about Rush, Cheney, Powell, or any other Republican since they have so much power. The Dems? Ah, who cares about them; they are the ones who are irrelevant, right?

  5. I am not a Republican (T.G.), but if I were one I would be seriously offended by the likes of Cheney and Limbaugh telling me who belongs in the Republican party or not.

    Just as I would greatly pissed off if Gore or Olberman would try to tell me for whom there “is or isn't room” in the Democratic Party.

    Just an observation

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