Colin Powell said the Republican Party should be more inclusive to attract more people to the Party. He stated Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter are divisive and nasty, and that Sarah Palin was a polarizing figure.
Colin Powell claims to be a Moderate Republican, and his views were similar to John McCain yet he endorsed and voted for Barack Obama, which leads me to believe that he voted for Obama because he is black. So who is the racist/ racialist? Who is the hypocrite?
You should not compromise on your principles to try to attract others. I believe you should stand on your principles and I would like to see the Republican Party get back to conservative/common sense approach to governing teaching people to be self reliant with a smaller government and less taxes.
In his speech at the 1996 GOP Convention Colin Powell stated, “I became a Republican because I believe, like you that the federal government has become too large and too intrusive in our lives. We can no longer afford solutions to our problems that result in more entitlements, higher taxes to pay for them, more bureaucracy to run them and fewer results to show for them.” But now he is stating Americans do want to pay more taxes and want more government in their life
If Colin Powell wants to compromise on conservative principles, then I think he needs to go to the party that supports those beliefs and join the Democratic/Socialist Party.