Colin Powell was interviewed by Piers Morgan and referred to the #Occupy protests as being as 'American as apple pie.' Though he was somewhat effective in his word smithing, Powell sounds almost exactly like Barack Obama in this exchange. Again, it is inexplicable for people of Powell's stature - who is a Republican, no less - to not see this movement for what it is. He comes across as a left wing statist who wants to give a derelict movement legitimacy. He does absolutely NOTHING here to squelch class warfare. After the video, have a look at what Powell had to say about the Tea Party one year ago.
From CNN, via The Blaze:
Here is a great find by Hapblog, who points out that Powell didn't seem to care much for the Tea Party in 2010. Check out what Powell said then:
[And the tea party movement] doesn't become a real force until it's — until it starts to talk to the issues. You can't just have slogans. You can't just have catchy phrases. You have to have an agenda." —Republican and former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Meet the Press this morning.I'm sorry but I have more respect for a Marxist with a "D" next to his name than a socialist like Powell who deceives people by putting an "R" next to his.
Military service and rhetorical mastery aside, Powell's stance on the Tea Party in 2010 vs. his stance on OWS in 2011 should tell you everything you need to know about who he really is.